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Two Terrorists Killed in Separate Attacks [video]

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

A Border Policeman in Hebron was stabbed multiple times in the head, neck and chest on Saturday by a Palestinian Authority terrorist.

The terrorist was shot and killed by a second soldier.

The Border Policeman is in moderate but stable condition.

On Friday night, an Arab tried to stab a soldier at a checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim.

That terrorist was killed. The soldier was not injured.

Shira Klein Regains Consiousness

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Shira Klein, the young woman who was seriously injured in the April 15th Jerusalem terror attack that killed Shalom Yochai Sherki has woken up.

Doctors at Hadassah hospital report that Klein has regained consciousness, is breathing on her own and is talking to her family.

The terror attack happened at French Hill, when an Arab drive drove his car into the tow as they waited at a bus stop.

Obama Gift List to Former Enemies Continues: Cuba Plucked from Terrorism Sponsor List

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

So, let’s see. He “reset” with Russia’s Putin – ask the Crimeans what they think of that move -, he sent loving happy new years notes to Iran, and that produced a warm and loving feelings towards America. He drop-kicked Egypt’s Mubarak from the buddy league but snuggled up with the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi. That did not do much for Morsi, and he spit in the eye of Israel’s Netanyahu whom everyone agrees actually benefitted from Obama’s animosity.

So to whom is U.S. President Barack Obama now handing out party favors? Why, it’s none other than Raul Castro, el jefe of Cuba.

That’s right. The happy dictator to our immediate south either was granted this gift or was simply rewarded, unbidden, with the imminent delisting of Cuba from the U.S.’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

First, the punishments which will be lifted if Cuba is removed from the terrorism list include: a ban on arms-related exports and sales; 30-day Congressional notifications for exports of goods or services deemed “dual use,” meaning they could have peaceful uses but they also could have be used to support terrorism; and prohibitions on economic assistance.

Unless Congress acts to prohibit the delisting, 45 days after the President issues the report making that recommendation, Cuba goes off the list.

How did this happen?

We learn from a press release issued by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, April 13, that Obama directed the State Department to launch a review and then provide him with a report to determine whether Cuba should continue to be designated as an official terrorism sponsor this past December. The president did that as a “critical component of establishing a new direction for U.S.-Cuba relations.”

Well, perhaps not surprisingly, the State Department recommended “based on the facts and the statutory standard” that Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism be rescinded.

To be sure, it might have been possible for the State Department to determine Cuba was ineligible for removal from the designated list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

Why, according to the State Department’s statement, if Cuba had “provided any support for international terrorism during the previous six months,” or if it had refused to provide “assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future,” those naughty boys would remain on the terrorism list. But the answers to the questions being asked were such that the president was able to give one of his new best friends, Raul Castro, the good news.

In issuing its statement recommending the removal of Cuba from the state terrorism listing, the State Department carefully pointed out that the narrow requirements it focused on constitute the qualifications set by Congress for what countries can be removed from the terrorism sponsors list. That statement also pointed out that the criterion for review was a narrow and Congressionally-determined one.

The basis for removal from the list does not mean that American authorities have determined Cuba, a Communist nation with one political party, is no longer engaged in repression or human trafficking or any other significant departures from modern democratic societies, but those issues are not part of the calculation for terrorism sponsoring de-listing.

“While the United States has had, and continues to have, significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these concerns and disagreements fall outside of the criteria for designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism,” is how the State Department couched it.

“Circumstances have changed since 1982, when Cuba was originally designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism because of its efforts to promote armed revolution by forces in Latin America. Our Hemisphere, and the world, look very different today than they did 33 years ago. Our determination, pursuant to the facts, including corroborative assurances received from the Government of Cuba and the statutory standard, is that the time has come to rescind Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism,” the statement continued.

2 Cops Hurt, 1 Female Attacker Killed Outside Istanbul Police HQ

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Two police officers were wounded and a female terrorist carrying a bomb was killed in a shootout Wednesday outside Istanbul’s police headquarters.

Turkish police special forces were deployed to the site, according to Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin, who spoke with the BBC. A second gunman who opened fire was wounded by special forces and then taken captive.

The identity of the attackers is not yet clear.

One day earlier, two members of the banned DHKP-C (Revolutionary Liberation Party Front), a Marxist group stormed the largest courthouse in Istanbul and took prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz hostage.

The DHKP-C is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Both the attackers and their hostage, the prosecutor later died in a shootout with police. On Wednesday morning hundreds of people attended Kiraz’s funeral at the courthouse where he was shot and killed before proceeding to the city’s Eyup Sultan mosque.

Shooting Attack Near Near Shilo

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

There was a shooting attack in near Shilo on Tuesday afternoon.

Two Israelis reported being shot at as they were walking between Geulat Tzion and Adei Ad, which is in the Binyamin region.

No injuries were reported.

The army is looking for the attackers.

HyperCacher Reopens [video]

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

The Paris HyperCacher kosher supermarket where Yoav Hattab, the son of the Chief Rabbi of Tunis, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada were murdered by Islamic terrorist Amedy Coulibaly on January 9, 2014 reopened today for the first time since the attack.

The store which was completely renovated, reopened with new staff.

France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was present for the reopening.

Jerusalem Arab Attorney Aided Hamas

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

An Arab resident of Jerusalem has been arrested for working on behalf of Hamas, Maariv reports. The man, Rami Alami, allegedly abused his position as an attorney working with imprisoned terrorists.

Alami allegedly took messages from terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons, and passed them on to Hamas. He slipped the messages out of prison on small notes hidden on his person.

He is also accused of transferring money on behalf of the terrorist organization.

Alami worked out of Jerusalem’s Old City. He has Jerusalem resident status.

Several recent terrorist attacks have been carried out by Arab residents of Jerusalem, including an attack in January that left an American citizen with serious injuries, and an attack last week that hurt seven Israeli police officers.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jerusalem-arab-attorney-aided-hamas/2015/03/12/

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