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Female Terrorist Dead in Attack at Tapuach Junction

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

A female terrorist attempted to stab a soldier at the Tapuach junction in Samaria just before 1 PM on Wednesday. The terrorist was shot and killed. No soldiers were injured in the attack.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan isued a statement saying, “This new attempt against our daily routine, not to mention our holiday, will not success. I wish to thank the IDF soldiers for their alertness.”

Dagan noted that tourism events throughout Samaria “will proceed as planned. The tens of thousands of visitors who right now fill up the numerous tourist spots in Samaria are voting with their legs. May we continue to have a happy and quiet holiday.

Arab news agency Ma’an noted that the still unidentified female terrorist was the 224th PA Arab terrorist killed by Israeli soldiers and civilians since the wave of terror began to spread across the country 13 months ago.

David Israel

Rachel Tevet-Vizel: Highest Ranking Female Officer

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Have you ever attended a Shabbat afternoon lecture on the parsha at the home of a high-ranking officer in the army? A high-ranking officer who was a brigadier general? A brigadier general-lecturer who was a woman, a mother of three, a military court judge and president of the army high military court?

The lecture was fascinating as the lecturer was a Hebrew scholar who combined the parsha with a discussion of Jewish law.

This took place in a small religious community in Israel at the home of Brigadier General Rachel Tevet-Vizel.

Who is Brigadier General Rachel Tevet-Vizel? What are her origins?

Rachel’s grandmother was raised in a chassidic family in Poland. She was a strong woman named Bluma – a woman of vision, faith, and conviction.

It was the early 1930s, and one day Bluma’s husband was beaten by a band of young Nazis. That day Bluma decided her family must leave for Palestine. It was the only option in her mind: the Holy Land where they prayed daily to return to one day.

In Palestine, Bluma and her husband helped establish the community of Kiryat Ono, today a large Israeli city on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. As there was no synagogue in town, Bluma’s family opened their home for communal prayer gatherings. When her two daughters came of age, Bluma told them, “The time has come for you to go into the army. We have to protect [the land] ourselves. You cannot simply rely on others to do it. Although we are religious, this is our country and this is our time to protect it.”

With such family background, Rachel Tevet was inspired to volunteer for army service after graduating from a religious girls high school in 1981. Rachel began her Sherut Leumi in a development town elementary school, and, with officer training, advanced to become commander of the officer-training base.

Later Rachel returned to civilian life, and continued her education. She attended Tel Aviv University, and eventually earned a law degree. While pursuing a law practice, Rachel found time to get married and become a mother of three daughters.

But soon she found that there was something missing. “In Israel, it is not enough to be a lawyer,” she says. “To contribute to this country, you have to be a lawyer and something else.” She returned to the IDF as a military lawyer. In time, she became a military court judge, serving as president of the IDF high military court.

Today Rachel Tevet-Vizel is one of four highest-ranking female officers in the IDF, but the only one who gives Torah lessons in her home on Shabbat afternoons.

Prof. Livia Bitton-Jackson

Female Terrorist Shot at Check Post: ‘I Came Here to Die’

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

During her subsequent detention and questioning, the 14-year-old Arab girl who had been shot in the legs Wednesday morning reportedly told her interrogators: “I came here to die.”

The female terrorist was carrying a bag on Wednesday morning as she approached on foot the Eliyahu Crossing vehicle check post on Rt. 55 between Alfei Menashe and Karney Shomron in Samaria. The Crossings Authority security guards ordered her to stop and fired warning shots in the air, but the young woman continued to approach them, and when she put her hand inside her shirt the guards shot her in the leg to stop her.

No one else was hurt. A sapper was called in to examine the woman’s bag, and once he cleared the scene the terrorist received medical care. Her condition is light to moderate.

David Israel

Border Guard Female Officer Wounded in Rock Throwing

Monday, September 12th, 2016

A female Border Guard officer was injured from a barrage of stones thrown at her unit by Arabs in a village near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

The officer received first aid and was evacuated for further treatment in a hospital.

David Israel

Terrorist Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attacks two Female Police with Machete in Brussels Suburb

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Two female police officers were attacked with a machete by a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” outside a police station in Charleroi, south of Brussels, Belgium, Saturday afternoon, media outlets reported.

The attacker apparently walked up to the two police officers who were standing at the entrance of a police station around 4 PM local time (11 AM NY time), pulled a machete from his bag and hacked at one of the officers.

A third officer shot the attacker in the chest and one leg, and the man later died. The assaulted officer suffered deep cuts to her face and was rushed to hospital. The other female officer suffered only light injuries.

A police spokesman told a press conference: “It’s a sad thing. Our hearts go out to the two cops involved.” He added: “Our thoughts also go out to the officer who had to pull her gun. For her this is not easy.”

David Israel

Israeli National Service Program Incorporates 120 Young French Female Immigrants

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

By Ilana Messika/TPS

A total of 120 French women, aged 18 to 23, have immigrated to Israel in 2016 through a specialized program, called Shlomit, which coordinates and finds Israeli citizens placement in national service, also known as Sherut Leumi.

French immigration increased from 1,900 immigrants in 2012 to 7,800 in 2015 and French immigrants make up 25% of all immigrants to Israel. However, the year 2016 has seen a particular upsurge of French women deciding to immigrate through the Shlomit organization and particularly through one of its branches, Shilat, which is specifically for religious women.

Shlomit was the first organization to extend national service opportunities to all Israeli citizens, regardless of sexuality, race, or financial status. The group’s mission is to enable every young Israeli citizen exempt from military service to serve the country and to make a significant contribution to the advancement of Israeli society.

“We endeavor to construct the best-suited combination between the particularities of the applicants, such as their specific skills, capabilities, place of origin, and languages, and those who could best utilize their services,” Shilat Director Osnat Tzadok told Tazpit Press Service (TPS).

Most of this year’s applicants are from the area of Paris, but some have also emigrated from Marseilles or northern France. They tend to settle in Jerusalem in particular, but many of them also reside in Raanana, Netanya, Ashdod, Ramat Gan, and Tel Aviv. Program participants volunteer in a wide range of sectors, including hospitals, hospices, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and special education.

“It is not easy to immigrate to Israel, to integrate oneself within a new culture and country without one’s family, and to be disconnected from all that is familiar,” explained Tzadok. “Our program makes it easier by allowing participants to better familiarize themselves with the Israeli mentality, fostering confidence, creating new relationships and friendships, and learning Hebrew,”

As of the end of July, most Shilat participants will already have completed most of the administrative steps that immigration to Israel entails and are expected to start their year of service in September, but some will still be in the process of filing various necessary documents and arranging exemptions from military service.

Shilat helps the women get through that bureaucratic process and provides the women with benefits equivalent to those of lone soldiers, such as an apartment, an internet connection to reach family members, funds for transportation, and some assistance in everyday expenses. The program helps the women with the psychometric exams for academic studies after their service and offers Torah courses to enrich their religious knowledge.

Salome Benichou, a Shilat participant originally from Saint-Brice, told TPS that “Sherut Leumi for French Olim is complicated due to the fact that there is no forum to formally guide us through the process, to centralize the opportunities, and to actively make contact with French people and institutions while also providing support.”

“Shilat provides both professional and personal assistance through coordinators that are always available yet it allows for enough independence for immigrants to find their own place in Israeli society. It is an excellent medium to materialize the strong brand of Zionism I was brought up in,” she added.

Leaders of the program report that it has been very successful in integrating French women into Israeli society and that it has had a virtually nonexistent dropout rate. Participants in the program say that the success is a consequence of both the importance of Zionism in Jewish culture in France and of the efficacy of the program itself.

“What we need to understand about the immigrants from France is that many of them spend a year doing Israeli national service after having already done a Masa program for a year while their counterparts in France and the rest of Europe have already finished their degree. That is a pretty significant concession for both French young women and their parents to make in favor of Zionism given the French mentality,” concluded Liora, who is currently completing her second year of Sherut Leumi.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Shabak Chief: Most Female Terrorists Faced Honor Murder by Families

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

The new General Security Services (Shabak) chief Nadav Argaman told a Knesset committee on Tuesday that more than 40 women were involved in the current wave of terror, and that in almost every case the background to the individual woman taking up arms in a suicidal attack was internal family conflict over disapproval of the woman’s sexual conduct. In some cases, he said, it was even known that family members delivered the women to the scene of the attack.

Argaman argued that the women were sent to their certain death as an act of redemption for their misconduct, and also as a means for their families to earn a monthly stipend from the Palestinian Authority.

Argaman appeared before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in his first presentation. He showed the committee charts proving that the peaks in the wave of terror have been related to tension surrounding the Temple Mount compound. He warned that a heated situation on the Temple Mount could bring about a new explosion of terror.

The new chief of clandestine operations also remarked that Hamas, which is in the midst of a strategic duress, is not interested in going to war at the moment. He noted that there is a tight cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in intensively perusing Hamas in Judea and Samaria.

Like many other in the security apparatus leadership, Argaman stressed the value of issuing work permits in Israel to Judea and Samaria Arabs, suggesting that these working people are a source of calm in the Arab society there, who also prevent terror attacks. Today there are about 120 thousand Judea and Samaria Arab residents who work in Israel, legally and otherwise, supporting about one third of the population at home.

Argaman said that since the start of the new wave, security forces and Shabak have foiled about 240 significant attacks, and in the first five months of 2016 alone 11 suicide bombing attacks were thwarted, as well as 10 kidnapping attempts, and more than 60 shooting attempts, most of them by Hamas members.

According to Argaman, since the official date of the current escalation, October 1, 2015, there have been more than 300 significant attacks and attempted attacks (not including the countless daily incidents of stone and Molotov cocktail throwing). Out of those there were some 180 stabbing attacks, more than 90 shootings, and some 30 ramming attacks using a car. He noted that most of these attacks were carried out by lone individuals, while the number of attacks carried out by terror organizations has been relatively low.

Argaman told the committee that the decline in the number of attacks in recent months, compared with October 2015, can be explained by the high number of prevented attacks, improvements in the Israeli alert capacity regarding lone attackers, and the focusing of deterrence on the attackers and their close environment.

David Israel

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