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Posts Tagged ‘Bezeq’

Israel Demolishes 2 Terrorists’ Homes in Jerusalem

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The homes of two Jerusalem terrorists were demolished Monday morning by IDF forces.

Both structures were located in the neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, a terrorist stronghold from which a number of Arab attackers have originated.

The two terrorists, together with a third carried out lethal attacks on October 13 in Jerusalem that killed four and wounded 16 others.

In response, Israel’s High Court of Justice approved orders to demolish the homes on December 23, 2015. The orders were carried out on Monday morning (Jan 4).

The home of Baha’a Aliyan, 22, was demolished. Alliyan boarded Egged bus No. 78 in the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood together with another terrorist, Bilal Ranem, 23 and began stabbing and shooting the passengers. Two victims died instantly and a third died a few weeks later. More than a dozen others were wounded in the attack, which took place not far from the terrorists’ own neighborhood. Aliyan was shot and killed by police. Ranem was shot and wounded; he was arrested by police and taken into custody.

Aliyan’s home was completely demolished Monday morning by IDF engineers.

Nearly simultaneously, Abu Jamal rammed his Bezeq service vehicle into a crowd of people at a bus stop on Malchei Israel Street in central Jerusalem, then got out and began chopping whoever was left standing, with a cleaver. Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, z’l, 60, was killed.

The home of Ala’a Abu Jamal – who was employed as a technician with the Bezeq telephone company – was filled with concrete by the IDF engineers, and completely sealed off.

Hana Levi Julian

How Indispensable is Waze and WhatsApp to You?

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

A Bezeq survey of Israeli reliance on the Internet and apps showed some interesting results, according to a Calcalist report. 522 Israelis over the age 18 were surveyed.

70% of Israelis rely on WhatsApp and feel they can’t live without it, up from 54% in 2013.

WhatsApp market penetration is an astounding 80% of the population. 70% of Israelis have a WhatsApp group for their family.

But what Israelis don’t like are all the WhatsApp groups. Only 42% like WhatsApp groups, 31% don’t like to use the groups, 17% have had enough with all the groups, and 10% said they simply don’t quit the various groups they belong to because they don’t want their friends to see they quit the group.

The survey didn’t ask how many use WhatsApp while driving.

On its heels is Waze, with 57% of Israelis believing they can’t live without the social GPS app, up from 46% in 2013.

38% said they wouldn’t give up on email.

Compared to 2013, Facebook dropped from 37% to only 32% describing it as an indispensable.

A mere 10% feel that Skype in indispensable to their lives.

75% of Israelis watch movies or TV shows on the Internet.

On average Israeli watch 40% of their movies on the Internet, 40% on TV, 13% in the theater, and 7% on DVD.

52% of Israelis prefer to surf the internet on their computer. 48% prefer their mobile device.

The average age an Israeli gets his or her first smartphone is 11 years old, with the youngest at 7.5 years.

62% of Israeli parents track their children’s usage. 78% of parents limit the time their children use the internet. 44% of children download apps without permission, and 22% use their parents phones without permission.

82% of Israelis made an online purchase in the past year. 60% booked a flight or hotel room overseas.

We’re hoping to reach 100% of JewishPress.com readers believing our site is indispensable to them on a daily basis. We’re getting close.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Unexpected Downpour Swells Lake Kinneret, Creates Havoc in Israel

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The sun peeked out just long enough Thursday afternoon for Israelis to see the flooding caused by the “sound and light show” they endured over Wednesday night.

Cracks of thunder and long streaks of lightning interspersed with the downpour that sent sheets of rain down through the skies over Israel, drenching the entire country.

Downpours at this time of year are unusual but not unheard of, meteorologist said. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the skies in southern Israel were once again filled with leaden clouds that appeared once more to be pregnant with rain. It was not clear whether in fact more precipitation was on the way; the forecast calls for the possibility for rain, continuing even into as Friday morning.

Rain is considered a blessing in this part of the world no matter when it arrives. There has been a 2.5-centimeter (one inch) rise in the water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) as a result of the record-breaking downpour.

But some may have seen it as a mixed blessing: Fifteen members of the Bnei Akiva youth group were trapped in a southern Israeli parking lot due to the flooding. They were rescued by special teams and evacuated from the scene by helicopter. IDF vehicles prepared to enter the area to help evacuate remaining hikers who had been touring in the area.

Bezeq phone lines were still down around the Dead Sea area at midday and service was sporadic at best.

Cell phone companies were scrambling to restore service in the central region. In the Jerusalem area, Cellcom customers reported all kinds of difficulties in placing their calls and in sending text messages Thursday afternoon.

The company had not formulated a response to the complaints by mid-afternoon.

Further south, near Eilat, Route 90 was still closed to traffic by late afternoon due to flash flooding that swamped the road after a night of thunder and lightning that swept Israel from north to south. Route 31, which had been closed earlier in the day, is now open.

Hana Levi Julian

Bezeq Drill Accidentally Activates Shomron Emergency Responders

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

IDF, United Hatzalah and MDA emergency crews were dispatched to an alleged terrorist attack with seriously wounded victims, in the town of Maaleh Shomron on Thursday afternoon.

Military, emergency and medical crews scoured the area looking for the wounded and source of the attack for 20 minutes.

After not finding anyone or anything wrong, they were then notified by Bezeq that Bezeq had just performed an internal emergency drill where one of their employees pressed the panic button and called in a terror attack with seriously wounded.

Unfortunately, none of the emergency forces responding at the time were notified in advance or during the call that it was only a drill and their services weren’t actually needed.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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