by Elisha Ben Kimon
The Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel, including those convicted of terror offenses, receive holiday meals that cost the government half a million shekels a year, have access to gym equipment and enjoy TV sets in every prison cell.
The data reveals the prisoners receive two holiday meals a year - one at the end of the holiday of Ramadan and another for Eid al-Adha.
The prisoners also enjoy comfortable conditions when it comes to entertainment and leisure, with a variety of exercise equipment - including ping-pong tables, stationary bicycles and pull-up bars (in addition to checkers and chess) - available to them.
Each prison cell is also equipped with a television worth NIS 480. Hamas prisoners are apparently allowed to watch five channels, while Fatah prisoners have access to at least 10 channels. (This is not the way to discourage terrorists from committing terror attacks and murdering Jews in the future!)
Hamas prisoners in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Sunday morning to protest the installation of cellphone jamming technology in some prisons that has made it impossible to use smuggled cellphones in the wards. An official added: “terror attacks being directed from within the prison against Israeli civilians.”
Conditions for terrorists will lower in Israel the prison to make them as rigid as possible to deter terrorism! Some of the recommendations include reducing water consumption for prisoners, as convicted terrorists often keep the water faucets open at all times of the day, cutting potential canteen allotment in prison and mixing Hamas and Fatah prisoners in the same wing.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
No wonder there is no shortage of ‘Palestinian’ terrorists! By committing terror acts against Jews in Israel, they and their families are generously financially reworded by the PA, while enjoying good food, showers and even free education in Israel ‘prison-resorts’. If they are lucky, died or killed during attacks, ’72 virgins here I come’ – It is win-win pay-off!
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil stressed the need to work for the return of “Palestinian” and Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon to their countries of origin. The PA demands Israel allow over 700,000 refugees (actually, no more than 460,000 - they left on their own will to make killing of Jew easier for advancing Arab/Muslims armies), who fled the area during the creation of the State of Israel in the late 1940s -- and uniquely, their descendants (already 4th generation of professional refugees) -- to return to Israel under the "right of return."
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Kamil Abu Rukun, announced that the fishing area in the Gaza Strip will be extended (again) to a range of 15 nautical miles. The announcement came three days after COGAT announced that it had been decided to reduce the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip to a range of up to 10 nautical miles, following the firing of incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israeli territory which caused 11 fires. (Enemies never wanted and will never live in peace with Israel! Why continue with the charade?)
Addressing the UN Security Council, US adviser Jason Greenblatt said UNRWA was a "bandaid" and that it was time to hand over services assured by the UN agency to countries hosting the Palestinian Arab refugees and NGOs. Founded in 1949, UNRWA provides education and health services to some five million refugees and their descendants in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria. The organization has faced criticism for expanding the definition the refugee to include all descendants of refugees regardless of whether they have received citizenship in another country.
At least 11 fires were sparked Wednesday in southern Israel by balloon-borne incendiary devices sent over the security fence from the southern Gaza Strip. The incendiary attacks would appear to violate the reported terms of an unofficial ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group.
Netanyahu government is planning to build a school deep in the heart of an illegal Bedouin shantytown Rahma in the Negev, which will de facto establish the illegal settlement as legal. The settlement never received legal approval or recognition from the State of Israel, which determined that the squatters should be move to the settlement of Segev Shalom. (When will self-respect and enforcement of the law, when non-Jews are involved, prevail?)
The Israeli Finance Ministry prove that even after Israel deducted from its tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority the amount the P.A. spends on salaries to terrorist prisoners, the P.A. still would have received more money in the first two months of 2019 than it received on average per month in 2018. Tax revenues in the first two months of 2019 increased by a total of NIS 109 million ($30.2 million), while the amount of the deduction was only NIS 42 million ($11.6 million) – a positive difference in favour of the P.A. of NIS 67 million ($18.5 million). (Lying is a common practice that is used by the PA as anti-Israel propaganda, to draw attention and sympathy! Why a cost of security and compensation for damages and to victims of terror is still not deducted?)
Myth of Bedouin Loyalty to Israel
A fight broke out recently on an IDF base in the south between the Bedouin battalion and Nahal Haredi soldiers, Kan 11 reported. According to the report, combat soldiers from the Bedouin battalion threw knives at combat soldiers of the haredi battalion Netzach Yehuda in front of the commanders at the base. Two soldiers were injured in the incident and needed medical attention.
Israel and Hamas have denied reports that a Gaza ceasefire understanding had been reached that would ensure six-months of calm. Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Bahroum clarified that Hamas terror group and Israel is in "a temporary ceasefire, as long as the occupation implements all understandings." Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office also released a statement, saying: "There are no new understandings with Hamas." (What occupation? Jews were removed from Gaza in 2005! Must Israel wait again for the next escalation at Hamas’ convenience?)
Quote of the Week:
"UNRWA has been empowering the refugee problem for years, instead of trying to solve it while adopting a unilateral political position. The organization's schools have been transformed into terror and incitement infrastructures, with textbooks distributed on the ground denying Israel's existence, and underground tunnels dug by Hamas. UNRWA failed to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip and succeeded only in inciting violence against the State of Israel. UNRWA's mandate must come to an end." - Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon
by David Israel
Data provided by UN-affiliated international aid organizations reveal that in 2018 there were 60,907 departures from the Gaza Strip to Egypt via the Rafah crossing, only 37,075 arrived back. According to estimates in Israel, the number of departures from Gaza last year reached 35,000...
Hamas saw the opening of the crossings as a fresh source of income, since the terror group was able to charge the migrants for passports, and tax visas and additional permits. Then a bribery industry developed around this wave of migration...
Egypt charges Gazans wishing to fly to Europe for transportation from the Rafah crossing to the airport. They must present a flight ticket for the specific departure date, and they are not allowed to stay in Egypt outside the airport area.
Hamas has eventually understood that the Rafah crossing allows the Strip’s young, educated and relatively affluent generation, which included 150 medical doctors...
Many of the departing residents of Gaza fly to Turkey, where they are taken on boats to Greece, to continue on their journey to other European Union countries... The preferred destinations for those leaving are Germany and Sweden.
It is also reported a rise in hard drug consumption as well as widespread prostitution in the Gaza Strip. There is also a rise in street begging, which Hamas fears chips at the general morale.
On the other hand, suicides have decreased in the Gaza Strip, presumably because Hamas has guaranteed that anyone who is killed by the IDF at border riots would be rewarded with pensions to their families.