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November 26, 2014 / 4 Kislev, 5775
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Israel Police Chief: Fireworks Are A Threat

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

In a disturbing new trend, Palestinian rioters and terrorists have begun using fireworks as weapons.

Fireworks contain explosive charges, which can cause grave bodily injury, or death, when set off in close quarters with people.

According to statistics being kept by Tazpit News Agency, there have been at least six different times in the last ten days where fireworks have been thrown as explosives by rioters around Jerusalem. To make matters worse, police are generally unable to respond to those terrorists, as the rules of engagement limits the police from responding to fireworks – according to the law, fireworks are not even defined as weapons. This prevents police from being allowed to respond with force to the threat. T

azpit News Agency spoke with a spokesperson from the police unit tasked with dealing with the firework threat, and has been informed that those rules of engagement have not been changed at all.

However, for the first time, Israeli Chief of Police Yochanan Danino acknowledged the problem. He said yesterday that “usage [of fireworks] is a major threat to the safety and welfare of the public, with an emphasis on police forces who are working against those causing the disturbances.” In an effort to combat the fireworks, Danino convened a task group to discuss how to limit availability of fireworks – the laws regarding their import, distribution, and sale – as well as rework the rules of engagement for police officers responding to fireworks being used as weapons.

The task group has already begun crafting plans to crack down on illegal distribution of fireworks, and prevent them from being obtained by terrorists in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. The Minister of Public Security released a statement saying “The phenomenon of shooting fireworks should be a top priority of the Ministry of Public Security and the Israeli Police.” “Shooting fireworks by rioters is intended to hurt security forces, interfere with maintaining public order, and violate citizens’ sense of security,” he explained. This follows a small arsenal being uncovered by police in Silwan yesterday.

It contained many fireworks, air guns, and metal to be used as shrapnel. This arsenal belonged to rioters, and the materials were confiscated by police. Several terrorists, including an owner of the house, were arrested.

Tazpit News Agency spoke with residents of the Old City of Jerusalem, where fireworks have been employed by Palestinian rioters in a variety of ways. One resident was asked about the damage these fireworks have caused. “It is important to remember that fireworks are incendiary devices,” he pointed out. “If they enter a window, they will burn down the house.” “People are also overlooking the trauma caused by these nightly attacks,” he continued. “People in the neighborhood have PTSD, and can no longer sleep. Every night, at different times, you are suddenly woken up by loud booms, and you don’t know where they are coming from, or what they are, or what to do, how to protect your family. Many people are starting to see psychologists, even psychiatrists, because they’re no longer functional.”

Fireworks are not only used against police forces during riots. Residents in the Old City of Jerusalem filmed fireworks being thrown as firebombs against houses. Exclusive video footage from Tazpit News Agency shows explosions from fireworks in a narrow alleyway in the Old City, where they are being used to attack the homes there. Police arrive at the scene, but are unable to enter the alley and neutralize the threat to the residents due to the danger posed by the fireworks. You can also hear residents screaming “fire”, as the fireworks have set something aflame.

Jerusalem Arab Killed in Police Shootout, Suspect in Glick Assassination Attempt

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Mu’taz Hijazi, 32, from the Abu Tor neighborhood of Jerusalem has been killed by Jerusalem Police, early Thursday morning, according to a report by Khaled Abu Toameh. Hijazi is a member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, and spent 11 years in jail.

Mu'taz Hijazi

Mu’taz Hijazi

The gunfight was connected to the assassination attempt on Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick Wednesday night.

“Three police Yamam counter terrorist units surrounded a house in the Abu Tor neighborhood of Jerusalem as part of the search for the suspect who shot Yehuda Glick outside the Begin Center last night,” Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told JewishPress.com Thursday morning.

“As soon as they surrounded the house, shots were fired at them from inside the house. The forces returned fire, and shot and killed the suspect,” Rosenfeld explained. “There is heightened security in Jerusalem with an emphasis on the Old City to prevent any incidents from taking place,” the police spokesperson added.

Police are examining the gun, to see if it was the weapon used to shoot Yehuda Glick.

The Begin Center, where Yehuda Glick was shot last night, is located right next to Abu Tor, a mixed Arab-Jewish neighborhood.

Glick is in serious but stable condition, following surgery at Sharei Tzedek Hospital.

For prayers, Glick’s full Hebrew name is: Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Ita Breindel.

Abu Tor in Jerusalem

Abu Tor in Jerusalem

Police Cracking Down on Jerusalem Attackers

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Israel Police are cracking down on people suspected of participating in road terror and other attacks on civilians and security personnel.

Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, two Arab residents were arrested in Abu Dis, near Jerusalem, in connection with an earlier attack on police officers and security personnel.

The two were detained for questioning in Ma’ale Adumim. They are suspected of participating in a recent attack on police, hurling rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at security forces.

In a related incident, passengers in a private car came under attack Wednesday morning as Arabs pelted the vehicle with stones near Jerusalem’s District Court.

No one in the vehicle was physically injured although they were traumatized, and the vehicle was damaged.

Netanyahu Proposes Stiff Jail Sentences for Rock-Throwing Terrorists

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told senior officials on Monday to prepare a new law that would call for up to 20 years in jail for attacks cars and people with rocks and for economic sanctions on parents of offenders who are minors.

Anyone who has been on the receiving end of a rock, as most residents in Judea and Samaria outside of Maaleh Adumim have been, knows the sound of the body of their cars being smacked, a window smashed , or their own bodies being bloodied and their bones broken by rocks.

In the best possible scenario, the driver is able to continue to driving, often with one less window. In the worst possible case, the terrorist, often a teenager, gets “lucky” and the driver is killed after being struck by the rock or flying glass and losing control of the vehicle until it crashes.

In between there are hundreds of cases of people having being wounded, often for life.

Arabs popularized throwing rocks in the beginning of the intifada more than 25 years ago. They won great headlines for causing havoc on the highways and being faced by rifle-toting soldiers.

It is the kind of David and Goliath story that foreign media love, especially when it can disgrace Israel.

“Proportionate” response, the favorite policy of the West when the Arabs are losing, would require soldiers and police to lay down their weapons and throw rocks back at the youth.

But that won’t help because then the media would complain that the Israelis have an unfair edge, deploying adults against children. Furthermore, the police wear protective gear. It’s not a fair fight if Israeli wins.

Netanyahu has come up with a better weapon than guns – jail. Throwing rocks at passing cars is attempted murder, nothing more and nothing less.

The police and IDF have arrested thousands of rock throwers. Most of them are released after detention or simply given a slap on the wrist by the judicial system, which goes to the extreme to avoid convicting a minor for disturbing the peace.

Netanyahu’s directive would change that, assuming Peace Now does not win an appeal to the Supreme Court that jailing rock-throwers violates their human rights.

 

Police Car Caught on Film Running Away from Arab Stone Throwers

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Residents of the Maaleh HaZeitim neighborhood, who have been under regular attack by Arab rioters, filmed a police car running away from Arab stone throwers last night in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

One resident told News 0404, “If they’re running away, who exactly will protect us… Instead of going forward…and pulling their guns and arresting a few of the rioters, they simply ran away.”

Arabs have been rioting in Jerusalem since the summer, and in the neighborhood of Maaleh HaZeitim, Arabs have been launching fireworks and throwing stones at Jewish Nursery school children.

As Maaleh HaZeitim is one of the hot-spots for Arab violence, it is not clear why the police in the car would not be prepared to deal with it.

Jerusalem Arabs Riot but Police Have the Upper Hand

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Arabs in eastern Jerusalem resumed rioting Saturday night, and Border Police arrested four rock-throwers and firebombers in an effort to keep an upper hand and send a strong message to deter incitement for a widespread uprising.

Only one person,possibly an Arab, was injured by rock throwing.

Border Police in Beit Hanina arrested three teenagers who were spotted preparing to throw stones, and one firebomber in Silwan, across the road from the Old City, also was arrested.

Riots broke out in several neighborhoods, and Arabs continued to target the light rail system, which has become a symbol of the “enemy” even though it serves Arabs and Jewish.

Palestinian Authority violence has escalated the past several weeks, and several attacks have gone unreported.

Hamas is trying to light the match to inflame violence in eastern Jerusalem, and its senior official Mahmoud Al-Zahar said that violence is needed to put an end to “Israeli aggression.”

However, he added that Arabs in Judea and Samaria are also fighting the Ramallah-based Arab regime.

Israeli forces numbered in the hundreds Saturday night to deal with a smaller number of rioters. The situation definitely is far from calm, but so far, there is not enough fuel for a return to the widespread intifada of the late 1980s and of the Oslo War, AKA Second Intifada, that began in 2000.

The security fence has stopped deterred most terrorists, and mainstream Palestinian Authority Arabs don’t seem to have any burning desire for the establishment of the corrupt and mismanaged Palestinian Authority as a country.

They know they are more secure with Israel protecting them in case Hamas takes over.

Arab Violence in Jerusalem Forces Police to Return Law and Order

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Widespread violence and several riots that erupted in Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem overnight following the murder of an American-Israeli baby have forced the police to fill the vacuum that the government created with a “hands-off” policy that have left both Arab and Jewish citizens at the mercy of terrorist anarchy.

Palestinian Authority media are claiming that Wednesday’s car-light rail collision that killed three-month-old Chaye Zisel Braun was an accident and not a terrorist attack.

The driver of the car has died from his wounds, but even if police ever will be able to conclude that he was not a terrorist – despite circumstantial evidence to the contrary – he definitely was a murderer.

The response from hundreds of Arabs was more attempted murder. They wounded a driver in a rock-throwing attack in eastern Jerusalem, and dozens of other Arabs rioted in Silwan, across the street from the Western Wall.

Little children in kindergarten in the Maaleh Zeitim were targets for rock-throwers Thursday morning.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat complained after the apparent terrorist attack on Wednesday that “Jerusalem has become unbearable” and that action must be taken to quell violence.

If the good mayor had said that two or three years ago, and not today and two or three months ago, perhaps the baby killed yesterday would still be alive.

Police have tried to ignore dozens of “almost murders” in dozens if not hundreds of ambushes of Jewish motorists who have been abandoned as sitting ducks for Arab rock-throwers in narrow streets in eastern Jerusalem, part of the city that the Palestinian Authority demands as part of its would-be state.

The Arab response to the shooting of the terrorist, or killer if you wish, is typical of a culture that dates back 3,500 years to Ishmael, of whom it is written in Genesis 16:12, “And he will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be upon all, and everyone’s hand upon him, and before all his brothers he will dwell.”

Other translations are less flattering, such as a modern Christian version that Ishmael “will be a wild man, as untamed as a wild donkey! He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives.”

Of course, this smacks of racism, just as Jews are “racists” because we are the “Chosen People” and just as anyone upholding the family unit is racist, and God is a racist for not creating men so they can give birth.

The Arab culture sucks up lawlessness. Not all Bedouin are thieves, but most thieves in the Negev are Bedouin. The Be’er Sheva court’s defendants are almost entirely Bedouin.

Not all Arabs are crazy drivers, but almost every crazy driver in Judea and Samaria is an Arab. Traffic fines are useless because the drivers simply don’t pay, assuming the drivers even have a license and assuming their cars are not stolen.

Violence is a way of life in the Palestinian Authority, and whenever anyone, especially Jews, try to clamp down, they are called “occupiers” and are met with more violence.

“The Palestinian Authority does and never has had a culture of peace,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon wrote on his Facebook page Thursday. “It is a culture of incitement and jihad against Jews.”

The Palestinian Authority has educated an entire generation to believe in terrorism, and the chance of widespread revolution cannot be totally dismissed, but it is highly unlikely.

The idea of a Palestinian Authority state, especially one that would pre-1967 neighborhoods in eastern, southern and northern Jerusalem, never has excited anyone except the sheikhs in Saudi Arabia and the Western no-nothings in Paris, Brussels, Oslo and Washington. The only thing that excites them is a chance to attack Jews.

Police always try to play down media inciters screaming “Intifada, Intifada” on a slow news day when they remember their agenda is to force a Palestinian Authority state down the throats of Israelis while they still are alive.

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