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Ya’alon Says Hamas Responsible for Fate of Missing Israelis

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Thursday that Israel holds Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization responsible for the fate of both missing Israelis who are believed to be in the enclave.

Ya’alon spoke with reporters at Ben Gurion International Airport about the issue upon his return from a working visit to Italy.

“Two Israeli civilians are in Gaza in the hands of Hamas,” the defense minister said. “The state of Israel is investing much effort in returning them both to their families.

“We view Hamas as being responsible for their fate and we demand their return.”

Ya’alon told media that he has met with the family of 28-year-old Ethiopian immigrant Avraham Mengisto, and has kept them updated on steps that are being taken to return him to Israel. He also has been maintaining contact and updating the family of the second Israeli civilian being held in Gaza, a Negev Bedouin from the southern town of Hura, on steps being taken to free him as well.

“I met with Avraham Mengisto’s family and updated them regarding our operations and encouraged them,” Ya’alon said. “We’re also in touch with the family of the other Israeli being held in Gaza, and we’re updating them on developments as well.”

Information about the second civilian is censored at the present time.

‘Hamas is Responsible For My Son. They Cannot Shirk Responsibility’

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The mother of a (possibly) mentally ill young man who crossed the southern border of Israel into Gaza is blaming Hamas for her son’s captivity.

A second civilian, also in his 20s, is being held captive in Gaza as well. All information about the second man, a Negev Bedouin resident of the town of Hura, has been censored, however.

Avraham Mengisto’s mother told media in a briefing today (Thursday, July 9) while meeting with Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni that she holds Gaza’s ruling terror organization responsible for the welfare of her 28-year-old son.

“Hamas is responsible for my son’s fate,” his mother said. “They cannot shirk their responsibility. I [also] hope the state will not cease to act for his return.”

The mayor visited her at the family home in Ashkelon on Thursday after the news of Avraham’s disappearance was cleared for publication. “The family is going through a very difficult time, after the double tragedy that they’ve endured,” Shimoni said. “Askelon Municipality’s social services department has been accompanying them since the first moment. We embrace the family and send them strength and hope that Avraham will be back with his family quickly,” he added.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Avraham’s brother Ilan subsequently said “[We] have decided to behave with restraint and give the government time to get our brother back home and we also ask the people of Israel to show restraint… The family considers this a humanitarian issue and we call on the international community to get involved and work to secure the release of my brother,” he said. “I ask that Hamas consider the condition of my brother and release him,” he added.

Information about Avraham’s disappearance 10 months ago only became public today due to the lifting of a gag order.

Mengisto left his home in Ashkelon early on September 8, 2014, and apparently kept walking along the shoreline until he crossed the border into Gaza. This is not the first time that Mengisto has gone missing; there have been three reports of similar incidents registered with the social services department, although none involved a border crossing.

Mengisto’s mother Agernesh lives in Ashkelon, and his father Ayele lives in central Israel. He is one of nine children in the family.

According to the Defense Ministry there is no concrete information as to his fate; IDF Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Yoav Mordechai told media, however, that current information indicates Mengisto is being held by Hamas.

A military source said Mengisto had initially been arrested by Hamas after crossing the border in September, but the terror organization said it released him because he was not a soldier. The source said there have been several attempts since that time to negotiate for his release.

A Hamas source in Gaza told Ynet that Mengisto is no longer in the region; the source said the Israeli exited the enclave via the tunnels in the southern border town of Rafah, and headed into Egypt.

Mengisto’s grieving mother added that despite her efforts to remain strong, “It hurts me. Since he disappeared, my life has come to a stop.

“Every day I wait for him to come through the door and say ‘hello.’ I pray for his return, and ask anyone who can help us to do so.”

Illegal for Jews to Yell ‘Allahu Akbar’ at the Temple Mount

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Israel apparently has a double standard for law enforcement when it’s Jews who are yelling “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) at the Temple Mount and Western Wall plazas.

Jewish activists returned Wednesday to both areas in the Old City of Jerusalem in order to test their theory that police would not treat Jews as they do Arabs when they behave the same.

The Jews in the video were protesting a decision by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court that Arab chants of “Allahu Akbar” on the site – the typical radical Islamist cry by jihadists waging holy war – present no legal problem.

Justice Joiya Saqifa Shapiro determined in the decision that verbal attacks by Muslims shouting “Allahu Akbar” against Jewish tour groups on the Temple Mount do not constitute a criminal offense. Nor is there any legal problem with closing the site to Jews for a 10-day period until the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan due to a fear of rioting.

Activists arrived at the Western Wall entrance to the Temple Mount in force on Wednesday to protest both decisions.

“Surprisingly, and in contrast to the court’s decision that shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ is no problem at the site, police were called to deal with the activists’ yelling,” said the Honenu civil rights organization in a statement. “Police actually decided to arrest six of the protesters on suspicion of disrupting the public order.”

The Court has previously determined that such behavior presents no legal issue when it is carried out by Arabs at the same site, the group pointed out.

Honenu representative Isaac Weiner went to the police precinct to aid the detainees, and pointed out to police officials that the detention was illegal and constituted “blatant discrimination” by Israel Police.

The activists were released on condition they would respect a restriction barring them from entering the Old City for the next two weeks – and the area of the Temple Mount in particular.

Several of the activists are to appear at a hearing in the Magistrate’s Court today (Thursday, July 9) in order to officially review the restrictions imposed against them.

“Today has proven what we have been saying for a long time,” said a spokesperson for Honenu. “Authorities have ramped up discrimination against Jews at the holy sites in the Old City, in particular at the Temple Mount.

“It is inconceivable that Jews should be arrested by police for the same acts that do not constitute an offense in the eyes of the Court when carried out by Arabs.”

Honenu added that it would consider filing a lawsuit against the police for false arrest and a petition to appeal the order restricting the activists from entering the Old City.

Italian-ISIS Woman Says Beheadings ‘Obey Sharia Law’

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

A 28-year-old Italian woman who left for Syria with her husband told an interview by Skype that the Islamic State (ISIS) is a “perfect country” and that beheadings simply are fine because they “obey Sharia law.”

The European “The Local” spoke with Maria Giulia Sergio, who converted to Islam, changed her name to Fatima Az Zahara and married Aldo Kobuzi, from Albania, last September.

Shortly afterwards, the young couple went to Syria and joined ISIS, where she underwent weapons training.

She said she tried to convince her family to join ISIS because “they could have a good life here.”

They sold their possessions and asked for passports but last week, Italian security forces arrested her family, including her parents and sister, all of whom also converted to Islam.

Sergio, or Az Zahara, celebrated last January’s murders at the offices of the Charles Hebdo magazine by sending enthusiastic messages to her friends.

And what about the rapes and sexual slavery of ISIS?

She insists that the terrorist army respects human rights and that the people who really do not respect human rights “are those who do not follow Allah’s rules.”

Rioting Arabs Again Keep Visitors Off Temple Mount

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Once again, rioting Arabs on Sunday (July 5) succeeded in keeping visitors off the Temple Mount. Thousands of Palestinian Authority Arabs have been allowed into the site for prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, now entering its fourth and final week.

But the obviously planned violence by Arabs whipped up during a sermon at the mosque on the site, who hurled rocks at police forces near the Mughrabi (Rambam) Bridge, made it unsafe for security to allow anyone to ascend to the Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.

This means that the thousands of Jews and other local and foreign visitors, many of whom arrive from overseas, cannot ascend the Mount.

Police officials said they would delay the opening of the site to visitors until security personnel had brought rioters under control. It is also possible that such a delay will mean the opening may be delayed beyond the hours in which the site can be accessed at all, at least for this day, due to the prayer schedule taking place at the mosque.

Launching violent riots is one of the preferred methods for Arab agitators to keep Jews and other non-Muslims from accessing the Temple Mount, site of the Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock; it is also considered the third holiest site in Islam.

Today is a fast day for Jews around the world, as it signals the start of the three-week period in history that led to the final destruction of the Holy Temples and the burning and conquest of Jerusalem – first by the Babylonians, and then by the Romans. This period culminates in the darkest fast day on the Jewish calendar: Tisha B’Av, the Ninth of Av.

ISIS Vows to Conquer Gaza, Israel & Palestinian Authority

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

It had to happen sometime.

ISIS (Da’esh in Arabic) – not satisfied with the way Hamas terrorists have governed the Gaza region – has decided to seize control of the enclave itself.

And the terrorist organization says it does not plan to stop there, either — the group apparently issued a video statement Tuesday warning of its intent to conquer the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority as well, according to the Reuters news agency.

The video has been removed from the Internet, however.

“We will uproot the state of the Jews and you and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be overrun by our creeping multitudes,” a masked member of the terror group proclaimed in a message addressed to the “tyrants of Hamas,” according to Reuters.

“The rule of Shari’a (Islamic Law) will be implemented in Gaza in spite of you,” he went on. “We swear that what is happening in the Levant today, and in particular the Yarmouk camp (the Palestinian settlement in Damascus), will happen in Gaza.”

All of the above was quoted from the video released by ISIS in Syria this week. But it won’t be seen by the general public, since the video effectively no longer exists.

What is clear, however, is the growing power struggle taking place between Sunni Muslim Hamas — spawned by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood based in Egypt — and the more extreme Salafi Muslims in Gaza. Since ISIS entered the enclave, that struggle has become increasingly complex. The two groups tend to cooperate on terror attacks against Israel, but disagree vehemently on how tightly to draw the reins of religious stringency around the necks of their people.

On Tuesday, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz accused Hamas of working together with members of an ISIS terror group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, based in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. The group, once affiliated with Al Qaeda, last year switched its allegiance to ISIS instead.

Hamas may have no choice if it wants to survive: In February 2014, the Mujahedeen Shura council in the Environs of Jerusalem issued a statement asserting their committment to “helping ISIS and bolstering its ranks.” Soon after, a video was uploaded to the Internet on social networking sites, showing Al Qaeda-linked Salafi jihadists meeting in Gaza to offer support and pledge allegiance to ISIS.

According to the Al-Monitor who interviewed someone who appeared in the footage, the video was shot in Gaza by “young men primarily driven by emotions to come to the aid of our brothers in Syria.”

“There is cooperation between [Hamas and ISIS] on weapons smuggling and terror attacks,” Katz told participants at a conference organized by the Israel Defense journal in Tel Aviv. “The Egyptians and Saudis both know this. At the same time – within Gaza – Da’esh has been defying Hamas. But the two fight a common cause against the Jews, whether they be in Israel or overseas.”

Hamas maintained a foreign outpost in Damascus until several years ago, when it was ousted from its base by President Bashar al-Assad. Currently Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal is comfortably ensconsed in new quarters in Turkey, courtesy of Muslim Brotherhood supporter President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, co-founder and leader of the country’s pro-Islamist AK Party.

ISIS Beheads Two Women for Sorcery and Witchcraft

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) has beheaded two women, along with their husbands, for allegedly practicing witchcraft and sorcery, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The executions took place Sunday and Monday in two different villages. ISIS previously has executed dozens of women, but usually for adultery and by stoning or by a firing squad.

It also has beheaded foreign women, but this is the first time the Satanic Islamic group has decapitated women for not following Sharia law.

For the record, according to the Observatory, ISIS had has been busy the past 12 months executing 86 women and 74 children among its 1,800 civilian victims,

The executioners earlier this month crucified two children for not fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Its thirst for displaying the most terrifying pictures possible would seem to have left no room for more monstrosities, but that has been said in the past and has been disproven every time.

An Observatory official explained that the beheadings of the alleged sorcerers may have been an attempt to scare other women into showing up at mosques for prayers five times a day.

The world keeps trying to fight the ISIS from the air, but there has been no unified and determined alliance to make eliminating the insane group the most urgent and important priority.

The only unified mission that United Nations has been able to come up with is the U.N. Human Rights Council condemnation of Israel for the sin of Jews living in half of Jerusalem, the Golan Heights Judea and Samaria.

If there were only some way to get the Jews out of those areas, maybe the ISIS would disappear, right?

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