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“Kill 500 Israelis,” Demand Mourners at PA Gunman’s Funeral

(Photo: flickr/palestineproject)

(Photo: flickr/palestineproject)

This weekend, we reported on the shooting attack that left three IDF soldiers wounded. The shooter was a Palestinian Authority police officer. The Times of Israel reports on the anti-Israel incitement at the terrorist’s funeral:

Throngs of marching Palestinians called out “Death to Israel” and demanded that hundreds of Israelis be gunned down, at the funeral Monday of a Palestinian Authority security officer who died carrying out a shooting attack on Israeli troops. Amjad Sakari was shot dead as he fired on Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint, injuring two of them seriously, on Sunday.

“It is time for the machine gun, to shoot 500 people,” the man leading Sakari’s funeral procession shouted over a megaphone, his words raucously repeated by the mourners, in footage screened by Israel’s Channel 2. “Muhammad’s army will return,” he vowed.

The mourners gathered in the northern West Bank city of Nablus and celebrated Sakari as a “martyr,” with many chanting slogans calling for intensified terror attacks against Jews and Israelis…

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 7:38 AM  | Stand For Israel

Terrorist Twin Sisters Plotted Bomb Attacks

(Photo: Shin Bet)

(Photo: Shin Bet)

So many of the terrorists carrying out attacks against Israelis have been young people, spurred on by the hatred and incitement they see on television and social media. The Jerusalem Post’s Yaakov Lappin reports on twin sisters who were arrested by the Shit Bet after building bombs and planning terrorist attacks:

Palestinian twin sisters are in Israeli custody and have been charged with preparing explosive devices and plotting terrorist attacks, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Monday.

The sisters, aged 18, from the Palestinian village of Shwiha near Tulkarem, have been named as Diana and Nadia Hewila, and were arrested at the end of December, the ISA said.

“During a search of their home, weapons were seized, including pipe bombs, fertilizers for bomb assembly ,a knife, Hamas headbands, and equipment for rioting,” the ISA added.

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Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 7:44 AM  | Stand For Israel

Palestinians Promise a New Year of Violence and Death

(Photo: flickr/News Agency)

(Photo: flickr/News Agency)

As we began 2016, there was much hope for a peaceful year, even as terror continued to threaten Israel. Those same hopes for peace and tranquility were not shared by Palestinian leadership, writes Khaled Abu Toameh, who instead called for increased violence against the Jewish state and its people:

Instead of wishing Palestinians a happy and prosperous New Year, both Fatah and Hamas are asking their people in the Gaza Strip and West Bank to prepare for increased violence and “resistance” attacks against Israel. The two parties have nothing to offer the Palestinians besides more bloodshed and despair.

Hamas, which has been in power in the Gaza Strip for almost 10 years, is even reported to be preparing for a new wave of suicide bombings against Israelis. The last time Hamas launched suicide attacks in Israel was during the second intifada, 2000-2005, which wrought havoc and destruction to Palestinians.

Various reports have suggested that Hamas was now considering activating its West Bank “sleeper cells,” in preparation for resuming suicide bombings against Israelis. Hamas, according to the reports, is also planning to target Israeli security and political figures…

Similarly, President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling Fatah faction in the West Bank, which this week celebrated the 51st anniversary of its first armed attack against Israel, is hoping that 2016 will witness more violence. Several Fatah officials and groups marked the anniversary by vowing to step up “resistance” against Israelis and urging Palestinians to join the “struggle” against Israel.

Fatah’s armed wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, used the occasion to issue yet another threat to launch terror attacks against Israelis. “We remain committed to the option of an armed struggle,” the group rote in a leaflet distributed in the West Bank. “We will continue in the path of the martyrs until the liberation of all of Palestine.”

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 7:28 AM  | Stand for Israel

The Myth of Palestinian Security Cooperation

(Photo: flickr/IDF)

(Photo: flickr/IDF)

We discussed the danger of Fatah returning to organized suicide bombings against Israel, a very real threat that would make the current wave of violence even more tragic. But another way that the Palestinians are endangering Israel and its people is by undermining their security. While the world seems to think the Palestinians cooperate with Israel when it comes to security, Stephen M. Flatow wonders in a piece for JNS “if that ‘security cooperation’ really exists at all”:

If the current “governance” by the PA consists of protecting terrorists, then what kind of governance is that? How is it “hopeful”—as the Washington Institute put it—if PA security forces prevent Israeli soldiers from pursuing rock-throwers? While the Center for a New American Security is claiming that the collapse of the PA could turn the area into “a haven for terrorism,” doesn’t the Ramallah incident show that, in fact, it has already become a haven for terrorism?

The PA’s security forces have, in effect, informed young Palestinians: Go ahead, try to cripple or murder Jews, and if the Israeli soldiers chase you, then come to us and we will protect you from them. If that’s what Secretary Kerry and the foreign policy wonks call ”security cooperation,” then I guess we’re speaking two different languages.

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 7:44 AM  | Stand for Israel

Abbas: “State of Palestine” Passports to Be Issued in 2016

(Photo: wikicommons/Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών)

(Photo: wikicommons/Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών)

In his latest move to push the Palestinian agenda internationally, Palestinian Authority (P.A.) head Mahmoud Abbas visited Greece. Israel Hayom reports that not only did the Greek parliament unanimously vote to recognize the “State of Palestine,” but Abbas said that name will appear on Palestinian passports:

“Regarding the issue of a passport under the name State of Palestine, we are about to proceed to the passport replacement and the issuance of a new passport within one year or less. We have already changed all documents issued by ministries and public services and they now bear the name State of Palestine. We no longer accept the use of the name Palestinian Authority from anybody,” Abbas told a joint news conference in Athens, after meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The Palestinian president is on a two-day official visit in Athens during which the Greek parliament voted unanimously to recognize the state of Palestine in a nonbinding parliamentary vote on Tuesday.

The Greek parliament’s vote joins a long list of similar decisions adopted by European parliaments recognizing an independent Palestinian state.

 

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 8:21 AM  | Stand for Israel

Palestinians Call for Day of Rage

(Photo: Flickr/ IDF)

(Photo: Flickr/ IDF)

While the current wave of terror against Israel and her people continues – with many of the attacks coming on Fridays – Arutz Sheva’s Dalit Halevi reports that the Palestinians called for today and Friday – Christmas Day – to be “Days of Rage” against Israel:

Palestinian Arabs on Monday were encouraged to escalate the current terror wave against Israelis, in the form of a “Day of Rage” on Tuesday and Friday of this week.

In joint statement issued by a group of Palestinian organizations and which was carried by the official news agency of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinian masses were called to carry out “protests of rage” following Friday prayers in the PA-controlled territories and in the capitals of Arab countries…

In addition, the Palestinian organizations mourned the assassination of terrorist Samir Kuntar, which has been blamed on an Israeli Air Force attack in Damascus. They called Kuntar a “national leader” and a great warrior.”

Palestinian Arab terrorist groups have called for a “Day of Rage” nearly every Friday since the current terror wave began.

On Sunday, the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization praised the current terror wave, which it described as a “knife revolution” and announced that it will not hesitate to escalate the “intifada” if necessary.

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 7:50 AM  | Stand for Israel

More Lies from Abbas

(Photo: U.S. State Dept.)

(Photo: U.S. State Dept.)

As the terror attacks against Israel continue, so too do the lies spewed by Palestinian leadership. Gatestone Institute’s Bassam Tawil writes that Mahmoud Abbas keeps making the false claim that the terrorism is caused by Palestinian despair, when in actuality it is just another attempt to eliminate Israel:

These latest statements by President Abbas show that he is either completely disconnected from reality, or else thinks that everyone will believe whatever he tells them. His claim — that the Palestinian assailants who carry out stabbing and car ramming attacks against Israelis, are frustrated because the two-state solution has not yet been realized — is, frankly, an insult. We still have never encountered one case — ever — where a terrorist complained about the absence of a two-state solution. Also, contrary to Abbas’s claim, none of the terrorists has ever complained about settlements or checkpoints. In fact, these “youths” that Abbas is talking about are mostly affiliated with Hamas, and do not believe in any two-state solution. Like Hamas, these terrorists want to see Israel wiped off the map…

The current wave of terrorism against Israelis is not linked to settlements, checkpoints or a two-state solution. Nor, as Abbas falsely claims, does it have to do with the Al-Aqsa Mosque or a feeling of “despair” and “frustration.” The terrorists have one thing in mind — destroying Israel and killing as many Jews as they can.

What we are witnessing these days is an attempt by a new generation of brainwashed Palestinians to eliminate Israel. These “youths” want to replace Israel with an Islamist empire. We have not heard even one of them complain about a checkpoint or settlement, or that he or she is seeking a Palestinian state next to Israel. This latest wave of terrorism is not about “despair.” It is not about unemployment, poor living conditions or freedom of movement. Instead, it is another attempt by Palestinian “youths” to eliminate Israel, by again using the false excuse that Jew are “desecrating”…

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Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 7:34 AM  | Stand for Israel

The Real Goal of Palestinian Terrorism

(Photo: flickr/ crazymaq)

(Photo: flickr/ crazymaq)

The current wave of terror against Israel and her people has reached its third month, with many dead and hundreds wounded. And with all of this violence, writes Gatestone Institute’s Bassam Tawil, the Palestinians who are inciting it and carrying it out do not want peace or a solution, but rather the destruction of Israel:

The Palestinians also have not been able to agree on the motives behind the stabbing, shooting, firebombing and car-ramming attacks. Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas has repeatedly claimed during the past few weeks that the terrorists are setting out to kill Jews out of “despair and frustration” and the lack of a “political horizon.” But Abbas seems intentionally to be ignoring that it is he and his Palestinian Authority who are responsible — together with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian factions — for the violence, as a result of their daily incitement against Israel…

The goal of the Palestinians is the destruction of Israel. This fact is something that other Western parties need to understand — that the Palestinian “struggle” is mainly aimed at eliminating Israel, and not “the establishment of a Palestinian state that would live in peace and security alongside Israel.” The recent poll should be translated into English and distributed among all those “pro-Palestinian” groups that continue to shout about the conflict being the result of Israeli “occupation” of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem.

Today, it is clear that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not really about the “occupation” that began with the creation of Israel in 1948. The last three Palestinian “intifadas” and previous Israeli-Arab wars had (and still have) one goal: to see Israel removed off the map.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 7:30 AM  | Stand for Israel

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