من الرئيس بشار الأسد إلى الجميع هذا ما حصل فجر الجمعة…!

من الرئيس بشار الأسد إلى الجميع هذا ما حصل فجر الجمعة

محمد صادق الحسيني
مارس 20, 2017


«يمنع منعاً باتاً على كافة تشكيلات الطيران المعادي الإقلاع او الهبوط او التحليق في أجواء فلسطين المحتلة من القدس جنوباً وحتى الحدود التركية السورية شمالاً».

هذا التعميم لقائد الجيش العربي السوري الرئيس بشار حافظ الأسد، هو الذي قلب توازنات العدو، وجعله يهيم في طيرانه ويُعمَى بصره..

وهكذا كان التحوّل عند أول مخالفة لهذا الأمر النافذ، فكان على جهات الاختصاص في الجيش العربي السوري والقوات الحليفة أن تتخذ الإجراءات المناسبة كما حصل عند الساعة ٠٢٤٠ من فجر الجمعة ١٧/٣/٢٠١٧.

أي التعامل مع هذه الطائرات بوسائط الدفاع الجوي الملائمة ومنذ لحظة إقلاعها من قواعدها…! وهذا ما بات يعرفه قادة سلاح الجو «الإسرائيلي» تمام المعرفة. إذ إنهم يعلمون تماماً أن وسائل الدفاع الجوي في الجيش العربي السوري والقوات الحليفة قد رصدت إقلاع التشكيل الجوي المعادي منذ لحظة إقلاعه في محاولة للتعرّض لأهداف عسكرية داخل الأراضي السورية.

ثانياً: وبما أنّ هذا النشاط الجوي المعادي يعتبر خرقاً ومخالفاً لقرارت القيادة العامة للجيش والقوات المسلحة السورية وغرفة عمليات القوات الحليفة، والذي كان قد أبلغ للجهات العسكرية «الإسرائيلية» في حينه، عبر قنوات دولية، فإنّ رادارات الدفاع الجوي السوري قد قامت بتتبّع الهدف وعملت على ضبطه هذا يعني وضع الهدف في مرمى النيران ومن ثم التعامل الفوري معه لمنعه من تحقيق أهدافه ومعاقبته على مخالفة الأوامر الصادرة عن الطرف السوري كما أشرنا آنفاً.

ثالثاً: وقبل أن ندخل الى أبعاد الردّ السوري المركّب والفوري والموجع جداً، فإننا نتحدّى «الطاووس» نتن ياهو أن يسمح للناطق العسكري باسم جيشه أن ينشر كافة تفاصيل ما حدث فجر يوم الجمعة ١٧/٣/٢٠١٧ بين الساعة ٠٢٣٠ والساعة ٠٤٠٠ فجراً. نتحدّاه أن يعلن مكان سقوط الطائرة الأولى واسم القاعدة الجوية التي هبطت فيها الطائرة المعطوبة…!

ثم نتحدّى هذا الكذاب المراوغ أن يسمح لناطقه العسكري وللصحافة «الإسرائيلية» أن تنشر تفاصيل أسباب الانفجارات التي فاق عددها العشرين انفجاراً في مناطق غرب القدس بيت شيمش ومناطق جنوب غرب رام الله – شرق الرملة منطقة موديعين .

فهل وصلت صواريخ الدفاع الجوي السورية إلى هذه المناطق حتى تنطلق الصواريخ المضادة للصواريخ من طراز حيتس للتصدّي لها!؟

وهل يعتقد خبراء الحرب النفسية لدى نتن ياهو أن العرب كلهم من طراز حلفائه آل سعود، جهلة ولا يفقهون شيئاً؟

ألا يعرف هذا المغرور، أن بين العرب من يعرف أن صواريخ حيتس مصمّمة للتصدّي للصواريخ الحربية ذات المسار القوسي وليست مصمّمة للتعامل مع صواريخ الأرض – جو ذات المسار المتعرّج بسبب ظروف تتبع تحليق الطائرة بعد الإطلاق؟

فليتفضّل هذا الجاهل ويقدّم تفسيراً لـ«الإسرائيليين» حول ذلك وما الذي حدث في المنطقة الواقعة بين الحمة السورية المحتلة على الشاطئ الجنوبي الشرقي لبحيرة طبريا عند الساعة ٠٢٤٨ من فجر الجمعة ١٧/٣/٢٠١٧، ولماذا انطلقت صافرات الإنذار على طول منطقة غور الأردن الشمالي؟ أم أن الدفاع الجوي السوري كان قد أطلق مجموعة ألعاب نارية في الاتجاهات كلها؟

رابعاً: إن المتابعين العرب يعلمون أكثر من قيادة سلاح الجو «الإسرائيلي» أن المهمة التي كلّف بها ذلك التشكيل الجوي «الإسرائيلي» المنكوب لم تكن إطلاقاً تهدف الى قصف قوافل سلاح متجهة من منطقة تدمر الى حزب الله في لبنان، حيث تتضح سخافة الرواية «الإسرائيلية» للأسباب التألية:

أ الم يكن من الأسهل نقل الأسلحهة من مطار المزة العسكري، قرب دمشق، الى لبنان بدلاً من نقلها عبر تدمر؟

ب إن الرواية «الإسرائيلية» حول وصول تلك الاسلحة من ايران الى مطار T 4 لا تنم عن ذكاء «إسرائيلي» مثير، اذ إن هذا المطار يقع في منطقة لا زالت تشهد عمليات عسكرية للجيش السوري وإن كانت بعيدة عنه، وعليه فمن المستحيل ان تقوم ايران بشحن أسلحة الى مطار أقل أمناً من مطار المزة العسكري.

ج اما رواية القناة العاشره في التلفزيون «الإسرائيلي» حول قيام الطائرات «الإسرائيلية» بتدمير خمس شاحنات محملة بالسلاح وبقاء شاحنة لم تصب بأذى فهي ليست إلا نسخة عن اكاذيب كولين باول التي عرضها في مجلس الأمن بداية عام ٢٠٠٣ حول أسلحة الدمار الشامل العراقية المحمولة على شاحنات…!

د إن حزب الله ليس بحاجة إلى مزيد من الصواريخ في لبنان لكونه متخماً بها هناك فهو حسب مصادر غربية لديه مئة وثلاثون ألف صاروخ في مساحة لا تزيد على الخمسة آلاف كيلو متر مربع… باعتبار أن مساحة لبنان الباقية لا توجد فيها صواريخ لحزب الله وإنما لعلي بابا والأربعين حرامي …!

والمعروف ايضاً لدى المصادر الغربية نفسها أن حزب الله، وبالتعاون مع ايران والجيش العربي السوري والمقاومة الوطنية السورية في الجولان، يقوم منذ مدة ببناء ترسانته الصاروخية وتحصينها في جنوب غرب وجنوب سورية. وعليه فإن رواية قوافل الصواريخ لم تعد تحظى بأي مصداقية، حيث عفى عليها الزمن، وهي منافية للحقيقة.

خامساً: اذاً ما هو الهدف التي حاولت الطائرات «الإسرائيلية» الوصول اليه وقصفه في منطقة تدمر؟ وهل له علاقة بما يدور في جنوب سورية من محاولات يائسة للمسلحين في استعادة المبادرة العسكرية في قاطع درعا ومحاولاتهم محاصرة وحدات الجيش العربي السوري والقوات الرديفة في مدينة درعا والسيطرة على الطريق الدولي درعا – دمشق؟

نعم، إن تلك المحاولة مرتبطة ارتباطاً وثيقاً بتلك التحركات، حيث إن هدف محاولة القصف الجوي «الإسرائيلي» كان مرابض مدفعية الجيش السوري ووحدات مدفعيته ذاتية الحركة المدافع المحمولة على مجنزرات ووحدات مدفعيته الصاروخية التي تقوم، وبالتعاون مع سلاح الجو، بالتمهيد لتقدم الجيش والقوات الحليفة باتجاه السخنة / اراك، ومن ثم باتجاه دير الزُّور ومنطقة التنف…

ولكن ما علاقة هذا بذاك؟ إن العلاقة تنبع من حقيقتين:

– الاولى إن الطائرات «الإسرائيلية» حاولت تقديم الدعم الجوي لعصابات داعش على هذا القاطع، وذلك من خلال عرقلة تقدم الجيش العربي السوري باتجاه السخنة والمسّ بإمكانياته القتالية هناك.

– الثانية: هي أن الطائرات «الإسرائيلية» حاولت منع وصول الجيش العربي السوري وحلفائه الى منطقة التنف، حيث توجد مجاميع مرتزقة ما يطلق عليه «جيش سوريا الجديد» الى جانب كتيبتي قوات خاصة «إسرائيلية» واُخرى من دول «عربية»، تحت قيادة غرفة عمليات الموك الاردنية.

الثالثة: هي محاولة هذه الطائرات منع الجيش العربي السوري من إفشال عمليات الحشد الصهيو أميركي في منطقة التنف والذي يهدف الى شن هجوم واسع باتجاه محافظة السويداء في محاولة لربط منطقة التنف بالمناطق التي يسيطر عليها المسلحون على الحدود الأردنية السورية، وكذلك تلك المناطق التي يسيطرون عليها في أرياف درعا والقنيطره. وكذلك ربط التنف بمناطق السيطرة الأميركية الكردية في الحركة، وفي الرقة مستقبلاً، وذلك لقطع التواصل الجغرافي براً بين دمشق وطهران عبر العراق.

سادساً: أما عن نتائج محاولة التسلل الجوي للتشكيل «الإسرائيلي» فجر يوم الجمعة ١٧/٣/٢٠١٧، فيجب الإقرار بحقيقة أن تلك النتائج كانت كارثية على كل أطراف المؤامرة الدولية على سورية، سواء كان ذلك الطرف الأميركي الذي يقوم بمهمة القائد الأعلى للمؤامرة أو أذنابه من «إسرائيلي» او «خليجي أو عربي آخر»، وذلك لأن رد وسائل الدفاع الجوي السوري الفوري على محاولات تقرّب التقرب معناها محاولة الهجوم في التعبيرات العسكرية الطائرات «الإسرائيلية» من أهداف عسكرية داخل الاراضي السورية، وما بعد رد الدفاع الجوي الانفجارات في محيط القدس والمناطق الأخرى قد أكد حقيقتين هما:

الأولى: إن زمن العربدة الجوية «الإسرائيلية» في الأجواء السورية، وقريباً في أجواء عربية أخرى، قد ولّى إلى غير رجعة. أي أن الأجواء السورية قد أصبحت منطقة حظر جوي بالنسبة لسلاح الجو «الإسرائيلي» وأن أي طائرة معادية تقلع من قاعدتها متجهة الى الأجواء السوريـة سيتـم إسقاطهـا على الفـور وقبـل دخولهـا الأجــواء السوريـة.

أي أن قواعد الاشتباك الجوي الجديده التي وضعتها القيادة العامة لقوى تحالف المقاومة تنصّ على الاشتباك المسبق مع الطائرات المعادية، بمعنى التعامل معها «تحت الفصل السابع» أي تعرّضها لعقوبة الإسقاط الفوري.

لقد أصبحنا نسور الجو كما أننا أسود الأرض، ونحن مَن نحدد قواعد الاشتباك وصولاً إلى اليوم الذي تنتفي فيه ضرورة شن حرب على العدو، بسبب أنه فعلاً أوهن من بيت العنكبوت وسيأتي اليوم الذي يصدر فيه أسياد الميدان وأمراء البحر أوامرهم لهؤلاء المتغطرسين بتنفيذ إخلاء مناطق محتلة معينة خلال مهلة زمنية معينة وسيكونون مرغمين على تنفيذ تلك الأوامر.

الثانية: إن رسالة ما بعد الرد الدمشقية الانفجارات في محيط القدس فجر الجمعة ١٧/٣/٢٠١٧ قد وصلت الى كل من يعنيه الأمر من عرب وفرنجة، وفُهمت على نحو جيد. أي أنهم حفظوا درسهم، كما يجب، رغم التصريحات المكابرة التي يطلقها وزير النوادي الليلية «الإسرائيلي» كان حارس نوادٍ ليلية في روسيا أفيغدور ليبرمان ورئيسه نتن ياهو حول قيامهم مستقبلاً بقصف «قوافل سلاح حزب الله».

ألم يذهب هذا «الطاووس» التلفزيوني يوم التاسع من آذار الحالي طالباً الحماية الروسية من «العدو» الإيراني الذي يريد إبادة اليهود؟

ألم يطلب من الرئيس بوتين التدخل لدى إيران وحزب الله والطلب منهم عدم شن حرب استباقية ضد «إسرائيل» بهدف تحرير الجليل؟

ألم تقم قيادة المنطقة الشمالية في الجيش «الإسرائيلي» باستبدال جنود الاحتياط العاملين في مستوطنات الشمال بجنود من قوات لواء هاغولاني ولواء جفعاتي استعداداً لدخول قوات المقاومة الى هذه المستوطنات؟

رحم الله امرئ عرف قدر نفسه… لقد تغيّر الميدان، فما عليك إلا أن تتكيف مع المتغيرات والابتعاد عن الشعوذات التوراتية القديمة، كما أبلغك الرئيس بوتين.

سابعاً: أما راعي ما يطلق عليه «قوات درع الفرات الأردنية» فقد تلقى الرسالة الصاروخية وقرأ محتواها وفحواها بكل تمعّن، خاصة أنها وصلته بعد فشل المجموعات المسلحة المنضوين تحت مسمّى «غرفة عمليات البناء المرصوص»، المدارة من قبل غرفة عمليات الموك الأردنية، تلك المجموعات التي تضمّ: جبهة النصره، حركة أحرار الشام، هيئة تحرير الشام. بما في ذلك المجموعات التي انضوت تحت هذا التحالف من فرقة الحق / فرقة أحرار نوى / ألوية العمري / فرقة الحسم / فرقة ١٨ آذار / فرقة صلاح الدين / الفرقة ٤٦ مشاة / شباب السنة ولواء الكرامة..

ولكنهم وعلى الرغم من قوة الرد السوري ووضوح الرسالة إلا أنهم ما انفكوا يحاولون بلا جدوى تحقيق أي انتصار تلفزيوني يساهم في رفع الروح المعنوية للمسلحين محاولة الهجوم على نقاط معينة في محيط العباسيين وشركة كراش انطلاقاً من حي جوبر / القابون / والتي أفشلها الجيش العربي السوري ظهر امس إنما تأتي بانتظار ظروف أفضل تمكنهم من استئناف محاولاتهم للسيطرة على الجنوب السوري كله…!

ولكن الجيش العربي السوري والقوات الحليفة استطاعت ليس فقط افشال الهجوم الواسع، الذي نفذ على شكل قوس ناري امتد من جامع بلال الحبشي وحتى شارع سويدان، وإنما تجيير النتائج لصالحها..

حيث قام الجيش بتنفيذ خطة تطويق وعزل تلك المجموعات وقطع خطوط إمدادها سواء القادمة من الأردن او القادمة من الارياف.

ثامناً: وعلى الرغم من النجاحات الميدانية والإخفاقات الكبيرة للمشروع الأميركي الصهيوني ضد سورية ومحور المقاومة الا ان الاخطار لا زالت كبيرة خاصة في الجنوب السوري، فعلى الرغم من انخراط الاردن الظاهري في عملية «أستانة» وما يطلق عليه وقف إطلاق النار… إلا ان الضغوط الاميركية والسعودية التي تُمارس على الاردن كبيرة الى درجة انها أجبرته على عدم توجيه الدعوة للحكومة السورية لحضور «القمامة» العربية في عمان نهاية هذا الشهر.

أي أن الاردن لا زال، وكما يقول المثل، يضع رجلاً في البور ورجلاً في الفلاحة، ذلك ان المتغيرات التي حصلت على توجهاته من العدوان على سورية لم تكن نتيجة مبادئ او قناعات، وإنما نتيجة مصالح خاصة مرتبطة بالمتغيرات الميدانية والدولية تجاه سورية، ولكنها بالتأكيد لم تكن تغييرات تمس جوهر تحالف النظام الأردني مع قوى الاحتلال والاستعمار.

وعليه فإن موضوع الجنوب السوري يجب ان يحظى بأهمية كبيرة وأن يعطى اولوية على غيره، خاصة أنه قريب من جنوب الجولان المحتل وأن القيادة العسكرية «الإسرائيلية» جاهزة لتقديم الدعم الناري والتدخل بالقوات الخاصة لدعم المسلحين في أي هجوم مقبل لهم في محيط درعا وكذلك محيط القنيطرة.

وهنا يجب التنويه الى ان منطقة الحمة السورية المحتلة الملاصقة لحوض اليرموك، وبالتالي لمواقع المسلحين الإرهابيين هي منطقة انتشار لكتيبة قوات خاصة وكتيبة محمولة جواً «إسرائيليتين». فإذا ما اخذنا بالاعتبار عناصر الخطر الثلاثة هذه: الوحدات «الإسرائيلية» الخاصة، سلاح المدفعيه «الإسرائيلي»، جيش العشائر الذي تديره المخابرات الاردنية فإن المتابعين يرون ضرورة حسم معركة الجنوب بالسرعة الممكنة وعدم تضييع الفرصة الملائمة الناتجة عن ظروف الميدان الزاخرة بنجاحات محور المقاومة وما نتج عن الفشل الجوي «الإسرائيلي» والذي أصبح يشكل عامل ردع ثابت في وجه الغطرسة «الإسرائيلية»…

الصمت القاتل أو التعتيم الاستراتيجي الذي مارسه سيد المقاومة في آخر خطاب له حول هذا الموضوع يؤكد ما يذهب إليه المتابعون..

بعدنا طيبين قولوا الله.

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israel’s Lieberman frothing at the mouth over Syria’s air defence systems

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defense systems

Press TV – March 19, 2017

Israel’s minister for military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, has warned the Syrian government against launching ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes inside Syria, threatening to destroy Syrian air defense systems.

“The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said on Israeli Public Radio on Sunday.

He added that the Israeli military will target any convoy of missiles or weapons destined for the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement.

“The Syrians must understand that they are held responsible for these arms transfers to Hezbollah and that if they continue to allow them then we will do what we have to do,” Lieberman pointed out.

The remarks came two days after the Syrian army announced in a statement that four Israeli fighter jets had violated the Arab country’s airspace, adding its air defense had shot down one of the military aircraft and hit another.

The Israeli warplanes entered the Syrian skies at 2:40 a.m. local time (0040 GMT) on Friday via Lebanese territory, and hit a target on the way to the ancient Semitic city of Palmyra.

“Our air defense engaged them and shot down one warplane over occupied territory, hit another one, and forced the rest to flee,” the Syrian army said, apparently referring to the Golan Heights.

The Syrian army also slammed Tel Aviv’s strikes as “an act of aggression” meant to assist the Takfiri Daesh terror group.

Israel’s aerial assaults are “a desperate attempt to raise their (Daesh terrorists’) deteriorating morale and divert attention away from the victories which Syrian Arab Army is making in the face of the terrorist organizations,” the statement read.

On Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Israeli regime will continue to conduct military attacks against Hezbollah targets inside Syria.

“When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah and we have intelligence and it is operationally feasible, we act to prevent it,” Netanyahu alleged. “That’s how it was yesterday and that’s how we shall continue to act.”

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

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    1. Good shooting, Syrians! If they try it again, shoot them down too!

      Comment by traducteur | March 19, 2017 <!– @ 12:13 pm –> | Reply

    1. avi, put your pink yarmapussy on your bald spot
      and
      shut up
      pointless mouthing of course
      trademark of israeli

      Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | March 19, 2017 <!– @ 12:30 pm –> | Reply

    1. If everyone knew that Israel did 9-11 and so-called Jews continue the cover-up, the Israeli justifications would cease to be accepted by the gullible public. http://www.bollyn.com/#article_15522 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZArF8RbW-fY&t

      Comment by rediscover911com | March 19, 2017 <!– @ 2:14 pm –> | Reply

        • It might be the case that Israel and Netanyahu, America and Trump are escalating to provoke world war precisely because the lid on the 9/11 coverup is ready to blow. That is major, major “game over” for the criminals who planned and carried out 9/11, so they are in an identical desperate situation to animals forced into a corner. What we are witnessing is a race between exposure of 9/11 and World War III. These are days of immense danger for humanity, and that is not an exaggeration or hyperbole.

          Comment by Jerry Alatalo | March 19, 2017 <!– @ 6:56 pm –> | Reply

  1. This is the same Israeli government who continually threaten Iran, for building their defences against attack, from Israel. Why does the USA continue to support such a country, governed by rapacious War mongers led by “Nutjobyahu”?

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 19, 2017 <!– @ 6:09 pm –> | Reply

Lieberman: “All Palestinians should leave israel”. How different is that to Hitler wanting all Jews to leave Germany?

Lieberman: All Palestinians should leave Israel

Israel’s minister for military affairs Avigdor Lieberman
Israel’s minister for military affairs Avigdor Lieberman

Israel’s firebrand minister for military affairs Avigdor Lieberman has said that all Palestinians should leave the entity and live in the territories administered by the Palestinian Authority.

Speaking to Israel’s Channel 2 on Saturday, Lieberman said the Palestinians living in Israeli cities and towns should be made to go and live in the occupied West Bank under the authority of President Mahmoud Abbas.

“With my blessing: You are Palestinians, you should go to Abu Mazen. You’ll be citizens of the Palestinian Authority. He’ll pay you unemployment benefits, health benefits, maternity benefits, hanging around benefits,” he said derogatorily, using a nickname for Abbas.

Back in 2014, Lieberman struck a similar tone by saying that Israel had to offer Palestinians “economic incentives” to enable such departures.

Israeli leaders, however, have not offered any guarantees that even if the Palestinians were to take the proposals, Tel Aviv would terminate its 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Instead, they have frequently talked of Israeli plans to annex the West Bank. Earlier this month, Israeli education minister Naftali Bennett said the ongoing evacuation of the Amona settlement was a prelude to the annexation.

Israel has been dotting the territories with settlements, defying the international law amid the support of the United States, which has been using its veto power at the UN Security Council in favor of Tel Aviv.

On Thursday, a settler group said the number of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank has risen by 3.9 percent since 2015, twice the growth rate of the Israeli population.

The Yesha Council said the number of Israeli settlers living in the territories surged beyond 421,000 in 2016. The figure does not include over 200,000 other Israeli settlers living in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Lieberman said Tel Aviv had to consult Washington before choosing to assert “permanent control” over the West Bank. He urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to work for “an agreement” with US President Donald Trump on “the question of Israeli sovereignty” over the West Bank.

Observers say such an “agreement” would ensure Washington’s continued blocking of anti-Tel Aviv resolutions at the UN Security Council.

Both on his campaign trail and after inauguration in January, Trump has been indicating that his administration would be throwing much more weight than its predecessors behind the Israeli regime.

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Netanyahu is to meet with Trump on Wednesday in Washington. The Israeli leader has already stated variously that he would be seeking to take advantage of Trump’s pro-Israeli leaning.

Lieberman said Iran should top the agenda of Netanyahu’s talks with Trump. “The greatest threat to Israel is Iran, Iran and Iran,” he said, reiterating Tel Aviv’s rhetoric against the Islamic Republic.

The Israeli premier himself has asserted that he would be lobbying Trump for measures to contain Iran.

israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatens Gaza with a holocaust unless they comply with his demands

Liberman: The next Gaza war will be the last

 

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JERUSALEM POST – In his first interview with Palestinian media, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Al-Qudsthat should another war break out between Israel and Hamas in Gaza it would be the last.

The full interview was set to be published on Monday.

Liberman also discussed his vision for the future including a two-state solution that would feature an exchange of territory, with Israel keeping large settlement blocs.

Similarly, in September, during a wide-ranging policy talk with students at Ariel University., Liberman had called for a peace deal with the Palestinians that is based on population and land swaps.

“The principle of land for peace has failed,” Liberman said.

He promoted what has long been both his diplomatic plan and that of the Yisrael Beytenu party. It calls for the borders of the two-state solution to be drawn in such a way as to exclude the maximum amount of Palestinians and to include as many Israelis as possible.

The best path forward, he said, “is an exchange of territories and population.”

Such a plan would put the settlement blocs within Israel’s final borders, but exclude some Israeli-Arab areas of Israel.

“Why should the Triangle and Umm al-Fahm be part of Israel?” Liberman asked. “Why should I subsidize [Islamic movement leader Raed] Salah and pay [MK] Hanin Zoabi [Joint List]?”

However, he cautioned, such a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would have to be part and parcel of a larger comprehensive agreement with the Arab world.

Legally, he said, there is precedence for this. When he was Foreign Minister, he said he had asked the office’s legal advisors for an opinion on the matter and had received an affirmative response in writing.

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Posted on September 24, 2016

Netanyahu: I hope Obama won’t seek to establish a Palestinian state

Ma’an News

 

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he “hoped” US President Barack Obama would not seek to establish a Palestinian state at the United Nations on Saturday.

In an interview aired on Israel’s Channel 2 on Saturday, Netanyahu was asked if Obama had promised him that he would not seek to establish a state of Palestine without Israel’s cooperation before the end of his term in January.

“If you’re asking if he spoke to me about this, the answer is no,” The Jerusalem Post quoted Netanyahu as saying. “If you’re asking me if I am hoping that he won’t do this, the answer is yes.”

The interview came two days after Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made speeches at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, during which they exchanged heated accusations regarding Israeli settlement building, the Balfour Declaration, and each other’s commitment to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Over the past several months, France has been leading renewed peace efforts between Palestine and Israel with the aim of solving the decades-long conflict between the countries.

However, Netanyahu staunchly rejected the multilateral French initiative in April, saying the “best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestinians is through direct, bilateral negotiations” without Palestinian preconditions.

While Russia reportedly expressed interest in conducting bilateral negotiations earlier this month, Netanyahu had welcomed Egypt’s bilateral efforts through restarting the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

The Palestinian Authority has repeatedly expressed support for the French initiative, and in April shelved the submission of a new anti-settlement resolution to the UN out of fear that doing so could thwart progress of new French proposals, causing outrage among various Palestinian political factions.

Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman and Netanyahu issued a joint statement in May expressing their support of reviving the Arab Peace Initiative for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, which called for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territory in exchange for full normalization of ties with Arab states.

Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine at the United Nations Riyad Mansour slammed the announcement by Netanyahu and Lieberman this month at a UN Security Council meeting in New York, saying that Israeli leaders were “belittling” the initiative and “failing to reciprocate time and time again and obstructing the revival of a political horizon.”

All past efforts towards peace negotiations have failed to end the decades-long Israeli military occupation or bring Palestinians closer to an independent contiguous state.

The most recent spate of negotiations led by the US collapsed in April 2014.

Israel claimed the process failed because the Palestinians refused to accept a US framework document outlining the way forward, while Palestinians pointed to Israel’s ongoing settlement building and the government’s refusal to release veteran prisoners.

While members of the international community have rested the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the discontinuation of illegal Israeli settlements and the establishment of a two-state solution, a number of Palestinian activists have criticized the two-state solution as improbable, unsustainable and unlikely to bring durable peace, proposing instead a binational state with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians.

israel must be getting genocide withdrawal symptoms, It’s Almost Palestinian Hunting Season, Again

It’s Almost Palestinian Hunting Season, Again

By Yoav Litvin
Mint Press News

 

A Palestinian barefoot boy stands next to remains of a destroyed house in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)


May 2017 will mark fifty years of Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, characterized by institutionalized inequality and injustice toward Palestinians.

At the bidding of the government, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) routinely and violently confronts Palestinians, but also Israeli and international dissidents who dare challenge the continued expansion and entrenchment of the illegal settlements in the West Bank and the blockade of the Gaza strip. Protesters run the risk of getting cursed, spat on, detained, beaten up, stoned, stabbed, shot, kidnapped, imprisoned, tortured or any combination thereof. Moreover, in an unfortunate yet predictable move, the Israeli government has recently declared war on the nonviolent boycott divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Like clockwork, every few years a cycle of violence disproportionately bathes Palestinian society in blood and tears and serves to further fortify the occupation (see “Israeli Occupation for Dummies“). According to renowned scholar Ilan Pappe, Israeli society needs a regular dose of war not only as a means to justify its excessive military budget and lucrative arms industry, but as a tool to reaffirm itself as a cohesive settler-colonialist entity faced with an existential threat.

The following months afford a unique and dangerous opportunity for Israel’s right-wing government to coax the Palestinians into yet another cycle of violence, which will lead to an escalation in hostilities and tragedy.

The ingredients for such a recipe include a healthy portion of desperate political opportunism mixed with a dash of male macho yet insecure exhibitionism stirred up into an explosive cocktail at just the right timing: now!

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronen Zvulun, Pool)


Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu is not doing very well of late. The Israeli Prime Minister (PM) is routinely shunned by foreign politicians and has regular power spats with ministers in his own government, recently with Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz. In addition, the heat is on in the courtroom: Netanyahu faces a multitude of lawsuits and corruption scandals, including one in which he sued a reporter for claiming in a Facebook post that Sara Netanyahu threw the PM out of the car during an argument, delaying the heavily guarded motorcade.

Finally, a recent poll shows that Yesh Atid (“There is a future”), the centrist party headed by Yair Lapid, surpasses Netanyahu’s Likud party if elections were to be held today. As a well-known political opportunist and sucker for polls, Netanyahu may resort to the solution that has proved successful time and time again in diverting attention from his own inadequacies and has coalesced the Israeli populace behind him: war.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman shake hands in front the media after giving a statement in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)


Avigdor Lieberman
Israel has a new and inexperienced Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman. Once a night club bouncer and convicted child beater, he has much to prove in an office for which he seems grossly unqualified. Even members of the Likud party, which used to be his political home, are not fans of Lieberman’s credentials, claiming recently that: “The closest thing to a bullet that ever came whizzing past [Lieberman’s] ear was a tennis ball.”

There is nothing like war to prove one’s worth in this new and prestigious position as was made clear by the tenure of Amir Peretz as Minister of Defense in 2006 under then Prime Minister, now convicted prisoner, Ehud Olmert. Peretz presided over the second Lebanon War, an operation that resulted in a staggering death toll of 1200 Lebanese and 160 Israelis and was deemed a severe failure by the The Winograd committee. Further, Lieberman is known for his unabashed racism and has already initiated plans to “color-code good and bad Palestinians.” In concert with his need to prove his worth and his thuggish disposition, Lieberman spells a recipe for disaster.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, March 21, 2016, at the Verizon Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


Timing: it’s all about the American elections
As an imperialist surrogate of the United States, Israel is well-versed in Washington’s lingo of do’s and don’ts, and knows well that election season is a time when candidates are particularly vulnerable to extortion, as they are desperate for cash. The pro-Israel right-wing lobbying group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has a special monetary role to play here, and Israel has taken advantage of its hefty influence in the corridors of empire during the months that lead up to the inauguration of a new American president. Here are some examples of hostilities waged during the months leading up to a changing of the guards in the White House:

In September 2000, Ariel Sharon decided that visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem was a great idea. This inflamed tensions in East Jerusalem, sparking nonviolent and violent protests by Palestinians, who eventually hurt an Israeli security official. Israeli forces severely retaliated and the Second Intifada broke out. Deaths as a result of the Second Intifada included 6371 Palestinians and 1083 Israelis, according to B’Tselem. Sharon became Prime Minister shortly thereafter.

In December 2008, the Israelis discovered tunnels that they claimed were dug by Hamas as a means to capture Israeli soldiers and smuggle them into the Gaza strip. Hamas claimed the tunnels served defensive purposes. The Israelis bombed these tunnels, after which Hamas launched a barrage of its missiles into Israel. Israel then mounted a full-scale and highly destructive attack on Gaza. The Israeli offensive was called “Operation Cast Lead” and deaths (in Gaza) included 1391 Palestinians and 13 Israelis, according to B’Tselem.

In November 2012, Israel assassinated a top Hamas leader. Hamas retaliated by launching its rockets into Israeli towns bordering Gaza. This led to a full-scale Israeli offensive called “Operation Pillar of Defense” in which 167 Palestinians were killed as were 6 Israelis according to B’Tselem.

In addition to Israel’s propensity to wage war during the final months of American election campaigns, the current electoral circus includes two especially weak candidates that have bent over backwards to please Israel and its American allies, with Donald Trump as the unpredictable clown who has recently set up shop in an illegal settlement in the West Bank and Hillary Clinton spending much of her time at the champagne bar with the ultra rich (e.g. Haim Saban). As the time approaches for Hillary Clinton to face off Donald Trump in a series of televised debates that will likely determine the outcome of the elections, both candidates are particularly vulnerable to extortion and eager to please Israel.

In summary, the present moment leading up to the inauguration of the next president of the United States may serve as an opportune time for a weak Benjamin Netanyahu and an insecure, thuggish Avigdor Lieberman to join forces and wage a new war against the quintessential Israeli scapegoats and victims, the Palestinians. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be only too happy at the distraction from their corrupt and sluggish campaign performances.

Ironically, Barack Obama, who has been missing in action with respect to American arbitration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, may serve as the Palestinians only defense. The history of his deep-seated dislike of the Israeli PM may finally serve to quell violence by preventing an open season on Palestinians. Then again, Obama never fails to disappoint, and will likely pass on the baton to the next American administration.

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For israel it’s better PR to make Palestinians invalids than to kill them

Mass knee-capping of Palestinian youth

Has Israeli defence minister changed IDF’s West Bank strategy?

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman’s plan for Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank is already being implemented, even before its official launch.

By Shlomi Eldar, trans. Ruti Sinai, Al Monitor
August 30, 2016

On Aug. 17, Liberman presented a plan to deal with Palestinian terrorism by dividing Palestinian towns and villages into “green” ones whose residents have abstained from terror activity and “red” for those whose residents have engaged in attacks against Israelis. Israel would deal with the “red” ones with an iron fist, whereas the “green” ones would enjoy economic benefits and goodwill gestures.

In recent weeks, according to Palestinians who spoke to Al-Monitor, even before the plan’s official publication, Israel’s military activity in the West Bank has undergone a significant overhaul. Israeli troops conduct almost nightly operations in the refugee camps and in villages and towns whose residents have allegedly attacked Israeli targets. One of the main targets of this activity, according to the Palestinians, is the Dheisheh refugee camp south of Bethlehem. In addition, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) units conduct operations almost every night in Palestinian villages in the Hebron district.

Most of the military activity takes place in the part of the West Bank designated in the Oslo Accord as Area A, which is under the full civilian and military control of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). The IDF generally avoids entering the area, other than in emergencies. The reported nightly military activities reflect the new policy adopted by Israeli security forces — a policy that is the exact opposite of the strategy implemented in the past by former Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, who believed that any friction with the Palestinian population could increase the motivation of young people to carry out attacks and escalate tensions.

The spokesman for the Palestinian security forces, Col. Adnan al-Damiri, told Al-Monitor that the PA’s policy is to focus only on those harming Palestinian interests and operating against the explicit orders of President Mahmoud Abbas. “Palestinian interests” is a common way to refer to Palestinian security activities without suggesting that these activities constitute co-operation with Israel. It is a way of arguing that the Palestinian efforts to thwart attacks, including the arrests of young Palestinians on intelligence provided by Israel, are only designed to maintain law and order in the territories and protect Palestinians’ own interests.

Damiri also said that given the tensions resulting from the intensive IDF activity, any wrong step, however small, could ignite a spark that could result in loss of control and chaos.

Majid Faraj, the PA’s intelligence chief and a resident of the Dheisheh refugee camp

Majid Faraj claimed in January that Palestinian security agencies had foiled some 200 attacks against Israelis since the current wave of terrorism began in October last year. The remarks by Faraj, whose father was shot dead by Israeli troops during the second intifada, drew harsh criticism on the Palestinian street and even threats to place him on a “blacklist” compiled by a group calling itself “the coalition of the young” that organizes demonstrations against the PA.

Now he faces a dilemma: IDF units are carrying out extensive activities in the refugee camp where his family lives, clashing with local residents, and he is supposed to instruct his forces to detain Palestinians suspected of planning attacks against Israel.

One of the best-known activists in Dheisheh told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that in the past Israeli troops would operate in the camp once every two weeks or even once a month, whereas now it has become a nightly routine. He said, “Every night we hear shooting, and I run to my daughters’ rooms to reassure them. Life here has become intolerable. We hear explosions at night and in the morning we get updates on the number of wounded and their condition.” The situation has become explosive, young Palestinians are being shot and left disabled and the motivation to retaliate is growing, he added.

Young residents of the camp recently claimed that an Israeli commander who is actually a Shin Bet operative told them that they would soon be invalids. These remarks, quoted by Palestinian media outlets, caused a storm, but were denied outright by the Israeli military spokesman.

“We call the Israeli commander in charge of the Dheisheh area ‘Nidal,’ that’s the name we’ve given him,” said the activist. “Now we have placed large signs at the entrance to the camp warning that we will not be silent in the face of additional harm to our young people. Signs reading ‘Nidal, beware, don’t enter the camp’ have been distributed throughout the Dheisheh refugee camp.”

Asked whether he had personally heard the Israeli commander’s alleged comments, he told Al-Monitor he had not, but added, “Facts on the ground speak for themselves.” Just in the past month, he said, dozens of young Palestinians have been injured by Israeli troops who broke into homes and fired indiscriminately.

The Palestinian information centre Badil issued a report Aug. 23 detailing the number of Palestinians injured in the nightly IDF raids in the past month, and included photos of dozens of young people it said were wounded by IDF gunfire directed at their legs. According to the data collected by the centre, 18 Dheisheh residents aged 17 to 27 were hurt, and Israeli military activity was also conducted in the nearby villages of Doha and al-Fawar in the Hebron district.

The report was issued before an Aug. 26 raid in Dheisheh, in the course of which two additional young Palestinians were injured. “Let’s be clear,” the activist told Al-Monitor, “in the past, the Palestinian security agencies operated here quietly and sensibly. Now Liberman comes in, pours a barrel of oil on the ground and is about to set the area on fire. Be careful.”

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