I’m not saying that the bomb threats and cemetery desecration going on in the USA is a bunch of fluff.  Not in the least, they are scarier than hell. But stop for a moment and take a look at seven articles excerpted from Thursday evening’s Jerusalem Post:

 JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER BOMB THREATS - WEAPONS OF FEAR, MARCH 8, 2017 13:55 

The rash of JCC bomb threats and cemetery desecrations, combined with a general sense that the country is becoming more intolerant, has Jews on edge in ways they haven’t been in years.


MORE JCCS TARGETED IN SIXTH WAVE OF BOMB THREATS, 
MARCH 8, 2017 19:09 

Nine of the threats were sent or called in on Tuesday and the remaining five, affecting JCCs in Colorado, Delaware, Connecticut and Vancouver, Canada, took place Wednesday.

JEWISH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IN BROOKLYN RECEIVES BOMB THREAT,, MARCH 9, 2017 19:41

 NEW YORK - The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated after receiving an emailed bomb threat.  Last week, the New York Police Department said that antisemitic incidents were up 94 percent in New York City over this time last year. 

 

PALESTINIAN SUSPECTED OF PLANNING ATTACKS ON ISRAEL KILLED IN GUNFIGHT WITH IDF, MARCH 6, 2017 08:36 

IDF and the Border Police’s counterterrorism unit, surrounded an apartment building where the suspect, 31-year-old Basel Al-Araj, was staying.  Police spokesmen charged that when Araj saw them, he opened fire with a Carlo submachine gun. Security forces fired back, killing Araj, a pharmacist from the village of al-Walaja near Bethlehem.

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ISRAEL ARRESTS PALESTINIAN HEZBOLLAH SUSPECT WHO PLANNED KIDNAPPING, TERROR ATTACKS', MARCH 9, 2017 13:00

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Thursday the arrest of a suspected Palestinian Hezbollah operative who was allegedly instructed to carry out terror attacks against Israelis as well as kidnap Israeli civilians. 
 The suspect, Yusef Yasser Suylam, a 23-year-old based in the Palestinian West Bank town of Qalqiliya, was recently arrested in a joint Shin Bet, Israel Police and IDF operation. 


DF ARRESTS HAMAS LAWMAKER, MARCH 9, 2017 14:05

 The IDF arrested Hamas lawmaker Samir Halaika early Thursday morning in her home in a Palestinian village outside of Hebron, the Shin Bet confirmed.

On Monday morning, the IDF arrested two other Hamas lawmakers, Khaled Tafish and Anwar Zaboun.  A total of ten Palestinian lawmakers are currently in Israeli prisons.


WATCH: ISRAELI FORCES UNCOVER WEAPONS SMUGGLING RING IN WEST BANK, MARCH 8, 2017 11:10

During Tuesday’s overnight operation targeting the cell’s last “weapons shop”, which was in a wedding dress store, security personnel found 10 sights for sniper rifles, five pistol cartridges, 37 retaining clips, 62 gun grips, 12 laser sights, and more.  The owner of the store was arrested and transferred to the Shin Bet.

In the course of the operation, seven other cell members were arrested and four weapons including an M16 rifle and an M1 rifle, and hundreds of weapons parts were seized, as well as 130 bullets, 180 cartridges, 11 pistol cartridges, M16 parts ready for assembly, 200 small weapon parts, two weapon sights, several laser scopes for sniper rifles, binoculars, a hatchet and three tactical combat vests.


Bomb threats and cemetery desecration are one thing, but the killing and arresting of terrorists and terrorist suspects are quite another.  As Antisemitism and terror attacks in the USA ramp up, and they surely will, law enforcement will protect its citizenry by making arrests for security purposes and taking steps to prevent and foil pending violent attacks.


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