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Palestinian authority is corrupt

By Aryeh Savir

Tazpit News Agency Photo credit: Ehud Amiton/ Tazpit News Agency.

A poll recently published by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) reveals that the majority of Palestinian Arabs believe their government is corrupt, that there is no freedom of press under the Palestinian Authority and that Arabs living under Palestinian rule cannot freely criticize the Authority without fear of retribution.

The poll was conducted separately among Arabs living in Gaza and Judea and Samaria.

A total of 72.9% answered that there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of President Abu Mazin. 61.6% think there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip.

Only 23% believe that freedom of the press exists in the West Bank. 15% believe the same freedom exists in the Gaza Strip.

The majority of Palestinians believe that their life under PA and

IDF official: Army ready for ground op in Gaza

Iran encouraging Islamic Jihad to fire rockets at Israel, escalation could prompt ground incursion, senior officer says. IDF hasn’t used all measures at its disposal, he says Yoav Zitun
Is Gaza war in cards? The current round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian terror groups could prompt Israel to launch a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, a senior IDF official said Monday. The comments were made as Gaza terror groups continued to shell southern Israel communities with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday.

Two such rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system over Ashkelon Monday evening. Military officials said the advanced system shot down 85% of the rockets fired from Gaza in the past four days. Meanwhile, the IDF struck several targets in Gaza, killing at least two terrorists Monday night.

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Cyber attack shuts down Israeli government sites

TEL AVIV — Israel has come under the biggest cyber attack in its history.

Israel’s military and intelligence community have been shut down by a cyber attack. On Nov. 6, the Web sites of the Israel Defense Forces, Israel Security Agency and the Mossad were hacked by suspected pro-Palestinian activists.

“Due to a systematic malfunction of the [government] servers, some of the government Web sites and services have not been accessible in the last few hours.” Carmela Avner, director of the Israeli government Web site system, said.

“This is a technical problem that is being handled by all relevant means and all resources are being used to fix the problem.”

Officials said the government and military were investigating the shutdown. They said the apparent attack came two days after pro-Palestinian activists threatened to hack government and military Web sites in retaliation of an Israel Navy interception of two Western ships destined for the Gaza Strip.

Saudi cleric will pay $100,000 to kidnap an Israeli soldier

Famous Muslim cleric Dr. Awad al-Qarni offers reward in response to similar cash prize offered by Israeli bereaved family. Hamas minister: Gaza pullout enables us to keep Shalit captive Roee Nahmias

A week after the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, top Saudi cleric Dr. Awad al-Qarni is offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who kidnaps Israeli soldiers.

He is responding to an ad published by the Libman family offering a similar reward for anyone who catches the person who murdered their relative Shlomo Libman. Libman was killed by terrorists near the settlement of Yitzhar in 1998.

Israeli army officers ordered to foil kidnappings, even at expense of soldier’s life Hamas vows to abduct more soldiers

I’ve Had it With the Jews

Radical left journalist Amira Hass not only doesn’t like the Israeli government, she doesn’t like a “purely Jewish environment,” either. By David Lev #imag1While most Jews were busy celebrating Rosh Hashana, far-left journalist Amira Hass was regaling an audience in Vancouver with chilling tales of “the occupation” – the horrors that Hass claims Israel has been perpetrating against Arabs in Judea and Samaria for decades.

But besides talking politics, Hass also talked about Israeli society – and how she no longer sees herself as a part of it. Accusing Israel of being an “apartheid state” that was carrying out an “ethnic cleansing against Palestinians,” Hass told attendees at the event sponsored by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East – a far left “activist” group that supported the illegal Turkish flotilla and the attempted lynch of IDF soldiers – that she had felt far more welcome during the several periods she lived in Gaza and Ramallah than she did in the country of her birth.

And in an interview with Paul Weinberg of the Canadian site Rabble, Hass, the daughter of Holocaust refugees, said “To tell you the truth I cannot see myself living in a purely Jewish environment. I will not be able to move back to Israel if I had to, and to live in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem…. I told my Palestinian friends, who are Israeli citizens, okay if I am kicked out of Ramallah, I will go and live in a Palestinian neighborhood, in Israel itself.”

Major Genal of Israel IDF warns that an all out Middle East was was in the works

Israeli Major General warns all-out Middle East war is in the works #imag1 Elizabeth Delaney

Whatstarted out as being called an Arab Spring may be in the process of being renamed. Or perhaps upgraded for its increasing hurricane-type intensity is a better way to put it. As more radical elements take over in what started out as citizen protests about high unemployment, a plummeting economy and corrupt leaders, IDF Major General Eyal Eisenberg says it has become a “radical Islamic winter” which is increasingly leading to an intensified likelihood of “an all-out war,” CBN reported.

If such a war would break out, Eisenberg believes that there is a good possibility that weapons of mass destruction will be used.

To complicate matters even more, missiles were being lobbed at Israel on Monday night, and so Israel responded in self defense by striking a weapons manufacturing site in Gaza, according to Israel National News.

Hundreds of Egyptians:Million man protest against Israel

Hundreds of demonstrators attended the ‘million man protest’ in Cairo demanding Israel’s ambassador to Egypt be expelled on Friday. by Gavriel Queenann

Flash 90Far short of a “million man protest,” hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Cairo on Friday demanding that the ambassador be expelled from the country. It is unknown if more will arrive after Friday afternoon Muslim prayers.

The protests came amid tensions following the deaths of three Egyptian security officers apparently shot inadvertantly by IDF troops pursuing the terrorists who carried out last weeks lethal bus-atack near Eilat that left 8 Israelis dead.

Egyptian security forces were deployed in the area around the embassy amid fears the potentially large demonstrations could turn violent.

‘I will give birth in mourning’

What should have been a day of joy for Lilach Shushan – the birth of her third child – will instead be a day of tremendous emotional upheaval.

Lilach, nine-months pregnant, buried her husband Yossi Shushan on Sunday. He was the one fatality resulting from a barrage of 100 Palestinian missiles on southern Israel over the weekend.

A tear-drenched Lilach was forced to attend the funeral of her beloved husband on a stretcher for fear she would go into labor.

“His family was everything to him,” Lilach told Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot. “He was such a wonderful father, always putting the joy of his children before his own desires.”

Iron Dome intercepts 2 rockets fired at Israel

Terrorists in Gaza fire at Ashkelon after IDF retaliates for terror attacks, system to be re-deployed in Beersheba

While the IDF continued to search for the terrorists who committed four deadly attacks in the south, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets fired at Ashkelon from Gaza.

Four rockets were fired altogether, of which the system intercepted two. The other two exploded in open spaces, and no injuries or damage were reported.

Of the first rocket attack, Yaakov Ronen, a resident of the city, told Ynet, “I heard a siren and went to the window. I am certain that Iron Dome was activated because I saw smoke go up.”

Lucy Zutub, another resident of the city, also reported hearing a loud blast. Meanwhile, defense officials said Thursday that Iron Dome would be re-deployed in Beersheba, due to fears that the IDF’s retaliation in Gaza to the days’ terror attacks would cause an escalation of violence there, as well.

Gaza under major assault

BY Elior Levy

Air Force strikes numerous sites in Strip overnight, Palestinian sources say; Hamas targets hit, casualties reported. Meanwhile, Palestinian Authority warns Israel to act ‘responsibly’ in wake of terror offensive that left eight Israelis dead

Gaza under attack: The Air Force launched a wave of assaults in Gaza early Friday according to Palestinian sources, targeting numerous sites within the Strip in the wake of a terror offensive in southern Israel that left eight people dead Thursday.

Earlier, Israeli aircraft killed the terror masterminds behind the multipronged offensive that targeted a bus, civilian cars and IDF soldiers near Eilat. According to Palestinian reports early Friday, the Air force struck a home in Gaza City located near the former Palestinian intelligence headquarters. The attack reportedly caused a large fire in the area, leaving one boy dead and wounding up to 17 people.

IDF strike on Rafah building kills leaders of PRC, group said to be responsible for attacks Elsewhere, Israeli aircraft reportedly fired three missiles at a Hamas security forces building in Gaza City. In a third strike, at least one missile was fired at an open area in a town located in the southern part of the Strip. No casualties were reported in the strike.