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September 3, 2015 / 19 Elul, 5775
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IDF Kills Arab Attacker at Gas Station on Highway 443

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

IDF soldiers shot and killed one of a group of Palestinian Authority Arabs who attacked an Israeli civilian Sunday evening at a gas station on Highway 443, the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway, near Modi’in.

The terrorist stabbed the 16-year-old Israeli in the shoulder while he was filling his car with gasoline. The attacker then attempted to escape with the rest of the suspected terrorists.

IDF forces who were at the gas station at the time fired at one of the group in order to prevent their escape, and a hit was confirmed, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

The stabber was killed by the gunfire, it was subsequently discovered.

The Israeli civilian was treated at the scene for light to moderate wounds and then evacuated to a local hospital by a Magen David Adom emergency medical team.

IDF troops are searching for at least three to four other suspects who were involved in the incident.

Father in Duma Arson Attack Dies

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Sa’ad Dawabsha, 32, the father of the baby killed in the Duma arson attack on July 31, succumbed to his wounds on Saturday, and died.

He was being treated at Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, with burns on 80% of his body.

The mother, Riham, with burns on 90% of her body, and their 4-year-old son, Ahmed, remain in critical condition. Ahmed is now conscious and off the respirator.

They are being treated at the Tel Hashomer Medical Center.

Despite a lack of evidence, the generally consensus at this point is that Jewish extremists set the fire. There are apparently still no leads yet in finding the perpetrators, and no arrests have been made.

After the funeral for Sa’ad, which thousands of people attended, Arabs began throwing rocks and burning tires. Hamas flags were waved at the funeral.

The IDF is now preparing for a large-scale escalation of Arab attacks against Jews.

Blast Kills Four Arabs and Injures Dozens in Gaza

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

A huge explosion in the southern Gaza city of Rafah killed at least four people and wounded more than 30 others Thursday.

Gaza sources reported that a family was removing debris from m their home that had been dropped last during Operation Protective Edge, when an unexploded bomb detonated.

The family reportedly was preparing to rebuild their home, but there was no explanation why it waited nearly 12 months after the latest war with Hamas ended before removing the debris.

It may be that the explosion was from an unexploded bomb, but no one should rule out that the cause may have been a “work accident” by terrorists.

The explosion occurred at the former home of Sheikh Attia Abu-Nakira, who Haaretz reported was a senior member of Hamas terrorist arm, euphemistically referred to as a “military wing.”

Obama May Intervene in $218.5M Judgment Against Palestinian Authority

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is seriously considering an intervention in the judgment against the Palestinian Authority over the vicious terror attacks that killed and wounded dozens of American citizens more than a decade ago in Israel.

A jury in New York federal district court found the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) guilty of supporting terrorists in carrying out attacks in which Americans died.

According to a report by the Fox News network, the Department of Justice informed the court late last month that it was considering filing a “statement of interest” in the case by August 10. Officials did not elaborate on their intentions. The department previously had no involvement in the case. A source told Fox News the Department of Justice was working with the State Department on the matter.

A DOJ spokesperson told FoxNews.com, “Any filing would be made on behalf of the United States, not on behalf of any other party.”

The attorney for the plaintiffs, Kent Yalowitz, has requested the Palestinian leadership be required to place $30 million per month in escrow while the case is being appealed. He suspects the U.S. government is mulling an attempt to help the PA avoid the bond – a direct intervention by the White House on behalf of those who directly sponsored terror.

“An administration which claims to be fighting terror is planning to weigh in favor of the terrorists,” Yalowitz told FoxNews.com. “If our government actually came in favor of convicted terrorists, it would be a really sorry statement about the way our government treats terror.”

In the attacks, a total of 33 died and more than 450 other victims were wounded – including some who were permanently maimed.

The PA – which receives generous foreign aid from the United States and the European Union – pays stipends to the terrorists and their families who carry out the terror attacks. The bigger the attack and the higher the damage, the bigger the stipend, to this very day.

The lawsuit by 10 families was comprised of some 36 members was filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act which allows U.S. citizens who are victims of international terrorism to sue their attackers in United States court.

The international case had dragged on for a full decade before a decision finally was reached.

The PLO and PA were found liable over six shooting and bombing attacks between 2002 and 2004 in the Jerusalem area which were attributed to Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigades terror group – linked to the leading faction of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority government – and Gaza-based Hamas. In two of the cases the attackers were actual PA police officers. One of the suicide bombers was closely linked to a PA military intelligence officer. In a 2004 suicide bombing of a bus, PA police and security officials also confessed to planning the operation and making the bomb.

All of the jailed terrorists and their families, as well as the families of the suicide bombers were paid for their actions by the PA government.

On the day the ruling was handed down, not one American national network carried the “breaking news” story when the verdict was announced, nor was it mentioned on the evening newscasts.

Officials Reconsider Sprouting Wildfires After Terror Victim Memorial Torched

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Israeli officials are reconsidering the cause of the sudden appearance of the numerous wildfires this weekend — heat wave notwithstanding — in the wake of a blatant arson this weekend by Palestinian Authority Arabs at a memorial for Hebron terror victim Yossi Shok over the weekend.

The father of five died in a blaze of gunfire near Beit Haggai south of Hebron on December 16, 2005 when his car was ambushed in a terror attack as he drove along the road. It’s not the first time that particular memorial has been set afire; in fact, Shok’s memorial has been torched numerous times by Arab terrorists in the area.

Beit Haggai itself stands as a testament to the tenacity of those whose will to survive and thrive in the Hebron Hills is stronger than that of Arabs who are so desperate to wipe them out.

The community, established in 1989, was named for three Ner Yeshiva (Kiryat Arba) rabbinical students who were killed in a terror attack on May 2, 1980. The acronym of the three names of the boys – Hanan Krauthammer, Gershon Klein, and Yaakov Zimmerman – was used to create the name of the new community, Beit HaGaI, which lies within the legal municipal jurisdiction of the Mt. Hebron Regional Council.

But that fire was one of half a dozen that lit up the skies around central Israel on Sunday (August 2). Investigators are now paying close attention to the question of whether the blazes were deliberately set by Arab arsonists.

A similar collection of wildfires ringed the capital just before the start of the Sabbath a week ago.

More than 150 firefighters and volunteers fought the entire day along with firefighting aircraft and ground crews in order to extinguish one of the blazes — the largest since the 2010 Carmel forest fire — that ate up nearly 2,000 dunam of forestland around the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh.

Sunday’s fires were also ignited in numerous different directions, all of which were concentrated in the Judean Hills, Samaria and Mt. Hebron areas.

Among the communities affected were the Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir, where 700 residents were evacuated from their homes in the face of the flames — several homes actually burned in the community — and the Samaria community of Elon Moreh, which was also struck last weekend as well. Fires also raged in an area between the Judean communities of Beitar Illit and Tzur Hadassah, close to where a similar fire was set in June.

 

Netanyahu: Zero Tolerance for Terror ‘Distinguishes Us From Our Neighbors’

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

At the start to this week’s government cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated Israel’s “zero tolerance” policy towards the issue of terror attacks – any terror attacks – and pointed out it is this policy that “distinguishes us from our neighbors.”

The remarks followed a 36-hour period which saw more than 60 Arab terror attacks, allegedly in “retaliation” for the horrific Jewish terror attack carried out against a small family in the Arab village of Duma late last week.

Four Jews were allegedly seen fleeing from the scene after hurling a firebomb into the open window of a small home in the village near the Samaria city of Shechem. An 18-month-old toddler was killed in the attack; his 4-year-old brother and parents were badly wounded. Hebrew writing at the scene constituted evidence the crime was carried out by Israelis.

The other terror attack carried out last week by a Jew was the stabbing of six people at the Gay Pride parade by a recidivist stabber Thursday in Jerusalem. Most of the victims are still in serious to critical condition.

“We recently witnessed two abhorrent crimes,” Netanyahu said. “Our policy toward these crimes is zero tolerance. I have instructed security and law-enforcement officials to use all legal means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and deal with the stabber and the arsonists to the fullest extent of the law.

“We are determined to vigorously fight manifestations of hate, fanaticism and terrorism from whatever side. The fight against these phenomena unites us all.

“This is not a struggle by this or that faction. This is a matter of basic humanity and is at the foundation of our enlightened Jewish values.

“I remember as a child, when I would visit on Shabbat the home of my father’s great teacher, Professor Joseph Klausner, among the Jewish People’s greatest historians in the modern era, over his door were etched two words: ‘Judaism’ and ‘humanity’. They are combined and are mutually supportive.

“This is what distinguishes us from our neighbors. We deplore and condemn these murderers. We will pursue them to the end.

“They name public squares after the murderers of children. This distinction cannot be blurred or covered up. It is important to say this even as we utter our condemnations and unite against the criminals among our people.”

Bennett Condemns ‘Attempts to Blacken 430,000 Settlers’

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) on Saturday night posted a long, musing entry about the aftermath of the Friday morning arson case in which a Palestinian baby was burned to death and his family sustained serious injuries. Jewish extremists have been blamed for the crime.

Bennett had been invited to address a rally in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv Saturday night, protesting the stabbing of six men and women at the pro-homosexual parade in Jerusalem, but at the last minute, the rally organizers rescinded the invitation.

Bennett wrote (some of the text has been redacted):

“I spent the whole Shabbat at the bedside of my father, who is very ill, at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. In the hospital there’s no meaning to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, political stance. They’re all human beings.

“Khaled from Umm al-Fahm, who was lying in another bed, and suffers from a similar illness. Geula from Haifa, the wondrous nurse (for 40 years!) who fills us all with hope and joy.

“Nurse Elias from the village of Mi’ilya, with whom I changed dad’s clothes, and we even managed to walk 20 steps with my father last night.

“Julia, the typing nurse.

“They’re all human beings. They were all created in the image of God.

“Each one has a special soul, a family, a desire to live in dignity.

“I kept thinking about the last moments in the life of Ali Saad Dawabsha who burned to death, about his parents who tried to save him from the fire, and about his family members who are fighting for their lives right now.

“And I thought of marchers in the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem that an evildoer stabbed in the back just because of who they are.

“On Friday, the [Saturday night] rally organizers invited me to speak. I readily agreed because I am the Minister of Education of all the children of Israel, and I believe that even if our opinions differ, you should never, ever raise a hand [in violence].

“Immediately [after Shabbat was over], I went to my car, but on the way from Haifa to the rally, organizers announced the cancellation of my participation.

“Different opinions are fine; violence never. Never, under any circumstances.”

Bennett added:

Anyone who wants to find me next to him in the struggle for tolerance and human dignity — I’ll be the first one there.

Those who want to shut my side’s mouths — will find me opposite them. It goes hand in hand — tolerance must always be in both directions.

I will not accept under any circumstances the attempt to blacken the wonderful 430,000 Israelis living in Judea and Samaria, these so-called ‘settlers.’…

In recent years, countless Jews were killed in this country, including babies Adele Bitton and Shalhevet Paz (shot in the head by a Palestinian sniper), and the Fogel family who were slaughtered in their sleep.

Murder is murder is murder.

The difference is simple: our whole country rightfully condemns the murder. This is the meaning of Jewish ethics. On the Palestinian side, the leadership celebrates the murders [of Jews], and turns those killers into heroes.

This is the entire difference.

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