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Jerusalem Police Nab 7 Local Arabs in Attacks on Jews in Armon HaNatziv

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Cleared for publication: Detectives at the Jerusalem District Police Central Unit have arrested seven suspects, all residents of Abu Tor, including three minors, in connecction with attacks on Jews in the area of the Armon HaNatziv promenade in East Talpiot.

Two couples and a Jewish youth who were walking in the area of the promenade were attacked in three separate incidents. Another Jewish youth who was jogging on the promenade itself was also attacked.

In each case, there were a number of attackers, and the victims were seriously injured.

Jerusalem District Commander Nitzav Moshe (Chico) Edri assigned the investigation to the central unit, with parallel investigations taking place in the intelligence and undercover units as well.

“These were serious attacks against civilians who wanted nothing more than to be able to stroll outside and enjoy the air,” Edri said in a statement.

“The professionalism of the central unit and determination of the Jerusalem Special Operations forces and Border Guard Police led to the prompt arrest of the suspects,” he added, praising his investigators for a job well done.

“We will continue to operation in an uncompromising manner against any attempt to disturb the public safety and peace, and we will operate to bring all the perpetrators to justice.”

MK Ahmed Tibi Tells Police to Expel Jews from Temple Mount

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Israeli Arab MK Ahmed Tibi urged police at the Temple Mount on Tuesday to expel visiting Jewish tourists as their group passed the delegation of Arab Knesset members touring the holy site.

During his visit, Tibi ordered police to “Throw them out. Thrown them out,” as a number of obviously observant Jewish men wearing yarmulkas and other Jewish tourists neared the delegation and was about to pass by.

The incident can be seen in the below video, courtesy of the Hebrew-language NRG news site, with Tibi’s orders to police appearing above the frame in Hebrew language at 00.19 in the footage.

You can skip past the commercial in the beginning:

It is not clear what decision was finally made by the police and other security personnel at the scene; what is patently clear is that considerable frantic discussion was devoted to the order while police quickly ushered the Jewish group past the delegation.

More than half of the currently serving Israeli Arab parliamentarians ascended to the Temple Mount to protest a visit to the ancient site on Sunday by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for Tisha B’Av, a day which marks the destruction of the two ancient Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem, among other national Jewish tragedies.

Israeli Arab Knesset members maintain that Ariel’s visit was a “provocation.”

The Arab lawmakers were accompanied on their tour by an Arab mob chanting “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” The phrase, which means “God is Great” in Arabic, is used in context by jihadists as the ancient Islamic holy war cry. It is also used by Arab terrorists prior to an attack, and by Arab rioters at the Temple Mount as they hurl rocks and other weapons at Jews and Israeli police.

Among the Knesset members who participated in the visit were List chairman MK Ayman Odeh and MKs Masoud Ganaim, Jamal Zahalka, Ahmed Tibi, Hanin Zoabi, Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya, Osama Sa’adi and Yousef Jabareen. According to the Hebrew-language NRG news site, the Arab lawmakers also met with members of the Waqf Islamic Authority along with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammed Hussein.

The delegation told the media they were protesting “police brutality” at the Mount – this, following Sunday’s vicious attack on Israeli and Waqf security personnel by rioting Arab “worshipers” from inside the Al Aqsa mosque.

“There is nothing more natural than the fact that the mosque belongs to Muslims, the synagogue belongs to the Jews and the church belongs to Christians,” said MK Ayman Odeh following the visit. “It is a trivial thing and very natural,” Rotter.net reported.

“Minister Uri Ariel is a government minister, not a settler, and when he arrives for a provocative visit to the Al Aqsa Mosque, it’s a statement,” Odeh continued.

“When he ascends to the Mount and the government does not condemn it, it means the government wants to raise the political issue of the religious conflict in Jerusalem between Muslims and Jews.”

Police Arrest Woman for Calling Mohammed a Pig

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Mohammed the Prophet is not a pig. Let’s make that perfectly clear, so I don’t get arrested for angering a Muslim.

Mohammed is dead. Whether he was a pig or not, or really is a pig in his after life, is not known.

It is known that a 20-year-old Israeli yelled in front of Muslim women on the Temple Mount, “Mohammed is a pig.”

The Muslims did not call Jews pigs. They simply screamed, “Slaughter the Jews.”

Now, guess who was arrested, the Muslim women calling for murder or the Jewess insulting the prophet of Islam, may he rest in the peace process?

Jerusalem police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the police show “zero tolerance” toward such provocations as calling Mohammed a pig, so the Jew, Avia Morris, was arrested.

Police arrested another Israeli on Monday for uttering the same expression.

Morris told Channel 2 television:

They [Muslim women] wouldn’t stop insulting us. They didn’t stop offending our feelings and those of Jews. At some point, after more than an hour of taunts and insults, I decided to respond after things reached a climax.

Arabs, of course, reacted with something other than “oink, oink.” Arab media posted the video of Morris making her remark, and Arabs dutifully responded by rioting like, uh, wild pigs.

That is why police arrested her. They don’t want to deal with Arab riots.

Jews don’t riot when Arabs say, “Slaughter the Jews.”

The police go into action only after the Arabs actually do slaughter the Jews, such as last year in a Jerusalem synagogue, where three rabbis and another Jew were hacked to death during morning prayer services.

No, Mohammed is not a pig. Why insult a pig?

‘Jewish Holy Temples Never Existed’ Says Israeli Arab MK

Monday, July 27th, 2015

On the anniversary of the destruction of the two Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem, Tisha B’Av, an Israeli Arab lawmaker insisted in a radio interview that neither ever existed.

Joint Arab List (Ra’am Tal) Knesset member Masoud Ganaim made the statement during an interview Sunday (July 26) on Galei Tzahal Army Radio. Ganaim was asked – as was Jewish lawmaker Yinon Magal from the Bayit Yehudi party — about violent riots that were being perpetrated by Muslim Arabs in the Al Aqsa mosque on the site of the Temple Mount. The rioting Arabs hurled rocks, cement blocks, firebombs and other explosives at Israel Police and even Waqf Islamic Authority security personnel from inside the mosque.

When asked about the violence, Ganaim said that the rock-throwing was not the problem: the real issue, he said, was the “incitement” caused by Jews wanting to pray at the site, considered the holiest in the Jewish faith.

Ganaim also said during the conversation that no Jewish Temples ever existed on the Temple Mount – and that he knows this for a fact because he is a history teacher.

“The State of Israel knows that Jews and Israel have no legitimacy to the site except for their legitimacy as an occupier – a legitimacy won by force,” he said. The MK blamed Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) in particular for visiting the site on Tisha B’Av, calling the minister an “occupier” and his visit “incitement.”

Magal responded that a system of reverse “apartheid” exists on the Temple Mount – against Jews – and that despite the sanctity of the site in Judaism … a Jew who wants to make a blessing over an apple he is preparing to eat will be arrested for “incitement.” At the same time, police do nothing to Arabs seen screaming or hurling rocks at visiting Jews.

“The site has always been holy to Islam,” Ganaim repeated, “never to any other religion.”

Was there ever a Jewish Temple on the site? the interviewer asked directly.

Ganaim flatly denied it, and followed up by saying he knew that to be true because he personally is a history teacher. “At most,” there “may have been” a temple “somewhere else,” he allowed, but noted that Jewish scriptures only refer to a future Temple in Jerusalem descending from Heaven.

Jews need to wait until that happens before attempting to visit the Temple Mount, Ganaim advised.

The Western Wall, located at the edge of the Temple Mount, is the remnant of outer retaining wall of the Second Holy Temple in Jerusalem, a fact confirmed numerous times by reputable archaeologists. The Second Temple was built upon the ruins of the First Temple.

There also exist an abundance of archaeological artifacts documenting a Second Temple presence on the Temple Mount itself as well, believed to have been the site of the Temple’s “holy of holies.” There are special laws delineated in the Torah as to when and how a Jew must be prepared in order to approach the site.

The future Temple of which Ganaim spoke is the Third Holy Temple which Jews await and which is expected to appear with the arrival of Moshiach Tzidkenu, the Messiah, who it is said will be born on Tisha B’Av.

May we all merit to see both speedily in our lifetimes.

New Arab Claim on Susiya: History Begins When Arabs Settled

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Arabs have raised a new claim on “Arab Susiya,” located in the southern Hebron Hills, based on an alleged 1881 document from the time of the Ottoman Empire.

The tiny area of Susiya, as The JewishPress.com reported here last week, has become a critical case that could determine the future of the Palestinian Authority and Israel. The IDF has issued orders to destroy several European Union and leftist-funded tents and structures on “Arab Susiya.” If the Palestinian Authority wins an appeal against the orders, it would pave the way for Arabs to dig up claims on every inch of land in Israel.

Israel aerial photos and academic researcher have refuted previous claims that Arabs lived on Susiya in recent years, Haaretz reported on Sunday that an Arab lawyer has dug up an Ottoman-Empire-era document in the Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration, that the “Jabri” family had a deed for “land near Susiya” in 1881.

Even if the claim were valid, it does not mean that Arabs can build without permits, but it would allow them to use the land for agriculture.

Haaretz noted that previous deeds from a century ago are problematic because they do not clearly define land boundaries.

The claim of a document from 1881 is strange because the Jabri family was one of the heads of the city of Hebron, 12 miles away by road. Susiya was not exactly Boardwalk on the Hebron land board; it was not even on the board at all.

The southern Hebron Hills is a barren mountain desert area. A family in Hebron would have no apparent reason to buy or lease land in Susiya.

But if the deed really is true, it exposes the Palestinian Authority as claiming that history begins only when Arabs settle land.

If Arabs wants to start digging into history before the re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, then all recorded documents have to be honored.

For example, using 1881 as a starting point, there are dozens of recorded land purchases by Jews of land in such places as Gaza, Gush Etzion and the Silwan Valley in “eastern Jerusalem.”

If Arabs want to use historical land deeds as a basis for claims, and since they accept the Five Books of Moses as a prelude to the Prophet Mohammed, then there is no argument that Abraham bought the Patriarchs’ Cave in Hebron, King David, Jacob (Yaakov) bought Shechem (Nablus) and King David bought Jerusalem.

Islam began in the 7th century, hundreds of years after Jews settled the country.

The Palestinian Authority wants it both ways. If it can find a document that Arabs paid taxes on land or even owned it, it claims that is proof the land is theirs.

If they don’t have a deed, they claim it is their “ancient homeland.”

Their meaning of “ancient” is when Arabs first appears on the scene.

Firefighters Extinguish Blazes around Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Six firefighting aircraft and eight ground crews of firefighters were kept busy Sunday from the late afternoon into the evening hours battling blazes at locations in a long-distance ring all around Jerusalem.

The fires were burning in forests near Elon Moreh, Maale Adumim, Beit Shemesh and Gva’ot — each in a different direction around the capital.

Elon Moreh is located in Samaria, north of Jerusalem and Maale Adumim is an eastern suburb close to the capital, located in the desert hills. Beit Shemesh is a forested suburb just west of Jerusalem; and Gva’ot is in the westernmost area of the Gush Etzion bloc in Judea, not far from Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, towards the central plains area called the “Shfela.” Dozens of families were evacuated in the Samaria Jewish community of Elon Moreh as the forest fire burned dangerously close to the houses in that area. In the other communities, the fires blazed farther away, with residents watching anxiously but fortunately not needing to leaving their homes.

By evening even the largest of the fires was under control, officials reported. It is not yet clear what started the rash of wildfires, although the weather has been exceptionally hot with extremely dry conditions.

Temple Mount Policemen Released from Hospital

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

The two Israeli policemen that were injured by Islamic terrorists on the Temple Mount on Sunday morning have been released.

They were treated in the Hadassah Ein Karem emergency room.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/temple-mount-policemen-released-from-hospital/2015/07/26/

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