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December 26, 2014 / 4 Tevet, 5775
 
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Massive Explosion in Iran

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Iranian Fars news agency reports a massive explosion in Qazvin city in Iran. The explosion reportedly happened in an oil depot.

A 2 kilometer radius has been closed off around the site.

There may be a secret uranium enrichment plant in or near Qazvin, according to Iranian dissidents.

AP reports there are many casualties.

Jerusalem Fire Department Prevents Mega Terror Attack

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

On Tuesday afternoon, Jerusalem fire fighters evacuated dozens of residents from three buildings in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem after multiple gas lines inside the different buildings were found severed.

A burning candle and other flammable materials were discovered near one of the cut lines.

Police believe the lines were intentionally cut in an attempted terror attack.

The gas lines were shut down and the buildings were ventilated.

The police are currently investigating the incident, with leads to the adjacent Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber.

A Jerusalem Fire Department spokesperson stated that the fire fighters’ quick action and decisiveness prevent a large scale disaster, “They prevented a tragedy while putting themselves in a great personal danger,” he said.

Two months ago a couple and their infant were killed in a gas leak blast in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Giloh. Another 11 were wounded, including one severely.

A month ago a building collapsed in Acre as a result of sabotage of the gas lines in the building, killing five.

Czech Police Find Weapons at PA Home where Blast Killed Official

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Czech police found weapons at the Palestinian Authority mission in Prague where the PA ambassador was killed Wednesday after a safe he was handling exploded.

Police confirmed that “some weapons” were found but did not reveal any details on their type or number.

So far, the explosion has been written off as an accident that is not related to terror, and the assumption was that the safe was rigged to explode if someone tried to remove its contents, which may have been secret documents. However, that has changed dramatically with a statement by Palestinian Authority mission spokesman Nabil el-Fahel, quoted by the Ma’an PA news agency, that “the safe was pretty old, it was purchased in mid-1980s and according to our information there was no built-in anti-theft system.”

So maybe there really were explosives in the safe? But that doesn’t make sense because since when do PA officials handle explosives, especially when they are on a mission of peace with Israel?

The victim of the blast was new at his post, and the safe had been moved to the apartment from the former PLO offices in the Prague, but Palestinian Authority officials also fumbled their explanations on the background of the safe.  Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki said that the safe has not been in use for at least 20 years.

However, el-Fahel said the safe was in use on a “daily” basis” and that Malki may have been  referring to another safe, which is empty.

The plot thickens and answers, particularly about the weapons, probably will not be very clear.

Peace Must Be Near: Embassy Ordering Americans to Avoid Israeli Taxis

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

The following email was sent out by the US Embassy in Israel:

From: mailto:amctelaviv@state.gov
Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 7:19 AM
Subject:
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Response to December 22 Bus Bombing in Tel Aviv

U.S. citizen employees of the U.S. Embassy and their families are temporarily prohibited from using sheruts, the mini-bus shared taxis. The temporary prohibition on sheruts is in effect for the next two weeks as we assess the security implications of the December 22 bomb attack on a public bus in the Bat Yam neighborhood of Tel Aviv. This restriction is in addition to the longstanding prohibition on the use of public buses and their associated terminals and bus stops in Israel.

No mention that this minor transportation disruption is the result of Secretary of State Kerry trying to force negotiations on the Palestinian Authority, and this is their official response.

Incidentally, the reason only mini-buses are mentioned is probably because the embassy staff wouldn’t be caught dead on an Israeli public bus — probably for fear of being caught dead.

So far, according to the Shin bet, Israel’s internal security agency, the monthly acts of terrorism have risen from 82 back in July, when public opinion wasn’t so aware of the negotiations between Tzipi and her Pal Pals, to 167 in November, when it’s becoming clear that the U.S. may manage to squeeze some form of an agreement out of the two sides.

This is the pattern in Israeli-Arab peace talks since 1994, when we were blessed by the Oslo accords, and since then every time we hear of another phase in the negotiations, more blood is shed.

Michael Wolfowicz, who blogs for the Times of Israel, suggests this is not unique to the Palestinians, and all over the world terrorists try to prevent peace and stability by doing what they do best: murdering civilians.

Except that over here we’ve seen that these acts of terror are being committed by government decree, both in Gaza and in the PA. Calls to arms are official on the part of our negotiations partners, who wants peace with us like we want a hole in the head.

Sadly, both sides have been receiving more holes in the head than anything else, since this madness began, back in 1993.

Terrorists’ ‘Work Accident’ in Gaza Injures Two

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Two Hamas terrorists were wounded Monday afternoon in a “work accident” explosion at a training camp of one of the local terrorist organizations in the Gaza City area.

Sources in Gaza said that a fire broke out after the explosion. The extent of the terrorists’ wounds are not known.

Explosion on Syrian Border Outside IDF Hospital for Syrians

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

An examination conducted by the IDF has shown that the explosion that had taken place Friday close to an IDF force patrolling the Israel-Syria border, was caused by an explosive charge activated on the eastern side of the border.

The IDF is sweeping for mines along the border, using large bulldozers.

Friday’s explosion took place between Majdal Shams and a field hospital which the IDF is running to serve wounded Syrians coming across the border for treatment.

Military sources say they don’t yet know who was responsible for the charge, whether it’s the Syrian Army or Al Qaeda terrorists. No one has taken responsibility so far. The IDF has increased its presence in the near the explosion.

The explosion took place Friday afternoon, when the IDF force was in the midst of operational activities near the border at the center of the Golan Heights. None of the soldiers was hurt, but the blast from the explosion was felt in side the force’s jeep, and later it was discovered that a rear window had cracked.

The army is reconstructing the border fence between Israel and Syria, doing massive fortifications in response to the deterioration of the rule of law on the other side as a result of the ongoing civil war.

Clashes between the army and rebel groups near the Golan Heights border have intensified last week. The area is being contested by both sides, even as many wounded Syrians are crossing the b order to receive treatment in Israeli hospitals.

Meanwhile, the AP reported that Syrian government aircraft early afternoon Saturday pounded the rebel-held northeastern city of Raqqa, killing at least 12 people including five children and four women.

The rebels are saying airstrikes are often a prelude to government ground offensives, which means Assad’s troops may be mounting a major operation to recapture lost territory ahead of the January peace talks in Geneva.

Hamas Terrorist Killed in ‘Work’ Explosion in Gaza City

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

A Hamas terrorist was killed and four others were injured in an explosion in Gaza City Tuesday morning, where the Hamas website said they were on a “jihad mission.”

The terrorist was identified as 35-year-old Mohammed al-Bahloul.

Hamas stated that he “was martyred after a long bright path of Jihad, hard work, struggle and sacrifice” and that the terrorist organization “reaffirms its commitment and determination to continue the resistance against the belligerent occupation forces.”

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