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American Yeshiva Students Murdered in Israel – 1929

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

{Originally posted to the author’s website, My Right Word}

That American Yeshiva students are killed in Eretz-Yisrael while studying Torah as has just occurred is not, unfortunately, a new phenomenon.

Already in 1929, eight Americans were murdered in Hebron and their names are:

William Zev (Wolf) Berman, Philadelphia;
David Sheinberg (Shunberg), Memphis;
Benjamin (Bennie) Hurvitz (Horowitz), Brooklyn;
Harry Frohman, Chicago;
Wolf Greenberg, Brooklyn, N.Y.;
Hyman Krasner, Chicago;
Aaron David Epstein, Chicago;
Jacob Wexler, Chicago.

But did you know just how parallel a situation exists between the events of 1929 and 2015?

The 1929 riots broke out due to the Mufti fueling the flames of religious hatred based on the false claim that ‘Al-Aqsa is in Danger’ and that the Jews not only desired more rights at the Western Wall but also sought the rebuild the Temple.

Here are the words of Binyam Hurwitz, 19 years old, from a letter he wrote two days before he was knifed to death in Hebron:

The Arabs began to realize that the Jews could  manage without upsetting the status quo, but the Arabs started to build.  They built a new gateway near the Western wall, they opened a doorway so that they could disturb the Jews, and they declared that the status quo pertained only to the Jews and not to them.  The Jews protested, but to no avail.  The Arabs began to disturb those engaged in prayer.  The British government was silent!  Only the Jews were causing trouble!  On last Thursday, youth from the Trumpeldor legion [Betar] rallied against the government regarding access to the Western Wall.  They marched to the wall and decried the Zionist leaders for their weak stand.  But they did not hit or even touch anyone.  The next day the Arabs rallied too.  But this was an entirely different protest.  They marched out of the new gate and hit Jews in the midst of prayer, tore up prayer books, and removed the notes of beseechment that had been placed in the crevices of the Wall.  The British police did nothing, not only that but they did not even permit the Jews to approach the Wall to pray.  And this is the status quo?!  Then the British issued a statement that equated the two protests!

Reads like today’s news.

Palestine Bulletin, September 2, 1929:




Critically Wounded Police Officer Resumes Duty 5 Months Later, Offers Prayer of Thanks at Western Wall

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

A critically injured Border Guard Police officer has returned to duty after being stabbed by a Palestinian Authority terrorist in Jerusalem.

Officer Raz Bibi returned to active service on Monday, five months after he nearly lost his life in the terror attack at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. Just 20 years old, he went back to the Old City — the place where he was attacked — to offer prayers of gratitude at the Western Wall for his miraculous recovery.

Border Guard Police Officer Raz Bibi offers a prayer of thanks for his life being saved, at the Western Wall.

Border Guard Police Officer Raz Bibi offers a prayer of thanks for his life being saved, at the Western Wall.

Upon his arrival at the Western Wall Plaza, the officer found a touching surprise, when the members of his unit greeted him with cheers and applause for his bravery.

Just before he lost consciousness on that terrible day five months ago, the courageous officer had managed to shoot and kill the vicious terrorist who stabbed him.

“I was very happy to see this special military unit that has stood by the door at the hospital since [Bibi] was wounded, and supported him and prayed for his recovery together with all the people of Israel,” said Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Western Wall.

“Now [the unit] is once again with him, this time with thanks for the great miracle that happened to him, and his surprising recovery against all the predictions,” the rabbi told the soldiers who were gathered around the officer.

Netanyahu Orders Tighter Security, Coordination of Efforts in Hebron District

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered Israel’s defense establishment to coordinate its efforts to tighten security efforts in the Hebron district.

In his remarks at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that over the weekend, he held discussions with the defense minister, the public security minister and the IDF chief of staff.

“I instructed the security agencies to coordinate their efforts in the Hebron district, from which most or all of the attacks are originating,” Netanyahu said. “We are carrying out – inter alia – arrests and roadblocks there and are boosting our forces. We did this in Jerusalem from which most of the attacks had originated,” he noted.

“I would like to commend the security forces for their strong counter terrorist actions,” he continued, “including the apprehension of terrorists.

“We are facing terrorism by individuals – this is not terrorism by organizations, this is terrorism by individuals, occasionally with kitchen knives, who are incited mainly by social media,” he pointed out.

“It is very difficult to hermetically prevent the arrival of such knife-wielding, or other, terrorists to this or that place. Therefore, in addition to the actions that we are taking in the centers of terrorism themselves, in addition to the actions by the security forces, citizens must be on maximum alert,” he warned.

“I must say that we are showing such awareness, with considerable resourcefulness and courage, and this is deserving of all praise. We are still fighting and will continue to do so. This struggle has continued for nearly 100 years, but we will overcome this wave as well.”

Netanyahu also spoke about the international terror wave being perpetrated by Da’esh (ISIS), and how it has impacted the Jewish State.

“Last week, indictments were filed against Israeli citizens who were planning to join ISIS,” he added. “Also, I have asked the Attorney General to advance steps to revoke the citizenship of those who join ISIS. Whoever joins ISIS will not be an Israeli citizen. And if he leaves the borders of the state, he will not return.

“I think this lesson is becoming increasingly clear throughout the international arena and it is fitting that we lead this effort as well.”

Terrorist’s Father: We Did Not Report Our Son to the IDF

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Coming on the heels of our report from the Shabak that the family of the Otniel terror attack surrendered their terrorist son to the IDF in order to prevent their house from demolition — Channel 22 TV reports that the father now says that they absolutely did not report their son to the IDF…and that their son the terrorist is a hero for murdering Jews.

The terrorist’s uncle also told the media that the terrorist’s family didn’t turn him in, and that somehow the IDF already had the son’s name when they stopped the father at a checkpoint.

This leaves one of two possibilities… (1) The Shabak lied in order for the family to look like collaborators with Israel to their neighbors, or (2) the family is now lying in order to not look like collaborators to their neighbors.

This leaves one of two outcomes… (1) The IDF knocks down their home which proves they’re not collaborators, or (2) or the IDF does not knock down their home, and their neighbors do it (or worse) instead.

It’s time to get out the bulldozers.

IDF Foils Smuggling of Rocket Fuel Chemicals From Hebron to Gaza Strip

Monday, November 16th, 2015

(JNi.media) The security guards of the border crossings authority, and inspectors of the IDF Civil Administration recently foiled the smuggling of hundreds of gallons of a chemical used by Hamas in manufacturing rocket fuel, the Israeli Defense Ministry tweeted Monday.

The inspectors stopped an Arab truck arriving from Hebron at the Tarqumiyah crossing, which is located 9 miles northwest of Hebron. The delivery on the truck was presented as soybean oil being shipped to the Gaza Strip. The cargo aroused the suspicion of the security personnel at the crossing, and they tested the supposed oil, discovering instead an unidentified substance.

Shin Bet and the David unit of the Civil Administration conducted a preliminary investigation at the crossing, following which the shipment was seized and the substance was sent to a lab, where it turned out to be a dual-purpose substance known as TDI, used as a key component in the rocket fuel compound used by the Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip in manufacturing rockets.

Altogether, six platforms with about 450 liters of the substance were seized. The findings were turned over to security forces, which opened an investigation.

Hamas is very popular among Hebron’s residents.

Shin Bet & IDF Arrest Arab Murder Suspect in Otniel Terror Attack

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Shin Bet agents together with IDF soldiers from the Yehuda Brigade and the elite Duvdevan Hebron unit captured a suspect in connection with the terror attack on Friday (Nov. 13) that murdered Rabbi Jacob Litman and his son Netanel Litman near Otniel, in Judea. Additional suspects were captured as well.

During the course of the arrest, the murder weapon and vehicle used in the attack were both discovered as well.

Initial investigation and interrogation by the Shin Bet confirmed the suspect’s connection with Friday’s terror attack, according to a statement by security sources. Further details about the investigation remain under a gag order at the present time, the Shin Bet said.

A third family member was also wounded in the attack. The family, from Kiryat Arba, was traveling to a Shabbat weekend in Meitar, located about a mile past the Yattir checkpoint inside the 1949 Armistice Line, in order to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of their daughter.

But instead, Rabbi Litman and his son Netanel, a paramedic with Magen David Adom, were laid to rest Saturday night at 9 pm. President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, GOC Central Command Roni Numa, and Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan were among the hundreds of Israelis who attended the funeral as the two family members were laid to rest.

In addition to Netanel’s heartbroken brother and bride-to-be sister, President Reuven Rivlin eulogized the father and son as well. Mincing no words, Rivlin warned the rest of the world: “The scenes of death and bloodshed we have witnessed in Paris, throughout the Middle East, and here in our country, should serve as a warning to us all.

“Whether in Paris or Hebron, Jerusalem or New York, we must fight a bitter and stubborn struggle against those who massacre innocent people, against those who murder in cold blood.”


The IDF has pledged to increase patrols on roads in the southern Hebron Hills, where the attack took place, and in general to further beef up security in the region. It is clear the Palestinian Authority Arabs are hoping to frighten those who live in the area and those who travel to and from their communities as well — scare them enough, in fact, so that they will leave.

The answer to such tactics is to stand together, stand strong and to strengthen the settlements. Cowering in the face of terror has only ever emboldened terrorists in the past.

Attempted Lynch in Hebron

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

A Jewish man accidentally drove into Arab-controlled Hebron, near Junction 200 (near Beit Chagai) on Saturday evening.

An Arab mob pulled the man out of his car and began to beat him.

Another Arab managed to extricate the Jewish man from the lynch mob and got him to the IDF. He’s being treated for light injuries.

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