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One 16-Year-Old Arab Sniper Captured Near Hebron

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Released for Publication: The Arab sniper who shot the IDF soldier in Beit Anoun, near Hebron, on Shabbat, was quickly apprehended by the Shabak (internal security) and IDF.

The 16-year-old Arab terrorist is a resident of Beit Naim.

At this time, it does not known if this is the same Arab sniper who also shot the 2 Jewish teenagers in Hebron.

The IDF soldier is in serious condition and his life is still in danger.

Report: Hamas Terrorists to Get Light Plea Bargains So Shin Bet Won’t Expose Interrogation Methods

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

(JNi.media) Back in September 2014, it was revealed that a joint Shin Bet (Shabak) and IDF operation exposed and foiled an extensive military infrastructure of Hamas, which operated throughout Judea and Samaria, recruiting military units and carrying out attacks against Israeli targets. The infrastructure operations, controlled by Hamas headquarters in Turkey, involved Hamas members who had been trained abroad, and were placed in Judea and Samaria to carry out terror operations. The joint operation arrested 93 suspects, out of whom 46 were interrogated by the Shin Bet. The operation also captured 24 M16 rifles, six pistols, seven rocket launchers, explosives materials, and about $150,000 in cash.

The newly hatched Hamas underground was involved in the kidnapping of three Jewish boys which led to the 2014 Operation Protective Edge against Gaza.

Now, according to a report in Haaretz, the Shin Bet is demanding that the military prosecution sign plea bargains with the Arab defendants, who will receive disproportionately light sentences, considering this is a case of the largest-scale Hamas infrastructure effort in Judea and Samaria. The report suggests the reason for the light deals has to do with the Shin Bet looking to avoid having its operatives testify in court about the interrogation methods used against detainees in this case.

According to the Shin Bet website, Hamas is highly motivated to open a second front against Israel in Judea and Samaria, as part of its plan to destabilize the Palestinian Authority.

In 1987, after complaints about excessive use of violence, the Landau Commission— a three-man panel set up by the Israeli Government—drew up guidelines condoning “moderate physical pressure” when necessary. In 1994, State Comptroller and later Supreme Court Justice Miriam Ben-Porat found that these regulations were violated and senior Shin Bet commanders did not prevent it. In 1999, the Supreme Court heard petitions against Shin Bet methods, including “forceful and repeated shaking of the suspect’s upper torso, in a manner which causes the neck and head to swing rapidly,” manacling of the suspect in a painful position for a long period of time, and the “frog crouch” consisting of “consecutive, periodical crouches on the tips of one’s toes.” The Court, in a heralded, landmark decision, ruled that the Shin Bet did not have the authority, even under the defense of “necessity,” to use these methods. The Shin Bet claims it now uses only psychological interrogation methods, although B’Tselem and Amnesty International continue to accuse it of using torture.

Gas Station Terror Cell Captured

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Released for Publication: Israeli security forces captured an Arab terror cell from the village of Awarta near Shechem.

The two terrorists were involved in the arson attack on a gas station in the town of Eli in the Shomron on August 14, 2015. They firebombed the gas station, burning down the pumps and sprayed the logo of the PFLP terror organization at the site of their attack. The gas station did not explode.

The two were identified as Majdi Izzat Qawariq Galal, born in 1993, and Ahmed Essam Atta Abda, born in 1992.

During the interrogation, they said they burned down the gas station to avenge the attack in the village of Duma in July.

The operation to capture them was done in cooperation with the IDF, police and Shabak

Arab MK on Arrest of Murder by Stone Suspects: Shin Bet Hunting Jerusalem’s Children

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

(JNi.media) MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List Alliance) responded on Saturday night to news of the arrest of four Arab youths suspected of throwing stones at the car of the late Alexander Leblovitz, 64, accused Israeli security forces, the Shin Bet and police of persecuting the children and the youth of Jerusalem for the sake of their career achievements. The young stone throwers caused Leblovitz’s death.

Ghattas said police were quick to solve the Leblovitz murder, while the terrorists who set fire in the village of Duma roam free or are under comfortable “VIP detention.”

“It is inconceivable that the police and the Shin Bet know how to work only when it comes to Jewish victims, while to date no details have been revealed about the Duma case, the names of those involved have not been exposed and the murderers have not been prosecuted,” said MK Ghattas. “Only when it comes to a Jewish victim the Shin Bet works fast and can tell us the story as it’s most comfortable with.”

Ghattas would not consider the possibility that the Duma arson was not committed by “extremist Jews.”

“I question today’s police statement,” Ghattas added, saying that “the reliability of the police and the Shin Bet is questionable when their conduct is biased … I will turn to the AG with a request to disclose the names of the Duma murderers and bring them to justice, especially in light of the statement of the defense minister matter on the matter.”

In mid-September, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon bragged to reporters that security forces already knew who the Duma arsonists were, but didn’t want their names exposed too soon. Ya’alon was forced to walk back his comment a day later, but many, Arabs and Jews, have been demanding more information on that horrific event.

Shin Bet and Police special forces have revealed this weekend that they had detained for questioning four young men, ages 16 to 19, residents of the Sur Baher neighborhood on the southeastern outskirts of eastern Jerusalem, on suspicion of involvement in the murderous attack with stones which killed Leblovitz and wounded two Jewish women. The four, who carry Israeli identity card with the status of resident, are Mohamed Salah Mohamed Abu Kaf, Walid Fares Mustafa Atrash, Abed Mahmoud Abed Rabbo Dawiyat and a minor whose details are not available for publication. During their interrogation, the four told the Shin Bet they had intended to carry out terrorist acts especially on Rosh Hashanah, and positioned themselves so they could throw stones at passing vehicles most effectively, and be able to spot the Israeli license plates of passing vehicle.

According to Shin Bet, Abed Dawiyat, whose rock hit Leblovitz’s car, causing the driver’s death, told his interrogators he had come out for the attack wearing a Hamas flag, which he received when he participated in a rally to “save Al-Aqsa” in the Israeli Arab city of Umm al-Fahm.

Israel Arrests PLO Terrorist Who Was Supposed to be in a Palestinian Authority Jail

Friday, July 24th, 2015

In a joint operation between the Shabak (Shin Bet – Israel’s security service) and the IDF, a member of the Tanzim-PLO terrorist organization was arrested on Thursday, according to the Shabak.

Mustafa Husam Aladin Mustafa Abu Riala, from Shechem, was involved in a number of terror attacks, including a shooting attack on IDF troops in May 2014. He had been previously been in jail in 2008-2009.

For the past few months, Abu Riala has been under protective arrest by the Palestinian Authority, to prevent the IDF from capturing and arresting him. Despite supposedly being under arrest and in a jail, Abu Riala would frequently leave the Palestinian Authority prison where he was supposedly being detained.

Israel repeatedly informed the PA security apparatus to properly detain Abu Riala.

Israeli security forces noticed Abu Riala in his home on Thursday afternoon, and arrested him before he could escape.

Terrorists who Murdered Danny Gonen Captured

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Released for publication: The terrorists who murdered Danny Gonen and injured a second person near Dolev (Ein Bubin Stream) on June 19, 2015 have been captured by Israeli security services.

Following the attack, the Shabak, Israel’s internal security service, and the IDF began an extensive operation looking for the terrorists, eventually arresting 5 members of the terror cell.

The terrorists admitted to additional attacks on security forces near Kalandia, besides the murder of Danny Gonen.

Security forces found the murder weapon they used as well as other terror related weapons and equipment.

The Shabak released the following names of the terrorists they captured and their terror organization affiliation. All were from Kalandia.

Mahmed Abu Shahin (Force 17 / Palestinian Authority)

Amjad Adwan (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Ashraf Amar (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Osama Asad (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Mohamad Adwan (Unaffiliated)

Mohamad Adwan, the only one without a prior record or jail time, hid the murder weapon in his home.

Mahmed Abu Shahin, is a member of Force 17, one of the official armed branch of the Palestinian Authority, under control of the PA president.

The weapon used to murder Danny Gonen

The weapon used to murder Danny Gonen

The Nazis Are Coming, The Nazis Are Coming

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Published on Jewish Business News

Would I be shocked if some day an investigating committee discovered it was a secret agent of the internal security service who posted those pictures of Israeli politicians in Nazi uniforms? Honestly, I wouldn’t be. It’s what Israel’s internal security does—cast blame on the right.

Back in 1996, the Shamgar committee investigating the Rabin murder ruled “without any doubt” that it was Avishai Raviv, an agent provocateur of the Jewish Department of the internal security police, who created and disseminated a poster of Rabin in Nazi uniform. Agent Raviv did a lot of bad things, according to the committee, including inventing the idea that the prime minister had the status of “rodef,” one who is about to commit murder and so must be killed first.

And he created the Nazi Rabin poster, with government funds, to cast false blame on the right.

Lest I be misunderstood, I join all the voices in Israel who, over the past week or so, have expressed various levels of disagreement, even shock, at the images of several key Israeli politicians dressed in Nazi uniforms, courtesy of Photoshop and Facebook.

I happen to believe that the first party to mention the Holocaust in a debate loses. Comparing any post-Holocaust event, including some holocausts, to the Holocaust belies a deep misunderstanding of the scope and monstrosity of the European Holocaust. Certainly comparing the quality of service at some roadside motel to Auschwitz would betray a deep ignorance of the suffering of Humanity in general and the Jewish people in particular.

In Israel, the images of leading politicians, such as Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Judiciary Minister Tzipi Livni in Nazi uniforms have created a stormy news cycle complete with police investigation, the closing down of the Facebook page that featured those images, and a vehement condemnation by the outgoing Chief Justice of Israel’s Supreme Court, the final arbiter of democratic values.

To an American who enjoys the luxuries of a well honed First Amendment to the Constitution, this must seem very strange. Why would a fairly amateurish artistic effort to dress up some politicians in Nazi uniforms be perceived as a danger to the rule of law and democracy? Isn’t democracy a place where one can express oneself offensively as long as they like, provided they don’t yell fire in a crowded theater?

But the Israeli media response to the Nazi posters is a masterpiece of propaganda, borrowing heavily from the father of modern communications, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, who wrote: “The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.”

In Israel, anyone would tell you that the 1995 murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in a main square in Tel Aviv began with posters that depicted Rabin in a Nazi uniform. Surely, goes the argument, if the public is drenched once again with these offensive images, we’ll end up with yet another political murder.

You see, the average Israeli is remarkably stupid and thick-headed when it comes to the sanctity of freedom of speech. They simply don’t remember it was their government which paid for and delivered the Rabin Nazi poster, they only remember the poster, with horror, because after the poster some nut job killed Rabin.

And so, with zero regard to the value of free speech in a democracy, Israeli police is pursuing the new Nazi poster offenders indefatigably.

But even if the anonymous person calling himself or herself Natan Zuabi (an inside joke at the expense of an Arab MK and an Israeli radio broadcaster) is not a police agent—the pursuit of those images constitutes the suppression of free speech. And a supreme court justice who can’t recall it was the government who invented those Nazi posters is asleep at the wheel of democracy.

Alas, the only democracy in the Middle East just got a little less democratic. And it could get worse.

Nazi Montage on Facebook

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-nazis-are-coming-the-nazis-are-coming/2014/12/02/

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