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June 27, 2016 / 21 Sivan, 5776

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Shiloh Musings: Republicans Shooting Themselves in The Foot!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

In their foolish and completely antidemocratic way, the Republican machine/establishment is going against the will of their people to try to sabotage Donald Trump. Contrary to all predictions from the experts before and early in the campaign, the outsider Donald Trump had no real problem defeating all of the establishment wannabes to win the Republican Presidential nomination.

I’ve written before, and I’m not the only one to say this, that by sabotaging Trump and going contrary to the wishes of potential Republican voters, not only will they be handing the US Presidency to the Democrats, but they are destroying the Republican Party.

One of the principles of American democracy is “winner takes all.” In the United States, unlike Israel, there is no real status to the loser, the “Opposition Leader.” He/she is “history,” has no government role, because even if the loser had been a top senator or congressman, he/she would have resigned to run for the presidency. In Israel the Opposition Leader is the head of the largest party not in the ruling coalition, meaning that he/she is an MK-has a parliamentary seat and all the power, committee appointments and privileges that entails.

By trying to push in a “third party” Republican to run against Trump and the Democrats, they will certainly not only lose the elections, destroy the Republican Party,  and cause major cynicism in those who had once believed in the party’s principles. And they would actually strengthen Trump as a national leader, proving that his antiestablishment ways are truly legitimate.

And back to the image of shooting themselves in the foot. It would be like hitting a major artery and causing fatal blood loss. I doubt they can recover from such an act. They only way to rehabilitate the party is to fully support Trump.

Batya Medad

IDF Hebron Soldier Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Manslaughter in Terrorist Death

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The attorneys for IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya submitted a plea of “not guilty” Monday on the charge of manslaughter for shooting to death a wounded terrorist in Hebron.

The case revolves around a March 24 stabbing attack on an IDF soldier by two Arab terrorists. One was shot and killed immediately. The second, Fatah a-Sharif, was shot and disabled, but did not die immediately. Instead, he lay on the ground, wearing a bulky, zipped up jacket that appeared to hide a possible explosives vest. Because he was still moving it was unclear whether or not he presented a current threat.

Attorneys Ilan Katz, Eyal Beserglick, Binyamin Malcha and Karmit Scheiber listed a number of points in the Jaffa Military Court in their rebuttal to the indictment against their client.

“The defendant acted in a fraction of a second to neutralize the terrorist to prevent an attack on himself and his friends who were standing close to the terrorist. He did not see any other way to save their lives or his own. The defendant admits that the gun fire may have killed the terrorist but that it definitely neutralized him,” the attorneys responded in their plea.

“The defendant saw a situation in which, given the circumstances, the terrorist was wearing an explosive belt and carrying a knife as part of a combined attack and his movements indicated that he intended to detonate the belt on his body which could have had serious consequences,” the plea continued. This was said to the defendant “during a briefing – he thought that a real and immediate danger was being posed to him and his friends,” the attorneys went on, Ynet reported.

The terrorist had already been shot in the lung and the groin. The attorneys said the autopsy report did not rule out the question of whether his death might have been caused by those shots, given the amount of time that elapsed between those first shots and the shot to the head by Azariya.

Hana Levi Julian

1 Judge Out in Manslaughter Trial of IDF Soldier

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

One of the judges has been recused in the manslaughter trial of an IDF soldier who shot and killed an injured Arab terrorist in Hebron.

Lt. Col. Yogev Yifrah, one of a panel of three judges in the military court, was removed due to his prior acquaintance with a witness who is slated to testify in the case, according to Walla!

Sgt. Elor Azaria is accused of killing the terrorist after he was already on the ground and disabled moments after he and a second terrorist had stabbed an IDF soldier in Hebron.

The trial is scheduled to continue as soon as Yifrah is replaced with another judge, by the president of the Jaffa Military Court, Col. Maya Heller.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Vehicle Damaged in Terror Attack Along Northern Gaza Border

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Just a few hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded a visit to the troops in the area, terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers and vehicles operating near the Gaza Belt community of Nahal Oz, close to the security fence along Gaza’s northern border.

No soldiers were injured in the attack, but at least one military vehicle was damaged.

According to the IDF Spokesperson, soldiers from the Engineering Corps were doing routine maintenance on the security fence at the time of the attack.

The soldiers were working on a section of the fence near the Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaya – the location of one of the toughest battles fought by the IDF against Hamas during Operation Protective Edge.

Hana Levi Julian

Gaza Children’s Festival Shows Toddlers Being Trained to Murder Jews [video]

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The Prime Minister’s Office Arab media spokesperson Ofir Gendelman tweeted an extremely sobering message late Monday on social media, the third day of Passover.

“ISIS-like brainwashing in a kids’ festival in Gaza: toddlers act out stabbing & shooting attacks against Israelis,” Gendelman tweeted.

“When Palestinians send their kids to act in this school play no wonder their kids committ (sic) attacks when they’re older” Gendelman tweeted. More to the point, who hires the teachers who write and direct these plays? Where do they get their material, and are they researching it online in Da’esh websites?

Similar plays and festivals have been broadcast on children’s television programs in Gaza as well as in the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria for decades.

But even those programs have become increasingly cold-blooded and brutal over the past five years — indicating the increasing influence of Da’esh (ISIS) in the region.

The fruit of those past efforts ripened and was borne out this past October with the spontaneous eruption of the deadly wave of terror that burst against Israeli Jews — and some Arabs — perpetrated to a great extent by attackers who were age 21 and younger.

These are the children who grew up in the generation nurtured in the all-encompassing environment of schoolbooks, television programs, summer camps and public venues all devoted to the glorification of death, so-called “martyrdom” in the cause of murderous terrorism against Israel.

How deadly will the next generation be?

Hana Levi Julian

2 Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Highway 443 Terror Attack

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Two Israeli soldiers were wounded Friday night in a terror attack on Highway 443, near the Jewish community of Beit Horon.

Highway 443 used to be the main traffic artery between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The soldiers were deployed at a checkpoint on the road, part of which runs through Samaria, at the time of the attack.

One of the soldiers was shot by an Arab terrorist, sustaining wounds to his lower body. The other was badly bruised but not shot.

The attack took place at about the same time southern Israel was under rocket fire from Gaza.

The soldiers had walked over to investigate a suspicious vehicle when an armed Arab within the car suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire, then fled.

Israeli Police forces fanned out to hunt for the terrorist. Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel evacuated the two soldiers to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Hana Levi Julian

Shooting Attack at Sha’ar Shechem, Police Saved by Miracle [video]

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

There was a terror shooting attack near the Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem) of the Old City of Jerusalem, according to a TPS report.

The attack happened just before 11 PM on Sunday. The terrorists attempted to shoot at a group of Border Policemen who were standing together and receiving their orders for the evening.

The approaching Arab man aroused the suspicion of the policemen, and they asked him to show them what was in the bag he was carrying. He then pulled out his weapon and aimed it at them.

What saved the policemen from the terrorists who were standing a mere 5 meters away, according to HotNews1, was that when the first terrorist cocked his weapon, the magazine fell out.

The first terrorist was immediately neutralized (killed) by the policemen, who quickly opened fire.

A second terrorist then began shooting at the policemen from approximately 100 meters away.

A gunfight ensued, and accurate shooting on the policemen’s part quickly neutralized (killed) him too.

After a 15-20 minute search, a third suspected terrorist was arrested. It appears now that he was not involved in the attack.

No policemen were wounded.

Video Source: Buzznet:

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