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July 24, 2016 / 18 Tammuz, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Explosives’

2 IDF Soldiers Wounded, 5 Bombs Still ‘Hot’ in Attack at Hizme Checkpoint

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

An IDF officer and a second soldier were wounded Tuesday night in a quadruple bomb attack at the Hizme checkpoint, while an hour later five more bombs were defused by IDF sappers.

The IED (improvised explosive device) were detonated by terrorists as the officer was searching a suspicious package planted on the road at the entrance to the checkpoint.

Two pipe bombs were discovered attached to a gas canister shortly after that initial bombing attack, according to local sources. The Adam junction was evacuated for the safety of everyone in the area.

Sappers then discovered five more additional bombs as well, including that which was tied up with the gas canister. The bomb squad carefully worked on dismantling all five bombs at the site.

The IDF officer, meanwhile, was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center with serious face and upper body wounds, according to Magen David Adom medics on the scene. The victim sustained head and facial wounds but was fully conscious.

A second soldier was in stable condition after sustaining shrapnel wounds in the leg. He too was treated at the scene before he was evacuated for further treatment.

The Hizme checkpoint is located near the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, not far from the Jewish community of Adam.

Hana Levi Julian

2 IDF Soldiers Wounded While Demolishing Home of Shlomit Krigman’s Killer

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Two IDF soldiers were wounded in an Arab bombing attack aimed directly at their unit Wednesday morning as they defended engineers involved in demolishing the home of the terrorist who took the life of 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, hy’d. The attack occurred in a “riot” at the Qalandiya “refugee camp” north of Jerusalem.

The soldiers were demolishing the family home of 17-year-old Hussein Abu Ghosh, the Hamas terrorist who murdered Krigman when Arabs in the area began “rioting.” That is, they began attacking the soldiers, hurling everything they could get their hands on at the IDF soldiers — including a homemade bomb.

One of the “rioters” protesting the demolition hurled a bomb at the forces, wounding two soldiers. Other security personnel used riot control measures until the demolition of the terrorist’s home was completed.

Both of the wounded soldiers were taken to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Medical Center with minor injuries and are currently listed in stable condition. Both were conscious when they were evacuated from the scene.

The murderous terrorist whose family home was demolished Wednesday was joined in his attack on the Beit Horon supermarket by 22-year-old Ibrahim Ala’an of Beit ur al-Tahta. The two reached the store via a nearby wadi, jumping the town’s security fence.

The two killers had planned for a bigger operation: they planted three IEDs (improvised explosive devices – homemade bombs) around the store prior to their attack. But they failed to injure more shoppers inside because they were shoved away by workers with shopping carts.

Hana Levi Julian

2 Gazan Killed, 3 Injured by Bomb

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Arab media is reporting that 2 Gazans have been killed, and at least 3 have been injured from a bomb that was found inside a house in the Shujaiya neighborhood of Gaza City.

The two 23 year old victims found the bomb, began to tinker with it, and it exploded.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Alert IDF Eyes Foil New Tunnel Terror Infiltration Attempt

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Hundreds of Israelis might have been dead Tuesday night if not for the alert eyes of a unit of Givati soldiers, who spotted a cell of five terrorists emerging from a tunnel shaft, ready to infiltrate and carry out a terror attack in Israel.

The soldiers spotted the terrorists suddenly emerging from a tunnel shaft late Tuesday afternoon. The terrorists, realizing they were identified, fired and the battled was joined, with the IDF soldiers also opening fire. All five operatives in the cell were killed.

During the fire fight, the IDF soldiers discovered the terrorists were loaded with numerous explosive packs, ready to be carried into suicide missions and other terror attacks.

The terrorist tunnels present an unacceptable risk to Israeli communities especially along the Gaza border, and elsewhere in the country as well, government leaders have said.

Terrorists are using the tunnels to infiltrate Israel to kidnap citizens, carry out attacks and import weapons and ammunition. As a result, eliminating the tunnels has become a priority for the IDF in Operation Protective Edge.

An IDF spokesperson also revealed that earlier in the day, an armored unit identified terrorists firing anti-tank missiles; the IDF tanks returned fire and knocked out the source.

No IDF soldiers were injured in either battle.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorist Attacks on Light Rail in Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Arab terrorists hurled pipe bombs at the Jerusalem Light Rail Wednesday morning. One of the bombs exploded, but failed to injure any of the passengers. A second bomb did not detonate and was deactivated by sappers summoned to the scene by Israel Police officers.

Arabs continued throughout the morning to riot in the northern Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods of Shuafat, with violence spilling over into nearby Beit Hanina as well in response the death of a young Arab teen who was kidnapped from an Arab neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. His body, found in the Jerusalem forest at about 5:00 a.m., was burnt and showed other signs of violence, according to sources quoted by the Hebrew-language Ynet website.

Arabs in Shuafat burned tires, hurled explosives and rocks at IDF soldiers and Israel Police. They vandalized three Light Rail stations, smashing the glass and destroying the security cameras.

Authorities subsequently announced on Wednesday morning that the Jerusalem Light Rail would operate only between the Mount Herzl and the Givat Tachmoshet stops. The Beit Hanina and Shuafat stops are to be skipped until further notice.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Sappers Neutralize Bomb on Southern Border

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

IDF soldiers discovered a bomb on Wednesday at midday, planted along Israel’s southern border near the southern part of the Gaza security fence.

Sappers were called to deactivate the device, according to the IDF Spokesperson, who said the mission was carried out successfully.

“Thankfully no injuries,” the IDF Spokesperson tweeted in a post on the Twitter social networking site.

Hana Levi Julian

Old Plastic Explosives Killed PA Official in Prague Explosion

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The mysterious January 1 explosion that killed the new Palestinian Authority ambassador to the Czech Republic was an accident caused by plastic explosives, according to the daily Mlada frontá Dnes (MfD), relying on a “detective close to the investigation.”

Jamal al Jamal was killed after he had moved to the new Palestinian Authority’s office-residence in Prague. Police previously thought the blast occurred but recently discarded that theory.

It now appears that plastic explosives known as Semtex were hidden in a book that Jamal opened, setting off the explosion.

“It was an accident. The diplomat was an honest man who wanted to go through old stuff that included two books with explosives,” said detective, whose comments were translated and reported by the English-language Prague Post.

The plastics explosives were made in the country in  the 1970s.

The question remains why they were in the old Palestinian Authority offices for so many years and then moved to the new facility along with all of the other furnishings.

During the investigation, police found 12 unregistered firearms from the 1980s.

Palestinian Authority officials explained the guns were gifts from officials of what used to be communist Czechoslovakia.

And the plastic explosives also were gifts?

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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