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PA Arabs Attack Israelis In Jerusalem In What Appears To Be New 'Oslo War'

February 27, 2012

Adar 5, 5772, 28/02/12 12:30 PA Arabs Riot, Hurl Firebombs at Israelis
Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted in the capital and hurled rocks at Israelis Monday in what appears to be a renewal of the 'Oslo War.' Chana Ya'ar

Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted in the capital and hurled firebombs at Israelis Monday in what appears to be the start of a third wave of the 'Oslo War,' or what the Arabs refer to as an "intifada."

In Jerusalem, Arab rioters threw large, sharp-edged rocks and firebombs Molotov cocktails at Border Police officers in the A-Tur neighborhood. Most of the rioters were Arabs who are eligible to vote in Palestinian Authority elections, although some also carry the blue Israeli identity cards that entitles them to all the privileges of any other Israeli citizen.

Five of the rioters were arrested, and police were eventually forced to resort to using anti-riot measures in order to control the violent mob.

Palestinian Authority Arabs also hurled four firebombs towards the Qalandia crossing, south of Ramallah, on Monday evening. There were no casualties or damage.

Earlier in the day, a vehicle with Israeli license plates was damaged by rocks hurled by Arabs as the driver traveled past the Gilo area, south of Jerusalem. No one was physically injured, although the experience was traumatic. IDF soldiers were dispatched to the scene of the attack.

Last Tuesday, a mob of PA Arabs repeatedly ambushed drivers traveling along Highway 60 as they passed the center of Beit Ummar, a village in Judea located between Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba-Hevron. One particularly vicious attack that day was photographed by an Associated Press photographer and the victim, Zehava Weiss, shared the details of her experience with Arutz Sheva.

Video footage of the repeated ambushes was filmed, and a gaggle of photographers was also seen eagerly racing to get good shots of the lethal attacks, which appeared to further encourage the attackers. No IDF soldiers or any other security forces were visible, although it is unclear why, since an Israeli "pillbox" military guard post is located right next to the site of the attack.



Shevat 30, 5772, 23/02/12 06:29 Ketzaleh: The Shalit Intifada has Broken Out
National Union leader blames Netanayhu government's Shalit deal and other shows of weakness for current wave of violence. Gil Ronen

Arab attacks on Jewish motorists and security forces continued Thursday in what Jews are beginning to see as another burgeoning "intifada" an Arabic term referring to an uprising.

National Union Chairman MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh) laid the blame for the deterioration at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's doorstep, citing the Shalit deal as one of the decisions that projected weakness to Israel's Arab neighbors.

At Al Hadr just south of Bethlehem, Arabs threw rocks at a car with Israeli license plates this morning. The car was damaged but no one was hurt. In another incident, Arabs hurled rocks at an Israeli bus near Tekoa in the eastern Etzion Bloc. No one was hurt.

More rioting took place in the afternoon at Al Hadr, with some 50 Arabs taking part in the violence. There was rioting near Abu Dis, in East Jerusalem. In both places, the Arabs rolled burning tires at IDF forces that had come to stop the rioting.

An Arab woman carrying a switchblade was arrested at the entrance to the Cave of Patriarchs in Hevron in the morning. She admitted under interrogation that she had intended to stab a police officer and be arrested. She once carried out a similar act in the past and was arrested.

MK Katz noted that "Since the Likud government under Netanyahu-Barak freed hundreds of terrorist murderers and allowed many to return into Judea and Samaria in the Shalit deal, the 350,000 Jews of Judea and Samaria and the hundreds of thousands who drive on the roads are exposed to rock-throwing terror and a real intifada."

"Hopefully," Ketzaleh added, "when Israeli citizens vote on Election Day, they will remember that Netanyahu, who promised to build, has [in fact] frozen and razed, and that Bibi who promised to safeguard security led to its collapse."

"The loyal MKs in Likud failed, with all of their virtues, to stop the declaration of two states, the freeze on construction and the demolitions, and now the rising terror. Netanyahu treats them as he treated the tissue paper he threw into the garbage can as he publicly humiliated his trusted government secretary, Tzvika Hauser."

MK Katz was referring to an incident in which Netanyahu berated Hauser for failing to install a lock in the door to the cabinet meeting room, as TV cameras were rolling.



Are Police Hiding a Terror War? A string of Arab attacks described as "criminal, not nationalistic" leads to suspicions that of a police cover-up.

Arutz Sheva staff

The police response to the murder of a Jewish man in Ramle this week has been the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back to many, and has led to charges that top-ranking commanders are covering up a wave of terrorist assaults.

The first case to raise suspicion began last year, when Rabbi Moshe Talbi of Hispin was found shot to death in his car in Samaria. Police spokespeople had proclaimed the death a suicide within 15 minutes of finding the body. Later evidence pointed to terrorism.

In September, police attributed the death of Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan to careless driving, admitting only after an Arutz Sheva expose that the young father and son were murdered by terrorists.

In early February, a group of Arab men beat two soldiers in Haifa in a vicious attack that Judge Ziyad Falah compared to the infamous lynch of two soldiers in Ramallah. A relative of one victim reported that the Arabs asked, "Are you Jewish?" before attacking the two.

However, police have declared that the attack was not motivated by Arab nationalism, but instead resulted from a case of mistaken identity.

This week George Sado was walking his dog in Ramle when he was shot and murdered by a group of local Arab teens. A neighbor who found Sado before he died reported that Sado said his attackers had told him they had shot "because of what you are doing in Gaza." Again, police have refused to categorize the attack as a terrorist incident.

Why would police cover up terrorism? One theory is that they believe doing so will help maintain the peace. Mixed Jewish-Arab cities have erupted in violence in the past, and police may fear that reports of Israeli Arabs carrying out terrorist attacks could lead to riots.

A more cynical explanation is that police hope to boost their success rate on fighting terrorism by redefining Arab assaults on Jews as regular criminal incidents.


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