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August 3, 2015 / 18 Av, 5775
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Gva’ot Woman Hurt in Samaria Rock Attack

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

A woman who lives in the Jewish community of Gva’ot was hurt Sunday morning (Aug 2) when Arab terrorists hurled rocks at her car as she drove past the Samaria Arab village of Duma.

The vehicle was also damaged in the attack.

There have been more than 60 Arab terror attacks on Jews, mostly in Judea and Samaria, over the weekend. Few have been reported by Israel’s mainstream media.

Visitors Allowed at Temple Mount Despite Arab Violence

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Israel Police allowed visitors to continue their tours of the Temple Mount Sunday morning despite efforts by Arab extremists to prevent their entry with renewed violence.

Palestinian Authority teens wearing masks began hurling rocks at the security personnel on the Mount Sunday morning.

The violence appeared to have been a repeat of a familiar tactic aimed at manipulating police into again cancelling visits by Jews and other non-Muslims to the site.

As they did last week, however, Israel Police again instead moved the perpetrators into the Al Aqsa Mosque, where the security forces created a physical barrier to protect visitors from the attackers.

Tours of the site – considered the holiest in the world in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam – continued through the morning hours as usual.

The strategy is a new one: in the past, it was the visitors to the Temple Mount whose rights were abrogated and the rioters whose violence was given priority.

Last week, however, Israel Police changed direction and instead began protecting visitors to the site by blocking the violence perpetrated by Arab rioters. The attackers were moved by security personnel when they began hurling projectiles, and remained contained within the mosque so that non-Muslim tourists could visit the site safely.

E-Mails Show Clinton without a Clue on How to Relate to Israel

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s e-mails expose what President Barack Obama has tried to hide – a  person with absolutely no values or principles except to be politically correct.

The U.S. State Dept. on Friday released more of her hidden e-mails, and they show her as being uncertain and without a clue on relations with Israel.

She desperately sought advice in 2009 when she received advanced notice that the U.N.-sanctioned Goldstone Report thoroughly condemned Israel for alleged war crimes in Operation Cast Lead against Hamas missile attacks on Israel in late 2008 and early 2009. The voluminous report  was based on information that its author Richard  Goldstone later found out to be biased and led him to retract most of his criticism.

His original conclusions were devastating, and Clinton’s e-mails reveal she did not know what to think, according to the correspondence published by Vice News.

Clinton wrote her adviser Jack Sullivan:

What’s the guidance on what I should say? Mitchell just reported to me how strongly the Israelis feel that the POTUS and I speak out forcefully about it now.

And they said if there’s a vote in the UNGA that’s the end of the peace process. What do you know?

Mitchell at my request is calling [then-White House Chief of Staff] Rahm [Emanuel] and [US Ambassador to Israel] Dan Shapiro to report and be sure POTUS knows before he tapes shows today.

Clinton also showed no confidence about how to deal with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the issue of building for Jews in “settlements” in Judea and Samaria.

Sandy Berger, who was her adviser as well her husband’s when he was president, e-mailed her:

The objective is to try shift [sic] the fulcrum of our current relationships with Bibi from settlements – where he thinks he has the upper hand – to ground where there is greater understanding in Israel of the American position and where we can make him uneasy about incurring our displeasure

Two weeks after e-mailing Sullivan on the Goldstone Report, Clinton e-mailed Berger, apparently referring to Netanyahu’s’ agreement to freeze construction:

Let me know how you think today played.

She did not ask for information. She did not ask for the meaning of the Goldstone Report or the freeze.  All she was worried about was how to react and how to play the game.

President Barack Obama does the same, but Clinton has been caught.

Clinton is campaigning as the greatest friend of Israel since God, Whom she has not yet e-mailed for advice.

 

Bennett Condemns ‘Attempts to Blacken 430,000 Settlers’

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) on Saturday night posted a long, musing entry about the aftermath of the Friday morning arson case in which a Palestinian baby was burned to death and his family sustained serious injuries. Jewish extremists have been blamed for the crime.

Bennett had been invited to address a rally in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv Saturday night, protesting the stabbing of six men and women at the pro-homosexual parade in Jerusalem, but at the last minute, the rally organizers rescinded the invitation.

Bennett wrote (some of the text has been redacted):

“I spent the whole Shabbat at the bedside of my father, who is very ill, at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. In the hospital there’s no meaning to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, political stance. They’re all human beings.

“Khaled from Umm al-Fahm, who was lying in another bed, and suffers from a similar illness. Geula from Haifa, the wondrous nurse (for 40 years!) who fills us all with hope and joy.

“Nurse Elias from the village of Mi’ilya, with whom I changed dad’s clothes, and we even managed to walk 20 steps with my father last night.

“Julia, the typing nurse.

“They’re all human beings. They were all created in the image of God.

“Each one has a special soul, a family, a desire to live in dignity.

“I kept thinking about the last moments in the life of Ali Saad Dawabsha who burned to death, about his parents who tried to save him from the fire, and about his family members who are fighting for their lives right now.

“And I thought of marchers in the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem that an evildoer stabbed in the back just because of who they are.

“On Friday, the [Saturday night] rally organizers invited me to speak. I readily agreed because I am the Minister of Education of all the children of Israel, and I believe that even if our opinions differ, you should never, ever raise a hand [in violence].

“Immediately [after Shabbat was over], I went to my car, but on the way from Haifa to the rally, organizers announced the cancellation of my participation.

“Different opinions are fine; violence never. Never, under any circumstances.”

Bennett added:

Anyone who wants to find me next to him in the struggle for tolerance and human dignity — I’ll be the first one there.

Those who want to shut my side’s mouths — will find me opposite them. It goes hand in hand — tolerance must always be in both directions.

I will not accept under any circumstances the attempt to blacken the wonderful 430,000 Israelis living in Judea and Samaria, these so-called ‘settlers.’…

In recent years, countless Jews were killed in this country, including babies Adele Bitton and Shalhevet Paz (shot in the head by a Palestinian sniper), and the Fogel family who were slaughtered in their sleep.

Murder is murder is murder.

The difference is simple: our whole country rightfully condemns the murder. This is the meaning of Jewish ethics. On the Palestinian side, the leadership celebrates the murders [of Jews], and turns those killers into heroes.

This is the entire difference.

Gush Etzion Arabs and Jews to Rally against Violence

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Gush Etzion Jews and Arabs will hold a prayer vigil at the Gush Etzion intersection Sunday to pray for the complete and speedy recovery for the three remaining victims of Friday’s arson attack in Samaria and for peace between Arabs and Jews.

Shorashim/Judur, a grass-roots movement of local Israelis and Palestinian Authority Arabs for coexistence in Judea and Samaria, is sponsoring the  prayer vigil.

Rabbi Yaakov Nagen, a teacher at the Otniel yeshiva and one of the organizers of the rally, said the event would be a critical demonstration of unity between Jews and Palestinians at a time when tensions are rising on both sides of the ethnic divide.

Referring to the firebomb attack that set a house on fire and killed an 18-month-old baby, he stated:

This vile attack occurred on the eve of the Sabbath that Jews around the world read the 10 Commandments, including the holy words ‘Thou shalt not murder,’ and less than a week after we read the frightening rebuke of the prophet Isaiah – ‘Your monthly and holiday celebrations have become disgusting to Me… You will spread your hands out in prayer [but] I will hide my eyes from you… your hands are replete with blood.’The first thing the Bible teaches us about humanity is that we are all created in the image of God.

Arab  participants at the 6 p.m. rally will include Sheikh Ibrahim Abu Hawa and Ali Abu Awwad. Several rabbis will attend, including the heads of the Har Etzion Yeshiva and the  Makor Chaim Yeshiva High School.

IDF Helicopter Flew Arson Victims to Tel Aviv Hospital [video]

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The IDF has released a video showing Palestinian Authority medics and Israeli soldiers working together to carry a victim of the arson-murder Friday morning to a military helicopter.

The aircraft flew to Tel HaShomer Hospital.

An 18-month-old baby dies in the “price-tag” arson, and the mother and another child are un critical condition.

The Jewish terrorists threw a Molotov cocktail into the window of the victims’ small home in the village of Duma, near Shechem. Four Jews fled the scene, according to eyewitnesses.

The IDF and police are combing Judea and Samaria to search and arrest the attackers.

The funeral for the baby will take place after Muslim prayers Friday morning. The major of Duma said he is sure Israeli authorities will do everything they can to catch the criminals, but added he cannot do anything to prevent villagers from expressing their rage.

Hamas Calls for ‘Exceptional’ Response to Arson-Murder

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Hamas’s spokesman in Qatar issued a call Friday morning for an “exceptional” response to Friday morning’s apparent “price tag” arson attack that killed an Arab baby and left his mother and another child in critical condition.

“We will teach settlers a lesson,” the spokesman added.

Israeli security forces are on high alert, and civilians are taking extra precautions because of the possibility of rocket attacks from Gaza and attempts to kidnap and murder Jews throughout Israel.

The Fatah party, headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, called this morning’s attack “a crime against humanity.”

PA leaders across the laid the blame for the arson attack squarely on the Netanyahu government, which thoroughly denounced the murder as “terror,” as has done virtually every leader in the country.

 

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-calls-for-exceptional-response-to-arson-murder/2015/07/31/

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