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State Dept. Condemns Murder of American But Never Mentions Israel or the Arab Perpetrators

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The Assistant Secretary and State Department Spokesperson John Kirby issued a statement on Tuesday, March 8, condemning three terrorist attacks in Israel, in one of which an American tourist was killed.

The statement mentioned the American, Taylor Force, by name. Kirby named all three Israeli cities in which the terrorist attacks occurred, but neither mentioned that all three took place in Israel, nor that Palestinian Arabs were the perpetrators of each of the attacks.

The statement reads:

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s outrageous terrorist attacks in Jaffa, Petah Tikvah, and Jerusalem, which tragically claimed the life of U.S. citizen Taylor Allen Force and left many others severely injured. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Taylor and all those affected by these senseless attacks, and we wish a speedy recovery for the injured. As we have said many times, there is absolutely no justification for terrorism. We continue to encourage all parties to take affirmative steps to reduce tensions and restore calm.

Another fact left unmentioned in the statement issued by the U.S. State Department was that U.S. Vice President was less than a few miles away when the terrorist attack took place in Jaffa.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

UPDATED American Grad Student Murdered by Arab Terrorist in Israel

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

UPDATE: Force was a U.S. Army vet who had deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. This former Eagle Scout and combat vet was murdered by a terrorist thug on the boardwalk in Jaffa. 

UPDATE #2: Initial reports that Force was married and that his wife was also injured in the attack were inaccurate. Taylor Force was not married.

Taylor Force, a 29 year-old graduate student at Vanderbilt University, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian Arab during a terrorist attack on Tuesday, March 8 in Jaffa, Israel.

Force was in Israel on a school trip, with other Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management students, faculty and staff.

Ten others were wounded in the same attack, including a pregnant woman. No other Vanderbilt students were injured.

Vanderbilt’s Chancellor, Nocholas S. Zeppos, released a statement about the tragedy on Tuesday. He wrote:

Taylor embarked on this trip to expand his understanding of global entrepreneurship and also to share his insights and knowledge with start-ups in Israel. He exemplified the spirit of discovery, learning and service that is the hallmark of our wonderful Owen community. This horrific act of violence has robbed our Vanderbilt family of a young hopeful life and all of the bright promise that he held for bettering our greater world.

Before entering graduate school, Force served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer. His deployments included Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn (Iraq), and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). He received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was also an Eagle Scout.

Force died at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon. He was from Lubbock, Texas.

A witness to the stabbings told Israel’s Channel 2 that he heard screams and saw the Arab man running towards him with a knife. The man took his guitar and bashed the terrorist over the head. The terrorist withdrew, but then went on to stab several more people before he was shot and killed.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

3 Indicted in Jaffa Firebombing Spurred by Rage Over ‘Violation of Al Aqsa’

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

One Arab adult and two Arab minors in Jaffa were indicted Sunday in connection with a firebombing attack on police as they patrolled the city. The indictments were filed in Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court and the Tel Aviv Juvenile Magistrate’s Court.

A gag order on the case was lifted once the indictments were filed.

Information about the arrest, carried out in a joint operation with Israel Police, was released by the Israel Security Agency, Shin Bet, on Sunday afternoon.

Due to the swiftness of the police response, three suspects were arrested and taken into custody almost immediately after the attack.

The three suspects confessed to throwing the firebombs (Molotov cocktails) ten days ago in the attack, which took place in central Jaffa (Yafo).

The perpetrators were allegedly motivated by the need to “support the Palestinian people” and attack Jews who were “violating the sanctity of Al Aqsa.”

The so-called “violation of the sanctity of Al Aqsa” lie that has been spoon-fed to the Arab population by its leadership day after day via the media and during sermons on Fridays at the mosques has become the motivating force behind nearly every attack carried out against Israelis during this current wave of terror.

Hana Levi Julian

2 Arab Teens Nabbed in Jaffa Stone-Throwing Attack

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Two Arab attackers were arrested in Jaffa (Yafo) Wednesday evening after they were caught throwing stones at a bus in the center of town. Both of the terrorists-in-training were legal minors and cannot be identified due to their ages, though their youth did not stop them from attempting to kill Israelis.

Numerous people have been murdered in Israel by Arab terrorists hurling rocks at the vehicles in which they were traveling. As a result, the Israeli government has upgraded the fines and prison terms for convictions of this crime in all age groups as a result.

In Wednesday night’s attack in Jaffa, the bus was damaged but none of the passengers were physically injured.

Hana Levi Julian

After 5 Police Injured, Jaffa Businessmen Calm Scene, Fearing Jewish Shoppers’ Boycott

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

(JNi.media) At the end of the violent Al-Aqsa Mosque demonstration in Jaffa, the first in this mixed city of Jews and Arabs since October 2000, the city’s Arab business owners are concerned by the deterioration of relations with Jews and the loss of customers, Walla reported.

Five policemen sustained minor injuries Tuesday night in violent clashes with rioting Jaffa Arabs, who identified with the Arab violence in Jerusalem, Israel Radio reported. Police say the riots began during a protest initiated by the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement—which is radical and anti-Zionist, and residents of Jaffa. The protesters threw stones at the police and at a local Hesder yeshiva (whose students serve in the IDF).

Police said the Arab rioters went on a rampage, throwing stones at vehicles, including buses. Six of the rioters were arrested. Police dispersed the protesters following a meeting with Jaffa community leaders and deployed forces to prevent further disturbances. Police say they are determined to locate the attackers who struck at policemen, and bring them to justice.

“All is calm at the moment,” community leader Samir Motoran, owner of a renowned candy store in Jaffa, told Walla. “From 2000 until today the city of Jaffa has been quiet, we live here in coexistence of Jews and Arabs, and there are no problems. Today, because of the situation in Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Islamic Movement does solidarity protests. Not only in Jaffa, throughout the country. Life here went back to normal after half an hour. The roads are open, and all the Jews are coming back because this city belongs to all of us.”

According Motoran, Arab business owners in the city fear a boycott by Jews, as it was during the second intifada. “My fear is that a small group of extremist Jews will begin to boycott us again, as they did in 2000. We do not want such a boycott, because we live here together and make a living off them. I call on all the citizens of Israel to come to Jaffa in droves. No one would harm anyone, I guarantee it.”

Kamal Aghbarieh, chairman of the Arab Ajami neighborhood, said the boiling point of the riot was in front of the Jaffa yeshiva, “where the demonstration got a little out of control. [Otherwise] the clashes were with security forces and not with the Jewish residents, who live with us together in the same buildings and streets.”

JNi.Media

Islamic Movement Incites Violent Riot in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Arab riots spilled over to Tel Aviv-Jaffa Tuesday night with large-scale vandalism and violence incited by the northern branch of the radical Islamic Movement.

Six Arabs were arrested, and five policemen were slightly injured.

They ostensibly were protesting Israeli actions to stop Muslim violence on the Temple Mount, but the youth previously have attacked the local yeshiva several times in smaller-scale riots.

Police initially tried to disperse the rioters and then turned to a local sheikh who helped clam down the dozens of youth, most of them riding electric bikes, motorcycles and bicycles.

They hurled rocks at a yeshiva, police and cars and buses, smashing several windows,

The rioters also burned tires on the main road in Jaffa, near the square in the city that is part of Tel Aviv, and overturned trash cans to block the street.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Terrorist Indicted in Attack on Jaffa Yeshiva

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Convicted Israeli Arab terrorist Hafez Cundus, 57, was indicted in Tel Aviv-Yafo district court today (Thursday) in connection with a grenade attack on the religious Zionist Shirat Moshe hesder yeshiva in Yafo (Jaffa), near Tel Aviv. Hesder yeshiva combines IDF service with yeshiva study.

Cundus, a Yafo resident who served a prison sentence from 1984 to 2012, was arrested on September 8 in a joint Israel Police – Shin Bet operation following the September 1 attack on the yeshiva, located on Rehov Toulouse.

He confessed to investigators under interrogation to hurling a stun grenade at the yeshiva because he wanted to “frighten the settlers in the yeshiva” and get them to “sit quietly.”

The expressions used by Kundus indicate that he saw the presence of the yeshiva students as an attempt to Judaize Yafo, according to the Shin Bet, and thus disturb the existing quality of life in what he saw as a “balance” between Jews and Arabs in the city.

Cundus has been indicted by the Tel Aviv-Yafo District Attorney’s Office on charges of possession and use of a deadly weapon, and carrying out a hate crime.

Hana Levi Julian

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