Israellycool » Terrorism Down Under Punditry in the Middle East Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:04:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Proof 17-Year-Old Killed By IDF Was A Terrorist Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:22:34 +0000 Last week, I posted about the death of 17-year-old palestinian Muhammad al-Casba, killed while attempting to murder Col. Israel Shomer. Brian later posted about the Irish Times skewed coverage of his death, which referred to him as merely a “17-year-old Palestinian protester.”

A number of Israeli sites have since posted some photos purporting to be of the young “protester”, which if correct, show what type of “protesting” he was involved in. Not to mention what kind of future he had lined up for himself.

My initial reaction when seeing such photos is “Is this really proof? After all, this is an Israeli site. Seeing these photos on a palestinian, Arab, Muslim site – now that would constitute proof.”

So I dig a bit of digging and discovered the following photos disseminated by palestinians and their supporters.


Now compare to the photos of the young man with the gun and the intense look of hatred in his eyes.

I think we can all agree this 17-year-old was a terrorist whose aim was to murder, and not merely a young protester trying to ruin someone’s car.

Thank you to the big-mouth Israel haters for confirming what we already suspected.

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Irish Times Shilling For Terrorists Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:33:54 +0000 This was posted on Facebook this morning by the Israel in Ireland page, the official page of the Israeli Embassy in Ireland:

Meital sent us the following message: “The Irish Times shows again why it is destined to be closed down sooner or later. In the last days, 3 Israelis were murdered and many others wounded, some critically in SEVEN Jihadist Palestinian terror attacks against Israeli civilians. The Irish Times as similar antisemites before, do not see Jews as human beings and preferred to ignore their tragic death and didn’t even bother to report on it. However, when a Palestinian threw stones on a soldier’s car (see photo attached) and almost murdered him, the soldiers retaliated and killed the terrorist. The Irish Times as a good Jihadist propaganda tool published this morning a big picture of the crying Palestinian mother and told the story about those “vicious” Jews. History will be as unkind to you as it was to your ignominious predecessors for the blood of the innocent is on your hands!”

Along with the picture of the broken windscreen from the attempted assassination of Col. Israel Shomer that Dave covered on Friday.


Here’s the revolting piece of agitprop they’re referring to in the Irish Times:

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Palestinian protester shot dead in West Bank

Doctors say teenager, whose father works for the intelligence service, had been shot twice

Israeli troops have killed a 17-year-old Palestinian protester amid a surge in West Bank violence, coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The Israeli military spokesman said troops, led by a senior officer, opened fire after a crowd of young Palestinians who threw rocks at an army Jeep driving between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, killing Mohammed al-Ksbeh.

An initial military investigation determined that the commander acted according to standing orders, believing his life was in danger, after first firing warning shots.

Palestinian doctors said the teenager had been shot twice and was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

He was trying to kill people. He got killed.

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Duck, Duck, Sitting Ducks Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:57:37 +0000 Israel reduced security in many areas for this Ramadan. The result it seems is a sharp rise in violence, with stabbings, shootings, injuries and murders of Israeli citizens. Wednesday evening, a protest was held near the Israeli Prime Minister’s residence.

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The PM was away celebrating an early 4th of July with the US Ambassador, but that did not stop the Israeli flag-waving crowd.

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People stood on both sides of the street with Israeli flags and red and white signs demanding a stop to the wave of violence.

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“Head of the government, you have brought a security situation to our country that is immoral” was written on large banners held high.

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One family wore, “I won’t be a sitting duck” on their heads.

Yes, things are feeling all Ducked up.

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Perfidious British Press Massacre Edition Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:08:38 +0000 On Facebook Kay Wilson, herself the survivor of a machete terrorist attack by two Muslims, wrote:

The hypocritical semantics of the British media:
BREAKING: Israelis killed by Palestinian militants
BREAKING: British holiday-makers murdered as they sunbathe on the beach in barbaric attack by terrorists.

I corrected her. The first one should be:

BREAKING: Palestinian youth shot by Israeli security services after alleged attack

Go back and remind yourself of some of the headlines after the Har Nof Synagogue attack on Honest Reporting.

Every one of these papers has, at one time or another, excused Palestinian terrorism against Jews and Israelis because of the perceived crimes of Israel. Years of this have emboldened the terrorists, worldwide, and this is one of the results.

If this was an attack against Jews, the press would be rushing to work out which grievance of this Muslim terrorist they could ascribe his actions too. The worst you can say of these unfortunate British tourists is that they occupied the wrong sun beds and my heart goes out to their families and friends.

Please consider Israeli beaches for your next holiday. As we showed in a video last year, we have a special system for dealing with garbage that tries to wash ashore on our beaches.

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Required Reading: New Hamas Website Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:55:55 +0000 Fresh from launching rockets aimed at Israelis, Hamas has now just launched a new website aimed at the English speaking audience.

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Well, another one anyway. This one – which has been the source of my Wacky Terrorist Profiles – is still around.

But back to the new website. Clearly, Hamas has gone to some effort with this website to up its propaganda war. And I am glad. Because they are being quite upfront about their goals.

For example, there is this post:

Abu Marzook: Hamas Seeks a State on Whole of Palestine

Mousa Abu Marzook, member of Hamas political bureau, stated today that Hamas wants a state in the whole Palestine not only in Gaza .

Abu Marzook affirmed Hamas’s adherence to resistance as the mean towards liberating the land of Palestine.

Here’s another example: one of the answers in their #AskHamas section (Not to be confused with this failed experiment on Twitter).

Does Israel have a right to exist?

Israel is not a normal state. It is a settler colonial state that was created during and after mass expulsion and dispossession of the Palestinian people. Sixty-seven years on, millions of Palestinians remain victim of occupation, exile and dispersion. Recognizing Israel effectively means legitimizing what Israel has done to the Palestinian people and legitimizing all Zionist claims upon which Israel was created.

The relation between the Palestinian people and Israel is not between sovereign states. It is a relation driven by Israeli colonialism, dispossession, and military occupation and the Palestinians’ struggle for freedom and self-determination. This is the reality of the matter; there is no way around it.

Now compare to statements by the likes of Jimmy Carter:

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas this weekend at his headquarters in Ramallah, and declared that Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is not a “terrorist.” Carter said that he would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it was a “waste of time,” and that Meshaal not only wanted a “peace process,” but would commit to recognizing Israel as part of a deal brokered by Saudi Arabia.

And other Israel haters like Richard Silverstein:

Remember, this is from their website aimed at the international audience. They are being very brazen in revealing they do not accept Israel and never will (unlike the forked tongue approach of the PA, who say one thing in English and another in Arabic).

Which also tells you much about how emboldened they are from the international community, from whom they are clearly feeling the love despite their genocidal goals and tactics.

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How Do You Know A Doctor In Gaza Is Lying? Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:12:39 +0000 His fingers are typing.

That is the terrorist who stabbed a policeman with a huge knife just outside the Damascus gate.

Here’s our own Deebo’s response:

Here’s the massive knife he used:

Here’s the hospital he is now being treated in:

Shaare Zedek Medical Center - Photo: Hospital website

Shaare Zedek Medical Center – Photo: Hospital website

Lying liar.


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CNN Breaking News: Killer Cars! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:34:26 +0000 The other day a very tragic event happened in Graz, Austria, as CNN put it:

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A man intentionally drove his car into a crowd of people in the middle of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthplace.

Now, those of us in Israel know this horrible scene all too well. The inventors of “car intifada” encourage this as a way to peacefully protest the occupation kill Jews.

Here’s how CNN reported it then.

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Suddenly, no man intentionally did anything. It was the car. And let’s throw in the fact that it was near “border police headquarters” to somehow make it sound like a legitimate military target.

This headline is not a simple wording issue. This is intentional. As with everything related to Israel and international media, the terrorist is innocent until… well forever.

Let’s take a look at the most recent incident in which a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a border policeman with a foot-long knife before being shot down and taken to an Israeli hospital and received Israeli taxpayer funded treatment.

h/t Honest Reporting


OK, here’s that headline again, now with editors notes:

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Now. This was an attempted murder. Plain and simple. Last week we saw Lod resident Dani Gonen murdered for trying to be a good samaritan. But the headlines again emphasized that he was in “occupied territory”.

What if a mass murder happened in a place of worship in Israel like in Charleston? Imagine how the media would report that in a similar style!

Well.. like this actually:


That’s how CNN reported the news when 2 Palestinian terrorists walked into a synagogue during prayer time and butchered 4 worshippers plus a cop with an axe. By equating the attackers with the victims and speaking to a PLO spokesperson on the phone.  I don’t even want to think about how a similar style would report the Charleston incident.

When events similar to what happens in Israel happen around the world. Take note of the language.

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Checkpoints Save Lives Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:55:43 +0000 And the converse: lack of checkpoints directly contributes to more dead Jews.

This morning (and it won’t be reported outside of Israel and probably barely beyond Arutz 7 which is labeled as a “settler slanted” site):

Arabs Found with Gun Hidden Behind Car Speaker

Security guards from the Defense Ministry stopped an Israeli vehicle Friday morning, a Peugeot 206 with both East Jerusalem and Palestinian passengers, after they aroused the suspicion of a security guard at the crossing.

During the inspection, the guards found a Carl Gustav submachine gun hidden behind a subwoofer. The suspects were taken in for questioning.

And this despite certain Ramadan relaxations such as:

For the first time in at least a decade, the IDF will let Palestinian buses bring West Bank worshipers into Israel during the month of Ramadan, which begins Wednesday, a senior officer said.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai announced a series of measures aimed at easing movement for Palestinians during the Muslim holy month.

On Friday this happened:

Breaking News: Shooting Against Israeli Vehicle Wounds Two Near Dolev

By Tazpit News Agency

DOLEV – In the late afternoon on Friday, June 19, a shooting took place against an Israeli vehicle with Israeli Jews travelling in the vicinity of the Dolev community in the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council, about 17 miles northwest of Jerusalem.

Magen David Adom spokesman Zaki Heller said that at 4:15 pm in the afternoon, Jerusalem’s MDA received a phone call that a vehicle had been hit by bullets. Initial reports stated that MDA paramedics provided medical treatment to two men injured by the gunman. One man was wounded critically, with a gunshot wound to his upper body and found unconscious.

An IDF helicopter transported the critically wounded 25-year-old man, to the Tel Hashomer hospital after he received CPR at the scene of the attack. Another 25-year-old man was lightly wounded, with gunshots to the limbs. He is conscious and in stable condition.

A security officer who arrived to the scene told Tazpit News Agency that: “we received a report about an attack next to a water spring, where one person was injured critically and another injured lightly. The gunman apparently fled the area according to reports from the injured.”

Israeli security forces are now searching the area for the terrorist.

Danny Gonen, the critically wounded 25 year old man has been buried already.

Danny Gonen, the 25-year-old who was murdered in Friday’s shooting attack in the Binyamin region’s Dolev, was laid to rest late Saturday night at the new cemetery in Lod.

Hundreds of family members and friends attended the funeral, as did rabbis from his yeshiva and many other citizens. The funeral was also attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely; MK Moti Yogev, a resident a of Dolev; and Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel.

Gonen’s mother Devorah eulogized her son, weeping bitterly: “You lived your life as a free Jew in his own country. You loved this country and you loved the truth. You raised the banner of truth and that’s how you lived.”

Danny and his friends were hiking in the beautiful hills to the north of Jerusalem. You can see the town of Lod, very close to where the murder took place. This is the ancient heartland of Israel.

Of course that’s an area that isn’t completely controlled by Israel: we rely on the PA to police parts of it and there are fewer (or no) checkpoints between where this man was murdered and where large numbers of Arabs live.

If you can look past the horror you can see the beauty of the land (and how empty it is) and understand why Jews might want to drive 30 minutes from the urban sprawl (they lived in Lod which is almost joined to Tel Aviv now) and go for a hike.

Nobody should pay with his life for hiking in empty hills.

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Reader Post: The Shocking Moral Equivalence of The BBC’s Evan Davis Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:50:02 +0000 Johnny Simson is an Israeli born in Johannesburg, South Africa. His hobbies are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and annoying anti-Semites.

During an interview with Tzipi Livni on Newsnight, the BBC’s Evan Davis asked “Would you describe your parents as terrorists?”. This is a basic tenet of today’s progressive Left. “One man’s terrorist is another man’s Freedom Fighter”, they say. You can see the full interview below.

Indeed Irgun, Haganah and Lehi engaged the British with asymmetrical warfare. They did not wear uniforms. They did kill civilians and civil servants working for the British government. So why are they any different than Hamas, Hezbollah, PLO, the beheader of Lee Rigby and perpetrators of 7/7?

In order to be called freedom fighter one has to genuinely be a fighter for freedom and democracy. Irgun were fighting for human rights of Jewish people who had just survived a Holocaust. The British were blocking Jewish refugees from escaping the Holocaust, barring them entry to Palestine which was against the Mandate given to Great Britain in the San Remo conference of 1920. The British reneged on the Balfour declaration at a time the Jewish people needed a place of refuge more than anything else.

When the British finally were driven out of Israel, Irgun was absorbed into the IDF and Menachem Begin became a member of the Knesset. He respected the democracy of Israel and sat in the opposition until 1977. When he was elected he respected freedom of speech and the opposition. Unlike Hamas who violently took over Gaza when Fatah failed to respect the results of the PA 2006 elections and threw Fatah members of rooftops. Neither Fatah nor Hamas respect freedom of speech. Neither have anything that resembles rule of law in territories under their control. Hence neither Hamas nor Fatah can be called Freedom fighters since it is not Freedom they are fighting for.

I would like to break down the principle differences between Irgun and modern day Islamic terrorists.

I – Ideology and motivation

The ideology of Islamist terror groups is totalitarian. They wish to impose Sharia on their hosts. In the case of Fatah you get a secular dictatorship at best. They are exclusive of any minority or group that does not share their religion, ethnicity and ideology. They are motivated by deep hatred of the West, Infidels and specifically Jews. How do we know this? Here is what a Hamas MP has said about Israel. Ahmad Bahr on Al Aqsa TV in a sermon: “If the enemy sets foot on a single square inch of Islamic land, Jihad becomes an individual duty,…in order to annihilate those Jews.”

Note, there is no talk of human rights nor freedom here. Contrast this with Jabotinski who is the founding father of Revisionist Zionism. Mentor to Menachem Begin.

Ze’ev Jabotinski on the Arabs:

“All of us, all Jews and Zionists of all schools of thought, want the best for the Arabs of Eretz Israel[Land of Israel]. We do not want to eject even one Arab from either the left or the right bank of the Jordan River. We want them to prosper both economically and culturally. We envision the regime of Jewish Palestine as follows: most of the population will be Jewish, but equal rights for all Arab citizens will not only be guaranteed, they will also be fulfilled.”

Ze’ev Jabotinski on democracy and freedom of speech:

“Today, the test of democracy is freedom of the press: the most liberal constitution is a lie if the press is muzzled, but where the press is free there is a hope even despite defects of the constitution.”

II – Methodology

The primary targets of the Irgun were soldiers and bases of the British army. Civilians were harmed but they were the exception rather than the rule. Usually civilians casualties were due to operational failures rather then a result of deliberately targeting civilians. Contrast this with Hamas and Fatah. Their primary targets are civilians. The more civilians harmed the higher the success of the operation.

III – Geography

Islamic terror groups do not limit their scope of action to their own territory. Take the Hezbollah bombing of an Israeli bus of tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria and many other failed attempts all over the globe. Anyone naive enough to believe that Hezbollah only were fighting to drive IDF out of S. Lebanon should ask themselves this Question. Why are they still attacking Israelis? Israel left S. Lebanon in 2000. Obviously the occupation of S. Lebanon was not their primal motivation. One should ask oneself, why Muslim immigrants and Muslim born in England see fit to attack British civilians on British soil. If the motivation is the war in Iraq then why are there still terror threats? Isn’t war in Iraq over? Why attack British civilians in England instead of fighting British troops in Iraq? Did Jews in English take up arms against British civilians when Irgun was fighting to end the British Mandate? No! Irgun operations were limited strictly to the area of the British mandate in Palestine.

IV – End Goal

The end goal of the PLO is clear. The destruction of the Jewish state. Arafat was quite clear about this while giving a lecture in 1994 in a mosque in Johannesburg. One year after signing the OSLO peace accords with Israel. Here is what he said:
“This agreement, I am not considering it more than the agreement which had been signed between our prophet Mohammed and Koraish, and you remember the Caliph Omar had refused this agreement and [considered] it a despicable truce.” Arafat was referring to the infamous Treaty of Hudaybiyyah which was merely a temporary truce before Muhammad broke it and massacred the tribe of Koraish.

A few years later Arafat publicly said: “We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!” in his speech “The Impending Total Collapse of Israel” at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, January 30, 1996

The end goal of Islamist terror groups in Britain is the destruction of Western style democracy and it’s replacement with Sharia. Sharia is an Apartheid system of Law where Muslims are granted more rights by law than non-Muslims.

The declared end goal of Irgun was democracy in the Jewish homeland. When they achieved this goal they disbanded. Irgun was absorbed in the Hagana which became the IDF.

A Western nation that fails to understand the stark differences between Jewish guerilla groups fighting for the survival of the Jewish people, freedom and democracy will eventually lose the very freedom they have no value for.

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Photo of the Day: Ramadan Lights Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:52:12 +0000 Ready for Ramadan? Electric lights are hung decorating Jaffa Gate.

Image Ramadan lights Jaffa Gate

This year June 18 is start of Ramadan. Thirty days of Muslim fasting by day and feasting by night, while we wait and see what else will come next.

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