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December 22, 2014 / 30 Kislev, 5775
 
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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.)

Israeli Arab Lynch Suspect Indicted, More Arrests Expected

Friday, December 5th, 2014

An Arab resident of the “Triangle” region was indicted Thursday in Lod District Court on suspicion of helping a mob attempt to lynch a Jewish man during a riot.

That riot and other Arab disturbances began November 9 after Kafr Kanna resident Kheir a-Din Hamdan was killed by police the night before after he tried to attack officers in a van.

On Thursday, 21-year-old Mohamed Haj Yehiyeh, was charged with aggravated assault, vandalism and mayhem. He is accused of having lit a package of fireworks and throwing them into a car with someone still inside, and having lit a second package of fireworks and throwing it at a police cruiser. He was arrested a month ago by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the Central District Police.

Haj-Yehiyeh was accused of leading a mob who stopped 47-year-old Moshe German as he was traveling along Highway 444 northbound from Kochav Yair, on the road in Taibe. In order to avoid burning his tires, the driver tried to turn his car around in the street, but was surrounded by the rioters who started speaking Arabic.

When it became clear he could not understand them, they began yelling, “Jew! Jew! Jew!” and hurled rocks at him and the vehicle, smashed both the front and rear windshields.

The court papers say Haj-Yehiyeh lit a package of fireworks and tossed them into the car while German was still trapped inside, igniting the vehicle as well. The targeted driver was saved by Majdi Baloum, a local Taibe man who fought his way through the mob to rescue him, placing German in his car with his own children and driving to a nearby police station – endangering his own family and saving the motorist’s life.

German’s car, meanwhile, became engulfed in flames, after the gasoline in the vehicle was ignited, incinerating it completely.

During the probe investigators discovered a video clip showing Haj-Yehiyeh speaking into the camera, calling for an intifada and making other nationalist statements.

That video was released by Central District Police on Thursday.

“People of the Triangle, today it was Kafr Kanna, tomorrow in Taibe, and Umm al Fahm,” Haj-Yehiyeh proclaimed.

“Intifada, intifada! Anyone who can, carry out an intifada in their own way. God willing, the blood of Kheir of a-Din Hamdan won’t be spilled in vain.

“God is greater than the Zionists! Allahhu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!”

Haj-Yehiyeh was arraigned in Lod District Court and an indictment was issued Thursday in the wake of a confession, police said.

Further arrests are expected in the case, police said.

Terrorists Firebomb Home in Beit El in Samaria

Monday, December 1st, 2014

One or more Palestinian Authority terrorists hurled a firebomb Sunday night at a home in the Jewish community of Beit El, in the Binyamin region of Samaria. No one was injured, and the attackers fled.

If the Arabs had “succeeded” by burning the house to the ground and wounding or killing the residents, the establishment media would have been all over the story.

But, like rock-throwing, it was barely reported.

That is how the center-left media moguls, including the government-funded electronic media, keep most Israelis in the dark. When a major terrorist attack occurs in Judea and Samaria, it is reported as if it out of the ordinary, an assumed sign of escalation, of an intifada, of the need for the government to take stock of why it allows Jews to remain in Judea and Samaria, unwanted by Arab terrorists.

Throwing rocks and firebombs at Israeli citizens and soldiers are daily events. It is not an intifada and it is not a war. It is carried out by a minority of Arabs, almost all of them under 30 and who have been fed 20 years of incitement by official Palestinian Authority media to hate Jews and to become martyrs.

The JNS news agency ran an interesting article this week that the Islamic State slave markets, and the ISIS’ treatment of young girls as objects of merchandise, operate with nary a whisper from the mainstream Muslim community.

Similarly, the majority of Palestinian Authority Arabs may not love Israel but they are not interested in an intifada. They know their own Palestinian Authority is a terrible alternative to the “occupation,” but they are afraid to speak out because of fear of punishment by the criminals, who do not even deserve the title ”terrorists.”

Israel’s establishment media is just as much to blame.

The attacks are on “settlers,” so they don’t merit coverage, unless someone is killed or seriously injured.

But when a couple of right-wing criminals, and that is what they are, set fire to an Arab-Israeli co-existence school, or post pictures of Tzipi Livni and other officials in Nazi uniforms, the broadcasters on Israel Radio rush to the microphone to resurrect the ghost of the blood libel aghast the national religious community for the murder of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin.

Special Security Activated as Arabs Again Aim at Police

Monday, November 24th, 2014

As Arab rioters continue their violence throughout the country, security leaders plan to re-activate a unit that has not been called up for service since 2005.

Arabs in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya rioted on Sunday, hurling rocks at Israel Police officers who were sent to secure the site.

Four police officers were injured by the attackers as forces were forced to use non-lethal methods to disperse the mob.

Given the wave of terror that has been taking place across Israel and particularly in Jerusalem, a special security unit is being re-activated on public transportation, according to Channel 2 TV.

The unit, to be activated by the Ministry of Transportation, last provided protection for the public against suicide bombers during the second intifada, from 2000 to 2005.

Some 10,000 bus drivers in Israel are set to participate in a special security and defense training program as well, according to the report.

Rock Attacks Spread to Golan Heights

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Students from an Arab elementary school in Lod hurled rocks at a group of young Jewish women and a Jewish family who were touring in the area of Nachal Jalbon in the central Golan Heights, the Hebrew-language 0404 website reports.

The female tourists, approximately age 20, were from the Haifa area. They were hiking around the riverbed area when they came under attack from the young Arab students.

The father of the family shouted at the attackers and chased them as far as the road near the spot where the family had been hiking.

A criminal complaint has been filed with district police.

Bennett Wants Jerusalem to Be ‘Occupied’ with IDF Soldiers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said Wednesday that the IDF should deploy soldiers throughout eastern Jerusalem and weed out terrorists.

The Jerusalem police commissioner rejected the idea and said that his forces can do very well without soldiers turning the capital into an armed camp.

Bennett, feeding on fear, said the military should duplicate its 2002 Operation Defensive Shield, when soldiers struck into nests of terror in Jenin and other beds of terror throughout Judea and Samaria.

“Go in with Border Police forces, carry out arrests, set up intelligence channels and stay there on a permanent basis, not just when there’s a terror attack,” the Minister of Economy added.

Bennett said that guards at shopping centers, synagogues and schools are aimed at a specific would-be killers but that the army could “go to the source.”

Police Operations Chief Aharon Aksol rejected Bennett’s shoot-from-the-hip idea.

“The police can deal with the situation with its own forces,” he told Israel Radio.

So far, the police have shown themselves far from able to do so, but that has partly been due to a policy of virtually abandoning hotspots in Arab neighborhoods unless the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) is involved. Murders and attempted murders of Jews by Arabs the past several weeks have forced the police to start working they way they should.

Aksol still is looking for an easy way out by blaming Knesset Members for “inciting” Arabs by visiting the Temple Mount, but Bennett’s brainstorm would inflame Arabs even more by making eastern Jerusalem Arabs stare in the faces of soldiers.

Bennett would be doing the Palestinian Authority a big favor by showing the world that Jerusalem is under “occupation?”

It would show that eastern Jerusalem, which has been under Israeli sovereignty for more than three decades, is just like Judea and Samaria, which legally is under military rule.

Deploying troops in Jerusalem would expose Israel as not being able to govern. It is not like Missouri calling in the national Guard to quell riots.

And what if troops marching through the capital would eliminate terror? Who cares if it boils Arab blood?

Bennett should know very well that sending in the troops would weaken Israel.

Israel has the Shin Bet to root out terror. It needs to do a better job and probably could have prevented Tuesday’s barbarism if it had placed the murderers, cousins with a record of terror, under surveillance.

But deploying soldiers in the streets of Jerusalem also would weaken Israel on the fronts where soldiers are mostly needed – Gaza, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.

Bennett’s scheme grabbed headlines. Maybe it won him a few more supporters.

It did not win him any points for common sense.

Bicyclist Attacked Near Jerusalem’s Old City

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

A 20-year-old man told police he was attacked by Arabs Tuesday night as he rode his bicycle near the New Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The man was listed in fair to good condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center after he was struck with a lead pipe.

Israel Police and Border Patrol officers have arrested two 19-year-old Arab males in connection with the attack. Both were held for further questioning.

The arrests were made after searches were conducted using footage from security cameras.

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