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May 29, 2016 / 21 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Arab terrorism’

Gideon Levy and His Gush Etzion Delusions

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

“Do they really imagine that the Palestinians will ever give up this intersection, which was built forcibly on their land, against their wishes, like all the huge settlements surrounding it?”

It’s with those words that Haaretz’s Gideon Levy finished up his article last week, criticizing us Jews for living in Gush Etzion and building the Gush Etzion junction and the communities around it.

Land Levy claims was forcibly stolen from Arabs – essentially justifying their rage and terrorism.

Except, of course, it wasn’t forcibly stolen.

Professor Asa Kasher pointed that, in fact, the Arabs gave up this intersection and neighboring lands of their own free will.

The Arabs that owned the land in the area, sold it for hard cash to Kasher’s grandfather, Rabbi Menachem Kasher and the Zichron David society, in the year 1926. It became the Hareidi farming community of Migdal Eder with some 160 people – only to then be destroyed by the Arabs during the 1929 Arab riots. Nothing’s changed.

[Sigh] Gideon Levy and his many delusions.


International Law Expert Says Netanyahu’s Request To Deport Families of Terrorists May Be Permissible

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Jerusalem (TPS) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially submitted his request Wednesday March 2, for legal advice from Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on the subject of deporting the families of terrorists to Gaza.

“Many terror attacks are committed by ‘lone wolves,’ who often come from families that encourage terrorism,” wrote Netanyahu in his request. “I believe that use of the deportation tool will significantly decrease the amount of terror attacks against the State of Israel and its citizens.”

“I request your legal opinion regarding the possibility of removing members of families who have assisted terrorists to the Gaza Strip,” the request continued.

While the Foreign Ministry declined further comment, Professor Robbie Sabel, an international law expert at Hebrew University, explained to Tazpit Press Service (TPS) the legal grounds on which such policies could be based.

He asserted that the crucial words in Netanyahu’s letter were “members of families that have assisted terrorists.”

“I believe that it could be legal if the family were in some way involved in the crime. For example, if they knew about it or acquiesced in it. If, however, they had no knowledge of it or did not acquiesce, I think it would be considered collective punishment, and this would be against international law,” Sabel said.

He added that each case would have to be examined individually and that the evidence would have to be assessed on its own merit. However, Sabel also highlighted that a failure to demonstrate evidence of participation or assistance in an attack would amount to illegal collective punishment and a breach of the law.

“The court has to be satisfied that these people were involved in some way. While it would be a deterrent, I have no doubt that the Israeli legal system would not allow it just because they were a family member,” Sabel said.

Nevertheless, he pointed out that the subject is one of legal interpretation. “There are certainly other international lawyers who would disagree with me. This is just my legal opinion,” Sabel told TPS.

Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) has been most vocal in pushing for the deportation of family members of terrorists.

Indeed on Sunday, February 28 he announced that he would contact fellow lawmakers in an effort to change the law that prevents deportation of terrorists’ families to Gaza or Syria.

“Our job in the government is to save lives, and deportation will lower the motivation of these teenagers to carry out attacks,” said Katz at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting. “I’m sure that after deporting a few families, this lone-wolf terror wave will stop. This is our duty.”

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Stone Thrower Caught Near Jerusalem’s Gush Etzion Tunnel Road

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Police caught an Arab minor in the act of throwing stones at buses driving along Rosemarine (Rosemary) street in Gilo.

Rosemarine street is the Jerusalem road that connects Gilo and Talpiot to the Tunnel Road which lead from Jerusalem to Gush Etzion. It is located next to the Arab neighborhood of Beit Tsafafa.

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‘Stab the Jew’ [video]

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

The latest children’s game in Palestinian Authority controlled areas.

That’s it. No hope for this generation.

Video of the Day

Arabs Stone Israeli MK After He Pays Condolence Visit to Terror Victim’s Family

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

By Michael Zeff/TPS

Haim Yellin, a Member of Knesset of the Yesh Atid party, was attacked by stone throwers outside the community of Shadmot Mehola in the northern Jordan Valley on Thursday, January 28.

MK Yellin was in Shadmot Mehola making a condolence visit to the family of Shlomit Krigman, the 24-year-old victim of the deadly stabbing attack in the Jewish community of Beit Horon, earlier this week on January 25.

Soon after leaving the community in the late afternoon, Yellin’s car was hit by a barrage of rocks thrown by Arab assailants on route 505 in central Samaria.

While Yellin’s vehicle sustained extensive damage as rocks and bricks shattered his window and windshield, the MK himself escaped the incident unharmed.

Yellin is the former Head of the Eshkol Regional Council, which suffered numerous rocket attacks from Gaza over the past years.

“This time it was a concrete block and not a rocket,” commented MK Yellin immediately after the attack.

“We can’t stop our daily lives because of terrorists who throw stones, stab or shoot. We have to strike against terror with all our might while not forgetting to embrace and comfort the families of the victims,” said Yellin.

Security forces and the Knesset Guard, an Israeli protective security unit, are investigating the attack.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Released and Still a Believer

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Michal Froman left Sharei Tzedek hospital today, after being stabbed by an Arab terrorist in a clothing store in the community of Tekoa on Monday.

The terrorist stabbed her in the shoulder, puncturing her lung. Froman is 18 weeks pregnant. The fetus was not harmed from the attack.

Froman is also the daughter-in-law of the late Rabbi Menachem Froman, the chief rabbi of Tekoa. He was a big believer in coexistence with the Arabs based on the shared religious values of Judaism and Islam, whatever those values might be.

Michal Froman shared, and despite the attack, still shares those same exact beliefs as her father-in-law.

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Arabs Flip Over Arab Taxi on Gush Etzion Road

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Arabs piled up stones across the road approximately one kilometer west of the T-junction in Gush Etzion.

As a result, an Arab taxi-van driving on the road hit the stone roadblock and flipped over.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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