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Rocket Attacks 8-9 a.m.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

From personal messages received from family and friends, and from scanning the online sources – just in the past fifty minutes:

* Ashdod: Four separate rocket attacks in past twenty minutes [8:45am]] * Eshkol region: Damage to property is reported [8:40am] * Ashdod: Incoming Palestinian Arab missile warning [8:35am] Kiryat Malachi: Palestinian Arab rocket hits a residential neighbourhood, perhaps a school, perhaps other targets as well. Ynet says five injured,three of them severely [8:35am]. TOI is reporting that a four-storey building was demolished in the attack and people remain trapped inside the shattered structure. More details when we have them, but it sounds like a seriously bad outcome * Ashkelon: Two incoming Palestinian Arab rockets from Gaza intercepted in mid-air [8:30am] * Ofakim: School building is hit by incoming Gazan rocket during the night; no injuries [8:30am] * Ashdod: A residence is hit by a Palestinian Arab rocket; no injuries [8:25 am] * Gan Yavne: Volley of six rockets is fired at this residential neighbourhood [8:24 am] * Eshkol region – four more incoming rockets in one volley [8:15am] * Be’er Sheba: yet another incoming rocket, probably GRAD. No injuries. [8:15am] * Shafir region, near Kiryat Malachi: Rocket explodes in open area; no one hurt [8:05am] And on the Gazan side? We don’t know much beyond what the Hamas spinners want us to know. Since that’s notoriously unreliable, we can say what we know from Israeli sources, including Times of Israel. * More than a hundred separate sorties were carried out against terrorist targets in Gaza by IDF planes and other resources overnight. These included five rocket launching squads.

* This morning (time not certain), a Palestinian Arab motorcycle was spotted by the appropriate Israeli authorities in Gaza and identified as carrying a rocket. The rocket men, three of them, were permanently removed from the scene.

* The IDF via its air force has been distributing Arabic-language leaflets over Gaza this morning warning residents to keep far away from terrorist bases and weapons depots (the locals know exactly where they are). The message which is echoed by ordinary Israelis is that Palestinian Arab civilians, even those who hate us, are not the targets of the Israeli actions.

Times of Israel is reporting that very few Gazan Palestinian Arab Moslems heeded the call for dawn prayers today; the few vehicles seen on the roads were ambulances and media cars.

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When Palestinians Blow Themselves Up, Before Reaching Israel

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Here’s a small and modest experiment.

Since we believe Palestinian Arab casualties that result from Palestinian Arab mis-handling or misfiring of Palestinian Arab explosives, guns, rockets, mortars and the like almost never get reported in the mainstream news media, we will be watching to see how much coverage this incident below gets. It appears at this moment on a Bethlehem-based (and somewhat Hamas-hostile) Palestinian news site.

Shooting themselves and their families, friends and neighbors is an everyday event in the catastrophic societies (both Gaza and Judea/Samaria) occupied and created by the Palestinian Arabs. But the news channels wake up only when there’s an Israeli party to blame.

Man wounded in Gaza explosion  (updated) 08/11/2012 10:35 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian man was wounded on Thursday morning when a home-made bomb exploded in central Gaza, a medical official said. Ashraf al-Qidra, Gaza ministry of health spokesman, said that a 23-year-old was moderately wounded in al-Maghazi refugee camp. He was transferred to al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah.

We don’t know but It’s possible this 23-year-old Gazan’s injuries are related to one of two incidents, both evidently self-inflicted, reported at this hour on the GANSO site:

Separately:

* 11/08/2012 - 07:50: MU, 08 NOV: Overnight, 1 HMR fired from E of Rafah toward the Green Line. No injuries reported.

* 11/08/2012 - 10:45: 08 NOV, 1010hrs: An explosive device went off E of Al Bureij, MA. 1 Pal. injury reported.

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Accidental Explosion in Gaza Car Terminates One Terrorist Career Prematurely, Puts Two More on Hold

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

http://thisongoingwar.blogspot.co.il/2012/08/1-aug-12-accidental-explosion-in-gaza.html

The English-language Palestinian news service Maan is reporting that a car exploded in Gaza City’s Tal al-Hawa neighborhood before dawn on Wednesday. Here are the details it provides:

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman of the ministry of health in the Hamas-run government in Gaza, said 22-year-old Ayman al-Sharafa sustained deadly wounds in the incident and was pronounced dead later. Two other men sustained injuries, he confirmed. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.

The cause of the blast may not be immediately clear in Bethlehem and is likely to remain unclear based on past performance. But it is evidently somewhat clearer in Gaza. There the Arabic-language daily Al-Quds is now saying ["Report: Man killed in Gaza was Hamas operative"] that the “military wing” (their term) of the terrorist organization (not their term) Hamas is mourning what it calls

the death of one of its elements in an internal explosion in Gaza City. Explained in a statement, that the martyr is Ayman al-Yahya Shurafa from the Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City [who] died at dawn today in explosion on a car by mistake during training. Reported our correspondent in Gaza, that the citizen was killed and two others wounded when a mysterious occurred in a jeep in Gaza City… The blast took place near a mosque… south of Gaza City… The blast was caused by the explosion of an explosive device… inside the “pocket”… All of the inside are members of the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the movement Hamas.

Terrorists inside cars, frequently young men with explosives stuffed into their clothing, are a fixture in streets controlled by Hamas and other like-minded terrorist groups. There’s an understandable reticence on the part of the Palestinian Arab terror organizations to own up to the way they place their own communities and neighbours at mortal risk, using them in effect as human shields. When, as happens often, the young men explode and go to their 72 virgins, their media conceal this by referring to “mysterious explosions” as Maan does today. For its part, the Israeli media term these events “work accidents” without much sympathy.

So it’s a little refreshing when the terrorist thugs come right out and call it what it is, as Al-Quds is doing – though in Arabic only.

When Terrorism Becomes Convenient

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

It hadn’t been a full week since a Palestinian Arab went on a bulldozer rampage in the streets of Jerusalem before Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his cronies used the terror attack to their political advantage.
 
“Whoever thinks it’s possible to live with 270,000 Arabs in Jerusalem must take into account that there will be more bulldozers, more tractors, and more cars carrying out attacks,” Olmert said, referring to two incidents in which Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem deliberately plowed bulldozers into pedestrians, buses and passenger vehicles, leaving three dead in the case of the first attack.
 
Olmert’s obvious implication is that there are too many Arabs in east Jerusalem, that their neighborhoods are increasingly fundamentalist and ungovernable, and that Israel must therefore separate itself from part of Judaism’s holiest city.
 
To drive the point home, Vice Premier Chaim Ramon, a top Olmert deputy, spelled it out to the Knesset: “The main question is, does the government want Jebl Mukaber or Sur Bahir as part of Israel or not.”
 
Ramon was referring to the Jerusalem neighborhoods that were home to recent perpetuators of terror attacks in Jewish sections of Jerusalem, including the terrorist who gunned down seminary students at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in March, killing eight young Torah scholars in cold blood.
 
But Olmert and other Israeli leaders, and even U.S. Jewish groups, are responsible for the current situation. They allowed Arabs to illegally construct tens of thousands of housing complexes in Jerusalem, in many cases on land purchased by Jews for the express purpose of Jewish construction; turned a blind eye to illegal Arab settlement; and let Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem become lawless Islamist zones.
 
Several former municipal workers told me that during his 10 years as mayor of Jerusalem, Olmert instructed city workers not to take action against illegal Arab building projects throughout eastern sections of Jerusalem, explaining that the area would one day be handed over to the Palestinians anyway.
 
The workers charge that Olmert even instructed city officials to delete files documenting illegal Arab construction of housing units in eastern Jerusalem. Those units currently house an estimated 100,000 Arabs, say the workers.
 
Aryeh King, chairman of the Jerusalem Forum, which promotes Jewish construction in Jerusalem, released an investigation by his group that found Olmert’s city hall deleted files documenting hundreds of illegal Arab building projects in Jerusalem. King said he forwarded his findings to Israel’s state comptroller for investigation.
 
King also said Olmert told senior municipal workers not to enforce a ban on illegal Arab buildings.
 
In a statement responding to the allegations, the Jerusalem municipality claimed the threat of Arab violence kept it from bulldozing the illegal Arab homes.
 
“During the years of the intifada, the municipality had difficulty carrying out the necessary level of enforcement in the neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem due to security constraints,” the statement read.
 
In his statements to the Knesset, Vice Premier Ramon said that areas of east Jerusalem, including a large, now mostly Arab neighborhood called Shoafat, are as dangerous to drive through as Jenin, a terror-ridden city in the northern West Bank.
 
It turns out the Jewish National Fund, the U.S.-based nonprofit that purchases land in Israel for the stated purpose of Jewish settlement, owns much of the neighborhood in which tens of thousands of Arabs illegally reside. A WorldNetDaily investigation last year found that Shoafat was purchased legally on behalf of JNF with Jewish donations in the early 1900s. Those areas are now mostly Arab.
 
Much of the illegal Arab construction in Shoafat took place over the past 15 years, with some apartment complexes built as recently as 2004.
 
So both Olmert’s mayoral office and the JNF watched as eastern Jerusalem became largely Palestinian Arab.
 
Making a bad situation worse, the Israeli government did little to enforce law and order in east Jerusalem neighborhoods. Israeli police officers rarely operate in those zones. Incredibly, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah organization runs community patrols in some east Jerusalem areas.
 
Now, apparently, a terrorist infrastructure in Jerusalem is launching attacks in the city’s Jewish neighborhoods, creating a general feeling that an ungovernable east Jerusalem must be separated from the rest of the capital and handed over to the PA.
 
The timing of these recent attacks is quite convenient for Olmert and Abbas, both of whom are committed to the idea of a future Palestinian state controlling most of the West Bank and the eastern portion of Jerusalem.
 
But with Olmert a lame duck and Abbas virtually powerless, their shared dream is far from being a fait accompli. Israeli forces can go into troubled east Jerusalem hotspots and wipe out the terrorist infrastructure there if they so desire. Israel can allow Jews to build communities in the east Jerusalem neighborhoods that were purchased for that very purpose. Jerusalem need not be divided.
 
Handing over areas of Jerusalem to the PA will impede Israel’s anti-terror capabilities and result in east Jerusalem becoming an Iranian-backed terrorist entity at war with the Jews. It will lead to more terror attacks, likely including rockets fired into Jewish Jerusalem homes. Christians remaining in east Jerusalem will be persecuted, as they always are in territory handed to the Palestinians. Freedom of worship at Jerusalem’s many important holy sites will be blocked for non-Muslims.
 
But it’s clear the Olmert government is intent on allowing east Jerusalem to go the way of the terrorists. More terror attacks inevitably will be carried out by Jerusalem Arabs and Olmert along with those who share his thinking) likely will continue using those attacks to gain support for forfeiting neighborhoods to the PA.
 

When the day comes that Jerusalem is divided, the holy city split and at war, we will have only the morally bankrupt government of Israel to thank for it.

 

 

       Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily and a regular contributor to The Jewish Press where his Quick Takes column appears weekly on page 2. 

Arafat Will Save Us

Wednesday, November 19th, 2003

In an attempt to undermine the Israeli government, a group of failed Leftist politicians are
“negotiating” a peace with several Palestinian Arabs. Amram Mitznah, the ousted head of the Labor Party, and Avrum Burg who masquerades as a religious Jew but is willing to give away the Temple Mount, both follow the lead of that “brilliant” Oslo architect, Yussie Bailen, who was thrown out of the Knesset by his own party. This is the group of Israelis, whose
conceit in their own abilities knows no limits, who are blithely negotiating away the Jewish State to an avowed enemy.

As in the past, left wing Israelis are conducting private diplomacy against the interests of the State and only Arafat’s obstinacy and foolishness will save us. His negation of any agreement, no matter how beneficial to the Palestinian Arabs, is the only thing that stops self-hating Jews from giving these Arabs most of Israel’s homeland. The so-called “Geneva Initiative” concedes from the start of the negotiations 97% of Judea and Samaria, all of East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. All of this land will be given in return for another empty Arab promise almost identical with the Arab promises in the Oslo Accords. These self-proclaimed leaders who were unable to gain power via democratic means, hope to gain power by embarrassing Israel and the Jewish nation. They hope to force the anti-Semitic world powers to pressure Israel into making dangerous concessions, at no cost to the Arabs.

If Americans against America had carried out these negotiations, these traitors would have been sent to prison for their anti-government conceit. Unfortunately, Israel has no law against private anti-Israel diplomacy and these bumbling Leftist fanatics may yet achieve a tremendous anti-Israel victory for their Palestinian terrorist friends.

The really amazing aspect of these negotiations is the powerful pseudo religious faith that these
Leftist fanatics have. They firmly believe that the Palestinian Arab promises will be faithfully adhered to by the very people who have a perfect 100% record of breaking every one of their signed agreements and who publicly proclaim that their ultimate purpose is to sanitize all of “Palestine” of Jewish presence. In every phase of past negotiations, these same Arabs
have been granted “painful” concessions, yet have reneged on every promise they have made. They then renewed their old promises, received additional concessions, and again reneged on their promises. These deluded Israeli Leftists who have perfect faith in their own negotiating abilities, religiously believe that Arafat and the Palestinian Arab leaders will concede even a small portion of the land – that the Palestinian Arabs believe belongs completely to them
- to the Jews.

And what exactly will happen when the Arabs, as in the past, do not keep to their part of the
agreement? Look at the results of Rabin’s statement that “If they use the guns against us, we will take them back”. Well, do we want to take all of the guns away just because one PLO man kills one Israeli? What if two or three “disturbed” Arab individuals shoot five or 10 Israelis, will Israel punish all of the Palestinian Arabs? How about when 100 PLO people
shoot 1,000 Israelis? There are millions of Arabs; will we blame them all for such a small percentage of the people’s attempt to destroy the peace or will Israeli politicians sing that oft repeated refrain,” We will not allow these few Arab enemies of peace to destroy our
agreements”? Jews may be murdered but the refrain will continue to be sung.

What if the Palestinian Arabs do not arrest the Hamas activists? Will we blame all of the Arabs because a few hundred Hamas activists are not arrested? Do we want to be the cause of a Palestinian Arab civil war? Can we really expect brothers to arrest brothers? Can anything be done if they smuggle in illegal weapons? Don’t they need protection? Can
we do anything if their preachers preach murder and mayhem? Don’t we believe in freedom of speech?

Even if some Arabs carry out atrocities against Jews, didn’t a Jew murder Rabin? You can’t blame all Arabs for the few, can you? Maybe America can carpet bomb thousands of innocent Afghanistan communities when a few hundred Bin Laden troops are hiding there, but Israel cannot do the same against the “innocent” Palestinian Arabs.

What about education? Should Israel dictate to the Palestinian Arab parents what the Arab children should be taught about Israel? Will we go to war just because the Arab schools are honoring the “Suicide Murderers” by having texts that ask math questions like: “If there are eight Jews and two are murdered by honored martyrs, how many Jews are left to desecrate
our holy shrines?”? Will we invade Arab cities because school texts depict the Jew as someone to be murdered?

There are thousands of “trivial” events that add up to the hatred and murder that the Arabs believe is right and just. As long as there is no Arab leader who will stand up and say, “let us all stop using emotion and let’s talk sense and peace” there is no partner and no chance of negotiations. We have played this dangerous game in the past and have been badly hurt by the machinations of a few fanatical Leftist Israeli politicians. We must wait to make additional
concessions until at least one Palestinian Arab leader begins to arrest terrorists and stop the murders.

Thankfully, Arafat has condemned the negotiations and even some leaders of the Labor Party
have condemned their fellow party members for their undemocratic actions. That should be enough impetus for the UN and Europe to embrace this private anti-Israel agreement with open arms and to try to force Israel to make further concessions to Arafat. Pray that they fail! 

Stunning Departure

Friday, June 13th, 2003

As Secretary of State Powell continues in efforts to promote the so-called Middle East “Road Map,” the Bush administration’s apparent departure from the firm, uncompromising anti-terror American resolve President Bush articulated on June 24th last year and re-enforced by
Operation Iraqi Freedom, is nothing short of stunning.

As things now appear, in order “to get things going,” a pathetic, powerless Abu Mazen is accepted as heading up a Palestinian Arab “regime change.” The insistence on an end to the killing as a precondition for renewed talks and a demand for the dismantlement of the Palestinian-Arab terrorist infrastructure are now to be satisfied by begging for a cease fire in place from Hamas and the other thugs.

According to the “Road Map,” even before anyone sits down at a negotiating table, Israel must agree to abandon its anti-terrorist efforts, it must acknowledge a future Palestinian Arab state, and the “settlements” must be uprooted. On the other hand, whether the Palestinians will, through the so-called “right of return,” be able to erase the “Jewish” state which the President said on June 24th is supposed to exist side by side with a Palestinian Arab one, is something to be negotiated.

Although the President is rightfully resisting the involvement of the UN, the European Union, France and the other opponents of Operation Iraqi Freedom out of a reasonable fear that they will act as an anti-American “fifth column” on the ground, they will be playing a key role in the
implementation of the “Road Map with America’s blessing, despite their collective, shameful anti-Israel record.

What exactly are the incentives for the Palestinian Arabs to negotiate in good faith? What exactly are the concessions they think they will have to make?

With all respect, the President has to kick back and think this “Road Map” thing through very carefully.

Koby Mandell Act Of 2001

Friday, December 28th, 2001

As part of its anti-terror program, the United States State Department routinely offers rewards for information leading to the capture of murderers of Americans around the world. However, there continues to be one general exception to the rule ? Americans killed by Palestinian terrorists.

According to the Zionist Organization of America, twenty-one American citizens have been murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists in Israel since the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993, and at least 70 more Americans were killed prior to 1993. The Israeli government has identified, by name, 23 terrorists involved in some of these killings; all 23 are being sheltered by Yasir Arafat's Palestinian Authority regime.

Although more than four months have passed since a senior State Department official promised to offer rewards for information leading to the capture of Palestinian Arab killers of Americans, no such rewards have yet been offered.

Assistant Secretary of State William Burns made the promise when the testified at a Congressional hearing on July 26, 2001. Asked about the fact that the State Department's web site offers rewards to capture killers of Americans overseas, except when the killers are Palestinian Arabs, Burns replied: ''The administration shares the concern of many Members of Congress and many Americans about the importance of finding a way to address this on the web site, and we are going to do that. We're looking now at exactly how we do that on the web site, but we will move ahead and find a way of advertising on the web site.'' When the issue was raised again, Burns replied: ''As I said, sir, we are going to find a way to put it on the web site.''

Yet more than four months have passed, and the State Department's web site for the rewards program still does not offer any rewards for the capture of Palestinian Arab killers of Americans ? despite the fact that, in the wake of the Arab terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the State Department pledged to do everything possible to capture foreign terrorists who murder Americans.

Because of the State Department's conspicuous failure to offer rewards or take any other serious steps against Palestinian Arab killers of Americans, leading Members of Congress recently introduced legislation, known as the Koby Mandell Act of 2001 (S. 1377 & H.R. 2098), to establish a special office within the Justice Department to focus on this issue. (Mandell was a 13-year-old boy from Maryland brutally murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists in May 2001.)

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), AIPAC, and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations all strongly support the bill.

It deserves all of our support.

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