An Arab youth who had reported being attacked by a group of Jews who caused him moderate injuries before fleeing Monday night, admitted to police interrogators that he made up the whole thing and that his injuries were the result of an accidental fall. The young man was taken for treatment at Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem and will be prosecuted for providing false information to police.David Israel
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At first it seemed like the fires that had begun all over Israel were just more of the periodic late summer, pre-rain fires that are almost spontaneous in climates like Israel. A month ago, after a very long dry summer, there was a bit of rain, but since then the humidity has been summer-like low, so the first fires were considered “expected.”
But then the experts began to notice that the spread of new fires wasn’t of “natural causes” or patterns, and on the spot investigations showed them to have been set by Arab terrorists, some who have already been caught.
Stand With Us put out a map:
Terrible fires raging in Israel that have now been confirmed by the spokesman of the fire department Yoram Levi as arson attacks. The perpetrators of these crimes have endangered thousands and caused immense damage to people’s homes, lives, and of course the environment. We strongly condemn them. Praying for a swift end to the fires and the safety of all those affected.These fires, like the peculiar lunar calendar of the Moslems, is further proof that they neither own nor love the Land. How can they destroy the flora, fauna and homes here in the Holy Land? They celebrate terror and murder, and this is just another terrorist tool for them.The ray of true light during this terrible time is that Israel is being helped by other countries, which is so rare:
Countries send aid to fight fires across Israel
Countries that have dispatched aid so far are Greece, Italy, Croatia, Russia, Cyprus, and Turkey. The aid amounts to 10 planes. (Arutz 7)
May Gd speedily send rain to douse the flames.Batya Medad
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tsfat, on Friday posted on his Facebook page a ruling permitting desecration of Shabbat in order to shoot Arabs who appear to be in the middle of starting a fire.
The inquiry was: “If on Shabbat (or a weekday) one sees Arabs approaching a forest near our community and intend to or are in the process of setting fire to it, is it permissible to desecrate Shabbat in order to stop them, call police and/or shoot them.”
Rabbi Eliyahu’s response was: “The Prime Minister has defined arson as an act of terrorism. One GSS senior official called it a weapon of mass destruction. By a miracle people have not been burned alive, but we are not supposed to rely on miracles.
“Surely it is permitted and commanded to desecrate Shabbat in order to stop the fire and the arsonists, and if need be – shoot them as well.
“If in Beit Meir, Carmiel, or Haifa they had shot the arsonists, we would have been spared this catastrophe.
“I hope that the IDF Chief of Staff and the Police Commissioner will issue clear orders to soldiers, police officers and civilians which reflect the fact that these acts of arson continue – because it is their responsibility.”
In 2010, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, son of the late former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Mordechai Eliyahu, urged Jewish residents of Tsfat not to rent or sell homes to Arabs, resulting in calls for his suspension, as well as for his prosecution on grounds of racial incitement. Meanwhile, some 40 Israeli municipal chief rabbis signed a letter in support of Rabbi Eliyahu’s ruling. Hey argued that anyone who rents to Arabs “inflicts a great loss on his neighbor, and his iniquity is greater than can be borne.” The chief rabbis ruled that “it is incumbent upon the seller’s neighbors and acquaintances to warn and caution, first in private and then they are entitled to publish it for public knowledge, to distance themselves from him, to prevent trade with him, not to give him aliyahs and so forth, until he reverses his decision that causes harm to so many people.”
A consequent police investigation of the racism accusations against Rabbi Eliyahu ended in 2012 without an indictment.David Israel
Health Minister Yakov Lizman (United Torah Judaism) on Tuesday night removed his objection to the ‘Muezzin Law,’ a noise pollution prevention legislation intended to prevent mosques, especially in mixed neighborhoods in Israel, from urging the believers to worship at 4 and 5 in the morning.
Litzman, who originally objected to the bill on the grounds that it could end up curtailing the pre-Shabbat and pre-holiday announcements which are sounded in every Israeli city an hour or so before sunset. Eventually Litzman reached a compromise with coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) that the law would be limited to curbing Muezzin enthusiasm from 11 PM to 7 AM.
As a result, the new bill has been ready to come up for a preliminary vote at the Knesset plenum, and proceed to committee should the vote be yay. But Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, who is currently on a state visit to the Ukraine, demanded to be allowed to chair the meeting, which is expected to be particularly explosive.
MK Issawi Freij (Meretz), for one, is ready to do some exploding, judging by his announcement that separating the Shabbat announcements from the Muezzin bill exposes it for what it is: yet another example of Israeli racism. Never mind that those pre-Shabbat calls take place around 7 PM at the latest, while the Muezzin law lets people – both Arabs and Jews – have their rest from 11 at night to 7 in the morning.
President Reuven Rivlin, who used to be a proud member of Likud but has since been often playing for the other teams, voiced his vehement objection to the noise pollution bill, saying it would show up Israel as a democracy for Jews only.
Somebody, please, build a mosque next to the President’s residence, to serve the Arabs of Rehavia… The president might change his mind yet…JNi.Media
Customers who used the ATM machine at the Bank Leumi branch in Kafr Qara, an Arab town some 22 miles southeast of Haifa, were stunned to realize they were receiving the amount they punched in, except in US dollars, or, based on today’s exchange value, 3.87 times the amount they asked for. News of the unexpected bonanza spread fast and wide and dozens of local residents raided the ATM nook – to each be rewarded handsomely in Uncle Sam issue greenbacks (well, not really greenbacks, as those stopped being issued after the Civil War, but buck nonetheless).
TV journalist Madi Zayed reported the joyous celebration that erupted, as the locals pushed through the waiting line to try their luck with the Bank Leumi Cornucopia. Some hesitated, arguing that in the end their accounts would be charged the full amount anyway, but most just treated the miracle as miracles should be treated – they stuck their cards in the slot and punched the keys.
A local named Ziad was among the first to discover the unusual ATM machine. “I stopped to withdraw 200 shekels to gas up my vehicle at the end of the work day,” he told Zayed. “I entered my card and punched 200, and suddenly I’m getting four $50 bills”
At some point an alarm broke out, the branch manager showed up and called the police. A patrol car arrived and the cops ordered the customers to stay away from the ATM until the manager disabled it. At this point it is still unclear whether the bank would charge its customers the full dollar amount.
By Ilana Messika/TPS
The Hadera Magistrates Court sentenced on Thursday Ahmad Jbareen, a 32-year-old father of three from of Umm al-Fahm, near Jenin, to eight months in jail for supporting the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group and inciting to violence and terrorism on Facebook.
“The law does not allow freedom of thought to be exploited against the security and safety of the public, or freedom of speech to be used to threaten the social order and the foundations of the rule of law and democracy,” stated the Court verdict.
Jbareen held a Facebook account under the pseudonym “Abed Jbareen Jbareen” which had more than a thousand “friends” and 744 “followers.” Between October 2014 and May 2015, Jbareen used the account to spread six posts praising Hezbollah and supporting terrorism. Posts included “Hezbollah are the victorious. May God protect [Hassan] Nasrallah and and bring him to victory against the Israeli and ISIS dogs.”
Jbareen also used his account as an tool to incite to terrorism in the public sphere, publishing 13 posts such as “Soon will come the time for Jihad in Occupied Jerusalem. Long live the Palestinian Resistance.”TPS / Tazpit News Agency
The Hekdesh Benvenisti submitted this week eviction suits against nine Arab families in the Kfar HaShiloah (Silwan) neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem. To date, the association has sued 72 Arab families it wants evicted, based on the fact that the entire neighborhood belongs to Yemenite residents who settled there in the early 1920s.
Kfar HaShiloah is located on the eastern slope of the Kidron Valley, above the outlet of the Gihon Spring opposite the City of David.
The Hekdesh Benvenisti is an association established in 1899 for the purpose of building the Yemenite neighborhood. According to Daniel Luria, the executive director of Ateret Cohanim-Israel, the Ateret Cohanim NGO assists the Hekdesh facilitate acquisitions in the area, which has been conducting a legal campaign against the Arab squatters who took over the Jewish-owned homes following the 1949 armistice, when the Jordanian Legion governed eastern Jerusalem. The bulk of these Arab families took over the properties in the 1950s and 60s, and today there are some 80 Arab families there.
The Hekdesh went to court after the squatters refused the offer of money to vacate the Jewish properties.
Currently there are more than 50 Jewish families living in the area, some in homes purchased from Arabs, some in Beit Yonatan, an apartment building in the neighborhood, owned by Ateret Cohanim. Last year an Arab family was evicted from what used to be the century-old Yemenite synagogue, and the building has undergone renovations, complete with a glow-at-night star of David on the rooftop. Two additional apartment buildings have been redeemed over the past year, and are also being renovated to accept future Jewish families.
The Jewish residents of the area are often attacked by the Arabs, in many cases requiring intervention by police and Jewish security personnel. The process of removing the Arab squatters promises to be lengthy, but the association expects big rewards in terms of establishing a major, thriving Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.
In 2014, White House spokesman Josh Earnest described the new, legal occupants of Kfar HaShiloah as “individuals who are associated with an organization whose agenda, by definition, stokes tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.” Prime minister Netanyahu was “baffled” by the criticism, deeming it “un-American.”
Attorney Avraham Moshe Segal, noted that “various courts, led by the Supreme Court, have determined that the Hekdesh is the exclusive owner of these lands, and we expect that the courts’ rulings be honored precisely.”JNi.Media