Israel is stepping up arrests of Hamas members and other anti-Israel activists in the West Bank in order to preempt a possible Palestinian uprising, AFP reported Thursday.
Quoting an unnamed security official, the French agency said Jerusalem was trying to prevent low-intensity flareups from turning into a mass uprising against Israel.
“There is a certain [Palestinian] awakening,” the official told AFP. “As a consequence a decision was taken within the security establishment to increase intelligence activity and arrests among members of Hamas or activists against Israel… It started in the past few days and will increase.”
Flames of unrest in the West Bank — possibly stoked by the Palestinians’ upgraded status at the United Nations, to that of a nonmember observer state, and Israel’s recent war against Hamas in Gaza — have surfaced over the past few weeks.
The first two intifadas (“uprisings”), which started in 1987 and 2000, were characterized by widespread violence, civil disobedience and terror attacks. The second intifada saw an onslaught of suicide bombings that declined as Israel constructed the West Bank security barrier.
Jordanian minister accused Israel on Wednesday of planning to partition the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount plaza surrounding it in order to erect the third Temple.
Islamic Endowments Minister Abdul Salam Abadi told a visiting clerical delegation from Australia that he received instructions from the “Hashemite leadership” to safeguard the Arab and Islamic identity of Jerusalem, Jordanian media reported.
Abadi said Israel was planning to divide the mosque from its courtyards with a 144-dunam structure.
Jordan, which extended its sovereignty to East Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1950, continues to administer the Islamic holy sites on the Temple Mount. Abadi told the Australian delegation that his ministry employs 600 civil servants in Jerusalem and oversees 40 Jerusalem schools.
Koch pointed out in the letter that the Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria is essential to ensuring Israel's security, especially in the wake of recent comments by Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal.
Mashaal, who visited Gaza for the first time last month, said in a public speech that the terror group reserves the right to use "resistance" - the Arab term for terrorism - to "liberate Palestine".
"Israel and the Palestinian Authority have not agreed to final borders and the Gaza government has said - the speech of Khaled Meshal is set forth in my commentary - that it will never recognize the legitimacy of the state of Israel and will continue to pursue violence against that state including the kidnapping of its soldiers," Koch wrote Cameron.
"The official head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has refused for the last two years to come to the peace table to negotiate without preconditions," he added.
"You ask Israel to cease building settlements on the West Bank, which are intended not only to house Israelis, but to provide a defense bulwark when the Islamist armies of the surrounding states, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria - Assad or his opponents - and Iraq, again try militarily to crush Israel," wrote Koch.
"Will Britain come to Israel's aid? I recall when in one of those wars, Britain declined to deliver to Israel tanks it had purchased from your country. Britain under Chamberlain participated in the Munich sellout of Czechoslovakia. What you and your Europeancolleagues are doing now is repeating the sellout, this time of Israel. The Czech Republic, mindful of what happened to it, is the only European country to vote no to Palestinian statehood. When one of your predecessors told the world that he offered 'peace in our time,' he wrote himself into history as a disgrace. How will history on this issue recall you?
"Why would you expect Israel to cooperate in its intended lynching?"
Israel recently approved the construction of homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and said it would promote construction in the area known as E1, which connects between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim.
The IDF Home Front Command is preparing all hospitals in Israel for a range of security threats, including large-scale missile attacks and chemical attacks, a senior military source told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
“We train a lot for chemical weapons,” a Home Front Command source said. “This is our business, and only ours. There is no room for error.”
The Home Front Command’s medical department – under the jurisdiction of the Health Ministry – has been tasked with preparing hospitals for all possibilities.
All 27 hospitals in Israel have undergone intensive chemical weapons incidents drills – including surprise exercises.
Russia will hold large-scale naval drills in the Mediterranean and Black Seas in late January with the involvement of warships from the Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific Fleets, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office reported on Wednesday.
“The Russian Navy’s drills of this scope will be held for the first time over the past few decades and are designed to improve control, ensure and practice multiservice force interaction of the fleets in the far-off maritime zones,” the press office said.
The drills will be held in line with the Russian Armed Forces’ 2013 combat training plan and will aim to “practice the issues of establishing a multiservice grouping of forces (troops) outside Russia, planning its use and conducting joint actions as part of a united naval grouping based on a common plan,” the press office said.
To EU it is all about power. Of course EU knew about the poor economies of especially the South European countries but used the situation like any other mafia and lended even more money to them so they could use it as an excuse for demanding power over the indebted nations
The aim is to wear down our national identity by making us feel less home in our own countries and thereby making the step towards an European superstate governed by a self chosen closed circle of political correct elite whose wettest dream is to force a sligthly modernised Soviet style model of society over the heads of houndreds of millions of "ignorant" citizens a simple formallity.
More than that: Muslims tend to know and care less about democracy and are thereby perfect citizens in the eyes of the totallitarians in Brussels.
What Alexander Hamilton says to traitors like Dianne Feinstein
From The Federalist Papers, No. 28, emphasis added:
If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.
Here are more quotes you need to read and understand if you hope to keep America free from traitors like Sen. Feinstein:
According to the Congressional Budget Office, as a result of this deal the U.S. national debt will be about $4 trillion higher a decade from now than it would have been if Congress had done nothing.
The deficit for fiscal year 2013 alone will be about $330 billion higher than it would have been if Congress had done nothing.
So this deal has made our debt problems even worse.
Right now, the U.S. has a debt to GDP ratio of about 103 percent. We are already well into the "danger zone", yet most Americans still don't seem very concerned about all of this debt.
Meanwhile, political pundits of all stripes are comfortable using their face and talk time and print space with political theater to convince others that there is a viable solution to save our country through a particular political party or candidate. The answer, we are told, lies in the results of the next election or the next congressional vote, as if they are broadcasting the play-by-play action of a football game to a captive audience.
As true leaders, however, we are able to see well beyond the playing field and over the stadium walls. We are seeing everything outside of the stadium being razed and burned to the ground while everyone else is fixated by the action on the field. We must not only resist this futile fixation, but assist others in overcoming their political myopia and normalcy bias so we can discuss our plans to save ourselves, our families and our future.
The days of the U.S. dollar are numbered, and the collapse you will ultimately witness is by design. Once our currency is lost, so too is our sovereignty. Then, our freedom, as well as the freedom of our children and their children.
We must discuss what others won’t. We must expose the counterfeit banking system, the fraudulent debt and the corporate fascism. We must demand redress of those who have placed us in this position of slavery, and abandon allegiance to anything except God and our Constitution.
Against the backdrop of such historical and shameful acquiescence, this tyrannical body of leaders, empowered and emboldened by our historical acquiescence, is now coming for our guns. It’s for the children, they will say. The same children they have aborted away or sold into perpetual bondage through a corrupt economic system.
The safety of the children permitted to survive and perpetually mortgaged, absent of any objection, will trump our Second Amendment rights and vastly curtail our First Amendment rights faster than banning a Big Gulp in New York City. Count on it.
Just gotta wonder....no comments. Is everybody as punch drunk as I am at the velocity of relevant news lately. Geepers, its like an Alfred Hitchcock movie......and watching as so many folk start waking up and realize their world is either gone or going.
Im with ya Caver.....there are no words left! I am just sitting here watching the world go insane....and am simply in awe the we are seriously watching the Hand of God hold back the keg from igniting!
I just cant believe we are still here....its gone from excitement watching prophecy unravel, to being just plain tired and disgusted at what we are witnessing....I am SPENT.....and I hope the Lord comes back before I finish this sentence.....
Oh well...maybe the next one....
My sentiments exactly Mike!
I'm sitting here wondering if we all have finally reached the point of saying
"I'm speechless" I feel like my head is about to explode from all the info.
Exactly. Two years ago, any one of these headlines would have had us chattering and on the edge of our chair for weeks.
For the life of me, I don't understand how Scott does it. He must read 10 articles for every one he decides to post.
OH well, guess we just keep on keeping on and "occupying" as best we can.
Sometimes I am in awe (actually it's more than sometimes) as to how far in God's calender we really are. It's exciting in a way, we are the generation that will see all of these prophecies come to pass and we are the one that will be seeing Jesus's return. No other generation could say that.
Just checking in...not much to say either. Post holiday blues along with a world in chaos. It seems everything is going against what we hold dear and I frankly have nothing much to fret about in my life. I can't imagine what it is for folks with serious family strife, unsaved kids, money issues, no job, health problems, bad church on top of the world falling apart. We should count our blessings and work at keeping our eyes focused on Jesus.
I have the match. Lets get this party started
Yea I agree with all of the above. The birth pains analogy was so perfect for the description of the generational signs. And the volume of news in a day is incredible. And the thing is - its not just the middle east - its the EU, the US, Russia, economy, movement towards the Mark, quakes, radical Islam, Damascus, Jerusalem, Gaza, Syria, Egypt etc etc ,etc...Its all of the above, not just one thing. Amazing
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