Two Arab terrorist who tried to stab security personnel were shot, one of them dead, at 1:30 PM Monday, outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. According to Hatzalah, one Border Guard policeman was lightly injured and received treatment. The terrorist, who was seriously injured, is also receiving treatment.
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On Sunday afternoon, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the city of Sderot in Israel, no injuries have been reported. In response to the attack, IAF aircraft immediately targeted Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip. This was the 14th rocket fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel since the beginning of 2016. But this time, the Israeli response was swift and refreshingly “disproportionate.”
IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said in a statement: ”The IDF remains committed to the stability of the region and operated in order to bring quiet to the people of southern Israel. When terrorists in Hamas’ Gaza Strip, driven by a radical agenda based on hatred, attack people in the middle of the summer vacation, their intentions are clear- to inflict pain, cause fear and to terrorize.”
According to Ma’an, the IDF fired missiles into the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun on Sunday afternoon and evening, injuring at least five Arabs. Reports of an air raid over Beit Hanoun emerged at around 10:30 PM, with IAF shelling. Earlier in the day, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced that a young Arab man in his twenties was injured as a result of an Israeli artillery shelling targeting a military training ground in Beit Hanoun near the Erez crossing. Local sources later told Ma’an that two other Arabs were also injured, though the details remained unclear.
An Israel air force plane was used to strike the first target, while an Israeli army tank was used to attack the second.
Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that a rocket fired by an Israeli drone hit a water reservoir and another shell landed in an open area in Beit Hanoun. The Hamas “Palestinian Information Center” reported that a “Palestinian citizen was injured in the face” by shrapnel of an artillery shell. The report quoted local sources as saying that Israeli tanks fired three shells at an agricultural land in the al-Masriyyin neighborhood in Beit Hanoun. Furthermore, the report said Israeli artillery shells landed in the Filistin training ground which Hamas fighters use for military training.
All of the above were signals from Israel’s new Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) that the old “proportionate” retaliation policy whereby a volley of rockets from Gaza that fall mostly in empty fields in Israel is met with a lazy IAF attack, several hours later, against terrorist facilities that had been cleared of their inhabitants well in advance — all that is over.
Liberman is changing the rules in Gaza, and it appears that from now on, a provocation, no matter how small, will be met with a fierce and destructive reaction—last night’s attacks hit some 50 targets—that might change the calculus on the other side as well.
One side benefit of the IAF and tank attacks Sunday was that Abu Obeida, the spokesman for Hamas’ military wing who was supposed to give a watershed announcement on his group’s policy, canceled his planned speech for security reasons.JNi.Media
Arab terrorists threw stones and firebombs at cars near the Hussan bypass, which is the main road between Highway 60 and Beitar Ilit in Gush Etzion.
According to Hatzalah J&S, one person was lightly injured from shattered glass after their car was hit.Jewish Press News Briefs
An Arab teenager who was rioting and posing a threat to the lives of IDF soldiers from the Egoz Reconnaissance Unit carrying out an operation in the Al Fawwar refugee camp southwest of Hebron was shot and killed, according to Arab media reports.
Muhammad Abu Hashhash, 17, was shot by the Israeli force during clashes inside the camp. At least 45 other rioting Arabs were injured, one seriously.
Israeli forces stormed al-Fawwar at dawn on Tuesday, raiding homes and interrogating suspects. Clashes broke out between local youth and Israeli soldiers, who defended themselves using tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and low impact live bullets.
The Egoz Reconnaissance Unit operation is expected to last 24 hours. The IDF Spokesperson said Tuesday that the purpose of the operation is arrests of suspects, searching for weapons and issuing subpoenas for security interrogations.
The IDF Spokesperson added that the force ran into a mob that threw stones, firebombs and improvised explosives. At least four rioters were shot after the hurled cinder blocks at the soldiers.David Israel
A drive by shooting on Kdoshei Damaesek Street in Haifa ended with a serious injury to a local resident, 40, who was sitting in his car. The victim was evacuated to Rambam hospital downtown. Police are investigating whether the attack was criminal or an act of terror.David Israel
By Michael Bachner/TPS
Israel’s national emergency medical service, Magen David Adom (MDA), released a statement on Thursday warning the Israeli public of the dangers of using Pokémon Go, the popular augmented-reality / mixed reality game that has been drawing much attention around the world. The warning follows many cases of Israelis who were injured while playing Pokémon Go, including three incidents this week.
“We call on the public to exercise caution and to be aware of the dangers of using the app,” said MDA Director Eli Bin. “It is unacceptable for children, teenagers, or adults to become engrossed in the game and unnecessarily put their lives in jeopardy.”
A 15-year-old girl from Karmiel fractured her skull on Wednesday when she fell off her bicycle while chasing pokémons. She sustained various head injuries and was taken to the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.
Another serious incident occurred the following day when a 35-year-old Pokémon Go player from Rishon LeZion ran and collided with a glass door. The glass shattered, and shards penetrated the man’s leg causing him massive bleeding.
Earlier in the week, a teenager almost drowned at a beach in Ashdod while attempting to catch the virtual creatures in the water. The 17-year-old, Asaf Ben-Gozi, lost consciousness and was rescued by his brother. Ben-Gozi was taken to Kaplan hospital in Rehovot where doctors described the incident as life threatening.
According to MDA, these incidents are only the most recent of many calls the emergency response organization has received in the past weeks involving dangerous use of Pokémon Go.
“This is a dangerous trend that is gaining popularity,” said MDA Paramedic Georgi Goliak. “I recently treated a 16-year-old boy who was chasing pokémons, ran into the water with his phone, and sustained a head injury. For what? To catch an imaginary creature?”
“Unfortunately, this summer we are witnessing an increase in the amount of injuries among children and teenagers, partly due to the fact that they have been chasing pokémons,” said Galilee Medical Center Director of Pediatric Intensive Care Dr. Zeev Sonis. “Many parents are not aware of the new game. Pokémon has become a trend that blurs dangers such as roads, potholes and water bodies, especially among youngsters. Awareness to this issue should be raised to prevent the next tragedy.”
Pokémon Go is a free location-based augmented reality game released this year by Niantic, in collaboration with the famous gaming company Nintendo. The game has become a major hit worldwide. It has also succeeded in Israel even though the game has not yet been officially released in the country, since many users managed to bypass the restriction and hunt pokémons in the holy land.TPS / Tazpit News Agency
A Haredi man, 40 and a woman, 62, were injured, one seriously, one mildly, in a stabbing attack by a terrorist on Shoham Street near Sheshet Hayamim Street near the Netanya open market area. The two victims, one of them Haredi, were treated by MDA and evacuated to Laniado hospital. One woman was treated for panic attack.
Laniado hospital reported that one victim was stabbed in the back, the other in the chest.
The terrorist, a resident of the Tul Karem area in Samaria, was shot dead by an armed civilian.
Following the attack large police forces under the command of Central District Commander Moti Cohen arrived on the scene and closed off the area. The suspected terrorist who was already dead on the ground was stripped of his jeans and black shirt to make sure he was not carrying explosives on his body.