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Convicted Terrorists Still Have Drivers’ Licenses, But . . .

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

A terrorist who has murdered Jews with a bulldozer, for instance, can still be holding his driver’s license and be able to get right back into the cab of a vehicle when he gets out of prison. Yes.

But if the Legal Forum for Israel has its way, this situation may not continue much longer.

The organization has appealed to Transportation and Road Safety Minister Yisrael Katz to revoke the drivers’ licenses of those who are convicted of terror activities.

Forum attorney Yossi Fuchs wrote to Katz that Abdul Rahman al-Shaloudi, the terrorist who murdered a three month old baby in a terror attack in Jerusalem Wednesday night and wounded numerous others, was a recidivist.

He called on Katz to submit an amendment to the current motor vehicle law, blocking convicting terrorists from holding a valid driver’s license once released from prison.

Shaloudi had been convicted of terrorism before, and had been released from prison just 10 months prior to carrying out his deadly attack.

“The prison term was no real warning to him, and he instead decided to use his drivers’ license as a license to murder Jews, as was seen in last night’s attack,” Fuchs wrote.

The attorney proposed an amendment that would require revocation of a driver’s license for a period of one year or more – until the terrorist finishes serving his or her sentence – and until such time as the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) deems the driver no longer a security risk.

The revocation should be made in cases of terror activities that include rock attacks, not necessarily related to the use of a motor vehicle, Fuchs said.

The terrorist who prompted the proposed amendment is dead. He died of his wounds in the hospital after being shot by a police officer while trying to flee the scene of his motor vehicle attack on a crowd of bystanders waiting for the Jerusalem Light Rail.

His victim, tiny American citizen Chaya Zisel Braun, was laid to rest late the same night in Jerusalem’s ancient soil.

Arab MK Zoabi Says IDF ‘Worse than’ ISIS

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Hanin Zoabi, Israel’s de facto Minister for Anti-Zionism and chair of the Fifth Column, outdid herself on Sunday be comparing the IDF with the Islamic State (ISIS).

Actually, that is not true. She did not compare them. The IDF is much worse, she stated on Channel 2 television, because the Islamic State “kills one person at a time with each knife while an IDF pilot kills dozens of Palestinians by pressing a button.”

Not to be totally outdone by Zoabi’s love for hate, another one of her Balad party colleagues, MK Basel Ghattas, chimed in on Army Radio Monday to say that there is a big difference between the Israeli army and the Islamic State, which “unlike the IDF, has not committed crimes against humanity.

Zoabi, a resident of Nazareth in the Galilee, is the same cheerleader for terror who was on the IHH terrorists’ Mavi Mamara ship aimed at breaking the maritime embargo on Hamas.

She previously has used the Knesset podium to call Israel a Nazi state, reject Israel as a Jewish state, a basic part of the Balad party’s platform, and to dismiss the Iranian nuclear threat simply as one of “potential.” She also has sung the Palestinian anthem at a Hamas rally.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, on cue, called the Balad party a “terrorist organization” that exploits the Knesset to “advance terrorism while taking advantage of parliamentary immunity.”

Previous moves to indict her for incitement were ditched by Israel’s cowards in the office of the Attorney General.

Transportation Minister Israel Katz of the Likud party called Zoabi’s statement “treason and sedition.”

As usual, everyone is trying to matching Zoabi’s mouth with shocking words , but no one ever does anything about Zoabi, who would long have been thrown into jail in any other democratic country that understands the principle that freedom of speech does not include yelling ”fire” in a crowded theatre just to get attention.

The Jewish Press has come up with a practical idea and is asking you to put some money in the pushkie to raise enough shekels to buy her a first-class airline ticket for her to fly to Syria.

Once there, Zoabi can see herself the difference between the ISIS and the IDF, and when she comes back to Israel, maybe she will have some more sense in her head, unless it comes back on a separate ticket.

UPDATE: No Suicide Bomber Near Jenin

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Update: What was first thought to be a suicide bomb with a bomb belt has turned out to be an allegedly mentally ill person carrying bags of black sunflower seeds on his person.

The man was stopped late Sunday morning, after the IDF initially thought the man was a suicide bomber.

After the bomb squad examined the contents of what he was carrying, and interrogated the suspect, they determined that he was not a suicide bomber.

He’s been freed to go on his way.

Traffic at the checkpoint has been reopened.

Until the IDF cleaned it out, Jenin was a hotbed of suicide bombers.

French City Facing Legal Action over Marwan Barghouti Street

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

A watchdog on anti-Semitism vowed legal action against a French municipality that named a street after Palestinian Authority terrorist Marwan Barghouti, serving five sentences of life in prison for involvement in attacks that killed dozens of Israelis.

The National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, on Wednesday prepared to ask an administrative court to void the move by Valenton, near Paris, BNVCA founder Sammy Ghozlan told JTA. BNVCA also will complain to police of incitement to commit a crime, he added.

“This celebration of a murderer is unacceptable,” Ghozlan said of the dedication in Venton last month of a street honoring Barghouti, who was sentenced by an Israeli court in 2004 to multiple life sentences for planning dozens of deadly terrorist attacks.

During the Sept. 15 inauguration of Marwan Barghouti Alley, Valenton Mayor Françoise Baud called Barghouti “the face of the unwavering resistance of the Palestinian people against the occupation, the crimes, the destruction, the apartheid and the colonization perpetrated by the Israeli government.”

During the same ceremony, Baud, a member of the French Communist Party, also inaugurated a square honoring Nelson Mandela, a former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid activist.

“Referring to both men in the same breath is no distinction for Barghouti but a diminution of Mandela’s personality,” Shimon Samuels, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s director for international relations, told JTA.

Ghozlan added that in light of the increase in anti-Semitic violence in France over Israel’s actions, “this is a signal that encourages more attacks on Jews.”

Barghouti was made an honorary citizen of Valenton five years ago. The municipality intends to sign a twinning agreement with the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank, Baud said in her speech.

 

 

Another Qawasmeh Hamas Member Arrested in Murder of 3 Israeli Teens

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Another Hamas suspect has been arrested in connection with the June 12 abduction and murder of three Israeli teens in Gush Etzion. Hebron resident Fares Qawasmeh, a 31-year-old doctor, is accused of being involved in planning the murder.

Qawasmeh was taken into custody by Palestinian Authority security forces, according to a report broadcast Tuesday on Israel’s Channel 10 television news.

The report was later confirmed in a post on the Twitter social networking site by Qatar-based senior Hamas official Hussam Badran. “The only crime Qawasmeh committed was to speak for Hamas at the victory celebrations for Gaza after the fighting against Israel,” Badran tweeted.

A number of local Arab residents aided the Qawasmeh family in carrying out the plot by hiding and sheltering the fugitives. Among them was Wael Qarameh, indicted by Israeli authorities in late August on charges of harboring a fugitive – Hebron resident Hussam Qawasmeh, who was indicted last week on multiple charges for masterminding the abduction and murder.

Qawasmeh, a Hebron resident was arrested on July 11 in a joint Shin Bet – IDF sting operation in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat. He had fled his home with the aid of friends and relatives in hopes of trying to make his way to Jordan on the strength of a false ID. Shuafat is the same Arab neighborhood where massive violence tore apart three Jerusalem Light Rail stations following the murder of a young Arab teen, the day after the bodies of the three Israeli teens were found.

Hussam Qawasmeh confessed under interrogation to having masterminded the plot to kidnap and murder the teens, and to having obtained financing for the operation from Hamas in Gaza. He admitted to having obtained false identity papers and fleeing as soon as the bodies of the three murder victims were unearthed from their hurriedly dug, shallow stony graves in the field he purchased in Halhul, along Highway 60 north of Hebron.

Marwan Qawasmeh – his kinsman – and Amar Abu Aisha, both also residents of Hebron, are suspected of being the ones to having joyfully carried out those plans. The actual gunshots that murdered the boys and the celebrations of their attackers after the murders in the getaway car were heard on a recording made on a police hotline via a call from one of the boys as he desperately sought rescue. The two murderers, meanwhile, remain at large.

Security sources revealed after last week’s indictment that Hussam Qawasmeh received a total of approximately NIS 200,000 ($61,500) from his brother in Gaza, Hamas terrorist Mahmoud Ali to pay for the operation. The costs included two vehicles – the abduction car and the getaway car – as well as four firearms and other expenses. Mahmoud was one of more than 1,000 Arab inmates freed in an October 2011 prisoner swap deal with Israel in exchange for the return of former IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas and allied terrorists in 2006.

Israel Kills Top Hamas Commander Raed Al-Attar

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Who Was Raed Al-Attar?

Raed al-Attar, 40, was killed early Thursday morning (August 21, 2014) in a joint IDF-Shin Bet operation in Rafah, along with two other senior military commanders from the Izz a-Din al-Qassam wing of Hamas.

Al-Attar was involved in the 2006 abduction of former IDF soldier Gilad Shalit at an Israeli army outpost near the Kerem Shalom crossing. He remained involved in Shalit’s captivity for the next five years, until the soldier was freed in 2011 in exchange for more than 1,000 Arab terrorists held in Israeli prisons.

Al-Attar — who headed a Hamas military unit in Rafah — was also responsible for the recent abduction and suicide bombing murder of IDF Givati Lt. Hadar Goldin during Operation Protective Edge. The terrorist’s Rafah unit killed at least two other soldiers during the attack in which Goldin was abducted, and attacked and wounded a number of other IDF soldiers as well.

An IDF soldier was killed in 1994 attack in which al-Attar was involved; by 2002, he was planning attacks, and an IDF outpost near Kerem Shalom was the target of one of his plots. Four soldiers were killed.

Al-Attar was known most recently for his engineering and supervision of the construction of tunnels that ran from Gaza into Israeli territory. He was an extremely dangerous man, a wily and sophisticated terrorist, and an irreplacable commander in Hamas.

But he is dead.

US Judge Quits Terror Trial in Detroit, Cites Conflict of Interest

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

A US federal judge has recused himself from the trial of a Palestinian Arab accused in connection with a terror attack in Israel.

District Judge Paul Borman recused himself from the case Tuesday on the grounds that he had just learned his family had shares in the supermarket the defendant helped bomb.

Borman only discovered the name of the supermarket when it was revealed by the defendant’s defense attorney on Monday, which is why he had not recused himself prior to that time, he said.

The defendant in the case is Rasmea Yousef, 67, currently associate director of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago.

Yousef is also known as Rasmieh Odeh, is accused of immigration fraud — lying about her role in the a 1969 terror attack in order to gain acceptance as an immigrant to the United States.

Released by Israel in a prisoner swap years ago, she was convicted on two charges of murder in connection with the bombing at the Jerusalem SuperSol supermarket in February 1969.

Two men were killed and 20 others were wounded in the attack.

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