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  • Dozens of pipe bombs found in Gush Etzion village

    12/05/2015 2:38:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/15 | Kobi Finker
    The IDF and Border Police carried out a large-scale operation over the weekend that led to the discovery of illegal military equipment in Judea and Samaria. As part of an effort to prevent terror attacks, the IDF's Etzion Brigade and Maglan unit, along with Border Police, entered the village of Beit Ummar, in Gush Etzion. While there, they uncovered dozens of pipe bombs and a handgun that were hidden underground and intended for use in attacks. The objects have been taken for explosives testing. In addition, the Rotem Battalion arrested a Palestinian man with two knives in Huwara, near Shechem....
  • 57% of Arab Israelis say Islamic Movement represents them

    11/18/2015 2:02:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 11/17/2015, 8:40 PM | Ari Yashar
    Results of research showing the 2015 index for relations between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel, published partially for the first time on Tuesday, show just how far the Arab population supports and identifies with openly pro-terror organizations. The research, conducted by Professor Sami Samucha, reveals that no less than 57% of Arab citizens of Israel say they feel the radical Islamic Movement in Israel faithfully represents them. Significantly, the movement was outlawed on Tuesday for its long history of inciting terrorism, organizing and funding violent riots on the Temple Mount, and its close connections with Hamas. ...
  • Abbas: Palestinians No Longer Committed to Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/30/2015, 7:40 PM | Ari Soffer and Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the PA is no longer committed to the 1994 Oslo Accords. In his UN General Assembly address Wednesday evening, Abbas wasted no time attacking Israel from the podium in New York. He began by repeating calls for a “two-state solution,” and condemning Israeli “settlements” in Judea and Samaria, as well as the blockade of Gaza. …
  • Top IDF Commander: Hamas Again Digging Tunnels into Israel

    04/03/2015 12:32:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 4/2/2015, 12:24 PM | Yaakov Levi
    In a weekend interview with Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, IDF Southern Command head General Sami Turgeman said that Hamas is back at it—attempting to dig tunnels into Israel. While the IDF destroyed most, if not all, of the tunnels Hamas had dug into Israel in previous years during Operation Protective Edge, it appeared that the terror group was using the resources that are now pouring into Gaza to rebuild homes and businesses to instead rebuild its terror network, said Turgeman. “We are keeping a close eye on Hamas,” Turgeman said. “It is clear that they have gone back to digging...
  • ‘Run Them Over,’ Urges Palestinian Song

    11/10/2014 12:45:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/2014, 5:58 PM
    A song that urges Palestinian Arabs to use cars to commit terror attacks against Israelis has become a big hit on social media, reports Palestinian Media Watch. One video version of the song “Run over [the settler]!” by singers Muhammad Abu Al-Kayed and Anas Jaradat has more than 385,000 viewings on the “Quds News Network” Facebook page. On one of the singers’ YouTube channel, the song has more than 71,000 views. The song calls for murder: “Run [them] over, destroy, annihilate, blow them up.” Palestinians are urged to “lay an ambush on the road and run them over.” The song...
  • Hamas Official Declares Intifada in Jerusalem

    10/25/2014 7:17:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 10/25/2014, 10:19 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar, declared the constant cycle of violence in Jerusalem an “intifada” on Saturday night, making rumors of a so-called “silent intifada” official despite declarations from the Israeli security establishment that statements to that effect are exaggerated. “Escalating the resistance in the city is the solution to Israeli aggression,” Zahar told Hamas news agency Al-Risala. Zahar also slammed the Hamas-Palestinian Authority (PA) “unity government”’s security coordination with Israel. …
  • MK Feiglin Warns of a New Intifada in Jerusalem

    09/12/2014 12:52:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/12/2014, 8:13 AM | Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar
    MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) visited eastern Jerusalem and the Temple Mount on Thursday with members of the Internal Affairs Committee, where he told Arutz Sheva that he is convinced the wave of terror in the capital will only increase in coming days. “The loss of control over Jerusalem, and by continuation also over Gaza, started on the Temple Mount,” Feiglin said, while at the French Hill gas station that Arab rioters tried to explode on Sunday. Feiglin’s comments come in the wake of the dismantling of a new access ramp to the Temple Mount in a folding to Jordanian pressure,...
  • A quiet intifada in Jerusalem

    09/05/2014 12:52:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Nadav Shragai
    A “quiet intifada” has been taking place in Jerusalem for a few months now. It’s “quiet” because the media isn’t telling you about it.Gaza, ISIS, and the Golan Heights are definitely important, but meanwhile, hush-hush, without anyone saying anything, Jerusalem is becoming divided. There have been thousands of incidents of attacks on Jews, with rocks thrown, fireworks shot as weapons (the newest thing), and Molotov cocktails hurled at Jews where the east and west of the city meet, as well as dozens of cases of frustrated Jews attacking Arabs. Not to mention isolated cases of shootings spattered throughout the city,...
  • UN Blasts Israel for Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas

    08/01/2014 1:26:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Aug 1 , 2014 | Elad Benari
    In what may be one of the most ridiculous accusations yet against Israel, the UN's top human rights official condemned Israel on Thursday for failing to share the Iron Dome anti-missile system with Hamas, Breitbart reports. According to the report, human rights commissioner Navi Pillay condemned Israel’s military actions to stop Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, telling reporters that Israel was “deliberately defying International Law... in a way that may constitute war crimes.” "There is a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes,” Breitbart quoted Pillay as saying following...
  • Hamas Prepared Attack That Would Bring Israel to Its Knees, Israeli Defense Officials Say

    07/25/2014 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 60 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Friday, July 25, 2014 | Deborah Danan
    Israel’s Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu revealed on Thursday that Hamas was intending to attack Israel from dozens of tunnels in a coordinated simultaneous attack. At the beginning of Thursday’s special cabinet meeting the prime minister said, “These tunnels enable the enemy to open a multi-pronged offensive and carry out a massive terror attack inside Israel.” The attack Hamas was planning, the officials say, “would have made Israel drop to its knees.” They added that even the tunnels destroyed until now takes away from Hamas a strategic asset the terror group has been working on for years. Hamas has prepared a...
  • Islamic Jihad: 'Settlers' Are Legitimate Targets

    07/02/2014 8:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 7/2/14 | Elad Benari
    The Islamic Jihad terrorist group said on Wednesday that “settlers” were a “legitimate target” for “the resistance”, the Ma’an news agency reported. In a statement, Islamic Jihad held Israeli authorities and the army responsible for what it said were “continuous attacks on Palestinians, their lands and religious sites.” The statement condemned the “crime” of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, which the group blamed on Israel and said was “a continuation of a series of crimes by the Israeli army and settlers.” The burnt body of 16-year-old Abu Khdeir was found in the Jerusalem Forest area on Wednesday morning. While...
  • Wave of Suspected Arson ‘Terror’ Sets Israel Ablaze

    06/26/2014 10:19:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2014, 6:39 PM | Ari Yashar
    After a massive forest fire covered Jerusalem in ash and caused residents to be evacuated on Wednesday, two more fires broke out Thursday in what many suspect is part of a series of arson attacks. A blaze was discovered Thursday in the wadi (valley) between Har Hotzvim and and Golda Meir Boulevard in the north of Jerusalem. Traffic from the Golda Intersection to the French Hill Intersection in the northeast of the capital was closed to cars while firefighters dealt with the fire. […] The two fires and arrest extension come a day after a major forest fire near Jerusalem’s...
  • Fatah: ‘Two-State Solution Is Dead, Time for Armed Conflict’

    04/30/2014 1:24:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 4/30/2014, 10:07 AM | Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction espouses the same ideology of destroying Israel as Hamas, with which it signed a unity deal last Wednesday, according to newly revealed video segments of a senior Fatah official. Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi last week posted a video to YouTube of his comments from a pro-terrorist ceremony in Gaza. In his speech mere days before the unity deal, Tirawi said Gaza “will return to the bosom of legitimacy.” Tirawi added “the homeland…is…all of Palestine, from its [Jordan] River to its [Mediterranean] Sea,” describing a map that effectively wipes out the...
  • Abbas Denounces Murder of Jews in Holocaust as 'Most Heinous Crime in Modern Era'

    04/27/2014 10:34:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Apr. 27, 2014 | Barak Ravid
    Netanyahu: Rather than soothing international public opinion, Abbas should choose between Hamas and peace with Israel.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas released a special message on Sunday in Arabic and in English on the occasion of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, in which he decried the murder of Jews in the Holocaust as "the most heinous crime against humanity in modern history. This is the first time a Palestinian president has ever made such a public declaration.
  • Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

    04/24/2014 2:34:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2014 3:48 PM EDT | Josef Federman
    Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas, the Jewish state’s sworn enemy. […] In a statement issued by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, the government said it would not hold negotiations with a government “backed by Hamas.” “Instead of choosing peace, Abu Mazen formed an alliance with a murderous terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel,” the statement said, referring to a name Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is also known by. …
  • AP interview: Jihadi head says Gaza groups growing

    03/09/2014 5:32:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2014 6:54 PM EDT | Mohammed Daraghmeh
    A leader of one of Gaza’s secretive jihadi groups says the al-Qaida-inspired movement now has several thousand armed fighters in the seaside strip, posing a formidable threat to both Israel and the area’s Hamas rulers. In an interview with The Associated Press, Abu Bakir al-Ansari described a movement that is larger and better organized than is generally believed, with dozens of fighters now in Syria, and claimed his group killed an Italian activist three years ago. He said Gaza’s Salafis have agreed with Hamas to observe a truce with Israel for the time being, but that they are ready to...
  • U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

    03/08/2014 7:09:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/9/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs’ refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart...
  • Obama: Time is Running Out for Peace "Bibi, if not now, when?" President Obama says

    03/02/2014 4:52:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 23/1/14 | Elad Benari
    One day ahead of his meeting Monday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Barack Obama is urging the Israeli leader to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Speaking to Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg in an interview published Sunday, Obama warned that time was running out to negotiate a peace agreement. Obama further claimed that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “is sincere about his willingness to recognize Israel and its right to exist.” “We are coming to a point, though, over the next couple of months where the parties are going to have to make some decisions about how they move...
  • Hamas Leader: Third Intifada ‘a Matter of Time’

    01/26/2014 6:27:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 1/27/2014, 3:14 AM | Elad Benari
    Just one week after he was released from an Israeli prison, Hamas leader Hassan Yousef said on Sunday that a third Arab armed uprising—or intifada—is just a matter of time. […] “All the organizations of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as well as Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, are opposed to negotiations with Israel,” he declared. “The intifada will not wait for anyone,” warned Yousef. “If it doesn’t happen today, then it will happen tomorrow; if not this month, then next month. Eventually—just as the First Intifada and the Al-Aqsa Intifada broke out—another one could break out.” …
  • ‘Gov’t to Split Jerusalem—Where are the Rabbis?’

    01/24/2014 10:55:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 1/23/2014, 9:01 AM | Maayana Miskin
    The government is planning to cede several sites in ancient Jerusalem to Muslim and Christian ownership, and Israel’s rabbis remain silent, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel has accused. “There is a terrible plan, called the ‘holy basin,’ to split Jerusalem between Christians, Muslims and Jews,” Rabbi Ariel said, speaking to Arutz Sheva. Rabbi Ariel, who heads the Temple Institute, continued, “The Christians will get the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Zion, the Muslims will get the Temple Mount, and we Jews will need to visit the Kotel (Western Wall) under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority.” The Palestinian Authority (PA)...
  • PA Minister: Jihad Should be Directed at Jerusalem, Not Syria (Palestinian Authority)

    01/22/2014 5:58:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 1/22/2014, 6:45 AM | Elad Benari
    In the latest incident of Palestinian Authority (PA) incitement against Israel, a PA minister openly called for “Jihad” in Jerusalem. […] “Jerusalem is still waiting. Jerusalem is the direction. Jerusalem is the address,” Habbash stressed in the speech, adding that “evil hands” were “conducting a filthy game” intended to weaken the Islamic nation and “to divert the compass away from its true direction.” “We must convey a message to the people who have seized the Yarmouk refugee camp [in Syria], with slogans, pretexts, and false baseless claims. We say to them: Resistance and Jihad should not be waged in the...
  • MK Hotovely: Ya'alon Shouldn't Have Apologized to Kerry

    01/15/2014 10:53:00 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) fired back at US pressure Wednesday, maintaining that there should have been no need for Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to apologize for his harsh criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Ya'alon referred to Kerry as "obsessive and messianic"... "I congratulate the Defense Minister on his courage; what he said was right." Hotovely stated, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. "The American stance is disconnected from the reality of the situation in the Middle East. They are trying to force a solution on us which is unacceptable to most members of...
  • Abbas says he won’t make concessions on Jerusalem

    01/11/2014 11:18:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 11, 2013 12:51 PM EST | Dalia Nammari
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent a defiant message to Israel’s leadership and U.S. mediators Saturday, telling cheering supporters that the Palestinians “won’t kneel” and won’t drop demands for a capital in east Jerusalem. Abbas’ unusually fiery speech highlighted the wide gaps between him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the outlines of a peace deal. It also raised new doubts about the chances of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to bridge those gaps in coming weeks and come up with a framework for an agreement. Abbas adopted tough positions in the wide-ranging speech, saying that “there will be...
  • Palestinian Authority Report Predicts: 3rd Intifada in 2014

    12/29/2013 6:47:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 12/29/2013, 11:59 AM | Maayana Miskin
    A report compiled by security sources in the Palestinian Authority indicates a high chance for an “intifada” terror war in 2014. The PA report was published by Kol Yisrael (Voice of Israel) radio. […] United States Secretary of State John Kerry has used threats of a “third Intifada” to pressure Israeli leaders to accept America’s proposals regarding an Israel-PA diplomatic deal. …
  • (Michael) Reagan: Palestinians Do Not Want Peace—They Want Israel

    12/20/2013 5:16:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2013, 1:39 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Michael Reagan, son of former US President Ronald Reagan, spoke in a special interview with Arutz Sheva about the ongoing negotiations between Israel and the PA, the situation with Iran, and Israel’s security needs. Reagan spoke from the Young Israel in New York, at an event dedicated to the memory of the Righteous Gentile Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. The event was organized by Dr. Joseph Prager, who has been tireless in his efforts to strengthen the State of Israel. “I think that the US has put Israel in a very tough situation, having to...
  • Op-Ed: The EU Auditors Report: A PA-EU Financial Scandal

    12/15/2013 11:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | David Singer
    European taxpayers are supporting a massive fraud. The European Union (EU) has become embroiled in a financial scandal of massive proportions in relation to the financial assistance given by it to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 1994. This appears very clear from the comprehensive European Court of Auditors Report dated 22 October 2013 which was only made public this week. The Report reveals the following: .....
  • Jewish Home on Riots: Weakness Leads to Violence

    11/30/2013 6:15:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/1/2013, 2:10 AM | Elad Benari
    The Jewish Home party responded on Saturday night to the Bedouin “Day of Rage”, during which Bedouin and leftist activists held violent protests in the Negev, Haifa, Samaria and Gaza over the “Prawer-Begin Plan” to organize Bedouin residence in the area, where many illegal Bedouin settlements have sprung up on state land. “If anyone thought the Palestinians’ aspirations end in Judea and Samaria, the Palestinian flags that were waved in Haifa, Jerusalem, the Negev and the Galilee showed the promo for the real plan,” the party said in a statement. “Weakness leads to violence,” emphasized the Jewish Home. …
  • J Street Sees Iran Agreement as Positive First Step

    11/24/2013 5:50:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    J ^ | NOVEMBER 23RD, 2013 | J Street
    J Street welcomes the agreement reached today in Geneva by the P5+1 and Iran as a significant first step in efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The agreement will effectively freeze and begin to roll back the Iranian program in exchange for limited economic relief for six months. During this period, the P5+1 will continue to negotiate a permanent agreement, pressing the Rouhani regime to accept an enforceable comprehensive deal to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, while maintaining the essential sanctions architecture. The accord has several very important provisions that will effectively freeze Iran's program and...
  • Abbas: No Peace Until All Prisoners Are Released

    10/29/2013 10:41:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/13 | Elad Benari
    Peace is not possible so long as there is even one terrorist prisoner still in an Israeli prison, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared on Tuesday night. According to Kol Yisrael radio, Abbas made the comments in a welcoming ceremony for 21 Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists who had been released from Israeli jails as a gesture to Abbas. Abbas added, the report said, that the PA would continue its efforts to ensure that all terrorists serving time in Israeli jails are freed. "All 104 prisoners [that Israel has agreed to release] will be released, but the real joy will only...
  • More than 155,000 Tons of Goods Enter Gaza in September

    10/06/2013 6:51:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 10/7/2013, 3:43 AM | Elad Benari
    5,549 trucks carrying 155,312 tons of goods entered Gaza through the Kerem Shalom Crossing in September, according to figures released by the IDF on Sunday. These included 1,519 truckloads of food products, 1,244 truckloads of construction materials, 64 truckloads of medical equipment, 258 truckloads of livestock and 2,464 truckloads of miscellaneous items. … Hamas, which violently took control of Gaza in 2007, constantly claims that the region is under an “Israeli siege” because of Israel’s naval blockade on the region, which is meant at stopping weapons and other materials that can used for terror attacks to enter Gaza. …
  • Obama at UN: End Occupation of West Bank

    09/24/2013 2:14:20 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 23 replies
    United States President Barack Obama lauded Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders in a speech Tuesday at the United Nations. Obama spoke in support of the ongoing Israel-PA peace talks, and said he was glad to see that more young Israelis recognize that "the occupation of the West Bank" cannot continue. Young Arabs in Ramallah are "understandably cynical" regarding the talks and frustrated at "the daily indignities of occupation," he said. The "West Bank" is the term American and other international leaders use to refer to Judea and Samaria (Shomron). The territories were settled by both Jews and Arabs until 1948,...
  • Poll: Majority of Palestinian Authority Muslims Support Suicide Bombings

    09/11/2013 1:18:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 9/11/2013, 10:42 PM | Ari Soffer
    As the US government pushes for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), a recently-released poll by the Pew Research Center suggests that the Obama administration’s apparent optimism over the prospects for peace may be somewhat misplaced. In a survey held across 11 different nationalities with large Muslim populations, Muslim respondents were asked about their views on “Islamic extremism.” The results showed uniform opposition to such ideologies, as well as widespread rejection of suicide bombings—in all but one set of respondents. … A sizable majority (62%) of respondents from the “Palestinian Territories” (referring to Palestinian Authority-controlled Judea and...
  • Temple Mount: Arabs Pelt Jewish Visitors with Stones

    09/04/2013 6:36:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 9/4/2013, 11:03 AM | Kochava Rozenbaum
    Police forces were dispatched on Wednesday to break up Muslim stone throwers who were targeting Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount (Har Habayit). As soon as stones were thrown and riots broke out, police forces stepped in to make arrests. Security forces were prepared for a riot as this incident follows renewed incitement by Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah, who called for Muslims to physically prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount last week. …
  • As tensions rise, Israelis scramble for gas masks

    08/28/2013 4:14:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2013 4:45 AM EDT
    Large crowds of Israelis have lined up at gas-mask distribution centers across the country in anticipation of a possible Syrian attack on Israel. … Maya Avishai of the Israeli postal service, which oversees gas mask distribution, says demand has tripled in recent days. …
  • Jerusalem Arabs Continue to Riot

    08/26/2013 9:49:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 8/26/13 | David Lev
    Arabs continued to riot Monday afternoon after three rioters were shot in the Kalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem. Rioting had broken out Monday morning, when Border Police were attacked with firebombs, rocks, and bottles. The officers warned off the attackers, but were ignored, and in an effort to defend themselves, opened fire as the crowd descended on them. On Monday afternoon, riots spread to Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem, including near the Damascus Gate. The IDF said Monday that the incident took place during nighttime activity by security forces for the arrest of a wanted man in Kalandiya. In the...
  • Fatah Honors Terrorist for Murdering 61 Israelis

    07/25/2013 12:06:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 7/25/2013, 6:27 PM | Gil Ronen
    As western leaders push for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, urging Israeli concessions—including the release of convicted terrorists—the PA leadership is continuing in its longstanding tradition of honoring terrorists who murdered Israeli civilians, report Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik of Palestinian Media Watch. PMW points to a picture that appeared on an official Fatah Facebook page, glorifying five of the suicide bombings for which Marwan Barghouti prepared explosives, which killed 61 “Zionists.” The graphic was posted by the administrator of the official Facebook page of the Enlistment and Organization Commission of Fatah. Terrorist Barghouti was honored as...
  • Muslim Extremists Force Jews From Temple Mount

    07/15/2013 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/15/2013, 1:46 PM | Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
    Hundreds of Jews came to the Temple Mount Monday in honor of Tisha B’Av, the anniversary of the destruction of the two Jewish Temples by the Babylonian and Roman empires respectively. But their visit was cut short as Muslim worshipers physically blocked them and appeared to be preparing a riot. … The Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site, where the two holy Temples once stood before being destroyed by the Babylonian and Roman empires respectively. This Tuesday marks the anniversary of the destruction of both temples (which occurred on the same day in the Hebrew calendar—the 9th of Av). Despite...
  • Hevron: Muslim Worshipers Desecrate Jewish Holy Site (Tomb of the Patriarchs)

    07/13/2013 2:06:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 7/13/2013, 10:56 PM | Ari Soffer
    Jewish worshipers who arrived at the Cave of Patriarchs in Hevron after Muslim prayers on Friday were horrified to find that the site had been vandalized. The Cave (known as Me’arat HaMakhpela in Hebrew) is usually split between Jewish and Muslim worshipers, but this past Friday it was open exclusively to Muslim worshipers in honor of Ramadan. But when the Jewish section of the site was reopened, worshipers were horrified to find widespread desecration. Two mezuzot—cases containing Jewish holy scriptures affixed to the doorpost—had been torn off and stolen, and a third was damaged. Muslim worshipers had also thrown mud...
  • Video: Arabs Demolish a Section of Security Barrier

    07/09/2013 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/9/13 | Elad Benari
    Dozens of Palestinian Authority Arabs on Tuesday created a hole through the security barrier that runs between the Arab village of Abu Dis and Jerusalem. The Arabs said that IDF forces who were stationed nearby dispersed them using tear gas and stun grenades. A similar incident took place two months ago, when dozens of Arab men held a protest against the security barrier, taking large hammers and creating a gaping hole in the wall. Several men used the hole to enter Jerusalem without going through a security checkpoint. That protest was part of the “Nakba Day” events in which Arabs...
  • Haniyeh: PA Arabs Won’t Recognize Israel

    06/26/2013 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2013, 6:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Hamas’ Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Tuesday that Palestinian Authority Arabs would never recognize Israel. “We had two wars in which hundreds of people died, and thousands of acres of land were destroyed, but Palestinians did not and will not recognize Israel,” the Gaza premier said as he welcomed international activists to the enclave, reported the Ma’an news agency. Haniyeh said Israel’s “blockade” on Gaza aimed to limit the influence of the Islamic model outside Gaza and to isolate “Palestine” in an attempt to force PA Arabs to recognize Israel and accept the conditions of the Mideast Quartet. …
  • New Palestinian Authority PM Visits Al-Aqsa Mosque

    06/17/2013 2:19:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 6/17/2013, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority’s prime minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday became the first PA premier to visit the Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, AFP reports. “Jerusalem is a symbol of the Palestinian question,” Hamdallah was quoted as having told the official WAFA news agency. “Our visit today shows how important Jerusalem is to the Palestinian government.” … The Al-Aqsa mosque is located on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Jerusalem which was left in the hands of the Waqf following Jerusalem’s reunification in 1967. Arabs continuously make false accusations that Israel is “Judaizing” the Temple Mount, sometimes...
  • Peres to Claim ‘Overwhelming Majority’ Favor 1949 Border

    05/26/2013 1:42:57 AM PDT · by Lera · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/26/2013 | Maayana Miskin
    President Peres reportedly plans to tell Arab leaders that most Israelis favor a return to 1949-1967 borders. President Shimon Peres plans to tell Arab leaders that the overwhelming majority of Israeli citizens favor a return to the 1949-1967 borders, according to Maariv reporter Shalom Yerushalmi. Peres is planning to speak Sunday evening at a WEF economic conference in Jordan.
  • 'Netanyahu will not freeze West Bank settlements'

    05/26/2013 12:00:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies ^ | 5/25/13 | Yuval Bagno
    s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu nearing his second declaration in four years on a building freeze in the West Bank in order to facilitate the renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians? The answer is probably no. An official source in Jerusalem told The Israel Post that "Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] received this opportunity once. This will not happen again." "If the Palestinians want to talk they know we are waiting for them at the table," the source said. After four years rounds of talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah in the last two months in an effort...
  • Abbas: Peace is Possible, but Stop Occupying

    05/25/2013 11:41:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 5/26/2013, 6:35 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that peace between Israel and the PA is “still possible”, but continued to accuse Israel of “occupying Palestinian lands”. The AFP news agency reported that in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Jordan, Abbas called on Israel to “end the occupation of our lands”, evacuate Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and free PA Arab terrorist prisoners. These are the same preconditions he has imposed for years on peace talks with Israel. … PA leaders have long accused Israel of “apartheid” policies, even though they themselves have clarified that if...
  • Israel Signaling: Palestinian Authority Demands are Unrealistic

    04/09/2013 8:44:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2013, 10:04 AM | Gil Ronen
    Israeli officials’ leaks to the press indicate that Israel seeks to downplay the chances of renewed negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attempts to get the talks restarted. … The sources said that the PA’s demand to get a map of the final borders Israel wants to attain is unacceptable, and added that Israel will no grant the PA any far reaching concessions in return for resumption of negotiations. …
  • Hamas-linked cell busted for Temple Mount attacks

    04/07/2013 9:36:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/07/2013 17:06 | Ben Hartman and Yonah Jeremy Bob
    The Shin Bet Israel Security Agency (ISA), in collaboration with the Jerusalem police, arrested a Hamas-associated terror cell they said was responsible for a series of violent incidents at the Temple Mount after Friday prayers on March 8th, including the throwing of Molotov cocktails and stones at Israeli security forces. During the clashes, nine officers were hurt, the Shin Bet said Sunday. … The Shin Bet said that the suspects said the motivation was the “desecration of a koran”, though according to the ISA the book fell from a chair a month earlier when an Israeli officer moved the chair....
  • Financial Crisis? Palestinian Authority Continues to Pay Jailed Terrorists

    04/07/2013 1:30:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    INN ^ | 4/5/2013, 9:09 PM | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority, despite complaining constantly that it is suffering from a severe financial crisis, is continuing to provide monthly payments to terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons, the Makor Rishon newspaper reported Friday. This is not the first time that the enormous salaries the PA pays terrorists have been exposed. According to Friday’s report, which was based on data collected by the research department of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, at least 4% of the PA government’s budget is allocated for terrorists' salaries. Each month, the PA transfers about 17.5 million shekels to terrorists, the Foreign Ministry has found. While...
  • Abbas: Freeing Terrorists is Our Priority

    04/04/2013 7:52:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 4/4/2013, 4:14 AM | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that the freeing of terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons was a “priority” for his leadership. “The Palestinian leadership gives priority to the prisoners issue and ending their suffering,” Abbas said in a speech to a meeting of his Fatah party in Ramallah, according to AFP. … The speech came after thousands of PA Arabs rioted over the death the death of an elderly terrorist who was serving time in an Israeli jail. …
  • ‘Palestinian violence in West Bank has increased’

    03/26/2013 11:37:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/27/2013 01:38 | Tovah Lazaroff
    Palestinian violence in the West Bank has increased, OC Central Command Maj.-Gen Nitzan Alon told Channel 2 in an interview that was aired Tuesday night. He did not speak of a third intifada, but he said, “for months we have identified trends of a potential escalation.” On Tuesday, the IDF stopped a Palestinian in the Jordan Valley who carried four improvised explosives. Near Bethlehem, Palestinians threw stones at soldiers, lightly wounding one. They also threw stones at soldiers near Ramallah. Separately, in a raid on a Palestinian home in Hebron, the IDF found a cache of weapons, including bullets and...
  • Israel president warns of new Palestinian uprising

    01/10/2013 5:49:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2013 7:18 AM EST
    Israel’s president has warned that the Palestinians are liable to launch a new uprising if the Jewish state doesn’t do more to try to reach a peace accord, stepping up his criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Jan. 22 elections. … “If there is no diplomatic decision, the Palestinians will go back to terror. Knives, mines, suicide attacks,” Peres was quoted as saying in Wednesday’s edition of the New York Times magazine. “Even if the local inhabitants do not want to resume the violence, they will be under the pressure of the Arab world,” he said, adding that...