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October 7, 2015 / 24 Tishri, 5776
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Report: Hamas Terrorists to Get Light Plea Bargains So Shin Bet Won’t Expose Interrogation Methods

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

(JNi.media) Back in September 2014, it was revealed that a joint Shin Bet (Shabak) and IDF operation exposed and foiled an extensive military infrastructure of Hamas, which operated throughout Judea and Samaria, recruiting military units and carrying out attacks against Israeli targets. The infrastructure operations, controlled by Hamas headquarters in Turkey, involved Hamas members who had been trained abroad, and were placed in Judea and Samaria to carry out terror operations. The joint operation arrested 93 suspects, out of whom 46 were interrogated by the Shin Bet. The operation also captured 24 M16 rifles, six pistols, seven rocket launchers, explosives materials, and about $150,000 in cash.

The newly hatched Hamas underground was involved in the kidnapping of three Jewish boys which led to the 2014 Operation Protective Edge against Gaza.

Now, according to a report in Haaretz, the Shin Bet is demanding that the military prosecution sign plea bargains with the Arab defendants, who will receive disproportionately light sentences, considering this is a case of the largest-scale Hamas infrastructure effort in Judea and Samaria. The report suggests the reason for the light deals has to do with the Shin Bet looking to avoid having its operatives testify in court about the interrogation methods used against detainees in this case.

According to the Shin Bet website, Hamas is highly motivated to open a second front against Israel in Judea and Samaria, as part of its plan to destabilize the Palestinian Authority.

In 1987, after complaints about excessive use of violence, the Landau Commission— a three-man panel set up by the Israeli Government—drew up guidelines condoning “moderate physical pressure” when necessary. In 1994, State Comptroller and later Supreme Court Justice Miriam Ben-Porat found that these regulations were violated and senior Shin Bet commanders did not prevent it. In 1999, the Supreme Court heard petitions against Shin Bet methods, including “forceful and repeated shaking of the suspect’s upper torso, in a manner which causes the neck and head to swing rapidly,” manacling of the suspect in a painful position for a long period of time, and the “frog crouch” consisting of “consecutive, periodical crouches on the tips of one’s toes.” The Court, in a heralded, landmark decision, ruled that the Shin Bet did not have the authority, even under the defense of “necessity,” to use these methods. The Shin Bet claims it now uses only psychological interrogation methods, although B’Tselem and Amnesty International continue to accuse it of using torture.

After 5 Police Injured, Jaffa Businessmen Calm Scene, Fearing Jewish Shoppers’ Boycott

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

(JNi.media) At the end of the violent Al-Aqsa Mosque demonstration in Jaffa, the first in this mixed city of Jews and Arabs since October 2000, the city’s Arab business owners are concerned by the deterioration of relations with Jews and the loss of customers, Walla reported.

Five policemen sustained minor injuries Tuesday night in violent clashes with rioting Jaffa Arabs, who identified with the Arab violence in Jerusalem, Israel Radio reported. Police say the riots began during a protest initiated by the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement—which is radical and anti-Zionist, and residents of Jaffa. The protesters threw stones at the police and at a local Hesder yeshiva (whose students serve in the IDF).

Police said the Arab rioters went on a rampage, throwing stones at vehicles, including buses. Six of the rioters were arrested. Police dispersed the protesters following a meeting with Jaffa community leaders and deployed forces to prevent further disturbances. Police say they are determined to locate the attackers who struck at policemen, and bring them to justice.

“All is calm at the moment,” community leader Samir Motoran, owner of a renowned candy store in Jaffa, told Walla. “From 2000 until today the city of Jaffa has been quiet, we live here in coexistence of Jews and Arabs, and there are no problems. Today, because of the situation in Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Islamic Movement does solidarity protests. Not only in Jaffa, throughout the country. Life here went back to normal after half an hour. The roads are open, and all the Jews are coming back because this city belongs to all of us.”

According Motoran, Arab business owners in the city fear a boycott by Jews, as it was during the second intifada. “My fear is that a small group of extremist Jews will begin to boycott us again, as they did in 2000. We do not want such a boycott, because we live here together and make a living off them. I call on all the citizens of Israel to come to Jaffa in droves. No one would harm anyone, I guarantee it.”

Kamal Aghbarieh, chairman of the Arab Ajami neighborhood, said the boiling point of the riot was in front of the Jaffa yeshiva, “where the demonstration got a little out of control. [Otherwise] the clashes were with security forces and not with the Jewish residents, who live with us together in the same buildings and streets.”

Netanyahu: We Will Defeat This Wave of Terrorism

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) Monday night for the arrests of the murderers of Rabbi and Naama Henkin last week and vowed, “Just as we defeated previous waves of terrorism, we will defeat this one as well.”

The Prime Minister stated:

I would like to commend the ISA personnel who solved the terrible murder of the Henkins near Nablus [Shechem]. They acted very quickly and also apprehended the murderers. We are acting with a strong hand against terrorism and against inciters.

We are operating on all fronts. We have brought an additional four IDF battalions into Judea and Samaria, and thousands of police into Jerusalem. The police are going deeply into the Arab neighborhoods, which has not been done in the past.

Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Security Cabinet are meeting in emergency session Monday night, after the Shemini Azeret-Simchat Torah holiday, to approve strong measures that reverse previous orders that restricted soldiers trying to protect themselves and civilians from terrorists, armed with everything from rocks to rifles and bombs.

He said:

We will demolish terrorists’ homes.

We are allowing our forces to take strong action against those who throw rocks and firebombs…. We are not prepared to give immunity to any rioter, inciter or terrorist anywhere;

Therefore, there are no restrictions on the action of our security forces. We will also lift restrictions regarding action against inciters. We will act against the Islamic Movement which, together with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, is the main source of incitement.

We are in a difficult struggle but one thing should be clear – we will win. Just as we defeated previous waves of terrorism, we will defeat this one as well.

Hatzalah Volunteer on Scene Recounts Saturday Night Terror Attack

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Zev Sofer, EMT and head of United Hatzalah’s ambucycle unit, a veteran in mass casualty incidents and terrorist attacks, responded with other United Hatzalah volunteers to last night’s (October 3rd) terror attack near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. After arriving on the scene Sofer and his team performed a quick survey of the area and immediately began treatment.

Zev Sofer described the scene in his own words:

“I arrived to Damascus Gate three minutes after the call and entered through the gate. Everything happened really fast. 50 meters inside I saw a man on the floor not breathing. He didn’t have a pulse and had a stab wound over his heart. We immediately began CPR. Next we found a toddler who was alive, awake and crying. He had a penetrating wound on his right leg, we bandaged the wound and he was taken to be transported by ambulance to the hospital. Then we found another man with a stab wound next to his heart who we started CPR on. Right after that we found the body of the terrorist, he had a gun next to his body and he was clearly dead. Then we saw a policewoman holding a little baby. She was about six months old, and thank God I saw she was uninjured. Then we saw a woman, she was conscious and awake but in shock and had multiple stab wounds. We treated her wounds, gave her oxygen, and started an IV for blood loss.

I came with 20 other volunteers including a doctor and paramedics from the United Hatzalah ambucycle unit. Because many volunteers know the Old City, and the ambucycles let us navigate small alleyways, we were able to get to the right place very fast. There was good teamwork and each victim had about five volunteers helping them. We know there was not a lot we could do for the two men but we tried to do everything we could. The toddler was taken to the hospital. The woman was also transported to the hospital and is in critical condition. After everything, two volunteers and our doctor took the baby to her family and spoke with them about the incident.”

Hatzalah in Old City

At the writing of the update the names of the two Israeli’s killed in the attack have been released. They are Nehemia Lavi, 41 and Aharon Benet, 22.

How Do You Think You Will Be Remembered?

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

The organization Yisrael Sheli released a video where PM Netanayhu said he wants to be remembered as ש Prime Minister who preserved Israel’s security.

They call on him to act on it, and the people of Israel are behind him.

The Henkin z”l Children Tzedaka Fund

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

OneFamily has set up a fund to help the Henkin family orphans. The One Israel Fund is a recognized charity with a long record of helping terror victims.

Eitam and Na’ama Henkin of Neria, were murdered in a drive-by shooting attack on the road between Itamar and Elon Moreh on October 1st 2015.

Their four children were in the car during the attack:

Matan Hillel 9,
Nitzan Yitzchak 7,
Neta Eliezer 4 and
Itamar, a nursing child only 4 months old.

They have a lifetime ahead of them without parents to care for them.


To make a donation go to: https://secure.onefamilyfund.org/henkinchildrenfund

Chief Rabbis Urges Jews to Go to Western Wall and Pray for Peace

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has called on Jews to arrive en masse at the Western Wall on Hoshanah Raba and Shemini Azeret-Simchat Torah to pray show their strength and faith in the face of terror.

Rabbi Yosef’s message was in response to the murder of two Jews and wounding of two others in the Old City Saturday night by a Palestinian Authority terrorist.

He asked Jews “to perform the commandment of the holiday and to pray for the peace of the wounded.” and added:

The situation in which the blood of Jews is spilled like water in the land of Israel, day after day, when their only sin is their being Jews, is unbearable.

We can’t allow a situation in which Jews are afraid to go to the Western Wall,” continued Rabbi Yosef.

The rabbi called on “all the sources involved in the matter to bring about a situation in which Jews will feel secure in all parts of the land of Israel.”

The prayer rally at the Kotel parallels mass protests elsewhere in Israel, including opposite the official residence of the Prime Minister in Jerusalem.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/chief-rabbis-urges-jews-to-go-to-western-wall-and-pray-for-peace/2015/10/04/

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