On the Boil Outside the Temple Walls: Daniel 7

On the boil: on West Bank violence

The violence in West Bank is reshaping Israeli and Palestinian societies

December 03, 2022 12:10 am | Updated 11:08 am IST 

The killing of five Palestinian men by Israeli security forces in separate incidents on Tuesday in Hebron and Ramallah is the latest flare-up of a continuing story of violence and retribution in the occupied West Bank. Organised armed resistance independent of the official Palestinian leadership has been growing in the West Bank ever since the clashes in Jerusalem in May 2021, which led to the 11-day war on the Gaza Strip, controlled by the Islamist Hamas. Among the new militant groups that have sprung up in the West Bank is the Lion’s Den, reportedly based in the Old City of Nablus, attacking Israeli troops and illegal Jewish settlers in Palestinian territories. This year has seen a marked jump in attacks by Palestinians — Jerusalem was hit by two blasts in November in which a teenager was killed and 18 injured — while the Israelis carry out raids in West Bank towns almost daily. The violence is cyclical. At least 140 Palestinians have been killed this year, including 26 children, which is a seven-year record. More than 30 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians.

If anything, the continuing violence despite Israel’s disproportionate crackdown underscores the argument that the status quo in the occupied and blockaded Palestinian territories is unbearable and unsustainable. Israel’s approach is that it can manage the security challenges from Palestinians with heavy force and no concessions. A weak and divided Palestinian leadership means that there is no organised, collective voice to negotiate with the Israelis. The Palestinian Authority, which runs parts of the West Bank, is led by Fatah, while the overpopulated Gaza Strip, on the Mediterranean coast, is ruled by its rival Hamas. Still, the situation is beyond Israel’s control. The absence of a peace process, a deepening of the occupation and pent-up frustration with their own leadership have led a new generation of Palestinians in the West Bank to embrace violence and militancy, recalling the days of the second Intifada. The return of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister could make the situation worse as some of his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies want the Jewish settlements in the West Bank to be expanded and “disloyal” Arab citizens of Israel expelled. The slow death of the two-state formula and growing violence are bad news for the occupiers and the occupied. While it is making Palestinian lives extremely difficult, the unending conflict is reshaping Israeli society as well, which is becoming polarised with the clergy, far-right nationalists and extremists wielding an outsize influence on politics and governance.

Palestinians Right to Fight Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

UN envoy to Hamas: ‘You have the right to fight Israel

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Italian lawyer Francesca Albanese, the United Nations’ special rapporteur for the Palestinians, spoke at a Hamas-organized conference in Gaza on Monday.

She plans to continue on to Israel, which is considering refusing her entry.

Senior members of the U.S.- and E.U.-designated terror groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) were among those in attendance, including Hamas’s Basem Naim, Ghazi Hamad, Isam al-Da’alis and Abdul Latif al-Qanu, and PIJ’s Ahmad al-Mudallal and Khadr Habib.

In her speech, translated in real-time to Arabic, Albanese told the crowd: “You have a right to resist this occupation.”

The UN official recently said, “If they [Israel] don’t let me in….I’ll be able to claim that I’ve been denied access.”

Albanese has a history of supporting violence against Israelis. In June, she said, “Israel says ‘resistance equals terrorism,’ but an occupation requires violence and generates violence.”

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Hamas: Palestinians must be ready to face ‘official Israeli attack’ outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

A view of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on September 23, 2022 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Hamas: Palestinians must be ready to face ‘official Israeli attack’ on Al-Aqsa Mosque

November 28, 2022 at 9:51 am | Published in: IsraelMiddle EastNewsPalestine

A view of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on September 23, 2022 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]November 28, 2022 at 9:51 am

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement called on Sunday for Palestinians to get ready to face an “official Israeli attack” on Al-Aqsa Mosque. Hamas spokesman Abdul Latif Al-Qanou made the comment after a pledge by Israeli far-right extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir MK, the leader of Otzma Yehudit party, to change the status quo at the mosque.

“The threats of extremist Ben-Gvir, who has been named as Israel’s new Minister of Interior Security, to change the status quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque prove once again that the upcoming Israeli government has neo-fascist tendencies,” said Al-Qanou. “Ben-Gvir’s pledge comes in the midst of settler calls for raiding Al-Aqsa Mosque in the coming days. Our people must get ready to face off the settler violations and the official Israeli government attack on our holy site.”

Al Qanou insisted that the threats of the “criminal” Ben-Gvir will fail like all of the attempts by his predecessors, who also tried to make changes in occupied Jerusalem to hide the “real history and original religious identity” of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Hamas official reiterated that the Palestinians will continue their uprising against the Israeli occupation, as well as their defence of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Outside the Temple Walls will turn into battlefield: Revelation 11

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

Entire occupied lands will turn into battlefield: Hamas responds to Israeli threats against Gaza

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In this file picture, members of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement, take part in a rally in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 28, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

The Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has responded to new Israeli threats against the besieged Gaza Strip, warning that the entire occupied territories will be turned into a battlefield in case Gaza comes under attack.

The Hamas’s response came after two separate explosions rocked the holy city of al-Quds earlier this week, for which the regime holds the group responsible.

“Returning to the assassination policy will trigger the flame of a new massive wave of retaliatory operations, in addition to the explosion of the Gaza Strip in the face of the occupying regime,” Lebanese Arabic-language daily newspaper al-Akhbar cited Hamas as saying in a message passed to Israeli officials through an Egyptian mediator.

Israeli authorities announced that the regime was “to resume targeted assassinations if a link between the bombing and Hamas was revealed.”

Al-Akhbar noted that the Palestinian resistance movement had reinforced its forces to be ready for any possible Israeli act of aggression.

    Meanwhile, the Israeli Hebrew-language newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth wrote that, “Currently, there is no information about Hamas’s connection to the bombing in Jerusalem (al-Quds), but [the regime’s so-called internal security service] Shin Bet had undermined plans for past bombings mostly run directly from the Gaza Strip.”

    At the same time, Shin Bet warned that Israel would never allow exploitation of measures to ease the siege imposed on the coastal sliver by Palestinian factions.

    On Wednesday’s twin blasts, which hit bus stops at the occupied West Bank city of al-Quds’s western exit, two Israelis were killed and 22 others were injured.

    The explosions came hours after 16-year-old Palestinian teenager, Ahmad Amjad Shehadeh, was killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

    He was shot with a bullet in the heart during a raid by Israeli military forces in Nablus.

    At least five other Palestinians were injured after being shot with live ammunition and stun grenades, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, including one in serious condition with a bullet to the stomach.

      Israeli forces have recently been conducting overnight raids and killings in the northern occupied West Bank, mainly in the cities of Jenin and Nablus, where new groups of Palestinian resistance fighters have been formed.

      Since the start of 2022, Israeli troops have killed more than 200 Palestinians, including more than 50 children, in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds as well as the besieged Gaza Strip.

      According to the United Nations, the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in the occupied West Bank this year is the highest in 16 years.

      Local and international rights groups have condemned Israel’s excessive use of force and “shoot-to-kill policy” against Palestinians.

      Hamas responds to Israel’s threat outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

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      Hamas responds to Israel’s threat against Gaza

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      November 26, 2022 at 2:41 pm 

      The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas has responded to the Israeli threat following the bombing attack in Jerusalem, for which Israel holds the movement responsible.

      Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper reported Hamas’s message, passed to the Israeli occupation through the Egyptian mediator, warning: “Returning to the assassination policy will trigger the flame of a new massive wave of martyrdom operations, in addition to the explosion of the Gaza Strip in the face of the occupation.”

      Hamas’s response was with reference to the Egyptian mediator’s message to Hamas that Israel: “Is to resume targeted assassinations if a link between the bombing and Hamas was revealed.”

      Meanwhile, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronothwrote: “Currently, there is no information about Hamas’s connection to the bombing in Jerusalem, but Shin Bet had undermined plans for past bombings mostly run directly from Gaza or indirectly from Turkiye.”

      At the same time, Shin Bet warned that Israel would never allow exploitation of measures to ease the siege imposed on Gaza by the Palestinian factions.

      The Lebanese newspaper reported that the Palestinian resistance had reinforced its forces and organisation to be ready for any possible Israeli aggression.

      Hamas, other terrorist groups, praise Jerusalem bombing outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

      Hamas, other terrorist groups, praise Jerusalem bombing attack

      By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

      Published: NOVEMBER 23, 2022 17:08

      Updated: NOVEMBER 23, 2022 17:10

       

      The Hamas terrorist movement welcomed the attack on Wednesday, stating that Israel bears “full responsibility for the repercussions of the crimes of its army and the terror of its settlers against our Palestinian people, their land and their sanctities.”

      The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist movement called the attack a “natural response to the occupation.”

      Hamas Hails Violence Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

      Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group take part in a demonstration marking Palestinian Prisoners' Day in Rafah, in the southern Gaza strip.
      SAID KHATIB / AFPPalestinian Islamic Jihad militant group take part in a demonstration marking Palestinian Prisoners’ Day in Rafah, in the southern Gaza strip.

      Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas hail Jerusalem terrorist attacks

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      ‘None of the policies of your criminal government will protect you from the strikes’

      The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) extremist group issued a statement on Wednesday praising two terrorist attacks that killed at least 1 and wounded nearly 20 in Jerusalem, shortly after Hamas also welcomed the explosions. 

      There was no claim of responsibility for the twin bombings at two bus stops at the entrances to the city. 

      “The operation in the occupied city of Jerusalem is a natural response to the occupation, its terrorism, and its criminal practices against the defenseless Palestinian people and their holy sites,” PIJ said in a statement.

      “The operation says to the leaders of the Occupation and the leaders of the settlers that none of the policies of your criminal government will protect you from the strikes of our people’s resistance,” it added.

      Earlier on Wednesday the Hamas terror group issued a similar statement on the attacks, threatening more violence.

      “The Zionist occupation is paying the price today for its crimes and aggression against our people and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and we have warned about this repeatedly,” the spokesman for Hamas, Abd Latif al-Kanou, said.  

      “Our people will not remain silent in the face of this, and the outrage Al-Aqsa will explode and spread in all regions,” he added. 

      Both terrorist organizations are based in the Gaza Strip, while PIJ also operates in the West Bank. Israeli military forces have been conducting counterterrorism operations in recent months arresting a number of top members of the extremist organizations in response to a series of Palestinian attacks against Israelis carried out earlier this year. 

      Israeli extremists’ incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque is dangerous escalation: Revelation 11

      Israeli extremists’ incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque is dangerous escalation, says Hamas spokesperson

       Hamas spokesperson Abdul Latif al-Qanoua confirmed that the extremist Israeli Rabbi Yehuda Glick’s incursion into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by dozens of colonial settlers, and live streaming that constitute a dangerous escalation and incitement to wider incursions into it, invalidating the feelings of Muslims and provoking them.

      Al-Qanou stressed that the continuation of such incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque necessitates continued presence of its defenders there.

      He explained that herds of colonial settlers and Israeli extremists break into the Al-Aqsa Mosque on a daily basis in failed attempts to pass the occupation’s schemes and impose a fait accompli policy in its compounds.

      Palestinians to stand steadfast against Israeli settlers’ attacks outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

      Palestinians to stand steadfast against Israeli settlers’ attacks, says Hamas spokesperson 

      Nov 20, 2022

      Hamas spokesperson Abdul Latif al-Qanoua said that the colonial Israeli settlers’ attacks against the Palestinian citizens of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the desecration of the Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, and the attempts to Judaise the city will be resisted with all possible means.

      Al-Qanoua added that the Israeli occupation’s endeavours to expand colonial settlements in Hebron and increase the pace of attacks against the Palestinian people aiming at changing the features of the city and breaking the will of its steadfast people are bound to fail.http://andrewtheprophet.com

      He called on the Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank to support the citizens of Hebron in their struggle to defend their city and their lands against the occupation forces and colonial settlers’ attacks.

      Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

      Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip

      CNBC Television published this video item, entitled “Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip” – below is their description.

      Israel’s Security Cabinet approved a tentative cease-fire after 11 days of fighting with Hamas in Israel in the Gaza Strip. The latest round of fighting has marked the worst outbreak of violence since the war between Israel and Hamas in 2014. “I believe the Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live safely and securely and are to enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity, and democracy,” President Biden said from the White House.CNBC Television YouTube Channel