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IDF Searches Syria to Rescue Downed Pilot [video]

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

CLEARED FOR PUBLICATION: An Israeli-Arab (23) from Jaljuliya flew a paraglider into Syria on Saturday afternoon, from the southeastern Golan Heights.

There was a full-scale gag order on the event until Sunday morning.

An IDF spotter identified an Israeli paraglider landing on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, which led to a series of events trying to identify and find the pilot.

At the time, Israel did not know the identity of the pilot, and assumed it was an Israeli who had accidentally gone off course and landed in Syria.

The IDF launched a massive search and rescue operation with dozens of helicopters, jets and reportedly, even ground troops who were sent up to the border.

The IDF spokesperson said they do not know where he took off from.

Security forces say the Israeli-Arab pilot wanted to join ISIS.

Earlier, ISIS is claiming they captured an Israeli pilot.

Jaljuliya is an Israeli-Arab town just east of Kfar Saba, at the entrance to the Shomron.

The Shabbak is investigating the man’s background to see if he had previous connections radical Islamic groups.


Israeli Crackdown Bringing Back Deterrence More through Annoyance than Fear

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

(JNi.media) Citizen journalist Nehemia Gershuni’s report, “Stabbing Intifada of 2015 Statistics” mentions al-Issawiya—an urban, Arab neighborhood on Mount Scopus, near Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem—five times, between July 26, when two police were lightly injured from stones thrown at them, and October 16, when Border Police using a search dog discovered a pipe bomb ready for use in al-Issawiya. In between, the neighborhood has been a constant battleground, with riots, sparks, stones, burning tires, in short—every policeman’s nightmare.

On Wednesday, the Ma’an news agency ran a cover story titled, “Israeli Crackdown Bringing Back Deterrence More through Annoyance than Fear,” reporting that “as Israeli authorities increase restrictions on Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, residents of al-Issawiya say humiliating inspections by Israeli forces have turned their lives into a ‘nightmare.’”

Al-Issawiya is one of those Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem which have benefited economically and otherwise from their annexation by Israel. For one thing, before the 1967 war, the neighborhood had a population of 1,300, now it boasts about 19,000. A girls’ school in al-Issawiya is one of five elementary schools in the Jerusalem area that teach philosophy to third-graders as part of a program operating in 70 countries. A project sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem coordinates educational work with youth in Al-Issawiya. Israeli-Arab students at the university undergo a training seminar that provides them with the requisite teaching and facilitation skills. In 2005, the Peres Center for Peace inaugurated a synthetic turf soccer field in Al-Issawiya as part of the Twinned Peace Soccer School project, built with South Korean funding.

Al-Issawiya residents work at the Hadassah Medical Center, which stands on a hill overlooking the neighborhood. When local residents throw Molotov cocktails at the hospital, they are as likely to hit their own neighbors as they are Jewish doctors or nurses from other parts of the city.

To go by the Ma’an report, the neighborhood is being taught a lesson, reprisal, if you will, for interrupting many years of a relatively prosperous co-existence. “The Israeli occupation is trying to practice a policy of humiliation at the military checkpoints in the main exits of al-Issawiya,” said local resident and activist Hani al-Issawi. “Residents are not allowed to leave the village in groups. Every single person must undergo inspections,” he added.

There are no beatings, no mass arrests, no starvation, and there are only few raids, but local men, including the elderly, are forced to pull up their shirts and sometimes take their trousers going in and out of the check point at the entrance to the neighborhood, and many undergo physical inspections. Female residents are searched by female soldiers, with or without physical inspections. Residents must let soldiers look inside their bags and must present their ID cards.

Local activist Muhammad Abu al-Hummus told Ma’an, “Every morning, queues of schoolchildren, workers and employees are seen waiting in front of the checkpoint,” he added, and inspecting each person can take as long as five minutes.

These measures have increased as the level of violence has risen, since the start of October, one day after the memorable UN speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that blamed Israel for deigning to take over the al-Aqsa mosque. Following a series of stabbing attacks and car attacks that left at least nine Israelis dead since Oct. 1, Al-Issawiya is finding out the hard way what happens when a central government decides to bring down violence at all cost. Al-Issawiya is one of several Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem that has come under such restrictions, according to Ma’an. Israeli forces have been installing a large concrete wall to separate Jabal al-Mukabbir from the Jewish neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv. Prime Minister Netanyahu has ordered that plan scrapped, and asked police to come up with something more creative.

Arab Woman Suing Bus Company that Dropped Her on Suspicion of Terrorism

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) An Israeli Arab student from the village of Mu’awiya, in the Wadi Ara area of the Haifa District. last week was bumped from a bus during a trip, after passengers suspected that she was a terrorist, Ha’aretz reported Sunday.

The incident occurred last Sunday, on Egged bus line 870, connecting Afula and Be’er Sheva. Around 11:00 AM, Bayan Khaled boarded the bus at the stop nearest her home, in the city of Umm al-Fahm. The ride began as usual, and, according to Khalid, she even said hello to the driver, because the two have known each other since she often takes this route.

According the Egged bus company, during the trip two soldiers who were passengers on the same bus, approached the driver and one of them told him that his father is a senior police officer, and that he recognizes the Arab passenger—Khaled—from police wanted pictures of terrorists.

The bus company also claims that besides approaching the driver, the soldier also called the police on his own initiative and asked for instructions. The soldier was ordered to “act naturally” and ask the driver to stop at the gas station on Route 6, where police cars would be waiting.

The driver did as he was told, and in a short time police entered the bus, and approached Khaled, who presented her identity card and student ID. The police demanded that she get off the bus with her bags for questioning, which lasted about ten minutes. During questioning, the bus drove off without her and so did the police, when it became clear that there was no basis for suspicion.

Khaled remained on the margins of the highway, where there is no bus stop, without any possibility of continuing the trip. Later, her father had to drive there and take her back home to Mu’awiya.

Khaled, 23, is a Nursing graduate student at Ben Gurion University, and works as director of the center of the Clalit HMO in Be’er Sheva. Since the incident, she has not gone back to her job. “It hurt me mentally, I’m traumatized. I never thought that I would experience something like that, I’m still in shock,” she told Ha’aretz. “The driver went straight back to the bus and did not wait for me. He didn’t care what would happen to me afterwards.” Khaled demanded the driver’s name, but Egged refused to provide it.

A warning letter prior to legal action sent by Khaled’s attorney demands to receive the driver’s personal information and for the company to take disciplinary action against him. Also, Khaled will be asking for compensation in the amount of approximately $12,000, for humiliation and interference with their rights.

An Egged spokesman said in response that he believes the claim would be rejected. He also said “the incident was embarrassing and unusual and took place during the days of attacks by individuals directed at the Jewish community in general and bus users in particular. The driver acted as required when he stopped the bus at the Alonit service area on Highway 6. … Moreover, the driver acted as he had been instructed by police, who ordered him to close the door of the bus and drive away from the scene after removing the suspect. The driver has no discretion but to act as he did according to police guidelines on the matter.”

According to Egged, company representatives called up Khaled at home on the day of the incident and offered to pay a considerable cost for a taxi to take her to Be’er Sheva. They also offered her to board the next number 870 bus free of charge, but she refused, saying her father was already in touch with an attorney.

POLL: Will Israeli-Jews Trust Israeli-Arabs Ever Again?

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Israel is facing a murderous wave of terror being committed by seemingly mainstream Israeli-Arabs against Jews. A significant number of the terrorists worked side-by-side with Israeli-Jews.

Even the city of Tel Aviv has decided to ban Israeli-Arabs from working in schools, during school hours – to reduce the likelihood of an Israeli-Arab slaughtering Jewish children.

Is this the end of Israeli-Arab coexistence in Israel?

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Minister Shaked Launches Effort to Revoke Arab Terrorists’ Citizenship

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

(JNi.media) Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) told Israel Radio Thursday morning that she has begun a process of revoking the citizenship and residency of Arab terrorists. She said that the families of terrorists who have been involved in or supported the terror actions will be deprived of residency, terrorist property will be confiscated and their homes will be destroyed.

But getting rid of a terrorist by revoking his Israeli citizenship (as opposed to residency) may prove difficult to carry out. Article 11 of Israel’s Citizenship Law says that the Interior Minister may revoke the Israeli citizenship of a person who committed an act which constitutes a breach of loyalty to Israel (e.g. carrying out an act of terrorism, soliciting or assisting terrorism, or belonging to a terrorist organization)—only if the cancellation of his Israeli citizenship will not leave the same person without any citizenship, and should he be left without any citizenship as stated—he will receive a permit to reside in Israel, as ordered by the court.

Shaked added that Abbas is a terrorist and not a proper partner for discussion. She noted that the Palestinian Authority incitement against Israel continues all the time, and that it is time to close down the Palestinian television channel.

As to the US State Dept. Spokesman’s statement that Israel uses excessive force, Shaked said that this is a total misunderstanding, or hypocrisy on the part of the Administration.

MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) also told Israel Radio that Israel does not use excessive force. Shelah added, however, that even though Abbas is the enemy and is spreading lies, he still sees the Palestinian Authority as a much better alternative to “other alternatives.” Shelah insisted that Israel had to fight against the lies and incitement, yet to reach an agreement with the enemies.

2 Israeli Arabs Nabbed Attempting to Join ISIS

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Cleared for publication: Two Israeli Arabs were indicted Thursday after they traveled to Turkey and attempted to join the Da’esh (ISIS) terror organization in Syria, according to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

Over the past two years, more than 40 Israeli Arabs have joined the terrorist organization, the Shin Bet reported. The indictment filed this week noted the rising trend with concern and commented there is a “real possibility the ideological and military training could be exploited for the purpose of terrorist activity against Israelis.”

Of three wannabe Da’esh fighters who had apparently planned to join the terror group in May, one was caught and arrested, but his two companions succeeded in reaching Syria.

Feras Sheritach, 19, a resident of Akev near eastern Jerusalem was arrested earlier this year after he had already returned to Israel. Sheritach failed to reach Syria because his passport was expired when he arrived at Istanbul airport along with his brother and cousin, according to the indictment documents.

He decided instead to return to Israel to renew the document – and was arrested in a joint operation by the Shin Bet and Israel Police. He has been charged with attempting to join an outlawed organization. His brother and cousin remained in Turkey, meanwhile, and successfully crossed the border into Da’esh-controlled areas of Syria. Their identities have not been released.

A second Israeli Arab, 21-year-old Hamis Adnan Hamis Salameh of Ramle, was arrested last month after arriving in Ben Gurion International Airport on an extradition order executed together with Turkish authorities. He too was indicted Thursday, in Lod District Court, on charges of contact with a foreign agent and attempting to enter an enemy state.

According to the Shin Bet, Salameh confessed to interrogators that as with Sheritach, he also planned to join Da’esh after watching recruiting and propaganda videos on the Internet, later making contact online with one of the group’s recruitment members via Twitter.

Salameh was arrested by Turkish police in the border town of Adana just a few hours before he was scheduled to cross the border into Syria, according to a Shin Bet statement.

Last month, the Shin Bet announced the indictment of six suspected Da’esh (ISIS) members from the Negev Bedouin town of Hura. Five of the six were teachers and allegedly used their positions to spread the ISIS philosophy and propaganda among students and teachers.

All six were accused of sharing the Da’esh doctrine with their family members and associates. They were charged with distributing materials for an illegal organization; support for a terrorist organization; conspiracy to commit a crime and illegally exiting the country. Those who were teachers were brought to a hearing at the Education Ministry and their teaching licenses were revoked as well.

Hamas Dentist of Death Arrested and Indicted

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Following an investigation by the Israeli police and the Shabak, an Israeli-Arab dentist from Kafr Kana has been arrested and indicted for illegally transferring money to and for the Hamas terrorist organization.

The report has been under a court-ordered gag order since April 17th, until it was lifted today.

The dentist, Malik Mubarak Jamil Khatib, was arrested after it was discovered that he was systematically and personally funneling large sums of money for Hamas on a regular basis.

Instructions and sometimes money came from Hamas in Gaza, and the money was being used to build up Hamas’s terror infrastructure in Judea and Samaria.

The dentist was arrested while one of his daily money drops to a Hamas representative near Ramallah.

Khatib had NIS 170,000 (~$42,000) in cash on his possession at the time.

Last year, Hamas terrorists funneled in large sums of money to set up the terror infrastructure in Hebron for the kidnapping and murder of Jewish teenagers, Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Sha’er in Gush Etzion.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-dentist-of-death-arrested-and-indicted/2015/05/05/

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