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December 6, 2016 / 6 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘incitement’

6 Jerusalem Arabs Arrested for Incitement Via Social Networks

Monday, December 5th, 2016

In a large-scale dragnet Police and Border Guard forces on Monday morning arrested six eastern Jerusalem Arab suspected of incitement to violence and terrorism using social networks. The suspects have been taken for interrogations aimed at examining their possible ties with terrorist organizations.

According to the investigation, the suspects have disseminated over the past few months, through their Facebook and Instagram pages, content that was inciting and encouraged acts of violence and terrorism. Those posts were followed by thousands of users who supported their messages.

Furnished with arrest and search warrants issued by Jerusalem Magistrate Court, Police confiscated the suspects’ personal computers, mobile devices, and removable media.

The investigation has been supervised from its inception by the State Prosecution and the Jerusalem District Prosecution.

The Police spokesperson’s office issued a statement saying, “This operation continues the ongoing police activities in its determined effort against incitement to violence and terrorism on the social networks. These violations are potentially highly dangerous by definition. Police will continue its professional, dedicated and uncompromising action against inciters and will treat them firmly.”

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Arab from Umm El-Fahm Gets Eight Months for Incitement

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

By Ilana Messika/TPS

The Hadera Magistrates Court sentenced on Thursday Ahmad Jbareen, a 32-year-old father of three from of Umm al-Fahm, near Jenin, to eight months in jail for supporting the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group and inciting to violence and terrorism on Facebook.

“The law does not allow freedom of thought to be exploited against the security and safety of the public, or freedom of speech to be used to threaten the social order and the foundations of the rule of law and democracy,” stated the Court verdict.

Jbareen held a Facebook account under the pseudonym “Abed Jbareen Jbareen” which had more than a thousand “friends” and 744 “followers.” Between October 2014 and May 2015, Jbareen used the account to spread six posts praising Hezbollah and supporting terrorism. Posts included “Hezbollah are the victorious. May God protect [Hassan] Nasrallah and and bring him to victory against the Israeli and ISIS dogs.”

Jbareen also used his account as an tool to incite to terrorism in the public sphere, publishing 13 posts such as “Soon will come the time for Jihad in Occupied Jerusalem. Long live the Palestinian Resistance.”

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Teenage Stabber Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Monday, November 7th, 2016

by Ilana Messika The Jerusalem District Court has sentenced a 14-year-old Jerusalemite to 12 years in prison for the October 2015 stabbing of an Israeli boy.

Ahmed Manasra was 13 when he and his 15-year-old cousin Hasan stabbed and critically wounded 13-year-old Naor Shalev, who was riding his bicycle in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of the capital, as well as another 21-year-old Israeli.

Shalev recovered and celebrated his Bar Mitzva two months later. Hasan Manasra was killed by police during the attack.

The attack made international headlines when Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “executing” Manasra “in cold blood,” while he was in fact alive and being treated for serious wounds at an Israeli hospital. After photos emerged of the boy recovering at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasted Abbas for “incitement.”

Over the month following Mansara’s attack, three more stabbing attacks occurred in Israel, including another one in Pisgat Ze’ev committed by two youths from the Palestinian Authority, ages 12 and 13, who stabbed a security guard on a Light Rail train.

Following the wave of attacks, Likud MK Anat Berko tabled a bill to revise sentencing guidelines to allow minors to be jailed beginning at age 12 for “nationalistically-motivated” crimes. For other crimes, the minimum age for a jail sentence remains 14.

The bill, dubbed the “Youth Bill”, was ratified by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation and passed its second and third readings in August, with backing from Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.

“Youths, such as Ahmed Manasra, who engage in terror and seek the death of Jewish civilians will not be shown mercy by the law,” Shaked said at the time.

The move towards extended prison terms for minors is not limited to Israel. In the United States, many individual states sentence children as young as 13 to prison terms, including without the possibility of parole.

In addition, according to the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based NGO committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, 365 children were executed in the United States before the Supreme Court declared death by execution to be unconstitutional for juveniles.

Other countries have also moved in recent years to sentence minors convicted of terror offenses. In Australia, 14-year-old youths charged with terror crimes can now be tried as adults. And in October 2015, a British 15-year-old was sentenced to life in prison for planning an attack in Australia.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Jerusalem Arab Indicted in Terrorist Plot, Facebook Incitement

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

A Jerusalem Arab was indicted Thursday on charges of plotting a major terrorist attack in the capital city.

Muhammad Abbasi, 25, was charged as an accomplice to a planned terror attack in Jerusalem. He was indicted in Jerusalem District Court, according to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), which said he was arrested three weeks ago. Abbasi is also accused of destroying evidence, obstructing justice, supporting a terrorist organization, causing grievous bodily harm, manufacture and possession of weapons, attempted assault of police and rioting.

Shin Bet domestic intelligence agents said they discovered during their investigation that Abbasi, a Hamas operative, intended to attack Israeli security forces and civilians in eastern Jerusalem, and that he purchased firearms for the purpose. He was allegedly involved in a number of firebombing attacks in addition to having lit and thrown fireworks and stones and security forces and Israeli motorists.

The investigation also allegedly revealed that Abbasi tried to find out how to manufacture pipe bombs, although he had not actively tried to make them himself.

According to the indictment documents, Abbasi was employed by a Jerusalem bakery during 2016. In July of this year, the bakery owner plotted together with Ramzi Alouk, a former prisoner associated with Hamas who lived in Gaza, to attack Jews in Jerusalem. Abbasi told the bakery owner that he wanted to participate in the terrorist activity, and asked to communicate with Alouk, saying he wanted to participate in military operations against Israel.

The owner of the bakery was arrested by Israeli security officials this past September, and his remand was extended. After Abbasi heard about the arrest he allegedly decided to act to prevent security officials from obtaining criminal evidence against the bakery owner. According to the indictment, Abbasi purchased a new hard disk and installed it in his computer, and then broke the original hard disk and threw it away in the garbage. The indictment states this act constitutes “conspiracy to perform terrorist activity inside Israel, with intent to prevent or to thwart a legal procedure.”

From July 2015 until his arrest, Abbasi posted on his Facebook page calls for acts of violence and terrorism against Israeli civilians and security forces. He also posted words of praise, encouragement, and empathy for such acts, and for terrorists. In addition, Abbasi praised and demonstrated support for the Hamas terrorist organization and its military wing, the Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades force.

On the day a suicide bomber attacked the Number 12 bus in Jerusalem, wounding a number of Israeli civilians, Abbasi uploaded a photo of the burned hulk of the bus, with the caption, “We bless the brave attacker… You have gladdened our hearts … Allah be blessed.”

On the day of the lethal shooting attack in the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, in which numerous Israeli civilians were killed and wounded, Abbasi wrote in his post: “3 bodies and 5 injured in Tel Aviv shooting attack … Allah bless those hands … Allah give them life … They broke their fast on something worthwhile … Palestine is proud of these men.”

During Operation Protective Edge in 2014, Israel’s war with Hamas, Abbasi participated with masked men in disturbances in the [Jerusalem] Ras El Amud (also known as Ma’alei Zeitim) neighborhood, hurling stones and fireworks at police forces at the scene. During the same period he manufactured firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and threw them at military and police vehicles.

According to the Shin Bet, “The arrest of Abbasi, who as a Jerusalem resident has had access to the entire city, prevented a serious terror attack from taking place in Jerusalem.

“His arrest and the findings of the investigation demonstrate once again the severity of the threat from lone attackers who are influenced by the incitement of terrorist organizations on the internet – in particular, by Hamas – and they themselves incite others to then perform attacks.”

Hana Levi Julian

Jerusalem Terrorist Was Just Released from Jail before Starting New Prison Sentence

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Mesbah Abu Sabih, 39, the terrorist who killed two Israelis and wounded six on Sunday morning in Jerusalem, was supposed to start serving a four-month prison sentence for attacking a policeman in 2013, according to a social network post he published on Friday, NRG reported. He was arrested before the High Holidays and released only a week ago, after being issued a restraining order to stay out of Jerusalem.

Abu Sabih, who was shot dead after a shootout with police, wrote in his post that his life was “worthless” if he wasn’t able to enter the Al Aqsa Mosque, as per his restraining order.

Last year, Abu Sabih was indicted on eight counts of incitement to violence and terrorism, and eight counts of supporting a terror organization.

Among other things, he wrote: “Your holiday is our might and victory and opportunity. 19 of your soldiers were kiled. Oh, killers of children, the most cowardly, contemptible and base soldiers. The Kassem heroes pushed your heads in the dirt of kassem and of the resistance soldiers, Allahu Akbar, Praised Be Allah. … The soldier who was damaged from the fireworks, lost his hearing, huh huh huh, and received burns on his neck, huh huh huh … Beware of fireworks, they’re very dangerous. We wish our children good health, and the enemy humiliation, deafness, burns and blindness.”

David Israel

Palestinian Authority Leader Hails Peres As Peace Partner While PA Gov’t Vilifies Him

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas expressed his “sadness and sorrow” on Wednesday over the death of former President Shimon Peres.

Abbas sent a message of condolence to the family of Israel’s ninth president, according to the official PA news agency, WAFA.

“Peres was a partner in making the brave peace with the martyr Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister [Yitzhak] Rabin, and made unremitting efforts to reach a lasting peace from the Oslo Agreement until the final moments of his life,” Abbas said, according to WAFA.

Peres is to be laid to rest at the Mount Herzl military cemetery, in the section reserved for Israel’s founding fathers. He will be laid to rest five meters from Rabin.

However, the same official PA news agency also issued a venomous obituary for Peres in which the former president was said to be responsible for the “deaths of Palestinians” and “many crimes.” Peres was described in an official statement from the PA government as having been responsible for having built the Dimona nuclear reactor, and there was no mention of the 93-year-old statesman’s role in “making the brave peace” or for having tried to reach a “lasting peace” via the Oslo Accords — for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Israel’s late Prime Minister Rabin, and late PLO terror leader Yasser Arafat.

Meanwhile, the Hamas terrorist organization based in Gaza — which is also part of the Palestinian Authority — welcomed the death of the former Israeli president.

Sami Abu Zukhri, a spokesperson for Hamas, said “The Palestinian people are happy at the death of this criminal.

Shimon Peres was one of the last Israeli founders of the occupation. His death marks the end of an era in the history of the Israeli occupation,” he told the AFP news agency.

Peres will be laid to rest on Friday, and it is not yet known whether or not the Palestinian Authority will send a delegation to the funeral.

Hana Levi Julian

Obama: Israel Recognizes It Cannot Settle Palestinian Land

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama offered one-line solutions to nations around the world Tuesday during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Speaking of the decades-old dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that evaded even Obama’s two-term attempts at peace-making, the American president offered this view:

“Surely Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel, but Israel recognizes that it cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land.”

He had a lot to say about events in the Middle East in general:

“Just as force alone cannot impose order internationally, I believe in my core that repression cannot forge the social cohesion for nations to succeed.  The history of the last two decades proves that in today’s world, dictatorships are unstable.  The strongmen of today become the spark of revolution tomorrow.  You can jail your opponents but you can’t imprison ideas. You can try to control access to information but you cannot turn a lie into truth.”

He also had a great deal to say specifically about Syria, about the formation and evolution of Da’esh (ISIS) and the issue of radical Islamist terror, which he continued to refuse to label as such.

“We know that ISIL … depends on perpetual war to survive … Part of our job together is to work to reject such extremism that infects too many of our young people. Part of that effort must be a continued rejection by Muslims, of those who distort Islam, to preach intolerance and promote violence. It must also involve a rejection by non-Muslims of the ignorance that equates Islam with terror. This work will take time. There are no easy answers to Syria.”

Ultimately, he said, nations need to work together to prevent mass killings and torture.

“We also have to recognize that we must work more effectively in the future as an international community, to build capacity for states that are in distress, before they collapse.

“That’s why we should celebrate the fact that later today the United States will join with more than 50 countries to enlist new capabilities, infantry, intelligence, helicopters, hospitals, and tens of thousands of troops to strengthen United Nations peacekeepers.

These new capabilities can prevent mass killings and ensure that peace agreements are more than words on paper. But we have to do it together…. to establish security where order has broken down, and to support those who seek a just and lasting peace.”

Hana Levi Julian

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