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Posts Tagged ‘Beit Shemesh’

Large Forest Fire Near Tzur Hadassah

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Six firefighter crews have been sent in to fight a forest fire in the Begin Forest near the town of Tzur Hadassah, just outside of Jerusalem.

A high-voltage power line that crossed over the forest fell down, igniting the blaze in a difficult to reach area.

Six fire fighter crews from Beit Shemesh, 2 firefighting airplanes, and firefighters from the JNF and the Electric Company are battling the fire.

Due to the location the fire is proving difficult to fight, but nearby residents are not in danger.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Fire!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The temperature has been scorching hot for the past couple of days. And that’s been setting off brush fires.

There have been massive fires, big fires and little fires all over the country.

Some homes near Beit Shemesh were evacuated last night due to the approaching fires.

As if it wasn’t hot enough outside.

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IDF Officer-Rabbi Attacked in Beit Shemesh

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

On Monday, Major Shraga Dahan, an IDF officer and Chabad Rabbi serving in the IDF Rabbinate, went to make a Shiva call (visit a mourner) to a Chabad family in Beit Shemesh. He made the visit along with Chabad Rabbi Yehuda Yuroslavsky, in the Chareidi section of Beit Shemesh, according to Chabad Online.

Rabbi Dahan is the Rabbi of the Tel HaShomer base.

Upon leaving the Shiva house (house of mourning), a number of extremists surrounded the two on Beit Hanasi Street, and began cursing them, throwing items at them and telling them to leave.

Other Chareidi residents in the area tried to chase the extremist hooligans away, but without success.

On Yom HaShoah, a Chareidi soldier in the Chareidi Nachal unit was also cursed and spit on in the same area by a group of Chareidi extremist hooligans.

The Chareidi soldier said, “It wasn’t pleasant, but I am proud of what I do,” adding that “most of the Chareidi population are not like this [anti-IDF].”

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Never Too Young to Drive (or Get Caught)

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

On Sunday morning, a motorcycle cop noticed a driver on the road that looked suspicious to him.

Pulling over the vehicle, the policeman was surprised to discover the driver was a 15 year old boy from Beit Shemesh.

In the passenger seat was his 14 year old brother.

The police called the children’s mother who identified them as her children.

The police confiscated the car for 30 days, for what they said was leaking oil and broken signal lights.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Three Car Crash Near Beit Shemesh

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

At least ten people were injured in a serious three car crash Saturday evening around 9:00 p.m. The accident occurred on Highway 375 near Beit Shemesh, according to United Hatzalah, whose volunteers were on the scene treating patients.

United Hatzalah is an independent non-profit volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Organization that assists in responding to medical emergencies throughout Israel.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Arab ‘Travel Terror’ Continues Around Jerusalem

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Arab ‘travel terror’ attacks resumed bright and early Thursday morning in and around the greater Jerusalem area.

At around 9 am, Arabs hurled a large rock at the back window of a bus in the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh where IDF soldiers were seated, as it was exiting the community.

“There was a lot of panic on the bus,” one passenger told the Hebrew-language 0404 website. “The window was smashed.” The source said there were elderly and children on the bus as well. “They took us off and ordered another bus to take us instead.”

About two hours later, the Jerusalem Light Rail was pelted with a hail of rocks in the northern neighborhood of Shuafat, in what is becoming a daily occurrence.

None of the passengers were physically injured although several were traumatized, and the train was damaged, at a cost of several thousand shekels to replace the smashed window.

Arab rioters have repeatedly tried to derail the line from passing through the neighborhood as it serves northern Jerusalem, despite the service provided to both Arabs and Jews.

Hana Levi Julian

6 IDF Soldiers Hurt in Gaza, Missile Fire Blankets Israel

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

IDF soldiers are fighting in Gaza and Israelis are keeping a stiff uppper lip on the home front.

Six IDF soldiers were wounded Tuesday when Hamas terrorists shelled their position in a firefight that took place inside Gaza territory. Two are listed in fair condition, and four others were listed in good condition at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon and Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

Iron Dome anti-missile defenses were kept busy throughout the day and into the night as well, with missile fire blanketing the Jewish State.

Color Red rocket alert alarms blared through the coastal city of Ashkelon at 10 pm in a repeat performance of the race for the bomb shelters that had been taking place all night throughout the country.

Within 15 minutes, the alarms had spread to the Shfela region, the port city of Ashdod, where one missile was shot down high above the city by Iron Dome operators.

More Code Red alarms reverberated back to Ashkelon and then headed up the coast to the metro Tel Aviv area, where two M75 missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome system over the city about three minutes later. One missile was intercepted over the city of Rishon Lezion.

Nine Grad Katyusha missiles were fired in a massive barrage at around 9:30 pm at the Negev city of Be’er Sheva. Four were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, indicating they were headed directly for populated areas.

Less than two hours earlier, Gaza terrorists had fired their longer-range M302 missiles at the Judean hills and Gush Etzion at about 8 pm, along with the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh. One of the missiles was shot down by the Iron Dome system over a neighborhood in Beit Shemesh. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attacks, admitting to “two missiles fired towards Jerusalem.”

At about 7 pm, four missiles were launched from Gaza and aimed at the Ashkelon coastal region. All four fell short, however, landing instead within the terrorist-run enclave instead.

It is not known how many Gaza civilians were killed and wounded due to the deadly determination of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists to continue their battle against Israeli civilians.

Throughout the day Tuesday, incessant rocket fire and mortar shell attacks were aimed at the 40-plus communities that line the Gaza border area. Residents of those communities have spent the last several weeks in their shelters most of the time and Tuesday was no exception. On Tuesday night, their sojourn in safe rooms continued.

Hana Levi Julian

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