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December 6, 2016 / 6 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Israel Police’

Arab Terror in Jerusalem Targets Jewish Homes and Buses

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Stoning and other terrorist attacks by Jerusalem Arabs over the past ten days have seemed to skyrocket around the Israeli capital following passage of a first, and then second resolution by the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) erasing ancient historical ties between Judaism and Jerusalem.

The second resolution, passed by the World Heritage Committee, was proposed by Tunisia and Lebanon on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, neither of whom could vote on the measure because neither are members of the World Heritage Committee.

Arab terrorists on Wednesday hurled stones at an Israeli public bus traveling in Jerusalem as the vehicle drove around the Mount of Olives.

It was the second stoning attack in the Israeli capital in a matter of hours, following an earlier attack on an Israeli bus in the Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur which resulted in a smashed windshield on the vehicle.

None of the passengers were physically injured in the Mount of Olives attack, nor did the attackers succeed in damaging the bus.

In another attack, Arab attackers hurled stones at the Beit Yonatan apartment building in the ancient Jerusalem neighborhood of Shiloach (Silwan), as well as at a security vehicle that was passing in the area.

Arab terrorists also carried out a third attack on Rehov HaKari in the Old City of Jerusalem, hurling a glass bottle at a pedestrian who miraculously was not injured in the attack.

Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told JewishPress.com, “There was an incident reported of stones thrown near the Old City. Police units searched the area for suspects. General Security measures continue in and around the Old City,” he said.

Rosenfeld added that it is not believed the attacks are related to the UNESCO resolution, nor do they comprise a new, or renewed “wave of terror” beginning in the capital.

Hana Levi Julian

13 Arab Fugitives Captured Overnight, Guns & Drugs Seized in Lod

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Israeli Border Police officers captured 13 Arab fugitives late Tuesday and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning in various Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.

Ten of the suspects were arrested in connection with terrorist activities, including violent attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel.

All of the suspects were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Israel Police, meanwhile, recovered an automatic submachine gun during a sting operation Wednesday in Lod. The forces discovered an improvised Carlo Gustav submachine gun during their search of a property. They also uncovered and confiscated 6,000 Ecstasy tabs.

The seizure came just hours after security personnel had discovered an M-16 assault rifle and two pistols while searching another compound in the same city.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu Says He’ll Soon Decide If Lawmakers Can Ascend to Temple Mount

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will soon make a decision on whether to allow Knesset members to resume their privileges of ascending to the Temple Mount, as do regular citizens.

For nearly a year, Israeli lawmakers have been banned from the site by an edict issued by the prime minister in order to minimize tensions with Arab agitators.

The Jerusalem District Police Commander recommended Tuesday that Knesset members and Israeli ministers again be allowed to ascend the Temple Mount, according to a report by Channel 2 news.

A spokesperson for the prime minister said Netanyahu will “soon convene the relevant security officials, listen to their position and then make a decision. Until then there is no change in policy,” he said.

Likud MK Yehuda Glick, who has been a Temple Mount activist, said, “The recommendation is needed after a year in which a record number of Jews have ascended the Temple Mount, and a record quiet has been” at the site. “I call on the prime minister and the Speaker of the Knesset to adopt the recommendation.”

However, Glick also warned any lawmakers who decide to ascend to the Temple Mount to be “careful to obey the instructions of the police, to behave responsibly and in so doing, to contribute to transforming the site into a world center of peace.”

Glick appealed to his fellow lawmakers “not to exploit ascending the Temple Mount to advance an agenda, or, God forbid, to provoke or incite.”

Bayit Yehudi MK Shuli Mualem Refaeli likewise praised the police recommendation, “blessing” the police understanding that lawmakers ascending to the site “is not the reason for violence and terrorism.”

The lawmaker added, “Arab incitement continues [regardless of whether Mks are there or not] and it is pointless to prevent Mks from ascending [to the Temple Mount.] I expect police to take an extra step and remove restrictions on religious freedom of expression for Jews, allowing them to pray at the holy site. I expect the prime minister to accept the recommendation of the police as a trusted source, and to remove the restriction on MKs.”

Hana Levi Julian

PA Arrests Arabs Who Visited Jewish Sukkah of Peace

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday arrested three of its residents who on Wednesday committed the crime of paying a visit to the Sukkah of Peace, an annual celebration of the holiday of Sukkot and the Jewish outreach to our neighbors, offered by Oded Revivi, head of the Efrat local council in Gush Etzion, Judea, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported.

The celebration attracted more than a hundred guests, and was an opportunity for Arab dignitaries from nearby Bethlehem and Hebron to mingle with senior IDF and Israel Police officials, including IDF Operations Dept. Head Major General Alon Nitzan, Judea and Samaria Police District Commander Superintendent Moshe Bareket, Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brigadier General Lior Carmeli, and Etzion Brigade Commander Roman Gofman.

Maj. Gen. Nitzan commented that many disputes can be resolved in this kind of gathering, “including security challenges.”

Revivi told the news channel that he and his council are trying to intervene on behalf of his arrested guests. “Everyone who was present at the sukkah on Wednesday felt the excitement that surrounded this unique event,” Revivi said. “Officers and civilians, Jews and Muslims, sitting together and examining ways to create better neighborly relationships, and how to forge a future of peace.”

“The fact that the Palestinian Authority has chosen to summon for questioning our Palestinian neighbors who had come to drink coffee with us only shows what a great challenge we’re dealing with,” Revivi noted.


Holiday Blessing by the Kohanim From the Western Wall in Jerusalem [video]

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

This week the Western Wall Plaza was filled with the sound of blessing — the benediction of the Kohanim – by the descendants of the priests of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem.

They prayed for the Nation of Israel from the heart of the holy city of Jerusalem on the second intermediate day of the Festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles.

Hundreds of Israeli police and Border Guard police officers were also there to take their places among the worshipers, not only to secure the thousands who participated in the ceremony as Kohanim and those who received the blessings, but also as worshipers themselves.

Thousands also watched the ceremony from around the world via the Kotelcam webcam that is installed across from and above the Western Wall, enabling viewers to watch the activities at the sacred site 24 hours a day.

NOTE: Please be aware that the above YouTube footage contains a recording of the sacred prayers and thus should be treated with appropriate respect.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Stabbing Averted in Old City of Jerusalem

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Jerusalem police arrested an Arab terrorist on the Sabbath before he could carry out a lethal stabbing attack on unwary victims in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Knife confiscated from Arab terrorist.

Knife confiscated from Arab terrorist.

The knife was discovered after police stopped and searched the suspect, and found the weapon under his clothes. He admitted during questioning that he had intended to carry out a terror attack.

Police have raised security throughout the capital for the duration of the Jewish holidays. Jerusalem is packed with tourists from Israel as well as visitors from around the world. Security teams are deployed in different areas, according to Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld.

During Yom Kippur, thousands of people visited the ancient remnant of the retaining wall of the Second Holy Temple of Jerusalem, the Western Wall. Police were also busy with less pleasant activities as well: “During the fast police dealt with riots by Arabs in Silwan, Issawiya, and Jabel Mukabar,” Rosenfeld said in a tweet.

Hana Levi Julian

Rabbi Rachamim Barchiyahu Appointed Israel Police Chaplain

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has appointed Rabbi Rachamim Barchiyahu as Israel Police Chaplain.

The appointment, recommended by Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh, was announced Monday. Barchiyahu will be awarded the rank of Commander. Deputy Police Commissioner, Major Zohar Dvir headed the search committee that was established this past May.

Barchiyahu currently serves as Chief Rabbi in the Jewish community of Talmon, and Rosh Yeshiva (dean) of Yeshiva Ma’aminim B’Mishtara.

For the past several years, the yeshiva has served as a place in which to discuss the application of Torah law in police work. Discussions and learning in the yeshiva also focus on developing policies that can enable observant Jews to serve in the force.

Hana Levi Julian

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