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April 24, 2014 / 24 Nisan, 5774
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Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk is on his way back to the region today (Thursday) to officially revive the talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

State Department spokesperson Marty Harf told reporters at a briefing that both sides have told Secretary of State John Kerry they want to continue negotiations beyond the current April 29 deadline.

Neither side was willing to meet after the terrorist attack in Judea on Monday that killed senior police officer Baruch Mizrahi, a father of five, and wounded his wife and 9-year-old son. The attacker or attackers were standing on the side of the road on Highway 35 near Hevron, shooting at vehicles with Israeli license plates, a witness said. One arrest has allegedly been made but no details were released. Mizrahi was on his way with his family to a seder in Kiryat Arba to celebrate the Passover holiday when he was murdered.

Talks that were scheduled for Wednesday night were cancelled. Both sides were unwilling to negotiate in the face of another Arab terror attack on Jews using an AK-47 – a weapon supplied to PA police by the U.S. military, among others – ostensibly to strengthen its forces so they could ‘fight terror.’

On Thursday, those talks are set to resume with Indyk, Israel’s Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni and negotiator Yitzhak Molcho, and the PA’s chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.

PA spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudaineh told a media briefing in Ramallah that an agreement is already in place to extend the talks.

“The Palestinian commitment is clear to the Israelis and the Americans, and this commitment is that the talks will continue until April 29, and that Israel should release the fourth group of prisoners,” Rudaineh told reporters. “This is the basic Palestinian demand. This is not a Palestinian condition, but it is a Palestinian demand, which was agreed upon with the U.S. secretary of state according to which 104 pre-Oslo prisoners would be released, and in return we would not go to the United Nations organizations for nine months… Now the talks with the Israelis and the Americans are continuing to the end of this month to discuss the basis that could lead to an extension of the negotiations,” he said.

Various proposals are being advanced by Israel in order to wrestle with the issue of the Israeli Arab prisoners among the fourth and final group that was held back due to lack of progress in the talks.

The Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party has threatened to leave the government if those prisoners – Israeli citizens who are all Arab terrorists – are freed.

One option would be to revoke their citizenship and deport them. Another would be to simply send the entire group to Gaza or abroad. In either case, resistance from the PA is expected – as usual.

Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist attack that left a 46-year-old police officer dead, and his 28-year-old pregnant wife and nine year old son wounded.

A terrorist opened fire at Israeli civilian vehicles traveling along Highway 35, near the western edge of Hevron. Israeli soldiers closed off the area in search of the perpetrators but have yet to make arrests.

Netanyahu issued the statement to media following the murder of Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, of blessed memory. He and his family were traveling on the road to a seder to celebrate Passover in Kiryat Arba at the time of the attack.

Mizrahi is to be laid to rest at 1:00 p.m. local time Wednesday at the military cemetery in Jerusalem, Mount Herzl, in the section reserved for the Israel Police.

Mizrahi served as director of Technology in the SigInt Unit for the Intelligence division of Israel Police since June 2011. He served in various roles in the IDF for 25 years, ending his military career as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 8200 Intelligence Unit.

“Baruch z’l devoted his entire life to two great loves – his family and the State of Israel,” said his commander. His entire unit and Israel Police released a statement expressing their joining the grief of the family and their wishes for a speedy recovery for his wife.

The terrorist responsible for the murder was standing by the side of a road, waiting for targets, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, also known as a Kalashnikov. He also shot at other cars passing on the road, according to the Tazpit News Agency, which received reports of attacks from other drivers.

The AK-47 is the same weapon supplied to the Palestinian Authority police force by the U.S. government, via Jordan, during military training at an American-funded base in Jericho during the Bush administration under the supervision of U.S. Lt.-Gen. Keith Dayton.

“This reprehensible murder of a man who was traveling with his family to a meal for the Festival of Freedom is the result of the incitement for which the Palestinian Authority is responsible. The Palestinian Authority continues to constantly broadcast – in its official media – programs that incite against the existence of the State of Israel,” he said.

“Last night this incitement was translated into the murder of a father who was traveling with his family to celebrate the first night of Passover. The incitement of the Palestinian Authority continues in that it has yet to see fit to condemn this abominable and reprehensible act,” Netanyahu pointed out.

Government Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) released  a statement warning that every PA prisoner release emboldens the terrorists, and demanded the government cancel all future releases. Ariel said the government should require the PA to cancel any unilateral steps at the United Nations as a precondition to continuing any final status talks.

The United States has supplied more than $161 million dollars to the Palestinian Authority for paramilitary training for its security forces. This includes provision of assault rifles, ammunition and other military supplies. There have been a number of terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens committed by so-called “PA police officers” using this equipment.

Although the United States has had the fantasy that the PA security forces would enforce agreements made by its government to abandon violence and restrain terrorist groups in order to “enable” a “two state solution” — that has not worked out. Instead the PA paramilitary force has simply continued along its traditional path of enforcing the corruption of its leaders. Moreover, some of its members have joined – or returned to — terrorist ranks, bringing along with them new knowledge, training and equipment gifted to them from the American government.

These new police terrorists are more dangerous than the garden-variety operatives because they often appear to be security personnel, while being the very opposite.

Hebron: IDF Shoots Firebomber

Friday, January 17th, 2014

On Friday afternoon, a Palestinian Authority terrorist threw a firebomb at Beit Haddasah in Hebron.

An IDF soldier responded to the attack, shot and hit the terrorist.

The terrorist’s condition is not known.

Arab Murderers of Retired IDF Colonel Planned to Kidnap His Wife

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Monique Ofer, whose husband and retired IDF Col. Sraya Ofer was murdered in October by two Palestinian Authority terrorists, narrowly escape with her life in the attack, according to documents filed this week in the military court where the terrorists are to be tried.

Prosecutors stated that that the terrorists, both from the Hevron area, planned the attack for six months, contradicting their earlier claim that they only were planning to rob the Ofer home. Their plan was to kidnap Monique, but she escaped the killers, who had tried to grab her in the late night attack, by crawling to the main highway, where she flagged down help.

The terrorists beat her husband to death with metal clubs and axes.

Police Stop Another Attempted Terrorist Attack at Patriarchs’ Cave

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Israel Border Police arrested on Tuesday another Palestinian Authority Arab planning to stab Jews at the Patriarchs’ Cave in Hevron, where attempted knife attacks have become routine.

The 21-year-old terrorist from the Hevron area admitted to police, who discovered he was hiding a sharpened tool behind his back, he was planning to stab a soldier in revenge for previously having been arrested in Beit Shemesh.

The official Palestinian Authority WAFA website continued on Tuesday to incite Arabs against a Jewish presence in and near the Patriarchs’ Cave. It reported that Jews tried to turn a nearby building “into a Jewish temple.” Their proof was that “Jewish settlers brought chairs and other furniture,…which indicates they want to turn it into a prayer area for Jews.”

Four PA Girls Suffocate to Death in Car while Parents Pick Olives

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Four young Palestinian Authority girls died of suffocation in a car near Hevron while their parents were picking olives Thursday. One other girl in the car survived but is in critical condition, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency.

The girls were locked inside the vehicle and were unable to unlock the doors. The ages of the girls who died ranged from 2 to 6.

The fifth girl is five years old.

Arabs Using Airguns

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Arabs shot into Beit Hadassah in Hebron on Tuesday evening with an air gun. There were no injuries in the attack.

On Tuesday morning, a resident of Kedumim was shot in the face with an air gun, and lightly injured.

In Hebron, the residents are starting to prepare to host the many thousands of visitors expected for Shabbat Chayei Sarah, in a week and a half.

EU Aiding Arabs To Dig in for Winter to Take Over Area ‘C’

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

The European Union has donated tents to dozens of Arabs in Area “C” in the southern Hevron Hills to help them dig in for the winter in their attempt to create “facts on the ground” and take over the region that officially is under Israeli control as agreed in the Oslo Accords.

The Arabs, most of them squatters on acreage that was state land during the Jordanian occupation from 1949 until 1967, have used the tents for livestock and not just for families. The EU has donated tens of millions of dollars in recent years to move Arabs from the Hevron area into more remote areas of Area C to increase the Arab population.

Many of the Arabs go back to their former homes in the winter, but the sudden presence of the tents indicates that the EU wants to make their presence permanent.

The campaign has been accompanied by reports by Palestinian Authority media of alleged attacks on Arabs by Jewish residents in the area.

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