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June 27, 2016 / 21 Sivan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Arab terrorism’

Gush Etzion Tunnel Road Closed Following Shooting at Soldiers [video]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The tunnel road linking Gush Etzion and Jerusalem was closed on Tuesday morning after soldiers heard shots fired at them.

A civilian who got caught inside the checkpoint during the attack described the situation as a “balagan”, a lot of confusion.

As soon as the shots were fired, the checkpoint went into a terrorist response mode. The road was closed and soldiers began preparing for action.

Following a quick search, a bullet was found embedded in one of the concrete barriers at the checkpoint.

One soldier was lightly scratched on his leg by the ricochet from the shooting, but he refused to be evacuated to the hospital.

The road has now been reopened.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Indictment Filed Against Arab Who Stabbed IDF Soldier With Screwdriver

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

By Jonathan Benedek/TPS

Tel Aviv (TPS) – The Tel Aviv branch of the State Attorney’s Office has filed an indictment against Omar Jandab, a resident of the Arab town of Salfit in the Binyamin region. Jandab has been charged with attempted murder and illegal residence in Israel after carrying out a stabbing attack against a soldier in Tel Aviv on May 30.

Jandab had been living within Green-line Israel without a permit from May 19 through May 30 while he worked at a construction site in Givatayim, a town east of Tel Aviv.

Jandab had informed his friends of his intentions to kill a soldier in the hopes of becoming a “shahid,” or religious martyr.

Jandab spotted a soldier at approximately 7:00 p.m. on the evening of May 30 and stabbed him at the top of his back and head with a 19-centimeter-long screwdriver, which caused the soldier to fall to the ground. The soldier was still able to fight Jandal and eventually rose to his feet. Jandab then attempted to stab the soldier again in the face, and the soldier successfully pushed Jandab away and fled the scene.

Several citizens pursued Jandab until he ran into a building. The police were then called to the scene, and Jandab was arrested.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Arab Terrorist Convicted of Murdering US-Born Principal and 2 Israelis

Monday, June 13th, 2016

By Jonathan Benedek/TPS

Jerusalem (TPS) – An Arab terrorist who carried out a combined shooting and stabbing attack on a Jerusalem city bus last October was convicted on Monday of murdering three Israelis.

The terrorist, Bilal Abu Ghanem, coordinated the attack with an accomplice who was shot and killed at the scene by security forces.

Among the three fatalities in the bus attack was Richard Lakin, a 76-year-old dual US-Israeli citizen who immigrated to Israel from New England with his wife and children 33 years ago, as well as Haviv Haim, 78, and Alon Govberg, 51.

Lakin had been a former educator and former principal at Hopewell Elementary School in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2007, Lakin wrote a book entitled, “Teaching as an Act of Love: Thoughts and Reflections of a Former Teacher, Principal and Kid.”

Lakin, who was shot in the head and stabbed several times, was provided with emergency treatment by Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. Despite receiving round-the-clock care for two weeks, Lakin passed away.

“Dad passed away this morning,” wrote one of Lakin’s children on October 27. “He was 76 years old, and had eight grandchildren.”

“After the attack, Dad was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem where the incredible medical staff worked diligently around the clock for two weeks trying to save his life, but, alas, his injuries were too severe,” the post continued. “Dad was unconscious and anesthetized during the entire two weeks, so he felt no pain.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Netanyahu Reveals 3rd Terrorist Captured in Sarona Market Attack

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

By Jonathan Benedek/TPS

Tel Aviv (TPS) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed on Thursday night that Israel has apprehended a collaborator in Wednesday night’s deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv that killed four Israelis.

“We caught the man who collaborated with the murderers,” said Netanyahu at the Sarona Market in central Tel Aviv, the scene of the terror attack.

Although the collaborator along with two suspects in last night’s shooting attack, cousins Khaled Muhammed Musa Mkhamra and Muhammed Ahmed Mkhamra, have already been taken into Israeli custody, Netanyahu said that security forces will implement extra security precautions.

“We decided on a number of firm steps,” said the prime minister. “We have quarantined Yatta.” Both Mkhamra suspects are residents of the village of Yatta, located south of Hebron, where IDF forces made a number of arrests on Wednesday after the attack.

“We cancelled hundreds of work permits for members of their clan,” continued Netanyahu. “We have also halted the easing of tens of thousands of Ramadan visits in Israel, we have increased security forces in the buffer zone and here in Tel Aviv, and we decided on taking more steps that I will not provide details for here.”

The prime minister also criticized the Palestinian Authority for failing to join the international community in unequivocally condemning the terror attack.

The Hamas terror group in Gaza openly praised the attack. The office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the harming of civilians – without referencing the specific attack – while his Fatah party described the attack as a “natural and automatic response” to Israeli actions.

“I have not heard such a condemnation from the Palestinian Authority, although I did hear the rejoicing in Gaza and other parts of Palestinian society in Judea and Samaria,” said Netanyahu, referring to spontaneous celebrations that broke out in Palestinian communities as news of the deadly attack spread.

“It only reminds us whom and what we are dealing with.”

Nonetheless, Netanyahu expressed a determined effort on the part of Israelis to continue living the day-to-day routine.

“They will not overwhelm us,” said Netanyahu. “I can even see that life around us is back on track.”

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Update on Sarona Market Terror Attack Victims

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Four victims from Wednesday nights terror attack at the Sarona Food Market in Tel Aviv are still being treated in the ICU at Ichilov Hospital.

Two additional women have been released from the hospital. Four people were murdered.

Two Arab terrorists from the village of Yatta entered the Sarona Market restaurant, sat down, and then got up and opened fire at the other restaurant guests.

Both terrorists have been captured. One of the terrorists underwent surgery at Ichilov Hospital after being seriously wounded by police.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Police to Close Some Old City Entrances to Jews on Shavuot Eve

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The police will be prohibiting Jewish foot traffic to and from the Kotel via the Muslim Quarter from Shabbat evening until 1:30 AM on Sunday.

Last year, Arabs stabbed 2 Jewish boys that were on their way to the Kotel from Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem) on Shavuot night .

As Ramadan coincides with Shavuot this month, police feel they will be unable to protect Jewish pedestrians, and it will be easier to simply not allow Jews into the area with numerous Muslims.

On Shavuot night, it is traditional to learn all night, and then walk to the Kotel for morning prayers at sunrise.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Terrorist Arrested After Throwing Firebomb Bag Into Kochav Yaacov

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

An Arab man has been arrested after he threw a bag containing Molotov cocktails over the fence,and into the community of Kochav Yaacov, in the Binyamin region, on Sunday afternoon.

As the bomb squad approached the bag, the man tried to run and was caught by the IDF.

In separate incidents, one person was injured from stone throwing in Pisgat Ze’ev.

Arabs threw firebombs at one of the entrances to Beit El, causing a brush fire,

Jewish Press News Briefs

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