(The war would be even bloodier if they did not have Jews and other infidels to kill!)
Oct 20, 2017 - At least 72 people were killed in suicide bombing attacks on Shiite mosques at prayers in Afghanistan. In Kabul alone 40 people died when suicide bombers detonated their devices among worshippers.
Oct 20, 2017 - A suicide bomber massacres thirty-three worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Ghor, Afghanistan.
Oct 20, 2017 - A shootout with armed Muslim Brotherhood operatives took place in the al-Wahat al-Bahriya district of the Giza government about 135 km southwest of Cairo. It left 30 Egyptians dead and eight other security personnel injured.
Oct 20, 2017 - Rocket, artillery and machine gun fire was exchanged between Kurdish and Iraqi troops in Alton Kupri north of Kirkuk city. This is the last corner of Kirkuk province which the Kurdish Peshmerga retained after losing the oil-rich area to an Iraqi army-pro-Iranian militia offensive.
Oct 18, 2017 - Two suicide bombers exterminate nearly every Afghan soldier at a local base. (43 killed, 9 injured)
Oct 17, 2017 - Suicide car bombers slaughter over fifty in an attack on a police training facility. (52 killed, 158 injured)
FOOD for THOUGHT by Steven Shamrak
Israel must not worry about their (the PA and Hamas) 'unity'! It will not last long, and will only help discredit their intentions to kill Jews and destroy Israel. The main focus of Israel must be, unfortunately has not been for a long time, to develop a comprehensive plan of removal enemy population from Jewish land and its implementation at the opportunity, which will be presented quite soon!
Zero Tolerance to Syrian Attacks
1) The Israel Air Force attacked the source of Syrian rocket fire that struck the northern Golan Heights afternoon. A missile battery belonging to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad was destroyed in the air strike. The IDF said it “will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel or the security of its citizens.”
2) The IDF announced five rockets were fired at Israel by Syrian artillery cannons early (Syria and Iran are testing Israel’s resolve!). IDF retaliated by destroying artillery cannons by launching long-range missiles. Should 'spillover' continue, Israeli response will grow harsher, IDF cautions.
The head of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, said that no country can force it to disarm and recognize Israel. He was responding after US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy who demanded that Hamas, which is classified as a terrorist organization by the US, European Union and Israel, first meet those conditions if it wants to play a role in any Palestinian government. Official PA mission to state of Colombia posted a Spanish translation of a quote from former PA leader Yasser Arafat. “Our goal is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromises or mediations…. We don’t want peace. We want WAR and victory - Yasser Arafat." (The guy who won the Nobel Peace Prize – what a joke!)
Labor chief Avi Gabbay crossed party lines (Not quite! Just another chameleon is trying to get voters’ support.), issuing a pre-recorded video statement praising the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria, calling it ‘the beautiful face of Zionism’. The comments mark a reversal of the party’s decades-old support for the evacuation of Jewish towns across Judea and Samaria as part of a comprehensive final status agreement with the PA. "I believe that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews. God promised Abraham the entire Land of Israel, but I also believe that since there are 4.5 million Arabs here, we have to compromise in order to create a situation in which we live in our country with a Jewish majority".
(Car theft has been, maybe still is, the PA Arabs’ main 'trade'!), Border Police officers foiled an attempt to steal dozens of tons of produce from greenhouses - 67 illegal Palestinian Arab infiltrators, residents of the Palestinian Authority - 40 minors and 27 adults - are suspected of working for several hours to steal tons of grapes and tomatoes. It is estimates that 20-24 tons of grapes and 5-7 tons of tomatoes were harvested by the thieves.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says 2015 nuclear deal not enough to ensure Iran has no pathway to developing the bomb. "The Iranians have on multiple occasions been capable of presenting a continued threat, through covert efforts to develop their nuclear program along multiple dimensions ...the missile dimension, the weaponization effort, the nuclear component itself," he stressed. Trump has provided the CIA with the authority it needs to track Iran's compliance with the deal.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his meeting with visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu focused mostly on Iran’s efforts to establish a presence next door. Netanyahu says that “Iran has to understand that Israel will not allow this.” The meeting comes a day after Israel destroyed a Russian-made, anti-aircraft missile launcher that took aim at its planes.
US Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt says Hamas must disarm, abide by Quartet decisions and recognize Israel. Israel's Diplomatic-Security Cabinet decided that it will not negotiate with a PA-Hamas unity government should it be established. The cabinet also demanded that Hamas cut ties with Iran, and announced that it will allow the flow of humanitarian aid and supplies to Gaza only through the PA and the bodies established for this purpose.
Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said that the country's ballistic missile program would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it. The Trump administration has imposed new unilateral sanctions targeting Iran's missile activity.
As Israel approves further construction in West Bank, the EU reiterates its objection to the 'illegal' settlements - warning such activity hurts future peace talks with Palestinians; meanwhile, Permanent Observer of Palestine to UN rebukes Def. Min. Lieberman for pro-settlement stance, adding that Israeli government 'opposes peace, disregards international law.' (They never actually specify which law! Israel reclaimed Judea and Samaria, which were illegally occupied by Jordan, in a defensive war!)
War on Incitement of Terror
The Israeli military seized documents and equipment from firms in Judea and Samaria, including the city of Hebron. Two employees of TransMedia, a satellite broadcasting facility, were arrested. Israeli officials said that the eight media firms were targeted on suspicion of incitement to violence, for their cooperation with Hamas' Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds TV channels.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been lobbying world leaders to support Iraqi Kurds’ bid for independence and prevent the autonomous region being overrun by Iraqi forces. The issue also came up in talks with French officials and was discussed by Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat with Trump administration officials. (The world never had a moral compass and has been driven by hate, greed and hunger for power!)
New Drone Development
Israel Aerospace Industries says it has formed a joint venture with Korean company Hankuk Carbon to make unmanned aircraft together. It says the new company, called Korea Aviation Technologies, will develop drones with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Its products will be aimed at both the military and civilian markets in South Korea.
Quote of the Week:
"The time in which Hamas discusses the issue of recognizing Israel is over. The discussion is now when to erase Israel." - Yahya Sinwar, the new Hamas leader - Peace has never been their intention!
TALE OF PALESTINIAN NONSENSE
by Barry Shaw.
The world has (eagerly) bought into the Palestinian narrative of victimhood to the extent that, it has thrown billions of dollars into a lie. Anyone with any legal sense will conclude that if you lie to someone repeatedly to extract money based on a falsehood you eventually risk being dragged into court for fraud. And if you have added violence to your lie of victimhood to your crime you will, more than likely, be found guilty of fraud and assault. Not so with the Palestinians! They are (enthusiastically) feted, and patted, and sympathized, with by an (anti-Semitic) international community that cannot (unwilling) see the truth while the rest of the world's genuine basket-cases are ignored (and they do not care).
The world has bought into this nonsense so deeply and so intensely that they cannot admit the truth any more (they know the truth). When the Hamas spokesman announced that Gaza was no longer "occupied", the United Nations continues to declare that the Gaza Strip is still under Israeli occupation (just to embarrass the Jewish state). Any other policy would almost make the United Nations Human Rights Council redundant, so passionate have they been in inventing and passing resolutions condemning Israel (anti-Semites are always passionate about Jews). They (deliberately) perpetuate a lie that even Hamas denies.
Why should the Palestinians change? They have gotten their tale down to a fine art (with the help of traditional enemies of Jews), and it works for them.
They are occupied, they are oppressed, they are exploited, and they are abused by a heartless, brutal, racist, regime. Such emotional outpourings cannot be challenged by cold facts. Their story appeals to the (willing) heart, not the head, and a heart is not easily dissuaded, especially if you can knock up some emotive pictures to strengthen your argument.
Public (anti-Semitically predisposed) opinion is easily swayed by a good (anti-Jewish) sob story. Just as people who abuse the social service of a welfare state lose the desire to find work and become productive citizens, so the Palestinians are enjoying the status they have achieved as the world's most appreciated victim (parasites). They exploit their inferiority to the extent that they cannot escape their inferiority. It works for them; therefore, they are (willingly) trapped in it!