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25 Shevat 5769, 19 February 2009
1. Are Fictional Reports Wishful Thinking?
Obama [Allegedly] Authorized Funds for the Immigration of Hamas Refugees From Gaza to the United States-Fiction! 
2. Some New
IDF Weapons
3. Terror victims sue U.S. oil companies for funding terror


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1. Are Fictional Reports Wishful Thinking?
President Obama [Allegedly] Authorized Funds for the Immigration of Hamas Refugees From Gaza to the United States-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: 
A forwarded email saying that President Obama has signed an executive order granting a $20,300,000 expenditure to allow hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees who are loyal to Hamas to immigrate to the United States.

The Truth: 
According to published reports, in January, 2009, by the Associated Press, President Obama authorized an emergency contribution of $20.3 million solely for "urgent relief efforts in the Gaza Strip."    The State Department issued no statement regarding any plans or policies for immigration of Gaza refugees out of the Middle East.  

The U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance (ERMA) fund was set up in accordance to the  Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 where  the President of the United States  may determine  that funds be released  to aid refugees for relief and migration.   President Obama issued this determination on January 27, 2009.   Click here for the Presidential Order

The authorization was issued a day after the United Nations launched an appeal for $613 million to aid Palestine in recovery efforts.  The article said, "The money will go to U.N. agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross,  which are distributing emergency food assistance, providing medical care and temporary shelter, creating temporary employment and restoring access to electricity and potable water." 

There is an official release detailing the distribution of funds on the America.Gov web site.  Click for details.

This was shortly after the world focus was on Gaza when Israel launched a military operation that lasted three weeks in efforts to neutralize Hamas rocket launchers that had been targeting Southern Israel.   Many locations within the Gaza area were deemed targets by Israel including Hamas intelligence headquarters, locations of rocket-launchers, squads, and a tunnel used for smuggling weapons from outside sources.

The outcome of the Israeli operation dealt a severe blow to Hamas with an estimate of $2 billion in damages reported along with the deaths of 1,300 Palestinians including Hamas commando Mohammed Shalpokh which Israel blamed for the rocket attacks against them from northern Gaza.

It is not uncommon that a President issue such an order.  President George W. Bush determined that funds be sent to refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, and Sudan more than once during his terms in office.

2. Some New IDF Weapons
IDF begins using 'James Bond' gadgetry
Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 17, 2009

Some gadgets look like they came straight out of a James Bond movie. One is a softball-sized camera that can be thrown into a suspect house and transmit images to soldiers outside. Another is a special door-buster that is connected to an M-16 and can blow open booby-trapped portals.

On Tuesday, the IDF Ground Forces Command put these weapon systems and others - most of them used during last month's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip - on display in a military base in the South.

Called the Eyeball, the spherical camera was developed by the Tel Aviv-based company ODF Optronics.

An advanced, audio-visual surveillance sensor, the Eyeball was used by IDF troops during the Gaza offensive to survey homes and suspicious areas before entering them.

Each unit is only slightly larger than a baseball and can be simply thrown into the area that needs to be checked out. It can also be mounted on a pole or lowered on a cable into a tunnel.

Another product from the same company is the Eyedrive, a lightweight, four-wheel, remote-controlled, observation and surveillance mini-robot that provides continuous, real-time 360?audio and video surveillance. Due to its durability, the robot can be thrown on the ground, go down stairs, flip over and keep on going.

The IDF also tested the HTR 2000, a new sniper rifle that will be distributed to all infantry battalions. It has a range of more than 1,000 meters and can be used with a special night-vision add-on scope. The adjustable heavy tactical rifle is made by H-S Precision INC in the United States.

Also used for the first time during the offensive was the Matador shoulder-launched anti-structure munition.

Used by infantry to destroy Hamas positions inside homes and other structures, the Matador incorporates an advanced tandem warhead concept that can be operated in two modes: against fortified positions and other structures, and to create a hole in a wall without destroying the inside of a home.

The system was acquired by the IDF in light of the Second Lebanon War, when infantry forces had problems hitting Hizbullah positions inside homes in the absence of a tank or attack helicopter.

The Ground Forces Command also put the IDF's new armored personnel carrier on display. The Namer (Tiger) is based on the same platform as the Merkava MK4 Battle Tank and has the same high-level of reinforced steel protection.

"The Ground Forces Command is more prepared today than it was in the past decade to deal with the threats and challenges in the North and the Gaza Strip," OC Ground Forces Command Maj.-Gen. Avi Mizrachi said.

3. Terror victims sue U.S. oil companies for funding terror
By Yossi Melman

American and Israeli victims of terrorism have filed a precedent-setting suit against three U.S. oil companies and their directors, charging them that they indirectly assisted the funding of terrorist organizations. This is the first time that Israeli victims of terrorism have filed a suit of this kind against American firms.

To date, most suits by terror victims were filed against Arab or Iranian individuals, terrorist groups, Iran and various Arab states.

The suit argues that the companies and their directors traded with Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the period 2000-2003 under the framework of the United Nations' Oil for Food program. Investigative reporting and a UN probe revealed that bribes were paid and other violations were carried out in order to bypass the limitations set by the program, which was meant to allow Iraq to sell some of its oil in order to purchase food and medical equipment for the civilian population of Iraq.

The UN probe concluded that Saddam Hussein and senior officials of his regime also transferred funds to terrorist organizations and the families of suicide bombers, in order to encourage terrorism during the intifada.

Saddam Hussein announced at the time that he would make a $25,000 contribution to the family of each terrorist. Among those benefiting from the money were Hamas, Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades of Fatah, Islamic Jihad and the Arab Liberation Front, a group set up during the 1960s by Iraqi intelligence.

The suit emphasizes that the aim of these groups was to engage in systematic and widespread acts of terror, crimes against humanity and genocide with the publicly stated goal of destroying and eliminating the state of Israel and ethnically cleansing its Jewish population. The suit also mentions dozens of attacks that claimed the lives of more than 100 Israelis.

In 2007 the companies and the directors were tried, admitted part of the charges against them and reached plea bargains which included jail time and millions in fines.

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