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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

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Netanyahu: Terrorist Families to Lose Israeli Work Permits, But That’s Not All….

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Families of Arab terrorists will lose their permits to work in pre-1967 Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday during a visit to Gush Etzion.

An Arab clan or family “know that it has in its midst someone who is extreme or someone liable to attack,” Netanyahu explained, “and a family like that does not have the right to work in Israel.”

A number of Bedouin families in southern Israel have quietly contacted security personnel over the past weeks about relatives who were planning to carry out terror activities, according to sources who spoke with JewishPress.com. “There have been a number of parents, and in several cases, brothers or fathers or both, who have taken the initiative to call authorities and prevent attacks,” the sources said.

While it is certainly true that blocking the ability to work in Israel might hurt some Arab families, those with any deep or passionate ideological ties to terror are not likely to be disturbed by this turn of affairs. The Palestinian Authority government, and a number of foreign Arab governments guarantee generous monthly salaries to the families of any Arab who is injured, imprisoned or who dies as a “shahid” or “martyr” on the altar of attempting to murder an Israeli or Jew. Those payments, in fact, may be even higher than any monthly salary earned by the prospective “shahid” who might otherwise be seeking employment either in Israel or the PA.

In addition to revoking work permits and blocking others, the prime minister said that bypass roads may be built to circumvent the high-risk areas presented by the current wave of terror, such as the Gush Etzion junction.

Netanyahu went to pay his respects at the site, where numerous terror attacks have taken place in recent weeks. The latest one resulted in Sunday’s stabbing death of 21-year-old Hadar Buchris, z’l, who was laid to rest Monday in Jerusalem.

The prime minister was accompanied to the site by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Deputy IDF Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan and other top officials. During the visit he met with Gush Etzion regional council head Davidi Pearl, Efral local council head Oded Ravivi and Kiryat Arba local council head Malachi Levinger.

Netanyahu told the officials other measures are in store for further tightening security as well: alongside the other actions, every vehicle driving with Palestinian Authority plates on the main roads will be inspected.

He also said the government is preparing to “deal with” the incitement being disseminated on social media, using ‘various means.’ However, Netanyahu did not elaborate, nor did he offer any explanation.

The prime minister told angry Gush Etzion residents that security forces in the region have been increased, and enter Arab towns and villages to make numerous arrests.

“There is no limit on the activities of the IDF and the security services,” Netanyahu said. “On the contrary, there is full [government] support, and that is important.”

He added that during the second intifada, there were hundreds of deaths each year with armed attackers and suicide bombers. “We don’t have that now, and we are doing everything we can to ensure it won’t happen.”

During the 2002 Operation Defensive Shield that was carried out to trim back the terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria, he reminded the residents there were ‘terrorist command centers, and thousands of armed men’ in the territories. Because of Defensive Shield, Israel now operates freely in Judea and Samaria “to act against plots, attackers or weapons factories,” he said.

Hana Levi Julian

Update: Terrorist Escapes after Stabbing Man in Western Samaria

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

A Palestinian Authority terrorist stabbed a 48 year-old near the community of Alfei Menashe in western Samaria early Sunday afternoon.

The victim had stopped his car on Highway 55 between Kfar Saba and central Samaria when the terrorist attacked him. The victim suffered moderate to serious injuries from stab wounds in his stomach but managed to reach a checkpoint near Alfei Menashe.

A large number of Israeli soldiers are searching for the terrorist.

It was the third terrorist attack of the day, not including numerous rock-throwing and firebombing attacks on Jewish motorists in Judea and Samaria.

The other terrorists, one a hit-and-run driver in Samaria and the other a woman who stabbed a guard in western Gush Etzion, were killed or critically wounded.

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

300 Reservists Pulled Out from Jerusalem as Relative Calm Returns

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Israeli authorities are pulling 300 Border Police reservists out of Jerusalem as the wave of Arab stabbing and shooting attacks has subsided.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the deployment of soldiers and Border Police in the capital last month in the wake of almost daily attacks on Jews at bus stops and on sidewalks as well as in the Old City.

In almost every case, the terrorists were killed or severely wounded, but that didn’t seem to deter more Arabs from trying to become murderers and martyrs.

The resulting fear caused a drastic decline in the number of people shopping in the city. One employee at Jerusalem’s Malcha Mall told The Jewish Press.com that traffic was down by up to 50 percent.

No one was declared that calm has returned to Israel, and rock-throwing and firebombing attacks continue, mostly in Judea and Samaria.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas to halt incitement, and he may want to take credit for the decline in attacks outside of Judea and Samaria.

However, the incitement remains.

The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has translated and published more examples of recent Palestinian Authority incitement as late as last Sunday.

The official PA daily ran an article that described Arabs as waiting to “inhale the scent of the Martyr’s blood.”

The Fatah moment that Abbas leads also disseminated a poster page nine days ago praising a “martyr” who tried to stab to death Border Police near Shechem.

The poster stated:

Jerusalem, how can light appear without our blood as fuel
And how will we retake Jerusalem, if we will not be the soldiers.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Update: Border Police Shoot 2 Terrorists Who Tried to Stab Them

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Two Palestinian Authority terrorists tried to stab Border Police officers in northern Samaria around noon Friday but were shot before they could wound anyone.

One of the terrorists was killed and the other was critically wounded.

The Border Police spokesman said:

Two Arab arrived at the Tapuach checkpoint and tried to stab Border Police officers White House were manning the post. The officers reacted with gunshots and neutralized the terrorists.

The terrorists were riding on a motorcycle, which appears in the photo above, and pulled out knives as they lunged towards the police.

The checkpoint is on Highway 60, north of Beit El and Ofra.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Yehuda Glick Attacked 1 Year, 1 Hour, 1 Minute after Murder Attempt

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Rabbi Yehuda Glick escaped injury and even death in a rock-throwing attack Thursday night, exactly one year, one hour and one minute after a Jerusalem Arab tried to murder him.

Glick was critically wounded by four gunshots at point-blank range but made a miraculous recovery.

He was riding last night in a car driven by Rabbi Re’am HaCohen of Otniel, where Glick lives.

The car was pelted in a rock ambush between Beit Omar and Karmei Tzur, one of the favorite places for Palestinian Authority terrorists to try to murder Jews with a direct hit in the face or by causing the driver to lose control of his vehicle and crash.

Glick’s wife told The JewishPress.com that the Arabs had ambushed several Jewish motorists and that a woman in a vehicle ahead of Glick and HaCohen’s was injured.

Glick posted on Facebook Friday morning:

I was saved from rock-throwing. One of the rocks smashed the side window, and I was lucky that the righteous Rabbi Re’am HaCohen was the driver. By his merit, the only damage was to the body of the car.

Blessed is He who has not taken away His loving kindness from me for even a minute.

Rabbi Glick noted that he used Gregorian and not the Jewish calendar to note the timing of the attack because that is the one Arabs used.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Major Sweep on Terrorists Nabs Hamas and Islamic Jihad Cell Leaders

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

 

 

 

Security forces swooped down on terror cell leaders in two major Palestinian Authority cities early Tuesday and arrested wanted Hamas and an Islamic Jihad leader.

Police,  the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), and the IDF carried out the joint operation that netted the arrests in Jenin of two terrorists who were plotting attacks.

The Hamas terrorists was identified as Kis Sa’adi, 24, who is wanted for firing at security forces, manufacturing and planting explosive devices. He also has been involved in weapon trafficking.

Also arrested was Islamic Jihad terrorist, Tair Jaradat, 29 years.

Soldiers and police found and confiscated in their apartment M-16 assault rifles, magazines, a hand gun, stun grenade, night vision means, a holster, two boxes of ammunition and military vests.

Jenin once was known as the “center of terror” in the Palestinian Authority, but foreign and Israeli media as recently as three years ago described it is a model city that had rid itself of violence.

In a village near Kalkilya, located between central Samaria and the metropolitan Tel Aviv city of Kfar Saba, Israeli soldiers and police confiscated an M-16, a handgun, hunting rifles, knives and ammunition.

The Palestinian Authority is committed by previous agreements  to root out terror in urban centers.

Overnight, police and soldiers rounded up 44 terror suspects in Judea and Samaria.

 

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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