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February 8, 2016 / 29 Shevat, 5776

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Terror Attack Foiled in Hebron Near Beit Hadassah

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

A wannabe Arab terrorist was arrested Thursday in Hebron after he threw away a knife after being asked by IDF soldiers to stop for a routine search at a checkpoint.

The incident took place close to the Beit Hadassah building in the Jewish quarter.

The suspect was taken into custody and transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Ammunitions Cache, Gas Grenade Shell Found in Hebron

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

An ammunitions cache was discovered in Hebron during a joint operation carried out by IDF forces and Border Guard Police officers.

A gas grenade shell was among the ordnance found in the home, along with other ammunition and magazines.

“Actually, What they found was a 40mm gas canister that is launched from a M-16 launcher attachment,” a defense industry source told JewishPress.com.

“It’s like a portable mortar launcher on the bottom of the M-16. The M-203 connects to the bottom of the M16. It’s a gas grenade to be launched from an M-203.”

The search was launched in response to a tip received by Israeli intelligence personnel. A number of suspects were arrested at the site.

Hebron has become the regional headquarters for a number of Arab terrorist organizations, including the Gaza-based Hamas terror group and Islamic Jihad.

 

Netanyahu: ‘We Will Hold On To The Cave of the Patriarchs For Eternity’

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday to abandon its foolish dreams of extracting the Jewish presence from Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Speaking in opening remarks at a meeting of the government cabinet, Netanyahu sent his condolences to the family of an Israeli who succumbed in the morning from wounds suffered Dec 7 in a terror attack in Hebron.

“I ask that you convey my condolences to the family of Genady Kaufman,” Netanyahu began at the start of the meeting. “Genady was the gardener of the Cave of the Patriarchs,” Netanyahu explained. “He was stabbed in a murderous attack a few weeks ago. To our sorrow, he did not win the battle to recover [from his wounds.]”

The Cave of the Patriarchs, a sacred place in Judaism, is located in the ancient Biblical city of Hebron. It is written in the Torah that it was purchased by the patriarch Avraham upon the death of his wife, the Biblical matriarch Sarah, to be used as a burial site. Eventually the Cave became the Tomb for nearly all of the Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs: it is believed to be the burial place of Avraham, Sarah, Yitzchak, Rivkah, Yaakov, Leah and it is also believed to be the ancient grave site of Adam and Eve. Muslims revere the site since Avraham is considered to be a prophet in Islam, as the father of Ishmael.

The site – and the city surrounding it – has become a flashpoint for Arab violence. Hebron was divided into Arab and Jewish areas under the Oslo Accords, with the Arab areas kept under the control of the Palestinian Authority. But the city which was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, may once again become a battleground as Arab terrorists escalate their attacks against Jews in and around the city – and particularly at the site of the Cave of the Patriarchs, where Muslims continue to insist Jews should not be allowed to pray at all. Moreover, Hebron has in recent years become a stronghold for various terror organizations which have planted planted regional offices in the city.

“Even this morning, I say to each person who tries to uproot us from the Cave of the Patriarchs: We have been there – with the exception of a few years in the previous century – for four millenia.

“We will be there forever. You cannot defeat us.”

Kiryat Arba Terror Victim Genady Kaufman Succumbs

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Genady Kaufman fought hard for life, but an Arab blade has carved a new statistic: Israel’s 25th terror casualty since October.

Kaufman, 40, was repeatedly stabbed in the chest in a terror attack December 7 outside Hebron’s ancient Cave of the Patriarchs in Judea. He was critically wounded barely a ten minute walk from his home in nearby Kiryat Arba.

The terrorist was shot dead on site by security forces.

Doctors battled to save him after his arrival at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. He was placed on a respirator and since that time has been in the intensive care unit. But the fight ended early Wednesday morning (Dec. 30) when Kaufman succumbed to his wounds.

Just two days after the attack on Kaufman, another Arab terrorist stabbed two Israeli men – one of them an IDF soldier – in the Hebron Jewish neighborhood of Beit Hadassah.

That terrorist was a cousin of the killer who murdered Genady Kaufman. He too was shot and killed by a Hebron security officer, but not before he had a chance to hurt two Jews.

The soldier was seriously wounded. The second victim was the son of former Knesset member Orit Strook; he fended off the terrorist until he was neutralized by security personnel.

Hebron is a focal point in what is becoming a repeat of the War of Attrition that took place decades ago, and which may once again need to be fought — this time Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Female Terrorist Stopped, Stone-Throwers Hurt Israeli Cop in Hebron

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

A female Arab terrorist was caught and disarmed Sunday by security personnel when she tried to enter the Cave of the Patriarchs in the ancient Judean city of Hebron.

She was transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

A few minutes earlier, an Israeli police officer was hurt in an attack by Arab terrorists hurling rocks at forces stationed at one of the Kiryat Arba junctions near Hebron.

Security forces are out sweeping the area for the perpetrators.

‘Breaking the Silence’ Tour Bus Stoned by Arabs

Friday, December 25th, 2015

A tour bus visiting the Hebron/Kiryat Arba area was stoned by Arabs on Friday afternoon.

The bus was carrying a group organized by the anti-IDF NGO “Breaking the Silence”.

Three students on the bus from the Hebrew University were lightly injured.

“Breaking the Silence” is a foreign-funded NGO that travels around the world and bad-mouths the IDF.

IDF soldiers are now protecting the passengers.

17 Arab Terrorist Suspects Captured, Assault Weapons Cache Discovered

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

It was another busy night for Israeli security personnel as troops found a weapons cache in the Judean Arab town of Yatta, and “mapped out” the home of a terrorist in Samaria.

Joint operations involving IDF soldiers, Israel Police and Border Guard Police officers led to the capture and arrest of 17 wanted terrorist suspects in Judea and Samaria late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

Two of the detainees were members of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization. The others are accused of violent attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel. All were transferred to the appropriate authorities for interrogation.

A cache of Kalashnikov assault rifles, hunting rifles and rifle sights was found by an IDF combat unit of the 401 Brigade armored division in the town of Yatta, a sprawling Hebron suburb south of the ancient city.

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