web analytics
April 23, 2014 / 23 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Share Button

The official radio station of the Islamic Jihad terror group, the Al-Quds network, has been broadcasting special nightly Ramadan prayers from the Al Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount since last week.

The station is also broadcasting the Tarawih prayers, special Sunni Muslim prayers recited at night during Ramadan. It regularly features Iranian and anti-Semitic propaganda and death threats against Jews.

According to Palestinian leaders in the Gaza Strip, the nightly prayer broadcast on Islamic Jihad’s station is currently the most popular radio program in the Palestinian territories.

Broadcasts this week, sampled by WorldNetDaily, have been preceded and followed by Islamic Jihad speeches calling for the destruction of the Jewish state and advocating Palestinian solidarity with Iran.

It was unclear whether Islamic Jihad had official permission from Israel or from the Wakf Islamic custodians of the Temple Mount to broadcast from the holy site, located in Jerusalem and jointly administered by the Wakf and Israeli police.

A spokesman for Israel’s Police Authority said the police were not aware of the broadcast and that it was a matter for the Israeli Government Press Office to deal with.

The Government Press Office stated it does not have jurisdiction in the issue and that it was a matter for the Israeli military authorities.

A spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces said it was a matter for the police.

Capture and Release

The Israel Defense Forces thwarted a suicide attack Thursday reportedly meant for the center of Israel, capturing and arresting a would-be bomber and two of his accomplices – Jamal and Ibrahim Ismail, who are brothers and senior leaders of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorist group.

The two were afterwards released on orders from the prime minister’s office. According to security sources, the release was ordered after complaints from Abbas officials.

The Ismail brothers were among those granted amnesty by Olmert in July as a gesture to Mahmoud Abbas. The amnesty agreement required that the terrorists disarm, refrain from terror activities and restrict their movements for three months to the area in which they reside.

The arrest infuriated Al Aksa Brigades leaders. Ala Senakreh, the chief of the Brigades in the West Bank, told this column that if the Ismail brothers were not immediately released, his group would break the amnesty agreement and attack Israel.

A spokeswoman for the IDF confirmed the release but said the matter should be raised with Olmert’s office. David Baker, Olmert’s spokesman, could not immediately provide a statement on the issue.

Ongoing Attacks

The incident described above is at least the third time in recent weeks Brigades members who are on Olmert’s amnesty list were caught violating the amnesty agreement but released after Palestinian officials complained.

Three weeks ago, a pardoned Brigades leader was caught smuggling weapons at Nablus’s Harawa checkpoint. According to security sources, he was released on the spot after the chief of Palestinian intelligence called the Shin Bet Security Services to complain.

Last month, this column broke the story that Israel captured an armed Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades member who was smuggling bullets from Jenin to Nablus but let him go after it was determined he was one of the gunmen granted amnesty.

Recent attacks by Brigades members, including those on the amnesty list, have included shooting at and lobbing grenades at IDF patrols.

The IDF has arrested a number of the pardoned Al Aksa Brigades members carrying arms and planning terror attacks. In one instance this week, Brigades member Fadi Al-Kene was nabbed as he was attempting to smuggle explosives into the West Bank city of Nablus, or biblical Shechem. Al-Kene was carrying a small pistol at the time of his arrest.

Social Services for Terrorists

Meanwhile, as the Brigades continue their attacks against Israel, the United Nations Development Program is stepping in with plans to provide job training and assistance to the Palestinian gunmen and their families.

The program states that its aim is to “reintegrate” the pardoned Al-Aksa Brigades gunmen into civil society. The initial funding is reportedly coming from the European Union.

Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief  for WorldNetDaily.com. He appears throughout the week on leading U.S. radio programs.

Share Button

About the Author: Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 2-4 p.m (CHANGE TO 7-9 p.m.). His website is KleinOnline.com


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

No Responses to “Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Arrival of self-declared mayor of Slaviansk at town's administrative offices in eastern Ukraine.
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine
Latest News Stories
Arrival of self-declared mayor of Slaviansk at town's administrative offices in eastern Ukraine.

An Israeli-American journalist has been kidnapped in eastern Ukraine and is being held hostage by separatists there.

If what happened in Egypt on July 3 was a coup, US aid must be cut off. No one in the White House is using the "c" word.

The US has decided to begin restoring its military aid to Egypt, apparently in response to the Egypt-Russia MiG-35 deal that is on the table.

Rav Ovadia Yosef and Rav Amar.

Attacks against former Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar get as petty as which robe he is wearing, and when he is running his Lag B’Omer bonfire.

MIG-35
 
MiG-35
46

The picture above is of a Russian MiG-35. It is Russia’s most advanced fighter jet. Reports say that Israel’s neighbors to the south will be getting 24 of them. In case you see one flying overhead, now you’ll know what it is.

A Holocaust memorial and the grave of the brother of the late Lubavitcher rebbe were vandalized in Ukraine, amid a string of anti-Semitic attacks in the country.

Bashar Assad will be running for president of Syria again…

This massive Russian-Egyptian arms deal is a slap in the face for President Obama and his failed foreign policy.

It is no wonder that Marionville is ”the home of the white squirrels.” Black ones wouldn’t stand a chance, forget about Jewish ones.

Jordan’s foreign minister summoned the Israeli ambassador to protest what it called Israel’s “violations” on the Temple Mount. The Jordanian government told Ambassador Daniel Nevo that recent clashes between Muslim worshippers and Israeli soldiers on the Temple Mount a violation of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. The Temple Mount was closed to visitors […]

The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.

The IDF has announced it will begin to offer Israeli Christians the chance to enlist in Israel’s army.

A special unit in the Israeli army comprised solely of Bedouin trackers is keeping Israel’s northern border safe.

The United States has announced it possesses evidence the Syrian government is using chemical weapons against its own civilians.

At least ten rockets were fired by Gaza terrorists at Israeli civilian targets over the holiday.

Chabad.org interviews Nikolayev ‘s chief rabbi on the firebomb attack in the Ukraine. Here is an excerpt…

The US Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question as to whether or not an American citizen born in Jerusalem can have “Israel” listed on his (or her) passport as their country of birth.

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/quick-takes-news-from-israel-you-may-have-missed-98/2007/09/25/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: