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Why Not?

After Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat, and Barack Obama, why shouldn’t this guy get his Nobel?

Palestinian leaders have offered up an unlikely candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize: A man serving five life sentences for murder.

Marwan Barghouti, who founded al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and is called “the Palestinian Mandela,” was convicted in 2004 of five counts of murder – including a 2002 attack at a Tel Aviv seafood market in which three civilians were killed. While in prison, he has toyed with running for president and polls suggest he would win if it were up to the voters.

But a Nobel Prize?

“[Barghouti’s] candidacy is essentially a call to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners’ struggle… and also a response to the claims and Israeli terms that do not recognize the legitimacy of their struggle, and treat them as ‘terrorists and criminals,’” Issa Karake, head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, said earlier this month.

The West Bank-ruling Fatah considers Barghouti’s arrest an “abduction,” and has suggested he should have enjoyed diplomatic immunity because he was previously a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.

“The Palestinian Authority has claimed for years that they have a right under international law, confirmed by a UN resolution, to kill Israeli civilians in all places and at all times,” said Itamar Marcus, of Palestinian Media Watch. “Accordingly, those Palestinians who have killed Israelis are said to have done something positive and heroic. Palestinian murderers of Israeli civilians are presented as heroes and role models.”

To call Barghouti “the Palestinian Mandela” may tell you something about Mandela, and tells you plenty about the people who would make such an odious comparison—but nothing about Barghouti.

Allow me:

Yoela Hen (45) was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in a shooting attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem on Jan. 15, 2002, carried out on the orders of Marwan Barghouti.

Eli Dahan (53) was murdered in a shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2002, carried out on the orders of Marwan Barghouti.

Yosef Habi (52) – was stabbed to death during a shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2002, carried out on the orders of Marwan Barghouti.

Police officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat (33) charged the terrorist during the attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv, and was stabbed to death. The attack was carried out on the orders of Marwan Barghouti.

(No picture) Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered in a shooting attack on his car, carried out on the orders of Marwan Barghouti on June 12, 2001.

In addition to these five murders, dozens of other Israeli civilians were murdered by Tanzim terrorists during the period Barghouti headed Tanzim, although he was not tried for those murders.

I’ll say this in Barghouti’s favor: like Arafat and Carter—but unlike Obaba, then—at least he has done something to earn the attention of the Nobel committee. Obama earned his Nobel Prize for Consigning Israel to the Flames of Hell (the official name for the Peace Prize) after the fact.

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You Know the Drill

Hamass acts up; Israel smacks it across the face with the back of its hand; Arab aunties cluck their tongues and promise billions for dental work.

And, of course, do diddly-poo:

The Palestinian prime minister has urged international donor countries to “make good on their pledges” to help rebuild the war-battered Gaza Strip.

Rami Hamdallah told a group of donor representatives on Wednesday that only one-third of the roughly $3.5 billion pledged at a 2014 conference has been delivered. The donors are to meet next week in Brussels.

I’ll spare you the useless editorializing about how much worse the Gazans took it than the Israelis in the war. That’s what happens when you pull this kind of sh*t on a superior enemy. You end up fighting on your territory, and your people get hurt. A concept too complicated for Hamass and ABC to figger out, apparently. I’m also sure I don’t need to remind you that Egypt built a one-kilometer buffer zone between Sinai and Gaza, and flooded tunnels with sea water.

So I will share this with you:

At least three Hamas operatives were killed on Sunday when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian media reports. The collapse was the twelfth reported this year as Hamas continues to rebuild its terror infrastructure in the aftermath of its 2014 war against Israel.

Israel Radio reported last week that Hamas currently pays over 1,000 operatives to build tunnels and “invests hundreds of thousands of dollars each month in digging activities.” According to The Guardian, in December 2014, Hamas “formed a special unit to dig and equip tunnels and train fighters to use them.” The paper also reported the terrorist group was “preparing for another war.” Last summer, an IDF commander warned on Israel Radio that Hamas was rebuilding its network of terror tunnels. Israeli residents near the border with Gaza said that the tunnel digging was “shaking” their floors in January. Israelis have also reported hearing “renewed construction noises under Israeli territory.”

You don’t suppose that’s why donors don’t want literally to pour money down a hole, do you? Nah, me neither. Cheap bastards.

PS: I can’t believe that Israel is just letting this happen.

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Smile, You’re on Apartheid Camera!

Thanks to closed-circuit security cameras, many crimes are caught on tape: muggings, robberies, even the mass slaughter of terrorism.

Most heinous of all, prayer:

Palestinians placed notices on the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem warning of plans to smash security cameras installed at the site holy to both Muslims and Jews, which has been at the epicenter of tensions in recent months.

Jordan, which is behind the camera initiative, subsequently stated that they will not be used to monitor the activities of the Muslim worshipers at the two mosques on the Mount, Channel 10 reported Saturday.

In October, US Secretary of State John Kerry endorsed a plan to install cameras at the site in a bid to calm repeated disturbances, after talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also agreed to the plan.

Abbas met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh last month to finalize plans to install the cameras.

The two met in the West Bank city of Ramallah to discuss ways to “protect the status quo in the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israel’s violations,” the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

The surveillance was to have been set up months ago. But disagreement between Jordan and Israel over what the cameras can show apparently contributed to the delays.

Israel wants cameras installed everywhere in the compound, including in the mosques, to document alleged hoarding of stones and weaponry by Palestinians in preparation for clashes with Israeli security forces. Jordan, the custodian of the shrine, only wants cameras in open areas to show alleged violations by Israeli security forces.

Leave it to the Arabs to come up with a plan acceptable to all (not me—apartheid cameras meant only to finger Jews are a monstrosity), and still reject it themselves. So-o-o-o-o-o Arab. So-o-o-o-o-o Kerry.

This sort of BS is to be expected in such an unjust situation. The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism—and it is even under control of the Jewish state—yet Jews are not permitted to pray there, an edict ordered by Muslims and enforced by Jewish soldiers. Shame on everyone who is complicit.

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Those poor Dawabshehs: why can they never catch a break?

The Israel Security Agency (ISA, also known as the Shabak or Shin Bet) has arrested Wissam Hussein Dawabshe, whose sister Riham was killed in the Duma arson attack. He is suspected of security offenses, which some reports say include membership in Hamas.

No further information has been released about Wissam.

Riham Dawabshe, her husband Saad, and their 18-month-old son Ali were all killed after their home was firebombed last summer. Only the elder son, who was four years old at the time, survived.

Israeli security forces quickly began cracking down on Jewish extremists. A number of people were arrested and two were charged with perpetrating the attack.

In an unrelated story:

The firstborn son of administrative detainee Meir Ettinger was named Netzach Binyamin at his Monday brit mila (ritual circumcision) ceremony.

The baby was named after Binyamin Kahane, a relative who was murdered.

Ettinger was not allowed to attend his son’s brit.

Now, be fair. The authorities offered to host the bris. If the Ettingers chose against holding a minor surgical procedure in an unsanitary prison, that’s on them.

I wrote “unrelated” story because Ettinger is not a suspect in the Dawabsheh murders, even if he was detained in their wake, and has since been treated like a “ticking-bomb” terrorist.

I am as sorry for the Dawabsheh family as I am for the Fogel family. It’s just that I think they were both killed by Arab terrorists. Among the curiosities of this sordid tale are that the late husband and wife were members of the same clan (she was already a Dawabsheh before she married one), and that at least one member of it is also a member of Hamass—in Fatah-controlled territory. Peculiar.

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Your Shillings at Work

Not worth tuppence:

Every year, the UK funds the Palestinian Authority to the tune of more than $100 million, including direct cash transfers. According to a new report, much of it goes to supporting terrorists guilty of the worst atrocities.

Despite denials by the UK’s Department For International Development (DFID), an investigation by the Daily Mail has revealed that much of the $100 million given to the PA has been used for purposes other than humanitarian aid, including the construction of lavish mansions and funding for terrorists guilty of murdering Israelis.

On Saturday the paper revealed that until last year, the UK had been funding the Palestine Liberation Organization directly, supplying the terrorist group with money it passes on to terrorists and their families.

Among the recipients of these funds are Amjad and Hakim Awad, the terrorist murderers who broke into the Fogel family home in Itamar, slaughtering the parents and three children. The terrorist cousins received $23,000 thus far.

Abdallah Barghouti, a senior Hamas commander and bomb-maker, known as “the engineer”, is another beneficiary of the terrorist fund, receiving an estimated $150,000. Barghouti is responsible for a series of deadly suicide bombings, including the bombing of Hebrew University in 2002.

You remember the Awad cousins, surely. Like the Tsarnaev boys, just a couple of lads on the lark:

Let’s see what Jolly Old England bought with their bobs and guineas:

What a steal! But surely this is just a bureacratic mistake, a snafu-on-Thames. Surely not:

According to Itamar Marcus, Director of the Palestinian Media Watch organization, the EU and UK had chosen to turn a blind eye to the systematic misuse of funds they give the Palestinian Authority every year.

“There is willful blindness by the UK and EU, who were happy not to even carry out the simplest investigation.”

The Palestinian Authority, for its part, openly touts the money transfers to terrorists. “It is not a crime to be fighting occupation,” said Amir Nasser, a senior PA official. “These people are heroes. We could be giving them much more money and it would not be enough.”

I can’t say for certain that the British are happy to subsidize cold-blooded Arab child-murderers—though the “willful blindness” toward Jimmy Savile’s pederasty is a strong clue. But it doesn’t matter. The British are smart enough to know that when you reward something, you get more of it. You can bet cold-blooded Arab child-murderers are smart enough.

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My Half-Hearted Condemnation [UPDATED]

I disavow:

An Israeli soldier has been detained after a video emerged showing him apparently shooting a Palestinian in the head as he lay wounded and motionless on the ground.

The Palestinian was soon declared dead. He was one of two attackers who had earlier stabbed another Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron.

The Israeli military said the shooting was a “grave breach of IDF (Israel Defense Forces) values”.

He has an excuse:

The combat soldier who was filmed Thursday morning shooting a wounded terrorist did so because he feared that the terrorist was wearing an explosive vest and that he meant to detonate it, according to a relative of the soldier who spoke with Channel 2 news.

“The terrorist was wearing a thick coat on a hot day, he thought this was suspicious and he feared that he might be concealing a suicide vest and that he is about to set it off,” said the relative, presumably after speaking to the soldier.

The IDF suspended the soldier Thursday afternoon, after radical leftist NGO B’Tselem uploaded footage showing him shooting one of the Arab terrorists who conducted a stabbing attack earlier. The two terrorists had stabbed a soldier at a checkpoint, inflicting moderate wounds, before they were shot.

In the video, one terrorist can be seen lying motionless, but the other one moves slightly. A soldier wearing a cap with a visor cocks his weapon and shoots the terrorist, apparently hitting him in the head.

That’s good enough for me.

Seriously, for a moment: it’s easy to condemn this individual event. If he didn’t have to shoot him, he shouldn’t have. But how many dozens stabbings, some fatal, have there been? Individually, you would want each attack dealt with with no more or less force than necessary. But step back, and you have to wonder why this hasn’t happened before. And if executing one terrorist in the street made two poetential terrorists reconsider putting the steak knives to uses for which they were not intended, bless the soldier who pulled the trigger. This sh*t should have stopped before it started.

I condemn with one hand, pin a medal with the other.

UPDATE
On second thought, I’ll use both hands to pin the medal:

After an onslaught of condemnation from across the political spectrum against the soldier who killed a wounded terrorist, a witness present at the scene of Thursday’s stabbing attack in Hevron has corroborated a key element of his defense.

The soldier, who is now under investigation, claims that he feared the terrorist was carrying a suicide bomb vest, noting that the terrorist was wearing a thick coat despite the heat, possibly to conceal an explosive device.

An activist from the left-wing NGO B’Tselem recorded part of the incident and publicized a video clip showing the soldier shooting the terrorist in the head.

The witness recalled the moments immediately after the attack.

“I was at home when all of the sudden I got an [emergency] call on the radio,” the paramedic told NRG.

“I ran down [to the scene] and saw a civilian holding his hand to a soldier’s shoulder in an attempt to stop the bleeding. There were two terrorists lying down nearby; one next to the soldier and one about 15 yards away.”

“As we started to treat him [the soldier] someone started shouting ‘Look out, look out! He’s trying to blow himself up. Get the bomb squad.’”

“That’s what people were yelling there; I heard it with my own ears. If the video had recorded the sounds at the scene,” the witness said, referring to the video recording released by B’Tselem, “you’d be able to hear it as well.”

I’m happy for the soldier. He is vindicated. But I have to live with the regret that a hero who administered street justice in an entirely justifiable way actually acted prudently and within the law. I knew it was too good to be true. Today, for the first time in my adult life, I am not proud of the state of Israel.

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TIME Never Changes

Party like it’s 1933!

TIME magazine on Saturday corrected an article that had been criticized by Israel’s Government Press Office for its depiction of a Palestinian terrorist who killed three people in October as a victim of Israeli security forces, making no mention of the people he had killed. The magazine had resisted complaints from the Israeli government for months. It amended the story, albeit under the same headline, but did not include an apology, after the Government Press Office publicly castigated it on Thursday.

The story reported on the October 13 terror attack in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, when two Palestinian men boarded an Egged bus and began shooting and stabbing passengers.

The first version of the October 15 TIME story, titled “The Desperation Driving Young Palestinians to Violence,” simply referred to Allyan as “a graphic designer” who “was killed by Israeli security forces after allegedly trying to carry out an attack in Jerusalem.” It gave no further details about his actions and made no mention of his victims.

The only thing “graphic” about the dead terrorist were his actions. Nice of TIME to take six months to get the story straight. But then, this is the same magazine that wrote approvingly of Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s, and only a few years ago ran with this cover story:

Newsweek sold for a dollar a few years ago. You couldn’t pay me enough to take TIME. Unless it would be to burn the place down upon taking ownership.

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Here’s to You, Ladies!

It was International Woman’s Day, and where were we? Nowhere.

Give the Palestinian Arabs (leprechauns, unicorns, whatever) credit: they love their dames.

On International Women’s Day, a host on official Palestinian Authority TV urged Palestinian women to “remember” terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the most lethal terrorist attack in Israel’s history – known as the Coastal Road Massacre – in which Dalal Mughrabi and other terrorists killed 37 Israeli civilians, among them 12 children.

Palestinian Media Watch has shown that Dalal Mughrabi is presented by PA and Fatah leaders as one of the prime heroes of Palestinian society.

The PA TV host asked Director of the General Association for Women’s Affairs in Tyre, Lebanon, Alia Zamzam, what significance International Women’s Day has for Palestinian women and the director replied that Palestinian women “struggle” as the men do, and then mentioned terrorist “sister Dalal Mughrabi” as a “source of pride” for Palestinian women:

“We salute sister Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., who led killing of 37)… Dalal Mughrabi was one of the fighting sisters, and it may be that she paved the way so the sisters could continue. She was a source of pride for the Palestinian woman.”

I’m kvelling just thinking of her!

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Good News, Bad News

A tunnel collapsed on six Hamass spelunkers.

And now the bad news:

After 12 die in series of collapses since January, further collapse leaves 6 smugglers buried alive; Hamas blames Egypt.

Authorities have spoken to one of the trapped men by mobile telephone and rescue efforts are under way, he added.

Sorry if we got your hopes up.

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He Gets Results

American Vice President rightly condemned the leadership of the fictitious, invented people self-described as “Palestinian” (they might as well call themselves leprechauns or unicorns) for not denouncing the rash of terror attacks that met his arrival.

Fatah (Mahmoud Abbas’s gang) responded:

Text on arm: “The heroic Martyr (Shahid)”
Text on map is name of Taylor Force’s murderer: “Bashar Masalha”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, March 9, 2016]

Fatah and the Palestinian Authority celebrated yesterday’s murder of Taylor Force, an American tourist who was visiting Israel with Vanderbilt University. Fatah’s official Facebook page posted a drawing of a knife held over the PA map of “Palestine” that includes all of Israel and the PA areas.

“In the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) homeland and on the day the Martyrs are roses, flying to their Creator, to Allah’s mercy. O the pride of all of the young Palestinians, may your blood remain a source of true honor for the homeland for which you sacrificed all – even your precious lives. We promise you that your blood will continue to be a torch that illuminates our path, until we achieve what you died for as Martyrs. Your blood has taught us a lesson in the school of life: #The_homeland’s_honor_is_above_all”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, March 8, 2016]

There’s talk that Obama might try another “peace” intitiative before he leaves office. Israel needs that like it needs a hole in the head.

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How Can It Be A Terrorist Killing If It Happens In Israel?

CNN can’t label it terrorism

‘Terrorist’ kills U.S. tourist, wounds 10 others in Israel — near Biden visit site

The headline is all you need to know about antisemitic nature of the US media.

– Aggie

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A Tale of Two Teens

Let’s meet Amir Goldenthal:

At the age of 16, while Amir Goldenthal’s friends were busy with matriculation exams, he was at the end of the first year of undergraduate physics – and starting his doctorate.

The unprecedented decision by the heads of the Department of Physics and the Center for Neuroscience Studies at Bar-Ilan University – to allow the young teenager to begin his doctoral studies – proved very quickly to be successful, when Goldenthal completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors, published articles in international scientific journals, and was selected to attend a convention of Nobel Prize winners in Japan, which was set to bring together past and future world influencers.

Recently, the nearly-20-year-old Goldenthal has been coming to the university every day by taking two buses from Ashdod. His doctoral dissertation work involved breakthroughs in understanding neurological diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In the coming days Goldenthal will travel to a medical research center in Germany alongside his supervisor, Prof. Ido Kanter, Director of the Department of Physics and the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center. They were invited by a senior researcher in neuroscience to apply their findings with patients who suffer from brain injuries.

“I was always interested in physics and biology, but I never imagined I could engage in research that may help in treating sick people,” says Goldenthal. “We are beginning to understand things that happen in the brain, such as an epileptic seizure, but we have a long way to go.”

Very interesting, Amir.

Now, let’s meet Muhammad Musa al Astal:

Muhammad…? Muhammad?

A tunnel being dug in Gaza under the aegis of the ruling Hamas group collapsed on Thursday, killing a member of the organization’s military wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas said.

The dead man was named as Muhammad Musa al Astal from Khan Younis.

The tunnel caved in near the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades confirmed. It was the latest in a spate of such collapses. Only five days ago, another tunnel caved in near the Zeitoun neighborhood in the eastern part of the Strip, injuring five members of Hamas’s military wing.

Members of Hamas accused Israel of collapsing the tunnel, The Jerusalem Post and the Maariv websites reported, saying they had seen soldiers on the Gaza border using liquid explosives and “causing small earthquakes” to bring down tunnels dug by the group.

Liquid explosives causing small earthquakes? That’s a neater trick than curing epilepsy.

Our paranoid Arab friends are half right when they accuse Israel of being behind earthquakes. Sometimes only hours behind them:

Following an earthquake that nearly destroyed Haiti’s capital, Israel sent multiple medical & rescue teams to assist in operations. The IDF also established the first field hospital in Port-au-Prince.

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