A combined raid of Police, the Border Guard and the IDF in A-Ram village, north of Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria, seized 900 illegal 9mm bullets from a local resident, the Police Spokesperson reported. The suspect was taken for questioning.David Israel
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Israeli security forces have moved to high alert due to the uptick in Arab terror attacks over the past week – and in particular, the spike in Arab violence over the past 24 hours.
Israel Police placed its officers on alert across the country following an assessment by top brass on Friday after the arson murder of 22-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and the injury to his parents and sibling in Duma, near Shechem.
Also since the previous Friday – although not reported in mass media – 22 Jews were injured in 60 recorded terror attacks. A list has been compiled by the Hebrew-language HaKol HaYehudi website. The attacks included firebombings, targeted fireworks, rock attacks, burned fields, bombings with explosive devices and firebomb attacks on Jewish homes.
Emergency dispatch centers will increase their staff at the switchboards, Israel Police said in a statement Friday. In addition, thousands of additional patrol officers, Border Guard Police officers and auxiliary police officers will be deployed to “increase the sense of public security.”Hana Levi Julian
An Israeli military medical team rescued a Palestinian Authority Arab girl Thursday in Hebron who suddenly went into respiratory distress.
The team, serving with the Border Guard Police, responded to an emergency call from the family who said the child was having trouble breathing, according to Israel’s Channel 2 TV.
Upon arrival paramedic Sgt. Shai Chen also found that the girl’s pulse was irregular. He quickly hooked her up to oxygen, speaking to calm her down as he did so.
“I told her I was with her and that everything is fine,” he said, adding that he was able to stabilize her condition after she started receiving oxygen.
The Arab family thanked the medic and the emergency response unit for its quick assistance. “We were given care and slowly her breathing returned to normal,” family members said.
Fighters on the scene transferred the child for further treatment by medics from the Red Crescent emergency service, who arrived later.
“The entire family thanked us,” a spokesperson for the Border Guard Police said. This is not the first case in which a paramedic has provided primary care and life-saving intervention for local Arabs. In recent months, battalion medic Sgt. Krissy Lidor saved the lives of three residents.Hana Levi Julian
More than 200 Israelis — including 20 families from the original town — were forcibly removed from the ruins of the former northern Samaria town of Sa-Nur Wednesday night. But at least two of the security personnel tasked with the assignment broke down in tears and refused to carry it out.
IDF soldiers and Israel Police officers entered the fortress where families and their supporters had barricaded themselves Monday night, 10 years after the residents were expelled.
Sa-Nur was among the four northern Samaria communities destroyed along with all of the towns in the Jewish region of Gush Katif during the 2005 Disengagement from Gaza.
Ten years after that nightmare, many families are still living in “temporary” housing, their government compensation funding used up by the banks forcing them to continue to pay the mortgages on homes wrested from them.
Earlier this week, the residents of Sa-Nur decided it was time to re-populate their town. They gathered supplies and returned to the ruins with equipment to begin repairs.
On Wednesday night that came to a halt, as Israeli forces declared the area a closed military zone, placed barriers at the entrance and brought buses to take the families away.
By 7 am Thursday, all of those who attempted to re-populate Sa-Nur were removed.
“Relatives who stayed at the scene and even small children were hit and violently dragged to buses and truck buses brought by security forces,” families told journalists. Most were dropped off at the community of Kedumim, also located in Samaria.
At least two Border Guard Police officers refused orders to forcibly remove Jews from the site, and reportedly broke down in tears, according to several media reports.
A spokesperson for the Border Guard Police denied the refusals occurred, however, saying, “It never happened. Despite the difficulty in performing the complex tasks involved, all the soldiers completed their mission.”
Knowing the effect a second “expulsion” has had on both those who carry out the task as well as well as on those who are expelled, the families sent a letter to the prime minister and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday, urging them to refrain from another expulsion.
“IDF soldiers are our beloved brothers, flesh of our flesh. We demand not to repeat the trauma of the expulsion, and not to force IDF soldiers to expel us again from our homes,” they wrote.
“Placing the soldiers against their settler brothers is the addition of sin to a crime. Even if the government wants to expel Jews from their homes and their land, that should be done by police officers, and not by soldiers and Border Patrol soldiers who give the best of their years for the security of Israel.”
The expulsion of Gush Katif and northern Samaria was extremely traumatic, despite the various efforts by authorities to minimize the shock and stress both to residents and to security personnel who were involved.
The fallout from those events has continued to this day, both in the civilian and political sector.Hana Levi Julian
Three young Arab teens were arrested Mondayin connection with a firebombing attack on Border Guard police officers near Jerusalem.
The wannabe teen terrorists were caught in the act following a covert investigation that saw the group hurling firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Border Guard officers patrolling in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis.
The teens, ages 13 and 14, live in Azaria, near the nearby city of Ma’ale Adumim. They confessed to the attacks during the investigation, and also admitted to involvement in other incidents as well.Jewish Press News Briefs
Very often the news media in Israel finds itself forced to report solely on negative events that swirl around relations between the IDF and the Palestinian Authority population.
As a result, it is rare that anyone gets a glimpse at the small daily events that comprise the other side of life in the PA — incidents that make it obvious that coexistence is already a reality and has been a natural truth for many years.
Every now and then, however, a journalist manages to catch a story in action and report it. Following is such an event, courtesy of the Tazpit News Agency…
Yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon Border Guard police officers on routine patrol in the Hebron casbah (inner marketplace) spotted a Palestinian Authority Arab boy lying unconscious on the floor.
A police officer and a paramedic team quickly ran to the boy while reporting the incident and calling for additional medical help.
Early examination of the boy showed he was not breathing and had no pulse. The Border Guard officers began to resuscitate him by performing CPR, while removing obstacles in his mouth that had caused him to suffocate.
The Border Guards continued their lifesaving efforts for several minutes until the arrival of a Red Crescent medical team. The boy was then brought to the hospital.
The spokesperson for the Border Guards told the Tazpit News Agency that the boy had been electrocuted. However, thanks to the efforts of the police in those first minutes after the boy’s collapse, doctors in the hospital were subsequently able to save his life in the hospital.
Ehud Amiton contributed to this report.TPS / Tazpit News Agency
Two Border Guard security personnel were lightly wounded while trying to control a mob of some 600 Palestinian Authority Arabs rioting Friday afternoon near Rachel’s Tomb.
Three of the rioters were allegedly shot in the legs with rubber bullets, according to the Hebrew-language 0404.co.il website.
The rioters burned tires and hurled firebombs and rocks at the Border Guards, who at first used standard crowd control methods but then allegedly opened fire when all else failed.
Security personnel succeeded in dispersing most of the mob but about 100 of the hard-core rioters remained into the early evening hours.
Hamas terrorists in Gaza have urged Arabs in Israel to riot and attack Jews in as many ways as possible, to encourage a budding third intifada.
The tomb of the Jewish matriach, one of the holiest sites in Judaism, is located on the outskirts of Bethlehem, barely five minutes south of Jerusalem.
Due to Palestinian Arab violence, Israeli authorities were forced to build high, strong walls around the once-modest tomb, transforming it into a virtual fortress in order to protect the Jews who visit the site to pray.Hana Levi Julian