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Terrorist Yaakov Teitel: “I Know God is Pleased”; What if he were Muslim?

Yaakov Teitel

Yaakov (James) Teitel, a Jewish settler in the West Bank has with glee and happiness reveled in the murders he committed against innocent Palestinians. Showing no remorse for the slayings, he justified the carnage he wrought by declaring, “I know God is pleased.” This deranged attitude and action represents a man who does not represent Judaism, but what if he were a Muslim how swiftly would Islam be blamed and Muslims cast under suspicion?

Alleged Jewish Terrorist: I know God is Pleased

The Jerusalem District Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday charged alleged Jewish terrorist Yaakov (Jack) Teitel with two murders, three attempted murders and other acts of violence.

“It was a pleasure and an honor to serve my God,” said Teitel at the Jerusalem courthouse. “I have no regret and no doubt that God is pleased.”

Teitel also denied recent reports that he had operated as an undercover Shin Bet agent.

Teitel, 37, born in Florida but a resident of the northern West Bank settlement of Shvut Rahel since 1997, was arrested last month for suspected murder and for his alleged role in a string of attempted murder plots, according to details of an investigation revealed after a gag order on the case was lifted.

He was arrested on October 7 and police said he later confessed to most of the allegations against him.

The indictment charges that Teitel smuggled a disassembled firearm into Israel from the United States in 1997 by placing it in a video player, and used that gun to murder taxi driver Samir Akram Balbisi in June of that year.

According to the indictment, in August 2007, Teitel murdered Issa Jabrin, a Palestinian shepherd from Susya, after which he fled Israel for three years.

The indictment also lists Teitel’s efforts for more than a decade to harm Arabs, gays and lesbians, leftists, police officers and messianic Jews.

Teitel had admitted to, among other offences, sending a booby-trapped Purim gift basket to a family of messianic Jews in Ariel, which seriously wounded their teenage son, Ami Ortiz, and planting a pipe bomb at the Jerusalem residence of Prof. Ze’ev Sternhell, who was lightly wounded.

At this stage, however, Teitel will not be charged with the murder of two policemen in the Jordan Valley eight months ago. While police also suspect him of this crime, they do not yet have enough evidence to charge him with it.

Earlier in the week the Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court extended his remand for another three days – and, for the first time since his arrest on October 7, Teitel himself appeared in court for the hearing. The Shin Bet security service had barred him from attending previous remand hearings.

During the hearing, Teitel’s lawyer protested the difficult conditions of his imprisonment, saying he was chained to his bed 24 hours a day. The court ordered the Shin Bet to look into this complaint.

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  • The guy who’s not imad :p

    “I know god is happy”

    no god in any religion would be happy with it actions dummy

  • Ryan

    so all muslims commit crimes thanks to their religon? You oversimplify things. Most muslims aren’t terrorists

  • Seductive

    and Lou, my point was that the above are all to do with religion in this case Christian Zionism. so you don’t know what you’re talking about when yousay, only Muslim kill in the name of religion.

    Numerically, in the last decade or so, it isn’t Islamic extremists, it’s American neo cons and Christian Zionists who have killed more in the name of religion (Zionism)

    Have you read Walt and Mearsheirmer’s Israel Lobby book?

  • Seductive


    More links for you, you know George Habash, don’t you? and nonone is responsible for more bloodshed than Christian zionism. They’re now pushing for Iran war because they think the Messiah will come after Israel is annihilated by Iran. Never mind that the Iraq fantasy didn’t bear fruit as they thought. It’s no wonder that most of the Evangelical in America is low income, ignorant, and uneducated.

    You know they destroyed the USA (the neocons) and you still think that Islamic terrorists are your threat. Do you think you can invade and kill and genocide and not invoke reactions from people Lou?


    The Unacceptable Cost of Christian-Zionism
    Charles E. Carlson Aug 23, 2007

    No religious persuasion has ever been more clearly responsible for so much bloodshed and destruction as has “Christian Zionism.” This 100-year old offshoot of fundamental Christianity has almost single-handedly legitimized wars in Arab states since January 1991. Its power at the polls is only now being understood.


    Christianity’s Terrorist Godfather,8599,1707366,00.html?xid=rss-world
    You could call George Habash, a Palestinian leader who died in Amman on
    Saturday at the age of 82, the godfather of Middle East terrorism. If you
    assumed that Palestinian or Arab extremism somehow sprung entirely from
    Islam — from the puritanical Wahabbi intolerance and so forth — take a close look at Habash’s first name. He was a Greek Orthodox Christian,


    Apocalyptic man
    Bill Berkowitz
    November 21, 2006
    Joel Rosenberg, the Christian bestselling author and close friend to Israeli officials, wants the Bush Administration to deal robustly with Iran’s nuclear program

  • Seductive


    The Evangelicals who were bringing about the Armeggedon, in Iraq, make Al Qaeda look like boy scouts. The only armeggdon they brought was upon America.

    The Iraq war was fabricated by the neo cons, because they had Bush’s Evangelical backing at that time. Haaarez is an Israeli daily,


    In the course of the past year, a new belief has emerged in the town: the belief in war against Iraq. That ardent faith was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them Jewish, almost all of them intellectuals (a partial list: Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, William Kristol, Eliot Abrams, Charles Krauthammer), people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history.


    As Bush’s War Strategy Shifts to Iran, Christian Zionists Gear Up for the Apocalypse
    By Sarah Posner, AlterNet. Posted January 18, 2007.

    US Iraqi Holocaust And One Million Excess Deaths
    By Dr Gideon Polya

    07 February, 2007

    What has been the economic and human cost of Bush’s Iraq War?

    In short, as of February 2007: (a) the accrual cost has been $2.3 TRILLION; (b) there are 3.7 million Iraqi refugees; (c) the post-invasion excess deaths (avoidable deaths, deaths that did not have to happen) total 1.0 million (ONE MILLION); (d) post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.6 million; (e) there were 1.7 million excess Iraqi deaths associated with the Western-imposed 1990-2003 Sanctions War; (f) there were 1.2 million under-5 year old infant deaths in the 1990-2003 Sanctions War (see: ); and (g) Coalition deaths total about 3,360. These horrifying estimates from authoritative sources are amplified and documented below.

    (a) ECONOMIC COST TO USA. The accrual cost of the Iraq War (i.e. the total, long-term committed cost, not just the Congressional allocation as measured by “cost accounting”) is $2.3 trillion according to the 2001 Economics Nobel Laureate US Professor Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University) and his Harvard colleague Professor Linda Bilmes (see: ).


    I have many more links if you want Lou, but do your own research. Christian Extremists are active in India and other places,

  • Lou

    If you were to widen your survey and ask how man Christians committed brutal murders in this country this year, or rapes, or other horrendous crimes, you’ll find that it far exceeds Muslims even when prorated…..

    No my friend, it is you who are selective reading. Plenty of Christians commit plenty of crimes, but NOT on account of their religion!!! Get your head out of your xss.

    Hasan yelled Allahu Akbar. Chrsitian criminals dont yell God is Great. They dont use their religion as the BASIS for their CRIMES.

    Do you underestand now???? Its not that difficult. But of course you cannot admit that, because that would DESTROY your argument.

  • Ryan

    abortion bombings have arrests, and Israel also essentially commits terrorism. Also, according to the quran hasan violated quaranic law by commiting treason agianst his country (frowned upon even if nation is made up of nobelievers. This is the kind of attitude Glen Reinsford and his twats and religion of display. By the way, Loonwatch really does need to look at those guys and give them a royal smackdown.

  • Extremist watch

    It may be worth adding a forum, to Loonwatch. This is so that we can keep the news threads on topic, but often the commentary includes comments which highlight spin off subjects which are not appropiate for the news commenting article, but important enough to merit a discussion elsewhere on the site.

    It would also increase your traffic.

  • Extremist watch

    Why havn’t my last few posts been posted? they were relevent to jewish extremism.

  • Frankie Rich


    If you can’t provide a source for your stats do us a favor and don’t share them, because that makes you look like a bumbling fool.

    Secondly, what you have provided is called “selective reading”. If you were to widen your survey and ask how man Christians committed brutal murders in this country this year, or rapes, or other horrendous crimes, you’ll find that it far exceeds Muslims even when prorated. How many priests molested kids? I heard of 4 in the last week alone. How any innocent Muslims killed in Iraq or Afghanistan by the militaries of the free world. How many unarmed Palestinians killed, injured, or incarcerated by armed Israelis. The list goes on and on and we can play this game forever.

    Collective blame for the acts of individuals is simply racism and it’s stupid.

  • Lou

    No, I cannot provide a source for the statistic, it was simply to make a point. The last such story I read concerning a muslim was earlier this week, when a Christian teacher was beheaded somewhere in Indonesia. Nothing unusual in that, happens all the time.

    Lets face the facts – when was the last time a Christian killed a van Gogh, or a Pim Fortuyn, hmm? When was the last time a Christian was arrested on terrorism charges of any kind? Hell, in the last 3 weeks there have been 4 or 5 incidents of muslims getting busted on terrorism charges all over this country. And no, I am not gonna waste my time tracking back to find them for you – just pick up a paper, any paper. Papers which by and large are LOATH to even mention islamic terrorism.

    For example, on Hasan whoever down at Ft. Hood they still arent calling it a terrorist attack, which it surely was. Hey, he was a good, observant muslim. After all, the peaceful Mecca verses of the Koran were abrogated by the intolerant Medina verses, no?

  • Mexican_lunch

    More like 99.9% of the time it is reported they’re Muslim. For example, the US media didn’t cover this Jewish terrorist. So then audience members like you never get to know it happened (in this case you came to loonwatch)…

    Anyway lou, you are yet another one of those “statistics” guys Cenk Uygur was talking about here:

    Can you provide the source of your statistic?

  • Lou

    99.9% of the time, it is a muslim. Take your blinders off and let some reality sink in there.

  • Mexican_lunch

    This guy is an American. Where is the US media outrage?

  • Seductive

    Mooneye, there was some debate in the Haaretz, or was it Phil Weiss from Mondoweiss, questioning whether this Teitel guy would even have been arrested if some of his victims had not been Jewish.

    In other words, they woudnt have bothered if he had only killed Arabs.

  • James

    I guarantee you. Israel will only punish him for his crimes against Israelis, not Palestinians.

  • Mooneye


    Thanks for the link. Interesting report from JPost, Teitel has reported doing criminal actions that no one knew about, which opens up a whole lot of questions.
    They are talking about an “insanity plea.”

  • Seductive

    The Jerusalam Post, has this aricle and video clip today, with this
    ‘God is proud of what I have done’

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