Palestinian T.V. Gaza Head Killed * Sadam Hussein "We won the Gulf War"
NewsFlash: Palestinian T.V. Gaza Head KilledHooded Men Kill Director of Palestinian TV in Gaza
GAZA (Reuters -17 Jan) - Three hooded men Wednesday shot dead the head of the
official Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in Gaza, Palestinian security
They said the men shot Hisham Mikki, 54, in the head and in the heart while
he was in a Gaza hotel. The perpetrators fled. Medical sources said he arrived
at the Shifa hospital in Gaza dead.
It was unclear whether the killing was criminal or an assassination for nationalist
The PBC was set up in 1994 when the Palestinian Authority was formed and
Israel handed over parts of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank city of Jericho
to Palestinian rule.
[Editor's Note] - According to Israeli sources, PNA officials accused collaborators with Israelof the murder, but Israel has denied all connection with it.
SADDAM MARKS GULF WAR WITH VICTORY PLEDGE
BAGHDAD (Reuters - 17 January) - President Saddam Hussein said on the 10th anniversary of the Gulf War over Kuwait on Wednesday that Iraq would emerge victorious in its struggle against the United States.
In a speech charged with rhetoric, the Iraqi leader said the war that erupted
on January 17, 1991, was a confrontation between good and evil that continues
until this day.
"Iraq has triumphed over the enemies of the (Arab) nation and over its enemies.
It will triumph in all the remaining rounds with the help of God because it has
achieved its triumph inside its soul, its conscience, its heart and its mind,"
the Iraqi leader said in a taped televised address to the nation.
The 20-minute speech was broadcast on Iraqi stations and a number of Arab satellite
"On a day like this day 10 years ago, evil and all those who made Satan their
protector lined up in one place, facing those who represented the will to defend
right against falsehood and who had God as their protector," he said.
"The missiles and bombs of aggression hit everything material and suitable as
target for their weapons. Much dear blood of the dear ones was shed...," he said.
He identified the evildoers as the western powers in the coalition, led by the
United States, that drove Iraqi troops from Kuwait and inflicted devastation
But Saddam made no mention of Kuwait or Arab countries that took part in the
war against Iraq.
"How can I give names (of Arab coalition members) and count? How can I say and
open the wounds?"[Editor's note] According to CNN and Israeli sources, Sadam announced that Iraq had wonthe Gulf War, "mother of all battles." The speech was recorded, and was aired on Al-JazeeraTV 15 minutes before it was aired on Iraqi TV.