web analytics
September 23, 2014 / 28 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



With a Knife to His Throat, Haredi Loses ‘Payos,’ But Survives Hostage Arab Attack


A Palestinian Authority terrorist held a Haredi Jew at knifepoint and cut off his "payos" before fleeing the scene in Gush Etzion Sunday.

A Palestinian Authority terrorist held a Haredi Jew at knifepoint and cut off his "payos" before fleeing the scene in Gush Etzion Sunday.
Photo Credit: Flash 90

A Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist held an orthodox Jewish passenger at knifepoint before releasing him and escaping near Beitar Illit, on the western edge of Gush Etzion, around 8 p.m. (1 p.m. EDT) Sunday night. Watch the video here.

The death threat and apparent hostage attempt follows three murders and two attempted murders by Palestinian Authority terrorists in the past four weeks.

The attacker was an illegal worker who had boarded the No. 148 bus in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, and demanded that the bus driver let him off at an illegal stop before the IDF checkpoint along the security fence that borders Judea and Samaria.

The driver refused, and the illegal worker drew a knife and held it a passenger’s throat, taking him hostage. The terrorist then proved he was serious in his death  threat and cut off the “payos” (sidelocks) of his victim, prompting the driver to answer the attacker’s demand and stop the bus.

The attacker then left his hostage and jumped off the bus. The army is searching the area, and a helicopter reportedly has joined the search.

A military spokeswoman told The Jewish Press the attacker took the knife with him.

Earlier in the day, rock-throwing Arabs injured one passenger near Beitar Illit, a large Haredi Jewish city, and shares with Maaleh Adumim the distinction of being the largest cities in Judea and Samaria.

Israeli media have almost totally ignored Sunday’s night’s death threat, which apparently was not considered serious since no one was killed or hurt.

The lack of reportage is part of a mass media agenda to downplay terrorist attacks. Evidence of the agenda was the coverage of last week’s tractor terrorist and the previous week’s murder of retired IDF soldier Col. Sraya Ofer in the Jordan Valley.

In both instances, the major Israeli newspapers and the Voice of Israel radio network took pains to point out that it was not certain that the attacks were related to terror, even though an IDF spokeswoman told The Jewish Press shortly after the tractor terrorist attack that the driver “was a terrorist” who tried to run over a soldier.

Terror is not good for the peace talks.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama have repeatedly said that Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas  has put a stop to terror, a non-fact that agenda-oriented journalists repeat like parrots. Just to prove the point, one of the more astute reporters covering the U.S. State Dept. totally ignored the tractor terror incident and the murder of Ofer at the State Dept.’s daily briefing, while asking why the Obama administration does not stop Israel from announcing more building projects for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

The reporters never even mention daily rock-throwing and Molotov cocktail attacks, which endangers the lives of thousands of Israeli drivers and passengers who travel the roads in Judea and Samaria to Jerusalem and metropolitan Tel Aviv.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, when people are returning home from work, a Palestinian Authority terrorist in the area of Shechem hurled a firebomb at an Israeli driver, whose car was not hit.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

19 Responses to “With a Knife to His Throat, Haredi Loses ‘Payos,’ But Survives Hostage Arab Attack”

  1. I travel on bus 148 from Bet Shemesh to Betar almost every day

  2. Even though you have 56 ARABO-MUSLIM COUNTRIES, 600 HUNDREDS TIMES the size of JEWISH ISRAËL, you dont have enough;
    YOU, greedy SCUMS.
    GO HOME, YOU, the Arab human AIDS VIRUS!

  3. Even though you have 56 ARABO-MUSLIM COUNTRIES, 600 HUNDREDS TIMES the size of JEWISH ISRAËL, you dont have enough;
    YOU, greedy SCUMS.
    GO HOME, YOU, the Arab human AIDS VIRUS!

  4. Even though you have 56 ARABO-MUSLIM COUNTRIES, 600 HUNDREDS TIMES the size of JEWISH ISRAËL, you dont have enough;
    YOU, greedy SCUMS.
    GO HOME, YOU, the Arab human AIDS VIRUS!

  5. THE ISRAELIS MUST BE VERY VIGILANT AGAINST THIS HARDENED AND UNMERCIFUL TERRORIST, THIS PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR LIVES, WHY SHOULD YOU GIVE THEM THE CHANCES TO OPERATE,

  6. Today's Jerusalem Post Reported a similar episode complete with video of a perpetrator with a knife. I'm surprised that there were no apparent Armed Reservists In the video

  7. damn you bibi you snivelling coward. and he wants to release more terrorists. damn the knesset and damn the traitors in the supreme courts and the media. damn the lot of them. they are revolting . its time for the real israeli to stand up . the zealots who will fight the enemy and kill him and not drink coffee cups with him or take his money to sell out the land. damn you bibi. i am ready to
    fight for my land and maybe bibi there are many others like me who are also ready . who knows. maybe your rule of terror on us here is over. its about damn time. damn you bibi. damn you. from a private citizen of israel with no connection to any groups or organizations at all. just an angry zealot. a flaming hot furious angry descendant of david the king of israel. rise david rise. its time. or we will all be butchered in our beds here under traitor bibi's watch

  8. Yes you are right, you need people, dogs and weapons and fight to realy warriors, the terrorists (criminals) are afraid from dogs, they will flee and they will not try to use humans shields, they are cowards, Netanyahu and his leckayers must go out, Israel needs new leaders with Zionist spirit to defend with pride and to be respected our jewish heritage.

  9. Cutting peyos?… Reminding something 75 years ago!

  10. Yechiel Baum says:

    Sorry it happened but had the Haredi served in the military as an able bodied person, he would have known what to do instead of waiting for others to assist him and take the brunt of the punishment.

  11. Joseph Colen says:

    Arabs should not be allowed to migrate to other nations that are not muslim. They should be stopped so that they can change religion and governments.

  12. Nobody knows what kind of pressure the Obama administration put on to Israel. Too
    Many party's all have different agenda. They fighting among each other. It's not a republic like the USA but a lots of different party. Natanyahu is not by himself .

  13. Holly Shaw says:

    I seem to have missed the 'terrorism' aspect of this incident, granted the man 'terrorised' the bus driver, but his reasons were not politically or religiously motivated. Use of the term 'hostage' to describe this situation is also wrong. Not every incident in Israel, or the rest of the world, can be classed as terrorism.

  14. Holly, the video isn't available here. It's a shame, because if you saw it, you might agree with the description. I'll see if I can find it for you.

  15. Alexis Worlock says:

    "Peace talks"–? Can anybody say those words seriously?

  16. I do not think we are a republic anymore. Everyone is intimidated they will lose their jobs on newspapers, radio and tele if they dare go against the socialist communist community organizer who is out to destroy the middle class in this country if not all of it and Israel. He hates us Jews and this country with his Rev Wright.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
EyalGiladNaftali
BREAKING: Kidnappers/Killers of Naftali, Eyal and Gilad Killed in Shootout
Latest News Stories
The Syrian rebel flag flies in the town of Quneitra on September 1, 2014. But which rebel group? At present, Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al Nusra controls the crossing on the Syrian side.

The US and allies began bombing ISIS in Syria on Monday despite warnings from Russia and Iran. Washington informed Damascus.

EyalGiladNaftali

Released for publication: The two Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and killed Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel, and Eyal Yifrach have been killed in an overnight security operation.

Logos of the Arab Bank

After 2 days of deliberation by a jury, following a 5 week trial, and 10 years of legal battles, Jordan’s Arab Bank has been found guilty of helping Hamas financially.

The flag of ISIS

ISIS urged all Muslims to kill all non-Muslims, and referred to Kerry as an ‘uncircumcised old Geezer.’

The ISIS spokesman issued a statement that said the coalition led by the United States against ISIS was the “final campaign of the crusaders.”

British Muslims launch social media campaign against ISIS, called #NotInMyName.

A seniors’ tennis team from New York is going to a court of law to keep from playing a tournament on Shabbat.

The cease-fire does not mean Hamas can’t prepare to end it.

“How can you separate politics and health? The two go hand-in-hand.” – editor of Lancet medical journal.

7:30 pm From the Ginot Shomron CTU Commander: Official Announcement regarding the security incident in Ginot Shomron today: There was a reported sighting of a suspect in Ginot this afternoon. The suspect was most probably a teenager with a paintball rifle. There were no injuries, no arrests and there are no suspects. The entire incident […]

For the record, Jewish law allows you only to hear on shofar at a time on Rosh HaShanah.

Add BDS to the long list of those who never will forgive Obama.

The Mossad international intelligence agency has launched a new website to recruit potentially qualified candidates.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces that any citizen who went abroad to fight with jihad groups may as well stay there.

Kurdish fighters in Syria say they have stopped the advance of ISIS towards the town of Kobani near the Turkish border.

The US has allegedly sent military aid and intelligence to the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist organization, according to the NYT.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
Hamas' leader Ismail Haniyeh and then-Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan.

Turkey is not going to be signing any deals for Israeli natural gas exports any time soon, says Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz.

The new face, so to speak, of the Temple Mount.

Netanyahu said that since the Jordanians opposed the bridge, “Of course we agreed.” Of course.

The Israeli navy is about to receive its fourth submarine and the first of three nuclear-capable subs purchased from Germany.

Israeli searchers for missing Lakewood, New Jersey yeshiva student Aaron Sofer have found some of his personal belongs near a trail, his last known location, but fears are growing that the 23-year-old youth has been kidnapped and/or murdered. Police and a dog unit have tracked the Jerusalem Forest area where he was last seen on […]

Chabad rabbis say middle-of-the-night jolt makes him understand better what Israelis are going through in the war.

Neither, rain, nor sleet, snow nor Hamas can keep Apple co-founder Wozniak from biting into Israel.

One advantage of erosion of stones at the Kotel is more cracks for people to place prayer notes.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/terror-attack-on-beit-shemesh-beitar-bus/2013/10/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: