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October 9, 2015 / 26 Tishri, 5776
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Official PA Daily Reports that Murders of Jews Brings Joy

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

The official Palestinian Authority daily has been telling its readers how much their constituents are overjoyed at seeing photos of the bodies of murder victims of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin.

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translated and published the report of the official Palestinian Authority daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.

The article stated that the photos of the bodies of the couple, who were killed in front of their four children in the family vehicle, bring “joy” to Palestinians who see the killings as “heroic.”

The new wave of Arab terror has prompted American Jewish leaders to turn to President Barack Obama, who has held a stony silence in the wave of escalating violence.

The State Dept. has issued the usual stale expressions of “concern while urging “all parties” to try to restore calm, in effect placing Arab attacks and Israeli retaliation as equal weights on the administration’s scale of justice.

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder singled out Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, and said:

We call on the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas to do everything in their power to rein in these extremists who are bent on wreaking havoc on the peace process.

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations issued a statement reminding that the Obama administration “provides hundreds of millions of dollars of funding each year to the Palestinian Authority.”

The leaders of the organization added:

When Abbas declares that the Temple Mount is ‘ours’ and says the same of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, he denies the existence of the two Temples and all the Judeo-Christian ties and heritage. Urging Palestinians to rise up to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque leads to the inevitable consequence of confrontation and violence.

We know that President Abbas can impact the ‘Palestinian street’ when he wants to. His failure to do so should bring a cut in funding and the isolation of Abbas until he takes concrete steps….

No society would or should have to tolerate such acts against woman, children, and men attacked while driving, visiting malls, attending religious services, or going about their daily lives.

The Conference also criticized American media for dismissing rock terror with the description of the attackers as “stone-throwing youths” and explained:

These are deadly boulders that have killed and maimed many. In addition, weapons taken from soldiers and knives have been used in recent attacks that took lives and wounded many. At the same time, Israel’s restrained response is often described in exaggerated terms, with the media equating those trying to uphold law and order with those engaged in terror and violence.

Netanyahu Cancels Trip to Germany Due to Security Situation

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Government officials have confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his scheduled trip to Germany due to the current security situation in Israel.

Netanyahu had planned earlier this week simply to shorten the trip, but Wednesday morning another Israeli was stabbed in a terror attack at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

This time the attacker was an 18-year-old Palestinian Arab girl who sneaked up on a 35-year-old Jewish man from behind and stabbed him in the back. She was stopped from killing her victim by a nearby armed Israeli passerby who drew his gun and shot her. It’s not yet clear whether she was operating as part of a larger terror cell or not.

Netanyahu’s decision to remain at home, and his announcement that he has cancelled the trip in light of the security situation, reflects the rise in tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Despite a public statement by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas claiming his desire for peace on Tuesday, he coyly delivered a very different message to the Palestinians on the street.

“We don’t want a military and security escalation with Israel,” he said at a meeting of executive officials, according to the PA’s WAFA news agency. “We are telling our security forces, our political movements that we do not want an escalation, but that we do want to protect ourselves.”

A statement by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – which Abbas also heads – later that evening, brazenly said the group was “saluting the masses of Palestinians who are confronting the ‘Occupation’” and urged PA residents to “unite for an act of national defense.”

A Palestinian Authority official later told The Guardian newspaper, “What [the two statements] are saying, is do not fall into an Israeli trap and start shooting. It does not mean Abbas is saying ‘no’ to the popular resistance.” The official predicted a “difficult week ahead,” the newspaper reported.

The brazen incitement being disseminated from the very top levels of government in the Palestinian Authority is clearly successful in encouraging Arab teens and young adults to attack Israeli civilians and police — hence the prime minister’s decision to remain in Israel to contend with the results and find a solution.

PA Hides Islamic Arson of Church with ‘Electrical Failure’

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

This is a “price tag” attack that international media don’t want to report – because it was perpetrated by Arab Muslims and not by Jews.

There now is proof that the Palestinian Authority was lying through its teeth when it claimed that the last September fire at the St. Charbel Monastery in Bethlehem was caused by an “electrical failure.”

The blaze was reported here by the Jewish Press.com.

Contrary to the claim of the Palestinian Authority, an electrical failure was not the cause of the fire for the simple reason that since the building was without electricity due to renovations.

Bishop Moussa El-Haj said that there was a break-in at the monastery two days before the fire and that items were stolen. There also was a fire in the oldest room of the monastery, where furniture was burned.

He told a Christian Arab website:

There is no electricity in the monastery because or repairs and restoration. This fire was deliberately set.

The biggest question that the Palestinian Authority lie raises is why does Pope Francis so enthusiastic about the Ramallah regime and Mahmoud Abbas, who touts freedom of worship while not only trying to prevent Jews from visiting, let along praying, on the Temple Mount but also covers up radical Islamic arson of a church?

Another question is: Why do foreign and most Israeli media go off the deep end when Jews burn a church but keep silent when Muslims do the same?

The answer is that Jews are not supposed to do these type of things, but it is accepted that Muslims do.

It is correct that Jews, the Chosen People, should not commit such acts, but why is it considered acceptable practice when Muslims do so?

UPDATE: Arab Video Encourages Murder of Jews in Old City

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

A video uploaded to YouTube* by a Hamas account on Oct. 6 glorifies and encourages murdering Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The video shows what purports to be a Palestinian Arab man in his twenties. The Arab is shown wearing a Fatah-style kefiyah. He is sitting in an alleyway of what looks like the Old City of Jerusalem, and he is watching a video on his cellphone.  Young Arab boys play ball in the alley.

Arab in alleyway

After a few seconds, two men dressed up as religious Jews appear in the alleyway. One is wearing a black hat and long frock coat, the other is wearing a kippah and a tallis.

2 Jews enter alleyway

The “Jew” with the tallit knocks over a small boy and then kicks him. Then the “Jew” with the black hat pushes one of the Arab kids, knocking him over. The two “Jews” then grin at each other as they continue up the alleyway, where they walk past the Arab young man.

tallit Jew knocking over boyblack hat kicking arab boy

2 Jews smiling about kicking Arabs

The video closes in on the Arab’s face. He is seething.


The video then seems to back up and the two Jews are again walking down the alleyway. This time the Arab youth is standing on the side of the alley, holding a sharp knife. The Arab springs forward, brutally stabbing the “Jewish” black hatted man, who falls to the ground, dead.

Arab stabbing Black Hat

Then the Arab runs down the alley after the “Jew” in the tallit, who is running away. But not fast enough.

Arab killed 1 going after other

The Arab catches the second Jew. The camera zooms in on the knife, and catches the moment of impact of the knife into the man’s neck. Blood gushes out.

Arab knifing Jew #2

The second Jew crumples to the ground.

Arab laying down Jew #2

The video ends with what looks like blood hitting the camera lens. A slogan in Arabic, calling for an intifada, and #freedom of al-Aksa, flashes across the screen.

#intifada al-Aksa

The only truly surprising thing about the video is that it was uploaded by a Hamas account, but the Arab terrorist is wearing a Fatah kefiya and it focuses on the Old City, which is not typically thought of as the turf of Hamas.

UPDATE: The video was removed from YouTube. That is good news. But it was posted to other social media and it received wide distribution before it was removed from YouTube. You can see what was in the video because the JewishPress.com captured most of it in screen captures and included it here for people to see the venom and the violence pouring out of the people who are supposed to be Israel’s peace partners.

Significantly, the video was posted after various Arab leaders, including Jordanian and Egyptian leadership, told the Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas that he had to clamp down on the murderous incitement amongst the Palestinian Arabs. It was also posted after Abbas made public statements that he was doing so.

This is what appears where the video was previously:

YT removed

Not sure why YouTube has “sorry about that” in the message, but at least this particular incitement has been removed.

Border Guard Police Foil Terror Attack in Samaria

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Alert Border Guard Police officers prevented a Palestinian Arab from carrying out a terror attack Tuesday evening.

The soldiers noticed the suspect attempting to throw away a box-cutter as he approached the security checkpoint at the Tapuach Junction near Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria.

During their routine search the soldiers also discovered the suspect was carrying a kitchen knife as well. The suspect was taken into custody and turned over to security personnel for questioning.

Earlier in the day, an IDF soldier was wounded during clashes with Palestinian Arabs in the Gush Etzion area of Judea on Tuesday.

The soldier was struck by a rock thrown by one of the rioting Arabs and received medical treatment at the scene for facial wounds.

The continued violence makes it clear that either Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has lost his credibility in the Palestinian street, or he has made it clear to the street that his words earlier in the day were spoken for international media and political purposes only.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas reportedly attempted to dial back the violence Tuesday during a meeting with members of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). In a statement calling for public calm, Abbas said, “We want to reach a political solution peacefully.

“We tell them (the Israelis) that we do not want either military or security escalation,” he continued. “All our instructions to our (security) agencies, our factions and our youth have been that we do not want escalation.”

Abbas also did a complete turnaround on his statement at the United Nations General Assembly last week, in which he bluntly declared the Palestinian Authority was no longer bound to meet its obligations under the internationally recognized Oslo Accords that it signed with Israel in 1993.

On Tuesday, Abbas said: “We are committed to these agreements, but it is unreasonable for us to be the only ones who are committed to them. If Israel does not want these agreements, we do not want to implement them.”

The Palestinian Authority has yet to meet the conditions of the Accords, even for its own people, which include the general election of a self-governing Council within a five-year period: Abbas has overstayed his four-year term by six years so far. Moreover, Palestinian Arab areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza are to be governed under a Palestinian Council as “a single territorial unit.” In fact, since ousting the Fatah faction from Gaza in 2007, that region has been ruled separately with an iron fist by the Hamas terrorist organization — which maintains in its founding charter the vow to annihilate the State of Israel. This violates the first condition of the Oslo Accords: to renounce terror.

And so on …

Which agreements, exactly, did Mahmoud Abbas say he was committed to?

Abbas Dials Back Arab Rage: ‘We Do Not Want Escalation’

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has suddenly begun to dial back his anti-Israel inflammatory attitude and remarks.

Abbas was quoted on Tuesday as saying he did not want the current violence in eastern Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria to escalate into a military confrontation with Israel. “We tell them (the Israelis) that we do not want either military or security escalation,” Abbas said in a statement issued at a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

“All our instructions to our (security) agencies, our factions and our youth have been that we do not want escalation.”

Abbas also allegedly said, “We’re committed to the agreements,” adding that he has told Israel that Palestinian Arab leaders “want to reach a diplomatic solution through peaceful means and not another solution. We want to mitigate the chances of destruction and loss which will afflict both sides from this situation… [but] at the same time, we will protect ourselves.”

He also urged Israel to return to negotiations, carry out a previously negotiated prisoner release and end any building within Jewish cities, towns and villages in Judea, Samaria and post-1967 Jerusalem neighborhoods.

The remarks are a 180-degree turnabout from his position at the podium of the United Nations General Assembly barely a week ago, when Abbas informed world leaders the Palestinian Authority no longer feels itself bound by the internationally-recognized Oslo Accords which it signed with Israel in 1993.

However, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have both allegedly pressured Abbas to act to prevent further deterioration in the security situation in the Palestinian Authority, according to a tweet by Arab affairs journalist Khaled Abu Toameh.

If the report is accurate, such a move would signal an intent by Jordan and Egypt to end what appears to be a deliberate, calculated attempt by Abbas to attempt to ignite a third intifada.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meanwhile announced tightened security measures that were approved late Monday night by the security cabinet to counter to escalation in violence.

Among the counter-terror strategies were the installation of new security cameras at every intersection in Judea and Samaria, expedited legal decision on demolition of homes of convicted terrorist murderers and assassins, and beefed-up security and military units in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Within the past week two Palestinian Arabs have been killed while engaging in attacks against Israelis.

The first was a terrorist who stabbed a 15-year-old Israeli teen in the chest late Saturday night while he was walking near the Old City of Jerusalem.

The second was a 13-year-old Palestinian Arab teen who was shot — and killed accidentally — by an IDF soldier while particpating in a violent Arab riot near the Tomb of the Biblical Matriarch Rachel.

In addition, at least 170 more Palestinian Arabs have been injured in clashes with Israeli security personnel since Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Na’ama were murdered in a Samaria drive-by terror attack in front of their four children last Thursday night.

Just two nights later, two rabbis were murdered and a mother and her baby were stabbed and shot in the same Arab terror attack at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

The young mother pleaded for help from nearby vendors in the Old City market – to no avail — with blood dripping from a knife wound in her shoulder as her husband and baby, and a fellow rabbi were being shot and stabbed. Instead she was mocked and laughed at, and finally in one instance actually pushed away, according to a relative’s account.

Security Cabinet Approves Counter-Terror Measures

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Israel’s Security Cabinet approved at its meeting late Monday night new, upgraded counter-terror measures to address the current uptick in Arab violence.

Demolitions of homes belonging to terrorists convicted of murder and assassination would be stepped up, according to the new regulations.

In addition, security and military units assigned to keep order are being reinforced in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Special police units are starting to conduct “deep raids” and maintain a presence in Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods from which rioters and other Arab attackers originate.

In addition, Arab affairs journalist Khaled Abu Toameh reported in a tweet Tuesday morning, “Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi are pressuring Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to take measures to prevent further deterioration.”

If true, it would signify that Jordan and Egypt are taking steps to end the calculated chaos in the Palestinian Authority since Abbas lit the fuse from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly.

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