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April 30, 2016 / 22 Nisan, 5776

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Israel’s President Rivlin Adds His Two Sheckels to Hebron Terrorist Aftermath

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Israel’s President Ruvy Rivlin entered the fray on Sunday evening. He addressed the incident in Hebron that has been foremost in the news since Friday.

Two Arab Palestinian terrorists stabbed a soldier in the Tel Rumeida section of Hebron on Friday. Both terrorists were shot, but while paramedics were evacuating the wounded soldier, an Israeli corporal shot one of the terrorists in the head. That terrorist was wearing a long-sleeved, buttoned, black jacket, although the temperature was in the high 80s. On the audiotape, you could hear the people in the area yelling, believing the terrorist to have on an explosives belt.

A videotape of the incident was released by the leftist NGO B’tselem and went ’round the world, accompanied by the claim that the Israeli soldier shot the terrorist lying on the ground, “even though he was no longer a threat.”

The soldier has been placed in prison and the IDF is conducting an investigation.

Rivlin addressed the matter at his residence, before a session of the 929 Bible Study initiative (there are 929 chapters of Tanach), which promotes regular Torah study with a focus on social issues.

The Israeli President said that there was currently an investigation into the incident by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Rivlin began his remarks by reminding everyone of the current wave of terror directed at Israel.

He said, “We must manage this campaign with composure, determination and consistency. I am able to rest much better at night with the knowledge that Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot is the bearer of Israel’s security. I have full faith in him and in the IDF, in its officers and soldiers. I trust in the military’s ability to investigate, and attentively and swiftly draw operational and individual lessons wherever needed.”

Given the acrimonious charges being leveled at one another by various members of the Israeli government over the incident, it appears Pres. Rivlin has decided not to take a position until the investigation is concluded. Good move.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Vilified ‘Executioner’ IDF Soldier Appears Vindicated by Evidence

Friday, March 25th, 2016

It has happened so often: video or other media which appears to show an Israeli soldier or other security official doing something heinous, is later revealed to be a snapshot that distorts reality – either intentionally or otherwise. For when the full context of the incident in question is revealed, there is virtually no culpability on the part of the Israeli.

You might think that the world, and certainly the Israeli government, would be a bit more cautious before condemning an Israeli based on anything other than a diligent investigation.

You might think so, but you’d be disappointed.

It appears that this false rush to judgment may very well be what happened to an Israeli soldier on Thursday, Mar. 24. That soldier was responding to a stabbing attack by Palestinian Arab terrorists. The soldier has been widely portrayed as having shot one of the terrorists point blank in the head, after the terrorist appeared already disarmed – by those not directly involved – and sprawled on the ground.

A video of the soldier shooting the terrorist in the head, taken by a member of the extreme leftist NGO B’tselem, portrays the Israeli as an executioner, and that is how it was labeled and then went viral.

That soldier was not only vilified by the entire shockingly large subset of humanity which stands ready, at any moment, to brand Israelis as bloodthirsty armed villains, but also by Israeli authorities, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

That soldier, from the Kfir Brigade, was thrown in an IDF prison.

Never mind that the initial explanation for the gunshot provided by the soldier in question was that the terrorist was wearing a zipped-up coat despite the heat- which every Israeli or visitor to Israel knows is an issue of concern – that still was not enough to mollify the world audience or the Israeli leadership.

Not even that, according to weather reports, the temperature in Hebron on the day of the incident was 88 degrees fahrenheit/31.1 degrees celsius. A violent terrorist wearing a long-sleeved jacket, zipped up to the neck, should have been of concern to everyone. At least one photo, shared with the world by Hamas’s al-qassam brigades, appears to show a bulge under the jacket.

Hebron terrorist on an 88 degree day, wearing zipped up, long-sleeve jacket covering possible bulge.

Hebron terrorist on an 88 degree day, wearing zipped up, long-sleeve jacket covering possible bulge.

In a public statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Media Office on Thursday afternoon, Netanyahu said: “”What happened today in Hebron does not represent the values of the IDF. The IDF expects its soldiers to behave level-headedly and in accordance with the rules of engagement.”

Netanyahu was joined in condemning the IDF soldier by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Only Knesset Members Oren Hazan (Likud), Betzalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) and Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) defended the IDF soldier.

Peace Now’s Yariv Oppenheimer was outraged and publicly maligned the Magen David Adom medical personnel for not endangering their lives in order to physically examine and treat the terrorist.

BUT.

Less than a day after the incident evidence has emerged which could completely vindicate the action of the condemned Israeli soldier.

According to a civilian paramedic who was at the scene, those responding to the stabbing incident feared the terrorist was wearing an explosive vest and he was about to detonate it, which is when the IDF officer shot him.

This paramedic said that the soldiers and emergency personnel began to yell that the terrorist is still moving, and they think he has a bomb on him.

The eye- and earwitness said he heard it with his own ears, and that if the B’tselem video had an audio recording it would confirm that this is what happened.

Just think what would have happened if the soldier had not responded as he did in such a situation. If the terrorist did have a suicide vest, not only would the terrorist have died, but so would have all of the Israelis and Arabs at the scene. Including the B’tselem videographer.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

IDF Soldier Jailed for Killing Terrorist [video]

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

An IDF soldier from the Kfir Brigade was jailed today after he killed one of the two terrorists in Hebron that wounded an IDF soldier on Thursday morning.

The wounded terrorist, wearing a jacket, despite the warm weather, was lying on the ground, as soldiers and medics were busy dealing with the wounded soldier and terror scene.

As the ambulance began to leave, one soldier then shoots and kills the terrorist.

The soldier was thrown in jail, and his actions were criticized by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ya’alon and others in the Knesset – saying the soldiers actions didn’t represent the ethos of the IDF.

Only MK’s Oren Hazan (Likud), Betzalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) and Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) defended the IDF soldier.

Peace Now’s Yariv Oppenheimer went as far as to criticize the MDA medical personnel who did not endanger their lives to physically examine and treat the terrorist.

Family members of the soldier said he feared the terrorist was wearing a suicide belt under his jacket.

There is an ongoing debate in Israel as to whether or not terrorists should be killed at the scene of their terror attack, or if wounded, be allowed to live, to eventually be released from jail.

What do you think?

Jewish Press News Briefs

Two Terrorists Attacked Soldier in Hebron

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Two terrorists stabbed an IDF soldier with two knives at the check post near Tel Rumeida near Hebron and injured him moderately. The soldier fought them back. Other soldiers shot and killed the two terrorists.

The injured soldier was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

David Israel

11 Arab Terror Fugitives Arrested

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Israeli forces arrested 11 terror suspects late Friday night in region-wide operations throughout Judea and Samaria.

Nine of the fugitives were accused of terrorism-related violence against civilians and security personnel.

Five of the suspects were arrested in the Hebron area. Two were picked up in Ouja, north of Jericho.

Two members of the Hamas terrorist organization were arrested in Samaria not far from the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah.

All of the suspects were transferred to Shin Bet intelligence agents for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF, Shin Bet Capture Accused Terrorist Murderer of Avraham Hasno, z”l

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

IDF soldiers from the elite Duvdevan unit and Israeli intelligence agents arrested the suspected killer of 55-year-old Avraham Hasno, z’l in a joint operation in the southern Hebron Hills.

They took the suspect into custody overnight from a location near the Arab village of Dahariya, near Yattir.

The suspect is accused of murdering Hasno in a terrorist vehicle hit-and-run attack on October 20, 2015 at the Fuar Junction near Hebron and Kiryat Arba, after he was ambushed in a rock-throwing roadblock at the site. He was run over twice by the Arab truck driver in mid-October.

Local Arab residents cheered and whistled while paramedics unsuccessfully tried to save his life.

The murderer was initially spared Israeli arrest by immediately turning to the Palestinian Authority, who took him into custody.

The suspect was detained (read: protected) until recently at the Palestinian Authority police station in Dahariya, according to a statement by the Shin Bet.

Subsequent to his release by the PA authorities several days ago, he was arrested by Israeli forces following much effort and intelligence work.

The detainee has been transferred to security personnel for further investigation and interrogation.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Hamas Terrorist in Hebron Among 3 Fugitives Arrested in Judea

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

IDF soldiers captured a Hamas terrorist in Hebron in the wee hours of Sunday morning in arrest operations in Judea.

The forces also carried out similar operations in the terrorist hotspot of Beit Omar, a Palestinian Authority Arab village along Highway 60 about 15 minutes north of Hebron.

Two suspects were captured and arrested in connection with terrorist activities during the operations in Beit Omar, according to the IDF.

All three suspects were transferred to security personnel from the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency for further questioning.

Hana Levi Julian

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