(Haifa on fire, Nov. 2016!)
FEW could argue – most of all, their counterparts in the intelligence security realm – that Israel’s Shin Bet, aka Shabak….GSS, its internal domestic security agency, isn’t up to snuff. Indeed, generally, they nab their targets before they strike, or soon thereafter.
MOREOVER, relative to jihadi terror, it must be noted that Allah’s Muslim Terrorists are adept at waging jihad by arson, and on a yearly basis. Specifically, they honed this terror tactic back in 2010. Who recalls the devastating wreckage from Haifa’s Carmel region forest fires? If not, time to catch up to speed!
IN this regard, how believable is it that said internal security forces had no clue as to the internal fifth column’s plans to wage a COORDINATED intifada via jihadi arson, and on a scale heretofore unseen in Israel’s history? Come on….
NOT only that, unarguably, plans to use a WMD – yes, indubitably, arson on a mass scale is a weapon of mass destruction – to burn down Israel is hardly something that a hard-charging security agency would miss. This is especially the case in a country that it is not that much bigger than New Jersey, the 5th smallest state in the U.S. Extrapolating further, if their U.S. counterpart, the FBI, only had New Jersey (or a similar sized state) to guard over, would anyone believe that their agents failed to hear whispers relative to said fiery plot, even within the lowest level of chatter? Hogwash.
AND if proof of the same is required as to how adept, creative and agile they are, how many know that their agents get wind of every fart that Jewish nationalists make – regardless of their locale in Israel – in so far as when they assert their righteous claims, birthright, to the so-called “settlements” in Judea and Samaria? Believe it.
MIND you, this is not to suggest that Israel’s security agency ignored said “chatter” from orders at the tippy top. Not at all. But it is not for nothing that some birdies within these pages – those who operate within the deepest underbelly of the national landscape – have suggested that murmurs, suspicions, or what not went in one ear and out the other. As to why, well, there is speculation, most of which revolves around leftist and Arabist-bent agents who are not exactly operating in Jewish nationalist interests. Cogitate.
AND while some feathers will surely be ruffled with this and that line of disinfectant, so be it. Even so, and in no uncertain terms, the fire services, IDF, police and attendant agencies worked heroically to save lives and stamp out the wildfires. Kudos to one and all.
AS to Israel’s domestic jihadists – in line with PA/Hamas brethren – they understand that they haven’t a prayer in Allah’s fiery hell to win a conventional war against Israel. Therefore, they hurtle from one method of terror to another, hoping to cause as many Jewish deaths and destruction as possible. So as they jump from knife-jihad, to stabbings, to car-jihad, onto shootings, bombings, and lobbing rockets in between, lo and behold, they have now reached their peak via an arson intifada!
Homes were evacuated in one residential neighborhood after another Thursday, Nov. 24, ahead of the huge flames and thick smoke enveloping Israel’s third city, Haifa, three days after hundreds of wildfires, most caused by arsonists, began spreading across the country. At least 100 people suffered injuries in Haifa, most from smoke inhalation, and dozens of shock victims were taken to hospital. Haifa University and the Technion was cleared and closed. as flames consumed buildings around the campuses. The Damon and Carmel prisons are being evacuated. Efforts were made with volunteers to help inmates of nursing homes and hospitals to safety…..
The Israeli government was called into emergency session Thursday night, as the fires continued to blaze out of control, whipped up by dry winds which are forecast to last another six days.
Five Palestinians were detained on suspicion of arson. A contraption used by arsonists was discovered at the scene of one of the fires. The Shin Bet and fire brigade’s investigators have gone into action to put a stop to the wave of arson attacks, which are encouraged by Palestinian social media..
As the fully mobilized fire teams rushed from scene to scene, backed by Homeland Security Ministry reserve firefighters and soldiers, it became apparent that there was no clear organization in place for mass evacuations, especially of citizens without private cars, the elderly, handicapped and families with small children. The emergency services issued conflicting guidelines to the public causing chaos. Families told to evacuate in their own vehicles gridlocked the roads needed to stay open for fire engines and other emergency traffic, instead of the city hall commandeering buses. Haifa is an industrial city with petrochemical industries and an oil refinery with abundant woods and parks, especially on the Carmel. Yet the central operations room for managing the emergency was set up too late to control the town as fires sprang up in five places..
The outskirts of Modi’in, a town between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem caught fire again Thursday after the flames were brought under control during the night. There were signs of arson. Schools and kindergartens were closed early morning….
STILL yet, despite the horrific lethality of arson jihad as a weapon of mass destruction, as always, the key and core lies with officialdom and their responses, or lack thereof. As to Islamic Jew-killers – wherever they are – they will never stop their quest to destroy the Jewish homeland and murder as many Jews as they can. We get that.
Nearly 2,000 fires, many which began simultaneously, blazed from November 18-26. Many of them were arson, in which victims saw the fires being set and the suspects fleeing, or saw Molotov cocktails being thrown at the site. However, only 10 people are currently being held and only 2 indictments have been filed. Meanwhile, the government has agreed to treat 29 of the largest fires as arson terror attacks, paying billions to victims but still refusing to name or punish perpetrators.
RESULTANT, what is of dire concern is the usual huffing and puffing ala officialdom, almost as if on robotic cue. Déjà vu too. To wit, each time another wave of terror envelops Israel, the leadership raises its collective roar that they will NOT tolerate this and that, as if THAT will cause the fifth column (some of whom sit in Israel’s Knesset) to shake and quake! Blowhards – Israel’s leadership.
SO just like during the start of last year’s knife jihad in the Fall of 2015 – and it is ongoing – Israel’s huffers and puffers had this to say:
The Israeli authorities erected roadblocks and checkpoints in some Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem on Wednesday and deployed hundreds of police officers and soldiers on the roads and buses, a response to a series of Palestinian knife assaults that the government called a “wave of terrorism.”
Even with the intensified security, at least two assaults were reported Wednesday.
A few hours later, an attacker stabbed and wounded a woman about 70 years old as she was about to board a bus near the central bus station in West Jerusalem, according to the police. A police officer saw the assailant with a knife and shot him, the police said. It was not immediately clear if he was killed.
Seven Israeli Jews have been killed this month by Palestinian assailants, including three on Tuesday in Jerusalem: two in an attack on a bus at the juncture of Jewish and Arab areas, and one pedestrian in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood who was rammed by a vehicle and then hit with a meat cleaver…..
Hmm….you got that? Not only did their pithy fist-waving fail to deter Israel’s internal fifth column, but they raised the ante through arson jihad!
SIMILARLY, at the same time that so-called right-wing leaders are promising to quell the latest fiery terror, guess what? Par for their course, they reverted true to bloviating form! For crying out loud, MK Bennett, one who surely knows what’s what – understanding full well that carving out a PA terror state from the heart of Israel is a non-starter – intoned at the Jerusalem Post Conference, trenchantly, which happened to coincide with the start of the wildfires.
Regarding what to do with the Palestinians instead of forming a state, he said Israel should take steps to improve the Palestinians’ quality of life, such as giving them full freedom of movement, tourism projects, and helping them reach jobs in Israel easier. For the first time in a public speech, Bennett called for the creation of a “land-port” to help Palestinians enter Israel.
“We should seek to manage the conflict in a reasonable way,” he said. “We can’t create them a state, but let’s see what we can do. We can give them a Marshall plan to boost their economy and an autonomy on steroids.”
WRAP your brains around his “solution.” Effectively, in so far that PA Arabs are wholly nourished on Jew-hatred and have aided and abetted terror for decades on end – in tandem, Israel’s own internal fifth column consider themselves part of the “Palestinian” people – why in heaven’s name would Bennett babble about “improving” their lives and making it easier for them to enter Israel, be it for work or anything else?? Mind blowing.
IN other words, are the lunatics running the asylum – or not? You decide.
SO in light of the above, how much credence should be given to the following announcement by PM Netanyahu, as well as another blowhard in Israeli officialdom?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that any of the fires plaguing northern and central Israel this week found to be the work of arsonists will be considered terrorism.
“Every fire that was the result of arson or incitement to arson is terror in every way and we’ll treat it as such. Anyone who tries to burn parts of the state of Israel will be severely punished,” Netanyahu said.
About 1,500 fires have broken out in Israel since Tuesday, and it is now believed that at least 60 percent of them were caused by arson.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who joined Netanyahu in Haifa, along with Interior Minister Arye Deri and Construction Minister Yoav Galant for a briefing on the situation, said it is clear that a large part of the fires were caused by arson.
He also reported that a number of suspects have been arrested, and that teams have been set up to investigate each fire.
Erdan pledged that the investigations will be thorough, and punishment will be meted out in order to create deterrence – not only to those lighting fires, but also to those on social media inciting others to set them.
AND speaking of incitement to jihad via social media, well, no one has to school in this direction, after all, this expert wrote the book!
CONCOMITANTLY, as Shurat HaDin is acutely aware, the following must be internalized and treated as the gospel truth:
Horrifically, thousands of Arab internet users have been gleefully applaudingthe arson attacks and calling for additional fires to be set in Israel. The social media messages have been posted by Arab government officials as well as regular Arab citizens from Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt and Qatar.
Meanwhile, the Arab language social media networks have been ablaze with postings encouraging additional arson attacks. “#Tel_Aviv_IsBurning” was the most common Arabic hashtag trending on Arab social media platforms this morning.
These postings continue to incite terrorist violence on the Internet against Israel without the social media companies taking any steps to block the messages nor terminate the accounts of those calling for attacks.
Once again the social media companies are turning a blind eye to this dangerous incitement and becoming a tool in the hands of those urging violence against innocent Jews.
WATCH: Palestinians celebrating fires in Israel by singing: “They tried to ban the muezzin’s call, and Allah rained fire on them.”
MOST significantly, one has to honestly and urgently inquire: why should anyone believe that Israel’s mentally besieged leadership will finally raise an iron fist…barzel…בַּרזֶל …against them, and that this time the punishment will be swift and shockingly severe?
INESTIMABLY, rationally speaking, revoking the citizenship of all terrorists and their families should be the first step. And one would think that stripping them of all benefits – yes, terrorists and their families still receive state benefits! – as well as those found to have ANY hand in aiding and abetting, would be automatic!
FOR if punitive measures and deterrence are to factor in at all – as the leaders continuously and shrilly exclaim – why aren’t the forces ordered to lay siege to each and every village which houses them, so-called “collective punishment” be damned? Besides, what about the continuous punishment meted out to the Jewish majority by the Arab minority, as their towns are burnt to the ground and its residents forced to flee for their lives! Is it normal to allow the Arab sector to live in their homes, while Jews are relegated to refugee status in their homeland? Pray tell, who are the crazies?
LET’S get real: how many times have Allah’s Muslim Terrorists been threatened, only to realize that they can literally get away with killing Jews, still yet, look forward to one gift after another by Israel’s demented leaders? Readers, know that goodies are not only offered to PA Arabs to placate the savage beasts and to quiet down international anti-Semites, but to the entire Arab sector in Israel! Yes, the aforementioned increasingly growing fifth column.
Israel’s minister of construction signed a deal last week to build thousands of public housing units for the country’s Arab population.
MK Yoav Galant (Kulanu) agreed to allocate 1.41 billion shekels ($374 million) toward building public housing for Israeli Arabs and to lift restrictions from construction on private land, Ynet reported. The deal, which was reached with the heads of 15 local municipal Arab authorities, is set to facilitate the construction of 30,000 housing units on private and public land.
“Over the next 20 years, the Arab sector will require 200,000 apartments. During the last few weeks, we have made it a point to work side by side with the Arab leadership in a quick, transparent and equality-conscious process, the effects of which will shortly be visible on the ground,” said Galant. “Strengthening the Arab sector is a national interest.”
CONSEQUENTIALLY, why shouldn’t they wage jihad, knowing full well that nothing will be done to tamp down their quest to destroy Israel as the Jewish homeland? Rhetorical.
CASE CLOSED – AGAINST A TRULY INSANE LEADERSHIP!