This was the ID presented to soldiers at the Kalandia checkpoint yesterday.Photo of the Day
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When a car ignored an order to stop and instead careened through a checkpoint on the cross-Samaria Highway Wednesday afternoon, security personnel immediately contacted regional police Wednesday afternoon.
But upon seeing the vehicle stop meters away and its occupants exit the car and dash away, the officers also summoned the bomb squad to the scene, just to be sure.
In the current environment, you can’t be too careful, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
The incident took place near the Jewish community of Oranit, located just a few minutes away from Highway 6 and about 10 minutes northeast of Petach Tikva.
The highway was closed in both directions as sappers began to check the car for explosives. Happily, there’s good news: the vehicle was stolen and the papers found inside were fake.
The highway has since been reopened to traffic.
All’s well that ends well. Police arrested a suspect in connection with the theft within the hour, and transferred the detainee to security personnel for questioning.
No injuries were reported.Hana Levi Julian
Border Guard Police stopped a Palestinian Authority Arab from carrying out an attack against Jews Saturday night.
The suspect, a 36-year-old resident of Bethlehem, was arrested Saturday afternoon after he was found with a brand-new Israel Police uniform., still in the package and ready to be worn for carrying out an attack.
The uniform was discovered when the taxi in which the suspect was riding was searched at the Mishor Adumim checkpoint at around 12 noon.
Security personnel had received a tip about the would-be terrorist prior to the arrival of the taxi at the checkpoint. When the vehicle arrived and the suspect was identified, Border Police surrounded the taxi and made the arrest.
“Upon receiving the intelligence, we deployed a large police unit and rapidly located the suspect, arresting him shortly after,” the unit commander said in a statement.
“Thanks to precise intelligence, determination and the vigilance of our security forces, we were able to make the arrest before the suspect was able achieve his goal,” he added.
Mishor Adumim is the name of an industrial part located in the industrial zone of the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim, about a ten minute drive east of the capital. The park is managed by the Ma’ale Adumim Economic Development Company Ltd.Hana Levi Julian
A potential terror attack was foiled at a checkpoint near Jericho on Saturday evening, when security forces arrested a 23-year-old man with a knife in his possession.Jewish Press News Briefs
An Arab terrorist attempted to attack an Israeli soldier in Judea on Thursday.
The incident took place at the Beit Anoun junction, northeast of Hebron and near Kiryat Arba.
The terrorist tried to stab the soldier, but was immediately shot by other soldiers who were on site.
No Israelis were hurt in the attack. The terrorist was killed.Hana Levi Julian
A wannabe Arab terrorist was arrested Thursday in Hebron after he threw away a knife after being asked by IDF soldiers to stop for a routine search at a checkpoint.
The incident took place close to the Beit Hadassah building in the Jewish quarter.
The suspect was taken into custody and transferred to security personnel for interrogation.Hana Levi Julian
Security forces in Herzliya are hunting for an Arab suspect believed to be planning a terror attack somewhere in the upscale coastal city.
Herzliya is home to a major industrial zone where numerous international corporations maintain their headquarters.
This search, however, is unrelated to the manhunt that continues in metropolitan Tel Aviv as police there search for the gunman who killed two and wounded eight others last Friday at a café on Dizengoff Street.
Police and other security personnel warn that Nashet Melhem, 31, is armed and dangerous and is still at large; and although they believe he is hiding somewhere in the north Tel Aviv neighborhood of Ramat Aviv, they are not sure exactly where.
The suspect believed to be hiding in Herzliya is described as a young man in his 20s who drove to the center of the city, where he abandoned his vehicle.
There are conflicting reports about the suspect having evaded a police checkpoint in Jerusalem: Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told JewishPress.com, “I’m not familiar with [reports that the suspect was] evading a checkpoint.”
He is reportedly a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Tzur Baher. The suspect allegedly argued with his father prior to leaving the family home, saying he was planning an attack.
“There is heightened security in the Herzliya area,” said, Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld, who confirmed that forces are “searching for an east Jerusalem man in the Herzliya area. Police units are patrolling the streets,” he said.
Herzliya Mayor Moshe Fadlon ordered increased security at schools, kindergartens and other high-population sites as well. Police have asked the public to contact the “100″ hotline if they see anything or anyone who appears suspicious.Hana Levi Julian