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High Court Maintains Ban on Israeli Arab MK Hanin Zoabi

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The High Court has rejected an attempt by Israeli Arab Knesset Member Hanin Zoabi of the Balad party to block the parliament from banning her activity.

One after another, the five-member panel of justices scored Zoabi for her claims that she backs non-violence. Zoabi clearly identifed with the Hamas kidnap-murderers of three yeshiva students in Gush Etzion in a broadcast interview on Radio Tel Aviv last June, before it was known that the boys had been murdered.

Zoabi was barred for six months from all Knesset activity other than voting in response to a flurry of complaints from her colleagues — including Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein — about a statement she made regarding the abduction and particularly brutal murder of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Sha’ar  were not guilty of terrorism.

“Is it strange that people living under occupation and living impossible lives, in a situation where Israel kidnaps new prisoners every day, is it strange that they act this way? They are not terrorists. Even if I do not agree with them, they are people who do not see any way open to change their reality, and they are compelled to use means like these until Israel wakes up and sees the suffering, feels the suffering of the other.”

The complaints charging Zoabi with incitement led the Knesset Ethics Committee to ban Zoabi at the end of July from making speeches, submitting legal questions or initiating debates from the plenum or in committee for half a year. It was the maximum punishment the committee was allowed to impose.

On October 7 Zoabi tried to appeal the ruling in committee, calling it a violation of freedom of speech. That effort failed, and the ban was confirmed by the full plenum at the end of October.

However, Zoabi has still won a victory: despite breaking the laws of the state by repeatedly visiting enemy nations and participating in events clearly as an advocate for an enemy entity (the Palestinian Authority), Zoabi has yet to be charged with treason.

Moreover, despite her verbal support for an enemy during wartime in July – when Israel was facing impending conflict with the Hamas terrorist organization, as she obviously knew, being a privileged lawmaker – Zoabi is free.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ruled in the current case that Zoabi’s statements in July did not constitute criminal incitement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDF Foils Gush Etzion Terror Attack Planned by Nephew of Kidnap-Murderer

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The IDF has foiled a plan by terrorists to stab Jews in Gush Etzion, and of the two terrorists who were caught Tuesday is the nephew of one of the Hamas kidnap-murderers of three yeshiva youth last June.

Soldiers had been placed on high alert Monday after reports that the nephew, 34-year-old Mohammed abu Eisha, was reported missing.

Tuesday’s terrorists, one of them armed with a knife, were caught as they approached Tekoa located across the highway from Nokdim, the home of Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. A security officer at Tekoa was suspicious of the two men who were approaching the community, and he called the IDF, whose soldiers arrested them.

The security officer may have identified abu Eisha from pictures that Israel security personnel circulated Monday night.

Abu Eisha is from Hebron and the second terrorist, Jabrin Muntaz, 17, is from Yatta, a large city immediately to eh south of Hebron. They admitted they were planning to kill Jews.

Abu Eisha was part of the Hamas terror cell that kidnapped and murdered Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gilad Shaar, last June.

Gush Etzion has become the most popular target for terrorists the past year. The three teenagers who were murdered fell into the hands of their Hamas captors west of the Gush Etzion junction.

Last month, there were at several terrorist attacks at or near the junction, including a hit-and-run attack and two stabbing attacks at the intersection, including the murder of Dalia Lemkus, 26, of Tekoa,

It is not clear why terrorists are targeting the area.

There usually are a number of Jews at the bus stop-hitchhiking station at the junction, but the IDF maintains a constant presence there. Furthermore, there are several smaller, more rural and less protected Jewish communities in the area.

Gush Etzion is home to a large number of English-speaking Israelis, particularly in Efrat, Alon Shvut and Neve Daniel.

The area is constantly mentioned as being in the “consensus” to be under Israeli sovereignty in the event of the creation of the Palestinian Authority as a new Arab country.

If terrorists can make life unbearable for Gush Etzion residents and create public pressure to remove it from the consensus, no other Jewish community in Judea and Samaria would stand a chance of remaining a home for Jews.

 

Update: Terrorist Neutralized after Stabbing Soldier at Gush Etzion [video]

Monday, December 1st, 2014

A female terrorist was shot and seriously wounded Monday morning after stabbing a soldier at the bus stop at the Gush Etzion Junction, just south of Jerusalem on Monday morning.

The soldier suffered light wounds in the shoulder and refused medical treatment.

Soldiers were stationed at the bus stop, and an eyewitness said that they fired in the air when they spotted her and then shot at her when she lunged at her target.

The 20-year-old female terrorist suffered multiple bullet wounds in her upper body, and was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

IDF forces also checked a bag she was carrying, suspecting a bomb. Inside they found a second knife.

Arab sources has identified her as Amal Takataka, from the nearby Beit Fajar, and a member of Fatah, the military wing of the PLO. She had an arrest record.

A knife a female terrorist used to stab a soldier on Dec. 1, 2014 at Tzomet HaGush.  The soldier was lightly wounded.

A knife a female terrorist used to stab a soldier on Dec. 1, 2014 at Tzomet HaGush. The soldier was lightly wounded.

The IDF has set up roadblocks in the area to try to catch the vehicle that transported the Palestinian Authority terrorist.

Davidi Perl, Mayor of Gush Etzion thanked the soldiers from the Kfir unit for their fast response.

Last month, an Arab hit-and-run terrorist killed 26-year-old Dalia Lemkos and wounded two others at the same intersection.

A PA hit-and-run terrorist several weeks ago ran over three soldiers at the same location.

Terrorists also were busy in Samaria Monday morning, where alert Border Patrol officers arrested an 18-year-old youth carrying a knife

 

PA Terrorists Plotted RPG Attack to Kill Foreign Minister Lieberman

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Three Palestinian Authority terrorists linked with Hamas planned to murder Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack on his vehicle near his eastern Gush Etzion home, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Thursday night.

It did not say exactly when it uncovered the plot but revealed that the assassination plan was conceived during the war in Gaza this past summer.

The terrorists were arrested “in recent days” and are from a village near Nokdim, where Lieberman lives. It is located across from Tekoa and approximately five miles east of Efrat.

The suspects were identified as Ibrahim el-Zir, Ziad el-Zir and Adnas Tzabih.

Israeli security personnel had spotted the terrorists staking out Lieberman’s home, and one of them was caught trying to buy the RPG missiles.

Ibrahim Zir, 37, was the ring leader of the cell and previously has been served time in jail for terrorism. His brother Ziad and Zabih were slated to fire the missiles at Lieberman’s car.

Gush Etzion Run-Over Was Terrorism, Not Traffic Accident [video]

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Cleared for publication: Security forces have determined that the hit and run near El Aroub in Gush Etzion was a terror attack and not a traffic accident.

On Nov. 5, 2014 an Arab-driven van mowed down 3 IDF soldiers on the side of the road (see video footage below) in Gush Etzion. A manhunt ensued, but the next day, after numerous family members of the driver were arrested, the driver turned himself in claiming it was a traffic accident.

The IDF initially went along with the claim that it was an accident, leading the parents of one of the soldiers to claim the IDF was covering up that it was a terror attack.

According to Channel 2, the investigation continued and new evidence emerged proving conclusively to the investigators that the hit and run was not an accident. The terrorist subsequently admitted he hit the soldiers on purpose and reenacted the event for investigators.

For Alon Shvut Terror Victim , this was Second Terror Stabbing

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Dalia Lemkos (26) of Tekoa HY”D has been identified as the murder victim in the Alon Shvut terror attack today.

The terrorist first tried to run over his victims with his car at an Alon Shvut bus stop, but when that failed, he got out of his car and stabbed Lemkos in the neck. She was seriously wounded and was pronounced dead at the scene.

This wasn’t Lemkos’s first time in a terror attack.

On February 26, 2006, Dalia Lemkos was stabbed by terrorists in Gush Etzion. In an eerily similar attack, she had been waiting at a hitchhiking station when an Arab terrorist attacked the hitchhikers, stabbing two of them including Lemkos. Her injuries in the 2006 attack were not life-threatening.

The Lemkos family made Aliyah from South Africa, and lived in Tekoa for the past 15 years. Dalia Lemkos was a volunteered at Yad Sarah, and was an MDA ambulance driver.

Her funeral is tentatively scheduled for Monday morning at 10 AM in Tekoa.

UDATE: Woman Killed, 2 Injured in Alon Shvut / Gush Etzion Terror Attack – 5:43 PM

Monday, November 10th, 2014

5:43 PM Update on injured: one light to moderate condition with stomach wounds and the other with light wounds.

Police update that the victim is a 25 year old woman, not 17 or 14.

5:22 PM The murdered girl is 17 years old. The terrorist is apparently still alive, but in critical condition. It appears the terrorist first tried to run people over and failed, so he then got out and began stabbing.

5:14 PM A 14 year old girl was killed by a terrorist in Alon Shvut (Gush Etzion) on Monday. The terrorist drove up to the hitchhiking post near the entrance to Alon Shvut, got out, and stabbed the girl. A man tried to stop him, and the terrorist stabbed the 50 year old man in the stomach.

An IDF soldier shot the terrorist. It is not clear if the terrorist is dead yet.

5:05 PM A 14 year old girl was seriously injured after an Arab terrorist stabbed her in the neck at the entrance to Alon Shvut. A second man was moderately injured with a knife wound to the stomach. A third person in his 50’s was lightly injured.

An IDF soldier shot the terrorist. It is not clear if the terrorist is dead yet.

4:51 PM Three people injured, one seriously, and two moderately in Alon Shvut, in a stabbing terror attack at the Alon Shvut junction in Gush Etzion. Details are still unclear.

The terrorist has been reportedly killed by the army.

Update to follow.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/three-injured-in-alon-shvut-gush-etzion-terror-attack/2014/11/10/

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