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February 11, 2016 / 2 Adar I, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian Authority’

Israeli Jogger Wounded in Terror Attack Near Neve Daniel

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

An Israeli jogger was injured late Tuesday afternoon in an Arab terror attack on a road between two Jewish communities in Judea, near Neve Daniel.

Tomer Ditor, 28, is a student and resident of Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion. He was jogging on Derech Avot, the road between the community of Elazar and Neve Daniel, when he was stabbed.

Ditor was wounded in the shoulder, according to a paramedic with Hatzolah emergency medical response service. He was treated at the scene and then rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

“A wounded civilian arrived at the entrance to the community of Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion, reporting a stabbing. Forces are searching the area,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The attacker fled the scene following the attack, running towards the Arab village of Kfar Nachlin, local sources said. IDF soldiers began searching the village for the stabber on Tuesday evening.

The Gush Etzion communities of Rosh Tzurim, Alon Shvut, Elazar, Giv’a Hatzehova, Neve Daniel, Geva’ot and Beitar have been placed on alert.

COGAT Freezes Work, Trade Permits for Extended Families of Damascus Gate Killers

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

IDF Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai has ordered a freeze on all work and trade permits for extended families of the Damascus Gate terrorists who attacked three Border Guard Policewomen on Wednesday.

Mordechai, who is Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), ordered the freeze on Thursday.

It is the first time the sanctions have been implemented against the extended families of terrorists.

The defense establishment first made the decision to freeze permits of the extended families at a security cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu several months ago when the current terror wave first began to escalate.

Families of Arab terrorists were warned last November they would lose their permits to work in pre-1967 Israel if they knew that someone in their midst was extreme, or liable to carry out an attack, and did not do something to prevent that from happening.

That measure was implemented following the stabbing death of 21-year-old Hadar Buchris, z’l at the Gush Etzion junction.

Hamas Confirms Beit El Terrorist Was Member of PA Security Force

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The Hamas terrorist organization confirmed in a statement late Sunday the terrorist who shot three Israeli soldiers at an IDF checkpoint near Beit El was a Palestinian Authority police officer.

According to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news outlet, Amjad Jaser Sukkari, 34, was a Staff Sergeant from Shechem (Nablus). His body was returned by Israel to the Palestinian Authority security forces several hours after the incident and was buried the same day.

The attacker drove up from Ramallah to an IDF checkpoint next to the Jewish community of Beit El on Sunday afternoon, got out of his car with a handgun and shot three Israeli soldiers at point-blank range. Two were seriously wounded and a third less severely so. Other soldiers immediately returned fire and killed the terrorist on site.

Gaza’s ruling terror group “hailed the heroic resistance operation carried out … by PA security forces member Amjad Sukkari,” Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri told the Alresala newspaper.

He deemed the shooting a “natural response to the Israeli field executions of Palestinians.

“This attack showcases the rejection of security coordination with the occupation, even among members of the PA security forces,” Abu Zuhri pointed out.

The Hamas official claimed that Sukkari worked as an escort for the chief of the Ramallah prosecution office.

Late Sunday night, the IDF surrounded Ramallah to implement a partial closure of the Palestinian Authority capital city in response to the attack. Only residents who can prove their status were being allowed in and out of Ramallah.

3 IDF Soldiers Shot by PA Police Officer in Beit El Terror Attack [video]

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Three IDF soldiers were wounded in an Arab terror attack Sunday morning at the ‘Focus’ checkpoint near the Samaria Jewish community of Beit El, near Ramallah.

It now appears that the terrorist was a member of the Palestinian Authority police detail assigned to escort and provide security to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

“A gunman opened fire near Beit El, north of Jerusalem,” said an IDF spokesperson. “Forces at the scene responded to the attack and shot the assailant, resulting in his death.”

One of the injured soldiers, age 21, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem with a gunshot wound in the neck.
He is in serious condition.

A second soldier, age 21, was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the stomach and extremities. He is also in serious condition.

The third soldier, age 20, is also at the Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center after sustaining gunshot wounds to the extremities. He is in good condition.

The terrorist arrived by car at the checkpoint from the direction of Ramallah. He used a handgun to carry out the attack.

A Facebook post in Arabic uploaded just prior to the shooting was spotted by a source that has requested anonymity.

“Ahmad Abu Omer, 34, wrote in a post on his Facebook page prior to the attack at Beit El, “We deserve to live in this Land, but there is nothing that justifies living as long as there is the Occupation that kills our brothers and our sisters.” He added a photo of himself allegedly on the way to a terror attack with the caption, “We will overcome in the name of Allah.”

It is not clear what Abu Omer’s connection is to the shooter, or whether he was the shooter himself.

According to a local source, the terrorist who opened fire at the soldiers was Amjid Saher, a PA Police Officer who allegedly worked in the security unit that escorted and provided personal security to “Abu Mazen” — Mahmoud Abbas — when he is in Ramallah.

Hottest New Arab Hit on YouTube: ‘Lovers of Stabbing’

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Arab teen terrorists coming out of the Palestinian Authority are being moved by the beat of a specially-crafted form of music video.

It is the music of the street and the promise of glory forever — the knowledge that one’s family will be forever grateful, having received a salary* for one’s efforts despite a young age — and the endless, driving, urgent beat that some Arab teens find so compelling.

That may have been part of what sent two Arab teens into the Old City Saturday evening to stab two Jewish teens as they left the Western Wall after completing their Sabbath prayers.

For readers who haven’t had the chance, take a spin on the Middle Eastern side of YouTube network – if you’re over 18 and have a strong stomach, that is – to check out the Arab teen motivational movie clips.

This is top-flight 21st century Palestinian Authority government incitement, masterminded in the most cunning manner. For decades Mickey Mouse and life-size cuddly cartoon creatures have been talking up the joys of martyrdom; long enough to prepare human fuel for the war machine revving up in the current wave of terror. But now that those youths are growing up, with hormones to match, children’s programming no longer cuts the mustard.

So what’s being used to move them in the right direction? Cue hot-blooded, fast-moving, specially-crafted music videos. One in particular features a hit called “Lovers of Knives” by Gaza-based band “Al-Gorba’a” that came out last October.

Sadly, its effectiveness is all too evident. The above video and countless others like it are considered the hottest tunes on the street in the Palestinian Authority today.

The fast-moving images are slickly edited to intersperse “daring” attacks by young Arabs met with “brutality” by clearly overwhelming numbers of Israeli security, military and police forces armed and uniformed to the nines. There is plenty of deep red blood, dramatic scenes of ambulances and medical stretchers, scenes of massive support and honor by crowds  for the dead “martyr” shot by Israeli forces, when brought to his final resting place.

The songwriters and singers use the names of those who have died attacking Israelis as mantras in the rhythmic, almost hypnotic beat.

The comments in Arabic say things like, “Allah have mercy upon our martyrs, God grant us victory over the Jews!” and “God protect the youth of Palestine.”

*   The Palestinian Authority government pays the families of “martyrs” a monthly stipend in compensation for the efforts of anyone who gives their lives for the “nationalist” cause of murdering Israelis. The more murders, the higher the stipend. It is not clear why foreign governments do not demand accountability regarding this practice and its connection with the massive foreign aid transferred to the PA government to support its operations.

Ban Ki-Moon Doubles Down on His Anti-Israel Rhetoric

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon seems to have become the new psychologist, band leader and apologist for the Palestinian Authority.

It’s the Israelis’ fault we haven’t reached peace until now, Ban said Wednesday in a speech to the UN committee on rights for citizens of the Palestinian Authority. He fully excused the terror attacks on Israelis in his remarks.

“After nearly 50 years of occupation — after decades of waiting for the fulfilment of the Oslo promises — Palestinians are losing hope. Young people especially are losing hope. They are angered by the stifling policies of the occupation. They are frustrated by the strictures on their daily lives. They watch as Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, expand and expand.

“They are losing faith in their own leadership to deliver genuine national reconciliation and see the dream of a sovereign, contiguous and independent Palestinian state slip away.

“The people of Palestine have lived through half a century of occupation, and they have heard half a century of statements condemning it. But life hasn’t meaningfully changed. Children have become grandparents. But life hasn’t changed.

“We issue statements. We express concern. We voice solidarity. But life hasn’t changed. And some Palestinians wonder: Is this all meant to simply run out the clock? They ask: Are we meant to watch as the world endlessly debates how to divide land while it disappears before our very eyes?”

Sounds a little like an incitement speech by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, no? Maybe a touch more elegant. A better speech writer.

But what really takes the biscuit is Ban’s outrageous defense of the violations of the internationally-recognized Oslo Accords – a document his own United Nations lauded.

“I urged Israel to take action consistent with prior agreements, particularly in Area C, to improve Palestinian lives, empower Palestinian institutions and enhance stability and security for Israelis and Palestinians.”

Particularly in Area C, the European Union – and US AID – have been funding and enthusiastically encouraging Arabs from the Palestinian Authority to build illegal structures, and infrastructures, that have nothing whatsoever to do with Israeli life. Under the Oslo Accords, signed by the PA as well as Israel, Area C is to be maintained under the sole legal administration of the State of Israel.

Oddly, Ban’s job description on the UN website says he is enjoined to “uphold the values and moral authority of the United Nations, and speak and act for peace, even at the risk, from time to time, of challenging or disagreeing with those same Member States.”

He’s sure been working real hard at that lately, when it comes to the Middle East.

“You can count on me,” he said Wednesday in his opening remarks to the 2016 Session of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

Ban vowed  to “continue to speak up and speak out – to push and to prod – to do all in my power” to achieve the “long-overdue” peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

His “one and only path to a just and lasting solution” leading to that peace — of course — is “an end to the occupation that began in 1967, leading to a sovereign and independent State of Palestine, living side by side in peace and security with the State of Israel.”

Earlier in the week, he justified bloodthirsty terrorist attacks in a speech to the UN Security Council by explaining, “It is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

“The UN Secretary General’s remarks give a tailwind to terrorism,” Netanyahu said Tuesday in response to Ban’s explanation. “There is no justification for terrorism.

“The Palestinian murderers do not want to build a state – they want to destroy a state and they say this openly. They want to murder Jews simply because they are Jews and they say this openly. They do not murder for peace and they do not murder for human rights. The UN lost its neutrality and moral force a long time ago and the Secretary General’s remarks do not improve the situation.”

For Israel, the presence of terrorist strongholds in Judea, Samaria and Gaza is an existential threat. The question of Jerusalem is no question whatsoever: One has only to open a Bible to know that. The United Nations understood that well before the partition plan was passed in 1947, and it was the Arabs who rejected that, not the Jews.

Israel won’t commit national suicide to win an international popularity contest. Not even the leftist factions have ever been willing to go that far.

The only goal accomplished by Ban’s latest remarks is the incitement of greater terrorist savagery against Israelis; Palestinian Authority leaders and most of its residents view such statements as validation for violence.

Ban’s declaration on behalf of the international community has now granted legitimacy to the current wave of terror – thus a license to wage a war of attrition on Israel.

But don’t imagine even for a heartbeat that Israelis living anywhere, on either side of the 1949 Armistice Line, will not defend themselves.

That went out with the gas chambers.

Beit Horon Terror Stabbing Victim Shlomit Krigman, HY’D, Laid to Rest

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Hundreds of mourners gathered to support friends and family of Shlomit Krigman, hy’d, as they paid their final respects Tuesday before she was laid to rest at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem. “She was a very special person,” said one.

The young woman — only 23 years old — lived in Shadmot Mehola in the Jordan Valley, but was staying in Beit Horon, located between Modi’in and Jerusalem along Highway 443, at the time of the attack.

“Shlomit was loved and known to all,” said the Beit Horon settlement administration in a statement. “She served as a Bnei Akivah youth group coordinator during her National Service. During the past year she lived with her grandparents in the settlement of Beit Horon.”

She was stabbed outside a grocery store late Monday afternoon by two Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority. Critically injured, she succumbed to her wounds on Tuesday morning at Hadassah Medical Center’s Mount Scopus campus.

A second Israeli woman, age 58, was also stabbed in the same attack. She is in stable condition with moderate wounds at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

When the terrorists tried to enter the store to continue their stabbing spree, two Jewish workers pushed them back with a shopping cart, forcing them to run.

At that point, both attackers were shot and killed by a security guard. Forces who were searching the area found three IEDs (improvised explosive devices) they had planted around the store. Sappers were summoned to the site defuse the bombs.

The two terrorists, Ibrahim Ala’an, 22, from nearby Beit Ur al-Tahta; and Hussein Abu Ghosh, 17, from Qalandiya, a Hamas operative; reached the store via a nearby wadi. They jumped the fence surrounding the community, store worker Motti Shalem told Ynet.

“These difficult times are fraught with confrontation and we will overcome. We will continue to fight against terrorism and the incitement which drives it. In the face of terror, we choose life,” President Reuven Rivlin said in the wake of the attack.

On Monday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the IDF to prepare an upgraded comprehensive security plan for the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Immediately following the stabbing at Beit Horon, the IDF froze the work permits of the family members of the two terrorists and a series of other security measures. Roadblocks were set up on all access routes to Beit Ur al-Tahta, allowing only humanitarian cases in or out, according to an IDF spokesperson.

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