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January 21, 2017 / 23 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘West Bank’

Ami Horowitz’s Palestinian Road Trip!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Ami Horowitz:

No freedom of movement for Palestinians?
No daily dignity for Palestinians?
I traveled throughout the West Bank and uncovered the lies!

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Arab Fugitives Captured, Money Cache Seized by Israeli Security Forces

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Israeli security forces captured five wanted suspects in Judea and Samaria late Wednesday night.

Three of the suspects are on the wanted list for terrorist activities.

IDF soldiers and Israeli Police officers working together with intelligence agents operating in the city of Hebron, meanwhile, seized thousands of shekels during a raid on a location in the area.

The money had been sent to the city from various terrorist organizations with messengers and handed over to specific contact people in the city, according to intelligence reports. Israeli personnel arrested the “contact” people along with the money on Wednesday night.

All personnel returned safely to base.

Hana Levi Julian

City of Ramallah Names Street for Anti-Semitic Archbishop

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

The city of Ramallah has named a street after one of the most vicious anti-Semites in the modern history of the Catholic Church, the late Greek Melkite Archbishop, Hilarion Capucci, who died Sunday in Rome at 94.

Ramallah Mayor Musa Hadid announced the move as a way to “honor the memory of Capucci in observance of his national positions and defense of Palestinian people’s rights.”

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and other officials attended the ceremony, which was open to the PA public.

Capucci was born in Aleppo, Syria and became archbishop of the Greek Catholic Church in Jerusalem in 1965. He was known for his obsessive hatred of the State of Israel and his open assistance to Arab terrorists, including arms trafficking, for which he was arrested by Israeli authorities and sentenced to 12 years in prison in 1974.

Capucci was released from prison in 1978 by Israeli authorities in response to intense international pressure leveraged by the Vatican, and deported to Rome, where he continued to work against Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority until his death.

The archbishop was described by WAFA, the news agency of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), as “an icon of the Palestinian liberation struggle.”

Hana Levi Julian

Haim Saban ‘Deeply Disturbed’ by US Abstention at UNSC, and Kerry’s ‘One-Sided Speech’

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Israeli American Jewish billionaire Haim Saban, has come out and publicly, intensely criticized last month’s American abstention at the United Nations Security Council, along with the “one sided speech” by Secretary of State John Kerry that followed.

Saban is known for being a superdonor to the Democratic Party for decades and founder of the Brooking Institution’s annual Saban Forum, which each year draws the mega stars of international leadership, politics and diplomacy to its panels.

The Egyptian-born Democrat gave more than $12.5 million to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But this week he warned the Obama administration to veto any further “biased UNSC resolutions that may be introduced” in Paris later this month.

Saban, who owns Univision, has been – if not the highest, then certainly one of the highest – individual donors to the Democratic Party in history, funding construction of the Democratic National Committee headquarters building in Washington DC to the tune of a $7 million personal contribution together with his wife Sheryl. The couple is known for their philanthropy to the Jewish State, and for having established the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, a public policy organization.

“As a longstanding Democrat who has supported and defended President Obama on his treatment of Israel throughout his presidency, I am deeply disturbed by the Administration’s decision not to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and Secretary Kerry’s subsequent one sided speech. These actions undermine our country’s long-standing support for Israel and harm any long-term prospects for peace, which is in our national interest. Further, I urge the Obama Administration to stay true to our decades old policy by vetoing any additional biased UNSC resolutions that may be introduced at the Paris summit later this month, and refrain from issuing any other policy statements that would only make things worse. “Fostering the conditions for peace, security, and prosperity for both Israelis and Palestinians is a core American interest. In the months and years ahead, it is essential that the US — in its role as the only superpower today — take the necessary steps to maintain its credibility as an intermediary between the parties and work to advance a sustainable two-state solution, in which a Jewish, democratic State of Israel lives in peace and security alongside its neighbors or, until the conditions are ripe for peace, promote a separation between the two peoples.”

Hana Levi Julian

Family of Hebron Terrorist Vows to Sue Azaria, State & IDF ‘For Millions’

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The family of Hebron terrorist Abdel Fattah el-Sharif announced Wednesday it will demand that the State of Israel demolish the family home of IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria in retaliation for the soldier having killed the stabber.

Azaria was convicted Wednesday in a military court on charges of manslaughter in connection with the terrorist’s death.

The el-Sharif family also vowed to sue Azaria, the State of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces “for millions” in civil damages.

The family told reporters, “We’ll go to the International [Criminal] Court [at The Hague], and we’ll punish the killer through all legal means,” according to Israel’s Channel 20 television news.

However, it’s not at all clear that the International Criminal Court would have any interest in pursuing a case in a country over which it has no jurisdiction, inasmuch as Israel is not a member of the Court. Moreover, the fact that Azaria’s actions were fully weighed, discussed and tried with witness testimony in an open court is likely to be taken seriously by the International Court as well.

Hana Levi Julian

Family of Hebron Terrorist Threatens to Sue IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria at ICC

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The family of Hebron terrorist Abd Fatah el-Sharif issued a statement threatening Israel and IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria on Wednesday following the conviction of the young combat medic for the shooting death of el-Sharif after he and another terrorist had attacked IDF soldiers in the city in March 2016.

El-Sharif, who had stabbed a soldier, was shot and lying on the ground as Azaria, age 20, had finished attending to his victim. The second terrorist had already been shot and killed by other soldiers while trying to stab another.

Azaria walked over and shot el-Sharif at point-blank range, killing him.

The terrorist’s family vowed after Azaria’s conviction on charges of manslaughter they would ensure the soldier received the “maximum penalty,” Israel’s Channel 10 television news reported.

The stabber’s family told reporters they intend to turn to the International Criminal Court at The Hague over the case, saying “at the ICC, we will make sure this soldier receives the maximum penalties for his crimes.”

But it’s not even clear whether the ICC has any jurisdiction over such a case, let alone over any Israeli soldier whose actions have already been judged and addressed in a sovereign Israeli court of law.

In the wake of his conviction on Wednesday, Azaria faces sentencing by the IDF military court next month. He could face up to 20 years in prison.

Numerous lawmakers are calling for President Reuven Rivlin to consider issuing a presidential pardon in the case, which has torn the country apart.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Awaits Azaria Verdict

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The people of Israel are waiting as military judges weigh the evidence and prepare to reach verdict in the trial of IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria, the young IDF medic accused of manslaughter in the death of an injured Arab terrorist.

Azaria shot a seriously wounded terrorist minutes after he had stabbed an IDF soldier stationed in Hebron.

The verdict is expected Wednesday morning. If found guilty, sentencing is expected in February, but attorneys for Azaria say they will appeal.

Hana Levi Julian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israel-awaits-azaria-verdict/2017/01/04/

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