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February 13, 2016 / 4 Adar I, 5776

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IDF Bans Arab Workers From Gush Etzion Communities

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Etzion Brigade Commander Colonel Roman Gofman issued an order Monday morning to remove immediately all Arab workers from the Gush Etzion communities, including from stores and businesses.

The order follows a severe escalation in deadly Arab terrorist attacks on Jews in the region.

On Monday morning, a pregnant woman in her 30s was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in the eastern Gush Etzion town of Tekoa while she was busy working in a clothing warehouse.

The woman, who was seriously wounded, was rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Early Sunday evening, an Arab construction worker employed in the Jewish community of Otniel, in the south Hebron Hills, entered a home in the community and viciously stabbed a young mother to death.

Daphna Meir, z’l, was laid to rest Monday morning in the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul neighborhood after a funeral that began in Otniel.

As drastic as the ban may sound, it is unlikely to last very long.

This is not the first time the IDF has imposed such measures on Arab workers in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Last July (2015) the IDF issued a region-wide ban out of concern that some Arab employees might take revenge on their Jewish coworkers or employers over the arson murder attack on a family in the Arab village of Duma.

A similar ban on Arab workers in the region was also ordered in November 2015: that edict was issued after 21-year-old Hadar Buchris was stabbed to death in an attack at the Gush Etzion junction.

The attack on Buchris had been the third attack of the day in the region, and the second at the junction in four days – but the ban was temporary, as is obvious by the fact that Daphna Meir, z’l, was laid to rest today.

 

Terror Attack Foiled Near Shechem

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

An Arab terrorist was put out of action early Sunday afternoon after he attempted to stab soldiers in an attack near Shechem.

The terrorist was shot by other soldiers in a unit of the Samaria territorial brigade, who witnessed the attack.

“A stabbing attack was thwarted south of Nablus,” the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

“A Palestinian assailant drew a knife and attempted to stab soldiers securing the area. The force responded and fired towards the attacker, resulting in his death.”

No Israeli soldiers were injured.

Terror Attack Foiled Near Kiryat Arba

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

An Arab terrorist attempted to attack an Israeli soldier in Judea on Thursday.

The incident took place at the Beit Anoun junction, northeast of Hebron and near Kiryat Arba.

The terrorist tried to stab the soldier, but was immediately shot by other soldiers who were on site.

No Israelis were hurt in the attack. The terrorist was killed.

Terrorist Stabbing Foiled Near Hebron

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

An Arab terrorist attempted to stab Israelis at the Beit Anoun junction near Hebron early Tuesday afternoon.

According to reports from the scene, no Israelis were injured in the attack.

Armed with a knife, the attacker “attempted to stab a soldier security the Beit Anoun Junction near Hebron,” an IDF spokesperson said.

“Responding to the imminent threat, forces at the scene fired towards the assailant, resulting in his death.”

Drive-by Terror Attempt at Abu Dis Checkpoint

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

IDF soldiers deployed at the Abu Dis checkpoint were forced to duck Tuesday morning when Arab terrorists opened fire from their vehicle after pulling up to the crossing.

After attacking the soldiers, the terrorists drove away, successfully escaping capture.

No one was injured in the attack.

Security personnel have launched a massive search for the attackers.

Abu Dis is located northeast of Bethlehem, in the Judea region, south of Jerusalem.

Large Scale Military Exercise in Gush Etzion

Monday, January 11th, 2016

A large scale military exercise has begun in Gush Etzion – including Beitar, and will continue until Wednesday afternoon.

The exercise will include the IDF, police, MDA and other emergency services.

Residents should expect to see a lot of security related personnel, traffic and activities, and are asked to be careful.

Two Terrorists Killed Attacking IDF Soldiers

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Two Arab terrorists were killed attacking IDF soldiers in the Jordan Valley. The two attempted to stab the soldiers near Beka’ot.

No IDF soldiers were injured in the attack.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/two-terrorists-killed-attacking-idf-soldiers/2016/01/09/

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