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November 23, 2014 / 1 Kislev, 5775
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IDF Arrests Terrorist Linked with ISIS

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Israeli soldiers and security forces Saturday night arrested 12 suspects in Judea and Samaria, including one associated with the Islamic State (ISIS) and six linked with Hamas, the usually reliable Hebrew-language 0404 website reported.

An IDF spokeswoman told The Jewish Press she could not confirm or deny that one of those nabbed was operating on behalf of ISIS.

Several of those arrested were charged with attacking soldiers, policy and Jewish civilians with rocks and firebombs.

In Jerusalem, police are investigating a report that a Jewish women used pepper spray to defend herself from three Arabs who approached asked her if she was Jewish.

Police patrolling in the area detained two of the suspects while the third Arab fled the scene.

 

 

Israel Busts Turkey-Based Hamas Terrorist Network

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Israeli security forces in recent weeks have arrested dozens of terrorists operating within the Palestinian Authority and with tactical and financial support from Turkey, which the United States still considers a close ally.

The cell that planned to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with RPG grenades, as reported here earlier today, was only one of several what targeted other Israeli officials, soldiers, civilians and even Palestinian Authority officials, the Times of Israel reported, quoting PA sources.

However, it is not known if the trio that planned to assassinate Lieberman was operating under the network based in Turkey.

Several of the terrorists reportedly are being held by the Palestinian Authority.

The arrests follow last August’s previously reported plot to overthrow Mahmoud Abbas

Turkey, which helped sponsor the IHH terrorists on the Mavi Mamara ship more than four years ago, has become Hamas’ de facto headquarters.

Senior Hamas official Salach al-Aruri last August admitted that Hamas was behind the kidnap-murders of three Israeli yeshiva students in June.

The United States for years has declared Hamas to be an illegal terrorist organization, but it has not opened its mouth in public to say anything against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s open support for Hamas.

Ever since Operation Cast Lead in late 2008, Erdogan has gone out of kilter.

He single-handedly changed Turkey from a decades-long friend of Israel to a sworn enemy.

He also suddenly and inexplicably saw Iran and Syria as allies in what he figured would be the new power broker in the Middle East.

Syrian President Bassar al-Assad’s butchery against his own people and raids on refugees who deserted to Turkey changed Erdogan’s mind, or what is left of it.

Similarly, he finally realized that a nuclear Iran might not be so healthy for Ankara.

But he still plays cards with Hamas, probably because of populist hate against Israel that has been fueled by incitement from Erdogan and Turkish media.

“Countries do not gain strategically by hosting terrorist groups,” Max Abrahms, professor of political science at Northeastern University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations told Al-Monitor.

“My research demonstrates empirically that terrorism is politically counterproductive behavior that erodes popular support for the political cause and results in a backlash from the target country,” he added. “Hosting terrorist groups is thus a political liability.”

ISIS makes Hamas look like the Boy Scouts, so Turks are not up in arms so long as they see Hamas as being nothing more than a group of Muslims loyal to the cause of turning Israel into an Arab country, whether through the “peace process” or the “war process.”

Al-Monitor noted that “Turkey’s support for Hamas — along with Qatar — hampers Israel’s ability to isolate Hamas,” but the reported Israeli success in busting another Hamas network based in Turkey shows that it still can be done.

It also proves that Abbas knows he is making empty threats when he warns he will break off security cooperation with Israel.

It would be suicidal for him.

PA Terrorists Plotted RPG Attack to Kill Foreign Minister Lieberman

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Three Palestinian Authority terrorists linked with Hamas planned to murder Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack on his vehicle near his eastern Gush Etzion home, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Thursday night.

It did not say exactly when it uncovered the plot but revealed that the assassination plan was conceived during the war in Gaza this past summer.

The terrorists were arrested “in recent days” and are from a village near Nokdim, where Lieberman lives. It is located across from Tekoa and approximately five miles east of Efrat.

The suspects were identified as Ibrahim el-Zir, Ziad el-Zir and Adnas Tzabih.

Israeli security personnel had spotted the terrorists staking out Lieberman’s home, and one of them was caught trying to buy the RPG missiles.

Ibrahim Zir, 37, was the ring leader of the cell and previously has been served time in jail for terrorism. His brother Ziad and Zabih were slated to fire the missiles at Lieberman’s car.

British Baroness Compares ‘Storming of Al Aqsa’ with Har Nof Massacre

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

A British baroness and former lawmaker is under fire for a Twitter post that tied the terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue to Israel’s policies on the Temple Mount.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi tweeted Tuesday in the hours after the attack: “Israeli extremists storm Al Aksa & intimidate worshipers, Palestinian extremists storm synagogue & kill 4 worshipers #Tragic #peacenotwar.”

Warsi, who had served as senior minister of state at Britain’s Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, resigned from Parliament in August over Britain’s policies on Gaza. Her resignation came during Israel’s 50-day operation in the Gaza Strip.

Warsi, the daughter of Pakistani immigrants, became a member of the House of Lords in 2007. She was named Conservative Party co-chair by David Cameron after the 2010 general election,

“Both Palestinian & Israeli lives have been lost in recent weeks at the hands of extremists, condemn both #Peace not #Hypocrisy,” she later tweeted, responding to Britain’s Zionist Federation.

A spokesman for the Israeli embassy told the Jewish Chronicle that Warsi’s comments were “morally reprehensible and shameful.”

Warsi was named one of the world’s “500 most influential Muslims” in 2010 by a Middle East think tank and was the House of Lords youngest member when she was appointed as a peer.

Ashdod Joins Ashkelon to Impose Racism to Stop Terrorism

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Ashdod and at least one moshav farming community joined Ashkelon Thursday to declare that Arabs will not be allowed to work in the area of kindergartens despite widespread condemnation from political leaders.

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni got the ball rolling with his public announcement Wednesday that no Arabs are welcome, as reported here. He not only refused to back down on Thursday but also stood his ground that his decision is legal because of the need for security.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said she has asked the Attorney General to enforce the law against discrimination and stop Shimoni in his tracks. Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid called Mayor Shimoni’s policy a surrender to terror and a denial of co-existence.

Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett took the opportunity to show a liberal face of the national religious community and went off the edge to declare that “99.9 percent of Israeli Arabs are loyal to the country.”

Everyone is racing, no pun intended, to show he is the most democratic politician since ancient Greece, even if it was not so democratic.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, “There can be no discrimination against Israeli Arabs. We must not generalize about an entire public due to a small and violent minority. The vast majority of Israel’s Arab citizens are law-abiding and whoever breaks the law – we will take determined and vigorous action against him.”

Lest anyone think Netanyahu is flying on a left wing, he added that “in the framework of the draft nationality law that I will submit to the Cabinet on Sunday, we will enshrine the full equality before the law of every citizen regardless of religion, race or sex alongside ensuring Israel’s identity as the national state of the Jewish People.”

Mayor Shimoni’s declaration brought out the gut feeling of Israelis who reacted to Tuesday’s massacre of Jews praying in a Jerusalem synagogue exactly the way future murderers want – fear.

His ban on Arab workers in the vicinity of kindergartens comes on the background of trauma in the city from more than a decade of rocket and missile attacks on the port cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon.

It took the mayor’s statements to arouse Israel’s yellow journalist media to take a break from its own racism the past week that has tried to demonstrate that Israeli Arabs as a whole are at war against Israel.

Bennett grossly exaggerated to say that 99.9 percent of Israeli Arabs are loyal to the country. Netanyahu was more on the mark when he said a majority, without measuring it, are “law-abiding.”

Mayor Shimoni hit a raw nerve

Placing all Arabs in one basket of terror is racist, illegal and immoral.

It also expresses a frustration that the police must heed so that Israelis can be safe.

PFLP Terror Group Claims Responsibility for Har Nof Massacre

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organization (PFLP) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s horrific attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.

The group made its statement to international media during the day Wednesday.

Four rabbis and an Israeli Druze police officer were murdered and at least six others were seriously wounded in the bloodbath.

Uday Abu Jamal and Ghassan Abu Jamal, the two murderers were Jerusalem Arab cousins from the neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar. But despite their membership in an extended family network that had connections with terror, they were not known to their family to be members of the PFLP terrorist organization, said another relative.

Sufyan Abu Jamal told The Independent newspaper based in the UK that the behavior of one of the two, Ghassan, had been “normal in recent weeks.”

A fourth cousin in the family, Jamal Abu Jamal, is a known member of the PFLP and was arrested by Israeli security forces two weeks ago, Sufyan Abu Jamal said.

Ashkelon to Cease Hiring Arabs for City Kindergartens

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

In the wake of unremitting Arab violence across Israel — and Tuesday’s horrific terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue — a southern Israeli city has called a halt to hiring Arab workers for local city kindergartens.

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday night that he would stop construction by Arab workers on bomb shelters around the city until further notice.

Kindergartens and preschools located next to construction sites where Arab laborers are employed will be guarded by armed security personnel as well, Shimoni wrote.

Ashkelon is one of the main targets struck repeatedly by Gaza terrorists when missiles are fired by from the coastal enclave.

During Israel’s counter terror Operation Protective Edge this summer against Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization, residents spent weeks in their bomb shelters as the city was hit by hundreds of rockets and missiles.

On Tuesday this week, four prominent rabbis and an Israeli Druze police officer were murdered and at least six other people were wounded in a horrific terror attack by two Jerusalem Arabs.

Hamas and its allies handed out candies to celebrate the slaughter later in the day, smiling as they praised the way the terrorists used axes, meat cleavers, knives and guns to butcher their way through a packed synagogue while Jewish men were praying the morning service.

The four rabbis were laid to rest just hours later, accompanied to their graves by thousands. A similar number of observant Jews made their way to the northern Galilee village of Kfar Yanuch-Gat to pay their last respects to Zidan Sayif, the heroic officer who gave his life to draw fire from the terrorists so they would be forced to focus their attention away from slaughtering any more Jews.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ashkelon-to-cease-hiring-arabs-for-city-parks/2014/11/19/

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