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September 24, 2016 / 21 Elul, 5776

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Terror Attack Foiled in Hebron

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

A 22-year-old Arab man from Hebron raised the suspicions of Border Police manning a checkpoint near Maarat Hamachpela, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, on Saturday.

The man was found to have been carrying a knife on him.

He told investigators that he had planned to commit a stabbing attack as an act of vengeance for his cousin, who was killed half a year ago – while trying to commit a stabbing terror attack.

An actual example of the cycle of violence.

Hebron Knife August 27 2016

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Terrorist Subdued at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A woman approached one of the entrances to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Tuesday afternoon.

As the Border Police were checking her, she pulled out a knife and threatened to stab them.

The guards subdued her with pepper spray and she was arrested.

No one was injured.

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AG Recommends Evacuating Amona, Residents Hoping for Political Rescue

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said on Sunday that there is no legal obstacle barring a review of the status of lands adjacent to the community of Amona in Benjamin regional council, to start a discussion of potentially moving there the residents of the community which has been slated for demolition by the end of the year by the supreme court. Mandelblit spoke at a discussion with government officials of regulating the status of Amona.

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled in 2006 that the Amona community is illegal under Israeli law, based on petitions of presumed original Arab owners of the land who had been rounded up by anti-Zionist groups like Peace Now and Yesh Din. Since then, the court has ruled again on the Amona case, ordering that the Jewish residents must be evacuated, the housing and infrastructure destroyed and the area be handed to the Arabs.

According to the Amona residents, when the community was founded in 1995 it was by a state initiative, promoted by then housing minister Natan Sharansky, who invested millions of dollars in creating an infrastructure, paving roads and promoting construction, all of it under the auspices of the state. If there were irregularities with the land purchase, it was the state’s problem, not theirs. Had they known the land was privately owned they would have stayed away, but they were told by the state to move in — let the state deal with the alleged original owners.

It should be noted that when Mandelblit was being considered for the AG appointment, he was favored by the right for his idea that in just these kinds of cases, with anti-Jewish settlement activists signing up claimants against existing Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and the claimants prove ownership (which is not so hard to do considering the land registration archives are kept in Ramallah, seat of the Palestinian Authority) — said claimants be compelled to accept fair market value for the property, or comparable property. Mind you, this is after some Arab real estate agent had received full pay for the same land.

Now, despite his wise recommendation on grandfathering existing Jewish communities, the AG is obviously feeling that he can’t go to battle against a clear Supreme Court ruling to demolish Amona, and so he recommends finding an alternative land not for the alleged Arab owners, but for the very real Jewish residents instead.

Amona was the site of one of the most brutal attacks of Israeli government forces on Jewish residents in the state’s history. On February 1, 2006, Amona Jewish residents and protesters were evacuated by 10,000 Israeli Police, Border Police, and Army troops. The estimated 4,000 Jews on the Amona grounds mostly consisted of youths from nearby communities. More than 300 were injured, including some 80 security personnel. Among the injured were three Knesset members. After several hours, the Amona homes had been demolished. A few girls that were evacuated accused police officers of sexual assault.

In March 2006, the Knesset parliamentary inquiry into the events at Amona determined that security forces had employed brutal force, striking protesters with clubs and charging them with horses. Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra was criticized for preventing police commanders from testifying at committee hearings. The committee also found contradictions between the testimonies of the Army Chief of Staff and the Internal Security Minister.

Today, none of the coalition parties wants to position itself behind a similar evacuation effort, a move which could kill their political aspirations among their rightwing voters. Likud, Habayit Hayehudi and Yisrael Beiteinu officials have stated recently that this government will not permit the destruction of Amona. When the brutal evacuation took place in 2006, it was carried out by the same government that had evacuated Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip in 2005, yet another traumatic event in recent Israeli history. That government was ruled by the Kadima party, a political albatross invented by soon-to-go-comatose Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, which has since disappeared from the political map, and serves as a warning to all Israeli rightwing parties wishing to err leftward.

With that in mind, it can be expected that Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Liberman and Justice Minister Shaked come up with a solution that keeps the Jewish settlers in place, risking the ire of the high court, as well as of Israel’s many friends in the free world. It should provide for great political theater, as these three politicians will show their ability to both capitulate and gravel while proudly standing erect. It’s time to call in the chiropractors.

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Female Terrorist Neutralized at Kalandia Checkpoint [video]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Just like in France, the Islamic terror attacks are also continuing in Israel.

An 18-year-old female Arab terrorist approached the Kalandia checkpoint and began running towards to the guards in the vehicle lane, according to the police.

The guards yelled at her to stop, but she didn’t. When she got too close to them, the guards shot her in the legs.

A knife was found in her bag. Lucky for the guards, who waited until she was close, that she wasn’t carrying a bomb in the bag instead.

The neutralized terrorist was taken to the hospital in light to moderate condition.

There’s now some rioting going on at the checkpoint, but the Border Police have it under control.

The Kalandia checkpoint separates the Binyamin region from northern Jerusalem.

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Israeli Police Arrest PA Arab for Planning Attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Jerusalem (TPS) – A man from the Palestinian Authority with a history of attempted attacks against Israeli targets was arrested on Monday after planning another attack against police and Border Police forces in Jerusalem. The man, who entered the city illegally, was released from prison just two days earlier.

According to a Jerusalem Police spokesperson, forces operating in the Old City noticed a suspicious young man walking near them. They detained him and discovered that he had illegally crossed into Israeli-controlled territory from his hometown of Ramallah.

The 28-year-old man was then taken for questioning, where he admitted he was intending to commit an attack against Israeli security forces and was searching for potential targets. The police believe that the Jerusalem Magistrates Court will extend his remand.

Interrogators who questioned the suspect discovered that he was released from prison just two days earlier after having been convicted of security-related offenses. He returned to his home in Ramallah upon being released, but crossed illegally into Jerusalem shortly thereafter.

The man was arrested as a teenager on the Temple Mount in 2004 after he attempted to stab a police officer at the holy site. He served a prison term of six years for the attempted attack.

“The alertness and preparedness of the policemen led again to an arrest and to the prevention of another attack directed at security forces,” said a statement by the police. “We are ready and deployed throughout the Old City with reinforced presence for the safety of the public.”

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Three Arabs Captured with M-16 Near Tapuach Junction

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Border Police captured three Arabs on Saturday night near the Tapuach Junction in the Shomron, according to a TPS report.

Following an intelligence lead from the army, Border Police began looking for the three Arab men who were trying to sell the rifle.

At around 10 PM, police spotted and stopped the suspect’s vehicle. Upon inspection, they found the M-16. The rifle had been disassembled, with the parts hidden throughout the vehicle.

The three illegal arms dealers, in their twenties, are from Ramallah and Shechem (Nablus).

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Israeli Forces Demolish Jewish Home Near Hebron For First Time in Liberman’s Tenure [video]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Hebron (TPS) – IDF and Border Police forces demolished a home deemed illegal near Kiryat Arba overnight in the first such incident since Avigdor Liberman was appointed defense minister last month.

Many activists and Kiryat Arba residents arrived at the nearby stronghold of Givat Gal at around midnight to try and prevent the demolition. Two local residents were arrested and several were injured in clashes with the security forces. Among the wounded was Kiryat Arba Regional Council Chairman Malachi Levinger.

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon had been fiercely criticized by right-wing activists in Judea and Samaria for demolishing structures built by Jews and regarded as illegal. Though it is not yet clear whether the order to demolish the home in Givat Gal came from Liberman himself, local residents criticized the new minister in an interview with Tazpit Press Service (TPS).

“We expected the new defense minister to not be so quick to order the demolition of homes,” they told TPS, claiming that Givat Gal was built in accordance with blueprints of the area.

While Liberman has not commented on the demolition, he had told the IDF General Staff when he was appointed defense minister that “the integrity and unity of the Israeli people is more important than that of the Land of Israel.”

Rabbi Uzi Sherbaf and his family had resided in the building before it was demolished. A nearby synagogue and memorial site for three fallen IDF soldiers was not harmed, but the residents expressed concern that it might soon be demolished as well.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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