News/Events

June 2017


White House envoy visits family of Sgt. Hadas Malka

White House special envoy Jason Greenblatt paid a visit to the family of Sgt. Hadas Malka, the Border Policewoman who was stabbed to death during a terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem Friday night (16th).

Greenblatt wrote on his Twitter account, “Today I paid a shiva visit to the family of Hadas Malka. She was murdered by terrorists. This violence is intolerable.”

The White House administration issued an official statement concerning Greenblatt’s visit. The statement said that Greenblatt “offered condolences on behalf of the Trump Administration.”

(israelnn.com)


Netanyahu: PA refusing to condemn murder of Israeli Border Policewoman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday (18th): “I would like to send condolences from the depths of my heart to the family of Border Police Fighter, the late Hadas Malka. Their grief is our grief; their sorrow is that of the entire nation. Hadas was a young person full of life. She was imbued with a sense of mission of defending the State of Israel.”

“Instead of condemning the attack, Fatah, which is headed by Mahmoud Abbas - issued a statement in which it condemned the Border Police Fighters who killed the terrorists, and praised the murderers as heroes…Of course, the Palestinian Authority is refusing to condemn the murder, and the same authority will now pay financial compensation to the murderers’ families.”

“I call on the countries of the world to condemn both the murder and those who praise it, and demand the immediate cessation of Palestinian Authority payments to the families of the terrorists, something that only encourages terror.”

(pmo.gov.il)


BBC apologizes for misleading Jerusalem attack headline - Itamar Eichner

The BBC has published an apology regarding coverage of the terror attack in Jerusalem on Friday (16th).

The initial headline was “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem” - making no mention of the three Palestinian terrorists or that border policewoman Hadas Malka was murdered in the attack.

In response to the widespread outcry, the BBC said, “We accept that our original headline did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events and subsequently changed it. While there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused.”

The headline was only changed after strong protest from the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Israeli Ambassador in London, Mark Regev. The two sharply criticized the network for refusing to use the word “terror” when it comes to attacks against Israelis.

(ynetnews.com)


Israel seeks friendly buffer zone in Syrian Golan to counter Iranian penetration - Rory Jones

Israel has been supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash, food, fuel and medical supplies for years, a secret engagement aimed at carving out a buffer zone populated by friendly forces. Israel’s aim is to keep Iran-backed fighters away from the border on the Golan Heights.

Israeli officials have pointed out that the rebels in certain areas have never tried to attack Israel, while an Islamic State affiliate that has carved out a pocket of control on the south end of the Syrian Golan exchanged fire with Israeli forces last year.

Israel has dubbed the current Golan operation, “The Good Neighborhood” policy, according to political analyst Ehud Ya’ari. “It’s a matter of interests,” said a person familiar with Israeli policy. Israel offers humanitarian support and in return gets a “buffer zone” of local militias defending themselves.

(wallstreetjournal.com)


Muslim worshipers hurl stones, clash with police on Temple Mount

Muslim worshipers on the Temple Mount Sunday (18th) attempted to disrupt and prevent visits to the holy site, throwing stones at police officers and shouting “Allahu akbar” toward Jewish visitors.

Three police officers were lightly wounded and treated at the scene. Two suspects were arrested for attacking policemen and taken for questioning.

(israelhayom.com)


Palestinian Authority names public square after terrorist who murdered 22 children

The Palestinian Authority has named a public square after the mastermind of the Ma’alot massacre, Palestinian Media Watch reported.

The PA named the square in Jenin after arch-terrorist Khaled Nazzal, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and commander of its military branch.

Nazzal was responsible for planning the 1974 Ma’alot massacre, in which Arab terrorists entered a school in the northern town of Ma’alot and took dozens of children and teachers hostage. 22 children and 4 adults were murdered in the attack.

(palwatch.org)


London parade marchers, “Zionists set the apartment-complex fire”

Marchers in the annual Al-Quds parade in London on Sunday (18th) blamed the fire in an apartment-complex that left over 70 dead, last week, on “the Zionists.”

Carrying Palestinian and Hizbullah flags, marchers chanted, “The Zionists are responsible for the murder of the people in Grenfell,” and “ISIS and the Zionists are the same, except for the name.”

“There was no effort from the London police to stop them,” the Jewish Chronicle reported.

(jta.org)