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October 10, 2015 / 27 Tishri, 5776
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Posts Tagged ‘Gush Etzion’

Firebombs, Rocks and Rioting in Gush Etzion

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

10:23 AM Arabs are throwing firebombs and rocks at vehicles driving past Beit Umar, on Thurday morning. H/T Efrat Wise

10:30 AM Arabs are rioting at the T-junction in Gush Etzion between Efrat and Tekoa. No injuries or damage reported.

Massive Rock-Throwing Attacks South of Gush Etzion

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Palestinian Authority Arabs hurled rocks at dozens of vehicles Sunday morning on Highway 60 south of Gush Etzion, causing damage to several cars but no injuries.

Most of the attacks occurred at Al Aroob and Beit Omar, two hotspots between Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba-Hebron.

Israeli soldiers guard both areas 24 hours a day, but they are not deployed along the entire stretch of the highway, a maneuver that would require enormous manpower.

IDF guidelines limit soldiers’ ability to shoot at terrorists who throw rocks with the intent of causing fatal injuries or forcing the driver to lose control of his vehicle and crash.

Friday Night Terror Attack at Givat Sorek

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Palestinian Arab terrorists sneaked into Givat Soorek (Shorek) on Friday night, an outpost located about 100 meters south of the Judean Jewish community of Karmei Tzur, in Gush Etzion.

The terrorists attacked the synagogue at the outpost, setting it afire, but apparently God had other plans.

The arson caused a water pipe to burst in the building, preventing the holy books from being destroyed.

There was, however, some damage to the furniture and the building, according to Rotter.net.

Silent Protests in Judea and Samaria during Funeral of Henkins

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Silent protests against Palestinian Authority terror will be held throughout Judea and Samaria during the funeral of terror shooting victims of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin Friday morning. Morning prayers also were held on highways.

The procession will begin at 11 a.m., and the burials will be In Jerusalem.

The Women in Green organization has asked those who will not be at the funerals to stand at various intersections and hold Israeli flags.

The silent protests will be along Highway 60, which runs from northern Samaria through Gush Etzion, Kiryat Arba-Hebron and the southern Hebron Hills.

Those who cannot reach highway 60 are asked to stand in unison near their communities.

Intifada Mark 3 – 12 Arab Suspects Arrested, 2 IDF Soldiers Wounded

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Arrests of Palestinian and Israeli Arab suspects continue daily as the attacks on Israeli Jews and others mount up, clearly escalating into what is obviously a deliberately organized, calculated Intifada Mark 3.

Israeli forces arrested 12 security suspects in eastern Jerusalem late Wednesday and early Thursday morning. Six adults and six minors were taken into custody on suspicion of disturbing public order.

A Palestinian Arab terrorist attacked a group of soldiers overnight into Thursday near Einav, a religious Zionist community located north of Jerusalem in the Samaria (Shomron) region.

The attacker, who pulled a knife and attempted to stab the soldiers, was caught and injured in the attack. Medics from the Arab Red Crescent emergency response service treated the attacker at the scene before he was taken for question to security personnel.

Earlier Wednesday night, two Israeli soldiers were hit by flying rocks while contending with a riot at the Palestinian Arab village of Beit Omar, between Kiryat Arba-Hebron and Gush Etzion.

One of the soldiers was seriously injured; the condition of the second soldier is unknown. Both were evacuated to a hospital in Jerusalem.

The attack occurred while Palestinian Arabs were hurling rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and firing guns to mark the speech of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations General Assembly. In his speech Abbas renounced the PA’s signing of the internationally-recognized 1994 Oslo Accords, declaring the PA no longer was bound by the mandates set forth therein.

Israeli motorists driving in two separate cars came under attack Thursday (Oct. 1) by Palestinian Arab terrorists on the road near Tekoa, in eastern Gush Etzion. A woman and a six-month-old baby, were wounded in the attack. Two other children were badly traumatized and required treatment for anxiety.

Both drivers continued to navigate their vehicles until they reached the safety of Tekoa, where they were able to inspect the damage to their cars.

Tekoa residents subsequently traveled to the Arab village near their town following the attack to protest the violence near their community. Clashes broke out between IDF soldiers and Arab residents after Tekoa’s military security coordinator fired into the air to warn Palestinian Arabs who had begun to throw stones at the vehicle of one of the families from Tekoa who came to protest.


20,000 Israelis Ignore Terror and Visit Gush Etzion

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Approximately 20,000 Israelis from all over the country visited Gush Etzion on the first day of Chol HaMoed Tuesday, numbers that regional council chairman Davidi Pearl said prove the strong connection between the area and all of Israel.

He added that the throng of visitors shows that terror cannot intimidate people.

Minister Ze’ev Elkin and Uri Ariel visited the Givat Oz V’Gaon park adjacent to the Gush Etzion junction. The area was dedicated to the memories of the three yeshiva youth were murdered by Hamas terrorists last year.

Thousands of tourists also traveled through Gush Etzion to visit the Patriarchs’ Cave (Maharat HaMachpela) in Hebron and the southern Hebron Hills.

Travelers reported a heavy presence of IDF patrols on Highway 60 to deter Arabs from trying to murder Jews with rocks and firebombs.

6 Firefighter Planes Battling Blaze in Gush Etzion

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Six firefighter planes, 8 firefighting brigades and volunteers are working to put out a massive fire in the Gvaot Forest in Gush Etzion, which is near Bat Ayin and Alon Shvut.

Road 376 has been closed to traffic.

Residents in the area were evacuated, but have now been allowed to return to their homes.

Investigators suspect arson.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/6-firefighter-planes-battling-blaze-in-gush-etzion/2015/09/25/

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