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Tel Aviv Court Sentences Killer of IDF Sgt. Almog Shiloni to Life in Prison

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The Arab terrorist who murdered 20-year-old Israeli Air Force Sgt. Almog Shiloni of Modi’in was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by the Tel Aviv District Court.

Nur al-Din Abu Hashayeh was convicted for the murder a few months ago. Hashayeh was age 18 when he left his home in Shechem to infiltrate into Israel the day before stabbing Shiloni to death.

He told investigators during interrogation that he traveled to the site with the specific goal of killing an Israeli soldier in order to become a shahid, an Islamic martyr. In this way he knew he could earn a generous monthly salary for his family from the Palestinian Authority government and also would gain eternal fame as well. It is likely the killer succeeded in gaining a generous monthly stipend for his family from the Ramallah government, which pays the families of convicted Arab terrorists imprisoned in Israel in accordance with a scale rated to the severity of the attack, the number of victims and length of the prison sentence.

Hashayeh carried out his attack at midday in the HaHaganah train station in south Tel Aviv on November 10, 2014; he used a large kitchen knife to stab the young officer repeatedly and then tried to steal his M-16 military rifle before fleeing the scene.

Shiloni died of his wounds within a few hours. An estimated 1500 people came to escort the soldier to his final resting place.

Hashayeh was caught and then indicted for the murder by Israeli prosecutors the day after the attack, right after the young soldier died.

Hana Levi Julian

Body of ‘Jerusalem Bezeq Terrorist’ Returned to Family, Buried as an ‘Honored Martyr’

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Late Monday night Israel Police returned the body of Ala’a Abu Jamal, the Bezeq technician-turned-terrorist who carried out a ram-and-stab attack in Jerusalem seven months ago.

Abu Jamal murdered Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky on Malchei Yisroel Street last October, ramming his Bezeq car into a crowd waiting at a bus stop. He then got out of the vehicle and then attacking people with an axe until he was shot and killed by a security guard.

Some 200 Jerusalem Arabs crowded outside the cemetery during the killer’s funeral in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, in the Jabel Mukabar neighborhood.

The funeral became a mass scene of hatred and incitement to more terror, with participants in the proceedings calling out “Allahu Akbar!” (Allah is Great) and “In blood and faith we will avenge you, O Martyr!”

Watch the video at this link.

It is not the first time a terrorist’s funeral has erupted in demonstrations of hatred and incitement to terror – one reason that Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan had opposed the return of the bodies of terrorists who died while killing Israelis, to the Palestinian Authority and/or the families.

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon vehemently disagreed with this policy, as do military and intelligence officials, who say it simply exacerbates tensions without accomplishing deterrence.

On Tuesday morning, Erdan once again instructed police to cease returning terrorists’ bodies to their families for burials.

“I was just shown the outrageous images from the funeral last night in East Jerusalem, in which the conditions set by the police were violated and the commitments made by the families were broken,” Erdan said, according to the Hebrew-language Ynet news site.

“The terrorists’ families lied to the High Court of Justice. It’s a shame the High Court believed them and pressured the police to return all the bodies by Ramadan.”

But police claimed the family met the conditions that were set — only 40 people were allowed into the cemetery. Border Guard Police prevented the crowd from entering.

Police delayed the return of the body for six months, until an agreement was reached with the family that the funeral would be held late at night with a small number of participants. The agreement was made in order to avoid the demonstration that developed in any case late Monday night – and despite the guarantee signed by the family.

The chanting took place outside the cemetery while the body was being carried from the nearby mosque to the burial site, police noted. (italics added)

Hana Levi Julian

Another Day, Another Wannabe Woman Terrorist Stopped

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Another Arab female wannabe terrorist has tried to stab an Israeli in Hebron, this time at the Cave of the Patriarchs.

The would-be attacker approached Border Guard Police officers, knife in hand, on Tuesday morning, according to a report on Channel 2.

Border Guard Police stopped the “terrorist” in her tracks with tear gas.

During questioning she confessed to wanting to become “a martyr.”

Hana Levi Julian

MK Tibi: Nothing More Exalted than our Terrorists

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

MK Ahmed Tibi, speaking at a Palestinian Authority event on September 1, 2011, carried by Palestinian Authority TV, told his audience: “Nothing is more exalted than those whom Israel dubs ‘Terrorists-Shahids,'” as seen in a video clip uploaded by Palestinian Media Watch (below).

The term Shahid is translated as Martyrs, but the meaning of the word in Arabic is deeper and more militant. Shahid, pl. Shuhadaa, is a religious Muslim term which literally means “witness.” This is the title given to a Muslim after his death, if he died while carrying out a religious commandment, or during a war for the faith. Arab countries use this term when referring to slain soldiers. In local Arab culture, the term is always used to describe Arabs killed in the Intifada, especially suicide bombers. The suicide bombings themselves are called amaliyat Istishadiah,” meaning acts through which one became a shahid.

In the enclosed video, MK Tibi says,

“In the history and struggles of nations, the shahid is the ultimate glory. There is no value more august than the Shahada (dying for Allah). The shahid is the trailblazer, drawing with his blood the path to freedom and liberation. The shahid is the symbol of the homeland. I extend my blessings to the thousands of Shaids in the homeland and abroad, and blessings to our Shahids and yours, inside the green line, those the occupier wants to dub Terrorists, while we say there is nothing more exalted than those who died for the homeland.”

While MK Tibi can argue, should he ever be challenged by Israel’s legal authorities over this speech, that he was not referring to murderers of defenseless civilians, it is impossible not to see his romantic allusions to the PLO thugs as the subjects of his adulation, standing as he does in the video, with the black and white Arafat-style keffiyeh slung over his neck. Watch for the cutaway showing a woman giving away fresh keffiyehs to the audience, in case they forgot to bring their own from home.

Jewish Press Staff

PA Minister’s Riot Death Calculated ‘Martyrdom’ ?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Palestinian Authority “Minister of Settlements” Ziad Abu Ein’s death during riots near Ramallah on Wednesday was a godsend for the PA “resistance.”

It re-triggered a firestorm of Arab riots all around Israel, just as the violence was starting to slow down. It also provided PA chairman Abu Mazen (as Mahmoud Abbas is known among Arabs) with the excuse he needed to disengage from Israel and order an end to PA security cooperation with the Jewish State. He has also managed to keep all that American-provided military hardware and weaponry in the bargain, while looking like the underdog, too — and this after U.S. Army professionals have done him the favor of also having trained his paramilitary force for years.

This leaves the 79 year old Arab leader sitting pretty for his closeup when PA TV has to focus on his track record for Judea and Samaria Arabs in the street.

But it also makes one wonder: was, perhaps, Abu Ein’s sudden death a true “martyrdom”  for the so-called “cause” of Arab “resistance” ? A calculated risk intended to push Ziad Abu Ein’s medical vulnerability to the max and hope for a crisis to exploit before global media cameras?

Abu Ein, age 55, collapsed Wednesday and died while voluntarily participating in a riot that quickly morphed into clashes with Israeli soldiers at the village of Turmus Ayya, near the PA capital of Ramallah in Samaria.

The Arabs were rioting after a protest march that followed an alleged stoning of an Arab village by Jewish residents living in the Samaria community of Adei Ad – a reported retaliation for ongoing thefts perpetrated against their community, including a horse allegedly stolen on Tuesday.

The PA leadership claims Abu Ein suffered a heart attack after inhaling tear gas, having already been beaten by IDF soldiers with their rifles and butted by their helmets. Abu Mazen called his death an “intolerable barbaric act.” But…

Let’s go to the videotape.  See if you can find bruises or blood.  And what’s that stuff being sprayed on to the minister’s wrist by a fellow Arab?

Abu Ein can be seen sitting down, clearly short of breath and suffering chest pain but with no signs of physical violence on his person. He is known to have a medical history of hypertension – high blood pressure (HBP).

According to the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, HPB is a very serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems. Over time, it can damage the body in many ways, and the condition is dangerous because “it often has no symptoms.”

Blood pressure rises when one is excited, nervous or active, and the numbers rise with age. The risk grows as the numbers rise. Reducing risk for related health problems, according to NHLBI and NIH, involves “following a healthy lifestyle, keeping a healthy weight, having ongoing medical care and following your treatment plan.”

It is doubtful that participating in violent riots and clashes with soldiers would be included in that list.

But Abu Ein was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and a former Palestinian Authority ‘Minister’ for Prisoners (those sentenced in Israel.)  Having himself been a convicted terrorist with blood on his hands – one who was freed after serving only three years of his prison term by Israel in a “good will gesture” to the PA – Abu Ein had the right experience for the job.

He personally planted the explosives that murdered two Jewish teenagers in Tiberias in 1979 — yet he was swapped together with Jibril Rajoub  and more than a thousand others in exchange for three Israeli hostages.

The International Criminal Court’s acceptance Tuesday of the PA as an official observer in the Court brought the PA a step closer to full acceptance as a member of the ICC, which would give the entity jurisdiction as a sovereign nation to investigate and be investigated for commission of war crimes.

Rachel Levy

Hamas TV: Dead Gaza Civilians Privileged to Have Died This Way

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

JERUSALEM – Hamas’ propaganda machine has been working relentlessly to generate a depiction of the events that suits their objectives in their war on Israel. Using news, multimedia and social media, they have been presenting lies and a distorted account of the events to garner the populations support for their cause.

One of the issues Hamas has been focusing on is an attempt to both justify and console Gaza’s population over the many civilian deaths it has caused in the Gaza war.

While broadcasting gruesome pictures of dead civilians, including children, a TV host explained last week that since in Islam a person’s time of death is predetermined by Allah, the people who have been killed in the recent fighting have actually “gained”: They would have died now anyway, but now they will receive the rewards of Martyrdom – Shahada – in Paradise.

Reporting on this issue, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has further documented Hamas’ use of civilians as human shields, which has led to a high civilian death toll. Hamas has instructed Gaza civilians to disregard Israel’s warnings to evacuate areas before they were bombed, and has decried those who have criticized the high civilian death toll.

The glorification of Martyrdom both justifies the Hamas activities that led to these deaths and also may console the population. In addition, this message may persuade civilians to continue endangering their lives by protecting Hamas terrorists and their terror infrastructure with their bodies.

Recently, PMW reported on a sermon by the former Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash, who likewise glorified Martyrdom death as something to which Palestinians should aspire.

Hamas TV host said last week:

“Every soul has its time. These people – their time had come, and they were Martyred (i.e., Gaza civilians killed in war). They have gained [Paradise]. They have nothing in this world, especially in the Gaza Strip. There’s no life in the Gaza Strip. What life can we have in the Gaza Strip? Being with Allah is better. Being with Allah is better. What we see is very hard but we won’t surrender, Allah willing. The first to say it are the Martyrs’ family. The first to say it are the Martyrs’ mothers and fathers… Don’t be disturbed by these images. He who was killed this way doesn’t feel. By Allah, he does not feel. These are not my words, but the words of our beloved Prophet [Muhammad]: He who is Martyred doesn’t feel. Only we suffer by these images. By Allah, [the Martyr] doesn’t feel. His soul has ascended to Allah. His soul is with the Lord. His soul is inside a green bird. He is with Allah now. He is in Paradise. Only we suffer by these images… In other cities, in other countries, thousands die in earthquakes, floods, plane crashes, in ferry or shipwrecks, in natural or unnatural disasters. Thousands die. Thousands die but we don’t know what their fate is with Allah. But we [in Gaza] are Martyrs. The enemy has killed us and we are Martyrs.”

The IDF has finally bombed Hamas TV and radio yesterday. In a sense, it may have been a life saving mission for the Gazans as well, who will not be influenced by these deadly messages anymore.

Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency

Nasrallah Has Golden Opportunity to Become Martyr in Syria

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Hezbollah’s supreme leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed on Friday he is willing to personally fight against Syrian rebels, and the next day he had his big chance when it was reported that one of his commanders there was killed.

“If the battle with these terrorist Takfiris requires for me personally and all of Hezbollah to go to Syria, we will go to Syria,” Nasrallah said in a speech on Friday.

The very next day, Hezbollah commander Hossam Ali Nisr was buried in his hometown in Lebanon after being killed in fighting near Damascus, the Beirut Daily Star reported. It was not disclosed when he was killed, but it is known that more than two dozen Hezbollah terrorist fighters died in the battle.

Nasrallah’s speech on Friday was delivered after terrorists who are fiercely opposed to Hezbollah exploded a car bomb in one of its stronghold south of Beirut, killing 24 people and injuring approximately 300 others.

“If you think that by killing our women and children … and destroying our neighborhoods, villages and cities we will retreat or back away from our position, you are wrong,” Nasrallah declared in a rare public appearance.

However Nasrallah, like almost all terrorist leaders, prefers to sit in his comfortable headquarters, where he issues instructions for martyrdom.

The chances of his personally endangering his own life and fighting against Syrian rebels are about the same as his recognizing Israel as a partner for peace.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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