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Junior Terrorists-in-Training Caught With Knives in Gush Etzion [video]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Two young armed terrorists-in-training were caught in Gush Etzion by IDF soldiers Wednesday night after an extended search near Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Judea, south of Jerusalem.

The two culprits, both from the nearby Arab village of Beit Fajr and younger than 10 years old, were carrying knives. They were spotted near the kibbutz security fence as two suspicious-looking figures who appeared to be hiding.

During the initial questioning, the children admitted to having been sent, armed with knives, in order to carry out a terror attack.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF Spokesperson, said, “When two eight yearold children are sent on a mission to attack Israeli civilians it is clear that the hateful rhetoric that echoes within Palestinian society abuses the most vulnerable of minds.”

Palestinian Authority terrorist groups such as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas terror organizations as well as the Fatah-linked Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades all run annual summer camps to train children from ages as young as possible in various ways to murder Israelis and Jews.

Arabs living in the Palestinian Authority are brainwashed from the cradle to the grave with the understanding that they will be heavily rewarded spiritually as well as financially for dedicating their lives to the destruction of the State of Israel and the physical annihilation of their Jewish neighbors.

Hana Levi Julian

Arabs Released From PA Prison; Jews Ask Why the Left-Wing Didn’t Help

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

By Andrew Friedman/TPS

Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi, Dr. Yitzhak Glick and other residents of Gush Etzion expressed satisfaction Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority released four Arab residents of the village of Wadi Nis, but they added sharp criticism for Israeli and international NGOs that remained silent throughout the crisis.

Four residents of the Palestinian Authority village Wadi Nis, adjacent to Efrat, were arrested by Palestinian Authority officials last week for attending a reception marking the Jewish Succot festival in Efrat. The gathering was hosted by Revivi and attended by senior military and police commanders in the Judea and Samaria region.

Palestinian Authority officials initially said the men would be charged with “normalization with Israel,” considered a crime in the Palestinian Authority, but later statements indicated the men were being held in protective custody.

Speaking to Tazpit Press Service (TPS) by phone Tuesday, Revivi said Israeli officials were virtually the only voices that called for the men to be released. He noted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s call on the international community to work to help free the men, and added that efforts to secure the mens’ release included senior IDF officers.

Revivi also said that several members of the US Congress and State Department did act to get the men released. But he, Netanyahu, Glick and others added that repeated pleas to foreign diplomats, Israeli left-wing groups and international organizations to intercede with the Palestinian Authority on behalf of the detained men fell largely on deaf ears.

“I contacted every member of Meretz and B’tselem to get them to press the PA to release them,” said Dr. Yitzhak Glick, a resident of Efrat and member of Shorashim/Judur, a local co-existence group that brings Jews and Arabs from the Gush Etzion region together. “Zahava Gal-on was the only one to respond, and even she only wrote me a formalistic note that she would try to ‘do something’, but nothing more.

“Even Gershon Baskin, who’s got top-level contacts throughout the Palestinian world and goes around the world crowing about how he negotiated the deal for Gilad Shalit’s release, told me there was nothing he could really do. So I have to ask – where were B’tselem, Human Rights Watch and the rest of the groups that are normally so concerned with Palestinian rights?” Glick steamed.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Damage to Beitar Illit Car from Arab Stones

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

An Israeli driver reached the outskirts of the Haredi city of Beitar Illit Monday morning with damage to his windshield, which was initially thought to have been the result of drive by shooting, but was more likely the result of a rock that was thrown by Arab terrorists at his car.

Beitar Illit was established in 1984 just east of the green line marking the liberated territories, as part of Gush Etzion, 6 miles south of Jerusalem, by Religious Zionist families. In the 1990s and later, an influx of Haredi families took over the community, while the original group moved on. The city is now home to many Hasidic groups, including Bobov, Boston, Boyan, Breslov, Karlin-Stolin and Slonim. Beitar Illit’s population is estimated at 50,000.

 

David Israel

Day 3: Arab Peacemakers Still Imprisoned by Palestinian Authority; Human Rights Groups Silent

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Efrat Local Council head Oded Revivi says he’s concerned about the fate of four Palestinian Authority Arabs who were arrested and taken into custody on Thursday for the “crime” of visiting their Jewish neighbor’s sukkah.

The Arab visitors paid a visit on Wednesday to the Sukkah of Peace, an annual celebration of the Jewish Festival of Sukkot – the Feast of Tabernacles – in Gush Etzion, Judea, hosted by Revivi.

“Three days have passed and our visitors from Wadi Nies are still being held,” Revivi told JewishPress.com on Saturday night. “They have not been released from the Palestinian Authority prison.

“It’s not clear to us where they are or what their condition is. It bothers me to see that humanitarian organizations, human rights groups are not making any outcry about this situation.

“I’m also puzzled by the indifference of the Israeli media to the plight of these four Arabs, who simply expressed their desire for peaceful co-existence and good relations with their neighbors, and chanted slogans of peace.”

The celebration in the Sukkah of Peace attracted more than a hundred guests on Wednesday, and was an opportunity for Arab leaders from nearby Bethlehem and Hebron to mingle with senior IDF and Israeli Police officials, as well as others in the area.

Revivi told JewishPress.com he is trying to intervene on behalf of his Arab guests, but “the fact that human rights groups and Israeli media have taken no interest in this is very disturbing,” he said.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Soldier Wounded in Beit Omar Attack Near Hebron

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

An Israeli soldier was wounded Thursday in an Arab terror attack near an IDF “pillbox” (military outpost) situated along Highway 60 in the Palestinian Authority Arab village of Beit Omar.

The village is located a few minutes south of the Gush Etzion junction, and about ten minutes’ drive north of Kiryat Arba and Hebron. It’s known as a hot spot for trouble, and a terrorist stronghold in Judea.

An IDF unit came under a hail of stones from Arab terrorists during the attack, with one of the soldiers suffering a slight head wound. The Israeli forces responded with routine mob dispersal methods, identifying and aiming at the terrorist who threw the rock at the soldier.

The soldier was treated at the scene by IDF medics. Arab Red Crescent emergency response medics were allowed to treat and transport the terrorist for further care.

Palestinian Authority sources later reported that the terrorist allegedly died of his wounds.

Hana Levi Julian

Gush Etzion Holiday Traffic Slowed Down by Security

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Traffic throughout Israel on the first intermediate (Chol HaMoed) day of the Jewish Festival of Sukkot was complicated Tuesday by constant stoning attacks from Arab terrorists intent on killing Israeli motorists.

The terrorists failed in their mission, but they slowed down the traffic.

In the Gush Etzion section of Judea, Route 374 was narrowed down to a single lane in which traffic was allowed to flow in one direction only, alternately, in order to maintain tight control on the security situation at the Husan bypass around Beitar and the underpass near the El Khader junction.

Traffic was reported heavy in both directions in the late afternoon hours, but no injuries were reported by nightfall.

Reports earlier in the day indicated that at least 40,000 people had flocked to the nation’s public parks and nature reserves to celebrate the holiday, the beautiful weather and the glorious day.

Hana Levi Julian

3 Wounded in Arab Stoning Terror Attacks

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Three people were injured in stoning attacks Tuesday by Arab terrorists in Jerusalem on the first intermediate day, Chol HaMoed, of the Jewish festival of Sukkot.

Two of the victims were wounded in an attack that took place in the Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur, after the windshield of their vehicle was shattered by the rocks hurled by the attackers.

The third victim was hurt near the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the victims at the scene before evacuating them to Jerusalem medical centers.

Between the morning hours and mid-afternoon Arab terrorists carried out at least 16 attacks throughout the country, along Highway 437, at the El Khader Junction, along Highway 60 at Beit Omar, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, and Highway 55 in Samaria.

Hana Levi Julian

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