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Public Security Ministers Threatens to Bar MKs from Temple Mount

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch told Israeli television Wednesday that he will prohibit Knesset Members from visiting the Temple Mount if he thinks doing so will endanger the public, meaning that it will anger the Arab Muslims who endanger public security.

In response, the spokesman for Housing Minister Uri Ariel, a frequent visitor to the Temple Mount, told The Jewish Press, “It won’t happen. Aharonovitch has brought up the idea before, and it is just political propaganda.”

He added that if Aharonovitch, a member of the Yisrael Beitenu party, would think about what will happen to the coalition government if he is serious about such a drastic move.

If visits by MKs “may lead to riots, I will not allow them to go,” he told Channel 1.

That is how Aharonovitch keep the public order. Don’t let the Jews “make trouble” and the Arabs won’t make trouble.

And once the Arabs understand that, Aharonovitch will have to start maintaining public security by issuing one-way tickets for Jews to leave the country

Before that happens, he has a better idea – using magnometers to screen Arabs before they enter the site.

It is not such a new concept. They were used until the intifada began to take a brief recess in the late 1990s when then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak was ready to hand over almost all of Judea and Samaria and parts of Jerusalem to Yasser Arafat.

Months after the magnometers were removed. The Oslo War, or Second Intifada, broke out, but no Public Security minister thought that maybe putting them back into use would keep out terrorists.

It took nearly three weeks after the attempted murder of Temple activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick for Aharonovitch to wake up and decide to use magnometers again.

Of course using them might make Arabs anger.

Rabbi Glick, whose medical condition has improved to the point where doctors report his life no longer is in danger, will undoubtedly wasn’t to thank God for his remarkable recovery by ascending the Temple Mount.

But that might incite riots.

Will Aharonovitch elevate Rabbi Glick to the status of Knesset Member and tell him to go home?

Better yet, perhaps Aharonovitch will go home.

Netanyahu Says ‘Recent’ Arab Terror Is Continuation of 66-Year-Old War

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The recent escalation in terrorism against Israel is part of a campaign that “has continued since the foundation of the state and even before then,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told an urgent Security Cabinet meeting Tuesday night.

He accused Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas of not being a “partner” in the war on terror and that “instead of calming the situation he is inflaming it…and disseminating lies.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu assured Israeli citizens that all security forces in the country are taking measures to protect Israelis and that “we have defeated terrorism until today and we will defeat it this time as well.”

Netanyahu called the meeting in the wake of two deaths at the hands of two Arab terrorists in separate attacks on Monday and hundreds if not thousands of riots, rock-throwing attacks, shootings and attempted murders the past several weeks.

“We are in the midst of a campaign of incitement and terrorism directed against the State of Israel and its citizens,” he said at the end of the meeting and in a statement for the media.

He noted, “This campaign has continued since the foundation of the state and even before then.

Prime Minister Netanyahu explained that he convened the meeting to update it on decisions made with the IDF, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the police to increase forces on the ground.

Measures that will be taken include “the demolition of terrorists’ homes; a strong hard and more severe punishment of those who throw stones, bottles, fireworks and firebombs; fines for the parents of children and young people who throw stones; [and] the outlawing of those elements that are stirring up unrest in Jerusalem.”

All of these measures have been previously reported this week, but the convening of the Security Cabinet at night and the public statement reflect a wide public fear that Israel is facing an Arab Spring rebellion or nationwide intifada.

“The terrorism being directed against us knows no borders,” Netanyahu stated. “It is trying to uproot us from all parts of the country. From the terrorists’ point-of-view, we do not need to be in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Gush Etzion or anywhere.

“They will not succeed. Even the attempt by extremist Islamic elements to ignite the ground and cause a religious war will not succeed.”

His harsh words for Abbas coincide with hints from the Obama administration that it finally is admitting that perhaps Abbas is not the greatest thing for Israel since Yasser Arafat.

U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki finally admitted on Monday, after being questioned Palestinian Authority incitement, that “we would like to see President Abbas do more” to condemn incitement. That, of course, is not going to happen unless Abbas suddenly decides to condemn himself.

Netanyahu spelled it out for Psaki, her boss U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and all of the other peace groupies that’s how symptoms of a severe overdose.

“To my regret, Abu Mazen is not a partner in this effort,” the Prime Minister stated. “On the contrary, today, Abu Mazen has again proven that he is irresponsible. Instead of calming the situation he is inflaming it. Instead of speaking the truth, he is disseminating lies to the effect that we intend, or are operating in some way, to change the status of the holy places – this is a gross lie.

“Instead of educating his people for peace, Abu Mazen is educating them for terrorism. The sad thing is that the international community that rushes to condemn every balcony that we build in our capital city, simply ignores this wild incitement of Abu Mazen’s and thus it encourages him to continue actions that could ignite the entire Middle East.”

Barghouti, PA’s Most Popular Leader, Calls for ‘Armed Resistance’

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Convicted and jailed-for-life terrorist Marwan Barghouti published a letter from his prison cell Tuesday to urge Arabs to join an “armed resistance.”

“Choosing global and armed resistance” was being “faithful to Arafat’s legacy, to his ideas, and his principles for which tens of thousands died as martyrs,” he stated.

His letter of incitement on Tuesday was meant to commemorate Yasser Arafat on the 10 anniversary of his death and included an accusation that his “assassination” was the result of “an official Israeli-American decision.”

Barghouti repeatedly has been at the top of Palestinian Authority popularity polls. He is serving five life terms for his involvement in suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks that killed and wounded hundreds of Israelis.

He often has been mentioned to be ןincluded in some of Israel’s infamous deals to free terrorists in return for a lone soldier or corpses of victims of Palestinian Authority terrorism.

Israel’s left-wing establishment media almost succeeded at least twice in campaigns to place Barghouti on the list of terrorists to be freed, but sanity prevailed among Cabinet ministers.

Ma’an reported, “Barghouti has said he never supported attacks on civilians inside Israel and in recent years has thrown his support behind peaceful resistance.”

That is par for the course for the Palestinian Authority”s voluminous rewritten history.

It seems that is no longer politically correct in the Palestinian Authority, which has been supported by most Western leader, most notably President Barack Obama and with the notable exception of Canada, to claim that Israel must expel nearly 600,000 Jews from half of Jerusalem and all of Judea and Samaria and turn over all of their property to the Palestinian Authority.

And don’t forget the tip. With the expulsion demand said and done, a new demand from the Arab world is that Israel must pay damages for having stepping foot over the Green Line.

Funeral of Gush Etzion Terror Victim Dalia Lemkus [photos]

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The sister of Gush Etzion terror victim Dalia Lemkus, murdered while hitchhiking on Monday, appealed to Israelis during the funeral for her sister to continue hitchhiking and not give Arab terrorists “the satisfaction” that they can stop Jews from living a normal lives.

Lemkus, 26, was from the community of Tekoa, east of Efrat, and was run over by the terrorist’s car. He then got out of the car and stabbed the victim along with two others, one of whom is in serious condition.

She previously had survived a terrorist stabbing attack several years ago and afterwards told her sister Michal she would not stop hitchhiking. “Do you think I am going to let them defeat me?” she asked rhetorically.

Michal Lemkus told hundreds of mourners at the funeral, “I want to scream at everyone, ay my country and especially at myself, ‘Don’t stop hitchhiking.’”

Her appeal was opposite the attitude of Israel’s center-left establishment after previous terrorist attacks on hitchhikers, which have prompted the media’s asking why people take the risk.

Are they right?

Yes, it would be a lot less risky to live in Tel Aviv, except that another funeral was held today for a soldier who was stabbed to death on Monday by an Arab terrorist near a Tel Aviv train station.

The body of Daliah Lamkus being escorted from the site of the funeral to the cemetery in Tekoa.

The body of Daliah Lamkus being escorted from the site of the funeral to the cemetery in Tekoa. Photo: Marc Gottlieb

 

Friends and family mourn during the funeral ceremony of Dalia Lemkus at the Jewish Tekoa on Tuesday.

Friends and family mourn during the funeral ceremony of Dalia Lemkus at the Jewish Tekoa on Tuesday. Photo: Flash 90

 

Michal Lamkus, speaking at the funeral of her sister Dalia Lamkus. Photo: Marc Gottlieb

Michal Lamkus, speaking at the funeral of her sister Dalia Lamkus.

The body of Dalia Lamkus being escorted from the site of the funeral to the cemetery in Tekoa. Photo: Marc Gottlieb

The body of Dalia Lamkus being escorted from the site of the funeral to the cemetery in Tekoa.

 

 

 

Israel’s Third Intifada Ratchets Up

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Another cluster of terror attacks on Monday sent Israeli hearts racing and Jewish blood flowing through the streets in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion, as others ducked in trains and on the roads.

In Tel Aviv Monday afternoon, an Arab terrorist repeatedly stabbed an IDF soldier after attempting — but failing — to grab his gun. By the time Magen David Adom medics arrived, the soldier had no pulse and was not breathing. Medics miraculously managed to restore both long enough to rush the 20-year-old soldier to nearby Tel Hashomer Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

He succumbed to his wounds several hours later at Tel Hashomer’s Sheba Hospital.

A 59-year-old man struggled with the attacker in an attempt to stop him and was also injured in the process; he is being treated at Ichilov Hospital but is expected to be released shortly. The terrorist, a resident of Shechem (Nablus) attempted to escape but police chased him to a building a block away, where he was trapped and arrested.

Halfway across the country and barely an hour after that deadly attack, a second Arab terrorist attempted to run people over with his car at the entrance to the town of Alon Shvut. He then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing those standing nearby at the hitchhiking post.

One of three who were injured – 26-year-old Dalia Lamkus of Tekoa – died of her wounds. Lamkus was stabbed before in a 2006 terror attack in the same area, according to Israel Hatzolah. A 50-year-old man who tried to stop the terrorist is in fair condition, with stab wounds to the stomach. A third victim, approximately age 20, is listed in good condition, also with stab wounds.

The terrorist, who has been identified as Mahr Hashalmon, was alleged to be a member of Hamas and a resident of nearby Hebron, although the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack shortly after. Hashalmon apparently spent five years in prison before he was freed in a prisoner swap deal, according to journalist Ehud Ya’ari of Israel’s Channel 2 TV. His terror spree was finally stopped by a security guard who shot him but did not kill him. The  is listed in serious condition, according to Magen David Adom.

Israelis were busy ducking in vehicles driving on Route 31 as Arabs hurled rocks at Jews passing the Negev Bedouin town of Hura, home to various terror cells and lone wolf “wannabes.”

Passengers on the #384 Egged bus from Be’er Sheva to Ein Gedi were traumatized when their vehicle came under fire from stones hurled by Arabs along Route 31. One person was slightly injured but reportedly did not require medical care. The bus was replaced with a different vehicle, and police launched a search for the attackers.

Further north, another road terror attack Monday night involved Arabs hurling rocks at a bus and a police car, both with Israeli license plates, in the city of Nazareth. There were no reports of anyone physically injured in that attack.

Arabs are also attempting to experiment with “hit-and-run terror” in the Negev as well. A 20-year-old woman walking on the sidewalk in Be’er Sheva suddenly found herself to be the object of unwanted attention early Monday evening when she became the target of an attempted copycat terror attack.

Two male youths from the Negev Bedouin town of Tel Sheva attempted to run the woman over, according to Israel Hatzolah. The two teens were arrested, according to the report, and their intended victim managed to escape injury.

Commuters on the Jerusalem Light Rail, meanwhile, were “entertained” by the sight of security personnel disarming an Arab who was carrying a knife on the train. Police later told journalists the man did not attempt to stab anyone at the time the discovery was made.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro issued a statement Monday afternoon severely condemning the attack in Tel Aviv (Nov. 10) — the first in the wave of terror that moved through the country on Monday — saying flatly that Arab terror is just plain wrong.

“There is no justification for violence and terror,” Shapiro said. “I wish for a speedy recovery for the soldier.”

Moreover, the escalating attacks on Israelis by Arab terrorists around the country have nothing to do with Arab rage over stagnant final status talks with the Palestinian Authority, as foreign officials and PA leaders keep claiming, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday afternoon.

Speaking at a Likud faction meeting Monday after an IDF soldier was repeatedly stabbed in a terror attack near a Tel Aviv train station, Netanyahu said those who incite to terrorism “do not want us anywhere” – including in Tel Aviv.

“We will fight incitement by the Palestinian Authority and radical Islam, and fight those calling to destroy us,” the prime minister vowed.

Knesset Interior Committee chairperson MK Miri Regev (Likud) called on the prime minister to continue with his “hands on” approach to the issue of terrorism across the country.

“The government has to decide on an action plan to restore a sense of personal security to the citizens of Israel,” Regev said.

She called on the public to maintain alertness in the face of recent events, and urged an increased presence in police and security personnel throughout the country.

Regev also called on the justice system to ensure that convicted terrorists receive “severe” punishment. “We must eradicate terror, and at the same time send a clear, unequivocal message” no one is above the law, she said.

Likud MK Danny Danon became one of the first Knesset members to finally, officially use the “I” word at the public microphone.

“We are in an intifada,” Danon told reporters. “I call on the prime minister and the public security minister to make it clear to our enemies who is sovereign in the State of Israel.”

Like Miri Regev, meanwhile, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai also called for heightened awareness on the part of his city’s residents, although he made it clear that no one should change their daily routine.

“Like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv is also a symbol, and a target that terrorists always seek to strike,” Huldai warned. “Unfortunately the deadlock in the diplomatic negotiations and the absence of any vision in this area will only increase the violent situation,” he said.

Bayit Yehudi party chairman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, on the other hand, slammed the government over the spate of recent attacks.

Radical Israeli Islamic Preacher Convicted – Again

Monday, November 10th, 2014

A Jerusalem Court has accepted a government appeal and convicted anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist Israeli Arab Raad Salah of racial incitement.

He is about to be sentenced to a lengthy term in jail for the umpteenth time, and maybe the judicial system finally will not be in such a rush to release him from his cell.

He was sentenced last March to eight months in prison by the lower court in Jerusalem after being convicted for incitement to violence but being acquitted on a charge of racist incitement in Jerusalem in 2007 when he said “the best moments in our fate are when we meet God as martyrs for Al Aqsa.”

In other words, “Get ourselves killed while attacking Jews on the Temple Mount.”

The government appealed the acquittal and won a conviction in the higher court, which ordered the lower court to sentence Salah next month.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz accused the Islamic Movement on Sunday of contributing to the escalation of violence on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem.

Salah was jailed in 2010 for five months for spitting at an Israeli police officer.

Jewish Man Escapes Taibe Lynch, Car Torched [video]

Monday, November 10th, 2014

A Jewish man, identified as Moshe, visiting friends in the Israeli-Arab town of Taibe escaped with his life, but not his car.

Around twenty masked Arab men from the town surrounded his car and attacked him as he was leaving.

One decent Taibe Arab managed to extricate the Jewish man from the “Allahu Achbar” yelling lynch mob before it was too late, and drove Moshe away in his car.

Without a human target to kill, the rabid Islamic mob torched the man’s car instead.

MDA ambulances were also damaged by Taibe Arabs.

As a result of this pogrom, police prohibited all Jewish traffic on Road 444, north of Kochav Yair (the town where Ehud Barak used to live).

MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi lives in Taibe.

Video from the entrance to Taibe:

In other locations, including Jerusalem, the Galilee, as well as Judea and the Shomron, Arabs attacked Jewish drivers with stones and firebombs.

A woman travelling near Maaleh Shomron with her 5 children came under attack by firebomb and stone throwing Arabs on Sunday. Everyone is safe, but the car suffered damage.

In Jerusalem, a man was lightly injured when Arab stone throwers hit him with stones while he was driving near Neve Yaakov. An ambulance took him to the hospital.

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