Chaos and bloodshed follow in the wake of Obama’s foreign policy disasters.
Netanyahu: “We’re in the midst of a wave of terrorism.” The world is silent.
Five stabbed in Tel Aviv in fifth jihad terror attack since Wednesday: A Muslim terrorist stabbed and lightly wounded five people at the intersection of Menahem Begin Boulevard and Moses Street in Tel Aviv on Thursday, the fifth terror attack in Israel since Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, a sixth attack took place in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, leaving one man seriously wounded.
More of the poisonous fruit of Obama’s nuclear pact with Iran and his very public abandonment of our steadfast ally. “Palestinian” Muslims on social media are “joyous” over dead Jews.
SOURCE: Naharnet (LebSUBJECT:anon) 8 Oct.’15:”New Stabbing Hits Jerusalem as Israel Reels from Violence” P,Agence France Presse SUBJECT: Palestinian attacks continue in Jerusalem QUOTE: “Suspects often are young Palestinians believed to be acting on their own” FULL TEXT: A Palestinian stabbed a Jewish man in Jerusalem on Thursday[8 Oct] in the latest in a spate of knife attacks, defying Israeli attempts to contain escalating violence. The stabbings have deeply unnerved Israelis and authorities have struggled to prevent them, with the suspects often young Palestinians believed to be acting on their own. Police said the victim of Thursday's[8 Oct] attack was a 25-year-old Jewish man who was in a serious condition after being stabbed in the neck near one of Jerusalem's main thoroughfares. The attack took place near a tramway station close to the national police headquarters, police said. The 19-year-old suspect, said to be from Shuafat refugee camp in annexed east Jerusalem, later assaulted a tramway guard and tried to take his gun before fleeing. "He was arrested by police special forces who were in the area," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. At least four knife attacks have occurred in Jerusalem and six overall since Saturday, when a Palestinian killed two Israelis in the Old City, helping prompt an Israeli security crackdown. Rioting in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank has seen youths throwing stones and firebombs face off against security forces firing rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades.Further clashes broke out at the Bet El checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday.[8 Oct] Over the past week, four Israelis have been killed and five Palestinians, three of them after alleged attacks on Israelis. The unrest has sparked fears of a broader uprising, even a third intifada.
Israel’s military has been preparing for the prospect of a naval campaign by Hamas. Military sources said Hamas received advanced equipment and training
from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hizbullah. They said the
training was meant to launch major attacks from the Mediterranean Sea on
Israeli strategic facilities in any Iranian-sponsored war.
PM Netanyahu’s Press Conference Statement
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (Thursday, 8 October 2015), issued the following statement at a press conference with Defense Minister
Moshe Yaalon, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and Israel Police Acting Commissioner Bentzi Sau:
“This has been another difficult day for all of us, citizens of Israel. We are in the midst of a wave of terrorism. Terrorists that have been incited and who are riven with hate are trying to attack our people – babies, children, men and women, civilians and soldiers. Our hearts – the hearts of the entire nation – are with the families of the victims whose lives were cut short by reprehensible murderers. In recent days and hours I have seen displays of heroism by soldiers, police and – no less – by civilians. I see this in Jerusalem, Kiryat Gat, Hebron, Petah Tikva, Tel Aviv and now in Afula. Israelis are acting with bravery, composure and determination to neutralize and eliminate the terrorists. This requires extraordinary courage and resourcefulness and we are proud to be part of a country that has such citizens.
This vicious terrorism did not start today. It has accompanied the Zionist enterprise since its beginning. We have always known how to defeat the rioters and build up our country and so it will be now. The terrorists and the extremists behind them will achieve nothing. We will rebuff them and we will defeat them.
We are in the midst of a wave of terrorism with knives, firebombs, rocks and even live fire. While these acts are mostly unorganized, they are all the result of wild and mendacious incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, several countries in the region and – no less and frequently much more – the Islamic Movement in Israel, which is igniting the ground with lies regarding our policy on the Temple Mount and the purported changes that we want to make to the status quo. This is an absolute lie. We are also taking action against the inciters and the attackers.
The IDF, Israel Police and the ISA are working on all fronts – stakeouts, undercover, arrests, presence on the roads, guarding communities, operational entries into Palestinian towns, in-depth entries into neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem and the demolition of terrorists’ homes.
We have also sharpened open-fire against those who throw rocks and firebombs and we will impose minimum sentences on them and fines against minors. We have detained for investigation those who cooperated with the murderers in the Old City of Jerusalem. I demanded that the legal establishment close the shops of the merchants who either took part in this heinous act or stood aside.
Yesterday, I ordered that politicians – Jewish and Arab alike – be prevented from going up to the Temple Mount at this time. We do not need more matches to set the ground afire. We will take aggressive measures against the Islamic Movement in Israel and against other inciters. Nobody will be immune.
I would like to tell you, citizens of Israel, that we live in the Middle East and that the flames of radical Islam, which are burning the entire region, are also reaching us. But Israel is a very strong country and Israelis are a strong people. The measures that I have detailed, as well as others which I will not detail, are not an immediate, magical solution. But with persistence, thoroughness and determination, we will prove that terrorism does not pay – and we will defeat it.
I was asked today what I would say to a mother who fears to send her children outside. I would like to tell her – I would like to tell you, mother – your concerns are natural. They need not be overlooked nor should they be swept under the rug. We have a difficult situation now and we must show maximum alertness. Of course, we must also listen to instructions from the security forces and the authorities. But I would like to tell you something else: The security team that is sitting here – Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Public Security Minister, IDF Chief-of-Staff and the Israel Police Commissioner, and all other security elements – are doing our utmost to restore your security and that of your children, to all Israel.”