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Assassin’s Gun and Motorcycle Found in Mu’taz Hijazi’s Home

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The gun and motorcycle used to shoot Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick have been found.

Early this morning, police killed Mu’taz Hijazi, in a shootout at his home in Abu Tor. Hijazi is the prime suspect for the assassination attempt on Yehuda Glick last night.

Both the gun and the motorcycle were found in Hijazi’s home.

Hijazi previously spent a decade in jail, and was a member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group. It is reported that he actually worked at the restaurant in the Begin Center.

Jerusalem Arab Killed in Police Shootout, Suspect in Glick Assassination Attempt

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Mu’taz Hijazi, 32, from the Abu Tor neighborhood of Jerusalem has been killed by Jerusalem Police, early Thursday morning, according to a report by Khaled Abu Toameh. Hijazi is a member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, and spent 11 years in jail.

Mu'taz Hijazi

Mu’taz Hijazi

The gunfight was connected to the assassination attempt on Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick Wednesday night.

“Three police Yamam counter terrorist units surrounded a house in the Abu Tor neighborhood of Jerusalem as part of the search for the suspect who shot Yehuda Glick outside the Begin Center last night,” Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told JewishPress.com Thursday morning.

“As soon as they surrounded the house, shots were fired at them from inside the house. The forces returned fire, and shot and killed the suspect,” Rosenfeld explained. “There is heightened security in Jerusalem with an emphasis on the Old City to prevent any incidents from taking place,” the police spokesperson added.

Police are examining the gun, to see if it was the weapon used to shoot Yehuda Glick.

The Begin Center, where Yehuda Glick was shot last night, is located right next to Abu Tor, a mixed Arab-Jewish neighborhood.

Glick is in serious but stable condition, following surgery at Sharei Tzedek Hospital.

For prayers, Glick’s full Hebrew name is: Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Ita Breindel.

Abu Tor in Jerusalem

Abu Tor in Jerusalem

Yes Planet Multiplex to Overlook Old City of Jerusalem

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The city of Jerusalem has big plans for the Sherover Promenade overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, with a new multiplex to include an IMAX theater.

The 28,500-square meter facility will be only part of a comprehensive tourism and cultural complex expected to begin at the Jaffa Gate.

The complex will run past the Sultan’s Pool, continue past the Cinamateque, the Khan Theater and the old Ottoman Train Station (now filled with kitschy little shoppes and restaurants), to the promenade, from Abu Tor to Armon Hanatziv.

The six-floor multiplex is to be built jointly by Yes Planet together with its mother company Cinema City International NV and will include a 400-space, three-level parking garage as well as a nearby parking lot to relieve the crazy traffic congestion that drivers traveling into the capital fear most of all.

The NIS 150 million multiplex will feature 16 screens, four auditoriums, an IMAX theater and a DX4 multidimensional movie auditorium in addition to showrooms, art exhibition space, cafes, restaurants, commercial space, book and music stores.

In addition to Sherover Foundation chairman Uzi Wexler, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told reporters this week that he feels the ‘shidduch’ with Yes Planet and the movie scene is simply a good fit.

“The new Sherover-Yes Planet Center will add to Jerusalem’s cultural renaissance and to the countless cultural sites that have opened in the city in the past few years,” Barkat said. Yes Planet CEO Moshe (Mooky) Greidinger added that the state-of-the-art technologies featured in the complex will make the cinematic experience especially enjoyable for the multiplex consumer.

Jewish Victims of Lynch Attempt: We Didn’t Shoot for Fear of Jail

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

“They just dismantled the entire vehicle, smashed all the windows, the mirrors, twisted the window frames – it was really was a miracle that we managed to escape,” one of the victims told Hakol Hayehudi.

Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives has recently suffered an increase in attacks on Arabs from A-Tor.

Two weeks ago, local Arabs pelted neighborhood homes with rocks and withdrew only after the guard fired a shot in the air. That was preceded by several Molotov cocktails which Arabs had thrown at the neighborhood homes, where in one case a caravan was set ablaze with a family inside.

Last week was surprisingly quiet, but on Tuesday it became clear that it was the calm before the storm, and on Tuesday night three neighborhood residents were attacked by an Arab mob, and they say it was a miracle escaped from the attack safely.

“We left the neighborhood around 7 PM,” Ro’y Elnekave, one of the attack victims, told Hakol Hayehudi. “At the Intersection of A-Tor they threw a block on our rear window and immediately called the police and stopped on the side of the road. At that point there wasn’t a crowd there yet, and we thought it was just one of the Arabs who threw a stone and the police would arrived in a few minutes.”

But they were wrong. The event was not just a routine stone throwing, and the police never came.

“After a quarter of an hour in which the police had not yet arrived, the Arabs began to gather, and in an instant they began to pelt us with blocks and rocks. Those were not tiles, not ordinary stones, those were large cinderblocks,” Elnekave, a veteran of many Arab assaults, emphasized. “We left the vehicle and the Arabs began to attack us with blows and fists.”

A number of Beit Orot Yeshiva students were called to the scene and managed to rescue three Jews, who were lightly injured from the stones and from the blows, and the whole group ran toward Beit Orot.

That’s when the Arab mob had its way with the car. “They just dismantled the entire vehicle. Smashed all the windows, mirrors, twisted the window frames, took the infant’s chair and climbed on the roof. It was really a miracle we managed to escape,” said Elnekave.

Elnekave added that one of the victims was carrying a firearm, but due to police conduct in a previous case – he was afraid to use it.

“One of the guys was armed, and shouted at them to stay away because we were armed, but we preferred to flee rather than shoot, because we were afraid of the police. In an event two weeks ago, a security guard fired a shot in the air and he’s facing all sorts of legal complications. My buddy knew that if he shoots, he’d lose five years of his life and go to jail. This is simply fear of the hostile police. We simply preferred to escape.”

It took the police about forty minutes from the time of the call for help. Patrol cars arrived and towed the badly damaged vehicle back to Beit Orot.

Correction: The location was A-Tor, not Abu Tor.

Jerusalem Mayor Kicks Off Arab Street Namings

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will inaugurate a street in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Wednesday in the name of a famous Egyptian singer.

The ceremony at 3:30pm will name the street Umm Kultum, after a beloved Egyptian singer, the daughter of an Imam, who died in 1975.

The naming is part of a project to name all streets in Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem.  According to a press release by the Government Press Office, many streets in those neighborhoods have never been officially named.  Now, 145 new street names have been approved and will be affixed to roads in Zur Baher, Beit Hanina, Shuafat, Issawiya, Abu-Tor, Silwan, and Ras Al-Amud.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/jerusalem-mayor-kicks-off-arab-street-namings/2012/10/17/

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