Wednesday, August 02, 2017

What 'Non-violent Campaign'?

There is a new narrative myth being promoted (although trumpeted previously) [and now this, too - "Palestinians learn value of non-violent protests in mosque security standoff with Israel"]:

a successful campaign of Palestinian non-violence overcame Israel, forcing it to remove not only the metal detectors placed outside the Temple Mount's Gate of the Tribes but also the surveillance cameras, a measure King Abdallah had suggested back in October 2015 with then US Secretary of State John Kerry's approval and with Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's agreement.

Here is some material I collected from the The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) site just from the days of July 25 – 29, 2017 which excludes the main attack at Halamish/Neveh Tzuf:

Other Terrorist Attacks
On July 20, 2017, a Palestinian attempted a stabbing attack in Tekoa. (south of Bethlehem) targeting Israel soldiers at a check post. There were no casualties. The soldiers shot and killed the terrorist. The Palestinian media reported he was Muhammad Hussein Ahmed Tanuh, 26, from the village of Teqo'a. Fatah in Teqo'a issued a death notice for him and erected a mourning tent (Facebook page of Teqo'a al-'Aan, July 20, 2017). Senior Fatah figure Sultan Abu al-'Einein, a member of Fatah's Central Council and advisor to Mahmoud Abbas, went to Teqo'a to pay a condolence call on the terrorist's family (Ma'an, July 24, 2017). Note: The condolence visit was an expression of Palestinian Authority (PA) support for popular terrorism, familiar from previous terrorist attacks. 

Senior Fatah figure Sultan Abu al-'Einein, who went to Teqo'a to pay a condolence call on the terrorist's family (Ma'an, July 24, 2017). On July 24, 2017, a Palestinian stabbed a man near the central bus station in Petah Tikva (central Israel). The man was an Israeli Arab from the town of 'Ar'ara (central Israel), and was seriously wounded. The Palestinian who stabbed him, 21, from Qalqilya, who was in Israel illegally, was detained and taken for questioning. He said he had carried out the attack for the sake of al-Aqsa mosque.  

Protest demonstrations were held at many sites in Jerusalem (the Lions Gate, Issawiya, A-Tor, as well as the Qalqilya checkpoint), Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. Several hundred protestors participated at each location, clashing with Israeli security forces. There were reports of several Palestinians killed and several hundred wounded. Several dozen demonstrators were detained. Several Israeli security force operatives were also injured.

Hamas issued a call to prevent Israel from carrying out any program or attempt to enforce a new situation on al-Aqsa mosque and its gates, and to continue the campaign of rage against the installation of "smart cameras" or other security measures.

Fatah also issued a statement rejecting any change in al-Aqsa's status quo, including alternative solutions (official Facebook page of Fatah, July 25, 2017). 

Other Riots, Clashes and Popular Terrorism

In the meantime, in addition to the riots throughout Judea and Samaria because of events on the Temple Mount, Palestinians continued throwing stones and Molotov cocktails. The Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities throughout Judea and Samaria, detaining several dozen Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity and seizing weapons and objects used in riots. The more prominent occurrences were the following:

• July 24, 2017 – Palestinians threw stones at an Israeli vehicle near the Beit Hagai Junction (southern Mt. Hebron). There were no casualties. One of the vehicle's windows was shattered.• July 23, 2017 – During an operational activity near Jerusalem, Border Policemen saw a vehicle parked at the side of the road. Examining it they found two young men from east Jerusalem and boxes of the kind of fireworks used as weapons in riots.• July 23, 2017 – A resident of the Arab village of al-E'izariya (near Ma'aleh Adumim) was killed after having been wounded by an IED he was trying to throw at Israeli security forces.• July 22, 2017 – A young Palestinian from Hebron went to a roadblock near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. He aroused the suspicions of the Border Policemen stationed at the roadblock. While they were searching him a knife fell out of his clothing; he was detained and taken for questioning. During initial interrogation he claimed he had taken the knife to see if he could pass the security check without its being discovered.• July 22, 2017 – Palestinians fired shots at a synagogue in the community of Avnei Hefetz in Samaria. A search of the area revealed a shell casing. There were no casualties.• July 20, 2017 –The Israeli security forces detained a 25 year-old Palestinian woman from the Israeli Arab village of Kafr Qassem (central Israel) who had recently moved to east Jerusalem. She was planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the Jerusalem region. 

In other words, the terror and violence was in full swing.  This, remember, was not the entire period.

Or in other words, the new leftist, pro-Pal campaign is, as usual, based on lies.

Israel arrested 15 people overnight Wednesday East Jerusalem suspected of connection to clashes that took place...around the Temple Mount that ended last week. The total number of those held over the protests is now 48.  According to a police statement releasd on Thursday, the arrests were carried out by police officers and border guards in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Wadi Joz, Ras al Amud, Beit Hanina and A-Tur.
Thirthy three people were arrested ealier on in the week, of which the detention of 31 has been extended by the courts. In 19 of the cases prosecutor's statements have already been filed, and a total of 9 indictments made.  The police said that all those arrested so far are considered to have taken an active and dominant part in the clashes. A number of policemen were also wounded in the violent riots which saw firebombs, stones and fireworks thrown as part of widespread protests 


1 comment:

Mr. Cohen said...

Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“Why is Israel singled out for super-scrutiny and double-standard criticism, expected to maintain a level of moral behavior not demanded of anyone else?”

Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (introduction chapter, page 4) published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“We need a new term to describe this phenomenon, this double-standard, this super-scrutiny of things Jewish, this singling out of Israel.”

Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 4, page 121) published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“There is yet a third strain of the current virus of anti-Semitism, this one even more difficult to diagnose. Its danger lies in its subtlety, its pervasiveness, and its acceptability at all levels of our society. This is a phenomenon familiar to all of us, yet difficult to articulate and expose: the singling out of Jewish institutions and especially Israel for special scrutiny, and the application of a double-standard to Jewish things and persons.

This phenomenon, which currently has no accepted name, assumes a variety of forms, but its most obvious manifestation is the special and often gloating attention paid by the media, [and] by intellectuals, and by the government to any deviation by Israel, no matter how trivial, from the highest norms of humans rights, civility, and sacrifice.

Though Israel may be deserving of criticism, what is missing is the comparable criticism of equal or greater violations by other countries and other groups. This constant, often legitimate criticism of Israel for every one of it deviations, when coupled with the absence of legitimate criticism of others, creates the impression currently prevalent on university campuses and in the press that Israel is among the worst rights violators in the world.
We have all heard that phrase repeated many times. It is not true, but if it is repeated often enough, it takes on a reality of its own.”

SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 4, page 119) published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

Why Israel’s 1967 Borders are Undefendable:

Why Muslims Hate Jews:

Ancient Roman historians connected Jews with the Land of Israel: