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Pro-Palestinian Activists Blockade ZIM Ship at Port of Oakland

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The glimmer of the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State, or ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) may have already reached America’s shores, although U.S. citizens might not yet realize it. Dock workers at the port of Oakland have been afraid to brave the ire of Islamist protesters in California, and instead opted to stay off the job.

It appears that weeks-long planning by Palestinian Arab immigrants, their descendants and supporters who hate Israel and the Jews has paid off; the consolidated group of some 70 organizations has essentially seized control over the port in Oakland, California.

For the second day in a row, pro-Gaza protesters led by Palestinian Arab groups successfully blockaded the Piraeus, a ZIM Integrated Shipping Services vessel, at the Oakland port.

Demonstrators said they were protesting Israel’s counter terror operation in Gaza. But more than 300,000 Israelis are still internally displaced by Hamas terror.

Operation Protective Edge was launched to silence the incessant rocket, missile and mortar fire that has rained down on southern Israel for years.

Several hundred Oakland protesters gathered again in a picket line Sunday after the ZIM vessel docked at about 5:30 pm. That was some 24 hours after it was forced to circle in the Pacific Ocean to avoid a mob of thousands at the same port the previous day.

A few dozen police officers monitored the picket line, according to KTVU TV, which interviewed 26-year-old Mohamed Shehk, media and communications director of the Oakland-based ‘Critical Resistance’ group.

“As a Palestinian, I have always been a strong supporter for the Palestinian cause for liberation,” Shehk told the news outlet. He added that he also supports ‘various movements of liberation around the world.’

“We will not stand for the murdering of Gazans,” he said.

The ultimate goal of the blockade, said protesters, is to stop the company from unloading at the Port of Oakland altogether. They plan similar blockades against ZIM in Tacoma and Seattle, organizers said.

The ILWU dockworkers’ union chose to honor the picket line and refused to unload the vessel. It’s not the first time; a similar blockade against ZIM was backed by the union in 2010.

Oddly, Saturday’s massive anti-Israel rally was covered only by independent bloggers and the UK-based newspaper, The Guardian. And Sunday’s blockade was covered by KTUV and KPIX. It didn’t even raise a blip on the national scene.

On Saturday, activists gathered early at a nearby transit station, the paper reported, led by 21-year-old Palestinian Sameh Ayesh, a member of the San Francisco-based Arab Youth Organization.

One of those involved in organizing the demonstration, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) executive director Lara Kiswani, said her organization was currently discussing “how to escalate our tactics.”

The paper reported that as protesters reached the port entrance, a line of police officers was standing in formation. “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” the mob shouted, playing on the recent news coverage of police brutality against rioting protesters in the town of Ferguson, Missouri following an lethal incident of police brutality.

Speaking with The Guardian, Shehk tried hard to link the incident to Israel’s counter terror operation in Gaza. “On Twitter, we’ve seen people in Gaza tweet to protesters in Ferguson how to cope with teargas,” he said.

Gimme a break.

Abbas’ Fatah Movement Brags It Killed 11,000 Israelis

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah is challenging those who try to minimize its leadership role in the Palestinian conflict with Israel by ignoring any actions that seek peace with Israel and instead  promoting only actions of violence and terror.

It even made the fictitious claim that its attacks have killed 11,000 Israelis.

The faction head by Abbas, who has been crowned by the Obama administration as the best friend for Israel since Yasser Arafat, not only did not mention the Oslo Accords but also boasted that one of members of the Palestinian Authority security force, given weapons by Israel to fight terror, infiltrated into a Jewish community near Gaza.

One of the actions it bragged about was being the “first Palestinian faction to reach the [Israeli] nuclear reactor,” which is actually a reference to a bus hijacking and murder of three Israeli civilians on their way to work at the nuclear plant.

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has documented a post this week on Fatah’s Facebook page celebrating and bragging about Fatah’s murder of Israeli civilians:

“Listen well! To whoever does not know Fatah and argues with this giant movement: Fatah has killed 11,000 Israelis,” the Facebook post states in a translated version on PMW’s website.

“Fatah has sacrificed 170,000 Martyrs (Shahids).

“Fatah was the first to carry out operations [terror attacks] during the first Intifada, and it was the first Palestinian faction to reach the nuclear reactor in Dimona [sic].

“Fatah was the first to fight in the second Intifada [also known as the Oslo War]….

(Baha Al-Sa’id, an officer in the Preventive Security Forces, infiltrated an Israeli settlement on the border with Gaza) [parenthesis in source]…

“Fatah was the first to defeat the Zionist enemy (Battle of El-Karameh) [parenthesis in source]…

“Fatah led the Palestinian attack on Israel in the UN

“Fatah leads the peaceful popular resistance against Israel…

“Stop and think before you attack [Fatah].”

Hebron Boy Allegedly Killed in Arab Riots

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

An 11-year-old Arab boy has allegedly been killed in violent Arab rioting Sunday morning in Al Fawwar, on the outskirts of Hebron.

Gaza-based Hamas agitators and their sympathizers in Judea and Samaria have been urging Palestinian Arabs and those with Israeli citizenship to increase participation in violent incidents as much as possible in order to expand a budding third intifada.

On Sunday morning, the IDF soldiers were trying to contain the violence around Hebron, which included Arabs in the mob hurling bricks and other items at the Israeli soldiers.

Palestinian Authority sources claimed the child was killed by Israeli gunfire. An IDF spokesperson told TheJewishPress.com the IDF is “checking the report.”

Arab Riots Near Ramallah

Friday, August 8th, 2014

A mob of Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted near the Samaria-based PA capital of Ramallah, not far from the Jewish community of Beit El, north of Jerusalem, on Friday afternoon.

Several hundred rioters hurled rocks, firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and fireworks at IDF soldiers who at first used standard riot control methods in attempts to contain the mob.

When that failed, IDF soldiers allegedly opened fire, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Bethlehem-based Ma’an News agency. It is not clear how many of the rioters were wounded, if any.

Guard Protected Ma’ale Adumim in Terror Attack

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A security guard was wounded Tuesday morning when a terrorist stabbed him at the entrance to the northeastern Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim – a city that is home to nearly 40,000.

The guard, age 60,  fired at the terrorist but apparently missed; instead he was stabbed.

He was treated on the scene by Magen David Adom medics and then evacuated in fair to serious condition to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus.

His attacker managed to escape towards the Arab village of Azariyya.

Israel’s Security Cabinet convened Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 pm at the offices of the Defense Ministry to discuss the next step following the withdrawal of IDF troops from Gaza as part of a 72-hour cease fire agreement.

In the past 24 hours there have been at least four terror attacks carried out within Israel’s borders, including two perpetrated in Jerusalem.

Avraham Wallis, hy’d, – the pedestrian killed in the attack by an Arab tractor terrorist in front of the Olive Tree Hotel on Shmuel HaNavi Street — was laid to rest on Tuesday.

More than a thousand men attended his funeral, held in Jerusalem, where the victim was a Mashgiach for Asra Kadisha at a construction site – meaning he supervised Jewish ritual parameters of the construction at the site.

Fatah Movement Joins Hamas to Call for ‘Day of Rage’ in Jerusalem

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Israeli security officials are bracing for a massive Arab “Day of Rage” today, the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and have restricted entry to the Temple Mount to men over the age of 50 and without an age limit on women.

Hamas leaders in Israel and outside the country have called for the renewal of the intifada, and leaders of the rival Fatah movement, headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, led the march and violent riots to the outskirts of Jerusalem late Thursday night.

Rioters challenged police at the Kalandia checkpoint in northern Jerusalem and at Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, south of the city, as seen in the video below.

At least one Arab was killed, and 27 police officers were injured. Arab officials accused of the police of using live fire to break up the riots, but some of the protesters fired gunshots at police from within the crowd. Police arrested 39 rioters, of whom an estimated 200 were injured.

Abbas has failed several times in the past three years to convince Arabs to stage peaceful protests, and at least two “million-man” marches drew less than 1,000 supporters.
The “Arab Spring” has not spread to the Arab street in Judea and Samaria for the simple reason, rejected by foreign and even local media, that they have more to lose than to gain with violent protests.

The Palestinian Authority is unquestionably corrupt from top to bottom and has promised its followers the moon while delivering nothing because of its refusal to compromise and even recognizing Israel, whatever its borders, as a Jewish state.

Organizers of Friday’s protest are using social media, including the Twitter hashtag #48kMarch
Hamas television has aired songs encouraging a renewal of the intifada, and Abbas has called on Arabs to donate blood at Arab hospitals while rejecting donations from Jews.

A huge protest Friday would provide Hamas with a glimmer of hope for boosting its morale, which has been decimated not only by the IDF’s spectacular intelligence and combat maneuvers to foil terrorist attacks and destroy terror tunnel but also by day-by-day exposure of its policy of committing war crimes by using civilians as human shields to attack Israel.

The war in Gaza broke out shortly after Abbas and Hamas agreed to a unity government. After initially condemn including Hamas for its wild rocket attacks on Israel, Abbas did an about-face and backed Hamas.

The more he is identified with Hamas, the less respect he has in the international community. If he distances himself from Hamas, the more he places his life in danger in the face of Hamas and anti-Abbas elements who want him out of power after serving as chairman for nine years after being elected four a four-year term.

Democracy doesn’t work for Palestinian Authority Arabs. Riots so far have now worked. The “peace process” did not work because it never was anything more than a process of rejection.

The only thing that has worked for Arabs in Judea Gaza and Samaria has been the relative freedom they enjoyed after the end of the Egyptian rule and Jordanian occupation in the Six-Day War in 1967.

After Israel took de facto control of the areas and limited its rule to maintaining security, the economy flourished and standard of living rose sharply until Yasser Arafat came on the scene.

The Palestinian Authority has incited an entire generation that never knew the pre-intifada years, to hate Israel and to believe that they have a right to all of “Palestine,” from the Lebanese border to the Egyptian border and form the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

Abbas’s incitement and victories in diplomatic battles but a total loss in the diplomatic war to reach his goals have left him in a lose-lose situation, no matter the success or failure of Friday’s planned “day of rage.”

Muhammad Abu Khdeir Named Victim of Terror

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a 16 year old Arab resident of the Jerusalem suburb of Shuafat who was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a gang of three, has been officially recognized by the Defense Ministry as a victim of terror. Abu Khdeir’s burnt body was found in the Jerusalem Forest on the other side of the capital within hours after his parents reported him missing.

According to findings from the investigation into the attack that ended his life, Abu Khdeir was killed in revenge for the deaths of three Israeli teens who were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and murdered by Hamas terrorists. The boys’ bodies were found just one day before the Arab youth was kidnapped and killed.

“The decision was made as a result of the indictment brought today against the defendants in the murder of the youth, and the findings from the investigation which point to the nationalistic motive of his murder,” said Jonathan Mosery, Defense Ministry spokesman.

Arabs across the country rioted,attacking Jews, destroying property and tearing apart municipal installations and infrastructure for days following the murder. They have since continued the violence by celebrating Gaza terrorism in Arab neighborhoods and in some cases on work sites where they are employed whenever Hamas terrorists launch rocket and missile attacks at Israel.

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