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A young Jewish boy is being evacuated at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem after attack near Otniel in the southern Hebron Hills.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has found a way to end Israel’s part in helping the Palestinian Authority pay Arab terrorists to murder innocent people.

The prime minister ordered the government Friday to deduct Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists and their families from tax revenues collected by Israel and transferred to Ramallah coffers.

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The Palestinian Authority transfers the funds to terrorists by various laundering methods, Netanyahu noted; the more severe the acts of terrorism, the greater the amount of funds.

“Encouragement of terrorism by the Palestinian leadership, in the form of incitement and payments, constitutes an incentive to murder,” the prime minister said.

The move comes in addition to action on the ground by IDF troops and security personnel.

Israeli soldiers encircled and sealed off the city of Hebron late Friday afternoon following a terror attack on a Jewish family from nearby Otniel. A general closure was subsequently indefinitely imposed by the IDF on Hebron and its surrounding Arab villages.

The drive-by shooting at around 3:30 pm Friday afternoon (July 1) took the life of the head of the Otniel Yeshiva, Rabbi Miki Mark. The rabbi’s wife and two teenage children were also wounded in the attack, which took occurred on Route 60 a few minutes south of Hebron, near the Arab village of Samua.

Earlier in the day a female Arab terrorist tried to attack IDF soldiers in Hebron, but was shot and killed before she was able to succeed in the attempt.

The wannabe terrorist was the cousin of the 19-year-old killer who murdered an eighth grade girl in Kiryat Arba just a day earlier. Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, was sleeping in her bed at home at 8:44 am when the teenage terrorist climbed through her window and stabbed her dozens of times, her blood spraying all over her room.

The killer, a resident of the nearby Arab village of Bani Naim, had indeed been spotted on the community’s security cameras as he infiltrated the security fence perimeter. But by the time the local Rapid Response Team arrived to stop him, it was too late.

A member of the security force was stabbed and also struck by friendly fire in the struggle to apprehend the killer. He is currently hospitalized in serious condition in the ICU at a Jerusalem hospital. The terrorist is dead.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Should the government cancel the food stamp program, housing assistance, medical coverage, end other assistance help for poor families of the relatives of accused or convicted criminals? This type of propaganda journalism is nothing but rubbish!!!!

  2. Israel gives the "palestinians" water, electricity, medical care, money, etc. First Arafat robbed them and now it is Hamas who uses the concrete and water to build terror tunnels and sponsor suicide killers. Palestinians were invented by Arafat in '67 and the oppressed population has been kept that way for propaganda purposes. The world should be thanking Israel for all the technological and medical advances and for being first to offer aid anywhere in the world including medical aid on the Syryian border right now. Jews have been expelled 109 times and in the 20th century, besides the pogroms and hollocaust, we were expelled from Muslim countries after centuries of residency. I am tired of people, especially Jews who blame Israel as "oppressive occupiers". If the palestinians conquered all of Israel it would turn into a backwards, primitive wasteland over night. Jews have been oppressed throughout history and never became permanent refugees or sacraficed their children for cash. No other oppressed populations do this either. One can be a humanitarian without being a delusional liberal. This sick ideology feeds on liberal guilt. We need to wake up in the US too, Here in New Haven, CT, we are a santuary city, with an identified radical mosque, a midrasa in nearby Hamden, and Yale was given10 million dollars by a Saudi for a Sharia Law Center at Yale University. Every other day there is a mass killing or obscene attack. Today they blew up a kindergarten in Sde David. There were no children there but…..Please don't talk about killing out of frustration. That was not your daughter sleeping in her bed…..

  3. Why not stop all such transfers. This should have been stopped months ago, not a single dollar should have been transferred. Now the gov't should go back and total all those who got paid after killing Israelis and withhold that sum. Those murderers should never profit from murdercof innocents.

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