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Official PA Daily Links Mossad with Paris Massacres

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

The official Palestinian Authority daily published on Sunday an op-ed that stated that the Mossad was behind the bloody Islamic State (ISIS) murders in Paris Friday night and also ran Fatah party propaganda equating the ISIS with Israel.

The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translated and published the inciting material Sunday.

PMW published the image below, posted by Fatah, showing the Palestinian Authority flag along side of those of France, Russia and Lebanon, referring to ISIS attacks that blew up a Russian airplane in Egypt, the double suicide bombing in Lebanon last week and the attacks in Paris.




The op-ed on Sunday in the official Al-Hayat Al-Jadida daily stated:

It is not a coincidence that human blood was exploded in Paris at the same time that certain European sanctions are beginning to be implemented against settlement products, and while France leads Europe in advising the security council that will implement the two-state solution, Palestine and Israel – which the Israelis see as a warning of sudden danger coming from the direction of Europe, where the Zionist, occupying, settling endeavor was born…

The wise and correct thing is to look for who benefits. In short: They need to search the last place reached by the octopus arms of the Mossad… It is clear that its ‘Mossad’ will burn Beirut and Paris in order to achieve Netanyahu’s goals. He, who challenged the master of the White House, hides in his soul enough evil to burn the world.

PMW added, “The official PA daily pronounced the libel that Israel is like ISIS in the cartoon below, which shows an Israeli decapitating the Al-Aqsa Mosque next to an ISIS terrorist beheading a hostage, simultaneously and with the same sword, declaring that Israel and ISIS are the same.”


In case you missed it, the same Palestinian Authority daily last week ran another op-ed that blamed “Western and Israeli security services” for the explosions on the Russian airplane. The writer claimed:

The explosion of the Russian plane 23 minutes after its takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh airport in the end of October, was not an ISIS operation but a terror operation orchestrated by international and regional security services….

If the rational estimations point to [the presence of] fingerprints of Western and Israeli security services, that leaves much room for questions… I must stress once again, that ISIS was not the one behind the destruction of the Russian plane on Oct. 31 above Sinai… this operation was beyond their capabilities, because of its meticulous implementation…. The operation was carried out by regional and international security services.”


Report: France May Send Force to Fight ISIS on the Ground

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Stratfor, a global intelligence analysis service, issued a report Saturday contending France may send its “expeditionary force” to Syria to retaliate against ISIS.

The report, titled “After Paris, France Contemplates a Reckoning,” suggests the French response to the Paris attacks is markedly different from that of the Spanish Government following the March 2004 Madrid train bombings. Instead of pulling back from the global coalition working against radical Islamists, “it appears that the French will renew and perhaps expand their efforts to pursue revenge for the most recent assault.”

According to Stratfor, “France has numerous options for retaliation at its disposal.”

First, France has to establish that the attackers were, in fact, members of ISIS. Then:

France will likely ramp up its Syrian air operations. The skies over Syria, however, are already congested with coalition and Russian aircraft. With this in mind, the French may choose to retaliate by focusing instead on the Islamic State in Iraq, or perhaps even other Islamic State provinces in places such as Libya.

Another option would be to increase French programs to train and support anti-Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, or even to conduct commando strikes against key leadership nodes.

Finally, says the report, “France also has the option of deploying an expeditionary force like it did in the Sahel, although that would probably require outside airlift capacity from NATO allies, especially the United States.”

One area that is already undergoing a radical change is passage through Europe’s borders, which this weekend are being sealed by many EU members. Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer said the Paris attack showed border controls are more necessary than ever.

Seehofer, who is critical of the German government’s handling of the refugee crisis, demands permanent border controls and swift repatriation of asylum seekers. It doesn’t appear that Chancellor Angela Merkel will find many allies supporting her soft, pro-refugee stance in light of the Paris bombings.

The anti-Schengen camp, seeking to revoke the agreement making it possible for virtually every European citizen to go anywhere in Europe unheeded, received yet another vindication last week, according to Stratfor, when a Montenegro citizen was arrested on his way to Paris with a stack of weapons.

It isn’t clear whether he was on his way to joining the Friday attacks in Paris, but it’s possible—and frightening. And so the Paris attacks will raise the clout of anti-immigration parties across Europe, chipping away at the Schengen agreement. As of this weekend, France, Germany, Sweden, Slovenia and Hungary have already re-established strict border controls. It is expected that the remaining EU governments will follow suit this week.

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Friday Night Massacre in Paris

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

The Da’esh (ISIS) terror organization claimed responsibility for the multi-site massacre that took place in Paris on Friday night, leaving 129 dead, 352 wounded and the entire nation of France in shock.

In a communique published in Arabic, French, Bosnian and Russian, along with corresponding audios, distributed via its supporters on Twitter, Da’esh called the attacks “the first of the storm.”

The statements, translated by the SITE Intelligence Group Enterprise, reported that eight suicide attackers struck multiple sites in Paris in a “blessed invasion.” They referred to the city as the “capital of prostitution and obscenity and the “carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe.” The statements were later released in English as well.

The communique went on to declare: “Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State, and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign. and dare to curse our Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him, and are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their planes, which did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys. This attack is the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn.”

The statement went on to call the attackers the “eight brothers wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles” who “targeted sites that were accurately chosen in the heart of the capital of France…”

“Allah is Great,” the communique continues. “But honor, power and glory belong to Allah, and to His Messenger (Muhammad), and to the believers, but the hypocrites know not.” [From Al-Munafiqun:8]”

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday night it could not yet say for sure whether any Israelis had been killed or wounded in the attacks.

“It’s a little hard to say for sure,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emanuel Nachshon said, “but we are not aware at this point of any Israeli who was hurt in the attacks in any way.”

There were a number of U.S. citizens among the injured; the State Department said Saturday night it was seeking to establish the whereabout of 70 Americans known to be in France.

“The U.S. Embassy in Paris is working around the clock to assist Americans affected by this tragedy,” deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said in a statement Saturday.

Public transportation, public institutions, schools, museums, libraries, pools and food markets remained closed over the weekend as Paris was held in lockdown. “Public cultural sites” were closed throughout the Paris region, in fact, as directed by the French Culture Ministry. These included sites such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and other top tourist sites, until further notice.

The summit of the Group of 20 nations which begins Sunday in Turkey is also expected to discuss the attacks, and the threat to Europe from Da’esh that looms ahead.

ISIS-Targeted Bataclan Theater Previously Warned for Being Pro-Israel[video]

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) may have targeted the Bataclan theater Friday because it has previously hosted pro-Israel events.

The terrorist also may have thought that the theater’s owners were Jewish. The new owners bought the building three months ago from Jewish owners, one of whom has since moved to Israel.

More than 80 people were massacred during a rock concert Friday night before a SWAT team arrived and killed the two terrorists who randomly shot their victims while shouting “Allahu akbar!”

Bataclan previously has been threatened for hosting pro-Israel events, such as last month’s conference of approximately 500 Christian Zionists.

Seven years ago, 10 men with keffiahs over their heads showed up at the theater and demanded to speak with the management.

One of them told security guards:

This is something we cannot continue to accept. You will pay the consequences of your actions. We came here to pass along a small message. Be warned. Next time we won’t be coming here to talk.

The French Jewish group CRIF stated after the attack:

Our country is bloodied by all those innocent lives cut short by the bullets of these new barbarians. The world war against the monstrosity of jihadist fanaticism must become the top priority of democratic nations

Netanyahu: Innocent People are Victims, Not Cause of Islamic Terror

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged solidarity with France Saturday night and remanded the world that innocent people in Jerusalem as well as Europe killed by radical Islamists are the victims and not cause of terror.

He stated:

Israel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with France in this common battle against militant Islamic terrorism….

Terrorism is the deliberate and systematic targeting of civilians. It can never be justified. Terrorism must always be condemned.

It must always be fought. Innocent people in Paris, like those in London, Madrid, Mumbai, Buenos Aires and Jerusalem, are the victims of militant Islamic terrorism, not its cause. As I’ve said for many years, militant Islamic terrorism attacks our societies because it wants to destroy our civilization and our values.

I call on the entire civilized world to unite to defeat the plague of worldwide terrorism. An attack on any one of us should be seen as an attack on all of us.

Updated: 128 Dead, Hundreds Wounded in 7 Simultaneous Paris Terror Attacks

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Post-Shabbat update: The death toll has risen to 128 dead and hundreds wounded. ISIS has taken credit for the attack.


Note: This report was filed from Los Angeles, California, prior to the start of the Sabbath. The information may therefore be inaccurate after several hours, and cannot be updated until the close of the Sabbath in Israel. We wish all our readers a safe, peaceful and pleasant Sabbath. HLJ

A cluster of coordinated suicide bombings, shootouts and other mass casualty attacks sent shockwaves through the glittering nightlife in Paris on Friday evening.

There were at least seven separate points of attack reported by French media, in what appeared to be a mass casualty event similar to that carried out in Mumbai seven years ago by Islamist terrorists from Pakistan.

At least 60 people were reported dead and 100 others were being held hostage when two terrorists opened fire against French police at the Bataclan concert hall in the 11th arrondissement.

A witness told the AFP news agency one of the attackers in the concert hall shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he fired into the crowd.

A second shootout took place at the 10th arrondissement restaurant.

At a third venue, fans poured out on to the pitch after explosions were heard outside a game between France and Germany at the Stade de France.

An official with the French Football Federation told Canal+ “There was a bomb explosion at the entrance to Gate J. There have been three deaths and some injured. The Stade de France is secure. There is no longer any danger, people will leave normally.”

French President Francois Hollande, who was at the Stade de France, told media that a state of emergency was to be declared across France, The Guardian newspaper reported.

Paris authorities and local police advised everyone to stay indoors; local businesses were asked to shelter shoppers. Several Paris Metro lines were closed as well. Schools and universities in France are to be closed on Saturday.

Officials announced that France has closed its borders in the wake of the attacks, according to Sky News.

New York City also reportedly went to high alert in the wake of the attacks.

U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement to media that America would do whatever it takes to “bring these terrorists to justice…

“This is not just an attack on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.” He called the attacks an “outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians,” adding that “Those who think they can terrorize France or their values are wrong.”

Obama to Meet Putin at Paris Climate Change Conference

Monday, November 9th, 2015

On the surface, it seems odd that U.S. President Barack Obama and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin both are taking the time and trouble to attend a global climate change conference this month in Paris.

But both were asked to speak on the first day of a conference in which thousands from around the world are planning to participate. Both are also involved in a life-threatening battle in Syria that now appears to have spread to Egypt despite the best efforts of Western fighters.

It is possible — likely even — the two leaders may find time to discuss their mutual concerns while at the conference for climate control as well, albeit away from the very interested eyes of the media.

More than 100 other leaders of nations joined the two world leaders Sunday as they arrived in Paris to prepare the groundwork for the talks at the COP 21 event. The three-day conference is convened with the aim of reaching the most ambitious accord ever — aimed at limiting greenhouse emissions that cause global warming.

Despite being one of the driest nations in the world, has become a world leader in the management of precious ecological and environmental resources, particularly water.

The European Union Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen sat down with Avi Gabbay, Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister last week and ambassadors of EU member states for a working breakfast to prepare for the Paris conference.

Organizers are hoping to reach a new global climate deal at the conference by the time the event reaches its last day in December.

“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a win-win situation, for the environment and for the economy, in Israel and in the EU,” said Gabbay. “Governments and business leaders must work together to reduce emissions, and foster a global transition to a low-carbon economy. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with the EU and its members on this issue,” he said.

“French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabian told international media that Putin accepted an invitation to speak on the first day of the conference, scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 11. He is to be joined by Obama, as well as the leaders of India and China on that first day, but the Kremlin has yet to confirm his participation, according to the Associated Press.

Some 40,000 people are expected to attend the gathering in addition to thousands of activists from the fields of human, environmental and ecological rights.

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