tisdag 17 april 2018

En del tänder eldar i Gaza, andra försöker släcka

Tänk om palestinierna i Gaza skulle använda sin uppfinningsförmåga till något nyttigt i stället för att försöka skada Israel. De skulle säkert ha förmåga att förbättra sina levnadsförhållanden.
Men...

Under de senaste dagarna har de i Gaza kommit på att de kan använda leksaksdrakar för att flyga  brandbomber över gränsen till Israel. Därmed har de lyckats starta markbränder på den israeliska sidan av gränsen. Torrperioden har startat så markbränderna kan lätt sprida sig och bli förödande.

Egypten har bjudit in ledare för Hamas för att försöka förmå dem att upphöra med upploppen vid gränsen till Israel. Antagligen kommer också samarbetsavtalet mellan Hamas och Fatah som inte har förverkligats att diskuteras. Det var Egypten som var med och arbetade fram avtalet i höstas.

Israel struggles to handle latest threat from Gaza: Fire-starting kites

Egypt invites Hamas leaders for talks on Gaza protests, reconciliation

Watch: 12,000 voices join together for Israel's 70th anniversary

Koolulam brings together 12,000, including President Reuven Rivlin, in song to mark Israel's 70th independence day.


måndag 16 april 2018

Statistik

At 70, Israel’s population is 8.842 million, 43% of world Jewry

Israel har en folkmängd på 8.842.000. Judarna utgör 74,5 % och araberna 20,9 %.
Under de senaste tolv månaderna föddes 177.000 barn, 41.000 dog och 28.000 nya immigranter anlände till landet.
Befolkningen ökade med 1,9 % och om det fortsätter i samma takt kommer Israel att ha en befolkning på över 15 miljoner när man firar hundraårsjubileum 2048.
1948 fanns det 806.000 personer i Israel.

På onsdag kväll inleds självständighetsdags firandet i Israel. Israel firar 70 år av självständighet.

söndag 15 april 2018

Israel förstörde attacktunnel från Gaza

IDF uppger att man under veckoslutet förstört en attacktunnel som Hamas höll på att bygga från Gaza till Israel. Armén har följt med tunnelbygget under en tid och beslöt att förstöra den när den kom in på israeliskt territorium.
Tunneln var kopplad till ett nätverk av tunnlar i Gaza och den uppges ha varit en av de längsta och djupaste tunnlarna som Hamas byggt.

IDF destroys ‘longest and deepest’ Hamas cross-border attack tunnel (TOI)
The tunnel reached “tens of meters” into Israeli territory in the area of the northern Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli community of Nahal Oz, the army said. It was constructed after the 50-day 2014 conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to the IDF.

It was detected using new technologies and methods that the IDF has deployed against the terror tunnel threat and was disarmed over the weekend, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said.

“This was clearly a terror tunnel that connected to other tunnels in the Gaza Strip,” he said. “It extended into Israel and violated Israeli sovereignty.”

Security forces had been monitoring this tunnel network, which had been under construction for years, the spokesman said. The decision was taken to destroy the tunnel once it crossed into Israeli territory, he added.

Palestinian tunnel diggers were working their way up to the surface to construct an exit within Israeli territory when the army decided to act.


The IDF Thwarts a Hamas Terror Tunnel

Hamas TV uppmuntrar blivande "martyrer"

Hamas Culture of Martyrdom - Preacher Mahmoud Al-Khila: Those Next to the Martyr Receive Divine Reward Too, of a Lesser Degree (MEMRI)
Gaza preacher Mahmoud Al-Khila said that the martyr is not the only one to receive divine reward. "Someone could be standing right next to his brother - one gets martyred, another gets wounded, and a third returns unharmed. ... the reward is one and the same, but it is a matter of degree." He cited a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, saying that a martyr feels no more pain upon his martyrdom than the sting of a mosquito or an ant. His statements aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV on April 8.

Mahmoud Al-Khila: "The people who are setting out on the Return marches, and who are stationed out at the borders – borders that, Allah willing are bound to be eliminated...These are people who follow the orders of their factions...If they end up returning to their families – are they really empty-handed? Is the martyr the only one to receive divine reward? Or do the people who were right next to him also receive divine reward? Someone could be standing right next to his brother – one gets martyred, another gets wounded, and a third returns unharmed. Do they receive different divine rewards? We say that the reward is one and the same, but it is a matter of degree. The martyr differs from the other two by ascending to the level of martyrs."
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Interviewer: "Does the martyr feel pain? Does he feel the pain of his death throes?"

Mahmoud Al-Khila: "The Prophet Muhammed answered this. He said that when a martyr is killed, he does not feel any more pain than he would feel from a sore or from the sting of a mosquito or an ant."



fredag 13 april 2018

Antisemitism

Några exempel från MEMRI:

Egyptian Journalist Dr. Hoda Zakariya: The Scope of the Holocaust Is Just a Rumor
Egyptian journalist Dr. Hoda Zakariya, a lecturer on political sociology, said that while "there was some persecution of the Jews by Hitler," the scope of the Holocaust is a "well-known historical rumor." Speaking on the Egyptian DMC TV channel on February 7, she complained that if you "made the mistake" of questioning the number of victims, while in the U.S., you would face trial in the morning, and that "Germany, which is considered the venue of the Holocaust, is footing the bill... several times over, to Israel."

Holocaust Denial on PA TV - Palestinian Writer Hani Abu Zeid: The Jews Colluded with Hitler in the "False Holocaust"
During an interview on the official Palestinian Authority TV channel, Palestinian writer and political analyst Hani Abu Zeid said that "They used to cry about the false Holocaust in the days of Hitler, the scope of which was not that large." The TV host added that it was "a lie that they spread worldwide," and Abu Zeid agreed, saying: "Yes, it was a lie, and many Israelis, or many Jews, colluded with Hitler, so that he would facilitate the bringing of settlers to Palestine." The interview aired on April 10.

Saudi Scholar Saad ibn Abdullah Al-Humayd: What Is Written in "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" Is Translated into Reality
Saudi scholar Sheikh Saad ibn Abdullah Al-Humayd said that although we have no proof of the authenticity of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the films produced by Hollywood and "the feverish competition meant to preoccupy people with the arts, with sports, with theater, and with film" is evidence that "The Protocols" are being implemented in reality. "Who sponsors this and takes care of this? It is the handiwork of the Jews and of Jewish capital," concluded Sheikh Al-Humayd, who is Professor of Hadith ٍStudies at King Saud University, Riyadh. The interview aired on the Saudi Wesal TV channel on March 21.

EU-finansierad hatretorik förhindrar fred i Mellanöstern

En artikel av Tomas Sandell (ECI):

EU-finansierad hatretorik förhindrar fred i Mellanöstern (Världen idag)

"...Situationen är speciellt prekär för den finska regeringen som för tillfället leder den kommitté av givarländer som koordinerar och har översyn av utbildningsfrågor inom den palestinska myndigheten. Finland har de senaste åren utmärkt sig med toppresultatet i de så kallade Pisa-undersökningarna som mäter 15-åringars kunskapsnivå i en rad olika läroämnen. I det nya varumärket ”Finland” ingår således utbildning som en viktig komponent. Nu riskerar i stället Finlands goda rykte som seriös utbildningsland att äventyras av den direkta kopplingen till de palestinska skolböckernas islamistiska budskap. Ansvariga ministrar och statssekreterare som tagit del av översättningar av de palestinska skolböckerna har uttryckt en klar indignation, men när frågan väl nått ansvariga tjänstemän på respektive ministerier, läggs locket på. Förr eller senare kommer dock frågan att nå dagsljus...."
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