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September 26, 2016 / 23 Elul, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Guard’

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

Border Guard Arrest Suspect Armed with Knife at Shuafat Check Post

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

A suspect, 18, who arrived at the Shuafat refugee camp check post on his way to enter eastern Jerusalem was arrested after a search through his bag revealed a knife that had been wrapped in order to conceal it. Border Guard police who were alerted neutralized the suspect, took his knife and arrested him for interrogation.

The Shuafat refugee camp was established by king Hussein of Jordan in 1965 to house Arabs whose families had come from Jerusalem, Lydda, Jaffa and Ramleh areas, after the Mascar refugee camp in the Jewish quarter of the Old City had been closed. Coming into Jerusalem from the Shufat refugee camp the terrorist could find targets for stabbing in the nearby Jewish neighborhoods of Pisgat Ze’ev, French Hill, and Ramat Shlomo.

David Israel

Train Guard Describes How He Captured the Terrorist [video]

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

The train guard describes, in his own words, how he captured the terrorist who was going to explode a bomb on the Jerusalem Light Rail:

(Video at the bottom of the article)

“As I’m watching the entrance to the train, I saw a man wearing a hat, glasses, a knapsack on his back, leaning on the wall and he’s scanning the train station left and right.

I approached the man, and questioned him, I said something wasn’t right.

I asked him to put down his knapsack.

He refused.

I immediately spun the man around, using reasonable force, I placed him against the wall, and checked him.

I took the knapsack off him, and saw a small bag inside. I lifted the bag up and saw the bomb.

I immediately knocked him down onto the ground.

Bomb Robot - July 17, 2016

A police sapper continues the story:

Two civilians approached me, they said there is a terrorist.

I ran to Yafo street and I saw the train guards who yelled there’s a terrorist, who was already on the ground, with guns pointed at him.

I understood there was a knapsack and inside was a pipe bomb. I moved everyone away…

The reaction of the train guards, who got there quickly, and the police, we cordoned off the area, and worked orderly to deal with the bomb.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Female Terrorist Caught Near Tomb of the Patriarchs

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

A female Arab terrorist was caught on Thursday morning at around 9:40 AM with a knife in her bag as she approached the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Maarat Hamachpela, in Hebron.

The woman, from the village of Yata, raised the suspicions of the Border Police who told her to stop while they checked her.

The woman was arrested. No one was injured.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Terrorist Stabber Neutralized Near Tomb of the Patriarchs [video]

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A female terrorist approached a guard post near one of the entrances to the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Maarat Hamachpela), in Hebron. The terrorist pulled out a knife and tried to stab a Border Policeman.

The Border Policeman managed to accurately shoot and neutralize the terrorist with no harm to himself or anyone else, according to the police.

Update: The terrorist is dead.

There are reports that this terrorist is from the same family as the terrorist who murdered Hallel Ariel yesterday, according to Elior Levy, a reporter from Yediot Achronot.

It is unknown at this point if the terrorist got around the IDF closure of her village, or if she was already outside when the closure was set up.

*Regarding the word “neutralized”, the word is used when the terrorist is no longer capable of harming anyone. It could mean the terrorist is dead, unconscious, arrested or sufficiently wounded to no longer pose a threat.

Jewish Press News Briefs

94-Year-Old Auschwitz Guard Gets 15 Minutes Per Murder

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Reinhold Hanning, a 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard, was sentenced to five years in jail in Germany on Friday, for being a “willing and efficient henchman” in the murder of 170,000 inmates in the two and a half years he worked at the death camp. That means that, after the appeals in the case are over and Hanning would presumably serve out his sentence, he would be paying with 15 minutes and change for each victim whose death he helped carry out. The value of each victim could be reduced, however, should the aging Nazi be released early for good behavior.

Hanning’s lawyer, Johannes Salmen, said he plans to appeal, because his client “will not be fit for a custodial sentence. That means he will not have to go to jail.”

OK, so just the inconvenience of the trial as punishment, then.

Judge Anke Grudda rejected the defense argument that Hanning, who was an SS officer, never directly killed or beaten anyone, and told him, “It is not true that you had no choice, you could have asked to be transferred to the war front.” She pointed out that during Hanning’s two and a half years at Auschwitz he was promoted twice, which ” shows that you had proven your value as a willing and efficient henchman in the killings,” Grudda said.

Hanning apologized to his victims, reading from a prepared speech that he regretted being part of a “criminal organization” that killed so many and caused so much suffering. “I’m ashamed that I knowingly let injustice happen and did nothing to oppose it.”

According to the Daily Mail, one more man and one woman in their 90s are still scheduled to go on trial as accessories to the murders of more than a million Jews in Auschwitz. A third Nazi SS guard died at 93 in April, just days before his trial started.


Guard Your Influence (Conclusion)

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The third suggestion to alter behavior and put oneself in the driver’s seat – no matter how detrimental the surrounding influences – is to, as Stephen Covey liked to call it, “Begin with the End in Mind.” It is quite a mind-shift to look at your life from the future. This entails thinking about your greatest legacy, how will one be remembered?

The plan is based on the principle that all things are created twice: there is the mental, or first creation; and then there is the actual, or second creation in reality. A simple analogy would be the construction of a home, whereby detailed plans are drawn up before earth is broken. If the plumbing, electricity and engineering are not finely-tuned in the blue prints, there will be expensive rectifications during the actual construction.

Likewise a business venture. Beginning with “the end in mind” will largely determine if the enterprise is successful. If there isn’t a thought-out, properly-researched and reality-synced business plan, failure is almost guaranteed. As the aphorism goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

The same is often true with parenting. I stress “often” for we all know parents who do everything possible to mess up their children who ultimately come out great. While some parents try so hard and are not successful. There are many factors in raising a child, not the least of which is siyaata d’shmaya (Heavenly assistance). We have already detailed the impact of environment and influences.

But undeniably, if you wish to raise responsible, self-disciplined yorei Shomayim (God-fearing offspring), the end must constantly be kept in mind. A parent who erodes a child’s self-esteem or self-discipline has, among other things, not borne the end in mind. And this becomes even more complicated when children turn into teenagers and parents must quickly shift out of “management” and move into “sales.”

I once bought a book (that I wish I would not have lent out…) from a Pulitzer winning author describing his writing technique. He proposed that a successful author should write the ending of the story first, this way you always know in which direction you are heading. Based on this technique (and other incentives, like a negative bank balance) we managed to write three books bs”D in 11 months.

This is a discipline that works, what the Mishna calls, hefsed mitzva k’negged s’chara (contemplating what one forfeits by not fulfilling a mitzvah as opposed to the reward that could be earned) and being ro’eh es hanolad (foreseeing the consequences). We know that if a person could properly stay focused on the consequences of their actions and plan the first creation so that the second one is congruent, they have used their bechira properly and will conduct an enviably, honorable life.

The reason that Alfred Nobel, the father of dynamite, created the Nobel Peace Prize is well known. His brother died while visiting France and a French newspaper erroneously published Alfred’s obituary. It condemned him for his invention of dynamite and even said, “Le marchand de la mort est mort – The merchant of death is dead.” The obituary also did not fail to mention, “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday.”

This was about all Alfred Nobel had to read to decide to improve his ultimate legacy.

When rumors of the death of the famous rabbinic giant, The Ohr Somyach (Rav Meir Simcha of Dvinsk 1843-1926), reached Jerusalem, the city was engulfed in sorrow. Pubic eulogies were conducted and tributes were printed in religious newspapers. When a copy was delivered to the live-and-well Rav Meir Simcha of Dvinsk, Latvia, he said that for the rest of his life he would no longer need to open a Messilas Yesharim.

Other than such exceptional circumstances, it is unusual for one to look at life from the future. Think again. Yom Kippur, as Joseph Telushkin points out, is Judaism’s annual confrontation with death. During this 24-hour period, Jews are expected to lead a largely aphysical existence, regarding food, drink and pleasure. Many wear a kittel which is a burial shroud. The goal of this confrontation is to make us all feel those “deathbed regrets” while there is still time to do something about them, and act with the end in mind.

Chodesh Tov – have a pleasant month.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller

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