The Israeli citizenship of the Arab who glided from the air into Syria Saturday night will be revoked, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the beginning of Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting.
The Arab, as reported here, set off a crisis after the IDF discovered that someone had paraglided from the Israeli side of the Golan Heights into Syria.
The IDF began a search for the man, but once it was clear that the paraglider had crossed into Syria to join the enemy, either the Islamic State (ISIS) or the Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front, the search was called off.
Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Cabinet:
We are constantly fighting Daish, Jabhat – Al Nusra and other terrorist organizations.
Yesterday an Israeli civilian crossed our border in the Golan Heights into Syria to join the ranks of the enemy. We will act to nullify his citizenship. That is what is done in any such case.
Whoever joins the ranks of the enemy to fight against Israel, will not be an Israeli citizen.
Hezbollah, Lebanon, Syria and Hamas officially are enemies or illegal in Israel. Does that mean that the citizenship of any Israeli who joins Hamas, or Islamic Jihad, will be revoked?
Don’t bet on it.
And how about Mahmoud Abbas’ “resistance” terrorists working for his Fatah party?
No chance. Israel has not declared Fatah an illegal terrorist organization.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a visit to IDF troops at the Gaza border on Tuesday the southern front is “under control.”
Together with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and top IDF brass, the prime minister said Israel is engaged in a three-front security battle.
Of these, he said, quiet at the Temple Mount is paramount, followed by security in Judea and Samaria, and “thirdly, in Gaza.”
But there’s a witch’s brew being cooked up by radical Islamist clerics who belong to the Hamas terrorist organization that rules Gaza.
Perhaps after being goaded by Da’esh (ISIS) terrorists who taunted Hamas and Fatah with not being Islamic enough and not carrying out enough attacks against Jews, Hamas uploaded another “how to stab” tutorial on Tuesday.
The “West Bank Intifada – Preparing a Knife for Stabbing” video shows the budding terrorist-in-the-making exactly how to prepare a proper weapon for optimal stabbing. This may be due to the fact that so many of the recent attacks have been carried out with could be viewed as less than professional weaponry – and so perhaps Hamas is embarrassed by the turnout.
But not to worry: Tuesday’s video demonstrates lethal stabbing methods, along with ways to sharpen one’s weapon. The video clip was caught and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Just one week earlier, on October 13, Muslim television host and Hamas cleric Sheikh Iyad Abu Funun promised Palestinian Arab viewers watching Al Aqsa TV that “not a single Jew” will remain in Israel.
“Let me say something clearly to the Zionists, something that should reach all those enemies, whether left-wing, right-wing, secular, religious, or extremist,” Abu Funun said, in a clip of the sermon downloaded and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“Regardless of their appearance or the color of their skin, they are on the land of Islam and the Muslims, on the land of the Prophet’s nocturnal journey.
“Any of our enemies living on this land must understand that they have no place on this land.
“Brother, could you bring me a copy of the Qu’ran?,” he asked someone in the studio. “I want to swear on the Qu’ran that not a single Jew will remain on this land. Not a single settler will remain on this land. Absolutely not.
“The sheikhs who preceded me swore on the Qu’ran that not a single Jew would remain on this land and that you would not win any battle.
“I too swear on the Qu’ran that by Allah the Almighty who created the skies above and all creatures, who sent us the Qu’ran and the messengers, who created Paradise and Hell, life and death, we will not leave a single Jew on our Islamic land – no child, no adult, no settler, no soldier, nobody of Eastern or Western origin.
“No Jew will remain on the land of Islam and the Muslims. This is my vow on behalf of the entire Palestinian people and of the Arab and Islamic nation in its entirety, from East to West.
“If the enemies do not understand this, they are stupid. They are stupid,” he repeated.
“They have not read the books of history. Go and read them, and learn what happened between us,” he advised.
“In the days when the Prophet Muhammad was in Medina, the Jews of Bani Qaynuqa’, of Bani Nazir, and Bani Qurayza were there. What did you do? You betrayed the Prophet once and did not learn your lesson. You betrayed him a second, third, and fourth time, and did not learn your lesson.
Palestinian Arabs in Hebron were handing out candies Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the murder of an Israeli Jew in a stone-throwing terror attack near Kiryat Arba.
The victim, a resident of the Jewish community situated next the Hebron, was driving near the al-Fawar junction when his car came under a hail of rocks hurled by Palestinian Arab terrorists. He was forced to exit the vehicle due to the damage sustained by the car, and then was hit by a truck driven by a Palestinian Arab.
The second driver fled the scene and drove to the village of Dahariya, a suburb of Hebron, where he turned himself in to Palestinian Authority Police. PA Police then turned the driver over to Israel Police for questioning, according to Israel Radio.
ISIS terrorists have been urging Palestinian Arabs to increase their attacks on Jews and have even offered video tutorials on how best to accomplish these goals.
In the past 72 hours, nearly a dozen such videos have been uploaded by the terror organization to the Internet. Some of them criticize Hamas as well as Fatah, claiming that both factions are too secular and that neither has the interests of Palestinian Arabs at heart.
Four videos were released on Sunday night alone, and another three were uploaded on Monday. All urged attacks on Israelis.
Some offered instructions on exactly how to murder Jews – by using vehicles, knives, firebombs hurled at homes, bombing buses, injecting air into Jews’ veins – that last, a directive aimed at the numerous Israeli Arabs employed by medical centers and HMOs in the country.
The videos also featured unmasked ISIS terrorists praising the recent terror attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and urge other Palestinian Arabs to emulate their example.
“Strike fear into their hearts. They are the enemy of Allah,” says one terrorist. “A victory is coming to the fighters of Al Aqsa from Above … you are the ones to begin [this] but we will [join you] and continue [the fight],” says another.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also noticed local Arab terrorism slowly drifting towards an even more radical form of Islam than it has subscribed to in past years.
“What we are seeing here is a combination of the radical Islam and the Internet,” he told a meeting of the Likud party faction on Monday. “Osama Bin Laden meets Mark Zuckerberg. The incitement in the social networks is moving the murders. We are seeing this clearly,” he said.
The current wave of terror began with a completely unfounded rumor that Israel was planning to “change the status quo” at the Temple Mount, site of the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Jerusalem’s holiest and most sensitive site for Jews, it is believed to be the location of the “Holy of Holies” of both ancient Jewish Holy Temples. It is also the third holiest site in the world in Islam, referred to by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
Under an agreement signed between Israel and Jordan, non-Muslim visitors are allowed to tour the grounds but cannot enter the mosques; Muslim worshipers are welcomed to enter the mosques to pray. Day-to-day operations at the site are carried out under the Islamic Waqf Authority, and Israeli security personnel works together with Authority staff to maintain calm at the site.
This status quo has been maintained without any change whatsoever since the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan in 1994, and Israel has continued to maintain there will be no changes.
Palestinian Arabs who attempt to smuggle explosives, rocks, firebombs, firecrackers, ammunition and other weapons into the mosque in order to stockpile an arsenal at the site for use against Israelis and other visitors, however, are in effect themselves changing the status quo, Netanyahu pointed out.
The issue of the Temple Mount — where no changes whatsoever have been made since the site returned to Jewish hands — has been a convenient red herring with which to stir up Islamic sentiment in Israel and worldwide, however.
ISIS media moguls are highly skilled at “catching the wave” in mass media manipulation, not only in Israel but elsewhere, and for all ages.
Turkey Also in the Crosshairs
Turkey is also being targeted. An ISIS training camp for children was discovered in Istanbul, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News, which quoted the daily Vatan.
A total of 24 suspects were detained two days ago (Oct. 18) on suspicion of having links to Da’esh in Istanbul. The children, who were of Tajik and Uzbek descent, were allegedly being trained by ISIS in basement apartments in the ancient Turkish city’s Pendik and Basaksehir districts.
The suspects were reported to having used the basement apartments as terrorist training camps, according to physical and technical surveillance carried out by the Istanbul Police Department’s Counterterrorism Unit.
The Bedouin terrorist who attacked soldiers, police and civilians at the Central Bus Station in Be’er Sheva Sunday night supported the Islamic State (ISIS) ideology, according to a man who worked with him.
Channel 2 television reported that the worker said, “He talked about it all the time.”
The terrorist was from the city of Hura, located between Be’er Sheva and Arad. It used to be a relatively pro-Israel city, and its residents years ago cast most of their votes for none other than the Shas Hareidi religious party for the simple reason that it was responsible for the government’s pumping millions of dollars into the city. Among other projects, a large community center was built in Hura.
In the last elections, Shas won 0.6 percent of the vote, and the United Arab List swept the city.
Hamas has undermined its way into the city’s younger population, and now it appears that ISIS is winning the hearts and minds of some people.
Bedouin leaders in Hura said Monday they were shocked that by the attack in Be’er Sheva and that the terrorist was a quiet young a man.