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Weather Forecast: Chance of Rockets Raining on Sharon’s Funeral

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The Israel Air Force (IAF) and General Security Services (Shabak) are on high state of alert ahead of former Prime Minister Sharon’s funeral, according to a report in Maariv.

Ariel Sharon is to be buried Monday in his Negev “Sycamore Ranch” (“Havat Shikmim”), which is within range of Gaza’s rockets.

There is concern within the security forces that the Gazans might decide to shoot rockets at the funeral, and so, have launched “Operation Kalaniot” to try to prevent any rockets from being launched and hitting the ranch during the funeral.

An Iron Dome anti-rocket system will also be deployed to protect the funeral.

In 2007, a rocket from Gaza hit and exploded on the ranch.

After Sharon pulled Israel out of the Gaza Strip, Gaza became a terror base that has put millions of Israelis within rocket range of Gaza’s terrorists, and semi-regularly requires that residents of Israel’s south go into bomb shelters and reinforced sewer pipes so as to not get injured or killed from falling rockets.

Israel’s security has significantly diminished since the 2005 expulsion of Jews from their homes in Gush Katif and Gaza.

US Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make even deeper expulsions and pullouts from additional Israeli territories.

Hamas Jerusalem Offices Closed

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The police and the Shabbak (General Security Services) shut down two offices in Jerusalem on Thursday that were being used for Hamas activities in the city.

One of the offices office was first closed in 2010, and was then reopened in 2012 after the court order expired. The police closed it again after receiving updated information that it was once again, being used by Hamas.

The second office was reportedly involved in violence against security forces and visitors on the Temple Mount, and worked to prevent Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount.

Violent Riot Police Extract Settler from Home in Under 5 Hrs.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Around 8:30 PM Tuesday, after four and a half hours of hard work, a force from the Home Front Command managed to break through the locking construction set up by Boaz Albert, Hakol Hayehudi reported.

Albert is a resident of Yitzhar, a Jewish town in Samaria, south of Sh’chem. An executive order has been issued against him by the military, to stay out of Yitzhar, an order which Albert was defying. And to make good on his defiance, Albert locked himself up with this iron gizmo, making it impossible to remove him without cutting off parts of his body – something even our violent riot police does not do.



Dozens of riot police (their official name, YaSaM, stands for “special patrol unit”) showed up at the Albert home at 4 PM Tuesday, surrounding the home and fighting through the crowd of locals and additional supporters who had arrived in a long caravan of cars. The riot police did what riot police do everywhere, from Istanbul, Turkey to Oakland, California: beat the daylights out of unarmed civilians and sprayed hot pepper into their faces.

One of the civilians beaten up by riot police in Yitzhar. Photo: Hatzalah Yehuda v'Shomron

One of the civilians beaten up by riot police in Yitzhar. Photo: Hatzalah Yehuda v’Shomron

A woman and a 9-year-old boy were among the more severely beaten. Police and civilians also exchanged rocks and eggs (civilians) for stun grenades and tear gas (police). The locals also sprayed the cops with water, it being the eve of Hoshana Rabba, when we pray for water for the entire year. In fact, throughout the event the locals continued to sing holiday songs and raising wine glasses from the Albert family vinyard.

Our friends at Women in Green sent out a press release calling on the government to stop persecuting Boaz Albert and to devote the vast resources spent on tearing him away from his home to look for the Arab terrorists who’ve been murdering soldiers recently.

Boaz Albert has become the cause célèbre of the National religious camp after an incident in August in which riot cops showed up in his house and tasered him several times while hauling him out – despite the fact that Albert was passive and offered no active resistance. That unmitigated cruelty marked a new low in the behavior of Israel’s riot goon squad, and received condemnations from politicians, including from the left.

A caravan of supporters packed the town of Yitzhar. Photo: Hakol Hayehudi

A caravan of supporters packed the town of Yitzhar. Photo: Hakol Hayehudi

All this attention also made Albert a favorite target of the riot police, whose career paths may have suffered on account of that August night of electric shocks. Hence the repeated attempts to force Albert to comply with the executive order – and the persistent resistance on the part of Albert and the Jews of Judea and Samaria.

Mind you, the executive order was not issued – back in the winter of 2006 – for things Boaz Albert (and 18 others) have done. It states that the group of 19 settlers are forbidden to enter Judea and Samaria because the GSS, based on “solid intelligence,” believes each one of them is likely to “act clandestinely and violently against Arabs and Arab property.”

Israeli riot police surrounded the Albert home. Photo: Hakol Hayehudi

Israeli riot police surrounded the Albert home. Photo: Hakol Hayehudi

The GSS and the riot police tend to make everything personal, and to them making sure this settler is kept away from his home and his family is far more important than chasing after killer Arabs. Angry and brutal – two qualities they prize in cops in hotspots like Moscow and Kuala Lumpur – mark Israel’s special police unit’s treatment of Israeli Jews. They are a stain on Israel’s democracy, much like that executive order that punishes a man for things he will probably do in the future.

Peace ‘Team’ Altered Prisoner List, Ignored Secret Service Call

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The ministerial team headed by Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon, which was trusted with the selection of 26 Palestinian terrorists to be released today, ignored the recommended list submitted by Israel’s security service Shabac (GSS) and replaced some of the names in order to “bolster the prestige of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas’s nom de guerre),” a senior official in Jerusalem told Ma’ariv.

Tonight Israel is expected to release the first batch of 26 Palestinian prisoners, most of them with Jewish blood on their hands, as part of its commitment to release 104 terrorists captured before the Oslo accords. Fourteen prisoners will be released to the Gaza Strip—even though the PA, with which Israel is negotiating, has no influence at all there—and 12 will end up in Judea and Samaria.

The next release phase is expected to take place in about three months.

The GSS chief submitted to the ministerial team appointed to select the prisoners to be released a list of 40 prisoners who could be released. The two criteria used by the GSS to select the names was their level of danger to the Jewish community, as well as their “prestige” among the Palestinian public, so that their release would bode well for PA Chairman Abbas.

But, according to a high level official involved in the process, the ministers rejected some of the names the GSS suggested. The key consideration the security agency used was how dangerous individual prisoners were, while the ministers insisted on weighing heavily in favor of “big name” terrorists.

It should be noted, however, that the most dangerous terrorists are being held back until the fourth phase of prisoner releases, which should coincide with the actual signing of a final peace agreement, and certainly not this time around.

The first batch, to be released today, Tuesday, include mostly veteran prisoners, who are older, and some of them are quite ill. Eight of the prisoners being released were scheduled to be paroled over the next three years, two of them in six months.

After the Supreme Court has informed the terror victims’ families last week that it would not intervene in what it views as an executive decision, the president is expected to sign the pardons today.

Victims families are outraged today, because some of them have been skipped when government representatives went about informing families that the killer or killers of their loved ones were to be released—a process undertaken universally when a serious offender is about to go free. Some of the families heard only over the radio about the release of the murderers who destroyed their lives.

According to Ma’ariv, Dr. Gila Molcho, whose brother, attorney Ian Sean Feinberg, was murdered in Gaza in 1993 at age 30, was stunned to find out on the Internet that his killer, Abdel-Aal Sayid Ouda Yusef, was being released after having served 20 years.

“No one told us, no one updated us,” Molcho told Ma’ariv. “Unfortunately, we’re used to the fact that no one counts the bereaved families… This family is turning a deaf ear to the feelings of the bereaved families. We are very important on Memorial Day, when everybody talks about us, but at all other times we don’t count.”

“They’re releasing murderers as a gesture,” she added. “These are murderers who will later become leaders, urging more and more people to the path of murder and killing.”

Three Terrorists Who Murdered Ben-Yosef Livnat Captured

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The Shabak (Israeli General Security Services) has removed the gag order on the capture of three of the terrorists who were involved in the murder of Ben-Yosef Livnat at Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem in 2011. That attack also wounded five additional Israelis.

Two other terrorists involved in the attack have not yet been captured, according to a report in Arutz-7.

Ben-Yosef Livnat (24) from Elon Moreh, was a father of four, and the nephew of Minister Limor Livnat.

The three terrorists were members of the Palestinian Security Forces. Following their terror attack, they were put into a Palestinian jail to protect them from capture by the IDF.

A few months ago they were released (or “escaped”). The IDF captured them in May.

Temple Mount Organizations Warning Netanyahu on Feiglin’s Visit

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Jewish Press just received the following text of a letter sent earlier to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, regarding the latter’s order preventing the entry of MK Moshe Feiglin to Temple Mount.

Dear Sir,

We, members of the Joint Staff of the Temple Mount movements, read with great concern the news of your order preventing the entry of MK Moshe Feiglin to the Temple Mount area.

To our knowledge, MK Moshe Feiglin has been ascending to the Temple Mount each month for more than ten years. Every one of his visits has gone without any damage whatsoever to the public order.

Recently, the GSS has arrested a terrorists cell who tried to harm Jews climbing up to the Temple Mount. Once again it was proven publicly that Jewish visitors are not the source of violence on the Temple Mount.

In recent years we have seen a very welcome increase in the number of Jewish visotors to the Temple Mount, and the prevention of the entry of Jews in general and so much more so a Knesset Member from entering the Temple Mount, the holiest place for the Jewish people, constitutes a clear message of encouragement and support to parties that incite and perpetrate violence.

We fear that this step will give our enemies the tools to continue their incitement to violence and the violation of the Jewish freedom of worship in our capital.

We call on you at this time to immediately revoke your order preventing the entrance of MK Moshe Feiglin to the Temple Mount, and if you think there is a fear that his assent to the Temple Mount would endanger the public order, it is required that you instruct the numerous security personnel who are scattered all over the Temple Mount area to provide MK Moshe Feiglin with full protection of his liberty and of his immunity as a member of the Knesset.

The Joint Management of Temple Mount Organizations

Aviad Visoly – Chairman, Rabbi Israel Ariel, Rabbi Yosef Elbaum, Yehuda Glick, Einat Ziv, Shimshon Elbaum, Israel Medad, Professor Hillel Weiss, Arnon Segal, Assaf Lerner, Pinchas Engel, Baruch Ben-Yosef, Rebbetzin Rivka Shimon, Michael Brook, Aryeh Sonnenberg, Rabbi Itai Elitzur

IDF Whistleblower Suing Ha’aretz and its Reporter for Exposing Her

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Former IDF soldier Anat Kam, who has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after being convicted on an illegal possession of classified information, on Thursday sued the newspaper Ha’aretz, its reporter Uri Blau, and former news desk chief Avi Zilberberg, to the tune of 2.6 million shekel ($720 thousand).

Kam contends that she was exposed as the source of Blau’s information, leading to her arrest. In an unusual move, Kam asked the court to order the reporter to pay much of the money out of his own pocket, for his “special role in causing great injustice” to her, she said. The newspaper has not yet responded to the suit.

During her military service as a clerk in the office of the Central Command, Kam was exposed to “presentations and documents of various level of security classification,” including summaries of discussions, deployment of forces, investigations and status assessments. In advance of her discharge, she copied the documents to a CD that she took home. About a year after her discharge, she offered the documents to the military correspondent of Yediot Aharonot, Yossi Yehoshua, but in the end did not give away the material.

In October, 2008, the lawsuit relates, Kam met up with Blau, they chatted and discovered that they had attended the same high school. Blau offered Kam a ride to Jerusalem, where her parents live, and during the trip told her about his journalistic background and his own exposure to military matters.

“She had the impression that Blau was a serious and responsible journalist, and since it was clear to her that, in any case, his reports at Ha’aretz would be subject to military censorship restrictions,” she decided to hand over to him the CD containing the documents.

According to Kam, before delivering the CD to Blau, she demanded that he would never reveal where he obtained the documents, and that he tell no one at Ha’aretz that she was his source.

A few days later, Blau called her on his cellphone and told her he was excited about the material. The two had a few more discussions, until finally Blau published his story in November, 2008. The report incorporated photographs of two documents he had received from Kam. A few months later, another article appeared, incorporating another classified document.

On December 15, 2009, Kam’s world came crashing down, the lawsuit says, referring to the day when the GSS called her in for questioning.” Kam tried to contact Blau, but a mutual acquaintance said he was on a long trip abroad. At the GSS, her interrogators told her that they’re checking the leak to Blau. Kam confessed, and spent nearly two years under house arrest, with an “overseer.” She had to quit her job and could only leave her home to report at the police, or to visit a doctor. A year and a half ago, she was sentenced to four and a half years in prison, and three months ago the Supreme Court shortened her sentence by one year.

The lawsuit suggests that Ha’aretz was responsible for her exposure, since publishing the classified documents left only Kam, the clerk who handled those documents at Central Command, as the most logical suspect. It also argues that the chief military censor advised to Ha’aretz against publishing the actual documents, in order to shield their source.

In the end, according to the Kam lawsuit, the GSS was willing to give her immunity from charges on the documents which reporter Blau handed back to the military, so that, essentially, had he given back everything – she could have been spared much of her sentence.

Now she wants to make him pay.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-whistleblower-suing-haaretz-and-its-reporter-for-exposing-her/2013/04/04/

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