1. There have been some pretty brutal acts of Jihad terror in Israel in the past week, and we have not managed to post them yet. This is because the workload is high. Much is available in the Reader’s Links over the past week. Here are one or two things, but there is more to know.
British-Palestinian Journalist Abdel Bari Atwan Praises Palestinian Terrorist Raad Hazem: He Shot the Settlers in Tel Aviv, Made the Israelis Flee Like Mice; There Are No Civilians There, They Are All Military #Palestinians #terrorism @abdelbariatwan #telavivattack pic.twitter.com/qbnzxcPBT3
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) April 11, 2022
Settlers claim uptick in stone-throwing incidents, making travel – especially with children in the car – a frightening experience; resident of settlement Shilo says the military’s hands are tied in the fight against stone-throwers
“We were on our way home, my husband and I, with our two young daughters,” Tehia Bar, a resident of the Shilo settlement said. “When we passed an intersection, I noticed a masked youth on the side of the road and within seconds he threw a rock at us.
IDF forces detain senior Palestinian official following shooting. The two Haredi victims claim they had tried to enter the Jewish holy site to repair damage caused by Palestinian rioters the day before.
1D: Israel takes offensive in West Bank amid wave of terrorism
The new phenomenon – a series of shooting attacks by individuals, in the heart of cities in Israel – evokes a sense of success among Palestinian terrorists, mainly due to the embarrassment these events cause Israel. A senior Hamas official who responded to the attack in Tel Aviv said that “the armed actions in the heart of Tel Aviv illustrate the infiltration of the resistance into the Israeli security system.” Islamic Jihad praised the terrorist who waged a shooting attack in the heart of Tel Aviv for “one of the most powerful resistance operations that shocked Israel and exposed its fragility at its core – Tel Aviv.” The organization also called for more “guerrilla operations,” and to see the “shahid” from the attack as a role model. Hezbollah also joined in the celebratory greetings, claiming the Palestinian resistance is proving its ability to confront Israel and respond to its crimes in a place it did not expect – in its own territory. The organization also insisted that the attack exposed Israel’s weakness and confusion among security bodies.
- The developments come as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have escalated during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
TEL AVIV: Palestinians set fire to a West Bank shrine revered by Jews as Israeli forces operated in the occupied territory following a spate of recent Palestinian attacks in Israel, the Israeli military said Sunday.
The developments come as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have escalated during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which this year converges with major Jewish and Christian holidays. Protests and tensions around the holiday last year boiled over into the 11-day Gaza war.
Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ran Kochav told Israeli Army Radio that some 100 Palestinians marched toward the site late Saturday, rioted and set it ablaze before they were dispersed by Palestinian security forces. Images on social media showed parts of the tomb inside the shrine smashed and charred.
First, it may have been caused, ironically, by peace. The Abraham Accords and the growing official and unofficial acceptance of Israel on the part of many Arab states have, unquestionably, changed the face of the region. But they are definitely not to everyone’s liking. There are powerful forces — Iran not least among them — who do not want to see Israel accepted because it would mean that Israel is permanent. And they do not want to see Arab nations cooperate with Israel because they view it as treason.
Launching a wave of violence, even an unorganized and spontaneous one, is a way to keep tensions high, register discontent, and place Israel’s new Arab allies in a difficult position should Israel be forced to undertake retaliatory action.
There really is a lot of great material on these attacks in Israel by muslims over the past few days in the various Reader’s Links posts. Please check there.