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February 19, 2017 / 23 Shevat, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘arrested’

Shooting and Stabbing Attack in Petach Tikvah

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

At least seven people were hurt Thursday afternoon in a terrorist attack at the open air market in Petach Tikvah.

At least two people were treated for shock. At least two others sustained moderate wounds, including one who was stabbed. Two victims sustained mild gunshot wounds, and one more person was treated for superficial wounds as well.

United Hatzalah EMT Zev Topper related that one of the patients treated had been beaten by passersby who mistook him for the terrorist. The patient related that he screamed “I am not the terrorist I was chasing the terrorist. If I die, I die protecting the state of Israel.”

“As I was treating a woman for gunshot injuries to her legs, the dispatch center of United Hatzalah informed me and my fellow EMS first responders that there were other injured people the next street over,” Gal Dover, a paramedic with United Hatzalah who responded to the incident said.

“After I finished treating the woman, I ran over to the other scene where I treated a man for a stab wound and head injury. Other United Hatzalah volunteers treated other people injured at the scenes, including two who were treated for shock.”

United Hatzalah EMTs and paramedics treated a male stabbing victim on Berkowitz street in Petach Tikvah, as well as a woman who was shot in her lower body on Baron Hirsch street, next to the open air market.

The attacker was allegedly an Arab citizen of the Palestinian Authority. He fled the scene after the attack but was quickly captured by civilians who handed him over to police, still with his firearm in his hands, police said.

Hana Levi Julian

20 Reform Clergy Arrested in NY Anti-Trump Ban Rally

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

A group of 19 Jewish clergy, seven men and twelve women, affiliated with T’ruah, an anti-Zionist Jewish movement, was arrested on Monday night after blocking the street outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The group was protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travel to the US from seven majority-Muslim nations.

According to the NY Daily News, Reform Rabbi Rachel Gartner, co-chair of T’ruah, compared the ban, which is intended to give US immigration authorities 90 days to sort out the vetting process of visitors from radical Muslim countries, to the SS St Louis, when, in 1939, more than 900 Jews who had fled Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner were turned away in Havana and forced to return to Europe, where more than 250 were killed by the Nazis.

“We cannot tolerate the executive order that comes from the administration. It’s very painful for us. It’s personal. We remember the St. Louis,” Gartner told the Daily News. “It’s eerily reminiscent and it strikes us to our core.”

This repeated comparison is infuriating. Gartner and others on the left have been equating the mistreatment, never mind mass-murder, of European Jews, who never posed a threat to their societies and, in fact, were productive and creative members of said societies – with the US government’s decision to enhance the vetting of travelers from countries that initiate and encourage regional terrorism, and harbor international terrorists who spread violence and murder on five continents.

If anything, the Trump Administration should be criticized for omitting from the ban the two countries that gave us the September 11, 2001 attacks: Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

“Tradition teaches us to be kind to the plight of refugees,” Gartner told the Daily News, although she did not specify which tradition she was referencing. It should be noted that the very first action taken up by T’ruah, which was founded as Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, was to gather signatures for a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “in protest of the Israeli government’s policy of demolition of the homes of Palestinians.” So love of the people of Israel was not in their tradition.

The protesters arrived at the hotel around 8 PM, Monday, and announced they were there to get arrested, according to the NY Times. They sat themselves down across Central Park West, blocking traffic. Police warned them using a loudspeaker: “If you remain in the roadway and refuse to utilize the sidewalk, you will be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.” They remained in the roadway and refused to utilize the sidewalk, so they got arrested.

In an online petition on their website titled “Don’t close the door to refugees and immigrants,” T’ruah writes: “The ancient rabbis taught that the sin of the city of Sodom, which God destroyed in the Torah, was that the residents banned foreigners, out of fear that these strangers would deplete the wealth of the city.” Cute note: one T’ruah board member is Ayelet Cohen, who served for 10 years at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBT synagogue, which reminds us of all the other things our rabbis had to say about sodomites…

David Israel

Two Armed Child-Terrorists Arrested at Entrance to Karnei Shomron [video]

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Two young Arabs, a boy and a girl, waving knives were subdued and arrested at the entrance to the town of Karnei Shomron, at around noon on Sunday.

The two arrived at the gate waving knives and refused to put them down. Local security forces fired in the air and subdued them.

No one was injured in the event.

Jewish Press News Briefs

At Joshua’s Tomb: 10 Jews Come to Pray, Arabs Stone Them, Jews Get Arrested

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Ten Jews who came to pray Wednesday night at the tomb of Biblical Joshua in the village of Kifl Haris, near Ariel, were attacked by stone throwing local Arabs – but when they called security forces for help they were promptly arrested, the Honenu legal aid society reported.

According to Honenu, which represents the detainees, the group entered the village, which is located in Area B, making it legal for Jews to enter (unlike Area A wich is entirely under Palestinian Authority control), and at some point the resident Arabs started pelting the vehicle with stones. The group managed to reach the graveside compound and sought shelter inside the structure. They then called security forces for help.

Except that, Honenu relates, upon arrival, the Israeli force decided to arrest the ten Jews who came to pray, ignoring the stone throwing Arab mob. Israeli police has announced it plans to arraign the praying Jews in the Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court. They will be represented by Honenu attorney Hai Haber.

According to the Oslo Accords, Area B of Judea and Samaria is under Palestinian civil control and joint Israeli-Palestinian security control. As of 2013, Area B formally comprised about 22% of the liberated territories, with some 440 Arab villages and their surrounding lands, and no Israeli settlements.

Under the Oslo Accords segment governing religious sites, the Palestinian Authority agrees to ensure free access to a specific list of Jewish religious sites located in Areas A and B as specified in the 1995 “Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.” But because the Arabs are in the habit of firebombing and stoning Jews who attempt to take advantage of the signed agreement, the IDF restricts visits by Jews to “rare occasions.” Meanwhile, in Area C, Arabs enjoy uninterrupted access to sites such as al-Maghtas on the Jordan River and Nabi Musa.

A few months ago an identical episode took place – Jews were attacked by an Arab mob at the Joshua tomb and were promptly arrested by Israeli cops who didn’t bother to deal with the violent attackers. Police plan to ask the court to remand one of the Jews who were arrested Wednesday night because had been arrested a few months ago as well.

A serial praying Jews if we ever saw one.

David Israel

UPDATED: Six Minors Arrested in ‘Amona Protest’ Released for Lack of Evidence

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

UPDATE: The six minors were released from the Ariel police station without conditions, because Police were unable to show evidence to their claim the minors threw stones at Arabs cars. According Honenu, police officers warned the minors to remain away from Amona, even though there have not been charged, let alone convicted of disorderly behavior. According to Honenu, the minors were most likely reported to police by military observers who suspected them of planning to throw stones.

Six minors were arrested overnight Thursday near the Samaria Division circle (IDF Training Camp 3) on suspicion of throwing stones at Arab vehicles as part of the protest against the coming evacuation of Amona, Honenu legal aid society reported. The minors have denied the charges.

One of the minors is only 14. None of them has a criminal record.

Honenu attorney Nati Rom who arrived at the local police station to represent the minors reported that they were arrested around 1:30 AM and have yet to be questioned. Also, they have not been provided with proper sleeping arrangements.

“The minors are denying the charges,” Rom said. “There is no vehicle that corresponds to the claim about stone throwing; it appears that anxiety about the Amona protests is leading police to carry out false arrests.”

David Israel

6 Jerusalem Arabs Arrested for Incitement Via Social Networks

Monday, December 5th, 2016

In a large-scale dragnet Police and Border Guard forces on Monday morning arrested six eastern Jerusalem Arab suspected of incitement to violence and terrorism using social networks. The suspects have been taken for interrogations aimed at examining their possible ties with terrorist organizations.

According to the investigation, the suspects have disseminated over the past few months, through their Facebook and Instagram pages, content that was inciting and encouraged acts of violence and terrorism. Those posts were followed by thousands of users who supported their messages.

Furnished with arrest and search warrants issued by Jerusalem Magistrate Court, Police confiscated the suspects’ personal computers, mobile devices, and removable media.

The investigation has been supervised from its inception by the State Prosecution and the Jerusalem District Prosecution.

The Police spokesperson’s office issued a statement saying, “This operation continues the ongoing police activities in its determined effort against incitement to violence and terrorism on the social networks. These violations are potentially highly dangerous by definition. Police will continue its professional, dedicated and uncompromising action against inciters and will treat them firmly.”


Knives, Pipe Bombs Seized, 18 Arrested, in Judea and Samaria Raids

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

by Ilana Messika

IDF and security forces arrested 15 wanted Arabs in nightly raids in Judea and Samaria, on suspicion of involvement in terrorism along with violence towards civilians and security forces. Seven of the detained are wanted Hamas terrorists. They were transported for questioning.

During search operations in the village of Katana, the IDF seized several knives and uniforms that were passed to security forces.

A Police spokesperson stated the Israel police arrested three additional suspects on Tuesday morning, during police and IDF operations in the village of Bet Awa near Hebron, on suspicion of making and possessing seven improvised pipe bombs. The bombs were all destroyed by bomb disposal experts and the investigation is still ongoing.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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