Kerry Says No Deaths From West Bank Terror in 2013, Just Days After Shin Bet Lists Fatalities

February 3, 2014 12:35 pm 57 comments
Terror incidents, from July to November, 2013. Photo: Shin Bet.

Terror incidents, from July to November, 2013. Photo: Shin Bet.

“Last year, not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told guests at a Munich conference on Saturday, according to a U.S. State Department transcript. His comments, however, came just days after Israel’s Shin Bet security service detailed the Israeli deaths from terror attacks originating in the territory in 2013.

In April, Shin Bet said, “One Israeli was killed (April 30) in a stabbing attack at Tapuah Junction (Samaria). The perpetrator, a Palestinian, resident of Shuka, Tul Karem, stabbed the Israeli, and then kidnapped his weapon and opened fire on IDF solders; there were no other casualties.”

In September, Shin Bet said, “This month, two Israelis were killed: an IDF soldier who was lured by a Palestinian illegal alien who had worked with the soldier in Bat Yam, to travel with the Palestinian to Beit Amin / Qalqiliyah, where he was murdered (September 21), and an IDF soldier who was shot dead near Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs (September 22).”

In October: “This month’s attacks recorded an Israeli citizen (October 10) who was stabbed to death in Brosh / Jordan Valley, and four casualties which included the wife of the stabbed man, another stabbing attack of a nine year old girl in Psagot near Ramallah (October 5), and a run-over attack against two soldiers near Bzaria / Nablus (October 5).”

In November, Shin Bet said, “Two stabbing attacks were noted this month. Both had occurred within the Green Line area. They resulted in the death of an Israeli soldier who was stabbed in Afula (November 13), and a female Israeli soldier lightly injured in Jaffa (November 22). Additionally, 3 Israeli citizens were injured this month: a female baby aged circa two sitting in a vehicle sustained moderate injuries caused by Palestinian stone-throwers near Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem (November 28); and a couple sustained light injuries as a result of firebomb thrown at their vehicle which caught fire near Teqoa (Judea).”

But Kerry did recognize that terror activity was on the rise for 2014 – “This year, unfortunately, there’s been an uptick in some violence” – he said, while cautioning that failure to secure an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority could make matters worse.

“But the fact is the status quo will change if there is failure. So everybody has a stake in trying to find the pathway to success,” Kerry said, in Munich.

The Algemeiner contacted the U.S. State Department for further information about Kerry’s understanding of the West Bank terror deaths in 2013, but a spokeswoman said they were unable to immediately comment.

57 Comments

  • Jeffrey Siegel

    I’m very surprised that no one has noted that “Kerry” (keri) means a wet dream in Talmudic Hebrew.

  • Kerry was and still is a traitorous bastard who should be rotting in prison. Two words – Fast Boat. Oh, and how about aiding and abetting Jane Fonda and the VC propaganda machine during/after the Vietnam “police action”. Voted second most likely to throw you under the train, Obama is first.

    • Walter H. Steinlauf

      Amein!

    • Nice try. Its Swift boats just proving he brought his camera to film himself shooting a Vietnamese running away. Winter Soldiers lies and knew we were sunk when I saw the USS Jane Fonda and gay Admiral claiming global warming our biggest threat… Immigration/Chained Migration is the very same fake ” Palestinian” Right of Return to dilute and kill us both. Munich is par for the course for these very same folks millions died fighting against back once again.Just can’t miss the uber EuropeOns back at it once again using Israel/Jews to cover up their crimes just like centuries past. I mean where’s the Mossad when you need them?

    • Kerry is a traitor and so are most of our so-called leaders. As an American, I understand how Israelis feel when people like Kerry play politics with Israeli lives to further their terrible agenda. Each year, over 4,000 Americans are killed by illegal aliens in their own country. A good friend of mine was murdered by an illegal alien in his own home. His murderer committed other crimes in a neighboring state yet they let him loose. More Americans are killed by illegal aliens in their own country than the combined number of Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our traitorous political leaders refuse to enforce our immigration laws, as they were sworn to do, in hopes that it will give their party a political advantage. They put their politics over American lives.

  • Kerry ‘Frustrated’ by Claims He’s Anti-Israel and Israel is ‘Frustrated’ that his policies actually are just that.

  • It is up to Israel to say NO DEAL to committing
    suicide by giving up any territory to the Palestinians.
    And NO DEAL by allowing the USA or any other country
    patrol their borders. I would not trust any of them. They
    are bias & liars. Israel should rely only on herself as
    its always has up till now. She gave up Gaza & see what
    she has gotten in return. The negotiations for peace are
    not really for peace (from the Palestinian side) but for
    the anhiliation of Israel as a Jewish State and its Jewish People.

    • .” Israel should rely only on herself as it always has up till now…”

      Err … not exactly.

      “The main expression of Congressional support for Israel has been foreign aid. Since 1985, it has provided nearly $3 billion in grants annually to Israel, with Israel being the largest annual recipient of American aid from 1976 to 2004 and the largest cumulative recipient of aid since World War II. Seventy-four percent of these funds must be spent purchasing US goods and services. Congress has monitored the aid issue closely along with other issues in bilateral relations, and its concerns have affected Administrations’ policies. Almost all U.S. aid to Israel is now in the form of military assistance, while in the past it also received significant economic assistance. Strong congressional support for Israel has resulted in Israel receiving benefits not available to other countries…”
      [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%E2%80%93United_States_relations]

      But if you’d like to give us all our money back, and then take on the Arabs all by yourself, I’m sure no one would complain.

  • If I believed in conspiracies then i would explain Kerry’s gaff as a deliberate reminder to Israel that George Orwell’s 1984 is a reality throughout history – if he says no-one died then no-one died and 9 out of 10 people are going to believe him. It therefore becomes a new BDS narrative.

  • Kerry has a profession. It’s called lying

  • theo musikanth

    This man is an unmitigated idiot !
    How many possible deaths were not prevented by the Israeli security forces time and again
    There is no will on the part of the Palestinians to accept and live in peace with Israel
    They glorify murderers Does that not reveal their intentions

  • I’d like to take him up, give him a buffing with some nice abrasive sand paper and then drop into an Olympic sized pool full of Heinz extra hot hot sauce.

    Funny how he doesn’t know facts when they aren’t convenient to him.

  • Concerned citizen

    It is not a peace process but a Palestinian state process.

    And what a coincidence. Negotiations are coming to a head in the midst of the Iranian negotiations just as Iran is ready to break out. Couldn’t have been planned better.

  • Why would anyone think that any Secretary of State operates according to their own intelligence (or lack of same). All of these individuals are agents of the President. If Kerry does something unethical, illegal, stupid, irresponsible, political, anti-semitic, etc., he is doing same at the behest of Obama. To think otherwise is simply nonsense and irrational. Of course, in addition to some horrendous presidents, who need not be named, the legacy of the US State Department is a depressing history of anti-Israel policies, at least going back to the Dulles regime. This is not rocket science and is merely fact. There is nothing to speculate with regard to Kerry. The Tragedy is that Israel has grave difficulty standing up for what is best for Israel.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, “But the fact is the status quo will change if there is failure. So everybody has a stake in trying to find the pathway to success.”

    Secretary Kerry’s comments prove there’s a serious lack of gravitas concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict.

  • Kerry is a fool but not stupid. He wants to be known as something except “Mr. Terese Heinz”! He views this appointment as Sec. of State as his ticket to a Nobel Peace Prize (an absolute joke and no longer an honor). He has no understanding of the real world and is an embarrassment to our country and a danger to the world! He doesn’t understand the importance of Israel in history, world affairs, or in Biblical terms. He and his “boss” are out of touch with reality which makes them extremely dangerous! If we in the United States ignore them we are condoning their activities and allowing them to get away with whatever they do. DO NOT underestimate them as they are quietly attempting to make a name for themselves in the history books. However, I’m suer it’s not the one they are currently fostering.

  • This is not about Kerry – - – It is about a venomously anti Israel mindset that permeates the “progressive” movement. Obama, Kerry, Soros, and Hillary are only high profile players on a larger and more enduring team.

    • Agreed, Well said.
      What all these Amalikites don’t realize is G-d does not lie.

      “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you”

      America is decaying from within and with Obama, Kerry and the Clintons the decaying is going to continue.

  • I can’t believe that Sec.Kerry expressed that no Israelis were killed in 2013. What the devil is he drinking? He can’t be that stupid. Is it possible that the State Dept.’s transcript is in error? If he had any idea that the transcript was in error he should have it re-checked. For those who enjoy going after the president on this or any issue, I have to point out that no president has extended more aid to the Jewish State than the Obama administration.In addition to the annual $3 billion a year extended to assist the IDF to ensure it has the latest technologies and weapons available,at least another $500 million in supplemental funding was provided to continue development of the effective Iron Dome missile system,which was praised by Israel’s defense leadership at saving the lives of Israelis who live under the threat from Hamas’ rockets.

  • As an american citizen I am appalled at the position our country has put Israel in..where are the consessions from the PA? Release murders to get them to come to the table!! Outrageous demand! Their failure to even recognize Israel as a jewish state should be an immediate deal breaker. Now Kerry asserts there were no terror deaths last year? Where has he been,on Mars? Threats of isolation and condemnation if no deal is reached? Outrageous to threaten Israel and attempt to place blame there if the talks result in no deal! Jewish organizations should organize a march on washington and DEMAND a halt to this foolishness. Place blame where it belongs and stop the political nonscense…

  • M.A. Kinamohn

    Kerry has always been a liar and simpleton!

  • The proper response to Kerry’s latest inanity is to ask why the fatalities have gone down? The answer is simple: the IDF presence in Judea and Samaria makes it difficult for terrorists to get the footing they’d like.

    If he understood this, he’d realize that he has it exactly backwards when he asserts that a failure for his talks will cause an upswing in violence. The reality is that success for his endeavor will cause far more violence than its failure.

  • It is not delusion it is not foolishness, it is not stupidity, we are witnessing calculated evil.

    • Sonia Willats

      Certainly UTTER INDIFFERENCE to Jewish pain and blood, as witnessed by the forced release of murderers(unjust, absurd, and calculated to make Netanyahu most unpopular at home.)

      This “peace” process certainly seems to be leading Israel to an international ambush situation, including virulent international sanctions (the stick), rewarded by an empty “peace”- the carrot.

      What is Obama’s real motive? AND WHERE IS THE REFERENDUM SO THAT ISRAELI’S CAN MAKE THEIR VOICE HEARD?

      • Kris Kristian

        I AM A STRONG SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL. I MAY EVEN BE TERMED AN EXTREME RIGHT WING SUPPORTER.

        KERRY IS A LIAR AND A DANGER TO ISRAEL.GIVEN ABBAS THE UPPER HAND. WHY SHOULD ABBAS EVEN AGREE TO ANYTHING THAT ISRAEL WANTS?
        KERRY HAS CALLED THE “SETTLEMENTS” (ON JEWISH BIBLICAL LAND. LAND THAT WAS GIVEN TO THE JEWS BY GOD ALMIGHTY , THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND BALFOUR DECLARATION)
        BY CALLING ISRAEL’S “OCCUPATION” OF LAND THAT THE PALESTINIANS WANT, ILLEGITIMATE” HAS PLAYED RIGHT INTO THE HANDS OF THE PALESTINAINS.
        KERRY IS NO PEACE BROKER. HE IS CALLING ISRAEL THE BAD BOYS AND THE PA THE POOR, DOWNTRODDEN PEOPLE.

        ABBAS DOES NOT WANT PEACE WITH ISRAEL HE WANTS ISRAEL TO DISAPPEAR. AND THE BDS CAMPAIGN IS HELPING THEM.
        BDS IS A LIE .
        WHY DONT TOSE WHO SUPPORT BDS VIST ISRAEL TO SEE IF WHAT THEY ARE STANDING FOR IN THE BDS CAMAPIGN IS CRRECT, OR JUST AN ARAB/PAPESTINIAN WAY TO DESTROY ISRAEL.?

        THEY ARE TOO COWARDLY TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES.
        JOURNAISTS WRITING IN SUPPORT OF THE PA AND ANTI ISRAEL, MUST SURELY BE PAID HEAVILY TO WRITE THEIR HATE LETTERS.

        IT IS JOURNALISTS WHO CAUSE WARS.

    • Howard Brown! Exactly right!
      Everyone! Please wake up! These people are NOT DUMB! They know exactly what they are doing. As a Vietnam Vet(3 tours), my personal intentions were to help the South Vietnamese people have freedom….Little did I know that was not the government’s “Big Plan”.
      Over 52,000 brothers and sisters gave up their lives to accomplish “their plan”, and THEY didn’t care!

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    There is no doubt that Kerry is an imbecile!

    • Kerry is no imbecile. He has very shrewdly moved Israel into a corner to take the fall for failure of talks.
      It is the Israeli’s that were stupid in going into talks without concessions from the Palestinians, like ceasing their racist TV broadcasts and withdrawing schoolbooks demonizing Jews and Israelis.
      Why did Israel have to make concessions by releasing murderers.

      • Agree 110%

      • Kris Kristian

        AS MUCH AS I HAVE RESPECTED NETANYAHU AS A PRIME MINISTER, I THINK HE SHOULD RESIGN FOR AGREEING TO THE PA DEMADS OF RELEASING MURDERERS IN ORDER TO GET THE PA TO SIT AND TALK PEACE.
        I THINK THAT ANY JUNIOR SCHOOL BOY WOULD HAVE SAID NO TO THAT. THIS WAS ABBAS’S PLOY TO GET MURDERERS OF JEWS RELEASED. ABBAS HAS NO INTENTION OF MAKING PEACE.
        HE IS EVEN REWARDIMG THOSE KILLERS WITH HUGE MONATARY REWARDS, JOBS, AND CALLING THEM HEROES.

        NETANYAHU HAS PUT ISRAELIS IN DANGER WITH THE RELEASE OF KILLERS. IF HE DID NOT REALISE THAT ABBAS HAS NO INTENTION OF MAKING PEACE, BUT ONLY WANTS HIS KILLERS BACK ON THE ROAD TO KILL MORE JEWS, THEN NETANYAHU IS A FOOL AND MUST RESIGN.
        NO OTHER POLITICAL LEADER IN THE WORLD WOULD RELEASE KILLERS BEFORE A PEACE IS SIGNED.

    • John Kerry may be an imbecile, he hates Israel and is a traitor to the United States

    • rachel robinson

      kerry is not an imbecile, he is just a bully, a big bully who both speaks harshly, and lies, and carries a big stick. he only works for one thing: he want to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on the blood of Isarelis. please israel do not let him into the country, whatever he wants is not the good of Israel. He sides with the boycotters and is happy to promote them to bring Israel to its knees with those threats. what a shame that Obama could not find someone with real diplomatic skills to represent him and to negotiate a peace.

      • Kris Kristian

        SO OBAMA HAD HILARY CLINTON BEFORE KERRY. WAS SHE ANY BETTER?
        SHE WAS DOWNRIGHT RUDE TO ISRAEL.

        USA NEEDS TO RID ITSELF OF DEMOCRATS.
        HAD THEY VOTED FOR MIT ROMNEY, THE SITUATION IN ISRAEL WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT

  • The problem is that he is the Secretary of State, and therefore, he is the mouthpiece for our President.

  • Kerry has been obviously made to stand in ridicule by the people that Hillary left behind. The idea is to make sure that he does not make a run for the nomination. It is really that simple!!

  • It’s easy to see that Kerry and the Obama administration are painting Israel into a corner. They want to score a peace agreement even if it may jeopardize Israel. And they obviously are more than willing to negotiate this in public as an intentional way of pushing Israel.

  • Who would even be foolish enough to buy a used car from Hanoi John?

  • Jack Koplowitz

    Kerry is neither a fool nor delusional. Like most of the world he is simply oblivious to the murder of Jews.

  • Gregg Solomon

    The audacity of my government through its current Sec’y State Kerry and current President Obama to imply to Israel either they have nothing to fear or if they don’t “give in” the “relative” quiet won’t remain.

    This isn’t about “wish and hope” this is life, death and existence. The audacity and ignorance.

  • Kerry is not delusional or a fool. He is a liar like his Boss President Obama and like the prior White House holders former President Clinton. In fact, Mrs Clinton is the biggest liar of them all.

  • velvel of atlanta

    Is Secretary Kerry delusional or a fool?
    He proves once again that an Ivy League education does not guarantee that a person is capable of doing anything.
    Given the person whom he is supposed to be representing, this is no surprise because the President has no understanding of the real world…only a world of duppies and haints and idealists.

    • Kerry is both delusional and a fool. Don’t you think he would make sure that the garbage he spews is verified prior to putting his foot in his mouth?

    • Just look at Kerry’s face. Firstly, it’s plain to see that he wears a wig. A man of his age who does that suffers from vanity. Secondly, look again at his face and think about his name – he’s Irish, which explains his hatred of Israel and his utter stupidity. QED

      • MARK L. BRECKER, ESQ.

        GEOFF,
        NOT THAT IT’S GERMANE [and you may find it of interest] KERRY ALWAYS PRETENDED TO BE IRISH, BUT HIS FATHER WAS A JEWISH ALCOHOLIC WHO DIED AS A RESULT [possible suicide]. I KNOW NOT HIS MOM’S ETHNICITY [but doubt that it is Semitic, otherwise it would have been noted].
        I HEARD AS A KID [many decades ago] THAT THERE WAS A CEMETERY FOR IRISH VOLUNTEERS WHO DIED IN THE STRUGGLE TO ESTABLISH THE STATE OF ISRAEL. NOW WITH IRELAND MORE SECULAR/LESS TRADITIONAL POSITIONS WHICH PURPORT IDEALISM [and are just the opposite] HAS BECOME MORE IN VOGUE.

        • For precision: His grandfather Fritz Kohn was Jewish from Czech Silesia as was his grandmother. In 1901 Fritz applied to the Austrian authorities to change his name – to Frederick Kerry…Czech wiki says in the family it is said that he choose a name at random by shutting his eyes and sticking a pin in a map of Europe – it came down on County Kerry in Ireland).
          In 1902 the Austrian authorities accepted the name change and Fritz/Frederick also converted to Catholicism. Three years later he emigrated to the States… It was him who committed suicide, not Kerry’s dad – who was brought up Catholic as was Kerry, who grew up knowing nothing about the Austro-Jewishness of his family on one side.

          • Regardless of his lineage, John Kerry is still an SOB child of our State Department. The man, along with his master, continue to try to hide behind the skirts of politics and protocols to extend the centuries of unmitigated stupidity and prejudice.

      • If he wears a wig and if he is vain and if he is of Irish descent so what? That isn’t the problem. The problem is that he has no understanding of the real situation in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. Kerry is obviously biased against Israel and has no concern for the Israeli people. To make generalizations against the Irish people is ignorant and stupid and hurts the interests of Israel. Your statement is racist against the Irish. I’m Jewish and I find your comment repugnant.

      • Kerry is not Irish. Kerry was changed from Cohen. He is not Jewish, but his fore fathers were.

  • Can Kerry exhibit any more stupidity? He’s trying-out for a role in a remake of the movie “Dumb and Dumber”. However, he has tough competition for the leading role from King Obama.

    • esther noodelman

      I don’t think Kerry is stupid at all…focused on his goal which doesn’t take into account our reality on the ground.
      We have to be very clever and not let the monkeys make a monkey out of us. The stakes are too high. It concerns our lives and the lives of our children and instead of name calling,when the demands don’t make sense or are dangerous MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOW.

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