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Report: Hamas Terrorist Killed in Tunnel Collapse During ‘Mission’

Monday, October 24th, 2016

A member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing, was killed in Gaza on Monday after an underground tunnel collapsed on him, Ma’an reported. The al-Qassam Brigades released a statement saying one of their fighters, Amir Jaber Abu Tuima from the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, died during a “mission” when the tunnel collapsed.

The announcement did not specify the nature of the mission, which was most likely digging a terror tunnel.

On Saturday another al-Qassam terrorist was killed in a tunnel collapse. Ma’an acknowledged that a considerable number of Gaza Arabs have been killed in the “vast tunnel networks that lie below the besieged enclave,” which is dedicated to commercial and military smuggling in the south and future terrorist kidnapping in the north.

Last Saturday morning, the head of the Egyptian army’s Ninth Armored Division was assassinated for his role in destroying tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip by filling them with water.

The smuggling tunnels are used by Hamas as a source of tax revenue and flow of weapons and commercial goods from the Sinai, including food, medicine, and infrastructure materials. The latter are being used mostly for digging military tunnels into Israeli territory.

The Institute for Palestine Studies reported in 2012 that Hamas suffered 160 deaths under collapsing tunnels since 2007. In August 2014, al-Jazeera cited 400 as the updated figure for tunnel collapse casualties.

Ma’an cited a UN report from September suggesting the damage from the three clashes between Hamas and Israel since the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, including the destruction of local water, sanitation, energy, and medical facilities, together with a slow reconstruction (as Hamas is usurping the building material for building terror tunnels), will render Gaza “uninhabitable” by 2020.

JNi.Media

The Collapse Of Civilization

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Not only the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11. An entire concept collapsed with them.

The entire idea of the modern nation-state, which beheads the king, confines God to the church interior and enthrones man and society instead – all collapsed like a house of cards to the call of Allah Akbar emanating from the cockpit just a second before the impact that shook the world.

The president of the one and only world power – the standard-bearer of the ideology of liberty and prosperity that had triumphed over totalitarianism, communism, and fascism; successfully navigated the stormy twentieth century; and remained alone in the face of the collapse of all its competitors – did not know how to respond. The blow that he had received did not bear the return address of a nation state.

A culture had attacked him, a religion had attacked him, a nation had attacked him. But a territory had not attacked him and neither had a state. With no other alternative, George Bush convinced his citizens that the state of Iraq was the enemy. He conquered it, hung Sadaam Hussein, and of course – lost.

“If you can’t beat them, join them,” said the Americans – and elected a president named Hussein who energetically dispensed of the remaining values that had built the liberty state.

The American public is disgusted with him and is turning to the opposite poll; to a vulgar politician who, without Obama’s legacy, would not have gotten past the very first primaries.

But America will never be “great again.” Like Bush and most of the politicians, Trump and Clinton do not understand the problem. They do not have the tools to deal with it, if it is at all possible.

Since the Twin Towers collapsed, the modern nation-state has been collapsing as well. The values built by the nation-states are not capable of dealing with the challenge of Islam. The first to collapse were the Middle-Eastern states that really never were nation-states to begin with. The greater Arab nation is rapidly returning to its natural, pre-Sykes-Picot tribal formation.

It doesn’t stop there, however. The nation-states of Western Europe cannot stand up against the Muslim offensive. They have become unrecognizable and their fate is shrouded in uncertainty.

Judaism is the only identity that inherently combines nationality and religion. Our nationality is Jewish – and so is our religion. One can be an Arab Israeli. But it is impossible to be an Arab Jew.

“In Judaism, G-d is not the focal point and neither is man. The dialogue between them is the focal point” (Rabbi Uri Cherki).

This unique integration gives the Jewish State (exclusively) the basis to deal, as a modern-state, with the challenge that has propelled an entire shaken civilization into collapse before our very eyes.

Moshe Feiglin

9/11: The Collapse of Civilization

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Not only the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11. An entire concept collapsed with them.

The entire idea of the modern nation-state, which beheads the king, confines God to the church interior and enthrones man and society instead – all collapsed like a house of cards to the call of Allah-hu-akbar emanating from the cockpit just a second before the impact that shook the world.

The president of the one and only world power, the standard-bearer of the ideology of liberty and prosperity that had triumphed over totalitarianism, communism and fascism, successfully navigated the stormy twentieth century and remained alone in the face of the collapse of all its competitors – did not know how to respond. The blow that he had received did not bear the return address of a nation state.

A culture had attacked him, a religion had attacked him, a nation had attacked him. But a territory had not attacked him and neither had a state. With no other alternative, George Bush convinced his citizens that the state of Iraq was the enemy. He conquered it, hung Sadaam Hussein and of course – lost.

“If you can’t beat them, join them,” said the Americans – and elected a president named Hussein who energetically dispensed of the remaining values that had built the liberty state.

The American public is disgusted with him and is turning to the opposite poll; to a vulgar politician who, without Obama’s legacy, would not have gotten past the very first primaries.

But America will never be ‘great again.’ Like Bush and most of the politicians, neither Trump (nor Clinton) understands the problem. They do not have the tools to deal with it, if it is at all possible.

Since the Twin Towers collapsed, the modern nation state has been collapsing, as well. The values built by the nation-states are not capable of dealing with the challenge of Islam. The first to collapse were the Middle-Eastern states that really never were nation states to begin with. The greater Arab nation is rapidly returning to its natural, pre-Sykes-Picot tribal formation. It doesn’t stop there, however. The nation states of Western Europe cannot stand up against the Moslem offensive. They have become unrecognizable and their fate is shrouded in uncertainty.

Judaism is the only identity that inherently combines nationality and religion. Our nationality is Jewish – and so is our religion. One can be an Arab Israeli. But it is impossible to be an Arab Jew.

“In Judaism, G-d is not the focal point and neither is man. The dialogue between them is the focal point.” (Rabbi Uri Cherki)

This unique integration gives the Jewish State (exclusively) the basis to deal, as a modern state, with the challenge that has propelled an entire shaken civilization into collapse before our very eyes.

Moshe Feiglin

Head of Search in TA Building Collapse, as 3rd Dead Discovered: Time Not on our Side

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

“Time is not on our side,” said Home Front Command chief for the Metropolitan Tel Aviv District Colonel Amir Ulu, who described the challenges facing hundreds of rescue workers at the collapsed building where three have died—the third victim discovered Tuesday morning—and 23 injured so far. On Monday night the rescuers lost contact with two victims who until then could be heard from under the layers of dirt and destruction. “The more time passes, the more problematic it becomes to find living victims, although in the past we’ve rescued collapse victims after 30 hours,” Ulu said.

Rescue worker with dog at the site of the building collapse September 5, 2016 in Ramat Hakhayal, Tel Aviv.

Rescue worker with dog at the site of the building collapse September 5, 2016 in Ramat Hakhayal, Tel Aviv.

As dark was setting at the collapsed, 4-story parking garage under construction in Ramat HaKhayal in north Tel Aviv, the rescue teams mapped the construction site, but the dimensions and sheer mass of the detritus and debris posed a significant difficulty. “It can take us hours to reach each one of the mapped areas,” Yonatan Raz, Ulu’s deputy, told Walla. “But the command’s decision is that we’re not leaving. We have the capacity to remain here for 48 hours, with the hope of finding trapped victims who are still alive.”

The rescuers believe there are four more people under the collapsed structure. Overnight the site was flooded with high voltage lights and shifts were changed frequently, to maintain the workers’ alertness. The rescuers are fearing additional collapses in two spots, which they continue to monitor. “The structure has stopped moving, which is good news,” Ulu said Tuesday morning.

Ulu related that only a week ago, commanders from the Home Front Corp, Police and MDA underwent a course intended to regulate communications between them in the event of a major disaster, “And here we are, applying what we’ve learned, unfortunately,” Ulu concluded.

David Israel

Updated Two Dead in Tel Aviv Parking Garage Collapse

Monday, September 5th, 2016

By Andrew Friedman/TPS

An underground parking lot in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Ramat HaChayal collapsed Monday, killing two people and injuring 24. Five construction workers are still missing.

Police spokespeople said that several floors of a parking structure collapsed, and warned that the collapse could destabilize the remaining floors of the building. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that 150 Home Front soldiers are participating in the rescue operation.

According to Tawfik Habshi, a Magen David Adom paramedic, 23 people have been evacuated to local hospitals, and rescue crews are still trying to make contact with between six and 10 individuals who are still missing.

The building site belongs to the Danya Cebus and Isael Africa companies. According to the Tel Aviv Municipality, construction began on the four-story parking garage, called Ahuzot Chof, in November 2014 and was scheduled for completion by early 2017, with an area of 17,000 square meters.

“MDA, IDF Home Front Command, the Tel Aviv Fire Department and Israel Police are continuing to secure the collapse site in order to locate the missing persons. Search and rescue operations are ongoing as of this time,” Habshi told TPS.

16:11 UPDATE: One trapped man has been located. Rescue crews are working to rescue him. In addition, a 250 ton crane and a sand vacuum truck are on site working to remove rubble.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Jerusalem Driver Rescued by Firefighters as Tree Crushes Car

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

A driver in Jerusalem is thanking firefighters for yanking her out of a car just seconds before a huge tree slammed down on to it, destroying her vehicle but at least missing her head.

Jerusalem District Firefighters spokesperson Udi Gal confirmed that firefighters were called to deal with a large tree that had collapsed on to live power lines Monday afternoon on Queen Esther Street in the capital.

As tree removal operations were underway, firefighters suddenly heard creaking sounds from another tree nearby.

Team leader Sgt.-Maj. Daniel said he saw the tree was swaying, and just about to fall on a car being driven by a woman nearby.

“At great personal risk, firefighters raced to the vehicle and quickly removed the woman from the car,” Gal said in a statement.

“Seconds later the tree fell down on to the roof of the vehicle, exactly on to the place where the woman had been seated just moments before. Only through mazel, and the professionalism, courage and dedication of the firefighters who rushed to save her was the driver saved from being injured by the collapse of that tree on her car.”

Firefighter team commander Shalom Ramati, who pulled the woman out of the car, added that it was literally “a second or two after I got her out of that car, that the tree collapsed on the vehicle. Im happy I was able at the last minute to prevent this driver from being in a terrible accident.”

Its not clear why the trees were so unstable in that area of the city at this time of year, even though there have been high winds over the past few days.

Hana Levi Julian

Al Aqsa Mosque Collapsing, But only in English

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

From the English section of the Al-Ray News Agency:

Gaza, Alray – Al-Aqsa Foundation and Cultural Heritage Organization said that an area collapsed near the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem late Tuesday.

The collapse happened near the Bab as Silsila, on the western part of the mosque, according to an eyewitness.

“It is the second collapse near the western wall in 5 years,” Cum’a Usayle, an eyewitness said.

Usayle told Anadolu Agency, “The collapse has caused a deep hole there. It is dangerous for the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It poses danger especially for children and women.”

No security precautions around the area have been taken by Israeli officials so far. There is also no statement about the event.

Al-Aqsa Foundation and Cultural Heritage Organization accused Israel of paving the way for demolishing the Al-Aqsa Mosque by building new settlements and digging dozens of tunnels.

Unfortunately, no photos of this collapse. I’m always amazed that none of these “eyewitnesses” ever seem to have their phones with cameras on them to document these Zionist crimes.

But certainly the Al Aqsa Foundation web page will have this story, right? Well, no, it doesn’t.

Surely the Arabic al-Ray site will have more details! Um, no, they don’t.

Arabic Twitter users must be in an uproar, right? Well, outside of the “OccPal” account that took the information from Al Ray – nothing. (Turkish media is also picking it up.)

Just a single, seemingly fake story. One that very possibly will be on hundreds of websites by tomorrow.

Too bad!

Now there are photos are the Al Aqsa Foundation site. Here’s the best one:

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However, this hole is not on the Temple Mount, but in someone’s house nearby (they say 20 meters from the Mount, near the Chain Gate) My understanding is that Israel has been digging on the southwest corner, nowhere near any houses and not near that gate, although the older revelations of existing tunnels do pass near that point.

Visit Elder of Ziyon.

Elder of Ziyon

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