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Sanders Accuses Israel of ‘Overreacting’ to Hamas Missile Attacks [video]

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Bernie Sanders has accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of being responsible for what he said was Israel’s “overreacting” to Hamas missile attacks last year and causing civilian damage.

The man who wants to be the first Jewish President, although he says he has no use for organized religion, told Rolling Stone:

War is terrible unto itself. But I think that Israel overreacted and caused more civilian damage than was necessary.

They have very sophisticated weapons systems. They make the case, and I respect that, that they do try to make sure that civilians are not damaged. But the end result was that a lot of civilians were killed and a lot of housing was destroyed. There was terrible, terrible damage done.

He obviously is not running after Tea Party voters.

Sanders left out of his comments what he said at a Town Hall meeting earlier this year, as reported here:

After saying that Israel overreacted, he added, as seen as seen and heard in the video below:

On the other hand, you have a situation where Hamas is sending missiles to Israel, and you know where some of these missiles are coming from? They are coming from population areas.

In the interview with Rolling Stone this week, The Vermont socialist senator adopted the “two-state solution,” of course, and noted:

The United States has got to work with the Palestinian people in improving their standard of living, which is now a disaster, and has been made much worse since the war in Gaza.

If he had gone back a few years earlier, he would have realized that the standard of living for Arabs in Gaza was far higher since Israel took over the region after the Six-Day War in 1967.

That ended when the Palestinian Authority launched its intifada that eventually led to the expulsion of Jews, who employed thousands of Arabs, and the entrenchment of the Palestinian Authority regime that ruined their standard of living.

Two Polls Reveal PA/Gaza Arabs Hate ISIS and Israel

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) The Pew Research Center on Tuesday released a survey showing that in 11 countries with significant Muslim populations, people expressed negative views of ISIS. In no country surveyed did more than 16% of the population favor the Islamic State.

In Lebanon, where one of the most brutal attacks took place recently, almost every person surveyed had an unfavorable view of ISIS, including 99% with a very unfavorable opinion. ISIS is hated equally, according to the survey, by Lebanese Sunni Muslims (98% unfavorable) and Shia Muslims and Lebanese Christians (100%).

It gets a little more interesting in Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Gaza. Israelis (97%) and Jordanians (94%) are also strongly opposed to ISIS as of the spring of 2015, according to Pew, and that included 91% of Israeli Arabs.

But there was less disfavor in the Palestinian Authority controlled territories, where only 84% had a negative view of ISIS, with the Gaza Strip markedly more hostile (92%) to ISIS than Judea and Samaria (79%).

However, a different poll, conducted by Dr. Nabil Kukali of the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, which says it is “a leading full service research institute in Palestine,” stated that 68.5% of PA Arabs oppose the Russian intervention in Syria. So that, despite their disapproval, they are probably not looking for imported solutions, especially not in the form of the Russian military fighting on the side of President Assad.

The PCPO poll of the PA/Gazan Arabs’ state of mind was taken while the terror wave of shooting, stabbing and rioting against Israeli Jews was in full swing. Conducted during the period from October 18 to November 12, 2015, the poll covered a random sample of 1,000 respondents 18 years and above living in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The revealed that:

50.4% are in favor of a third Intifada.

42.1% are in favor of a violent uprising.

29.9% favor a peaceful, popular uprising.

62.3% oppose the resumption of peace negotiations with Israel.

43.5% are optimistic about the perspective of an eventual reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas.

58.9% are discontent with the performance of the PA-chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

47.8% call for the resignation of Abbas.
Dr. Nabil Kukali told Walla that the respondents said they were disappointed by the PA chairman’s speech at the UN General Assembly, when he called on the Arabs not to use violence against Israel.

Gaza [Hearts] France

Monday, November 16th, 2015

From not so long ago, the citizens of Gaza express their true feelings towards the French, and describe in gory detail what they want to do to them.

IDF Foils Smuggling of Rocket Fuel Chemicals From Hebron to Gaza Strip

Monday, November 16th, 2015

(JNi.media) The security guards of the border crossings authority, and inspectors of the IDF Civil Administration recently foiled the smuggling of hundreds of gallons of a chemical used by Hamas in manufacturing rocket fuel, the Israeli Defense Ministry tweeted Monday.

The inspectors stopped an Arab truck arriving from Hebron at the Tarqumiyah crossing, which is located 9 miles northwest of Hebron. The delivery on the truck was presented as soybean oil being shipped to the Gaza Strip. The cargo aroused the suspicion of the security personnel at the crossing, and they tested the supposed oil, discovering instead an unidentified substance.

Shin Bet and the David unit of the Civil Administration conducted a preliminary investigation at the crossing, following which the shipment was seized and the substance was sent to a lab, where it turned out to be a dual-purpose substance known as TDI, used as a key component in the rocket fuel compound used by the Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip in manufacturing rockets.

Altogether, six platforms with about 450 liters of the substance were seized. The findings were turned over to security forces, which opened an investigation.

Hamas is very popular among Hebron’s residents.

Gaza’s Hamas Leader Urges Arabs to ‘Keep Momentum of Intifada’

Monday, November 16th, 2015

As world leaders meet in Turkey to search for a way to end the bloodshed perpetrated by radical Islamist terrorists like Da’esh (ISIS) on their shores, Gaza’s Hamas terror organization is doing its best to ramp up the violence.

De facto Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told members of the Palestinian Authority on Saturday it is essential that the Palestinian Authority does not return to any cooperation with Israel.

Haniyeh, who serves as deputy chairman of the Hamas political bureau, said the “Jerusalem intifada must not be invested in returning to negotiations with Israel.”

Speaking at the third National Palestinian Security Forum over the weekend, Haniyeh blamed “Israeli crimes against Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank” for the “outbreak of the intifada.”

He called on all factions of the Palestinian Authority to form a united leadership to “keep the momentum of the intifada,” the Hamas newspaper Alresalah reported.

IDF Responds to Rocket Attack From Gaza

Monday, November 9th, 2015

On Sunday, Nov. 9, a rocket was launched from Hamas-controlled Gaza into southern Israel. Despite the murderous intentions of those who shot the rocket, no one in Israel was physically harmed.

Several hours after the rocket was launched from Gaza, the Israeli Defense Forces responded by targeting a Hamas position in Gaza. “Hits were confirmed,” according to the IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner.

Update: Rocket Alert

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

I bet you thought Gaza’s terrorists forgot about us.

7:29 PM Rocket alert Gaza border.

Rocket landed in an open area. No injuries or damage reported.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/rocket-alert-6/2015/11/08/

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