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Arab ‘Day of Rage’ Unleashes Intifada

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Palestinian Authority unity government chairman Mahmoud Abbas has apparently decided to stand with Hamas and Islamic Jihad to trigger a third intifada.

Abbas issued a call for Arabs to protect the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount “at all costs,” claiming that Jews must be prevented from entering the site. The Temple Mount is the holiest place on earth in Judaism, and third holiest to Muslims.

Leaders of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations quickly followed with calls of their own to hold various “Days of Rage” on Fridays at the Al Aqsa Mosque and other places around Israel.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad urged all PA Arabs – especially the youth – to take to the streets in a “Day of Rage” today (Friday, Nov. 7), urging them to “save the Al Aqsa Mosque and defend Jerusalem against the Israeli siege.”

It is clear that the entire terror leadership of the Palestinian Authority had coordinated the effort. The move was deliberately timed with a warning by Abbas that failure to resolve the conflict between Israel and the PA would lead to an escalation of violence in the region, reported Egypt’s Al Bawaba news site.

Abbas – “Abu Mazen” as he is known among terrorists and the general Arab population – long ago stopped condemning violence even in English speeches.

Instead he’s been issuing fiery calls to his constituents to prevent “in any way” Jews from going up to the Temple Mount, the holiest place on Earth for Jews. Official Palestinian Authority TV produced a short video of those calls, ending it with a picture of Jerusalem and the words, “Arab Jerusalem” and broadcast it 19 times over a three-day period, Oct. 17 to 19.

(Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) notes in its coverage that expressions used by PA leaders such as “in any way” and “using all means” are intended to convey encouragement for varying degrees of violence and terror.)

“It’s not enough for us to say, ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic),” Abbas said. “We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It’s not enough for us to say, ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary.

“This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places,” Abbas exclaimed.

Hundreds in Judea and Samaria rioted and clashed with IDF security forces. At least 400 Arabs hurled rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Israeli soldiers at the Kalandia checkpoint, a common target where violence usually starts.

IDF troops did not wait for injuries to justify effective self-defense this time; they opened fire at the raging mob but did not confirm a hit, said an army spokesperson.

Near Ramallah, Arabs also hurled rocks at Israeli security personnel, and similar attacks were carried out further south, closer to Hebron.

Riots were also seen in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat following the funeral of Hamas terrorist Ibrahim al-Akari. The terrorist murdered a Border Patrol chief inspector and a 17-year-old yeshiva boy yesterday and wounded a dozen others, running them over with his van in a hit-and-run terror attack at two Light Rail stops in Jerusalem. Al-Akari was finally stopped by Border Patrol police officers who shot and killed him after he exited his van and started beating bystanders with a crowbar.

Islamic Jihad: Yehuda Glick ‘Got What He Deserved’

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Islamic Jihad was thrilled with the shooting of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick and said “he got what he deserved, the Mann reported.

Daoud Shihab, Islamic Jihad spokesperson, told Ma’an that attempted murder of Glick, who is in critical condition as of this moment, was a “natural response” to defend Jerusalem” and the Al-Aqsa mosque.

“Glick deserved what he got; he encouraged killing Palestinian children and was an associate in killing Palestinian child Muhammad Ahu Khdeir,” Shihab added in a libel that is grounds for a lawsuit.

Islamic Jihad called for violence, and its spokesman asserted, “We will defend Jerusalem from the heart of the battle just like we did in Gaza.”

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.”

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