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October 23, 2014 / 29 Tishri, 5775
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Posts Tagged ‘Explosives’

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.

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.

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.

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?

Israeli Navy Foils Smuggling Attempt into Gaza

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Israeli Navy Wednesday morning thwarted an attempt to smuggle what may have been explosives form Egypt into Gaza.

After two “fishing” boats encroached on international waters and refused orders from the Navy to stop, soldiers opened fire and hit the vessels, setting off secondary explosions. Two Arabs suffered light to moderate wounds.

Arab sources in Gaza said that the boat was loaded with cigarettes and tobacco.

The explosions indicate that the fire hit the engine room or that the cigarettes were of special varieties that blow up when lit.

Or perhaps, just maybe, the “tobacco” was a load of explosives and ammunition.

IDF Discovers Gaza Tunnel Loaded with Explosives

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The IDF has discovered a smuggling tunnel loaded with explosives in central Gaza, one day after the military exposed a tunnel that that had been dug to a kibbutz.

Outgoing IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordecai said that soldiers will explode the central Gaza tunnel.

The government and military policy generally has been to bomb terrorists’ tunnels only as a retaliatory measure after rocket and mortar  attacks on Israelis.

The Defense Ministry never has explained why it does not order the IDF to destroy the tunnel without waiting for terrorist attacks.

Gazan Terror Tunnel Into Kibbutz Discovered

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

The IDF discovered a 1.5 mile long terror tunnel that led from Gaza to Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. The tunnel was discovered on Wednesday, but  the IDF censor only permitted publication of the find on Sunday.

The tunnel was a complex structure branching out in multiple directions,with multiple entry and egress points. It was laden with explosives and other surprises.

It is clear to the IDF that this tunnel was designed for kidnappings and a major terror attack.

The IDF has uncovered several tunnels leading from Gaza to nearby Jewish communities, over the past few years.

Recently, the IDF has begun a plan to reduce the military presence along the Gaza border as well as take away the armored vehicles belonging to the local town security units, based on, apparently incorrect assessments, that the threat level from Gaza has diminished.

A Gazan Arab was killed a few weeks ago as he tried to infiltrate into Israel across the fence.

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