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Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian Authority’

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.

Hamas Claims Clashes With IDF in Qalqilya

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Rioting Arabs clashed with IDF soldiers Sunday night in the Palestinian Authority town of Azzoun, east of Qalkilya.

”Dozens” were injured and three were shot, according to the Gaza-based Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing of the Hamas terrorist organization. “Scores of residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation,” the Hamas website reported.

Monther Nazzal, head of the emergency unit of the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) in Qalqilya, said IDF soldiers “fired dozens of rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades during clashes that took place after the army invaded Azzoun.”

The clashes allegedly came in response to “protests” demanding that Israel free a 15-year-old Arab teen from the town.

Kariman Akram Sweidan was arrested by Israeli security forces who discovered she was armed with a knife while trying to enter Israel at checkpoint.

Increased Security Ordered for Education Minister Naftali Bennett

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Upgraded security has been ordered for Education Minister Naftali Bennett, chairman of the Bayit Yehudi party, and around his home in Ra’anana, Channel 2 television news reported.

The decision comes following threats received by Bennett after his public support for the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet/Shabak).

Bennett openly expressed support for interrogiation by Shin Bet security of Jewish suspects in the arson murder case involving the death of a mother, father and toddler in the Arab village of Duma this summer.

The minister also publicly condemned “Jewish terror,” which he bluntly said was aimed at toppling the Israeli government and the State of Israel.

Bennett said the threat posed by such extremists is as dangerous to the security of the state as any threat by Arab terrorists and should be treated as such.

Gov’t Fine May Reach NIS 0.5M for Hiring Illegal Arab Workers

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

The Israeli government may impose a fine of nearly half a million shekels on business owners who hire illegal Arab workers from the Palestinian Authority.

The new penalty of NIS 452,000 ($116,000) was advanced by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan.

“Whoever employs Palestinians illegally living in Israel is endangering the lives of Israeli citizens,” Erdan said on Sunday.

“In this current wave of terror, it has been proven once again just how dangerous their presence is, in the centers of our cities, and at building sites.

“We must impose harsh penalties on those who employ and house the people,” Erdan said.

A significant number of the murderous terror attacks that have been carried out since October have been committed by illegal Arab workers from the Palestinian Authority.

Some of the attacks have also been carried out by Arabs from the PA who are employed legally in Israel, with entry papers and worker permits.

Very few attacks have been carried out in the Negev; however, a Bedouin Arab attacked the central bus station in Be’er Sheva on October 18, killing an IDF soldier and a second person indirectly; 11 others were wounded. The attacker’s father is a resident of the nearby town of Hura. His mother was a Palestinian Authority Arab from Gaza; due to their marriage she was allowed to enter pre-1967 Israel under the family unification law.

Incitement, Not Frustration Fueling Current Intifada of Knives Says Expert

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

By Anna Rudnitsky/TPS

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas bears personal responsibility for the ongoing wave of terror in Israel, maintains the director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Itamar Marcus. The terror is fueled by the PA hate education campaign that engages not only official PA media but every sphere of life in the Palestinian Authority; from sports tournaments and schools that have been named after terrorists to simple crossword puzzles that describe the entire country of Israel as occupied.

According to the director of PMW, a research institute that studies Palestinian society, Jews are portrayed as evil, as people having an inherent problem that cannot be fixed, as “descendants of apes and pigs in Palestinian media.” They are not permitted to live in “Palestine” not because it contradicts Palestinians’ national interests, but because Islam does not allow so, as senior religious advisers to Abbas regularly explain to Palestinians in mosques and on TV, noted Marcus.

“If the conflict was a territorial dispute, it could be settled. But if the PA version of Islam rejects the humanity of Jews and their right to live, political solutions do not work,” said Marcus in a recent talk organized by Honest Reporting. He also noted that a recent crossword puzzle in a PA newspaper described “a city in occupied Palestine” as Tel Aviv.

Marcus further highlighted that Abbas needed the current wave of terror to help his low approval ratings among Palestinians. Polls from three months ago show that 80 percent of Palestinians believed their government was corrupt, and 65 percent had wanted Abbas to resign. Abbas referred to a time-tested recipe for fueling intifada; he initiated a campaign of incitement accusing Jews of wanting to destroy Al-Aqsa. On September 15, Abbas said in a speech shown on PA official TV: “We bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Al-Aqsa… It is ours, and Jews have no right to defile it with their filthy feet.”

When speaking on PA TV in November, Abbas described the wave of terror that has killed 22 Israelis thus far and has left hundreds injured as “a peaceful popular uprising.”

One of Abbas’s close allies, Jibril Rajoub, a former Palestinian security head and now leader of the Palestinian Football Association, elaborated even further on the government policy in a TV interview.

“The international community does not agree to a bus exploding in Tel Aviv. But the international community does not ask what happens to a settler or to a soldier who happened to be in the wrong place in the wrong time. We can fight in the way that the international community will remain on our side,” said Rajoub.

Marcus believes that Abbas could stop the current wave of terror if he wanted to. “It could be a bit more difficult for him to do so than one year ago because of social media, which Abbas does not control, but it is still absolutely possible,” said Marcus.

“Abbas could say that these actions are not in the Palestinians’ national interests, for example, or that he will stop paying salaries to imprisoned terrorists. That would be enough [to stop the terror].”

Shabbat Update: Two Terrorists Killed in Jerusalem and Samaria

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

One soldier was lightly injured in a car-ramming attack near Shechem on Shabbat afternoon, and another terrorist, wielding a knife, tried to stab and murder police and civilians in Jerusalem.

The wounded soldier was evacuated to a Petach Tikvah hospital for treatment. The terrorist was shot and later died, according to Arab media.

Ma’an News Agency, based in Bethlehem, reported:

Locals in the area at the time said that the driver — identified as Maher al-Jabi, 56 — had sped past several vehicles at the checkpoint before forces opened fire.

The attempted stabbings in Jerusalem occurred at Kikar Tzahal (IDF Square) around 9 a.m. when two mounted policemen noticed an Arab sitting outside Jaffa Gate and then standing up and following Jews wearing a tallis.

They followed the terrorist to Kikar Tzahal, where they asked the Arab, from eastern Jerusalem, to stop and show his identification card.

He whipped out a knife and police shot and killed him.

Below are videos of police tracking the terrorist and of aftermath of the attempted stabbing.

O’Malley Upgrades – or Downgrades – Jesus from ‘Palestinian’ to a ‘Refugee’

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Jesus was “a refugee child who fled death gangs,” according to Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley.

O’Malley can forget about the Orthodox Jewish vote. His crass comment that managed to implicate Biblical Jews as “death gangs” also once again re-event Jesus into a politically correct figure.

The Palestinian Authority reinvented Jesus as a the first “Palestinian” in recent years,  but PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas this year settled  for simply calling him “a symbol for all Palestinians.”

It is not clear what the symbol means to the Palestinian Authority, but the Abbas regime does not look like it has any chance of being resurrected.

A recent poll by the respected  Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research revealed that only 45 percent of respondents support “the two-state” proposal and 65 percent believe that it is no longer practical.

As for Abbas, he is in the cellar among the respondents. If elections were held today, six years after Palestinian Authority Arabs were supposed to vote for a chairman, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would handily defeat Abbas by a 10-point margin.

O’Malley’s Christmas Eve comment on Jesus as a refugee was a barb to Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who wants to deport hundreds of illegal immigrants.

Trump is not the only one. The Department of Homeland Security reportedly is planning to deport hundreds of immigrants from Central America who fled violence.

Nevertheless, O’Malley tweeted:

A Christmas Refugee Roundup sounds like something [Trump] would concoct. Remember: Jesus was a refugee child who fled death gangs.

 

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