ISIS in the heart of Jerusalem

ISIS in the heart of Jerusalem

Opinion. Sunday’s attack caps years of efforts to contain growing ISIS support in Jabel Mukaber neighborhood in the capital.

Scene of attack in Jerusalem

Scene of attack in Jerusalem

She praised him. Praised and lauded him, not despite but rather because he had sacrificed his life to murder four Israeli Jews and wound roughly a dozen more.

The sister of the terrorist responsible for Sunday’s murderous terror attack involving a trailer truck is, like her brother, from the predominantly Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber in south eastern Jerusalem.

For those in Israel’s security establishment, expressions of support for the terrorist’s murderous deeds, which were seen in the memorial tent established – which was torn down, then reestablished – by the killer’s family and many spontaneous acts of celebration are hardly surprising.

Jabel Mukaber has long been familiar to residents of the capital and to security officials as a haven for the most extreme forms of anti-Semitism, hatred of the State of Israel, and incitement to violence, all of which have only increased in the past few years.

The residents of Jabel Mukaber, like all other Arab residents of the capital, benefit from the rights extended by Israeli democracy, and enjoy full freedom of movement with their Israeli ID cards, and are able to convert their residency status to full citizenship, if desired. They frequent Israeli malls, shopping centers, and parks anywhere in the country unmolested.

Despite their freedoms, however, the neighborhood is fast becoming a foothold for the ISIS terror organization, giving the international Islamic movement a backdoor into the Jewish state, which hitherto had largely succeeded in combating efforts by ISIS to recruit in Israel.

As Israeli security forces, including Jerusalem police, have monitored recently, Jabel Mukaber has not merely grown more hospitable to anti-Israel hatred – always a widespread phenomenon in the neighborhood – but has shown a more general cultural shift towards the jihad ideology espoused by ISIS.

Two years ago, for instance, veteran journalist Avi Issacharoff reported on how local children were being inculcated with pro-jihadist messages. Eight and nine year old boys, he reported, were already declaring their intention to become “martyrs”.

Sunday’s deadly truck attack was, in its essence, nothing new. The terrorist driver drew inspiration from a string of recent car attacks by ISIS terrorists across Europe, most notably the Christmas market massacre in Berlin, and the slaughter of some 86 pedestrians in Nice, France. In the US, an Ohio State University student originally from Somalia also used his car as a terror weapon, running down students before stabbing others. And of course, during the terror wave in Israel beginning in September 2015, numerous attacks against Jews used trucks, tractors, or cars to run down hapless victims.

In the wake of the attack, authorities are only taking limited steps to maintain law and order in Jabel Mukaber. This morning police shut down the main thoroughfare in the neighborhood – but only after locals rioted and shot fireworks at police deployed in the nearby Armon Hanetziv neighborhood, where the attack took place.

A proper response to Sunday’s attack would have included the immediate demolition of the terrorist’s home and the deportation of his family to Gaza. In addition, police must arrest rioters, and track down and punish all those who celebrated the attack or handed out candy to jubilant residents.

In the meantime terrorism runs wild on social media outlets and, to some extent emanates from them. In that regard, law enforcement officials seem quickest to target Jews – while turning a blind eye to the sea of anti-Jewish incitement in the Arab sector. Anyone who makes a foolish comment on Facebook against the IDF Chief of Staff or some Arab figure is liable to find himself behind bars, while most Arab inciters freely spread their hate.

We have missed enough opportunities to deal with Jabel Mukaber, the incubator of murderous terrorism in the heart of Jerusalem, which brought us the massacre in the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in 2008 which left eight dead, the butchering of worshippers in the Har Nof synagogue in 2014, Sunday’s truck attack, and numerous other acts of terror.

If we miss this opportunity to finally confront the villainy emanating from Jabel Mukaber, we will no doubt pay for it with even more blood.


About urielperez

His leadership and television interviews have gone trough out the world Uriel has done close to 500 interviews in Israel Jerusalem, and many more to come our main goal is to educate the world about Israel and its right to protect herself from any form of terrorism .Israel is facing many challenges and dangers, and has been for a very long time. There is, an unprecedented propaganda campaign initiated by the Arab League to demonize, to discredit and delegitimize the Jewish people and its state, in its own land!. In order to achieve their goals, the Arabs have for more than 30 years resorted to a deliberate misinformation campaign.This propaganda campaign by the Arab League - both in their own countries and for the last three decades exported to Europe and North America - has caused to Israel what would seem irreparable damage and indeed, it was the main culprit in the reawakening of dormant European anti-Semitism Israel has suffered many terror attacks from terrorist .Israel should not bow down to any pressure imposed by the USA the EU. the Quartet nor the UN The current Obama administration continues to work behind the scenes by using John Kerry and others to fulfill their hidden agenda as I call it. The Obama administration is trying to force Israel to give up more land for false peace as we have seen in the past .Judea and Samaria and possibly the Jordan Valley are at the negotiating table and if the so called Palestinians obtain Judea and Samaria and possibly the Jordan Valley, Givat Haroe'eh in the Samaria community of Eli, Ramat Gilad and Giv'at Assaf (also in Samaria), and Mitzpeh Lachish, near Nehogot, outside Hevron. they can easily rain down rockets towards any city within Israel and Israel will be left without defensible borders . We say no land for false peace as we have seen in the past. Barrack Hussein Obama has a hidden agenda against Israel. Israel will face many difficult days ahead See Psalms 83' as we have seen what happened with Gush Katif were almost 9,000 Jews were forced out of their own Jewish land due to US pressure , now Bet El Almuna and Migron and Judea and Samaria face the same consequence .More than 17,000 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel over 11,000, just to Sderot by Islamist extremist who want the total destruction of my people Israel. Hamas terrorist who are supported by Iran and now Hamas has joined hands with Fatah.Iran Lebanon Hezbollah Syria want the total destruction of Israel and now Al Qaeda and ISIS who are operating in Syria Egypt and the Sinai Desert will do anything in their power to destroy my people Israel and all Jews. The Moslem/ Arabs in that area started calling themselves “Palestinians” nearly 40 years ago. “Palestinian” refers to people who live in Palestine: Arabs (“Arabic speaking peoples”), Bedouins, Druze, Christians, and Jews. No people or nation ever ruled as a sovereign national entity on this land there is no Palestinian language or culture in past history. Palestine, as a country does not presently exist. No Arab nation has their historical roots on the land and no one have cl...aim to this territory other than the Jews. The Jewish rule of this land extended over a period of over 2000 years. Israel became a nation in the land in 1312 BC. God gave them the land in a covenant (Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20) and they lived there See Quote from Quran', Death to the enemies of Allah Those that make war against Allah and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land. They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter: except those that repent before you reduce them. For you must know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.Al-Maidah The Table 5:33-34 This is what radical Islam say's about us Jews' "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim). Judea and Samaria also faces many challenges in the days to come as Abbu Massen will try to pressure the entire world and US President Barrack Hussein Obama the EU and the Quartet into giving more land for false peace we saw what happened after the Oslo Accords were signed more terror against Israel . Abbu Massen the PA. leader approached the United Nations this past November 2012 and has ask them to declare them a recognized nation within Israel known borders. The time has come to tell the entire world the real truth about the enemies of Israel .We speak on the Quran with a Power Point with videos. We have spoken on CNN TV and radio stations on the current issues of Israel, Uriel has a heart for his people Israel and will continue to inform the entire world the real truth as many News Media trough out the world are anti-Semitic and won't tell you the real truth. Born in the USA lives in Israel Jerusalem knows karate and Boxing played semi pro baseball married to Efrat and we have two children a girl and a son all three of them are born in Jerusalem . I discovered in 2004 that were possible Converso Marrano Jews from Spain who's ancestors were forced to convert to Catholicism during the time of the Inquisition in 1492 .Our family names Centeno and Perez are registered in El Libro Verde De Aragon in Spain were the catholic Inquisitors maintained all the names of all Jewish families who were forced to convert to Catholicism during that horrible time period in Spain.A former police officer who knows Karate boxing played semi pro Baseball studied at Temple University political science. Since 2004 we have been Flying back and forth from the USA speaking to the nations on the current issues of the the state of Israel see Psalms 83' as the nations gather against Israel.Have spoken on CNN AL Jazeera Al Arabiya Dubai TV Holland TV German TV also American Family Radio which links up with 700 radio stations .Our goal is to educate the entire world that Israel has the right to self determination and the right to defend itself from terrorism For Bookings call USA-1321-593-0960 Israel 972526357088 Support our work Via Paypal to Visit our Youtube News Channel directly from Israel Jerusalem י חָשַׂף יְהוָה אֶת-זְרוֹעַ קָדְשׁוֹ, לְעֵינֵי כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם; וְרָאוּ, כָּל-אַפְסֵי-אָרֶץ, אֵת, יְשׁוּעַת אֱלֹהֵינוּ. {ס} The LORD hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
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