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8 Overnight Arab Terror Attacks on Israeli Motorists

Friday, November 6th, 2015

In eight separate cases overnight Thursday night Israeli motorists found themselves with flying rocks and flaming bottle bombs smashing into their cars — sometimes directly at their windshields.

Arab terrorists carried out at least eight such attacks in different locations in the early hours of Friday morning in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Attackers hurled firebombs along southern areas of Highway 60 in Judea. Arab terrorists hurled rocks and firebombs at motorists who drove past the villages of El Aroub, Tubas, Ein Yabrud and Kfar Na’ama.

IDF soldiers searched the area for the perpetrators after several vehicles reported the attacks, and eventually found some of the weapons.

The forces discovered a stockpile of firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and rocks squirreled away for use as ammunition in attacks against Israeli motorists.

Attacks were also reported at the Mount of Olives and the City of David in Jerusalem, and near the Samaria Arab city of Tulkarm as well.

No information was released about damage to property or injuries to travelers.

Jewish Press News Briefs

PLO Official Saeb Erekat Threatens to Yank Recognition of Israel

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

PLO executive committee chairman Saeb Erekat threatened Thursday that he “would not rule out the possibility the Palestine Liberation Organization might withdraw its recognition of Israel,” according to a report published in Al Quds al Arabi.

There is nothing new about this announcement, other than the bald-faced announcement itself. The PLO “recognized” Israel in 1988, accepted United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 and supposedly renounced terrorism after the United States twisted the arm of PLO chairman Yasser Arafat.

But in fact, the Palestinian Authority government that has operated under the aegis of the PLO always supported terror under the Arafat administration. It subsequently supported terror under the administration of Mahmoud Abbas as well, as documented and translated by the media watchdog organization, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

Last month Abbas awarded the entity’s Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences an Arts to the cartoonist at the Al-Ayyam daily newspaper who has been glorifying terrorist stone-throwing attacks on Israeli motorists.

The Yasser Arafat Youth Center in Jenin this month named a football tournament after the terrorist who murdered two Israeli rabbis and wounded the wife and baby of one of them in a stabbing attack Oct. 3 in the Old City of Jerusalem.

According to a Nov. 2 report in Al-Hayat al-Jadida translated by the PMW, a PA municipality also named a street after the “martyr shahid” Muhanned Halabi, with the town’s mayor saying “This is the least we can do for Martyr Halabi.”

The Fatah faction led by Abbas fanned the flames further, officially bringing soil from the grounds of the Al Aqsa Mosque at the Temple Mount to Halabi’s grave. The Palestinian Authority Bar Association awarded an honorary law degree to the 19-year-old murderer.

The PA Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and the General Union of Palestinian Teachers also held meetings and issued news releases praising Halabi’s attacks.

And to this day, maps of the territory of the Palestinian Authority – “Palestine” to PA residents – are comprised of the entire area of the State of Israel, which is completely erased.

All this, decades after the PLO and PA supposedly had “recognized” the State of Israel and had “renounced terrorism.”

Or not.

So what is really new about the former lead negotiator of the PLO telling the world that he doesn’t rule out the possibility of withdrawing a recognition that never really existed?

Hana Levi Julian

13 Arab Fugitives Arrested by IDF

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Israeli military forces arrested 13 Arab fugitives late Monday night in Judea and Samaria.

The suspects were detained by IDF soldiers in connection with terrorist activities and violence against civilians and police.

All detainees were transferred to security personnel for further questioning.

Jewish Press News Briefs

IDF Shuts Down Hebron Radio Station for Incitement to Violence

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

IDF soldiers shut down a Palestinian Authority radio station run by the PA’s leading Fatah faction in Hebron late Monday night in a joint IDF and Civil Administration operation in what the IDF called “part of the ongoing battle against incitement.”

Israeli military forces confiscated broadcasting equipment at the Al Hurriya radio station “in order to prevent the incitement which has caused a flare of violence in the region over recent weeks,” the IDF Spokesperson’s office said Tuesday morning.

“Incitement has been core in aggravating, encouraging and celebrating the recent wave of terror,” said the IDF. “In the past month Palestinians have executed 29 attacks (22 stabbings, four run-over attacks and three shooting attacks) against Israeli civilians and security forces in Hebron.”

The Al Hurriya radio station was formed in 2002 in Gaza by the Fatah faction’s “Palestinian National Liberation Movement” and was transferred to Hebron after the Hamas seized control over Gaza in 2007.
The station has been shut down twice, once in 2002 and again in 2008.

Hana Levi Julian

Jerusalem Arabs May Lose Israeli Residency Rights

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Arabs living in post-1967 Jerusalem neighborhoods may lose their Israeli social benefits – and their residency permits – as a result of the current wave of terror.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised the possibility at a security cabinet meeting as far back as two weeks ago, according to a report Sunday on Israel’s Channel 2 television news.

Approximately 80,000 people would be affected by the move, according to the report.

Sources in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee confirmed the report on Monday.

“It is impossible to give them all of the rights without having them fulfill all of their responsibilities,” the prime minister was quoted as saying at the meeting.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz warned at the same meeting that such a decision would have far-reaching consequences, and thus would require “a referendum, because it would involve giving up territory.”

Many Arabs who live in Jerusalem neighborhoods are not Israeli citizens – by choice – but they do possess the blue Israeli ID card called a “teudat zehut” which grants them full residency status, and social benefits such as extremely low cost medical insurance, social services such as Bituach Leumi (National Insurance Institute) monthly support stipends and other benefits.

Last week the prime minister stopped construction of a dividing security barrier intended to protect residents of Jewish neighborhoods from terror attacks by residents of Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem. The move followed criticism by Knesset members who warned the wall would become the first step in dividing the capital all over again.

The prime minister was scheduled to address the Knesset committee today on the issue (Monday, Oct. 26).

There has been no further official discussion on any plan to revoke the residency status of the entire Jerusalem Arab population. Nevertheless, 19 suspects accused of carrying out deadly terror attacks are indeed being considered as possible candidates for losing their residency status in the capital, according to Interior Minister Silvan Shalom.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu Tries to Calm the Country but Plays Politics

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calmed down the country two days ago, but more terror followed, so he tried again Thursday night with a speech and press conference that reminded everyone it’s politics as usual.

He issued a statement at a press conference, telling the nation what everyone knows:

This has been another difficult day for all of us, citizens of Israel. We are in the midst of a wave of terrorism. Terrorists that have been incited and who are driven with hate are trying to attack our people – babies, children, men and women, civilians and soldiers. Our hearts – the hearts of the entire nation – are with the families of the victims whose lives were cut short by reprehensible murderers.

He praised security forces and said what he said two days ago – that Israeli will overcome the latest escalation of terrorism that Prime Minister Netanyahu remanded everyone has been around since the re-birth of modern Zionism.

Prime Minister Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority and Hamas “mendacious incitement” and pointed out what we all know, that the Arab world spreads lies that it wants to restore the “status quo” on the Temple Mount while even Israeli Arab Knesset Members are insisting that Jews have nothing to-do with the holy site.

But at the press conference, Netanyahu said what he really has on his mind, and that is the totally irresponsible remarks yesterday by Opposition leader Yitzchak Herzog.

The leader of the old Labor party, now called the Zionist Camp following the merger with Tzipi Livni’s faction, yesterday went on another self-destructive rant and instead of making the Israeli center-left feel that “united we stand and divided we fall,” he babbled about a government led by him and his cohort Tzipi Livni would have tackled terror.

He called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to resign, a move that would drive the country into financial and political chaos and destroy morale.

Netanyahu grabbed the importunity tonight and said:

We need to join forces in the face of the wave [of violence]. But the decision on whether to enter the government is in the hands of the parties. I want a wider government and unity in the nation.”

Jerusalem is burning and Netanyahu and Herzog are fiddling.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

A Week of Intifada Miracles in the State of Israel

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Israeli media is filling up with grim tidings of escalating violence and the looming spectre of a third intifada. It is true there has been a spike in the number and intensity of lethal terror attacks on Israelis by Palestinian Arabs.

But despite the wave of terror that has washed over the Jewish State, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted Wednesday, “We have known worse times than this.” The prime minister added, “We will also overcome this wave of terrorism with determination, responsibility and unity.”

Netanyahu made the remarks just hours after a Palestinian Arab stabbed an IDF soldier in Kiryat Gat, grabbed the soldier’s rifle and then escaped into a building.

But the terrorist didn’t get far: not only was he spotted by police and shot dead, miraculously, he could not shoot anyone else with the gun that he stole because it was not loaded. The soldier had followed protocol to the letter, and had left the ammunition magazine out of his weapon.

There have been other miracles hidden among the tragedies in what may be an emerging third intifada.

In the deadly Arab terror attack that left Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Na’ama dead last Thursday on the Samaria road between Itamar and Elon Moreh, their four children survived.

But contrary to the contentions of some who may not be familiar with terrorist mentality, the Henkin children were not spared by the Palestinian Arabs for due to strategic reasons. They were miraculously saved by “friendly fire.” The terrorists accidentally shot one another.

Finally, a third miracle – a “chazaka,” in Jewish thought, conveying a sense of reinforcement or permanence to the truth of the miracles.

In Petach Tikvah during Wednesday’s terror attack near the Kanyon HaGadol mall across the street from Beilinson Medical Center only one victim was stabbed by the Arab attacker. The terrorist was unable to stab more people because, miraculously, his knife broke.

“We will take firm action against terrorists, lawbreakers and inciters,” said the prime minister. “We have bolstered our troops and are using all means necessary to fight this terrorism.”

In the Jewish State, that includes prayer.

Hana Levi Julian

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