Dec 24 2009
Bowing to the demands of the Obama Administration, Israel removed 100 roadblocks in an effort to make it easier for Palestinians to kill Israelis.
[9/16/09 ] As US Middle East envoy George Mitchell continued his shuttle diplomacy trying to restart the diplomatic process, the Israeli army on Wednesday began removing 100 dirt and stone roadblocks, in an effort to make life easier for Palestinians. IDF sources said the 100 roadblocks would be gone by the end of the week. JERUSALEM POST
[9/30/09] Palestinian terrorist forces operating out of the Gaza Strip fired two rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday evening. One of the rockets landed just outside the southern coastal city of Ashkelon, the first direct attack on that city in over two months.
Local officials blamed the attack on Israel’s decision under pressure from the US to remove Israeli army checkpoints in the area. us-forces-israel-to-remove-checkpoints-palestinian-rocket-attacks-increase
Rabbi Meir Avshalom Chai, 40, of Shavei Shomron, was mortally wounded in the head Thursday afternoon when MUSLIM terrorists fired at the car he was traveling in, between the Jewish communities of Shavei Shomron and Einav in Samaria, west of Shechem, according to preliminary reports.
Chai was the fourth terror victim in theWest Bank in 2009. In March, two policemen were shot dead in the Jordan Valley and in April, 13-year-old Shlomo Nativ was stabbed to death near his home in the Gush Etzion settlement of Bat Ayin.
A spokesperson for Shavei Shomron said that Rabbi Meir Chai worked as an educator at the local school and kindergarten, and that the children were very attached to him. He lived in the community for 14 years and was considered a wise Torah scholar, modest and well-loved.
Rabbi Chai was a father of seven children. He was driving on route 57 when terrorists opened fire on him. His car overturned and he was mortally wounded. His wife and a young son were found in good physical condition by Israeli troops, a short time after the shooting, near Einav. Until they were found, security forces were concerned that the terrorists had tried to abduct the two.
Fatah faction: we did it
The Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction said Thursday evening they were the ones who carried out the terror slaying. The Bethlehem-based Maan news agency says terrorists from a group named after slain Hizbullah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh carried out the attack and escaped. ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
The Israeli military has kept many roads in the area off-limits to Palestinian drivers in restrictions imposed after similar attacks against Israelis. Right-wing Knesset member Michael Ben Ari said in response to the attack that “the path of capitulation, the opening of arteries, the [settlement] freeze and the release of [Palestinian] prisoners that [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has brought down upon us signals to terrorists that Jewish blood is negligible.” UK TELEGRAPH
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