Israel Police said Tuesday that three Arabs have been arrested for threatening to harm 17-year-old Mohammed Zoabi, an Arab citizen of Israel who has expressed strong support for Israel and criticised the Palestinian Authority. Police said the suspects are members of the Zoabi family who object to his support for Israel.
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An Israeli Arab man dressed in women’s clothing was attacked and beaten during a day outing to the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem.
Arutz Sheva reported that eyewitnesses said a group of women demanded he leave the city, but he continued walking toward’s the town center. A few minutes later, hundreds of local residents surrounded the cross-dressed man shouting curses and epithets and threatening to kill him. At one point, a group of youths approached him and started hitting him, saying that they had to “destroy his kind before they start multiplying.”
The website said that by the time Palestinian Authority police arrived, the man was surrounded the visitor and the situation had nearly reached riot proportions. Locals called the man an affront to the honor and dignity of Arab men.
Eventually, the man was taken to a police station, and from there hurtled away to a road outside the city – where he was dropped off, along with orders to stay out of Shechem.
Shechem city officials told the website,“residents of Shechem are not used to this kind of behavior, which is shameful. This individual does not represent Palestinian society, but himself. He was very inconsiderate of the feelings of local residents.”
The IDF has announced it will begin to send voluntary draft notices to all Christian Israelis, offering them the chance to enlist in Israel’s army.
The move comes as part of the universal draft law that has required hareidi religious Jews to enter the military as well.
The draft will be voluntary for Christians and will include the option of serving either in the IDF or in civilian (national) service. National Service usually entails work in hospitals, schools, youth movements and similar venues.
A number of Christian groups and veterans have organized an initiative to increase the number of Israeli Christians who enlist in the nation’s armed forces.
It has caused a major controversy among Israeli Arabs, who see the effort as an attempt to divide and weaken the community, despite an increase in those who wish to serve.
Approximately 500 Israeli Christians are currently enlisted in National Service, and 100 are serving in the IDF.
The terror victims association Almagor claims that on the list of terrorists to be released tomorrow are terrorists who are also Israeli citizens, according to a report in Arutz-7.
The organization says this goes against the promise made to them, that at least Arab terrorists who are also Israeli citizens would be released to the Palestinian Authority during this prisoner release.
Almagor is preparing a petition to the Supreme Court to block the release of those Arab terrorists they claim are also Israeli citizens.
Disney Documentary has bought the Israeli animated story of “Dolphin Boy,” about an Israeli Arab who became mute after being a brutal beating in his Arab village and who underwent rehabilitation through communication with dolphins in Eilat.
Disney intends to promote the production into a full animated feature, the Times of Israel reported. The father of the boy, whose name is Morad, refused experts’ advice to send him to a mental institution and instead moved from his northern village to Eilat, where doctors worked for four years with dolphins and Morad to bring him back to the level of communicating with people.
Private G. serves as a car mechanic in an artillery unit.
In October, an Arab terrorist drove a tractor into an IDF base near Ramallah trying to run over soldiers. Private G. and munitions officer Lt. Shachar Vaknin killed the terrorist.
Private G. had been fixing a jeep at the time when he heard a loud noise. He and Vaknin ran out, saw the terror attack in progress, shot at and killed the terrorist, saving lives.
On Monday, both men received a medal for their quick action.
Private G. said that he always knew he would serve in the IDF, and give back to the state.
Private G., a Christian Arab, prefers to not have his name mentioned, so he won’t have problems in the Arab village in northern Israel where he lives.
An Israeli Arab from the Galilee, in northern Israel, shot and killed his divorced wife, two daughters, another man and himself early Sunday. A third daughter is in critical condition.
The murderer shot his wife and another identified person at a nursing home where she worked. Their eight-year-old daughter was shot but survived, while two teenage girls and another unidentified person were murdered as the children waited at a municipal building for a bus to school.