On TV, in the streets and at school, he was fed a steady diet of anti-Israeli rhetoric — so much so that it became like “white noise.” He says there is graffiti containing swastikas, Hamas and ISIS signs near to or on government buildings in town, which is never removed.
“Demonization (of Israel) is a big thing … we get little to no lessons about the Jewish connection to the land (we’re on) or what the Nazis did (during the Holocaust),” he recalls.
S/Sgt. Gaviria, of Ethiopian extraction and by all accounts a very highly regarded member of the Ethiopian community in his home town, had been a member of the Border Police for less than two years. In an earlier incident, he had been wounded by a knife-wielding terrorist, whom he had at the time managed to ward off, despite his wounds. Nonetheless, he had insisted on returning to duty at the earliest possible time after his recovery from that incident, and has now been been killed.
Amjad Muhammad Ahmad Jabareen, a resident of Umm al-Fahm, was detained for questioning within the context of an investigation by Shin Bet security forces and Israel Police on suspicion of involvement in the attack on the Temple Mount in which two policemen were murdered.
Findings of the investigation revealed a local network of terrorists, which was formed in the “Al-Malsa” mosque in Umm al-Fahm, where Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin was in charge of cleaning and the muezzin of the mosque.
The Palestinians are threatening diplomatic warfare if the US does not give in to their demands.
The Palestinians have decided to present President Donald Trump’s envoys, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, with an ultimatum at their upcoming meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the end of the month.