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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

American-Israeli Dies from Armon HaNatziv Terror Attack

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

A 76-year-old American-Israel died Tuesday morning from knife and bullet wounds in the deadly attack on a bus in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood near Talpiot two weeks ago. One of the terrorists was killed, and the second one was arrested. Both were from the adjacent Jabel Mukhaber neighborhood. The latest victim is former Connecticut school principal Richard Lakin, who was being treated Hadassah Ein Kerem. His death brings to the death from the attack to three. Lakin was principal at Hopewell School for 15 years before making Aliyah with his wife and two children. He will be buried on Wednesday. His sons posted on Facebook Tuesday morning:

Dad passed away this morning. He was 76 years old, and had eight grandchildren. He was butchered by Muslim terrorists who shot him in the head and stabbed him multiple times during an attack on Bus 78 in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood. After the attack Dad was rushed to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem where the incredible medical staff worked diligently around the clock for two weeks trying to save his life, but, alas, his injuries were too severe. ‘We love you Dad and will do our best to live respectful, loving lives and pass along ‘acts of kindness.’

Other victims of the stabbing and shooting attack are Haviv Chaim, 78, and Alon Goldberg, 51. Chaim’s wife Shoshana was one of 15 others who were wounded in the attack. She suffered serious wounds but is recovering.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Arab Women Came to Patriarchs’ Cave to ‘Free Palestine’ with Knives

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Alert Border Police at the Patriarchs’ Cave in Hebron  revenged another gruesome terrorist attack Tuesday morning and caught two young Arab women with large knives.

The terrorists were arrested, as well as another man who was with them and reportedly is an official of the Muslim religious Waqf authority.

The women approached the checkpoint at the holy site but refused requests to be inspected for weapons.

They began to shout, “We have come to free Palestine,” setting off suspicion that they were attempting to murder Jews.

They stopped the women and discovered during an inspection that one of them was carrying two large knives.

Jerusalem police prevented another terrorist attack in the Old City Tuesday when they spotted an Arab teenager walking in a suspicious manner,

They searched him and found that he was carrying a knife that he had carved from a ruler.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Jewish Press Guide for Drivers Faced with Arab Rock-Throwers

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

What do you do when you are driving on an Israeli road and a rock hits your car?

It has become a common event. Rock-throwing began in the first intifada in the late 1980s throughout Gaza, Judea and Samaria.

Israel now is becoming energy self-sufficient. It always has been and always will be rock self-sufficient, especially in Judea and Samaria, where Arabs have plenty of free ammunition.

Rock-throwing periodically returns to popularity, and it has become one of the favorite pastimes of Arab youth who have been educated for a generation by the Palestinian Authority to hate Jews, Israel and Zionism.

The most popular highways for terrorists to pledge their allegiance to the “resistance” and throw rocks and firebombs are on the well-traveled roads connecting Kfar Saba to central Samaria and northern Samaria with the southern Hebron Hills via, Ofra, Beit El, Gush Etzion, Hebron-Kiryat-Arba and Susiya to the south.

I have been stoned, pardon the expression, several times. Thank God, no one has been injured, even when a rock once crashed the side window of our two-week-old car, leaving a young woman, who was to be married two weeks later, with glass all over her.

Here are a few pointers for novices from my own personal experience, but first of all, no one should stop driving on the highways because of the fear of being attacked. That simply is surrendering to the enemy.

The aim of the rock-throwing terrorists is multi-fold:

— Kill the driver or passenger with a direct hit or cause the drive to lose control of his vehicle and kill everyone in the car;

–Scare the Jews off the roads and then scare them into the sea.

Here are several tips for drivers. They will not guarantee that you won’t be hit or hurt, but they might lessen the chance.

Try to stay between two vehicles with Palestinian Authority license plates. When there is one in front of you and one in back of you, your car is a more difficult target for rock-throwers to identify and hit.

Of course, keep your doors locked and windows up in case they decide to carjack you, or open your door and attack you while you’re stopped at a light or when the car in front blocks you. However, be careful you don;t get trapped between two Palestinian Authority “resistance” drivers who suddenly realize they can trap you.

Keep an eye out for rocks on the road. That is a sure sign that the terrorists are waiting for you.

Drive like a jerk.

When I pass through hot spots like Beit Omar, south of Kiryat Arba, I suddenly speed, then I slow down, and then I speed again. It confuses the rock-thrower who gauges the speed of the car.

Furthermore, it usually is an Arab and not a Jew who drives like an idiot, so the rock-thrower probably will figure you are one of them.

It is true that is harder to hit a fast-moving target, but if a rock hits a car that is speeding, the impact could be lethal. However, if there are no Arab cars behind and in front of you, speeding is the best option. By speeding, I mean like a race-car driver.

What do you do if you get hit by a rock?

The first, last and only thing to do is to start exercising your right foot. Firmly place it on the gas pedal and press it through the floor. It helps the blood circulation in the foot and also gets you out of Dodge as fast as possible.

What happens if you are met with a barricade of rocks?

That happened to me in the first Intifada in Hebron. You can be an idiot and get out of your car and tear apart the barricade, making you a sitting duck for a sniper or setting yourself up to be blown up when you touch an explosive device.

Simply stay in your car, hit the gas pedal and drive through or around the barricade. If your tires get punctured, just keep driving. The government will pay the bill.

Others recommend, a very sharp and fast reserve out of there.

Guns:

Do NOT shoot. That is not a typo. Do NOT shoot, unless you want to go to jail

Shooting at a rock-throwing terrorist is a disproportionate response that is going to get you a lot of bad publicity in the United Nations as well as a prison term, unless you can prove that your life was on the line. That is pretty hard to do after the rock has been thrown and all you have to do to get out of danger is to speed away. Don’t play Lone Ranger because Tonto is not around to help you.

There are rare instances when a gun can save your life, but there have been too many instances of cowboys pulling the trigger before putting the brain in gear.

One example: Several years, ago, one young man approached a checkpoint and heard a shot. He pulled out his gun and was promptly shot by alert guards. The man is lucky to be alive today.

Don’t be afraid. Consider driving in Judea and Samaria as an experience.

And don’t forget to say the traveler’s prayer before driving,. It is not insurance, but it can’t hurt.

Happy motoring.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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