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October 31, 2014 / 7 Heshvan, 5775
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Condition Update: Rabbi Yehuda Glick Takes Turn for Worse

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Rabbi Yehuda Glick’s sister has reported that the Temple Mount activist has taken a turn for the worse and currently is listed in critical condition at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center.

His name for prayers is Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Itta Breindel .

Glick was shot four times at point-blank range last night (Wednesday, Oct. 29) by an Islamic Jihad terrorist after speaking at an event at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.

The terrorist was tracked down and killed overnight in a shootout with Israel Police Yamam counter terror units.

Islamic Jihad Terrorist’s Father, Brother Arrested

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The father and brother of the Islamic Jihad terrorist suspected of shooting Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick were arrested this morning (Thursday, Oct. 30) in the Silwan section of Jerusalem, Arab sources reported.

Ibrahim Muataz Jihazi, 32, was shot and killed by Yamam counter terror police forces overnight after he opened fire when they surrounded the house in which he was hiding in the Abu Tor neighborhood of the capital.

Who is Really Inciting the Terrorism?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The “silent intifada” about which Hebrew media write is really silent no more. It is roaring at the gates, Harriet, and threatening to bash the door in.

How was it possible for an Islamic Jihad terrorist to simply stand waiting outside the Menachem Begin Center, ask Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick for his name, and then simply say, “I’m angry with you” and shoot him four times at point-blank range?

Where on earth was the security detail that was supposed to be in place for the Knesset members attending the conference? At least one of those present was a full-fledged minister — that means the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) was on the scene, or should have been.

Worse, the Center employed this recidivist in its restaurant after a ten year stint in the Israel Prison system. Whatever happened to that antiquated practice of “security clearance” that dogged even the most common of job applicants back in the good ol’ days of Israeli basic standards?

There have certainly seemed to be more than enough Israel Police officers on the Temple Mount available to arrest someone for moving their lips — even a bride is considered suspect if she makes the wrong move on her wedding day. They’re always there to whisk someone away “before there’s trouble” with Arab “worshipers” who stockpile stones, firebombs (Molotov cocktails), and fireworks in the Al Aqsa mosque, and threaten non-Muslims on the Mount on a regular basis.

And Israeli police are aces when it comes to drivers using cell phones or texting in their cars, who are pulled over on a regular basis. Motorists who park in the wrong place find their cars magically ticketed by law enforcement officers.

How did we reach this point, where a convicted Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorist, an 11-year graduate of Israeli jails, is hired by a premier center in Jerusalem for politicians and glitteratti and receives security clearance that allows him to get close enough to a guest speaker to shoot him on sight? Not to mention the minor detail that he also could have shot and killed at least three top lawmakers, all of whom were present at the event as well.

It boggles the mind – and raises suspicions.

It also calls up the question of what impact this attack, and those leading up to it over the past several months, will have on the iron grip maintained by the radical Islamic Waqf over the Temple Mount.

The issue is not as simple as it may appear because the Waqf represents the government of Jordan and the Hashemite Kingdom, which maintains a decades-old quiet handshake with Israel. Both sides are loathe to disturb that peace for obvious reasons.

But this attack takes the issue a step beyond the Pale.

Till now, Jews have been harassed on the Temple Mount – Judaism’s holiest site — unmercifully. Yet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has buttoned his lip. Jerusalemites have lived with months of daily attacks on the Light Rail, hundreds of thousands of shekels’ worth of damage to the line and trauma to Israel’s citizens in order to service Arab commuters in northern Jerusalem and the Jews who live beside them. No track has been laid to bypass the communities where the attacks are perpetrated though surely that would be less costly.

But Yehudah Glick’s life is now hanging by a thread. That may have at last exceeded the patience of even the Israeli government. Such an attack, on a U.S. citizen, the primary Temple Mount activist, cannot be condoned, excused away, ignored with heads turned and eyes closed.

And yet.

Where are the howls?  There’s no rage emanating from the White House, no “red-hot anger” over a terrorist attack on an American citizen. Just a deadly silence. Odd, no?  Especially in light of the U.S. State Department’s hurry last week to convey its condolences to the family of the young U.S. citizen terrorist-in-training killed by the IDF while attacking Jews.

Netanyahu Blames PA Chairman ‘Abu Mazen’ for Shooting of Temple Mount Activist

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The streets of Jerusalem are quiet right now, and a tense calm has settled on the city.

Israel’s security establishment met this morning (Thursday, Oct. 30) with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to decide how to meet the challenge that now lies ahead.

“I would like to send my best wishes for a full and quick recovery to Yehuda Glick, who is now fighting for his life,” Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting.

Participating in the discussion were Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, Public Defense Minister Itzhak Aharonovitch, ISA Director Yoram Cohen, Israel Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino, Jerusalem District Police Commander Moshe Edri, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and representatives from the Attorney General’s office, the Justice Ministry and the IDF.

Netanyahu praised the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the Israel Police for quickly solving “this act of terrorism.”

The prime minister added, “A few days ago, I said that we were facing a wave of incitement by radical Islamic elements and by Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen who said that Jews must be prevented from going up to the Temple Mount by any means possible.

“I still have not heard from the international community so much as one word of condemnation for these inflammatory remarks.

“The international community needs to stop its hypocrisy and take action against inciters, against those who try to change the status quo.

“I have ordered significant reinforcements so that we can maintain both security in Jerusalem and the status quo in the holy places. This struggle might be long, and here, like in other struggles, we must first of all, lower the flames.

“No side should take the law into its own hands. We must be level-headed and act with determination and responsibility, and so we shall.”

Knesset Members on Glick Shooting: ‘Red Line Crossed’

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Knesset members are expressing outrage over a targeted assassination attempt by an Islamic Jihad terrorist against Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick Wednesday night.

The terrorist shot and nearly killed Glick, who was rushed to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in critical condition, following a conference at the Menachem Begin Center in Jerusalem attended by a number of Knesset members. The attacker subsequently died in a shootout with Israeli Yamam counter terror police in the Abu Tor neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Bayit Yehudi party chairman and Economic Minister Naftali Bennett expressed the shock and fury of most: “Something has happened in Israel,” he said. “The assassination in the heart of Jerusalem of a public activist is a red line that was crossed. I call on the prime minister to restore the sovereignty of Israel to its capital city.”

MK Miri Regev, a participant at the conference that had just been held at the Begin Center, told Israel’s Channel 2 TV News that the event had been focused on Jews coming to the Temple Mount.

“The moment the center of Jerusalem comes under fire, this is an escalation and the government is required to make a change in the perception about Jerusalem,” Regev declared. “This terror in Jerusalem is like terrorism anywhere else in Israel. I don’t know if [Glick] had received personal threats or not – but if so, this is an omission by the police.”

Housing Minister Uri Ariel, meanwhile, prayed for Glick’s recovery and warned that the attack was aimed symbolically at all of Israel.

“The bullets fired at [Glick} were aimed at all Jews who want to exercise their right as Jews; it is moral for Jews to go up to pray at their most holy place,” Ariel pointed out. “I demand that the prime minister immediately permit all Jews to freely go up to the Temple Mount, and to use an iron fist against those who are responsible for this act.”

Likud MK Moshe Feiglin, who also attended the conference at the Begin Center, said that he was not surprised. Feiglin told Channel 2, “I was speaking with Yehuda at the time he was fired at. He was shot at least two times. It’s no surprise, really, because of the ongoing incitement,” Feiglin said bluntly. “The Muslim organizations have been actively harassing him – they marked him as the point man on the Temple Mount issue – and therefore he was attacked. This was expected.”

Fatah’s Gaza Branch Making Rockets to Use before Next Cease-Fire [video]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Gaza’s branch of Fatah, Hamas’ rival terrorist party headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, showed off its continuing rocket-manufacturing capabilities for visiting Russian journalists, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.

Fatah invited Russian TV (RT) last week to a rocket production facility to witness and film the actual production of new rockets. Fatah’s military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, depleted its reserves while taking an active part in the Gaza war alongside Hamas, firing rockets at Israeli towns and cities:

“The moment the war ended, the Palestinian military wings renewed military production in order to replenish the stock, which was emptied during the war,”  according to an Arab journalist for RT, quoted by Fatah on its Facebook page.

A Fatah video, as seen below, shows Fatah members at work producing new rockets, and a masked Fatah terrorist explained, “We are preparing and developing rockets in the productions’ division of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Al-Asifa Army following the ceasefire agreement in preparation for the coming battles.”

The Palestinian Authority does not want another cease-fire unless it has plenty of rockets on hand to make sure that the truce is temporary. Terrorists in Gaza, like those in the Judea and Samaria who received thousands of rifles from Israel in the 1990s to keep the peace as part of the Oslo Accords, never store their weapons for a long period of time. Their idea of “defense” is to use them to attack Israel, whose existence is considered an offensive act.

The journalist added that Fatah is making rockets because the partial blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt interferes with efforts to smuggle weapons into Gaza.

Of course, Israel could put an end to all smuggling simply by removing the maritime blockade. Then, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas and all of the other terrorist groups simply could bring in weapons at will in response to the “humanitarian gesture” by Israel.

Fatah’s activity in the war, in which it lost 17 times more members than those identifying with Hamas, is a sign that Fatah and Hamas have achieved unity in the area of terror, if not on the diplomatic front.

A Sept. 10 Fatah post, translated and published by PMW, quoted the RT reporter as stating. “We are visiting the Al-Aqsa Brigades – Al-Asifa Army (i.e., Fatah’s military wing)… where fuel for rockets and mortar shells is being produced.”

An Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades fighter added, “We are preparing and developing rockets in the productions’ division of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Al-Asifa Army following the ceasefire agreement in preparation for the coming battles. During the last war, we fired rockets at the Zionist enemy. We have notified the enemy that we have many more [rockets]. We have also successfully developed the K-132 rocket, which is here beside me.”

This is What Happens When You Attack Israel

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Leftwing websites love to play up the photos of destruction of Gaza. The poor, suffering, innocent “Palestinians”, victims of Israeli aggression and collective punishment, are their front page stories.

Their bottom line is always the same, the Gazans (or the “Palestinians”) are not responsible for their actions and decisions; they’re passive victims of the conflict.

But it’s not true.

Even before their violent takeover of Gaza, Hamas received the largest block of votes in Gaza, giving them the majority, in fact Hamas secured 76 out of 132 seats – that’s 58% – in the Palestinian Authority’s parliament.

The people of Gaza, knowing full well the genocidal charter of Hamas, voted Hamas in. There’s no getting around that.

It’s both immoral and patronizing to say Gaza’s residents (or the Arabs in Judea and Samaria) voted Hamas in because Hamas’s social programs are more important to them than Hamas’s plans for genocide.

It is now well documented that the destruction in Gaza by the IDF was limited to areas that Hamas was using to attack Israel, whether it be for their command centers, missile silos, terror tunnels, or terrorist positions. For the most part, areas that were not involved in the fighting emerged from the war mostly unscathed.

Even within terror-infested neighborhoods, there are buildings that were hit, and buildings that weren’t.

Owners of many of the hit buildings were profiting from Hamas, charging them rent and receiving payment for letting Hamas store their weapons there, build terror tunnels entrances underneath their homes, or to set up rocket launchers in their orchards and backyards.

Unfortunately, there were also other civilian locations which Hamas illegally decided to use during the war, to attack Israel from.

The problem is that the international community refuses to report on the Arab civilian’s complicity and collusion with the terrorists, preferring to always portray them as the innocent victims, stuck in a situation out of their control.

Last week a Hamas official accidentally let it slip that Gazans are not letting Hamas back into their homes.

So much for the myth of the innocent and oppressed Gazans who can’t stand up to Hamas.

What was missing until now was any incentive for the Gazans to stand up to Hamas.

After all, the media and the UN teach them that there are absolutely no consequences to their actions – so why not let part of your house be converted into a missile silo to wipe out the Jews.

But now, the Gazans have learned an important life lesson. If you participate in any way in the genocidal attempt to destroy Israel, there are significant consequences to your actions.

The media should keep showing these photos of the destruction in Gaza.

Some day, the Gazans and the Arabs in Judea and Samaria will demand the right to vote from their leaders in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.

They will once again need to decide whether they want the corrupt terrorists to take over, or if they want the ruthless terrorists to take over.

Unfortunately, a poll right after the war showed that Hamas was more popular than ever.

But perhaps, just perhaps, with a little retrospection, they’ll look at these pictures from Gaza and say, “We want a third option.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/this-is-what-happens-when-you-attack-israel/2014/09/17/

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