Response #15 Directed to Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

Posted: 8/21/2013 9:54:00 PM
Author: LfF Research Committee

We have to ask why Talia Fahima is such a hero to your member, Blair Kuntz? In 2010, Kuntz signed a petition, nominating Fahima for an Alternative Nobel Prize.

Talia Fahima plead guilty in December, 2005 to maintaining contacts with a foreign agent, with the intention of harming state security. She was treated with surprising leniency, for committing such a serious crime in much-besieged Israel, and sentenced to only three years in prison. Fahima was specifically convicted of aiding Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades terrorists, including the group's leader in Jenin, Zakariya Zubeidi, with whom she had a romantic relationship. She was parolled in January of 2007. The al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, in Gaza, has frequently shot rockets into civilian Israeli communities, such as Ashkelon and Sderot (one of those rockets landed just a few feet from the entrance to the Sderot Public Library, injuring an Israeli). A number of the al Aqsa rocket barrages have been recent, in violation of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas terrorist group.

Wikipedia lists some of the past atrocities committed by Talia Fahima's favorite terrorist organization:

The al-Aqsa brigades are responsible for dozens of suicide bombings and many more shooting attacks against Israeli vehicles in the West Bank. For a complete list of the suicide bombings carried out by the organization see: List of Palestinian suicide attacks.

Some notable suicide bombings committed by the group were:
January 2002: Bat Mitzvah massacre, when a gunman killed six and wounded 33 in a Bat Mitzvah celebration.[12]
19 February 2002: an attack on an IDF checkpoint at Ein 'Arik, near Ramallah, where one officer and five soldiers were killed.
3 March 2002: an attack by a single sniper on an IDF checkpoint at Wadi al-Haramiya, near Ofra, where 2 officers and five soldiers were killed and five soldiers wounded. Three civilian settlers were also killed in the incident.
2 March 2002: Beit Yisrael, Jerusalem - 11 killed.[13]
5 January 2003: Southern Tel Aviv central bus station - 22 killed.
29 January 2004: Rehavia, Jerusalem, bus line 19 - 11 killed.
14 March 2004: Port of Ashdod - 10 killed (together with Hamas).

On October 16, 2005, the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for a shooting attack at the Gush Etzion Junction, killing three Israelis and wounding three others.

On March 24, 2004, a Palestinian teenager named Hussam Abdo was caught in an IDF checkpoint carrying an explosive belt. He didn't want to die and the Israelis actually saved his life, by extricating him from the lethal belt. Following this, an al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade teenagers' terrorist cell was exposed and arrested in Nablus. On 23 September 2004, a 15-year-old suicide bomber was arrested by Israeli security forces.

Is Blair Kuntz an objective observer? Have Blair and the other members of Librarians and Archivists to Palestine uncritically believed every lie their Arab hosts told them about Israel?