Monday, January 10, 2011
Never-Ending War On The Jews - Pt. 4/4
Having over stayed their welcome in Jordan, the PLO imposed itself on the Lebanese:
In Lebanon something similar was happening. The clashes between Arafat’s men and the Lebanese security forces caused many deaths, government crises and serious divisions within a country whose political structure, based as it was on delicate sectarian divisions, could not accommodate too much stress.
It is believed Arafat sanctioned massacres in the Lebanese Christian towns of Beit Mallat and Tall Abbas between 1982 and 1990. PLO apologists dismiss the charges, characterizing them as nothing more than attempts by Jewish groups to tarnish the PLO in Lebanon. However, the sheer body of eyewitness testimony by victims and photographic evidence (easily found on the Internet) is compelling.
PLO Terrorist Beirut 1976
PLO terror attacks were so bad that on October 14 1976, Lebanese Ambassador Edward Ghorra told the UN, as quoted in the New York Times on October 15: "Palestinian elements belonging to various organizations resorted to kidnapping Lebanese and sometimes foreigners holding them prisoner, questioning them, torturing them and sometimes killing them." Arafat's PLO may have killed up to 40,000 Lebanese civilians its sojourn in Lebanon.
In January 1976 Father Mansour Labaky, village priest, tried to save Damour from a massacre when the PLO's intentions became clear. Labaky telephoned Kamal Jumblat, one of Lebanon's leaders at the time and under whose constituency the town was part, but Father Jumblat said, "I can do nothing for you, because it depends on Yasser Arafat"
Darmour Massacre 1976
It is estimated that 582 persons were killed, and many bodies were dismembered - the dead were numbered by counting the heads. Three men were found with their genitals cut off and stuffed in their mouths.
Among one of the many the FATAH offshoots was the infamous Black September which massacred the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
1972 Munich Olympics Terrorists attack
On the morning of September 5, with six days left in the Games, the worst tragedy in Olympic history hit. Eight heavily-armed terrorists stormed into the Israeli team's apartment, killing an athlete and a coach in the process. Nine other Israelis were taken hostage. The terrorists demanded the release of 234 Palestinians serving time in Israeli jails, along with two renowned German terrorists imprisoned in Frankfurt. They also demanded safe passage out of Germany.
After a 17-hour standoff, the terrorists collected the hostages and headed for the military airport in Munich for a flight to the Cairo. At the airport, German sharpshooters opened fire, killing three of the Palestinians. In the ensuing gun battle, all nine of the blindfolded Israeli hostages, five of the Arab gunmen, and a German policeman were killed. Some reports from the time say five of the Israelis died from a terrorist hand grenade detonated in their midst, and the other four were shot dead by the terrorists.
Yasser Arafat was directly responsible for the assault on Israel's athletes. This was confirmed, 27 years later, by one of the men who oversaw the attack. Abu Daoud, currently a member of the Palestine National Council, made the admission in his French-language autobiography, "Palestine: From Jerusalem to Munich." Daoud, whose real name is Mohammed Daoud Machmoud Auda, was a leader of Black September. The PLO claimed it had no links the group, but experts have long said was a deniable, covert PLO unit. In his book, Daoud blames German police and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir for the deaths. Daoud writes that Arafat had been briefed on the planning for Munich by his PLO number two, Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf), who was subsequently assassinated by another Palestinian group. He says Arafat and two other men saw him off on the mission with the words, "Allah protect you."
In the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip, territories on which more than a million Palestinians lived, many of them refugees of the war of 1948. Some of the residents of the occupied territories belonged to various militant movements. The PLO's earlier influence in these lands was limited by Egypt and Jordan (who saw it as a Syrian proxy); however, in 1967 it began to rapidly take over the existing infrastructure. Many Palestinians fled to Jordan and de-stabilized its political system. Within months, Israel was again the target of a wave of attacks originating either in the Palestinian population within the occupied territories, or in Jordan, which was no longer able to contain them.
The PLO has launched numerous terrorist raids on Israeli targets from Lebanon that caused hundreds of Israeli casualties. In addition, in the 1970's and early 1980's, various arms of the PLO have carried out a wave of terrorist bombings, massacres in synagogues and in public airports and airplane hijackings across Europe.
The Ma'alot massacre
On May 16, 1974, the 26th anniversary of Israeli independence, Palestinian terrorists broke into the Ma'alot high school in northern Israel. The terrorists immediately killed a security guard and some of the children, the remaining children and teachers were held as hostages.
In the morning, the terrorists were identified as members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. They demanded the release of Arab terrorists from Israeli prisons, or they would kill the children. The deadline was set at 6:00 p.m. the same day.
The Knesset, the Israeli parliament, met in an emergency session, and by 3:00PM a decision was reached to negotiate, but the terrorists refused a request for more time.
At 5:45 p.m., a unit of the elite Golani brigade stormed the building. All of the terrorists were killed in the assault, but not before they used firearms and explosives to kill 21 children that afternoon. All told, 26 people were killed and 66 wounded (not including the terrorists), including several people murdered by the terrorists on their way to the school the night before.
On and On it Goes…
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.
- The Martyr Imam Hasan al-Bana, of blessed memory." -
Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement, HAMAS
The First Intifada
The Intifada's terrorist effects on the Israeli population concentrated in two main areas. First, provocateurs paid by PLO caused the daily creation of large mobs, stoning Israeli cars and attacking Israeli civilians. These were often coordinated with international media outlets in order to maximize media coverage. Secondly, there were numerous deliberate attacks made sometimes in remote areas against Israeli civilians. The terrorist attacks were varied in type and style, but many of them could be described as "local initiatives", that did not require a central planning apparatus. An example of such an attack would be the 405 Bus slaughter of July 6, 1988, in which 14 bus passengers were killed as an Arab assaulted the bus driver as the bus was driving by the edge of a cliff.
The Palestinian Authority - Ongoing Terrorism
In 1993, Israel completed the Oslo Accords, a series of negotiations with the PLO, resulting in mutual recognition, the agreement on the cessation of violence, and the forming of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA or PA). One of PA's obligations, as stated in the Oslo Accords, was the prevention of Palestinian terrorism against Israel.
Initially, as both Israel and the United States agree, the PA carried out its obligations. In accordance with the agreement, it transformed the Intifada infrastructure into a government-like apparatus. However, several times in the years since 1993, there were several waves of Palestinian attacks. The Palestinian Authority quickly acted against those who carried them out, but it did not arrest the leadership of the terror movements. This led to suspicion that the regularity of the attacks - often coming when Israeli public reaction would be beneficial to some Palestinian aim during negotiations, along with numerous documented facts of incitement against Jews and Israelis in official PA-controlled media, schools, and mosques - meant that PA complicity could be taking place.
In recent years Islamist extremists have played a more leading role in Palestinian and inter-Arab politics. In the 1980's and 1990's, Islamic groups managed to offer Palestinians and Arabs alike an Islamic alternative to existing secular and local political trends and ideologies. Along with these changes, the old myths of Arabism and Palestinian militarism were replaced by new and uncompromising myths of radical Islamism.
The al-Aqsa Intifada
Well over 100 suicide bombings, mainly targeting city buses, restaurants and open air gathering places, have taken place Israel, killing more than three hundred civilians. HAMAS, Islamic Jihad and FATAH are said to have at their disposal enormous quantities of weapons and explosives, which all sides agree are not made by the individual bombers themselves but at informal factories in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Israel names the towns of Hebron, Jenin, Nablus and Ramallah as centers of this activity.
Israel claims that the PA's position regarding terrorism was shady in the first place. While condemning most terrorist attacks, the PA has never arrested figures of importance to the terrorist networks, confiscated their weaponry or even publicly denounced future violence against Israelis. Operatives from the FATAH movement of Yasser Arafat, the head of the PA, and Palestinian policemen are known to have participated in a large number of attacks themselves. In a radical change of the PA position was that imprisoning militants, even those who targeted Israeli civilians, may be seen as collaborating with Israel.
Neve Shalom Synagogue - Istanbul
On November 16, 2003 twin car bombs exploded outside two synagogues - Neve Shalom and Beth Israel - in Istanbul yesterday, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 300. The majority of the casualties appeared to have occurred outside the synagogues. Although a Turkish Islamist group called the Islamic Great Eastern Raiders (Akincilar) Front
(which was active in the 1980's and whose leaders are in jail) took responsibility for the attacks, it is suspected that they were assisted by al-Qaeda members or by other Turkish extremist groups such as Hizballah. Indeed, London-based al-Quds al-Arab received an e-mail from an al-Qaeda source taking credit.
Never Shalom Synagogue was the target of an earlier shooting attack in 1986, perpetrated by the Abu-Nidal group. Two terrorists entered the temple firing machine guns and throwing hand grenades, killing 22 of the 30 worshipers present on a Saturday morning.
There was an attempted bombing in 1992. Three members of Hizballah were jailed for the attack. In addition, attempts were made on the lives of two leading members of the Jewish community Jak Kamhi in Istanbul (1993) and Yuda Yurum in Ankara (1995).
And on it goes…
Never Ending War on The Jews - Part 1
Never Ending War on The Jews - Part 2
Never Ending War on The Jews - Part 3