On Thursday a group of representatives of Abbas’s Fatah Party met in Beirut with Khaled Mashaal along with other representatives from Hamas in both Gaza and Judea and Samaria and discussed ways to expand the Stabbing Intifada against Israel. Mahmoud Abbas, whether he was present at this meeting or not, has been stoking the Stabbing Intifada from day one with his demands that Arab Palestinians do whatever might be necessary including rioting, excessive violence even against law enforcement, screaming and assaulting any Jews who decide to brave the stinging insults and screaming shrillness of outrageous women of the Ribat swarming and swearing with accompanied ululating intending to intimidate and at the least breaking any hope of a pleasurable experience and have in the past two months even assaulted with their assaults classes of elementary school children on class trips and families who were attempting on making their annual Jewish New Year’s visit to the most holy site for all Jerusalem with their children with some very young children who may have nightmares due to the treatment thrown at their family with the viciousness of intent filled with hatreds. Then there have been the stabbings, vehicular ramming attacks, stone attacks, shootings, muggings, firebombings and full on mass attacks against security forces on the Temple Mount often for days on end using various weapons including steel rods, bats, Molotov cocktails, rocks, cinder blocks, and usage of their holy al-Aqsa Mosque as a base of operations, weapons armory, planning area, fortress and turning the insides into a corrupted and dishonored place which had been subjected to insults and disregard beyond imagination if the pictures below had not been made to witness the desecrations at the hands of the Arabs themselves.
These images above reflect the disregard shown the al-Aqsa Mosque by Arab Palestinians, members of Fatah, the Arab Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and lastly the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades who take their name from the very place they treat without any sense of reverence or respect. With such treatment by Muslims to their own holy site it is little wonder how they can be equally cavalier and uncaring when it comes to holy sites, institutions and structures of other religions for which they have always shown nothing short of scorn, defamations, desecrations, and transmogrification into an Islamic shrine replacing the religious structures of other faiths within the lands they conquer or simply destroying the religious buildings, shrines and holy sites all as part of their intention of replacing all religions and forcing all to convert or die, some claim except for Jews who will be given no choice and no quarter, just a path resulting in death. Their absorbing other faiths’ religious sites was just made evident at the special session of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) where they granted the PA request that the Cave of the Patriarchs and Kever Rachel (Rachel’s Tomb) be made World Heritage Sites assigned to the PA and registered as Mosques. The Cave of the Patriarchs has the bodies entombed there of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Leah of which only Abraham had any historic place in Islam while all of these are patriarchal forefathers of Judaism and as such also Christianity and Ruth has only a Jewish, thus Christian, history and was in no manner related in any way to Islam but they are now as far as the United nations are concerned Islamic sites entrusted to the PA for their repairs and for Islamic prayer solely if the PA should decide to such order using this decision as their authorization. This recent decision reveals the complete insensitivity and lack of integrity of the United Nations (UN) and the complete lack of a moral compass of both the PA and the UN when it comes to recognizing other religious rights and histories and determining such to be secondary to the usurpation of all religious sites and institutions by Islam as if the UN has decided that the desires, claims and rights of Islam supercede all other religions and especially Judaism. This should come as no surprise as the UN General Assembly has denounced Israel even going so far as to declare that Zionism, the desire of Jews to return to live in their ancestral homelands, was actually a form of racism and there have been consideration in the past which were only tabled as they would never have passed without the use of veto powers in the Security Council, though they have received passage as motions of intent and demanding the Security Council debate the motion and, as noted, only withdrawn when the United States and at times others to veto or when unable to gather sufficient votes for passage, the move to withdraw and revoke General Assembly 181 in as far as it recognized the right for a Jewish State to be formed within the remaining lands of the British Mandate which lay between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea which represented a mere twenty-two percent of the original British Mandate after the lands west of the river were stripped away from the lands for the Jewish State to form an Arab Palestinian State of what is now known as Jordan. When the British and the Zionist Congress came to an agreement to allow for the formation of Jordan (Transjordan at that time in 1922) the British swore that the remaining lands west of the river were to be sacrosanct and reserved solely for the formation of a Jewish State, something they appear to have decided was no longer in their interest as they supported partitioning the lands and abrogating their sworn agreements with the Zionist Congress and the Jewish People. The actual planned divide which the two parties came to an agreement over is pictured below.
Meanwhile, Abbas has also visited the UN requesting that international troops be sent to protect the Arabs when they are assaulting Jews and other Israeli citizens with homicidal rage and intents from being arrested or when they attack police when demanded to drop their weapons or when they initially attack IDF or law enforcement personnel and especially once they have murdered or injured victims be they soldiers, police or innocent civilians and when they refuse to halt and continue their assaults and they are shot, Abbas is demanding international forces to interfere with Israeli law enforcement preventing them from performing their responsibilities to the Israeli public. Perhaps a picture will save everyone reading a thousand words and might give a better idea of the rocks being hurled at IDF soldiers, vehicles on the highways and byways, or thrown at any target which presents itself as a target of opportunity.
The attacks will continue though much of the media coverage will slowly wane as the stabbings take on the seeming normalness as reporting on the numerous stabbing day in and day out will never clear the editors’ desks unless taking a greater number of lives in a single day or short number of days. The stabbings are already becoming the new normal which is why the meeting between Fatah members and members including one of the top officials from Hamas in Beirut. Hamas had been demanding that the attacks take on a more deadly venue calling for homicidal suicide bombers and for the knife wielders to poison their blades so as to make them more lethal and to not allow for victims to reach the hospitals in time. The truth is that the meeting in the Lebanese Capital could have also included Hezballah who hopefully have more than they can handle on their plates already with the war in Syria, units of their members in Yemen assisting the Houthis along with the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) and additional units in Iraq assisting with the war on the Islamic State and any other Sunnis they may encounter. The one potential result of the meeting between Fatah representing the PA and Hamas whose influence includes Islamic Jihad might prove to be rockets fired from out of Gaza though Hamas did claim that such would be counterproductive as it might take away from the emphasis on the stabbing, rock throwing, firebombing, vehicular assaulting, shooting, rioting and other attacks all being part of the Third or Stabbing Intifada. After all, Hamas would never desire to overshadow Fatah and prove to be the true representatives who are fighting against the Zionist entity after all, would they? Well, actually we all know that any agreement between Fatah and the PA with Hamas and Islamic Jihad would be lucky if the ink from any signatures, as if they would ever be so formal, would have the time to dry before one side or the other broke with whatever was agreed upon. These groups are not exactly known for their ability to keep their word whether it be with the Israelis or each other. Time will tell and as long as Israel is suffering at least a half dozen or more, often over a dozen knife wielding attacks a day, then we will likely include references and reports on the worst of the assaults.
When the day arrives that the Israeli leadership performs their duty and takes the required steps to assure the safety of the people, that will be a banner day which will allow great joys here at BTC but until then we will suggest they wake-up and smell the horrific state of affairs all because they thought that by giving away lands which according to all International Laws and all that is holy is rightfully assigned to the Jewish People into their care and stewardship as the lands belong to Hashem and we are but his servants who will be granted wellbeing for as long as we adhere to Torah and keep our covenant which we agreed to do at Mount Sinai when after Hashem brought us, including myself and every Jew alive today, out from bondage in Egypt and before Hashem even gave us a single law while we trembled at the foot of that holy mountain we said as if in one great and loud voice, “All that the Lord spoke we will do and we will hear” (יֹּאמְרוּ כֹּל אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהֹוָה נַעֲשֶׂה וְנִשְׁמָע). Perhaps the time has come to listen for what has in times past been a booming voice which made the mountains tremble, the seas roil and the sky split in two is not more often a quiet voice which can only be heard by quietly listening and concentrating very hard, perhaps Israeli leaders need some quiet time to pray and listen, especially listen and as our forefathers swore, listen and obey and then wait for the worlds which will follow from Hashem as He answers those who honestly call upon Him and honestly desire His guidance, Baruch Hashem.
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