onsdag 7 oktober 2015

Bennett avgår, Bibi, Bogie klarar ingenting.

Naftali Bennett resigns from Knesset DEBKAfile October 7, 2015, 3:00 PM (IDT)

Education Minister Naftali Bennett gave notice on Wednesday that he is relinquishing his seat in the Israeli parliament, and that Shuli Mualem, a fellow member of the HaBayit HaYehudi party, will occupy the seat. The resignation goes into effect on Friday morning, but he will retain his ministerial post.

Naftali Bennett avgår från Knesset, ej sin ministerposition.

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Netanyahu, Ya'alon helt odugliga att lösa krisen.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 7, 2015, 4:17 PM (IDT)

Palestinian riot in Issawiyeh, Jerusalem

Bibi stannade hemma från Tysklandsresan för att försöka ordna upp allt han och Ya'alon ställt till med.

After the Israeli cabinet launched measures Tuesday, Oct. 6, for “strengthening anti-terror defense” – such as cameras in the sky - and officials labored to spread word that the surge of Palestinian violence of the past week was beginning to ebb, Israel was hit that night from offside by a vicious pro-Palestinian upheaval in the Tel Aviv suburb of Jaffa. Hundreds of Israeli Arabs swarmed onto the streets to hurl rocks and burning containers at police, passing buses and Jews on the street. Six police officers were injured. Fired up by the radical Israeli Northern Muslim Movement, the rioters brandished Palestinian flags and yelled “Allah is Great!” and “With our blood we shall redeem Al Aqsa!”

The Army Radio Station studio was besieged for five hours.

At length, the police announced the disturbance had been brought to an end by negotiations with Arab community leaders in Jaffa.

That strategy was part and parcel of the efforts made by IDF officers to bring an end to the surge of Palestinian violence besetting Jerusalem and the West Bank through revived negotiations with Palestinian security chiefs and soothing rhetoric poured out for the public by government and military officials. But the gap between that rhetoric and the unruly situation on the ground was impossible to bridge. The rocks and firebombs kept on flying – even after three killer-terrorists' homes were demolished in Jerusalem Monday night.

Here too, the measure failed to impress as a deterrent because the punishment was meted out for terrorist crimes committed in 2014 and were therefore a year old – evidence of Israeli’s extremely slow response to murderous terror.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu finds himself cornered by two conflicting crises. While facing popular demands to quell Palestinian violence that caused four Israeli deaths and 30 people injured during the High Festivals, he is confronted with a mutiny within the government coalition and his own Likud party. At least half a dozen ministers angrily reject the line taken by the prime minister and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon for the past year - that the terror crisis must be handled “calmly and responsibly” - as nothing but softness on Palestinian terror.

Netanyahu has shot back by threatening to break up the government, which is less than a year old – either by inviting the opposition parties to join a new national unity government or calling a snap election.

This threat is fairly hollow. Replacing the mutinous ministers with members of the Labor opposition is a non-starter since its leader Yitzhak Herzog scarcely controls his own party. A coalition with Yair Lapid’s Future party and Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu would be harder to control than the present lineup.

Netanyahu finds himself in this corner because he is handling the two crises by political means as part of the same problem.

This tactic is taken by Palestinian extremist leaders as a sign of Israeli weakness and encourages them to pour more fuel on the fire of anti-Israel violence. Ineffective measures, such as the cameras in the sky, which never worked on the 443 highway to Jerusalem, for instance, make things worse. The trickle of rockets from Gaza contradicts Ya’alon’s pledge to stop it. A proactive, creative hand against the escalating Palestinian violence would gain the support of all the ministers and ease the popular sense of pervasive insecurity.

Palestinian rioters try to pull Israeli woman from car

DEBKAfile October 7, 2015, 12:14 PM (IDT)

Two Israeli drivers were wounded on Wednesday when Palestinians stoned their vehicles on the road between Jerusalem and Tekoa, adjacent to Beit Sahour. One of them, a woman in her late 30s, said she was ambushed by a group of Palestinians who broke through the windows of her car, started kicking her and attempted to pull her out by force, but she was able to escape.

Israeli stabbed at Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem

DEBKAfile October 7, 2015, 11:08 AM (IDT)
A female Palestinian terrorist stabbed an Israeli man near the Lion’s Gate in the old city of Jerusalem on Wednesday morning. Although injured, the man in his 30s shot and seriously wounded the 18-year-old terrorist, who attempted to flee but was captured by police. Paramedics transferred the victim to a hospital where he is being treated for moderate injuries. This attack occured at the same location as the murder by stabbing of two Israeli men last week.

IDF soldier stabbed in Kiryat Gat, Palestinian terrorist shot dead

DEBKAfile October 7, 2015, 3:56 PM (IDT)
An Israeli soldier was stabbed by a terrorist as he got off a bus in the city of Kiryat Gat early Wednesday afternoon. The terrorist then grabbed the soldier's assault rifle and fled into a nearby building, where he tried to shoot a woman. But the weapon jammed. He was shot and killed by police who arrived on the scene. The soldier, who was lightly wounded, was taken to a local hospital along with another Israeli injured in the attack. The terrorist was identified as Amjad Al Jindy, a 19-year old Palestinian from Yata near Hebron.

Palestinian stabs Israelis outside big Petach Tikva mall

DEBKAfile October 7, 2015, 7:33 PM (IDT)
A Palestinian from Hebron set about Israeli passersby-by with a knife Wednesday outside the big Petach Tikva mall 19 km east of Tel Aviv near the Beilinson hospital. One was seriously injured. The terrorist was grabbed when he tried to flee the scene.

Attempted Car-Terror Attack Thwarted Near Maalei Adumim

Arab driver attempted to run over border police officer at A-Za'im checkpoint; quick-thinking officer neutralized him.

Cutback of Israeli troops on West Bank led to upsurge of Palestinian terror. Four Israelis dead

DEBKAfile Special Report October 3, 2015, 11:55 PM (IDT)

IDF raid of Nablus in pursuit of terrorists

Amid a wave of terror that has hit Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria during the holiday of Sukkot, and which has already resulted in the murder of four Israelis, it is necessary to point a finger at some senior IDF officers and members of the Israeli security establishment as partially responsible.

Putting all political issues aside, we point to a decision by IDF Chief of Staff Gady Eisenkot to reduce the number of IDF forces in Judea and Samaria so as to detach them for other missions, that we are unable to reveal here. It was a serious error for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to approve the troop reduction in the face of warnings regarding a surge in terror attacks, especially in Jerusalem.

Yaalon and Eisenkot corrected this error on Thursday, October 1, immediately after the murder of Eitam and Na’ama Henkin by killers who appeared to function like professionals. They ordered the immediate redeployment of four battalions to flashpoint areas in Judea and Samaria.

There is no way to immediately turn the clock back and restore security to these areas overnight. It will take time and, meanwhile, there more terror attacks are foreseen in the near future.
The general feeling in some military quarters is that the commanders responsible for security in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, down to the heads of regional brigades were not the right choices for dealing with complex and sensitive security situations. The officials who made those appointments must be held responsible for incorrectly presuming that the situation in those areas would stay calm in the long term and therefore failing to instal officers best able to handle the current threats.
In the space of 48 hours, during the Jewish festival season, two pairs of Israel parents were attacked by Palestinian terrorists. After gunmen killed the first couple Eitam and Na’ama Henkin in a drive-by ambush near Alon More Thursday night, a second couple and their two-year old child were knifed in the Old City of Jerusalem Saturday night, Oct. 3 by a another Palestinian terrorist on their way to the Western Wall. They were among a large crowd thronging through the main street to the Kotel.

The father and a second man died of their injuries before reaching hospital, the mother is in grave condition.. The child was struck in the foot. A fourth victim is in very serious condition. After his stabbing attack, the terrorist snatched the sidearm of one of his victims and began shooting at passing tourists before Border Guards police cut him down. The dead terrorist has meanwhile been identified as Muhand Halabi, 19, from El Bireh near Ramallah.

The victims were later named as Nehamia Lavi, 41, resident of the Old City of Jerusalem and a rabbi at he Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva. Rabbi Lavi was married with seven children, and Aharon Bennett, 23, an IDF serviceman, who lived with his wife and two-year old son in Beitar Ilit. His wife and the second woman injured in the attack are in grave condition. The child was slightly hurt.

Jerusalem is beset for some weeks now by fast escalating aggressive Palestinian terror.The heavily beefed up forces of Border Guards and IDF troops are clearly failing to staunch or avert the rising violence.

The fatal stabbing attack in Jerusalem Saturday followed two overnight attacks elsewhere in the city: gunfire on an Israeli vehicle near Maale Adumim. In the southern district, gunshots from Jebel Mukabar reached the neighboring Jewish neighborhood of Nof Zion. No one was hurt in both these incidents. Saturday night, there was more shooting from Jebel Mukabar.

Police have imposed a curfew on the Old City of Jerusalem and shut all the gates to Temple Mount.

The large-scale army raid of Nablus in pursuit of the murderers of Eitam and Na'ama Henkin has rounded up a number of suspects.

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