Ben-Dror Yemini: Another self-deception produced by the free world
According to the logic of American administration spokespeople, led by Secretary of State Kerry, the US should be condemned for its bombings of the Taliban and ISIS because 'both sides must exercise restraint.'Cutthroats of the Holy Land
The young man approached the group of police officers, pulled out an axe and managed to hurt two of them, who were lightly wounded. He was immediately shot, in the head, by other cops who were in the area. He was killed on the spot.
It didn’t happen in East Jerusalem. It happened in October 2014 in East New York, in the borough of Queens. The terrorist was 32-year-old Zale Thompson, an American who had converted to Islam.
No one thought for a minute that the police officers hadn't done the right thing. No one said that "both sides are required to exercise restraint." But that's exactly what the American administration's spokespeople, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, have been saying in the past week.
Why the hell is the free world finding it difficult to understand that the calls for murder and for the annihilation of heretics, Christians too, are a regular thing in the global jihad's propaganda. The use of a knife in the religious war is not random. Slaughtering has become trendy. That’s what the incited fanatics know how to do, regardless of whether they are members of the Islamic State of members of one of the jihad's branches in the world.
Over the years, Israelis have had to defend themselves from foreign armies, suicide bombers and missiles. Over recent weeks, they’ve been confronting a new threat: young Palestinians wielding butcher knives.Ron Dermer: Ten Deadly Lies about Israel
Unlike the cutthroats of the Islamic State and al Qaeda, these fanatics aren’t able to bind their victims and behead them. But videos on social media teach would-be assassins how to use sharp instruments to inflict maximum damage on unsuspecting Israelis. An imam in Gaza has been recorded on the pulpit brandishing a six-inch knife, urging his “brothers” to go out in the streets, find a Jew and “stab!”
Attacks have been occurring almost daily since the beginning of the month, claiming — at last count — eight Israeli lives, with more than 70 injured. Also last week, some 100 Palestinian youths set fire to Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank. Add that to the growing list of religious sites — from Afghanistan to Syria to Mali — targeted by self-proclaimed jihadis.
Lies and libels spread via social media have incited the current spate of bloodletting. The three most responsible parties: the Islamic Movement in Israel, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate; Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood branch that rules Gaza; and Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority.
As Israeli civilians are butchered by Palestinian terrorists, the truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also being butchered by a campaign of vicious lies. Here are 10 of the most pernicious myths about the current attacks:
First: Israel is trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount.
False. Israel stringently maintains the status quo on the Temple Mount. Last year some 3.5 million Muslims visited the Temple Mount alongside some 200,000 Christians and 12,000 Jews. Only Muslims are allowed to pray on the Mount, and non-Muslims may visit only at specified times, which have not changed. Though the Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site—where Solomon built his Temple some 3,000 years ago—Israel will not allow a change in the status quo. The ones trying to change the status quo are Palestinians, who are violently trying to prevent Jews and Christians from even visiting a site holy to all three faiths.
Second: Israel seeks to destroy al-Aqsa mosque.
False: Since reuniting Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has vigorously protected the holy sites of all faiths, including al-Aqsa. In the Middle East, where militant Islamists desecrate and destroy churches, synagogues, world heritage sites, as well as each other's mosques, Israel is the only guarantor of Jerusalem's holy places. Palestinians have been propagating the “al-Aqsa is in danger” myth since at least 1929, when the Palestinian icon, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, used it to inspire the massacre of Jews in Hebron and elsewhere. Nearly a century later, the mosque remains unharmed, but the lie persists.
The Honorable John F. Kerry, Anti-Semite
John Kerry is an anti-Semite, and he will always see Israelis at fault, even for terror directed at Israeli (and sometimes American) citizens. Jewish American terror victims will always be a nuisance, a thorn in the side of that ever ephemeral dream of “two states for two people”. If John Kerry had acted in good faith in our case, he would have minimally stayed out. If he could have mustered himself to be a mensch, he might have tried to broker a settlement to finish the case off after 11 years. If he was a true patriot, he would have told Abbas to pay up and get out of the terror business. And let’s think about it: if Kerry and Obama had pressured Abbas in our case to settle (we have been willing to settle since we filed and even after we won in court), the PA leader may have been far more reluctant to incite his people against the Jews. He would have realized that American citizens might be harmed, and that he would be on the hook for their suffering. Abbas might not have started so quickly with his “Jews and their dirty feet” comment regarding the Temple Mount if he might again meet our lawyers in an American courtroom. He would have minimally asked his people to check for American passports before stabbing and shooting.Netanyahu: Abbas is lying, like Islamic State and Hamas
Terror undermines civil society. There are times here in Jerusalem after a period of attacks in which a person might have a city bus all to himself. Stores suffer, tourism withers, and the economy goes south. Fighting terror means stopping terrorism wherever it may be. The US may want peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but shielding and supporting the PA, found guilty in a Manhattan courtroom of providing material support to terrorists, will only prolong the bloodshed and misery. Less than a month after the Statement of Interest was filed by Kerry to save the PA, Abbas went on an anti-Israel binge that has brought his people into the frenzied state of hatred and violence that exists today. Getting tough with the PA and Abbas may be against John Kerry’s conscious and beliefs, but it might be the first step in bringing real peace that can last. No doubt John Kerry has plenty of Jewish friends who will swear that he is not an anti-Semite. When he demands that Russia get out of Sakhalin Island (the Japanese want it back) and Turkey get out of Cyprus (they did invade and occupy half of it) as he routinely does with Israel and the territories, I will believe them.
Speaking to Ban at the start of their meeting, Netanyahu said, "Your visit comes at a troubling time. In recent weeks, Israelis have been deliberately run over, shot, stabbed and hacked to death, and in large part this is because [Palestinian Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas has joined ISIS [Islamic State group] and Hamas in claiming that Israel threatens Al-Aqsa mosque.Abbas meets with UN's Ban, says Israeli incitement will lead to 'big explosion'
"This, Mr. Secretary, is a total lie. Israel vigorously protects the holy sites of all faiths. We keep the status quo. The Palestinians, by contrast, are the ones who violate the status quo. Palestinians have brought explosives into Al-Aqsa mosque. That's a violation of the status quo. They try violently to prevent Jews and Christians from visiting the [Temple] Mount. That's another violation of the status quo.
"And, Mr. Secretary, they work to convince UNESCO to deny the Jewish people's historic connection to the Western Wall. These are the real threats to the status quo.
"I believe it's time to tell the truth about the causes of Palestinian terrorism. It's not the settlements. It's not the peace process. It's the desire to destroy the State of Israel, pure and simple."
The Palestinian Authority warned on Wednesday that Israel’s “daily killings and incitement against President Mahmoud Abbas would lead to a big explosion.”UN chief says ‘ending occupation’ needed to halt violence
Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudaineh, accused Israel of placing obstacles in the way of the UN and US Administration’s efforts to decrease tensions. He also repeated the charge that Israel was trying to change the status quo at the Temple Mount.
Meanwhile, Abbas, who met in Ramallah with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, called for providing international protection for the Palestinians against “assaults by the occupation army and settler terrorism.”
The Palestinians, he added, have “lost the ability to defend themselves against the settlers and army.”
Abbas accused Israel of imposing collective punishment on Palestinians, such as house demolitions and the displacement of dozens of Palestinian families.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon pleaded for an end to spiraling violence on Wednesday as he met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to calm weeks of deadly unrest.Netanyahu to UN Chief: Abbas Hasn't Condemned One Terror Attack
The UN secretary general’s meeting with Abbas came after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, when he called on both sides to end a “dangerous escalation” threatening a full-scale uprising.
Ban, at least publicly, offered no concrete proposals to end the unrest, but spoke of returning to “meaningful negotiations,” after more than a year of frozen peace efforts and seething frustration with Israel’s occupation.
“We will continue to support all efforts to create the conditions to make meaningful negotiations possible,” Ban told journalists after meeting Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
“But ultimately it is for Palestinians and Israelis to choose peace. Our most urgent challenge is to stop the current wave of violence and avoid any further loss of life.”
On the contrary, the prime minister accused the PA and Islamist groups of themselves attempting to breach the current arrangements, by trying to force an end to all Jewish visits to the Mount, which is the holiest site in Judaism.Israeli Ambassador Demands UN Condemn PA Leadership’s Incitement
"Your visit comes at a troubling time," the PM said. "In recent weeks Israelis have been deliberately run over, shot, stabbed, even hacked to death.
"In large part this is because President Abbas has joined ISIS and Hamas in claiming that Israel threatens the Al Aqsa Mosque. This is a total lie. Israel vigorously protects the sites of all faiths - we keep the status quo.
"The Palestinians by contrast are the ones who violate the status quo."
"Palestinians have brought explosives into the Al Aqsa Mosque - that's a violation of the status quo," he continued, referring to Islamist gangs who regularly stockpile weapons and makeshift bombs in the mosque and use it as a base to attack security forces.
"They try violently to prevent Jews and Christians from visiting the Temple Mount - that's another violation of the status quo," he added.
"And they work to convince UNESCO to deny the Jewish people's historic connection to the Western Wall," Netanyahu said, referring to the recent bid by the Palestinian Authority to claim the Kotel as an Islamic site. "These are the real threats to the status quo."
The prime minister also declared that "It's time to tell the truth about the cause of Palestinian terrorism.
In advance of UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon lightning trip to Israel, Israel’s UN Ambassador, Danny Danon made clear that he expects “the Secretary General to unequivocally condemn Palestinian Leadership’s incitement to violence.”IDF commander to Palestinian leadership: It's not too late to stop this
Today (Tuesday) Ambassador Danon is rushing back to Israel for a short visit, in order to accompany the meeting between UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Amb. Danon issued a strong denunciation last week at the United Nations Security Counsel of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his “brainwashing of hate and incitement” of Palestinian children to murder Israelis.
Examples of that incitement were provided in Monday’s Wall Street Journal by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, who also traced the recent spate of Palestinian terror-murders against Israeli civilians to Abbas’ virulent exhortations.
During a press conference given to foreign media outlets on Wednesday, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, told the Palestinian leadership that "it is not too late to stop the deterioration [of the security situation]."'Illegal' Muslim Temple Mount Agitator Groups - Have Returned
Mordechai condemned the incitement that is fueling the spate of terrorism attacks, saying that the "word is more harmful than the sword."
He referred to the 15-year-old Palestinian teenager who attempted to stab Israelis near Yizhar, saying, "When she was asked who sent her, she replied: 'No one.' Palestinian youths are being fed incitement and are subject to deceitful brainwashing regarding events on the Temple Mount," he said.
He also accused Hamas of exploiting the violence to undermine the stability of the Palestinian Authority. There has been no change in the status quo on the Temple Mount, and there will be no change.
The "Mourabitoun" and "Mourabitat" organizations, which were outlawed last month for threatening and screaming – and worse – at Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, have nevertheless returned to the holy place in force.‘If There is a Third Intifada, We Want to Be the Ones Who Started It’
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who outlawed the groups six weeks ago, at the recommendation of the Shabak and the Israel Police, said at the time that the groups' activities were a main factor in creating the tension and violence on the Temple Mount in particular, and in Jerusalem in general. In fact, it is their activities that arguably led to the unrest at the holy site that is universally blamed for the current wave of Palestinian Arab terrorism against Israelis.
The organizations feature threatening and dangerous activity – mainly by women – against Jewish visitors and worshippers at the site, which leads to violence and is liable to injure human life. Police were forced on more than one occasion to use riot control measures at Judaism's holiest site against Mourabitat-inspired Muslim mobs.
Israel's Channel One news broadcast footage of some 15 women screaming 'Allahu Akbar!" at the latest group of Jewish visitors. Among the latter was Yehuda Etzion, a long-time Jewish advocate of a Jewish Temple Mount. The Mount is the site of the two Holy Temples, which were destroyed 2,000 and 2,500 years ago, respectively, after serving as the center of Jewish life for a total of some 850 years.
Several policemen are seen in the video, making no move whatsoever to stop the illegal screaming.
“If There is a Third Intifada, We Want to Be the Ones Who Started It”Eritrean asylum seeker killed by bullets not mob violence, autopsy finds
—New York Times Magazine Cover Story (Illustrated), March 17, 2013
The question that entered my mind when reading Ehenreich’s adoring portrait of these trainees in “resistance” to the “occupation” was the following: “Couldn’t something like this celebration of past and potential murderers of Jews have been published in the Dearborn Independent?” My first reply was “of course.” This hateful paper, which was financed by Henry Ford from 1919 to 1927 and reached a circulation of 900,000 in 1925, has long been considered the most antisemitic of American newspapers. But my second reply was “no, not really — the Dearborn Independent stopped short of explicitly inciting murder of, or violence against, Jews.” Moreover, publisher Henry Ford apologized in 1927 in an open letter to Louis Marshall of the American Jewish Committee for “the wrong done to the Jews as fellow-men and brothers” by his paper. He asked “their forgiveness for the harm that I have unintentionally committed.”
Will the Sulzberger family ever do the same? Probably not — for New York Times editors know no limits where the “Palestinian” issue is concerned. For them, the dividing line between moral and immoral, permitted and forbidden, is like the receding horizon; they keep moving toward it, but can never quite reach it. The knife-brandishing, blood-lusting Boanerges in their mosques, and the demagogic leaders of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, can be as confident of apologias for Intifada Three in the editorial offices of the Times as in the State Department of John Kerry and the boardroom of “Team Obama” — three of the places where it was predicted and thus encouraged.
An Eritrean asylum seeker mistaken for a terrorist during a terror attack Sunday night in Beersheba died from his gunshot wounds, and not the beating he received from a mob, Negev subdistrict police said Wednesday, after receiving the autopsy results.10 Murdered in 20 Days of Arab Terror
On Tuesday, acting police commissioner Asst.-Ch. Bentzi Sau said that detectives had begun collecting evidence and questioning witnesses to the killing of Haptom Zarhum, 29, who was shot by a security guard and then set upon by a series of bystanders, who kicked him in the head and dropped a metal bench on his head after he was incapacitated and not moving on the floor.
Sau said that officers had identified a number of people of interest and were waiting for the results of the autopsy before they would bring them in for questioning under caution.
“We know the public is living under a great deal of pressure right now, but there are clear lines and we will not allow people to harm minorities [Arabs] or suspects,” Sau said Wednesday.
The military police will also investigate reports that soldiers allegedly took part in the beating.
(h/t Bob Knot)
Since the young Henkin couple was murdered in front of their four children on October 1, a day after Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas effectively canceled the 1994 Oslo Accords at the UN, Israel has been witness to a wave of Arab terrorism.New security measures cause drop in terror activity in Jerusalem
Magen David Adom (MDA) on Tuesday released official figures about the terror victims, recording that in the past 20 days no less than 10 victims have been murdered by Arab terrorists in Israel.
The victims include Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin who were gunned down near Itamar in Samaria; Rabbi Nehemia Lavi and Aharon Bennett who were stabbed to death in Jerusalem's Old City; Haviv Chaim and Alon Guverg who were murdered by terrorists in a shooting attack on a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv; and Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky who was murdered in a car attack in Jerusalem's Geula the same day.
Also among the victims were IDF soldier Omri Levy murdered in Be'er Sheva's Central Station and the Eritrean infiltrator who was killed by a security guard who mistook him for an accomplice of the terrorist in that attack, as well as Avraham Asher Hasno murdered by an Arab truck driver on Tuesday in a rock attack ambush near Hevron.
Violence in the capital had abated significantly by Tuesday after police set up multiple roadblocks and heavily armed checkpoints, coupled with intensive spot checks, in east Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods.IDF Soldiers Arrest 47 Wanted Suspects in Judea, Samaria
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said roadblocks placed over the past several days in Jebl Mukaber, Shuafat, Silwan, Ras el-Amud and Isawiya have been instrumental in stymieing further terrorist activity.
“The results of our emphasis on roadblocks and checkpoints throughout the capital can be felt on the ground,” Rosenfeld said on Tuesday.
“Border Police are carrying out intensive spot checks in different Arab neighborhoods to find potential terrorists and prevent them from coming into west Jerusalem.
More roadblocks and security measures will continue for as long as there is a threat of terrorist attacks.”
IDF troops arrested 47 Palestinian Arab fugitives late Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning.Female soldier severely wounded in West Bank stabbing
The suspects were detained on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities, disturbing the peace and violence against civilians, police and soldiers.
All of the suspects were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.
An Israeli soldier was in critical condition Wednesday after she was stabbed by a Palestinian near the Adam junction, near the Hizme checkpoint north of Jerusalem.Israeli injured in suspected West Bank car-ramming attack
The 20-year-old woman sustained a stab wound to her upper body and was undergoing surgery at Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus. Her life was in danger, doctors said.
“When we got to the scene we saw a young woman around 19 years old, conscious, suffering a stab wound to her upper body. We gave her life-saving first aid and evacuated her quickly in very serious condition,” Magen David Adom paramedic Shai Levi said.
The stabber was shot and killed by a Home Front Command soldier at the scene, the IDF said. A suspected accomplice was arrested. Palestinian media identified the man as 22-year-old Muataz Atallah Qassem of East Jerusalem’s Eizariya neighborhood.
An Israeli policeman was mildly injured in an apparent car-ramming attack Wednesday next to the West Bank settlement of Ofra, north of Jerusalem.Palestinian teen tries to infiltrate settlement with knife, is shot
The driver crashed into the checkpoint after ignoring police warnings to stop. Security forces reportedly opened fire on the vehicle as it approached the barrier, according to the Nana10 news site.
The driver was not apprehended and managed to flee the scene to the nearby village of Silwad. Security forces were searching the area for the suspect.
Magen David Adom paramedics administered first-aid treatment to the injured policeman, who did not need to be taken to a hospital.
The incident came a day after similar attacks in the southern West Bank. A soldier and a civilian were lightly hurt Tuesday morning when a car rammed into a bus stop in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc south of Jerusalem.
A 15-year-old Palestinian girl attempted to infiltrate the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar Wednesday morning, apparently in order to carry out a stabbing attack, and was shot and wounded by IDF soldiers.Hundreds at Funeral of Hevron Terror Victim
The soldiers spotted the would-be attacker carrying a knife as she was approaching the settlement boundary. She was shot after she refused calls to halt, the army said.
The suspect sustained injuries to her hand and was treated by paramedics on the scene. No soldiers or civilians were injured in the incident.
Hundreds of people on Tuesday night attended the funeral of Avraham Hasno, who was murdered in a terrorist attack near Hevron earlier on Tuesday.Photos Indicate: Arab Driver Executed His Victim
The funeral took place at the cemetery in Kiryat Arba, and was attended by many members of the Jewish community in Hevron, students and educators from the Otniel yeshiva high school where he worked, as well as his friends and acquaintances.
Hasno is survived by his wife Ruth, seven children and nine grandchildren.
Residents of Kiryat Arba described Hasno on Tuesday as a God-fearing social activist who was loved by all. "With a perpetual smile and zest for life he led Torah classes throughout the year and especially during the summer and holidays, all free of charge and on a voluntary basis," they recalled.
An investigation of the attack has found that Hasno was run over by a truck and fatally wounded after being ambushed by Arab rock-throwers.
Avraham Asher Hasno, 54, of Kiryat Arba, was run over by a truck with Palestinian Authority (PA) license plates near Hevron and killed Tuesday. The driver later turned himself over to PA police and said he had struck Hasno accidentally. There is no dispute over the fact that the truck hit Hasno, who had gotten out of his car and was wielding a club, after Arabs threw rocks at his car at the Al Fawar junction.Terror Victim's Widow: The Same Driver Tried to Kill Us Before
However, Arutz Sheva's analysis of Reuters photographs from the scene appears to indicate clearly that the driver is lying and that he executed Hasno in cold blood, in clear view of numerous witnesses, who may also be considered accomplices.
One photograph shows the moment at which the truck's front right tire is about to run over Hasno, who is prostrate after having been hit by the truck. The club he held in his hand a split second earlier is still flying through the air. His clothes – jeans and a purple colored shirt – are intact.
Importantly, the truck's tires are pointing rightward (the cameraman's left), and the driver also appears to be steering to the right.
The second photo also shows Hasno lying prostrate, right in front of the front right tire, but there are two key differences, compared to the first photo:
The first difference is that this time, the tire is pointing to the left.
Secondly, Hasno's clothes have been shredded.
This means he had already been run over by the truck at least once. And yet, he is lying in front of the tire, not behind it, as one would expect if the truck had run him over once, without reversing.
Ruthie Hasno, whose husband Avraham Asher Hasno was run over by an Arab truck driver Tuesday, said Wednesday that the same driver tried to murder her and her husband a day earlier.Daily Mail corrects headline claiming terror victim died after ‘attacking Palestinian’s truck’
Avraham was run over and killed after he stopped his car at the Al Fawar junction and got out of it to confront Arab attackers who threw rocks at his car. The driver turned himself in to Palestinian Authority police and said that running over Hasno had been an accident.
The widow said that after seeing documentation of the attack, she realized what had happened. "When I saw that it was that Mercedes truck, as well as the blurry photo of the driver, I understood what had happened to us the day before," she recounted in an interview with IDF Radio.
"We had left Otniel, and when we were midway to our destination, two trucks tried to crush us [between them], one from the gravel and one from our lane. There had just been a firebomb incident involving soldiers some 100 meters ahead of us. We wanted to call the soldiers but they were busy. We managed to stop the driver who was on the gravel, and I went out myself to slap him on the face for what he tried to do to us there."
An Israeli civilian, 54-year-old Avraham Hasano, was killed yesterday after he was hit by a truck near Hebron after inspecting the damage to his vehicle caused by rocks thrown by Palestinians. The Palestinian driver of the truck who struck Hasano is being investigated after he turned himself into police.IDF targets Gaza terror cell behind recent sniper attacks
Here’s how the Daily Mail originally framed the story.
Evidently, after a storm of criticism, DM editors soon realized that the headline was at best misleading, and clearly did not accurately reflect the circumstances which led to Hasano’s death, and they improved it significantly.
The IDF identified a terrorist cell in Gaza which it said has been behind a series of sniping attacks on security forces recently, and opened fire on it.IDF and special police units kill a field commander of an Iranian supported Shiite military organization
According to the army, in a combined operation of the IDF, Border Police Counter-Terrorism Unit and Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency, security forces carried out sniper fire on the southern Gaza cell, which had been operating close to the Gaza border fence over the past week.
The cell was "preparing additional sniper attacks," the army said. The cell was accurately struck.
The IDF said the operation "to eradicate the immediate threat" concluded without injury or damage to the Israeli side.
"The IDF will not tolerate attempts to harm Israeli citizens and soldiers and will continue to operation against every attempted terror attack on the State of Israel," the military said in a statement.
The Palestinian causality reported killed by IDF and special police units during today's clashes in Gaza was later identified by Gaza sources as a field commander in the military wing of an Iranian supported Shiite military organization, Al-Sabarin. The man and a group of other individuals had used the protests as a cover to conduct sniper fire against Israeli forces.Shin Bet Report: Israeli Arabs Bring ISIS to Israel
Gaza's ruling Hamas party refused to address Israel's claims that the Gazan sniper postiion was operating under the cover of the riots that took place near al Bureij
The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) has issued a warning that some Israeli Arab students traveling abroad are returning with new knowledge acquired outside the classrooms.IsraellyCool: MUST WATCH: Gazan ‘Comedian’ Asks Gazans: How Would You Want to Kill an Israeli Soldier?
Operatives from the Da’esh (ISIS) terror organization have been recruiting Israeli Arabs while they are attending foreign universities in countries such as Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
According to a report broadcast Tuesday night on Hebrew-language Channel One TV, Israeli Arabs are using their knowledge of Israeli society to teach ISIS about Israelis. ISIS, meanwhile, is teaching the Israeli Arabs how to use weapons and attack Israel.
The video clip of the report below is in Hebrew but is provided for readers who understand the language due to its importance.
Our neighbors are worse than your neighbors. No question.
Hamas Jeers: 'We Won the Media War'
Hamas deputy leader Ismail Haniyeh, who is the acting ruler in Gaza, on Tuesday praised the role Palestinian media is playing in inciting an intifada terror war.PLO Threatens Israel for 'Executing' Terrorists
Haniyeh made the comments during a visit to the offices of Hamas's TV channel Al-Aqsa in Gaza, in which he praised the broadcasters, editors and producers for their role in the terrorism.
Joining in the praise was Hussam Badran, a senior Hamas leader in the Judea and Samaria region.
Badran, like Haniyeh, praised the Palestinian media for getting Arab residents to launch terror attacks and try to brutally murder Jews.
Following a day on Tuesday riddled with no less than five major terrorist attacks that left one Jew murdered and numerous others wounded, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unity government completely whitewashed the attackers in blaming Israel.Roger Waters Expresses Empathy And Pride For Palestinian Terrorists
The PLO government headed by Rami Hamdallah condemned the "executions" of the "Israeli occupation army and gangs of settlers" towards "helpless citizens, claiming that they tried to carry out stabbing activities."
"The execution of five residents in one day, two youths and a female youth in the Hevron area, and two youths from Jerusalem, by gunfire at zero range...is part of the war crimes and the crimes against humanity for which it is an obligation to stand the government of Israel on trial," claimed the PLO government.
In the statement the PLO government completely ignored the fact that the "youths" were shot while attempting to murder Jews, including in an infiltration attack, several stabbings, a rock ambush in which a man was murdered by an Arab truck driver, and a car attack.
The rock’n’roll BDSHole has posted this on his Facebook page, accompanying a vile propaganda video featuring Black activists like Danny Glover and Lauryn Hill.Arab, Jewish students hold dueling protests at TAU
WE SHALL OVERCOME ONE DAY. SOON!As for the Israelis butchered in the streets, Not. A. Single. Word. Of. Sympathy.
The young and oppressed are being vilified as usual by the “Hasbara” propaganda machine. “They started it” is the shrill whine. Let me ask you this. Would you attack a heavily armed soldier with a slingshot or a kitchen knife? You might if you were desperate enough and had lived under the heel of the oppressors boot for sixty years.
I am proud of all those who protest the injustice of the occupation, I am proud of all those who resist occupation and oppression..
Roger Waters, why use an inflatable pig when you can just suspend yourself to the ceiling?
Dozens of Arab students protested Tuesday at Tel Aviv University against what they characterized as unfair Israeli treatment of Arabs, while Jewish students held a counter protest.East Jerusalem school staff in hot water over ‘incitement’
The Arab students waived Palestinian flags and shouted slogans against "the harassment, arrests, Judaization of Jerusalem and daily execution of Palestinian people," in a rally that coincided with the beginning of the academic year.
Meanwhile, the Jewish protesters, including Likud MK Oren Hazan, held signs with slogans such as "inciting on the taxpayer's dime," and "liars, supporters of terrorism," as they shouted that the Arab protestors support "shahids," or martyrs.
Policy director of right-wing organization Im Tirtzu, Alon Schvartzer, said, "It is outrageous that at times like this, students in Israel choose to protest against the State of Israel and in support of terrorism.
"We stood together, Right and Left, to protest against terrorism and to say that freedom of expression is not freedom of incitement and that we must take steps against the actions of groups that support terrorism."
Meanwhile, Im Tirtzu reported that the current wave of violence has prompted some Israeli Arab students to take part in online incitement.
Education Ministry Director General Michal Cohen on Tuesday summoned a principal and a teacher from an elementary school in East Jerusalem for a hearing over suspicions that the two had incited and encouraged violence against IDF soldiers.WATCH: Anti-Israel Protest in Chicago Calls for Third Intifada
According to an Education Ministry press release, in recent days investigators have been looking into complaints that the faculty of the school, in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina, had engaged in illegal political propaganda.
The investigators found that during a recent school play, an IDF soldier was depicted as “violent and murderous, [as] he shoots a Palestinian child.”
Also, some of the students at the school were reported to have sung songs in praise of terrorists and to have waved pictures of the perpetrators of attacks against Jews.
“We’ve talked enough about incitement, it’s time to act,” Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday.
Hundreds of protestors attended a rally in downtown Chicago, this past Sunday afternoon, calling for a Third Intifada against the Jewish State.Baltimore Black Lives Matter Protesters Give Shout-Out to Palestine
Hosted by the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine, the event was billed as a “Rally to Protest Israeli Aggression.” In recent weeks, Israel has seen an increase in the Israeli death toll at the hands of knife-wielding and car-ramming Palestinians. As the Israel Defense Forces attempt to stem the bloodshed of Jewish lives, a number of Arabs, including the terrorist perpetrators, have been killed in violent clashes.
The upswing in attacks against Israeli citizens began last month after rumors surfaced that Israel was planning to take over the Temple Mount. Known as the Al Aqsa mosque in the Muslim faith, Palestinian media propagated the idea that Israel was going to limit Muslim access to the site that is considered holy to both Jews and Muslims. Although the Israel government has denied these unfounded rumors, they are still being cited in order to fuel anti-Israel protests and violence.
Sunday’s rally in Chicago was sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and was advertised as “Al Aqsa under Threat” to area mosques.
The rally featured speakers from AMP, Students for Justice in Palestine and the far-left Jewish Voice for Peace. The anti-Israel voices led chants accusing Israel of imperialism, apartheid, and murder.
In their latest skirmish with authorities, in what they term a #BaltimoreUprising, Black Lives Matter claimed “solidarity” with Palestinians who have been murdering Jews in Israel.Pro-Palestinian protesters in Sweden chant ‘slaughter the Jews’
After Baltimore’s City Council voted 12-2 on Monday night to confirm Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s choice of Kevin Davis for Baltimore’s new police chief, a gaggle of chanting Black Lives Matter activists interrupted the meeting and then took to the streets after being removed. The protests come a week after Black Lives Matter activists occupied City Hall, also upset over the appointment of Davis
The Black Lives Matter activists marched around city hall and reportedly shouted, “All these racist f#$king cops, we don’t need ‘em, need ‘em,” after complaining that a statement made by Davis earlier Monday left them feeling “disrespected” because it did not mention their demands to scale back tougher policing.
Hundreds of protesters in the Swedish city of Malmo were filmed Monday chanting in Arabic about slaughtering Jews and stabbing soldiers.Islamic Republic of Sweden: Leftist parliamentarians and Muslims call for "slaughter of Jews"
Pro-Palestinian groups organized a rally in the city center against what they called Israeli violence and to show solidarity with Palestinians amid deadly measures taken by Israeli authorities to stop the recent spate of attacks on Jews in Israel and the West Bank.
Isaac Bachman, Israel’s ambassador to Sweden, posted on his Facebook account a video taken at the rally showing hundreds chanting “’slaughter the Jews, stab soldiers.” In other slogans, the chanters encouraged “heroes to carry out attack after attack” and to “start a third intifada.”
“These are extremely troubling instances of a grotesque but nevertheless very real – and murderous – incitement which must be dealt with by the full force of the law,” Bachman wrote.
His wife, Osnat, wrote about the video: “Swedish people: Is this what you believe in? Is this what you bargained for? Are these your morals? Since I know the answers I feel ashamed in your name.” (h/t Cliff)
Hundreds in Prague protest terror wave in Israel
Some 300 people rallied in the heart of Prague to protest the recent wave of attacks against Israelis.WATCH: Australian MP Michael Sukkar Rips Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinians For Terror Attacks
The organizers of Sunday’s event in Wenceslas Square charged that the attacks amounted to ethnic terror and were being overlooked by European countries.
Addressing the rally, Rabbi David Bohbot of the B’nai Israel congregation in the Czech capital said that the Israeli government should recognize that their country is at war, and that the Jewish people should defend themselves against the attackers as if they are in a war, the Czech news agency CTK reported.
Australian MP Michael Sukkar has spoken out loudly and clearly against palestinian terrorism, as well as those who justify it.Adjournment: Israel terrorist attacks
Even PA leader Mahmoud Abbas – “darling” of the West – does not escape his condemnation (hat tip: SWU).
More moral clarity like this, please.
Incidentally, Sukkar means “sugar” in Hebrew. But Michael is more than sweet – he has moral fortitude.
Oh, and his father is Lebanese.
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