Khalida Jarrar‘s lawyer says the 52 yr-old PFLP member is being held under Israeli administrative detention after violating restraining order from entering her home town of Ramallah.
By the Associated Press
The IDF has placed a female Palestinian legislator under detention for six months without trial, a lawyer for the lawmaker said Monday.
PFLP lawmaker Khalida Jarrar. Flouted ban on entering Ramallah, where she lives. – Photo: Reuters
Khalida Jarrar, a senior political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a left-wing Palestinian militant group, is being held for alleged activities in a hostile organization, lawyer Mahmoud Hassan said. Continue Reading »
Rasmieh Odeh, convicted last week of immigration fraud for hiding her conviction & incarceration as a murdering Palestinian terrorist, asks Judge to remain free until sentencing.
By Cynthia Blank
Former Palestinian terrorist, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was found guilty last week of not disclosing she had been convicted in a 1969 terrorist attack in Israel when she was applying for United States citizenship. Two people were killed in the attack she participated in.
On Wednesday, she petitioned the court to be released from custody until her sentencing hearing, scheduled for March 2015.
Odeh, 67, could face up to 10 years in prison for her conviction, be stripped of her citizenship, and deported. Continue Reading »
Hamas replaces adapted 80 yr-old Western laws with Sharia system. Hamas rivals condemn replacement law for ‘widening split,’ threatening ‘multicultural Palestinian society.’
By Ari Yashar
Hamas, the terrorist group governing Gaza, has replaced a nearly 80-year-old law with a harsh new one based on Sharia Islamic law. The new rules stipulate severe punishments such as lashes and amputations.
Faraj Al Ghoul, Legal Department head of Gaza’s Palestinian Legislative Council, announced the Gazan parliament will put the new law into effect, replacing Ordinance Number 74 that has been on the books since 1936. The ordinance, which was part of the British Mandate Criminal Code, outlawed same-sex acts between men. Continue Reading »
Graffiti at the security checkpoint notes that the vandalism was ‘retaliation’ for Israeli security personnel killing wanted Arab terrorist as incitement after funeral continues.
By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
Masked Palestinian Arabs broke into a IDF checkpoint near the Palestinian Authority (PA) settlement of Beit Furik, northeast of Shechem, after they cut through barbed wire fence surrounding the post.
A video surfaced on YouTube over the weekend showing masked men, who were armed with a chainsaw and hammers, sawing through checkpoint gate, smashing the windows of the armored guard position, and vandalizing the checkpoint. Graffiti at the site read, “Boycott Israel, in memory of the martyr Motazz Washaha.” Continue Reading »
In the successful joint IDF-Shin Bet operation, the PFLP terrorist who was centrally involved in recent rocket attacks on southern Israel was eliminated.
By Elad Benari
Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft struck in Gaza on Tuesday night and eliminated a terrorist who was involved in rocket attacks on Israel, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
The statement identified the terrorist as Ahmed Zaaneen from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who in the past was a member of the Islamic Jihad terror group. He was targeted in a joint IDF-Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) operation, said the statement. Continue Reading »
Mere hours prior to the beginning of the peace talks, leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine joined Hamas in rejecting negotiations, blaming US bias for past failures, opting for unilateral UN statehood bid instead.
Who exactly is Abbas representing?
A major faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization rejected new peace talks with Israel just hours before their scheduled resumption in Washington on Monday after a three-year break.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has PA President Mahmoud Abbas agree to negotiate. But who does he represent?- Photo courtesy of the Palestinian Press Office
The leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that talks’ resumption was a unilateral move by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas which did not have the backing of the PLO as a whole. Continue Reading »
The French mayor called critics’ reactions “hateful,” adding, “It strengthens our resolve to defend the noble and just Palestinian cause.”
A French mayor whose municipality recently honored the Palestinian murderer of an Israeli minister defended the move and accused critics of “hatred” and “complicity in occupation.”
Mayor Dominique Lesparre of the Paris suburb of Bezons said in a statement released Wednesday that his municipality’s vote last month to name Majdi Al-Rimawi an honorary resident was part of a “tradition of peace, solidarity and cooperation with the Palestinian people.”
An Israeli court convicted Rimawi, a member of the terrorist organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and three others for the 2001 murder of Knesset member Rehavam Ze’evi in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Bezons’ Mayor grants Majdi al-Rimawi, who Assassinated Rechavam Ze’evi, with “honorary citizenship.”
By Gil Ronen
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has slammed the decision by Bezons, a suburb of Paris, to grant terrorist murderer Majdi al-Rimawi ”honorary citizenship.”
Al-Rimawi was sentenced by an Israeli court to life imprisonment plus 80 years for participating in the planning and murder of Israeli Minister Rechavam Zeevi in 2001. The inscription on the plaque prepared by the municipality of Bezons refers to Al-Rimawi as a “political prisoner.”
“This is an outrageous and horrific decision, not just to honor a murderer, but the murderer of an Israeli government cabinet minister,” EJC President, Dr. Continue Reading »
Video posted by newly-established terrorist group headed by members of Fatah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas & PFLP says it will fight to recover ‘all of Palestine – from the sea to the river’.
By Elior Levy
Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron have distributed a video declaring the establishment of the “National Union Battalions,” which according to them will be jointly headed by members of Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front or the Liberation of Palestine as a means of consolidating the struggle against Israel.
Hebron after Friday prayers – Photo: George Ginsburg
In its announcement, the group stressed that while it supports the UN’s recognition of Palestine as a non-member observer state, it will fight to recover “all of Palestine – from the sea to the river.” Continue Reading »
Escalating social protests within the Palestinian Authority territories due to rising unemployment & no economic relief in sight.
By Chana Ya’ar
Social protests are escalating within the Palestinian Authority territories with rising unemployment and no economic relief.
Demonstrators castigating PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas at a protest had their microphones suddenly silenced by authorities on Wednesday during a live broadcast from Tulkarem.
The move did little to quench the rage of what is fast becoming known as the approach of the “PA Winter,” however.
“Israel is not always to blame,” the protesters shouted. “You cannot silence us.” PA Arabs have been protesting for weeks against the difficult conditions being created by the global economic crisis, much of which is little understood in the region. Continue Reading »