It should be apparent to all that the Palestinians, no matter what they say and no matter what Israel’s response, cannot become an autonomous self-supporting and self-sustaining state because they produce nothing but terror and live off the generosity of grossly anti-Semitic European nations, especially France and Italy. and Spain. These are the people who site weapons in population centers among hospitals, schools, and Mosques hoping for civilian deaths that can be publicized to attract greater donations from their anti-Semitic supporters. Supplemented, of course, by direct attacks with children and women at the forefront at Israeli borders and walls to provoke Israelis to respond – and create additional exploitable deaths.

Unfortunately, Israel has interrupted the Palestinian’s business model with their Iron Dome rocket defense system which allows them to counter Israeli rockets at altitude and preclude the necessity of direct airstrikes or incursion into Palestinian territory. It is not perfect, but effective enough so the Palestinians are compelled to up the ante. Especially when one of their premier sponsors, Saudi Arabia, is more interested in fighting Iran as is becoming closer to Israel.

So now they are turning to the protection and extortion tactics used by the early-century Mafia. Nice country you have there, it would be a shame if something were to happen to it…

Hamas demands $15 million per month in exchange for calm — report

Israeli security cabinet set to convene Sunday for a briefing on the situation in Gaza after weekend marked by salvos of rockets, IAF responses

Hamas on Saturday demanded that Israel transfer the Gaza-based terror group $15 million in cash from Qatar every month in order to prevent further escalation in the Palestinian enclave.

In a document handed to Egypt, the terror group’s Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar added that the organization expects Israel to transfer the money by next Thursday, Hadashot TV reported.

According to the news station, the demand for cash is intended to circumvent the Israeli coordination and supervision mechanism that was in place until now, according to which the Palestinian Authority would pay Gaza worker salaries transparently

Israel has not yet responded to the Hamas demand.

The Israeli security cabinet is set to convene Sunday for a briefing on the situation in Gaza, as well as on the efforts being made by Egypt to broker a ceasefire between the Jewish state and Hamas.

Earlier Saturday, the Islamic Jihad terror group announced it had agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to end an escalating exchange of fire with Israel, as Israeli jets struck sites in the Gaza Strip belonging to the Palestinian terror organization after salvos of rockets were fired at Israel late Friday and early Saturday.

A spokesman for the group told the Gaza-based Safa news site that a ceasefire agreement went into effect following Egyptian communication with its leadership.

He said Islamic Jihad would remain committed to the ceasefire as long as Israel did likewise. <Source>

A few questions…

(1)  How is it that the Arabs, named Palestinians by terrorist Yasser Arafat after consultation with his communist masters in Russia for publicity purposes, remain the longest-lived group of so-called “refugees” in the world? One would think that after three generations, they would no longer be refugees as they have nothing to take refuge from.

(2)  How is it that the surrounding oil-rich nations have not absorbed these Arabs in the normal scheme of things? Whoops, I forgot. These Arabs were exiled from Jordan, Egypt, and prohibited from entering Saudi Arabia en masse as they represented a terrorist threat to the existing governments. One need only see the destruction of Lebanon, formerly called the Switzerland of the Middle East, to understand what sectarian terrorism and violence brings.

(3)  How is it that the world does not accept the fact that the violence is one-sided and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was absolutely correct when he said, “If the Palestinians lay down their weapons, there will be peace. If the Israelis lay down their weapons, there will be no more Israel?”

(4)  Why does the largely anti-Semitic United Nations refuse to impose financial sanctions on the Palestinians, cutting off all banking connections and repatriating the money stolen by Palestinian leaders from their own people?


60 MINUTES REPORT: Arafat's Billions (November 7, 2003)

"What is Mr. Arafat and the Palestinian Authority worth today?" asks accountant Jim Prince. "Who is controlling that money? Where is that money? How do we get it back?"

So far, Prince's team has determined that part of the Palestinian leader's wealth was in a secret portfolio worth close to $1 billion -- with investments in companies like a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Ramallah, a Tunisian cell phone company and venture capital funds in the U.S. and the Cayman Islands.

Although the money for the portfolio came from public funds like Palestinian taxes, virtually none of it was used for the Palestinian people; it was all controlled by Arafat. And, Prince says, none of these dealings were made public. <Source>

Why was €1m a month sent to Arafat's wife? (February 12, 2004)

French public prosecutors said yesterday they had opened a money-laundering inquiry into suspect transfers totalling some €9m (£6m) into Paris bank accounts held by the wife of the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat.

The preliminary inquiry, which will determine whether a full investigation is warranted, was launched after the Bank of France and Tracfin, the French anti-laundering agency, noticed regular payments of about €1m a month entering Suha Arafat's accounts. An official said the money, from "a Swiss institution", was paid into two separate accounts at the Arab Bank and the Banque Nationale de Paris in the name of Mrs Arafat, who lives in Paris.

The inquiry, which began in October last year, is confined to payments between July 2002 and July 2003, he said, although the transfers started about a year earlier. <Source>

Who will get Arafat's millions? / Wife is fighting Palestinian officials for assets, Arab TV reports (November 7, 2004)

The wife of Yasser Arafat was locked in a bitter dispute with Palestinian officials over the fate of his vast secret fortune as the Palestinian leader lay apparently near death in a French hospital, according to a report on the Arab TV network Al-Jazeera.

Arafat's secret assets have been estimated at anywhere between $200 million (Forbes magazine) and $6 billion (U.S. and Israeli intelligence). Forbes listed him ninth in its ranking of the world's wealthiest heads of state -- even though he is a ruler without a country and many of his people are refugees. <Source>

Bottom line…

One might think that the first step in achieving a lasting peace would be for Hamas to recognize the legitimacy of the State of Israel, remove the destruction of Israel from the tenets of its Charter, and destroy all of the teaching material that instructs yet another generation of children to hate Jews.

One might think that if the United Nations, France, and other nations are so concerned with “hate crime,” that they would look at the Palestinian territories as being worthy of investigation and further sanctions.

We live in a dangerous world where conflict is exploited for political and financial gain. As longs as the Jews remain scapegoats for the world’s ills and the bad behavior of dictators, Jews should arm themselves and live by the mantra “Never Again.”


-- steve

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