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February 11, 2016 / 2 Adar I, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian Authority’

IDF Soldier Hit by Arab Sniper Fire in Hebron Area

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

An Arab sniper opened fire towards a group of IDF soldiers at a junction in the southern Hebron Hills of Judea early Sunday evening.

At least one of the soldiers was hit by the gunfire and sustained a leg wound in the attack. He was treated at the scene at evacuated by ambulance to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva.

The terrorist has not yet been caught.

It was the second sniper attack on the IDF in less than six hours. Earlier in the day, a 19-year-old female soldier was hit by Arab sniper fire in a similar attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

That terrorist had fired from a nearby rooftop in the Abu Sneineh neighborhood, according to military sources. IDF troops fanned out to hunt for the sniper but he has not yet been tracked down.

No Joy in Mudville: PA Bans Checkpoint Riot in Ramallah, Hamas Bans New Year’s Celebrations

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

(JNi.media) On Wednesday afternoon, Palestinian Authority security forces prevented hundreds of protesters from continuing their march to the IDF checkpoint in Ramallah’s al-Bireh neighborhood, near the Jewish town of Beit El in Samaria, Ma’an reported.

Leading members of the Fatah movement were present at the march, including committee member Sultan Abu al-Einein, as well as PLO executive committee members Wassel Abu Youssef and Jamil Shihadeh. The secretary general of the Arab Liberation Front, Rakad Salem, and the secretary-general of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Qais Abd al-Karim, were also in attendance. The Ma’an report presented this as a peaceful march, which it could have been — at the start. But the same story reported that once they realized they weren’t going to be allowed near the soldiers, dozens of youth left the march and instead headed to an area in al-Bireh where they clashed with Israeli forces.

So they had their riot after all. Amira Hass, an Ha’aretz reporter and columnist [JP: and Israeli settler living in Ramallah], wrote on Wednesday that the PA security forces have been engaged for some time in physically preventing demonstrations that inevitably blossom into riots and clashes. The Palestinian leadership is finally getting sick and tired of losing their children to suicidal stupidity.

According to Hass, many Judea and Samaria Arabs believe the knives intifada only hurt the cause of a 2-state solution. But they can’t say it out of respect for the families of the dead terrorists.

There’s definitely a permeating sense of despair in the Palestinian territories. Perhaps a realization that the murderous fantasy is over, and all it got them is about a billion dollars deeper in debt, and several hundred crazed kids dead.

In Gaza, Hamas put the icing on the cake by announcing a ban on New Year celebrations. The decree forbids restaurants and hotels to host celebrations on the occasion of New Year’s Day, Ma’am reported. A spokesman for the police in Gaza said, “The decision to ban restaurants and hotels from celebrating New Year’s Eve came as it is incompatible with the teachings of our religion, and its being primarily a Western tradition.”

He explained that “the suffering of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip due to the siege imposed on them requires respect for the sufferings and sacrifices.”

Tuesday Drive-by Terrorist Shooting in Samaria

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Arab terrorists opened fire close to 10 pm Tuesday night from their vehicle as they drove past a Border Guard Police patrol unit in Samaria.

The attack took place on the road near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Qalqilya.

The Israeli police officers returned fire in the attack.

No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the vehicle. IDF troops searched the area for the attackers.

Kiryat Arba Terror Victim Genady Kaufman Succumbs

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Genady Kaufman fought hard for life, but an Arab blade has carved a new statistic: Israel’s 25th terror casualty since October.

Kaufman, 40, was repeatedly stabbed in the chest in a terror attack December 7 outside Hebron’s ancient Cave of the Patriarchs in Judea. He was critically wounded barely a ten minute walk from his home in nearby Kiryat Arba.

The terrorist was shot dead on site by security forces.

Doctors battled to save him after his arrival at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. He was placed on a respirator and since that time has been in the intensive care unit. But the fight ended early Wednesday morning (Dec. 30) when Kaufman succumbed to his wounds.

Just two days after the attack on Kaufman, another Arab terrorist stabbed two Israeli men – one of them an IDF soldier – in the Hebron Jewish neighborhood of Beit Hadassah.

That terrorist was a cousin of the killer who murdered Genady Kaufman. He too was shot and killed by a Hebron security officer, but not before he had a chance to hurt two Jews.

The soldier was seriously wounded. The second victim was the son of former Knesset member Orit Strook; he fended off the terrorist until he was neutralized by security personnel.

Hebron is a focal point in what is becoming a repeat of the War of Attrition that took place decades ago, and which may once again need to be fought — this time Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

PM Denies Plans to Build in E1, Blames Uri Ariel

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The Prime Minister’s Office released a statement on Tuesday, denying the report that Israel is planning on building thousands of housing units in the E-1 zone, east of Jerusalem.

The statement claimed that Minister Uri Ariel put forward the plans on his own accord, and they are non-binding and irrelevant.

The Palestinian Authority wants control over the E-1 area as it cuts off the city of Maaleh Adumim and the Dead Sea from Jerusalem, and provides the PA with a choke hold around Jerusalem from 3 sides.

Over the years, Netanyahu has occasionally promised to build in E1, only to later retract and block the plans, usually in a complex dance with Uri Ariel, where Ariel puts forth the E1 plans that Netanyahu had once upon a time promised.

Was Your Congressman One of 32 Who Called for Closing PLO Office in US?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has praised Congressmen for demanding what the State Dept. rejected.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, running for the Republican party nomination for president, signed up 31 other Congressmen, as reported here last week, to write a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry demanding that the Obama Defense Minister close the PLO offices in Washington.

The Congressmen argued:

The United States government has an obligation to publicly denounce the PLO’s actions and should immediately revoke its waiver.

Allowing the PLO to maintain an office in Washington, D.C. provides no benefit to the United States or the peace process. Closing the PLO office in Washington, D.C. would send a clear statement that the kind of incitement to violence perpetrated by the PLO and its leaders will not be tolerated.

The State Dept. rejected the demand. The ZOA came to the Congressmen’s defense because “Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) has never fulfilled its obligations under the Oslo Accords to outlaw terrorist groups, extradite terrorists, confiscate illegal weaponry and end the incitement to hatred and murder in the PA-controlled, media, mosques, schools and youth camps that fuels the conflict.”

The ZOA added:

The PA even gives pensions to families of Jew-killing terrorists. And the larger the number of Jews murdered-the larger the pension. President Obama and Secretary Kerry say nothing about any of these PA terrorist actions. The PA should be placed on the US list of terrorist entities, and should not have an office in our Capital.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein added, “Put quite simply, the PLO does not merit the diplomatic immunity and the status that comes with it. President Obama gave Abbas’ PA this upgrade despite the fact that the PA has not altered its behavior, even while receiving annually hundreds of millions of dollars in US tax-payer funded aid.

Below are the names of the Congressmen, all of them Republicans, who signed the letter:

Ted Cruz  and Randy Weber from Texas; Mark Meadows, North Carolina; Ilan Ros-Lehtinen,  Ron DeSantis, Jeff Miller, Carlos Curbelo, Ted Yoho, Bill Posey, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Curt Clawson from Florida;

Jeff Duncan, South Carolina; Doug Lamborn, Colorado; Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee;  Scott Perry, Pennsylvania; Jody Hice, Georgia;

Tim Huelskamp, Kansas; Lee Zeldin, New York, Gary Palmer, Alabama; John Fleming, Louisiana, Jim Jordan, Ohio; Morgan Griffith and David Brat from Virginia;

Matt Salmon, Paul A. Gosar and David Schweikert, Arizona; Stevan Pearce, New Mexico; Scott Garrett, New Jersey; and

Ken Calvert, Marlin Stutzman from California and David B. McKinley and Alex Mooney from West Virginia.

3 Arrested for Transporting Illegal PA Arabs Into Israel

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Three people have been arrested for transporting illegal Palestinian Authority Arab citizens into pre-1967 Israel.

Among those arrested Monday morning by Israel Police was an Israeli citizen and two others whose identities were not publicized.

The van in which the 19 illegal Arab workers were riding was pulled over on Highway 1 near the Ben Shemen interchange.

None of the passengers had legal entry permits for their presence in Israel.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has proposed a new fine of NIS 452,000 on business owners who hire illegal Arab workers from the Palestinian Authority.

Erdan said Sunday that those who employ those who are living illegally in Israel are “endangering the lives of Israeli citizens,” especially in the current wave of terror.

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