Skip to comments.Kerry Says No Deaths From West Bank Terror in 2013, Just Days After Shin Bet Lists Fatalities
Posted on 02/04/2014 4:19:30 PM PST by SJackson
Last year, not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told guests at a Munich conference on Saturday, according to a U.S. State Department transcript. His comments, however, came just days after Israels Shin Bet security service detailed the Israeli deaths from terror attacks originating in the territory in 2013.
In April, Shin Bet said, One Israeli was killed (April 30) in a stabbing attack at Tapuah Junction (Samaria). The perpetrator, a Palestinian, resident of Shuka, Tul Karem, stabbed the Israeli, and then kidnapped his weapon and opened fire on IDF solders; there were no other casualties.
In September, Shin Bet said, This month, two Israelis were killed: an IDF soldier who was lured by a Palestinian illegal alien who had worked with the soldier in Bat Yam, to travel with the Palestinian to Beit Amin / Qalqiliyah, where he was murdered (September 21), and an IDF soldier who was shot dead near Hebrons Cave of the Patriarchs (September 22).
In October: This months attacks recorded an Israeli citizen (October 10) who was stabbed to death in Brosh / Jordan Valley, and four casualties which included the wife of the stabbed man, another stabbing attack of a nine year old girl in Psagot near Ramallah (October 5), and a run-over attack against two soldiers near Bzaria / Nablus (October 5).
In November, Shin Bet said, Two stabbing attacks were noted this month. Both had occurred within the Green Line area. They resulted in the death of an Israeli soldier who was stabbed in Afula (November 13), and a female Israeli soldier lightly injured in Jaffa (November 22). Additionally, 3 Israeli citizens were injured this month: a female baby aged circa two sitting in a vehicle sustained moderate injuries caused by Palestinian stone-throwers near Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem (November 28); and a couple sustained light injuries as a result of firebomb thrown at their vehicle which caught fire near Teqoa (Judea).
But Kerry did recognize that terror activity was on the rise for 2014 This year, unfortunately, theres been an uptick in some violence he said, while cautioning that failure to secure an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority could make matters worse.
But the fact is the status quo will change if there is failure. So everybody has a stake in trying to find the pathway to success, Kerry said, in Munich.
The Algemeiner contacted the U.S. State Department for further information about Kerrys understanding of the West Bank terror deaths in 2013, but a spokeswoman said they were unable to immediately comment.
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If the New York Times doesn't report them, they don't count.
How appropriate, or not, Kerry would tell this falsehood in Munich.
Hanoi John Kerry is proof positive that the chatter about troops in Vietnam fragging their officers was pure bullsh*t. Never happened.
Kidnapped a weapon?
It obviously suffered from Stockholm syndrome as it fired on IDF Soldiers. All by itself, you know how guns are.
Didn’t John Kerry serve in Cambodia er some such? Snicker...
So now obama and company are manipulating the number of deaths from terrorists just like they manipulate the numbers for everything else here in the USA.
Predication: After Iran explodes a nuclear bomb in Israel, obama and Kerry will say “What bomb?”
The network news people on that day will tell us that the economy is improving, jobs are plentiful....
Telling the truth? At least Kerry is consistent about that.
Israel built a security fence and still these deaths occured during the so called peace Process.
How many attacks that resulted in Pally’s dying that initiated from Israelis attacking unprovoked Pally’s?
Yet all Kerry’s sympathy is with the terrorist Muslims.
Also, Kerry neglects the rocket fired from the west bank and Gaza, like they aren’t violations of the peace process cease fire.
Iran may well try to nuke Israel. But USA is Iran’s number one target.
Must be burned into his brain housing group....somewhere.
Heh heh heh... I’m not sure what that means, but I’m pretty sure we’re in agreement.
It really gripes me, that a man with his record is deemed fit to serve in our government in any capacity whatsoever.
With the propaganda value he provided to the enemies of our nation, he got nothing whatsoever that he deserved for it.
I was bustin my hump in the Corps while that sonovabitch was sitting in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee lying his ass off about US.
He fully deserved to be charged with and tried for treason.
I will NEVER forgive Senator John Cornyn for voting to confirm Hanoi John to be Sec of State. NEVER.
Yeah, I don’t know what happens to these fools on Capital Hill. I can see some stuff slipping out of the public’s mind, but those with any sense at all must know what Kerry’s record was. I can’t buy Cornyn doing it either.
I am so looking to see Cornyn kicked out of the Senate this year. The man is as useless as can be.
Hell...he is even running away from his 2 terms in the Senate and position as Senate Minority Whip as fast as he can. Just listen to his campaign ads. He knows that he’s on his way out.
Mark Davis will be very unhappy about these events if Cornyn is removed.
I’ll be a happy camper. :-)