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The Tragic Farce of Israeli Confidence Building Measures

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The recent kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers near Hebron, who are now the subject of a massive Israeli military-security search, should give pause. Israel says it has evidence of involvement by Hamas, the U.S. and European Union-listed terrorist group that calls in its Charter for the worldwide murder of Jews. Hamas, recently incorporated into the Fatah/Palestinian Authority (PA) regime, is still receiving U.S taxpayer funding.

Given these circumstances, Israel needs to put an end to its concessionary policy of ‘confidence-building measures': removing security checkpoints and roadblocks, freeing convicted and jailed Palestinian terrorists as demanded by the PA, and so on — especially if it emerges that the absence of checkpoints enabled the terrorists to carry out the kidnappings.

That some terrorist acts have been facilitated in this way is beyond argument. The January 2010 murder of Israeli, Meir Chai, by Fatah’s own Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, occurred during a Palestinian terrorist attack made possible by the removal of a road closure and checkpoint, part of ‘confidence-building measures’ previously urged upon Israel by the Obama administration.

In April 2010, then-U.S. envoy George Mitchell again urged Israel to “make a number of gestures to Palestinians, including release of prisoners, removal of checkpoints, transfer of authority over West Bank territories.” Israel acceded to President Obama’s wishes — and that August, Palestinians terrorists murdered four Israelis, including a pregnant woman; as it happens, also near Hebron. The attackers escaped the scene via a route opened by the removal of a checkpoint — part of the “number of gestures” Mitchell had urged upon the Israelis.

Western governments, including the Obama Administration, are continually tantalized at the prospect of renewed negotiations, and the PA has adroitly succeeded in recent years in making Israeli concessions a condition of their resumption. International leaders have willingly obliged.

Here, for example, is a news item from February 2012 about UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: “The UN chief urged Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make ‘goodwill gestures’ to bring the Palestinians back to direct negotiations, frozen since September 2010.”

Note that, in such cases, Israelis are not being asked to make these “gestures” in return for anything, merely so that PA will deign to speak to them from across a table. In other words, the intended “gestures” are unilateral Israeli concessions. Unfortunately, peace and has never been facilitated by Israeli unilateral concessions. Quite the contrary.

The 2005 unilateral evacuation of Gaza and eviction of its Jewish residents was received by senior PA official Muhammad Dahlan thus: “The withdrawal from the Gaza Strip is a victory for the Palestinian people’s will. … The withdrawal should take place without an agreement and with no political gains [for Israel].” Rocket assaults on Israel from Gaza increased exponentially.

In 2009 came what Hillary Clinton described as “unprecedented” Israeli unilateral concession at the behest of President Barack Obama: a 10-month unilateral freeze on the construction of Jewish homes in the West Bank. The result? The PA declined to resume talks until almost the very end of this period, only to almost immediately break them off and demand a permanent freeze — something that had never been a feature of previous Israeli/Palestinian talks.

In October 2011, Israel freed 1,027 Palestinian prisoners – including hundreds of convicted terrorists – in exchange for kidnapped Israeli serviceman Gilad Shalit. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal greeted this, not as a step on the road to peace, but as a great victory over Israel. Note that this was not even a unilateral concession, but a negotiated one, and that it was not welcomed as a laudable effort to bring peace closer, but an act of weakness heralding eventual Israeli defeat.

Fatah Publicizing Threats to Kidnap, Kill, and Bomb Israelis

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

“We are preparing to kidnap Zionist soldiers,” is part of a promise made by the terror organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – the military wing of Fatah, and published in a video on Fatah’s official “Main Page” on Facebook.

In the video, a masked terrorist sitting among dozens of rockets states that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is preparing to kidnap Israeli soldiers in order to “empty out the Zionist prisons.” This is a warning that Fatah terrorists plan to follow the precedent set by Hamas, who kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and held him hostage for five years until Israel released over 1,000 terrorists including many murderers, to enable Shalit’s release:
“We are preparing to kidnap Zionist soldiers to settle accounts with the Zionist enemy properly, in order to empty out the Zionist prisons.”

Visit Palestinian Media Watch.



The same video threatens to fire rockets that will “reach the Zionist depth,” and “strike the Zionist enemy on its own ground.” A song in the video calls to kill Israelis – which is worded as “death is in your cup – make them [Israelis] drink.”

Fatah, headed by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, claims to have recognized Israel. However, the video refers to Israel as “occupied Palestinian territories”:

“These rockets… will reach the Zionist depth [Israel], Allah willing, to a distance of 45 km. inside the occupied Palestinian territories.”

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is listed as a terror organization by the US and the EU. Recently, the official Palestinian Authority daily reiterated that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is Fatah’s military wing:

“The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s military wing, also denounced the explosion that occurred yesterday in Beirut’s suburb…”

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2013]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that Fatah uses its Facebook page for glorifying terrorists, among them suicide bombers, and promotes violence.

Click to see more examples of the PA and Fatah policy of using social media to glorify terrorists.

The following is a longer excerpt of the video publicized by Fatah:

Text on screen: “Military Information

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Palestine”

Song: “Detonate your revolution of rage in their midst

Bombard them with your fire and shoot them…”

Masked terrorist: “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades… Praise Allah, our Jihad fighters have managed to develop these rockets so they will reach the Zionist depth [Israel], Allah willing, to a distance of 45 km. inside the occupied Palestinian territories. We will strike the Zionist enemy [Israel] on its own ground… Yes, we in the Al-Aqsa Brigades are preparing to kidnap Zionist soldiers to settle accounts with the Zionist enemy properly, to empty out the Zionist prisons…”

Song: “Slap the tyrant’s face and rebel

Step over the oppressor’s ambitions

Be like Yasser [Arafat] – do not fear them

Death is in your cup – make them drink!…

 

Masked terrorist: “With these rockets we will liberate our Jerusalem. With these rockets we will crush the Zionist enemy in sensitive areas where it didn’t expect us to crush it, Allah willing.”

 

[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page,” Nov. 17, 2013

Al-Aqsa Brigades YouTube channel, Nov. 16, 2013]

Visit Palestinian Media Watch.

The same video threatens to fire rockets that will “reach the Zionist depth,” and “strike the Zionist enemy on its own ground.” A song in the video calls to kill Israelis – which is worded as “death is in your cup – make them [Israelis] drink.”Fatah, headed by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, claims to have recognized Israel. However, the video refers to Israel as “occupied Palestinian territories”:

“These rockets… will reach the Zionist depth [Israel], Allah willing, to a distance of 45 km. inside the occupied Palestinian territories.”

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is listed as a terror organization by the US and the EU. Recently, the official Palestinian Authority daily reiterated that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is Fatah’s military wing:

“The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s military wing, also denounced the explosion that occurred yesterday in Beirut’s suburb…”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2013]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that Fatah uses its Facebook page for glorifying terrorists, among them suicide bombers, and promotes violence.

Click to see more examples of the PA and Fatah policy of using social media to glorify terrorists.

The following is a longer excerpt of the video publicized by Fatah:


Text on screen:
“Military Information
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Palestine”Song: “Detonate your revolution of rage in their midst
Bombard them with your fire and shoot them…”

Masked terrorist: “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades… Praise Allah, our Jihad fighters have managed to develop these rockets so they will reach the Zionist depth [Israel], Allah willing, to a distance of 45 km. inside the occupied Palestinian territories. We will strike the Zionist enemy [Israel] on its own ground… Yes, we in the Al-Aqsa Brigades are preparing to kidnap Zionist soldiers to settle accounts with the Zionist enemy properly, to empty out the Zionist prisons…”

Song: “Slap the tyrant’s face and rebel
Step over the oppressor’s ambitions
Be like Yasser [Arafat] – do not fear them
Death is in your cup – make them drink!…

Masked terrorist: “With these rockets we will liberate our Jerusalem. With these rockets we will crush the Zionist enemy in sensitive areas where it didn’t expect us to crush it, Allah willing.”

[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page,” Nov. 17, 2013
Al-Aqsa Brigades YouTube channel, Nov. 16, 2013]

Paris Museum Features Photos of Palestinian ‘Martyrs’

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

A Paris museum subsidized by the French government opened an exhibition of photos of Palestinian suicide bombers, which the museum calls freedom fighters.

The exhibition of 68 photos entitled “Death” by Ahlam Shibli opened on May 28 at the Jeu de Paume museum of contemporary art in Paris.

The museum’s website describes suicide bombers as “those who lost their lives fighting against the occupation,” and the exhibition as being about “the efforts of Palestinian society to preserve their presence.”

According to CRIF, the umbrella body of French Jewish communities, the people commemorated in the photos are “mostly from the [Fatah-affiliated] al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades [of Hamas] and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.” All three are designated by the European Union as terrorist groups.

One of the photos is of Osama Buchkar, a PFLP operative who killed three people and wounded 59 in a terrorist attack he carried out at an open market in Netanya on May 19, 2002. The caption to his picture says he “committed a martyr mission in Netanya.”

In a letter Wednesday to France’s Culture and Communications Minister, Aurélie Filipetti, CRIF President Roger Cukierman said that it was “particularly lamentable and unacceptable that such a display should justify terrorism from the heart of Paris.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/paris-museum-features-photos-of-palestinian-martyrs/2013/06/09/

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