Beyond the Cusp

July 7, 2016

Palestinian Arabs Pressing for Final Confrontation

 

We knew this day would eventually be upon us and now we see it cresting the horizon and slowly but inexorably approaching. The signs we expected to foreshadow this inevitability have come at us these past few weeks. The initial sign was the weakness of Israeli leadership as this will force a change in the top of any party desiring to have a future in Israeli politics. The Labor Party and those left of them whose only message is as it has been, Oslo, Oslo, Oslo and appeasement as the solution with love for all are lost in that haze. Likud is paralyzed by what could be defined as Bibi-hood where the party has been compromised and now serves the future of current Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Israeli version of the anointed one, the inevitable one just as Hillary Clinton was and is the only thing for the immediate future of the Democrat Party come hell or high water. That leaves numerous other parties and it will be the one that realizes the undertow growing into a swell in Israeli politics and excite this swell as it heads for the shores where it will wash clean Israeli politics and prove substantively transformational. The other sign was the immediate willingness for the aroused and instigative Arabs to take their rioting to the next level just as the suicide martyrs have taken their attacks up a level. These attacks have been the stabbing of a young girl in her bed as she slept and in the back by what can only be described as a soulless youth drenched in the blood libels and soaked with a hatred which knew only one expression, kill, kill and continue murdering until stopped by forces willing to equal the hate they face with a resolve to stop the trading murderer whose sanity had been stripped away by years of incitement and dehumanizing until he represented pure hatred with explosive results. Add to that the slaughter of a Rabbi and near death of his wife, she is still in intensive care and has awaken from her coma but is not out of the woods, in a drive by shooting attack which caused the vehicle driven by the young Rabbi to overturn with their teenage children still in the back seat. They were rescued by the one glimmer of hope in this week of tragedy, a former terror prisoner from the Israeli prison system who proved that once sobered and having their tether sliced an Arab terrorist can become a humanitarian as he pulled the children from the overturned vehicle and held them safely in his vehicle while awaiting emergency responders. He gave the children over to them for treatment for wounds, the daughter having suffered a gunshot and both children were injured in the wreck. The daughter remains in hospital along with her mother and the son has been released to adult siblings and the family has gathered to strengthen one another. This attack was one of what appears to be a growing assault upon Tel Aviv and its surrounding metropolitan area as this shooting took place in Netanya and follows the shootings in the downtown marketplace and restaurant recently.

 

The other main escalation played out starting on the Temple Mount where the Ramadan Rioting was on full display with Arab young adults and teens, stored steel bars, sizeable rocks, bricks and other projectiles and weapons used to assault primarily Jews who might have the audacity to visit the holiest place in the entire world for Jews as well as any Christians and other non-Muslim tourists who also offered their affront by walking the walkways and plazas that are the Temple Mount. The area from which these attacks would emerge and where their armory of weaponry was stored would to any reasonable person be viewed as a desecration of a holy place, but they used the al-Aqsa Mosque as their tactical headquarters, armory and retreat point knowing that the security personnel and law enforcement would not enter the Mosque during the ‘holy’ month of Ramadan. Perhaps when Mahmoud Abbas spoke of desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque by Jews what he meant was that the Palestinian Arabs were being forced to desecrate their holy site in order to take their war against Israel, Jews and the rest of the human race to the next level upon the Temple Mount a that was the one place they could use for such a purpose which would initially remain beyond the reach of security personnel and they know the only reason Palestinian Authority (PA) security personnel might enter the Mosque under pretense of assisting would be to arm the rioters with rifles as that would be the one means of doing so which would be next to impossible to prevent should Israel request assistance from the PA and such be granted. The PA security forces have had numerous occasions to open fire at unarmed Jews visiting holy sites such as Joseph’s Tomb (Kever Yoseph), Ruth’s Tomb (Kever Ruth), the Cave of the Patriarchs (Cave of Machpelah) and other holy sites and locations the Arabs control and thus believe no longer hold any significant holiness as they have been subsumed into Islam and no longer apply to other religions or peoples. This is the reasoning behind Mahmoud Abbas consistently referring to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as belonging to Islam and the PA as well as the continuous references to Jesus of Nazareth as the original Palestinian Martyr implying he was a Muslim, not a Jew or the Messiah of the Christians but merely a follower of Islam who when returning will be to announce the return and be the servant of Mohammad or the Mahdi.

 

What finally took the Temple Mount rioting to the final level was that after the Temple Mount was closed due to the rioting Arabs to visitations by Jews, tourists or anybody not Islamic the rioters then started throwing rocks and bricks from the Temple Mount over the Western Wall on the worshipers below slightly injuring a seventy-three-old woman before security personnel intervened thus preventing the rioters their last targets. This will likely be the next escalation and the one escalation which will eventually, sooner rather than later, result in a severe blowback. We foresee Prime Minister Netanyahu in exchange for promised peace on the Temple Mount turning over all security to initially joint patrols not only with Waqf security but PA security forces as well being permitted patrol responsibilities. This will soon lead to a few days of massive rioting where the rioters will only subsist when approached by PA security making the case worldwide for sole patrolling by the only responsible and respected PA security forces. This will open the path to the next phase of rioting which will be the hurling of rocks down from the Temple Mount onto the visitors and Jews praying below at the Western Wall, the Kotel. The height of these walls makes projectiles of any substantive size deadly projectiles and the people below helpless victims unable of mounting any defense other than a hasty retreat, which is the desired result. Once these attacks become as common as the rioting has on the Temple Mount and the Kotel is closed to Jews and non-Muslims for days and then weeks on end the claim will be made that this too is really only a Muslim holy site as the Jews abandoned it without any real effort to defend their rights so obviously it is not as important to Jews as it is holy to Islam. This was the method they used to force the surrender of Kever Yoseph and Kever Ruth and all the Christian holy sites of Bethlehem and are even doing so in Nazareth which is within the Green Line but has increasingly become a Muslim community pushing the Christians out by threat and even force such as stoning their properties and even fire bombings. The turning of other religions’ holy places into Mosques or other determined Islamic holy places such as was done with the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople after it fell and even the entire city of Constantinople as it was renamed Istanbul has been a mainstay of Islam in erasing all unIslamic sites. This is why we are starting to hear that Rome is an Islamic holy city and we can safely predict that if they should ever take complete control of the Temple Mount, Kotel, Old City of Jerusalem and the Mount Olives Cemetery, then Jerusalem will fall off the radar as being the third holiest city in all Islam, a title once held by Constantinople, and Rome, Vatican City in particular, which will become the third holiest city in Islam behind Mecca and Medina. The Mount Olives Cemetery where many of the Jewish Kings, Prophets and Prime Ministers as well as other luminaries and respected holy and secular figures would make its loss as bitter a pill as the rest of the losses coming apparently to Jerusalem if Israeli leadership does not toughen. Of course there have existed holy sites which were not capable of being Islmisized such as the Buddhas of Bamiyan which were carved out of a cliff face and were not able to be reestablished and thus were destroyed by the Taliban using many hundreds of pounds of high explosives completely erasing these massive carvings leaving two large empty indentation holes where they had stood.

 

The problem with the hurling down of rocks and eventually larger objects and potentially scalding liquids will set a point from which there can be no escape but only a stand taken. Once the Jewish public turns and demands a stand be taken and elect a government willing to listen to the people as a whole and not just the club set and high society dinner and party crowd from in and around Tel Aviv then an end will be forthcoming and it will not be pretty. The initial step will be the force holding of an election monitored by the Israelis with assists from the international community who will be invited to view the process but not interfere. Israel will take its option of disinviting certain known instigating figures who have proven their visceral hatred of all things Israel and possibly Jewish as well such as former President Carter, Ban Ki-moon, Richard A. Falk (and all others who have held the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967), other detestable United Nations representatives, many European Union and other continental political highhanded people, and other luminaries and they know who they may be. These elections will not be for a new parliament but for a set of representatives to represent the Arabs of Judea and Samaria in the negotiation of their return and possible eventual inclusion in the State of Israel as full citizens with complete rights. This person will represent the Arabs residing in these occupied areas, occupied not by Israel but from Israel as all the lands of Judea and Samaria are Israeli lands rightfully, legally and by right of treaties and their liberation in a defensive effort brought on by the Jordanian entry into the Six Day War late in the first day or early on Day two, despite pleadings by Israel informing the Jordanians that the Egyptian and Syria claims of great victory and closing on Tel Aviv were disinformation and outright lies.

 

Judea and Samaria, having been occupied for nineteen years from 1948 through to June of 1967 by Jordan, were finally liberated and reunited as an integral part of Israel once again as a result of the Six Day War. The war to take the Jewish ancient heartlands had begun before the British exit from the Holy Lands by Arab guerilla terror forces who arose in all parts of what was to become Israel murdering, rioting and destroying any equipment, provisions or fortifications they could in order to deny them to the Jews after independence. All of these actions before May 15, 1948 were executed with the intent of weakening the Jews in order to make them easier targets to be victims for the invading Arab armies which over a half dozen would converge in the massive invasion starting the very morning of Jewish independence in their homelands. These areas of Judea and Samaria had been forfeit when the Arab League refused the United Nations partition plan and instead opted for war thus nullifying the partition offer for all time as it was never a binding resolution to begin as it was a General Assembly proposition requiring both sides to acquiesce with the agreement up front or it would become nullified and voided should either side reject the offer. The Zionist Congress agreed to the proposal but the Arab League refused it opting for a war in which they won the lands of the Gaza Strip and Judean and Samarian lands which Jordan illegally annexed and renamed West Bank. The 1967 Six Day War and surprising and heralded victory by Israel liberated these lands and the rest, as it often said, is history.

 

The PA has been, with the complete knowledge, backing and funding of the United Nations, the European Union, individual European nations, Britain, United States, Arab States and others, running an indoctrination system in place of an education system. They have spent the past twenty years, since the September 1993 Oslo Accords returned lands to Palestinian control, indoctrinating the youth filling them with hatred and loathing not only against Israel but also Jews anywhere in the world. This has been aided by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) which also funneled funding from the Western World towards these subversive and disruptive teaching and other youth involving activities including sports, training camps and numerous other activities which turned the Arab population under their rule into a seething mass of violent hate. These schools, actually training facilities, indoctrinate the children with rejectionism of the right of Israel to exist, armed revolt with the intent to take by force of arms the whole entirety of the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism, Jihad, martyrdom, religious war, and the annihilation of the world’s Jews. This warfare indoctrination is continued in their media, news reports, editorials, recreational activities such as youth camps and sports teams, naming of streets and parks for terrorists, honoring of terrorists and especially martyred terrorists, dying for Allah, the denigration of Jews and Israelis as well as numerous other methods largely aimed at youths and young adults targeting the most impressionable amongst their population. Additionally, the PA leadership fully backs this horrific indoctrination of hate being fed the children much of which is reminiscent of the German and Japanese youth education and recreational activities during World War II. Both powers used indoctrination techniques which were as demonic as they were diabolically turning young children into psychopathic murder machines filled with unsubstantiated hatreds for all people not matching their idea of the perfect race. That same practice is alive and being utilized under the name of educating and caring for the youth of the PA and Hamas. The poisoned personalities are going to become the normal in PA areas as they are in other jihadi societies such as the areas now ruled by the Islamic State and areas closer to home even in Europe and across North America it is spreading. Soon Israel will need every inch of the lands presumably held solely for her state of the Jewish People guaranteed by numerous conferences, treaties and other promises. May 15, 1948 was supposed to be the first day of building a nation and instead turned rapidly into a desperate struggle to retain a homeland, a Biblical homeland finally being resettled by its indigenous population after almost two thousands of years strewn across the planet starting with the Roman dispersions and then the natural and unnatural ebb and flow of the world often sending the Jewish People ahead where others feared to initially tread. It was presumably a Jewish stowaway escaping the Spanish Inquisition on one of Columbus’s ships who was sent forth to greet and meet the interesting but strange people residing in the new lands.

 

The Arab claims to being indigenous in these lands is as false as their claims to the numerous holy sites and use of Israelite and Jewish histories as their own which is the degrading part which soils our true history with their contaminated claims. The Arabs and Islam did not arrive until the seventh century AD while the Jewish claims go back to 1100 B.C.E. or 1200 B.C.E. with King Saul and then King David, then King Solomon on down the road and before Kings were the Judges who were the enforcement of the Law as received at Mount Sinai. The Cave of Machpelah was purchased at a generous price by Abraham as a burial place for his wife Sarah and eventually his family through three generations and the patriarchal and matriarchal lineage of the Jewish People. This would have taken place closer to 3000 B.C.E. and the rest is in the Old Testament which has proven more and more to have been an accurate historical record of real events and not a set of literary moralizations used to teach children and people a set of laws for governing their society, which it also proved to be and would not be a bad idea for today with some modernizations. Abraham was not Islamic though they claim their heritage through Ishmael though even he was not a Muslim. The first Islamic was Muhammad in the Seventh Century. The Jewish people had already built the First and Second Temples; both destroyed and were still residing in numbers in and around Jerusalem and the Holy Lands as laid out in Torah and the Bible. Christianity had already branched from Judaism and had been practiced for over six-hundred years and Islam was not brought into the world directly from the lineage of Abraham as it was not adapted directly from Judaism and was initially a new means of uniting the disparate Arab communities and Muhammad knew he had to usurp either Christendom or the Jewish faith’s history and that is still in progress to this day. One of the problems is that the Quran does not compare well against the New or Old Testament as Judaism proselytizing is basically forbidden and quite a foreign process, Christianity is instructed to proselytize by telling the word of Jesus and his life, death and message and how he died fulfilling the Hebrew, Jewish, covenant thus creating a new covenant. Islam simply claims to be the final angelic inspired and dictated revelation and declares all before and after Muhammad’s Quran as invalid and void of meaning or Heaven given scripture. Islam claims the Quran replaces all previous holy teachings and is in no way a branch from the tree but is the tree. Of the three religions theoretically traced to Abraham, only Judaism is of a limited nature and seeks only to apply to Jews and largely, just those here in Israel once the ingathering is complete which means likely within a couple more generations. Judaism does not desire or demand to be applied to people outside of Judaism and suggests that any society would be sided to adopt the Noahic Code (see below). Judaism claim only the lands defined in the Bible, Old Testament, and does not desire to conquer the world or the peoples within, we simply are instructed to represent Hashem through our actions and act as a ‘light unto the nations’ inspiring people to want to live as a better people for their own sake.

 

Noahic Codes

Noahic Codes

 

That is it for Judaism, a small piece of land on which we will eventually get it correct and live as an example for others and to perform good deeds, make discoveries and share their benefits with all mankind. We have aided or made significant contributions that many are not aware that the Jews were instrumental and often they were Israelis as well. When the world has a catastrophe whether caused by nature’s forces such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, or any other such natural disaster or human caused disasters such as nuclear plant meltdown or warfare, Israel is often the first one arriving with care givers, search and rescue, medical, psychological, and always with a field hospital. Israel was amongst the first in Haiti, Japan, Philippines, United States and other places. In Nepal the Israelis were the first in, the only full-function field hospital, and the last to leave and located every single Israel known to be in the area affected. When in the Philippines there was a reporter who went to a village the Philippine government claimed was not and had never received aid and when the reporter arrived they were greeted by the Israeli caregivers who had set up a clinic and would not leave until they had trained the villagers on the proper use of the equipment they left behind for their use. The Israelis even sent a team a year on to see how the little village was doing and they were rewarded with great affections and special treatment including a village festival feast. This is the Israel we know but which is not told and instead Israel is demonized despite what she does or because as others feel threatened because when people help and go to such lengths to make life better for every soul they meet, they believe there has to be some sinister reason behind it as people do not help in such a manner. Israelis do and so do many charitable Christian, Buddhist and other religious organizations. We believe it is because Israel is so demonized that facing this reality leaves people confused and then they manufacture some ulterior motive such as Israel is this helpful and gives so freely because they have a guilty conscience about how they treat the Palestinians.

 

Treat the Palestinians? We treat them regularly in our hospitals. We have treated Mahmoud Abbas’s mother and in-laws. We treated Haniyeh’s wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and grandmother in Israeli hospitals. Earlier this year Abbas made the claim that a young Arab Palestinian boy, who had severely wounded a thirteen-year-old Israeli boy just before he assaulted an armed enforcement officer who shot him, had died, murdered by an overzealous Israeli police officer as he was only fifteen-years-old, despite knowing he was alive and being treated by the Israelis (picture of boy in hospital below included video). Captured CCTV videos show the progressions of attempted attacks to attack on 13 year old Israeli boy at top of screen in street outside store and finally the older cousins charge security personnel, knife raised in obvious intent to stab one of the officers who responded, and he is shot.

 

 

Un-murdered Palestinian Youth Mahmoud Abbas Claimed was Brutally Murdered by Overreaching Israeli Police Without Cause Denies Knifings and Terror Attack on Thirteen year old Israeli Boy Moments Before Police Attacked

Un-murdered Palestinian Youth Mahmoud Abbas Claimed
was Brutally Murdered by Overreaching Israeli Police
Without Cause Denies Knifing and Terror Attack on
Thirteen year old Israeli Boy Moments Before Police
Attacked Source for Image can be Viewed here.

 

In conclusion, these attacks have been promised to increase in numbers and severity with the added threat that suicide and terror bombings are going to return on a regular basis in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashdod, Ashkelon and other major cities across Israel. Hamas has promised rocket and missile attacks to continue and Hezballah is threatening massive rocket and missile attacks as has a General from the IRGC while Mahmoud Abbas and the PA continue to ramp their incitement and worship of death and destruction along with their hatred of life finding life to not be special except in how it is thrown away and throwing it away in an attempt to kill Jews is considered the highest accomplishment and this is reinforced through daily indoctrinations and incitements which flood the Television and Radio, especially children’s shows, and is a mainstay of their education and recreational systems where teen and youths often act out murdering Jews as part of graduation ceremonies and other celebratory events where they often list and laud suicide bombers. Theirs is not a truly functional society and will remain as such as this indoctrination and incitement has been carried on for twenty years corrupting two generations of children with a death culture in place of a real life and ambitions to build and invent not kill and destroy. It will take decades once the system has been torn down and the PA removed and Israel reestablishing rightful ownership. The sooner Israel performs what we all know is the inevitable end of this fiasco, this farce called Oslo which died before the ink was dried on the signatures. It was highly surprising when Arafat signed the Oslo Accords that they did not immediately go up in flames. But that they did before even being photocopied and filed. End the farce now and possibly save the next generation of Arab children from the PA and its murderer factories.

 

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April 17, 2016

Palestinian Future Will Fully Involve Hamas

 

The immediate future with the Palestinians will remain Hamas and company launching what they are able whenever they desire from Gaza and Mahmoud Abbas turning on different levels of violence and calm such that Israel is never quite brought to intervene militarily. All of these restraints being applied when Israeli population begins to reach their limits and demand an intervention is dependent on Mahmoud Abbas remaining the governing force. That may be less a given than some presume as eventually one of two events could change that. The first would be the Arabs in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) demanding elections as every poll indicates that in any fair election Abbas would lose and Hamas and company would take over the parliament and replace Abbas as the head of the Palestinian Authority. This would bring into effect many changes other than just a change in leadership for the Arabs; it would also break all agreements with Israel as those agreements are with Fatah and not Hamas. This would mean that any provocation would allow for an Israeli retaking of all of Judea and Samaria and either placing a moderate Arab leadership in charge replacing Hamas or simply apply military rule while considering what the next step should entail. This might come to pass sooner rather than later as Abbas is eighty years old and who can predict his future health. Further, there is always the possibility of Hamas or Islamic State challenging Fatah in an election or in a coup similar as Hamas had done in Gaza. The reason this has yet to occur is largely due to the presence of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to prevent just such a putsch.

 

Needless to point out, Israel would be forced to act should either Hamas or the Islamic State make a move to replace the theoretically more moderate Fatah leadership in Judea and Samaria. The main reason that Israel has yet to militarily intervened again in Judea and Samaria is due to Abbas restraining any level of violence when Israeli leadership appears ready to respond to demands that any violence emanating from the Arab population in Judea and Samaria reaches levels deemed unacceptable. What has been remarkable is that any level of terror is considered acceptable to the Israeli general public. The main reason that such has not triggered an immediate intervention when terror violence reached even a minimal level is that the vast majority of such violence had been targeting the Israelis residing in Area C of Judea and Samaria or East Jerusalem and not targeting Tel Aviv and surrounding population centers along the shores of the Mediterranean. Still, the Israeli population as a whole has slowly been lowering the level of terror which will be tolerated. Even the rock attacks on Israeli licensed vehicles have been restricted almost exclusively to drivers on roads beyond the Green Line in Judea and Samaria. When they began to strike vehicles within main roads within Israel proper the Israeli population reacted strongly demanding that such attacks be halted, period. This also led to interventions attempting to terminate all rock attacks within and outside of the Green Line.

 

Mahmoud Abbas proved beyond any doubt that he actually was controlling the recent knife attacks which had plagued much of the Old City of Jerusalem and the bordering areas of Jerusalem as well as in Judea and Samaria and was starting to wear on the collective nerves of the Israeli nation as a whole. Still, the main reason that Mahmoud Abbas called a halt to the knife attacks was after an IDF soldier killed a terrorist who had been presumably disarmed but the soldier believed the terrorist was reaching to press a detonator and detonate an explosive belt. Still the IDF command had initially charged with murder and subsequently changed the charge to manslaughter. The distressing reaction of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense all but trying the soldier in the media reacting with horror and charges of needless, intentional and spiteful charges against the soldier casting doubt on his claimed reason for reacting and shooting the terrorist was disturbing at the very least and unprofessional and spiteful and thus met with a fair degree of scorn from many sectors of the population. What proved interesting was that a human motion and action specialist also believed that the terrorist was actually reaching to detonate an explosive belt which would justify the soldier’s shooting. Another piece of evidence was that the soldier had walked onto the location mere moments before and had not discussed whether or not the terrorist had been searched for explosives or simply disarmed of his knife and simply subdued but not cleared of any other threat. Additionally the terrorist was wearing a heavy coat or sweater which easily could have concealed an explosives belt adding to why the soldier may have acted shooting the terrorist. Additionally the terrorist was wearing a heavy coat or sweater which easily could have concealed an explosives belt adding to why the soldier may have acted shooting the terrorist. Finally, B’Tselem, a leftist NGO and agitating influence set up the entire provocation and filmed it for the expressed purpose of hoping for just such a scenario playing out. The terrorist was incited by the NGO and brought to the site to press the situation to provoke an over-reaction from any single soldier for the expressed reason of showing Israel as an oppressive force.

 

Indicted Soldier

Indicted Soldier

 
The media has gone to some length to display the soldier in the worst possible light. They have made public that the soldier had stated in barracks bravado that he thought no terrorist should be taken alive. Barracks bravado rarely is indicative of soldiers’ actual actions in the field where their training and professionalism overrides stupid boastings. Further, every soldier knows that their actions will be poured over by their commanders and the legal eagles from command, something which tempers actions often to the point of overt caution all too often to the point of paralysis which has been the cause of many soldiers and too often also civilians being murdered or severely injured when an explosives belt was not discovered before detonation. There are those who will side with blaming the soldier for shooting before actually checking the terrorist and ascertaining whether he indeed had an explosive belt. There was a recent editorial which quoted Dror Zicherman’s Facebook post about just such a scenario where the soldier obeyed his orders from his ranking officer and did not shoot despite his strong suspicions. The soldier is disabled and suffering from permanent injuries and constant pain as the terrorist did have an explosive belt and detonated it murdering the officer who ordered him to hold his fire. Please take the time and read about this ordeal as it will cast a different light on the fears and apprehensions soldiers hold in such situations where they are watching a terrorist who has on a heavy leather coat who then reaches inside the coat. Second guessing a soldier’s actions after the fact is easier and what is more disturbing is when Minister of Defense Yaalon was in a similar situation during his service he reacted identically to the way our soldier acted in this instance. As far as our judgement, we are not so foolish as to make such a call as we were not there and have not had the opportunity to investigate the entire series of events and question the soldiers and others at the scene. We would tend to fall on trusting the soldier if there is any doubt as doubt in such a situation one must fall on the side supporting the actions of the soldiers at the moment. If we are unable to trust the soldiers then we need to adjust their training until they can be trusted in any situation, especially when the safety of the troops and the public is involved. In the time being all we can do is hope that the investigation will exonerate the soldier and find his actions justified.

 

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April 1, 2016

Update on IDF Soldier Who Shot Terrorist in Hevron

 

This report has some good news which has to be tempered by the remaining realities. There was a crowd estimated to include many hundreds at the Tuesday hearing and a fair number again yesterday all in support of the soldier demanding all charges be dropped (see video below which shows the front of the protests). There are some who have called for the soldier to receive a medal as he was a hero acting to protect both the other soldiers and the civilians who were present at the scene. There were also the B’Tselem instigators as well as some civilians at the scene of the shooting where some were yelling that the terrorist might have a bomb under his heavy coat, something which has occurred with some other stabbings and always a potential threat. The soldier reported that he reacted to the terrorist who was reaching under his coat which the soldier feared was the terrorist reaching for a detonator, the same terrorist who had already taken part in the stabbing of another soldier. One need remember that the soldier in question had arrived on scene a mere minute or two before suspecting the terrorist might have a bomb. The young man had not been briefed as to whether the terrorist had already been searched and suspected the worst case. At the Thursday hearings the government military prosecutor dropped the murder charges and requested they be replaced with simple manslaughter charge against the soldier. Where we here at BTC are glad over the dropping of the murder charge; we would rather the soldier be at worst be given a verbal warning and have him receive and the rest of his company receive additional training, especially on how to react in chaotic situations where there is confusion and threats are not fully determined. There were speakers including some Ministers of the Knesset and while such support is appreciated we will not list them as this story is about the future of a soldier who reacted in an effort to eradicate a severe threat he was witnessing.

 

 

The military prosecutor chosen for this case is Lt. Col. Adoram Rigler who stated that his review of the evidence which has been gathered strongly implied “serious suspicions,” and therefore asked to extend the soldier’s detention by another seven days. Part of continuing holding the soldier in detention limits greatly his opportunity to work with his defense team and collect the many “experts” in numerous fields which claim his shooting was understandable and possibly demanded by the situation. This was due to the information the soldier had and the actions of the terrorist which resulted in his being shot by the soldier. There have been “experts” of human motion, all military laws and “Rules of Engagement” and anything which will raise one’s stature in order to receive attention and do interviews. This has led to many people claiming things they believe were the events which led to the shooting. They are spread across the spectrum taking positions both for and against the soldier’s actions. The bevy of various NGOs concerned with “human rights” but whose actions are usually targeting IDF and Border Police doing their assigned tasks attempting through provocations to produce a shooting just as what occurred last week. The videotaping by B’Tselem at the scene makes one all the more suspicious that this was a set-up where they were hoping to produce an active confrontation. One need remember that B’Tselem receives the bulk of their funding not from Israel or Israelis but from European governments and other leftist European sources all of which are looking to destroy Israel in any manner possible. This corrupts the B’Tselem claim to be concerned with assisting the IDF and other security sources with their “human rights” considerations. Their release and supporting their carefully edited videos and not approaching the IDF and attempting to receive opportunities to brief and possibly instruct the soldiers in a more proper manner of handling situations damns their actions as intended to damage the IDF, not assist the IDF.

 

 

Hevron Shooting Suspect Soldier with Defense Team Being Escorted into Hearing

Hevron Shooting Suspect Soldier
with Defense Team Being
Escorted into Hearing

 

Perhaps we should look beyond this specific case and look at IDF actions and the surrounding influences and limitations and decide whether such Rules of Engagement (ROE) restricting their actions and even at times their ability for self-defense are placing the soldiers in far greater harm as well as the public or whether they represent prudent limitations on the use of force. In all too many cases the IDF hierarchy and high command immediately rush to back any accusation made against their troops. This lack of supporting the troops in any time of such conflict where accusations fly around coming from every corner will only result in troops refusing to serve beyond the Green Line or in Jerusalem likely causing far more dead troops and civilians. The commanders and especially the Defense Minister, Prime Minister and one would hope the Ministers from the Knesset, with some obvious exceptions, would back the soldier or at the very least remain neutral and simply state they hope the soldier’s actions prove to be proper but are awaiting the investigation which will be conducted in an orderly and professional manner. Instead we have had the Defense Minister, Knesset Ministers and commanders trying this case in the public taking the view that the soldier must be punished as his actions could never be justified no matter the situation. That is unprofessional and quite an unhelpful approach as it sets an atmosphere where those handling the case have to feel that they are being pressed to go after this soldier with every tool and twisting of facts required to validate these expectations. We are not asking for the General who commands the IDF to make a public announcement that they back the soldier 100% and see no reason to investigate the shooting. What we want is the making of no comment and not simply throwing the soldier to the piranhas from media who are already out for blood on the shooting. The displays of prejudging this case before all the facts have been gathered and findings made public and allowing the system to handle the aftermath has been disgusting at best and horrific at the worst. Everyone has decided the fate of this young man and is sending a message to the troops that a terrorist’s life is far more precious than are the soldiers of the IDF; and when commanders also take this position acting more like perfumed princes seeking public favor from the wealthy leftist influences which have abounded in this case the troops lose morale and start to doubt the support they were taught would back them.

 

Meanwhile, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, which belongs to Abbas’s Fatah have lauded praises upon terrorists who shot Israelis near Hevron on Friday. There were two attacks on Friday involving shooting by terrorists, the first was where two teens were wounded by terrorist gunfire near the Cave of the Patriarchs, and the second targeted a soldier wounding him in a separate shooting attack at Beit Anun. These shootings are an escalation which started a few weeks back as the stabbings and attempts to ram pedestrians and people waiting at bus stops with vehicles continues. This has been the trend of past intifadas where there is a slow but steady progression from throwing rocks to throwing boulders attempting to murder the occupants in passing vehicles. This inevitably leads to stabbings and the attempts to use vehicles to ram and run over people which were a new twist that started soon after the stabbings. The slow escalation with shooting slowly ramped up has thus far succeeded in keeping the media, with a few exceptions, ignoring the new phase and thus giving any reports almost an afterthought and not worthy of the headline on page one. This simply furthers the mood and understanding of the situation we have placed the IDF, Border Police and other units into as the increasing deadliness of attacks being ignored lulls the public into thinking that the terrorist attacks have not necessarily crossed into a mood where the soldiers feel more of a threat and thus become more urgent in their handling of terrorist arrests or detentions. The situation having escalated it should be accepted that troops would be expecting suicide bombings as that is the progression after shootings start with a few weeks between each start. It is the old adage of placing the frog in a pan of water and slowly raising it to a boil and the frog does not move but attempting to throw the frog into already boiling water the frog resists and attempts to immediately jump from the water. The public are the first frog and the IDF and others on the front line the second, which explains part of the disconnect between much of the public and those actually under threat. Fortunately, most Israelis, outside of those refusing to ever see terrorism by the Arab Palestinians, understand the tactics and remain aware of the actual level of violence being faced by the soldiers as well as members of the public who could become targets of these shooters. The exception is the media which often takes the extreme leftist view of situation as their living in a bubble where their communities are fenced and guarded and they work in the safest of conditions and thus do not feel the same threats as do the public.

 

 

Picture of Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade Terrorists at Rally Backing Shooting of Israelis

Picture of Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade Terrorists
at Rally Backing Shooting of Israelis

 

The trial of this soldier will continue and the longer it drags on, the better, as the media will lose their interest and the leftist agitators are already planning their next confrontation. The best hope is for the matter to be out of the public eye when there is less or no pressures to convict the soldier making him a sacrificial lamb sacrificed to the leftist agitations paid for by European money. The fact that these NGOs are permitted to operate as if they were actually Israeli funded and indigenous groups when often “experts” from Europe often come and work with the NGOs in preparing and sometimes actually participating in provocations which are always filmed so that they can be released, well, after some heavy editing as some actions must be hidden. This type of slanted actions by the media was also very evident in another case from April of 2012 where Europeans had gathered some Arab Palestinians and they began a convoy on a major thoroughfare blocking and slowing traffic in one direction. When confronted by an IDF unit the provocations rose significantly. Lieutenant Colonel Shaul Eisner was commanding these troops and was at the scene. Lieutenant Colonel Eisner, who was filmed striking a protester with his rifle butt which was all one heard for weeks on the media covering this “serious breach of protocol and loss of control” by an IDF commander. Lieutenant Colonel Eisner was made a sacrificial lamb on the altar of political correctness and was reprimanded and was barred from command positions for two years. Lieutenant Colonel Eisner stated that he regretted hitting activist “in front of cameras,” always in front of the ever-present cameras used at the confrontations. What was left out of every video and conversation in the media was the fact that the Lieutenant Colonel received a broken finger after one of the European “human rights” activists grabbed his hand and attacked the Lieutenant Colonel breaking his finger. That provocation was of little if any coverage as he should remain completely unfazed by such an assault and injury.

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Shaul Eisner

Lieutenant Colonel Shaul Eisner

 

 

The disconnect is first that the terrorism suffered in Israel is considered by most Western media, experts and others to be completely separate from the terrorism suffered in the West and other places outside of Israel. Somehow the Israelis are treated as if they deserve the terrorism they receive and that the Arabs shooting and bombing in Israel have no connection or links to the terrorists striking Paris or Brussels or Boston or San Bernardino. This is a false assumption and should the West be interested in what kind of terrorism they will be facing in the coming years as the numbers of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) “refugees” continue pouring into their countries they need look no further than Israel and the current level of violence and watch the escalation and learn. This is a war between two competing social orders, the freedom and liberties of the West against the stifling oppressive theocracies of MENA and the levels of violence and restriction on the media and life in general. Eventually, and it should not take too long, the West will awaken and realize they have a big and growing problem on their hands wrought by their own altruistic fallacies that permitted a snake to make its way into their tents and now even into their sleeping bags making life endangered. We do not expect the West to wake up until the war is all but lost but please leave Israel alone to at least fight the rising menaces in the Middle East. Do not moralize us as you do not understand and when you figure out the problem we will be glad to offer what assistance and advice as we are able and requested. We do not tell you how to treat terrorist acts in your house; please do not interfere with our handling terrorism in our house.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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