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Speaker at Palestinian Funeral Says “Count the Jews, Kill Them to the Last One”

In a jarring video, The Times of Israel reports that a speaker at the funeral of two terrorists who fired on IDF soldiers called for Allah to “Count the Jews, kill them to the last one”:

A speaker at a funeral of two Palestinians broadcast live on official Palestinian Authority TV called on Allah to “do justice to the oppressed against the oppressors, and give them victory over the tyrants, O Master of the Universe. Strike the Jews, count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”

The funeral, on Monday a week ago, was held for Laith Manasrah and Abu Al-Aish. They were shot and killed by IDF soldiers when the military came to demolish the home of terrorist Muhammad Abu Shaheen, 30, who murdered 25-year-old Israeli Danny Gonen on June 19, 2015.

According to the IDF, Manasrah and Al-Aish fired at Israeli soldiers.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 10:19 AM  | Stand for Israel

Palestinian Hypocrisy on Terror

(Photo: flickr/News Agency)

(Photo: flickr/News Agency)

Since last week’s Paris terror attacks, much of the world has come out against ISIS, who carried out the massacres – even the Palestinians. Yet, writes Gatestone Institute’s Bassam Tawil, these people condemning terror in Paris are the same ones who call for and praise the murder of Jews:

Abbas’s condemnation of the Paris attacks shows that the Palestinian Authority believes that there are good and bad terrorists. In the eyes of Abbas and the PA, the terrorists are “heroes” and “martyrs” when they murder Jews. But the terrorists who murder French nationals are bad and deserve to be strongly condemned.

This is the same Palestinian Authority that has refused over the past five weeks to denounce the terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, including an 80-year-old woman, a father and his son, and a couple who were murdered in front of their four children.

This position again exposes the hypocrisy and double talk of President Abbas and his Western-funded Palestinian Authority. By refusing to condemn the anti-Israeli terrorist attacks, President Abbas is giving his tacit approval for the murder of Jews. In fact, he is doing his utmost to support the terrorists and their families…

For the war on terrorism to succeed, France and the rest of the Western countries also need to fight those who are harboring terrorists, glorifying murderers, and to stop financing the practitioners of terrorism who now regard it as a big, cherished business.

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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 7:26 AM  | Stand for Israel

No Defense for Terror

(Photo: ISRANET)

(Photo: ISRANET)

While the international community often overlooks the violence facing Israel, it is even more disturbing when they try to justify it. Israel Hayom’s Dror Eydar writes that there is no defense or justification for the terrorism being unleashed by Palestinians on the Israeli people:

The view that “there’s a reason” here for the desire to murder Jews (“frustration with the peace process,” “settlements,” etc.) is a justification of terrorism, pure and simple. The Palestinians hear the voices among us and in the liberal elite in the West, and act accordingly.

The reason for the current wave of terrorism is not frustration and despair, but the hope of using it to secure gains, because terrorism is a tool. Suicide bombings stopped because Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas concluded that they hurt the Palestinians. It’s not impossible that ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama, Abbas is interested in providing the U.S. president and his advisers in the liberal media with volatile material so he can pressure Netanyahu to “do something” because the Palestinians are “frustrated.”

The Palestinians feel that our defense mechanisms are exposed. They see our helplessness in the matter of demolishing terrorists’ homes and also in our hesitation over taking decisive military and legal action. Add the long-standing infrastructure of incitement from nursery school through the mosques that says that Jews have no right to exist as a sovereign entity in this land. The Temple Mount is an important element in the incitement, dating back to the days of Haj Amin al-Husseini, and later with PLO founder Yasser Arafat and the Western Wall tunnels of September 1996 and the riots of September 2000, which were given the quite original name “the Al-Aqsa Intifada.” Social media, video clips from Islamic State and Islamist arrogance have empowered the murderous insanity. That’s the heart of the conflict, not the imagined “frustration” that the Palestinians are selling to the gullible. There…

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 8:00 AM  | Stand For Israel

Hamas Chief: Palestinians Need Shared Vision for Intifada

(Photo: wikicommons/ 20 minutos)

(Photo: wikicommons/ 20 minutos)

While much of the recent terrorism facing the Jewish state has come in the form of “lone wolf” attacks, the threat of organized terror by such groups as Hamas looms. The Times of Israel reports that Hamas head Khaled Mashaal is calling for a “shared vision” in the ongoing violence against Israel and her people:

Mashaal says the Palestinians must “formulate a national strategy; there must be coordination between resistance operations on the ground and [the Palestinian Authority’s] political processes.”

“The Palestinians must decide on a shared vision for this intifada,” he adds, according to Ynet, while criticizing the Palestinian Authority for not doing enough to counter Israel’s “settlements policy and settlers’ war crimes.”

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 7:52 AM  | Stand For Israel

Palestinians Mark Balfour Anniversary with Hack, Threats

(Photo: wikicommons)

(Photo: wikicommons)

Yesterday, we remembered the 98th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a historic show of support for Zionism and the Jewish people. Pro-Palestinian terrorists also marked the anniversary, The Times of Israel reports, though they did so with hacking and violent threats:

A series of messages posted for over an hour on the Haaretz Twitter feed threatened more knife attacks and a “massacre,” written in misspelled Hebrew and Arabic and accompanied by graphic images.

Among the tweets posted on Tuesday afternoon by the unknown hackers: “The Holocaust of the Balfour Declaration will continue the knife intifada”; “The mothers of our martyrs will drink the blood of your soldiers and settlers,” and “The memory of the Balfour Declaration has changed the situation, wait for the massacre that will be arriving soon.”

The posts included photos of Israeli leaders covered in blood and Israelis wounded in Palestinian attacks.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 3:51 PM  | Stand For Israel

IDF Closes Palestinian Radio Station for Incitement

(Photo: flickr/IDF)

(Photo: flickr/IDF)

We’ve told you about the ongoing Palestinian incitement that has spurred the recent wave of terror against Israel and her people. Now, The Times of Israel reports that the IDF has shuttered a Palestinian radio station in Hebron – from which the greatest number of recent terrorists have come – for inciting violence:

Al-Huriya “broadcasts extreme incitement against the State of Israel, encourages stabbing attacks and supports violent demonstrations,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said Tuesday morning.

“The army will continue to take all legal steps available to it against the attackers and their accomplices in order to ensure security for the residents of the State of Israel,” the army said.

“The operation to confiscate equipment and close the station is a necessary step to rein in the incitement whose results we see in the field over the past month,” it said.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 10:39 AM  | Stand For Israel

Iran’s New Palestinian Terror Group

(Photo: Gatestone Institute)

(Photo: Gatestone Institute)

While Iran continues its human rights abuses and its quest for nuclear weapons, its long arm of terror is also being extended – and it is of course terror that is threatening Israel. Gatestone Institute’s Khaled Abu Toameh reports on Al-Sabireen, a new Iran-backed terror organization that looks to further destabilize the Holy Land:

The new Iranian-backed Al-Sabireen was established in wake of tensions between Iran and its two former allies in the Gaza Strip: Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis four years ago, relations between Tehran and Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been strained. The refusal of Hamas and Islamic Jihad publicly to support Iran’s ally, President Bashar Assad, in his fight against the Syrian opposition, has resulted in the expulsion of Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders from Syria. It has also prompted the Iranians to cut off financial aid to the two groups, an abandonment that has left them facing a severe and unprecedented crisis — the worst in more than two decades…

Palestinian sources said that most of the Al-Sabireen terrorists are former disgruntled members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The sources said that Iran has been supplying Al-Sabireen with various and new types of weapons that are being used to attack Israel. According to the sources, Al-Sarhi was killed by the IDF while he was trying to fire from a new Steyr HS .50 long-range sniper rifle he had recently received from the Iranians.

The Iranians are also believed to have supplied their new terrorist group in the Gaza Strip with Grad and Fajr missiles that are capable of reaching Tel Aviv…

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 7:39 AM  | Stand For Israel

Palestinian Children Being Taught to Hate, Not Hope



We have long reported on the incitement that causes anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli violence in the Holy Land, and that this incitement is often a life-long process. Writing at the Post-Gazette, Yaron Sideman uses the current wave of violence – most of it performed by very young Palestinians – to look at the indoctrination of hate that creates new terrorists:

…the most important factor of this violence continues to be overlooked: the persistent cycle of young Palestinians being educated about the glories of terrorism and dehumanization of Jews.

From the earliest age, many Palestinian children are subjected to propaganda that promotes hatred and violence. TV networks are full of programming with Disney-style characters and friendly looking hosts who encourage them to kill innocent people and become martyrs. Schoolchildren in the West Bank study antiquated curriculum that legitimizes indiscriminate violence against Israelis.

Older children hear Palestinian leaders and official Palestinian Authority religious leaders praise jihad and martyrdom. They follow social media outlets containing videos, graphics, cartoons and texts that glorify violence against Jews…

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 2:52 PM  | Stand For Israel

What the Terrorists Want

(Photo: flickr/ synnetonidas)

(Photo: flickr/ synnetonidas)

As the terrorism in Israel continues during this current season of rage, those who do not stand with Israel try to justify this murderous behavior. Yet, writes Gatestone Institute’s Bassam Tawil, the terrorists are not driven by poverty, but rather by their hatred for Jews:

These young people took advantage of their status as permanent residents of Israel to set out and murder Jews. They all had Israeli ID cards that allowed them to travel freely inside Israel, and even own and drive vehicles with Israeli license plates. They were also entitled to the social welfare benefits and free healthcare granted to all Israeli citizens, regardless of their faith, color or ethnicity.

None of the young Palestinians involved in the recent terror attacks lived a mud house, a tent, or even a rented apartment. They all lived in houses owned by their families, and had unlimited access to the internet. They all carried smartphones that allowed them to share their views on Facebook and Twitter and, among other things, to engage in wanton incitement against Israel and Jews…

What does all this mean? It shows that the Palestinian terrorists are not driven by poverty and deprivation, as many have long been arguing. Palestinian terrorists are driven by hatred for Jews because of what their leaders, media and mosques are telling them: that the Jews are the enemy and that they have no right to be in this part of the world.

It also shows that this conflict is not about Islamic holy sites or Jerusalem, but about murdering Jews whenever possible. Murdering two Jews inside the Old City of Jerusalem or a Jewish couple in front of their four children has nothing to do with the Aqsa Mosque or “occupation.” It is simply about the desire to murder as many Jews as one can. The terrorists did not draw any distinction between a Jew living in east Jerusalem, the West Bank, Tel Aviv or Afula [northern Israel]. For the terrorists and their sponsors, all Jews…

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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 7:19 AM  | Stand For Israel

Abbas Calls for Murder, Palestinians Attack

(Photo: Flickr/ IDF)

(Photo: Flickr/ IDF)

Over the past few years, Palestinian Authority (P.A.) head Mahmoud Abbas has claimed he does not want another intifada against Israel. However, writes Gatestone Institute’s Khaled Abu Toameh, the rising attacks on Israelis by Palestinians show that the P.A.’s hateful rhetoric is indeed provoking anti-Israel violence:

The Palestinian Authority also bears responsibility for the wave of terror attacks: its leaders never condemned the murder of the four Jews near Nablus and in the Old City of Jerusalem. By refusing to denounce the attacks, Abbas and the PA leadership are sending a message to Palestinians that it is fine to murder Jewish parents in front of their children, or Jews on their way to pray at the Western Wall. Instead of condemning the murder of the Jews, the Palestinian Authority chose to denounce Israel for killing the two Palestinians who carried out the Jerusalem attacks. By doing so, the PA is actually inciting Palestinians to seek revenge for the “cold-blooded execution” of the two assailants.

The Palestinian Authority and its leaders are in no position today to condemn the killing of any Jews, simply because it is the PA itself that has been encouraging such terrorist attacks through its ceaseless campaign of incitement against Israel.

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