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UPDATED: Jewish Man Missing, Kidnapping Suspected Near Hebron

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Israeli security forces continue to search for a 22-year-old Jewish man who went missing around 4:20 pm Thursday afternoon. Both he and the friend with whom he was driving in the area are residents of Be’er Sheva, according to a report on Israel’s Channel 2 television.

Police received a call at the Judea and Samaria District Police 100 Center from a man who said his friend had gone to look for tools to fix a flat tire. It had been more than an hour since he left, but had not yet returned.

IDF operating in Beit Anoun, near the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba and the city of Hebron.

IDF operating in Beit Anoun, near the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba and the city of Hebron.

Palestinian media have already published a photo of the man, as well as his name, but these details are being withheld from Israeli media under gag order.

The incident occurred after the car in which he and his friend were driving broke down at the Beit Anoun junction outside Hebron, near the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba.

Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Jewish Press.com that police officers and IDF troops immediately launched an intensive search which has since widened to include the areas around the Palestinian Authority towns of Halhul and El Aroub, both located north of Beit Anoun and Hebron.

Officials said the missing man was wearing a KKL hoodie and a pair of jeans.

Israel Police and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) forces have continued to operate at the intelligence level in the area as well, and by nightfall were working on the assumption he had been kidnapped.

Roads leading to and from the village of Beit Anoun via Highway 60 and Highway 35 were closed in order to stymie any potential kidnappers.

The area of Beit Anoun is close to Hebron and the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba.

Beit Anoun is close to Hebron and the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba.

7:34 PM There are reports that the car did not have a flat tire, and it was parked close to Kiryat Arba so there was no reason for the man to enter Beit Anoun when Kiryat Arba was closer. The explanation the friend gave is problematic; he is being questioned again by security personnel.

The man also left his telephone in the car; it’s not clear whether that was deliberate or accidental.

Regardless of the reason the man entered the Arab village, however, Israeli forces are treating his disappearance as a full-blown security incident.

The area around Halhul and El Aroub is now closed as IDF troops move from house to house searching for the missing man, whose identity still has not been released for publication.

8:09 PM His friend who stayed with the car is a Bedouin. The car did not have a flat tire, but it appears someone did release some air from the tire to make it look flat.

Security forces suspect this began as criminal activity, but has ended up a nationalistic kidnapping, according to Channel 10.

8:13 pm Channel 2 reported that the friend has changed his version of the story three times in telling it to the security forces.

9:20 pm A field command center has been set up in the Kiryat Arba gas station as the search for the missing Israeli mans continues and expands.

Arab Officials Destroy Food Supplies Delivered by Israeli Truck to Hebron

Friday, March 20th, 2015

It’s not clear who the unlucky store owner was, but wise was he for not fighting Arab officials who ransacked an Israeli delivery truck in Hebron this week (March 16).

A mob of Palestinians swarmed to watch the spectacle, most occupied with their cell phones, arms extended to record the event for posterity and the Internet.

Boxes of Tnuva milk were flung to the ground, their precious white nutrient spilling all over the street. No Arab babies will grow strong teeth and bones from that spilt milk this weekend – but the wildly cheering crowd could have cared less.

Other goods in a riotous montage of reds, yellows and greens also were splattered as their packaging split when they struck the rough street around the truck.

It seemed to be a straightforward enough sight: “Arabs in Hebron broke into an Israeli delivery truck and destroyed all the packages within, tossing them onto the street to the wild cheers of the crowd,” reported the Elder of Zion blog, who sourced the report from FajerTV.

But according to commentators on the blog, local merchants already long ago restricted deliveries to Palestinian drivers, using Palestinian trucks, and shipments made only after payment received in full. The first, according to a local source, was “due to security reasons,” and the second “because collecting debts in the PA by Israelis is practically impossible.”

The Israel Electric Company has also discovered the reality of that second issue; in fact power to a number of PA communities has been shut down due to the millions of shekels owed to the company by the Palestinian Authority, which has been impossible to collect.

More than one commentator agreed this week that regardless of why Israeli goods are boycotted, a lack of supplies will “still be portrayed as ‘Those dastardly Israelis are intentionally starving the so-called ‘Palestinians’ … Just like you-know-who did to you-know-who…’ “

Another commentator suggested as a solution that if Israel ever decides to transfer funds to the PA, such monies should be given by “filling a food truck with the cash and driving it slowly through Hebron.”

Hamas Terror Cell Captured in Hebron

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Released for publication:

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/what-gets-a-foreign-anarchist-up-in-the-morning-video/2015/01/19/

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