Skip to comments.What Were Armed US Consulate Staff Doing near Adei Ad?
Posted on 01/04/2015 11:14:37 AM PST by Nachum
The full details of Friday's clash between residents of the Jewish village of Adei Ad in Samaria and a delegation from the US Consulate in Jerusalem - which very nearly escalated into a fully-fledged shootout between the sides - are still emerging.
But those details which have emerged so far paint a worrying picture regarding the conduct of Consulate staff - who either willingly took part in a planned provocation, or else, in a staggering show of irresponsibility and unprofessionalism, recklessly blundered into a volatile and potentially deadly situation without the slightest idea of what they were doing.
Roughly two hours before the start of Shabbat, a group from the Consulate, escorted by armed (apparently American) guards and several residents of the Arab village of Turmus Ayya, descended en-masse and unannounced on an area within 50 meters of Adei Ad's southwestern edge. Neither the IDF nor local residents were informed of the visit beforehand.
The Consulate delegation had apparently been "invited" by Palestinian Arabs from Turmus Ayya, many of whom hold US citizenship, ostensibly to see the site of what Arabs claim was an "attack" by Adei Ad residents on an olive orchard. That incident was originally reported Thursday night by the PA's Bethlehem-based Maan News, which claimed that Jewish "settlers" had uprooted 5,000 olive trees - a rather incredible number to those familiar with quite what such a mammoth task would entail. Subsequent reports later revised the number down to 500, although no independent verification or evidence of the alleged damage has surfaced as yet.
Adei Ad residents, alarmed at the unannounced arrival of a large group from a Palestinian village within meters of their community, rushed out to confront them. A brief verbal altercation ensued which quickly escalated, with youths from Adei Ad hurling rocks at the delegation,
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My wife and I both asked ourselves that yesterday when we heard about it. Maybe at the direction of the anti-Israel stenographer of state john f’n kohn-heinz-kerry.
Given Obama's feelings about Jews, and the feelings of his overwhelmingly antisemitic followers, the answer is obvious.
Democrat convention, 2012: Democrats held a voice vote today to put God and Jerusalem back into their platform. They obviously failed to get the two-thirds vote that was necessary but put them back in anyway.
Typical liberals, acting as human shields and protectors of terrorists. Just ask Rachel Corrie how they have no arguments but to play games of chicken with buldozers and people defending their lives. Liberals are hideous kool aid drinkers.
Are the Obamanids toying with the idea of provoking an incident to "justify" the invasion and occupation of "Palestine?"
USS Liberty and LBJ redux?
Are you effing kidding me? US consulate staff engaging in Arab/Israeli local squabbling? Unbelievable arrogance. Bibi ought to throw them all out of the country.
Planned provocation in my view.
This is the town where an Arab man (with a history of terrorism) died of a heart attack and the PA is trying to make it an example of Israeli brutality. They are trying to create a Ferguson situation ahead of the elections for a new Knesset.
Its kinda the opposite. Armed US embassy personnel were wandering the outskirts of Jerusalem. They did not notify IDF or police that they would be there. And they were meeting with the palestinians.
This is nothing like the Liberty.
Keep stickin’ your nose out there and it eventually gets poked.
Post me to that area, and I will always carry two small guns and two knives, with or without permission. About how I dress to go to the beer-joint.
Obola’s #Ferguson community organizing operation has expanded to #Israel.
Yep. Obama and his minions trying to create an Israeli Ferguson.
'Deport US Consulate Staff Who Threatened Jews' | 01/03/2015 | Acting Head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, has filed a request to the Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan demanding he immediately expel the American Consulate staff members who entered the Samaria village of Adei Ad Friday and threatened Israeli Jews with an M-16. "As revealed through Wikileaks few years ago, these supposed 'officials' are intelligence agents and spies in every respect," said Dagan, adding "this time, they went too far and participated in a provocative tour with the Palestinians in the southern Samaria and north Binyamin, without any coordination as required with the IDF and police...
PA Police Operate in Israeli Town | 10/17/2011 | Palestinian Authority Arabs showed up at the Jewish village of Adei Ad on Monday to harvest olives -- olives from trees that were planted and nurtured by local Jewish farmers. The PA group was accompanied by PA police, who stood watch as the harvesters gathered Adei Ad's produce. Residents of Adei Ad explained that the trees were planted years ago, and that PA Arabs recently filed a claim for ownership, arguing that an Arab family owns the land the trees were planted on. Local Jews say the claim of land ownership is false.
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