Two Arab terrorist who tried to stab security personnel were shot, one of them dead, at 1:30 PM Monday, outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. According to Hatzalah, one Border Guard policeman was lightly injured and received treatment. The terrorist, who was seriously injured, is also receiving treatment.
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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.
A phenomenon called “death by IDF” sometimes involves very emotional young adult Arabs who seek to end their days in a “blaze of glory and martyrdom” by attacking Israeli security forces, hoping to be shot and killed.
On Tuesday, a woman from the Palestinian Authority arrived at the Hebron security checkpoint leading to the Cave of the Patriarchs and pulled out a knife, threatening the Border Guard Police officers on duty.
The forces responded to the threat from the “terrorist” with pepper spray, and subdued the wannabe attacker.
She was taken into custody and transferred to security personnel for further questioning to determine what had prompted her to carry out the attack.
No one was injured in the incident.Hana Levi Julian
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.Jewish Press News Briefs
New Mezuzas have been hung up in Maarat HaMachpela (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, to replace the Mezuza stolen by the Islamists on Friday, including an ornate and expensive one.
The Mezuza attached to the main entrance was made by the stone artist Assaf Kidron.
The stolen Mezuza:
On Friday, during the Muslim prayer time at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, The Muslims stole the beautiful and ornate silver Mezuza that was attached to the entrance to the building, according to a TPS report.
In addition, they broke into the storeroom and stole saplings worth thousands of shekels.
As it was part of the Ramadan holiday, Israeli police were not stationed on site, and “protection” of the site was under control of the Waqf.
In 1929, following the massacre of the Jewish community of Hebron by their Arab neighbors, and similarly after 1948 in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Arabs ripped out the Mezuzas from the doorposts of the Jewish-owned homes, but in many cases, you can still see where the Mezuzas used to be located.
The Jewish community of Hebron is demanding that the exclusive Muslim days at the tomb be cancelled until the Mezuza is returned.
Jewish Press News Briefs
Due to the Islamic month of Ramadan, access for Jews to the Tomb of the Patriarch in Hebron will be forbidden on the following dates:
Friday: June 10 Friday: June 17 Friday: June 24 Friday: July 1 Saturday: July 2 Wednesday: July 6
There may be changes to the Saturday and Wednesday lockouts.
Jewish prayers on those dates will be held at the plaza of the 7th Step. It is called the 7th step, as when the tomb was under Islamic control, Jews were not allowed into the tomb, and not allowed to step higher than the 7th step.
The Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron is the burial site of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rivka, Leah, Adam and Eve (and the head of Eisav).
It is sacred to Jews, and also to Muslims, who revere Abraham as a prophet and father of Ishmael.
For more information on scheduling changes, the Tomb of the Patriarchs administration can be reached at: 050-647-7776Jewish Press News Briefs