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September 22, 2014 / 27 Elul, 5774
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Shin Bet and IDF Arrest Hamas ‘Highway Rock-Throwing’ Gang

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), soldiers and police have arrested 15 Hamas members in the past several weeks on suspicion of carrying out rock-throwing and Molotov cocktail attacks on Highway 443, which connects Samaria, Jerusalem, the city of Modi’in and Ben Gurion Airport.

Several of those arrested are returnees to terror, having previously been jailed for attacks against Jews. Military official said there is not only a growing trend of the “revolving door terrorists” phenomena, but that the terrorist also are improving their methods and involvement.

Israel previously has received hundreds of terrorists who signed a piece of paper promising they would behave nicely and would not return to terror.

Since then, the released prisoners who returned to their favorite occupation of terror have killed more than 120 Jews the past several years.

Four Jerusalem Arabs Indicted for Plot for Wedding Massacre

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Four Jerusalem Arabs plotted to carry out a grisly massacre at a wedding hall near Shaarei Tzedek Hospital and Har Herzl in the capital, according to indictments filed in a Jerusalem court Wednesday, lifting a gag order that had been in effect.

All four Arabs, between 18 and 21 years old, are from the Jabal Muchabar neighborhood, adjacent to the Jewish neighborhood of Armon HaNatziv that is next to Talpiot on the southern edge of Jerusalem.

The terrorists planned to wear Haredi clothes to crash a wedding at the Nof wedding hall in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood, located well within the old boundaries of the capital before the Six-Day War in 1967. They were to be armed with an Uzi sub-machine gun, with which they would the spray at anyone in sight and carry out one of the bloodiest massacres since the Netanya Park Hotel slaughter on Passover in 2002.

The Arabs lived in a neighborhood that was restored to Israel during the war and officially annexed to Jerusalem in 1980.

The indictments stated that Anas Ouisat and Basel Abidat planned last December to work with terrorist organizations to kill Jews.

Ouisat previously worked at the wedding hall and knew that an attack there could kill and wound several hundred wedding guests. Ahmed Sarur carried out surveillance for the planned attack but eventually left the gang and Amru Abado took his place.

All four are between 18 and 21 years old.

Israel Foiled 40 Attempted Attacks by Terrorists Freed for Shalit

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Israeli security forces in 2013 foiled 40 attempted or planned attacks by terrorists who were freed by Israel in November 2011 for the return of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) reported Monday in its annual summary of terror.

In addition, several attacks were carried out by other terrorists freed in the 1,000 for 1 deal.

The report also noted that Palestinian Authority terrorists killed six Israelis last year, compared with zero in 2012. Shortly before the first murder, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry boasted how the Palestinian Authority had stopped terror to the point that no one was killed in 2012.

For the record, there 1,271 terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria  2012, more than twice as many as in 2012, and that does not include more than 150 attacks that were prevented by the IDF.

The Palestinian Authority not only did not prevent terror, its security services personnel were involved in at least two serious attacks.

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.

Showcase ‘Price Tag’ Indictments Turn Out to Be a Witch Hunt

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

A Jerusalem court has thrown out “showcase” indictments against three supposed “price tag” vandals and has hung another black cloud over the police and the office of the Attorney General, all of whom appear to be on a witch hunt.

The latest black eye for government prosecutors was dealt by Jerusalem Court Judge Avital Chen, who ruled there was no basis for charges that three youth from Samaria were planning to carry out some sort of attack  on Arab property.

The rejection of the government case came only a short time after a three-judge Jerusalem court unanimously ruled against the government’s charges of breach of public trust against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has been hounded on various charges for more than a decade.

Many rightwing leaders have charged that dozens of police arrests of supposed price tag vandals are an attempt to blame innocent people for crimes that they say are being carried out by Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) agents trying to make the nationalist movement look illegitimate.

Considering the increasing number and severity of price tag vandalism, the accusations against the Shin Bet sound like self-righteous paranoia.

On the other hand, leftwing activists have accused government prosecutors of purposely treating price tag vandals with soft gloves and failing to convict even one of them over the past three years. Given the proven cases of Arabs damaging their own olive orchards and then blaming Jews, it is not impossible to believe that the Palestinian Authority has ordered the “price tag” operations.

The indictments that were thrown out by the Jerusalem court are the first ones ever to be filed against supposed price tag vandals.

Three young Jewish boys were arrested in September 2011 while they were carrying tools, approximately 300 feet from a vehicle that was not theirs but in which police found bottles of gasoline. Police rejects the youth’s claims that they were using the tools for renovations on a nearby structure.

The police put one and one together and came up with what they thought was two. Government prosecutors at the office of the Attorney General also thought they had done their math and put together their first indictments that were supposed to show that they finally had the goods on price tag culprits.

The court also did its math and flunked the police and prosecutors.

Michael Ironi, a lawyer for the legal aid Honenu organization, said after the court decision, “It is a shame that the Attorney General’s office chose to conduct a trial against the defendants. From the beginning of the case the evidence seemed weak and circumstantial. The suffering caused to the defendants is also regrettable.”

Honenu attorney Rehavia Piltz, who assisted in handling the case, stated, “Even from the beginning it was obvious that much ado was being made out of nothing and now the court has confirmed. It is unfortunate that in the process leading to their exoneration the rights of innocent youths were severely injured over a long period of time.”

The chase after Lieberman and dozens of alleged price tag vandals, despite being unsuccessful, also has a price tag.

“For over two years our lives have been a nightmare,” said one of the youth who finally was exonerated.

“They kept us in remand under severe conditions and falsely accused us of serious crimes,” he added. “If we had not had a religious appearance and the police and the Attorney General’s office had not been so eager to achieve ‘accomplishments’ at the expense of tarnishing the reputation of an entire population, we would not have gone through such a difficult, tortuous legal battle over something we never did.”

Police arrested two of the youth shortly before the Rosh HaShanah holiday in 2011 and convinced the court to extend their remand on the eve of the holiday. The third youth was charged the day after the holiday.

The name of “hilltop youth” in Judea and Samaria  has been muddied with accusations that have never been backed up with indictments, until the “showcase” charges that proved to be unfounded.

Every time a nationalist looks the wrong way at the police or says a bad word about Peace Now, leftwing leaders and media scream “Rabin,”  continuing 18 years of slander against all national religious Jews, and particularly their rabbis, for the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin by Yigal Amir, who lived in metropolitan Tel Aviv and not in Judea and Samaria.

It is no secret that Shin Bet agents infiltrate into communities in Judea and Samaria to incite youth to break the law and then fall prey to being informers to save themselves from prosecution.

It is hard to believe the rightwing claims that Shin Bet agents have carried out all of the price tag attacks to undermine the nationalist movement.

But it also is hard to believe that police continue to harass youth, often with middle-of-the-night arrests, and prosecutors cannot come up with even one indictment that holds any water.

The only missing key in the puzzle is the failure of most national religious leaders to conduct a campaign in their communities and yeshivas to preach against violence and anti-Arab vandalism.

If Jews indeed are guilty of the vandalism and if the police and prosecutors cannot do a better job than they did after investing thousands of hours to nail Lieberman for nothing, something is rotten in the office of the Attorney General.

Former Shin Bet Chief Says ‘Peace Talks’ in No-Win Gear

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority will accept a peace agreement given the current political situation and mood, former Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief Yuval Diskin said on Israel’s Army Radio station Monday.

He cited both Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as being “powerless’ in their leadership and suggested that deeper involvement by Jordan and Egypt would help Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas ‘s position.

Diskin also warned that frustration on the part of Palestinian Authority Arabs could lead to en escalation in violence.

However, Arabs in Judea and Samaria appear to be more frustrated with Abbas than with Israel and stalled peace talks. The PA Public Workers’ Union announced Sunday it will launch a general strike on Wednesday to press its demand for cost of living increases to the wages of all public employees.

Israel Arrested Iranian Spy at Airport on 9/11/13

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Israeli authorities arrested a Belgian citizen of Iranian origin for taking photographs and carrying out surveillance on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and other Israeli and Americans sites, according to a gag order that was lifted on Sunday.

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) identified the man as Ali Mansouri, who landed at Ben Gurion Airport three times in the past 15 months under the name of Alex Mance. He first arrived in Israel in July 2012, and his third visit was on Sept. 2 this year, concluding with his arrest at the airport on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

The suspect confessed to security authorities that the Guards’ terror branch sent him to spy.  The Guards offered him $1 million for his pictures and information.

The arrest occurred two weeks before Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani, delivered his “charm offensive” speech in the United Nations and chatted with President Barack Obama for 15 minutes over the telephone.

Rouhani called the United States a “great nation,” and unless the spy actually was a friendly tourist collecting pictures to show his family how much he enjoyed his visit to the Zionist enemy, it can be safely assumed that the intentions were more in line with traditional Guards activities,  such as blowing up Jewish, Israel and Americans buildings.

That does not exactly fit in with President Barack Obama’s statement last week “while there will be significant obstacles and success is by no means guaranteed, I believe we can reach a comprehensive solution. I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution.”

The basis, of course, is for Iran to continue hoodwink the Americans, and the resolution, just as obviously, is for Tehran to get its hands on a nuclear weapon that can lead to an Islamic peace by annihilating Israel.

 

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