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May 24, 2016 / 16 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Israel Police’

Israel Police to Advise AG Not to Indict Isaac Herzog on Corruption

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Israel Police say they plan to advise Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to close the department’s investigation into the allegations of wrongdoing by Opposition Leader and MK Isaac Herzog.

News of the impending recommendation was broadcast on Israel’s Channel 2 television news on Sunday night (April 24).

The probe into accusations of possible fundraising violations in Herzog’s 2013 campaign for Labor Party leadership by the Zionist Union leader began last month.

Herzog was questioned under caution by investigators on April 17, Channel 2 reported, and there have been no deliberations thus far on the case in the attorney general’s office.

Although police do not make the decision about whether or not to file an indictment, they can and often do make recommendations to the attorney general based on the evidence amassed during their investigation. The Israel Police LAHAV 433 branch is in charge of this investigation.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Soldier Stabbed in Tzur Yitzhak

Monday, April 4th, 2016

An IDF soldier was stabbed at around 11:30 am Monday and wounded in the community of Tzur Yitzhak, located in the southern Sharon region.

The unidentified attacker managed to escape after stabbing the victim, who sustained minor wounds.

The soldier has been evacuated for medical treatment. Security forces are searching the area for the attacker.

Police told media they are “not ruling out” the possibility the attack was driven by nationalistic motives, but are exploring all other options as well.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu Orders ‘No More Returning Terrorists’ Bodies’

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Sunday not to allow any more return of terrorists’ bodies to their families or the Palestinian Authority.

The order, confirmed by sources in the Prime Minister’s Office, was first reported by Israel’s Channel 2 television news.

In October 2015, the cabinet voted against returning terrorist bodies, but the army only followed through for less than a week.

Initially the army claimed they released the bodies due to a mix-up, and then Defense Minister Yaalon said he ordered the bodies released them after making an agreement with the PA, which the PA promptly disregarded to Ya’alon’s surprise.

Ya’alon, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot and Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) have strongly disagreed with this position of holding terrorists’ bodies, which is one that supported by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan.

All three military men have argued that holding on to terrorists’ bodies further inflames passions and escalates tensions with Arab communities. Ya’alon is also vehemently opposed to the “moral ground” of the issue, what he has called “trading in bodies.” His nephew is one of the soldiers whose body was captured and is held by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has long argued against returning the bodies, however, contending that most terrorists’ funerals are used as forums for greater incitement against Israel and venues for recruiting more “martyrs.” Erdan ordered Israel Police not to return the bodies of terrorists who fall under their jurisdiction unless their families first agree to a series of stringent requirements to control the size and nature of the funeral.

Although Netanyahu offered no reason for the order, nor did his office, Netanyahu may be using this to indirectly express his displeasure with Ya’alon, both for ignoring the October cabinet decision and for Ya’alon’s ongoing public statements against the IDF soldier who shot and killed the terrorist in Hebron, which are inflaming public opinion against the Netanyahu government.

Some Arab analysts are speculating there may be another prisoner swap under consideration. One who agrees is an Arab writer on the Palestinian Authority side. Writing in Alresalah, Mustafa Swaf notes that in 2006, “every Israeli demand had a price.”

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorists with Pipe Bombs Caught Near Jerusalem’s Old City

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Two Arabs in their forties were caught with two pipe bombs and bullets near the Old City of Jerusalem’s Flower Gate (Herod’s Gate) on Wednesday morning, according to a TPS report.

Border policemen noticed the suspicious men and stopped them, finding the explosives and ammunition.

The bombs were hidden inside the bagel vendor’s cart.

The two were arrested, no one was injured, and police sappers are defusing the bombs with a robot.

The gate is called the Flower Gate due to the decorative stone design above the entrance.

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Terror Attack Averted in Jerusalem’s Old City

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Another day, another terror attack… averted in the Old City of Jerusalem, thanks to the alert eyes of Israeli security forces deployed around the area.

Police stationed near Haggai Street monitored the behavior of a 14-year-old Arab youth who didn’t quite belong in the largely Jewish area.

The youth was acting suspiciously, and police eventually decided to search him.

The investigation revealed a knife concealed among the teen’s belongings.

The young man was arrested and transferred to security personnel for interrogation. His knife was confiscated as evidence in the investigation that was launched.

Hana Levi Julian

British Mandate Period Anti-Tank Mine Found, Defused in Netanya

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Israel Police sappers examined and carefully removed an anti-tank land mine that was planted in Netanya during the British Mandate period.

The mine was being used against Mark II Infantry tanks. There are two types of tanks known as “Mark II”: the British “Matilda (A12) Mark II, and the Israeli Merkava Mark II.

The British Matilda A12 was introduced into service in 1937. The Israeli Merkava Mark II made its debut in April 1983.

Of the two, it is more likely that landmine found in Netanya was set by Israeli fighters to detonate against British forces during the Mandate period.

In any case, today’s modern sappers carefully removed the bomb and safely defused it.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Arab Woman Was Not a Terrorist, Is Released by Police

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

An Israeli Arab woman detained on suspicion of being a terrorist was found not to be a terrorist, and was released by Israel Police Tuesday morning.

Police said in a statement, “Security officials have determined that the suspect did not in fact intend to carry out a terrorist or criminal attack. The woman was released after interrogation,” the statement added.

The 28-year-old Tayibe resident was suspected of planning an attack in the northern town of Nahariya. A terror alert was issued in the city Monday evening, similar to one issued in Israel’s southern Lachish region about an hour earlier.

The woman was detained late Monday by security forces while riding in a taxi in Nahariya. She was searched by sappers to make sure she was not wearing explosives or carrying them anywhere on her person or among her belongings.

Security personnel had received a tip Monday morning that an Arab woman from Gaza was about to carry out an “imminent” cross-border attack. Because she had not yet been tracked down, police in southern Israel had set up roadblocks and carried out searches, eventually tracking down a different suspect altogether.

The alert in Nahariya was later removed.

Hana Levi Julian

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