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Two Teenage Terrorists Killed in Stabbing Attack on Soldier in Hebron

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The IDF shot and killed two Palestinian Authority teenage terrorists after midnight Thursday when they tried to murder a soldier at the Jewish Hebron neighborhood of Tel Rumeida.

The soldier suffered moderately wounds in what was the third stabbing attack in 24 hours.

The teenagers were cousins. The father one of the terrorists said he was surprised that his son carried out the attack but added he is proud of him.

In the early evening, a 21-year-old Palestinian Authority terrorist from Tulkarm moderately wounded a police officer near Damascus Gate at the Old City of Jerusalem. Police shot and killed the terrorist.

The first attack of the day was carried out by a Palestinian Authority intelligence officer who lived in the Abu Dis area of eastern Jerusalem. He used his rifle to shoot at soldiers at the Hizme checkpoint, lightly wounding a soldier.

Like the other terrorists during the day, he was shot and killed.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Would Your Great Grandparents Believe This?

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

If you told your great grandparents the following they wouldn’t believe a word. But it’s all true:

My husband just called. He’s in Efrat, the small town in the hills of Judea, about 10 miles south of Jerusalem, the capitol of Israel. It’s the town in which I lived last year, during my “Year of Living Israelly.”

My husband is in Israel to see the graduation ceremony of our son, who just finished basic training in the Israeli army and is about to enter some combat unit, he doesn’t yet know which one.

My husband had been at the wine store in Efrat — it specializes in wines made in Israel. He was on his way to the big grocery store at the Gush Etzion Junction — the Rami Levi — to buy food for our daughter (who is in the Israeli Air Force) to cook for Shabbat. She asked for boneless chicken, and he wanted to ask me if they had that at the Rami Levi, and if not what he should get instead.

But coming out of Efrat there was a huge traffic jam, and Route 60 — the road to Hevron, where three thousand years ago our father Abraham bought a burial plot for our Mother Sarah, as explained in the coming week’s parsha — was completely jammed going south, the direction in which my husband had to go.

My husband checked the news and found that, right at that junction, an Arab had just tried to kill some Jewish soldiers. It seems the Arab had been detained because he looked suspicious, and while he was being questioned he took out a knife and tried to stab the soldiers.

Savor that — the Jewish soldiers had detained the man who wanted to slaughter Jews. The Jewish soldiers were armed with automatic weapons.

The Arab, after he’d been detained and while he was being questioned, took out a knife and tried to stab one of the soldiers. Such a stupid and pointless act is impossible to understand until you remember that the Arab’s family will now be a paid a pension for this ridiculous, doomed attack. That pension, by the way, is financed in part by U.S. Tax dollars.

The predictable result resulted. The Arab is dead. The traffic jam was another predictable result.

My husband will go to the Rami Levi tomorrow. There will be more traffic, because it’s right before Shabbat, but maybe less if some other genius doesn’t try to stab Jewish soldiers, armed thank God with automatic weapons, who are there to protect Jews who have the wild presumption to live next door to Arabs.

By the way, that Rami Levi is typically filled on Thursdays with Arabs buying produce for their Shabbat – Friday – but they probably can’t get there today either because of the traffic jam caused by the Arab’s attempted stabbing.

If you told your great grandparents, living in their shtetlach of Eastern Europe — where, you can be sure, there was no Jewish army, armed with anything — they wouldn’t believe a word.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

IDF Releases Videos from Major Benaya Sarel’s Helmet Cam and Search for Hadar Goldin

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

On Friday, August 1, 2014, IDF Major Benaya Sarel and Sergeant Lial Gidoni were killed in Rafiah, Gaza, by Hamas.

Lt. Hadar Goldin was also killed in that attack and his body stolen by the Hamas terrorists. All this happened a half-hour after a cease-fire had been accepted by all sides. The terrorists came out of a terror tunnel just like those that Hamas are currently rebuilding.

Major Sarel was the commander of the elite Sayeret Givati unit. He was to get married on August 21, 2014, but instead was laid to rest in the old Jewish cemetery in Hebron. 10,000 people attended his funeral.

A year later, the IDF released a segment of the video (courtesy: Rotter.net) from Sarel’s helmet’s Go-Pro camera when he was stationed in the Khirbat Ahza area of Gaza as few days before he was killed, as well as the audio from the search for Goldin (courtesy: NRG).

If the videos don’t appear, give Facebook a minute to load them.

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Posted by Nrg on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Rabbi Moshe Levinger ZT”L

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Rabbi Moshe Levinger, born in Jerusalem in 1935, passed away on Shabbat, on the eve of Jerusalem Reunification Day.

Rabbi Levinger was a leading figure in the Religious-Zionist camp and helped organize the resettlement of Gush Etzion after 1967. Gush Etzion had been emptied of Jews following the 1948 Kfar Etzion massacre. He was a founder of the Gush Emunim movement.

Rabbi Levinger is most remembered for reestablishing Jewish life in Hebron and establishing the town of Kiryat Arba.

He began the process in 1968, when he rented some rooms in a Hebron hotel, and then refused to leave until the government allowed him to move to a former army base, which ultimately became the town of Kiryat Arba.

Rabbi Levinger, married to Miriam, had 11 children and 50 grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Sunday at 12:30 PM, starting at Maarat Hachpelah (The Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Fatah to Netanyahu: Stay Away from Jewish Holy Site

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

The Fatah and Hamas terrorist groups have threatened Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with an escalation in terrorism. The threats were issued over Netanyahu’s plans to visit a Jewish holy site in Hevron.

Netanyahu is planning to visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Maarat Hamachpelah), the resting place of the Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs and one of Judaism’s most holy sites.

Fatah spokesman Osama Qawasmi issued a statement reiterating Fatah’s traditional claim that the Tomb is a Muslim, not Jewish, holy place. The site “is solely a mosque,” he claimed.

Fatah similarly claims that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Kotel (Western Wall), and the tomb of the biblical matriarch Rachel in Bethlehem are exclusively Muslim holy places.

Qawasmi warned that if Netanyahu follows through with his planned visit, “we will defend our holy places.”

A Hamas spokesman similarly threatened violence if Netanyahu followed through with the “crime” of visiting the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

Fatah is headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas has previously termed Jewish visits to the Temple Mount a “desecration,” and has accused Israel posing a threat to the holy site.

Maayana Miskin

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.

Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency

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