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PLO Faction Spokesman Fails in Suicide Attempt

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The spokesman for a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) tried to kill himself with a knife on a main street in Ramallah on Sunday, sources told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency.

The man reportedly cut his neck with a knife but passersby saved him. He was reported to be in serious condition in a Ramallah hospital.

No details were released on his identity, the name of the faction and the reasons for his attempted suicide, but Israel has not been blamed – yet.

 

Palestinian Authority Deleted Media Footage of Protests in Ramallah

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Palestinian Authority police allegedly took photographers into custody and deleted their footage of recent protests in Ramallah against UNRWA policies, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency.

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms said that the actions violate “freedom of opinion and expression,” and demanded authorities “enable journalists to exercise their professional duty freely.”

It charges PA police with detaining photographers and confiscating their cameras while they were covering clashes between security forces and residents of an UNRWA village.

“After about a quarter of an hour they returned our cameras, but they deleted all footage and told us not to capture the faces of the security men or film their attacks on the people of the camp, the NGO quoted photographer Samer Nazal  as saying.

Abbas Tells Supporters He Will Not Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech to supporters that he will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state and will not sign a peace deal that does not include eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state.

The Palestinian Authority chairman made the inflammatory remarks on Saturday during a visit by hundreds of Palestinian activists to his Ramallah headquarters in Samaria, the Associated Press reported.

Abbas also told the delegation that without East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state, there will be “no peace between us and Israel.”

According to Ma’an, Abbas promised he would reiterate this stance during a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday.

“He will be told that occupied East Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Palestine, and without this there will be no peace between us and Israel,” Abbas insisted.

He added that he heard that the Israelis had refused to mention Jerusalem in any talks or negotiations.

“Let them say whatever they say,” he responded. “Unless it is mentioned clearly and marked in big fonts that it is the capital of the state of Palestine, there will be no peace with them and I want them to hear this.”

“Our language is understandable. We have been hearing lots of talks about the capital here and there. The (Palestinian) capital is Jerusalem and its surroundings in Jerusalem which were occupied in 1967.”

Jerusalem doesn’t mean Abu Dis, but Abu Dis is part of Jerusalem, he added, referring to a neighborhood of Jerusalem cut off by the separation wall from the rest of the city.

He also said that he would not negotiate beyond the original nine-month deadline set by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for the U.S.-backed negotiations, to end in a final status deal. After the deadline, which expires in May, Abbas said he will seek international recognition for a Palestinian state without an agreement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will not sign an agreement unless the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Kerry reportedly will return soon to the region in order to present a framework agreement which covers all of the core issues to the Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.

 

JTA content was used in this report.

Palestinian Leftists Throw Rocks at Israeli Peaceniks

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Israelis promoting peace with the Palestinian Authority on Thursday got a taste of the medicine that Jews in Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem bitterly swallow every day – rock throwing.

The Israelis were meeting with Arabs in a hotel in Ramallah when approximately 100 angry Palestinian Authority leftists threw rocks at the building.

A source in Ramallah told Israel radio that the PA police were maintaining order and guarding the hotel so that both sides could meet peacefully without interference by the war outside.

On Tuesday, Palestinians beat and detained around a dozen settlers from Esh Kodesh who had entered Qusra village south of Shchem, then released them after negotiating with Israeli soldiers.

Also on Tuesday, a tour of some 100 Israeli diplomats looking to study the plight of the Bedouins in the settlements near Be’er Sheva in the Negev, were attacked with stones by the locals. No one was hurt, but one bus was taken out of commission.

A theme emerges?

Abbas Going Head-to-Head against Israel to Develop Jordan Valley

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The Palestinian Authority cabinet decided Tuesday to try to beat Israel at its own game and to pump money into developing the Jordan Valley, which has become the centerpiece of the latest obstacle to  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s nine-month talks aimed at a final agreement between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

The cabinet met in the village of Tubas, which overlooks the Jordan Valley, and decided to pump more than $4 million for new projects and for opening roads, the official Palestinian Authority WAFA website reported.

That probably means the European Union will cough up more money to help the Palestinian Authority lay claim to the Jordan Valley as it has done in the southern Hevron Hills, the Judean Desert and in some parts of Samaria.

“Some of the projects include developing alternative energy, purchase of tractors, tillage of agricultural lands, establishing a mobile veterinary unit and backing up the district’s main hospital,” according to WAFA.

Israeli Knesset Member Miri Regev of the Likud last introduced legislation that would annex the Jordan Valley.

Netanyahu Complains after Opening the Door to Free Terrorists

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu led the move to free murderers of Jews to continue “peace talks” and then criticized the Palestinian Authority for celebrating the return of terrorists early Tuesday morning. He also said  after freeing the murderers, by itself a threat to further terror, that there will not be peace unless Israel defends itself from threats.

The logic is out of whack, but here it is, for what it is worth.

“The essence of the difference between us and our neighbors may be seen in one picture. While we are prepared to take very painful steps in an effort to try and reach an agreement that would put an end to the conflict, they, along with their highest leadership, are celebrating,” the Prime Minister told the Seventh Galilee Conference in Tiberias, which borders the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

“Murderers are not heroes,” he continued. “This is not how one educates for peace. Peace can exist only when the education toward incitement and the destruction of Israel stops. There will be peace only if our security interests and our communities are assured. Peace will be established only when we can defend ourselves by ourselves against any threat.”

The celebrations of the Palestinian Authority, in Ramallah and in Gaza, were no surprise and were a replay of festivities after the first batch of terrorists that Netanyahu freed in July and the second batch two months ago.

Fatah Terrorist Requested Humanitarian Permit to Enter Israel

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

A Palestinian Authority terrorist planning attacks on Israelis was arrested after seeking a permit to travel through Israel to Ramallah for medical care so that he could be in better health to murder Jews.

The audacity and warped thinking of a terrorist, who plans to murder Israelis and then asks the country to help him on “humanitarian grounds” to enter Israel for medical care in Ramallah, indicates just how far Israel has turned its cheek and is assumed by its enemies to be deaf, dumb and blind.

The terrorist was identified as 32-year-old Mohammed Abu-Amshah, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades that is the terror wing of the Fatah party headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) lifted a gag order on the case Thursday, when Amshah was indicted in a Be’er Sheva court for attempted murder, contact with an outside agent, and involvement in murder.

Among other terrorist plots, he planned an elaborate sniping attack against an IDF patrol along the Israel-Gaza security fence in which he would act as the sniper. He admitted to Israeli investigators that he gathered intelligence on IDF activities on various fronts, practiced sharpshooting and examined locations for executing the attack.

During his training to kill Israelis, he suffered an eye condition which impaired his sniping ability and requested to enter Israel with a humanitarian permit in order to receive medical treatment in a Ramallah hospital. He figured that after medical care, made possible by Israel’s allowing him to travel through the country, he then could have proper eyesight to murder Israelis.

That makes perfect sense if you are a terrorist operating against Israel.

Israel security forces are not yet that deaf, dumb and blind, and they arrested him.

“Israel authorizes the entrance of thousands of Gaza residents monthly for humanitarian and medical purposes,” said IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “This instance of abuse of a permit for terrorist intentions, is loathsome, and poses a violation that jeopardizes the access for medical aid Israel and Judea and Samaria so many Palestinian enjoy”.

The terrorists; admission of his plot also is ample evidence why Israel Gaza needs to be physically separated from Judea and Samaria in any future Palestinian Authority state, at least on humanitarian grounds to save the lives of Israelis.

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