The men who were suspected of celebrating in Jersey City as they watched the Twin Towers collapse were Israelis. I remember this very clearly from the time it was first reported and I think a contemporary ABC News report on it should settle the matter. There is some dispute over whether they were really celebrating, and uncertainty about whether they had prior knowledge of the attacks. In the end, it was concluded that at least some of them probably worked for Israeli intelligence and that there was no proof that they had anything to do with the attacks. Even though they were held for a couple of months, interrogated repeatedly, and allegedly tortured, they were eventually deported.
It’s still an interesting case if you’re willing to scratch around the official story of 9/11, but it’s also a dead end.
What’s interesting is that it spawned a lot of “Israel-did-it” websites. Just google the name of “Sivan Kurzberg” and you’ll see what I mean. Mr. Kurzberg was one of the detained Israelis. If you really want to go down the rabbit hole, google Israeli Art Students.
Yet, somehow, this has been changed in Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s minds into a group of thousands of Muslims celebrating in Jersey City.
The story about the Israeli “High-Fivers” was carried on ABC’s 20/20, but there never was any coverage of Muslims celebrating in Jersey City because those celebrations took place in foreign countries.
Just bringing up basic historical facts like this makes me feel like half a Truther. But it’s what actually happened, so live with it.