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Gaza group: We’ll abduct female soldier

Y-net News with thanks to Pamela

Popular Resistance Committees spokesman says group plans to kidnap female soldier should IDF enter Gaza, so that ‘Gilad Shalit will be able to start family’; Gaza groups have more than 10,000 rockets, ‘can drop martyrs from sky into Tel Aviv,’ he says

Pali threats: An Israeli invasion of Gaza would draw a harsh Palestinian response, including the kidnapping of more Israeli soldiers, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees warned Friday.



“We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.”

— Ann Coulter, September 12, 2001

Bahraini “Londoners” in terror plot

Press Association

Fourteen people have been arrested for plotting attacks on the Bahraini capital Manama, Bahrain’s interior minister has said.

Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa told reporters that those arrested have been trained in weapons and explosives in Syria and were planning to attack commercial streets, the diplomatic district and night clubs in Manama on the December 17 national holiday.

Two Bahrainis residing in London are believed to be the masterminds and cell’s leaders, he added, without elaborating further.

Police arrest 22 in Istanbul over connections to Al Qaeda

Focus News

Istanbul. Officers from the police section for counteracting terrorism in Istanbul arrested 22 persons in an operation late on Friday, CNN Turk informs.
The operation was focused on Fatih and Sultanbeyli residential areas. According to the police information, the arrested had had ties to Al Qaeda.
23, who were reportedly Al Qaeda supporters, were arrested during last week’s operation in Istanbul, Manisa and Izmir. 


Pakistani General Murdered to Stop Him Naming Generals Who Shied Off Fighting the Taliban

General Amir Faisal Alavi, former Pakistani special forces commander, with General Bryan ‘Doug’ Brown, who was then head of US Special Operations Command

There is a remarkable story in today’s Sunday Times about how a former Pakistan special forces chief was murdered after alleging that senior generals were paying off Taliban leaders and refusing to fight the war on terror. Maj-Gen Amir Faisal Alavi, former head of the Special Services Group, the Pakistani equivalent of the SAS, was particularly angry about a deal with Baitullah Mahsud, suspected of being the mastermind behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Alavi had repeatedly fought inside the Pakistan Army for change and his men had led the battle against the militants bravely but there were a small number of generals who were not only trying to prevent the army taking on the militants properly but in some cases were backing them.

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“It’s time for a third intifada”, say West Bank youths

Israeli snipers in ski masks crouched behind concrete blocks at the check-point between Jerusalem and the Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank yesterday as young boys, faces masked by scarves, used slingshots to hurl chunks of stone at soldiers hunkered down on rooftops.

Every so often Israeli border police fired teargas or charged their teenage assailants among burning tyres and the cars smashed by a night’s rioting. It may not be the start of the third intifada invoked by Khaled Meshaal, Hamas’s leader in exile, but the simmering hatred was unmistakable.

Inside the West Bank, angry demonstrations flared in support of the bombarded people of Gaza. In the flashpoint village of Naalin, a 22-year-old protester was killed and another man was wounded seriously when Israeli troops opened fire.

The village, near Ramallah, is the site of frequent clashes between Israeli forces and protesters against the huge Israeli security fence being built there.

In the rundown slum of Shuafat, about 100 masked youths lobbed rocks at Israeli troops, their little brothers smashing paving stones into projectiles for their slingshots.

“Yes, we want a third intifada,” one scrawny 13-year-old enthused. “We’ll fill their bodies with our bullets.” Asked whether they preferred the Islamist movement Hamas, with its doctrine of endless resistance and little offer of hope, or Fatah, which has been conducting fruitless peace talks with Israel for almost two decades, most of the group of would-be fighters squealed: “Hamas, Hamas.”

“Hamas is the only one attacking Israel. They are the only ones who will put bombs in buses,” one said.

At a small demonstration in down-town Ramallah, the capital of the Fatah-led administration in the West Bank, which called on Hamas yesterday to renew its ceasefire with Israel, there was a deep anger born of despondency.

“Israel has open war again,” one young man on al-Manara Square said as about 1,000 people rallied to denounce Israel’s deadly raids. “They talk about peace. We don’t want peace now. We want justice.”

He shrugs at the mention of a third intifada, which followed the uprising of 1987 that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords and the far bloodier 2000 campaign of suicide bombings and riots. This in turn led to Israel storming the West Bank and building a vast barrier inside the Palestinian territory to prevent further attacks.

“It is all the same intifada going on since 1932, when Britain allowed the first [Jewish] immigrants in. It’s all one struggle,” said a 30-year-old man, a documentary film editor who declined to give his name.

There was little sense yesterday of what another bout of widescale violence might achieve, just a gloomy fatalism that peace talks with Israel have led only to an increase in Jewish settlements on the West Bank.

“Palestinian blood is cheap. Nobody thinks we deserve to live, that we are human beings and not animals,” an older man, who identified himself only as al-Massoud, said.

In Gaza there was defiance as a spokesman for the military wing of Hamas dared Israeli forces to enter his domain and engage in street fights with his men on their home turf. “Then we’ll see who the real heroes are,” Abu Ubeida declared.

The Israeli offensive has also sent shock waves through the Jewish state’s own million-strong Arab community, made up of Palestinians who stayed in their homes after Israel was created in 1948. Demonstrations were held in Nazareth, which is normally quiet, and a policeman was injured when rallies turned into riots in the more militant town of Umm El Fahm.

More worrying for Israel, a group calling itself the “Imad Mughniyeh Squads of the Brigades of the Liberators of Galilee”, allegedly made up of Israeli Arabs, threatened to carry out attacks inside Israel.

“The crimes Israel carries out will not be ignored, and the Brigades will answer these crimes [with operations] inside Israel,” it said in a statement to a Palestinian news agency.

* From Jihad Watch:

“When Christians kill Muslims, it’s the Crusades. When Jews kill Muslims it’s murder, and when Muslims kill Muslims, it’s like talking about the weather. Nobody really cares about it.”

That quotation comes from Dan Gillerman, in this posting from July.

Gillerman’s observation is once again highly appropriate as Egypt fires on Gaza residents fleeing the territory and the Taliban kills 14 children, among countless other examples that appear in the news from one week to the next.






Middle East: Israeli attacks may lead to new terror networks, says “expert”

Gaza, 29 Dec. (AKI) – The latest Israeli attacks on Gaza could promote the growth of ‘new Al-Qaeda’ terror networks, a British terrorism expert warned on Monday. Kamal El-Helbawy, director of The Centre for the Study of Terrorism, said the raids had provoked widespread anger throughout the Middle East and many people, even children, were now talking about revenge. While stressing that the Islamist Hamas group was committed only to the liberation of the Palestinian territories, El-Helbawy said many others were not.

“There are people who will not be happy with that, they condemn Hamas as too soft,” he told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a telephone interview from London.

“There is no difference in their minds between Mahmoud Abbas (Palestinian Authority President) and Ehud Olmert (Israeli prime minister). They consider Abbas unwilling to liberate his country.” 

Egyptian-born El-Helbawy, one of the founders of the Muslim Association of Britain, said if a solution was not found, he did not expect peace to prevail in the Middle East.

El-Helbawy who took part in an interfaith conference between Muslims and Christians in London on Monday, warned the conflict could worsen, particularly if Israel launched a ground invasion. 

“It will get worse,” he said. “The Palestinians will not stop, they will defend their country to the last citizen.”

El-Helbawy’s centre provides insights into global trends in Islamic resurgence, democratisation and extremism in the Muslim world. 

Meanwhile, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak told Parliament on Monday that his country was ‘at an all-out war’ with Hamas.

“We have stretched our hand in peace many times to the Palestinian people. We have nothing against the people of Gaza,” Barak said. “But this is an all-out war against Hamas and its branches.”

Barak said Israel was not fighting the residents of Gaza, but wanted to deal Hamas a “severe blow”. He warned that the Israeli operation would be “widened and deepened as needed”.

The United States – Israel’s strongest ally – has said it is up to Hamas to end the violence and commit itself to a truce.

4 thoughts on “Moe's Jihad News”

  1. * Two Bahrainis residing in London are believed to be the masterminds and cell’s leaders, he added, without elaborating further.

    I’ll have a wild guess that they are either “anti-terror experts” for Scotland Yard, or doctors
    working for the NHS.

  2. Intifada away you Muslim Goons only this time no rubber bullets and tear gas for you just LIVE ROUNDS. The time for Pussy Footing is over you will get what you so richly deserve.

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