With all of our focus on the Gaza war, we have overlooked the explosion of Palestinian violence in Judea and Samaria. Here is what happened yesterday (Sunday) as reported to Rescue Judea and Samaria just between the hours of 7:00 pm (19:00)–11:59 pm (23:59):
19:00 Palestinian terrorists set fire to vineyards at Har Bracha
19:20 Palestinian terrorists threw Molotovs near Talmon
19:50 Palestinian terrorists attacked the IDF Pillbox at Khursa
20:10 Palestinian terrorists set fires at Kochav Jacob
20:20 Palestinian terrorists attacked Israelis at Brukhin
20:25 Palestinian terrorists attacked with Molotovs at Kiryat Arba
20:30 Palestinian terrorists assaulted Israelis near new Giv’on
21:00 Palestinian terrorists threw Molotovs at the entrance to Livni Naim near Kiryat Arba
21:25 Palestinian terrorists struck motorists with “rocks” between Kiryat Arba and Beit Anun
21:30 Palestinian terrorists attacked an ambulance between Kiryat Arba and Beit Anun
21:30 Palestinian terrorists using Molotovs attacked near Lupor Aya
21:35 Palestinian terrorists used “rocks” and Molotovs to attack between Givat Assaf and Ofra
21:40 Palestinian terrorists set fire to pastures near the Maon farm on Mount Hevron
21:45 Palestinian terrorists attacked between Shavei Shomron and Einav
22:00 Palestinian terrorists assaulted Israelis in the Maayan Krayot area north of Shiloh
22:00 Palestinian terrorists struck on Road 446 near Shukba
22:00 Palestinian terrorists threw 4 Molotovs at Katavim near Beit Hagai on Mount Hebron
22:15 Palestinian terrorists placed an IED on Road 463 west of the Post Office Junction
22:30 Palestinian terrorists attacked in the area of Wadi Zarqa on Road 450
22:35 Palestinian terrorists started a fire on Road 446 neat the Naalin Junction
22:40 Palestinian terrorists threw Molotovs at Israelis at Har Bracha
23:00 Palestinian terrorists attacked at Avnei Hefetz
23:15 Palestinian terrorists assaulted the security fence south of Beit Horon
23:35 Palestinian terrorists threw “rocks” and Molotovs at Israelis at Beit Anun, north of Kiryat Arba
From OneIsrael.org, 17 May
It wasn’t boring, that’s for sure!
This is going to be a long writing. I’ll try to share my own experience, rather than going through well known facts. After all, I guess that’s what this question is all about. I’ll also share my own thoughts about events I describe. I might (try to) throw a joke, here or there. All the pictures used in this answer were found on the Internet.
So, to begin with, let’s set the theater of operations: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). For the readers are not familiar with the recent history of the Balkans, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was the official (or spiritual or … call it whatever you like) successor of Socialistic Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). SFRY consisted of 6 republics: Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro and Macedonia. After the secessionist/civil war that took place between 1991 and 1995 (although it started way before 1991, but that’s another story), the SFRY was turned into: FRY, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Macedonia. Obviously, FRY consisted of two republics: Serbia and Montenegro. Kosovo, where most fights in 1999 took place, is a southern province of Serbia. Some would say “was a province of Serbia” (but that’s also another story and I won’t tackle it here). Kosovo is bordering with Albania and in 1999 was mainly inhabited by ethnic Albanians (and still is, I think we can all agree on that). Some political movements among the population of Albanian origin have been calling and pushing for Kosovo independence for several decades before the war of 1999. Some of them got radicalized along the way. The capital of Serbia is Belgrade. The capital of Kosovo is Pristina. Take a look at the following picture.
You can continue reading this account by Đorđe Đurđević published on Quora here:
When Robert Bowers walked through the door of the Tree of Life synagogue with murder on his mind, he was propelled by identity politics. As a white supremacist, his brand of identity politics is more politically incorrect than the ones that led Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour of the Women’s March to support Louis Farrakhan, but it’s no more violent, racist or evil.
Before the massacre, the most recent high profile anti-Semitic attack had been carried out by a Muslim who was caught on video beating a Jewish man while shouting about, “Allah” and his hatred for Jews.
Another hate crime, also caught on video, was a violent assault with a baseball bat by a black man.
Such assaults are less devastating than the mass murder of eleven people, but also much more commonplace. They repeat from month to month and year to year. They make up much of the toll of anti-Semitic hate crimes so that they top the list of hate crime statistics every single year.
The Tree of Life massacre has been greeted with editorials mourning a “loss of innocence” by American Jews. Such editorials come from a bubble of privilege that is cut off from the way many Jews live.
In 1991, New York City’s first black mayor stood and watched while a violent mob whipped up, by among others, Al Sharpton, went on a violent anti-Semitic rampage in Crown Heights. The Crown Heights Pogrom, as it would become known, took three lives and terrorized a neighborhood.
Sharpton, the black supremacist linked to the anti-Semitic violence, went on to speak at the Democratic National Convention, host a show on MSNBC and become a regular visitor to the Obama White House.
The distance between Crown Heights and Squirrel Hill is more than mere geography, it’s social and cultural. Anti-Semitic violence by black supremacists and Muslim terrorists tends to happen in poorer, urban neighborhoods and is directed against a poorer and more religious class of Jews. White supremacist attacks tend to target more suburban, prosperous and less diverse Jewish areas.
Those are home to the same Jewish populations who are much more likely to write editorials about a loss of innocence. But innocence is a privilege that Jews in poorer urban neighborhoods never had.
Their goal is to flood Iran with money.” – Caroline Glick, A glimpse of Europe’s true face, 12/7/2018
A Russian Israeli, who I thought was my friend, and whom I therefore asked to temporarily take care of my precious, beloved classical guitar because I couldn’t carry it with me on my flight out of Israel, who then wrote me, “Don’t worry about your guitar [… it is] in good hands,” and who later just gave it to someone who was temporarily staying maybe 100 meters away ‘in the neighborhood’ and who then let it “disappear” somehow, also wrote me,
one day i came back home and found a letter hanging on my door handle from some land authority stating that I cannot make a settlement with car and tent on this land. Can you believe it?!?! The country that makes settlements allover the place without any fucking authorization does not allow to make settlement within itself!! This kind of level of hypocracy [sic] is just beyond me..ahh the world around me..it never ceases to amaze me[,]
The European Community (precursor to the EU) was almost unanimous in agreeing that the best way to avoid a war in Yugoslavia was for it to remain one nation. Member states voted 11 to 1 in 1991 to support a resolution that stated that “the best way of achieving stability in the Balkans was for Yugoslavia to remain united, albeit in a revised, looser federal form.”
The one ended up overruling the 11. Continue reading So they started World War No. 3 too? No, no, that can’t be true!…
Shevat 12, 5777
February 8, 2017
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
Israeli citizens were attacked with “rocks” and Molotov firebombs at Nebi Elias, Anata, Hawara, the Husan Bypass Road, Beit Hagai, Deir Nizam, Silwan, Hevron, Gush Etzion, Nabi Saleh and other places.
Israeli soldiers and police were attacked with IEDs, “rocks”, and Molotov firebombs at Shuafat, Hizma, Ras al Amud, Silwan, Qalandiya, Bireh, Abu Tor, A-Ram, Rachel’s Tomb, and Dehaisha.
Please note that the information above is gleaned from Israeli civilians on the ground as reported at rotter.net and other civilian reportage of attacks reported at kolhayehudi.co.il.
A major money smuggling ring is busted . . .
Angela Merkel is quoted as having said, “The whole of Europe is asking itself how such a thing can happen.”
You over there in the US or elsewhere outside Europe may scratch or even shake your heads at such a statement, but the Empress is of course entitled to speak for all her (partly extremely uncivilized and dumb) subjects, including, inter alia, all those extreme nationalists and racists currently residing in the Eastern part of Europe and Switzerland, who are still rebelling against her moral decrees to provide protection to many more deeply traumatized protection-seeking human beings.
Continue reading Regarding the recent Islamic truck terror attack in Berlin,
According to the statistics provided by hakolyehudi, between Rosh Hashana 2015 and 2016, there were:
7550 Palestinian terror attacks targeting Israeli men, women, and children.
40 Israelis were murdered by terrorists.
650 Israelis were wounded by terrorists.
And the New Year has not started any better. In the last 24 hours:
*a 7-year-old boy was wounded by “rocks” near Kiryat Arba.
*an IDF soldier was wounded by a grenade thrown at soldiers at Al-Khader.
*a Border policeman was wounded by an IED at Abu Dis.
More than 20 “rock” and Molotov attacks took place throughout Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem.
[Source: Israelstreet, October 5, 2016]
Below is an old email from Melana, who used to run Serbblog. I found it as instructive today as ever, so I’m finally posting it, though I’d meant to do so when she first wrote it back in 2008:
I had mixed feelings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for a long time. While I had always admired brave little Israel — a sort of David against the Goliath Arab-Muslim world surrounding it — I had also met some Palestinians (some of them Christians) with horror stories about what happened to them at the hands of Israelis some years ago. Then one day, I met an Armenian woman from Lebanon who sort of set me straight.
This Lebanese Christian woman told me that she too had sympathized with the Palestinians (as had many Lebanese) — until they destroyed her country. Lebanon had been the Switzerland of the Middle East — beautiful, prosperous and comfortably multi-religious — until they took in the Palestinians when none of the other Muslim Arab countries would.
But the Palestinians used their new ‘home’ in Lebanon as nothing more than a base to launch attacks on Israel and to eventually start a civil war between Muslims and Christians in Lebanon. She thinks that this was part of their plan — and this is why Palestinians came to a mixed Christian/Muslim country and not to another purely Muslim country like Jordan (which was actually the ’settlement land/country’ in return for the founding of Israel.) It was part of the Muslim plan to get Lebanese Christians to hate Israel as much as Muslims hated Israel, so that eventually all Christians and the Western World might hate Israel, too. (Much like hating the Christian Serbs for what happened to Muslims in Yugoslavia, at the same time when we in the U.S. are fighting radical Islamic terrorists who perpetrated 9/11. Divide us against ourselves and we spend our energy fighting each other, instead of fighting our real enemy — militant Islam.)
Addendum, 22 August 2016: The Interior Minister was probably misquoted by the website.
German author Vera Lengsfeld reported that German Interior Minister Lothar de Maizière said that: the attacker was a single perpetrator who had been “incited” by the IS, there were no indications in his video of an “order” by the IS, it was unknown how the video got from the apartment of his host family, where it was recorded, to the IS, and however there were no indications of any connection to the IS.
Reminds me somehow of when our history teacher in high school reassured us that his generation did not get wind of the Holocaust in any way, because the walls of the concentration camps had been far too high to be able to look beyond them.
[Comment originally posted on Frontpagemag.com]