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June 25, 2016 / 19 Sivan, 5776

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Tens of Thousands Stream into Hebron for Passover Festival

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Tens of thousands of Jewish civilians, lawmakers and senior rabbis have been streaming into the ancient holy city of Hebron on this third day of Passover for the annual holiday festival celebrating the city’s ancient Jewish heritage.

The Jewish community of Hebron is hosting a celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs to mark the upcoming half-century year since the restoration of the city to Jewish hands by Israeli forces during the 1967 Six Day War.

Attending Monday’s festivities will be Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, Bayit Yehudi Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan. Also attending will be Likud Deputy Minister of Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara, a spokesperson said.

Music, refreshments and more have been the order of the day, as the Passover Chol HaMoed festivities erased the frequent tensions felt among Jewish residents in the divided city.

In the wee hours of Monday, Israeli security personnel arrested at least four Hamas terror suspects around Hebron, prior to the day’s events.

Millions of visitors come each year to pray at the Cave of the Patriarchs, burial site of the Biblical forefathers and matriarchs Avraham, Yitzhak, Ya’akov, Sarah, Rivka and Leah (Rachel’s Tomb is located at the entrance to Bethlehem). It is said that even Adam and Eve are interred there.

Muslims also revere the site, since their ancestor, Ishmael, is a son of Avraham.

Hana Levi Julian

Soldier Attacked with Ax, Terrorist Killed near Gush Etzion

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

An Arab terrorist armed with a hatchet attacked an IDF soldier in El Arub, which is between the Gush Etzion junction and Kiryat Arba. The attack happened early Thursday afternoon.

According to Hatzalah, the soldier was hit in the head, but was protected by his helmet and only lightly injured. The terrorist had been hiding in the bushes and attacked as the soldier passed by.

The terrorist was shot and killed by a second soldier who pumped 4 bullets into the terrorist.

Scene of terror attack in EL Arub - April 14, 2016

Scene of terror attack in EL Arub – April 14, 2016

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Military Prosecutor to Charge with Manslaughter Hebron Medic Who Killed Neutralized Terrorist

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

The military prosecutor in the case against the IDF medic Sergeant A, who on March 24 shot and killed a neutralized terrorist on the ground in Hebron, on Thursday told an IDF court in Jaffa that he plans to indict the accused on manslaughter charges. An earlier statement, made by investigators after the event, suggested they planned to charge the shooter with murder, but the unprecedented public outcry that followed resulted, possibly, with a reduced charge. The majority of Israelis in several recent polls believe there should be no prosecution at all in the case.

Military prosecutor Lt. Col. Adoram Rigler asked the court to extend the on camp arrest of the accused until Monday, when the indictment will supposedly be ready. Apparently there are a few technical details to be hammered out. The prosecution referred to the pathology report on the autopsy that had been conducted on the terrorist’s body, saying it determined that it was the shot made by the accused which killed the terrorist. The autopsy report will hopefully clear up just how many times the terrorist had been shot before the soldier put him out of his misery, and what would have been his chances of survival without the final shot. Rumor has the number of bullets he absorbed in his upper body at seven, before the last one hit him.

The prosecutor also told the court that the B’Tselem video, shot by Imad Abu Shmasia, was examined by a forensics lab and determined to be authentic and unedited.

The soldier’s attorneys objected to the demand for a remand of the clients saying he did not pose a flight risk and there was no justification for his continued on-base arrest, since the investigation—as stated by the prosecution—is all but complete.

As usual, there was a loud group of demonstrators outside the court building, demanding the soldier’s release without a trial, waving signs that read: “He was abandoned in the field.”

Much of the prosecution’s case hinges on the state of mind of the accused during the shooting, namely how much he knew about the neutralizing of the terrorist and the verification that followed his neutralizing. Since he arrived some ten minuets after the incident, the fact that the verification process had been proper may not matter if the defense can establish that the accused was not aware of it, and estimated the terrorist to still be dangerous.

The case will also revolve over the application of the rules of engagement in cases where a suicide bomb is suspected. The prosecution will bring witnesses who will tell the court there hadn’t been any suicide bombers in the entire six months of a terror wave leading up to the shooting. But that may not matter in establishing the state of mind of the accused or the validity of the rules of engagement that include an expectation of a suicide bomb.

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Israel Uncensored: Will Israelis be Afraid to Shoot? [audio]

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

On Sunday knife terror stuck Rosh Ha’ayin with another attempt thwarted at the Tapuach Junction. In both cases the respective Jihadist was arrested without a shot fired. Will Israeli security personnel be afraid to fire their weapons even when necessary following the Hebron incident in which a soldier was arrested on charges of being trigger happy? While Jihadist attacks continue at home and abroad, those events seem to be on the back pages while the media still puts the IDF soldier on page one. Will Israeli citizens pay the price because of the negative hype? Josh discusses all these issues on today’s show.

The Land of Israel

Family of Hebron Soldier Visits Him on Base

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

On Friday, the soldier who shot and killed the terrorist in Hebron was released from jail to the Nachshonim army base, where he awaits the results of the ongoing investigation into his actions.

The soldier’s family visited him on the base and stayed for 4 hours, showing him their support and love.

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IDF Demolishes Hebron Home of Genady’s Killer

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Israeli security forces and engineers destroyed the Hebron home of the Arab terrorist who murdered a Kiryat Arba resident on December 7, 2015.

Genady Kaufman, z’l, 40, was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by Abed al Rahman Masoudah, 20, as he carried out his vicious terror attack outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Judea.

Kaufman was critically wounded barely a ten minute walk from his home in nearby Kiryat Arba. He died of his wounds three weeks later, after fighting for life in Jerusalem at Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s intensive care unit.

He was the 25th Israeli victim to fall under the current wave of terror.

The terrorist was immediately shot dead on site by security forces.

The question now is whether Iran will pay this terrorist’s family $30,000 for the destruction of its home, as recently promised. If so, how and when will that international sponsor of terror against Israel manage to channel the funds to the family?

Hana Levi Julian

PA President Demands Justice for His Terrorist

Monday, March 28th, 2016

PA President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has demanded justice for the Hebron terrorist who was killed by an IDF soldier last week. The terrorist was shot and wounded after he and his partner stabbed an IDF soldier. A few minutes later, another soldier shot and killed the wounded terrorist.

At a press conference on Monday evening, Abbas said that a red line was crossed – referring to the killing of the wounded terrorist.

Abbas demanded there be a court case to ascertain the truth and the soldier gets what’s coming to him – and he didn’t mean a medal.

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