The Five Dancing Israelis
Arrested On 9-11
A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11.
The New York Times reported Thursday that a group of five men had set up video cameras aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack on Tuesday, and
were seen congratulating one another afterwards. www.foxnews.com...
Police received several calls from angry New Jersey residents claiming "middle-eastern" men with a white van were videotaping the disaster with
shouts of joy and mockery. www.fpp.co.uk...
"They were like happy, you know … They didn't look shocked to me" said a witness. www.commondreams.org...
[T]hey were seen by New Jersey residents on Sept. 11 making fun of the World Trade Center ruins and going to extreme lengths to photograph themselves
in front of the wreckage.
Witnesses saw them jumping for joy in Liberty State Park after the initial impact www.fpp.co.uk...
other witnesses saw them celebrating on a roof in Weehawken, and still more witnesses later saw them celebrating with high fives in a Jersey City
parking lot. www.fpp.co.uk...
"It looked like they're hooked in with this. It looked like they knew what was going to happen when they were at Liberty State Park."
One anonymous phone call to the authorities actually led them to close down all of New York's bridges and tunnels. The mystery caller told the 9-1-1
dispatcher that a group of Palestinians were mixing a bomb inside of a white van headed for the Holland Tunnel. Here's the transcript from NBC
Dispatcher: Jersey City police.
Caller: Yes, we have a white van, 2 or 3 guys in there, they look like Palestinians and going around a building.
Caller: There's a minivan heading toward the Holland tunnel, I see the guy by Newark Airport mixing some junk and he has those sheikh uniform.
Dispatcher: He has what?
Caller: He's dressed like an Arab. www.wnbc.com...
(*Writer's note: Why would this mystery caller specifically say that these "Arabs" were Palestinians? How would he know that? Palestinians usually
dress in western style clothes, not "sheikh uniforms")
Based on that phone call, police then issued a "Be-on-the-Lookout" alert for a white mini-van heading for the city's bridges and tunnels from New
Jersey. When a van fitting that exact description was stopped just before crossing into New York, the suspicious "middle-easterners" were
apprehended. Imagine the surprise of the police officers when these terror suspects turned out to be Israelis!
According to ABC’s 20/20, when the van belonging to the cheering Israelis was stopped by the police, the driver of the van, Sivan Kurzberg, told the
"We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are your problem."
Why did he feel that Palestinians were a problem for the NYPD?
The police and FBI field agents became very suspicious when they found maps of the city with certain places highlighted, box cutters (the same items
that the hijackers supposedly used), $4700 cash stuffed in a sock, and foreign passports. Police also told the Bergen Record that bomb sniffing dogs
were brought to the van and that they reacted as if they had smelled explosives. www.fpp.co.uk...
The FBI seized and developed their photos, one of which shows Sivan Kurzberg flicking a cigarette lighter in front of the smouldering ruins in an
apparently celebratory gesture. www.whatreallyhappened.com...
The Jerusalem Post later reported that a white van with a bomb was stopped as it approached the George Washington Bridge, but the ethnicity of the
suspects was not revealed. Here's what the Jerusalem Post report