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Hebron Jews: Terrorists Don’t Frighten Us

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A day after the IDF forces confirmed the brutal murder of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Sha’aer and Naftali Fraenkel, members of the Shavei Hebron yeshiva and residents of the holy city of Hebron said the terrorists are “sorely mistaken” if they think they can sever the Jewish link to the Land of Israel with brutality.

“Of course, we have been praying for a different ending to this story since the boys were abducted,” said Rabbi Misha-el Rubin, rosh yeshiva at Yeshivat Shavei Hebron where Eyal Fraenkel HY”D studied. “Now, our task is to show our students – and the world – that our prayers were not offered in vain. The point of praying and of learning Torah is to make us stronger, to inspire us to become better Jews.

Rav Rubin said that Jews have a long history of drawing strength from prayer and added that ironically, it was the Jewish people who gained strength from the prayers of the families of the murdered boys during the 18-day manhunt for the missing teens.

“The families – and especially the mothers – broadcast their feelings to the entire nation. We all tapped into their bravery and the unity it engendered. Now, it is our task to use the energies we have gathered over the last 18 days to give power to the government. (The government must know that they have the 100 percent backing of the nation) to face the challenges of the present day,” the rabbi said.

Yifrach’s roommate, 20-year-old Micky Zivan, told reporters that while the brutal murder of his friend would leave a terrible void in the yeshiva, he added that the entire world has lost a unique soul.

“Of course, Eyal can never be replaced and will never be forgotten,” Zivan said with an even voice. “He was a leader, a friend, a brother. But it’s more than that, in this case: He wasn’t just a guy who lived in our room. He was a unique, beautiful individual who had so much to offer the world. And the world is that much poorer because he won’t be a part of it.”

Zionist Response

David Wilder, a spokesman for the Hebron Jewish Community, quoted the book of Psalms and King David’s admonition to “Depart from evil, and do good,” and said that Israel must employ a two-pronged response to the murders.

“We have lost three young men, three heroes, three individuals who knew nothing of evil,” Wilder said. “Their only crime was being Jewish, living in the Land of Israel, studying Torah in Hebron and in Gush Etzion.

“(In response) the State of Israel must eradicate terror and all of those who support it. They must be totally, completely done away with. It should go without saying that Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Salafists that we are seeing now among the Palestinian population – they all must be totally, completely wiped out.”

Lastly, Wilder stressed that he includes Abu Mazen in the category of terrorists who must be annihilated. “Abu Mazen knew what he was doing when he signed the deal with Hamas. When you enter into a unity deal with terrorists, you are a terrorist. Enough with the handshakes, the hugs and the kisses. It is all a show, and if they are not destroyed they will continue to murder Jews.”

Wilder called on the government to respond to the murders with traditional Zionism – expanding Jews’ presence in Judea and Samaria, and the rest of the Land of Israel. He quoted one Arab leader, who said that if Jews fail to claim the entire Land of Israel as their birthright and eternal patronage, then the Arab world will claim the entire land for itself. To that end, he cited the 1980 government decision to grant Jewish building permits in Hebron in response to a terror attack that left six Jews dead, and Wilder called on today’s government to copy the move.

“The ‘do good’ part of King David’s statement (from Psalms – MHS) means taking this yeshiva, which currently houses 350 men, and expanding it to include 1000 people. Shavei Hebron should be an international Torah organization, with men’s and women’s divisions. That’s the right response to this outrage,” Wilder said.

Another Jewish community spokesperson, Noam Arnon, reminded reporters Arab terrorism didn’t start on June 12. Rather, he noted that the community soon will mark the 85th anniversary of the 1929 Arab pogrom that claimed the lives of 70 Jews, and said that the current terror crime was only the latest attack in that ongoing war.

“In 1929, 70 Jews were burned, attacked, beaten to death and raped by their Arab neighbors,” Arnon said. “That’s 20 years before the State of Israel was created, and 40 before the so-called ‘occupation’ of Judea and Samaria.

“So terrorism has nothing to do with territory, or ‘occupation.’ The uncomfortable fact of the matter is that terrorist fanaticism is about one thing, and one thing only: About the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel. “

Settling and Sovereignty is the Zionist Answer – Hebron and Gush Etzion First

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

As a Zionist answer to the despicable murder of our three boys, a pioneering group of Jews headed by Women in Green went up to Givat Oz – a hilltop overlooking Tzomet HaGush – in order to create a new Jewish presence in the area.

As since the beginning of Zionism, the land of Israel is sometimes built with blood and tears. The hill is adjacent to the historical community of Migdal Eder, which was dismantled in 1927, in a forest near to Bet Fajjar, on approved State land.

The pioneers cleaned out an abandoned structure on the site and settled it, calling upon the government to immediately apply sovereignty, starting with Hevron and Gush Etzion. This call was made by the Women and Green, together with the Professors for a Strong Israel, headed by Aryeh Eldad and Matot Arim. Davidi Perl, mayor of Gush Etzion, together with his deputy, Moshe Savil, came to bless the new Givat Oz endeavor. The mayor said, “Our answer is clear and determined – we will continue to expand and build here and now. Here we will build a new community and many more in the near future. We will build and settle and hold strong to the land.”

The local police chief and army commanders came to visit and promised to safeguard the place.

This morning there will be Tefilat Shacharit at 6am. At 10am the public is invited to come and help refurbish the building (painting and cleaning).

Directions: Drive to Tzomet HaGush and turn toward Migdal Oz and Bet Fajjar. After a few hundred meters turn right onto the dirt path and continue up into the forest.

Hebron Residents Demand Kawasme Clan’s Expulsion

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Residents of Jewish Hebron are demanding the government expel the entire Kawasme Clan from Hebron to Gaza.

The extended Kawasme family have a long history of violent terror attacks. Marwan Kawasme is part of the terror cell that kidnapped and murdered EYal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel.

Yair Shreider, a Hebron resident and member of the Residents Committee (Vaad) of Judea said that the Kawasme clan is an “incubator for terrorism”.

Hebron residents are saying there is no way this murder can by without a serious response.

The Jewish Press adds: In Gaza, the Kawasme Clan would likely receive a hero’s welcome. Expulsion to Syria would be a far better choice.

Israel Demands Revenge

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Sadness, mourning, shock, unity, horror and anger are just some of the emotions running through every Israeli, and ever normal person tonight.

Many Israelis are demanding action and revenge.

The citizens are expecting PM Netanyahu, the government and the IDF to take decisive action against Hamas, its leadership and all the terrorists – and in particular against the terrorists who killed the boys, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel.

Around the country, Israelis are going to the streets and lighting candles.

Israelis light candles at the hitchhiking spot from where the three Jewish boys Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Sha'ar were abducted on June 12.

Israelis light candles at the hitchhiking spot from where the three Jewish boys Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Sha’ar were abducted on June 12.

Kidnapped Eyal, Gil-ad and Naftali Found Dead Near Hebron

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The IDF has found the bodies of the the kidnapped boys, Eyal Yifrach (19), Gil-ad Shaar (16) and Naftali Fraenkel (16). May God avenge their blood.

The three boys were kidnapped on June 12 by Hamas terrorists from Hebron.

On Monday evening, IDF troops searching for them, found the bodies near the village of Halhul, which is just north of Hebron and south of Karmei Tzur.

Their bodies were found in shallow graves in a field on Monday afternoon. They were apparently murdered soon after they were kidnapped.

The bodies were found by a volunteer attached to an army unit searching the area. The volunteers were part of the Kfar Etzion Field School, and experts in the topography of the region.

The site where the bodies of the kidnapped boys were found.

The site where the bodies of the kidnapped boys were found.

Last week the Shabak identified Amer Abu Aisha and Marwan Kawasmeh as part of the terror cell that kidnapped the boys.

The terrorists are still at large.

 

Arabs Stoning IDF as They Search North of Hebron

Monday, June 30th, 2014

As IDF troops search areas north of Hebron for the kidnapped boys Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, Arabs from the Halhul area are throwing stones and attacking the troops.

General Arab violence has been reported in the area, and the IDF has closed off roads in the area.

IDF Search Update

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The IDF search for kidnapped boys, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shear and Naftali Fraenkel continues on.

Overnight the IDF arrested nine Palestinian Unity Government (PUG) suspects, and searched 49 sites and homes in the Hebron area.

The army found handguns and explosives in last night’s search.

In the village of Idna an explosive device was thrown at the soldiers. None were injured.

The government has decided, that, even with Ramadan approaching, the IDF will continue the search unabated.

Last night the IDF released the names of two of the Hamas terrorists believed to have been involved in the kidnapping. They hope this will provide more incentive for the PUG population to turn them in.

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