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February 14, 2016 / 5 Adar I, 5776

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3 IDF Soldiers Shot by PA Police Officer in Beit El Terror Attack [video]

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Three IDF soldiers were wounded in an Arab terror attack Sunday morning at the ‘Focus’ checkpoint near the Samaria Jewish community of Beit El, near Ramallah.

It now appears that the terrorist was a member of the Palestinian Authority police detail assigned to escort and provide security to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

“A gunman opened fire near Beit El, north of Jerusalem,” said an IDF spokesperson. “Forces at the scene responded to the attack and shot the assailant, resulting in his death.”

One of the injured soldiers, age 21, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem with a gunshot wound in the neck.
He is in serious condition.

A second soldier, age 21, was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the stomach and extremities. He is also in serious condition.

The third soldier, age 20, is also at the Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center after sustaining gunshot wounds to the extremities. He is in good condition.

The terrorist arrived by car at the checkpoint from the direction of Ramallah. He used a handgun to carry out the attack.

A Facebook post in Arabic uploaded just prior to the shooting was spotted by a source that has requested anonymity.

“Ahmad Abu Omer, 34, wrote in a post on his Facebook page prior to the attack at Beit El, “We deserve to live in this Land, but there is nothing that justifies living as long as there is the Occupation that kills our brothers and our sisters.” He added a photo of himself allegedly on the way to a terror attack with the caption, “We will overcome in the name of Allah.”

It is not clear what Abu Omer’s connection is to the shooter, or whether he was the shooter himself.

According to a local source, the terrorist who opened fire at the soldiers was Amjid Saher, a PA Police Officer who allegedly worked in the security unit that escorted and provided personal security to “Abu Mazen” — Mahmoud Abbas — when he is in Ramallah.

No Joy in Mudville: PA Bans Checkpoint Riot in Ramallah, Hamas Bans New Year’s Celebrations

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

(JNi.media) On Wednesday afternoon, Palestinian Authority security forces prevented hundreds of protesters from continuing their march to the IDF checkpoint in Ramallah’s al-Bireh neighborhood, near the Jewish town of Beit El in Samaria, Ma’an reported.

Leading members of the Fatah movement were present at the march, including committee member Sultan Abu al-Einein, as well as PLO executive committee members Wassel Abu Youssef and Jamil Shihadeh. The secretary general of the Arab Liberation Front, Rakad Salem, and the secretary-general of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Qais Abd al-Karim, were also in attendance. The Ma’an report presented this as a peaceful march, which it could have been — at the start. But the same story reported that once they realized they weren’t going to be allowed near the soldiers, dozens of youth left the march and instead headed to an area in al-Bireh where they clashed with Israeli forces.

So they had their riot after all. Amira Hass, an Ha’aretz reporter and columnist [JP: and Israeli settler living in Ramallah], wrote on Wednesday that the PA security forces have been engaged for some time in physically preventing demonstrations that inevitably blossom into riots and clashes. The Palestinian leadership is finally getting sick and tired of losing their children to suicidal stupidity.

According to Hass, many Judea and Samaria Arabs believe the knives intifada only hurt the cause of a 2-state solution. But they can’t say it out of respect for the families of the dead terrorists.

There’s definitely a permeating sense of despair in the Palestinian territories. Perhaps a realization that the murderous fantasy is over, and all it got them is about a billion dollars deeper in debt, and several hundred crazed kids dead.

In Gaza, Hamas put the icing on the cake by announcing a ban on New Year celebrations. The decree forbids restaurants and hotels to host celebrations on the occasion of New Year’s Day, Ma’am reported. A spokesman for the police in Gaza said, “The decision to ban restaurants and hotels from celebrating New Year’s Eve came as it is incompatible with the teachings of our religion, and its being primarily a Western tradition.”

He explained that “the suffering of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip due to the siege imposed on them requires respect for the sufferings and sacrifices.”

Road Terror in Samaria Shooting Attack Near Beit El

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Arab terrorists opened fire at Israeli vehicles as they traveled in Samaria near the Jewish community of Beit El, near the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah.

Israeli security forces were called to the site where terrorist snipers were ambushing Israeli drivers from the side of the road. Miraculously, no one was shot directly, although a vehicle was damaged.

Security personnel told TPS at least one driver managed to flee an attack without injury and reported it to nearby soldiers before continuing on her way to the nearby Jewish community of Kida.

The woman’s vehicle was confirmed to have been hit by at least two bullets — the bullet holes were visible — although the vehicle itself was still able to be driven.

IDF soldiers fanned out across the area of the attack to hunt for the shooter.

Palestinian Authority Terrorists Wound 4-Year-Old Girl with Firebomb

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Palestinian Authority terrorists celebrated another Day of Rage Friday by throwing a firebomb at Jewish family in a vehicle north of Jerusalem and wounding five people, including a four-year-old girl.

The family was driving on Highway 60 near Beit El in Samaria before Shabbat when the Molotov cocktail was hurled at their car.

The parents and two children suffered light burns.

The little girl, her parents and siblings were rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.

The Palestinian Authority calls terrorist attacks “acts of resistance” which on Friday included riots, rock-throwing and other firebomb attacks throughout Judea and Samaria. One of their targets was Rachel’s Tomb, which UNESCO declared this week is a Muslim site even though it existed long before the founding of Islam.

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Female Soldier in Critical Condition after Stabbed by Terrorist; ZAKA Attacked

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

A Palestinian Authority terrorist stabbed and critically wounded a female Israeli soldier at a checkpoint in Samaria Wednesday afternoon before he was killed by other soldiers at the scene.

A second terrorist involved in the attack was caught and is being interrogated.

The soldier was conscious when evacuated to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem hospital, but her condition was downgraded to very critical later in the afternoon.

The stabbing occurred at the Adam Circle (Kikar Adam) on Highway 60, north of Jerusalem and south of Beit El and Ofra.

ZAKA rescue officials reported that Palestinian Authority Arabs attacked them with rocks and stones while they were evacuating the body of the terrorist. No one was injured.

UPDATE: 9:00 PM The soldier is at Hadassah hospital. She is still in serious condition, but no longer life threatening.

Clashes between Hundreds of Arab Demonstrators and IDF Soldiers in Judea and Samaria

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

(JNi.media) A few locations in Judea and Samaria saw clashes between hundreds of Arab protesters and IDF soldiers throughout the morning and afternoon Tuesday, Israel Radio reported. The stormiest demonstration was in Ramallah, where protesters threw petrol bombs, laid down burning tires and threw stones. Arab sources reported that two demonstrators were slightly injured by rubber bullets. More riots took place in Hebron, Tulkarm and near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.

Ma’an reported that seven Arabs were injured by rubber bullets on Tuesday as Israeli forces pushed back a rally outside Ramallah in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and of Arab security prisoners.

Demonstrators marched from the center of Ramallah to the Jewish town of Beit El. Israeli forces fired tear gas, water canons, and rubber bullets, injuring seven people. There were unconfirmed reports of the IDF using live fire. According to Ma’an, dozens suffered tear gas inhalation.

PLO Executive Committee member Wasil Abu Yousef urged the international community to stop Israeli “restrictions and violations at Al-Aqsa,” which is code for a proposal to permit Jews to pray along the perimeter of the Temple Mount compound, in an arrangement similar to the regulations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. A general strike across the PA saw stores closing for two hours in solidarity with the “threatened” mosque.

Amin Shouman, head of a Palestinian prisoners’ committee, said popular mobilization will continue in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Arab security prisoners jailed in Israel.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed that around 300 Arabs marched near Beit El, with Israeli forces using riot dispersal means before firing rubber bullets at the “main instigators.” She also confirmed that seven Arabs were hit.

Netanyahu Promises 804 Homes for “Settlers’ – 3 Years after Previous Pledge

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Question: How can 300+300=300?

Answer: When the numbers refer to homes promised by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for Jews in Beit El, located in Samaria and north of Jerusalem.

The Prime Minister came out with a new math book by giving his approval for the “immediate” construction of 300 new homes for Jews in Beit El and 504 units in Jerusalem neighborhoods that the Obama administration and the United Nations considered illegal “occupied” by Israel.

These are the same residential unties that the Prime Minister three years ago promised would be built.

Next math question: How can 300+0=600?

Answer: When foreign media report that Israel has given the second approval for the same 300 homes.

Given the bureaucracy involved before the bulldozers get to work, come back in another three years and we’ll see how many times they have been approved, giving the impression that we are talking about 1,200 or even 2,400 homes and apartments for Beit El.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s announcement on the same day the High Court ordered the demolition of a housing project under construction in Beit El is far from coincidental.

The right-wing is up in arms over the decision  that nullifies government approval, based on the argument that it was granted after the project began without permits.

There are plenty of precedents for approving  construction “after the fact,” but they usually don’t apply in Judea and Samaria, unless the homes are being built by Arabs.

The Palestinian Authority, as expected, condemned Netanyahu’s’ announcement, and the U.S. State Dept. will do the same, in more diplomatic terms, when it will be asked about the “new” project by reporters.

Israel never will get a fair shake in foreign media when it comes to building for Jews.

The French AFP news agency wrote as “facts” on Wednesday:

They [settlements] are seen as further complicating peace negotiations aimed at leading to an independent Palestinian state. Talks have been stalled since last year.

The two buildings being demolished in Beit El were reportedly on private Palestinian land that was seized by the army in the 1970s…

Israel seized the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War and nearly 400,000 Jewish settlers currently live there.

The news agency should have just as “factually” reported that Palestinian Authority refusal to acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state further complicates peace negotiations.

AFP also should have written that there is no proof that the two buildings that now have been demolished are on “private Palestinian land.”

And its statement that “Israel seized the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War” is totally warped.

The Jordanian Foreign Legion fled Judea and Samaria like jackrabbits in the war, leaving the land in Israel’s hands.\

News agencies also could add in their reports Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria for 19 years, and  “occupation” is the correct word since there was no U.N. mandate for Jordan to take control of the entire region.

They could note that Jordan denied  Jews and Christians to holy sites in “East Jerusalem.”

They also could tell their readers that after 19 years of benign neglect by Jordan – and even worse neglect of Gaza by Egypt – the Arab economy and society flourished under the Israeli “occupation,” until the intifada wrecked everything.

But they won’t report any of that. They simply cannot do so because most foreign journalists work under the assumption that Israel is wrong, if for no other reason than the United States and the European Union say it is wrong.

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