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BLOODTHIRSTY ANTI-ISRAEL ‘ACTIVISTS’ DANCE WHEN ANYONE DIES

June 2, 2010

BLOODTHIRSTY ANTI-ISRAEL 'ACTIVISTS' DANCE WHEN ANYONE DIES

The 'Flotilla' incident.


With these “peaceful food supplies” the Islamic “activists” attacked Israeli heroic preoccupied security guards who are 24/7 concerned of terrorists coming in to massacre kids.

Those Gaza Flotilla Ships!
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/blogs/blog.aspx/3

Video: How Flotilla Leaders Attacked Navy Commandoes
http://n2.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137798

Gaza flotilla ships transported to Ashdod – Israel News, Ynetnews
31 May 2010 … Gaza flotilla ships transported to Ashdod. (Video) says fighters who … “We were attacked with clubs and long knives.” …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3896515,00.html

From the" words are important" department What exactly is the humanitarian crisis that the flotilla was actually addressing?
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/06/from_the_words_are_important_d.html

The Jawa Report: Gaza “Peace” Flotilla: Kill Jews For Allah
1 Jun 2010 … Gaza “Peace” Flotilla: Kill Jews For Allah. Flotilla participants chanted Islamic battle cry invoking killing of Jews …

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/202692.php

Flotilla participants chanted Islamic battle cry invoking killing of Jews
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=676&fld_id=676&doc_id=2337

Czech Support: Flotilla Was Planned Provocation

Reported: 15:45 PM – Jun/02/10

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/187409



President of the Czech Senate, Dr. Farmisal Subotka, visited the Knesset on Wednesday and expressed unprecendented support for Israel regarding the Gaza flotilla. Subodka said it was a planned provation against Israel.

“Many in Europe agree with me but are afraid to voice their opinion,” he added.

Italian Support: Israeli Raid Justified

Reported: 15:58 PM – Jun/02/10

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/187410

Italian Newspaper Il Giornale expressed its support for the Israeli raid on the pro-Hamas flotilla and said that IDF soldiers were justified in opening fire to defend themselves.

New IDF footage shows attacks before soldiers boarded ‘Mavi Marmara.’



‘Activists Threw Stun Grenades’

By JPOST.COM STAFF

06/02/2010 15:16

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=177261



The IDF Spokesperson’s office on Wednesday afternoon released more new footage of Gaza flotilla activists attacking soldiers with a stun grenade, a box of plates, and water hoses.

The video was taken before the soldiers boarded the Mavi Marmara in Monday’s raid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6sAEYpHF24&feature=player_embedded



Also in this video, activists can be seen waving metal rods and chains, which were later used to attack soldiers.

Earlier Wednesday, the IDF Spokespersons Office on Wednesday released new footage showing Monday’s bloody raid of the Mavi Marmara ship.

Several voices belonging to Navy commandos are heard in the most recently released IDF video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFGuwUGaI9o&feature=player_embedded

The following is a transcript of the dialogue heard in the IDF clip:

– I need reinforcements here with me

– He wants to pass underneath

– Wait, one is in front of me

– It’s coming from all directions

– We need to be evacuated, now

– Tell him that he’s close already-

– Real weapons, real weapons (ie.guns)

– They have real weapons?

– Yes, yes, real weapons

– They are firing on us

– There is live fire below

– Live fire below

– Live fire here

– Shoot him where is he?

– Negative

The IDF previously released footage of the Monday raid, which depicted the activists attacking soldiers with various weapons, including a large metal pole and other metal objects.

In related news, Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the most viewed video on YouTube over the last day was the IDF’s footage of the Mavi Marmara raid.



Al-Jazeera’s flotilla raid footage racked up over 500,000 views.

Turkish Group Thanks Israel for Publicity

 

Obscure Islamic organization celebrates lethal IDF raid on flotilla for causing its new-found fame



Turkish Group Thanks Israel for Publicity

Ynet

Published: 06.02.10, 13:26 / Israel News

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3897942,00.htm



Flotilla aid refused by Hamas
2 Jun 2010 … Hamas refused on Wednesday to allow the aid equipment that was … send some of the aid that was seized aboard the ships to the Gaza Strip …

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=177284

Gaza flotilla attack: two of Turkish activists killed in raid ‘wanted to be martyrs’

Two of the Turkish men shot dead during the Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla heading for the Gaza strip were activists who wanted to be martyrs for their [ISLAM] faith.

All the Turkish dead named so far were said to be religious activists linked to IHH, a humanitarian agency with an Islamist stance that Israel has accused of supporting militant groups including Hamas and al-Qaeda.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/7798493/Gaza-flotilla-attack-two-of-Turkish-activists-killed-in-raid-wanted-to-be-martyrs.html

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
MEMRI TV Reports on the Gaza Flotilla Syrian TV Program Includes Calls for Suicide Attacks Inside Israel; Head of the Palestinian Islamic Counsel On Lebanon Calls for Taking Israeli Hostages

Father Of Kuwaiti Flotilla Participant: My Son Planned To Become A Martyr

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=48287

Another "successful" stunt by anti-Israel happy activists, as always it's disguised under "activism" or "peace" or both: "Peace activism." I say "successful,", it is from their point of view, the more people die the more powerful their objective is, there might even be a tiny minoirity among the "activists" who have some gunuine concerns and are gullible led blindly, used by the vicious organizers that see to it, somehow, that something ugly occurs.

GENOCIDAL "PRO-PALESTINE ACTIVISTS"

The anti-Israel Arab Muslims activists (ISM & others) have a history, past and present of bluntly calling to 'Kill Jews.' Or, if you are not sure, ask them: " What does Itbach Al Yahud?" mean, they might explain to you, maybe, or give an obscure rationalization as some try with the "wiping off map" Islamic genocide campaign.

Or maybe you missed Muslim Students Association (MSA) members who would very much like for another Holocaust to happen?

Ask current students on campus, you might be shocked to the manner, content, goals and declarations all of the anti-Israel (bigotry) campaigns are accompanied with (the over all theme is hatred and legitimizing of killing Jews), yet, not one of them is shy from using-singing the "poor palestinian" song.

Which is why there’s no wonder how videos are documenting the “activists” on this ship chanting their ultimate goal: “Kill the Jews for Allah.’

THE "PEACE ACTIVISM" WITH KNIVES, METAL CHAINS, STUN GRENADES

But Why does the CNN, BBC call the anti Israel racist Arab violent thugs as "peace activists?"

How can "peace activists" be so violent and INITIATE attacks with knives and metal bars hitting heads of security guys?

Geez, I never knew a "peace activism" could be so violent and so bloody.

It seems that Israeli security people have long stopped being seen as human beings, since most media ignored the injured ones in the hospital who simply explain that they had to shoot for fear their life was in danger.

A sincere independent media or political persnality would be shocked in the utter surprise violent attack by the 'Flotilla' Muslims "activists." First and foremost.

WHY DO CHECKPOINTS EXIST?

Does MSM expect Israelis – the very victim of Arab-Islamic bigoted attacks since its re-birth, not to check the incoming ships for weapons smuggling? Or, is it a secret that Palestinian-Arabs have used: pregnant women, UN vehicles, ambulances for weapons and bombers transport? Each time you board a plane and being searched, remember that Israelis non-Arab Jews have to go through this in any major crowded area, and remember who's fault it is all. It's not Buddhism, nor, Christianity or Judaism!

A CALCULATED PLAN

How much greed, money was in the 'plan' of intentionally letting the Arab "activists" die in their initiated unprovoked confrontation, in the Hamas, Hezbollah Islamic-Arab global fundraising (besides of "victimhood" and damning Israel's image) objective?

It is always planned, the media should stop playing stupid for once, the same as when Palestine Hamas or "moderate" Fatah's Al-Aqsa brigade or Hezbollah shoot behind babies, attack Israelis who make the checkpoint stricter that triggers an outcry against "those bad Israelis."

HUMANITARIAN WHO?

If it's only about "giving humanitarian aid," Why not let Israelis give it to Gazans (provided that Palestinian leaders won't steal it as usual) and leave peacefully the area?

If the mission would be really a "humanitarian" and to "help poor Arab-Palestinians," Why not send the aid, why attack Israelis? Why not do honest humanitarian work for once and simply bring the food instead of bring knives with such a built up rage? Let me tell you why, because no one is "pro-Palestinian," absolutely no one cares about them, asides from using them, but all these Arabs, Muslims from Arab countries, or (mainly from Islamic) Turkey & Spain are really against Israelis, or Jews, that's exactly the gist of "Pro-Palestinian activism." As soon as Arab-Palestinians are better off (given that they change…) these "activists" [leaders] lose their anti-Israel-hate oxygen, they're so desperately hooked on.

This is not the first Gaza-STUNT-boat, and we haven't learned anything.

Isn't already a known fact –by now– that Palestinian or Iranian backed Hezbollah 'anti-Israel violent machine' has been abusing anything "humanitarian" for its propaganda purposes?

If these warriors & actions are 'peace,' what is war?

ANTI HUMANITARIAN PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP


What more can one say about the shear cruelty, like Palestinian leadership of Islamic Hamas refusing to allow the aid to reach their people in order to make political demands?
Still think it’s about feeding Arab-Palestine?

SHOULD ISRAEL PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROUTINE ALMOST BORING CONDEMNTATIONS IN THE 'ARAB-ISLAMIC LOBBY' CONTROLLED UN / AMNESTY?

Israel was always about survival and self defense, image – damage control was always secondary, this, and only this, is the first and last motivation for any action it ever takes, whereas the Arab-Islamic side cares less about life more about propaganda, in fact it is often so viciously sacrificing civilians for this very goal, the crude results of it all are there for all to see. Needless to say, Israel prefers to live than die-in-order to save its "image."

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What is bias in the middle east conflict? [March, 2009]

March 24, 2009

 

What is bias in the middle east conflict? [March, 2009]
 

Arabs’ racist killing (specifically) Jews *, is accepted “freedom fighting’.

Israelis worried of Arab terror *, branded as “racists”.

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War crimes, crimes against humanity by Palestinian Arab leadership – regime in Gaza * * * of using Arab civilians, making sure their kids die, for the “greater good (Jihadi-fascism’s goodness) of making Israel look bad…” * * * * * * *, using hospitals *, schools, UN medical vehicles * *, even aid material sent by humanitarian Israel * for murder, targeting at Israeli civilians, – shoved aside, ignored *.

Israel’s humane army’s extreme measures not to hit civilians (including 250,000 warning phone calls  to Arab residents to evacuate a particular area designated to be included in an op., knowing full well terrorists can cease the opportunity and flea, as well as risking young soldiers’ lives in going door to door) * * * * aiming only at Hamas terrorists is denounced of “random shooting” and “war crimes”.

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[Arab led pressure forcing Israel to conduct] Uprooting Jews from their homes and their ancestors’, AKA Transfer * * AKA Arab Palestinian Apartheid * is “good for peace”.

Transfer of Arabs (who don’t have more than 2 or 3 generations of history in Judea / Israel / Palestine * * * *) is “apartheid, fascist and racist” * (AKA Avigdor Lieberman).

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While Hamas or even “Moderate” Fatah refuses to recognize Israel *, international aid is flowing their way.

UN is “busy” condemning Israel * * on whatever is being told (forced) by the global Arab Muslim oil lobby.

CNN “sees” with “ears”

December 30, 2008

CNN’s Karl Penhaul says he “saw” from the captain’s mouth what happened to the anti Israel propaganda boat called “free gaza”

Seeing is not believing at CNN.

Propaganda boat

Suffice to say that anti Israel bigots like: Cynthia McKinney and Jimmy Carter “star” in this tarnishing Israel campaign under a blanket of providing humanitarian aid to Gaza, in other words, it’s a good trick to show how “bad” Israel is.
You can’t really tell from the pictures if there is more “food” or cameras everywhere, after all it’s MAINLY a CAMERAS oriented boat, humanitarian? Kidding me? just try tell those busy people to convince one Palestinian Hamas adult not to shoot rockets from a civilian room into an Israeli room…

The accident

 

Drama on High Seas: Navy Stops Pro-Arab Boat
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129112

Let’s see, Israel claim that the infamous propaganda boat was hit accidental amid disobeying Israeli security warnings, but CNN’s Mr. Penhaul was on the ‘propaganda boat’ (what for?, oops sorry, it is a media-show boat after all…), he says that it is not true, but that he “saw” the Israeli boat ramming intentionally into it, when he elaborated on it he only told CNN about what the captain of this fiasco boat “told” him…

More on CNN’s this morning’s alleged boat ramming.http://www.youtube.com/v/8ceyIHaLXoA&hl=en&fs=1

All he “saw” was what he “heard” from that capitan which like the entire boat idea is a great Hamastan publicity stunt.

 

Oh boy, if seeing is believing, apparently CNN has a different physiology when it comes to any of the human senses, logical sense included.

More on the Propaganda boat

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/ipc_e005.htm

http://www.solomonia.com/blog/archive/2008/07/the-isms-big-boat-trip/

On Cynthia McKinney

On Cynthia McKinney’s Jewish problem.
http://www.peachpundit.com/2006/07/27/mckinneys-jewish-problem/

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed outrage over the incident last evening in which members of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney’s security entourage
http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/4869_12.htm

‘Palestinian’ Islamic Apartheid Persecution of Christians [Updated Aug. 2008

August 24, 2008

‘Palestinian’ Islamic Apartheid Persecution of Christians [Updated Aug. 2008]

Arab Muslim Palestinians’ Persecution of Christians

DHIMMITUDE, ISLAMIC APARTHEID

Arab “Palestinian” Christians have been suffering and STILL suffer from Arab “Palestinian” Muslim majority.

Just like the Arab Christian Lebanese in “Damour” (Yasir Arafat´s Planned Christian Genocide http://www.chretiens-et-juifs.org/article.php?voir%5B%5D=594&voir%5B%5D=3532 , Hobeika – Damour http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html), where “Palestinian” Muslims massacred Christians senselessly, which brought the reprisal by Arab Christians upon Arab “Palestinian” Muslims in Sabra & shatila.

The Islamization of Bethlehem that has started by Yasser Arafat has forced Christians out.

The “Palestinian” Christians are forced to join the senseless criminal violence against Israeli victims, otherwise they are threatened.

Some Arab “Palestinians” that might be Christian won’t admit the awful truth openly, that scared they are!
But some find courage to break the ranks like: http://shoebat.com/, a “Palestinian” Arab (former terrorist) who converted from Islam, terrorism, hatred & bloodshed to Christianity.Which is why he advocates now for Israel the real victim, exposes the lies and incitement he was exposed to while being Muslim.
Also see: http://arabsforisrael.com/

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The truth about Christians in ‘Palestine’
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31285

Christian persecution by Arafat
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30299

The Islamization of Bethlehem by Yassir Arafat
http://www.acpr.org.il/cloakrm/clk117.html

Palestinian Authority’s Treatment of Christians
http://www.science.co.il/arab-israeli-conflict/articles/Imra-1997-10-30.asp

The Beleaguered Christians of the Palestinian-Controlled Areas, by …Palestinian Christians have suffered as dhimmis for centuries. …
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp490.htm

Christians Fleeing Palestinian Controlled Areas In addition to the economic decline, there were several cases of physical attacks on Christians in Gaza, influenced by Islamist incitement against Israel …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/arabs/christianme1.html

Fact Sheets #59: Christians in the Palestinian Authority “The Islamic people want to kill us. That’s their principle and belief. … Relations between Palestinian Christians and Muslims have deteriorated in the …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/talking/59_ChristiansPA.html

Palestinian Christians: Victims, Not Partners
Human Events,  Feb 16, 2004   by Spencer, Robert
E-mail Print Link This week the Chicago Tribune prefaced a series of articles on Islam, including one about how radical Muslims gained control of a large Chicago-area mosque, by reassuring readers that “Islam, the world’s fastest-growing religion, preaches tolerance, non-violence and respect for human life.”
But this week I interviewed Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist who has become a Christian and has recently been speaking out against jihad ideology. He confirmed something I discussed in Onward Muslim Soldiers: that this talk of tolerance and non-violence is often cultivated by radical Muslims as part of a larger tactical strategy.
Local Muslims say outreach needed Polls find negative view of Islam In the Palestinian Authority, this strategy involved the co-opting of the embattled Palestinian Christian minority into the larger jihadist agenda. With Christians, Shoebat explains “we saw a need for unity.” Palestinian Christians were happy to oblige. Most Palestinian Christians, says Shoebat, were “educated on Replacement Theology, in which God was done with Israel and Jews. They were in turn supportive of the Palestinian cause to liberate all Palestine.”
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3827/is_200402/ai_n9367641

“Palestinians” burn Christian village (Published – 2005)
http://www.christiannewstoday.com/CWN_855.html

Sep 13, 2005 … World silent after Muslim gang attacks ‘Palestinian’ Christian village … “And if it’s not the members of Hamas or Islamic Jihad, …
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0905/pipes2005_09_13.php3

Houses torched as Muslim -Christian tensions flare. AKI, 6 Sept 2005
http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Religion&loid=8.0.204471774&par=0

Honour killing feud exposes rift between Palestinian Muslims and Christians LARA SUKHTIAN (AP), 7 Sept 2005
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050905/w090583.html
http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Security/6505.htm

Homes razed in mob fury at couple’s ‘affair’
Chris McGreal in Jerusalem, 5 September 2005
http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1562709,00.html

Muslims ransack Christian village
By Khaled Abu Toameh, 6 Sept 2005
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1125831262546

‘Islamic mafia’ accused of persecuting Holy Land Christians (09 2005)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/09/09/wmid09.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/09/09/ixworld.html

Denial of Religious Rights by the Palestinian Authority Not just Jews, but Christians have also been victimized by Islamic intolerance for ‘infidel’ holy sites.
http://www.honestreporting.com/articles/reports/Denial_of_Religious_Rights_by_the_Palestinian_Authority.asp

Dhimmi Watch: Fitzgerald: IslamoChristians and Bethlehem
http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/010061.php

Islamization of Bethlehem – DRIVE THE INFIDELS OUT & TAKE THEIR LAND AND PROPERTY
http://bethg2.envy.nu/

The Pogrom on Christians
http://www.ourjerusalem.com/press/story/press20051017.html

Anti Christian
http://ww.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=19453

Palestinians burn West Bank YMCA Follows Muslim warnings for Christian group
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51909

YMCA warned to vacate Hamas town
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50109

Persecuting the Holy Land’s Christians …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20583

Expert: ‘Christian groups in PA to disappear’
The ever-dwindling Christian communities living in Palestinian-run territories in the West Bank and Gaza are likely to dissipate completely within the next 15 years as a result of increasing Muslim persecution and maltreatment, an Israeli scholar said Monday.
Flames are seen at the entrance of an Anglican church hit by a firebomb in Nablus.
Slideshow: Pictures of the week “The systematic persecution of Christian Arabs living in Palestinian areas is being met with nearly total silence by the international community, human rights activists, the media and NGOs,” said Justus Reid Weiner, an international human rights lawyer in an address at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, where he serves as a scholar in residence.
He cited Muslim harassment and persecution as the main cause of the “acute human rights crisis” facing Christian Arabs, and predicted that unless governments or institutions step in to remedy the situation – such as with job opportunities – there will be no more Christian communities living in the Palestinians territories within 15 years, with only a few Western Christians and top clergymen left in the area.
“Christian leaders are being forced to abandon their followers to the forces of radical Islam,” Weiner said…
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1195546795874&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

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2006

O, Muslim town of Bethlehem (muslim persecution of Bethlehem’s Christians)
 The situation has become so desperate that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, are to lead a joint delegation to Bethlehem this week to express their solidarity with the beleaguered Christian populace. The town, according to the Cardinal, is being “steadily strangled”. The sense of a creeping Islamic fundamentalism is all around in Bethlehem. A mosque on one side of Manger Square stands directly opposite the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, while in the evening the muezzin’s call to prayer clashes with the peal of church bells. Shops selling Santa Claus outfits and mother-of-pearl statuettes of the Virgin Mary have their shutters painted a sun-bleached green, the colour of Islam. And in the Al-Jacir Palace, Bethlehem’s only luxury hotel, there is a baubled Christmas tree in reception and a card showing the direction of Mecca in the rooms.

George Rabie, a 22-year-old taxi driver from the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Jala, is proud of his Christianity, even though it puts him in daily danger. Two months ago, he was beaten up by a gang of Muslims who were visiting Bethlehem from nearby Hebron and who had spotted the crucifix hanging on his windscreen. “Every day, I experience discrimination,” he says. ” “It is a type of racism. We are a minority so we are an easier target. Many extremists from the villages are coming into Bethlehem.” Jeriez Moussa Amaro, a 27-year-old aluminium craftsman from Beit Jala is another with first-hand experience of the appalling violence that Christians face. Five years ago, his two sisters, Rada, 24, and Dunya, 18, were shot dead by Muslim gunmen in their own home. Their crime was to be young, attractive Christian women who wore Western clothes and no veil. Rada had been sleeping with a Muslim man in the months before her death.

A terrorist organisation, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, issued a statement claiming responsibility, which said: “We wanted to clean the Palestinian house of prostitutes.” Jeriez says: “A Christian man is weak compared to a Muslim man. “They have bigger, more powerful families and they know people high up in the Palestinian authority.” The fear of attack has prompted many Christian families to emigrate, including Mr Canawati’s sister, her husband and their three children who now live in New Jersey in America. “I want to leave but nobody will buy my business,” Mr Canawati says. “I feel trapped. We are isolated.” This isolation was heightened when, last year, Bethlehem found itself behind Israel’s security wall, a 400-mile-long concrete barrier which separates Jewish and Palestinian areas and is designed to stop suicide bombers – in 2004, half the Israeli fatalities caused by such attacks were committed by extremists from Bethlehem. Last year, tourists trying to get to the town were forced to queue for hours as their papers were checked, while Bethlehem inhabitants going the other way must now apply for an infrequently granted permit to visit Jerusalem, barely ten minutes away by car. “It is like living in a prison,” says Shadt Abu-Ayash, a 29-year-old Roman Catholic shopkeeper. The Roman Catholic Mayor of Bethlehem, Dr Victor Batarseh, says: “The political situation in Lebanon and the instability of politics in Palestine has affected tourism and pilgrimage. “Hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops are owned by mostly Christians so it affects them badly. “We have 65 per cent unemployment and about 2,000 bedrooms in hotels that are empty.” Bethlehem’s hotel owners estimate that tourist numbers have dropped sharply, from 91,276 each month for the millennium celebrations in 2000 to little more than 1,500 a month now.

During the past six years, 50 restaurants, 28 hotels and 240 souvenir shops have closed. Samir Qumsieh is general manager of Al-Mahed – Nativity – which is the only Christian television station in Bethlehem. He has had death threats and visits from armed men demanding three acres of his land – and he is now ready to leave. “As Christians, we have no future here,” he says. “We are melting away. Next summer I will leave this country to go to the States. How can I continue? “I would rather have a beautiful dream in my head about what my home is like, not the nightmare of the reality.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=423126&in_page_id=1770

Muslim Palestinians attack Churches & News agency
Catholic Palestinians downplay Muslim attacks on Christian … Catholic Online, CA – JERUSALEM (CNS) – Christian Palestinians tried to downplay the significance of Muslim attacks on seven Christian churches in the West Bank and Gaza in …
http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=21317

Palestinians attack more West Bank churches Reuters AlertNet
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1761770.htm

Masked Palestinians Attack News Agency All Headline News – Jerusalem, Israel (AHN) – Masked Palestinians Tuesday stormed the central Gaza offices of the official Palestinian Authority news agency, WAFA, destroying all …
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004911064

‘Palestinian’ Militants who in a statement, posted in the name of the Holy Jihad Vow to Target Non-Muslims or infidels to abduct & kill any non-Muslims who visit the ‘Palestinian’ territories , unless their demands are met.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/02/AR2006090200277.html

Related on ‘Islamic apartheid

The largest practitioner of apartheid on the planet is Islam, in terms of both religious apartheid and gender apartheid
http://www.campus-watch.org/article/id/1724

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‘Convert or Die’ – ‘Palestinians’

Two journalists Steve Centanni & Olaf Wiig kidnapped by Islamic Palestinians ‘Holy Jihad Brigades’ were forced to convert to Islam at gun point.

Clip

http://msunderestimated.com/2006/08/31/takin-it-to-the-gaza-streets-with-jennifer-griffin-video

Before the journalists’ release, a new video was released, showing Wiig and Centanni dressed in beige Arab-style robes. The kidnappers claimed both men had converted to Islam. “We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint,”…
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,210767,00.html

Steve Centanni, 60, an American correspondent, and his freelance cameraman Olaf Wiig … “Then they forced us to convert to Islam at gunpoint,” said Centanni. …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2006/aug/28/middleeastthemedia.tvnews

Officials: Hamas forcibly converted Christian woman to Islam. Gaza-based professor goes missing for weeks, indicates she is abducted, then surfaces a Muslim …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3434253,00.html

‘Hamas forced professor to convert’ | Middle East | Jerusalem Post Aug 5, 2007 … Hamas officials strongly denied that they had forced the professor to convert to Islam and accused Fatah of spreading lies designed to …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1186066387589

INTERNATIONAL DIGEST: Gaza Christian kidnapped, forced to marry Muslim; …
Posted on Aug 14, 2007 | by Mark Kelly NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A Christian university professor in Gaza was kidnapped, forced to marry a Muslim professor at the same university and now her family is being told she wants no contact with them unless they convert to Islam.
Sana al-Sayegh, head of the Science and Technology Department at Gaza City’s Palestine International University, disappeared June 24, according to Palestinian Authority officials and the woman’s family. Five days later, she contacted her family to say she was being held against her will so she could be married to a Muslim man.
http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=26243

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2007
 

January 2007, Nazareth Muslims: ‘Islam will dominate the world’, March through town… ‘meant to intimidate Christians’
http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53574

Driving the Christians out
Source: The Jerusalem Post
Jan 25, 2007
A few decades ago Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, was a thriving town, a tourist magnet and a majority Christian town.
Today barely 15 percent of the population is Christian, and according to one of them, “every day we hear of another Christian family that has immigrated to the US, Canada or Latin America.”
“I believe,” said another, “that 15 years from now there will be no Christians left in Bethlehem. Then you will need a torch to find a Christian here.”
The disappearance of Bethlehem’s Christian Arabs is not a natural phenomenon; it is the consequence of a concerted effort to bring that potent sympbol of Christendom into submission to Islam.
Resorting to violence, terrorism, brazen land-theft and massive abuse of power, Muslim Arab civilians and Muslim members of the Palestinian Authority are effectively and purposefully driving the Christians away.
No-one cares about the plight of Bethlehem’s Christians. And knowing the consequences of themselves publicising the abuse they face, most keep quiet, make their plans, and slip quietly away.
Soon only Muslims will benefit from whatever interest the Christian world retains in Bethlehem.
http://www.jnewswire.com/articles/print/1601

‘Christians must accept Islamic rule’ – Israel News, Ynetnews
Ynet News: Militant leader in Gaza says missionaries will be ‘dealt with harshly,’ demands women wear headscarfs.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3414753,00.html

israelinsider: Briefs: Gaza Jihadis justify attack on school …
Gaza Jihadis justify attack on school, blaming UN “Christian missionaries”.
Published: May 9, 2007 …
http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/11334.htm

Gaza’s Christian Arabs Living in Fear
http://israelforum.com/board/showthread.php?t=11080

Bombs hit Christian bookstore, two Internet cafes in Gaza City …Bombs hit Christian bookstore, two Internet cafes in Gaza City-News and commentary … 11:17 Senior Hamas official: Suicide bombers ruined past peace bids …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/848535.html

Reuters AlertNet – Bombs hit Christian bookshop, Internet cafe in GazaGAZA, April 15 (Reuters) – Bombs damaged a Christian bookstore and an Internet … Elsewhere in Gaza City, a bomb destroyed an Internet cafe, police said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L15587768.htm

Christians warned: Accept Islamic lawAsked if Hamas is seeking to impose hard-line Islamic law on the Palestinians, al-Zahar responded, … Christian bookstore bombed by terrorists …
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56241

Gaza’s Christians under the Islamic gun Jun 19, 2007 … There are not very many of them, but Gaza’s Christians are already being singled out for special treatment in the newly-created “Hamastan” …
http://www.jnewswire.com/article/1978

Washington Times – Hamas control has Gaza’s Christians on edge Jun 27, 2007 … THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV — The future of a tiny Christian community in the Gaza Strip is in doubt after the takeover of Gaza by the …
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2007/jun/27/hamas-control-has-gazas-christians-on-edge/

Palestinian Christian activist stabbed to death in Gaza – Haaretz …Oct 10, 2007 … A Palestinian Christian activist who had received repeated death threats was … The Interior Ministry run by Gaza’s Islamic militant Hamas …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/910184.html

Gaza Christians warned to submit to Islam Jun 19, 2007 …. Gaza-based Muslim groups affiliated with Hamas and possibly Al Qaeda have warned local Christians …
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=13162

Palestinian Christians fear… Yet Palestinian Christians are also “afraid that Palestine might become an Islamic state”, this according to the nuns of Bethlehem’s Baby Caritas Hospital, …
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=2063

Reuters lies about why Christians are fleeing PA areas Reuters on Monday reported matter-of-factly that Israeli oppression is fueling a Christian exodus from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, …
http://www.jnewswire.com/articles/print/1774

CAMERA: Reuters fails to root out facts on Palestinian Christians Mar 12, 2007 … But it’s another matter entirely to read that Palestinian Christians are also free from persecution at the hands of their Muslim neighbors, …
http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=36&x_article=1298

Palestinians burn West Bank YMCA Follows Muslim warnings for Christian group to leave Hamas-controlled town or see violence …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51909

Palestinians torch Qalqilya YMCA – Israel News, Palestinians torch Qalqilya YMCA. Prior to attack, Christian groups warned to vacate Hamas-controlled West Bank town; identities of attackers known to local …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3302162,00.html

C4RPME.org: Christian Monastery Attacked in Gaza During the recent fighting in Gaza between Hamas and Fatah, the Christian community in Gaza was also targeted. The Palestinian paper Al-Ayyam reported that …
http://c4rpme.org/bin/articles.cgi?Cat=christians&Subcat=cpa&ID=631

Gaza Christians Wary After Hamas Takeover — 06/19/2007 Hamas is not opposed to Christian worship, said Massad. Christians want to live their faith, he said, but he admitted that they don’t have “full freedom” in …
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200706/INT20070619b.html

Digg – Hamas Destroys Christian School and Church Now that there are no Jews in Gaza and Hamas is in control, they’re beginning the process of driving out the remaining Christians: Gaza’s Christians fear …
http://digg.com/world_news/Hamas_Destroys_Christian_School_and_Church

Gaza Christians Living Under Growing Islamic Threat
CNSNews.com, VA – Aug 16, 2007 Hamas maintains that al-Sayegh’s conversion was a matter of personal choice and that it is vigorously protecting the rights of Gaza’s Christians, …
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200708/INT20070816c.html

Hamas control has Gaza’s Christians on edge — The Washington …The Washington Times Foreign: Hamas control has Gaza’s Christians on edge.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070627/FOREIGN/106270072/1001?

‘Hamas forced professor to convert’ | Some 3000 Christians live in the Gaza Strip. Following the Hamas takeover of the Strip, many of them have expressed their desire to leave. …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1186066387589

Officials: Hamas forcibly converted Christian woman to Islam …Ynet News, Middle East News: Gaza-based professor goes missing for weeks, indicates she is abducted, then surfaces a Muslim.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3434253,00.html

Hamas pressing Gaza Christians to become MuslimsThe Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip are pressuring local Christians to either become Muslims or leave the area, according to Palestinian officials who spoke …
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=13738?

Eye On The World: Hamas demands Christians adopt Islam or leave
http://eye-on-the-world.blogspot.com/2007/08/hamas-demands-christians-adopt-islam-or.html

Christian Persecution Blog: Hamas Turns on Gaza Christians, This morning I was reading in Israel Today a brief story about how Hamas has turned on Gaza Christians over the weekend. Here’s the story in its entirety …
http://www.persecutionblog.com/2007/06/hamas_turns_on_.html

Leaders of Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror groups in Bethlehem also told WND they were not aware of any al-Qaida elements in Bethlehem.
Local Christian leaders speaking to WND said they cannot confirm any al-Qaida groups present in Bethlehem, but stated they are concerned by what they said was growing radicalization and militancy among Palestinian groups who reportedly have been targeting Christians in the city…
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55718

Christian activist slain in Hamas controlled Gaza Oct 8, 2007 … The body of Rami Khader Ayyad, a prominent Palestinian Christian activist, … Ayyad had been threatened by Islamic extremists in the past. …
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Terror+Groups/Christian+activist+slain+in+Hamas+controlled+Gaza+8-Oct-2007.htm

Christian Bookstore Owner Was Tortured Before His Death – October …Oct 11, 2007 … The body of Rami Ayyad, director of Gaza’s only Christian bookstore, … Ayyad had told relatives he was receiving death threats from Islamists.
http://www.nysun.com/foreign/christian-bookstore-owner-was-tortured-before-his/64354/

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Pressure Intensifies for Gaza Christians – Christian World News …Aug 1, 2008 … Islamic extremists are continuing efforts to eradicate Christians and their institutions.
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/420931.aspx

Gaza Muslims continue ethnic-cleansing effort
By Stan Goodenough
February 17, 2008
Muslims attacked the library of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) in Gaza Friday in the latest move to drive Christians and Christianity out of the Islamist-controlled Strip.
According to a report in The Jerusalem Post Sunday, gunmen – some masked, others not – “stormed” the library, kidnapped two security guards, looted electronic equipment and stole a vehicle, then detonated a number of bombs inside the building, totally destroying the book collection.
Intent on making the area Islamically “pure,” Muslim Arabs have looked for “reasons” to “justify” their targeting of the tiny Christian community – around 3000 strong – that lives in the midst of Gaza’s 1.4 million Muslims.
The persecution has increased since Hamas violently took control of Gaza a year ago.
On October 6 last year, Muslims abducted Rami Ayyad, the manager of Gaza’s only Christian bookstore that had been bombed by masked Muslims six months earlier.
Ayyad, 31, was the father of two small children; his wife was pregnant with their third. His shot and repeatedly stabbed body was found a day after he disappeared.
For Gaza’s Muslims, ridding themselves of any active Christian presence would be cherry on top after successfully forcing Israel to remove every single Jew from Gaza in 2005.
“Palestinian” crowds have often been heard to chant: “First we’ll fight on Saturday and then on Sunday” – meaning, after they rid themselves of Jews they will rid themselves of Christians.
http://www.jnewswire.com/article/2332
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