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And the Beat Goes On: Jihad Against the Jews, In and Around Israel
From regularly reading the English-language Israeli press online, I have found out just how much Arab Muslim violence against Jews within and around Israel, whether attempted or achieved, never (so far as I can tell from my experience of mainline Australian news) gets a mention outside of the country.
Here are two of the most striking recent examples, from the end of last month.
First, from Israel National News, Gil Ronen reporting, a jihadist booby-trap on an Israeli road in Muslim-occupied Judea, which an Israeli Jewish motorist only escaped by sheer good luck or the grace of God.
'Lebanese-Style' Terror Ambush Near Hevron' [that is, near the Biblical Hebron - CM].
'Sophisticated roadside explosive targets civilians who escape unhurt miraculously. Israeli press ignores the story.
Not entirely, of course, since the Israel National News is covering it. But there is an echoing silence from the international press, whose journalists, if stationed in Israel, should have been able to find out about it from 'Israel National News', just as I did.- CM
'Two Jewish civilians were targeted by a sophisticated Arab roadside bomb (that is, by a sophisticated roadside bomb laid by Jew-hating Arab Muslims - CM) Wednesday night near Hevron, but escaped unhurt miraculously. The serious incident was hardly reported at all in the press, which was busy counting the number of blows dealt to anarchists who tried to block a major thoroughfare.
'Chaim Siton, a resident of Avigail in southern Mount Hevron, was driving home with a friend on the dark and largely deserted road, when he saw a piece of black fabric waving in the wind and thought it was a dog running toward the road. He braked slightly.
He was saved by his compassion...- CM
'This action may have saved his life, as in the next moment a huge ball of fire engulfed the front of his car.
'The fire was from an explosive device that had been planted at the side of the road and was detonated with a cell phone.
'Had Siton not braked he would have been at the center of the explosion when the bomb went off.
'As it happened, Siton and his passenger managed to escape unharmed and continued driving.
'At this point, another miracle occurred and a second explosive charge, planted a few meters down the road, which was planned to explode on them, was not detonated.
Note the attempted one-two punch, the hallmark of many modern Mohammedan jihad attacks of this sort. They do exactly this sort of thing in southern Thailand, half a world away from Israel. - CM
'IDF forces arrived on the scene but were instructed by their regiment commander to remain within their armoured vehicles.
'This instruction proved to be the right decision: when the day dawned, the forces discovered a third bomb with a tripwire in the bushes, on a path leading to the nearby village of Yata. (An Arab Muslim village? - CM) The bomb would have detonated against any IDF force that tried to go down the route.
So, it was not just a one-two but a one-two-three punch, with the final booby-trap set up to kill the 'first responders'. Again, this is a pattern reported of many jihad bombings in Thailand. Civilians are attacked and then another bomb is let off against the army or police who come to investigate. - CM
'Siton said that IDF sappers told him the three-bomb setup was sophisticated and reminiscent of the type of challenges faced by the IDF in Lebanon in years gone by.
'Siton told Arutz Sheva that he does not understand why the event received no coverage in the press. "Something like this has not happened in the region in years, if ever. I am not a political man, but it seems there are much smaller things that receive attention and coverage".
'Siton said that he received a phone call before the Sabbath and was told that the Shin Bet succeeded in catching the terror cell (that is, the gang of jihad-minded Arab Muslims - CM) that planted the bombs. "The Shin Bet and security forces worked in an amazing way", he said.
'The ambush signals a possibly serious deterioration in the security situation in Judea, yet it appears only readers of Arutz Sheva even know the event took place".
And now readers of the New English Review know, too.
The second incident , which took place in late April in the environs of Jerusalem, is slightly different and less spectacular, though very, very ugly. It is a classic example of what I call 'street jihad', identical with the acts of aggression that Muslim gangs, issuing from the Muslim colonies now established all over the Western world, from Scandinavia to Australia, are routinely carrying out upon circumambient non-Muslims in those countries.
As reported by Israel National News - Gil Ronen again reporting - and by Ynet (for completeness, and to show the level of denial that still obtains in some sections of Israeli society, I will include a link to the painfully-PC Jerusalem Post coverage of the event.) - CM
'Arabs Attack Jews Outside Old City'.
Not bad, Arutz Sheva; but what you should have said was, "Muslims Attack Jews Outside Old City" - CM
'Arab youths (ah yes, those 'youths'; in other words, Mohammedan males - CM) attacked a Jewish family in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, on Thursday. Two members of the family were wounded moderately and one was lightly wounded.
They were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
'Other Arab youths (that is, Muslim youths - CM) hurled rocks at Jews near the Lions' Gate to the Old City. An 11 year old Jewish boy was wounded in the head. Police have launched an investigation...".
Here is what the Jerusalem Post had to say.
'Jerusalem: Arab youth clash with Jewish family; 3 hurt'.
'Arab youths clash with Jewish family'??? - No, if one reads the Ynet report, which I will reproduce below, one discovers that it was 'Arab Muslim youths attack unarmed Jewish family, target children. - CM
'Jewish boy lightly injured in the head after group of Arabs throw rocks at him; youths attack haredi man in Old City.
'Group of Arabs ' = Group of Arab Muslims. 'Youths' = Young Arab Muslim men. - CM
'A fight broke out Thursday between a Jewish family and a group of Arab teenagers in the Gaya Ben Henom area, a park on the way to the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan.
'Three members of the family were injured, one lightly and two moderately. They were all taken for medical treatment.
So what was done to them was not trivial; it was bad enough to require a doctor's attention. Observe that although we are told it was a 'a fight between' the Jews and the young Arab Muslim men, none of the 'youths' seem to have sustained any injuries worth mentioning. - CM
'Also Thursday, an 11 year old Jewish boy was lightly injured after a group of Arabs (Arab Muslims - CM) threw rocks at Jews near the Lions' Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. The boy was hit in the head and taken for medical treatment.
Hit on the head with a rock. By a group of Arab Muslims. To hit someone's head you have to aim with intent. This was attempted murder, plain and simple. - CM
'In a third incident, two Arab youths (that is, Arab Muslim youths, I would bet money they were Muslims - CM) attacked a haredi man in the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday night. The man was not injured severely and did not require medical treatment...".
Thus, Jerusalem Post. And now for the full story of one of these 'incidents', in Ynet, as told to their reporter Yair Altman by a member of the Jewish family that was subjected to an attempted lynching. - CM
'Arabs attacked us on Independence Day'.
'Arabs'. I am going to assume they were Arab Muslims. - CM
'Tzipi Shukrun recalls brutal attack on her family during barbecue in heart of Jerusalem; assailants used chains, shouted 'yahud'.
'Three members of the Shukrun family were hospitalized overnight Thursday following an attack by a group of young Arabs. Two of the family members were moderately wounded in the attack, while the third suffered light injuries.
'Police say they are looking into the possibility that the attack was nationalistically motivated, but are exploring other possibilities as well.
'Nationalistically motivated'??? No, more likely to be Islamically-motivated. Islamic Jew-hatred, that's what this was all about. Anyone who has read 'The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism', or other books such as Martin Gilbert's 'The Jews of Arab Lands', can see that Muslims are taught to hate - to hate, hate, hate - Jews qua Jews. - CM
"I tried running away with my children and sister, but they kept coming back to hit us", Tzipi Shukrun told Ynet. "The kids are traumatized".
'The family arrived at a park located in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, near the Jerusalem Cinematheque, to celebrate Independence Day.
"We wanted to have a barbecue on the grass with my parents. I have three small children. At around 16: 30 a group of Arabs, who seemed to be about 18 years old, sat next to us. (18 years old? That is old enough to be called 'young men'. Young Arab Muslim men of military age. - CM). It was calm; there were a number of Jewish and Arab families near us so we weren't scared. My kids played soccer with the Arab children".
I would like to know a bit more about the other 'Arab' families; were they, too, Muslims? Or were they, perhaps, Christian Arabs? And I would like to know how many Jewish families there were, and how many Arab families, and at what point the numbers tipped in favour of the Arab Muslims. How many other people were there in the vicinity - or had the other Jews gone home - when the attack occurred? - CM
'But as the Shukrun family was preparing to leave, the teens ('teens'? - young men, I would have said - CM) approached and began cursing.
"My two brothers, my father and another teenager tried to prevent them from reaching my children. In response, they took out clubs, chains and a knife and began brutally attacking the children", Tzipi Shukrun recalled.
Who routinely brings clubs, chains and a knife to a picnic ground? It strikes me that the weaponry was brought a-purpose, with the intention of attacking a Jewish family as opportunity presented; out of a variety of possible targets the Shukrun family were chosen. - CM
'She said the assailants yelled out, "Yahud (Jew)".
Which word, let us not forget, is used as an extreme insult by Muslims. It carries even uglier overtones than 'Nigger!' did in the Deep South of the bad old days. - CM
'Tzipi said one of her brothers "was struck in the head and began bleeding, and another one of my brothers suffered a severe blow to the eye. I called the police but it took them 25 minutes to arrive at the scene.
"My brother, who served in Sayeret Matkal (elite IDF unit) arrived at the scene before the police did", she told Ynet.
'Police officials said officers arrived at the scene at 6:22 pm, just seven minutes after Tzipi Shukrun called.
"I tried to run away with my sister and children, but they (Arabs) kept coming back to hit us.
"Luckily, my brothers blocked their path. It's difficult to fathom that something like this could happen in the heart of the capital", Shukrun said.
'The family documented the incident with a camera. The photos were handed over to the police, but investigators have yet to arrest any suspect.
I hope the Shukruns made and kept a copy of this footage. At a later date, depending on legalities, they should put it up on youtube, with subtitles in English and French...and, perhaps, Danish. - CM
'Yonatan Shukrun, the brother who was hit in the head, told Ynet that "eight Arabs, aged 15 to 22, arrived just as we were preparing to leave.
"At some point they approached us and tried to reach the little kids - aged two, eight and ten.
The article doesn't say whether the children were boys, or girls, or a mixed set. If they were girls - or if the older two were girls - then this focused attack on the children becomes even more ugly. - CM
"When we tried to stop them, they took out a whip and a knife and began hitting us. I was struck with a club. We managed to protect the women and children, but it wasn't easy", he said.
'Yonatan was later treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital...".