ISRAELI STYLE ‘POLICE RIDE ALONG’ ~~ TEACHING 5th GRADERS TO KILL

As can be seen in this short video, the Israeli educational system has reached a new low …

Using a dummy, police officers used active fire to demonstrate how to take down an assailant armed with a knife and then verify that the assailant was dead.

Israeli Police Show 5th Graders How To Kill Palestinian Attackers

Israeli police taught elementary school students how to kill Palestinian terrorists as part of an event on Monday highlighting police-community relations in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Hasharon.

Using a dummy, police officers used active fire to demonstrate how to take down an assailant armed with a knife and then verify that the assailant was dead. Hundreds of fifth graders sat and watched the enactment.

“Has someone there lost his mind? It’s simply stupidity for its own sake, this demonstration of fire,” a parent told Haaretz. “Can’t you bring a traffic cop to demonstrate how he gives a ticket to an offender – they have to see how to dismantle magazines?”

The Israel Police defended the event in Ramat Hasharon. “We regret that there are those who choose to present in a biased manner a positive and empowering event connecting the police and the community,” the agency said in a statement.

The police have run into trouble recently due to graphic demonstrations of violent situations in front of children. Police put up a booth on Independence Day in a West Bank settlement earlier this month where children could have fake stab and shrapnel wounds painted onto their bodies.

Here’s a sampling of what else is taught in some Israeli schools …

Teaching Hatred to Jewish Children at Jewish Religious School

#InPalestine ~~ DEATH IN NUMBERS (AND NAMES)

These are the results of the Israeli/Palestinian ‘Peace’ Process …. a record year of deaths on both sides

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Death In Numbers: A year of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel

By: Chloe Benoist

In October 2015 began what has been in turn called a wave of unrest, a Palestinian upheaval, or even the “Jerusalem Intifada.” Whatever the name, the past year has seen an intensification of deadly violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel.

Over the course of the year, Ma’an has collected data regarding every person who has died as part of this latest chapter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In total, Ma’an has recorded the death of 274 individuals from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. Of these dead, 235 were Palestinians (85.8 percent of deaths), 34 were Israeli (12.4 percent), and five (1.8 percent) were foreign nationals — two Americans, one Eritrean, one Sudanese, and one Jordanian.

The first six months — from October 2015 to March 2016 — saw the vast majority of deaths, followingclashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem ahead of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. With 234 people dying in these first six months, the rate of casualties has since drastically slowed down, although a spate of killings in September have led to fears that violence could once again surge.

Looking at Palestinian casualties

After a year, a clearer picture has emerged of the Palestinians who have died in that time span. Of these 235 Palestinians, 231 were killed by Israelis, two by other Palestinians during attacks against Israelis, and two others killed themselves while carrying out or attempting to carry out attacks.

Drawing from statistics, a general portrait emerges of the average Palestinian to have died during this time: a young man in his late teens or early twenties from the West Bank district of Hebron, killed by Israeli security forces.

According to Ma’an’s records, the average age of slain Palestinians was 23. However, the most frequent age of death was 19 years old, with 22 Palestinian youth of that age losing their lives in the past year.

Minors comprised a quarter of the victims of Israeli violence, with 60 slain Palestinians under the age of 18, the youngest being an eight-month old baby killed by excessive tear gas inhalation during clashes. In total, 11 Palestinian children under the age of 14 were killed, and another 49 between the ages of 15 and 17.

Another 118 Palestinians between the ages of 18 and 24 were killed, making a total of 178 Palestinian casualties in the past year to have been born around or after the signature of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

Three quarters of those who have been killed since October 2015 have never known anything other than Oslo — seemingly corroborating links made between the rise in violence and the frustrations regarding the agreement’s failure to establish a Palestinian state, amid a worsening situation in the occupied Palestinian territory marked by home demolitions, violent night raids, and staggering settlement expansion.

While a number of Palestinian women and girls were killed — 17 of whom while allegedly or actually carrying out attacks — during this time period, their numbers paled in comparison to Palestinian men and boys. Of the 235 Palestinians killed, 213 were male and 22 were female — just under one in 10 of the casualties.

Geographically speaking, the majority of Palestinian deaths — 161 to be exact — took place in the West Bank, while 36 occurred in the city of Jerusalem, 29 in the besieged Gaza Strip, and nine in Israel.

Meanwhile, 182 were originally from the West Bank, 20 were residents of occupied East Jerusalem, 29 were from Gaza, and three were Palestinian citizens of Israel. Residents of the Hebron district, amounting to 73 of the dead, constituted 31 percent of the slain Palestinians, confirming the southern West Bank district’s status as the epicenter of the wave of unrest.

Trying to quantify the circumstances in which Palestinians have died, meanwhile, has proved to be a tricky question. While a majority of cases were straightforward, with video footage or eyewitnesses able to corroborate the facts, in many instances, the official Israeli version of events when Palestinians were killed at the hands of Israeli security forces or settlers was strongly contested. In a number of cases, eyewitnesses maintained that the slain Palestinians did not constitute a threat at the time of their death, or that Israeli forces planted knives or otherwise manipulated the scene of the crime.

Due to the difficulty of ascertaining the exact circumstances of each case, Ma’an has classified attacks as “alleged” in instances when the official Israeli version of events recorded no injuries to Israelis and there were either no outside witnesses, or those witnesses contested the Israeli version of events.

Meanwhile, situations in which there were no records of outside witnesses, but where there were reports of Israeli injuries, were classified as actual attacks. This imperfect system of classification is a reflection of the murkiness which continues to permeate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on a daily basis.

Given these caveats, Ma’an’s records show the following:- 69 Palestinians killed while committing or attempting to commit stabbing attacks- 48 Palestinians killed while allegedly attempting to commit stabbing attack- 62 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during clashes, police and/or army raids- 13 Palestinians killed while committing vehicular attacks- 8 Palestinians killed while allegedly committing vehicular attacks- 8 Palestinians killed while committing shooting attacks- 4 Palestinians killed while allegedly committing or attempting to commit shooting attacks- 5 Palestinians killed while committing simultaneous shooting and stabbing attacks- 3 Palestinians killed while committing simultaneous shooting and vehicular attacks- 1 Palestinian killed while committing simultaneous stabbing and vehicular attack- 2 Palestinians killed while committing attacks with incendiary or explosive devices- 2 Palestinians killed while allegedly committing attacks with incendiary or explosive devices- 5 Palestinians killed by airstrikes and shelling- 5 Palestinians killed while bystanders of violence.

Looking at Israeli casualties

Meanwhile, the demographic profile of Israeli victims of violence painted a different picture.

While for Israeli casualties the average age was 37, with the youngest victim being 13-year-old Hallel Ariel, the only Israeli minor killed in the wave of unrest. The most frequent ages were 19 and 21 — an unsurprising fact given that a very large proportion of Palestinian attacks targeted soldiers, who typically begin their military service at 18 years old.

However, soldiers and police officers accounted for only seven of the dead, which could be explained by the high levels of armor and protective gear worn while on duty, which most likely prevented deadly injuries from occurring in a number of attacks.

Meanwhile, 18 of the slain Israelis resided in illegal settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Settlers being less armed or armored than soldiers made them more vulnerable targets for attacks, while the restrictions on Palestinian movement outside of the occupied Palestinian territory have made Israelis living in these areas more accessible targets for Palestinians seeking to commit attacks against Israelis.

Some 24 Israelis were killed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while ten others were killed in Israel. Within Israel, the coastal city of Tel Aviv was by far the most targeted, with three separate attacks killing eight Israelis — as well as one Palestinian citizen of Israel.

Gender-wise, eight of the slain Israelis were female, making 23.5 percent of casualties, with only one of them being a member of security forces.

Regarding the circumstances of death, according to Ma’an records:

16 Israelis were killed in stabbing attacks- 12 Israelis were killed in shooting attacks-

2 Israelis were killed in confirmed or alleged vehicular attacks-

2 Israeli were killed in a simultaneous shooting and stabbing attack-

and 2 Israelis were killed by friendly fire.

While 32 Israelis were killed by Palestinians, two others were killed by Israeli forces who were trying to shoot at alleged Palestinian attackers.

While the pace of violence has significant slowed down since October 2015, the past month has seen a distinct uptick in casualties. The latest casualty, 28-year-old Naseem Abu Meizar, was killed by Israeli forces on Sept. 30, while seven Palestinians and one Jordanian were killed by Israelis in the span of five days.

Almost one year after United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a warning tying the violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel to the social and political impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinians, a resurgence of deadly violence remains a real possibility.

“We cannot ignore the sense of desperation that comes with the slow evaporation of hope,” Ban said at the time. “We must stop the endless, needless, and mindless cycle of suffering, and begin the hard work necessary to restore the belief that genuine progress towards peace is possible. A failure to do so will only embolden the advocates of violence and division.”

Please find above Ma’an’s charts compiling Palestinians killed by Israelis, Israelis killed by Palestinians, and other casualties of violence from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. A PDF version of the charts can be found here.

Palestinians killed by Israelis

# Date of attack Name Age Gender Place of death/injury leading to death Cause of death Circumstances Place of residence
1 October 3, 2015 Mohannad Shafiq Halabi 19 M East Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Surda, Ramallah district
2 October 3, 2015 Fadi Samir Mustafa Alloun 19 M West Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Issawiya, East Jerusalem
3 October 4, 2015 Huthayfa Othman Suleiman 18 M Tulkarem, Tulkarem district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Balaa, Tulkarem district
4 October 4, 2015 Abd al-Rahman Ubeidallah 13 M Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem district Shot by army Clashes Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem district
5 October 7, 2015 Amjad Hatem al-Jundi 20 M Kiryat Gat, Israel Shot by police Stabbing attack Yatta, Hebron district
6 October 8, 2015 Wissam Faraj 20 M Shufat refugee camp, Jerusalem district Shot by border police Clashes Shufat refugee camp, Jerusalem district
7 October 8, 2015 Thaer Abu Ghazaleh 19 M Tel Aviv, Israel Shot by army Stabbing attack Old City, East Jerusalem
8 October 8, 2015 Ibrahim Ahmad Mustafa Aoud 27 M Beit Ummar, Hebron district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Beit Ummar, Hebron district
9 October 9, 2015 Muhammad Fares Abdullah al-Jaabari 19 M Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
10 October 9, 2015 Shadi Hussam Dawla 20 M Al-Shujayya, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Al-Shujayya, Gaza
11 October 9, 2015 Ahmad al-Harbawi 20 M Al-Shujayya, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Al-Nuseirat refugee camp, Gaza
12 October 9, 2015 Abed al-Wahidi 20 M Al-Shujayya, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Al-Shujayya, Gaza
13 October 9, 2015 Muhammad al-Raqeb 15 M Khan Yunis, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Bani Suheila, Gaza
14 October 9, 2015 Ziad Nabil Sharaf 20 M Khan Yunis, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Khan Yunis, Gaza
15 October 9, 2015 Adnan Moussa Abu Elayyan 22 M Khan Yunis, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Bani Suheila, Gaza
16 October 9, 2015 Jihad Salim al-Ubeid 22 M Abasan al-Kabirah, Gaza Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Wadi al-Salqa, Gaza
17 October 10, 2015 Ishaq Badran 16 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by army Stabbing attack Kafr Aqab, East Jerusalem
18 October 10, 2015 Muhammad Saed Ali 19 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by army Stabbing attack Shufat refugee camp, Jerusalem district
19 October 10, 2015 Marwan Barbakh 13 M Abasan al-Kabirah, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Khan Yunis, Gaza
20 October 10, 2015 Khalil Othman 15 M Abasan al-Kabirah, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Khan Yunis, Gaza
21 October 10, 2015 Ahmad Salah 24 M Shufat refugee camp, Jerusalem district Shot by army Clashes Shufat refugee camp, Jerusalem district
22 October 11, 2015 Ahmad Sharaka 13 M Al-Bireh, Ramallah district Shot by army Clashes al-Jalazun refugee camp, Ramallah district
23 October 11, 2015 Nour Rasmi Hassan 25 F Gaza City, Gaza Home collapsed Airstrike Gaza City, Gaza
24 October 11, 2015 Rahaf Yahya Hassan 2 F Gaza City, Gaza Home collapsed Airstrike Gaza City, Gaza
25 October 11, 2015 Khalil Hassan Abu Ubeid 25 M Al-Bureij refugee camp, Gaza Hit by army tear gas grenade, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Khan Yunis, Gaza
26 October 12, 2015 Mustafa Adel al-Khatib 18 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Jabal al-Mukabbir, East Jerusalem
27 October 12, 2015 Hassan Khalid al-Manasra 15 M Pisgat Zeev settlement, East Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem
28 October 12, 2015 Mohammed Nazmi Elayyan Shamasma 23 M West Jerusalem Shot by police Attempted stabbing attack Qatanna, Jerusalem district
29 October 13, 2015 Bahaa Elayyan 22 M West Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing, shooting attack Jabal al-Mukabbir, East Jerusalem
30 October 13, 2015 Alaa Daoud Ali Abu Jamal 33 M West Jerusalem Shot by civilian Stabbing, shooting attack Jabal al-Mukabbir, East Jerusalem
31 October 13, 2015 Mutaz Ibrahim Zawahreh 27 M Bethlehem, Bethlehem district Shot by army Clashes Al-Duheisha refugee camp, Bethlehem district
32 October 14, 2015 Basil Bassam Ragheb Sidr 20 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by border police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
33 October 14, 2015 Ahmad Shaaban 23 M West Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Ras al-Amoud, East Jerusalem
34 October 16, 2015 Yahya Karira 20 M Gaza City, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Gaza City, Gaza
35 October 16, 2015 Eyad Khalil Awawdeh 26 M Halhul, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Al-Muwarraq, Hebron district
36 October 16, 2015 Ihab Jihad Hanani 19 M Beit Furik, Nablus district Shot by army Clashes Beit Furik, Nablus district
37 October 16, 2015 Yahiya Abd al-Qader Farhat 24 M Erez checkpoint, Gaza Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Al-Shati, Gaza
38 October 16, 2015 Mahmoud Hatim Hmeid 22 M Gaza City, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Gaza City, Gaza
39 October 16, 2015 Shawiq Jamal Jabr Ubeid 37 M Gaza Shot by army Clashes Jabaliya, Gaza
40 October 17, 2015 Fadil Muhammad Awad al-Qawasmi 18 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by settler Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
41 October 17, 2015 Tareq al-Natsheh 16 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by border police Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
42 October 17, 2015 Omar al-Faqih 23 M Qalandiya checkpoint, Ramallah district Shot by border police Stabbing attack Qatanna, Jerusalem district
43 October 17, 2015 Muataz Ahmad Hajis Uweisat 16 M Armon Hanatziv settlement, East Jerusalem Shot by border police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Jabal al-Mukabbir, East Jerusalem
44 October 17, 2015 Bayan Ayman Abd al-Hadi al-Esseili 17 F Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
45 October 18, 2015 Muhannad al-Aqabi 21 M Beersheba, Israel Shot by army Shooting attack Hura, Israel
46 October 20, 2015 Uday Hashim al-Masalma 24 M Beit Awwa, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Beit Awwa, Hebron district
47 October 20, 2015 Bashar Nidal al-Jabari 15 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
48 October 20, 2015 Hussam Ismail al-Jabari 17 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
49 October 20, 2015 Hamzeh Moussa al-Imla 25 M Gush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem district Shot by army Vehicular attack Beit Ula, Hebron district
50 October 20, 2015 Ahmad al-Sarhi 27 M near al-Bureij, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Deir al-Balah, Gaza
51 October 21, 2015 Mutaz Atallah Qassem 22 M near Adam settlement, Jerusalem district Shot by army Stabbing attack Al-Eizariya, Jerusalem district
52 October 21, 2015 Hashem al-Azzeh 54 M Hebron, Hebron district Excessive tear gas Clashes Hebron, Hebron district
53 October 22, 2015 Mahmoud Khalid Ghneimat 20 M Beit Shemesh, Israel Shot by police Stabbing attack Surif, Hebron district
54 October 24, 2015 Ahmad Muhammad Said Kamil 16 M Al-Jalama checkpoint, Jenin district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
55 October 25, 2015 Dania Irsheid 17 F Hebron, Hebron district Shot by border police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
56 October 26, 2015 Raed Saket Abdul-Rahim Jaradat 22 M Beit Einun junction, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
57 October 26, 2015 Saad Muhammad Youssef al-Atrash 19 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
58 October 26, 2015 Iyad Rawhi Jaradat 17 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Clashes Sair, Hebron district
59 October 27, 2015 Shabaan Abu Shkeidem 17 M Gush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
60 October 27, 2015 Shadi Nabil Abd al-Muti al-Qudsi 22 M Gush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
61 October 27, 2015 Hammam Said 23 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
62 October 28, 2015 Islam Rafiq Hammad Ibeido 23 M Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
63 October 29, 2015 Mahdi Mohammad Ramadan al-Muhtasib 23 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
64 October 29, 2015 Farouq Abd al-Qader Omar Sidr 19 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
65 October 30, 2015 Qassem Mahmoud Sabaneh 19 M Zaatara checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by border police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
66 October 30, 2015 Ramadan Mohammad Faisal Thawabta 8 months M Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem district Excessive tear gas Clashes Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem district
67 October 30, 2015 Ahmad Hamada Qneibi 24 M Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Kafr Aqab, East Jerusalem
68 October 31, 2015 Mahmoud Talal Mahmoud Nazzal 18 M Al-Jalama checkpoint, Jenin district Shot by security guard Alleged attempted stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
69 November 1, 2015 Fadi Hasan al-Faroukh 27 M Beit Einun, Hebron district Shot by border police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
70 November 2, 2015 Ahmed Awad Abu al-Rub 16 M Al-Jalameh, Jenin district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
71 November 4, 2015 Ibrahim Skafi 22 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Vehicular attack Tulkarem, Tulkarem district
72 November 5, 2015 Malik Talal al-Sharif 25 M Gush Etzion, Bethlehem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
73 November 6, 2015 Tharwat al-Sharawi 72 F Halhul, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged vehicular attack Hebron, Hebron district
74 November 6, 2015 Salameh Musa Abu Jame 23 M Khan Yunis, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Bani Suheila, Gaza
75 November 8, 2015 Sulaiman Aqel Muhammad Shahin 22 M Zaatara checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by army Vehicular attack Al-Bireh, Ramallah district
76 November 9, 2015 Rasha Muhammad Oweisi 24 F Eliyahu checkpoint near Alfei Menashe settlement, Qalqiliya district Shot by army Stabbing attack Qalqiliya, Qalqiliya district
77 November 10, 2015 Sadeq Ziad Gharbiyeh 16 M Al-Sawahrah al-Sharqiyah, Jerusalem district Shot by border police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Sanur, Jenin district
78 November 10, 2015 Muhammad Nimr 37 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by security guard Attempted stabbing attack Al-Issawiya, East Jerusalem
79 November 11, 2015 Ibrahim Abd al-Halim Yousif Dawood 16 M Al-Bireh, Ramallah district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Deir Ghassan, Ramallah district
80 November 11, 2015 Mahmoud Said Elayyan 20 M Ramallah, Ramallah district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Anata, Jerusalem district
81 November 12, 2015 Abdullah Azzam Shalaldah 28 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by undercover soldiers Army raid Sair, Hebron district
82 November 12, 2015 Issa al-Shalaldah 22 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Sair, Hebron district
83 November 13, 2015 Hassan Jihad al-Baw 23 M Halhul, Hebron district Shot by army Clashes Halhul, Hebron district
84 November 13, 2015 Lafi Yousif Mustafa Awad 22 M Budrus, Ramallah district Shot by army Clashes Budrus, Ramallah district
85 November 16, 2015 Laith Assad Manasra 21 M Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district Shot by army Clashes Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
86 November 16, 2015 Ahmad Abu al-Aish 28 M Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district Shot by army Clashes Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
87 November 17, 2015 Muhammad Munir Hassan Saleh 24 M Turmusayya, Ramallah district Shot by army Shooting attack Arura, Ramallah district
88 November 22, 2015 Issa Thawabta 34 M Gush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem district Shot by army Stabbing attack Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem district
89 November 22, 2015 Ashraqat Taha Ahmad Qatanani 16 F Huwwara, Nablus district Run over, shot by settler Alleged attempted stabbing attack Nablus, Nablus district
90 November 22, 2015 Shadi Khasib 32 M West Jerusalem Shot by settler Alleged attempted stabbing attack Al-Bireh, Ramallah district
91 November 23, 2015 Hadeel Wajih Awwad 14 F West Jerusalem Shot by security guard Stabbing attack Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
92 November 23, 2015 Ahmad Jamal Taha 16 M Route 443, Ramallah district Shot by army Stabbing attack Qutna, Ramallah district
93 November 23, 2015 Alaa Khalil Sabah Hashash 16 M Huwwara, Nablus district Shot by army Attempted stabbing attack Nablus, Nablus district
94 November 23, 2015 Samah Abd al-Mumen Ahmad 18 F Huwwara, Nablus district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Bystander in attempted stabbing attack Amuriyya, Nablus district
95 November 25, 2015 Muhammad Ismail Shubaki 19 M near al-Fawwar refugee camp, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Al-Arrub refugee camp, Hebron district
96 November 26, 2015 Yahya Yusri Taha 21 M Qatanna, Jerusalem district Shot by army Clashes Qatanna, Jerusalem district
97 November 26, 2015 Samer Hassan Mbadda Sarisi 51 M Zaatara checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Jenin, Jenin district
98 November 26, 2015 Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh 19 M Al-Arrub refugee camp, Hebron district Shot by army Clashes Al-Arrub refugee camp, Hebron district
99 November 27, 2015 Fadi Muhammad Mahmoud Khasib 25 M near Kfar Adumim settlement, Jerusalem district Shot by settler Vehicular attack Al-Bireh, Ramallah district
100 November 27, 2015 Omar Arafat Issa al-Zaaqiq 19 M Beit Ummar, Hebron district Shot by army Vehicular attack Beit Ummar, Hebron district
101 November 29, 2015 Baseem Abd al-Rahman Mustafa Salah 38 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Nablus, Nablus district
102 November 29, 2015 Ayman Samih al-Abbasi 17 M Silwan, East Jerusalem Shot by police Clashes Silwan, East Jerusalem
103 December 1, 2015 Mamoun al-Khatib 16 M Gush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Doha, Bethlehem district
104 December 1, 2015 Maram Ramiz Hassouna 19 F Enav checkpoint, Tulkarem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Rafidia, Nablus district
105 December 3, 2015 Mazin Hasan Ureiba 35 M Hizma checkpoint, Jerusalem district Shot by army Shooting attack Abu Dis, Jerusalem district
106 December 3, 2015 Izz al-Din Abdallah Muhammad Raddad 21 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Saida, Tulkarem district
107 December 4, 2015 Taher Faysal Fannoun 19 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
108 December 4, 2015 Mustafa Fadhil Fannoun 15 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
109 December 4, 2015 Anas Bassam Hammad 21 M near Ofar settlement, Ramallah district Shot by army Vehicular attack Silwad, Ramallah district
110 December 4, 2015 Abd al-Rahman Barghouthi 26 M Abud, Ramallah district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Abud, Ramallah district
111 December 6, 2015 Omar Skafi 21 M West Jerusalem Shot by police Vehicular and stabbing attack Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem
112 December 7, 2015 Ihab Fathi Miswadi 21 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by border police Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
113 December 8, 2015 Malik Akram Shahin 19 M Al-Duheisha refugee camp, Bethlehem district Shot by army Army raid Al-Duheisha refugee camp, Bethlehem district
114 December 9, 2015 Abd al-Rahman Miswadeh 21 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by security guard Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
115 December 11, 2015 Omar al-Hroub 55 M Halhul, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted vehicular attack Deir Samit, Hebron district
116 December 11, 2015 Uday Irsheid 24 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Clashes Hebron, Hebron district
117 December 11, 2015 Sami Shawqi Madhi 41 M Al-Bureij refugee camp, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Al-Bureij refugee camp, Gaza
118 December 14, 2015 Abd al-Muhsen Hassuneh 21 M West Jerusalem Shot by police Vehicular attack Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem
119 December 16, 2015 Ahmad Jahajha 20 M Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district Shot by army Alleged vehicular attack Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
120 December 16, 2015 Hikmat Hamdan 29 M Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district Shot by army Alleged vehicular attack Al-Bireh, Ramallah district
121 December 17, 2015 Abdullah Hussein Nasasra 15 M Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Beit Furik, Nablus district
122 December 18, 2015 Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Ayyad 21 M Silwad, Ramallah district Shot by army Vehicular attack Silwad, Ramallah district
123 December 18, 2015 Nashaat Asfour 34 M Sinjil, Ramallah district Shot by army Clashes Sinjil, Ramallah district
124 December 18, 2015 Mahmoud Muhammad Saed al-Agha 20 M Khan Yunis, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Khan Yunis, Gaza
125 December 23, 2015 Issa Assaf 21 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
126 December 23, 2015 Anan Abu Habsa 20 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
127 December 24, 2015 Wisam Abu Ghwaila 22 M near Geva Binyamin settlement, Ramallah district Shot by army Vehicular attack Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
128 December 24, 2015 Iyad Jamal Issa Ideis 25 M Ari checkpoint, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Yatta, Hebron district
129 December 24, 2015 Muhammad Zahran Abdul-Halim Zahran 22 M Ariel settlement, Salfit district Shot by security guard Stabbing attack Kafr al-Dik, Salfit district
130 December 24, 2015 Bilal Zayid 23 M Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district Shot by army Clashes Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
131 December 25, 2015 Hani Rafiq Wahdan 22 M Shujayya, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Shujayya, Gaza
132 December 25, 2015 Mahdia Mohammad Ibrahim Hammad 39 F Silwad, Ramallah district Shot by police Alleged vehicular attack Silwad, Ramallah district
133 December 25, 2015 Yousif Abu Sbeikha al-Buheiri 48 M Al-Maghazi refugee camp, Gaza Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Al-Maghazi refugee camp, Gaza
134 December 26, 2015 Maher al-Jabi 56 M Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by army Vehicular attack Nablus, Nablus district
135 December 26, 2015 Musab Mahmoud al-Ghazali 26 M West Jerusalem Shot by police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Silwan, East Jerusalem
136 December 27, 2015 Muhammad Rafiq Hussein Sabana 17 M Huwwara, Nablus district Shot by army Stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
137 December 27, 2015 Nour al-Deen Muhammad Abdul-Qadir Sabana 23 M Huwwara, Nablus district Shot by army Stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
138 December 31, 2015 Hassan Ali Hassan Bozor 22 M Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by army Vehicular attack Raba, Jenin district
139 January 5, 2016 Ahmad Younis Kawazba 17 M Gush Etzion settlement junction, Bethlehem district Shot by army Stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
140 January 7, 2016 Ahmad Salim Abd al-Majid Kawazba 21 M Gush Etzion settlement junction, Bethlehem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
141 January 7, 2016 Alaa Abed Muhammad Kawazba 17 M Gush Etzion settlement junction, Bethlehem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
142 January 7, 2016 Muhannad Ziyad Kawazba 20 M Gush Etzion settlement junction, Bethlehem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
143 January 7, 2016 Khalil Muhammad al-Shalaldah 16 M Beit Einun junction, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
144 January 8, 2016 Nashat Melhem 29 M Arara, Israel Shot by police Standoff following deadly shooting in Tel Aviv Arara, Israel
145 January 9, 2016 Ali Abu Maryam 26 M Al-Hamra checkpoint, Tubas district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Al-Judeida, Jenin district
146 January 9, 2016 Said Abu al-Wafa 38 M Al-Hamra checkpoint, Tubas district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Al-Zawiya, Jenin district
147 January 12, 2016 Srour Ahmad Abu Srour 21 M Beit Jala, Bethlehem district Shot by army Clashes Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem district
148 January 12, 2016 Muhammad Ahmad Khalil Kawazba 23 M Beit Einun junction, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
149 January 12, 2016 Adnan Hamid al-Mashni 17 M Beit Einun junction, Hebron district Shot by army Accomplice in alleged attempted stabbing attack Al-Shuyukh, Hebron district
150 January 13, 2016 Mousa Zaiter 23 M Beit Lahiya, Gaza Shot by army Alleged attempted explosive attack Jabaliya, Gaza
151 January 14, 2016 Muayyad Awni Jabbarin 20 M Beit Einun junction, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Sair, Hebron district
152 January 14, 2016 Haitham Mahmoud Abd al-Jalil 31 M Checkpoint near Asira al-Shamaliya, Nablus district Shot by army Alleged stabbing attack Asira al-Shamaliya, Nablus district
153 January 15, 2016 Muhammad Abu Zayed 19 M Al-Bureij refugee camp, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Al-Bureij refugee camp, Gaza
154 January 15, 2016 Muhammad Majdi Qaita 26 M Al-Bureij refugee camp, Gaza Shot by army Clashes Khan Yunis, Gaza
155 January 17, 2016 Wissam Marwan Qasrawa 21 M Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Misliya, Nablus district
156 January 23, 2016 Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid 13 F Almon settlement, Jerusalem district Shot by security guard Alleged attempted stabbing attack Anata, Jerusalem district
157 January 25, 2016 Hussein Muhammad Abu Ghush 17 M Beit Horon settlement, Ramallah district Shot by security guard Stabbing attack Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
158 January 25, 2016 Osama Youssef Allan 23 M Beit Horon settlement, Ramallah district Shot by security guard Stabbing attack Beit Ur al-Tahta, Ramallah district
159 January 31, 2016 Amjad Jaser Sukkari 34 M Checkpoint near Beit El settlement, Ramallah district Shot by army Shooting attack Nablus, Nablus district
160 February 1, 2016 Ahmad Hassan Tuba 19 M near Salit settlement, Tulkarem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Kafr Jammal, Tulkarem district
161 February 3, 2016 Ahmad Rajeh Ismail Zakarneh 19 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by border police Shooting, stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
162 February 3, 2016 Muhammad Ahmad Hilmi Kamil 19 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by border police Shooting, stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
163 February 3, 2016 Najeh Ibrahim Abu al-Rub 20 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by border police Shooting, stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
164 February 5, 2016 Haitham Ismail Muhammad al-Baw 14 M near Halhul, Hebron district Shot by army Allegedly attempting to throw Molotov cocktails Halhul, Hebron district
165 February 10, 2016 Omar Yousef Madi al-Jawabreh 16 M Al-Arrub refugee camp, Hebron district Shot by army Clashes Al-Arrub refugee camp, Hebron district
166 February 13, 2016 Kilzar Muhammad Abd al-Halim Azmi al-Uweiwi 18 F Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
167 February 14, 2016 Nihad Raed Muhammad Waqed 15 M near al-Araqa, Jenin district Shot by army Alleged shooting attack Al-Araqa, Jenin district
168 February 14, 2016 Fuad Marwan Khalid Waqed 15 M near al-Araqa, Jenin district Shot by army Alleged shooting attack Al-Araqa, Jenin district
169 February 14, 2016 Naim Ahmad Yousif Safi 17 M Mazmoria checkpoint, Bethlehem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Al-Ubeidiya, Bethlehem district
170 February 14, 2016 Mansour Yasser Abdul-Aziz Shawamrah 20 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Alleged shooting attack Al-Qubeiba, Jerusalem district
171 February 14, 2016 Omar Muhammad Amro 20 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Alleged shooting attack Al-Qubeiba, Jerusalem district
172 February 19, 2016 Muhammad Abu Khalaf 20 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Stabbing attack Kafr Aqab, East Jerusalem
173 February 19, 2016 Abed Raed Abdullah Hamad 20 M Silwad, Ramallah district Shot by army Vehicular attack Silwad, Ramallah district
174 February 19, 2016 Khaled Yousif Taqatqa 21 M Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem district Shot by army Clashes Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem district
175 February 20, 2016 Qusay Diab Abu al-Rub 15 M Beita checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
176 February 26, 2016 Mahmoud Muhammad Ali Shaalan 17 M Beit El checkpoint, Ramallah district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Deir Dibwan, Ramallah district
177 March 1, 2016 Iyad Omar Sajadiyya 22 M Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district Shot by army Clashes Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
178 March 1, 2016 Nahid Fawzi Muteir 24 M Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
179 March 2, 2016 Labib Khaldoon Anwar Azzam 17 M Eli settlement, Nablus district Shot by army Stabbing attack Qaryut, Nablus district
180 March 2, 2016 Muhammad Hisham Ali Zaghlawan 17 M Eli settlement, Nablus district Shot by army Stabbing attack Qaryut, Nablus district
181 March 4, 2016 Amani Husni Sabatin 34 F Gush Etzion settlement junction, Bethlehem district Shot by army Alleged vehicular attack Husan, Bethlehem district
182 March 8, 2016 Fadwa Ahmad Abu Teir 50 F Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by border police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Umm Tuba, Jerusalem district
183 March 8, 2016 Fouad Abu Rajab al-Tamimi 21 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by border police Shooting attack Issawiya, East Jerusalem
184 March 8, 2016 Bashar Masalha 22 M Jaffa, Israel Shot by police Stabbing attack Al-Hajja, Qalqiliya district
185 March 8, 2016 Abd al-Rahman Radad 17 M Petah Tikva, Israel Shot by police Stabbing attack Al-Zawiya, Salfit district
186 March 9, 2016 Abd al-Malak Saleh Abu Kharoub 19 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Shooting attack Kafr Aqab, East Jerusalem
187 March 9, 2016 Muhammad Jamal al-Kalouti 21 M Old City, East Jerusalem Shot by police Shooting attack Kafr Aqab, East Jerusalem
188 March 9, 2016 Ahmad Yousef Amer 16 M Al-Zawiya, Salfit district Shot by army Attempted stabbing attack Masha, Salfit district
189 March 12, 2016 Yasin Suleiman Abu Khusah 9 M Beit Lahiya, Gaza Army rockets on home Airstrike Beit Lahiya, Gaza
190 March 12, 2016 Israa Suleiman Abu Khusah 6 F Beit Lahiya, Gaza Army rockets on home Airstrike Beit Lahiya, Gaza
191 March 14, 2016 Qasem Farid Jaber 31 M near Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by army Shooting, vehicular attack Hebron, Hebron district
192 March 14, 2016 Ameer Fuad al-Junaidi 22 M near Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by army Shooting, vehicular attack Hebron, Hebron district
193 March 14, 2016 Yousef Mustafa Tarayra 18 M near Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by army Shooting, vehicular attack Bani Naim, Hebron district
194 March 17, 2016 Ali Jamal Muhammad Taqatqa 19 M near Ariel settlement, Salfit district Shot by army Stabbing attack Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem district
195 March 17, 2016 Ali Abd al-Rahman al-Kar Thawabta 20 M near Ariel settlement, Salfit district Shot by army Stabbing attack Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem district
196 March 18, 2016 Mahmud Ahmad Abu Fanunah 21 M Gush Etzion settlement junction, Bethlehem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
197 March 19, 2016 Abdullah Muhammad al-Ajlouni 18 M Abu Rish checkpoint near Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
198 March 24, 2016 Abd al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif 21 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
199 March 24, 2016 Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi 21 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
200 April 14, 2016 Ibrahim Baradiya 54 M Al-Arrub refugee camp, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Al-Arrub refugee camp, Hebron district
201 April 27, 2016 Maram Salih Hassan Abu Ismail 23 F Qalandiya checkpoint, Ramallah district Shot by security guard Alleged attempted stabbing attack Qatanna, Jerusalem district
202 April 27, 2016 Ibrahim Salih Hassan Taha 16 M Qalandiya checkpoint, Ramallah district Shot by security guard Alleged attempted stabbing attack Qatanna, Jerusalem district
203 May 3, 2016 Ahmed Riyad Abd al-Aziz Shehada 36 M near Dolev settlement, Ramallah district Shot by army Alleged vehicular attack Qalandiya refugee camp, Ramallah district
204 May 4, 2016 Arif Sharif Jaradat 22 M Sair, Hebron district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Clashes Sair, Hebron district
205 May 5, 2016 Jana Aytah al-Amur 59 F Khan Yunis, Gaza Army shelling Army offensive Khan Yunis, Gaza
206 May 23, 2016 Sawsan Ali Dawud Mansur 17 F Ras Biddu checkpoint, Jerusalem district Shot by police Alleged attempted stabbing attack Biddu, Jerusalem district
207 June 2, 2016 Ansar Hussam Harasha 25 F Innab checkpoint, Tulkarem district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Qaffin, Tulkarem district
208 June 21, 2016 Mahmoud Raafat Badran 15 M near Beit Ur al-Tahta, Ramallah district Shot by army Bystander in stone throwing Beit Ur al-Tahta, Ramallah district
209 June 24, 2016 Majd al-Khadour 18 F near Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by army Vehicular attack Bani Naim, Hebron district
210 June 30, 2016 Muhammad Nasser Tarayra 17 M Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by security guard Stabbing attack Bani Naim, Hebron district
211 June 30, 2016 Wael Abu Saleh 46 M Netanya, Israel Shot by civilian Stabbing attack Shweika, Tulkarem district
212 July 1, 2016 Sarah Tarayra 27 F Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Bani Naim, Hebron district
213 July 1, 2016 Muhammad Mustafa Habash 63 M Qalandiya checkpoint, Ramallah district Tear gas Clashes Asira al-Shamaliya, Nablus district
214 July 13, 2016 Anwar al-Salaymeh 22 M Al-Ram, Jerusalem district Shot by army Army raid Anata, Jerusalem district
215 July 18, 2016 Mustafa Baradiya 51 M near Al-Arrub refugee camp, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Beit Fajjar, Bethlehem district
216 July 19, 2016 Muhyee Sidqi al-Tibakhi 12 M Al-Ram, Jerusalem district Shot by army Clashes Al-Ram, Jerusalem district
217 July 29, 2016 Muhammad Faqih 29 M Surif, Hebron district Killed by army Army raid Dura, Hebron district
218 July 31, 2016 Rami Muhammad Zaim Awartani 31 M Huwwara checkpoint, Nablus district Shot by army Attempted stabbing attack Nablus, Nablus district
219 August 16, 2016 Muhammad Abu Hashhash 17 M al-Fawwar refugee camp, Hebron district Shot by army Clashes al-Fawwar refugee camp, Hebron district
220 August 24, 2016 Sari Muhammad Abu Ghurab 24 M near Ariel settlement, Salfit district Shot by army Stabbing attack Qabatiya, Jenin district
221 August 26, 2016 Iyad Zakariya Hamed 38 M near Silwad, Ramallah district Shot by army Bystander near military site Silwad, Ramallah district
222 September 5, 2016 Mustafa Nimr 27 M Shufat refugee camp, Jerusalem district Shot by border police Clashes Shufat refugee camp, Jerusalem district
223 September 9, 2016 Abd al-Rahman Ahmad al-Dabbagh 15 M near Bureij refugee camp, Gaza Allegedly shot by army Clashes Bureij refugee camp, Gaza
224 September 15, 2016 Muhammad Ahmad Abd al-Fattah al-Sarrahin 30 M Beit Ula, Hebron district Shot by army, later succumbed to injuries Army raid Beit Ula, Hebron district
225 September 16, 2016 Fares Moussa Muhammad Khaddour 18 M near Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged vehicular attack Bani Naim, Hebron district
226 September 16, 2016 Muhammad Thalji Kayid Thalji al-Rajabi 15 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
227 September 17, 2016 Hatim Abd al-Hafeeth Shaludi 25 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by army Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
228 September 19, 2016 Muhannad Jameel al-Rajabi 21 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by border police Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
229 September 19, 2016 Ameer Jamal al-Rajabi 17 M Hebron, Hebron district Shot by border police Stabbing attack Hebron, Hebron district
230 September 20, 2016 Issa Salim Mahmoud Tarayra 16 M Wadi al-Joz junction, Hebron district Shot by army Alleged attempted stabbing attack Bani Naim, Hebron district
231 September 30, 2016 Nasim Abu Meizar 28 M Qalandiya checkpoint, Ramallah district Shot by army  

 

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Kafr Aqab, Jerusalem

Israelis killed by Palestinians

# Date of attack Name Age Gender Place of death/injury leading to death Cause of death Soldier/police Place of residence
1 October 1, 2015 Naama Henkin 30 F near Beit Furik, Nablus district Drive-by shooting No Nerya settlement, Ramallah district
2 October 1, 2015 Eitam Henkin 31 M near Beit Furik, Nablus district Drive-by shooting No Nerya settlement, Ramallah district
3 October 3, 2015 Aharon Banita 21 M Old City, East Jerusalem Stabbing attack Yes Beitar Illit settlement, Bethlehem district
4 October 3, 2015 Nehemia Lavi 41 M Old City, East Jerusalem Stabbing attack No Old City, East Jerusalem
5 October 13, 2015 Richard Lakin 76 M Jabal al-Mukabbir, East Jerusalem Shooting and stabbing attack, later succumbed to injuries No West Jerusalem
6 October 13, 2015 Haim Haviv 78 M Jabal al-Mukabbir, East Jerusalem Stabbing attack No East Talpiot settlement, East Jerusalem
7 October 13, 2015 Alon Govberg 51 M Jabal al-Mukabbir, East Jerusalem Stabbing attack No East Talpiot settlement, East Jerusalem
8 October 13, 2015 Yeshayahu Krishevsky 59 M West Jerusalem Stabbing attack No West Jerusalem
9 October 18, 2015 Omri Levi 19 M Beersheba, Israel Shooting Yes Sdei Hemed, Israel
10 October 20, 2015 Avraham Hasno 54 M near al-Fawwar, Hebron district Run over by vehicle in apparent accident No Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district
11 November 4, 2015 Binyamin Yakobovitch 19 M near Halhul, Hebron district Run over by vehicle, later succumbed to injuries Yes Kiryat Ata, Israel
12 November 13, 2015 Yaakov Litman 40 M near Otniel settlement, Hebron district Shooting No Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district
13 November 13, 2015 Natanel Litman 18 M near Otniel settlement, Hebron district Shooting No Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district
14 November 19, 2015 Yaakov Don 48 M Gush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem district Shooting No Alon Shvut settlement, Bethlehem district
15 November 19, 2015 Aharon Yesayev 32 M Tel Aviv, Israel Stabbing attack No Holon, Israel
16 November 19, 2015 Reuven Aviram 51 M Tel Aviv, Israel Stabbing attack No Ramle, Israel
17 November 22, 2015 Hadar Buchris 21 F Gush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem district Stabbing attack No Safed, Israel
18 November 23, 2015 Ziv Mizrahi 18 M near Beit Ur al-Tahta, Ramallah district Stabbing attack Yes Givat Zeev settlement, Jerusalem district
19 December 7, 2015 Gennady Kaufman 41 M Hebron, Hebron district Stabbing attack, later succumbed to injuries No Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district
20 December 23, 2015 Reuven Birmajer 45 M Old City, East Jerusalem Stabbing attack No Kiryat Yearim, Israel
21 January 1, 2016 Shimon Ruimi 30 M Tel Aviv, Israel Shooting No Ofakim, Israel
22 January 1, 2016 Alon Bakal 26 M Tel Aviv, Israel Shooting No Karmiel, Israel
23 January 17, 2016 Dafna Meir 38 F Otniel settlement, Hebron district Stabbing attack No Otniel settlement, Hebron district
24 January 25, 2016 Shlomit Krigman 23 F Bet Horon settlement, Jerusalem district Stabbing attack, later succumbed to injuries No Shadmot Mehola settlement, Tubas district
25 February 3, 2016 Hadar Cohen 19 F Old City, East Jerusalem Shooting stabbing attack Yes Or Yehuda, Israel
26 February 18, 2016 Tuvia Yanai Wissman 21 M Shaare Benyamin settlement, Ramallah district Stabbing attack Yes Maale Mikhmas settlement, Jerusalem district
27 June 7, 2016 Eido Ben Aryeh 42 M Tel Aviv, Israel Shooting No Ramat Gan, Israel
28 June 7, 2016 Elana Nave 39 F Tel Aviv, Israel Shooting No Tel Aviv, Israel
29 June 7, 2016 Michael Fayge 58 M Tel Aviv, Israel Shooting No Midreshet Ben Gurion, Israel
30 June 7, 2016 Mila Mishayiv 33 F Tel Aviv, Israel Shooting No Rishon LeZion, Israel
31 June 30, 2016 Hallel Yafa Ariel 13 F Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district Stabbing attack No Kiryat Arba settlement, Hebron district
32 July 1, 2016 Michael Mark 48 M Route 60, Hebron district Shooting No Otniel settlement, Hebron district

Other casualties of violence

 

#Date of attackNameAgeGenderPlace of death/injury leading to deathCause of deathNationalityKilled byPlace of residence

1October 18, 2015Haftom Zarhum29MBeersheba, IsraelShot after wrongfully suspected in attackEritreanIsraeli security guardIsrael

2November 19, 2015Shadi Zuhdi Ratib Arafa24MGush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem districtShootingPalestinianPalestinian shooterHebron, Hebron district

3November 19, 2015Ezra Schwartz18MAlon Shvut settlement, Bethlehem districtShootingAmericanPalestinian shooterUnited States

4December 23, 2015Ofer Ben Ari46MOld City, East JerusalemFriendly fireIsraeliIsraeli border policeWest Jerusalem

5January 1, 2016Amin Shaaban42MTel Aviv, IsraelShootingPalestinian with Israeli citizenshipPalestinian with Israeli citizenshipLyd, Israel

6January 23, 2016Muhammad Nabil Halabiya17MEast JerusalemHolding pipe bomb which exploded prematurelyPalestinianSelfAbu Dis, East Jerusalem

7February7, 2016Kamil Hassan32MAshkelon, IsraelCommitted stabbing attack on Israeli soldierSudaneseIsraeli soldierIsrael

8February 24, 2016Eliav Gelman31MGush Etzion settlement, Bethlehem districtFriendly fireIsraeliIsraeli soldierKarmi Tzur settlement, Hebron district9March 8, 2016Taylor Force29MJaffa, IsraelStabbingAmericanPalestinian shooterUnited States

10April 18, 2016Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour19MJerusalemCarrying out bus explosion, later succumbed to injuriesPalestinianSelfAida refugee camp, Bethlehem district

11September 16, 2016Said al-Amr28MOld City, East JerusalemAlleged attempted stabbing attackJordanianIsraeli border policeJordan

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DAILY SPOOFS ~~ ‘BOMBS AWAY’

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U.S.-led Coalition Airstrikes on Daesh

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UN Suspends SyriaTalks in Geneva

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BAD FOR THE GOOSE BUT NOT FOR THE GANDER? ~~ THE TWO SIDES OF APARTHEID

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Without hesitation, we condemned every statement made by Israeli elected officials and prominent rabbis who stated it is unlawful for Jews to rent or sell property to Arabs in Israel.

How then could we be silent when a so-called Left wing activist plays the same ‘game’ and acts like a total ‘Schmuck‘ on the other side of the wall? 

We can’t!

How can we condemn those Israeli officials who advocate not selling property to an Arab and be expected to remain silent when  the Palestinian Authority decrees it illegal to sell property to a Jew? If the PA made it clear that the sales are forbidden to prevent the creation of or the expansion of illegal settlements, we would agree with it. But, it doesn’t, so we can’t! Two wrongs definitely make a right!

What is bad for the goose is also bad for the gander!

Ezra Nawi was wrong for his statements. Hate is wrong! Apartheid is wrong! Nothing can justify either, no matter who is spreading it.

DesertPeace without hesitation condemns the actions and words of Ezra, a man who in the past received support from the entire Movement when he was incarcerated by the Israeli Authorities for his activities. He owes it to all of us to be on the side of Justice … on BOTH sides of the wall.

 

The following has gone viral in the Israeli press and on the Web internationally. The purpose being to defame the entire Left for the actions of one outspoken individual. From those sources we do not expect better, from Ezra Nawi we do.

A man whose actions must not be condoned! Ezra Nawi. Photo from WIkimedia Commons

A man whose actions must not be condoned!
Ezra Nawi. Photo from WIkimedia Commons

Israeli Activist Says He Helps Kill Palestinians Who Sell Land to Jews

A prominent Israeli campaigner for Palestinian rights was recorded saying that he helps Palestinian authorities find and kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews.

The recording was aired Thursday by the television program Uvda of Israel’s Channel 2. In it, Ezra Nawi, a Jewish far-left activist from the Ta’ayush group, is heard speaking about four Palestinian real-estate sellers, whom Nawi said mistook him for a Jew interested in buying their property.

“Straight away I give their pictures and phone numbers to the Preventive Security Force,” Nawi is heard saying in reference to the Palestinian Authority’s counterintelligence arm. “The Palestinian Authority catches them and kills them. But before it kills them, they get beat up a lot.”

In the Palestinian Authority, the penal code reserves capital punishment for anyone convicted of selling land to Jews. This law, which Palestinian officials defended as designed to prevent takeovers by settlers, has not been implemented in Palestinian courts, where sellers of land to Jews are usually sentenced to several years in prison. However, in recent years several Palestinian have been murdered for selling land. Their murders have remained unsolved.

Nawi was also documented obtaining information from a Palestinian who believed Nawi was a Jew interested in purchasing land. Nawi is seen saying he intends to give that information to Palestinian security officials as well. According to Uvda, an activist with the human rights group B’Tselem helped Nawi set up the would-be seller in a sting operation in which the seller would be arrested.

The recordings and footage were collected by right-wing activists who secretly recorded Nawi.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on Facebook Friday that the report “unmasked radicals among us, whose hatred for settlements has pushed them over the edge to the point of delivering innocents for torture and execution. Those who encourage murder cannot continue to hide behind the hypocritical pretense of caring for human rights.”

TOON OF THE WEEK ~~ WHEN IN DOUBT, KILL!

Israeli Soldiers Shoot and Kill Jewish Man Mistaken for a Terrorist

Image by Carlos Latuff

Image by Carlos Latuff

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Jewish man in Jerusalem that they believed to be a terrorist, echoing a similar case in Beersheba.

Hours earlier on Wednesday, four Jewish-Israeli men were arrested in the assault of an Eritrean man in the wake of a terrorist attack in Beersheba. The Eritrean was attacked after he was shot dead by a security guard who believed he was a terrorist.

The Jewish man was killed late Wednesday night. While on a bus in Jerusalem, he asked Israeli soldiers boarding the bus to show him identification, believing them to be terrorists. The soldiers asked in exchange for his national identification card, according to Israel Police. He began to argue with the soldiers and then tried to grab the gun of one of them. One of the soldiers shot the man, believing him to be a terrorist.

The man reportedly yelled “I am ISIS” as he attempted to grab the soldier’s gun. The bus driver attempted to subdue him with a taser before he was shot, according to the police.

In the Beersheba case, the arrests were made in the assault of Haftom Zarhum, 29, who was shot during the Oct. 18 stabbing attack in the central bus station. While Zarhum was lying in a pool of his own blood, he was kicked and taunted by bystanders who believed he was a terrorist.

The men arrested are not suspected of killing Zarhum; the results of an autopsy showed that he died as a result of the gunfire. On Thursday, they were released on bail.

An Israeli soldier was killed and 10 people were wounded in the Beersheba attack.

ISRAELI ELECTION MANTRA ~~ ‘UNITY AGAINST CHANGE’

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Where else but in Israel would you find a coalition made up of ‘Social Democrats’, terrorists and war criminals?

Party’s Knesset list to include spots reserved for Livni’s people, as well as one saved for Mofaz should he decide to join; Labor Conference to meet to vote on union, set date for primaries.

Mofaz ??? A terrorist whose hands are still dripping with blood from his stint as Israel’s Minister of Defense … Mofaz  foresaw the wave of violence coming early as 1999 and prepared the IDF for intense guerrilla warfare in the territories. He fortified posts at the Gaza Strip and kept Israel Defense Forces casualties low. However, he drew criticism from both Israeli and international human rights monitoring groups because of the methods he had undertaken, including using armored bulldozers to demolish 2,500 Palestinian civilian homes, displacing thousands, in order to create a security “buffer zone” along the Rafah border. (FROM)

And Livni …. Here’s a bit about her; In December 2009, a warrant for Livni’s arrest was understood to have been issued by a British court, following an application by lawyers acting for Palestinian victims of Operation Cast Lead. The warrant focused on Livni’s role in Israel’s war against Hamas-run Gaza earlier in the year, and was withdrawn after her visit was cancelled. For several years, Palestinian activists have made largely unsuccessful attempts to prosecute Israeli officials in European courts under the universal jurisdiction system.The warrant was issued on 12 December and revoked on 14 December 2009, after it was revealed that Livni had not entered British territory. Israeli government experts on international law have advised cabinet ministers with a security background and senior IDF officers not to visit Britain, Spain, Belgium or Norway, because in these countries they risk being arrested on charges of alleged war crimes through “universal jurisdiction” laws. The warrant was later denounced as “cynical” by the Israeli foreign ministry. (Also FROM)

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Herzog-Livni deal revealed: This is how the united party will look

Party’s Knesset list to include spots reserved for Livni’s people, as well as one saved for Mofaz should he decide to join; Labor Conference to meet to vote on union, set date for primaries.

Last week, Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni and Labor chief Isaac Herzog announced that they would run on a joint list in the 2015 election and rotate the premiership if they win.

This is how Herzog and Livni’s list is going to look:

  1. Isaac Herzog
  2. Tzipi Livni
  3. 1st place Labor primaries
  4. National List
  5. National List (Woman)
  6. National List
  7. Hilik Bar (Secretary General Labor)
  8. Reserved for Hatnua (Likely Amir Peretz)
  9. National List (Woman)
  10. National List
  11. Reserved for Shaul Mofaz (Not final)
  12. National List
  13. National List
  14. National List (Woman)
  15. Districts – kibbutzim/Moshavim
  16. Reserved for Hatnua
  17. Ensuring Representation for Arabs/Druze
  18. Districts – Kibbutzim/Moshavim
  19. National List (Woman)
  20. National List
  21. Reserved for Hatnua
  22. National List (Woman)
  23. Distincts – Neighborhoods
  24. Reserved for Hatnua
  25. Reserved for Hatnua
  26. Ensuring Representation – Arabs/Druze
  27. National List (Woman)
  28. Ensuring Representation – Olim
  29. Districts – Haifa and North
  30. Districts – South and Negev 

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Pretty pathetic if you ask me ….

Full Ynet report HERE

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Simply said ....

Simply said ….

WATCH AS ISLAMOPHOBIA GOES LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD

And the Oscar goes to .... 'Copyleft' by Carlos Latuff

And the Oscar goes to …. ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

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“It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia,” he said of Islam on his program, Real Time with Bill Maher, “that will f–king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

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Ben Affleck, Bill Maher tussle over Islamophobia


Actor gets visibly agitated by comments he considered Islamophobic, cutting off the host, author Sam Harris and N.Y. Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
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Ben Affleck at the 52nd New York Film Festival opening night gala presentation of the movie 'Gone Girl' in New York, Sept. 26, 2014. Photo by Reuters

Ben Affleck at the 52nd New York Film Festival opening night gala presentation of the movie ‘Gone Girl’ in New York, Sept. 26, 2014. Photo by Reuters

 

A week after sparking controversy over his anti-Islam comments, HBO host Bill Maher doubled down in a debate over Islam that pushed Ben Affleck’s Islamophobia button on Friday.

“It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia,” he said of Islam on his program, Real Time with Bill Maher, “that will f–king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

Earlier in the heated discussion, Maher and author Sam Harris were agreeing with each other that liberals do not hold up liberal standards when it comes to Islam.

“You and I have been trying to make the case I think that liberals need to stand up for liberal principles. This is what I said on last week’s show,” said Maher, referring to the previous installment when he stated, “If we’re giving no quarter to intolerance, shouldn’t we be starting with the mutilators and the honor killers?”

That debate drew fire from Islamic scholar Reza Aslan, who said on CNN on Monday, “The problem is that you’re talking about a religion of one and a half billion people, and certainly it becomes very easy to just simply paint them all with a single brush.”

On Friday, Maher said that liberals applaud for principles like “freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities, including homosexuals … but then when you say in the Muslim world this is what’s lacking then they get upset.”

“Liberals have rally failed on the topic of theocracy,” responded Harris.
He asserted that liberals criticize “white theocracy” and “Christians” but have failed to be critical about “the treatment of women, and homosexuals and free thinkers and public intellectuals in the Muslim world.”

He added,” The crucial point of confusion is that we have been sold this meme of Islamaphobia, where every criticism of the doctrine of Islam gets conflated with bigotry toward Muslims as people, which is intellectually ridiculous.”

Are you the person who understands the officially codified document of Islam?” Affleck queried Harris.

“Actually, I’m well educated on this topic,” Harris responded.

“I’m not denying that certain people are bigoted against Muslim people, and that’s a problem,” added Harris, but Affleck did not allow him to finish his sentence.

The actor jumped in, describing Harris’s generalizations about Islam as “gross” and “racist.”

“It’s so not,” interjected Maher.

“It’s like saying, ‘you shifty Jew!'” said Affleck.

Harris shot back, “We have to be able to criticize bad ideas… and Islam is the motherload of bad ideas.”

“That’s just a fact,” chimed in Maher.

“It’s just an ugly thing to say,” said Affleck.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof tried to bring in some balance, telling Maher that the picture he is painting is “to some extent true, but it is hugely incomplete,” but his calm analysis was cut off by an agitated Affleck.

“It is certainly true that plenty of fanatics and jihadi are Muslim, but the people who are standing up to them – Malala, Mohammed Ali in Iran, in prison for 9 years for speaking up for Christians, a friend that I had in Pakistan who was shot this year, Rashid Rehman, for defending people accused of apostasy –,” said Kristof before Affleck interjected, ending his contribution to the debate.

Affleck argued that the others were stereotyping 1.6 billion people for the beliefs of a handful of radicals. “That’s just not true, Ben,” countered Maher.

Harris then gave an analysis, in which he described 20% of the Muslim world as being Islamists, basing his assessment on various polls, and then described a wider circle of conservative Muslims “who can honestly look at ISIS and say that does not represent us, we’re horrified by that, but they hold views about human rights, women and homosexuals that are deeply troubling.”

He argued that liberal Muslims have to be empowered, adding, “Lying about the link between doctrine and behavior is not going to do that.”

The debate carried on a little longer before Maher made his mafia comment. After that point, everyone agreed to disagree.

Aslan, commenting on Affleck’s aggressiveness during the debate, tweeted on his account, “Watching @BenAffleck go after Sam Harris & Bill Maher with that TONE really made me scared of white New Englander.”

THE END OF THE DIASPORA?

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First read THIS from the archives

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Just imagine much of Brooklyn or Miami Beach turning into ghost towns …. not to mention the ‘burbs’. 

Israelis are getting bolder (or dumber) by the day as can be seen in the latest poll regarding WHO’S A JEW …

Just how would Israel survive if they got their way?

Talk about alienation …

Can you imagine an America without a Foxman or a Wiesenthal Centre? Do you think they are prepared to give up their high paying jobs to move to Israel?

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Poll: One-third of Israelis think about leaving

Poll by Israel’s Channel 2 reveals sense of despondency among many residents. Though most would never leave, attitudes on emigration soften.

Click HERE to read report

BUT …

Opinion poll on Jewish identity finds a third of Israelis believe that to be considered a Jew, one has to live in Israel; only quarter of public believe that a Jew is anyone who calls himself one.

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Poll: Majority of Israelis stringently define Jews

Opinion poll on Jewish identity finds a third of Israelis believe that to be considered a Jew, one has to live in Israel; only quarter of public believe that a Jew is anyone who calls himself one.

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Fifty-eight percent of Israelis define a Jew as someone who is the child of a Jewish mother, a poll conducted by BINA, the Center for Jewish Identity & Hebrew Culture revealed on Wednesday.

Ahead of the Jewish holidays and following the controversy surrounding the “conversion law”, the poll seeked to determine the public’s opinion regarding questions that have been preoccupying Israel for decades – who is a Jew?

Alarming Figures

The poll was conducted by the Geocartography research institute among a nationwide representative sample of 500 respondents – a representative sample of the adult Jewish population in Israel.

Results of the poll showed that 58% of Israelis believe that any child born of a Jewish mother is a Jew; 26% said that a Jew is “anyone who defines himself as Jewish and wishes to be considered one”.

The findings also revealed that 6% of of respondents believe that only those who believe in God and are committed to the commandments of the Torah and the Jewish law are considered Jews, while 6% think that a Jew is anyone who is involved in Jewish studies (for example out of interest or as part of an academic education). The other respondents answered: “none of the above”, “all are equally Jewish”, or “I don’t know”.

The results analysis shows that the younger part of the group is more faithful to the Jewish tradition on that particular issue than the rest of the sample group: The younger the respondent is, the more he sanctifies the Halachic criterion of the Jewish mother (they are also those who believe that every Jew should have faith in God and observe the Jewish Mitzvot).

At the same time the number of those who believe that a Jew is someone who considers himself as one, is declining. Segmentation using religious definitions indicates that 42% of secular Jews acknowledge the Jewishness of anyone who claims to be Jewish – in contrast to just 15% among conservative Jews and 3% among ultra-Orthodox Jews who would not agree with such an assertion.

Among the ultra-Orthodox Jews, 86% believe that a Jew is one who was born to a Jewish mother, in contrast to 63% conservative Jews and 43.5% secular Jews.

In the second part of the survey, the participants were presented with several possibilities that express Jewish identity and were required to choose the one to which they felt more connected; 30% chose living in Israel, usage of the Hebrew language and army service in the IDF.

Among the results, 27% of Israelis felt that Jewish culture and traditions are key aspects of Jewish identity, 18% chose observance of Jewish law, and 13% express their Judiasm by observing the Sabbath with their family.

Here too, in comparison to other respondents, the younger respondents chose less “civilian” characteristics such as IDF military service, speaking Hebrew and living in Israel as elements of their Jewish identity. They gave more weight to the Jewish mitzvoth, culture and tradition.

Among the adults the trend was just the opposite. Naturally, these patterns encompass the secular, conservative and ultra-Orthodox Jews.

BINA director Eran Baruch said that the “survey voices one of the most central ideas we believe in – that believing in god and observing the mitzvoth are not the only ways to engage in Judaism. There are various ways to be Jewish”.

“The survey shows the diversity of the Israeli public regarding its Jewish identity: nationalistic and cultural components such as language and military service along with a warm approach to the Jewish tradition such as celebrating the holidays with the family – all these serve as a central part of the Israeli Jewish identity.

“We encourage Israeli Jews – secular, conservative and ultra-Orthodox – to take an interest in Judaism in its many layers and connect to it by choice and out of identification with it.”

PSYCHOTIC DELUSIONS ABOUT LEFTIST JEWS

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Not only is this woman mad, she is now delusional as well. And for this she gets well paid.

What is becoming more and more difficult is being a Zionist while being a leftist. As the Left becomes more and more tied to Islamic fanatics, anti-Semitism is going to become more and more of a staple of leftist dogma. And that anti-Semitism will express itself first and foremost as a virulent rejection of Israel and of Jews who refuse to disavow and condemn the Jewish state. 

Sotloff reportedly maintained faith with his Judaism in secret while in captivity. He refused food on Yom Kippur and secretly prayed toward Jerusalem.

Leftist Jews must take a lesson from Sotloff, who was reportedly a product of a Jewish-leftist worldview.

They should understand that the decision they are being required to make is not a choice between liberalism and Zionism, but between liberalism and a reactionary dogma that sits comfortably with genocidal Jew-haters and misogynist oppressors. 

It shouldn’t be a particularly difficult choice.

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 C’mon Psycho Gal, surely you can offer your readers something realistc ….

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The dilemma of the Jewish leftist

Caroline Glick

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During his yearlong captivity at the hands of the barbarians from Islamic State, Steven Sotloff’s colleagues in Israeli media organs purged all of his articles from their websites to erase his connections to Israel and hide the fact that he was an Israeli citizen.

So, too, every effort was made to hide the fact that he was Jewish.

The reason was clear. Given the genocidal Jew-hatred endemic in jihadist doctrine, it was obvious that if Sotloff’s Judaism was exposed, he would have been singled out for torture and execution.

Much has been written since Islamic State released the video of its British executioner chopping off James Foley’s head last month. We have been told by leaders and commentators alike that with this singular crime, Islamic State awakened the sleeping lion of the West. That act of barbarism, we have been assured, will now force the US to lead a global coalition against this Islamic army of butchers.

Clearly Islamic State is not convinced. With the release of the Sotloff beheading video this week, it appears that Islamic State thinks its cinematographers will move the West in another direction – apathy.

Foley’s execution video ended with the preview of coming attractions for the Sotloff execution video.

And the Sotloff execution video ended with the preview of a British hostage’s execution video.

By releasing the films gradually, Islamic State is apparently trying to routinize beheadings. Its leaders are probably betting that by the seventh or eighth beheading video, we will greet the violence with a shrug of our shoulders.

In this, Islamic State is channeling Iran, the PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah and the Taliban.

No, it isn’t that all these terror-supporting regimes and terror groups have engaged in beheading. It is simply that when they began engaging in terrorism, their actions shocked the civilized world until their actions didn’t shock the civilized world anymore.

Once the shock wore off, these terror states and enterprises began enjoying the stature of legitimate parties to a political dispute. As Islamic State sees it, it is only a matter of time before it too is accepted as a legitimate force in world affairs.

To understand why its gamble may well pay off, it is worth considering a seemingly unrelated matter.

At the beginning of the week, the ultra-Orthodox Lev Tahor group was expelled from a Mayan village in Guatemala. Earlier this year Lev Tahor members had fled to Guatemala from Canada.

They left Canada to evade a child abuse probe.

The group set up shop in Canada after fleeing Israel, due to similar charges.

Lev Tahor is a fanatical cult that numbers a few hundred members. Its women and girls are clad in all-black robes and covered from head to toe. The only thing they are allowed to expose is their faces.

According to Canadian child services authorities, Lev Tahor married off girls as young as 12. Its members routinely engage in polygamy. Child abuse, including forced medication with unprescribed psychiatric drugs and starvation, is allegedly rampant.

Moreover, according to Canadian officials, the cult denies its children access to education.

Lev Tahor’s alleged behavioral norms are an affront to the rule of law and human rights. Although the cult was apparently expelled from the village in Guatemala due to anti-Semitism, its members fled both the Canadian and the Israeli authorities to evade prosecution.

And yet for all of its alleged moral depravity and criminal behavior, that fact is that Lev Tahor’s treatment of its girls is certainly no worse, and in many respects better, than the treatment that Islamic societies mete out on their girls and women. And the sad truth is that for hundreds of thousands of Muslim women and girls in the West, their residency in human rights-protecting societies has failed to protect them.

Consider female genital mutilation, which Lev Tahor is not accused of engaging in.

In late July, Islamic State forces in Mosul, Iraq, decreed that all girls and women between the ages of 12 and 42 must have their genitals mutilated.

The order was an act of pure evil. Yet it was not particularly controversial within the Islamist context Islamic State operates.

As Soeren Kern wrote for the Gatestone Institute last July, throughout the world, some 140 million women and girls, the overwhelming majority of whom are Muslims, have been subjected to the barbaric practice. Three million girls under the age of 15 are forced to undergo clitoridectomies each year.

In Europe, at least 180,000 Muslim females have undergone this defilement. According to British authorities, in England alone, at least 20,000 girls are at risk of “being cut” each year.

Yet, despite the cruelty and degradation inherent to female genital mutilation, and despite the fact that under British law, anyone found guilty of carrying out this practice is supposed to face criminal charges and up to 14 years in prison, so far no one has been convicted and only a five or six offenders have even been charged for the crime.

There are two principal causes for British authorities’ failure to protect Muslim girls residing in England. First, neither the children themselves, who live in a permanent state of terror and abuse, nor their communities, which turn a blind eye, and so condone the practice, are willing to come forward and finger those responsible for this endemic abuse and violence.

And second, non-Islamic British authorities, including welfare workers and teachers, who are in a position to protect the children, are unwilling to stick their necks out. This unwillingness has two causes.

First, they fear for their lives. The murder of Theo van Gogh and the repeated attempts by Muslim fanatics to execute the Danish cartoonists who drew the caricatures of Muhammad are central components of the cost-benefit analysis most Westerners carry out when considering whether or not to get involved with human rights abuses carried out by Muslims.

Second, they fear excommunication from and defamation at the hands of the Left. Over the past 15 years, the international Left has consistently expanded its political alliance with Islamists in the West.

Among other things, this alliance has required the Left to turn a blind eye to barbaric Islamic practices like female genital mutilation and rape and to defame those who dare to openly oppose these reactionary, obscene behaviors as Islamophobic racists.

And so we have a situation where, both at home and abroad, the West has become habituated to Islamic barbarism and passive in the face of its expanding threat to their lives and their way of life both abroad and at home. Observing this behavior, clearly Islamic State’s terror masters are betting that once habituated to the beheading of Westerners, the West will yawn and go to sleep as Islamic State expands its conquests to additional countries.

It isn’t that the Westerners, led by the leftist elite, lack the ability to feel or express moral outrage. It is just that they refuse to direct it against Islamic jihadists.

And this brings us back to their political alliance with the Islamists.

The only meaningful commonality between Islamist and leftist dogma is hatred for Jews with power, first and foremost for Israel. And the singular creation of this alliance is the sides’ joint determination that it isn’t racist to hate the Jewish state, or Jews who refuse to condemn it.

In this state of affairs, the only outlet that leftists have for their moral outrage is Israel. Because while they fear being called racist, they know that being anti-Semitic will not expose them to charges of racism.

And they know Jews won’t assault them for attacking Israel and its supporters. So they project all the crimes perpetrated by Islamic fanatics on Israel.

For instance, this week Megan Marzec, the president of Ohio University’s Student Senate,posted a video of herself dousing herself in a bucket of “blood.”
Marzec explained, “This bucket of blood symbolizes the thousands of displaced and murdered Palestinians – atrocities which OU is directly complacent in [sic] through cultural and economic ties with the Israeli state.”

In other words, she accused Israel of the crimes Hamas seeks to inflict on Israel, and of the crimes that Islamist forces, such as al-Qaida, Islamic State and Boko Haram, are currently carrying out in their areas of operations.

The growing prevalence of anti-Semitism in leftist circles has placed Jewish leftists in a vulnerable position.

Their ideological movement is denying Jews the right to self-defense and self-determination and siding with Islamists who seek to annihilate them. For a growing number of leftist Jews, their new status as members of a hated group has made them feel it necessary to publicly side with Israel’s enemies against it.

Consider the recent New York Times op-ed by Antony Lerman which ran under the title “The End of Liberal Zionism.”

Lerman insisted that there is no way to square Zionism with liberal values.

According to this disaffected Jewish leftist, “The only Zionism of any consequence today is xenophobic and exclusionary, a Jewish ethno-nationalism inspired by religious messianism. It is carrying out an open-ended project of national self-realization to be achieved through colonization and purification of the tribe.”

But of course, outside the fringes of Israeli society, no such movement exists.

Rather, Lerman is describing Islamic supremacism and, like his fellow leftists, projecting its pathologies on Israel, which Islamic supremacists seek to destroy.

Lerman quoted an article published a few weeks before his in The New York Review of Books by Jonathan Freedland titled “Liberal Zionism After Gaza.”

Freedland argued that as the two-state solution becomes more and more remote, liberal Zionists “will have to decide which of their political identities matters more, whether they are first a liberal or first a Zionist.”

But this is of course absurd. The only way a person can uphold liberal values is by being a Zionist. Israel is the only country in the region that is a human rights-respecting liberal democracy that is governed by the rule of law.

What is becoming more and more difficult is being a Zionist while being a leftist. As the Left becomes more and more tied to Islamic fanatics, anti-Semitism is going to become more and more of a staple of leftist dogma. And that anti-Semitism will express itself first and foremost as a virulent rejection of Israel and of Jews who refuse to disavow and condemn the Jewish state.

Sotloff reportedly maintained faith with his Judaism in secret while in captivity. He refused food on Yom Kippur and secretly prayed toward Jerusalem.

In so doing, he showed that the evil that controlled him physically, could not penetrate his soul. For this he died a Jewish hero.

Leftist Jews must take a lesson from Sotloff, who was reportedly a product of a Jewish-leftist worldview.

They should understand that the decision they are being required to make is not a choice between liberalism and Zionism, but between liberalism and a reactionary dogma that sits comfortably with genocidal Jew-haters and misogynist oppressors.

It shouldn’t be a particularly difficult choice.

THE COLLATERAL CHILDREN

Image  ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

Mother Palestine mourns the death of Her children

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In the civilised world we were led to believe that children are our most precious assets. In a society ravaged by hatred children are merely moving creatures that can be killed by either side.

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Four year old Daniel Tregerman killed on Friday while running for shelter from a rocket fired from Gaza to Israel

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One of the 478 children killed by Israeli forces in Gaza in the past month

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And the difference according to zion …

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The difference between children

It is human that the killing of an Israeli boy, a child of ours, would arouse greater identification than the death of some other child. What is incomprehensible is the Israeli response to the killing of their children.

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After the first child, nobody batted an eye; after the 50th not even a slight tremor was felt in a plane’s wing; after the 100th, they stopped counting; after the 200th, they blamed Hamas. After the 300th child they blamed the parents. After the 400th child, they invented excuses; after (the first) 478 children nobody cares.

Then came our first child and Israel went into shock. And indeed, the heart weeps at the picture of 4-year-old Daniel Tragerman, killed Friday evening in his home in Sha’ar Hanegev. A beautiful child, who once had his picture taken in an Argentinean soccer team shirt, blue and white, number 10. And whose heart would not be broken at the sight of this photo, and who would not weep at how he was criminally killed. “Hey Leo Messi, look at that boy,” a Facebook post read, “you were his hero.”

Suddenly death has a face and dreamy blue eyes and light hair. A tiny body that will never grow. Suddenly the death of a little boy has meaning, suddenly it is shocking. It is human, understandable and moving. It is also human that the killing of an Israeli boy, a child of ours, would arouse greater identification than the death of some other child. What is incomprehensible is the Israeli response to the killing of their children.

In a world where there is some good, children would be left out of the cruel game called war. In a world where there is some good, it would be impossible to understand the total, almost monstrous unfeelingness in the face of the killing of hundreds of children – not ours, but by us. Imagine them standing in a row: 478 children, in a graduating class of death. Imagine them wearing Messi shirts – some of those children wore them once too, before they died; they also admired him, just like our Daniel from a kibbutz. But nobody looks at them; their faces are not seen, no one is shocked at their deaths. No one writes about them: “Hey Messi, look at that boy.” Hey, Israel, look at their children.

An iron wall of denial and inhumanness protects the Israelis from the shameful work of their hands in Gaza. And indeed, these numbers are hard to digest. Of the hundreds of men killed one could say that they were “involved”; of the hundreds of women that they were “human shields.” As for a small number of children, one could claim that the most moral army in the world did not intend it. But what shall we say about almost 500 children killed? That the Israel Defense Forces did not intend it, 478 times? That Hamas hid behind all of them? That this legitimized killing them?

Hamas might have hidden behind some of those children but now Israel is hiding behind Daniel Tragerman. His fate is already being used to cover all of the sins of the IDF in Gaza.

The radio yesterday already talked about “murder.” The prime minister already called the killing “terror,” while hundreds of Gaza’s children in their new graves are not victims of murder or terror. Israel had to kill them. And after all, who are Fadi and Ali and Islaam and Razek, Mahmoud, Ahmed and Hamoudi – in the face of our one and only Daniel.

We must admit the truth: Palestinian children in Israel are considered like insects. This is a horrific statement, but there is no other way to describe the mood in Israel in the summer of 2014. When for six weeks hundreds of children are destroyed; their bodies buried in rubble, piling up on morgues, sometimes even in vegetable refrigeration rooms for lack of other space; when their horrified parents carry the bodies of their toddlers as a matter of course; their funerals coming and going, 478 times – even the most unfeeling of Israelis would not allow themselves to be so uncaring.

Something here has to rise up and scream: Enough. All the excuses and all the explanations will not help – there is no such thing as a child that is allowed to be killed and a child that is not. There are only children killed for nothing, hundreds of children whose fate touches no one in Israel, and one child, just one, around whose death the people unite in mourning.

PHOTO OF ONE OF THE SADDEST THINGS THE GOD OF ABRAHAM EVER WITNESSED

So sad when a Father has to watch His children act this way ….

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Astronaut sees rocket fire from space: ‘My saddest photo yet’

Image taken hundreds of miles from earth captures IDF strikes on Gaza, rockets launched from Strip fly over Israel.

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According to Gerst, the photo that was taken from more than 200 miles from earth documents Israel and Gaza during an evening of rocket attacks and aerial strikes. The dark part at the top of the picture is the Mediterranean Sea.

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And Latuff’s latest spoof ….. One child killed every hour

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Jewish Law is not necessarily God’s Law

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Rabbi Lior: Jewish law permits destruction of Gaza to bring safety to Israel

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Senior national religious leader and Chief Municipal Rabbi of Kiryat Arba and Hebron Rabbi Dov Lior published a letter this week saying that according to Jewish law it would be permitted to destroy the entire Gaza strip to bring peace to southern Israel.

Lior said that he had received questions about whether it is permitted according to Jewish law to harm a civilian population not directly involved with the combatants.

“At a time of war it is permitted for the people who are attacked to punish the enemy population with measures such as blocking supplies or electricity and to shell the entire area according to the considerations of the minister of the army and not to needlessly endanger soldiers but rather to take crushing warning steps to exterminate the enemy,” Lior wrote.

Addressing the current hostilities with Hamas, the rabbi continued “In the case of Gaza, it would be permitted for the Minister of Defense to even order the destruction of all of Gaza so that the south will no longer suffer  and to prevent injury to our people who have been suffering for so long from the enemies surrounding us.”

Lior added that “talk of humanism and consideration are as nothing when weighed against saving our brothers in the south and across the country and the restoration of quiet to our land.”

Meretz chairwoman Zehava Gal-On condemned Lior’s comments and called on the Attorney General to open an investigation into him for incitement.

“The racist comments of Rabbi Dov Lior have for some time not been protected by freedom of speech. We’re talking about a man who praises mass murder, stands behind those who murder innocents and took part in the incitement that led to the murder of a prime minister,” said Gal-On in reference to Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin who was assassinated in a politically motivated murder.

“These type of comments are not made in a vacuum but are rather an inseparable part of the dangerous and tempestuous atmosphere prevailing in Israeli society in recent weeks,” said Gal-On.

 

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OPERATION REVENGE ATTACK

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What has been planned for ages is finally happening …..Israel is waging war on the innocent civilian population of Gaza

YET …. they want you to believe that the opposite is happening

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Israel under attack: Rocket sirens blare across the country 

Sirens sound across southern Israel; nine treated for injuries, anxiety attacks; Iron Dome deployed throughout country; train schedules interrupted in south.

Rocket sirens were also heard in the Tel Aviv area, where three rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. (FROM)

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Just moments ago sirens sounded throughout the Jerusalem area. In its greatest display of psychological warfare, Israel wants us all to be very afraid ….

Most of us are at what Israel’s next move will be.

DIASPORA PSYCHOSIS ….

…. Or why Palestinians do not have a peace partner

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First, from the Diaspora itself …

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Moving on to Hebron …

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The extremists in our midst …

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All summed up by our very own Psycho Gal …

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Foxman simplifies matters by bringing up the Pollard case …

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And Kerry sees a possible solution?

He is as wacko as all of the above!

US ARMY LABELS ME A TERRORIST FOR FLYING THIS FLAG

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A declassified US Army guide designed to help personnel recognize the logos of “Terrorist, Insurgent and Militant” groups includes a Palestinian flag.
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US Army guide designates Palestinian flag as “terrorist” logo

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A declassified US Army guide designed to help personnel recognize the logos of “Terrorist, Insurgent and Militant” groups includes a Palestinian flag.

The website Gizmodo describes the guide:

Written by the U.S. Army Training And Doctrine Command in 2009, this 60-odd page document (PDF) was designed to function, in the words of its creators, as “a hip pocket” reference book for soldiers in the field. Categorized by geography, it groups the logos and insignia of “insurgents, terrorists, paramilitary, and other militant groups worldwide.” That includes everything from photos of Russian mafia tattoos to Hezbollah logos, as well as a thorough auxiliary list of branding from the “media wings” of each group. It’s a visual taxonomy of terror.

But on page 31 of the army guide itself, a simple Palestinian flag appears next to the name “Abu Nidal Organization (Sunni).”

The group, notorious in the 1970s, is designated as “inactive” by the US Department of Homeland Security-funded National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.

Abu Nidal, the alias of Sabri al-Banna, died in Iraq in 2002.

Every other organization listed in the US Army guide’s “Israel-Palestine” section includes a specific logo. In other cases, such as in the “Central Africa” section on pages 43-44 of the guide, the notation “Not Available” is included next to the names of groups where no logo appears.

An Internet search did not reveal an example of a specific logo for the Abu Nidal Organization. Did the author of the Army guide, identified by Gizmodo as David Friedman, have the same problem and simply substitute a Palestinian flag?

In any case, even if the Palestinian flag were indeed the logo of any specific organization, the guide provides no warning or caveat that the Palestinian flag by itself should not be “recognized” as the symbol of a “terrorist, insurgent or militant” group given its global recognition as the flag of a country.

But that is what any army personnel relying on the guide would do.

Confused

The guide, which includes everything from Salvadoran gangs to Lebanon’s Hizballah to the Earth First environmental movement, appears to contain a lot of confused and incorrect information and careless categorizations typical of government agencies that lump all perceived enemies under the label “terrorist.”

For example, it arbitrarily categorizes many groups as “Islamist,” including, bizarrely the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – both secular.

The Jewish extremist group, Kahane Chai, the only Jewish group in the section, is labeled “Radical Israeli” with no mention of its explicitly Jewish ideology.

The PLO’s dominant Fatah faction is described as “Sectarian Palestinian,” another nonsensical label.

US army training “terrorists”?

It is also bizarre that the PLO and its main faction Fatah should appear in a guide to “terrorist” groups at all.

PLO security forces, dominated by Fatah, and nominally commanded by US-backed Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, have been trained and funded for years by the United States.

Indeed, much of the training was done under the leadership and supervision of US Army general Keith Dayton.

 

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KILLERS OF CHRIST TO BE SUED

According to the New Testament, Jesus ran into trouble after performing miracles and claiming he was the son of God, prompting Jewish authorities to arrest him on charges of blasphemy.
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Kenyan lawyer looks to sue Israel over Jesus’ death

Former Kenyan Judiciary spokesman petitions ICJ, says ‘selective and malicious prosecution violated Jesus’ human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office, bias and prejudice’

A Kenyan attorney plans to sue Israel and Italy over the execution of Jesus Christ, Britain’s Daily Mail reported on Monday.

Dola Indidis, a former spokesman of the Kenyan Judiciary, turned to the International Court of Justice after his attempt to file a similar suit at the High Court of Nairobi was thrown out in 2007, according to the report.

Indidis has petitioned the International Court of Justice to overturn the trial and conviction of Jesus Christ and his subsequent death sentence.

“His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office, bias and prejudice,” the lawyer told Kenyan paper The Nairobian.

‘Some of those present spat in his face.’ Indidis

According to the New Testament, Jesus ran into trouble after performing miracles and claiming he was the son of God, prompting Jewish authorities to arrest him on charges of blasphemy.

They brought him to Pontius Pilate, then the Roman Governor of Judea, who told them he did not have jurisdiction to hear the case and sent him to King Herod, who sent him back to Pilate.
Pilate found Jesus not guilty of any charges but, after crowds of angry Jews called for him to be executed, the governor gave in and had him crucified alongside two criminals.
According to the Daily Mail, Indidis’ case challenges the mode of questioning used during Jesus’ trial; the punishments meted out to him while proceedings were still underway; and the substance of the information used to convict him.
He hopes to establish what crime Jesus was charged with and hopes the court declares that “the proceedings before the Roman courts were a nullity in law for they did not conform to the rule of law at the material time and any time thereafter.”
“Some of those present spat in his face, struck him with their fists, slapped him, taunted him, and pronounced him worthy of death,” he added.
The report said Indidis hopes to rely on the precedent set in the case of Joan of Ark, the peasant girl who proclaimed herself a warrior sent by God to deliver France from the English, whose trial and conviction was later found unsound.

“This is the same case with Jesus. The judge who sentenced him said that he had no jurisdiction to attend to the matter but he went ahead to convict and pass a capital sentence under duress,” he said.

Legal experts do not expect Indidis’s efforts to be a success, ironically because the ICJ does not have legal jurisdiction, the Daily Mail said.

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THE UGLY AMERICANS IN OUR MIDST

 Remember this one?
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So concerned about America? How conveniently she forgets about THIS guy …
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Then there’s this one … Zionist Miriam Levinger is from the Bronx, New York and is living illegally as a colonial occupier in Al Khalil / Hebron, Palestine, fully supported for decades by the United States government to carry out genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people of the city. Miriam Levinger and her fellow colonial settlers work together with the colonial Israeli army and police to make the lives of the Palestinian families of the city into a living Hell, in an attempt to force them to leave their land.
This genocide is fully funded by the United States government through the stolen money of the U.S. people’s tax money to the tune of $11 -13 million dollars a DAY. Most people in the U.S. have no idea of the ongoing and constant genocide that is happening in Palestine, or that they themselves are paying for it, because they are lied to constantly by their government, who steals their money at the same time.
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Let’s not forget about this one ….
Would you want her as a neighbour? Surely the Palestinians don’t …
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Aside from the 30 Billion Dollars that the USA sends Israel annually, the above are some examples of other things they send here.
America’s loss? I think not, but definitely not Israel’s gain either.
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As a final note, let’s not forget the garbage that the US dumps on the streets of Jerusalem (extremely rude language) …. YouTube ‘cleaned’ it off their site, but here you can still find it on Vimeo …
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Despite the sentiments displayed above, Obama still sends those checks …

ISRAELI RABBIS ENDORSE BOYCOTT

  
Not quite …. but I thought it is a cute headline for the following (ridiculous) report from Ynet ;
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Chief Rabbinate Spokesman Ziv Maor says that Coca-Cola is made in Israel and abroad according to the company’s secret and accurate formula, yet there is no way of knowing whether a factory which is not supervised by the Rabbinate uses the machine that produces the Coke to pack other drinks which are not kosher, such as camel milk.
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Rabbinate: Palestinian Coke not kosher

Chief Rabbinate warns Israeli public against Coca-Cola manufactured without supervision in PA. Businesses asked to avoid selling beverage ‘so as not to get public used to purchasing products without kosher mark’

Itzchak Tessler

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The Chief Rabbinate released an urgent statement this week, warning the Israeli public against Coca-Cola manufactured in the West Bank town of Beitunia, near Ramallah, which is marketed alongside the strictly kosher beverage that has been manufactured in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak for the past decades.

According to the statement, written by Rabbi Yaakov Sabag, director of the Chief Rabbinates Kashrut Department, and Rabbi Rafi Yochai, head of the Kashrut Fraud Division, “We have recently discovered the marketing of a four-pack Coca-Cola, in which each bottle carries a caption in Arabic with no kashrut mark.

“This product is being sold for a reduced price and has created confusion among the population, as the brand is known to be kosher inIsrael. An inquiry has revealed that the product is manufactured in the village of Beitunia, near Jerusalem, without any kosher supervision.”

Businesses supervised by the Rabbinate were asked in the letter to avoid selling the Coke bottles from Beitunia, even if there is allegedly no fear that the beverage is not kosher. Moreover, many kashrut observers around the world buy the brand in local stores even without a kosher mark, and it is perceived as kosher.

Nonetheless, the Rabbinate wrote in its warning, businesses must avoid selling the Palestinian drink “due to the educational aspect, so as not to get the public used to purchasing products without a kosher mark.”

"שלא להרגיל את הציבור". הקולה פלסטינית

Rabbinate’s statement on Palestinian Coke

Chief Rabbinate Spokesman Ziv Maor says that Coca-Cola is made in Israel and abroad according to the company’s secret and accurate formula, yet there is no way of knowing whether a factory which is not supervised by the Rabbinate uses the machine that produces the Coke to pack other drinks which are not kosher, such as camel milk.

The warning, he adds, is aimed at making it clear to be public that it must only consume beverages manufactured in a factory supervised by the Rabbinate.

The Coca-Cola Israel company said it had nothing to do with the production of the beverage in the Palestinian Authority. “There is no need to mention that all our products are under the fine supervision of Rabbi Landa and the Tel Aviv Rabbinate,” the company noted in a statement.

HERE’S ONE FOR THE BOOKS ~~ RABBI’S BODY REMOVED FROM GRAVE BECAUSE ‘NEIGHBORS WERE NOT ON THE SAME SPIRITUAL LEVEL’

The family, which belongs to an extremist splinter group of Bratslav Hasidim, had been demanding for some time that the deceased be moved away from his neighbors in the burial plot, on the grounds that said neighbors weren’t on his same “spiritual level.” Putting their father in such company, his children insisted, constituted “contempt for the dead.” Thus, they reburied him in the Mount of Olives, near his father’s burial plot.
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The rabbi's burial place in Jerusalem.
The rabbi’s burial place in Jerusalem. Photo by Emil Salman
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Family suspected in disappearance of ultra-Orthodox rabbi’s body from Jerusalem grave

The body was removed from the Sanhedria cemetery one night last week, without the knowledge or consent of the cemetery’s burial society.

By Yair Ettinger

The body of an ultra-Orthodox rabbi disappeared from his Jerusalem grave a few days ago, after eight years of undisturbed interment. The suspected culprits are the man’s own family, who apparently had the support of several leading ultra-Orthodox rabbis.

The body was removed from the Sanhedria cemetery one night last week, without the knowledge or consent of the cemetery’s burial society. The empty grave was only discovered on Monday.

The family, which belongs to an extremist splinter group of Bratslav Hasidim, had been demanding for some time that the deceased be moved away from his neighbors in the burial plot, on the grounds that said neighbors weren’t on his same “spiritual level.” Putting their father in such company, his children insisted, constituted “contempt for the dead.” Thus, they reburied him in the Mount of Olives, near his father’s burial plot.

“There’s no lack of crazies,” commented one of the directors of the burial society as he stood near the empty grave Monday.

The story was first reported on Kav Hahadashot, a Haredi telephone news service. The late rabbi, who died of an illness at a relatively young age, had bought his original gave himself. But according to Kav Hahadashot, his relatives were perturbed that he was buried next to a woman, and near others whose level of religious observance was “dubious.”

In fact, both the people buried next to the rabbi predeceased him, so he likely knew who they were, and evidently didn’t object.

What makes this story most remarkable, however, is that the family received permission to move the grave from leading rabbinic authorities, including the late Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who died last month. Moving a body to another grave is rarely permitted under Jewish law, but Elyashiv, gave his consent before he was hospitalized about six months ago.

A video clip posted on the Haredi website Behadrei Haredim showed Elyashiv responding affirmatively when the family asked whether they are required to move their father’s bones from a place that constituted “contempt for the dead.” The clip is dated just five days before Elyashiv was hospitalized.

The video also shows another rabbi explaining to Elyashiv that after the man was buried, his relatives “suddenly saw that next to him were buried people who may have been Sabbath observant, but certainly weren’t careful about keeping the commandments. All the families come from terrible licentiousness.”

In addition to Elyashiv, the family also reportedly received permission from rabbis Shmuel Halevi Wosner, Yitzhak Tuvia Weiss and Eliezer Berland. Those three apparently approved the move some years ago, but their decision was bolstered when the rabbi’s father died and was buried on the Mount of Olives, as Jewish law considers it desirable to bury a man beside his father.

About six months ago, the family asked the Kehilat Yerushalayim burial society to move the grave, but it refused. Hananya Schorr, its director, told Haaretz that he knows the family approached at least one other Jerusalem burial society, but it also refused. Who finally did the job remains unknown.

Schorr said the burial society doesn’t plan to take any action against the family.

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WEST BANK LUNA PARK // KILL A ‘TERRORIST’ WIN YOUR SPOT IN THE NEXT WORLD

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YUP…. you read it right.
BUT….. who’s the ‘terrorist’?
According to the settler terrorists themselves, it’s the likes of one Hanin Zoabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset….
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According to others….
The word used for terrorist in Hebrew is “Mechabel” (mechablim for terrorists). In Israeli discourse this is a synonym for Palestinian.
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Tourism in Israeli settlements: practice shooting Palestinians (From

Israeli newspaper Yidioth Ahronot published today (June, 18th, 2012) about a tourist’s activity offered by Gush Etzion settlements, where visitors can practice how to shoot “terrorists”.

Stories about such tours both in settlements and army bases are always published, but no serious attention given to such scary culture of hatred and violence. (see here one example in Hebrew from 2003)

Tourists from across the globe visit Gosh Etzion settlements, where they are offered by settlers “enjoyable” package under the name “Hebrew Extreme Tourism” with range of activities that include: story telling about battles, view live shooting performance and an activity where visitors can practice shooting at “terrorists-mechablim”‘s cardboard pictures hung on the wall.

The word used for terrorist in Hebrew is “Mechabel” (mechablim for terrorists). In Israeli discourse this is a synonym for Palestinian.

Yedioth Ahronot cover page, June 18th, 2012

So now we know who the ‘terrorist’ is… how to deal with them is still another question…. right wing settlers came up with a money making solution which can keep tourists busy for a day or so….
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Ynet Magazine reported the following…
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Tourists venture to West Bank to ‘shoot terrorists’
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Thrill-seeking tourists of all ages brave West Bank shooting range to be taught by settlers how to shoot terrorists
Read the report HERE
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Hate for America results in love for Israel….
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ISRAEL ON THE BRINK OF CERTIFIED MADNESS

Spending a week in Israel these days is like being trapped within a scene from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Israel rides the rollercoaster of mass hysteria

Ilan Pappe*

The US continues to indulge Netanyahu’s manufactured hysteria. (Pete Souza / White House Photo)

Spending a week in Israel these days is like being trapped within a scene from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Like Jack Nicholson in the lead role of that classic film, you might not be insane but the doctors and nurses who run the psychiatric ward manufacture every few minutes a collective hysteria to keep everyone in the grip of fear and hatred. Everyone is an enemy, every a visitor an existential threat.

A retired French activist in her sixties — part of the most recent Welcome to Palestine fly-in — is met in the airport by a military brigade and massive police force that left much of Israel at the mercy of its petty criminals who had a field day while the officers of the law went to arrest the invading aliens who came from Europe.

A week earlier, a poem by an 85-year-old honest and noble Nobel laureate, Günter Grass, which warned against an Israeli attack on Iran and pleaded with the Israelis to show compassion towards the occupied Palestinians, was depicted as a text that is not only worse than Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf but one that could have a similar impact on history. Hence, the national response was entrusted to the hands of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of the Interior Eli Yishai who banned the entry of the ageing bard.

Hallucination in Washington

This was April 2012. The month before, Netanyahu, the world expert of manufactured hysteria, crossed the Atlantic to join his American counterparts. In Washington, before an AIPAC audience only too eager to indulge him, Netanyahu likened a refusal to launch a war against Iran as tantamount to refusing a request from Jewish leaders to bomb Auschwitz.

Together Netanyahu and his fawning American audience rode the roller coaster of mass hysteria of the most sickening, hallucinating kind at a time when the US needs leadership that will take it out of its economic crisis and Israel needs to find a way in a world that more than ever before refuses to tolerate its colonization, occupation and dispossession of Palestine.

On his way back from this mutual warmongering and fanaticism, Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, mates from the days when they both played Rambo as Israeli commandos, continued to send the Israelis into the bunkers and simulate chemical attacks in preparation for a massive Iranian attack that would be triggered by a pre-emptive Israeli strike on Iran.

French grandmas, a retired poet and nuclear holocaust are all threats of the same magnitude in the post-modern world of the current captains of the Israeli Titanic.

Brinkmanship

Being part visitor and part inmate in the ward I found solace in three books, each one of which tells us how best to keep our wits even when the most armed and aggressive state in the region has replaced diplomacy and national strategy with hysterical brinkmanship that could easily transform into real war and greater bloodshed.

The first is an old classic, George Orwell’s 1984. In despotic Oceania, the leadership, the Inner Party, depends on a constant war with the other two global powers. The leaders manufacture hysteria to keep it going, but begin to believe in it themselves:

It is precisely in the Inner Party that war hysteria and hatred of the enemy are strongest. In his capacity as an administrator, it is often necessary for a member of the Inner Party to know that this or that item of war news is untruthful, and he may often be aware that the entire war is spurious and is either not happening or is being waged for purposes quite other than the declared ones: but such knowledge is easily neutralized by the technique of doublethink.

The second book is Miko Peled’s The General’s Son. Peled’s research in the Israeli military archives exposed how the generals of Israel on the eve of the June 1967 war manufactured mass hysteria in Israel and spun a tale of an imminent second Holocaust — as did David Ben-Gurion in 1948 — knowing very well, in both historical instances, they were facing a weak, disarrayed opponent more willing to compromise than to fight.

The third is Jay Feldman’s Manufacturing Hysteria, a compact history of how the leadership in the US manufactures collective hysteria whenever faced with real or imagined crises that had the potential to cost them their seat of power. Going to unnecessary wars, scapegoating minorities in the United States, oppressing other peoples around the world and the poor at home, are only some of the unavoidable outcomes of such hysteria (I dedicate this brief reading list to Wall Street Occupiers whose library was brutally destroyed and to whom I promised to recommend a reading list for a new future library, which I never managed to do).

Unlike in the Jack Nicholson movie, the hysteria is not kept within the ward, and it is not the inmates who are the problem but those who run the prison-hospital and want to intern even more people in their zone of hysteria, control and violence.

Advanced stage of disease

But Israel in 2012 is in a far more severe and advanced stage of the disease, whether the one imagined by Orwell in 1984, reported by Peled about 1967 or summarized historically by Feldman in the US in 2012.

The hysteria manufactured in Israel has become a constant state of mind and nothing less than a strategy. Its main purpose is to keep both the Israeli Jewish and Palestinian populations within a certain, permanent, anxious existence. The Palestinian population under occupation is denied contact with those who want to show solidarity with their plight, so that the ghettoization of the West Bank would be as effective as the one achieved in the Gaza Strip by a military siege, and yet at the same time would not be too bothersome for the international allies of the Jewish state.

Life there has to be oppressive enough to encourage people to leave or to remain jailed in the largest mega-prison on earth, but more seemingly plausible so as to discourage another uprising.

The Jewish population has to be constantly distracted from what pushed almost half a million of its members to protest massively in the streets of Tel Aviv last summer and continue to be oblivious to the oppression of the Palestinians on the one hand, and the growing global moral repugnance towards Israel, on the other.

In our ward here, the time between Passover and what Israel calls Independence Day, during which national Holocaust Day falls, is very special.

This is when we receive overdoses of manufactured hysteria directly into our veins. And then we begin to hallucinate: the Egyptian Pharaoh of ancient times, Hitler, the grandma from Paris, the old Poet from Berlin and Osama Bin Laden are all fused into one apparition, and everyone who is not a Zionist can embody that apparition.

Whether we think of them as the wardens of the Cuckoo’s Nest, or the hysterical Inner Party, the rulers driving the hysteria mean business. They are armed to the teeth and have the power to push the red button that would send us, and everyone else around us, to hell or heaven as the case may be.

At the end of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest one of the heroes is brutally subdued by the ward’s keepers while another escapes the confines of the ward. We cannot afford such an ambiguous ending. But it is not too late for us, as long as more of us join together to refuse to play their game.

*The author of numerous books, Ilan Pappe is professor of history and director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter.

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