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Palestinians Celebrate Terrorists' Freedom


by IPT News • Oct 18, 2011
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More than 200,000 people gathered in Gaza City Tuesday for a rally organized by the terrorist group Hamas to celebrate the release of nearly 500 Palestinian terrorists following a prisoner exchange deal with Israel.

The crowd chanted "the people want a new Gilad," in reference to the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, who returned home in "reasonable health" Tuesday after being held by Hamas in solitary confinement for five years.

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh welcomed close to 300 Palestinian prisoners back into the Gaza Strip, along with other leading Hamas officials. Gaza declared a national holiday. Schools were closed and the streets were decorated with the green flags of Hamas. "The rest of the prisoners must be released because if they are not released in a normal way they will be released in other ways," senior Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook said.

More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners ultimately will be released as part of the deal.

Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, called the occasion "truly epic" in a video statement and press release Tuesday. "This was the first time in more than 50 prisoner exchanges since 1948 that on the Israeli soldier is taken prisoner during combat operation in a military outpost on the lands occupied in 1948," the release said.

"As a result we say to the occupiers that their leadership has destined you to another episode of rejecting the release of prisoners who have spent decades in jail and those who suffer serious illness."

In the West Bank, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressed a crowd of several thousand, praising the released prisoners as "freedom fighters." He claimed "there is an agreement between us and the Israeli government on another batch (of releases) similar to this batch after it finishes."

Abbas added, "Soon, we will see Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Saadat, whom we wish a full recovery." Barghouti and Saadat are two of four high-ranking terrorist operatives whom Israel refused to release in the Schalit deal, according to a report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center released Tuesday. Abbas also joined the crowd in shouts of "with spirit and blood we will redeem Palestine."

The Lebanese terrorist organization Hizballah praised Hamas on its website, saying it "proved for another time that negotiations with the Israeli enemy won't bear fruit and that what was taken by force can only be regained by force."


Faces of Terror
A closer look at the terrorists freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit
by Jacob Laksin






“The people want a new Gilad!” So went the menacing cry in Gaza this week, as tens of thousands of Palestinians celebrated the swap deal that will return Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit home in exchange for the release of over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners and terrorists.If for many Israelis the Shalit deal inspired sober reflection about the painful price the country will pay for the life of just one Israeli, for Palestinians it proved yet another occasion to rejoice at the prospect of killing more Jews, seizing more soldiers, and inflicting further harm on the Jewish State. But the morbid glee that has greeted the return of unrepentant murderers on the Palestinian side is only one of the dark consequences of the prisoner swap. A closer look at those released in the deal – a murder’s row that includes many who have vowed to return to terrorism – provides a full measure of Israel’s sacrifice.

Among them are men like Abdel Aziz Salha. In 2000, Salha helped kill two Israeli soldiers who had made a wrong turn in the West Bank village of Ramallah. In a gruesome scene following their murder, Salha waived his bloodstained hands out the window of the police station where the soldiers had been killed, as triumphant crowds cheered the bloody deed.

The sickening image became iconic of the savagery of the first intifada.

Also freed was Wafa al-Bass. In 2005, al-Bass was caught while attempting to carry out a suicide bombing in a crowded Israeli hospital. Al-Bass was being treated at the hospital, free of charge, for burns that she had suffered in a cooking accident at home, though that did not deter her from going ahead with the attack. When her attempt to explode her suicide belt failed, al-Bass ended up in prison. Today, al-Bass remains committed to the terrorist cause. Upon her arrival in Gaza this week, she said that Palestinians should “take another Shalit” every year until all Palestinian prisoners are freed from Israeli jails.

Still another prisoner freed this week is Awana Jawad Mona. Posing as an American love interest, Mona seduced sixteen-year-old Israeli teenager Ofir Rahum via an online chat room and then drove him to Ramallah, where he was gunned down execution style by Palestinian terrorists.

After her arrest, Mona revealed that she had been inspired to kill Israelis after witnessing the lynching of two Israeli soldiers in 2000, a scene that “excited” her. Of her role in luring Rahum to his death, Mona boasted, “I am proud of what I have done.” Mona’s release this week is a reminder that, unlike Shalit, some young Israelis never will return home.

Ahlam Tamimi is another freed prisoner who remains proud to have contributed to the killing of Israelis. In prison for planning the 2001 attack on Sbarro’s pizzeria in Jerusalem, in which 15 Israelis were killed and 107 wounded, Tamimi personally drove the suicide bomber to the restaurant. She has since said that she would do it again if given the chance. The parents of Malka Roth, one of the victims of the Sbarro bombing, tried to prevent Tamimi from being released. Instead they must watch as the woman who conspired to kill their daughter, and who now vows to kill others, walks free.

Tamimi is joined by Yehya Sinwar, a co-founder of an early security wing of Hamas, who marked his release this week by pledging “to work hard to free all prisoners, especially those who serve high sentences, whatever the price was.” Sinwar is the founder of Hamas’s early security service, which was notorious for hunting down and killing Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel. Sinwar’s brother, Mohammed Sinwar, is believed to have helped plan the 2006 raid in which Shalit was captured.Countless other faces of terror will walk free. Al-Hadi Ghanim killed 16 people in 1989 when he grabbed the steering wheel of a Jerusalem-bound bus and drove it into a ravine. In 1992, Gaza resident Fuad Abu al-Amrin stabbed to death 15-year-old Helena Rapp with a kitchen knife as she walked to school. Both will be released. The list goes on.

Israel’s history is replete with agonizing agreements, but this week’s disproportionate exchange is particularly perilous. Given the express promises of the released prisoners to return to anti-Israel violence, the worry that Israel will be inviting more terrorism by sanctioning their release is all too credible. That some of those released will be exiled abroad does little to mitigate this threat, especially since Hamas has already reneged on this part of the agreement.

The safe return of an Israeli soldier is of course wonderful news, for Shalit and his family, but also for a country committed by law and custom to secure the freedom of its citizens and never to leave a soldier behind. If Israelis have not welcomed this week’s exchange with unmixed joy, it is because they know that rewarding Shalit’s captors by releasing their terrorist allies from prison is a dangerous strategy, one that guarantees he will not be the last Israeli captured.

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Deputy Speaker of Hamas Parliament Ahmad Bahr:
We Will Sweep the Siblings of Pigs and Apes out of Our Land


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Arrow Abbas: Freed Terrorists Waged 'Jihad on the Part of Allah'

Abbas: Freed Terrorists Waged 'Jihad on the Part of Allah'




PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claimed Tuesday that he, like Hamas, had succeeded in convincing Israel to release terrorist prisoners. Speaking to those recently freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit, Abbas declared that Israel had promised him to free an additional roughly 1,000 prisoners.

Abbas praised those released Tuesday as “those who wage holy war [jihad] in the path of Allah and the homeland.”

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Exclamation Israel Celebrates Life – Militant Islam Celebrates Murder



October 16, 2011
Author:

Ronn Torossian
http://www.algemeiner.com/2011/10/16...brates-murder/




Gilad Shalit on Hamas poster, Nablus. Photo: Tom Spender.


Saturday’s New York Times featured two articles side by side capturing the emotions of Israeli Jews & Palestinian Arabs surrounding the impending release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was kidnapped 5 years ago at the tender age of 19 by terrorists and has been held hostage ever since. To major international fanfare, the Israeli Government and Hamas have seemingly reached an agreement – whereby Shalit is slated to be returned to Israel this week in exchange for Israel releasing 477 prisoners immediately, and 550 to follow two months later.

Amazingly, most media outlets have missed so much of this story, which as a consequence the world just hasn’t heard. A sickening, usual double standard.

1. In Israel, Shalit – whose family raised heaven and earth throughout Israel and the world in the hope of saving their sons’ life – will be returned. As Shalit’s family waits, Israel’s Defense Ministry, in an unprecedented move anticipating his return, resolved over the weekend to recognize him as a disabled veteran. As the Knesset member who passed the law said: “This decision will enable us as a country to provide the minimum for soldiers who return from captivity to return as much as possible to a normal life.” A normal life – that’s Israel’s way.

2. The response from ‘Israel’s partners’ is best summed up by referencing 1 of the 1,027 who is to be released – Ahlam Tamim who planned the Sbarro Jerusalem bombing and drove the suicide bombers to the location has said repeatedly that she is not sorry for what she did, and laughed when she was told that children were killed in the attack. Surely, re-integration into ‘society’ won’t be near the top of her agenda – one wonders how long will pass before she plans her next terrorist mission to kill Jews ? I wonder if that story will ever be told by Western Media outlets.

3. In captivity Shalit was granted none of the human rights due to an abducted soldier under the Geneva Conventions, which would include visits from the Red Cross and communication with family members. The world’s media has of course neglected to tell the story that all the terms and conditions of Shalit’s confinement have been contrary to international humanitarian law. Israel has done this deal – right or wrong – because they want to see one of their sons come home – but where have the world’s sanctioning bodies been on this outrage? One could only imagine the outcry had Israel acted similarly. Don’t worry, we will surely have another chance for redemption – Hamas has announced that this won’t be the last soldier they kidnap.

4. The Hamas government in Gaza is organizing a major outdoor rally to celebrate the release of these prisoners – which we have been told are security prisoners and not car thieves. The celebrations will include “military marches” involving hundreds of gunmen belonging to Hamas’s armed wing and the Popular Resistance Committees, one of the groups that took part in the kidnapping. Celebrating murderers and death.

5. In Israel, the mood is bittersweet. Sweet because Gilad will return home, but bitter because Israel is paying a very heavy price – 1,027 criminals released in exchange for just one soldier. Israelis can surely be reassured knowing that only sixty years after the Holocaust, the German National Intelligence party has announced that Germany’s role in the Shalit agreement is a source of ‘pride.’ – Take joy Jews in knowing that German officials are satisfied with the deal.

This is a golden opportunity for the few involved in Israel’s Public Relations to explain the background that these Palestinian terrorists have – and that Israel isn’t taking this action because it wants to – but doing so as a result of the belief that the life of even one Jew is holy. The media portrays this story as one of equal suffering on both sides – but terrorists simply aren’t equal to people acting in self defense. Somehow I don’t doubt that this story will, unfortunately, repeat itself yet again.

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Arrow Freed Palestinian jihad/martyrdom suicide bomber tells kids to be like her

Freed Palestinian jihad/martyrdom suicide bomber tells kids to be like her

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/10/fr...-like-her.html


The damage that will be caused by the jihad terrorists freed for Gilad Shalit could be incalculable and catastrophic. "Freed would-be suicide bomber tells kids to be like her," from Reuters, October 19:
GAZA - A would-be Palestinian suicide bomber freed by Israel in the prisoner swap for soldier Gilad Schalit told cheering schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip the day after her release on Wednesday she hoped they would follow her example.

"I hope you will walk the same path we took and God willing, we will see some of you as martyrs," Wafa al-Biss told dozens of children who came to her home in the northern Gaza Strip.
Biss was traveling to Beersheba's Soroka hospital for medical treatment in 2005 when Israeli soldiers at the Erez border crossing noticed she was walking strangely. They found 10 kilograms (22 lbs) of explosives had been sewn into her underwear.

A member of al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, an offshoot of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, Biss was sentenced to a 12-year term for planning to blow herself up.

After she spoke, the children cheered and waved Palestinian flags and chanted: "We will give souls and blood to redeem the prisoners. We will give souls and blood for you, Palestine."
Biss said she had planned to blow herself up at the checkpoint but her detonator malfunctioned.

"Unfortunately, the button did not work at the last minute before I was to be martyred," Biss told Reuters.

She said she had not yet adjusted to her freedom and arose early on Wednesday for prison roll call.

"This morning I woke up in my room, wore my scarf and stood up awaiting the line-up time before I realized I was home and not in jail," she said.

Once she settles back to her routine, Biss said she plans to complete university psychology studies but added that she remained defiant in the face of Israeli warnings to act against those who return to militancy.

"We will pursue our struggle and (Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu) knows that. Arrests will not deter us from our strong battles and confrontation in the face of Zionist arrogance in the land of Palestine," she said....
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Arrow Jihadist murderer Samir Kuntar: Kidnap more Israeli soldiers

Jihadist murderer Samir Kuntar: Kidnap more Israeli soldiers

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/10/ji...-soldiers.html


The jihadists will try, and have already tried. The abduction of an Israeli soldier was believed to be one of the goals of the Eilat attack earlier this year. It is possible that Hamas may now find it too much of a political liability to behave as it did in its kidnapping of Shalit in 2006, as the thugs who control Gaza currently pretend to act as like as much of a state as they suppose they have to.

However, that leaves numerous other jihadist groups, splinter groups, and freelancers that do not control territory, who can do the dirty work on behalf of the broader jihad against Israel. "Samir Kuntar: Kidnap more soldiers," by Roi Kais for YNet News, October 19:
The Shalit deal proves that resistance and resistance alone is the only way to free prisoners, Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar said Wednesday. Kuntar was released in 2008 together with four Hezbollah men in exchange for the bodies of abducted soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.
Another study in contrasts.
Kuntar called on Palestinian organizations to kidnap more soldiers in order to bring about the release of the remaining prisoners held in Israel.
In an interview with Hezbollah's Al-Nour TV station, Kuntar said: "From the first day Shalit was kidnapped, the enemy wasted its resources on obtaining a piece of information on his whereabouts. It was always confident it would get to him. This was the attitude for five years until the last moment of the prisoner exchange. But it failed miserably in a 360 square meter area which the enemy knows through and through."
Kuntar also stressed the historic importance of the deal and explained that Israel went back on its terms of the Oslo Accords – refusal to free prisoners from Israel and east Jerusalem. During the interview, Palestinian prisoners who were released as part of the deal and knew Kuntar from prison went on the air.
Kuntar was the commander of a four-man cell which took Danny Haran and his four-year-old daughter Einat hostage in Naharia in 1979. The second daughter Yael was strangled to death in her mother's arms as they were hiding in the attic. When he realized he could not escape, Kuntar murdered the father and daughter...
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Arrow Palestinians to Push for Statehood at U.N. on Nov. 11

Palestinians to Push for Statehood at U.N. on Nov. 11


October 20, 2011
by Jonathon M. Seidl
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/pale...u-n-on-nov-11/


Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas


GENEVA (AP) — Palestinian diplomats are trying to muster support for a U.N. Security Council vote in New York on Nov. 11 on their bid for membership in the global body, a senior Palestinian diplomat said Thursday.

U.N. diplomats said earlier this week that a Security Council committee considering the membership bid would deliver a report on that day, and that ambassadors would then decide on the next steps.

Any member of the Security Council can request a vote on the Palestinian request, but a resolution recommending membership requires a minimum of nine “yes” votes and no veto by one of the council’s five permanent members – Britain, China, France, Russia and the U.S.

Once the 15-member Security Council recommends a country’s membership its application must be approved by a two-thirds vote in the 193-member General Assembly.

Washington, Israel’s closest ally, has already pledged to use its veto if Palestinian membership gets the support of nine or more council members.
“We still have time until Nov. 11, so there is a lot of efforts pushing certain countries to voting in favor,” Palestinian envoy to the U.N. in Geneva, Ibrahim Khraishi, told The Associated Press.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki told reporters in late September that Palestinian membership has support so far from eight Security Council members – Russia, China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Lebanon, Nigeria and Gabon. He said the Palestinians are lobbying for more support, including from Bosnia and Colombia.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited Colombia on Oct. 11 and was told by President Juan Manuel Santos that Colombia will only recognize a Palestinian state that has been established through negotiations with Israel, which leaves Bosnia as the likely key to a ninth “yes” vote.

Khraishi said “several parties are working” to secure the votes, but declined to elaborate. “I think that we will succeed to get the nine,” he added.

Abbas delivered the Palestinian application to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 23. Hours later, the Quartet of Mideast mediators – the U.S., U.N., EU and Russia – called for a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in a month, with the goal of a peace agreement by the end of 2012.

The Israelis and Palestinians are scheduled to meet separately with the Quartet on Tuesday.

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Arrow Palestinian crowd shouts, “We want a new Gilad”

Palestinian crowd shouts, “We want a new Gilad” to which Palestinian leaders respond, “We will capture more Israelis”
FATAH leader Mahmoud Abbas and HAMAS leader Ismail Haniyeh, two sides of the same terrorist coin


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FATAH – AFFILIATED WEBSITE: Shalit Spent His Time in Bars and Brothels, and Engaged in Robbery, Murder, and Rape



”Gilad Shalit enjoyed the pleasures of a land not his own. He went around robbing, stealing, torching, raping, trampling, and desecrating the soil of this land that is not his own. He viciously strove to shed the blood of the martyrs, killed innocent people, shelled the homes of innocent people with tanks, destroying them without shame, mercy, or pangs of conscience, a stupid murderer who did not mind killing our elderly, our men, our youth, and our women, and even our poor children, [so] pure and innocent.”

“This soldier was a waif born in a shelter as a result of the deterioration and disintegration of Israeli society. The genetic grandson of the Zionist leaders by virtue of his affiliation with, and loyalty to, his Nazi leaders.

This monster joined the army of Zionist gangs, to carry on the legacy of his fathers, the apes and pigs of the Haganah, Irgun, Stern, and Palmach organizations, in order to carry out the orders of his fascist masters.


HAMAS OFFICIAL: Goodbye Shalit, Hello New Prisoner




On the website of Al-Aqsa TV, Dr. Mustafa Yousef Al-Liddawi, formerly Hamas’s representative in Syria and Lebanon, expressed hopes that more Israeli soldiers would be abducted to replace Shalit: “Today, as we say goodbye to Shalit, we hope to welcome a new guest, to capture a new soldier, to hurt the enemy in a way that will humiliate and distress him, to pull his soldiers from their tanks and even shoot down their planes, to destroy their vehicles and to lead them, handcuffed, to our jails. This, in order to…liberate those whom the enemy is [still] holding in his prisons and whom he refuses to free because they have shed his blood, humiliated him, killed the best of his soldiers, rubbed the noses of his crack units in the dirt, and forced his leaders to surrender and accept their terms. Goodbye, Shalit, and hello to the new prisoner who will replace you and by means of whom we will humiliate your army and your leadership.”


HAMAS COLUMNISTS: Shalit Will Not Be the Last Hostage

Many writers affiliated with Hamas likewise called to abduct more Israeli soldiers, stating that the Shalit deal will not be the last and that it has proved the efficacy of the path of resistance.


Iyad Al-Qara, a columnist for the Hamas-affiliated daily Falastin, wrote: “After the imminent completion of the ‘Loyalty to the Free’ deal [Hamas's name for the Shalit deal], the resistance will be able to stage further attacks so as to capture more soldiers or settlers in order to liberate all the prisoners from the jails of the occupation. This [is an effective strategy], especially considering that any new abduction will be carried out and completed swiftly, because the [present] deal has laid down the framework for negotiating with the occupation for the liberation of all [our] prisoners from its jails.”


Falastin columnist Hisham Munawwar wrote: “The ‘Loyalty to the Free’ deal, in which the largest number of Palestinian prisoners ever to be exchanged for a single soldier will be liberated from the prisons of the occupation, is not the first [deal] in the history of the exchange deals, and, as the resistance factions have promised, it will not be the last, Allah willing, until every Palestinian prisoner has been liberated… This deal proves that resistance is the only way to restore the Palestinian rights and liberate the prisoners…”


Kamal Jaber wrote on a Hamas-affiliated website: “True, Gilad had many friends who trod the same path before him, and underwent the same experience at the hands of the Al-Qassam [Brigades]: Avi Sasportas, Ilan Sa’adon, Nissim Toledano, Yaron Chen, Sharon Edri, and many others. Each one of them tried to write the winning chapter in the story of Al-Qassam, but Shalit had the tremendous fortune [to be the one who got] to tell this magnificent tale. Bless the Al-Qassam [Brigades]. May the heroic prisoners enjoy [their freedom], and may we have a new Shalit every year.”


Journalist Tamer Al-Sharif wrote in his column in Falastin: “This deal will not be the last, and will spark much activity and intense competition among the Palestinian factions, [each of them] trying to repeat it.”

Article in Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood Daily: Hamas Must Capture a New Hostage

Jamal Al-Shawahin, a regular columnist for Al-Sabil, the daily of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, wrote: “The Hamas movement must secure a new prisoner in order to free additional [Palestinian] prisoners from the jails of the occupation, because those who will not be released as part of the Shalit deal now feel and understand that their salvation depends on [the capture of] a new prisoner. This great national duty must be fulfilled, if not by Hamas then by any other organization…

“The latest [prisoner] exchange deal was great and magnificent… a victory for the Hamas movement and the entire Palestinian people.
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Arrow Abbas: A Different Kind of Rejectionist

Abbas: A Different Kind of Rejectionist


by IPT News • Oct 21, 2011
http://www.investigativeproject.org/...f-rejectionist



The Obama administration and European governments who hold out hope that the Gilad Schalit prisoner swap could revive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are likely deluding themselves, the Washington Post editorialized Friday.

Both Hamas and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas "celebrated the returning murderers and would-be suicide bombers as heroes," the Post noted. Abbas, who is supposed to be Israel's partner in peace negotiations, hailed the liberated terrorists as "freedom fighters and holy warriors for the sake of God and the homeland."

Abbas also called for the release of more terrorists in the future, including Marwan Barghouti, sentenced to five life terms plus 40 years for the murders of five Israelis, and Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Abbas (who in 2008 rejected Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's offer to cede land equal to 100 percent of the West Bank for a Palestinian state) said he wants current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make good on a promise Olmert made during those negotiations: to release even more imprisoned radicals if Schalit came home.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority appears poised to reject the resumption of peace negotiations with Israel. Earlier this month, Netanyahu called on the Palestinians to resume direct negotiations "without delay," but PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Thursday that that wasn't likely to happen. "Conditions are not ripe at this time for a meaningful resumption of talks," he said.

And at the United Nations, PA diplomats continue working to win the trappings of statehood without negotiating a peace settlement with Israel. Abbas needs the support of nine of the 15 Security Council members when that body votes Nov. 11 on the PA's application for U.N. membership. As one of the five permanent Security Council members, the United States has said it will exercise its veto of a unilateral PA push for U.N. recognition.

According to Israeli analyst Barry Rubin, the PA behaves this way – opposing any serious security guarantees for Israel, blocking limits on Palestinian refugees returning to Israel, and refusing to agree that a peace settlement means an end to the conflict – because it realizes that when negotiations reach an impasse, the West will blame Israel and demand that it make more concessions.

Rubin says Washington should respond to this intransigence by telling Abbas and the PA: "Since we have lots of other things to do, we'll do them. Good luck, and if you ever change your mind and get serious about peace, you have our phone number."

Read the op-ed here.
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Arrow Abbas Demands: Now Release Fatah Terrorists

Abbas Demands: Now Release Fatah Terrorists
PA Chairman Abbas demands that Israel release more than 500 Fatah terrorists, based on alleged promise from former PM Olmert.



By Maayana Miskin
10/21/2011





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Days after the mass release of hundreds of terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has released a surprise demand, and is calling on Israel to release 1,000 more.

Abbas claims that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised him that if Israel were to free Hamas terrorists in exchange for Shalit, it would also free Fatah terrorists, in order to avoid hurting Abbas’ political standing. In an interview with TIME Magazine, Abbas said the deal was kept secret so that it would not affect negotiations for Shalit’s freedom.

Olmert promised not only to free more terrorists, but to free “more” in terms of both numbers and “quality,” a term usually used by the PA to mean terrorist leaders and those with significant time left in their sentences.

Sources close to Olmert admitted Friday that the former prime minister had indeed made a commitment to Abbas, and had planned to release roughly 550 terrorist prisoners loyal to the PA chairman.

Abbas told TIME that he plans to contact Netanyahu in the upcoming days to demand that he honor Olmert’s deal. “I’m not going to argue with him… or talk in details about it. Either, or,” he declared.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert confirmed on Friday he had made such a promise to Abbas. Negotiations for Shalit's release collapsed and restarted several times since Olmert left power in late 2008, however. It is unclear why promises made orally by Olmert in previous failed negotiations would be considered binding by the Netanyahu government.

Abbas' latest demand is another delaying tactic and follows his insistence that Netanyahu freeze all construction for Jews east of the 1949 armistice line if he wants to negotiate – a demand the PA has not made in negotiations with previous prime ministers. The status of land east of the armistice line is one of the core controversial issues to be resolved in talks.
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Hamas Rewards Freed Terrorists
Hamas decides to reward each terrorist released to Gaza with $2,000.

By Elad Benari, Canada
10/19/2011
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148933


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The Hamas terror organization has decided to reward the terrorists who were released as part of the deal to release Gilad Shalit.

Israel’s Channel 10 News reported on Wednesday that Hamas’ government in Gaza, headed by Ismail Haniyeh, has decided to reward each terrorist who will be freed to Gaza with a sum of $2,000.

Of the 477 terrorists Israel released on Tuesday in exchange for Shalit, 131 returned to their homes in Gaza.

Overnight Tuesday, 11 freed terrorists arrived in Turkey. Among them is Amna Muna, the female terrorist who in January of 2001 lured 16-year-old Ophir Rachum to Ramallah, where he was shot to death by terrorists.

Rachum met Muna, then 24 years old, on the internet. After gaining his confidence, Muna persuaded Rachum to come to Jerusalem to meet her.

When Rachum arrived at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, Muna drove him to the outskirts of Ramallah, where they were greeted by her two partners, both terrorists belonging to the Fatah organization. The two tried to get Rachum out of the car and when he refused, one of them shot him to death.

After the murder, Palestinian Authority Arabs took Rachum’s body to Ramallah, where they buried it.

15 other terrorists who were released arrived in Qatar overnight Tuesday. An additional 16 were taken to Syria. The terrorists were flown in from the airport in Cairo.

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Arrow Voices of Palestine: Ahmad Bahr

Another Obama and UN "peace" partner for Israel.

Voices of Palestine:
Ahmad Bahr
Would-be leader of a future Palestinian state calls Jews the "siblings of apes and pigs," who must be annihilated
by Joseph Klein





Editor’s note: Below is the first profile of Frontpage’s new series, “Voices of Palestine,” which will illuminate the core beliefs, in their own words, of leading figures in the Palestinian death cult.

Ahmad Bahr is the deputy speaker of Hamas’s Palestinian Legislative Council. He has praised the signing of a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party as a great triumph for the Palestinian cause against the “black agendas and malicious objectives” of Israel and the United States.

It turns out that the Hamas deputy speaker has some “malicious objectives” of his own.

The senior Hamas leader recently said on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV that, since Allah had transformed Jews into apes and pigs as punishment for their disobedience, “Allah imposed the nation of Muhammad, and the Jihad-waging Palestinian people, upon those siblings of apes and pigs, until we sweep them out of our land and our holy places.”Back in April 2007, during a Friday sermon at a packed mosque broadcast on an official Palestinian Authority-controlled television station, Bahr described Jews as “the cancerous lump… in the heart of the Arab nation.” He predicted that “America and Israel will be annihilated, Allah willing.”

“Allah, take hold of the Jews and their allies,” Bahr prayed. “Allah, take hold of the Americans and their allies…. Allah, count them and kill them to the last one and don’t leave even one.”

Just one week earlier on Sudanese TV, Bahr called Muslims “the masters of the world.” Jews and Americans, he said, are “cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah.”

Bahr praised his Sudanese hosts who have the blood of their own people on their hands: “Our Jihad-fighting Palestinian people salutes its brother, Sudan.”

Last year, in a speech aired on the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV, Ahmad Bahr flatly condemned the very idea of negotiations, which he said “are aimed at uprooting Islam and the resistance here in Palestine, in Gaza.” He favors instead the path of martyrdom, holding out the promise of 2.5 million virgins awaiting the martyrs in a single palace in the Garden of Eden. That’s a big jump from the usual promise of 72 virgins, but apparently Bahr fervently believes that waging jihad to destroy Israel and kill Jews merits a tremendous bonus in the next life.

Bahr did not limit himself to discussing the heavenly reward of virgins for martyrdom. “When a man is having sex with his wife, he should be praying for a son who would wage Jihad for the sake of Allah,” Bahr said on Al-Aqsa TV while expounding on the lesson of a hadith (the sayings or deeds of Muhammad). “If this is the culture of the nation today, who will be able to stop it?… I say to you: As long as we continue on this path, nobody on Earth will be able to confront the resistance, or to confront the mujahideen, those who worship Allah and seek martyrdom.”

Hamas’s deputy speaker also had some threatening words to say regarding the negotiations over the release of Gilad Shalit​ in exchange for 1000+ Palestinian prisoners. Ahmad Bahr called for Palestinian militants to seize more Israeli soldiers as leverage for future exchanges of Palestinians held in Israeli jails. “The popular, political, media and diplomatic efforts inside and outside can never be an alternative to the military efforts to rescue our prisoners from the oppressive occupation’s prisons,” Bahr declared in a press statement. “We should be tireless of making every possible effort to seize Zionist soldiers and exchange them through prisoners swap deals.”

Ahmad Bahr is a representative of the Hamas senior leadership, which is poised to join Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party in a “unity” Palestinian government. His hateful incitement to violence is broadcast on television to Palestinians, who lap up his every word and are poised to act out his threats. Nevertheless, Richard Falk​, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, just delivered to the UN General Assembly his latest one-sided report attacking Israel as the obstacle to peace.At Falk’s October 20th press briefing at UN headquarters, I asked him to comment both on Bahr’s televised call for “Jihad-waging Palestinian people” to “sweep” out the “siblings of apes and pigs” and his call for Hamas to kidnap more Israeli soldiers. After first saying that a critical look at Hamas’s abuses and responsibility for violence was not part of his “mandate,” Falk descended into the swamp of moral relativism. Without citing any specific evidence, he claimed that the same “irresponsible kind of talk” occurred in Israel’s Knesset “that makes very wild accusations.”

Ahmad Bahr, the deputy speaker of Hamas’s Palestinian Legislative Council and possible leader in a future “unity” government, is an all too typical voice of Palestinian hatred and incitement to violence against Jews, broadcast on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV and via other propaganda media. Falk and his ilk at the United Nations are Bahr’s enablers.

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Failed Pal. Bomber Intended to Detonate at Hospital Treating Her




Gaunt from a 21-day hunger strike, Wafa al-Bis has something of the fanatic about her. Given the chance, she says, leaning forward, she would try to blow herself up again.

This from the woman who after six years in an Israeli jail has been given another shot at life. Her mother next door is still laughing and crying with joy and relief. “I don’t regret what I did,” says a defiant Ms Bis, 27. “This is my homeland. What I did was an honour.”

She was just 21 years old when she failed to detonate a suicide vest at an Israeli checkpoint after it was spotted by soldiers. Her case gained particular notoriety for she was on her way to receive treatment at an Israeli hospital for disfiguring burns, raising suspicions that she intended to blow herself up there.

“It was my dream to be a martyr but God didn’t grant it,” she says, insisting that her target was the military, not civilians. “I wanted to kill as many Israeli soldiers as possible.”

From Jabiliya refugee camp, Ms Bis was halfway through her 12-year sentence when Israel agreed to trade 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for one Israeli soldier. Latterly, she had been on hunger strike, a protest at the removal of privileges in Israeli jails.

When her mother Salma Shubeyr learned that her daughter was up for release, she could barely contain her joy. “I can’t begin to describe my happiness, I kept ululating,” she laughs.

But even after just six years apart, her daughter failed to recognise her mother as the nearly 300 freed prisoners arrived at Rafah border crossing yesterday. “I knew her, but she didn’t know me,” Mrs Shubeyr says. “Wafa fainted when I told her I was her mother. Her father picked her up, saying, ‘It’s your father’.”

Their joy is all the more intense because they have had their daughter returned to them twice, once from the brink of death, the second from jail. But if her parents have tried to guide her on a different path, they show little sign of it. “Jihad is Jihad, it’s an honourable thing,” her mother says. “I was proud of her.”

In the years since Ms Bis’ arrest, suicide attacks by Palestinians have ceased, but that is not to say there is a lack of motivation. The Palestinians are still no closer to achieving a state, and conditions in Gaza have rapidly deteriorated following a short war and four-year blockade by Israel that has crippled the economy and denied its 1.6 million inhabitants freedom of movement.

If anything, the success of the prisoner exchange, the culmination of the capture of an Israeli tankman five years ago, has reinforced the view of some Palestinians that armed resistance is the only path. “You have to know that Palestine will never be liberated through negotiations,” Ms Bis says. “This is the belief of the resistance.”

Asked if she would undertake a suicide mission again, she says: “Of course. Why not?? I would be a suicide bomber three times over if I could.”

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Exclamation Israeli Democracy vs. Arab Apartheid

Israeli Democracy vs. Arab Apartheid
Americans are being hijacked by propaganda against Israel...and not defending Israel's right to be a Jewish state will lead to our own eventual downfall.
By JanSuzanne Krasner


http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/...apartheid.html


It is a falsehood to say that Israel is an apartheid state. This indictment, made by Mahmoud Abbas repeatedly in his speeches, is an Orwellian distortion of the truth, but it has been extremely effective in the public relations war of words that plays out in the United Nations, on the international stage, in the media, and on college campuses every day.

This is a grave and toxic travesty that needs to be made right. In light of the "Arab Spring" spreading seeds of sharia law throughout the Middle East, Western civilization needs to see the truth. Americans are being hijacked by propaganda against Israel...and not defending Israel's right to be a Jewish state will lead to our own eventual downfall.

The analogy of Israel to South African apartheid commands a response. Because of its catchy, slick word combination and its connotations that evoke vivid images of human unfairness and suffering, it has became a fashionable narrative for the media and international community's discourse. But it is not factual, and it is very deceptive.

Labeling Israel "apartheid" is meant to provoke worldwide criticism and elicit human rights-based anger that sanctions demonstrations, boycotts, and the denigration of Jewish morals. This finger-pointing is an intentional attack on Israel. It condones terror in the guise of "freedom-fighters," encourages prosecution of Israeli officials in foreign courts, promotes laws against Israeli goods, and supports boycotts of stores selling Israeli products. It sees the advantage of kidnapping soldiers, allows the destruction of Jewish artifacts and religious sites, and tries to exclude Jews from their legitimate claim to their historic homeland.

Factually speaking, apartheid was the policy of the South African government as a way of dealing with the white and non-white social, political and economic issues up until 1992. It was the official policy that established and maintained racial segregation and racial discrimination. The South African non-whites could not vote, and they had to carry a "Pass Book," or they risked being jailed or deported. By contrast, all citizens of Israel have equal voting rights. Arabs have eleven representatives in Israel's Knesset, including an Arab on the Israeli Supreme Court. Every citizen must carry an identity card, along with all legal residents.

In addition, non-white South Africans were kept from a wide range of jobs. They had no free elementary through high school education; mixed sexual relationships were restricted and segregated; hospital and ambulance services were segregated; they could not use most public amenities; sports were segregated; and public facilities were labeled for correct racial usage. Non-whites could not enter a building through the main entrance, be a member of a union, or participate in a strike. That is apartheid, and Israel is not an apartheid state.

Although many pro-Palestinian organizations are aware that the Israel-apartheid analogy is inaccurate, this rhetoric is continually used to condemn and isolate Israel. Just visit Israel to see the truth...Israeli Arabs shopping at Jerusalem's Mamila Mall, enjoying Tel Aviv beaches, enrolled in the universities, getting hospital care, going on school trips to the zoos, and having free access to public places.

One of the more outspoken defenders of Israel is Benjamin Pogrund, a Jew born in Cape Town, now living in Israel. Pogrund lived under apartheid, and as an anti-apartheid activist, he took grave risks by reporting the injustices against blacks. He often comments that the comparison of Israel to South African apartheid "greatly minimizes the oppression and misery caused by apartheid and is debasing to its victims."

In his rebuttal, Pogrund argues that "Israel is not unique in declaring itself a state for a specific people."

Everyone knows thatEgypt is for Egyptians, Ireland is for Irishmen, France for Frenchmen, Italy is for Italians, Serbia for Serbs, China for the Chinese, Iran for the Persians...and the list goes on.

"Apartheid"-supporters substantiate their stance by claiming that Israel discriminates against Israeli Arabs by barring them from buying land.

The facts regarding land ownership are clarified by Mitchell Bard, the executive director of the non-profit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and a foreign policy analyst who frequently lectures on U.S.-ME policy:
In the early part of the century, the Jewish National Fund was established by the World Zionist Congress to purchase land in Palestine for Jewish settlement. This land, and that acquired after Israel's War of Independence, was taken over by the government. Of the total area of Israel, 92% belongs to the State and is managed by the Land Management Authority. It is not for sale to anyone, Jew or Arab. The remaining 8% of the territory is privately owned. The Arab Waqf (the Muslim charitable endowment), for example, owns land that is for the express use and benefit of Muslim Arabs. Government land can be leased by anyone, regardless of race, religion or sex. All Arab citizens of Israel are eligible to lease government land.
The reality is that both Arabs and Jews build homes illegally throughout Israel. And the fact is that the number of illegal Arab homes scheduled for demolition is miniscule compared to Jewish homes that must adhere scrupulously to the rules for fear of condemnation. (Please check Bard's point-by-point rebuttal.)

The problems in Israel's Arab communities are much like conditions others face in various places in the world, but Arabs don't point a finger at those places. Only Israel is labeled and attacked as "apartheid." Arabs need only to look at their neighboring countries in the Middle East to find real apartheid. Does anyone honestly believe that Muslim women do not suffer from apartheid in countries with sharia law? Or that Christians and Jews in some Arab nations are being attacked and killed purely because of their religion? More pointedly, both Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not allow Jews to live there, and Saudi Arabia doesn't even let Jews visit.

There are many "no-class" citizens in the world that Arabs don't care to talk about. One must believe that Abbas just doesn't recognize "apartheid" as he declares that the State of Palestine will be "Judenrein" -- a Jewish-free state. Instead, the label of "apartheid" is stuck on Israel, keeping eyes focused away from the intolerance and bigotry that the PLO and Hamas preach.

Recently, I took issue with "Students for Justice in Palestine" (SJP), an on-campus pro-Palestinian organization that orchestrated the first National Anti-Israel Conference at Columbia University to "educate" students for participation in "Israel Apartheid Week 2012" on university campuses.

The SJP supports the Apartheid Movement, the Gaza Freedom Movement that tried to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade, the BDS movement against Israeli goods, and a One-State Solution with the "Right of Return." There can be no doubt that SJP, hiding behind the veil of human rights activism, supports the end of a Jewish state while "freedom-fighting" terrorists try to accomplish the same goal through violence.

One question needs to be asked of all those who accuse Israel of being an apartheid state: if Israel gave up all the land rights, forfeited all of the natural resources, and agreed to a One-State Solution with the "Right of Return," would the Jews be able to live in peaceful coexistence with their Arab neighbors? The answer to this question determines the fate of the Jewish people and whether peace is ever attainable.

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Lightbulb Guide for the Perplexed

Guide for the Perplexed
A glossary of the most pertinent terms and expressions connected to the politics of the Middle East
by Dr. Yasser Dasmabebi




I have come to realize just how difficult it may be to decipher news about the Middle East, Islam, Israel, the Arab World, and all these powerful and explosive issues of our times for those who rely on such media stalwarts as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the major television networks, cable news, etc. for their information. For example, how is a person to ascertain whether the slayer of a family is a terrorist or a militant or a gunman or an assailant or an activist or a freedom-fighter?

So, purely as a public service, I have organized the following glossary of the most pertinent terms and expressions, as typically used in the above-mentioned news sources. I hope, insha’allah, the reader will find it helpful to unravel the Gordian Knot of language that is today’s (and yesterday’s and tomorrow’s) Middle East!

Dr. Yasser Dasmabebi holds the Edward Said-Noam Chomsky Linguistics Chair at Abdul Abulbul Amir University in Cairo.


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Aggression: Killing people who are trying to kill you.

Al Qaeda: the terrorist group that, according to American security sources, embodies the world-wide Islamist movement, and that is either “significantly degraded” or is still “extremely dangerous,” depending on which government official is doing the talking.

Apartheid: The political/social system of the one and only country in the Middle East that integrates Jews, Beduins, Arabs, whites, blacks, Muslems, Ethiopians, Russians, Christians, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Bahai, et al.

“Apes & Pigs”: See “Jew” below.

Arab Emir: Military dictator.

Arab King: Military dictator.

Arab President: Military dictator.

Arab Prime Minister: Military dictator.

Arab Spring: Replacement of one dictatorship with another, with the help of Western money and media cheerleading.

Arab Street: Enraged mobs chanting and screaming their hatred, determined to annihilate Israel and the Jews. They can often be seen burning American and Israeli flags, passing out candies and firing guns into the air in response to successful murders of Westerners (closely related to):

Arab Humiliation: The pervasive feeling on the Arab street generated by their failure to annihilate Israel and the Jews in several wars. Many opinion-makers, Middle East experts and op-ed writers argue that Arab humiliation is at the root of the Middle East conflict; i.e., “If only the Jews would let themselves be destroyed, the Arab street would feel better about themselves, and then there would be peace.”

Ayatola: Persian dictator. Spiritual leader of that faith that desires to ignite nuclear holocaust in order to bring about the arrival of the Mahdi. (See “Mahdi” below.)

Bias: An expression of support for the existence of Israel.

Caliphate: The unification of lands ruled in the name of Islam, ruled by a Caliph. (See “Arab King,” “Arab President,” etc. above.)

Compromise: To give something palpable, such as land, in return for a promise not to keep on trying to annihilate you.

Developing Country: A country that is not developing.

Disproportionate Response: Winning.

Diversity: The condition in which all cultures are viewed as equally and inherently virtuous, except for the culture of the West, which is viewed as evil by virtue of imperialism, colonialism and endemic racism (see “Racist” below).

Emergency Laws: The law.

Father of the Palestinian People: An Egyptian man, raised by his uncle, Hitler’s buddy, and one of the world’s most successful kleptocrats. (See “PLO” below.)

Fatwa: A pronouncement of a mullah that sanctions murder, but only of disagreeable people, like inadequately covered women, Salman Rushdie​, etc.

Female Genital Mutilation: That ritual of which Western feminist organizations seem, by virtue of their silence, to approve.

Hamas: The democratically elected government of Gaza whose founding charter calls for genocide.

Hezbollah: The democratic group whose purpose is saving Lebanon from Israeli aggression, and whose founding charter calls for genocide.

History: Having nothing whatsoever to do with what has actually happened, but rather being what has come to be called “narrative,” i.e., “storytelling.” For one example, allusions to the “Ancient Nation of Palestine;” and for another, almost all the Muslem accomplishments President Obama enumerated in his momentous Cairo speech (also see “Rewriting History” below).

Holocaust: That genocide that did not happen, but that the Jews orchestrated in order to steal Arab land, and that of which the Jewish presence in Palestine is worse than.

Honor Killings: The cultural imperative to murder one’s daughter/sister/niece for humiliating male members…(see “Shariah” below).

Human Rights: The credo by which murder committed by a person from a country which used to be called “Third World” (now considered racist terminology) is good (see “Resistance” below); retaliatory killing by a person who is either from a developed country, a white person or most especially a Jew, is bad (see “Agression” above).

Human Shields: Integral part of Hamas & Hezbollah military strategy.

Islamic Republic: Military dictatorship.

Israel: Occupied territory (see “Zionist Entity” below).

Israeli Prime Minister: Hawkish, right-winger, hard-liner.

Jerusalem: City holy to Islam in which the Jews have no history.

Jew: The source of all decadence and evil in the world; descendent of apes and pigs.

Jihad: The inner spiritual struggle for self-purification or the bloody military struggle for world domination depending on to which journalist and in what language one is speaking.

Judeo-Christian Values: The credo of that civilization which has lost all its values, except for that racism is bad, and diversity is good.

Koran: The book that was revealed word-for-word to the Prophet Muhammed​ (Peace Be Upon Him) by the Angel Gabriel…or not.

Leftist: Supporter of PLO (see “PLO” below) and Hamas (see “Hamas” above) and Muslem Brotherhood (see “Muslem Brotherhood” below).

Mahdi: The Shia Messiah who has been hiding for centuries at the bottom of a well.

Martyr: Someone who kills someone else while killing himself, said to be rewarded for his martyrdom by the acquisition of 72 virgins upon his arrival in Paradise, at least according to what the Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him) said the Angel Gabriel told him (see “Koran” above).

Militant, Assailant, Gunman, Activist: terrorist.

Moderate Palestinian Leader: Former KGB operative, Holocaust denier, and financier of Munich Olympic massacre.

Mosque: A place for the storage of armaments.

Muslem Brotherhood: A mostly secular and non-violent political party in Egypt.

Occupation: Jewish presence in disputed territory. (See “Israel” above.)

Peace: War of attrition.

Peace Process: The dismantling of Israel.

Peace Talks: The avoidance of peace.

PLO: Organization created in 1964 to end the 1967 occupation.

Palestinian Authority: The world’s most successful kleptocracy.

Palestinian Hero: Murderer of children.

Palestinian Prime Minister: Moderate, bold (see “Arab Prime Minister” above).

Protocols of the Elders of Zion: The authentic Jewish playbook for world domination.

Racist: A person who disagrees with or does not like or does not support the reelection of President Obama.

Radical Islamic Movement: A group whose stated official goal is genocide (see “Hamas” and “Hezbollah” above).

Recognition: A truce until the next time.

Refugee: Someone who has refused to take refuge, or who has not been allowed to take refuge.

“Religion of Peace”: That civilization with which the Judeo-Christian civilization is locked in a war to the death.

Resistance: Randomly killing civilians, especially children.

Rewriting History: See “History” above.

Right: Demand to live in Israel by people who hate it and wish to destroy it.

of Return: By people very, very few of whom have ever actually been there.

Settlement: An illegal community made up of settlers. (See “Settler” below.)

Settler: Someone who builds his house in order to thwart any chance at making peace between Jews and Palestinians.

Shariah: The Islamic system of jurisprudence which codifies and dignifies rape, child marriage, specific classes of murder such as honor killings (see “Honor Killings” above), etc.

Shia: People who are certain that Sunnis are not real Muslems, and are in fact infidels, and should therefore be slaughtered.

Sunni: People who are certain that Shia are not real Muslems, and are in
fact infidels, and should therefore be slaughtered.

War Crime: Retaliation and defense. Any action whose intent is victory.

War on Terror: Pretense that the enemy of the West is made up of small, shadowy groups motivated by childhood poverty (see “Al Qaeda​” above). (“We’re depraved on account of we’re deprived” — apologies to S. Sondheim.)

Zionism: The ideology of the Jews who aspire to control, dominate and take over the world.

Zionist: Someone who is worse than a Nazi.

Zionist Entity: That place that does not exist, as on Arab maps, but that must be destroyed.

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Palestinian envoy to Canada recalled for saying what Palestinian TV says regularly: Death to Jews

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/10/pa...h-to-jews.html


Hypocrisy. "Palestinian envoy to Canada recalled," by Rob Gillies for the Associated Press, October 24:
TORONTO (AP) — The Palestinian Authority recalled their envoy to Canada this month for posting a link on twitter that included an anti-Semitic video.

Linda Sobeh Ali posted a tweet this month with a link to a YouTube video featuring an emotionally distressed Palestinian girl shouting a poem in Arabic titled "I am Palestinian."

The English subtitles on the video include a passage where millions are called upon "destroy the Jews."

Joseph Lavoie, a spokesman for Canada's foreign affairs minister, said Monday it was a serious enough matter for the Palestinian Authority that they recalled Sobeh Ali.

"This video is completely unacceptable and offensive as it calls for the death of Jews," Lavoie said.

Riad Malki, the Palestinian Authority's foreign minister, speaking in Ramallah, said the envoy posted the link thinking it was a "normal national poem."

"We asked her to leave Canada because we didn't want to create any problems," he said.

According to Malki, the "Jewish lobby and Jewish institutions" in Canada complained to the Canadian government. The envoy "went back to the poem and there was something wrong with the translation." The phrase translated in the English subtitles as "destroy the Jews" was actually "to kill the soul of Zionism."...
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Palestinian Affairs: No change on the cards


By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
10/21/2011

While Hamas showed greater flexibility on the Schalit deal, observers believe this doesn't mean more a moderate position towards Israel.

The timing of the prisoner exchange agreement between Israel and Hamas has triggered a wave of speculation in the Palestinian territories about the true motives of the Islamist movement.

While Hamas’s political enemies have gone as far as suggesting that the deal was part of a “conspiracy” between Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to undermine the Palestinian Authority, many Palestinians believe that the current developments in the Arab world, particularly in Egypt and Syria, were the main reason behind the movement’s decision to sign the prisoner agreement.

On the other hand, PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s statehood bid at the UN in September is believed to have hastened Hamas’s decision to accept the deal with Israel. Even though he did not return home from New York with a state in his bag, Abbas, by all accounts, had benefited significantly from his move at the UN. Even Hamas leaders were forced to praise him for fulfilling his pledge to submit an application for membership of a Palestinian state in the UN despite immense pressure and threats from the US.

Abbas returned home empty-handed, but that did not prevent thousands of Palestinians from honoring him with a hero’s welcome in Ramallah – much to the dismay of the Hamas leadership. Abbas’s triumphant return to Ramallah coincided with the publication of public opinion polls that showed that his popularity had risen as a result of the UN step.

Until the last minute, many Palestinians were convinced, based on the experiences of the past, that Abbas would succumb to the US pressure and abandon his statehood application.

Abbas’s move at the UN, which has won the backing of about 130 countries, clearly embarrassed the Hamas leadership. Here was Abbas leading a successful diplomatic battle against Israel in the international arena while the leaders of Hamas were unable to offer any hope to the Palestinians.

Overnight, Abbas appeared to have succeeded in transforming his image from a pawn in the hands of the Americans and Israelis to a strong leader who is not afraid of saying no to the president of the US.

Besides, how could Hamas come out against a Palestinian leader who is defying the US and Israel and seeking world-wide support for and recognition of an independent Palestinian state? When a few Hamas leaders dared to speak out against the statehood bid on the grounds that Abbas did not have a mandate to seek a state “only” on the territories captured by Israel in 1967, the PA quickly responded by accusing Hamas of “colluding” with Israel and the US to foil Palestinian independence.

Hamas, Israel and the US have a common goal – to prevent the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state, Fatah spokesmen in the West Bank charged.

“There’s no doubt that Hamas was worried because of Abbas’s step at the UN,” said a member of the Fatah Central Committee in the West Bank.

“Hamas was especially worried because of the massive support among Palestinians for President Abbas.”

The Fatah official is convinced that the drama surrounding the statehood bid at the UN was one of the reasons why the Hamas leadership decided to strike a deal with Israel. “The timing is no coincidence,” the official remarked. “Hamas saw that the popularity of Abbas and Fatah was on the rise and decided to act before it’s too late. Hamas was obviously afraid of losing its control over the Gaza Strip.

They know that there are still many people in the Gaza Strip who support President Abbas and Fatah and who are fed up with the Hamas rule.”

But Hamas has also had other things to worry about in recent months. The ongoing popular uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad has put the Damascus-based Hamas leadership in a difficult position.

According to numerous reports in the Arab media, relations between the Syrian authorities and the Hamas leaders have deteriorated in recent months because of the Islamist movement’s refusal to voice public support for Assad’s regime. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has begun studying the possibility of moving the Hamas headquarters from Syria to another Arab country, the reports claimed.

Although Hamas officials continue to deny the existence of a crisis in their relations with the Assad regime, a number of Hamas representatives in the West Bank and Gaza Strip said this week that the Syrian authorities have made it clear to Mashaal that they are unhappy with him and would not try to stop him if he chose to move to another country. The growing tensions between Hamas and Syria drove Mashaal and the Hamas leadership into the open arms of the ruling military council in Egypt.

Some Egyptian journalists have suggested in the past few weeks that Hamas may move its headquarters from Damascus to Cairo.

Sources close to Hamas said that Egypt’s ruling generals told Mashaal that if he wanted to improve his relations with Cairo, he would have to soften his position on a number of issues, first and foremost a prisoner exchange agreement with Israel and unity with Abbas’s Fatah faction. The sources noted that the ruling military council in Cairo had a great interest in reaching a deal between Hamas and Israel. Facing increased criticism from home and abroad for its failure to hand power over to a civilian government and violations of human rights, including the recent killing of Christian protesters on the streets of Cairo, the Egyptian generals now have good reason to show the US and the rest of the world that they are capable of delivering.

By embracing Hamas, the generals are also hoping to appease the Egyptian masses, especially the Muslim Brotherhood organization. In the eyes of many Egyptians, being affiliated with Hamas is more dignified than an alliance with the Westernbacked PA, which also continues to conduct security coordination with Israel.

Until recently, everyone knew that Syria was the only country that had influence and control over Hamas.

But the Egyptian-mediated prisoner deal shows that Hamas’s new “bosses” are Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi and his generals in the Supreme Military Council of the Armed Forces. Not surprisingly, the embattled Syrian regime is not all too happy with this shift in Hamas’s loyalty.

The prisoner deal is likely to deepen the crisis between Hamas and Damascus. Already this week there was talk in the Gaza Strip that the Syrian authorities were about to expel the Hamas leadership from the country.

The prisoner deal is one of the direct outcomes of the rapprochement between Hamas and Egypt. But, Hamas officials cautioned this week, “the agreement should not be seen as in indication that Hamas has changed its ideology or policy on the major issues.”

Palestinians say that those who think that Hamas would abandon its charter and accept the two-state solution because of the prisoner deal with Israel are living in an illusion. They point out that this was not the first time that Hamas had reached agreements with Israel, recalling several ceasefire accords between the two sides over the past few years.

Hamas’s willingness to strike deals with Israel has always been out of concern for the movement’s interests rather than a sign that the movement was headed toward moderation and pragmatism.

In fact, the prisoner swap has significantly bolstered Hamas’s standing among the Palestinians. Once again, Hamas has managed to send a message to the Palestinians that anyone who negotiates with Israel is a fool.

In this sense, Abbas emerges as the biggest loser from the deal. He was the last person to know about the deal. The only option he faces now is to try and form a unity government with Hamas.

In 2005 Hamas took credit for driving Israel out of the Gaza Strip.

The unilateral Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip sent the message to the Palestinians that suicide bombings and rockets are the only way to extract concessions from Israel. The disengagement was one of the reasons why, a few months later, Hamas won the parliamentary election in the Palestinian territories. Many Palestinians gave Hamas credit for forcing Israel to run away from the Gaza Strip – something which, they argued, could have never been achieved at the negotiating table.

Today Hamas is celebrating “victory” not only over Israel, but also against Abbas and those Palestinians who still believe in the peace process. The prisoner agreement has sent the message to Palestinians that Hamas’s “resistance methods,” and not peace talks, are the only way to force Israel to comply with Palestinian demands.

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Three Grad rockets were fired from the northern Gaza Strip at Ashdod and Bnei Aish areas shortly before midnight Wednesday. No injuries have been reported, but a number of people were treated for shock. Sirens were heard in the towns of Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Rehovot, Ness Ziona and Gan Yavne. This was the first time that missiles of this type reached the area, which is not protected by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, and the first time that sirens have been sounded in Rehovot. Quiet has largely prevailed between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza since an unofficial ceasefire was reinstated after five days of violence in August.

No group has claimed responsibility for the missile launching. But Israeli officials quoted in Haaretz said that they considered that Hamas was unlikely to be behind the attack, since the group had a clear interest in maintaining stability at the present time. Rather, a smaller faction opposed to Hamas was probably responsible.

Responding to the attack, the Israel Air Force targeted three centres of terror activity and a weapons storage site in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of this morning, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. All targets were hit, and all planes returned safely, the statement added.

In related news this morning, Haaretz reports that Hamas has recently managed to smuggle relatively advanced Russian made missiles, which were looted from Libyan military warehouses, into the Gaza Strip. Israel is worried about the presence of these missiles, because they both curb the air force's ability to target terror related facilities in the strip and because of their possible use against civil aviation in Eilat.

Shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles have been smuggled into Gaza in recent years at Iran's initiative. But the fall of Muammar Gadhafi's regime in Libya has enabled Hamas to bring in much higher quality missiles at larger quantities.

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