Huge rise in Palestinian terrorism and incitement in Jerusalem area

The local Israeli news have been filled in recent days with reports of stone-throwing, molotov cocktails being hurled, car-jacking and general violence by Palestinian Arabs against Israeli Jews, reflecting a huge rise in terror .

Palestinian Arab stone-throwing is attempted murder (click to enlarge) via Israellycool

In widely broadcast local news this week we heard that Avigail Ben Zion, an Israeli toddler, received a serious head injury from a rock thrown by local Arabs at her mother’s car as it entered the Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood in Jerusalem:

“Over the past few months we have been seeing an increase in violence by Palestinians in several neighborhoods in Jerusalem, especially in the form of rock and Molotov cocktail attacks,” a senior police officer told Israel Hayom on Thursday.

Thank G-d the little girl is on the road to recovery and the rock-throwers were arrested, but the even worse news is that the assailants admit that their motive was Jew-hatred.

Rashuan Salman and his wife, almost lynched by Arabs for “looking Jewish”

This Jew-hatred can occasionally rebound on their own people: A Muslim family were almost lynched by Palestinians on the same road where Avigail Ben Zion was injured – because “they looked Jewish”:

“They tried to pull us out of the car and hit us, it seemed they were intent on lynching us. They tried opening the doors and my wife begged them to leave us alone. She spoke to them in Arabic and only then did they understand that we ourselves are Arabs, and left us alone. I hit the gas and drove away as fast as possible.”

Rebounding on their own includes injuring an extreme-leftist Israeli activist in a rock-throwing attack too:

Daniel Seidemann, an extreme leftist activist who founded the NGOs Ir Amim and Terrestrial Jerusalem, was reportedly struck by a rock thrown through his car window on Saturday, as he drove through an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem. He was wounded in the back of his head, requiring stitches.

The even worse news is that Seidemann blames ….. Israel and the occupation. Colour me shocked. Not.

Do you want to know what it looks like when someone is about to try to murder you with a rock? Watch this:

In related news, Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus (Har Hatzofim) campus has become a war zone:

Arabs from the neighborhood of Issawiya, on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, have stepped up their daily attacks on students studying at the adjacent Hebrew University campus and on Jews in general, a student tells Arutz Sheva.

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Tom Nisani, a political science student, used the term “war zone” to describe the campus and told Arutz Sheva that the situation has become an “impossible” one: “Since the academic year began,” he said, “we have been witnessing repeated attacks near the dormitories. It can be harassment of the girls or worse – the throwing of firebombs into the university grounds. Only last week, a woman was injured here as she drove on the university’s perimeter road. Her car is simply full of holes.”

Another incident which almost ended in tragedy occurred this week when an Israeli woman was car-jacked near the community of Dolev, and her car was driven off with her 1-year old baby still inside. Her husband tracked down the car-thieves and found the car with the baby thankfully unhurt still sleeping inside.

The common denominator in all these attacks is not only the lawlessness and Jew-hatred of the local Palestinians and Arabs who feel free to literally run riot over Israel’s roads, but the helplessness, hap-handedness and general apathy of the Israeli police to enforce the law in Arab neighbourhoods before someone is hurt. Seth Frantzman addresses this subject, as does Varda Epstein in an excellent hard-hitting article at Israellycool.

We know what’s going on here: our government fears to upset the international community so it doesn’t defend its citizens and doesn’t allow its citizens to defend themselves. If the police arrest Arab boys for rock-throwing, the world is going to scream to the heavens, call it Apartheid, and talk about little boys at “play” being treated like the criminals they are by the IDF or the Israeli police.

But ah, when a little girl is hurt in the head, then the government feels it has a little leeway to act against the perpetrators.  Then the police will work hard to catch those terrorists no matter their nationality or age.

It’s time for the Israeli government and its police force to get their priorities straight. The number one priority should be ensuring the safety of Israelis and Jews. Because we already know that the world will not. Witness the Geneva agreement.

Varda also mentions the huge rise in terror attacks and casualties throughout Judea and Samaria:

Yigal Lahav, the mayor of Karnei Shomron in Samaria, who was present at the discussion, said afterward that the officer said there had been a 120% rise in the number of casualties. Lahav said the IDF should put up more fences and lighting, and it should catch rock- and firebomb-throwers and punish them more severely. In addition, he said, the Finance Ministry must provide funds for reinforced buses and cars, so that they can withstand these attacks.

MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) said after the session that “there is a rise in casualties because there are more Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria but less protection for the residents. Central Command must defeat the terror attacks and increase the feeling of security: make sure that a youth who throws rocks goes to jail for 5 years and stop the revolving door policy.

When do the police become pro-active? When Jews want to exercise their religious rights anywhere which the Palestinians claim are theirs, or are “sensitive sites”. So the police stamped out a huge menorah made from sandbags and candles at Mevaseret Adumim, also known as E1, because, you know, the Arabs… boo hoo. Here’s the beautiful but oh-so-threatening Menorah:

Matters are more egregious at Jewish holy places like the Temple Mount. For example, on Sunday the police closed the Temple Mount to visitors after Arabs rioted because the Jews dared to sing (gasp!) Hannukah songs!

Israeli police closed the Temple Mount Sunday after Jewish visitors to the Mount – which is Judaism’s holiest site and the exact spot of the events of the Hanukkah holiday – broke out into Hanukkah songs, enraging Muslim worshippers.

Following the song a scuffle broke out between Jews and Muslims. Four people were arrested.

Police have decided to close the Mount to all visitors until further notice.

A “Talmudic candlestick”, aka a Menorah, in Jerusalem

Elder of Ziyon has a detailed post and video describing the outrageous behaviour of both the Palestinians and the Israeli police against innocent Israeli citizens simply trying to exercise their human and religious rights and pray at their holiest shrine.

A group that attempted to ascend to the Temple Mount and light a menorah there was stopped by police, and they instead lit it at the Kotel. Arab media had been warning about this for days, saying the Jews would bring a “Talmudic candlestick” to the Mount.

Now the Arab media published dozens of photos of menorahs at the Kotel and in the Old City, in order to incite their readers. because to them, any Jew in Jerusalem doing anything Jewish must be stopped; the Temple Mount is only one venue.

The gall of the Arabs and the cringing reaction of the police to the Arab incitement and violence is beneath contempt.  Instead of arresting the rioters the police simply remove the Jews. After all, everyone knows the Jews won’t riot, destroy property or start a war.

If the police would leap into action with the same urgency when confronted with Arab stone-throwers and Palestinian launchers of Molotov cocktails at Israeli motorists, not to mention confronting the inciters and violent behaviour of the Muslims at Jewish holy sites, Israel would be a much safer and more law-abiding place for all Israeli citizens.

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23 Responses to Huge rise in Palestinian terrorism and incitement in Jerusalem area

  1. Reblogged this on danmillerinpanama and commented:
    The Peaceful Palestinians obviously do not understand that President Obama has Israel’s back and that Secretary Kerry is watching them. Why only today, it was reported that he assured PM Netanyahu that the ObamaAdministration’s pathway to peace everlasting with Palestine will fully safeguard Israel’s legitimate interests as viewed by Washington and that

    retired US general John Allen, who he described as one of the best military minds in the US, has been charged by US President Barack Obama with analyzing the security aspects of any future agreement and “ensuring the security arrangement that we might contemplate in the context of this process will provide for greater security for Israel.”

    That’s what Israel needs — the best and brightest from the ObamaAdministration telling them about security and why all will be well if they obey.

    C.f> this article at PJ Media wherein Roger L. Simon wonders whether, in light of the habitual and continuous lying by President Obama, some of the elderly “conspiracy theories” might have a bit of substance. He also ruminates on the consequences, including but not by way of limitation, blackmail. Oh well. He must be a right wing nut, or something.

    • anneinpt says:

      Every time that Kerry turns up here, there’s a spike in Palestinian violence. It’s as if they want to say “we don’t negotiate for peace. We only give peace on our terms, and those are that you surrender or we attack”.

      Which is why every time Kerry turns up, or Obama says he has our back, I think of the most terrifying words in the English Language: “We’re from the government and we’re here to help you”.

      /shiver

  2. peteca1 says:

    can’t tell you the best way to handle this locally.
    BUT i seriously doubt this change in mood on the streets is any kind of accident, and it does not seem to be a knee-jerk reaction to the “settlements” issue. so clearly something else is developing.
    Pete, USA

    • anneinpt says:

      It’s partially a response to Kerry’s latest visit and “peace”-making effort, and it’s partly a continuation of the violence of years past which has never fully died down, and has grown in the face of police incompetence and apathy.

  3. Reality says:

    If the authorities refuse to protect our rights the backlash that occurs are the “price tag”incidents.We once had pride in being Israeli.Nowadays that pride has sadly disappeared from our elected leaders lexicon. I wish someone with a strong backbone would represent us. Sadly there’s no one strong enough to stand up to the US or the Arabs.

    • anneinpt says:

      You’re absolutely right about the price-tag phenomenon. I had forgotten about that. But you can be sure that if there is such an incident the police will be all over it like ants at a picnic, and the perpetrator will be caught and suffer the full consequences – unlike with these Arabs. And they won’t be released early for the sake of “peace” talks either.

  4. ealha3 says:

    There seems to be an obvious lack of interest in Palestinian security that allows for the terrorists to operate with seemingly little control. Has anyone suggested that taxes collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinians, and other resources transferred to them be subjected to withholding until Palestinian authority provides security against such assaults? Moreover, there should be claims against the Palestinian Authority in Israeli courts based on intentional policy of neglect and even governmental encouragement of terrorist acts. The claims should be given to Israeli government agencies involved in suffering damages for unlawful Palestinian actions. There’s plenty of money available to pay for these damages. Some may argue it may be an exercise in futility, however, if these actions are given sufficient publicity, the audience will better understand the indiscriminate terror being perpetrated against innocent Israelis and may serve as a significant public relations victory.

    • anneinpt says:

      The ideas you suggest have all been tried before, to no avail, primarily because of the weak will of successive Israeli governments who bow to PC-ness or international or leftist pressure who express outrage that Israel should withhold anything at all from the poor victimised Palestinians. Even if those moneys belong to Israel because of arrears in back taxes owed by the Palestinians.

      Civilians have tried suing, and might even have won (I don’t have any details at hand right now) but they certainly never have and never will see a penny in compensation.

      Until the Palestinians are made to suffer for their actions there will never be an end to the conflict or even to low-level terrorism such as that recorded here. Besides their non-recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, this is the other root of the conflict. They never have to pay for their mis-deeds.

      • ealha3 says:

        I sympathize with your obvious frustration. The history of democracies is overflowing with examples of administration impotence – but also with those of political courage Israel continues to survive through peaks and troughs of effective terrorist response – the wall being its most obvious success. It may be that not until a more substantial number of innocents suffer the savagery of Islamic culture will another like political response be forthcoming. But the march along the path toward effective resistance must continue and not be allowed to be obstructed by appeasing cowards. Failure to act serves not only to appease, but to encourage terror. In democracies, the injured electorate still retain the franchise to remove ineffective officials and replace them with alternative solutions.

  5. Admin says:

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  6. diego says:

    But…but… I thought… Islam means peace?…

  7. Islam is little better than a pagan cult pursued by savage and libidinous old and young men with average IQ’s of 70 and below. Women are not treated but simply abused as animals are abused, girl children and babies are abused. Molech exists in Islam it is the character of the men eaters and abusers of Children and women. Israel does not need this cult on her doorstep and however westernized so called palestinians appear in their souls they are Islam since they know no better. Until they see the evil of their cult they cannot be forgiven either by G-d or the human race.

    • ealha3 says:

      Your point is very well made. Islam as a despicable cult sold to an ignorant populace preached on a pedestal of bigotry, superstition and fear. It threatens the destruction and elimination of centuries of intellectual, cultural and technological progress of western civilizations. Our traditions of tolerance should not be limitless. As a result, however, we have allowed our tolerance of this abomination to have prevented the recognition of this imperative threat. Virtually every commentary mentioning Islam should have the caveat “…understanding Islam is savagely hostile to western cultural values …” before continuing, to at least, create an inquiry about the validity of such a warning.

      • This cannot be the sole responsibility of Israel, though I have to say she will take it on because she must.

        • anneinpt says:

          Thank you for your comments and welcome to my blog.

          You are right that this should not be Israel’s sole responsibility, just like it shouldn’t be her sole responsibility to confront Iran. But that’s what has happened. The world has abandoned its own self-preservation instinct and left Israel alone in the fray – and then has the temerity to blame Israel for defending itself, even when that defence all protects the west as well.

      • anneinpt says:

        Our traditions of tolerance should not be limitless. As a result, however, we have allowed our tolerance of this abomination to have prevented the recognition of this imperative threat.

        You’ve perfectly compressed the essence of the danger of political correctness to its host society – the liberal west.

        • Agustin Garcia says:

          Well, to clarify I am liberal. But I’m an atheist and have been 3 times to Israel. I can walk around Tel Aviv a lot easier without any fear of being singled out for not believing in anything.

    • diego says:

      dude. I was being sarcastic. I support israel 1000%

      • anneinpt says:

        Thank you for your comment Diego and welcome to my blog.

        I think most of us saw the sarcasm or irony in your post, but it’s just as well to clarify for the sake of “passing traffic”.

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