Beyond the Cusp

July 6, 2017

Trump Said Go Slow, not Stop Altogether

 

Let us start with a direct Trump quote on the whole building in Judea and Samaria, particularly in Area C which rightfully all but belongs to Israel according to the Oslo Accords. President Trump stated, “I would like you to hold back on settlements for a little bit.” This was reported back on February 15 2017, and included the advice to “wait for a deal” and since that statement there have been some earth-shaking developments which have revealed truths putting any hope for a deal completely torn to shreds. But for the sake of clarity, let us review what has gone down since Netanyahu had that, which was for me, upsetting little discourse before the White House press corps and the world. So, let us begin.

 

There was the wonderful virtual stomach-wrenching adoration affair soon after with President Trump speaking of promises and other great and wonderful results which were to come from his meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. Then there was the statement by Abbas where he blatantly lied stating, “Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace.” Abbas claimed “And we are endeavoring to bring about security, freedom and peace for our children to live like the other children in the world, along with the Israeli children in peace, freedom and security.” Netanyahu’s reactions came upon President Trump’s visit to our region after his historic meetings in Saudi Arabia. He took the opportunity to show President Trump evidence, which revealed the lie completely and compellingly, likely using video materials similar to those we have included below, with each starting with Mahmoud Abbas lying to the President of the United States’ face. (In these videos, there are some mistranslations as they report them as saying Zionists when the word heard is “Yahud” which translates to “Jew”). Reports came after his meeting with President Trump and presenting him with information his own advisors should have had the duty to inform him about. The fact that it took Netanyahu to show President Trump the truth that put to lie his statement affirming that they “are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace,” is frightening as it shows that President Trump’s advisors are clueless on the entire truth of the conflict involving Israel and the Arab world. This was proven further when even after being schooled on Abbas lying; President Trump left his Bethlehem meeting with Abbas accepting his promise that they would no longer pay terrorists salaries.

 

 

Subsequent to his return to Washington D.C. Secretary of State Tillerman told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “They have changed that policy, and their intent is to cease the payments to the families of those who have committed murder or violence against others. We have been very clear with them that this is simply not acceptable to us.” This was reported on 20 Sivan 5777 or June 14, 2017. I make this date so important because this was in the morning of that date, and then everybody had lunch, and then there was the afternoon. Then, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before the House Foreign Affairs Committee stated that the State Department had “changed their policy” on accepting that Abbas and the Palestinian Authority had certainly ceased payments to terrorists in Israeli prisons and families of terrorists and that the United States is in the middle of an “active discussion” with Ramallah on the issue. So during one day in hearing Secretary of State Tillerman had gone through a metamorphosis from telling that assurances were “given to me during the President’s visit to Bethlehem.” He then went on to further claim that he had certain “window of patience” on the matter but that if it takes too long he “will become disinterested.”

 

The entire obvious confusion and double-talking by the Secretary of State could be cleared for all if they would simply understand the report from the Palestinian Authority Prisoners’ Affairs Commissioner Essa Qaraka who said in a statement this week that payments to convicted terrorists and their families, and those of “martyrs” (terrorists killed while attacking Israelis) will certainly continue, because “almost every other household among the Palestinian people is the family of a prisoner or martyr.” So, their claim is that terrorism is so wide-spread and pervasive in the Palestinian population that virtually if not every family is receiving stipends tied to their relative ability to have murdered Israelis. Some families, it has been proudly reported, are receiving multiple stipends as more than one member had murdered Israelis in terror attacks and that the economy of the Palestinian Authority is based on murdering Israelis and that the majority of the monies provided by the United States, Europe, the United Nations and the entire world go to educating the children to murder Israelis, preferably Jews, and the remainder goes to stipends as payment for such murders with the remainder going into the pockets of Abbas and his cronies.

 

Now, I am sure there are those confused by Secretary Tillerman and other confused somewhat about the Palestinian Authority and what they intend truly to do. Let us start with the Palestinian Authority, as that is the easier of the two. The Palestinian Authority is a terrorist organization despite claims that it is an elected body. It is the elected body which resembles very closely the elected leadership of the PLO, a terror group, and the Fatah leadership, whose party chairman is Abbas. Abbas heads the PLO and is the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas also is the President of Palestine which technically replaced the Palestinian Authority which was disbanded by Abbas on January 3, 2013. On that date, the Palestinian Authority from the office of President Mahmoud Abbas issuing the following Decree:

Official documents, seals, signs and letterheads of the Palestinian National Authority official and national institutions shall be amended by replacing the name ‘Palestinian National Authority’ whenever it appears by the name ‘State of Palestine’ and by adopting the emblem of the State of Palestine.

 

The frightening thing is this idea of the existence of the State of Palestine has been accepted by 131 of the 193 United Nations Member States who supported the recent General Assembly vote recognizing the Palestinian Authority to be a member of the United Nations as the State of Palestine. The vote forced a vote in the Security Council on whether or not Palestine would be admitted to the United Nations. The Security Council vote was lobbied by the United States and subsequently failed thus it did not require the United States to use their Veto. That did not change the recognition granted by the General Assembly. The United Nations still allows the State of Palestine to sit as an observer nation under the title State of Palestine (see images below). Since then, in conflict with the charters of the individual agencies and that of the United Nations, many of the individual agencies have recognized and admitted the State of Palestine to their membership roles. The first to do so was UNESCO who has, since then, passed one resolution after another declaring initially that the Temple Mount has no connection to Judaism. They then extended this claiming that the Western Wall also is purely Islamic just as is the Temple Mount and everything upon the Temple Mount including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are Islamic (see video below). UNICEF has also seen fit to recognize and list information about the State of Palestine including a map and statistics. What is not mentioned is the majority of the clean water is provided by Israel, as is the electricity. Most of the children in Judea and Samaria also, when needed, are given free medical care in Israeli hospitals. All of what is provided by Israel to the Arabs under Abbas and his organizations and upon which they are dependent are never paid for by their leadership thus their costs end up passed on to Israeli customers, just one more inequity which is never considered to be worthy of making the news. Other United Nations also have given recognition for the existence of the State of Palestine which might get one to wondering why there are still debates and negotiations with the Palestinian Authority which no longer exists and for the reason of establishing the State of Palestine which obviously does exist according to much of the world. Why not just set their borders as Area A and Area B and leave Area C for Israel as the Oslo Accords had relegated the dispensation of the lands and allow everything to go from there.

 

State of Palestine seats at the United Nations General Assembly

State of Palestine seats at the United Nations General Assembly

 

 

The final end should be that Abbas should be made to make his claim to the lands which he believes belongs to the State of Palestine and Israel should simply declare what areas under dispute Israel claims. Should there be any difference, which there will be, guaranteed, then a mediator should be appointed, or preferably a group of mediators and simply pound out as compromise. If there cannot be any compromise reached, then let the two then agree that a state of war exists between Israel and the State of Palestine and let things be settled by the old-fashioned means. We could predict what Abbas will claim are the borders for his State of Palestine. They would be the Jordan River, the Mediterranean Sea, the Lebanese border and the Egyptian border. His claim would include Gaza, Judea, Samaria and all of Israel because his desire is not for a State of Palestine as much as it is for the destruction of Israel. It matters not what borders Israel would claim because any land claimed by Israel would be denied by the Arabs as they refuse to permit a Jewish State with any borders, not a single square millimeter. Abbas proved this when the claim that all of Israel was a sacred Waqf of the Arab people, the Palestinians. This means very simply that the violence and terrorism war cannot end as long as any Jew resides on the land which is all of Israel. That is the end in simply language, and Hamas will demand the war continue until every Jew is dead. The reality is simply that the war is against the Jews and once the Jews are gone the war will then continue against the Christians as it has been fighting currently throughout the Islamic Arab world where the Jews were already driven from the lands and this war then continues until the final war which either Islam conquers the entire world or the world completely destroys Islam, there will not be any other settlement unless the Muslims drastically redefine their religion, so why not build in our land as whether we build or do not build, the end will still only come by the same means, the Muslims learning to live with Israel and the rest of the world or we will lose and all be destroyed. We will then know without a doubt which is stronger, Hashem or Allah. That is what will need to be decided once and for all, and the two are not the same and only one can be the true Creator of the Universe.

 

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June 26, 2017

The Gaza Ploy

 

Do you want to hear something absolutely ludicrous, that is if you have not already heard? The Gaza electricity crisis has little if anything to do with Israel and is all Mahmoud Abbas’s doing. You see Abbas, head of the PLO, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah party, wants to get Gaza back. He wants to reunify the two halves of the Arab Palestinian territories so badly that he has created a crisis for Hamas. Hamas is his terror rival which he would just love to put out of business and take over their Gaza franchise and run it from the safety of Ramallah. Why, you may ask, is Ramallah safe for him and Gaza would not be safe? Well, that is because in Ramallah when he has a problem with people trying to assassinate him, he simply relies on the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to protect him. He would not have IDF protection in Gaza which is why he wants it. Without IDF protection, Abbas will be able to arm Gaza to the teeth just as Hamas has been doing when they can. Abbas knows he can gain an advantage Hamas cannot, funding and an open border with Egypt. How can Abbas manage that? Well, if Abbas reunified Gaza and Judea and Samaria (West Bank), he will go to President Trump and claim he has reunified the “Palestinian territories and that means the two state solution is back in play.

 

So what, you say. Well, then Abbas can pretend that he is not a terrorist as part of the Oslo Accords granted him near immunity from being accused of terrorism. That has been how he could pay terrorists and their families salaries, or rewards, based on the number of Israelis murdered and maimed plus a side bonus for getting Israeli Minister to the Knesset. Yes, we know that President Trump got all upset over this and Abbas did his contrite and mournful puppy-dog eyes routine and promised never-ever to do such a mean and nasty thing like that again. We also know that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just went to Congress with the promise from Abbas to stop these payments and told them it was safe to restart the full flow of funding to the PA. We also know that Abbas just informed Jared Kushner that he refuses to halt pay even to worst terrorists and that the United States can suck air if it thinks he will ever stop. Yes, we know that is the opposite of what he told President Trump while in tears just a few weeks ago. That is exactly how Abbas operates, and there is more.

 

Abbas ordered the payment for fuel and electricity for Gaza terminated in order to get Gazans to remove Hamas so he will turn back on their electricity. In the meantime, they can be placed in mortal risk of unclean water, non-functioning hospitals and every ill lack of electricity can bring. Once Abbas manages, if he is able, to remove Hamas and Islamic Jihad and regain control over Gaza, he will then demand that Israel grant him the two state solution now that the Arab areas are whole again. He will run to President Trump claiming that this was promised by the United States and the United Nations (UN), and the UN will agree with him in a heartbeat or as soon as the General Assembly, and possibly the Security Council are able to vote. Yes, the Security Council hoping that the United States will not veto any such order out of confusion. Abbas will demand that Nikki Haley be told not to veto the measure. Then he will insist on the pre-Six Day War borders as promised by President Obama, likely in a secret writing of a letter which Abbas will produce, then pressing President Trump and hoping to pin him to the wall on a technicality. And yes, it is all a pack of lies, which is Mahmoud Abbas’s currency of trade, lies and swindle. How else does one believe he still holds an office that he was elected to serve a four-year term back in 2005?

 

What is scary is he just might pull this lie off before the world catches on. The Europeans will back him fully on this swindle simply because it could bring about the end of the Jewish State. They know that if he wins this round, the next step will be the demand that the Arab refugees be reunited with their homes inside of Israel. What is remarkable is that none of the refugees had homes anywhere but inside Israel. The UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) schools assign each of their students a city of origin in Kindergarten which they will carry with them for life. All the cities they assign are within Green Line Israel, within the pre-Six Day War borders. This is assuredly the plan which Abbas has dreamed of being capable of pulling off if only he could be rid of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and retake Gaza for his own. The main hope is his prevarication and out-and-out lying will be brought to the fore long before anything else can be achieved by this swindler Abbas. President Trump may have come into the Middle East knowing next to nothing and much of his crew of advisors are in that same boat, some, such as Niki Haley, actually understand what is happening and will hopefully set President Trump straight before any serious damage is accomplished. But Abbas has another plan, his Plan B.

 

Plan B has to do with getting the Egypt entrances to the Gaza region opened to permit the Arabs there to be capable of buying things not available in Gaza. This will allow him, in his theory, to bring weapons into Gaza and arm the enclave even more. Fortunately, Egypt also does not desire the Arabs in Gaza armed any further as they pose a threat to Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula. This means that Egypt also has a vested interest in keeping weapons out of Gaza. Abbas will then allow the Arabs in Gaza to fire rockets into Israel hoping to get a response from Israel. Abbas will use such a scenario to claim that if he is granted full autonomy over Gaza free from Israeli interference, then he can pacify the Arabs there by granting them electricity and sufficient water but only if those mean and horrible Jews are forced to meet their responsibility of providing these necessities. Abbas will claim that Israel is denying Gaza the electricity they used to provide as well as cutting their water and that Israeli wars destroyed the power stations and water treatment plants and Israel must replace and repair them.

 

Here is where things get tricky again as Abbas is the consummate liar. He will claim that Gaza had more than one electricity generating plant and additional water treatment plants and all other forms of infrastructure. He will turn to the European Union (EU) and European nations along with the General Assembly of the UN and Arab League, all of which will back everything he claims in order to harm Israel. We realize it sounds like the Israelis are simply paranoid but the truth is that the Europeans have never gotten past their innate anti-Semitism. For the proof of this one need look no further than the history of the Jews and their being driven from one nation to the next throughout history in Europe. Further, the actions of many of the nations conquered by the Nazis tell of their exceeding the quotas set for them by Germany for deporting their Jews to the concentration camps. Some nations, France for example, actually pleaded with the Nazis to please take the children as well as the Vichy French made better Jew haters than the Nazi troops stationed in France. Russia too has a horrific history of treatment of her Jews and the Arab world’s slaughter and mistreatment of Jews, as well as every other religion including other versions of Islam, found within their borders. One need look no further than the definition of Dhimmi in Islamic Law to see the inherent hatred for all things foreign (or watch video below). Dhimmis are permitted to live in their disgraced inferior place until their Islamic rulers decide the time has come for their conversion to the Muslim faith (the claimed true faith) or die. As we have seen of late in Egypt with Coptic Christians, sometimes death is delivered to Dhimmis without the offer to convert, they are just chosen to die, and the Coptic Christians have been Dhimmi for centuries and presumed to be protected by such status. The Jews were expelled after the formation of Israel leaving the Christians in the Islamic world to be the vulnerable.

 

 

Abbas does not dream of a day when he can make Dhimmis of the Israeli Jews, just the Christians, Baha’I and other minorities. Jews have gone beyond Dhimmitude for most of Islam and must now simply be put to the sword. This will not be admitted though almost every Jew which the Islamists have ever taken hostage have been murdered, some in gruesome fashion such as a Jewish French youth plied by a woman into an Islamic trap. He was tortured in an apartment building for three weeks before being found battered burned and handcuffed to a tree, he died soon after. The French media hid the reason for why Ilan Halimi was tortured to death, that it was because he was Jewish and for no other reason. The people in the apartment building where he screamed for weeks never thought to call authorities and instead many would knock on the apartment door and request to be able to join in the frivolity. Abbas would like to perform such on the over six-million Israeli Jews which is why he pays the terrorists according to the number of dead Jews they were able to cause. Many are making six figure incomes and most earn more than PA government employees. These are the elite, high paying positions in the PA, Jew killing terrorist; it pays in Mahmoud Abbas’s realms. Abbas sees Gaza as his own future personal free-fire zone for targeting Israel protected by the EU and UN.

 

Ilan Halimi

Ilan Halimi, another victim of Islam whose death passed with not much notice.
The fact that those in the building asked to assist makes this crime ever more horrific.

 

Abbas cannot be permitted to gain control over Gaza. Unfortunately, this decision may fall upon the UN, EU, European nations and UN agencies all of which will choose whatever promises a faster and more immediate end to Israel without leaving Jewish refugees. The lack of Jews left seeking a new nation is important as then these nations will not be revealed for the blood lust they have for Jews by their refusal to permit Jews entry. Remember the ship the St. Louis and the Voyage of the Damned. History has this uncanny way of repeating itself but with a twist and a rhyme of its former examples, but with similar if not exact results. Israel cannot afford returning to the 1967 borders (lines) as such would be a guarantee of another war and this time miracles might not happen. In the Six Day War Israel was predicted to fall. So much so that Britain and France had not only cut off military aid and frozen already paid for arms, they embargoed Israel and awaited the end of the Jewish State. The United States still had an arms embargo which had been in place since the creation of Israel on May 15, 1948. That is the reality; the United States voted in favor of recognition and then denied aid which might save the nation of Israel. The United States lifted the arms embargo in 1969 for reasons we explained in our article “I Worry for Israel and Her Future.” There are many who claim that this cannot be true because the United States has always had Israel’s back. Well, it was in the Six Day War that a United States electronics warfare ship sat in the Mediterranean Sea intercepting Israeli military transmissions and passing on pertinent information to the Egyptian military command. This was the part played by the United States but if you seek validation of this incident, you will get a very different picture of the events, this we can promise. This is part of why Israel has never and will never request any foreign fighters stand with Israel in the field of battle. Israel would prefer to go down on her own merit of her own soldiers than risk the lives of any other nation’s young men and women. If there are those who choose to fight with Israel as Israeli and under Israeli control, that is different and such soldiers have come forth in Israeli history, the most famous being Colonel Markus.

 

Abbas, like Arafat before him and the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini, has only one idea in his head, and it has nothing to do with a state for Arabs called Palestine or with living side-by-side in peace and security, it has to do with the destruction of Israel. That is the one and only goal of Fatah, of the PLO and of the PA and as soon as they have destroyed Israel a new war will break out between Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Islamic State and Syria, if it exists at that time, for control of the land which will mark the graves of over six million Jews as well as many thousands of others including approximately two-hundred-thousand Christians, Baha’I and other religious minorities. This is the desire of Abbas and also Hamas except Hamas has a higher aim, they call for the death of Jews universally wherever they may be found on Earth. That is the difference between Fatah, the PLO and the PA and Hamas, they all desire the destruction of Israel and have no interest in governing anything which is why the Arabs in their care suffer so badly, they have no real government, just homicidal maniacs completely enveloped in the murdering of Jews, while Hamas desires to carry their hatred beyond Israel to the remainder of the world. Abbas must not be permitted to succeed as the destruction of Israel will all but guarantee the end of Judaism within a century, two at the most, unless some miracle were to occur to prevent the remainder of the Jewish People from assimilating to the point that they lose sight of all that makes them Jews. This has been the biggest problem faced by the Jewish leaders in the United States as the Jewish population swindles through intermarriage and assimilation to the point that many Jewish mothers no longer raise their children as Jews, and for many it is because they do not know how as their parents were mostly already assimilated. To them being a Jew meant belonging to a Jewish youth group, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah and that was it. Many even stopped belonging to a congregation or even attending services on Shabbat or the High Holidays. Perhaps they would attend a Seder at Passover if an older relative held one, but those relatives are passing on, or they might have a Hanukah candelabra which they light and keep near their Hanukah bush which has an uncanny resemblance to a Christmas tree. That is the truth and it is a sad reality that within the next generation or two, the only Jews will be those in Israel and a few communities who reside in the same area as their Rabbi and they will soon become endangered as well, if they do not make Aliyah to Israel. For almost all Jews they can make Aliyah to Israel or by the time they have grandchildren, their family will no longer be Jews.

 

Christmas tree and Hanukkah Hanukkiah

Christmas tree and Hanukkah Hanukkiah.
Assimilation is its simplest form.

 

Seriously? Yes, very serious and all too true and it seems that the Jews in Israel are fighting this battle against assimilation except in Israel assimilation is believing the lies we hear from the Europeans, Arabs, too many Christian leaders and others who claim if we just give Abbas his desires then all will be well. The worst thing is the number of Jews in Israel and the United States who actually believe this. Our fear is that Jarred Kushner may be amongst those who believe the two state solution means anything other than another war to destroy Israel, seriously!

 

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April 23, 2017

Well Here We Go Again with Another Hunger Strike

 

We are back talking about arch terrorist, suicide bomb planner, bombing specialist, and convicted terrorist of five counts of murder serving five life terms plus an additional forty years for his planning terrorist strikes should he manage to get around the five life sentences and recent New York Times Editorialist, Marwin Barghouti. He has decided to make hay on the stomachs of his fellow prisoners by calling for a mass hunger strike. He has done this regularly almost like clockwork ever approximately five to six years. He is right on schedule; so, at least we can allow him to claim punctuality, but who cares. Usually he would get a strong following and in the past has extracted senior standing in the PLO and won a seat on the PLO Central Committee taking first place in receiving the largest vote count all through his antics in prison. Leftist around the world even including Israelis such as MKs Yossi Beilin, Meir Sheetrit, and Shimon Peres along with European leftists and other internationalist leftist around the world all believe that Marwin Barghouti would make a wonderful successor to Mahmoud Abbas and proclaim that his leadership would be far more reasonable and pro-peace. Obviously, these leftists are doing what their kind do best, ignoring reality and dreaming how wonderful things would be if only they would follow their dreams and ignore reality. Marwin Barghouti has given the world a taste of what the Palestinian Authority (PA) would act should he lead them to statehood when he declared, “After we attain a Palestinian State, there will be greater things for which to strive… There is no room for more than one state between the Jordan and the Mediterranean.” Well, that sure sounds like someone the Israelis could make peace with as long as continued struggle, terrorism and war is their hope for the future because Barghouti sure does not see a Palestinian State as the finality the leftist claim he would but shares Abbas’s and Arafat’s before him that the realizations of statehood is simply a step towards the complete eradication of the Jewish State of Israel. Let us simply place the idea of Marwin Barghouti as the next great leader of the PA exactly where it belongs and continue, toss it directly in the trashcan.

 

This time Barghouti’s hunger strike merely gathered one out of six, when the majority of the prisoners realized that his call was simply an attempt at personal aggrandizement and would likely not serve their purposes. The reality of these hunger strikes reveals that a fair number of the prisoners who claim to be striking still eat in private and do not strictly commit to the actual hunger strike completely. But the reality does not matter simply because as long as there has been a declared hunger strike there are those throughout the world, particularly across Europe, the Arab and Muslim Worlds and at the United Nations who will turn on Israel like vicious hyenas into a dead carcass. Whatever is on the prisoner’s list of demands will suddenly become the cause celeb for hundreds of thousands of leftists worldwide and they will spring into action with demonstrations, petitions, debates in the halls of power, meetings in the United Nations General Assembly denouncing Israeli apparent mistreatment of prisoners denying them such basics and the Human Right NGO’s will erupt in manners beyond reason. Demands such as, allow me to list a few choice demands: Free cell phones for all prisoners. Permission for prisoners to be photographed with their families every three months (for the purpose of posting on social media so they can start another uproar on a regular basis). Admission of children and grandchildren under the age of 16 on every visit (imagine the great pictures these children will add for further ammunition). Closing what is called “the Ramle Prison Hospital” because it cannot provide the necessary care (They want a hospital outside the prison). Performing surgery quickly as is done in the case of emergencies (Let the Israelis wait for their turn, as they do interminably now, but not convicted terrorists). Freeing seriously ill prisoners as well as those who are handicapped or suffering from life-threatening diseases (No matter what their crime or sentence and regardless of if they are expected to improve and be fine). More consideration for prisoners being transported in a “bosta” (“bosta” is the prison vehicle used for transport having cage wire separating the back seat without door and window handles on the inside of the back seat but they want to sit next to the driver where there is a door that can be opened, not in a locked cab behind the driver, what could possibly go wrong here?). More satellite channels, adding those that the inmates want (which includes Hamas and other terror instigating channels). Putting an end to administrative detention (This would force Israel to try every case allowing the accused to demand to question their accuser which would reveal undercover operatives which would end all intelligence gathering). Reinstatement of the Hebrew University (they are dissatisfied with the Arab Universities they are currently permitted to take courses from). And putting an end to the policy of solitary confinement for any offense. Nothing could possibly go wrong from meeting these demands and these were the more “interesting” third with the remainder can be seen at the end of the article The terrorist hunger strike comes with demands by one of our favorite editorialists, Dr. Mordechai Kedar, who we would like to thank for the demands list and his commentary which was of paramount assistance.

 

Dr. Mordechai Kedar

Dr. Mordechai Kedar

 

Already the smuggled cell phones are a major problem to Israeli officials. Many inmates have actually entered into ballots to run for election and actually won seats in the parliaments. Some arrange to join leadership roles in terrorist units and actually assist in the planning of terrorist attacks. This includes prisoners who are serving sentences for planning terrorist attacks. The prisoners are able to have a cell phone smuggled in by means often of one prisoner who is permitted a phone giving the phone into the train which transports these phones through channels until it reaches the selected prisoner who is not permitted a cell phone. Through this manner, the phone reaches the terror planner and he places in it a different SIM card for each call making identification difficult discarding the card once it has been used. This is how they are able to make detection and determining who has the illegal phone more difficult all while planning terror attacks against Israeli citizens from within presumably secure cellblock. They have voted in elections from prison but not since 2005 as Abbas has cancelled all elections since then. The hunger strike is ridiculous in that there are no prisoners in any prison system where the prisoners as a whole have the freedoms and liberties enjoyed in the prisons where Israel retains their Palestinian prisoners. Prisoner in other prisons, including the Jews in the other Israeli prisons, should be making hunger strikes demanding the conditions the Palestinians enjoy in Israeli prisons. But, this will not prevent any of the world’s leftists from pretending that things are absolutely abominable in the Israeli prisons despite all evidence to the contrary.

 

All of this leaves out one more side of the terrorists and their place, or more accurately, their families place in Palestinian society. Terrorists who successfully carry out attacks end in one of two results, they are arrested or they refuse to surrender usually attacking the security forces and they die. Either result the follow-up depends on the measured levels of success observed by the leadership of the Palestinian Prison Committee. Their position have them determining the amount which is to be paid to the terrorist’s family in proportion to the number of Israelis, preferably Jews, they managed to murder with an allowance for those injured to a lesser extent. This prisoner committee also pays all the prisoners a salary proportionally to the length of their sentence. They use funds from the United Nations, European Union, European nations, Canada, and the United States which make up a general fund. These pensions received by these families for the murder of Israelis are higher than the salaries one can earn working almost any job. This is another form of incitement as upon hearing how martyrs are respected, their families given such pensions, and the benefits which go to the families of shahids, too many teenaged Palestinians decide that they will act on the incitement and gain great treatment for their families including great financial security and go out trying to stab as many Israelis as they are able and knowing that should they die, their family will make even higher rewards, they even choose death over surrender and living. This is a sad situation which will not change under Mahmoud Abbas nor would it change under Marwan Barghouti. We would like to provide a little context about the situation of the Palestinians inside Israel, Judea and Samaria as well as in Gaza as compared to Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Arab World as a whole by a Jordanian citizen Mudar Zahran who will give an amazing amount of context and realism. We advise sitting down for this as you may end up gob-smacked.

 

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