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November 29, 2015 / 17 Kislev, 5776
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Gazans, Lebanese Palestinians Celebrate Be’er Sheva Central Bus Station Terror Attack

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Palestinian Arabs both south and north of Israel celebrated the flow of blood from Jewish bodies in a terror attack on a central bus station on Sunday night.

The Hamas terrorist organization issued a statement saying it “praises and welcomes today’s fatal shooting attack in Be’er Sheva.”

The terror group called for more attacks but stopped short of claiming responsibility for the deadly shooting spree which claimed the life of at least one Israeli and wounded seven others.

Palestinian Arabs in Lebanon also celebrated the attack with “heavy celebratory gunfire,” according to a Lebanese Internet site.

Lebanon’s MTV site reported Sunday night that celebrations “erupted in the al-Beddawi and Ain el-Hilweh camps” after news of the terrorist attack on Be’er Sheva’s Central Bus Station reached the area.

Anti-Israel Sentiment Gathers As Temple Mount Lights the Fuse

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

The anti-Israel voices are growing louder in Europe, and now France is trying to convince the United Nations to internationalize the Temple Mount. Israel has politely told Paris to go jump in the lake.

Hundreds of anti-Israel demonstrators protested in front of the Israeli Embassy in London on Saturday, led by former British parliament member George Galloway, known for his bigoted, anti-Semitic hatred of Israel.

The protesters yelled pro-Palestinian Arab slogans and waved picket signs that said things like “Global Intifada has begun” and “Don’t Touch Al Aqsa.” Some were waving the flags of the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations.

A demonstrator interviewed by Channel 2 News about recent Palestinian Arab terror attacks appeared to having no criticism of the terrorists; rather, the protester declared it was “the Zionists” who should not have “taken over” the “Palestinian land.”

Meanwhile French ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre said Friday he would circulate a draft of a French proposal to place international observers at the Temple Mount.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday at the start of the government cabinet meeting that Israel rejected the initiative, which calls for internationalization of the site while making no mention of Palestinian incitement or terror.

Palestinian Authority leaders and terrorists have deliberately made the site – the holiest place worldwide for Jews, and the third holiest place in Islam – a flashpoint for violence. The Arab leadership has lied to Muslim worshipers, saying Israel intends to “change the status quo” at the site, which it never has and does not intend to do.

The ruse has been successful in whipping up Muslim worshipers into a frenzy of fear and rage that is easily redirected into spontaneous attacks against Israeli men, women and children. This has led to the start of a wave of terror that Arab leaders clearly hope will be the match to ignite a third intifada.

IDF Guarding Jerusalem Buses and Light Rail

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

The IDF has deployed approximately 300 soldiers in Jerusalem to guard major bus routes, the light rail system and roads in what might be the first time the army has patrolled in the city for decades.

Troops were called in last week to beef up the police force, but today’s deployment at specific points makes the capital look more like a war zone. However, it is temporary because a non-military security system is in the works.

Foreign media might now decide to depict Jerusalem as being under military rule, but the deployment of soldiers clearly makes the public feel more secure in the city where walking in the street or riding a bus has been a journey of fear of being stabbed by a Jerusalem Arab terrorist.

Passenger traffic on Jerusalem buses was down 30 percent for one or two days last week, and usually bustling shops were nearly empty.

The failure of many Arab stabbing attacks to inflict heavy damage the past several days has led Hamas to incite terrorists to run over Jewish pedestrian, similar to the ramming of a vehicle into people at a bus stop last week in a Hareidi area. The terrorist who drove the vehicle was killed on the spot.

There is nothing like seeing an armed soldier in his IDF uniform to instill a bit of pride and security in people as well as being déjà vu of the Six-Day War in 1967, when the Old City, Mount Scopus, home of Hadassah Hospital, and other areas in southern, northern and eastern Jerusalem were restored to the city.

This week began with relative quiet, rock-throwing continues in several locations in Judea and Samaria, but no major incidents have been reported.

Report: Corbyn’s Campaign Took Money from Hamas Terror Supporter

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to take over the Labour party of was funded, at least in part, by Dr Ibrahim Hamami, director of the Palestinian Affairs Center, a pro-Hamas group, The Telegraph reported Saturday. The newspaper claims Hamami gave Corbyn $3,100 in August. The report also says the good doctor, one of Corbyn’s top three backers, also supports the current wave of terror against Israel.

Dr Hamami is well known to Corbyn, who has notoriously called Hamas operatives “friends.” Corbyn has shared public platforms with Hamami at least twice, according to the report. Apparently, Corbyn listed the donation as having been made by “Dr Ibrahim Hamam,” which is why it hadn’t been flagged earlier. Hamami confirmed to the Telegraph that he was, indeed, the donor.

Hamami, who views the PLO leaders as traitors because of their tacit acceptance of Israel, in 2009 wrote in the pro-Hamas website Palestine Info that Hamas would recognize the PLO only if it abolished its 1985 renunciation of terrorism, tore up the Oslo peace accords and dismissed “Israel’s so-called right to exist.”

Last week on his Facebook page, Hamami sang the praises of the current wave of terrorism in Israel, describing the Arab attacks on civilians as acts of “dignity, freedom and honor.”

Corbyn has also received at least $7,800 from Interpal and the Palestinian Return Center, an organization Israel has named “Hamas’s organizational branch in Europe.”

Protests Lead to Removal of Hamas Incitement from Social Media

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Protests from various American Jewish organizations have led to the removal of Hamas incitement from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper urged the public to report hate sites on social media platforms which are fueling the current spate of attacks in Israel.

The rabbis also denounced:

Unfair and one-sided portrayal of Israeli terror victims in the media; the U.S. State Department’s outrageous depiction of the current situation as a ‘cycle of violence;’

The use of social media platforms to celebrate murderous attacks against innocent people and instructional terrorism tutorial videos; and

The BDS’ movement’s endorsement of the barbaric acts of terrorism and renewed calls to boycott Israel.

Terror Attack Foiled in Kfar Chabad, Guards Advised in Construction Sites

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

A terror attack was foiled in Kfar Chabad on Thursday when a man was caught carrying weapons into the Chassidic community.

When the man was searched, he was found to be carrying an axe, a knife and a club, in addition to the flag of the Hamas terrorist organization, Ynet reported.

The would-be terrorist was arrested and transferred to security personnel for questioning.

The Chief Rabbi of Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi released a public letter addressing the security crisis, calling on residents to recite psalms chapters 20, 22, 69, and 130 after the morning service and to carry out other activities in the schools.

Rabbi Ashkenazi also called on residents to stop employing Arab construction workers during the current wave of terror. He urged Kfar Chabad residents to suspend working with Arab construction workers during the crisis, or “at least provide an armed security guard to oversee the construction workers,” according to a report by CrownHeights.info.

The rabbi also asked residents to join the community’s security patrol, for those capable of doing so, and emphasized, “One who cannot suspend working with Arabs in the coming days must place an armed guard in the area.”

US Condemns Terror Attacks without ‘Balanced Blame’ [video]

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The State Dept. Tuesday issued a rare condemnation of terror “against Israelis citizens’ without directly mentioning injuries to Palestinian Authority and Israeli Arab terrorists and rioters, who are called “civilians” by Western leaders and media.

Spokesman John Kirby said:

The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, which resulted in the murder of three Israelis and left numerous others wounded.

He added, “We mourn any loss of innocent life, Israeli or Palestinian, but the statement was a clear change from the usual “balanced” statements that express sorrow for victims on “both sides.”

Kirby added the routine comments that the United States is “in regular contact with the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority [and] remain[s] deeply concerned about escalating tensions and urge all sides to take affirmative steps to restore calm and prevent actions that would further escalate tensions.

More important is what Kirby did not say.

He did not call on “both sides” to prevent injuries, which would imply that Israel must tolerate rioters and use limited force against terrorists.

Even more significant was the omission of any reference to the Temple Mount and the Al Aqsa mosque, which is at the heart of the Arab campaign that accuses Israel of trying to prevent Muslims from praying there while supposedly encouraging “settlers” to destroy it.

Israel indeed has prevented Muslims from using the mosque as a launching pad for attacking police and Jews, as well as non-Jews, who visit the site. That is not exactly what the value of “freedom of worship” means.

The change in tone by the United States is a sign that the traditionally successful Arab lie of playing the victim is not going to work this time.

The Palestinian Authority already is churning out the same warped reports that Hamas previously has fabricated to suck the sympathy and anti-Zionist venom of the European Union and United Nations, if not to a lesser degree the State Dept. and the Obama administration.

Arab media are working overtime to tell the world that more than 1,000 Arabs have been wounded by Israelis forces, compared with only a few dozen Jews who have been stabbed or shot by terrorists,. It has headlined that more than 30 Arabs have been killed, compared with less than a dozen Israelis victims.

It wants to convince everyone that it is disproportionate when more terrorists are killed than Jews.

The official Palestinian Authority still calls the terrorists “martyrs”, and the Palestinian Authority’s official WAFA website today was full of reports with headlines such as:

Israeli Police Kills Teenager, Injures another near Jerusalem.

Israeli Police Fatally shoot 3 Palestinians, Critically Injure another in Jerusalem.

It also reported that Israeli officials “claimed” that Arabs had staged the attacks.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has called on the European Union “to exert pressure on Israel to immediately end its military escalation against Palestinians in the occupied territories.”

He also “called for an end to settlers’ extremism and their daily violations in Jerusalem and the West Bank against vulnerable communities and sacred and holy sites.”

Hamdallah then urged “the United Nations Security Council to take immediate action to stop the grave Israeli escalations and provide international protection to the Palestinian people.”

UNRWA, as usual, has cooperated, and said that Israeli forces are using “excessive use of force [that] “may be contrary to international law enforcement standards.”

It made no mention of Palestinian Authority or Israeli Arab murders and attempted murders of Jews.

The United States is not buying it, and it is questionable how much the European Union will swallow it.

EU Federica Mogherini said earlier this week, “Far from preventing the resumption of a political dialogue, the latest tensions should push both parties to work together for the sake of their people.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-condemns-terror-attacks-without-balanced-blame/2015/10/13/

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