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May 22, 2015 / 4 Sivan, 5775
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NY Jury Finds PLO, Palestinian Authority Financially Liable for American Victims of Terror

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

A jury in New York federal district court has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority guilty of supporting terrorists in carrying out attacks in which Americans died — a decision in an international case that has dragged on 10 years.

Oddly, not one national network carried “breaking news” about the verdict when it was announced, nor was it mentioned on evening newscasts. No one missed rehashing the previous night’s Oscar awards, the previous day’s video call by al-Shabaab to attack the Mall of America, and various local news events.

The jury found the PA and the PLO knowingly provided support for at least six terrorist attacks in which U.S. citizens were killed and wounded between 2002 and 2004. The plaintiffs were awarded $215.5 million in damages. However, the lawsuit by 10 families comprised of some 36 members was filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which actually triples the award of damages, raising the total to $655.5 million.

The law allows U.S. citizens who are victims of international terrorism to sue their attackers in United States court. Eight of the victims were physically injured but all were deeply scarred emotionally by the attacks, testimony showed. Also included among the plaintiffs were the estates of four victims who were murdered in the attacks.

The verdict came in the seventh week of a civil trial that included emotional testimony from survivors of suicide bombings and other attacks in Jerusalem.

More than 450 people were injured, including some permanently maimed, and 33 people died in the attacks.

The targets included a crowded bus stop, a public bus and a school cafeteria on the campus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Many of those involved in the planning and operational aspects of the attacks were proven to have been actual employees of the Palestinian Authority.

In addition, plaintiffs documents that the PA had paid salaries to terrorists imprisoned in Israel – and followed up with “martyr stipends” to the families of suicide bombers.

The practice continues to this day, with such payments promised as incentive to commit future attacks.

Last September, a Brooklyn jury found the Arab Bank liable in a case filed by 300 victims of 24 terrorist attacks for supporting terrorism via Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization. The case has yet to be concluded, with damages to be set in a second trial.

Arab Terror in Old City of Jerusalem: Jewish American Stabbed With Screwdriver

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Early Thursday evening (Jan. 8, 2015) local sources reported an Arab terrorist stabbed a Jewish rabbical student near the Damascus Gate at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

The victim, a Chassidic 25-year-old U.S. citizen, was treated on the scene by medics from the United Hatzalah emergency response service before being taken to Sha’are Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.. Doctors say he is in serious but stable condition.

A medic told Israel’s Army Radio the victim was “fully conscious” when the ambulance arrived, and remained conscious throughout, adding that it appeared he had been on his way to pray at the Western Wall (Kotel) when he was attacked.

Police have thrown a dragnet around the city and are searching for the terrorist.

The site is a popular location often used by tourists and locals to enter the Old City.

People come there to buy trinkets and household goods, bargaining over the prices in the alley leading the entrance with Arab business owners. Both sides benefit from the exchange, which is a tradition that dates back centuries.

During terror-ridden “intifada” periods, however, when Israel is plagued by violent attacks on its citizens by Arab terrorists, the Old City market is generally empty. The ancient stones on the streets and alleys echo with the footsteps of the Jewish, Arab and Christian residents who live there, and the merchants suffer economic hardship.

Others who live in the Muslim Quarter deeper into the Old City, however, often stand in the doorways glaring at Jews passing by on their way to pray at the Western Wall, their eyes filled with hate.

 

 

Jerusalem Apartment Firebombed, Miracle Saves Family

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

A Jerusalem family merited a miracle in the southeastern part of the capital on Saturday night when the balcony of their apartment was suddenly set ablaze by a firebomb — but the fire never reached the main living quarters.

The fire caused by the Molotov cocktail damaged part of the balcony, but was extinguished quickly. No one was physically injured, although the residents in the building, located in the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood, were traumatized.

Israeli security teams began to sweep the nearby Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar in an attempt to track down the terrorists.

The attack follows last Thursday’s firebomb attack on a car that left 11-year-old Ayala Shapira with third degree burns on more than a third of her body. Her father, who was driving the vehicle near the Samaria town of El Matan when they were attacked, was also injured and taken to hospital.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) announced the arrest of two Palestinian Authority Arabs in connection with the attack. The two suspects, ages 15 and 16, are both residents of the village of Azzoun, situated close to El Matan.

‘How to Stab a Jew’ Going Viral on Palestinian Authority Social Media [video]

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

The “resisters of occupation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem” are spreading on Arab social media a frightening video demonstrating tactics on how to stab a Jew to death quickly and efficiently.

The 1-minute and 13-second video, as seen below, shows the “teacher” calmly walking up to a “victim,” stabbing him, and walking away.

One of the tactics appears to imitate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) method of beheading.

The guide to killing Jews teaches that after stabbing the victim, the knife should be twisted to maximize wounds and cause death.

The Palestinian Authority and anti-Israel Arabs in Jerusalem do not need terrorist cells when “resisters” use social media to reach hundreds of thousands of Arabs in Jerusalem as well as in Judea, Gaza and Samaria, with a single simple post.

Israel needs to find the source of whoever posted this video and arrest him or them.

All of Israel is paying a heavy price, the price of life, for a decade of conducting “negotiations” with the Palestinian Authority while it has incited an entire generation to hate Jews and then murder them.

Until the Palestinian Authority halts all incitement, and until Mahmoud Abbas starts condemning terrorists in Arabic as well as in English, and until the Obama administration understands that Israel means what it says, the government needs to stop all contact with Ramallah.

Arab stabbing attacks on Jews have increased significantly this year, and every Israeli is a potential victim when “resisters” educate every Arab to be a murderer.

Young Arab Teens Confess to Attacking Border Guard Officers

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Three young Arab teens were arrested Mondayin connection with a firebombing attack on Border Guard police officers near Jerusalem.

The wannabe teen terrorists were caught in the act following a covert investigation that saw the group hurling firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Border Guard officers patrolling in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis.

The teens, ages 13 and 14, live in Azaria, near the nearby city of Ma’ale Adumim. They confessed to the attacks during the investigation, and also admitted to involvement in other incidents as well.

Jewish Man ‘Accidentally’ Run Over – Twice

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

The family of Avi Ben-Tzion, who killed by a group of Arab men in the Shomron, is fighting to prove that he was murdered. The family held a press conference Sunday during which they revealed evidence about his death.

Police say Ben-Tzion was killed in a carjacking gone wrong – an explanation that his family dismissed as “an insult to our intelligence.”

His widow and children told Maariv that the men who killed Ben-Tzion ran over his body twice, indicating that his death was not a mere accident. “Police told us that the murderers did a u-turn, hit him, put the car in reverse, and hit him again. Does that not sound like they were confirming the kill? Does that not sound like murder?” they demanded.

The family noted that the Israel police has previously avoided describing attacks as “terrorism,” only to admit later that terrorism was involved.

Ben-Tzion was found three weeks ago at the Elon junction in the Jordan Valley, after having suffered serious physical trauma. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, and died a short time later.

PA Arabs Clash with IDF Soldiers in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Palestinian Authority Arabs clashed with Israeli soldiers in various locations throughout Judea and Samaria on Friday.

On the Temple Mount, rioters were waving the flags of the Hamas terrorist organization during violent demonstrations.

The ongoing violence is just more of the weekly Friday ‘Days of Rage’ across the regions, egged on by Islamic clerics during their Muslim Sabbath sermons in the mosques.

The rioters are protesting Israel’s presence in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – and more to the point, in the Middle East as a whole. They have been taught from birth over the past three generations via the media and in school texts that Jews have no place in “Palestine” and that one day the Arabs will drive them all into the sea. It is towards this goal they are nurtured from birth to the grave, with little else to distract them in most PA curriculums.

Final status talks as mandated under the internationally-recognized Oslo Accords signed by Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the early 1990s have been entirely set aside.

The PA has successfully managed to evade their obligations under this document by managing to achieve status in the United Nations General Assembly as a non-member observer nation called the “State of Palestine.”

Now European nations are beginning to recognize the entity as an independent sovereign country as well, despite its divided, fragmented nature, without any real boundaries and without having carried out any of its agreed-upon responsibilities.

Meanwhile PA Arab terrorists have successfully launched a lethal, third intifada against Israeli citizens, an ominous sign that is being more or less ignored by the international community.

(Ed. Note: Above story was filed on Friday in New York prior to Sabbath.)

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