Israel braces for day of rage after deadly protests rocked West Bank


palestinian protes rocks west bankEAST JERUSALEM, Israel – Thousands of Israeli security forces were deployed around Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday as Palestinian leaders called for a “day of rage” after the biggest protests in years shook the West Bank overnight.

Further demonstrations were planned at mosques after Friday prayers as a sign of solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli strikes have killed more than 800 since July 8. It was the first time in almost a decade that the Palestinian Authority gave permission for such a march, making a dramatic shift in relations between President Mahmoud Abbas’s government and Israel.

Israeli forces were put on high alert. The entrance to the Temple Mount and al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem — which have been flash points in the past — were being restricted to women, and men aged 50 and over.

Overnight, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian protester and wounded about 200 in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical officials said, as an estimated 10,000 demonstrated against Israel’s offensive in Gaza. Israel Radio reported that the demonstrations appeared to be the largest since the end of a 2000-2005 Palestinian uprising, known as the Second Intifada.

Violence flared at Kalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem as Israeli security forces clashed with demonstrators trying to march to Jerusalem. Masked protesters opened fire and threw stones and firebombs, as security forces returned fire and dispersed them with stun grenades and tear gas. Twenty-six Israeli police officers were injured, according to officials. Police arrested about 40 alleged rioters.

Violence also was reported in Tulkarm, el-Khader in the Etzion Bloc region and near Rachel’s Tomb, south of Jerusalem. Earlier this week, Israeli troops killed two other Palestinians in smaller confrontations in the West Bank, territory captured with Gaza in a 1967 war.

Speaking to Israeli news site YNET early Friday, Internal Defense Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich warned protesters that violence would not be tolerated. “Whoever tries to harm or take the law into his hands will be in danger of a very strong response from the police and security forces,” he said. “We won’t allow for riots.”

Israel’s Security Cabinet was due to meet Friday to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza, a defense official told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the deliberations were taking place behind closed doors. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had no immediate comment.

On Thursday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon made an impassioned plea for Israel and Hamas to end their conflict and condemned the shelling of a U.N.-run school in the Gaza Strip that killed 15 civilians.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization called for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving medicines.

NBC News



48 responses to “Israel braces for day of rage after deadly protests rocked West Bank”

  1. cook2half Avatar

    835 cockroaches killed

    1.7 million to go

    1. Not very nice Cook!! why cant you be like Doron? or just be a well behaved happy Fagina like you were brieifly =D

    2. Your mentality is represented by your vile comment…… no empire has lasted forever and only then will you feel humiliation, pain, victimisation and oppression. No one wants to live under the conditions currently imposed on the Palestinians and no Jew wants to live under the fear of suicide bombings, missiles falling from the sky etc etc. No hope for humanity until such time that people like you change. Shalom, Salam, Peace….

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar

        Very well said

      2. cook2half Avatar

        What is it with Arabs calling Israel an empire? seriously? Not the first or second time I hear it pffft lol

        1. Don’t be so narrow minded, reference is made to zionism!!!

    3. Are you talking about them Zionists? Only 835 of them? You are such a traitor my dear “Roach”:)))
      They didn’t train you well at Haifa or you weren’t smart enough to learn.:(((

      Audience please refer him as “ROACH” from here on!
      Zionist high command ordained him to be called that for his betrayal, its an order!:))))

      1. cook2half Avatar

        Calm down akhmed, your beard is shaking

        1. What you said “ROACH”?:))) Do you even have one to SHAKE?:))) You are fun to play with….keep it rolling….make me and the audience LAUGH….:)))
          Just a friendly advise, think before saying something silly coz’ it may backfire n bite your “ROACHY” hide!:)))
          HAHAHAHA…..I like Hasbara Trolls like you!:))))

    4. Anti ISIS Avatar
      Anti ISIS

      Ah cookie, still playing the dickhead I see. Well why not, after all you have a talent for it.

      1. What? Where? It was no where to be found, his masters the Zionists already tried looking with a MICROSCOPE as he wanted it to be shaked!:((((
        He “ROACH” got a talent, alright….of making the Zionists look bad. He is a TRAITOR!
        The Zionists banished him for betrayal….he is now just a you know what!:)))

        1. Anti ISIS Avatar
          Anti ISIS

          My friend, take it easy on poor cookie. His action are a result of being sexually abused by his masters. One needs to be compassionate in these circumstances.

  2. “We’ll make a pastrami sandwich of them, … we’ll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians, and then another strip of Jewish settlements right across the West Bank, so that in 25 years time, neither the United Nations nor the United States, nobody, will be able to tear it apart.”
    Ariel Sharon, 1973

    “I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism.”
    Moshe Shertok, around 1950

    “Let us approach them [the Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories] and say that we have no solution, that you shall continue to live like dogs, and whoever wants to can leave — and we will see where this process leads. In five years we may have 200,000 less people – and that is a matter of enormous importance.”
    Moshe Dayan, September 1967

    The modern founder of Zionism Theodor Herzl once said:
    “It is essential that the sufferings of Jews. . . become worse. . . this will assist in realization of our plans. . .I have an excellent idea. . . I shall induce anti-semites to liquidate Jewish wealth. . . The anti-semites will assist us thereby in that they will strengthen the persecution and oppression of Jews. The anti-semites shall be our best friends”.[6][7]

    “Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves . politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves.. The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country. .. Behind the terrorism [by the Arabs] is a movement, which though primitive is not devoid of idealism and self sacrifice.”
    David Ben-Gurion, 1938

    “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates. It includes parts of Syria and Lebanon.”
    Yehudah Leib Fischmann, 1947

    “Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours… Everything we don’t grab will go to them.”
    Ariel Sharon, 17 Bovember 1998

    “We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, ‘What is to be done with the Palestinian population?’ Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said ‘Drive them out!’”
    Yitzhak Rabin, July 1948

    “Ours will be a brutal land of pens stretching between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean that will make South African apartheid pale.”
    Yigal Bronner, 17 September 2003

    “Sharon certainly does have a plan: to protect Eretz Yisrael, avoid returning any territories and make sure the settlements stay where they are. Everything else is tactics.”
    Aluf Benn, 18 September 2003

    “The British told us that there are some hundred thousand negroes [‘kushim’] and for those there is no value.”
    Chaim Weizmann, around 1917

    “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.”
    Moshe Dayan

    “As for the main organisers and facilitators, their massacres at Sabra and Shatila turned out to be excellent career moves for virtually all of them.”
    Franklin P. Lamb, 6 May 2010

    “The four powers are committed to Zionism and Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desire and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land.”
    Arthur James Balfour, 11 August 1919

    “We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return!”
    David Ben-Gurion, 18 July 1948

    “What is necessary is cruel and strong reactions. We need precision in time, place, and casualties. If we know the family, we must strike mercilessly, women and children included. Otherwise, the reaction is inefficient. At the place of action, there is no need to distinguish between guilty and innocent.”
    David Ben-Gurion, 1 January 1948

    “It is difficult to see that Zionist policy is anything else than unashamed aggression carried out by methods of deceit and brutality not unworthy of Hitler.”
    John Troutbeck, 18 May 1948

    “When the bombardment of the neighbourhoods [in Haifa] is concluded, troops will attack fiercely and aggressively and kill every Arab they meet. I am sending you flammable devices as well. You should burn every flammable object. I am sending you sappers with kits for breaking into houses”
    Mordechai Maklef, 22 April 1948

    “Jewish soldiers broke down the doors of my church and robbed many precious and sacred objects. Then they threw the statues of Christ down into a nearby garden.”
    Deleque, 1948

    “[Ariel Sharon has a strong tendency] to not tell the truth.”
    David Ben-Gurion, some date in the early 1950s

    “I deeply believe in launching preventive war against the Arab States without further hesitation. By doing so we will achieve two targets: firstly, the annihilation of Arab power; and secondly, the expansion of our territory.”
    Menachem Begin, 12 October 1955

    “make their life so bitter that they will transfer themselves willingly”
    Binyamin (Benny) Elon, some date around 2003

    “The credibility issue is extremely important. On numerous occasions the IDF has put out lying accounts of incidents, and in the end the Palestinian version turned out to be true. This tradition of lying is very dangerous for the resilience of the society, especially if the lies are wrapped in a security cloak.”
    Gideon Levy, 23 November 2003

    “It was decided and carried out: they washed her, cut her hair, raped her and killed her.”
    David Ben-Gurion, 1949

    “it is permissible to lie for the sake of the Land of Israel”
    Yitzhak Yizernitzky

    “Our sufferings have granted us immunity papers, as it were . . . After what all those dirty goyim have done to us, none of them is entitled to preach morality to us. We, on the other hand, have carte blanche, because we were victims and have suffered so much. Once a victim, always a victim, and victim-hood entitles its owners to a moral exemption.”
    Amos Oz, 1982

    “We had orders to harvest organs of Palestinians without families consent”
    Aryeh Eldad 12/2009

    “We came and turned the native Arabs into tragic refugees. And still we dare to slander and malign them, to besmirch their name. Instead of being deeply ashamed of what we did and trying to undo some of the evil we committed we justify our terrible acts and even attempt to glorify them.”
    Nathan Chofshi, 9 February 1959

    “Do all you can to immediately and quickly purge the conquered territories of all hostile elements … The residents should be helped to leave [these] areas.”
    Moshe Carmel (Cherbinsky), 31 October 1948

  3. 1. IS IT TRUE that in 1941 and again in 1942, the German Gestapo offered all European Jews transit to Spain, if they would relinquish all their property in Germany and Occupied France; on condition that:
    – none of the deportees travel from Spain to Palestine; and
    – all the deportees be transported from Spain to the USA or British colonies, and there to remain; with entry visas to be arranged by the Jews living there; and
    – $1000.00 ransom for each family to be furnished by the Agency, payable upon the arrival of the family at the Spanish border at the rate of 1000 families daily.

    2. IS IT TRUE that the Zionist leaders in Switzerland and Turkey received this offer with the clear understanding that the exclusion of Palestine as a destination for the deportees was based on an agreement between the Gestapo and the Mufti.

    3. IS IT TRUE that the answer of the Zionist leaders was negative, with the following comments:
    – ONLY Palestine would be considered as a destination for the deportees.
    – The European Jews must accede to suffering and death greater in measure than the other nations, in order that the victorious allies agree to a “Jewish State” at the end of the war.
    – No ransom will be paid

    4. IS IT TRUE that this response to the Gestapo’s offer was made with the full knowledge that the alternative to this offer was the gas chamber.

    5. IS IT TRUE that in 1944, at the time of the Hungarian deportations, a similar offer was made, whereby all Hungarian Jewry could be saved.

    6. IS IT TRUE that the same Zionist hierarchy again refused this offer (after the gas chambers had already taken a toll of millions).

    7. IS IT TRUE that during the height of the killings in the war, 270 Members of the British Parliament proposed to evacuate 500,000 Jews from Europe, and resettle them in British colonies, as a part of diplomatic negotiations with Germany.

    8. IS IT TRUE that this offer was rejected by the Zionist leaders with the observation “Only to Palestine!”

    9. IS IT TRUE that the British government granted visas to 300 rabbis and their families to the Colony of Mauritius, with passage for the evacuees through Turkey. The “Jewish Agency” leaders sabotaged this plan with the observation that the plan was disloyal to Palestine, and the 300 rabbis and their families should be gassed.

    10. IS IT TRUE that during the course of the negotiations mentioned above, Chaim Weitzman, the first “Jewish statesman” stated: “The most valuable part of the Jewish nation is already in Palestine, and those Jews living outside Palestine are not too important”. Weitzman’s cohort, Greenbaum, amplified this statement with the observation “One cow in Palestine is worth more than all the Jews in Europe”.

  4. * “The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more”…. Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time – August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000.

    * ” (The Palestinians are) beasts walking on two legs.” Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, “Begin and the Beasts”. New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

    * “The Palestinians” would be crushed like grasshoppers … heads smashed against the boulders and walls.” ” Isreali Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988.

    * “When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle.” Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.

    * “How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to.” Golda Maier, March 8, 1969.

    * “There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed.” Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969.

    * “The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only bluff, which was born and developed after the war.” Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha’aretz, 19 March 1972.

    * Ben Gurion also warned in 1948 : “We must do everything to insure they ( the Palestinians) never do return.” Assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes. “The old will die and the young will forget.”

    * “We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel… Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours.” Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces – Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 13 April 1983, New York Times 14 April 1983.

    * “We must do everything to ensure they (the Palestinian refugees) never do return” David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar’s Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157.

    * “We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai.” David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

    * “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” Israel Koenig, “The Koenig Memorandum.”

    * “Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist… There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.” Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, April 4, 1969.

    * “We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?’ Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said ‘Drive them out!’” Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.

    * Rabin’s description of the conquest of Lydda, after the completion of Plan Dalet. “We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters” Uri Lubrani, PM Ben-Gurion’s special adviser on Arab Affairs, 1960. From “The Arabs in Israel” by Sabri Jiryas.

    * “There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbor than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view and have an additional argument:…the need to sustain the character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish…with a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary.” Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency’s Colonization Department. From Israel: an Apartheid State by Uri Davis, p.5.

    * “Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours… Everything we don’t grab will go to them.” Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.

    * “It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism,colonialization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands.” Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of 14 July 1972.

    * “Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment… Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly.” Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine,Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.

    * “One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.” — Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 (Source: N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994, p. 1).

    * “We will establish ourselves in Palestine whether you like it or not…You can hasten our arrival or you can equally retard it. It is however better for you to help us so as to avoid our constructive powers being turned into a destructive power which will overthrow the world.” (Chaim Weizmann, Published in “Judische Rundschau,” No. 4, 1920).

  5. Blood Sucking Zionist Rabbi’s:
    Babies infected with herpes as part of metzitzah b’peh, a controversial circumcision rite performed by many ultra-Orthodox Rabbis has just reached 14. During the circumcision rite the Rabbi sucks the blood from the penis after the foreskin has been cut, a rite that is still exposing children to herpes. The strangest part of this story has been the lack of involvement from the New York City Health Department, or Office of Child Protection which has yet to confirm if the department is enforcing the parental consent form. Since it was last brought you this story more babies have been infected according to Jewish Daily Forward.

    As Reported by ABC News
    Two infants in the last three months in New York City’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community have been infected with herpes following a ritual circumcision, according to the health department. The boys were not identified.
    In the most controversial part of this version of the Jewish ritual, known as metzitzah b’peh, the practitioner, or mohel, places his mouth around the baby’s penis to suck the blood to “cleanse” the wound.
    One of the two infected babies developed a fever and lesion on its scrotum seven days after the circumcision, and tests for HSV-1 were positive, according to the health department.

    Last year, the New York City Board of Health voted to require parents to sign a written consent that warns them of the risks of this practice. None of the parents of the two boys who were recently infected signed the form, according Jay Varma, deputy commissioner for disease control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

    Varma said it was “too early to tell” if the babies will suffer long-term health consequences from the infection.

    Since 2000, there have been 13 cases of herpes associated with the ritual, including two deaths and two other babies with brain damage.

    Neonatal herpes infections can cause death or disability among infants, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    “First, these are serious infections in newborns and second, there is no safe way an individual can perform oral suction on an open wound,” said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University. “Third, these terrible infections are completely preventable. They should not occur in the 21st century with our scientific knowledge.”

    Some rabbis told last year that they opposed on religious grounds the law requiring parents to sign a waiver, insisting it has been performed “tens of thousands of times a year” worldwide. They say safeguarding the life of a child is one of the religion’s highest principles.

    “This is the government forcing a rabbi practicing a religious ritual to tell his congregants it could hurt their child,” Rabbi David Niederman, executive director of the Hasidic United Jewish Organization of Williamsburg, told “If, God forbid, there was a danger, we would be the first to stop the practice.”

    In January, a federal judge ruled against the group’s legal maneuver to block the city policy.

    “As enacted, the regulation does no more than ensure that parents can make an informed decision whether to grant or deny such consent,” Judge Nami Reice Buchwald said at the time, according to the New York Daily News.

    Some estimate that 70 percent of the general population is infected with the Type 1 herpes I (HSV-1), which can be transmitted from the mouth to the child, causing painful ulcers. It is different from Type 2 or genital herpes (HSV-2), which is a sexually transmitted disease and can cause deadly infections of the brain when a newborn passes through an infected birth canal.

    “A herpes infection in a newborn baby has the risk of leading to severe illness and death,” said Varma. “The reason is that the baby doesn’t have the same fully developed immune system as an adult. Instead of staying in the genital area, it extends throughout different organs in the body.”

    The health department had issued alerts about the two latest cases — on in January and one in March — to urge all medical providers and laboratory staff to inquire about “direct oral suction” during a circumcision when evaluating newborn males for sepsis and to consider herpes.

    There are more than 5,000-year-old religious practice of circumcision is performed during a Jewish religious ceremony known as the bris, which is observed by Jews of all denominations around the world.

    The modern Jewish community uses a sterile aspiration device or pipette to clean the wound in a circumcision. About two-thirds of boys born in New York City’s Hasidic communities are circumcised in the oral suction manner, according to Rabbi David Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America.

    In 2003 and 2004, three babies, including a set of twins, were infected with Type 1 herpes; the cases were linked to circumcision, and one boy died. Another died in 2010. In the last decade, 13 babies in the city have contracted the virus, and two have had brain damage, according to health officials. All were circumcised by the metzitzah b’peh method.

    “Social health policy is art of the possible and [New York City’s] Bloomberg administration and the department of health worked with the [ultra-Orthodox] community to develop a policy that it hoped was both acceptable and effective,” said infectious disease expert Schaffner. “That was the hope.”

    “It’s clear the implementation of policy is not completely effective and that it resulted in serious, but preventable infections,” he said. “Perhaps the policy needs to be revisited.”

    Varma said changing traditional practices in New York’s ultra-Orthodox community will take time.

    “We developed this law … to balance the right of people to practice religion with the requirements of a health agency to protect everybody, especially the most vulnerable.

    “We require their cooperation and it’s a challenge,” said Varma.

    The health department could take no action against the rabbi who performed the circumcision because the parents would not reveal his identity.

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