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Man Injured as Car Firebombed in Gush Etzion

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Arab terrorists firebombed a car driving in Gush Etzion near Beitar Ilit.

The 40 year old Beitar resident was attacked after driving into the nearby Arab town of Hussan to buy cigarettes.

He suffered first and second degree burns, and was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem where he is listed in moderate to serious condition.

6 IDF Soldiers Hurt in Gaza, Missile Fire Blankets Israel

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

IDF soldiers are fighting in Gaza and Israelis are keeping a stiff uppper lip on the home front.

Six IDF soldiers were wounded Tuesday when Hamas terrorists shelled their position in a firefight that took place inside Gaza territory. Two are listed in fair condition, and four others were listed in good condition at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon and Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

Iron Dome anti-missile defenses were kept busy throughout the day and into the night as well, with missile fire blanketing the Jewish State.

Color Red rocket alert alarms blared through the coastal city of Ashkelon at 10 pm in a repeat performance of the race for the bomb shelters that had been taking place all night throughout the country.

Within 15 minutes, the alarms had spread to the Shfela region, the port city of Ashdod, where one missile was shot down high above the city by Iron Dome operators.

More Code Red alarms reverberated back to Ashkelon and then headed up the coast to the metro Tel Aviv area, where two M75 missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome system over the city about three minutes later. One missile was intercepted over the city of Rishon Lezion.

Nine Grad Katyusha missiles were fired in a massive barrage at around 9:30 pm at the Negev city of Be’er Sheva. Four were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, indicating they were headed directly for populated areas.

Less than two hours earlier, Gaza terrorists had fired their longer-range M302 missiles at the Judean hills and Gush Etzion at about 8 pm, along with the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh. One of the missiles was shot down by the Iron Dome system over a neighborhood in Beit Shemesh. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attacks, admitting to “two missiles fired towards Jerusalem.”

At about 7 pm, four missiles were launched from Gaza and aimed at the Ashkelon coastal region. All four fell short, however, landing instead within the terrorist-run enclave instead.

It is not known how many Gaza civilians were killed and wounded due to the deadly determination of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists to continue their battle against Israeli civilians.

Throughout the day Tuesday, incessant rocket fire and mortar shell attacks were aimed at the 40-plus communities that line the Gaza border area. Residents of those communities have spent the last several weeks in their shelters most of the time and Tuesday was no exception. On Tuesday night, their sojourn in safe rooms continued.

UPDATED: Major Car Bomb Attack Averted at Beitar Checkpoint [video]

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

UPDATE 12:01pm Police report that a massive car bomb was found inside a car that was stopped at the Beitar Checkpoint. The car was driving from the direction of Beitar Ilit towards Tzur Hadassah. Border police soldiers at the checkpoint stopped the car because it looked suspicious.

As the car initially stopped, a soldier leaned inside and tried to turn off the engine. The drive began to zoom off, with the soldier stuck in the window.

The soldier drew his pistol, and forced the driver to stop.

Inside the car they found a massive car bomb made from gas canister and explosives.

10:45am Suspected Security Incident at Beitar Checkpoint (Gush Etzion). Road closed to all traffic in both directions. The Beitar checkpoint is on the main highway, near the town of Beitar Ilit.

10:47am Walla reports that an Arab driver showed up at the checkpoint with multiple gas canisters inside his car. The road was shut down as the IDF inspects the car further.

11:00am According to Reshet Bet, the driver refused to stop at the checkpoint and the IDF blocked the car. The driver resisted arrest, and the IDF found multiple gas canisters inside the car.

Reshet Bet says a terror attack was averted.

Palestinian Authority Arabs Rampage IDF Guard Tower in Gush Etzion

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

At least five Palestinian Authority Arabs were killed on Friday and Saturday in widespread protests and riots throughout Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, where a Jewish resident has been accused of killing one Arab near Shechem.

Unofficial military sources told The Jewish Press that Arabs near Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, set fire to a guard tower. The soldiers fled for safety, and three of the rioters were killed.

IDF spokesmen said that Arabs opened live fire on soldiers and police in several protests Friday and Saturday, including the riot near Gush Etzion.

Muslim rioters also burned the Jerusalem police station near the Temple Mount in the Old City.

The Fatah movement, headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, joined Hamas on Friday to call for a “Day of Rage” following a 10,000-strong rally and ensuing riot Thursday night form near Ramallah to the Kalandiya crossing in northern Jerusalem.

Friday’s and Saturday’s protests were widespread but did not draw huge numbers. However, the use of live gunfire by protesters on Israeli security forces was rare and reminiscent of the 1990s when Palestinian Authority “police” used rifles given to them by the Israel government to maintain security and instead used them to stage terrorist attacks on Israeli soldiers, police and civilians.

Muslims are celebrating the end of Ramadan, the holy month that ends with a three-day feast concluding on Sunday, and police are on high alert to prevent large-scale riots.

Thousands of leftists Israelis, Arabs and Jews, protested against the IDF’s war on terror Saturday night in Tel Aviv.

 

Hit and Run Terrorism at Gush Etzion Bus Stop [video]

Friday, July 25th, 2014

An Arab driver swerved into a group of people, mostly women and girls standing at a Gush Etzion Junction (Tzomet HaGush) bus stop.

One woman (20) was injured in the attack, and was taken to Hadassah Ein Karen hospital.

The driver drove off and was captured south of Gush Etzion. The driver claims it was an accident, but after reviewing the footage (below), the police believe it may have been intentional.

The footage was captured by the security camera overlooking the bus stop.

Gush Etzion Rocket Alert Time Shorten

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Pikud HaOref asks residents of Gush Etzion: Efrat, Kiryat arba, Beitar Ilit and surrounding communities to get to their bomb shelters within sixty (60) seconds from when the siren goes off next time. Previously residents had a minute and a half to get to safety.

Jerusalem time remains the same.

Pikud Oref says this isn’t an official change at this point. Just a review of the current instructions.

Soldier Injured in Firebomb Attack Near Beitar Ilit

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Arabs threw a firebomb at the checkpoint between Beitar and Tzur Hadassah this evening.

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded in the attack.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/soldier-injured-in-firebomb-attack-near-beitar-ilit/2014/07/14/

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