Posts Tagged ‘‘Arab Spring’’
Palestinians in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, enlarging but not significantly improving their arsenal, Israeli officials said on Monday.
While the rebellion against Muammar Gadhafi has stirred concern abroad about the fate of Libya’s ageing chemical weapons stockpiles, Israel has no indication Hamas or other Palestinian factions have sought these, the officials said.
An anti-Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi rebel, holding his anti-aircraft missile in the oil town of Ras Lanuf, March 6, 2011.
Instead, Israeli officials have detected an inflow of SA-7 anti-aircraft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), said one official, describing an overland supply route that opened up between eastern Libya – after it fell to the rebels – and the Gaza Strip via Egypt. Read the rest of this entry »
Egypt’s Al-Ahram daily claims Israeli Ofir Harrari accused of spying for Israel, devised to sell Egypt hair products endangering reproductive abilities.
Israeli citizen Ofir Harrari, recently accused by Egypt of spying for Israel, was allegedly involved in a complicated scheme intended to harm Egyptian reproduction abilities, Egypt’s official state paper Al-Ahram has claimed.
Harrari, accused by Egypt of being an agent of the Mossad, is set be tried in absentia on charges of “spying for a foreign country with the purpose of harming Egyptian national interest,” news agency MENA reported on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »
Alahu Akbar! Arab Spring Alert:
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Friday in Tahrir Square, where they called for the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt.
The congregation brought together conservative Salafists as well as members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic Jihad, who arrived in hundreds of buses from across Egypt.
The crowd delivered its message through signs, flags and chants: “Egypt will return to Islamic sharia law! Liberals and secularists are the enemies of Allah! The solution is Islam!”
As we’ve pointed out before – and despite the dewy-eyed pronouncements of libtarded Western ‘commentators’ – the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ is going one way – and one way only.
It’s Arab Spring time in Libya – homes burnt to the ground, beatings, looting – and all under the cover of the Western military intervention and massive bankrolling that you didn’t ask for:
Libyan rebel forces have been responsible for looting, arson and the abuse of civilians in their push toward Tripoli, Human Rights Watch alleged on Wednesday.
The group said it “witnessed some of these acts, interviewed witnesses to others, and spoke with a rebel commander about the abuses.”
The abuses were said to have taken place in June and July — as recently as last week — as rebel forces pushed through the Nafusa Mountains to the south of Tripoli.
“In four towns captured by rebels in the Nafusa Mountains over the past month, rebel fighters and supporters have damaged property, burned some homes, looted from hospitals, homes, and shops, and beaten some individuals alleged to have supported government forces,” said HRW. Read the rest of this entry »
This is how it starts. More benefits accruing to the world from the Arab Spring™:
Israel’s tense relations with Egypt were strained further recently, after Egyptian border guards stationed at the Taba Border detained vehicles transporting kosher food to the Israeli diplomatic staff stationed at the Cairo embassy, Ynet learned Sunday.
The vehicles underwent an extensive security check, which included stripping them from their cargo, before they were allowed to cross into Egypt.
In the past, Israeli vehicles carrying food transports were allowed through the Taba crossing immediately, since as diplomatic vehicles, they enjoy diplomatic immunity.
Jerusalem was irked by the act, calling it a violation of diplomatic protocol.
Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Yitzhak Levanon filed an official complaint with Cairo’s Foreign Ministry.
Ynet learned that Jerusalem is now considering demanding an official explanation from the Egyptian ambassador; although given the sensitive nature of the relations between the two countries, the move may be shelved.
It always starts with the small, low level incidents – but the ultimate course of events are becoming ever-clearer, in the so-called Arab Spring countries.
As in Tunisia, where hundreds of protesters have been demonstrating not for more political freedoms, but for the naming and shaming of politicians wishing to normalise relations with Israel, one of the main ‘benefits’ of this so-called Arab-renaissance seems to be a marked uptick in Jew baiting and anti-Israel activities.
How typical of Islamists to prefer an increase in hatred and anti-Semitism to those in GDP, living standards, peace and the wellbeing of its populations, as they attempt to shrug off the yoke of abusive dictatorships.
How typical of the Islamists to blame others for their own predicaments.
[Source: YNet News]