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Court Overrules Sane Judge, Okays Freeing Terrorists

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The Supreme Court ruled in rare 2-1 split  decision Monday evening that the government can free 26 more terrorists, including five from Jerusalem.

The minority ruling implied that the Cabinet acted hastily and did not fulfill its promise last July not to release terrorists with Israel citizenship without thoroughly examining the issue.

In virtually every previous appeal challenging the release of murders, the court has ruled unanimously, Justice Eliyakim Rubinstein, in a dissenting opinion, said  that the government should have provided more information to show that it understands the ramifications of releasing terrorists living in Jerusalem and holding Israeli citizenship.

Supreme Court President Asher Grunis and Justice Tzvi Zilberthal said they did not see any reason to make a distinction between terrorists who do not have Israeli citizenship and those who do.

The court handed down its ruling as approximately 200 protesters marched in a drizzle to the Old City home of one of the terrorists. Only 15 of the demonstrators were permitted to protest outside his home due to fears of violence. The court earlier in the day overruled a decision by authorities to ban the protest.

In his dissenting opinion on the appeal by the Almagor Terror Victims association, Justice Rubinstein wrote, “There is a question if the government of Israel and the Cabinet ministers weighed their opinion on the subject and the ramifications beyond considering only the information that is noted in the list [of terrorists].”

He added that the government should hold further discussions on the subject of “freeing Eastern Jerusalem residents” before the court could decide whether to release them.

Justice Rubinstein noted that the court questioned the government several times on the issue but did not receive answers concerning whether the government held discussions specifically freeing Arabs from eastern Jerusalem, despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s statements that the issue would be addressed.

“Residents in eastern Jerusalem have the rights of Israelis,” such as receiving welfare and health insurance benefits,” Rubinstein added.

Approximately three hours after the decision, eight terrorists already were on their way to their homes in Gaza and eastern Jerusalem. Eighteen others were to leave the Ofer prison, near Jerusalem, after midnight.

Israel agreed last July to free 104 terrorists in four batches in return for the resumption of  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s so-called “peace talks” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

The last batch of 32 terrorists is to be freed towards the end of the nine-month period Kerry set for the discussions.

IDF Return the Iron Dome to Sderot

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

The IDF is returning an Iron Dome anti-missile system to the Sderot, located less than a mile from northern Gaza, in wake of the escalation of terrorist attacks from Gaza.

Terrorists on Tuesday killed an Israeli citizen working for the army at the Gaza security fence, and the IDF retaliated with strikes on terror targets. Two people were killed.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon reiterated statements made dozens of times over more than a decade by him and his predecessors that Israel will make sure there will no clam in Gaza if there is no calm in Israel.

Bombing of Bus Brings Out the US ‘Unshakeable Bond’ with Israel

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

The U.S. State Dept. was quick to respond to Sunday’s bus bomb terror attack in metropolitan Tel Aviv and assure Israel it has nothing to worry about because it has the back of the United States.

“We strongly condemn the bombing of a bus near Tel Aviv today,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

She added, “Our thoughts are with those affected and with the Israeli people at this time. Violent acts targeting civilians are deplorable. We reaffirm our unshakable bond with Israel and our solidarity with the Israeli people.”

She made no mention of numerous comments in the past by her boss, John Kerry, that Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas has stopped terrorist attacks against Jews.

Netanyahu: 150 ‘Significant’ Attempts at Terrorism This Year

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Sunday’s terrorist attack on a metropolitan Tel Aviv bus was only one of at least 150 “significant” attempts at terror by Palestinian Authority Arabs this year, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Likud Knesset caucus Monday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama have repeatedly claimed that Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority, has successfully fought to reduce terror. Kerry went so far earlier this year to proudly state that not even one Jews was killed in a terrorist attack in 2012 and therefore Abbas is doing a great job. A few weeks later, the first Jewish victim in 2013 of Palestinian Authority terror was killed, followed by several others since then.

The “significant” terrorist attacks, and attempts at terror, which were foiled by the IDF, do not include thousands of rock-throwing and firebombing incidents that are intended to cause fatal crashes.

Hevron Islamists Mourn Deaths of Salafist Terrorists

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Islamic and “Palestinian nationalist factions” in Hevron declared a day of mourning on Wednesday for the three Salafist jihad terrorists who Israel said were planning to attack Palestinian Authority official as well as Israelis, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency.

The IDF and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) forces killed the three terrorists in Yatta, immediately south of Hevron, on Tuesday after meeting resistance during an attempt to arrest them.

The Islamists, apparently rejecting the Israeli statement, called on Arabs to “beware of Israeli media which disseminates poisonous reports in an attempt to harm Palestinian unity.”

NY Times Concedes Error on Palestinian Authority Arab Photo

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The public editor of The New York Times said she received hundreds of complaints last week after the newspaper used a large and sympathetic photograph of a distraught Palestinian Authority mother to illustrate a story about her son’s stabbing to death of a sleeping Israeli soldier sitting next to him on a public bus.

The JTA  spoke on Monday afternoon to two senior editors at The Times, which prints all the news that fits its agenda. Both editors agreed that the photo was a regrettable choice because the dominant image with an article should reflect the overall point of the article and the reason for its newsworthiness.

“This did not represent the essence of the story, which was clearly the moment of the Israeli soldier being stabbed,” said Michele McNally, the assistant managing editor in charge of photography.

 

 

 

 

Murder of Soldier Spawns Protests and Price Tag Revenge

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Vandals set fire to a building in an Arab village Wednesday night, leaving behind a painted slogan, “Hi from Eden – revenge,” referring to Palestinian Authority terrorist victim Eden Atias who was stabbed to death on Wednesday.

A military court on Thursday extended the 16-year-old terrorist’s remand until next week, when authorities will ask to be allowed to keep him in detention until charges are brought against him.

Several hundred demonstrators tried to block roads at the western entrance to Jerusalem Thursday afternoon to demand that the IDF weed out terrorists. Police arrested at least four people.

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