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Fatah Official: Use the Rifle Instead of ‘Negotiations’ (Video)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

A member of the central committee of Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party has said in a fiery speech that using “the rifle” always is an alternative for the Palestinian Authority if it does not get what it wants through diplomatic pressure, which it calls negotiations.

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, speaking last week at a ceremony in Abbas in support of Abbas, reiterated Fatah’s adherence to the use of weapons as “one of the methods of struggle.”

His speech was translated into English and reported by Palestinian Media Watch, which also provided a video of the speech with English subtitles, as seen below. The Palestinian Authority’s official television station telecast the speech live.

Shouting that “the rifle is here, and it can burst forth at any moment,” Tirawi stated that the rifle “will burst forth from this [current] leadership… and if we are no longer alive… [from] our sons, our young lions

“A national enterprise cannot succeed without the National Liberation Movement, Fatah. We in this movement have not cast down the rifle and have not let go of the rifle. The rifle is here! The method of struggle we are adopting now [negotiations] is [only] one of the methods of struggle.

“But the rifle is here, and it can burst forth at any moment, with a new method and a new leadership. It will burst forth from this [current] leadership if we remain alive, because we are its people; and if we are no longer alive, [then] our sons, our young lions and you will be its people. Revolution until victory, until victory, until victory.”

Fatah also posted on its Facebook page a cartoon showing a small boy pulling the hand of a man carrying a rifle and dressed in a military uniform and wearing a traditional Palestinian headscarf. The child says to the armed man, “We have missed you, come back.”

Earlier this year, Tirawi said on a Palestinian Authority television program, “The negotiations are giving us nothing. The only thing that is possible is [what is called] the ‘sphere of activity’. We – all Palestinian organizations – must return to the ‘sphere of activity…. Resistance… All forms of resistance….

“Weapons or popular resistance. There are a hundred ways of resistance…. What you are hearing from Fatah isn’t anything new… At our Sixth Convention, held in Bethlehem, we did not rule out any of our options for resistance, of which armed struggle is one.”

Tirawi’s statements are logical considering the opening he was given earlier this year by  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who blurted out to an Israeli interviewer, “What do you want? Another Intifada,” meaning that Israel should give Abbas what he wants through “talks” or end up giving everything after a supposed “victory” through violence.

But that can’t possibly be the stand of the Fatah party or of Abbas because none other than President Barack Obama, who as president of the United States of America certainly has inside knowledge, states time after time that Abbas actually does not incite to violence.

It is hard to believe that Obama is on Planet Earth, but here are the man’s words last week, when Abbas graced his presence at the White House:

Abbas “has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence.”

And who knows better than President Obama?

Israel Develops New Bullet with 2,000-Foot Range

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Israel Military Industries has unveiled a new 5.56mm bullet, dubbed the “Razor Core” cartridge, which has a range of up to 2,000 feet and is tailor made for Special Forces snipers.

The company’s Small Caliber Ammunition Division said the new cartridge is designed for use with a wide range of standard 1:7 barrel twist rifles and has a trajectory match similar to standard ammunition without requiring zeroing of the weapon.

It can be used both on the long-barrel M-16 rifle and the short-barrel M4, Israel Defense reported.

“Special Forces have been waiting a long time for this kind of cartridge”, said IMI Vice President and Managing Director of the Small Caliber Ammunition Division, Israel Shmilovitz.

He added that the new development will be in demand by special forces worldwide. “The Razor Core provides outstanding performance, while remaining at a very competitive price,” he said. “The cartridge is now in production. The combat proven 5.56mm Razor Core is designed for use by military and law-enforcement forces, yet its accuracy and affordability make it suitable for commercial/sport shooting as well.”

Lt. Colonel Shalom Eisner to be Retired

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Lt. Colonel Shalom Eisner, who was suspended from duty in April 2012, after striking a foreign anarchist blocking a highway, has reached a plea bargain with the IDF.

Eisner hit the Danish anarchist with his rifle after the agent provocateur purposely positioned himself directly in Eisner’s face, as Eisner was trying to move the anarchists off the road. The anarchist was part of an organized group of 250 anarchists who were blocking highway 90.

Another anarchist had just broken Eisner’s fingers during the 2 hour confrontation.

Some of the anarchist were also “bumping” their bicycle’s into the IDF soldiers as a “non-violent” provocation.

In the agreement, Eisner will get 2 months of community service without pay. Instead of being discharged from the IDF, he will retire early (preserving his pension), but he won’t be eligible for further promotions.

The well-respected Eisner was supposed to be appointed to head the prestigious Bahad 1 officer’s school, but was instead given a senior position at the Tzeilim army base until this deal was reached.

Unfortunately, the IDF seems to have not learned the two most important lessons from the event, the first is to support your soldiers as they fight the enemy, and the second is that the anarchists immediately dispersed in panic once they realized that the soldiers were prepared to use just a little bit of force to stop them from blocking the highway.

Terror on the Roads: Gush Etzion – Sniper Rifles and Firebombs

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Overnight, two firebombs were thrown at Israeli cars on road 60, south of the tunnel checkpoint, near the Beit Illit junction in Gush Etzion.

One of the drivers reported that he saw a terrorist about to throw the firebomb at them, so he hit the gas to get away. As a result, the firebomb landed just behind his car.

The army began searching the area for the attacker. During the search, a car was stopped and in it they found two sniper rifles, a homemade silencer, telescopic sites, bullets and magazine cartridges, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency. Three Arabs were arrested.

There were other stone throwing and firebomb attacks in Judea and Samaria overnight.

Israel’s Semi-Automatic Tavor Rifle May Replace M-16s at Airport

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Tourists landing at Ben Gurion Airport soon may see guards toting the Israel-made Tavor rifle instead of the traditional M-16, according to Israel defense,

The Micro Tavor is shorter but heavier than the M-16, and started replacing the M-16 in IDF combat units approximately three years ago.

IDF Base Robbed

Friday, October 19th, 2012

An IDF base a few miles west of Tiberias was robbed Friday morning after masked men entered the base, tied up a soldier, and stole his rifle and several other weapons.

Palestinian Tries to Steal Soldier’s Gun

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Near Shavei Shomron a Palestinian tried to steal a soldier’s gun.

A reserve soldier was driving in his car when a Palestinian, mistaking him for a woman because of his long hair, blocked the road in an attempt to hijack the car.  When the soldier got out of his car, the Palestinian then tried to grab his rifle. A scuffle ensued and the Palestinian ran away. The reserve soldier then called the police.

PA Arrests 150

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Israel is praising the Palestinian Authority for cracking down on crime and corruption in Arab territories in Judea and Samaria, following the arrest of 150 suspects.

The crackdown began in mid-May and has included the arrest of senior security officers, some of whom were trained by the United States.

The suspects, being held in a PA prison in Jericho, were rounded up by the Presidential Guard, a force loyal to PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

Many of the detainees are former members of Fatah’s Al-Aksa martyrs Brigade and the Palestinian National Security Forces, the PA’s US-trained counter-terror wing.

The PA expects to receive a shipment of 4,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles from Jordan, pending Israeli approval.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/pa-arrests-150/2012/07/02/

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