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April 23, 2015 6:12 pm

Jewish Hostage Weinstein Among 2 Accidentally Killed by US Strike on Al-Qaeda

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Jewish-American prisoner Warren Weinstein was accidentally killed by a U.S. airstrike in January. Photo: YouTube.

JNS.org – President Barack Obama apologized for the deaths of two hostages who were held by the al-Qaeda terrorist group in Pakistan, admitting that Jewish-American prisoner Warren Weinstein and Italian captive Giovanni Lo Porto were accidentally killed by a US airstrike in January.

“As president and as commander in chief, I take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations,” Obama said, adding that he “profoundly regrets” the deaths of Weinstein and Lo Porto and offering his “deepest apologies to the families.”

A White House statement said that two American citizens who were members of al-Qaeda, Ahmed Farouq and Adam Gadahn, were killed in the same region in Pakistan.

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Weinstein, 73, was abducted in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2011. According to police reports at the time, 8-10 men approached Weinstein’s house as a ploy, tied up Weinstein’s three guards, and took him away. At the time of his capture, Weinstein had been working in Pakistan for several years as a director of J.E. Austin Associates, a US-based development contractor that advises different Pakistani business and government sectors.

Mike Redwood, a leather industry expert who worked with Weinstein in Pakistan, told JNS.org in 2013 that Weinstein was “one of the cleverest and most resourceful people” he knew.

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  • Grace

    i never like to hear a Hebrew just dying without a justifiable reason. They say he was “one of the cleverest and most resourceful people”, that is a characteristic of a Jew, for they were “made to be the light of the world”. any Nation that would love to progress and to prosper need to befriend these people. They are the apple of God’s Eye.

  • esther noodelman

    AS A GESTURE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDER OF “WEINSTEIN” (THEY DIDN’T FEEL THE NEED TO PROVIDE US WITH HIS FIRST NAME),PRESIDENT OBAMA MUST SHOW TRUE RESPECT FOR A VERY GOOD ALLY,ISRAEL,BY RELEASING OUR VERY SICK,NEGLECTED AND EXCESSIVELY PUNISHED BROTHER JONATHAN POLLARD STILL LANGUISHING IN A DISMAL PRISON IN BUTNER NORTH CAROLINA EVEN NOW AS IT HAS BEEN DECLARED A SHAM AFTER SITTING IN PRISON FOR 30 YEARS,INSTEAD OF THE PLEA BARGAIN THE US BROKE WHERE HE WOULD HAVE RECEIVED 2-4 YEARS.PRESIDENT OBAMA:RELEASE OUR BROTHER JONATHAN TODAY!!!

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