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Terror Victim’s Widow Targeted in Shooting Attack Near Karmei Tzur

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

It’s an old adage that lightning doesn’t strike in the same spot twice, but that doesn’t hold true for Jews in Judea and Samaria when it comes to terrorist attacks.

Ruthi Gillis, the widow of Dr. Shmuel Gillis, z’l, was targeted at around 7:30 pm Saturday night by Arab terrorists who opened fire at her while she was driving near the junction leading to her home community of Karmei Tzur.

Her husband, a doctor at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, died in February 2001 in a similar terrorist attack, the victim of a drive-by shooting on his way home from a night shift.

He was attacked on Highway 60 in Judea, close to Karmei Tzur, as he passed the Arab village of El Aroub, just south of Gush Etzion.

Karmei Tzur is about five minutes south of El Aroub, and about 10 minutes north of Kiryat Arba.

This time, no one was physically injured in the attack. Gillis called police as soon as she heard and saw the bullets fly past, but kept driving until she made it to Gush Etzion, north of Karmei Tzur.

Security forces were deployed to search for the attacker, and later found two bullet casings close to the spot where Gillis was targeted.

The attackers and their vehicle have not yet been found.

Hana Levi Julian

Ram-and-Stab Terror Attack at Checkpoint Near Ofra

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

An Arab terrorist tried to kill IDF soldiers over the Sabbath using his car and a meat cleaver in an attempted ram-and-stab attack at a security checkpoint in Samaria.

The terrorist tried to run the soldiers over near the Jewish community of Ofra, northeast of the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah, then got out of the vehicle brandishing a meat cleaver.

“Responding to the threat, the force fired towards the assailant,” said an IDF spokesperson. “The assailant then exited the vehicle … and attempted to stab the soldiers.”

The soldiers shot and “neutralized” the attacker, who presented an obvious, immediate threat.

“The assailant was evacuated to a hospital to receive medical treatment,” the IDF spokesperson added. He was taken in serious condition to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center.

A short while prior to the attempted attack, gunshots were heard outside of Ofra, local sources reported.

Israeli security forces were investigating to see whether Arab terrorists attempted and failed to carry out a separate attack, according to the Hebrew-language 0404 website.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Soldier Wounded in Gunfire From Lebanon

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The IDF Spokesperson says there’s been no new gunfire from Lebanon, in response to news reports of a second round of shooting from across the northern border.

Earlier in the day, Lebanese terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers engaged in routine maintenance on the security fence.

“Shots were fired from a passing vehicle in Lebanon at IDF forces during routine activity adjacent to the border in the area of Ramin Ridge,” according to an IDF spokesperson.

IDF soldiers “identified the vehicle that conducted the shooting,” the spokesperson said, and “fire was exchanged between the vehicle and IDF forces. Hits were confirmed.”

“The injured soldier, a member of the Golani Brigade, was working on the security fence when he sustained a shrapnel wound in the arm. He was evacuated to Ziv Medical Center in Tzefat for medical treatment, and is listed in good condition,” the IDF spokesperson added.

IDF troops have been placed on high alert, and a message has gone out to Israeli residents in the area that they are not allowed to enter the area near the border fence.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Soldiers Attacked With Stones, Firebombs and Firework Weapons

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Israeli security forces in Jerusalem were attacked over the 26-hour period of Yom Kippur with every possible means of violence available to the rioting population in the Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem.

Israeli Border Guard Police officers patrolling the neighborhood of Silwan (Shiloach) were attacked by terrorists hurling rocks, boulders, cement blocks, firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and lit fireworks directly at the soldiers.

Each of the different weapons used can be, and in a number of cases in the past has been, deadly.

During the day, rioters became extremely violent and in one came hurled lethal projectiles directly at the forces; when the officers’ lives became endangered, they opened fire at the mob and identified a hit.

The rioters fled, taking their injured terrorist with them. Israeli forces who subsequently searched for the suspect who hurled the deadly projectile did not find him, and residents in the area claimed he had died and was buried overnight.

Overnight, there was more rioting, this time with Arab terrorists hurling firebombs at Israeli forces in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar. The rioters were dispersed using routine methods.

In the Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, masked terrorists hurled firebombs, stones and lit fireworks at Israeli forces. They also set fire to trash bins and blocked the entrance to the neighborhood.

Israeli forces responded to the violence with routine mob dispersal methods.

Hana Levi Julian

Border Guard Officer Wounded in Clashes With Arab Rioters in A-Ram

Monday, October 10th, 2016

A Border Guard police officer was wounded Monday in clashes with Arab rioters in the northern Jerusalem suburb of A-Ram.

The officer sustained a hand wound when an Arab attacker hurled a lit firecracker at him during the clashes in “Taxi Square.” He was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and is listed in good condition.

Two Israeli drivers who accidentally arrived at the square during the riots came under a hail of rocks hurled by the attackers. Both managed to escape the violence and fled the village.

A-Ram is located next to the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov, a Jewish neighborhood.

Residents of A-Ram had been rioting off and on in the suburb since Sunday, after a Jerusalem Arab terrorist died after killing a grandmother and a police officer in the Ammunition Hill neighborhood. Four other people were also wounded, including a second police officer, and several others badly traumatized in the attack.

Several Israeli security forces were also wounded in A-Ram on Sunday by the stones hurled by the Arab attackers.

Hana Levi Julian

2 Israeli Soldiers Wounded in A-Ram Stoning Attack Near Jerusalem

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Arab terrorists are ramping up their attacks against IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians as Jewish high holy days get underway.

Two IDF soldiers were injured in a stoning attack by Arab terrorists Sunday morning in the Jerusalem suburb of A-Ram. Both were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem, where they were listed in good condition.

The stoning attack took place at just about the same time a convicted Arab terrorist carried out a deadly attack in the Ammunition Hill neighborhood of the capital, killing two people and wounding six others.

Hana Levi Julian

Dozens of Terrorists Attack IDF Soldiers in Hebron

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Dozens of Arab terrorists launched a stoning attack on IDF soldiers who were stationed in Hebron on Tuesday afternoon.

The troops responded with riot dispersal methods used specifically for breaking up violent demonstrations.

No physical injuries were reported. All military personnel returned safely to base.

Hana Levi Julian

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