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December 21, 2014 / 29 Kislev, 5775
 
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Hundreds of Arabs Riot at Kiryat Arba-Hebron

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Hundreds of Palestinian Authority Arabs are rioting at this hour between Kiryat Arba and Hebron following the death of PA Minister Ziad Abu Ein in clashes with the IDF in Samaria.

Rioters are hurling rocks and firebombs at soldiers and burning tires on the road between the two communities.

No injuries have been reported as of 9 a.m. Thursday.

Video footage of Wednesday’s protest show segments of the standoff between Abu Ein, who led a protest march towards the Jewish community of Adei Ad, and soldiers.

The Palestinian Authority claims soldiers beat Ein, but the only physical contact that can be seen is a soldier shoving him.

The IDF is on high alert for riots throughout Judea and Samaria on Thursday, when Abu Ein is to buried near Ramallah.

IDF Adds Battalions in Judea, Samaria; High Alert in Jewish Towns

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Two IDF battalions and two Border Patrol units from the Israel Police force were sent to beef up security Wednesday in Judea and Samaria, while Jewish towns raised their alert status.

The order by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz followed the sudden heart attack and death of a Palestinian Authority minister who was participating in clashes with Israeli soldiers at a village near the PA capital of Ramallah, in Samaria.

PA Minister of Settlements Ziad Abu Ein, formerly the entity’s Minister of Prisoner Affairs, collapsed during the violence. He died shortly after at a Ramallah hospital.

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas immediately blamed Abu Ein’s death on Israeli soldiers who were trying to quell the violent mob, calling it an “intolerable barbaric act.”

Regardless, Israeli pathologists from the Abu Kabir Forensics Institute in Tel Aviv will join with Jordanian pathologists to investigate the cause of death, the IDF said in a statement. It is not clear where the autopsy will take place.

It is expected that Abu Ein’s body will be laid to rest on Thursday, the day after he died of what appears to have been a heart attack.

Gantz’s decision to send more troops to the region came following an assessment made during a meeting with senior security chiefs.

Arabs began rioting in Kalandia Wednesday evening, according to a military source. The PA village is situated between Ramallah and Jerusalem and is a flashpoint for violence. It has become one of the “hot spots” where Arab demonstrations often spiral out of control.

Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria immediately went to high alert following Abu Ein’s death; security teams beefed up patrols.

But the entire country is on a moderate alert status in any case, due to the ongoing Arab violence that has been maintained at a simmer by both Israeli Arab agitators and those in the Palestinian Authority since the inconclusive end to this summer’s counter terror Operation Protective Edge.

Daily attacks against Israelis on the roads, in the Jerusalem Light Rail and elsewhere around the country has kept tensions high between Arabs, Jews and other Israelis . Among those “others” are the Druze who serve in the nation’s security forces, and who have also lost members of their community in the lethal Arab violence aimed at Israelis.

IDF and Palestinian Authority Official to Jointly Probe Death of PA Minister

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The IDF announced Wednesday that an Israeli and Palestinian Authority official will jointly investigate circumstances leading to the death earlier today of Palestinian Authority Minister against the Settlements, Ziad Abu Ein.

Approximately 200 rioters gathered in Turmus Ayya, near Ramallah, in a march on the Israeli community of Adei Ad. The IDF said,”Forces halted the progress of the rioters using riot dispersal means.

“The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav (Poli) Mordechai, and his Palestinian counterpart, Hussein Al-Sheikh, have agreed that an Israeli pathologist will join a delegation of pathologists from Jordan, for a joint examination of the circumstances of Ziad Abu Ein’s death.

“Additionally, a proposal has been made to the Palestinians to establish a joint investigation team to review the incident.”

The Palestinian Authority already has decided that the IDF killed Abu Ein, similar to the alleged “murder” of a Jerusalem Arab bus driver at the hands of “settlers several weeks ago, even though an Arab pathologist agreed that the driver committed suicide.

There is a frightening parallel between Palestinian Authority actions and insane people. What matters are not facts but rather what people imagine.

PA Claims ‘Minister against Settlements’ Killed in Clash with IDF [video]

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Palestinian Authority sources reported that the PA ‘Minister against Settlements” was killed in a riot and clashes with the IDF at the village of Turmus Ayya near Ramallah.

The minister was identified as Ziad abu Ein, 55, who reportedly was beaten by soldiers with their rifles and was butted by their helmets and then suffered a heart attack after inhaling tear gas.

However, a video below shows abu Ein sitting down, apparently short of breath but without any signs of being beaten. He was known to be suffering from high blood pressure.

The clash occurred after Arabs staged a protest march following the alleged stoning of an Arab village by Jews living on the Adei Ad community in Samaria, apparently in retaliation for a series of thefts, including a horse that was stolen on Tuesday.

Adei Ad residents said that abu Ein was leading a protest march towards the community and that the demonstrators rioted when the IDF blocked their path.

Abu Ein was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and was the former director of the Palestinian Authority Ministry for Prisoners, meaning terrorists sentenced to jail in Israel.

He knows the job inside out. Abu Ein was once convicted for planting explosives that killed two Jews in Tiberias  ini 1979, but he was freed in of Israel’s goodwill releases of terrorists.

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas said after Ein was pronounced dead in a Ramallah hospital, “We will not remain silent. We will do whatever is necessary after studying the results of an investigation concerning the murder of abu Ein,” which he called a “continuation of attacks on the PA government.”

He called for three days of mourning, and the Al Arabiya website reported that Abbas will suspend security coordination with Israel. The PA has not confirmed the report, but if it is true, it would give a green light to terrorists as well as undermine stability for the Palestinian Authority.

Israel Arab Knesset Member Jamal Zahalka called for an official inquiry commission and blamed the IDF for using dangerous means to disperse riots.

He said, “There was not any friction between the soldiers and the minister, but we still are investigating.”

The left-wing Yesh Din pro-Arab lobby said it will appeal to the Supreme Court to destroy Adei Ad “because of the fact that it was built illegally and that part of it was built on private land owned by PA Arabs.” Yesh Din also charged that Adei Ad is “a center of criminal activities that violate the human rights of Arabs in the area.”

Abu Ein is seen being treated by Arabs in the RT news video below.

Eizenkott Gets Clearance for Appointment as IDF Chief of Staff

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The Turkel Committee responsible for clearing senior appointment has cleared Gadi Eizenkott to become Israel’s next Chief of Staff.

The approval was expected. Eizenkott has not been involved in any known questionable incidents. He is to replace IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz in February.

He will be Israel’s second oriental Jew to head the IDF, several years after Shaul Mofaz commanded the military.

US Christian Plotted to Blow Up Muslim Holy Sites in Israel

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

A Christian American fugitive moved to Palestinian Authority areas in Judea and Samaria and obtained weapons he intended to use to attack Muslim holy sites, according to information released by police following the lifting of a gag order.

Police arrested Texas native Adam Everett Livvix, age 30,  on November 19, and said Tuesday he is wanted in the United States for drug-related offenses.

He moved to Arab villages in the Bethlehem and Hebron areas, south of Jerusalem, and hooked up with a Palestinian Authority Arab who offered him sharpshooter rifles to kill President Barack Obama during his visit in 2013.

Livvix did not accept the proposal and instead kept his aim on Muslim sites.

He left the Bethlehem-Hebron area and moved around for more than a year as an unregistered alien in Netanya and other cities, telling people he had been a member of the US Navy commando SEALS unit.

Police, acting on intelligence information, searched his home and found bullets and rifle parts that had been stolen from the IDF. They also found explosives. Livvix was living with an IDF soldier whom he asked to make a 3-pound bomb.

Not surprisingly, he has been sent for a  psychiatric examination.

Livvix was arrested for unlawful possession of arms and being an unregistered alien. He confessed to several crimes involving fraud and revealed he intended to attack Islamic holy sites. Livvix tried to escape arrest by jumping out of his seven-story apartment window.

The FBI is involved in the case. Livvix is a wanted man in Texas for theft and also has several other warrants in other states.

The last thing Israel needs is a nut case trying to blow up Muslim holy sites.

Arab propagandists still blame Israel for the attempt in 1969 by Australian Christian Denis Michael Rohan, who died in 1995, to burn down the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount

He called himself “the Lord’s emissary” and that God told him to destroy the mosque to hasten the building of the Third Temple, which would be followed by the resurrection of Jesus, assuming that the all-out war that a “successful” arson attack on the mosque would not have set the entire Middle East on fire, leaving no one around to build the Temple.

The Arab world, of course, blamed Israel for the arson attempt.

Two dozen Muslim countries complained to the United Nations Security Council, and the Jordanian delegate stated, “The Israeli authorities introduced more than one explanation for the start of the fire and at last charged an Australian with the arson. According to news that originated from Israel sources, the Australian suspect is a friend of Israel who was brought by the Jewish Agency to work for Israel.”

Israel is a holy place. It attracts people searching for God and themselves, and they often mix the two together.

Livvix hopefully will be returned to the United States, where it is unlikely that American authorities will let him out of jail as easily and quickly as Israel does.

IDF Foils Gush Etzion Terror Attack Planned by Nephew of Kidnap-Murderer

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The IDF has foiled a plan by terrorists to stab Jews in Gush Etzion, and of the two terrorists who were caught Tuesday is the nephew of one of the Hamas kidnap-murderers of three yeshiva youth last June.

Soldiers had been placed on high alert Monday after reports that the nephew, 34-year-old Mohammed abu Eisha, was reported missing.

Tuesday’s terrorists, one of them armed with a knife, were caught as they approached Tekoa located across the highway from Nokdim, the home of Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. A security officer at Tekoa was suspicious of the two men who were approaching the community, and he called the IDF, whose soldiers arrested them.

The security officer may have identified abu Eisha from pictures that Israel security personnel circulated Monday night.

Abu Eisha is from Hebron and the second terrorist, Jabrin Muntaz, 17, is from Yatta, a large city immediately to eh south of Hebron. They admitted they were planning to kill Jews.

Abu Eisha was part of the Hamas terror cell that kidnapped and murdered Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gilad Shaar, last June.

Gush Etzion has become the most popular target for terrorists the past year. The three teenagers who were murdered fell into the hands of their Hamas captors west of the Gush Etzion junction.

Last month, there were at several terrorist attacks at or near the junction, including a hit-and-run attack and two stabbing attacks at the intersection, including the murder of Dalia Lemkus, 26, of Tekoa,

It is not clear why terrorists are targeting the area.

There usually are a number of Jews at the bus stop-hitchhiking station at the junction, but the IDF maintains a constant presence there. Furthermore, there are several smaller, more rural and less protected Jewish communities in the area.

Gush Etzion is home to a large number of English-speaking Israelis, particularly in Efrat, Alon Shvut and Neve Daniel.

The area is constantly mentioned as being in the “consensus” to be under Israeli sovereignty in the event of the creation of the Palestinian Authority as a new Arab country.

If terrorists can make life unbearable for Gush Etzion residents and create public pressure to remove it from the consensus, no other Jewish community in Judea and Samaria would stand a chance of remaining a home for Jews.

 

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-foils-gush-etzion-terror-attack-planned-by-nephew-of-kidnap-murderer/2014/12/09/

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