Beyond the Cusp

October 14, 2014

Western Liberal Hypocrisy and Anti-Semitism

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When in Cairo at the Fund Hamas and Islamic Jihad and World Terror Supporting Gala one expects no small amount of fawning over Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority and its latest unity government and denunciations of Israel and Zionism. It can perhaps be excused to air an amount of acrimony while criticizing Israeli use of disproportionate power and possibly asking rhetorically if the amount of destruction in Gaza might have possibly been averted and announce grand promises to alleviate the suffering of the residents of Gaza. All of Israel would love to alleviate the suffering in Gaza if it were to be accompanied by a real peace with security and an end to rockets landing on the unfortunate citizens in towns bordering Gaza to the east such as Sderot, Ashkelon , Ashod, Be’er Sheva, and the Kibbutzim along the Israeli southern border with Gaza as well as any escalations where hundreds of rockets per day rain down on the residents listed and additionally on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Netanya and the bordering towns and neighborhoods which account for over seventy percent of the Israeli population. We even accept that there is no mention of these victims of the recent conflict with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and it was a conflict with Hamas and Islamic Jihad and not with the people of Gaza except in as far as they served as a protective shield for the Hamas and Islamic Jihad war machine and the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist army which was raining rockets into Israel. We have learned that what Western representatives say in Cairo and other Arab cities is to be mostly ignored by Israel as long as corrections are offered by our political leadership and the perfidy and lying remains in Cairo and other Arab cities and not be taken out into the general rest of the world. That is not what happened yesterday and the denunciations of Israel going to an international setting must be answered with some truths which remain obscured by these righteous representatives of the Western nations and the purveyors of honorable truths go so far awry straying into areas which can only be classified as the new blood-libels of anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism with a few exception such as the current Canadian government under Prime Minister Harper.

Perhaps the best place to start is with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who blamed the conflict with Hamas and its terrorist allied entities on the Israeli occupation in Gaza. There has been absolutely no occupation in Gaza by the Israelis since the disengagement where Israel tore out their emotional hearts wringing hands at the wretched scene of IDF soldiers dragging sobbing women and children from their homes and neighborhoods, tearing down the Synagogue to prevent its desecration, and threatening the older men and younger adults, both men and women, and eventually dragging them down from the roofs of their homes and community centers forcing them into buses to be transported to nowhere, a nowhere which was spread around southern and central Israel placing them in inadequate makeshift mobile homes, many of which had no electricity, sewage, or water hooked up as of yet and there they remained while Israel at first took care but slowly their plight faded from the consciousness and many of them have yet to recover and recollect their shattered lives to this day. If this had been the limit of the sadnesses of those days and that horrific sacrifice but it did not end there. What was mostly shielded from Israeli citizens’ eyes was the even more horrific scene of Israeli Security Police and IDF soldiers exhuming every last Jewish grave disturbing those interred there and reburying them in a cemetery within Israel as had the dead been left there their graves would have been desecrated and possibly their bodies dragged from their resting places to be burned and dragged around in an orgy of horrid unsightly ghoulishness as depraved as any of the ancient sacrifices to Ba’al and other pagan deities. There has not been any Israeli occupation of Gaza and Israelis have not set foot in Gaza since the disengagement except when forced to give a military response to Hamas unceasing rocket fire into Israel such as was the cause of the recent conflict, not any form of occupation.

Then there are the inconsistencies in Western acquiescence to Palestinian demands and their adopting those demands and attempting to foist their compliance on Israel in the name of peace, but they will not bring peace. They say nothing about the demand that all Palestinian occupied lands be free of any Jewish presence while insisting that Israel continue to give full rights to the Arab and Muslim citizens within Israel, something Israel has provided them since her founding and has never challenged or threatened to revoke their equal standing in Israeli society. They not only demand that Israel remove any Jewish presence from Palestinian lands but also give credence to the Palestinian demands that Israel incorporate some five-million Palestinian refugees and provide them with Israeli citizenship and assure that they receive adequate housing and other privileges. Somehow this is what defines equity and fairness to the minds of many of the Western elite. In Israel this equates to the European propensity for anti-Semitism and their recent and seemingly endless obsession with destroying the state of Israel and making it into simply another Arab state with no regard for the continued safety of the Jews. There is also the wrongheaded agreement with the canard that all the Jews in Israel originated from Europe and that the Jews in Israel are actually European colonialists. Israel as a Mandate Land was treated as a British colony from before 1920 until finally in 1948 when Israel was born. The Israelis were not the colonialist power as Britain was the occupying colonial power. Further, by 1950, two years after her founding, Israeli Jewish population was virtually equally consisting of Jews who emigrated from Europe and Jews emigrating from the Middle East and Northern Africa as the numerous Arab and Muslim nations made concerted and even overt acts to rid themselves of their Jewish populations and in many cases expelling them sending them into Israel. The Arabs know and fully understand that the threatening demand that the Jews return to where they came from is impossible as these very same Arab nations would never allow their Jews and their descendants to return and settle in their lands. Still, the Arabs are echoed by the Western political leadership that all the Jews in Israel originated in the West and mostly are from Europe. These libels also ignore the large Russian influx of Jews once they were permitted to make Aliyah from the Soviet Union. The other mistreatment originating from the Western elite is their ignoring of the hatreds taught in the Palestinian schools and the incitement which permeates their societal activities. The teaching of martyrdom as being a desirable end as long as it is aimed at Israel and the Jews is part and parcel of Palestinian media of every genre. This incitement goes hand-in-hand with their glorification and deifying of terrorists who murdered Israelis by any means including but not limited to ambushes of busses, suicide murder bombings, drive by shootings, rock throwing at and from vehicles, shooting across from one neighborhood to the next, rioting and assassinations of IDF and security police. UNRWA schools and camps teach children from preschool throughout their education that they were from Israeli cities and their most cherished desire is to return to their birth city or city of origin which include Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Akko, Netanya, Tiberius and every other city, town and kibbutz within Israel. This is ingrained into these children’s minds from an early age in order to promote an institution where every child believes that they were uprooted and their destiny is to return to their home in Israel and take the Jewish homes restoring their homeland and their entitlement which must be rewarded.

There are other Westerns echoing, restating or granting credence by not denying Palestinian blood-libels against Israelis and Jews. Many of these are old and discredited only to be given rebirth by the Palestinians and seldom denied or corrected by Western leaders who act as if they fear retribution if they stand up for the truth. The Western leaders refuse to counter the canard that the essays titled “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” are nothing more than a Czarist invention written to justify the pogroms against the Russian Jews by Czarist forces. The Protocols have been exposed for quite some time but have been allowed to be given new life and credence in the Arab and Muslim world without even the slightest denunciation and counter fact from Western leadership. Hitler’s screed “Mein Kampf” is one of the most bought and read books throughout the Arab and Muslim world and is not refuted as the vile and disgusting tome of hatreds, lies and manifestations of a troubled and hateful mind. Instead of denouncing these megalomaniacal writings, Western leaders just ignore this reality and continue printing copies of “Mein Kampf” in Arabic and shipping it to bookstores in the Middle East and North Africa. Western leaders associate equality for the Palestinians as forcing compromises and concessions on Israelis while excusing and justifying Palestinian prevarications and accusations giving them credence and gravitas despite knowing it all to be empty fabrications. Western leadership knows just as many Israeli leftists supporters that the idea of an indigenous Palestinian Arab peoples is simply an invention conceived and formed in Moscow as a pan-Arab club to wield against Israel to beat Israel into submission and eventually to replace Israel with a Palestinian state only to have it then divided between Syria, Egypt and Jordan. They are aware that the Palestinians were brought into being and placed under Yasser Arafat who is an Egyptian and if one traces the family names of the Palestinian leadership over the years one finds their family names indicate they originate from Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and even further astray throughout the Arab world and none were indigenous to the region. Western politicians are aware that the Palestinians have no relation to the Philistines, the Canaanites or any of the other peoples from the general area which is Israel, let alone having roots which date back nine-thousand years as claimed by Mahmoud Abbas.

The Europeans and the rest of the World knows that the truth is the idea of a Palestinian people was crystalized in 1964 with the founding of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) which had as it leadership Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas as his second in command. The PLO Charter sets as their goal the liberation of all of Palestine and defines this as all the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea with the exceptions of Gaza and the West Bank which are wholly owned lands of the Egyptians and Jordanians respectively. The formation of the PLO, the grandfather of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah, came a full three years before the 1967 Six Day War which saw Israel in a defensive war capture Gaza, the West Bank, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula. Soon after the Six Day War ended, the United Nations issued their demands for Israel to return most of the gained territory and Israel was to be permitted to retain those lands necessary for secure and defensible Israeli borders. The initial idea actually depicted Israel returning the Sinai Peninsula and retaining at the least the West Bank, which was actually Judea and Samaria in historical references. Israel made peace with Egypt and Jordan, with each relenting their occupied areas of Gaza and the West Bank. Egypt never actually formally claimed Gaza and Jordan annexation of the West Bank was recognized by a mere two nations, Britain and Pakistan. Western governments would reassess the amount of lands Israel was presumed to retreat from in such a manner as once Israel had given Egypt back the Sinai Peninsula, the area from which Israel was now expected to return land was redrawn to exclude the Sinai Peninsula as if Israel had never held the area, let alone returned it to Egyptian control. Carrying this concept to its final and only logical conclusion, should Israel give the Palestinians Gaza and the West Bank then those lands would be removed from the equation and after a few years when the Palestinians once again claim that all of Israel is occupied area then the pressure will come from Europe, the United Nations, the United States and the world to return further lands to the Palestinians. There may even be a demand for Israel to surrender the entirety of the Negev Desert allowing for the formation of national homelands for the Bedouin tribes. Just think about that one for a moment, a homeland for Bedouins who wander an area but do not settle anywhere, well, anywhere except Israel it seems. The end result appears to be taking all of Israel and leaving the Jews nationless, an idea which was first given credence by the Romans who dispersed the Jews from Judea and claimed to have destroyed the Jewish nation into perpetuity. This definition of the Jews as homeless and nationless was adopted by the Roman Christian Church (Later to become the Catholic Church) who added to the nationless degradation of Jews that this was G0d punishing the Jews for not becoming Christians who now replaced the Jews thus rendering the Jews to scorn and a future without a nation again in perpetuity. Perhaps this is the origin of the European inability to accept the existence of Israel as a state for the Jews; it undermines their own self-worth to recognize the Jewish nation. This also is something the Muslims got from their Christian neighbors and have adapted this definition of the Jews as well. It also seems that the Muslims have also adapted that idea as an eventuality for the Christians amongst others. Of course this progression is not possible as long as there is a Jewish Israel, thus a Jewish Israel must be resolved before history can proceed, or at least that appears to be the driving force behind much of this animosity, an animosity on a level not seen since Rome sacked Carthage, or since when Rome scattered the Judeans from Judea. Somehow we are now told that Judea was never Jewish and this makes sense exactly how? Rest on that thought.

Beyond the Cusp

July 23, 2014

Hamas Abduction Balloon Must be Popped

From the beginning of this most recent Hamas systematic escalation of violence against Israel generally and her Jewish population in particular, one of the main objectives shared by all the Hamas terrorist fighters was the abduction of an Israeli, soldier or civilian was not among their concerns. This may have been what foiled with the abduction of the three youths in Judea and Samaria when after one of the kidnap victims succeeded in contacting Police led the Hamas kidnappers to believe they were likely to rapidly be facing capture so they immediately murdered the three youths and disposed of their bodies as rapidly as possible in a shallow grave. This was followed up by the claim earlier this week by Hamas that they had abducted an IDF soldier. This caused joyous celebrations in both Gaza and Judea and Samaria where there were crowds dancing and sharing sweets and cake. Initially Israel denied that any of their soldiers were not accounted for but later this fell into doubt as it appeared that one of the seven soldiers who were inside an APC (armored personnel carrier) which was destroyed and had been further destroyed by the ensuing fire, they found that potentially some body parts and his id tags were missing from within the destroyed vehicle. This creates a potential situation which has numerous similar cases from the past where terrorists such a Hezballah or Hamas have captured a live IDF soldier or taken an IDF soldier’s remains and held either in order to exchange either the live soldier, as Hamas did with Gilad Shailt, or the deceased soldier’s corpse, as Syria has done, for the release of terrorists from Israeli prisons. This must be the time where Israel puts this cynical and monstrous abduction temptation to rest permanently by refusing to permit such ransom from paying benefits ever again. Where this may become difficult is with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and United States Secretary of State Kerry and their teams all pressing Israel to agree to any sets of demands from Hamas just so long as they can declare that peace in our time has been attained and go home until the next war, and unless something radically different than all previous insanities is attempted this time, there will be a next war and another after that on infinitum.

 

There is one change which can alter the entire atmosphere and it is up to the Israeli leadership to initiate the necessary changes. The Israelis must inform all parties who are attempting to mediate an agreement that Israel will not entertain any peace proposals as long as any of their soldiers, civilians or even the mortal remains of a soldier or civilian is potentially being held as a hostage in order to force Israeli compliance and meeting of demands to release terrorists or any other demand which might be pressed for their return. After presenting the Israel position on this subject will come the difficult part, sticking to their guns. Once they have informed both Secretary Kerry and Secretary General Ki-Moon of their position and opinion that they refuse to cease their assault or even begin to negotiate until they have whomever Hamas may be holding returned, they must then literally be willing to hold fast to that position and when these diplomatic opportunists return demanding Israeli negotiate, they must politely refuse and restate their demand that their people be returned regardless of their condition. When the point is eventually made that prisoners of war are usually negotiated for to gain their release, Israel must reply that this war is not a war between nations but an act of enforcement against an alliance of terrorist organizations which Hamas and Islamic Jihad are identified as such by both the United States and the United Nations therefore the laws of prisoners of war do not apply and it is actually a hostage situation and Israel will not be negotiating with terrorists who are holding Israeli hostages. They must make the point that the Israeli operations in Gaza will continue and will, if necessary, overturn every last brick and tear away every board until they locate their missing personnel or their remains and that if Hamas has any desire for an end to hostilities, they can start by returning the abducted Israeli personnel. Then, until Hamas complies Israel needs to continue their Gaza operations and continue to seek their personnel and take whatever measures militarily are required in order to gain their release and return without exception or mercy.

 

The Israeli people need to reinforce this position by making it obvious through polling, demonstrations, petition drives and every other possible means that not only are they in complete support of no negotiations and no peace until all Israelis are returned to Israel and that if the leaders of this government are unable to hold such a tight line and position then the people will do whatever it takes to vote in leaders who have the willpower and intestinal fortitude to stand up for every Israeli as any one of the people of Israel could be the next terrorist bargaining chip. Only by making the abduction of both civilians and soldiers and even the stealing of the remains of a fallen soldier or Israeli civilian will not serve to the advantage and will result in bringing ruin down on the terrorist group and the population which supports them and such force will only increase over time. We have tried the other approach of negotiating for the return of our people or their remains and such has reached the point where the costs can no longer be tolerated. For that reason and for the future safety of every Israeli the practice of abduction and ransom must end and end immediately with whatever Hamas believes they are holding if such proves even that they have stolen parts of one of our brave IDF soldiers who sacrificed all in our protection. For those who have given so much we must demand their loss is respected by our leaders and such respect is forced upon our enemies such that they never again even think of stealing a single cell from one of our fallen heroes. For the future and for the dignity of fallen soldiers in this war and in all future conflicts we must stand firm and take this to whatever extreme proves necessary. We already know that our enemies do not believe in the same virtues as do we and that they hold opposing ideas of what is valuable as they value death which they prove by placing their innocents before their fighters while we value life which is why our soldiers stand between the people and our enemies. As was stated by Prime Minister Netanyahu, “We are using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.” The differences are as stark as they have been in any war in the history of mankind. This is the latest struggle between civilization and the barbarians and the barbarians of Hamas cannot be permitted to use any act to gain advantage no matter how depraved or obscene.

 

Hamas must be destroyed as must their friends in Islamic Jihad and the plethora of terrorist groups throughout Gaza and eventually the same will be necessitated for Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem and further with those who are their supporters and sympathizers wherever they are to be found. And the accusations that Israel is using disproportionate force, we hope so as only a fool restricts the force they will use to equal the force used by their antagonist, especially when it was their antagonist which started the conflict. The world needs to adjust their moral consciences when they can ignore the carnage in Syria, the destructive barbarity which has brought back the use of crucifixion in Iraq, the war torn strife paralyzing Libya and the rest of the conflagrations around the world but become apoplectic the second Israel protects her people from the indiscriminate launching of rockets into her civilian population covering over three-fourths of the nation. The Malaysian airliner shot from the skies over eastern Ukraine by Russian separatists murdered more innocent civilians than Israel has civilians in Gaza during the entirety thus far of the conflict. What the news reports are refusing to tell the people of the world is that the fatalities in Gaza have consisted of close to 80% Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists but the news simply reports the total number of dead and implies that they are all civilians. I ask you honestly, how is it possible that the only dead in Gaza could all be civilians when the news has shown Israeli strikes which targeted only Hamas or other terrorist armed combatants? It simply does not hold up to inspection or reason, but many are fooled into thinking the number of dead in Gaza do not mean that any terrorists have been killed. Wake up and think for yourselves or the world really will deserve whatever it gets, just do not expect those who are awake, thinking and actually seeking truth to stand idly by and go over the cliff with the unthinking droves of sleepwalking humans who simply lap up whatever pabulum they are fed by the media.

 

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July 4, 2014

Palestinian Rioters Know Some Secrets

The Palestinian rioters and all of their families and friends know some secrets which the world pretends they do not know. They are simple secrets which anybody who cared to view events honestly would figure out fairly quickly, but instead it is so much easier to simply accept the views of events offered by the media even when one knows they are selling lies and misconceptions. So many will excuse their shallow acceptance of the slants from the mainstream media with statements such as why would they lie about such things, and don’t they have to check their facts? They lie about these things because the lies are more easily sold because so many have swallowed that story so completely that to report the truth becomes an act of heresy. Opposing the lies and telling the truth in a society that has accepted lies as truth is a brave act for which one will be made to suffer the wrath of the gullible public whose only desire is to not have to think, not have to work for the truth about world events, they would simply prefer to be told what to think, what to say, what to believe, and what it all means because thinking is so very difficult and it makes their brains hurt. Well, so sorry, but here are some truths which you can believe or you can try to find the evidence behind the news reports and think for yourself and see where that takes you. Odds are you will end up seeing exactly what others have found once they lifted the blinders of the mainstream media and its restricted view.

 

We have seen in the media that a few weeks ago three Jewish youths were kidnapped and just a few days ago their tortured and murdered bodies were discovered in a shallow grave in a field close to the search areas. You have probably heard that the same day of the funeral for the three Jews that a Palestinian Arab boy was kidnapped and his body was later found burned and discarded in a park in the Jerusalem area. You probably were told that it was established that the Arab child was kidnapped by Jews in revenge for the abduction and murder of the three Jewish youths as that has been the line sold to the mainstream media. This has made perfect sense as it goes well with the reports of the rioting by Arabs in Jerusalem over the death of the Palestinian youth. There are a few small problems and explanations for these actions that the media has not bothered to report.

 

First and foremost, the Palestinian Arab youth who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered is still under investigation and the more evidence that is collected, the more it appears that his murder was an intra-family honor killing for which a number of scenarios have become possible. There was one allegation that the youth was found out by his family to have been engaging in forbidden relations and thus had soiled the family honor. Another explanation claimed that the family has had problematic relations and that his younger brother was attempted to be kidnapped a few weeks ago but managed to escape. An anonymous explanation from a retired Jerusalem police officer explained that the youth’s family, the Abu-Khder family, is well known to police explaining that, “it’s a problematic family with internal clashes that have been ongoing for many years.” That places everything in a different light, but what about the rioting?

 

There are rumors that the abductors and murderers of the young Arab teen were requested to put off their execution of their plans until a time that the Palestinian higher ups would prefer such events to occur to benefit their requirements. As it turned out, whether it was arranged or coincidence, the timing of the abduction and murder of this young Arab teen fit perfectly for the calls for violence to avenge what had all the appearances of being an act of vengeance. The violence across much of the Arab areas in East Jerusalem where two or three of the newly established light rail train stations were destroyed and areas of the tracks were pulled up making those routes impassable even after the rioting settles down thus making life more difficult for those neighborhoods and the other neighborhoods further from the center of town as they will not have light rail service until the damages have been repaired. There was an instance where the rioters became convinced that a middle aged man who they did not recognize from their group had joined the demonstration, rioting, thus was thought to be an Israeli spy planted amongst them for gathering information or other nefarious reasons, was set upon and being viscously beaten only to be rescued by IDF troops who were monitoring the rioting to assure nobody was badly injured and to contain the violence. Other than this rescue there have been no other reports of overt use of force to interfere with or otherwise cause injury to any of the rioting Arabs, most of which appear to be teens and younger adults in their twenties.

 

The media is careful not to get pictures of IDF or other Israeli enforcement personnel in the pictures they take of the rioters unless there is a confrontation between Israeli security and any rioters, then pictures which can be used to prove violence being perpetrated by the Israelis are worth their weight in gold. One might inquire why it is often reported that the rioters were throwing rocks and fire bombs at IDF, Border Police or other Israeli security personnel but the only pictures showing rioters throwing objects apparently at nothing or pictures of Israeli security manhandling an arrested individual without any explanation as to why the person was being arrested is all that you ever see. The reasons are more simple and straight forward than what is often claimed. The claims are that the Israelis use undue force liberally and that the Palestinians who demonstrate, they never riot according to most mainstream media sources, are taking their lives in their hands and facing potentially certain death of severe injury at the hands of the IDF, the Israeli military, they often add that the IDF is the Israeli military so as to give the impression that these are military troops with tanks and large caliber weapons and everything the imagination might dream up as an actual military assault on demonstrators. The truth is that Israel does not have a national guard per se, they have the IDF and reservists which if called into service are then IDF, not national guard or some other classification which sounds softer and more friendly, just IDF, Border Police and regular police, and there are limited numbers of Border Police and regular police thus the utilization in times of need of IDF troops who are trained for these missions.

 

These Palestinians rioting know a little secret, as long as they do not pose a threat to life or an extreme threat of destruction of property, even burning down light rail train stops did not provoke a response as an example of not crossing the destruction of property threshold, then they need not fear the intervention of the IDF or other security personnel. On the other hand, should they actually start to advance at the positions taken up by the IDF or security personnel, then they will run into confrontations. The usual scenario is that the IDF and security personnel take up positions within which they will allow complete freedom of expression but should the destructive freedom of expression attempt to spread further and cross the position set out by the Israeli forces, then there will be a clash simply to return the focus of the demonstrators to within their own area of conduct. This balance continues until there is an announced desired endpoint by Israeli officials for the rioting to cease. Most often this deadline is met but at times there is a challenge to the authority of the deadline being imposed and then the IDF and security personnel will move to disperse the demonstrating rioters. These confrontations provide the pictures the mainstream media hunger for so they can show how mean and dehumanizing the Israeli forces are, and how the poor Arabs are denied their right to self-expression.

 

The known fact by the Palestinian demonstrators, be they riotous or simply throwing rocks, burning tires, setting trash dumpsters ablaze and disrupting local traffic, is that the Israeli security personnel are on very tight leashes with a very restrictive set of ROE (Rules of Engagement) which defines when the Israeli security can engage the demonstrators and when they must simply basically become bystanders watching the events unfold. Since the IDF in particular and the rest of the Israeli security personnel are under restrictive orders which only permit use of their firearms to situations where their lives are in obvious threat and they have no avenue of reasonable chance to escape, their superiors look unfavorably at any previously unauthorized use of firearms from the soldier’s discretion . Simply translated into civilianese, if there is any way the Israeli personnel can escape an attack then they are not in danger and must use that avenue of escape. These rules have provided the Palestinians and their Arab and Muslim backers tons of videos of frightened IDF forces retreating when attacked even by children, really young children. The IDF will retreat from almost every threatening scenario where escape is possible. This was recently proven when an IDF soldier came under investigation for cycling his weapon, this is the method by which the weapon is cocked and a round loaded into the chamber as a preparation to firing the weapon. The soldier never fired the weapon and by presumably chambering a round, dispelled the situation and reestablished calm and that was the end of the confrontation, until his commanders were informed of his threatening actions. As this soldier was alone and three Arabs had accosted him and were attempting to take his rifle, the soldier felt threatened and feared the loss of his weapon thus leading to his overt action which clearly sent a message that he would fire his weapon if the threats continued and thus ended the confrontation as nobody felt like dying or shooting anybody that day.

 

So, the rioting Palestinians know they can continue to riot all day long and into the night and then when it gets late go home and sleep in their beds. Then with dawn breaking they return to their rallying points and continue where they left off the night before. It is almost like a job and some of the instigators are actually paid by Fatah or Hamas to manage the rioting and make sure that the correct level of violence is maintained. Eventually there is the decision to either end the protest or take it up a notch and force an intervention simply for the media getting film to show later that night on the late news cycle. Everything choreographed by the Palestinians is arranged to fit the news cycles for both the European media and the American media. The media is why the entire show is put into play. There must be the angry Palestinians who have been slighted or offended by Israeli arrogance or other indignities and eventually there must be the confrontations which sell the media belief that the Israelis are cruel and merciless occupiers who are subjugating and repressing the Palestinians and that Israel is at the root of every problem or misfortune. The Palestinian Authority and other spokespeople are already selling the idea that the Israeli teens were complicit in their abduction and murder because they lived and went to schools in occupied areas thus inviting such an end result.

 

On the other front, also known as the Gaza front, there have been escalated rocket and mortar attacks originating from Hamas controlled areas. The mainstream media likes to refer to Gaza as occupied territory but that is very misleading. Israel removed the Jewish communities and all the IDF bases and troops from the Gaza area in August of 2005 in what was termed the Gaza Disengagement. This left Gaza in the hands of the Palestinian Authority which was overthrown by Hamas and has been under Hamas control since 2007. Hamas shares the Gaza area with a number of other terrorist groups including but not limited to Islamic Jihad and al-Qaeda in Gaza. There have been reports that some ISIS sympathizers are also within Gaza as well as some in Judea and Samaria amongst the Palestinian Authority areas of autonomy. Hamas regulates the firing of rockets from Gaza into southern Israel. The only fortunate fact is that southern Israel is largely desert and thus sparsely populated making much of the area open lands which makes the rockets less of a threat. The rocket fire since the abduction of the three Israelis has increased and since they were discovered dead and Hamas was suspected and two of their members are currently being sought by Israeli forces, they have increased their firing of rockets and mortars as they are expecting a crackdown anyway, so they just figure they have little to lose. They are aware that their firing rockets into Israel are not noteworthy as far as the mainstream media is concerned. It is only newsworthy if the Israelis retaliate and especially if they manage to kill any Hamas or other Palestinians even if there is drone documentation that the individuals attacked were struck while setting up rockets. If Israel sends troops into Gaza the world media goes into catatonic ecstasy denouncing Israel accusing her of disproportional force as Israel uses tanks and Hamas does not have any tanks thus Israel is cheating. No mention is made that Hamas has spent the past six months increasing the numbers of rockets they have launched at Israeli citizens, those do not matter to the world media. Only Israeli assaults are to be reported and then with breathtaking amazement at the violence and horrors of it all. This is the story that is the reality of the Middle East and Arab Israeli situation. The world media has sold out to the Palestinian narrative and only Israel is capable of sinning, the Palestinians are simply forced into actions and violence because Israel made them do it. The reality that lands held and controlled by the Palestinian Arabs must be made and enforced as free of any Jews while Arabs live, vote, work, and hold government positions including vice-chairman of the Knesset and are even judges within Israel is a shocking reality viewed by those who visit Israel seeking to find the truth for themselves. I know, that is not what you have been told, what a surprise that is.

 

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