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November 28, 2014 / 6 Kislev, 5775
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Arab Revolt in Pictures – from the Northern Israel to Jerusalem

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Arabs with Israeli citizenship called for a “third intifada” on Saturday in protests in Haifa and trendy neighborhood in Jerusalem and riots in the Galilee in northern Israel, in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.

The radical Islamic Movement, whose northern branch is headquartered in Umm el-Fahm in the Lower Galilee, called settlers “dogs” and hailed the Arab terrorist who was killed by police Friday night a “martyr.”

Rock -throwing spread from the usual hotspots in Judea and Samaria to a major highway north of central Israel. Two Egged bus passengers suffered light wounds when rocks were thrown as the bus passed the police station near the Iron Junction, east of Hadera.

A three-year-old child was one of several Jews lightly injured by rock-throwing terrorists near the community of Shilo in Samaria.

Rioters in Jerusalem caused light damage to the light rail system, used by Arabs and Jews.

In the up-scale German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem, 100 members of the left-wing Hadash party staged a protest blaming the Netanyahu government for the escalation of violence in eastern Jerusalem.

Border Police clashed with rioters in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem and in eastern Jerusalem.

Arabs with sledgehammers break the security wall between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Arabs with sledgehammers break the security wall between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Arabs create opening for terrorists to walk the security wall between Ramallah and Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Arabs look out from the opening for terrorists to walk the security wall between Ramallah and Jerusalem and Ramallah.

 

Arab youth shoot fireworks during clashes with Border Police in Shuafat in Jerusalem.

Arab youth shoot fireworks during clashes with Border Police in Shuafat in Jerusalem.

Arab youth throw rocks at Border Police at the entrance to Kfar Kanna in the Galilee, in northern Israel.

Arab youth throw rocks at Border Police at the entrance to Kfar Kanna in the Galilee, in northern Israel.

2 Israelis Wounded in Grad Missile Attack on Be’er Sheva

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

A 70-year-old man and his wife paid the price for age and the lack of shelter within immediate reach on Saturday night when they had to make a run for it in a Grad missile attack on Be’er Sheva from Gaza.

Two Grad missiles exploded on an apartment building in a residential neighborhood in the Negev city as the older couple was rushing to reach a shelter, having heard the Code Red incoming rocket alert siren.

But they weren’t quite fast enough, and the missiles hit the building before the couple was able to reach shelter.

They were both hit by flying shrapnel in the explosion. Magen David Adom medics treated them on the scene and then evacuated the couple to nearby Soroka Medical Center, both with light wounds, and listed at present in good condition.

Nine other people suffered trauma symptoms; numerous others suffered with anxiety.

According to a tweet posted by Israel Hatzolah on the Twitter social networking site, the third Grad missile landed directly on a car, and not in an open area as reported by some media.

Car hit by Grad missile in Be'er Sheva, August 23, 2014.

Car hit by Grad missile in Be’er Sheva, August 23, 2014.

Much further north, a Katyusha rocket was launched at Israel from southern Lebanon at about the same time. The rocket slammed into an empty home in a community in the Upper Galilee. Two five-year-old children were injured in the attack; both were taken to hospital with shrapnel wounds.

Eight others were also taken to hospital to be treated for shock. Another 13 people were treated on site for anxiety and trauma, according to local security personnel.

It is not yet clear which terrorist organization was responsible for the attack, but Lebanese authorities have tracked the source of the rocket fire to the town of Dheira, in southern Lebanon.

The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted one missile over Gush Dan in the central region, two missiles over the Shfela region — also in central Israel — and two Qassam rockets that were headed straight for Sderot, barely a mile away from Gaza.

More than 100 missiles and rockets were fired at Israeli civilians from Gaza over the past 24 hours, striking communities from as far south as the Gaza Belt to the greater Jerusalem and Tel Aviv areas.

IDF Reporting Mortar Landed in the North

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The terrorists in Gaza have been shooting rockets at Israel for weeks, and in just the past twenty four hours alone twenty five rockets were launched from the Strip.

Tzeva Adom (Code Red), the Israeli warning system of incoming rockets, has been sounding around the clock and Israelis, young and old, are constantly running to bomb shelters.

But in an alarming turn, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, the Spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces, announced that a mortar landed in the Northern Galilee, in Israel, very late Sunday night. The IDF was responding to suspicious positions.

Also on Sunday, Israel targeted nine terror sites and concealed rocket launchers in Gaza.

Violence Resumes after Jewish Suspects Named

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Israeli police are gearing up for another night of violence, following the arrest of six Jews in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir last week.

Riots have flared on-and-off all day in Jerusalem and the Galilee. Routes 70 and 65 have been partially closed, and about 200 Arab citizens of Israel attacked police with rocks and Molotov cocktails.  Eleven people were arrested, according to the Ynet website.

As of this writing, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said affected areas were “relatively quiet,” but he added that riot forces were preparing for a long night of violence in the capital and in the north.

Six suspects have been arrested in the murder of 16 year old Mohammad Abu Khdeir.  Several of the suspects were minors.

Shocked many Israelis

The violence of the crime has shocked many in the country, who still find it hard to believe that Jews could be capable of such terror.

The young Arab teen, a resident of the northern Jerusalem suburb of Shuafat, was found dead in the Jerusalem forest last week. Burns covered 90 percent of his body and there were other signs of violence as well. The coroner allegedly reported that he had been burned alive, according to a source.

Arabs instantly used the murder as the excuse to launch a third intifada despite its immediate condemnation by the Israeli leadership before evidence existed the crime was committed by Jews.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has continued to call for an investigation by the United Nations into the murder, despite the fact that suspects have already been taken into custody by Israel Police.

Shin Bet Foils Terror Kidnap Attempt

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

An Islamic Jihad terrorist plot to kidnap an Israeli was foiled recently in a joint operation by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israel Police.

Had the plan succeeded, Murad Hassan Ali-Hassan, 25, would have grabbed his victim from home in the lower Galilee village of Avtalion – making him the next ‘Gilad Shalit.’

Ali-Hassan, a member of the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terror organization, was jailed in 2008 and 2009 for plotting to stab an IDF soldier at a security checkpoint. He confessed to the plot under questioning after his arrest.

“On April 19, 2014, he attempted to enter a house in Avtalion near Karmiel, armed with a knife, in order to kidnap one of the home’s residents for the purpose of negotiating the release of Palestinian [security] prisoners. The plot failed after he was chased away from the area by the home’s residents,” the Shin Bet said in its statement.

The suspect was formally charged Thursday in Haifa District Court with attempted kidnapping for murder or blackmail, breaking and entering, aggravated assault, armed offenses and deliberately endangering human life on a transportation route.

Ali-Hassan also “confessed during questioning by the Shin Bet to carrying out a number of [prior] attempted terror attacks in the Misgav Region in April 2014, including an attempted abduction,” the agency said.

In addition, he confessed to an attempt to torch a local forest with a firebomb (Molotov cocktail) and to hurling firebombs at vehicles with Israeli license plates traveling along Route 7955, near the Avtalion-Maslahit junction and near Kibbutz Eshbal. No one was injured in either of the incidents.

Although he acted alone, officials pointed to the need to complete construction of the security barrier that separates PA territory from the rest of Israel and which has prevented terrorists from infiltrating to commit countless suicide bombings.

Since 2012, Palestinian Authority Arabs who entered pre-1967 areas of the country illegally have managed to bomb a bus in Tel Aviv and murdered two IDF soldiers.

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Claims Galilee Threat from Syria

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Hezbollah terrorist chief Hassan Nasrallah claimed this week that Israel’s Galilee region is being threatened by events in Syria.

He noted that Israel was growing more worried about Iran as the days pass, and that the Jewish State is now closely guarding the Galilee region areas near the Golan Heights due to fear of cross-border attacks.

Nearly a month after an IDF jeep was blown up as soldiers patrolled along the northern border, Nasrallah also claimed responsibility for that attack, saying it came in response to one he blamed on Israel that prevented his group from receiving sophisticated arms from Iran.

But Israel has yet to acknowledge its part in the air strike, which left four Hezbollah terrorists dead. A missile launcher and two trucks that set out from Syria bearing supplies of missiles allegedly able to carry newer, heavier warheads never reached the Hezbollah warehouses.

According to a report in the Lebanese Daily Star newspaper quoting an interview published Monday in the As-Safir newspaper, Syrian government forces have begun to re-establish their control over Damascus and surrounds. Not good news for the State of Israel, said Nasrallah, who told the newspaper the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is no longer in jeopardy.

Nasrallah claimed that although opposition forces in Syria appeared to have the upper hand last year, the fact that Assad remained in office was proof “the danger of the Syrian regime falling has ended and we have exceeded the risk of partition.”

The Shi’ite terror chief added that although there had been one group in Syria that had opposed Hezbollah’s presence, but that the issue had been settled. Nasrallah said that the presence of “radical groups” in Syria are an existential threat to Lebanon and the region.

The Al Qaeda terrorist organization – a radical Islamist Sunni group – has been referred to by rival terrorists  as a “radical” organization. While the conflict in Syria often appears to Western eyes as a basic civil war, that is not what this is really about.

In the absence of an orderly transfer of power from Assad to another strong administrative hand at the helm, Syria is now in the process of being systematically hacked apart by rival groups backed by various Arab countries, each vying for a piece of the land in which to set up independent emirates.

Many are radical Islamists linked to groups like Al Qaeda or Hezbollah, although some are independent. A separate sector of groups is loosely tied together in the moderate secular council of opposition forces known as the Syrian National Council.

It is this group with which the West tried to form a relationship – only to discover that any military support it provided was handed over to radical Islamic terrorists whenever the groups united together to fight Syria’s government army.

Israel has been providing medical support to the opposition forces – and possibly to Assad’s forces as well, it is not really clear – in a field hospital set up in the ‘no man’s land’ buffer zone in the Golan Heights. Critically wounded Syrians are somehow spirited over the border and brought to Israeli hospitals in Tzfat and sometimes elsewhere in Israel for special care.

Home Front Command Drill Simulating Rocket Attack in the North

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The Home Front Command will carry out what it called a routine drill Tuesday through Thursday in the Western Galilee to maintain preparedness for rocket attacks from Hezbollah or Syria. The exercise will include the distribution of gas masks.

A siren will be activated in all parts of the Western Galilee at 10:15 a.m. Israeli time for  90 seconds. Internet and radio alerts will be issued, and personal alerts will be sent to civilians via text messages.

Police, fire departments and Magen David Adom will participate in the drill, and soldiers in full uniform will travel through the cities of Acre (Akko) and Karmiel and practice rescuing civilians.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/home-front-command-drill-simulating-rocket-attack-in-the-north/2013/11/25/

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