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NEW Palestinian Ramadan War on IsraelPA Official Calls for ‘Friday Intifadas’ During Ramadan
Yasser Arafat's former advisor calls on PA Arabs to riot on Fridays during Ramadan to protest Israel's "racism."
by Elad Benari
Published: 10/08/11, 2:02 AM
Arabs riot (archive)
Arutz Sheva photo: Flash 90Bassam Abu Sharif, a former advisor to Yasser Arafat and a member of the PLO, called Tuesday on all Arab Muslims and Christians in and around the world to turn Fridays during the month of Ramadan into days of intifada of the millions against what he termed “the Israeli occupation” and the “Judaizing” of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority-based Ma’an news agency reported.
According to the report, Abu Sharif also called on Arabs to demand that the United States and Europe implement UN Resolution 242 and recognize an independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem.
Abu Sharif claimed that all Israeli governments have opposed the establishment of a Palestinian state and have wanted to expel the Arabs from the region. He added that his call for the ‘Friday Intifadas’ during Ramadan was made in order to protect the ‘Arabness’ of Jerusalem and Palestine.
Abu Sharif also Abu Sharif said that the Arab anger could turn into worldwide anger, causing Europe and the United States to experience large shocks because of their commitment to what he termed Israel’s “popular racism.”
Abu Sharif is the same PA official who in 2009 accused Israel of being responsible for the “assassination” of Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004.
It has been confirmed by Arafat’s doctor himself that the former PA Chairman died of AIDS.
30 Palestinian rockets hit Israel
Doesnt sound like they called anything off. Ramadan is all month of August 2011
August 20, 2011 Saturday
Hamas ends 3 year old truce with Israel.
Palestinian truces are only a 'hudna' which means Israel should stop firing while Hamas re-loads.
Hamas never keeps their truce. They just create a new terror group and devise a new name for it.
Iron Dome successfully intercepts Hamas rockets bound for Ashdod and Ashkelon.
A day after terror attacks killed 8 Israelis, Palestinian attacks on Israel continue as 30 rockets were fired into Israel.
One hit a building in an Ashdod industrial park, wounding six people, one of them seriously.
IAF hit 12 Hamas terrorist targets in Gaza, followed by a Hamas hail of missiles on Ashdod, Beersheba, Ashkelon in a continuous blitz.
Ten worshippers were injured when one hit a synagogue.
Israel-Egypt tie disintegrating
The TRUTH is, this peace was OFF when Mubarek was ousted. Egypt wants a war with Israel.
Cairo withdraws envoy to Israel, Jerusalem ambassador to Egypt summoned.
Egyptian troops were killed as Israeli soldiers pursued terrorists from Gaza who crossed into Israel from Sinai to kill Israelis.
If Egyptian troops had done their job, they'd have prevented that.
Turkey and Egypt both want an apology from Israel which neither deserves.
NEW WAR in Gaza, 100 rockets fired at Israel in 3 days
August 21, 2011 by Joel Rosenberg
The collapse of the Mubarak regime in Cairo — and with it an organized, unified, disciplined, centrally controlled Egyptian security and intelligence force
has created a no man’s land in the Sinai desert.
This, in turn, has created a fertile environment for Radical Islamic terrorist groups to expand their operations in the Sinai,
including smuggling arms into Gaza and training jihadist commandos.
Now Israel is beginning to pay the price. Multiple terrorist attacks have occurred in recent days along Israel’s southern border with Egypt.
More than 100 rockets, mortars and anti-tank missiles have been fired from Gaza at Israeli towns and cities along the south.
A suicide bomber also detonated himself near the Israel-Egyptian border over the weekend. Eight Jews were killed in Thursday’s jihadist attacks on an Israeli public bus, and at least 30 were wounded.
A rocket hit a home in Beersheva on Saturday night, killing one Israeli and wounded four others. Dozens more Israelis have been hospitalized for shock.
Israel has struck back with airstrikes against selected terror targets, but the violence has only escalated.
Tragically, Israeli forces accidentally killed two Egyptian border guards during a raid against Gaza militants.
Israel quickly apologized, but this has created new tensions between Egypt and the Jewish State.
Meanwhile, Palestinian leaders — who want their own sovereign state beginning next month — have neither said or done anything to stop the latest attacks.
The question now is obvious: Is a new war brewing in Gaza Strip?
Will Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu order the IDF back into the Strip for a ground operation akin to “Operation Cast Lead” in 2009?
Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom was quoted by Ynet News on Sunday as saying, “The deterrence of has exhausted itself.
We’ll need to respond, and we’re not ruling out the possibility of a ground operation.”
Meanwhile, “at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, committee chair MK Shaul Mofaz of Kadima said that Israel must take steps against Hamas,
‘topple their infrastructures and create a system of ties with Egypt in order to prevent terrorism coming from its border,’” reported Haaretz.
The “head of Kadima party Tzipi Livni made a similar call on Saturday, saying the party will support an extensive military campaign.
‘You must use force against terrorism,’ she said. ‘Just as we have taken steps against terrorism in the past, we will also support steps now that will defend the citizens of Israel.’”
No one is eager for a new war, and there may be other ways to stem the rocket attacks (assassinations, covert operations, etc).
But one thing is clear: the terrorists in Gaza have suddenly become emboldened by the fall of Mubarak and the steady rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, their ideological compadres,
and Israel must take decisive action soon or risk inviting more attacks not just from Hamas and their ilk but from Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.
I would ask for pastors and Christian families and individuals all over the world to pray for peace,
for comfort for the victims and their families and for wisdom for the Prime Minister and his senior advisors on how best to respond.
Please also pray for Israelis and Palestinians at this time to turn their hearts back to the Lord, to seek comfort and wisdom from the truths of the Bible.
Pray, too, that those who love the Lord Jesus to know how best to love and serve their neighbors and enemies and that the Lord would use these events to accomplish His purposes.
As Joseph said to his brothers,
“Do not be afraid. As for you, you meant evil against me,
but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”
Jerusalem on high terror alert
August 22, 2011 Police set up checkpoints throughout capital following warnings of terrorists planning attacks
Jerusalem Police went on high alert Sunday following warnings that terrorists were planning to carry out attacks in the capital.
Throughout the city, officers set up checkpoints and additional forces were deployed. Patrols and security checks on suspicious vehicles also increased.
IDF strikes Hamas military installations in Gaza
August 21, 2011 No immediate details from first Israeli retaliation of day; school in Beersheba hit, none hurt; 'Iron Dome' intercepts 4 Grads.
The IDF struck two Hamas military installations on Sunday evening, Army Radio reported.
The strikes, which began in the afternoon, came as rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, that killed one man over the weekend, continued Sunday morning.
At least six Grad rockets were fired at Beersheba, one of which hit an empty school building, and another Grad was intercepted by the
Iron Dome rocket defense system and two landed in the Egyptian city of Rafah. There were no casualties reported in Sunday morning's attacks.
Netanyahu: We won't carry out large-scale Gaza operation
08/22/2011 Diplomatic source says Hamas is trying to weaken state's international support: "Israel must do all it possibly can to achieve calm."
Israel will not respond to the attacks from Gaza with a large-scale operation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his cabinet ministers concluded at a 3 a.m. meeting on Monday to discuss the security situation.
Diplomatic sources expressed concern that escalation in the South could upset Egypt and and hurt Israel at the UN vote for Palestinian statehood in September.
"Hamas is trying to draw Israel into fighting in the [Gaza] Strip, so as to weaken its power in the international arena in preparation for the Palestinian statehood decree in September," one senior diplomatic source told Army Radio. "This way Hamas will be seen as leading the way for the establishment of a Palestinian state."
Despite Hamas's call for a ceasefire, they "are interested in leading to escalation and so Israel must do all it possibly can to achieve calm," he said.
Palestinian rocket and mortar attacks on southern Israel resumed on Sunday evening and continued into Monday morning despite reports that the Islamist group was seeking an immediate ceasefire.
Four Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip after midnight on Sunday landed in Sderot, the Eshkol Regional Council area and on the outskirts of Ashkelon. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks. An additional rocket damaged a building in the Eshkol Regional Council on Monday morning and the Iron Dome anti-rocket shield intercepted one rocket fired in the direction of Ashkelon.