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January 23, 2017 / 25 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

IDF Destroys Hamas Position in Gaza

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

An IDF tank on Sunday around 11 AM destroyed a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Office.

The attack came in response to fire that hit an Israeli military vehicle near the system fence in the southern Strip. No injuries were reported.

The IDF holds the Hamas government responsible for all attacks that originate in the Gaza Strip.

David Israel

Hostage Trade with Hamas Stuck

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Israeli and Arab sources say the discussions to return the bodies of two IDF soldiers, Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, and three live Israeli civilians, including Avera Mengistu, being held hostage in Gaza by Hamas, is stuck, according to a report in Walla.

The discussions are apparently stuck because of Hamas’s high expectations of getting hundreds of terrorists freed in the deal, as they did in the Shalit deal.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Hamas Blames Palestinian Authority for Gaza’s Electricity Shortage

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Hamas spokesperson Fuzi Barhom has blamed PA Chairman Mohammed Abbas for the ongoing electricity shortage in Gaza.

Hamas is also blaming the Palestinian Authority for the protests that have brought out thousands of Gazans to the streets against the  terrorist regime, in response to the lack of electricity.

A number of Fatah (PA) members living in Gaza have been arrested, with Hamas claiming the PA is trying to destabilize their government.

At the moment, Gazans have electricity for only three to four hours a day.

Needless to say, if Hamas had invested in electrical infrastructure and fuel, rather than terror tunnels and missiles, their citizens would have electricity right now.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Not Funny: Hamas Arrests Comic over Critical Videologue [video]

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Military police on Wednesday arrested popular Gazan singer/comic Adel al-Meshoukhi for criticizing the ruling government of Hamas, according to an Arab Sensor report.


Al- Meshoukhi, 32, posted on his Facebook page a minute-plus videologue attacking Hamas for the harsh living conditions in the Gaza Strip, particularly the frequent power interruptions (the result of a chronic electricity shortage which has worsened this winter). Meshoukhi also bewailed the heavy unemployment, saying: “No work, no crossings [to Israel and Egypt], no food … Hamas, enough! We want electricity! We want electricity!”

The clip has received more than 258,000 views and can still be found online.

According to Arab Sensor, al-Meshoukhi used to work in security for a Hamas group, but three years ago he was shot in the leg from friendly fire during training and had to retire. He continues to receive a partial salary.

In recent months, he has become popular around the Gaza Strip for comical and lyrical videos he’s been posting to the social networks, and which received a wide following. His videos express a kind of homespun protest, with which many in Gaza identify. He talks about people’s day-to-day difficulties and criticizes the Hamas government – for which he has seen the inside of a jail cell more than once.

A source inside the Hamas Interior Ministry stated this week that al-Meshoukhi had been arrested for disciplinary violations, for breaking promises he had made about obeying the rules. His case is being reviewed by a military court.

JNi.Media

What Now?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

WHAT NOW?

4 more Jewish families have been destroyed due to radical Islamic terror. Our enemies are handing out sweets in celebration of the murder of 4 IDF soldiers. People are calling the terrorists ‘freedom fighters’ and the UN calls it human nature! Our soldiers were murdered as they were touring the streets of Jerusalem, the city we call our eternal capital and what our “ally” President calls “illegal”.

WHAT NOW?

The terrorist was an Israeli Arab that lives in a Jerusalem village that has produced numerous barbaric terrorists such as the one who entered Mercaz Harav Yeshiva and slaughtered Jewish kids as they studied Torah and were preparing for the Purim festivities.

This terrorist had full Israeli rights and had absolutely nothing to do with the fabricated Palestine excuse radical Muslims use to justify murdering Jews.

Did I mention he was already in Israeli jail for terrorist activity and was released. Why? Well that’s the law! 4 soldiers died for the law.

WHAT NOW?

Tomorrow the entire nation will be in tears as we lay to rest 4 beautiful children whose lives were cut short by a radical Islamic genocidal ideology.

WHAT NOW?

Of course we will survive, we always do!

We have been surviving attack after attack for over 2 millennia and the only question is, how much longer will we define our survival by how well we pick ourselves up from pogroms, holocausts, inquisitions, burning temples, massacres, wars, intifadas, shooting attacks, axe attacks, rocket attacks and of course ramming attacks. How about from now on, we do not give those who clearly seek our destruction the benefit of the doubt. How about we do not give them rights and protect them with the law are trying to murder or use to carry out their next attack.

How about we judge them as they clearly and vocally demonstrate how they want to be judged; radical genocidal, anti-semitic terrorists.

WHAT NOW?

I, like many of you reading this, am sick and tired of funerals.

Personally, I simply cannot go to military funerals any more. Every time I see the coffin draped in the Israeli flag and watch the families lose their sanity as life is ripped out from their world, I am thrown back 23 years when I buried Yehoshua. I cannot stand hearing the gun shots at funerals and neither could Yehoshua. I cannot thinking about how each one of the families will be living their own personal holocaust every day! Over and over!

Yehoshua Friedberg, my platoon mate, who was brutally murdered 23 years ago by Islamic terrorists was laid to rest forever while his murderers were released from Israeli jail, only to murder again,which they did.

WHAT NOW?

Our enemies give out sweets in celebration and we are not disappointed in the slightest bit, because we expect such behavior from them. Some say we can not allow our soldier to kill a terrorist 7 minutes after an attack lest we become just like our enemies. They actually call the IDF soldier who kills a terrorist who came to murder him, a murderer!

Funny how the left hold such a clearly bigoted opinion of our enemies by insinuating (rightfully so) that we are not as barbaric as they are and then advocate making a deal with them as if they all of a sudden believe they are part of our sane Western culture.

WHAT NOW?

Arab textbooks have no Israel on the map and we make believe that all they want is a strip of land and then there will be peace? Abbas praises spilled Jewish blood in Jerusalem and we make believe he is different than Hamas and can be a partner for Peace?

Arabs claim going back to the 67 lines is all that is needed for peace and we believe them even though between 48-67 ALL of Judea, Samaria, Golan, Gaza and all of Jerusalem was already in Arab control and they were still calling for Israel’s annihilation. In fact the PLO, was created in 1964 by Egyptian born Arafat with the goal of destroying Israel. That was 3 years before any settlement ever touched the ground!

WHAT NOW?

How about we stop buying into the false narrative of our enemies. How about we start believing again in who we are and what we are doing here. How about we realize we are part of a miraculous return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel from all 4 corners of the Earth. How about we embrace our return instead of trying to reverse the process by kicking out Jews in the name of a false sense of Peace.

How about we tell the truth and stop hesitating. We, the nation of Israel, the Jewish people, are the indigenous people of the Land of Israel. Our culture, religion and history are dependent upon this land.

The Middle East is packed withe Arab and Islamic regimes that are hundreds of times bigger than Israel. How about we stop contemplating giving in to the demands of our enemies to split this land and stop making believe that solution is based on justice, truth or even sanity.

Muslims? They occupied the entire Middle East by force. They have no religious, historical or national claim on the Land of Israel, so let’s stop making believe we owe them something.

As MK Betzalel Smotritch so eloquently put it in his plan to stop the killing. When Yehoshua entered the land of Israel, he gave the non-Jewish residents 3 choices:

1. LIVE as human beings in the Jewish homeland called Israel and enjoy all the benefits of this amazing country.

2. LEAVE and join your Arab or Muslim brothers across the Middle East or to any other country in the world you would rather be in.

3. FIGHT and meet the IDF and this time with no holds barred.

For the sake of our nation, for the safety of the Jewish people, to honor those who were murdered after numerous fabricated “peace” plans, let’s stop making believe that there is any pride in crying over dead Jews and being proud of the fact that we survived as we get up bloodied and beaten.

Let’s redefine our survival by not allowing others to beat us up or threaten us.

Let’s stop chanting NEVER AGAIN as they shoot, stab and ram us and start taking action as a unified nation and a strong country, so that they understand NEVER AGAIN is not a wish, it’s our warning and ultimatum to those who seek our destruction. Let’s start standing up for ourselves and let it be known there will be a grave price for killing a Jew. Let’s start doing whatever has to be done to make sure no more Jews die! World opinion? It went up in smoke 75 years ago!

Ari Fuld

Rocket Alert – Gaza Border

Monday, January 9th, 2017

A rocket alert has gone off in the Eshkol region along the Gaza border at 11:21 AM on Monday morning.

11:37 AM At this point, no explosions have been heard and it is unknown if anything hit.

1:38 AM The IDF said it was a false alarm.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Terrorist Relatives Arrested, Israel Security Cabinet Approves Additional Measures

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Israel Police have arrested nine suspects in connection with Sunday’s truck ramming attack in the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem, which left four IDF soldiers dead and 17 other soldiers and civilians injured.

Five of those who were arrested are relatives of the terrorist who carried out the attack.

The nearby Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar in which the terrorist lived, was sealed off by Sunday evening as security forces continued operations within the area.

Israel’s security cabinet voted to demolish the family home of the terrorist who carried out the attack as quickly as possible. The cabinet also voted to reject the family’s request to be reunited with family and friends in the Palestinian Authority and Gaza.

In addition, it was decided that the terrorist’s body would not be returned to the family for burial.

Moreover, the cabinet approved administrative detention for anyone who henceforth expresses admiration, approval or support for the Islamic State terrorist organization or its actions.

Further, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered security services to investigate who at the time and place of the attack had been applauding or otherwise expressing glee at the demise of IDF soldiers and other Israelis. Those who were tracked down and identified are to be brought to justice.

There were eyewitness accounts that alleged that Arab bystanders were actually applauding as the terrorist was plowing his truck into the group of soldiers, backing up the vehicle and then ramming the truck into them a second time.

Hana Levi Julian

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