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November 23, 2014 / 1 Kislev, 5775
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Terror on the Temple Mount

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Police and Arab terrorists fought it out on Wednesday morning on the Temple Mount, after Arabs snuck fireworks launchers, firebombs and rocks onto the Temple Mount and into the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Masked Arabs launched the fireworks and threw rocks at police as they tried to blockade themselves inside the mosque.

The Arab terrorists blocked the doors to Al Aqsa to try and prevent the police from locking them inside.

Fireworks Launchers on Temple Mount

Jerusalem Run-Over Terror Attack

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

The Jerusalem Light Rail platform camera caught part of the terror attack today. A policeman was killed in the attack, and two more police were injured, along with other pedestrians.

Who is Really Inciting the Terrorism?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The “silent intifada” about which Hebrew media write is really silent no more. It is roaring at the gates, Harriet, and threatening to bash the door in.

How was it possible for an Islamic Jihad terrorist to simply stand waiting outside the Menachem Begin Center, ask Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick for his name, and then simply say, “I’m angry with you” and shoot him four times at point-blank range?

Where on earth was the security detail that was supposed to be in place for the Knesset members attending the conference? At least one of those present was a full-fledged minister — that means the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) was on the scene, or should have been.

Worse, the Center employed this recidivist in its restaurant after a ten year stint in the Israel Prison system. Whatever happened to that antiquated practice of “security clearance” that dogged even the most common of job applicants back in the good ol’ days of Israeli basic standards?

There have certainly seemed to be more than enough Israel Police officers on the Temple Mount available to arrest someone for moving their lips — even a bride is considered suspect if she makes the wrong move on her wedding day. They’re always there to whisk someone away “before there’s trouble” with Arab “worshipers” who stockpile stones, firebombs (Molotov cocktails), and fireworks in the Al Aqsa mosque, and threaten non-Muslims on the Mount on a regular basis.

And Israeli police are aces when it comes to drivers using cell phones or texting in their cars, who are pulled over on a regular basis. Motorists who park in the wrong place find their cars magically ticketed by law enforcement officers.

How did we reach this point, where a convicted Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorist, an 11-year graduate of Israeli jails, is hired by a premier center in Jerusalem for politicians and glitteratti and receives security clearance that allows him to get close enough to a guest speaker to shoot him on sight? Not to mention the minor detail that he also could have shot and killed at least three top lawmakers, all of whom were present at the event as well.

It boggles the mind – and raises suspicions.

It also calls up the question of what impact this attack, and those leading up to it over the past several months, will have on the iron grip maintained by the radical Islamic Waqf over the Temple Mount.

The issue is not as simple as it may appear because the Waqf represents the government of Jordan and the Hashemite Kingdom, which maintains a decades-old quiet handshake with Israel. Both sides are loathe to disturb that peace for obvious reasons.

But this attack takes the issue a step beyond the Pale.

Till now, Jews have been harassed on the Temple Mount – Judaism’s holiest site — unmercifully. Yet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has buttoned his lip. Jerusalemites have lived with months of daily attacks on the Light Rail, hundreds of thousands of shekels’ worth of damage to the line and trauma to Israel’s citizens in order to service Arab commuters in northern Jerusalem and the Jews who live beside them. No track has been laid to bypass the communities where the attacks are perpetrated though surely that would be less costly.

But Yehudah Glick’s life is now hanging by a thread. That may have at last exceeded the patience of even the Israeli government. Such an attack, on a U.S. citizen, the primary Temple Mount activist, cannot be condoned, excused away, ignored with heads turned and eyes closed.

And yet.

Where are the howls?  There’s no rage emanating from the White House, no “red-hot anger” over a terrorist attack on an American citizen. Just a deadly silence. Odd, no?  Especially in light of the U.S. State Department’s hurry last week to convey its condolences to the family of the young U.S. citizen terrorist-in-training killed by the IDF while attacking Jews.

Funeral for Karen Yemima HY”D [photos]

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The funeral of Karen Yemima Mosquera was held Monday night, after midnight, starting at the Shamgar Funeral Home and ending on the Mount of Olives, where she was buried.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral.

Karen Yemima, an Olah Chadasha, was in Israel as part of her conversion process to Judaism. She died on Sunday, after being critically wounded in the Jerusalem Light Rail terror attack last Wednesday. In that attack, an Arab terrorist drove onto the train platform and ran over 9 people, killing Karen Yemima, and 3 month old Chaya Zissel Braun.

The state of Israel flew in Karen Yemima’s family from Ecuador following the attack.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the Ecuadorian ambassador to Israel were at the funeral.

Karen Yemima - Funeral - Mother

The funeral of Karen Yemima was delayed by an hour, as the family of the terrorist planned their funeral at the same time, and police were concerned the terrorist’s funeral would exhibit the typical Arab violence associated with the funeral of killed terrorists, and they did not want any disruptions to Karen Yemima’s funeral or danger to the participants.

The funeral for the terrorist was held under heavy police guard with only a few dozen participants as the police demanded.

But dozens of other Arabs in the Shiloach (Silwan) did go wild while the funeral was going on, shooting fireworks at police. Police responded with riot dispersal tools.

Karen Yemima - Funeral - Burial 3

Karen Yemima - Funeral - Burial 1

Karen Yemima - Funeral - Burial 2

All photos by Tazpit News Agency

PA-American Arab Firebomber Buried with Terrorist Headband

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

In death, many things become clear. Including a U.S. Arab citizen teenager’s terrorist membership.

The body of a 14-year-old terrorist-in-training killed while attacking Jewish drivers on Friday night was dressed in his finest for burial this weekend. Orwa Abd al-Hadi Hammad was tenderly wrapped in a black-and-white checkered keffiyah.

Encircling his brow was a fancy green terrorist headband bearing the ‘Qataib al Qassam’ logo.

The Palestinian Authority-American Arab teen was certainly no boy scout. He was killed while hurling a firebomb (Molotov cocktail) at passing Israeli vehicles on Highway 60 north of Jerusalem.

Israeli soldiers who had set up a lookout patrol on the highway spotted the group of teenage terrorists attacking civilians passing on the road.

The slogan and logo were translated by Yigal Carmon and Dr. Mordechai Kedar from a photo published on the website of the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency. They indicate that Hammad was linked to the Izz a-Din al-Qassam: the military wing of the Hamas terrrorist organization.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Hammad moved to the PA village of Silwad with his family at age six, according to the U.S. State Department. The U.S. had immediately issued a statement of “deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad.”

Hammad’s cousin admitted, meanwhile, that he was part of a group who were hurling rocks and firebombs at cars traveling down Highway 60 on Friday night.

The velocity of a rock or fireball the size of a baseball or larger, when hurled straight into the moving windshield of a driver or front seat passenger, can create an impact that shatters the glass instantly. At the very least, the driver is stunned, if not badly wounded. Or dead.

Road terror attacks are intended to kill, and they have. When they don’t, they maim their intended victims. Failing that, they succeed in traumatizing their targets.

This is not about “throwing rocks” like little school children. This is an issue of life and death — on both sides of the road — because in Israel, people of any age who hurl rocks or firebombs or fireworks at traveling vehicles are doing it in order to kill those within. That qualifies them as terrorists, qualifying them as a potential deadly threat to a driver and a target the second they raise a hand to hurl any form of ammunition at a traveling vehicle, its driver and its passengers.

Second Victim From Jerusalem Light Rail Terror Attack Dies

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Karen Yemima Muskara (22), a tourist from Ecuador, is the second victim to die from last week’s terror attack on the Jerusalem Light Rail platform near Ammunition Hill. She was being treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem following the attack.

The victim was in Israel, and in the process of converting to Judaism. [We have a reader report that she completed her conversion to Judaism and was just waiting to receive her Teudat Zehut - Israeli ID card.]

She will be buried tonight, Sunday, at 12:30am (time updated). The funeral will start at the Shamgar Funeral Home and then head to the Mount of Olives.

The public is asked to go to the funeral.

The terrorist, Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, also killed 3 month old Chaya Zissel Braun when he drove his car onto the train platform, running down nine commuters.

Shaludi, a member of Hamas, was subsequently shot by a policeman and died a few hours later in the hospital.

Following his death, Arabs in eastern Jerusalem began to riot again.

Security Sabotaged Around Jordan Valley Moshav

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

A chilling discovery was made Sunday morning by members of Moshav Hamra in the Jordan Valley — vandals chopped down and destroyed poles bearing electric power to the moshav.

The destruction by unknown hands signaled a plot to cut off power and communications to and from the moshav.

It might also potentially cut off the community’s ability to call for help in a terrorist attack.

The Palestinian Authority has insistently demanded that Israel hand over the Jordan Valley as part of the lands it desires for the creation of its hoped-for sovereign country.

Israel is unwilling to comply with this demand since the Jordan Valley has strong military significance. Relinquishing such a strategic location would be an act of national suicide.

District police told the Hebrew-language 0404 website that investigators were sent to the site and subsequently confirmed the attack appeared to have been carried out over the weekend.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/security-sabotaged-around-jordan-valley-moshav/2014/10/26/

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