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July 2, 2015 / 15 Tammuz, 5775
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Netanyahu Notes UNHRC’s ‘Singular Obsession With Israel’ in The Schabes Report

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Netanyahu Notes UNHRC ‘Singular Obsession With Israel’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted Monday in a statement to media that once again, a United Nations “independent commission” tasked with investigating a conflict between Israel and Palestinian Authority terrorists has produced a biased report.

Speaking to reporters about The Schabes Report released Monday afternoon (June 22, 2015) by the Independent Commission of Inquiry, Netanyahu pointed out, “Israel is a democracy committed to the rule of law.

“Time and again it is forced to defend itself against Palestinian terrorists who commit a double war crime: They deliberately target civilians while deliberately hiding behind Palestinian civilians. The Palestinians civilians they use as human shields include children, and they deliberately target our civilians while deliberately putting their civilians in harm’s way.”

The report did not mention the term “human shields” even once in its 34-page advance executive summary.

“In defending itself against such attacks, Israel’s military acted, and acts, according to the highest international standards,” Netanyahu said. During the conflict, the IDF dropped countless leaflets written in Arabic over areas marked for battle due to the numerous military targets within: each time, the leaflets warned residents to evacuate the area due to an impending battle. The flyers were followed up with automated phone calls to house phone lines and text messages to cell phones, in Arabic. Yet the Commission nevertheless insisted the IDF did not take enough measures to ensure Gaza’s civilian survival.

“The report in hand was commissioned by a notoriously biased institution; it was given an obviously biased mandate; it was initially headed by a grossly biased chairperson who received money from the Palestinians and was forced to resign.”

The Commission chairperson, Professor William Schabes, was found to have been a former legal adviser to the Palestine Liberation Organization – a clear conflict of interest. When this information was made public by Israel, Schabes had no other recourse but to resign his post, which he did in February 2015, just one month prior to the completion of the probe.

“The United Nations Human Rights Council has a singular obsession with Israel,” Netanyahu observed. “It has passed more resolutions against Israel than against Syria, North Korea and Iran combined. In fact, it has passed more resolutions against Israel that against all the countries of the world combined.

“So, Israel treats this report as flawed and biased, and it urges all fair-minded observers to do the same.

“Such fair-minded observers recently investigated Israel’s conduct in the Gaza campaign. They include senior generals from the United States and NATO countries. They found that not only did Israel uphold the highest standards of international law, in the laws of armed conflict, they said that Israel exceeded the highest standards.

“Israel will continue to uphold its commitment to the laws of armed conflict despite the brutal tactics of its enemies,” Netanyahu continued, “and it will continue to investigate any allegations of wrongdoing in accordance with highest international standards.”

Fatah Renews Ties with Syria’s Government Regime

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

The Palestinian Authority will re-open its offices in Syria after a lapse of 32 years, Fatah central committee member Abbas Zaki told the Ma’an News Agency. Fatah, the leading faction of the PA, began as a terrorist organization.

Fatah maintains a military wing (the Al Alqsa Martyrs’ Brigades) which carries out terrorist attacks against Israel. The faction has also managed to “Palwash” its institutionalized encouragement of terror via official PA government ceremonies honoring dead terrorists and various PA government-backed media outlets whose programs for children and adults are filled with hatred for Israel and Jews.

Abbas Zaki told Ma’an that discussions were held with the Syrian regime over returning to the UN Relief and Works Agency villages — still called “camps — those Arabs whom the United Nations agency classifies as “refugees.”

The Da’esh terror group, also known as the Islamic State (ISIS), still controls two-thirds of the Yarmouk refugee camp, one of UNRWA’s largest. Zaki said the rest of that village is under control of other armed Arab factions.

FIFA Pres. to Bibi: No Reason to Suspend Israel, But That Might Not Help

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

The head of FIFA, Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the European football (soccer) league, Seppp Blatter, told Prime Minister Netanyahu on Tuesday, that he sees no reason that Israel should be suspended from the FIFA as it hasn’t violated any FIFA statutes.

Terrorist leader Jibril Rajoub, who is also president of the Palestinian Authority Football Association has been working hard to get Israel kicked out.

FIFA is actually set to meet on May 29 to debate Rajoub’s motion among its 209 members. It’s needs a three-quarter majority to pass. If it passes, Israel will be banned from international competitions.

Rajoub has rejected an Israeli request for a Peace Game between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Meanwhile, the PA’s partner. Hamas, has hidden underground missile launchers in its soccer fields, and has used them to launch rocket attacks on Israeli civilians. If anyone should be kicked out of FIFA, it is the Palestinian Authority.

In 1970, Rajoub threw a grenade at an IDF bus. He’s been arrested numerous times for other terrorist activities, and was allegedly involved in a plot to assassinate Ariel Sharon in 1992.

Smuggled Diving Suits Intercepted on their Way to Gaza

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

On Monday, the Shin Bet, Israel’s security service, aka the Shabak, intercepted an attempt to smuggle diving suits into Gaza.

It was part of a series of attempts to smuggle weapons and equipment into Gaza.

In last summer’s war with Gaza, Hamas terrorists attempted to infiltrate into Kibbutz Zikim by sea. The IDF intercepted the terrorists (see videos below).

The diving suits were part of Hamas’s attempt to build up it’s naval terror unit.

In April, security officials found hidden welding electrodes hidden in marble slabs, and materials used for making metal weapons hidden in dry food packages.

The could be used for making rockets and other weapons.

Hamas is not the only smuggler of terror paraphanalia.

Earlier this week customs officials at Ben Gurion Airport intercepted a shipment of silver rings with ISIS slogans on them on their way to Ramallah.

State Department Issues Naqba Day Alerts

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The United States Consulate General Jerusalem sent out an email today alerting US citizens of possible danger zones in Israel, due to expected Arab rioting for “Naqba Day”.

The U.S. Consulate advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution due to the possibility of demonstrations within Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza associated with “Nakba Day” on May 15 or on the days preceding that date. ‎In the past, large demonstrations have taken place in connection with Nakba Day, some of which have become violent. Additionally, the upcoming religious holiday of the Isra & Miraj (May 16) and Jerusalem Day (May 17) may also see traffic congestion and road closures throughout Jerusalem.

• May 15 “Nakba Day”: There may be a significantly higher level of Israeli National Police patrolling around Jerusalem, especially following afternoon prayers. In the past, demonstrations or clashes have occurred in multiple areas such as the Qalandiya Checkpoint, Damascus Gate, Bethlehem, and Ramallah City Center, as well as other checkpoints and refugee camps. • May 16 “the Isra & Miraj”: Large gatherings are expected at the Temple Mount/Harem al-Sharif.

• May 17 “Jerusalem Day”: Parades are likely through downtown Jerusalem and around the Old City with some street closures.

We remind you to be aware of your surroundings at all times, monitor the media, and avoid demonstrations and other crowds as events can turn violent without warning. We further advise you to follow police instructions and avoid areas of heavy police presence.

Arab Runs Over Policeman in Hebron

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

A Palestinian Authority Arab ran over an Israeli policeman near Hebron on Saturday night.

The police were running routine inspections on Route 60 when one of the cars ran over the policeman as he stood next to his police vehicle.

The Arab vehicle drove off in the direction of nearby Kfar Yatta.

The policeman was lightly injured in his legs, and was transported to Soroka hospital for treatment.

Mohammed Abu Khdeir Removed from Terror Victims List

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Following a request from the family, Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s name has been removed from Bituach Leumi’s list of terror victims.

After the kidnapping and murder of the Jewish teenagers Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach in Gush Etzion by Arab terrorists associated with Hamas, a 16 year old Arab boy, Abu Khdeir, was kidnapped in Jerusalem and brutally murdered by three Israelis. The murder set off a wave of Arab violence in Jerusalem.

The three killers were eventually found and arrested by police.

The state decided to classify Abu Khdeir as having been killed killed by terrorists in a terror attack.

The Abu Khdeir family asked Bituach Leumi to remove his name from the list of terror victims and the memorial, and they complied.

Abu Khdeir’s father said he hadn’t been informed that his son’s name would be added to the memorial, nor did he want his son’s name added.

He said he only wanted his son’s killers punished and justice be done.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/mohammed-abu-khdeir-removed-from-terror-victims-list/2015/04/22/

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