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Nearly a Dozen Gazan Fatah Houses and Cars Go Boom

Friday, November 7th, 2014

So long as they are going after each other, it deflects their murderous attention from us. The two major Palestinian Arab parties, Hamas and Fatah, perhaps should be renamed Dumb and Dumber.

Just months after publicly “overcoming” their homicidal animosity towards each other and creating a national unity government, they’ve now gone back to publicly destroying each other. And not just with words.

On Friday, Nov. 7, at least 10 explosions hit homes and cars belonging to ranking members of Fatah, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said.

So what touched off this latest episode of internecine ugliness?

Why, it’s the planned commemoration of the 10th death anniversary of the biggest baddie of Palestinian Arab fame, Fatah founder Yasser Arafat.

Don’t forget, this is a society in which university clubs affiliated with the different Palestinian factions compete for popularity on the basis of how many Israelis each faction has killed.

How do we know that’s the connection? One, this year is the first time in years there is a planned public commemoration of Arafat’s death in Gaza. And two, the stage in Gaza at which that commemoration was to take place was one of the targets.

Until the most recent make-up session, there weren’t many Fatah-affiliated Arabs in Gaza, and that’s because they were thrown the heck out by Hamas, the local terror tyrants, in 2007.

There were no reported casualties from the blasts, and both Fatah and Hamas publicly condemned the attacks.

The Arafat death celebration is still scheduled to be held in Gaza on Nov. 11.

‘Unity’ Government Fails to Take Control of Gaza Border Crossings

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 10, the deputy prime minister of the Palestinian Arab national consensus government, Muhammad Mustafa, told reporters that his government would assume control of Gaza crossings this Sunday.

But there has been no transfer of control of the Gaza crossings, according to the director of Gaza crossings Mahir Abu Sabha and the undersecretary of the former Hamas-run Gaza ministry of interior Kamil Abu Madhi.

A source close to the matter confirmed to the Palestinian Arab media outlet Ma’an: “No changes at all have been made to the Palestinian teams operating border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip.”

According to the ceasefire terms ending this past summer’s 50-day military conflict between Israel and Gaza, the Israeli blockade was to be “eased” and all materials entering the Gaza Strip was to be checked by Palestinian Authority crews to ensure no weapons enter Gaza.

But as with so many details of any arrangement with the Palestinian Arabs, no clear timelines or details regarding what exactly is supposed to happen and when have emerged. No doubt everyone will still blame Israel.

PA Heads to The Hague, Hopes for War Crime Suit Against Israel

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Fatah-led Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority Unity Government is heading to The Hague today to attempt to file suit against Israel in the International Criminal Court.

The PUG (PA), led by PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, is hoping to charge Israel with war crimes over its counter terror Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

It is likely the lawsuit will have little effect even if it is accepted by the Court, however; Israel is not a member of the ICC, which therefore has no jurisdiction over the Jewish State.

The Palestinian Arab entity was represented in The Hague by its foreign minister, Riad al-Maliki, according to Reuters.

Peres: Return Gaza to PA Unity Go’vt Leader Mahmoud Abbas

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Former President Shimon Peres is advocating for the return of control over Gaza to Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority unity government in which his Ramallah-based entity formed a partnership with the Hamas terrorist rulers of Gaza.

“Gaza was taken from President Mahmoud Abbas [in a coup],” Peres told journalists at a briefing on Wednesday after visiting injured IDF soldiers at Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva.

“He is the only one with international recognition and who is a legitimate leader. The right thing to do is to return Gaza to Abbas and save it.”

The former president added that he believed it is time for Israel to begin to seek a diplomatic resolution to the situation in Gaza, saying the military option has been “exhausted.”

He refused, however, to discuss the current relations between Israel and the Obama White House. Israel’s Security Cabinet met in Tel Aviv Wednesday afternoon and voted to approve a four-hour humanitarian cease fire, to take place from 3 pm to 7 pm. The cabinet also approved measures to ‘widen and deepen’ operations in Gaza, specifically in and around the area of Khan Younis and other residential areas where terrorist tunnels have originated and must be eliminated.

Earlier in the week, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer told a gathering of U.S. officials and Jewish leaders in Washington on Monday, “Israel appreciates that President [Barack] Obama, Secretary Kerry, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, who is here today, have strongly supported Israel’s right to defend itself.

“We also appreciate their efforts to help achieve a sustainable cease fire… I speak directly for my prime minister here,” he added. “The criticism of Secretary Kerry for his good faith efforts to advance a sustainable cease fire is unwarranted.”

U.S. Secretary John Kerry has repeatedly attempted to pressure Israel into a cease fire agreement that as yet does not address the security concerns of the Jewish State.

Day 22: Ramallah, Gaza Differ on 72-Hour Cease Fire Fantasy

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

While Fatah-led Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah did their best to put a good face on things in Samaria, Hamas terrorists continued ‘business as usual’ in Gaza.

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials announced at a briefing to reporters in Ramallah late Tuesday afternoon that “all” PA unity government factions were willing to hold their fire under a 72 hour cease fire.

The announcement was allegedly based on a proposal advanced by United Nations special envoy to the Middle East, Robert Serry, according to PLO official Yasser Abd Rabbo — who said Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers had agreed as well.

However, Rabbo did not specifically mention the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization in his announcement. That group has been responsible for numerous long-range missile attacks on Israel in the past three weeks.

Together with Hamas, the PIJ has broken every cease fire that Israel has agreed to. This time, Israel did not race to respond with an agreement — a wise move, given the capricious nature of the enemy with which it must contend.

Less than an hour after Rabbo’s announcement, Fatah’s ‘unity government partner’ Hamas denied ever agreeing to the deal.

A spokesperson for the terrorist organization categorically denied the report from Ramallah and said that Hamas did not, in fact, agree with the announcement made by Rabbo.

A cease fire cannot exist with IDF forces present in Gaza, Hamas stated. No response from Israel.

Earlier Tuesday, international media reported that a delegation of representatives from various Palestinian Arab factions arrived in Cairo for talks on an Egyptian cease fire initiative proposed two weeks ago. Reportedly, the PIJ had sent a representative to that meeting.

Even as these words are being written, Code Red incoming rocket alert warnings have continued to flash across this journalist’s screen, making it clear there is a far cry between announcements of agreements to cease fires in Ramallah, and facts on the ground in Gaza.

Upon hearing rumors of the possible cease fire, IDF soldiers in Gaza, meanwhile, told reporters in the field, “We can easily overcome Hamas.

“Don’t stop us now.”

PLO Envoy to UNHRC: “Israelis Warn Civilians Before Attacks, We Don’t”

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

by Aryeh Savir and Yaniv Hassidoff

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Ibrahim Khreisheh, admitted in an interview translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) that the Palestinian Authority unity government (PUG) — which includes Hamas — does not abide by international law and commits war crimes.

Kreisheh made the statement while responding to a question presented to him on PA TV last week about the PUG demand to appear to the International Criminal Court at The Hague (ICC) against Israel.

“The missiles that are now being launched against Israel, each and every missiles constitutes a crime against humanity, whether it hits or missed, because it is directed at civilian targets… Therefore, targeting civilians, be it one civilian or a thousand, is considered a crime against humanity,” he said.

With regard to the current IDF effort to protect Gaza civilians in Operation Protective Edge, the PLO envoy acknowledged Israel is doing its best to avoid harming innocents.

“Please note that many of our people in Gaza appeared on TV and said that the Israeli army warned them to evacuate their homes before bombardment. In such a case, if someone is killed, the law considers it a mistake rather than intentional killing, because (the Israelis) followed the legal procedures.”

Khreisheh further stated that while firing from PLO-controlled areas, Hamas does not warn civilians before firing on them. By doing so, he said, the terrorist organization is committing a war crime.

“As for the missiles launched from our side, we never warn anyone about where these missiles are about to land, or about the operations we carry out.”

He concluded by saying that the Palestinian Authority unity government has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in the international court.

“Therefore people should know more before they talk emotionally about appealing to the ICC,” he commented.

Gaza terrorists fired more than 800 rockets and missiles at Israeli civilians by the sixth day of Operation Protective Shield on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Islamic Jihad Commander Killed in Northern Gaza

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

One of the commanders of the Islamic Jihad military wing was killed Tuesday night in an IAF air strike in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun. Local sources reported that five members of his family were also casualties in the attack.

Encouraging one’s family to remain in a war zone and to act as human shields comes in accordance with standard Gaza terrorist policy. It is also the result of the constant incitement and psychological conditioning that Palestinian Authority residents are subjected to from birth to the grave via all their media outlets — including those controlled by the Western-backed so-called ‘peace partner’ and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, whose nom de guerre is Abu Mazen.

Abbas, who signed a unity pact with Hamas in May, has yet to denounce the agreement despite ample evidence — and stated intent — of the terrorist group’s goal of annihilating the State of Israel. The United States continues to endorse the Palestinian Authority unity government (PUG) but denies Hamas is a participant in that government, despite numerous photos documenting its membership.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/islamic-jihad-commander-killed-in-northern-gaza/2014/07/09/

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