The IDF said that the target was wanted Islamic Jihad terrorist Mohammed Najaar, who was planning to carry out a large-scale attack in the heart of Israel. Islamic Jihad threatened Israel with revenge. “Our martyr’s blood will not be spilled in vain,” it stated.
According to security officials, Najaar was planning a large-scale terror attack inside Israel. “His assassination will hopefully prevent that attack,” one official said. Overnight, the IDF attacked three more Hamas terror sites in central Gaza, where no one was injured.
Without specifically charging that Israeli counterterrorist measures interferes with the American-backed diplomatic process, CNN stated, “The incident comes amid a spurt of tension along the Israeli borders with Gaza in the West Bank, stalling efforts to continue Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.”
It then immediately jumped to this week’s demolition of a Jewish-owned building adjacent to a dilapidated hotel, where 20 new housing units for Jews are planned. The report than led viewers and readers to the conclusion that the international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and that “Palestinians envision East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian nation.”
CNN noted that Irving Moskowitz, an American Jew, bought the Shepherd’s Hotel property in 1985 but added that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the demolition "contradicts the logic of a reasonable and necessary agreement between the parties on the status of Jerusalem.”
The report noted that the property formerly belonged to a “prominent Palestinian family,” without revealing the family was headed by Mohammad Amin al-Husseini http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/9904, an ally of Hitler and who fought against the British and Zionist forces during the British Mandate.