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Hamas Takes ‘Credit’ for Kidnap-Murder of Three Israeli Teens

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

A senior Hamas spokesman in Turkey said that the terrorist organization was responsible for the kidnap-murder of three Israeli yeshiva students two months ago, contradicting original Hamas claims that an independent terrorist cell murdered the boys.

The Hamas official, Salach Al-Aruri, boasted of the “heroic action of the Kassam Brigades who kidnapped three settlers in Hebron.”

The three teenagers, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel, 16 were abducted and murdered near Hebron. Their bodies were not found for more than two week, and their disappearance galvanized the country in prayer and in a demand that Israel smash the Hamas terrorist infrastructure.

The statement that “credited” Hamas with the kidnap-murders was made at a Turkish conference of the World Association of Muslim Scholars.

If that is what interests Muslim academics, it says a lot about their warped ideology.

Home of Alleged Kidnapper/Murderer of ‘Our Boys’ Surrounded

Monday, August 18th, 2014

SEE UPDATE AT END OF ARTICLE

Sunday evening, August 17 – 18, the home of Marwan Kawasme was surrounded by Israeli security and military personnel, as were neighboring homes. The activity is taking place in Daerat alser, which is in the Hebron vicinity.

It is anticipated that Kawasme’s home is about to be demolished.

Kawasme and Amir abu Aisha are believed to be the kidnappers and murderers of the three Israeli teenagers, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel. The boys were kidnapped at the Gush Etzion Junction on June 12.

The orders for the kidnapping were allegedly given by Kawasme’s relative, Hussam Kawasme. Hussam was arrested on July 11, as he was attempting to flee into Jordan.

On Aug. 5 it was revealed by the Israeli prosecution that while in custody, Kawasme admitted giving orders to kidnap Israelis this past June.

He also admitted collecting weapons and raising funds for the attack by the Hamas members who carried out the attack.

According to the Israeli prosecution, Hussam Kawasme also allegedly helped conceal the bodies of the murdered teenage boys, which were buried on land he had recently bought.

Hussam assisted Marwan in hiding the boys’ dead bodies by burying them on land he had bought in recent months, the state also said. Marwan Kawasme was a convict who was released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange.

The information was presented by the state to Israel’s High Court of Justice, as part of its justification for requesting the demolition of the residences of the three suspected terrorists.

The demolition request has been pending for some time.

UPDATE: The homes of two of those believed to have planned and kidnapped and murdered Our Boys were demolished last night, and the home of the third suspect was sealed off and will soon be demolished, according to IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner.

Hussam Kawasme, the suspect who was arrested on July 11 and confessed to being the mastermind of the kidnapping plot, and who helped his clan-mate, Marwan Kawasme, bury the three boys, was demolished, as was that of Amer abu Aisha. The home of Marwan Kawasme was raided and sealed off during the same operation.

 

 

Joy of Hebron

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Tarpat – 1929 Hebron Massacre

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

18th of Av – 85 years ago today (August 24th on the Gregorian calendar) the ancient Jewish community of Hebron was massacred and destroyed.

67 Jews were killed by their Arab neighbors. The British authorities, who ruled in the Land of Israel at the time, then evacuated the remaining Jewish survivors.

This massacre was part of the 1929 Arab riots, when the Arabs also massacred the Jewish residents of Safed (Tzfat).

Some Jews tried to return to their homes in 1931, but were then evacuated in 1936, when once again the Arabs rioted.

It wasn’t until 1967 that Jews were able to return to the ancient Jewish city of Hebron.

1929 is 38 years before there were any “settlements”, and follows thousands of years of Jewish residency in Hebron.

Hebron Boy Allegedly Killed in Arab Riots

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

An 11-year-old Arab boy has allegedly been killed in violent Arab rioting Sunday morning in Al Fawwar, on the outskirts of Hebron.

Gaza-based Hamas agitators and their sympathizers in Judea and Samaria have been urging Palestinian Arabs and those with Israeli citizenship to increase participation in violent incidents as much as possible in order to expand a budding third intifada.

On Sunday morning, the IDF soldiers were trying to contain the violence around Hebron, which included Arabs in the mob hurling bricks and other items at the Israeli soldiers.

Palestinian Authority sources claimed the child was killed by Israeli gunfire. An IDF spokesperson told TheJewishPress.com the IDF is “checking the report.”

10,000 at Major Benaya Sarel’s Funeral Procession in Kiryat Arba-Hevron

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

2:37am Ten thousand Israelis are accompanying the funeral procession for Major Benaya Sarel who was killed in combat on Friday in Gaza (Rafiach).

Major Sarel was the commander of the elite Sayeret Givati unit.

The procession started from his home in Kiryat Arba and is going to Ma’arat HaMachpela (Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of the Jewish people) in Hevron, ending at the old Jewish cemetery in Hevron.

Mahjor Sarel was supposed to get married on August 21st.

May his memory be a blessing.

Hamas Rockets Hit PA Controlled Bethlehem and Hebron, Oops

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Yesterday, one of our bloggers, Jameel@Muqata, asked the not so rhetorical question… should the IDF intercept a Hamas rocket that is going to their own citizens in Palestinian Authority controlled areas.

This evening, on Shabbat, at 6:57pm, multiple rockets were launched at the Gush Etzion area.

The IDF confirms that two Hamas rockets hit inside Palestinian Authority controlled cities.

One Hamas rocket hit in Bethlehem, the other in Hebron.

Hebron is a Hamas stronghold in Judea.

No reports yet if Abbas will file a complaint with the UN.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-rockets-hit-pa-controlled-bethlehem-and-hebron-oops/2014/07/12/

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