True, statements such as these by UN officials, represenatatives for Palestinian terrorists, and American liberals don't require a full moon, but for onesidedness, absurdity, and being out of touch of reality--all on the same issue and on the same day--this is quite a collection.
"Israel's violent incursion — as well as the Palestinian actions carried out in response — risk destabilizing even further the already tense situation in the Middle East," Ibrahim Gambari, the U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, told the Security Council in an emergency meeting.
Saadat's London lawyer, Kate Maynard, told the Post that "my fear is that my client will be killed" by the Israelis. The British government has a duty to protect" him, she argued, saying the presence of British monitors at the prison invokes the protections of British Human Rights laws. If Saadat is killed, Maynard told the Post she would seek to hold those responsible "criminally liable for murder" and seek to extradite them to Britain.
CNN interview with former US hostage:(via Vital Perspective)
DOUGLAS JOHNSON, FMR. HOSTAGE: Yes. Yes. Thank you. We were told earlier in day that there had been threats made due to the situation in Jericho, that Ahmed Saadat was in the prison and that there was a fight going on. The Americans and the British had basically walked out and left the prisoners for the Israelis...
Well, I was impressed. I mean, it was a scary situation at first. But you know, the Palestinians, you know, are hospitable. They don’t know how to be otherwise...But, you know, I really sympathize with the Palestinians. I mean, that’s why I’m here teaching. You know, if people in the United States and Great Britain could see the daily atrocities being committed by Israel...And the daily killings. I mean, the military comes into Jenin almost on a daily basis.
...I mean, they could have easily killed me, disposed of my body, and that would have been it. But it just — it was not in their nature to do that. [emphasis added]