Protests Erupt In West Bank Ahead Of Palestinian Declaration Of Independence
Hundreds of protesters took part in the disruptions, during which Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli cars and tried to block roads, leading to clashes with Israeli security forces, who dispersed the protesters using tear gas. Several demonstrators were detained.
Demonstrators briefly blocked Route 446. Several sections of Route 60, a main north-south artery that runs from Nazareth to Beersheba via the West Bank, were closed to traffic during the day.
In 1988, the leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Yasser Arafat, declared Palestinian independence at the end of the 19th Palestinian National Council meeting and immediately assumed the title of president.
The declaration, which has since been recognized by over 100 countries, does not describe the border of the State of Palestine but does identify its capital as Jerusalem.
Is this part of a larger plan (note the bolded statements below)?
At least two hundred rebel soldiers had taken over Beerajam and Bariqa, two isolated villages nestled in the buffer zone established between the two countries following the Yom Kippur war in 1973.
"The rebels are employing a clear tactic of drawing the regime forces to fight in these demilitarised areas because of the limitations on theSyrian armed forces," a military intelligence source from Israel'snorthern command said yesterday. "Rebels have seized control of the area north of Quneitra and the area to its south. If they are brave they will try to make a swift move to cut off Quenetra city and cut off the road to Damascus. We cannot rule that out as a next step."
The armistice agreed in 1974 prohibits the Syrian government from engaging in military activity within a buffer zone that runs along the length of the Israeli border, with a width just under six miles.
Israel has not formally taken sides in the Syrian conflict and in some quarters there are fears that a more hostile Islamist government may succeed the Assad regime.
The military officials said the rebels in control of Quneitra are members of a radical Salafist faction calling itself "Eagles of the Golan".
The group, made up largely of foreign fighters, including al-Qaeda militants from Iraq, boasts that that once it has ousted the Assad regime, it will focus its attention on Israel.
"We are used to a Cold War situation between Israel and Syria but what we are seeing along the border now is a situation similar to that of Lebanon or Sinai, where a weak sovereign state is failing to exert its control over an area that different rebel groups can use to attack Israel," a source said.
Sharp price hikes in Jordan have fanned the flames of anger and sparked riots that the Muslim Brotherhood warns could be the beginning of another Arab Spring revolution across the river from Israel’s eastern border.
"This decision is a gamble that provokes the people and challenges them. It's the most dangerous decision in 10 years," Zaki Bani Rsheid, deputy leader of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood, told AFP."The people are already poor and crushed. If Jordan has elected governments that fight corruption, then we can raise prices."
Jordanians have been staging street protests to demand reform since last year, and more demonstrations are expected following the fuel price hike, which comes ahead of a January 23 general election, seen as key to introducing much-needed change.
The kingdom, which imports 95 percent of its energy needs, is struggling to find alternatives to unstable Egyptian gas supplies, which normally cover 80 percent of the kingdom's power .
Of course to hold this point of view, one would have to completely ignore the hundreds of missiles being fired into Israel's civilian areas. The sad thing is - this rhetoric will play favorably around the world as the anti-Israel sentiment grows:
The statement by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party defined Israel as a “Zionist occupier” and a “racist state” while describing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as being members of the “fringes of the extreme right.”
“As part of the bustle currently being felt ahead of the elections in Israel, there is a military escalation against Gaza and the occupied Golan Heights," said the statement. The Freedom and Justice Party called on Arab and Muslimaround the world to "stop the Zionist war which is being waged over political considerations, and is far from being because of humanitarian reasons or calculations of peace, security and stability."
the report, Israel has told Egypt in the last few days that if the rocket and missile fire from the Hamas-controlled area does not stop and Egyptian mediation for a ceasefire does not succeed, Israel will be forced to react sharply, to the extent of a widespread operation in Gaza to eliminate the missile-launching cells.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Wednesday that Israel's handling of the Iranian threat will be the same as actions taken against Iraq and Syria.
Liberman was referencing the 1981 Israeli strike on Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor and the 2007 attack on Syria's nuclear core at Deir al-Zor. Israel has never officially acknowledged bombing the Syrian core although it has been widely reported to have been behind the attack.
Liberman also slammed the international community, saying it cannot be trusted to help Israel if violence breaks out. "Anyone who trusts the international community should look at its failure to stop 22 months of Syrian violence, with 40,000 dead," he said.
The conclusions of this ominous article are seen below. As with any news related articles these days just remember:
Ultimately, everything we see boils down to Israel and biblical prophecy. Sometimes that 'chain' is long and convoluted, but ultimately everything goes to the epicenter. When reading the news, keeping that in mind gives one great clarity and insight. This article is no different, when trying to explain just what is really going on. Oh, and another important point to remember: Everything we are seeing right now - around the world but especially in the Middle East - is all part of God's plan and God remains in complete control:
Pulling the thread of Benghazi will reveal that, yes, the CIA under the direction of Barack Hussein Obama, was engaged in an arms running operation from Libya to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. It was and continues to be the Obama plan to overthrow Syrian President Assad and install a regime backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Why? For humanitarian reasons? The families of forty thousand dead in Syria would likely disagree, as most were killed at the hands of U.S. backed, trained and armed “rebels.”
The western headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the location of the casting couch for this Shakespearian tragedy, has a prominent address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The visitor logs show an interesting flow of representatives into the house once owned by the people, as do the various appointments made by Obama over the years. No one should be surprised at this casting call, as Obama’s past reveals an association that far preceded the plans we see being implemented. That is, as much of his past as we have been permitted to know, or have fought to see.
We are in a proxy war with Iran and by extension, with Russia, with Saudi Arabia picking up much of the tab for the venue and props. Syria is just the theater, and Libya was the opening act. The attack at Benghazi was an unscheduled act in the play, but one that provided us with the program.
When the frenzy of headlines about sex and lies gradually abates, will we refocus on the events obscured by our thirst for salaciousness, or will it be too late? Perhaps we can do so now by understanding that the headlines are being written by the operatives themselves.
Let’s not be derailed. Let’s look at the program, and understand the plot of the play before the final curtain call.