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COGAT Freezes Work, Trade Permits for Extended Families of Damascus Gate Killers

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

IDF Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai has ordered a freeze on all work and trade permits for extended families of the Damascus Gate terrorists who attacked three Border Guard Policewomen on Wednesday.

Mordechai, who is Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), ordered the freeze on Thursday.

It is the first time the sanctions have been implemented against the extended families of terrorists.

The defense establishment first made the decision to freeze permits of the extended families at a security cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu several months ago when the current terror wave first began to escalate.

Families of Arab terrorists were warned last November they would lose their permits to work in pre-1967 Israel if they knew that someone in their midst was extreme, or liable to carry out an attack, and did not do something to prevent that from happening.

That measure was implemented following the stabbing death of 21-year-old Hadar Buchris, z’l at the Gush Etzion junction.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Attack by Arab Teen Girls at Ramle Central Bus Station [video]

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Two young Arab teenage girls armed with knives attacked an Israeli security guard at the metal detector at the Ramle central bus station Thursday morning.

The attack in Ramle was similar in style to that carried out Wednesday in Jerusalem. The two girls, both age 13, waited for the guard to request identification, and then drew kitchen knives from their school backpacks and stabbed him in the leg and arm.

The guard remained conscious throughout the incident, according to senior Magen David Adom paramedic Shlomo Elkasalsi, who was first to arrive on the scene. Elkasalsi was walking around the mall when he heard the victim shouting there were terrorists. He provided initial treatment for leg and arm wounds to the guard until other medics arrived with ambulances.

Medics soon arrived to evacuate the security guard, in his 20s, from the scene to Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin.

Security forces heading into Ramle central bus station.

Both terrorists were neutralized by security forces, arrested and taken into custody. “We came to kill Jews,” one of the girls told investigators, making it clear their intentions were to carry out an attack of wider dimensions.

Both are residents of Ramle, a city with a mixed Jewish-Arab population. One of the terrorists is living with her family in the Jo’arish neighborhood. The second is from a nomadic Arab family that recently moved to the city.

“Heightened security continues in the area after the attack,” Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said.

Hana Levi Julian

Police Uncover Terror Weapons at Arab Falafel Store in Jerusalem

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The word “kador” in Hebrew can mean a ball, as in falafel balls, and bullets.

It meant both of those this morning when Jerusalem police swooped down on a falafel store and another location in eastern Jerusalem and found weapons stored for terror and crime.

The owner of the falafel stand is being questioned. Police found that besides chips, humus and hot pepper sauce, the falafel stand also was stockpiled with two pipe bombs, cartridges and bullets.

The other location was a courtyard next to a house. Buried in the ground was a bag containing 6 pipe bombs, 2 stun grenades, a Gustav rifle, cartridges and bullets.

The owner of the residence was arrested.

TPS News Agency adds:

This is the third time in recent months that such material has been found in seemingly innocuous locations.

In early November, detectives, assisted by sniffer dogs, located several pipe bombs, improvised guns and ammunition hidden near Jerusalem’s district court. Shortly after the incident, an Arab father and son were arrested on suspicion of having a connection to the material.

In December during an overnight raid, the IDF also discovered lethal weapons including Carlo guns, ammunition and knives concealed in a shop inside a refugee camp in Kalandiya in Jerusalem.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Three Soldiers Wounded during Riots and Ramming Attacks

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Three soldiers suffered light to moderate wounds overnight Tuesday during riots and two attempts by Palestinian Authority Arabs to run over Israeli security forces in Kalandia, near Ramallah.

The ramming terrorists were shot dead. An initial investigation indicates that the soldiers were shot by friendly fire. All three are in good condition and are being treated in Jerusalem hospitals.

Cars have become popular weapons, just as much as knives and guns, in attempts to murder Israeli civilians and soldiers. Riots erupted when Border Police entered Kalandia to search for weapons, not including cars, in homes and shops.

One of the terrorists who tried to run over security forces was from Al Bireh, adjacent to Ramallah. Arab media reported that four rioters were wounded and evacuated to a Ramallah hospital.

Violent riots also broke out in Dehaisha, near Bethlehem, and in Balata, near Shechem, when Israeli soldiers entered to arrests terror suspects.
The Palestinian Authority is committed to rein in terror in urban areas but usually does so only when there are threats from opposing terrorist organizations.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Terrorist Who Murdered Two Israelis in Tel Aviv Indicted

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Written by Michael Bachner for TPS

An indictment was filed on Sunday against Raed Khalil bin-Mahmoud for murdering two Israelis in a deadly terror attack last month in the Panorama building in Tel Aviv.

Reuven Aviram, 51, and Aharon Yisayev, 32, were stabbed to death in the November 19 attack, and another Israeli man was wounded.

The indictment charged Mahmoud, a 36-year-old father of five from the Palestinian Authority town of Dura between Hebron and Be’er Sheva, with two accounts of murder and three accounts of attempted murder.

According to the indictment, he had an entrance permit to Israel “for personal needs.” which was valid for 30 days beginning on November 15, when he entered Israel and stayed at the Panorama building in Tel Aviv, where his brother resides.

Four days later, Mahmoud decided to murder Jews in the hope of dying in the process and being hailed by Palestinians as a “Shahid” (martyr), the indictment reads.

He took a knife from the kitchen of a restaurant on the building’s ground floor and then ascended to the second floor where he repeatedly stabbed and murdered Reuven Aviram and Aharon Yisayev, who were in the middle of afternoon prayer in a synagogue.

The terrorist then proceeded to try to murder other civilians. Mahmoud attempted to enter shops on the second floor but was prevented from doing so when the doors were held shut from the inside. He entered a shoe storeroom on the first floor and stabbed a worker in his upper body.

At this point, according to the indictment, an Israeli civilian who followed Khalil from the second floor entered the storeroom holding a metal pole. He hit the accused with the pole, trying to prevent him from continuing his stabbing spree.

Other workers joined the effort, and together they managed to take control of the terrorist and save the stabbed worker’s life, along with the lives of other potential victims.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Two Teenage Terrorists Killed in Stabbing Attack on Soldier in Hebron

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The IDF shot and killed two Palestinian Authority teenage terrorists after midnight Thursday when they tried to murder a soldier at the Jewish Hebron neighborhood of Tel Rumeida.

The soldier suffered moderately wounds in what was the third stabbing attack in 24 hours.

The teenagers were cousins. The father one of the terrorists said he was surprised that his son carried out the attack but added he is proud of him.

In the early evening, a 21-year-old Palestinian Authority terrorist from Tulkarm moderately wounded a police officer near Damascus Gate at the Old City of Jerusalem. Police shot and killed the terrorist.

The first attack of the day was carried out by a Palestinian Authority intelligence officer who lived in the Abu Dis area of eastern Jerusalem. He used his rifle to shoot at soldiers at the Hizme checkpoint, lightly wounding a soldier.

Like the other terrorists during the day, he was shot and killed.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

More Arab Media Incitement After Clashes in Jerusalem Neighborhood

Monday, November 30th, 2015

A clash between IDF soldiers and rioting Arabs in the Shiloah (Silwan) section of Jerusalem Sunday night has led to another round of Arab media incitement and an attempt to launch a “day of rage” on Monday.

IDF soldiers opened fire Sunday night when they determined they faced a life-threatening situation when an Arab riot spun out of control in the Ras el-Amud neighborhood.

The soldiers came under attack from the masked Arabs and others who threw some 10 firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at the force. Mob control measures were used to disperse the rioters.

When the force felt their lives were endangered, the soldiers said they fired at the lower limbs of one of the rioters who threw a firebomb and then disappeared.

No hits were confirmed, but reportedly one Arab teen was shot.

The Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency quoted the “Wadi Hilweh Information Center” on Monday as saying that “Israeli forces on Sunday evening shot dead a Palestinian teenage boy during clashes in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem.”

The news agency, which serves as a mouthpiece for the Palestinian Authority, reported that 17-year-old Ayman Samih al-Abbasi died “after he was shot in his chest… Israeli forces subsequently stormed the local Ein al-Lozeh medical center searching for the boy’s body but were reportedly unable to find it, the information center said.”

The Arab news agency quoted the “center” as saying that “Israeli police held medical staff inside the center and prevented them from leaving.”

Ma’an apparently also felt compelled to add – in the interests of accuracy, and possibly in order to avoid having its Israeli GPO (government press office) credentials revoked – that Abbasi had “previously spent 18 months in Israeli jails and a further 10 months under house arrest, the information center added.”

In addition, the Arab news agency noted the “circumstances in which he was killed were initially unclear, with locals saying that the Ras al-Amoud area was mostly calm before he was shot dead… Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that Israeli police had been carrying out patrols in the area when Palestinians threw ‘10 petrol bombs’ at them.’

Rosenfeld was unable to confirm for the agency that forces had subsequently opened fire on the attackers but said police officers were still in the area.

The police spokesperson’s account was backed up by Jawad Siyam, directed of the “information center,” who agreed that it had been “quiet” in Silwan before the incident.

Following the clash, Ma’an reported that unnamed Arab “groups” allegedly have now called for a “day of rage” on Monday.

Hana Levi Julian

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