The media substitutes the word Arab for Muslim. This is their way of avoiding the obvious -- the Islamic world's holy war on non-Muslims. Islamic Jew-hatred is in the quran. (Much thanks to FG for links)
Expert Worried about Muslim Anti-Israel Demonstrations
Middle East expert David Bokai expressed concern Friday over the weekend's demonstration by Israeli Arabs in solidarity with Palestinian Authority Arabs who will mark May 15th, the secular date of the establishment of the state of Israel, as Nakba (Arabic for Catastrophe) Day. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Dr. Bokai cited what he called growing extremism by Arab Knesset members and said the Arab street was led by inciteful types.
Bokai said that the police have had their hands tied since the events of October 2000, when solidarity demonstrations got violent and I3 Israeli Arabs were killed, explaining that the government does not give them the proper tools to deal the local Arabs. He said the media engage in self-fulfilling prophecy about the demonstations.
Expert: Israeli Police 'Hand-Cuffed' In Face of Riots by Gavriel Queenann
Middle East expert Dr. David Bukai expressed concern Thursday over the expected 'show of force' by Israeli Arabs on "Nakba Day" - Sunday, May 15th.
"The issue really bothers me," Bukai told Israel National News. "Israeli Arabs, Arab MKs, officials - Israel's Arab street is led through incitement. This is what disturbs me. The Arabs of Judea and Samaria... The IDF is prepared to handle any disturbances in Judea and Samaria... but I'm not sure the Israeli Police have the necessary tactics and resources to deal with disturbances by Israeli Arabs."
Dr. Bukai said, since the second Intifada in October 2000, the Israeli police have been working hand-cuffed. "The Israel Police is not the IDF. They are limited in their freedom of action. After the events of October  the Israeli police are effectively hand-cuffed. The police can not, even if they want to, seize the initiative - mainly due to the fact that the government does not give our police the requisite tools to deal with Israeli Arabs. "
Bukai asserted the media's dark forecasts of Nakba Day violence may be self-fulfilling prophecies, "For Nakba Day, the Israeli media creates the expectation that there will be a wave of anger and violent incidents. This expectation may be realized because Israeli Arabs are in the spotlight. The best thing the media can do is turn off the cameras because the camera inflames the events."
Bukai also said Israeli Arabs will feel obligated try to produce the kind of violent demonstrations they have seen in Arab countries during the 'spring revolution,' which has rocked the region and shifted geopolitical realities.
"There is another dimension to consider," Bukai explained. "The entire Arab world is inflamed with large scale violence and the Palestinians have done nothing. No doubt they fear their status is in question and worry they are not making headlines. "
Senior Fatah official Abbas Zaki said Wednesday the PA would not be able to contain “Nakba Day rage.”
"Nakba," or "catastrophe," is the Arab reference for the creation of Israel, which occurred on May 15 on the secular calender. Israel celebrated the 63rd anniversary of its creation on Tuesday, in accordance with the Hebrew calendar.
Israel's Security Forces Deploy For Nakba Events
by Gavriel Queenann
Public Security Minister Yitzhack Aharonovitch said Thursday some Muslim's would be denied access to the Temple Mount on Friday, Israel Radio reports.
The restrictions, typically imposed on Muslim males under 50, is commonly employed when heightened tensions lead Israel's police to believe violence may erupt.
Aharonovitch told Israel Radio police would "thin out the number of worshipers at the Temple Mount," due to police intelligence estimates citing a likelihood of prelude demonstrations to Sunday's expected "Nakba Day" protests.
"Nakba," or "catastrophe," is the Arab reference for the creation of Israel, which occured on May 15 on the secular calender. Israel celebrated the 63rd anniversary of its creation on Tuesday, in accordance with the Hebrew calendar.
Reinforced police and border guard units equipped with riot gear are being deployed in eastern Jerusalem, the Old City, and the Temple Mount to maintain order.
Activists behind a website called "The Third Intifada" have called for a new uprising, which would see thousands of Palestinian refugees march towards homes which they fled from or were forced out of when Israel was created in 1948 on Palestinian land.
While PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas has publicly ruled out a Third Intifada, Fatah and Hamas have reportedly created a joint committee to coordinate Nakba Day demonstrations.
Arabs claiming roots in Israel are also expected to stage rallies and demonstrations in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. The IDF Northern Command has been put on alert as demonstrations are expected on the Israel-Lebanon Border.
Northern Command officers also warned UNIFIL this week there would be severe consequences if demonstrators try to damage the border fence between Israel and Lebanon.
“We respect people’s right to protest, but we will not tolerate damage caused to infrastructure, like the border fence,” a Northern Command spokesperson said.
IDF troops are also deploying in large numbers in Judea and Samaria on Friday, amid expectations that massive demonstrations will break out on both fronts as a build up to May 15 demonstrations.
The IDF began reinforcing troops in Judea and Samaria amid reports there may be marches intended to breach the security perimeters of Jewish settlements.
Expected hotspots in Judea and Samaria include the Kalandiya Checkpoint outside of Jerusalem, near the Ofer Prison off Road 443, Jalazoon near Beit El, as well as Nablus (Schem), Tulkarm and Ramallah.
The demonstrations are expected to include stone-throwing and Molotov cocktails, but not firearms, according to security sources.
Hevron: Armed Arabs 100 Meters from Hadassah House
by Gil Ronen
"Nakba Day" events were off to an early start in Hevron Friday after the Muslim prayers, and tension in the ancient city mounted as the Sabbath approached.
Local Jews reported that armed Arabs from the Palestinian Authority's paramilitary police force could be seen on Shalala Street, 100 meters from Hadassah House - in violation of the signed agreements between Israel and the PA.
An Arab procession could be heard nearing the Jewish community at Hadassah House around 3:00 P.M. and "very large" IDF forces streamed into the area, according to David Wilder, a Jewish community leader.
The IDF did not appear to have a problem with the PA police presence near the Jewish concentration. Wilder said that the IDF preferred to allow the PA's paramilitary ("police") force to handle the crowd rather than engage the Arabs itself.
Local Jews are more worried about the PA police, however, than about the procession they came to stop.
"The PA has signed a pact with Hamas," Wilder told Arutz Sheva, "and now they are letting terrorists with guns mill about behind Beit Hadassah. I am not worried about the masses armed with rocks, but terrorists with guns are a different matter."
He reported seeing several PA police vehicles and a group of 15 policemen who advanced on foot.
Do We Need Any More Proof to the following than the above?!
Expert: PA State Endangers Israel’s Home Front
by Elad Benari
According to IDF Reserve Major Moshe Hisdai, a Palestinian state established in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem would directly endanger Israel’s home front.
In an article he wrote which he is distributing publicly these days, Hisdai, a well-known defense official who conducted numerous investigations of defensive systems and set up a special missions unit in Judea and Samaria, brings quotes by politicians and security officials who have warned in the past of the dangerous impacts a Palestinian state would have on Israel and its citizens. The article in its entirety was presented by Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew website on Sunday.
Among the officials quoted in Hisdai’s paper is Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu himself, who in 2006, during a conference of Likud leaders in Kfar Saba, criticized the conduct of then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Olmert had delivered a speech in Sde Boker, in which he offered to free terrorist prisoners and give up large areas of Judea and Samaria for a Palestinian state.
Netanyahu said that concessions such as the ones offered by Olmert would allow Hamas to fire rockets deeper into Israeli territory, with an emphasis on the Ben Gurion International Airport. “Handing over more territories to the Arabs means giving them means for launching missiles at Ben Gurion Airport and at Kfar Saba,” Hisdai quotes Netanyahu as having said during the conference.
“It is no coincidence that Netanyahu chose to emphasize in his speech the missile threat and mentioned not only the Dan region, but the Ben Gurion Airport,” writes Hisdai. “The Qassam rocket attacks from Gaza after the disengagement are considered by the Israeli public as the greatest failure of the Oslo Accords and particularly of Ariel Sharon’s plan. But this threat is now becoming very real, as the proclamation of a Palestinian state draws near.”
Another official quoted by Hisdai is Education Minister Gideon Saar, who declared during a 2006 press conference in Tel Aviv that a withdrawal by Israel to the 1949 Armistice Lines would endanger the security of Israeli citizens. Like Netanyahu, Saar said that doing so will cause a direct threat of rockets being fired on Ben Gurion Airport, and added that it would also endanger Israeli passengers on Route 443 (on which many terror attacks have taken place and which was opened to traffic from the PA last year). Saar also noted that an Israeli withdrawal to the 1949 Armistice Lines would essentially bring the Hamas terror group directly into Jerusalem.
Other experts quoted in Hisdai’s paper include Dr. Azriel Lorber of Tel Aviv University, who is an expert on missiles and rockets. Lorber wrote in a study entitled ‘The growing threat of Qassam rockets against Israel’ that “Although ostensibly the Palestinian ‘Intifada’ is directed against ‘the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory,’ Palestinians have no qualms about attacking civilian targets inside Israel proper. In fact, they even prefer that type of warfare over attack military targets in the so-called ‘occupied territories.’”
“From Dr. Azriel Lorber’s study we also learn that the strategic role designated by the Palestinians for the rockets in their possession is similar to that of the Hizbullah rockets on the Israel-Lebanon border,” writes Hisdai. “That is, a weapon of attack and deterrence. There is no doubt that the Palestinians want to see their rockets play a similar role within the Gaza Strip, and in the very near future - along the borders of the Palestinian state - the establishment of which is going to be announced within a few months, and that in preparation for it the two sworn enemies, Hamas and Fatah, come together.”
At the conclusion of his article, Hisdai writes: “Therefore, I ask: Is the establishment of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria not a strategic threat to Israel’s existence? Does the establishment of a Palestinian state not mean throwing the residents of Judea and Samaria right into the hands of Hamas and Fatah? Will the residents and communities in Judea and Samaria simply become areas of Palestinian military training for the purposes of conquering Israel with the support of enemy states? Is a well-coordinated attack by Palestinian forces on an isolated Jewish community, or group of communities, in Judea and Samaria, or close by, not enough to constitute a possible scenario of an Itamar massacre two or three times worse?”
Hisdai calls on the Yesha Council to take action and “to protect Israel which is currently in mortal danger. There will be a war over Judea and Samaria because it is a spiritual, educational, Jewish, military and political security belt which protects all the people living in Zion: the rich and the poor, those who are religious and those who are not, Sephardim and Ashkenazim, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, left and right.”
Hisdai’s article is a follow-up to comments he made to Arutz Sheva about his study several weeks ago.
During the interview Hisdai noted that the Israeli army, government and residents have to be ready in advance for a Palestinian state.
“This is not an apocalyptic scenario, but we must rid ourselves of the viewpoint that such radical scenarios are far-fetched,” he said. “The mindset that we are well-defended is a false one."
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