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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:
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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.
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 7:44 AM | Stand For Israel
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:
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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.”
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 7:28 AM | Stand for Israel
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:
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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.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 7:30 AM | Stand for Israel
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”:
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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.
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 10:19 AM | Stand for Israel