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Wanted Arab Terrorist Killed by IDF

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

An IDF unit operating in the Jenin refugee camp overnight captured a wanted Arab terrorist, who then managed to escape and was shot. The force captured the man a second time and removed him to a hospital, where he died. No soldier was harmed during the operation.

Islam al-Tubasi, 19, seen with his dirt bike, was killed this morning.

Islam al-Tubasi, 19, seen with his dirt bike, was killed this morning.

 

As has been the case frequently in recent weeks, the IDF unit met with violent resistance upon entering the refugee camp, including gun shots and improvised grenades.

Palestinian sources told Israel Radio the killed man was Islam al-Tubasi, 19. Ma’an reported that Tubasi was shot in the leg, before eventually dying in the hospital.

Tubasi’s family members told Ma’an that “special units stormed the house after Israeli forces bombed the door and immediately went to the roof of the home where Islam sleeps. He tried to escape and they shot him and then dragged him out of the house and took him to an unknown destination.”

According to Ma’an, the IDF patrol included around 20 Israeli military vehicles. The soldiers entered the camp at dawn and raided several homes.

Wafa reported that the clashes with local residents broke out only following the shooting of al-Tubasi, and that dozens of camp residents injured by stun grenades, tear gas and live fire. Several young Arabs were shot in the lower body with live fire, witnesses told Wafa.

According to Ma’an, Salah Nael Ghazzawi, 13, was shot in the leg and taken to hospital for treatment.

He’s still alive.

IDF forces appear these days to be entering Arab areas prepared for violent confrontations, which is why they manage to complete their missions and to do so without being harmed themselves. Last week, at the Tomb of Yosef in Sh’chem, two Arabs were shot by an IDF unit after they fired on the soldiers – and no soldier was harmed. Some 1400 Jews were praying inside the tomb site at the time and the Arabs had begun the event by throwing stones at them.

Third Time this Week: Syrians Fire at IDF Golan Heights Patrol

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Israel’s Syrian border continues to heat up. At 1:30 AM Tuesday, shots were opened on an IDF patrol in the Golan Heights, and the force returned fire.

An examination turned out that some bullets hit the patrol vehicle, but no one was injured. A military source said it is still unclear whether this was the result of fire “leaking” over from the clashes between President Bashar Assad’s army and rebels, or deliberate fire.

The IDF force responded by firing a missile at the position from which the shooting took place, and a precise hit at the target was identified.

This is the third such incident since last Saturday night, with someone on the Syrian side opening fire at IDF troops. On Saturday night an IDF jeep was hit, but no damage or injuries were recorded. Early Monday morning, there was a second firing incident near Tel Hazaka, where currently there are severe clashes between rebel forces and Syrian government soldiers.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz has given the order for IDF patros to shoot back at any source of fire from the other side of the border. But in two of the recent three cases the patrols could not locate the source of fire.

The website Walla reports a concern in the IDF that the Golan Heights region could become a magnet for terrorist attacks against Israeli soldiers near borderline perimeter fence. A sector officer told Walla that the military is getting ready to face any eventuality in the area.

Over the past few months, its has been reported that rebel forces, comprised mostly of Al Qaeda fighters, have been pulling to the south of Syria, as the battles between the two sides are raging. On Saturday, the beleaguered Syrian President accused Israel of supporting the rebels in order to bring him down. But Sources in the Israeli security services have been stressing that the “devil we know,” Assad, is by far preferable to Israel over his enemies.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/third-time-this-week-syrians-fire-at-idf-golan-heights-patrol/2013/05/21/

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