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January 17, 2017 / 19 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Bethlehem’

Arab Terrorists Escalate Attacks on Israeli Drivers After UN Resolution 2334

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

In the wake of UN Security Council resolution 2334(2016), Arab terrorists are becoming even bolder, with stoning attacks against Israeli drivers escalating Monday even further.

Below is a list of some of the attacks that took place on Monday:

Arab terrorists smashed the windshield of an Israeli Egged bus in a stoning attack Monday night at the intersection of Uzi Narkiss and Neve Yaakov in Jerusalem. Miraculously, the driver managed to keep the bus moving, and none of the passengers were physically injured in the attack.

Arab sources reported an improvised explosive device was thrown at Israeli military forces Monday afternoon during operations near the northern entrance to the town of Bethlehem. No injuries or damage reported and all personnel returned safely to base.

A gang of some 15 Arab terrorists attacked a transport van filled with Jewish students on Monday morning. The van came under a hail of rocks as it was traveling the road north of the Adorim junction. None of the passengers were physically injured, but there was no word on whether the vehicle was damaged.

Terrorists also attacked an Israeli bus driver Monday late morning on the Gush Etzion-Hebron Highway, also known as Highway 60. The attackers hurled stones at the bus as it passed the Arab village of Beit Omar. None of the passengers were physically injured, but again, no word on damage to the bus. Beit Omar is known as a terrorist stronghold in the Judea region and a hotspot for stoning attacks on Israeli drivers.

There were more stoning attacks at midday on Israeli drivers traveling the Gush Etzion-Hebron Highway between Beit Omar and the junction to the Jewish community of Karmei Tzur, south of Gush Etzion, 20 minutes’ drive from Jerusalem. No one was physically injured, but at least one car was damaged in the attack.

Ten minutes after that attack, Arab terrorists were back on the same road, attempting to kill Israeli drivers by stoning. This time the ambush took place south of Beit Omar, and from an easterly direction. The driver whose car was hit reported no physical injuries to passengers in the vehicle, but the car was damaged.

Meanwhile, north of Jerusalem, Arab terrorists were stoning Israeli drivers between the Jewish community of Neve Tzuf and the community of Nahliel. No physical injuries were reported there.

In the Binyamin region, four terrorists were spotted as they were stoning Israeli drivers on the road between the Jewish communities of Beit El and Psagot. There were no physical injuries, but no word on damage to the vehicles.

Closer to Jerusalem in the early afternoon, terrorists hurled rocks at an Israeli bus traveling along Highway 443, known as the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway. The attack occurred near the A-Tira Bridge. No one was physically injured in the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Palestinian Authority Terrorists Escalate Attacks Around Jerusalem

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Palestinian Authority terrorists attacked Israelis in multiple areas around the holy city of Jerusalem and at the holy resting place of the Biblical matriarch Rachel, just one day after the holiest day on the Christian calendar and the start of Chanukah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights.

On Monday afternoon, Arab terrorists attacked the Tomb of Rachel itself, aiming for the security forces who protect the tomb and those who come to pray at the site.

The tomb of the matriarch is located just south of Jerusalem, and slightly north of Bethlehem.

The attackers hurled an improvised explosive device (IED) at security forces guarding the tomb. No physical injuries were reported.

In three other separate attacks, Arab terrorists also hurled rocks at Israeli security forces Monday in a number of outlying neighborhoods around the capital city of Jerusalem.

Israeli forces came under attack in Shuafat, in Betunia and in Issawiya, according to security sources.

No injuries were reported by midday, and Israeli forces were using standard riot dispersal methods to deal with the attacks.

Hana Levi Julian

Pipe Bomb Attack Near Rachel’s Tomb

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli driver near Rachel’s Tomb, located between Bethlehem and the southern outskirts of Jerusalem, on Tuesday night.

A pipe bomb was hurled at the car, shattering the back windshield of the vehicle. Miraculously, the bomb didn’t explode.

The driver of the car was not physically injured. However, she suffered severe trauma from the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

21 Suspects Arrested for Attacks at Rachel’s Tomb

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Over the past two months, Israeli security forces have arrested 21 Palestinian Authority Arabs for violent attacks against civilians and security personnel at Rachel’s Tomb, the resting place of the Biblical matriarch Rachel.

Among the suspects taken into custody were 16 minors; five adults were among those arrested.

The sacred site, located between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, is protected by the IDF and fortified by concrete barriers to prevent terrorist attacks.

The suspects are accused of rioting, hurling stones and carrying out attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Israel Police said.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Soldier Wounded at Rachel’s Tomb

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

An IDF soldier was wounded late Wednesday afternoon near the Tomb of the Biblical Matriarch Rachel, while operating in the Aida neighborhood of Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem.

The soldier sustained shrapnel wounds to the face when his unit was attacked by Arab terrorists who fired metal ball bearings at the troops.

One of the metal balls hit the eyeglasses worn by the soldier. Shards from his shattered glasses pierced his eyes.

The soldier was treated at the scene and then evacuated to Jerusalem’s Sha’are Zedek Medical Center for further care.

Hana Levi Julian

Stone-Throwing Terrorists Attack Rachel’s Tomb

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

A gang of some 15 Arab terrorists hurled stones Thursday afternoon at worshipers who were entering and leaving the Tomb of Rachel, on the outskirts of Bethlehem, a few minutes south of Jerusalem.

The sacred grave site of the Biblical matriarch is frequented by Jewish women in particular, who appeal to the soul of their Jewish ancestor for intervention with God on their behalf.

Israeli security forces used riot dispersal methods in order to bring the violence to a rapid conclusion. No injuries were reported and all personnel reported safely to base.

Hana Levi Julian

DM Liberman Approves New Children’s Hospital for Bethlehem

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has approved the construction of a new children’s hospital for the Arab community in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Bethlehem, according to a report published by Haaretz.

Under the plan, the new medical center would be built near Beit Sahour in the northwestern section of Gush Etzion in Area C — an area under the complete legal and security control of the State of Israel. It would be built with funds donated by international organizations, including groups in the United States.

Although Liberman was quoted by Haaretz as saying the move is part of a plan to fight terrorism he revealed in August, it will still require the approval of the Civil Administration and will have to go through the regular planning process steps undertaken by all other building projects.

Israel has been forced to create a massive security infrastructure to keep visiting worshipers safe at the Tomb of the Biblical Matriarch Rachel, located at the entrance to Bethlehem, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, including the establishment of a military outpost at the site.

The checkpoint established there is staffed on either side by Israeli security personnel and by Palestinian Authority special police as well. Israelis are not allowed to enter Bethlehem.

Hana Levi Julian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/dm-liberman-approves-new-childrens-hospital-for-bethlehem/2016/09/02/

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