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April 16, 2014 / 16 Nisan, 5774
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IDF Arrests Palestinian Authority Terrorists Who Fired on Israelis

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Israeli security forces and soldiers lifted a gag order Monday and revealed they have arrested a Palestinian Authority terrorist cell from Samaria that carried out shooting attacks and a firebomb attacks in the past several months.

They attacked Israeli motorists near Kedumim, located three miles east of the Karnei and Ginot Shomron communities in central Samaria.

The terrorists’ rifle was confiscated during the arrest.

No one was injured in the attacks.

Palestinian Authority Arabs Attack School Bus with Firebomb

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Palestinian Authority Arab hurled firebombs and rocks at Israeli civilians and soldiers in at least two different locations in Samaria Thursday, causing light injuries to a soldier.

The firebomb attack narrowly missed a school bus that was on its way from Itamar, in northern Samaria, to Kedumim to the west. The Molotov cocktail exploded in front of the bus on the highway, and the bus driver slammed on the brakes and managed to avoid running into the flames.

Earlier in the day, approximately 40 Arabs rioters and threw rocks at Israeli vehicles in the Binyamin region of Samaria until the IDF arrived to disperse them. One soldier was lightly injured by a rock and was treated on the spot without being hospitalized.

Ceasefire Reported in Gaza-Israel ‘Chicken War’

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Islamic Jihad leaders said Thursday afternoon that Egypt has brokered a ceasefire following the Israeli Air Force’s bombing of smuggling tunnels in the Gaza-Egypt border city of Rafiah Thursday afternoon in retaliation for Islamic Jihad missile attacks on the Ashkelon-Ashdod area earlier in the day.

Israel has not commented on the report, but there is relative quiet in the Jewish communities near Gaza.

“The ceasefire has been reached with the mediation of Egypt and will continue until Israel breaks it,” Islamic Jihad said in a statement.

Assuming the terrorists honor the ceasefire, which probably will be broken by an occasional Kassam rocket attack just to let everyone that the terrorists are not sleeping, it will put an end to the latest war of chickens.

The sudden and massive missile barrage on Israel last night and today caused no injuries other than emotional shock, and it is not coincidental that the equally massive IDF retaliation Wednesday did not cause any casualties.Gaza sources said three people were injured in the aerial strikes on Rafiah. No one was killed, and terrorists’ smuggling tunnels and not the terrorists themselves were the targets.

Nobody except the simple peasants in Gaza want an escalation of violence to the point that Israel has no choice other than to make Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s dream come true by invading and taking over Gaza, rescuing the average Mohammed on the street from the despotic Hamas regime that has made their lives worse than miserable, although Yasser Arafat gets the credit for having stared the bomb rolling down that road.

Islamic Jihad launched a new round of attacks on Israel as a response to the Israeli military’s killing three of its terrorist after they fired a mortar shell at Israeli soldiers earlier this week..

Iran could have a hand in the decision to strike back since Israel exposed the Islamic Republic regime’s evil hand in trying to arm Hamas so it can carry out a proxy war on Israel. If Israel really wants to retaliate for the missile attacks, Tehran is a better target than Gaza, but that is not going to happen so long as President Barack Obama keeps Iran chattering so no one can hear the sounds of centrifuges spinning out enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb.

Islamic Jihad got much needed PR from its “missile roulette” attacks. No Israeli was injured, so Israel could respond “proportionately” and hit unmanned terrorist posts and underground missile launchers without eliminating a few terrorists. The IDF has to retaliate so that Gaza terrorists would not get a message that they could extend their assault northwards towards Tel Aviv. They are saving that for a future war if it decides to commit suicide.

Lieberman notwithstanding, Israel cannot invade Gaza without nothing worse than malign neglect from its useless friends in the European Union, who as recently as today continue to blame Jerusalem for the perennial humanitarian disaster in Gaza.

Islamic Jihad terrorists are a bunch of chickens. They did nothing but panic the residents of southern Israel, who are not as valuable to the Israeli government as the good citizens of Tel Aviv.

The IDF played chicken but did so out of strength, not weakness.

These chicken wars have taken place before and they will take place again.

The problem is that one day, one of those chickens is going to launch a missile that “misfires” and hits, God forbid, a hospital, kindergarten, shopping center or a family bedroom.

If that happens, the terrorists won’t be able to flee the subsequent invasion of Gaza because chickens can’t fly.

IDF Tanks and Planes Bomb Gaza Missile Launchers

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Israeli army tanks led the inevitable retaliation Wednesday night after Islamic Jihad terrorists staged a massive missile and mortar shell attack on the Western Negev, firing at least 30 rockets according to the IDF and more than 60 according to the Islamic Jihad.

The army said eight missiles exploded in urban areas and that the  exploded in open areas or within Gaza and caused no casualties. Property damage was minimal, but one woman broke her hip while running to a bomb shelter.

Artillery fire from tanks destroyed at least two terror targets in central Gaza and the Israeli Air Force bombed underground missile launchers ion an effort to bring immediate quiet to Western Negev residents, who has been ordered to stay in their homes after the barrage began towards sunset.

In anticipation of a strong reaction, Islamic Jihad and Hamas commanders have abandoned their offices and posts, and the Hamas Interior Ministry advised Gaza Arabs to remain in their homes.

 

Three Hamas Terrorists Killed in ‘Work Accident’

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Three Hamas terrorists were killed on Tuesday in an explosion that was “all part of a day’s work” of preparing rockets and bombs for attacks on Israel.

The Hamas website reported that the “work accident” killed three members of the “military branch” of Hamas in Beit Hanoun, located in northern Gaza.

Earlier on Tuesday, the IDF killed three Islamic Jihad terrorists who attacked Israeli soldiers with a mortar shell. The soldiers were not injured.

Netanyahu Apologizes to Jordan while IDF Says Attacker Was Terrorist

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has apologized to Jordan for killing a Jordanian judge who the IDF said attacked and tried to strangle a soldier before he was shot dead at the Allenby Bridge border crossing on Monday.

“Israel regrets the death of Judge Raed Zeiter yesterday at the King Hussein (Allenby) bridge and expresses its sympathies to the people and government of Jordan,” according a statement from the office of the Prime Minister.

“In light of our commitment to the peace treaty, Israel has already shared with Jordan the results of its preliminary investigation of the incident,” it continued. “Israel has also agreed to a Jordanian request to establish a joint Israeli-Jordanian team to complete the investigation.”

The IDF stated Monday morning that its “preliminary conclusions regarding the Allenby Bridge incident” followed “a comprehensive investigation” and that “the investigation included extensive questioning of witnesses by security personnel.”

“The preliminary conclusion of the investigation indicates that the terrorist attacked the soldier,” IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Pete Lerner said. The attacker “charged at the soldiers shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ [Allah is great] with a metal pole, and then attempted to seize the soldier’s weapon prompting the soldiers to respond by firing towards his lower extremities, in line with standard operating procedures. The suspect then began to strangle a soldier and the force resorted to using live fire once again.”

The attacker later was named as a judge from Jordan who originally is from Shechem, and that is when the proverbial manure apparently hit the fan.

Gertrude Rose might have written today that “a terrorist is a terrorist is a terrorist” but not if he is a judge.

Jordan claims that the judge was unarmed, and the Jordanian Muslim opposition castigated Israel’s “brutality” in killing the alleged attacker.

If the IDF’s initial probe reached the wrong conclusion and the soldiers wrongful fired, the whole incident will be very bad for Israel.

If it is true, and so far the IDF has not amended its preliminary conclusions, that does not change the fact that Prime Minister Netanyahu needs Jordan more than ever right now. The last thing King Abdullah needs is a Palestinian Authority state on his borders. Jordan is country of refugees, mostly “Palestinian” and an increasing number from Syria.

Israel protects Jordan’s eastern border, which would become Swiss cheese if the Palestinian Authority were to be stationed there.

That explains the Prime Minister’s hurried apology and agreement set up a joint commission to investigate the incident.

IDF Kills Three Terrorists Immediately after Mortar Shell Attack

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The Israeli Air Force immediately retaliated for a mortar shell attack on soldiers near Gaza and bombed Islamic Jihad terror targets, reportedly killing three terrorists.

The casualties were reported by Islamic Jihad sources and have not been confirmed or denied by the IDF, but military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said, “Direct hits were confirmed” moments after the mortar shell attack. He added, “Rapid reaction and operational capabilities are key to combating terrorist activities against Israel and our forces. Terrorist must know that there is a price to pay when participating in aggression.”

The military holds Hamas, the de facto regime in Gaza, responsible for all terrorist attacks.

A spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry told the French News Agency AFP, “Three martyrs have died in a Zionist strike east of Rafiah.”

The mortar shell attack was aimed at soldiers who were on routine patrol near the security fence in the areas of the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Earlier in the day, the IDF reported that one of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) crashed in southern Gaza due to a technical malfunction.

PA Terrorist Who Bombed Tel Aviv Bus Sentenced to 25 Years

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The Palestinian Authority terrorist convicted last year of bombing a bus in Tel Aviv in 2012 was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in jail. The explosion on the local bus wounded 28 people.

The terrorist, Mohammed Mafarji and who was 18 years old when he bombed the bus, said he carried out the attack during the Pillar of Defense counter terrorist operation in Gaza as an act of revenge for the death of a Hamas terrorist commander.

The sentence was handed down after plea bargaining, which included a promise that the jail sentence would not be no more than 25 years.

Assuming Israel does not free him sooner as a “goodwill concession” to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas or U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and if Mafarji behaves nicely in jail, he probably will be released long before 25 years pass.

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