28 Adar 5778
15 March 2018
The News on the Israel Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . .
Palestinian terrorists have been busy on the Gaza border. Two RPGs exploded about 100 meters from IDF soldiers in the area between Shujaiya and Nahal Oz. Six Hamas positions were hit in response–primarily by IDF tank fire.
Palestinian terrorists targeted Israeli civilians throughout Judea and Samaria at such locations as Ofra, Tekoa, Luban a-Sharqiya, on the Gush Etzion Road near Hevron, between Itamar and Elon Moreh, Kumi Uri, Yitzhar, Beit El, El Aruv, Nabi Saleh, Kochav HaShachar, Halhul, Yitzhar, Road 443, and Mount Hevron.
100,000 terrorists on the Gaza Border tomorrow? . . .
Tomorrow is the day that Hamas has called for Palestinians in Gaza to assault the Gaza border fence en masse–near where the attack occurred today.
Whether 100,000 will actually attack the fence, and how the IDF will stop them are questions we will have answered by tomorrow afternoon.
The bad and good news from Rome . . .
Remember the Rome conference we reported on yesterday–an emergency conference called by UNRWA to make up a $350 million shortfall caused by the Trump Administration’s cut in contributions to the UNRWA budget.
The bad news is that abominable UNRWA received pledges of money to keep it afloat; the good news that only $100 million was donated.
Who were the idiotic donors? Qatar, Canada, Switzerland, Turkey, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, Mexico, Slovakia, India and France.
The 2019 Israel budget passes . . .
Following the Coalition turmoil of the last few weeks, it was amazing to see how quickly the Knesset passed the new budget yesterday.
Among other things, the budget calls for an additional 64 billion shekels for education and 73 billion shekels for the military.
The vote on the two readings was 62 in favor, 54 against.
Perhaps the speed at which the budget passed was not really surprising after all; the minute the budget passed, the Knesset adjourned for a lengthy vacation.
Speaking of not surprising . . .
One positive feature of the Coalition Crisis over the last ten days was the lack of anti-Netanyahu leaks emanating from the Israel Police and the media.
We had ten whole days without a peep about Cases 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000.
However, within hours after the Coalition deal was struck, the media announced–via its cohorts in the Police–that the Netanyahus will soon be hauled in to answer questions related to Case 4000, yet again.
Why In The World Does Israel Permit The Turkish Army To Train Palestinian Terrorists?
Your humble servant would like for someone to explain to him why in the world Israel allows the Turkish Army to train Palestinian terrorists (aka Palestinian “soldiers” and “police”).
In Turkey we have one of the most rabidly anti-Israel locations on the planet presided over by one of the most rabidly anti-Semitic leaders on the planet, Taycip Erdogan.
Turkey allows Hamas terrorists to operate from within its borders, organizes terrorist flotillas to Gaza, carries out demonstrations against Israel on the Temple Mount, and, and, and . . .
And yet, since 2009, Turkey has been providing advanced weapons training and military strategy for hundreds of Palestinians.
Yesterday, another class of Palestinian terrorists was “graduated” by the Turks in Jericho.
In his speech at the graduation ceremony, the Consul declared: “Turkey has always supported the Palestinian cause . . .”
Again, why in the world does Israel permit this to go on? And for that matter, why in the world does Israel permit the Turks to have a consulate in eastern Jerusalem?
It is simply incomprehensible.