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August 30, 2015 / 15 Elul, 5775
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Arabs Attack Israeli Forces Over Deaths of Innocent Baby, Teen Terrorist

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Arabs across Judea, Samaria and Arab areas of Jerusalem clashed with Israeli forces over the Sabbath, beginning Friday night and continuing on into Saturday over the deaths of an innocent baby and a 17-year-old terrorist.

Hamas ignited the violence with Friday’s declaration of a “Day of Rage” following clashes at the Temple Mount. At least one police officer was wounded in the riots from broken glass. Violent Arab “worshipers” who had been allowed to enter the site to pray hurled rocks, bottles and other projectiles at the officers. One arrest was made.

Another violent mob of Arab teens hurled rocks at the entrance to Qalandiya, near northern Jerusalem. Border Guard Police officers were called to the scene to disperse the riot with tear gas and other measures.

Arabs also rioted Friday in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Isawiya, hurling firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and rocks at Israel security forces. The mob was eventually moved back into the center of the neighborhood with crowd dispersal measures.

Highway 65 in Wadi Ara was blocked on Saturday by some 200 Arabs over the arson death in Duma of 22-month-old Ali Dawabsheh. His parents and brother were also seriously wounded as well. An eyewitness said four Jews were seen tossing a firebomb into the open window of the family’s small home and then fleeing. An IDF helicopter airlifted the victims to Tel HaShomer Hospital in Tel Aviv; IDF forces continue to scour the countryside in search of the perpetrators. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and government ministers have vowed to bring the arsonists to justice.

The protesters set fires near Ayn al-Sahla and waved Palestinian Authority flags, set fires, and when an Israeli police vehicle arrived on the scene, attacked the officers with rocks while yelling t them to bring the murderers to justice.

Israeli Arab Knesset members Jamal Zahalka and Yousef Jabareen – although not part of the road-block – were there as participants in the protest, according to Ynet.

Following the funeral for 17-year-old Leith Khalidi, Arab teens clashed with Israeli forces at Jelazoun Saturday afternoon. Khalidi was shot and killed after firebombing soldiers Friday night near Birzeit, north of Ramallah.

The violence was not limited to this past Sabbath, nor to Israeli forces: since the start of the previous Sabbath, 22 Jews were injured in 60 recorded terror attacks, compiled by the Hebrew-language HaKol HaYehudi website.

The attacks included firebombings, targeted fireworks, rock attacks, burned fields, bombings with explosive devices and firebomb attacks on Jewish homes.

IDF Helicopter Flew Arson Victims to Tel Aviv Hospital [video]

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The IDF has released a video showing Palestinian Authority medics and Israeli soldiers working together to carry a victim of the arson-murder Friday morning to a military helicopter.

The aircraft flew to Tel HaShomer Hospital.

An 18-month-old baby dies in the “price-tag” arson, and the mother and another child are un critical condition.

The Jewish terrorists threw a Molotov cocktail into the window of the victims’ small home in the village of Duma, near Shechem. Four Jews fled the scene, according to eyewitnesses.

The IDF and police are combing Judea and Samaria to search and arrest the attackers.

The funeral for the baby will take place after Muslim prayers Friday morning. The major of Duma said he is sure Israeli authorities will do everything they can to catch the criminals, but added he cannot do anything to prevent villagers from expressing their rage.

IDF and Police Bracing for Arab Revenge after Murder of Baby near Shechem

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The presumed Jewish terrorists whose arson attack killed a baby and left the other and a brother in critical condition may have set fire to the entire country.

Hamas and other Palestinian Authority groups already had planned another “day of rage” Friday because of the recent deaths of three Arab rioters who clashed with Israeli police and soldiers.

This morning’s arson attack literally poured oil on the flames.

Thousands of soldiers have been deployed to the Temple Mount, where authorities are restricting entrance for Muslim prayers Friday morning because of fears of  violence. All leaves of absence for soldiers have been postponed at lest until Friday afternoon.

Doctors at Tel HaShomer Hospital in Tel Aviv are desperately trying to save the lives of the baby’s mother and a brother, who were severely burned in the pre-dawn attack.

The Palestinian Authority  blamed the Netanyahu government for the murder of the baby. It also called on foreign countries not just to condemn the attack but to help put an end to settlements.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri referred to the arson-murder as a “suspected attack with nationalist motives.”

Nationalist motives?

They are not nationalists. They are anti-nationalists. They are anarchists and terrorists.

They are not necessarily “settlers “and like four or five others who were indicted this week for several acts of vandalism against Christians and Arabs, they may be from Israel’s urban areas.

It does not matter anymore.

They are Jews. They are Israelis.

They have murdered a baby and possibly the mother and a brother. They have disgraced the entire State of Israel and single-handedly have endangered the right of Jews to live freely in all of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

Unfortunately, the murderers are almost certainly Jewish.

They are not nationalists.

Update: Child Killer Samir Kuntar Dead in Alleged Israeli Air Strike

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Lebanese Druze child-killer Samir Kuntar reportedly was killed in the alleged Israeli air strike carried out Wednesday morning near the Syrian Golan Heights village of Hader.

Five people died in the strike, including Kuntar and a second Hezbollah terrorist, along with three pro-regime “Popular Committee” fighters, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Israeli fighter jets allegedly targeted the group as their vehicle traveled in the outskirts of the Druze village of Hader. The air strike has not been confirmed by Israel, which has declined to confirm or deny reports of the attack.

Last April media also reported that Israel had attacked targets in Syria, but it later became clear that Syrian opposition forces had carried out the attacks.

In January, Israel attacked a group of six Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters in Quneitra, a military source confirmed, saying they were “terrorists who intended to attack Israel.” Among the dead at that time was Hezbollah commander Jihad Mughniyeh, commander of the Syrian Golan sector where today’s attack was carried out. Mughniyeh was the son of the late Hezbollah international operations chief Imad Mughniyeh, assassinated February 12, 2008 in Damascus. Several Iranian troops were also killed in that attack, the semi-official Iranian Tabnak news site reported, including an Iranian commander.

Samir Kuntar Set Up Terror Network in Golan Heights
Samir Kuntar, who became a senior officer in the Hezbollah terror organization after his release from an Israeli prison in 2008, had set up a terror network on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in recent months.

The former Druze member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) served nearly 30 years in an Israeli prison for leading an April 1979 terror attack on Nahariya. Kuntar was responsible for killing three members of the Haran family, including two small children and their father, plus an Israeli police officer. Almost 30 years later he was among five living and 199 dead terrorists swapped for the bodies of IDF reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. The Israeli soldiers were abducted and killed by Hezbollah in a cross-border raid that ignited the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

In May of this year, a terrorist cell attempted to place an explosive charge along Israel’s border with Syria, up in the Golan Heights. Defense officials told reporters they believe the cell was headed by Kuntar, operating on instructions from Iran. Reportedly the cell was operating in retaliation for an air strike attributed to Israel destroyed weapons that were being handed over to Hezbollah by the Syrian regime. Sources said the defense establishment believes the cell was being instructed directly from Tehran, rather than via Hezbollah.

Kuntar’s No. 2 Was Golan Druze Villager
Kuntar’s second-in-command – Muwafaq Badiyeh – was assassinated on June 17 in an alleged car bombing on the road between Quneitra and Damascus. The Hezbollah-backed Al Akhbar newspaper blamed the attack on “Mossad agents.”

Badiyeh, like Kuntar, was a Druze and lived his entire life in Hader, and continued to live in the village until his death last month. The village is one of the few in the Syrian Golan Heights – other than Quneitra – that retains its loyalty to the regime.

Kuntar Was Inciting Israeli Druze in Golan Heights
Kuntar had been actively inciting Druze citizens in Israel as well as in Syria to violence in the Golan Heights, community leaders warned. Last month’s lynch by Israeli Druze of an IDF ambulance carrying wounded Syrians to a medical center for expert care was attributed by community leaders to incitement by Kuntar.

“The man … fueling the violent events here in Samir Kuntar,” the chairman of the Druze and Circassian local councils, Jabber Hamud said last month. “We’ve known this fo some time and I call on the heads of the defense establishment to do all that is necessary.”

Inside the Merkava IV Tank

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Women in Green Charge Gov’t with Discriminating against Jews

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The Women in Green organization reacted furiously to Tuesday morning’s violent expulsion of hundreds of people who encamped in two Beit El buildings slated for demolition and charged the government with a anti-Jew and pro-Arab policy.

The group stated:

Hundreds of thousands of illegal Arab buildings are erected throughout the Land of Israel. The Israel Police does not come near them, fearing that this would ‘ignite the entire Middle East,’ but against the wonderful Jewish youth, who are about to enlist into all of the elite units in the IDF they use clubs, pepper spray, kicks and arrests.

Why are the Arab women on the Temple Mount still wailing and screaming freely? Why does the law work only in favor of the Arabs?

The answer is that our leaders have still not resolved in their own minds the basic question of to whom the Land of Israel belongs.

The Women in Green called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “to show the same strength that you displayed against the expansion of Iran in Judea and Samaria and then your work will be complete.”

IDF National Military Drill Calls Up Thousands of Reservists

Monday, July 27th, 2015

In one of the largest military drills ever held, the IDF has launched a three-day exercise to check on the army’s ability to switch from a daily routine to a wartime footing.

Hundreds of thousands of reservists have already received — or will receive — mock telephone messages from the IDF, beginning on Monday (July 27.)

Thousands are being told to report to their bases at very short notice – those messages will not be “mock” messages at all – and others are being asked to confirm that the call-up system works.

The call-ups are part of the planned set of military exercises for the year, a senior officer stressed. “This is not an actual call-up. We are not at war. This is part of the activities we are carrying out to ensure our readiness.”

Home Front Command was drilling its search and rescue battalions at a mock disaster site in Holon on Monday as well as in other locations.

Military traffic may be heavier for the next couple of days around the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station and city hall as well as around schools and shopping malls in various other cities, including Beit Shemesh and Herzliya.

Northern and Southern Commands are drilling their troops on responding to attacks from Lebanon, Syria and Gaza, IDF sources said. Israel Air Force air bases are also switching to emergency status and drill the teams on rapidly translating intelligence data into air strikes. The Israel Navy is testing its infrastructure, and the IDF Cyber Defense Unit is also testing its readiness for the first time.

The IDF Operations unit is drilling its soldiers on coordinating emergency functions in various locations throughout the country.

In the south, special exercises are being held using the information gleaned from operations carried out during last summer’s counter terror Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. Scenarios in those drills include responding to multiple rocket attacks from the terrorist-controlled enclave.

The military drills are expected to continue through Wednesday.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-national-military-drill-calls-up-thousands-of-reservists/2015/07/27/

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