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Several people shot at Maryland high school: media report
Jonathan Allen and Gina Cherelus

REUTERS, March 20, 2018

Maryland high school on lockdown after shooting, incident 'contained': School district (ABC News)

(Reuters) - Several people were shot at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, local news media reported, after school officials confirmed the campus was on lockdown and the incident had been "contained."

Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St. Mary's County sheriff.

The shooting took place at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, about 70 miles (110 km) south of Washington.

The sheriff's office confirmed an incident at the school and urged parents in a Twitter post not to approach the campus. Federal investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were heading to the school, the agency said.

It occurred amid a re-energized national debate over school shootings in the United States following an attack on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty.

The shooting came four days before the March For Our Lives - partly organized by student survivors of the Parkland rampage - takes place in Washington to urge lawmakers to pass tighter gun control laws.

A student who said his name was Jonathan Freese said in a telephone interview on CNN that he had been on lockdown with classmates for nearly an hour, but he did not hear gunshots himself. The interview ended as police came to his classroom door.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he was monitoring events at the school. "Our prayers are with students, school personnel, and first responders," he said in a statement.

Reporting by Jonathan Allen and Gina Cherelus in New York; Editing by Scott Malone and Jonathan Oatis

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'Supreme Court playing a part in decline of Israeli deterrence'
Mordechai Sones

ARUTZ-7, March 18, 2018

'Supreme Court must change and correct itself; cease interfering in security, political decisions which are not its purview.'

MK Moti Yogev (Flash 90)

MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) slammed the helplessness demonstrated by Israel in everything connected to demolishing terrorists' homes and called for demolishing the house of the perpetrator of Friday's terrorist attack.

In an interview with Radio 101.5FM, Yogev urged, "Don't rely on the excuse that the Supreme Court doesn't allow it. Put the Supreme Court aside for 72 hours, do not take into account its emasculating opinion.

"The Supreme Court plays a significant role in the declining deterrence of IDF soldiers and the State of Israel, and also in the next murder - that we hope will not happen - because it doesn't allow the demolition of a [terrorist's] house.

"Seventy-two hours is enough to find out whether there is any connection between the family, parents, siblings, etc. and terror. The Supreme Court is a kind of la-la-land inside of Israel.The judges sitting up there and the chief justice sitting up there must learn their place," Yogev said.

MK Yogev added, "The Supreme Court must change its way significantly, correct itself and ceases interfering in security and political decisions. It is not its purview. it's not within its authority, and the Israeli government must take the helm."

This is not the first time Yogev has severely criticized the Supreme Court. In 2015, Yogev refused to retract a statement according to which "A D9 bulldozer shovel should be used against the Supreme Court.”

The statement was made in reaction to the Supreme Court order to demolish homes in Beit El, which was carried out shortly after it was issued.

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Why does a top Israeli official want to keep the Iran deal?
Gil Hoffman

JERUSALEM POST, March 19, 2018

Final round of negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran continue in Vienna November 21, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Israel’s preference is not that the Iranian nuclear deal should be nixed but that it should be extended indefinitely, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s close ally, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, revealed Monday in an interview with The Jerusalem Post at his office in the capital.

Steinitz, who will be speaking at the April 29 Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, explained Israel’s policies on Iran as the United States and European Union negotiate the fate of the 2015 landmark international nuclear deal.

“The Iran deal is bad for us and the world for many reasons, especially its 10-year limit, which leaves only seven years left,” Steinitz said.

“Therefore, it must be fixed and extended to an unlimited agreement or at least one that can last decades, and increased inspections must be added to prevent Iran cheating.”

Asked about the possibility that US President Donald Trump could decide to pull out of the deal, Steinitz said: “I would prefer a fixed version of the agreement, with changes in the length of the agreement and its surveillance.”

Steinitz was among the first to warn that the Iran deal, known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, would persuade Arab countries to enrich in uranium. He said Saudi threats to start a nuclear program proved his warning that the deal would enhance instead of limiting proliferation.

Asked about concerns that Trump canceling the deal would lead to Iran running to nuclearization, Steinitz said the possibility of that is low because the Iranians know such steps could lead to a conflict with the US and harsher sanctions.

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Burning all bridges, Abbas sets himself up for complete isolation
Khaled Abu Toameh

TIMES OF ISRAEL, March 18, 2018

...The Palestinian leader, according to some of his aides, has been in a state of “deep desperation” in recent weeks.

Some say this could be connected to unconfirmed reports about his deteriorating health. Others argue that Abbas’s frustration and fury are a direct result of the US administration’s “hostile” policies toward the Palestinians.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sits in front of a picture of the Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 19, 2018. (FLASH90)

Abbas is also said to be outraged and concerned about reports that the US administration has been searching for “alternative” Palestinian officials who would accept President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-announced peace plan.

Even worse, Abbas feels that some of the Arab countries, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, are in collusion with the Trump administration to “impose” the peace plan on the Palestinians. Abbas feels that his Arab brothers have abandoned him, a senior Fatah official told The Times of Israel.

Abbas was well aware that lashing out in public at US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, whom he called a “son of a dog,” would draw a strong response from the Trump administration. He also knows that the Palestinians could pay a heavy price for such an unprecedented insult against a top US representative.

American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attends a meeting of the lobby for Israel–United States relations at the Knesset, July 25, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

But Abbas feels that the Palestinians’ relations with the US have sunken so low that it’s impossible to undo the damage. He feels the Palestinians no longer have anything to lose by engaging in a direct confrontation with a US administration that, Abbas believes, has endorsed almost all the positions of the Israeli government.

The fury with the US, however, is not only directed against the Trump administration.

Abbas believes the US “conspiracy” against the Palestinians and Arabs began long before Trump entered the White House. According to the PA president, the Americans facilitated the Hamas “coup” against the Palestinian Authority in the Gaza Strip in 2007 and even orchestrated the 2010 Arab Spring across the Middle East.

In other words, Abbas sees the US as being in cahoots with Islamists operating against moderate, secular Palestinians and other Arabs.

He also seems determined to foil Trump’s peace plan, when and if it’s made public. The plan, according to Abbas, has one main goal: “to destroy the Palestinian national project.” But the Palestinians, Abbas vowed, will not allow the Trump plan to pass.

Lashing out further, Abbas on Monday took the Americans and Egyptians to task for “inventing” the “reconciliation” deal between Fatah and Hamas.

He pointed out that the Egyptians had failed in their mission to end the dispute between the two rival parties in the past decade. “We thank Egypt for its effort,” he said. “But for me, what counts is the outcome. And what is the outcome? Zero.”

Hamas’s new deputy leader Salah al-Arouri (seated, left) and Fatah’s Azzam al-Ahmad (seated, right) sign a reconciliation deal in Cairo on October 12, 2017, as the two rival Palestinian movements work to end their decade-long split following negotiations overseen by Egypt. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

By denouncing Hamas and threatening new sanctions on the Gaza Strip, Abbas has signed the death certificate of the Egyptian-engineered agreement. This is a severe blow not only to Hamas, but also to the Egyptians, who until recently were still trying to prevent a total collapse of the deal they worked so hard to achieve.

Ultimately, the US, Abbas argued, wants to separate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank “so that there won’t be a unified Palestinian state. This is what we should know and this is what we have to admit. This is the truth.”

It now remains to be seen what measures Abbas intends to take against Hamas, which he holds responsible for last week’s apparent assassination attempt on PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and General Intelligence Chief Majed Faraj. Abbas did not specify the nature of the sanctions he’s planning to impose on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. However, he did threaten that “shoes will hit the heads of the most senior and most junior” Hamas leaders.

After having burned all bridges with Israel, Abbas has now added the US and Hamas to the Palestinians’ list of enemies. His harsh and unprecedented rhetoric may be interpreted by some Palestinians as a “green light” for a new uprising.

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Uganda: Sheikh faces death sentence for leaving Islam after revealing he has been a Christian for a decade
Christine Douglass-Williams

JIHAD WATCH, March 17, 2018

Hussein, a 68-year-old Sheikh (Muslim leader) from Uganda, is facing a fatwa (death sentence) after publicly acknowledging that he has become a Christian. He had kept his faith a secret for ten years

There is no diversity and tolerance in Islamic law, so while Westerners promote a multiculturalist view that all cultures are equal, the facts prove otherwise. Those who expose these truths and the abuses associated with Sharia are tarred as “Islamophobic.” Hussein went from Muslim leader to an apostate worthy of death in Islam, even worse than someone who was born a Christian. Hussein was “granted a scholarship for further studies in Saudi Arabia. There he had exposure to radical Islam, which never sat well with him,” as it should not with anyone. But when he became a Christian, he incurred Islam’s death sentence for apostasy, and will live the rest of his life as a hunted man.

“Sheikh From Uganda Faces Fatwa After Being A Secret Christian For Ten Years,” Open Doors, March 12, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Hussein grew up in a Muslim home and started attending Islamic classes from the age of seven. After he finished school in 1977 he was granted a scholarship for further studies in Saudi Arabia. There he had exposure to radical Islam, which never sat well with him.

While there, he also came across reference to Isa (the Arabic translation of Jesus) in the Quran and Jesus Christ in the Bible as part of his Islamic Apologetics studies. He started questioning Islam, which worried his lecturers.

Soon after the fall of Ugandan dictator President Idi Amin Dada, Hussein lost his scholarship and was deported to Uganda. Hussein started teaching Arabic and Islam at local schools and later became the leader of one of the biggest mosques in the district. But his heart remained restless, and even after 30 years, he still wanted to find out more about Jesus.

One day in 2006, Hussein attended an open-air Christian-Muslim religious dialogue. “A pastor shared the gospel with us and explained the deity of Jesus in relation to God the Father in the Bible. My heart was filled with joy because the questions that had been plaguing my heart for so long were answered! In my excitement, I shared the message with a Muslim friend, also a sheikh, who cautioned me to never speak to him about Jesus again.

“When the Pastor invited us for a dialogue the second time, I asked to meet him separately. He agreed. During our meeting I told him I wanted to give my life to Jesus. He led me in a prayer of confession and I formally accepted Christ as my Saviour.

“I continued to attend the Muslim-Christian dialogue but did not tell any of my friends about my new faith. I kept it a secret for ten years, but in 2016 during another religious dialogue, I formally declared myself to be a Christian. The news quickly spread and I immediately started getting threats.”

“In July 2017, I offered my land to build a church. When the community got wind of this, they threatened to burn the pastor’s vehicles. But God used the county leaders to prevent the mob from causing destruction.

“That same night, three young men dressed in black with their faces covered came looking for me. They told my wife they wanted Bibles and heard that they could get them from me. My wife was suspicious and did not tell them where I was. We later learned that the young men had been sent to kidnap and kill me for apostasy. I learned that a fatwa had been called out against me. I sent my wife and children to live with my in-laws while I fled to a nearby refugee camp….

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