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May 2, 2016 / 24 Nisan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Bedouin’

Terrorists Attack Northern Negev Drivers on Highway 31

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked Israeli drivers traveling along Highway 31 near the village of Molada in the northern Negev on Saturday night, about five minutes east of the Bedouin town of Hura.

The attackers hurled rocks at the vehicles as they were passing by the general area of the village on the highway, which is set back from the road. None of the drivers or passengers were physically injured but vehicles were damaged in the attacks.

There have an increasing number of stone-throwing attacks aimed at drivers along Highway 31 since the start of the terror wave last October.

The Bedouin population in the northern Negev are all Israeli citizens who receive full government benefits as do Jewish Israelis. These include monthly stipends for each child under age 18 from the National Insurance Institute and subsidized health care and pharmaceutical products at health maintenance organization clinics (kupat holim). Many work at jobs in Be’er Sheva, Arad and at the Dead Sea.

An increasing number of families have sent their children on to higher education programs at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Some of the children go away to university programs in Jordan or Europe, and of those, a few return radicalized by those they met while abroad and are transformed into budding jihadists, to the deep shame of their families.

This segment of highway runs through an area that is entirely comprised of small Bedouin villages.

Molada covers 11,000 dunams on the southern side of Highway 31 and is home to the al-Atrash and al-Hawashla tribes. It falls under the jurisdiction of Al-Kasom Regional Council.

The uptick in rock-throwing and other attacks along this segment of the highway, and recently similar attacks closer to Arad, signals an ominous change in the local population. Younger men are no longer heeding the words of the Council of Sheiks and their parents who lived in peace with their Jewish neighbors have difficultly controlling their children.

Southern District police receive anonymous calls from Bedouin villagers quietly directing them to “find” a youth who “could be” on his way to Jerusalem for the wrong reasons — and countless attacks are averted, numerous Bedouin youths are redirected.

But some of the communities are also under closer scrutiny. One of those being carefully watched is the town of Hura, where terrorist cells linked both to Hamas and to Da’esh (ISIS) have already been found.

Hura is not the only one. Agitators from the Northern Branch of the now-outlawed Islamic Movement made their way straight to Kuseifa as well, another Bedouin town closer to Arad, at the start of the terror wave last October.

Within days, Arad residents were shocked to encounter stone-throwing attacks at the entrance to their city — an experience some had never had, one that others had not seen since the days of the second intifada more than a decade ago.

There are dozens of small Bedouin villages scattered among the rolling Negev hills all along Highway 31, the main artery leading from Arad to Be’er Sheva and other major cities. Jews are outnumbered in this region.

Hana Levi Julian

Rahat Stabber Arrested

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Yatta (TPS) – Israeli police cleared for publication on Wednesday, February 24 the arrest of an Arab stabber who carried out an attack in the southern town of Rahat.

According to the police and the Israel Security Agency (ISA), a seventeen-year-old Arab from the Palestinian Authority village of Yatta near Hebron was arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of carrying out the stabbing attack in Rahat that left an Israeli woman wounded. The arrest has now been cleared for publication.

The attack took place at a market in the predominantly Bedouin town on Saturday, February 6, and left 65-year-old shopper Shlomit Gonen from the nearby kibbutz of Mishmar HaNegev lightly wounded.

The Israel Police and the ISA pursued the terrorist in a four-day effort until making the arrest on February 10. The suspect linked himself to the attack and led the investigators to the knife he used during the stabbing.

The suspect also said he was influenced by videos of terror attacks and propaganda materials he saw on television, including on the Al-Aqsa channel. He also said that in recent months, as well as during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2014, he participated along with family members in violent riots against IDF forces in Judea and Samaria.

He also said that he and his family used a breach in the security fence to get to Rahat and stay there illegally.

According to police, the suspect will be indicted over the next few days.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Bedouin Teacher Sentenced for Planning to Join ISIS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

An Israeli Bedouin educator in the northern Negev town of Hura was sentenced to prison Thursday after being convicted on charges of planning to join Da’esh (ISIS).

High school teacher Muhammad Al’ab Ahmed abu Alkyan, 27 was found guilty of having used his position as an educator to spread the terror group’s propaganda among the students and teachers.

He also shared the Da’esh doctrine with family members and associates, according to a statement by the Shin Bet.

Alkyan was sentenced to four years in prison, having confessed during questioning to his plans to join Da’esh (ISIS).

He also was convicted of establishing his own terrorist cell in southern Israel, and having acted as a “spiritual teacher” in passing on ISIS teachings and recruiting other supporters.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Bedouin Freed From Egyptian Prison

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Israeli Bedouin Ouda Tarabin has been freed from an Egyptian prison after 15 years’ incarceration on suspicion of spying for the Jewish State.

He returned to Israel early Thursday morning, just as two Egyptian prisoners completed their prison terms in Israel and were released to return to Egypt.

Tarabin was arrested by Egyptian authorities while crossing the border to visit his family in the Sinai Peninsula. He was tried and sentenced in absentia in 2000 on charges of aiding others in gathering intelligence.

Hana Levi Julian

Police Release Full CCTV Video of Be’er Sheva Attack [video]

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Israeli Police released the entire CCTV feed from the Be’er Sheva Central Bus Station attack on October 18, 2015.

In the video you see the terrorist stalking the targeted soldier from a distance. This goes on for close to 4 minutes.

Eventually the soldier goes to the bathroom and the terrorist follows him in, shooting him.

Hearing the gunshots, soldiers and eventually also the police gather outside, positioning themselves and waiting for the terrorist to come out, which he eventually does, leading to a gun battle where the terrorist is killed.

Jewish Press News Briefs

CNN Headline: ‘Migrant Lynched at Bus Station’

Monday, October 19th, 2015

CNN strikes again.

It began its coverage of Sundays night’s terrorist attack on Be’er Sheva’s c central bus station with a headline stating, “Migrant Lynched at Bus Station.”

The headline later was changed to “Israel soldier, bystander dead after bus station attack by Bedouin,” but the main content of the article was the killing of the African worker whom a guard thought was one of the terrorists.

CNN correctly pointed out that bystanders kicked the wounded migrant, who was repeatedly shot by the guard, but made no mention of the attack itself except to state that the Bedouin “went on a shooting spree…killing an Israeli soldier.”

It returned to report the outrage at the beating and accidental murder of the migrant.

No mention was made of the wave of terror, the fact that the terrorists wounded several together people, including policemen and civilians.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Bedouin Terrorist Who Attacked Be’er Sheva Had ISIS Ideology

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Bedouin terrorist who attacked soldiers, police and civilians at the Central Bus Station in Be’er Sheva Sunday night supported the Islamic State (ISIS) ideology, according to a man who worked with him.

Channel 2 television reported that the worker said, “He talked about it all the time.”

The terrorist was from the city of Hura, located between Be’er Sheva and Arad. It used to be a relatively pro-Israel city, and its residents years ago cast most of their votes for none other than the Shas Hareidi religious party for the simple reason that it was responsible for the government’s pumping millions of dollars into the city. Among other projects, a large community center was built in Hura.

In the last elections, Shas won 0.6 percent of the vote, and the United Arab List swept the city.

Hamas has undermined its way into the city’s younger population, and now it appears that ISIS is winning the hearts and minds of some people.

Bedouin leaders in Hura said Monday they were shocked that by the attack in Be’er Sheva and that the terrorist was a quiet young a man.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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