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May 30, 2015 / 12 Sivan, 5775
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Posts Tagged ‘Gush Etzion’

One Injured in Attack Near Efrat

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

A person was injured in an Arab stone-throwing attack on Road 60 between El Hadr (Beitar turnoff) and Efrat North in Gush Etzion.

Stones hit a bus’s windshield, and one person was lightly injured in the face.

Killer of Dalia Lemkus Receives 2 Life Sentences

Friday, March 27th, 2015

In November 2014, Palestinian Authority terrorist Maher Hamdi el-Hashalmoun murdered Dalia Lemkus (26) and attempted to kill two more people at a bus stop near Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion.

Dalia Lemkus lived in Tekoa and was the daughter of Olim from South Africa. SHe had been attacked by a terrorist in 2006, and survived.

Hashalmoun expressed no regret for his actions, and even justified them based on his Islamic religious faith.

Hashalmoun initially tried to run the Jewish hitchhikers over with his car, and when that failed, he got out of his car and began stabbing people.

He was shot by another civilian who was passing by.

Lemkus’s mother demanded the death penalty for the terrorist, but the court, which never imposes the death penalty on terrorists, settled for two life sentences, and awarded the Lemkus family with NIS 4 million compensation to be paid by Hashalmoun.

Netanyahu Doubles Down on Dangers of ISIS Overtaking Palestinian State

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Israeli Defense Forces at the Judea and Samaria Headquarters in Gush Etzion on Tuesday, March 10. The prime minister was accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.

The prime minister took the opportunity of being in the so-called disputed territories, a region in which much of the international community has been pushing Israel to create a Palestinian State, to reinforce a position he announced earlier in the week.

The prime minister said on Sunday, March 8, that because of the ability of Islamic extremists such as ISIS to exploit vulnerabilities in the region and spread its tentacles into vulnerable nations, there is no point now in discussing the creation of a Palestinian State which would immediately be taken over by such extremists. This would pose a danger not only to Israelis, but to Palestinian Arabs as well.

‘The activity of the IDF and the security services is essential to prevent a takeover by radical elements that would certainly attack Israel and threaten our communities and our people, and would also threaten the Palestinian Authority and take control of the Palestinian public,” Netanyahu said.

The prime minister also took the opportunity to press his position on Iran, noting that the current agreement being formulated “between the major powers and Iran gives a clear path to Iran to achieve a nuclear bomb,” and a better agreement must be pursued. He continued, “I think that this is important for the security of Israel, the region and the world.”

Firebombs Thrown in Gush Etzion

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Arabs terrorists threw a number of firebombs onto the road between Highway 60 and the Hussan bypass in Gush Etzion.

The road is closed. No damage or injuries were reported.

‘Settler’ Girls vs. Galilee Arabs in Soccer Playoffs

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Girls, ages 10-13, from Efrat in Gush Etzion will square off against girls from the Galilee Arab village Sakhnin tonight in a playoff game that will determine which group will advance to the semi-finals in the girls’ league.

“We are involved with soccer and not politics,” one of the Efrat girls said. “We really want to win this game for the semi-finals.”

The group started playing together last year, but since Efrat has no official-size soccer field, they trained and played in Jerusalem.

 

 

Stabbing Attempt in Gush Etzion

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

An Arab tried to stab an IDF soldier at the Gush Etzion junction on Thursday evening.

The soldiers overpowered the Arab and no one was hurt in the terrorist attack.

Alert Raised in Gush Etzion Communities

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Just after 8:30 AM, an alert was raised in the town of Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion, after a suspicious man was spotted within the community.

The man was spotted by a policeman and a local resident.

Last night, the town’s security noted a breach into the settlement.

Alert levels have also been raised in nearby Elazar, Alon Shvut and Deer Land park, as a result.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/alert-raised-in-gush-etzion-communities/2015/02/16/

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