From the Elder of Ziyon:
An Israeli man and woman were wounded Friday morning when a Palestinian assailant threw a Molotov cocktail at their car as they drove by the Tekoa settlement in Gush Etzion. Both were treated by paramedics at the scene and were taken to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for further care. Their car was destroyed in the fire.
Friday’s attack came after Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian on Thursday at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria, after he used a makeshift gun to shoot at Israelis, according to a witness and Israeli authorities.
Stand With Us:
Why is there an Israel Apartheid week in nearly two dozen campuses across the UK – yet there are no similar events drawing attention to human rights abuses in Zimbabwe or Venezuela?Â Why does the NUS want to send students on a ‘humanitarian mission’ to Gaza – yet it has refused to support a campaign fighting racism on campus?Â Above all, why is Israel the only country in the world which 18 year old kids believe has no right to existÂ (that is, when they’re not stupidly drunk in a nightclub)?
It’s a saddening question with a myriad of answers. A lot of university students are naive? True, but not a satisfactory answer. Anti-Semitism? A bit too simplistic perhaps – though Woody Allen has no problem with this explanation. Israel makes a good news story? It’s embroiled in an iconic conflict?
We are all just people, we all just want a better life, right?
A senior Hamas official declared on Thursday that his group intends to stick to its mission – “liberating” all of “Palestine” (meaning all of Israel).
The official,Â Khalil Al-Khiya, stressed that Hamas will never give up on one inch of “Palestine”. He made the comments during a memorial event for five Hamas terrorists who were killed by IDF soldiers in Gaza last week.
“This way (in which the dead terrorists acted) sends a message to the Zionists, according to which they have no place in the land of Palestine,” said Al-Khiya, who threatened, “We shall expel you from our land, we will fight on it against you, and we will either kill you or expel you from it after you surrender.”
New intifada in the making:
Gaza Minister of Religious Affairs Ismail Radwan accused Israel of “raiding the holy Aqsa Mosque” and called for a holy war, Hamas’ Al-Qassam website reports.
Each “raid” on the mosque brings a third “intifada” terror war closer, he warned, using the term commonly used by extremist groups to describe Jewish visits to the Mount. Any attack on the mosque is an attack on “the Islamic nation and its dignity,” he declared.
But surely not our peace partners?
Palestinian Media Watch has documented many times that Fatah continuously uses its “Main Page” on Facebook to glorify terrorists. Recently, Fatah used this Facebook page to praise a murderer of two as the “nation’s symbol.”
Now, Fatah has responded to PMW’s exposures and to criticism of Fatah by world leaders.
“Israel (i.e., Palestinian Media Watch) has been monitoring Fatah’s main [Facebook] page and sending messages to friendly nations regarding what is written on the page. Israel claims this is incitement to violence,” the administrator wrote. He addressed Israel, defending Fatah’s practice of glorifying terrorists who have murdered Israeli civilians:
“Israel, you oppose our posting photos of Martyrs (Shahids) on our page, [but those Martyrs] are our role models for everything related to freedom.”