The War of Attrition Waged by Arab Muslims Against Jews in Israel: Part III - Incidents from March 2012 (to date)
The first item in the collection is a foiled stabbing attack. Two Arab Muslims with knives are caught by the IDF before they can enter a Jewish village in Samaria.
As reported by Jerusalem Post.
'IDF arrests two Palestinians, critically injures another'.
Dear Jerusalem Post, that headline should read: IDF Foils Muslim Stabbing Raid on Jewish Village'. - CM
'Army arrests 2 Palestinians with knives near Elon Moreh, critically injures one near Ramallah.
'The IDF arrested two Palestinians with knives (i.e. two Arab Muslims with knives - CM) who had been spotted on a security camera close to the Elon Moreh settlement in the West Bank (that is, close to the Jewish village of Elon Moreh in Samaria - CM) on Monday.
'The Elon Moreh security guard alerted the IDF, which dispatched a unit from the Golani Brigade to intercept the suspects.
'The Palestinians (sic: Muslims - CM) fled the area and entered the village of Azamut, east of Nablus. Soldiers pursued them and apprehended them near a school.
'A search of the suspects revealed that they were armed with two knives. One suspect had a knife that was 9.5 cm long, and the second was armed with an 8 centimetre-long knife.
'Soldiers took the suspects into custody for questioning.
'Separately, a group of around 15 Palestinians (that is, local Arab Muslims - CM) approached an IDF position near Bir Zeit, north of Ramallah, an IDF representative said. The suspects began hurling rocks at soldiers. IDF soldiers responded with crowd-dispersal means, but they did not use live fire, the representative added.
'Palestinian sources (but I have to say that by now I have reached the point where I take all Muslim tales of woe - especially those claiming injury at the hands of the dirty kuffar - with a large tablespoonful of salt - CM) said a 19 year old man was seriously injured in the head by a tear-gas canister. The sources added that he was taken to the Ramallah hospital in critical condition.
"We saw a report of an injured Palestinian but we've been unable to confirm it at this stage," the IDF representative said...
There is more on the Elon Moreh incident at the This Ongoing War blog - click on the link to read.
Excerpts: background information on Elon Moreh, which has been around for some forty years.
"It's a community that was established in the mid-1970s over the opposition of critics who claimed that allowing Jews to set down homes near Nablus [which is on or near the site of Biblical Shechem - CM] in the heartland of Biblical Jewish history, was going to antagonize the Kingdom of Jordan, who had controlled the area previously. The Jordanians barely managed to defeat Yasser Arafat's Palestinian forces seeking to overthrow the monarchy in 1970. In 1988 they permanently relinquished their claims to the West Bank and are now long gone from the neighbourhood. Their claims in any event had no foundation in international law or history. A thriving Jewish village of some 1,200 people today, Elon Moreh is in the vicinity of Itamar, Har Bracha, and Yitzhar."
And information on where the would-be assassins had come from.
"They turn out to be residents of Balata, sometimes called a refugee camp, but actually a town established more than 60 years ago near Nablus, and with a population today of some 30,000. Balata was in the news in November 2007 when Palestinian Authority 'police' got into a firefight with terrorists from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (they owe allegiance to Fatah), who, in the words of Wikipedia [link in original - CM] had turned it into "a military stronghold".
Item 2: another Arab Muslim with a great big knife, is found slinking about near a Jewish village.
'Woman nabbed on suspicion of planning knife attack'.
'Woman'. That is - A Muslim woman. - CM
'Suspect tells police during questioning that she was sent to carry out a stabbing attack; arrested near W Bank settlement Emmanuel.
'West Bank police on Tuesday arrested a woman carrying a large knife...
'Police said the woman, who was arrested near the West Bank settlement of Emmanuel (that is, the Jewish village of Emmanuel in the so-called 'West Bank' - CM] told them during questioning that she was sent to carry out a stabbing attack. Police said they aren't sure who sent her or if she decided on her own to carry out an attack due to personal or family motives.
'The investigation is now in the hands of the Shin Bet General Security Service, police added.
'The suspect is a 32 year old Palestinian (Palestinian Arab Muslim - CM) resident of the West Bank village Habela Zohata, police said.
'According to West Bank Police Spokeswoman Nurit Tzemah, police have increased patrols throughout the cities and towns of Judea and Samaria in order to prevent any sort of violent incidents from disrupting the Purim celebrations that began Thursday...".
'Violent incidents'. Translation: attacks by the local Muslims. - CM
Item 3. An Arab Muslim stabs a Jewish woman in Nahariya.
'Nahariya woman stabbed, moderately injured during robbery.
'A woman in her 60s was stabbed repeatedly and moderately injured by an attacker during an apparent street robbery. The woman sustained multiple stab wounds in her chest and shoulder.
'Magen David Adom paramedics rushed her to hospital.
'Police took a 46 year old man into custody on suspicion of carrying out the attack. The suspect is from a nearby Israeli Arab village...".
Item 4. Two Arab Muslims shoot and kill a Jewish man who was out walking his dog.
'Man killed while walking dog in Ramle'
'Six Arab-Israeli youths (that is, six Arab Muslim youths with Israeli citizenship - CM) are arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 51 year old Jewish resident of the city.
'A 51 year old man walking his dog in Ramle on Sunday night was shot in the stomach and killed.
'Police have arrested six Arab-Israeli youths on suspicion of being linked to the shooting and are investigating the possibility that it was a nationalistically-motivated incident.
'Nationalistically-motivated'? No. More likely, ideologically-motivated. Islamically-motivated. - CM
'The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) is also involved in the investigation.
'The homicide victim has been named as George Sa'ado, a father of five and a resident of Ramle.
'Police suspect he met the suspects on the street while out on a night walk with his dog, and that a verbal confrontation ensued between Sa'ado and the youth.
And six Arab Muslim 'youths' then proceeded to gun down one middle-aged Jewish man who was, so far as we know, unarmed. - CM
'After receiving reports of shots fired, Magen David Adom paramedics found Sa'ado lying on the street, and rushed him to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Centre in Tzrifin, but were uanble to revive him.
'Ramle Mayor Yoel Levi said he doubted the shooting was linked to a nationalistic motive. He told Army Radio on Monday that relations between Jews and Arabs in the city were "very good", adding that both communities live in harmony with [one] another...
I don't believe him, I'm sorry to say. And another report on the same incident, in Israel National News, contains information that suggests that the Mayor is deep in denial, perhaps even a de facto dhimmi. - CM
'Was Ramle Man a Terror Victim?'
Escerpt: "Saado's family said that before he died, he managed to tell a neighbour that the men who shot him said, "We're doing this because of what you're doing in Gaza."
'Local Arabs have often harassed Jews in the city, the family said, but they left Saado alone, both because he spoke Arabic and because of his strength.
"The mixed Jewish-Arab city of Ramle is home to multiple Arab crime families...".
That should probably be, 'multiple Arab Muslim crime families'. - CM
Item 5: another attempted murder-by-stoning, on 16 March.
'W Bank: Man lightly injured after stones thrown at his car'.
Translation: 'Arab Muslims throw rocks at Jewish driver, fail to kill him'. - CM
'An Israeli man was lightly injured Friday afternoon when stones were thrown at his car near the West Bank village of Azun, east of Kalkiliya.
'Damage was also caused to the man's car.
In other words - On Friday afternoon some Arab Muslims threw rocks at a Jewish Israeli driver near Azun, east of Kalkiliya, in Samaria. They failed to kill him, but wounded him lightly and damaged his car. - CM
'The IDF was searching the area for the stone-throwers."
Item 6, 15 March - Arab Muslim stabs Israeli Jewish woman soldier on the Jerusalem Light Rail, nearly kills her.
'Jerusalem: Soldier stabbed on light rail near Pisgat Ze'ev'.
'Paramedics treat 19 year old girl on-site, evacuate her in moderate condition to Shaare Zedek; police arrest assailant; MK Ben-Ari blames Aharonovich for failing to crack down on 'nationalist terrorism'.
'An Arab youth (that is, an Arab Muslim youth - CM) stabbed a 19 year old female soldier a number of times in the chest and hand at a light rail station in Jerusalem on Thursday morning.
'Commander of the Zion Precinct Nitzan Adri said that, according to police, the suspect rode the train northbound until the Pisgat Ze'ev station, where he stood up and stabbed the girl a number of times before fleeing through the closing doors.
'The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the soldier was headed to her Jerusalem base when she was stabbed.
'Police captured the suspect shortly after 11.30 am and the IDF said it had detained a number of suspects in connection to the stabbing.
'Paramedics treated the victim on the scene before evacuating her to Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek hospital in moderate condition.
'According to police, light rail security officers checked the man when he entered the train but did not find a knife.
'Northbound light rail services were suspended after the attack, but resumed later Thursday morning after police deemed it safe.
'"The light rail is secure", Adri said, "We did not have any intelligence that there would be a terror attack in or around the light rail. There are guards and Jerusalem residents can continue to travel on it"...
'Dvir Adani, a 22 year old volunteer with United Hatzala, described the rescue operation on the scene.
'"When I got here, I saw a woman in her 20s lying on the ground losing blood. I started giving her first aid until the ambulance arrived...
"She was stabbed in the chest and had a few cuts in other areas. I heard her say, "Why did this happen, especially to me?"
Why? Because you were a Jew, wearing the uniform of the army of Israel. Your attacker is a Muslim, whose cult teaches him to hate Jews, and in particular, to hate and seek to destroy the Jews of Israel who have claimed the right to own and bear arms - a right that Jews living within Muslim lands as dhimmis were denied - and to live as free people in a non-Muslim state. -
The comments to this particular story were many, and most commenters seemed to have some sort of a clue as to what is going on. For example, No Lefty remarked, 'Is it really a nationalist attack? Arabs [I think he meant, 'Muslims' - CM] attack people all over Europe without any nationalist motive. Maybe that's just who they are?' And one 'Norman F' observed, "Arabs [to be more precise, Muslims - CM] attack Jews whenever there is an opportunity. No Jew in Israel is foolish enough to go to an Arab town or to an Arab neighbourhood. It's just too dangerous". And 'J Reuben' quoted the article, "The motives behind the stabbing were still unknown", and then added, sarcastically, "Something to do with Islam, perhaps? That kind of wilfully clueless police-work smacks of dhimmitude".
Which brings us to Israel National News, who on 16 March discussed several attacks that have happened (two last year, and two this year) and asked a few pointed questions.
'Are Police Hiding a Terror War?'
'A string of Arab attacks described as 'criminal, not nationalistic' leads to suspicions of a police cover-up.
'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.
'Terrorism'. Muslim jihad terror. - CM
'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.
That is, by rock-throwing Muslims. - CM
'In early February, a group of Arab men (a group of Arab Muslim men - CM) beat two soldiers in Haifa in a vicious attack [see link here, for full details]
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 (sic: I would have said, Islamic Jew-hatred - CM), 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 neighbour 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.
Riots by whom? By Jews or by Muslims? If they are afraid of Muslim riots, then they need to lose the fear and figure out how to stamp down hard, next time the Muslims do riot. - CM
'A more cynical explanation is that police hope to boost their success rate on fighting terrorism by redefining Arab assaults on Jews (that is, Arab Muslim assaults on Jews - CM) as regular criminal incidents.'
The difficulty, of course, is that acts that we non-Muslims define as criminal - rape, murder, assault, robbery, fraud, extortion, you-name-it - and that are simply criminal when done by non-Muslims to each other, can always (if done by a Muslim to a non-Muslim) be seen, by any Muslim, as part of the Jihad against the dirty kuffar, and can therefore be seen by Muslims not as criminal acts but as perfectly legitimate and, indeed, honorable.
The other fact that has to be faced is the phenomenon of what some call 'Sudden Jihad Syndrome', whereby an individual Muslim, not formally signed up with any particular named Jihad franchise, and therefore flying under the radar, quite suddenly or perhaps after a short period of planning goes out and kills, or tries to kill, non-Muslims. Some twenty percent of Israel's population is comprised of Arabs, mostly Muslims. Where there are Muslims, there will be attacks on the non-Muslims; and not always the formal, large-scale jihad plots; but rather, many smaller, individual 'pin-prick' attacks. The only way for the Israelis to be completely sure of preventing attacks such as the stabbing of the lady in Nahariya, or the stabbing of the IDF girl on the train, would be for them to have no Muslims resident within Israel.
But right now Israel has a huge and aggressive Fifth Column; the burden and danger which that Muslim Fifth Column represents has been, I think, sufficiently suggested by the many dismally typical incidents gathered together in this series of postings I have just made.
The same Fifth Column now burdens and imperils many, many other countries besides Israel. And it is not only the Israeli police who appear often to be in deep denial as to what, precisely, they are dealing with. - CM