I’m offended by Islam. In so many ways.
There were no Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel in January.
- no Israeli response
In February, Palestinians fired one rocket into Israel.
Palestinians fired an M-75 medium-range rocket at the Israeli city of Ashkelon. The militant wing of Fatah, the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, claimed responsibility, calling the attack a response to the death of Palestinian man Arafat Jaradat while in Israeli custody. The attack, which took place during an escalation of Palestinian violence against Israelis in the Fatah-controlled West Bank, was said to be the first of its kind since a 21 November 2012 truce and to have probably enjoyed the blessing of Hamas. Hamas denied that any rocket had been fired from the Gaza Strip.
- Israeli response:
In the past six days, the Kerem Shalom crossing has been closed for the entrance of goods to the Gaza Strip as a response to the rocket that fell on Ashkelon last week and the shots fired on the car of the Gaza Division’s Northern Brigade from the Strip on Friday.
Around 7:15 am, on the second day of a visit by US President Barack Obama in Israel, Palestinians in Beit Hanounfired four rockets at the Israeli city of Sderot, triggering alarms in local communities and forcing residents on their way to work or school to run to bomb helters. One rocket hit the backyard of a home in the city, spraying shrapnel into the walls and shattering windows. A second projectile landed in an open area within the surrounding Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. The two remaining rockets were believed to have landed within the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported.
The Mujahedeen Shura Council, a small Palestinian Salafi group, claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that it was meant to show that Israeli air defenses could not stop attacks on the Jewish state. “Responding to the bragging of the Roman dog and the war criminals of their so-called Iron Dome, we assert that all their military techniques will not stop God’s destiny of tormenting them”, the group posted on an Islamist website.
On 2 April, police found what were apparently the remains of a third rocket in a kindergarten in Sderot. The rocket had not been located previously because the kindergarten had been closed for the Passover holiday.
- no Israeli response
Palestinians attempted to fire two mortar hells into Israel; both landed within the Gaza Strip. Later, in the evening, a third projectile was fired into the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.
The Mujahedeen Shura Council claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they were a response to the death of Palestinian man Maysara Abuhamdia in an Israeli prison that day. Abuhamdia’s death, from cancer, also sparked violence in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Israel responded to the attacks with air strikes on two targets in the Gaza Strip that night, causing no injuries.This was the first such strike since Operation Pillar of Defense. Israeli Defense Minister Mohe Yaalon said: “[We] see Hamas as being responsible for everything that is fired from the Strip at Israel. We won’t allow any routine involving a drizzle of rockets at our civilians and forces.”
- Israeli response
Around 7:30 am, Palestinians fired two rockets at the Israeli city of Sderot. The rockets struck just as parents were dropping their children off at schools and kindergartens, triggering sirens and sending families fleeing for cover. No injuries or damage were reported.
Cause and effect. If you don’t want #GazaUnderAttack, don’t fire rockets into Israel.
Israeli occupation forces arrested this man following clashes after Israeli settlers stormed the yards of AlAqsa mosque.
Keeps smiling brother, your smile kills the…your smile makes them feel small.
Lies! This image is no where near Al Aqsa mosque. Its on a street, in Jerusalem reported June 2012. Why not write the truth instead of propaganda?
Tyrannies oppose “country-specific” resolutions — and then adopt 21 on Israel
In an astonishing display of hypocrisy, numerous U.N. country delegates gave impassioned speeches last Tuesday objecting to resolutions criticizing the murderous regimes of Iran, North Korea and Syria, saying they rejected the very notion of singling out countries; and then they proceeded, mere moments later, to adopt a resolution — which many of them also co-sponsored — singling out democratic Israel.
According to a UN Watch report, featured on Canadian TV and now going viral on Facebook, there will be a total of 21 one-sided resolutions targeting the Jewish state in this session of the U.N. General Assembly — and only 4 on the rest of the world combined.
Here were the objections supposedly made in the name of high principle, from the U.N.’s Nov. 27 debate:
- Kazakhstan on behalf of the 57-strongOrganization of the Islamic Conference opposed “the practice of submitting country-specific resolutions” on human rights “targeting developing countries.” This, said the dictatorship, “politicized human rights.”
- Syria asserted a “principled position” that rejected “intervening in the internal affairs of any other State under the pretext of human rights.”
- China “regretted” the resolution on North Korea,” as it “has always opposed imposing pressure through country-specific texts” and “interference in States’ internal affairs.”
- Cuba opposed “all country-specific resolutions aimed at countries of the global South.” This, it said, was precisely the “politicization” that led to the disappearance of the old Commission on Human Rights.
- Russia was “against one-sided and biased resolutions” which “did not promote resolution of human rights issues.”
- Iran objected that “the proliferation of country-specific texts” breached “the principles of impartiality and non-selectivity” in addressing human rights issues. “Selective country-specific resolutions” would reduce noble human rights concerns to “manipulative devices of political rivalry.”
- Venezuela opposed “individual and selective condemnation of single States.” Sponsors of the resolution on Iran had actually “violated human rights themselves,” showing “selectivity” and “double standards.” Rather, “dialogue, mutual respect and cooperation” should be the essential instrument for promotion and protection of human rights.
- Nicaragua joined with Cuba in objecting to the resolutions on Iran, Syria and North Korea, and it rejected once again “the practice of selectivity on human rights.”
- Ecuador rejected “the continued chorus of finger pointing at specific countries.”
- Belarus said the draft resolution on Iran failed to “promote dialogue on support for human rights.” The draft resolution was “not objective,” and “ignored official sources of information” and “specific actions.”
- Bolivia firmly supported the principles of “non-interference” and “sovereignty,” and therefore would vote against the resolution on Iran.
Yet right after they opposed action on Iran, Syria, and North Korea, all of their principled objections to “country-specific” measures, “politicization,” and “selectivity” quickly went out the door.
Instead, each of the countries listed above went on to vote and adopt a U.N. resolution slamming Israel for alleged actions that “severely impede the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.”
Suddenly, Belarus and Venezuela declined to ask the U.N. to engage in any “dialogue” with the country concerned.
Needless to say, there will be no U.N. resolutions this session supporting the Jewish right to self-determination, nor that of the Kurds, Tibetans, Basques or Baluchis.
Those who truly care for the noble principles of the U.N. Charter — namely, its guarantee of equal treatment to all nations large and small — should be decrying this perversion of justice.
That is exactly what the government of Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has done, time and again, while no foreign minister in the world has been more outspoken this year against U.N. wrongdoing than Canada’s John Baird. When it comes to moral clarity at the U.N., follow the North Star.
Tragically at the U.N., however, too many delegates follow the herd, the largest vote-trading blocs, and the largest oil-producers, no matter how many tyrants and mass murderers among them. They choose to go along to get along.
Change ‘South Africa’ to Israel and ‘blacks’ to ‘Arabs’.
35 years later, its truer than you realize:
The intensive media coverage of the West Bank and Gaza creates the impression that the Palestinians experience unusually harsh levels of deprivation. Data collected by the United Nations has consistently shown for many years that the Palestinians, who benefit from enormous amounts of foreign aid as well as benefiting from close access to Israeli health services, are healthier and live longer than most of the people in the Middle East. A chart published by London’s Daily Mail citing the CIA World Factbook (which uses UN data) shows the longevity rankings of different states and entities.
The West Bank at #90 ranks near the top of the Middle East region, ahead of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and most of the North African states. Even Gaza at #110, routinely portrayed in the media as suffering deprivation due to Israeli measures, experiences greater longevity at 74.16 years than neighboring Egypt at 72.93 years. Interestingly, most of these states rank well ahead of Russia and other former East bloc states.
Palestinians in the West Bank have greater longevity (and other favorable health metrics) than the majority of the world’s population and yet have been among the largest recipients of humanitarian aid in the world for two decades.
Why is that?
Israel wants piece, all the pieces of Palestine.
Just found out some guy from my parents village in Palestine got shot by the IDF because he accidentally crashed into the IDF jeep.
Well done Israel, you’ve just left 8 children fatherless.
eretzyisrael: If this is referring to the most recent indecent, then this is a perfect example of how ‘Palestinians’ like to twist events to make it appear as though they are the innocent ones.
First the IDF vehicle was rammed, and then the Arab attacked the Shin Bet Agents with an axe. [Source].
So no, it wasn’t “just some guy who accidentally crashed”.
yafilasteen: So besides your source being inherently Zionist by claiming the man as “terrorist” and calls the land “Samaria”, you can even tell the story is completely made up.
The source says: “The terrorist then emerged from hisvehicle and attacked two of the agents with an axe, wounding one of them moderately.”
Then it says: “…a Palestinian approched them with an axe and tried to attack the soldiers. The soldiers shot him dead,”
Oh Eretzyisrael and your horrible attempts at false propaganda.
Those poor 8 fatherless children…
eretzyisrael: HaAretz. ABC News. Y!News. The Times of India. WDRB. Global News. Ma’an News. [links at source]
Of course, those news reports report the truth, which happens to be contrary to your personal opinion, so let’s just brush them off as all controlled by Zionists!
The truth is that the Palestinian man was coming towards the IDF with candy floss and flowers wishing to dance the macarena.
Those 8 children will now receive monthly welfare compensation from the PA for their father being a martyr. He [his family] could have gotten a better deal if he survived and went to prison [.pdf]
Well done Palestinians, you’ve left those children are fatherless because of a political/religious philosophy [Islam] that puts more value and honor on death than on life.
The first thing Hitler did was jail and kill the liberals and socialists.
The first thing Khomeini did was jail and kill the liberals and socialists.
Opposition to the religious rule of the clergy or Islamic government in general was often met with harsh punishments. In a talk at the Fayzieah School in Qom, 30 August 1979, Khomeini warned opponents: “Those who are trying to bring corruption and destruction to our country in the name of democracy will be oppressed. They are worse than Bani-Ghorizeh Jews, and they must be hanged. We will oppress them by God’s order and God’s call to prayer.”
The same thing is happening in Egypt right now. Today!
If you want a the same thing for Palestine, Israel has every right to oppose, resist and defend itself from the clearly stated intentions of Hamas, Fatah/PLO, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah etc.
Be careful what you wish for….
The truth about E-1
- Once again, anti-Israel activists repeat a mantra that lazy journalists pick up on and accept as the truth.
- And once again, the Israeli government is not helping matters; no one is explaining that the viability of a Palestinian Arab state is not affected by building in E1.
- If you are interested in the facts, the JCPA published a good article on this very issue - in 2009:
The real issue is not “Palestinian contiguity” - any glance at a map shows that to be a lie, something reporters cannot be bothered to do - but Jerusalem. Palestinian Arabs, against all historical evidence, say that Jerusalem is “Palestinian” and an essential part of their hoped-for state. There is actually no reason a Palestinian Arab state must include parts of Jerusalem - right now, the PA is headquartered in Ramallah and functioning normally.
The reason they want Jerusalem is not because of historic or legal ties. It is because they know that Jerusalem is the heart of the Jewish people and they want to wrench that away. Once they weaken Israel’s hold on the holy city they weaken Israel’s very existence. All the other arguments are simply obfuscations around that simple fact.
Israelis know this, and so do Palestinian Arabs. The world media has yet not figured out this essential fact though, and parrot the lie that a Palestinian Arab state depends on Jerusalem. It doesn’t, any more than Jordan depended on Jerusalem between 1948 and 1967.
International condemnation for approving plans to create 3,000 illegal homes on stolen Palestinian land in the E1 area will not force Israel to backtrack. An official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said:
Israel will continue to stand by its vital interests, even in the face…
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