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May 31, 2016 / 23 Iyar, 5776

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Arab MK Refuses Holocaust Day Invite, Says It Motivates Humiliating Arabs

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint Arab List) on Wednesday refused an invitation to the final memorial rally of Holocaust Day at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai (named after Mordechai Anielewicz, commander of the Jewish underground in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising). Zoabi said that “the lessons of the Holocaust should not be taught in order to increase the motivation to defend oneself by humiliating and repressing [others].” The organizers, the Havatselet group, invited all 120 Knesset members to the event on May 5.

Zoabi began her letter to the group saying she was honored to “participate in marking a human tragedy that took the lives of millions of people, and showed how far down it is possible to dive to the depths of human horror, to the boundary of the absurd and the loss of the human image.”

Then she noted, “It is an honor for me to stand in memory of the victims, but it is just as important to sound the alert for you regarding that which preceded the Holocaust and paved the road to it. And precisely for that reason I decided to refuse your invitation.”

“The memory you are reviving is not the same memory the victims now symbolize.” According to Zoabi, “the learning of the Holocaust lessons in the state is done selectively and manipulatively. … You shouldn’t teach the lessons of the Holocaust by adopting a policy of closure, extortion, robbery and murder, extrajudicial executions, arrests without a trial, torture, gag orders, persecution of demonstrators and political activists. It would be a cynical, selective, distorted exploitation against the spirit of the Holocaust.”

“You shouldn’t teach the lessons of the Holocaust when you don’t recognize the frightening likeness between what’s going on around us today and what took place in Germany in the 1930s,” Zoabi wrote.

The Havatselet group released a statement saying, “The assembly is a-political and the memory of the Holocaust is important to all mankind regardless of religion, race or sex.”

JNi.Media

Network Funding Arab Violence on Temple Mount Indicted

Monday, April 18th, 2016

A combined investigation of Police and Shabak yielded evidence of the existence of a terror financing network that has been in operation over a significant time period. The network provided funds to members of the illegal Almoravid movement who are active on the Temple Mount, to pay for their acts of violence intended to discourage visitors from attempting to ascend to the compound.

The Almoravid (Morabiton) are named after a federation of Muslim Berber peoples that established an empire in Morocco, Algeria, and Spain in the 11th century.

While the suspects in operating the network were being interrogated, police took separate action against dozens of Almoravid field operators whose involvement was being exposed. The latter are still under investigation.

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s office on Monday submitted an indictment against Mohammed Jabarin, an Israeli Arab from Umm al-Fahm, and two Arab residents of Silwan, in eastern Jerusalem, for crimes involving funding terrorism and an illegal association.

David Israel

Police Using CCTV Arrest 3 Arab Attackers of Jewish Youth in Jerusalem

Monday, April 18th, 2016

A Jewish boy was attacked by three Arab minors estimated to be age 13 in the Old City of Jerusalem Monday early afternoon. Police identified and located the attackers using CCTV data.

Jerusalem police released the following announcement around 1 PM Monday: “A short while ago Police emergency call center 100 received a report from the mother of a Jewish boy who said her son had been attacked by Arab youths on the Karaites Street in the Muslim quarter of the Old City. The report was turned immediately to officers at the Mabat 2000 unit which began to scan CCTVs in the area. The unit located the incident within a few minutes, and updated police on the ground, including descriptions of the suspects.

“A team of police and Border Guard officers using the information located two suspects who had escaped into a school in the Old City and another suspect who fled into a nearby home.”

David Israel

Shabak Objects to IDF Withdrawal from Arab Cities

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Israel’s clandestine internal security service Shabak recently submitted a classified document attacking the contacts between Israeli officials and the PA on reducing IDF presence in area A of Judea and Samaria, which is entirely under PA jurisdiction, a senior Israeli official told Ha’aretz. The document was delivered to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ya’alon and other seniors in the security apparatus.

Shabak argues that establishing understandings with the PA on the issue of IDF withdrawal would likely create political limitations which would narrow the IDF’s future freedom of operation in Arab cities in Judea and Samaria and make it harder to foil terrorist attacks. Recently there have been media reports suggesting Netanyahu and Ya’alon believe the move would not damage Israel’s ability to prevent attacks, and that the PA security forces can be relied upon to carry out a large portion of the IDF’s missions.

That belief, in fact, was at the foundation of the Oslo accords, which both Netanyahu and Ya’alon still see as the path—with some corrections—to a two-state solution.

On Sunday night there was yet another meeting between Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Gen. Yoav Mordechai and and OC Central Command Roni Numa on the Israeli side, and a PA team that included Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh and Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Majid Faraj. The PA delegation demanded an understanding on the IDF pullout from area A before the Tuesday meeting in Brussels of the conference of the PA donor countries — but it remains unclear if this can be achieved in the given timeframe.

A more likely outline would include a trial period during which the PA security be given additional responsibility, while an IDF re-entry into area A would require approval by a command chief, as opposed to the current procedure which requires approval from a brigade chief.

According to the source cited by Ha’aretz, there has been a growing unrest among Netanyahu’s cabinet ministers regarding the pullout proposal, both over the proposal itself, which relies on PA generals to defend Israeli civilians from terrorists, and also over the way in which these plans are being conceived and decided. Ministers Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked, Ze’ev Elkin and Gilad Erdan suspect that what is being presented to the cabinet as routine coordination meetings with PA security officials are, in effect, political negotiations over the next phase in applying the two-state solution.

Since 2002, when PA security failed to stop, and some say aided and abetted the seder night attack on a hotel in Netanya that resulted in 23 dead, Israel has ceased to comply with the Oslo accords regarding the IDF’s freedom of movement inside area A. The result has been the crushing of the terror infrastructure in Judea and Samaria and the Shabak and IDF vastly increased effectiveness in rounding up terror suspects based on intelligence before they set out to harm Israelis.

JNi.Media

Eretz Israel Knesset Lobby: Keep IDF in Arab Cities

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

The co-chairmen of the Eretz Israel lobby in the Knesset, MKs Yoav Kisch (Likud) and Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) on Sunday called on the cabinet not to adopt the proposal to withdraw the IDF from the Arab city centers in Judea and Samaria.

The two MKs said in a statement, “We mustn’t reward terrorism, and the days when we relinquished the security of Israeli citizens to the Palestinian Authority have long since ended. Instead of reducing our hold on the land we must present a formidable iron wall against our enemies. After half a year of PA supported terrorism, we must make sure that the clear result of the terror will be zero achievements to the enemy, and not the other way around. The message must be clear, the IDF will secure our citizens wherever it is needed.”

David Israel

Female Arab Stabber Dreamed ‘Allah Told Me To Do It’

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

A 22-year-old female terrorist from Kafr Qasem who was indicted in Lod Central District Court on Sunday told her interrogators she was “inspired by a dream” to murder Jews as part of her increased religious observance of Islam.

She was charged on Sunday with attempted murder.

Shatila Abu Iyad stabbed an Israeli woman in her 30s on April 3 before being overpowered by a nearby security guard who knocked the knife out of her hand.

She was not shot and instead was restrained by the security guard until police arrived. When her bag was searched authorities found a second knife as well. Security personnel said they would question her in order to “more fully understand her motives.”

According to the indictment Iyadh’s dream prompted her to become more religious. Part of her new obligations to Allah required her to kill Jews, she said.

Iyadh told her interrogators she planned to blow up two restaurants in Rosh Ha’Ayin’s Afek Industrial Park.

She therefore purchased the proper materials for building a bomb and researched the instructions for the process on the Internet. She also made contact with an agent to purchase an automatic weapon, but failed in both tasks.

Hana Levi Julian

2 Arab Youths Infiltrate into Maale Shomron

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Two Arab youths, ages 14 and 10, from the village of Azun infiltrated into the community of Maaleh Shomron on Thursday afternoon. They were noticed by a resident who alerted the authorities, and the town went on alert assuming it may be another terrorist infiltration.

The two were quickly apprehended by residents of the town and then handed over to the army.

They weren’t armed, but it is unclear what they were doing sneaking inside.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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