Palestinians clash with police outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Palestinian rioters clash with Israeli police at the entrance to Jerusalem's Shuafat Refugee Camp, November 21, 2021. (Screenshot: Twitter)

Palestinians clash with police in East J’lem after march supporting their Hamas terrorist

Hundreds chant pro-Hamas slogans in Shuafat refugee camp; right-wing Israelis march through Old City to mourn Eli Kay, killed by terrorist gunman, some chanting anti-Arab slogans

By Aaron Boxerman21 Nov 2021, 11:28 pm

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem on Sunday night after hundreds marched in Shuafat Refugee Camp to honor Hamas terrorist Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, who killed an Israeli and wounded four others in Jerusalem’s Old City earlier in the day.

In videos circulating on social media, dozens of Palestinians can be seen hurling rocks as tear gas — apparently fired by police — fills the air around them. Israeli police had raidedthe neighborhood following the Sunday terror attack, reportedly arresting three relatives of Abu Shkhaydam’s family.

Paramedics also reported two Molotov cocktail attacks in the Jerusalem area, although it was not immediately clear who the perpetrators were.

One explosive bottle was hurled at a 30-year-old man near the Old City, who suffered light burns, according to Magen David Adom emergency responders.

The second Molotov cocktail was hurled at a bus near the Hizma checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank. The bus driver, 25, was treated for shock; no passengers were hurt, MDA medics said.

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The widening unrest was sparked by the bloody terror attack in the Old City. On Sunday morning, Abu Shkhaydam drew a submachine near the Chain Gate, which leads to the holy Temple Mount site, and opened fire on passersby.

Israeli police officers returned fire and killed Abu Shkhaydam on the scene, but not before he fatally wounded South African immigrant Eliyahu David Kay and seriously wounded another Israeli yeshiva student. Three other Israelis were treated for moderate to light wounds.

On Sunday night, hundreds of Palestinians marched towards Abu Shkhaydam’s house. Many could be seen waving the green flags emblazoned with the Islamic credo of faith, that are often associated with Hamas.Advertisement

“Millions of martyrs will march to Jerusalem,” the protesters chanted, according to videos circulating on social media.

In other videos, the Palestinian marchers pledged allegiance to shadowy Hamas terror chief Mohammad Deif.

Put sword next to sword,” Shuafat camp residents chanted, a reference to Hamas’ logo, which features crossed blades. “We’re Mohammad Deif’s men.”

An umbrella coalition of Palestinian “Islamic and Nationalist Factions” in Shuafat declared a general strike in shops and schools in memory of Abu Shkhaydam.

Separately, dozens of right-wing Israeli nationalists marched through the Old City to the scene of the attack. They were joined by Simcha Rothman and Orit Struck, parliamentarians from the hard-right Religious Zionism party, who lit candles in memory of the late Kay.

In some videos, Jewish demonstrators chanted anti-Arab slogans, such as, “May their village burn!”Advertisement

Kay had served in the Israel Defense Forces as a lone soldier (one of the soldiers from foreign countries who move to Israel without family) in the Paratroopers Brigade, until August 2019.

“He gave everything for this country,” his brother Kasriel told reporters on Sunday evening.

Israeli officials said they believed Abu Shkhaydam had planned his attack well in advance, citing the sophisticated submachine gun he had acquired. His wife and children also left the country three days ago, according to Public Security Minister Omer Barlev.

In Shuafat, Abu Shkhaydam raised five children — three boys and two daughters — and taught Islamic law at a boys high school, for which he received a salary from the Jerusalem municipality. According to Israeli authorities, he was a member of Hamas’ civilian branch, rather than its armed wing.

“He was the best teacher. He never cursed anyone, or called anyone a bad name, except the Jews, may God burn them,” Shuafat resident Mustafa Zaattra, a student of Abu Skhaydam, told al-Qastal.

Abu Shkhaydam also preached in local mosques. In a 2020 sermon circulated on social media, he assailed “the Jewish and Christian masters of heresy” as being “led by the devil.” Seething at the United Arab Emirates’ decision to normalize ties with Israel, he called the Emiratis, “filthy Bedouins.”

“They are joined by those with ulterior motives…all these unite for one thing only — to fight against God,” Abu Shkhaydam said at the time.

In a statement, Hamas praised Abu Shkhaydam for having spent his life “in proselytizing and in struggle.”

“This heroic operation carries a warning to the criminal enemy and its government to stop its aggression against our land and our holy sites,” the terror group said.

The attack was the second in recent days in Jerusalem’s Old City. East Jerusalem teenager Amr Abu Asab, 16, sought to stab police officers before being shot by a local civilian on Thursday night. Hamas also later claimed Asab as a member.

Asab’s death has sparked repeated nightly clashes between police and Palestinians in Issawiya, where he lived. On Saturday night, Palestinian residents managed to set a police water cannon on fire as it was deployed in the neighborhood.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday morning that authorities were concerned about attacks inspired by the two successive acts of terrorism.

“This is the second terrorist attack in Jerusalem in recent days. I have instructed the security forces to mobilize accordingly and demonstrate vigilance, also due to concern over copycat attacks,” the premier said in a statement.

The Israeli army has killed at least 77 Palestinian children outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

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The Israeli army has killed at least 77 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the beginning of 2021, a non-government organization reported on Sunday.

The Israeli army has killed at least 77 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the beginning of 2021, a non-government organization reported on Sunday. (Getty)

The Israeli army has killed at least 77 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the beginning of 2021, a non-government organisation reported on Sunday. 

In a press statement sent to The New Arab,Defense for Children International Palestine (DCI) said that 61 children were killed in the coastal enclave and 16 in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

On the occasion of International Children’s Day, the organisation said that “since 2000 until today, the Israeli forces have killed about 2,200 Palestinian children.”

“The Israeli army resort to deliberate lethal force in the circumstances not justified by international law, and that the excessive use of force is the rule then, taking advantage of the state of systematic impunity and lack of accountability,” the statement said. 

Under international law, lethal force can only be justified in the circumstances with an immediate threat to life or severe injury.

Investigations and evidence collected by DCI regularly indicate that Israel uses lethal force against Palestinian children in conditions that may amount to extrajudicial or premeditated murder, according to the organisation.

From October 2015 until October 2021, the organisation documented the detention of 41 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons under administrative detention orders, four of whom remain in administrative detention.

“Israel is the only country in the world that systematically arrests and tries children in military courts, which lack a basic fair trial. It arrests and tries between 500 and 700 Palestinian children before military courts every year,” the DCI said.

Forces thwart major Hamas terror plans outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Shin Bet: Forces thwart major Hamas terror plans, nab more than 50 cell members

Shin Bet: Forces thwart major Hamas terror plans, nab more than 50 cell members

West Bank cell aimed to carry out some bombings imminently; suicide attacks planned; ringleader was offered $1m. for kidnapping; arrests come day after Old City killing of Eli Kay

By Judah Ari Gross

Israeli security forces arrested dozens of members of a Hamas cell that was in the advanced stages of planning major terror attacks in the West Bank and Israel, the Shin Bet security service said Monday.

The effort to uncover the cell has been ongoing for several months, first coming to light with a round of arrest raids in September, including one in which two Israeli soldiers were seriously injured and several Palestinian suspects were killed in gunfights.Advertisement

According to the Shin Bet, over 50 Hamas operatives were arrested across the West Bank for suspected involvement in the cell and large quantities of weaponry was seized, including the materials needed to make at least four explosive belts for suicide attacks. An undisclosed amount of money that was allegedly used by the cell was also seized in the raids, according to the Shin Bet.

“You thwarted a large infrastructure, some of which you know was ready to go with explosive belts… grenades and other explosives,” IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi told the military commanders whose units took part in the raids.

The Shin Bet’s announcement about the discovery of the Hamas cell came a day after a member of the terror group in Jerusalem carried out a shooting attack in the Old City, killing one man, Eli Kay, and injuring four people.

Israeli officials generally believe that Hamas is looking to carry out attacks in the West Bank and in Israel while maintaining relative calm in the Gaza Strip, where the group serves as the de facto ruler.Advertisement

Ammunition and other materiel that was confiscated during arrest raids against major Hamas cell planning terror attacks on Israeli targets in the West Bank and Jerusalem. (Shin Bet)

According to the Shin Bet, the Hamas cell was led from afar by Saleh al-Arouri, deputy head of the terror group’s politburo, and Zacharia Najib, a member of the organization who was released from Israeli prison in the 2011 Gilad Shalit exchange and exiled to Turkey, where he allegedly continues to operate on behalf of Hamas. In the 2011 deal, over 1,000 Palestinian terrorists were released from Israeli incarceration in exchange for the release of Shalit, an IDF soldier who had been kidnapped by Hamas along the Gaza border in 2006.

Najib, who took part in the kidnapping and killing of Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman in 1994, was allegedly involved in a failed Hamas plot to assassinate Israelis abroad in 2019.

The Shin Bet said al-Arouri invested hundreds of thousands of shekels in the cell’s activities and offered a prize of $1 million if the cell successfully carried out a kidnapping.

Ismail Haniyeh, right, the head of the Hamas political bureau, shakes hands with his deputy Saleh al-Arouri, upon his arrival in Gaza from Cairo, Egypt, in Gaza City, August 2, 2018. (Mohammad Austaz/Hamas Media Office via AP)

“This was a major preventative effort that thwarted dangerous terrorist infrastructure, which was planning serious attacks. The goal of the terrorist activities, which were undertaken by Hamas operatives abroad and in Gaza with operatives in the West Bank, was to destabilize the region, while exacting a heavy price from local residents,” a senior Shin Bet officer said, referring to the toll on Palestinians in the West Bank.

According to the Shin Bet, the cell was planning “to carry out terror attacks in a number of formats in the West Bank and Jerusalem, as well as the possibility of carrying out bombings in Israel.”

Al-Arouri and Najib, who both live abroad, recruited a number of top operatives from Palestinian cities and towns across the West Bank, notably Jenin, Ramallah, and Hebron, who in turn found additional members, according to the Shin Bet.Advertisement

The Israeli security service identified one of those lieutenants as Hijazi Qawasmeh, a 37-year-old Hebron native, who has been arrested several times by Israel for allegedly planning terror attacks for Hamas, most recently in September.

An undated photograph showing Israeli forces raiding a home as part of an effort to break up a major Hamas cell planning terror attacks on Israeli targets in the West Bank and Jerusalem. (Israel Defense Forces)

“Hijazi recruited operatives in the West Bank, including Hamzah Zahran, a 40-year-old Hamas operative from the village of Bidu, near Ramallah,” the Shin Bet said.

According to the Shin Bet, Zahran, who has also been arrested multiple times for Hamas activities, went on to recruit several other operatives, including his family members. One of his brothers, Ahmad Zahran, was killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during one of the raids in Bidu in September. Two other Hamas members — Mahmoud Hameedan and Zakria Badwan — were killed in the same exchange.

“They worked using the money they received from abroad to obtain weapons and to create explosives, which were seized as part of the efforts to thwart this infrastructure,” the Shin Bet said.

According to the IDF, large amounts of explosives were found and later destroyed in a series of controlled blasts.

The Shin Bet identified two of the main bomb makers that were used by the cell: Muhammad Abu al-Hassan, from the village of Burqin near Jenin, and Ghani Hadour, from Bayt Sira near Ramallah.

The Israeli security services warned that Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip and abroad were “constantly funneling funding toward various terrorist activities” in the West Bank.

In a tacit threat, the Shin Bet identified “one of the noteworthy people involved” as Musa Dudin, a senior Hamas member whom the security service alleged led an operation to send large sums of money to Hamas in the West Bank through couriers.Advertisement

Hamas gunman kills 1, wounds 4 in terror shooting outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Police officers at the scene of a shooting attack in Jerusalem's Old City on November 21, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Hamas gunman kills 1, wounds 4 in terror shooting in Jerusalem Old City

Palestinian attacker shot dead by officers near entrance to Temple Mount; Hamas hails ‘heroic operation’; incident comes days after stabbing nearby; PM warns of ‘copycat attacks’

By Judah Ari Gross and Aaron BoxermanToday, 9:29 am

A Hamas gunman opened fire in the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning, killing one Israeli man and wounding four others, two of them seriously, Israeli officials said.

Police officers at the scene opened fire at the terrorist, a 42-year-old Palestinian man from East Jerusalem, and killed him, according to police.

The fatality was named as Eliyahu David Kay, 26, a recent immigrant from South Africa who worked as a guide at the Western Wall and resided in the central city of Modiin.

He was the first Israeli civilian to be killed by Palestinian violence in over six months, since May’s 11-day conflict with terror groups in the Gaza Strip, which killed 12 civilians in Israel.

Hamas hailed the attack, calling it a “heroic operation,” and identified the terrorist as a member of the organization, Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, a Hamas leader in the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, where he lived.

According to police, Abu Shkhaydam entered the Old City armed with a Beretta M12 submachine gun and opened fire at three Israeli men who were walking through the area, near the Chain Gate entrance to the Temple Mount, fatally wounding one of them and seriously injuring the other two.

Two female police officers rushed to the scene from one side of the alleyway, opening fire at Shkaydam. Shortly thereafter, two male officers ran in to assist them.

“[The gunman] moved through the alleys and fired quite a bit. Luckily, the alley was mostly empty because otherwise — heaven forbid — there would have been more casualties. The entire incident lasted 32 or 36 seconds. The actions of the female officers was — operationally — at the highest possible level,” Public Security Minister Omer Barlev said at the scene of the attack.Advertisement

Kay was taken to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, where he was pronounced dead. One of the severely injured victims, a rabbi, was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where his condition stabilized somewhat after emergency surgery, doctors said. Another man sustained moderate-to-severe injuries — from gunshots and from shrapnel — and was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

Israel plans to attack outside the temple walls : Revelation 11

Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, on May 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

IDF chief said to order acceleration of plans for attack on Gaza rocket stocks

Military sources say plan aimed at undercutting terror groups’ ability to fire rockets during early stages of a future conflict after failure to properly target them in May war

By TOI staff19 Nov 2021, 10:03 pm

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi has ordered the military to accelerate plans for a possible broad attack on the rocket stockpiles of Gaza-based terror groups, according to a report Friday.

Citing unnamed sources in the General Staff’s Planning Directorate, the Walla news site said that the plan is aimed at significantly reducing the ability of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to target Israel with rockets in the early stages of a future conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The report said the Shin Bet security agency will also be involved in the planning.

The news site also reported that the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad is working to replenish its rocket supply following the 11-day fight in Gaza this May between Israel and Palestinian terror organizations.

Additionally, Hamas has been working to conceal its rockets in order to be able to attack the Israel Defense Forces from the land, sea and air, the report added, without citing a source.

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During the conflict in May, known in Israel as Operation Guardian of the Walls, Hamas and other armed factions fired over 4,360 rockets and mortar shell, far higher than previous rounds of violence. Many of the projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

In the days after the conflict, military officials acknowledged that due mostly to a lack of precise intelligence, the IDF was unable to destroy the lion’s share of the terror groups’ existing arsenals of rockets.

While the IDF developed techniques to somewhat address this rocket fire during the conflict, according to a senior IDF Southern Command officer, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad were overwhelmingly free to launch massive barrages at major Israeli population centers and key infrastructure.Advertisement

The IDF destroyed some 850 of the more than 15,000 rockets that the terror groups had between them going into the conflict, according to Israeli military tallies.

After recognizing that the rockets were an area of weakness, the IDF has since set out to improve its ability to locate the launchers that have been buried and hidden throughout the Gaza Strip, including deep within civilian areas, in order to strike them in advance or, at least, destroy them more rapidly after they have been used.

Hamas hails alleged stabbing attack outside the Temple Walls as ‘heroic’: Revelation 11

An ambulance drives through as Israeli police gather at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on November 17, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Hamas hails alleged stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City as ‘heroic’

By AARON BOXERMAN17 November 2021, 7:50 pm  

An ambulance drives through as Israeli police gather at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on November 17, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

The Hamas terror group praises the perpetrator of an alleged stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City that left two Border Police officers injured, calling it “a heroic commando operation.”

“This is the latest confirmation that our people’s revolution against the occupation will continue until the occupier is swept away,” terror group spokesperson Hazim Qasim says in a statement.

The alleged stabber, 16-year-old Amr Abu Asab from East Jerusalem’s Issawiya neighborhood, was shot and killed by officers on the scene during the terror attack, according to police.

Israeli troops kill armed Palestinian outside the Temple : Revelation 11

Israeli troops kill armed Palestinian in West Bank clash, militant groups say

November 16, 20213:44 AM MSTLast Updated 13 hours ago

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Israeli troops killed an armed Palestinian on Tuesday in an exchange of fire in the occupied West Bank, the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups said, each claiming the man as a member.

The Israeli military said soldiers returned fire after being shot at and having an explosive device thrown at them during an operation in the Palestinian village of Tubas. It said it was aware of reports of Palestinian casualties but it gave no details.


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In a statement, Hamas identified the Palestinian killed in Tubas as Saddam Hussein Bani Odeh, 26, hailing him as a “hero martyr” shot dead in an “armed clash with Zionist occupation forces”.

Islamic Jihad issued a similar statement, claiming Odeh as a member.

The Israeli military frequently mounts operations in Palestinian villages and towns in the West Bank, territory it captured in the 1967 Middle East war, to detain suspected militants.

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, opposed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, broke down in 2014.

Reporting by Ali Sawafta, Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza and Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem; Editing by Nick Macfie

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Deindustrialization outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Gaza ‘undergone deindustrialization’ as a result of the Israeli siege, World Bank warn

November 12, 2021 at 4:55 pm

Gaza is still suffering “from a particularly difficult economic situation with very high unemployment and deteriorating social conditions”, the World Bank warned in a report this week.

The report highlights the critical challenges facing the Palestinian economy in general and more specifically Gaza’s economic performance and development needs and will be presented to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) in Oslo on 17 November.

It highlights that though the occupied West Bank is seeing a “rebound” following the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent closures, “The economy still suffers from restrictions on movement, access, and trade– the biggest impediment to investment and access to markets,” Kanthan Shankar, World Bank country director for West Bank and Gaza, said.

“The improved economic performance was fully driven by the West Bank while Gaza’s economy remained almost stagnant impacted by the 11-day conflict in May,” the World Bank added.

It said the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) fiscal situation “remains very challenging”, with Israel’s deduction of monthly tax revenue adding to “the fiscal stress”. This, it warned, meant the “PA may encounter difficulties in meeting its recurrent commitments toward the end of the year.”

Gaza’s contribution to the overall Palestinian economy, it explained, “was cut by half over the past three decades, narrowing to just 18 percent currently” as a result of the 15-year Israeli siege on the enclave. Gaza has also “undergone deindustrialization” and its economy has become highly dependent on external transfers.

“Priority actions require increasing electricity supply and upgrading infrastructure and networks to enable economic growth and improve public services.”

The report, details of which were released on Tuesday, adds to warnings released yesterday by the UN which claim the financial situation in the Palestinian territories is “dire”. The full UN report is also set to be unveiled in Oslo next week

Israeli Bulldozers Level Farm Land Outside the Temple Walls

Armored D9 bulldozer (archive image)

Israeli Bulldozers Level Farm Land in the Southern Gaza Strip

NOV 10, 2021

Israeli military bulldozers razed, on Tuesday, Palestinian lands east of Khan Younis in the southern besieged Gaza strip, local sources reported.

Sources said that five bulldozers, 2 graters infiltrated into Palestinian territory, across the so-called security fence, while military tanks were situated along the fence to provide cover for the invading machines.

The heavy machinery was seen razing large sections of Palestinian-owned farm land east of Abasan al-Jadida town in Khan Younis, 70 meters past the Israeli border fence.

The Israeli occupation has maintained a brutal air, land and sea blockade on the tiny coastal enclave for the past 15 years, in addition to launching 4 major military offensives against the more than two million inhabitants.

The military frequently invades Palestinian-owned farm land, opens fire on farmers, and the Navy harasses fishermen while they attempt to fish in the Mediterranean sea.

Israel Detains A Child Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

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Soldiers Detain Several Palestinians, Including a Child, from the West Bank

 NOV 7, 2021

Israeli forces detained, on Sunday, several Palestinian men, and at least one child from various parts of the occupied West Bank, local sources reported.

Sources stated that soldiers detained several Palestinian civilians from their homes in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

The detainees were identified as follows; Anas Salman, Mujahed Mardawi, Hamza Mardawi, Ali al-Jada, and Ahmed Odeh.

In the southern West Bank, Emad Shahin was detained by the army from Wad Sa’ir in Hebron.

According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) a Palestinian youth, identified as Youssef Bassam Abu Nab, was detained from his home in Silwan town in occupied Jerusalem.

Additionally, Silwanic reported the detention of a child, identified as Naseem Muhammad Hijazi from the Ain Al-Lawza neighborhood in Silwan town.

Post from Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic)