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May 5, 2016 / 27 Nisan, 5776

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Terrorists Attack Northern Negev Drivers on Highway 31

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked Israeli drivers traveling along Highway 31 near the village of Molada in the northern Negev on Saturday night, about five minutes east of the Bedouin town of Hura.

The attackers hurled rocks at the vehicles as they were passing by the general area of the village on the highway, which is set back from the road. None of the drivers or passengers were physically injured but vehicles were damaged in the attacks.

There have an increasing number of stone-throwing attacks aimed at drivers along Highway 31 since the start of the terror wave last October.

The Bedouin population in the northern Negev are all Israeli citizens who receive full government benefits as do Jewish Israelis. These include monthly stipends for each child under age 18 from the National Insurance Institute and subsidized health care and pharmaceutical products at health maintenance organization clinics (kupat holim). Many work at jobs in Be’er Sheva, Arad and at the Dead Sea.

An increasing number of families have sent their children on to higher education programs at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Some of the children go away to university programs in Jordan or Europe, and of those, a few return radicalized by those they met while abroad and are transformed into budding jihadists, to the deep shame of their families.

This segment of highway runs through an area that is entirely comprised of small Bedouin villages.

Molada covers 11,000 dunams on the southern side of Highway 31 and is home to the al-Atrash and al-Hawashla tribes. It falls under the jurisdiction of Al-Kasom Regional Council.

The uptick in rock-throwing and other attacks along this segment of the highway, and recently similar attacks closer to Arad, signals an ominous change in the local population. Younger men are no longer heeding the words of the Council of Sheiks and their parents who lived in peace with their Jewish neighbors have difficultly controlling their children.

Southern District police receive anonymous calls from Bedouin villagers quietly directing them to “find” a youth who “could be” on his way to Jerusalem for the wrong reasons — and countless attacks are averted, numerous Bedouin youths are redirected.

But some of the communities are also under closer scrutiny. One of those being carefully watched is the town of Hura, where terrorist cells linked both to Hamas and to Da’esh (ISIS) have already been found.

Hura is not the only one. Agitators from the Northern Branch of the now-outlawed Islamic Movement made their way straight to Kuseifa as well, another Bedouin town closer to Arad, at the start of the terror wave last October.

Within days, Arad residents were shocked to encounter stone-throwing attacks at the entrance to their city — an experience some had never had, one that others had not seen since the days of the second intifada more than a decade ago.

There are dozens of small Bedouin villages scattered among the rolling Negev hills all along Highway 31, the main artery leading from Arad to Be’er Sheva and other major cities. Jews are outnumbered in this region.

Hana Levi Julian

Bedouin Teacher Sentenced for Planning to Join ISIS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

An Israeli Bedouin educator in the northern Negev town of Hura was sentenced to prison Thursday after being convicted on charges of planning to join Da’esh (ISIS).

High school teacher Muhammad Al’ab Ahmed abu Alkyan, 27 was found guilty of having used his position as an educator to spread the terror group’s propaganda among the students and teachers.

He also shared the Da’esh doctrine with family members and associates, according to a statement by the Shin Bet.

Alkyan was sentenced to four years in prison, having confessed during questioning to his plans to join Da’esh (ISIS).

He also was convicted of establishing his own terrorist cell in southern Israel, and having acted as a “spiritual teacher” in passing on ISIS teachings and recruiting other supporters.

Hana Levi Julian

Be’er Sheva Central Bus Station Terrorist Buried Quietly

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

The terrorist who murdered two and wounded 10 others in his attack on October 18 at the central bus station in Be’er Sheva has been buried, quietly.

Al-Okabi was heavily guided by Hamas in carrying out the attack from start to finish, according to Israeli authorities. At the end, he was shot and killed by security personnel.

The full CCTV footage of the attack was eventually released by Israel Police.

The family of Muhannad al-Okabi was told Friday to prepare his grave but few other details were shared about when to expect the body.

Early Sunday morning, the terrorist was allowed to be buried, with specific conditions, in the cemetery of the Negev Bedouin town of Hura. The town is located on Highway 31, halfway between Arad and Be’er Sheva, close to the Shoqet Junction.

The funeral was small, brief, quiet and limited to close friends and family members, exactly as Israel Police instructed, in order to minimize any positive impact, praise or grandiosity resulting from the proceedings.

The burial was welcomed as the final page of a chapter to be closed by more than a few in a town where terrorist groups have taken hold, to the displeasure of an older generation that has formed strong bonds with Israeli society.

A rift has begun to develop, not only in Hura but in other Bedouin communities as well, where radical philosophies heard elsewhere are starting to clash with local attitudes and beliefs.

Hana Levi Julian

Bedouin Terrorist Who Attacked Be’er Sheva Had ISIS Ideology

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Bedouin terrorist who attacked soldiers, police and civilians at the Central Bus Station in Be’er Sheva Sunday night supported the Islamic State (ISIS) ideology, according to a man who worked with him.

Channel 2 television reported that the worker said, “He talked about it all the time.”

The terrorist was from the city of Hura, located between Be’er Sheva and Arad. It used to be a relatively pro-Israel city, and its residents years ago cast most of their votes for none other than the Shas Hareidi religious party for the simple reason that it was responsible for the government’s pumping millions of dollars into the city. Among other projects, a large community center was built in Hura.

In the last elections, Shas won 0.6 percent of the vote, and the United Arab List swept the city.

Hamas has undermined its way into the city’s younger population, and now it appears that ISIS is winning the hearts and minds of some people.

Bedouin leaders in Hura said Monday they were shocked that by the attack in Be’er Sheva and that the terrorist was a quiet young a man.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Arab Website Calls Israeli Hostages ‘Soldiers’

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Alresalah Arabic-language wrote that the two Israelis being held by Hamas are “soldiers.”

It reported:

An Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, identified as Abraham Mengistu, entered to the Gaza Strip by mistake on September 8, 2014.

The second Israeli, a Bedouin from the southern city of Hura, was not identified. Israel also has kept a veil of secrecy on his disappearance, but Hura’s reputation for crime and terror leaves open the possibility that the missing Bedouin entered Gaza with the cooperation of Hamas.

Nevertheless, Alresalah referred to him as a soldier, also.

Hamas has said it will not disclose any information about the two men until Israel releases terrorists from prison, including those who were freed for kidnapped soldier GIlad Shalit and then rearrested for more terror.

News of the missing Israeli broke on Thursday when Israeli media demanded a gag order be released and since then has dumped on the Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the IDF for alleged racism.

As in previous hostage incidents, the government and military should be given the benefit of the doubt and allowed to work quietly for their release, but the immediate conclusion, without any basis, that Mengistu still is in Gaza because he is an Ethiopian only complicates matters for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Lior Lotan, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s representative for the Mengistu affair, made things even worse by leaked comments to Mengistu’s family that they would make matters worse if they went public and criticized the Prime Minister.

That immediately was reported as a “threat,” and Lotan issued has issued a public apology.

However, the anti-Netanyahu media are not satisfied and want the Prime Minister’s head, an expression that perhaps should not be used so loosely these days.

 

Lotan had told the family:

You have two options: The first is to point the finger at Hamas and tell them ‘You are holding him; you are responsible for his fate, return him to us and we want to know that he’s alive.’

Then you have the second option, which is to point the finger at Jerusalem and say ‘You aren’t right, you let him cross and did not respond to letters.’

I have my opinion on what is best for Israel [and] what will help him and what will help Hamas, but you have to choose and you will be responsible for the outcome.

That does not sound like a threat. It sound like putting the facts on the table, but if the leftist media says it is a threat, it is a threat.

Zahava Gal-On, the leader of the left-wing Meretz party, immediately concluded that Lotan would not have spoken as he did to another family if their skin were white.

“No one should dare to tell us that this is not connected to skin color,” she asserted.

And if she says it is racism, it is racism.

Prime Minister Netanyahu personally apologized to the Mengisto family for Lotan’s remarks and is visiting them them Friday.

Now the family of the Bedouin is screaming “racism” because no one from the government has visited them.

It is not known if the Bedouin was a terrorist or a criminal. It is not known what Israel has been doing behind the scenes, quietly, to free them.

All that really is known is that the establishment media are further jeopardizing the lives of the missing Israelis and soon will be jeopardizing the lives of all Israelis by demanding that the government gain their release by handing over more terrorists, who can go around killing more people.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Shin Bet Foils ISIS Terror Cell in Negev Bedouin Town

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Six suspected new Da’esh (ISIS) recruits have been arrested in the Negev Bedouin town of Hura, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) announced Monday.

Hura is one of the seven original Bedouin towns created for the permanent settlement of the Negev Bedouin by the Israeli government, along with Rahat, a large city considered to be the “Bedouin capital of the Negev.” Hura is located on Highway 31 just outside of Be’er Sheva, about 25 minutes west of Arad.

The suspected terrorists were identified as: Bashir Jabran Salim abu Alkyan, 26 (Hura elementary school teacher); Akram Al’ab Ahmed abu Alkyan, 30, (elementary school teacher, Rahat); Muhammad Al’ab Ahmed abu Alkyan, 27, (high school teacher, Hura); Khader Hassan abu Alkyan, 27, from Hura; Sharif Shahada Rezek abu Alkyan, from Atir; and Hamza Abed Ali Alkyan, (teacher from Hura.)

The suspects were accused of actively spreading Da’esh ideology. They were also allegedly attending secret meetings of the terror group’s movement, the Shin Bet said in its statement.

Four of the six suspects are teachers and used their positions as educators to spread the ISIS philosophy and propaganda among students and teachers. All six shared the Da’esh doctrine with their family members and associates, according to the Shin Bet statement.

The suspects were indicted on charges of distributing materials for an illegal organization; support for a terrorist organization; conspiracy to commit a crime and illegally exiting the country. Those who were teachers were brought to a hearing at the Education Ministry and their teaching licenses were revoked as well.

Several of the suspects allegedly were planning to travel to Syria to join the ranks of the terror group in its fight against government troops there. A number of other members of the terrorist cell had already left Israel and gone to Syria to fight for Da’esh.

In addition to the arrests carried out over the past two months, a school principal was investigated on suspicion of knowing about the teachers’ involvement with the terror group – and failing to report it to authorities. Other school personnel were investigated as well.

The Education Ministry also issued a statement stating its plans to begin working in the schools to restore stability and confidence among the other teachers and the students in the aftermath of the arrests.

Rachel Levy

Rock Attacks Spread to Negev, Attackers from Bedouin Towns

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Israeli Bedouin in the northeastern Negev have apparently joined with Arabs around Israel in rock attacks against Israeli motorists.

For the first time since the last intifada, eyewitnesses report numerous road terror attacks Sunday night against Israeli motorists traveling along Route 31.

Police subsequently were forced to close the road from the Shoqet Junction to the city of Arad in order to protect motorists.

Three Metropoline buses and several private vehicles were battered with large rocks hurled by Bedouin residents of the towns of Kuseifa and Hura, located along Route 31 between the Shoqet Junction and Arad.

The mayor of the community of Omer, located next to the Shoqet Junction and close to Be’er Sheva, told an interviewer on Army Radio Monday that community leaders decided temporarily to bar Bedouins from entering the community due to the security situation.

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