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Israeli troops storm banks, money-exchange offices in West Bank, steal millions of dollars

By Khalid Amayreh
Sep 20, 2006, 09:29

Like gangsters, armed robbers and common criminals, Israeli occupation troops last night stormed, vandalized and partially destroyed several banks and financial institutions in several Palestinian towns, stealing millions of dollars, victims and Palestinian security sources said.

The sources said Israeli soldiers, using explosives, blasted the outer doors of many money-changer offices before smashing computers and furniture and stealing large amounts of cash.

In Nablus , soldiers stormed the Ahli Bank, causing widespread havoc. Moreover, six money-changer premises were raided shortly after midnight after their metal doors were blasted using explosives.

The Ha’aretz newspaper reported Wednesday that the Israeli occupation troops, Shin Bet agents and other organs of the occupation regimes took part in the raids.

One money-changer who identified himself as Nidal Masri said the Israeli army stole from him more than a hundred thousand US dollars.

“This is not the behavior of a state, this is the behavior of gangsters and common criminals. Even the mafia doesn’t behave this way.”

Another money changer, Muhammed Assar, from Jenin, in the northern West Bank , said troops stole more than $254,000 from his shop.

“They took me from home and forced me to open the door and took everything I have: Money, checks, dollars, shekels. They didn’t leave me anything except for the rubble.”

Similar raids reportedly took place in Jenin, Tulkarm, and Ramallah where financial institutions were broken into and large amounts of cash were stolen by soldiers.

Israeli army spokespersons refused to answer questions on why the raids were ordered. However, the Israeli media quoted an army officer as saying that the targeted institutions may have been involved in bringing money from outside Palestine in violation of a hermetic Israeli financial blockade on the Palestinian Authority.

Israel which is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars of Palestinian customs money is refusing to allow Palestinian banks to bring Arab and Islamic aid money into the occupied territories.

The money is badly needed to pay overdue salaries for over 170,000 civil servants who have not received their dues since March.

Israel is also barring Palestinians from accessing food and work, pushing numerous families, especially in the Gaza Strip, to the brink of starvation.

A few years ago, the Israeli army raided the main branch of the Arab Bank in Ramallah and stole more than $14 million dollars.

Palestinians are generally denied serious legal protection in Israel since the Jewish state uses defunct draconian emergency laws dating back to the British mandate era. According to these law, a military officer can order the confiscation of property, including homes and land, without any court warrant.

Israel, in concert with the US, has been imposing extremely draconian sanctions on Palestinians, causing the harshest economic crisis since 1967.

Israel is also effectively barring most Palestinians from accessing food and work, thus causing high levels of poverty.

Israel says the sanctions are aimed at punishing Palestinians for electing the Islamic resistance group, Hamas, in the legislative elections in January.

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On May 15, 1948 Rothschild Jewish militias launched a massive attack on the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine to ethnically cleanse them from their land in order to establish Israel as their Jewish state. This lead more than 750,000 Palestinians to flee their homes and become displaces as refugees in the neighboring countries. Most of the families that fled did not even have time to pack their belonging or anything in fear of being massacred by the vicious Jewish militias who went through villages massacring its inhabitants who refused to leave, most of whom were poor villagers and unarmed farmers. “We must do everything to insure they never return. The old will die and the young will forget” David Ben-Gurion – First Prime Minister of Israel, 1949.

Zionist Identity Thieves

“For the Mandates Commission, Palestine had never ceased to constitute a separate entity. It was one of those territories which, under the terms of the Covenant, might be regarded as “provisionally independent”. The country was administered under an A mandate by the United Kingdom, subject to certain conditions and particularly to the condition appearing in Article 5: “The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be . . . in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power”. […] Palestine, as the mandate clearly showed, was a subject under international law. While she could not conclude international conventions, the mandatory Power, until further notice, concluded them on her behalf, in virtue of Article 19 of the mandate. The mandate, in Article 7, obliged the Mandatory to enact a nationality law, which again showed that the Palestinians formed a nation, and that Palestine was a State, though provisionally under guardianship. It was, moreover, unnecessary to labour the point; there was no doubt whatever that Palestine was a separate political entity.” DocumentLink

The Rothschild's Jews stole the identity of Judaism and then the identity of Palestine.

Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem (1867-1948)
"We wish to express our definite opposition to a Jewish state in any part of Palestine."

Contrary to the Hasbara, Palestine has existed far longer than any Jewish kingdom or Jewish State. By denying the existence of Palestine and the Palestinian people, the longer history of Jewish existence in the region, as Palestinian Jews, is being denied.


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"There can be no kind of discussion of a voluntary reconciliation between us and the Arabs.... Any native people ... view their country as their national home.... They will not voluntarily allow, not only a new master, but even a new partner.... Colonization can have only one goal. For the Palestinian Arabs this goal is inadmissible. This is in the nature of things. To change that nature is impossible . . . colonization can, therefore, continue and develop only under the protection of a force independent of the local population-an iron wall which the native population cannot break through. This is, in total, our policy towards the Arabs. To formulate it any other way would only be hypocrisy."--Vladimir Jabotinsky --(18 October 1880 – 4 August 1940), was a Revisionist Zionist leader, author,orator,and founder of the Jewish Self-Defense Organization in Odessa. With Joseph Trumpeldor he co-founded the Jewish Legion of the British army in World War I and later established several Jewish organizations, including Beitar, haTzohar and the Irgun (terrorist group).
The Hebrew word for Bramble is Atad אטד which is called in Arabic Gharqad:
Hidden, difficult to penetrate.