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‘How to Stab a Jew’ Going Viral on Palestinian Authority Social Media [video]

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

The “resisters of occupation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem” are spreading on Arab social media a frightening video demonstrating tactics on how to stab a Jew to death quickly and efficiently.

The 1-minute and 13-second video, as seen below, shows the “teacher” calmly walking up to a “victim,” stabbing him, and walking away.

One of the tactics appears to imitate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) method of beheading.

The guide to killing Jews teaches that after stabbing the victim, the knife should be twisted to maximize wounds and cause death.

The Palestinian Authority and anti-Israel Arabs in Jerusalem do not need terrorist cells when “resisters” use social media to reach hundreds of thousands of Arabs in Jerusalem as well as in Judea, Gaza and Samaria, with a single simple post.

Israel needs to find the source of whoever posted this video and arrest him or them.

All of Israel is paying a heavy price, the price of life, for a decade of conducting “negotiations” with the Palestinian Authority while it has incited an entire generation to hate Jews and then murder them.

Until the Palestinian Authority halts all incitement, and until Mahmoud Abbas starts condemning terrorists in Arabic as well as in English, and until the Obama administration understands that Israel means what it says, the government needs to stop all contact with Ramallah.

Arab stabbing attacks on Jews have increased significantly this year, and every Israeli is a potential victim when “resisters” educate every Arab to be a murderer.

PA Minister’s Riot Death Calculated ‘Martyrdom’ ?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Palestinian Authority “Minister of Settlements” Ziad Abu Ein’s death during riots near Ramallah on Wednesday was a godsend for the PA “resistance.”

It re-triggered a firestorm of Arab riots all around Israel, just as the violence was starting to slow down. It also provided PA chairman Abu Mazen (as Mahmoud Abbas is known among Arabs) with the excuse he needed to disengage from Israel and order an end to PA security cooperation with the Jewish State. He has also managed to keep all that American-provided military hardware and weaponry in the bargain, while looking like the underdog, too — and this after U.S. Army professionals have done him the favor of also having trained his paramilitary force for years.

This leaves the 79 year old Arab leader sitting pretty for his closeup when PA TV has to focus on his track record for Judea and Samaria Arabs in the street.

But it also makes one wonder: was, perhaps, Abu Ein’s sudden death a true “martyrdom”  for the so-called “cause” of Arab “resistance” ? A calculated risk intended to push Ziad Abu Ein’s medical vulnerability to the max and hope for a crisis to exploit before global media cameras?

Abu Ein, age 55, collapsed Wednesday and died while voluntarily participating in a riot that quickly morphed into clashes with Israeli soldiers at the village of Turmus Ayya, near the PA capital of Ramallah in Samaria.

The Arabs were rioting after a protest march that followed an alleged stoning of an Arab village by Jewish residents living in the Samaria community of Adei Ad – a reported retaliation for ongoing thefts perpetrated against their community, including a horse allegedly stolen on Tuesday.

The PA leadership claims Abu Ein suffered a heart attack after inhaling tear gas, having already been beaten by IDF soldiers with their rifles and butted by their helmets. Abu Mazen called his death an “intolerable barbaric act.” But…

Let’s go to the videotape.  See if you can find bruises or blood.  And what’s that stuff being sprayed on to the minister’s wrist by a fellow Arab?

Abu Ein can be seen sitting down, clearly short of breath and suffering chest pain but with no signs of physical violence on his person. He is known to have a medical history of hypertension – high blood pressure (HBP).

According to the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, HPB is a very serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems. Over time, it can damage the body in many ways, and the condition is dangerous because “it often has no symptoms.”

Blood pressure rises when one is excited, nervous or active, and the numbers rise with age. The risk grows as the numbers rise. Reducing risk for related health problems, according to NHLBI and NIH, involves “following a healthy lifestyle, keeping a healthy weight, having ongoing medical care and following your treatment plan.”

It is doubtful that participating in violent riots and clashes with soldiers would be included in that list.

But Abu Ein was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and a former Palestinian Authority ‘Minister’ for Prisoners (those sentenced in Israel.)  Having himself been a convicted terrorist with blood on his hands – one who was freed after serving only three years of his prison term by Israel in a “good will gesture” to the PA – Abu Ein had the right experience for the job.

He personally planted the explosives that murdered two Jewish teenagers in Tiberias in 1979 — yet he was swapped together with Jibril Rajoub  and more than a thousand others in exchange for three Israeli hostages.

The International Criminal Court’s acceptance Tuesday of the PA as an official observer in the Court brought the PA a step closer to full acceptance as a member of the ICC, which would give the entity jurisdiction as a sovereign nation to investigate and be investigated for commission of war crimes.

Barghouti, PA’s Most Popular Leader, Calls for ‘Armed Resistance’

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Convicted and jailed-for-life terrorist Marwan Barghouti published a letter from his prison cell Tuesday to urge Arabs to join an “armed resistance.”

“Choosing global and armed resistance” was being “faithful to Arafat’s legacy, to his ideas, and his principles for which tens of thousands died as martyrs,” he stated.

His letter of incitement on Tuesday was meant to commemorate Yasser Arafat on the 10 anniversary of his death and included an accusation that his “assassination” was the result of “an official Israeli-American decision.”

Barghouti repeatedly has been at the top of Palestinian Authority popularity polls. He is serving five life terms for his involvement in suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks that killed and wounded hundreds of Israelis.

He often has been mentioned to be ןincluded in some of Israel’s infamous deals to free terrorists in return for a lone soldier or corpses of victims of Palestinian Authority terrorism.

Israel’s left-wing establishment media almost succeeded at least twice in campaigns to place Barghouti on the list of terrorists to be freed, but sanity prevailed among Cabinet ministers.

Ma’an reported, “Barghouti has said he never supported attacks on civilians inside Israel and in recent years has thrown his support behind peaceful resistance.”

That is par for the course for the Palestinian Authority”s voluminous rewritten history.

It seems that is no longer politically correct in the Palestinian Authority, which has been supported by most Western leader, most notably President Barack Obama and with the notable exception of Canada, to claim that Israel must expel nearly 600,000 Jews from half of Jerusalem and all of Judea and Samaria and turn over all of their property to the Palestinian Authority.

And don’t forget the tip. With the expulsion demand said and done, a new demand from the Arab world is that Israel must pay damages for having stepping foot over the Green Line.

French City Facing Legal Action over Marwan Barghouti Street

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

A watchdog on anti-Semitism vowed legal action against a French municipality that named a street after Palestinian Authority terrorist Marwan Barghouti, serving five sentences of life in prison for involvement in attacks that killed dozens of Israelis.

The National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, on Wednesday prepared to ask an administrative court to void the move by Valenton, near Paris, BNVCA founder Sammy Ghozlan told JTA. BNVCA also will complain to police of incitement to commit a crime, he added.

“This celebration of a murderer is unacceptable,” Ghozlan said of the dedication in Venton last month of a street honoring Barghouti, who was sentenced by an Israeli court in 2004 to multiple life sentences for planning dozens of deadly terrorist attacks.

During the Sept. 15 inauguration of Marwan Barghouti Alley, Valenton Mayor Françoise Baud called Barghouti “the face of the unwavering resistance of the Palestinian people against the occupation, the crimes, the destruction, the apartheid and the colonization perpetrated by the Israeli government.”

During the same ceremony, Baud, a member of the French Communist Party, also inaugurated a square honoring Nelson Mandela, a former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid activist.

“Referring to both men in the same breath is no distinction for Barghouti but a diminution of Mandela’s personality,” Shimon Samuels, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s director for international relations, told JTA.

Ghozlan added that in light of the increase in anti-Semitic violence in France over Israel’s actions, “this is a signal that encourages more attacks on Jews.”

Barghouti was made an honorary citizen of Valenton five years ago. The municipality intends to sign a twinning agreement with the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank, Baud said in her speech.

 

 

The Moral Psychosis Of Demonstrating In Support Of Hamas

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a “dialogue of the demented” in her book The World Turned Upside Down, once Israel launched Operation Protective Edge last month, the streets of American and European cities were crammed with activists intent on expressing their collective indignation for Israel’s perceived crime of defending its citizens against the genocidal “thugocracy” of Hamas.

Rowdy and sometimes violent demonstrations have taken place in Berlin, Paris, Toronto, London, and Madrid, where blatantly anti-Semitic chants could be heard, with similar events taking place in such U.S. cities as Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

Joining with Muslim supporters of those wishing to destroy Israel and murder Jews were the usual suspects: “peace activists,” Israel-haters, social justice advocates, and labor unionists who decried Israel’s “genocide” against Gaza as well as the alleged militarism, oppression, imperialism, and brutality imbued in Zionism itself.

What was particularly revealing, and chilling, about the hate-filled rallies was the virulence of the chants and messages on the placards, much of it seeming to suggest that more sinister hatreds and feelings – over and above concern for the current military operations – were simmering slightly below the surface. Several of the morally self-righteous protestors, for instance, shrieked out, to the accompaniment of drumbeats, “Long live Intifada,” a grotesque and murderous reference to the Second Intifada, during which Arab terrorists murdered some 1,000 Israelis and wounded more than 14,000 others.

That pro-Palestinian student activists, those who purport to be motivated by a desire to bring “justice” to the Middle East, could publicly call for the renewed slaughter of Jews in the name of Palestinian self-determination demonstrates quite clearly how ideologically debased the human rights movement has become. Activists on and off U.S. campuses, who never have to face a physical threat more serious than getting jostled while waiting in line for a latte at Starbucks, are quick to deny the very real existential threats facing Israel and denounce Israeli counter-measures to thwart terrorism.

Another deadly chorus emanated from protestors during the rally: “When people are occupied, resistance is justified.” That is an oft-repeated but disingenuous and false notion that stateless terrorists have some recognized human right to murder civilians whose government has purportedly occupied their territory. That is clearly not any longer the case in Gaza, where every Jew was removed in 2005 – and while there is a blockade in effect to prevent the influx of weapons, there clearly is no occupation or, as commonly referred to, a “siege.”

It may be comforting for Israel’s ideological foes to rationalize the murder of Jews by claiming some international right to do it with impunity and a sense of righteousness. Unfortunately, however, as legal experts have pointed out, the rally participants and their terror-appeasing apologists elsewhere are completely wrong about the legitimacy of murder as part of “resistance” to an occupying force. Article IV of the Third Geneva Convention, the statute which defines combatants and legitimate targets in warfare, is very specific about who may kill and who may be killed, and it does not allow for the murder of either Israeli civilians or soldiers by Palestinian suicide bombers who wear no identifying military uniforms and do not follow the accepted rules of war.

So when pro-Palestinian activists and critics of Israel repeat the claim that Palestinians somehow have an internationally recognized legal “right” to resist occupation through violent means, they are both legitimizing that terror and helping to insure that its lethal use by Israel’s enemies will continue unabated.

These fatuous, morally self-righteous activists, many of whom are from the hard left or the pro-Islamic right, are, without any expertise in military affairs, eager to advise Israeli officials on the rules of war and denounce the lack of “proportionality” in Israel’s attempts to defend its population from jihadist murderers. And so eager are they to publicly assert their righteousness as defenders of the Palestinian cause, they embrace terroristic violence and willingly align themselves with Israel’s deadly foes who seek its annihilation.

Nasrallah Says Hezbollah Committed to Remain by Assad’s Side

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah told supporters in Beirut’s suburbs Thursday, “We won’t bargain our presence in Lebanon, Syria and the axis of resistance for some ministerial portfolios” to form a new Lebanese government.

He said he is defending Syrian President Bassar al-Assad because he backs the “resistance” against Israel.

Nasrallah appeared in public, a rare occurrence, instead of beaming his message through video links. He spoke in a Beirut suburb as hundreds of thousands of people were celebrating a Shi’ite Muslim festival.

Hezbollah has helped Assad push back the opposition in the civil war but has paid a price, with hundreds of casualties and unprecedented criticism for dragging Lebanon, already dominated by pro-Syrian elements, deeper into the conflict.

The Lebanese government was dissolved seven months ago, and the civil war already has spilled over into the country, raising fears of a repeat of the former 15-year-old civil war in Lebanon.

Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas, Lonely in the World, Re-Embrace

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Hamas, which was ditched back Iran over its anti-Assad stance, is now back into the Islamic Republic’s and Hezbollah’s good graces, according to Lebanon’s As-Safir newspaper.

Leaders of the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist parties have been meeting for two weeks to resume the axis of evil, or what they call the “axis of resistance,” which was at is peak before the Arab Spring rebellion in Syria began three years ago.

At that time, Turley’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had embraced Syrian President Bassar al-Assad and then-Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The axis held a stranglehold on Israel’s northern border, while Hamas was threatening from the south – until everything began to fall apart.

Iran’s duplicity became clear to everyone except its Russian and Chinese backers; rebels in Syria pushed Assad into a do-or-die battle that rages until today, and Hezbollah’s participation in Assad’s war against the rebels has left it less popular in Lebanon.

Erdogan ran away as fast he could from Assad and Ahmadinejad, and the military coup in Egypt has deprived Hamas of tis former Muslim Brotherhood ally, leaving it desperate for backing. No one is around anymore except Iran Hezbollah.

As Safir left a huge blank space concerning how the renewed alliance will show its strength, but they all have one common denominator that still binds them – the desire to destroy Israel.

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