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Kenya, Unlike Israel, ‘Does not Negotiate with Terrorists’ (Video)

Kenya is ending the terrorist siege on the partly-owned Israeli mall in Nairobi after carrying out a policy, of “no negotiations with terrorists,” as Israel used to implement, but no more.
Kenya says it has taken control of all of the mall, but terrorists remain at large..

Kenya says it has taken control of all of the mall, but terrorists remain at large..
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Loud explosions pouring black smoke into the skies of Nairobi Monday afternoon signaled a hoped for conclusion of the bloody military-style terrorist attack on the partly-Israeli owned Westgate Mall in Nairobi, where the death toll is feared to rise to nearly 70 or more.

Authorities, who promised on Sunday that the three-day siege would end by nightfall, said they are in the final stages of killing or arresting all of the terrorists after having “smoked them out” with an assault at dawn.

Security forces said that they have taken control of the entire mall, but gunfights and explosions continued after the announcement. Despite claims that no hostages remain, it is feared that several still remain trapped by the terrorists.

Nearly 200 people already have been counted as wounded, and 62 have been confirmed as murdered, including the wife of a U.S. AID worker.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose nephew and his fiancé were among the victims, maintained a policy that Israel introduced to the world in the Entebbe raid and then abandoned in recent years – no negotiations with terrorists. “We will not negotiate with terrorists,” said Colonel Cyrus Oguna, a Kenyan military spokesman.

Al Shabaab has been airing propaganda, claiming that its terrorists on Monday repulsed “Israelis and Kenyan forces” that tried to enter the mall. Kenyan officials said clashes erupted inside the building early Monday morning, when approximately a dozen terrorists or believed to be holed up in a supermarket.

Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage said in an online audio statement, “The mujahedeen will kill the hostages if the enemies use force.”

At least five Americans have been injured and at least four Britons have been killed.

Among the dead are the wife a foreign worker for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Nairobi, a dentist, a widely-known Ghanan professor and poet, a British-Australian architect and his pregnant girlfriend, a Canadian diplomat who was a liaison officer with the Canada Border Services Agency, an 8-year-old child from India, two French women, a woman form China who worked in real estate, and a retired UNICEF worker from Peru.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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13 Responses to “Kenya, Unlike Israel, ‘Does not Negotiate with Terrorists’ (Video)”

  1. Lee Mann says:

    i hope they kill all the terrorist,s ,thats the best way of getting rid of them

  2. George Onyango says:

    That's the spirit

  3. Never negotiate with terrorists because it sets a dangerous precedent…after they give as much information as possible, death to the terrorists…can't you understand that this is war?!

  4. wisdomforwomen says:

    SaloumehZ DKurdistan JewishPress ouch but sadly true these days

  5. Anthony Kent says:

    God bless Kenya.

  6. Ron Kall says:

    People need to use the proper description when saying terrorist or nothing will change! It is muslim terrorists 99.99% of the time, so say it!!

  7. David Neubart says:

    Good for them!

  8. Better negotiations if those you want to negotiate with do listen. Amen

  9. If the existing Kenyata is related to Djomo Kenyata, he will not negotiate, like his antecedent he will be strong forthright and knows the type he is dealing with. Kenya's first President Djomo Kenyata was held in high regard, Kenya being one of the most stable Nations within the continent of Africa. Well done Uhuru Kenyatta

  10. vivgolda says:

    If the existing Kenyatta is related to Djomo Kenyatta, he will not negotiate, like his antecedent he will be strong forthright and knows the type he is dealing with.  Kenya’s first President Djomo Kenyatta was held in high regard, Kenya being one of the most stable Nations within the continent of Africa.  Well done Kenya

  11. Md Arif Hussain says:

    “When a small section of illiterate extremists keeps fueling anti-Islam feelings in the world with senseless killings, the peace-loving majority of Muslims find it very hard to convince the international community what Islam really stands for. We urge all Muslim countries to have zero tolerance on those who preach extremism. Muslims and their places of worships have suffered more at the hands of these brutes than at the hands of anyone else and none has tarnished the image of this noble religion, Islam, like these idiots have done. There is no time to waste and we urge Muslim governments and organizations to act now, before things get totally out of control!”

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