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November 29, 2015 / 17 Kislev, 5776
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Israel Allowing Russia to Fly Over Israeli Skies

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Israeli-Russian understandings allow Russian jets to fly over Israeli air space and implicitly let the Israeli Air Force bomb weapons headed from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon, according to Amos Gilad, senior IDF Reserve officer and director of the Defense Minister’s political-security department.

The JewishPress.com previously reported here last month that Russia and Israel have maintained highly secret weekly talks for cooperation that allow both countries air forces to take actions without interference from the other side.

Russia often crosses into Israeli air space while bombing Islamic State (ISIS) and Syrian rebel sites, and Israel last week reportedly bombed Syria to prevent the flow of Iranian weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Russian president Vladimir Putin said last week that relations with Israel are “excellent.”

The coordination is aimed at preventing an incident such as Turkey’s downing a Russian jet earlier jet last week, an incident that has severely damaged relations between the two countries.

Gilad said on Saturday:

Russian pilots sometimes cross into Israeli air space. Thanks to excellent security coordination, which began with the meeting between Netanyahu and Putin, limits were drawn up.

The IDF and the Russia army agreed on security priorities. If there is an incident of infiltration, we know what to do and how to prevent incidents what would cause indecision.

Freedom of action is preserved for the Air Force to prevent Iranian weapons from getting into the hands of Hezbollah.

As for the Turkish downing of the Russian jet, Gilad said that President Recep Erdoğan “has every reason to be sorry” for the action.

Gilad also said that Syria is a “dead country” and that President Bashar al-Assad “collects his salary but does not control the country except for perhaps one-quarter of Syria.

Terrorists Stab Man in Nahariya, Try to Knife Soldiers in Jordan Valley [video]

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

A 16-year-old Arab terrorist stabbed a Border Police officer Friday night in Nahariya, located n the Mediterranean Coast n northwest Israel, and a Palestinian Authority woman tried to knife soldiers at a checkpoint in Samaria Saturday morning.

No shots were fired at the terrorists, both of whom were arrested.

The Arab who stabbed the police officer, who suffered moderate wounds, escaped and later was arrested. He claimed he stabbed the victim in self-defense during an argument between them.

The stabbing attempt by the Palestinian Authority female terrorist at a crossing near Shechem was foiled by soldiers.

An Israeli army spokesperson said a “suspect approached a soldier with a knife in hand.”

Below is a video of the stabbing attack in Nahariya as it happened.

New ‘Riot Kits’ Help Protect Soldiers and Police from Terrorists

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The government has bought more than 1,000 new riot-protection kits to help soldiers and police deal with terrorists armed with different kinds of weapons,. Israel Defense reported.

Lior Textile Company designed the modular kits. They were tested for several months and have been approved by a laboratory in Europe, where standards are very high. Security personnel now are using the kits in “live tests.”

Israel Defense reported:

One of the options offered by the modular design of the kit is the option of using it in different combat situations, as it may be adapted and used in conjunction with bullet and knife proof protective vests supplied by the same company.

The kit includes all of the protective elements for all parts of the user’s body, as well as purpose-designed flame-resistant coveralls (providing protection against Molotov cocktails) made from Nomex fabric by DuPont.

Terrorist Killed after Injuring 2 in Ramming Attack on Dead Sea Highway

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Two soldiers were injured Friday morning just before 7:30 AM in a ramming attack near the Kfar Adumim junction on the Jerusalem-Dead Sea Highway. The terrorist was killed.

The attack happened at the bus stop next to Kfar Adumim, east of Maaleh Adumim.

The soldiers are currently listed in light to moderate condition.

The terrorist was shot and killed. An IDF bomb squad determined that the attacker was not carrying explosives.

Maaleh Adumim and Kfar Adumim on the map.

Maaleh Adumim and Kfar Adumim on the map.

Former ‘Lone Soldier’ from NY Serves up Turkeys for American Olim

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Some 200 Lone Soldiers and new Olim from North America will gather Thursday at the Beit HaChayal in Tel Aviv for a special Thanksgiving dinner catered by chef Idan Ianovici, a former Lone Soldier from New York and owner and Vici Deli in Raanana.

The Thanksgiving dinner aims to allow young immigrants without family in Israel to celebrate the traditional holiday – with some Israeli twists.

“Thanksgiving is a very family-oriented holiday,” said Marc Rosenberg, Director of Pre Aliyah at Nefesh B’Nefesh. “We wanted to give new Olim who arrived alone, including Lone Soldiers, the opportunity to celebrate this American holiday with other Anglo Olim here in Tel Aviv.”

Guests will enjoy roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and other traditional Thanksgiving fare, as well as Israeli desserts.

“When I was a Lone Soldier, I celebrated Thanksgiving with only a few friends,” said Ianovici, who served in the IDF’s Armored Corps and has worked at restaurants in New York and Israel since he was 16. “I’m so happy to be able to help give these young Olim the opportunity to experience a proper Thanksgiving in Israel.”

IDF to Bar PA Arab Motorists from Gush Etzion Roads

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Following the wave of Arab terror attacks in Gush Etzion, the IDF announced a series of measures it will take in order to improve the security of the citizens.  ,

The Gush Etzion junction has become one of the most popular spots for Palestinian Authority terrorists to stab, shoot and run over Jewish motorists, hitchhikers and soldiers. This central junction, located just south of Efrat, interconnects Jerusalem to Hebron, Alon Shvut, Kfar Etzion, and the communities in Western Gush Etzion. It is located adjacent to the Rami Levy shopping center.

The Gush Etzion Regional Council spokesman told The JewishPress.com that the road between the Gush Etzion Junction and Alon Shvut/Kfar Etzion will be closed to Palestinian Authority Arabs, and on Highway 60, traffic will be divided to separate PA Arab and Jewish vehicles under new IDF directives to reduce potential terror attacks.

The latest wave of terror, which follows years of dozens of murders and attempted murders of Jews in Gush Etzion, prompted the military to launch security arrangements to reduce the danger.

Previous improvements to security have proven to be short-lived, and it is not known if these new measures will be permanent.

The new steps the IDF are announcing include:

  1. Separate lanes for Palestinian Authority and Israel motorists approaching the Gush Etzion junction on Highway 60 from the north (Bethlehem, Hussan, El Hadr) and south (Hebron region);
  1. Prohibiting Palestinian Authority drivers from using the road that runs west from the junction to Alon Shvut and Kibbutz Kfar Etzion;
  1. Separate entrance to the parking lot at the Rami Levy shopping complex, located 500 feet west of the junction; and
  1. Deploying a special IDF unit at the junction.

The IDF also will deploy a special combat unit and will establish checkpoints at the exits from Hebron area villages.

The military also will take more action to arrest rock-throwers, will establish more lookout outposts on the roofs of strategically located Arab houses and will establish a second guard tower at the Gush Etzion Junction.

The plan to bar Palestinian Authority motorists from the road from the junction to Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, the same road where Hamas terrorists kidnapped and murdered three yeshiva youth two summers ago, could face a challenge in court.

Left-wing groups several years ago won their case in court against barring Arabs from Highway 443, the road that connect Jerusalem with Modi’in and which serves as an alternative to the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway 1.

Palestinian Authority terrorists have since carried out several deadly attacks on Highway 443, including the stabbing death of an Israeli soldier at a gas station two days ago.

Gush Etzion Junction

Gush Etzion Junction

Update: Terrorist Killed after Stabbing IDF Soldier near Hebron

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

An Arab terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier at the Al-Fawwar junction near Kiryat Arab Wednesday morning on the road to Beit Haggai in the Judean hills, and the attacker was shot and later died.

The terrorist was driving on the road where soldiers were stationed near Beit Haggai, and stopped his vehicle to get out and attack the soldier, stabbing him in the throat.

He was shot by other IDF soldiers at the guard post. The 20-year-old terrorist from the Arab village of Al-Fawwar was seriously wounded and was evacuated to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where he later died.

The soldier, age 20, was treated at the scene before being rushed, still fully conscious, to Sha’are Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He is listed in serious condition.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-soldier-stabbed-in-mount-hebron-terror-attack/2015/11/25/

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