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Hamas Terror Cell Captured in Hebron

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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On January 15, the Shabak – Israel’s General Security Service, in a joint operation with the IDF, captured a Hamas terror cell operating in Hebron.

The terror cell planned to commit a variety of terror attacks, including suicide bombings. The Hamas terror cell actually attempted to implement one of their plans in December.

Weapons and explosives were also confiscated during the operation, in which eleven Hamas terrorists were captured.

Two of the chief terrorists in the cell, Sahaib Mamun Saltan, 20, from Hebron, and his cousin Salam Abbas Saltan, 28, admitted they tried to commit an attack this past December in Hebron’s Tel Rumeida neighborhood against IDF troops. The attack failed when their bomb did not go off.

The cell planned to commit their attacks in Hebron and Jerusalem and had scouted out target locations to attack.

Arab Media Claim Israel Planning to Annex Area near Hebron

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Israeli is planning to annex a large area of 500 acres in the Hebron district, according to Ma’an News Agency, based in Bethlehem and with close ties with the Palestinian Authority.

The land is outside the city of Hebron.

According to Ma’an, the land in question is private held by Arabs, who generally claim that they own aloof the land in Judea and Samaria.

An Arab activist in the Hebron area told Ma’an that the Israeli Civil Lands Administration has posted warning notices on the land supposed slated for confiscation.

Israeli officials said the area is state land,” which under the defunct Oslo Accords was supposed to be under full control of Israeli until an illusionary final agreement is signed with the Palestinian Authority.

Arab Shot in Kiryat Arba

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

An Arab terrorist tried to steal a policeman’s gun in Kiryat Arba on Thursday evening, according to 0404 News.

The policeman shot the terrorist in the leg. The terrorist was then arrested and brought in for investigation.

Israeli President Holds Hebron’s Jewish Roots Close to Heart

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

For the first time since elected to office, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited Hebron today, on Monday, February 2, along with the nearby city, Kiryat Arba. The Israeli president toured the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron today and also attended the inauguration ceremony for Hebron’s newly opened Jewish Heritage Museum in memory of the Jewish victims of the 1929 Hebron massacre.

Rivlin, who was sworn office as Israel’s 10th president in July 2014, has a longstanding family connection to Hebron. His mother’s family, descendants of Chabad Hassidim, lived in Hebron. “This morning, I visited my family’s roots.  There are those who fly to Krakow, or Casablanca, but for me, I have no need, not for a plane nor a passport, in order to visit my roots,” he said.

“I have come here today from the resting place of my late mother, Rachel Rivlin, on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, to the city of our forefathers, Hebron, where my mother’s family lived and worked.”

The President unveiled a plaque at the entrance to the Hebron Jewish Heritage Museum, saying that the museum told a story of 3,800 years. “For me this is not cynical or political statement – it is a basic fact that is clear to me, and is also true in the wider national and public context, that the Jewish community in Hebron, tells the story of the creation of a nation, during its heyday, and also in difficult times.”

The Book of Genesis relates that Abraham purchased the field where the Tomb of Patriarchs is located to bury his wife Sarah, and later Isaac, Jacob, Rebecca, and Leah were all buried there. In Hebron, King David was anointed King of Israel and he ruled the city for seven years. There has been a continuous Jewish presence in the city throughout the Byzantine, Arab, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods until the Arab massacre in 1929, where 67 Jews were murdered. The Jewish community was reestablished in after the Six Day War in 1967.

“Even those who differ in their views regarding the renewed Jewish settlement in Hebron cannot, and should not, deny the deep cultural and historic connection of the people of Israel to the city,” added President Rivlin, who frequently visited Hebron before he became president.

He also commented on the current situation of the city, which is the site of the oldest Jewish community in the world from Biblical times and one of Judaism’s four holiest cities. “Hebron is a difficult city, a city divided and pieced together. We do not need to pretend with you, who live here. The political reality has created difficult situations in Hebron, at times almost surreal, and yet it seems that life is stronger than anything else.”

Approximately 700 Jews live in Hebron today and about 250,000 Arabs. Rivlin also visited Kiryat Arba, a city adjacent to Hebron that has integrated immigrants from India and the USSR and whose population stands today at around 6,650 Jews.

“It is difficult to imagine the possibility of dialogue in Hebron. The memory of slaughter and blood; screams of the wounded and orphans, are part of a constant reminder that arise in the collective memory of the city. However, we can and should try. Such actions do not hurt or hinder our right to Hebron, a right that was bought during the days of the patriarchs, and stands strong to this day,” said the Israeli president during his visit.

“When the nation of Israel goes on a joint journey tracing its common roots, we find ourselves in Hebron, the place in which our rights to this land were originally established,” pointed out Rivlin.

What Gets a Foreign Anarchist Up in the Morning? [video]

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The IDF sealed up an abandoned apartment in Hebron today, while foreign left-wing activists and Arabs, with apparently nothing better to do with their time stood around filming the soldiers do their job.

The IDF sealed up this particular abandoned apartment as Arabs were sneaking inside and using it to throw firebombs onto the Jewish owned homes in the Beit Hadassah neighborhood next door, according to a Tazpit report.

Hebron’s Jewish residents also report that European leftists have also been trying to illegally settle inside the abandoned buildings.

But firebombs thrown at Jewish homes simply isn’t enough to get an anti-Israel anarchist out of bed in the morning with his or her camera.

As it happens, one of the Arab-thrown firebombs missed its target two weeks ago, and almost burned down an Arab-owned building, but the fire department was able to put out the blaze in time.

But again, Arabs firebombing Arabs also isn’t enough to get a foreign activist out of bed to film the event.

Apparently only the IDF sealing up a location used for terror attacks will get their ire up.

Israeli Intelligence Leads to Capture of ISIS Cell in Hebron

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Israeli security personnel captured a three-man Islamic State terrorist cell in Hebron two months ago before it could carry out an imminent plot to murder an Israeli soldier and steel his weapon., the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) reported Sunday after lifting a gag order.

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) identified the terrorists, all in their 20s, as Ahmed Shahada, Mohammed Zaro, and Qassai Div Masawada, all of them resident of Hebron.

Shahada confessed to the plot, which included a shooting attack on Jews in Hebron, and admitted to trying to detonate bomb to kill IDF soldiers and to assembling other bombs.

There is no indication that the cell was under direct command of the Islamic State. The terrorist trio began meeting this past summer and adopted the ISIS flag and ideology.

They almost carried out an attempt to disguise themselves as Israeli soldiers with stolen uniforms and then murder soldiers, but they backed off at the last moment.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that their citizenship might be revoked, but if they get the punishment they deserve, it won’t matter.

Israeli intelligence has been the silent hero – and silent is the way it is supposed to be – in the war on terror.

Shin Bet and IDF intelligence units work 24/7, have informants throughout Judea, Samaria and Gaza and  sort through thousands of Arabic-language documents and social material sources to put together the dots that track down terrorist cells.

Hebron Police Arrest Groom on Wedding Day, Very Pregnant Bride Taken to Hospital

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Israeli police stationed in Hebron watched as the Arab wedding procession drove by and then noticed something strange, according to a Tazpit report.

The car the bride and groom were driving had Israeli license plates, but all the other vehicles in the wedding procession had Palestinian Authority plates.

A quick computer check determined that the wedding vehicle had been stolen from the town of Kiryat Gat.

Police stopped the wedding procession and pulled over the happy couple’s vehicle to talk with the groom and his very pregnant bride on their way to getting married.

The bride said she didn’t feel well from the stress, the police called it in, and a Red Crescent ambulance came and took her to the hospital.

The groom on the other hand was taken to the police station for interrogation regarding the stolen Israeli vehicle he was driving.

When he gets out of jail they might already be handing out cigars.

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