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September 1, 2014 / 6 Elul, 5774
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Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Sixteen Israeli Arabs have been arrested for cooperating with Hezbollah, Army Radio reported.

The detainees are suspected drug dealers who are also suspected of acting to support terror operations against Israel, under the direction of Hezbollah.

In recent weeks security forces have undertaken widespread activity to expose the groups’ activity vis-à-vis drug dealers in Lebanon and to cut off their entry paths to Israel.

The investigation has revealed a developed network of drug dealers in Israel who have worked with Lebanese counterparts known for their ties to Hezbollah. These include activities that were carried out ahead of weapons smuggling attempts into Israel from Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Israel Radio reported that the arrests could have scuttled a Hezbollah attack in Israel against the background of Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah’s open support for Hamas during Operation Protective Edge.

Israeli Arabs Arrested for Stone Attacks

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Two Arab citizens of Israel have been arrested on suspicion they stoned cars on the Coastal Road on July 28. The men have confessed to the crime.

The men, 20-year-old Amin Shehada Mera’i and 21-year-old Hassan Amash, also told investigators  they were involved in rioting in Jassar a-Zarka, in July, in reaction to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

Both men admitted to a long history of anti-Israel attacks, dating back to 2008, when they were just 14 and 15 years old.

The men were arraigned in Haifa District Court this morning.

 

School Principal Murdered in Taibe

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The principal of a primary school in the Israeli-Arab city of Taibe was murdered by keffiyeh-masked men Monday.

According to Israel Radio, the men escaped the scene of the attack. The man died while being treated at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.

Israeli Arab Leader Muhammad Zeidan Supports Hamas: “Its Missiles Target the Enemy”

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

In a TV interview on the Lebanese Mayadeen TV channel, Muhammad Zeidan, the recently resigned head of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee in Israel and an Israeli citizen, came out in support of Hamas, saying: “The missiles fired from Gaza constitute self-defense”, this according to MEMRI’s (Middle East Media Research Institute) report.

Zeidan stated he supports Hamas, even as the missiles landed on his areas, as “We belong to our Palestinian people. The missiles fired from Gaza are a retaliation for the criminal attack… What the Israeli establishment did in Gaza is very ugly and criminal. We cannot remain silent, even if missiles land on our heads. We are not happy when missiles fall, and blood is shed, but in our conscience, in our hearts, we belong to the Palestinian people, which is being massacred on a daily basis. We, the Palestinians within [the 1948 borders], say that the missiles fired from Gaza constitute self-defense, and are intended to show that the Palestinians have a right that must be seized, not given. Rights must be seized, not given. The Palestinian people have the right to take this official position, in defense of the Palestinian cause, and in order to establish its independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

Zeidan believes Israel was surprised by Hamas’ capabilities. “This war and the epic steadfastness of the resistance forces in Gaza have cast fear in their hearts. Two days ago, I saw a doctor in northern Israel placing his stethoscope on a rock in the Galilee, and saying: I hear knocking sounds underground. Hezbollah must be digging in the Galilee, within the Green Line. This fear is definitely the product of the steadfast resistance.”

Feiglin Expels Arab MKS Who Call IDF Soldiers ‘Murderers’ [video]

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Acting Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin ousted, one by one, three Arab Knesset Members from the Knesset on Sunday after they called Israeli soldiers “murderers.” The action was caught on the YouTube below. The audio is in Hebrew, but the visible anger of the Arab MKs and the reaction by MK Feiglin are worth 1,000 words. MK Ibrahim Sarsur started the action by citing Palestinian Authority Arabs who were “murdered” by IDF “heroes.” Feiglin pointed his arm at him and told him to leave the podium after repeating his accusation. Sarsur continued his rant, and Feiglin pointed in the direction of Knesset guards, who forcibly escorted the dishonorable Knesset Member out of the chamber. “Get out. Get out. Get out,” Feiglin told Sarsur, who got in his last licks by accusing Feiglin of “representing the Nazis.” “I announce to Knesset Members that anyone who labels soldier as murderers will not remain in the session, not even for a second,” Feiglin declared. Next up was Masud Ganaim, who said, “You butchered. You murdered. The army is an army of murderers, and you can expel me,” which Feiglin promptly did. Number three was Ahmed Tibi, who disturbed remarks from the podium by MK Elazar Stern. Tibi’s comments were inaudible.

Hamas Rockets Break Up Leftist Protests against IDF

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Thousands of Arabs and Israeli leftists showed their solidarity against Israel Saturday night in a protest rally against the IDF war on Hamas terror, but a funny thing happened on the way to the soap box when Hamas rocket fire threatened the area.

Police ordered them to flee the area as sirens wailed south of metropolitan Gush Dan. Several protesters tried to return despite the police order and the danger.

The Hamas rocket fire came during Israel’s unilateral extension of the 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire, which Hamas rejected.

I personally think the demonstrators should be taken to the hospital for medical care – in the psychiatric unit.

Palestinian Authority Arabs Rampage IDF Guard Tower in Gush Etzion

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

At least five Palestinian Authority Arabs were killed on Friday and Saturday in widespread protests and riots throughout Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, where a Jewish resident has been accused of killing one Arab near Shechem.

Unofficial military sources told The Jewish Press that Arabs near Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, set fire to a guard tower. The soldiers fled for safety, and three of the rioters were killed.

IDF spokesmen said that Arabs opened live fire on soldiers and police in several protests Friday and Saturday, including the riot near Gush Etzion.

Muslim rioters also burned the Jerusalem police station near the Temple Mount in the Old City.

The Fatah movement, headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, joined Hamas on Friday to call for a “Day of Rage” following a 10,000-strong rally and ensuing riot Thursday night form near Ramallah to the Kalandiya crossing in northern Jerusalem.

Friday’s and Saturday’s protests were widespread but did not draw huge numbers. However, the use of live gunfire by protesters on Israeli security forces was rare and reminiscent of the 1990s when Palestinian Authority “police” used rifles given to them by the Israel government to maintain security and instead used them to stage terrorist attacks on Israeli soldiers, police and civilians.

Muslims are celebrating the end of Ramadan, the holy month that ends with a three-day feast concluding on Sunday, and police are on high alert to prevent large-scale riots.

Thousands of leftists Israelis, Arabs and Jews, protested against the IDF’s war on terror Saturday night in Tel Aviv.

 

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/palestinian-authority-arabs-rampage-idf-guard-tower-in-gush-etzion/2014/07/26/

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