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  • US condemns ‘shocking’ video of Palestinian tied to hood of army car in West Bank

    06/24/2024 12:03:02 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 31 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | JUNE 24, 2024 | JACOB MAGID
    WASHINGTON — The US condemns the “shocking” video of a wounded Palestinian tied to the hood of a military vehicle by IDF soldiers in the West Bank over the weekend. “This practice is absolutely unacceptable. Humans should never be used as human shields. The IDF should swiftly investigate what happened and hold people accountable,” US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says, when asked about the clip during a press briefing.
  • How Should We Respond to European Recognition of a Palestinian State?

    05/25/2024 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 33 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | May 25, 2024 | Dr. Michael Brown
    On May 22, the nations of Norway, Spain and Ireland announced their intentions to recognize a Palestinian state. As reported in the Epoch Times, the announcement prompted “Israel to immediately recall its ambassadors to the three nations.How should we respond?
  • Palestinian woman tries to stab troops in West Bank, is shot dead — IDF

    04/24/2024 7:12:28 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 56 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/24/24 | Emanuel Fabian
    Israeli troops foiled an attempted stabbing attack near the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, the military said Wednesday. The Israel Defense Forces said a female Palestinian assailant tried to stab troops of the Kfir Brigade’s Shimshon Battalion, who were stationed at an army post at a junction near the settlement. “The troops engaged and opened fire at the terrorist who held a knife and charged toward the force,” the military said. The woman was killed, the army said. No troops were hurt in the incident. The official Palestinian news agency WAFA identified the alleged assailant as Maimouna Abdel Hamid...
  • The US is expected to announce sanctions against IDF unit for human rights abuses

    04/20/2024 6:21:13 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/20/24 | Barak Ravid
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to announce sanctions against the IDF’s Netzah Yehuda Battalion in the next few days, according to three American sources. The sanctions are a result of human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank. This will be the first time that the United States government has imposed sanctions on an Israeli military unit for its activities in the West Bank. The sources stated that the American sanctions will prohibit the transfer of US military aid to the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, will prevent its soldiers and officers from taking part in training with...
  • Tucker Carlson, the one-time conservative star, turns out to have antisemitic feet of clay

    04/10/2024 2:02:45 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 95 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Andrea Widburg
    Starting with Tucker Carlson’s adulatory interview with Vladimir Putin, people asked a question: “Was Fox News, rather than acting as an ugly censor when it came to Tucker, actually preventing the world from seeing his worst ideas?” That question takes on new power when it comes to Tucker’s latest interview with Munther Isaac, a Christian pastor living in Bethlehem. The gist of the interview is that Hamas is good and Israel (because Christians have been killed as a byproduct of war) is evil. Tucker, by promoting this view, has fallen into a terrible moral fallacy…or revealed himself to be a...
  • NYT: Iran has flooded West Bank with arms for 2 years, aims to make it next flashpoint

    04/09/2024 8:05:57 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/9/24 | TOI Staff
    Iran has for some two years inundated the West Bank with arms, employing a covert, multinational network of intelligence operatives, terror groups and criminal gangs as part of its multi-pronged strategy against Israel, The New York Times reported on Tuesday According to the report, citing three unnamed officials each from Iran, Israel and the United States, much of the contraband travels along one of two routes that pass through Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. The operation hinges on Bedouins who smuggle the weapons from Jordan across the border into the West Bank, Iranian officials were cited as saying....
  • Terror cell planning ISIS-style attacks caught with 100 explosive devices. [Frankenstein Palestine]

    03/04/2024 8:25:08 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 3 replies
    Ynet ^ | 03.04.24 | Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner
    Terror cell planning ISIS-style attacks caught with 100 explosive devices. Terror cell planning ISIS-style attacks caught with 100 explosive devices, Shin Bet says . Four-member West Bank cell planned to use the bombs for attacks on IDF troops; members tell interrogators they learned how to make devices from online videos and instructions from Islamic State operatives.
  • Israeli forces dressed as civilian women and medics kill 3 militants in West Bank hospital (Video)

    01/30/2024 7:22:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    Israeli forces disguised as civilian women and medics stormed a hospital Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, killing three Palestinian militants in a dramatic raid that underscored how deadly violence has spilled into the territory from the war in Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meanwhile ruled out a military withdrawal from Gaza or the release of thousands of jailed militants — Hamas’ main two demands for any cease-fire — casting doubt on the latest efforts to end a war that has destabilized the broader Middle East. The Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces opened fire inside the Ibn Sina Hospital...
  • Journalist on IDF duty: 'This is what we found in Gaza homes'

    12/12/2023 5:38:23 AM PST · by silent majority rising · 68 replies
    Israel National News ^ | December 12, 2023 | Roy Yanovsky
    Major (res.) Roy Yanovsky, head of the Channel 13 News investigative desk, on reserve duty with the 7007th Reserve Battalion in Gaza, posted pictures of the items he and other soldiers found in Gaza houses on his X account. "Things you find in Gaza homes:" Yanovsky wrote, starting a thread and noting that the most common items were RPG missiles and Kalashnikov rifles. "The supply is highly impressive," he wrote. The second common item is explosive charges. "It's hard to find a street without a house that has several ready-to-use, including vests, uniforms, and pretty impressive combat equipment," he added....
  • Palestinian Rioters Vandalize Joshua’s Altar, West Bank Holy Site for Jews, Christians

    01/07/2024 5:17:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 7, 2024
    A group of Palestinian rioters vandalized Joshua’s Altar in the West Bank, a site revered by millions of Jews and Christians. The altar, which is located at Mount Ebal, was damaged after the rioters burned tires on its remains and spray-painted Palestinian flags and Arabic inscriptions on the stones last week, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post. According to a report from TPS, the site is under joint control with the Palestinian Authority and has been the target of vandalism on numerous occasions, part of a larger problem of attacks on Israeli archaeological sites under Palestinian control. “Unfortunately,...
  • Settler violence? MKs demand answers from President Biden

    12/30/2023 2:41:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/23
    The lobby against delegitimization, led by MK Ariel Kallner (Likud), sent a letter Saturday to US President Joe Biden, asking the basis for his statements regarding "settler violence." The MKs noted that incidents of violence by Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria are relatively few when compared to acts of violence by Palestinian Authority Arabs against them. They also noted that the scale of incidents perpetrated by residents of Judea and Samaria is relatively minor when compared to other societies. A total of 23 MKs signed the letter, representing several parties. "As members of the Knesset, we, like you, condemn...
  • EU eyes sanctions as it draws up list of extremist Israeli settlers

    12/11/2023 1:48:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    RTÉ News (Ireland) ^ | Monday, 11 Dec 2023 18:10 | Tony Connelly, Europe Editor
    EU officials will begin drawing up a list of extremist Israeli settlers who have been attacking Palestinians in the West Bank so they may be subject to potential sanctions, according to the EU’s chief diplomat. The announcement by Josep Borrell followed the statement earlier by Tánaiste Micheál Martin that Ireland would be “very open” to imposing sanctions and travel bans on extremist settlers if there is no agreement at EU level. Mr. Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, said the issue was discussed during today’s meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels. While there was as yet no...
  • Germany says EU will discuss possible sanctions on radical Israeli settlers

    12/06/2023 2:09:40 PM PST · by FarCenter · 23 replies
    Berlin welcomes US visa ban on settlers who have committed violence in West Bank, says EU foreign ministers to discuss similar measures next week Germany on Wednesday said that the EU member states will discuss possible sanctions on radical Israeli settlers. German Foreign Ministry spokesman told a news conference in Berlin that the issue will be discussed during an EU foreign ministers meeting next week. “We welcome that the US has adopted a clear stance, as just as we are, and now will take concrete measures in the form of entry restrictions,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Sebastian Fischer said. “It is...
  • US announces visa ban on 'extremist settlers' (Israel)

    12/05/2023 11:20:03 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies ^ | 12/5/2023 | Israel National News
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces sanctions against Jews accused of attacking Arabs in Judea and Samaria... "We have underscored to the Israeli government the need to hold accountable extremist settlers who have committed violent attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank", Blinken said. "As President Biden has repeatedly said, those attacks are unacceptable"....
  • The Odious Reasons Behind The World’s Obsession With Gaza And The West Bank

    11/30/2023 3:57:33 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 30 Nov, 2023 | Jerold Levoritz
    International aid to Gaza is the only process that ensures its survival. This rather strange situation has no equivalent in any other place in the world except for the scientists living in Antarctica. Gazans are the most welfare-dependent population in the known universe, producing nothing except a few vegetables. And yet nobody asks why. Let us be crystal clear that every last Gazan would go elsewhere in the world if this aid stopped. The answer lies in the fact that the world’s powers hate what Israel stands for and, believe it or not, that’s not its Jewishness: It is, instead,...
  • Who Will Govern Gaza After the War?

    11/26/2023 6:31:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    The title question was raised this weekend at the New York Times by Steven Erlanger. He’s spent plenty of time with the Palestinians, particularly in the West Bank, and has been surveying their feelings about the future. Joe Biden previously suggested that Gaza could be governed by a “revitalized Palestinian Authority,” under which Gaza and the West Bank could be reunited into one functioning state. But in the view of many Palestinians, that’s not a functional plan in any way. They really don’t trust the PA as it operates today and don’t believe that the people of Gaza would accept...
  • Graphic Videos Show Palestinians Lynching Two Men, Blows Up the Idea of a 'Two-State Solution'

    11/25/2023 3:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    Red State. ^ | November 24, 2023 | Bonchie
    Two men were lynched in the West Bank on Friday after being accused of collaborating with Israel. The alleged "spies" were murdered in the street while others filmed the carnage. Their bodies were then hung from a tower as a large crowd cheered in approval.. Pro-Palestinian accounts on social media celebrated the killings by claiming it was an act of resistance, though no evidence has emerged to confirm the claims that the two men were actually spies working for Israel. ... That this happened in the ostensibly more moderate West Bank says everything about the possibility of a "two-state solution,"...
  • Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza have hideous values regarding Hamas and Israel: A carefully structured poll shows what their “ordinary citizens” had to say when surveyed about the Oct. 7 massacre

    11/21/2023 9:04:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/21/2023 | Kathleen Brush
    Americans are told that Hamas is very different from the ordinary citizens living in Gaza and the West Bank. Only the former are terrorists, while the latter are innocent, just as you and I are. However, Americans should look to what these “ordinary citizens” had to say when surveyed to get a better feel for who they really are.Bizreil University, located in West Bank, conducted a survey in Gaza and the West Bank. It found that the local Arabs overwhelmingly supported the October 7 massacre. In most of the world, millions have been horrified at the October 7 beheading and...
  • Biden Orders Top Aides to Prepare Reprimands for Violent Israeli Settlers in West Bank

    11/18/2023 5:55:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sat, November 18, 2023 | Alexander Ward
    President Joe Biden directed top officials to prepare visa bans and sanctions for extremist Israeli settlers attacking and displacing Palestinians in the West Bank, according to an internal document read to POLITICO. The Cabinet memo, sent to senior aides like Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday, orders their agencies “to develop policy options for expeditious action against those responsible for the conduct of violence in the West Bank.” A senior U.S. official read sections of the memo to POLITICO on Saturday evening shortly after Biden published an op-ed in The Washington Post revealing his...
  • Blinken urges united future Palestinian government for Gaza and West Bank, widening gulf with Israel

    11/08/2023 1:00:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2023 | Ellen Knickmeyer and Josef Federman
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Wednesday for a united and Palestinian-led government for Gaza and the West Bank after the war ends, as a step toward Palestinian statehood. That vision sharpens U.S. differences with ally Israel on what the future should look like for the Palestinian territories once Israel’s military campaign against Hamas winds down. Blinken’s outline of what Americans think should come next for Gaza also serves as a check on the postwar scenarios floated by officials of Israel’s hard-right government and its supporters. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement Monday that Israel’s military would likely maintain security...