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54% of Israeli Arabs: Arab MKs Do Not Represent Us

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Listening to Arab Knesset members, it seems that they are dealing exclusively with the Palestinian issue, and not at all with the everyday problems of their sector. Israel’s Channel 2 News decided to investigate whether this impression was correct. A special survey conducted for Channel 2 by Mano Geva and Mina Tzemach of the Midgam research institute, in cooperation with Stat-net, reveals that this is not just a feeling.

54% of Israeli Arab respondents believe that the Arab MKs do not represent them, 25% say that Arab MKs represent them fairly well, and only a minority of 16% say that they represent them “very much.”

Survey participants were asked what they think can be done to end the wave of terror, and to choose froma number of options. 64% said Israel should clarify unambiguously that it would not harm the Temple Mount, 60% said Israel should announce the opening of negotiations with the Palestinians, and only 23% thought that the Palestinian Authority or the Arab sector leaders possessed the tools to end the wave of terror, and that the responsibility for it is not Israel’s.

Although it is clear from the survey that the Arab public believes the Arab MKs do not represent them, they did not like the things said by the Mayor of Nazareth against the Joint Arab List, saying they were too violent, and exposed divisions within the Arab sector. 63% disagreed with the way Ali Salam criticized the chairman of the joint list, Ayman Odeh.

Jewish Press News Briefs

3 Stone-Throwers Arrested in Haifa

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Three Arab youths were arrested Monday afternoon in Haifa on suspicion of throwing stones at motorists along a central boulevard of the city.

The terrorists-in-training, ages 14-16, are being held in custody.

No injuries were reported in the attacks.

Jewish Press News Briefs

1 Police Officer Wounded, 5 Arrested in Arab Riot Over Temple Mount

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

A Lod police officer was wounded Wednesday evening after being struck in the head by a stone that was thrown by rioting Arabs.

The attackers were “demonstrating” their anger over the determined enforcement of laws by security personnel permitting visits by Jews to the grounds of the Temple Mount, in which the Al Aqsa mosque is located.

The “demonstration,” held in a central square of the city, quickly turned violent as the “protesters” had planned ahead by bringing their own ammunition (stones, etc.) to the event.

Five of the attackers were arrested by security forces in the central Israeli city, which is located close to Ben Gurion International Airport.

Hana Levi Julian

7 Israeli Arabs Accused of Forming ISIS Cell to Strike Police, IDF

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Cleared for release: A group of seven Israeli Arab citizens have been arrested in connection with formation of an ISIS terror cell. Details of the arrests, carried out in August, were under gag order until the suspects were indicted in Nazareth district court Thursday morning.

The names of two of the members of the cell remain under wraps, pending release by security officials.

The members of the group are all residents of the Lower Galilee and all but one were caught in a joint sting operation carried out by Israel Police together with the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet). The seventh is already serving time.

They are accused of possessing weapons and undergoing training to attack Israeli police and IDF military targets.

ISIS terror cell "in formation" allegedly used weapons procured in Nazareth to train for attacks.

One of the suspects has been incarcerated in an Israeli prison since 2009, serving a life sentence for involvement in a 2009 murder. He was involved in the organization and plotting of targets.

“Exposing the terror cell’s plans in advance and preventing murderous attacks by its members, points to the growing threat of the exodus of the members to jihad fighting areas throughout the world,” the Shin Bet said in a statement.

The confessed to membership in the “Salfiyeh Jihad terrorist group, and said they were tasked with setting up a terror network in Israel for the Da’esh (ISIS) terror organization, with the stated intent to carry out attacks.

Mohammad Ihab Mahmad Sharif, 22; Mahmad Hamad MahMad Jiza’ala, 23; and Ahmad Omar Mahmad Mahajna, 19, all residents of the village of Yafiyeh, were taken into custody in August.

Two others, residents of Nazareth were also arrested in connection with the cell: Ahmad Ali Halil Ahmad, 26, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Yafim Weinstein in 2009, was arrested in his cell. His 55-year-old father, Ali Halil Salim Ahmad, 55 (Ahmad’s father), was arrested in their hometown of Nazareth. Both are accused of providing the weapons to the group of young men from Yafiyeh.

The suspects admitted under Shin Bet questioning to possession of weapons, and in November 2014 maintained contact via the Internet with those who are currently fighting in the ranks of ISIS in Syria, among other charges.

They also confessed to planning an attack on an IDF base near Migdal HaEmek, and to numerous surveillance operations in order to study the target in detail prior to an attack.

The cell gathered intelligence on another target – a police car that patrolled the town of Migdal HaEmek.

Targets for firebomb attacks included police stations in Migdal HaEmek and Nazareth.

In addition, the cell plotted attacks on a number of business establishments in Nazareth which sell alcohol. The attacks were aimed at damaging the businesses but without inflicting casualties, according to court papers. (It is forbidden to drink alcohol under Islamic law.)

Further details about the suspects and their planned operations remain under gag order at this time, according to court papers. The order has been extended to Oct. 18. The suspects are charged with possession of weapons, contact with a foreign agent, membership and involvement in an outlawed organization and other security offenses.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Flags Banned from Jewish-Arab Soccer Game

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Police have ordered that no flags, including those of the State of Israel, will be allowed at a soccer match between Beitar Jerusalem and the team from the Galilee city of Sahknin next week.

Fans of Beitar have a reputation for being rowdy and racist, and sometimes violent.

Police said no “non-sport” objects, including flags, will be allowed into the stadium in Sahknin, where fans will undergo a strict inspection before entering.

Approximately 600 policemen will be deployed, in addition to 100 guards, to prevent disorder.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Six Jerusalem Arab Teens Arrested for Sexual Attack on Tourist

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Jerusalem police have arrested six Arabs from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tur on suspicion of sexually attacking a Polish tourist and then photographing her.

The teenagers were only 12-14 years old, and one of the youth admitted to sexually attacking the woman, described as being in her 40s.

Police brought the gang was brought to a Jerusalem court Monday night, after the conclusion of the first day of Sukkot, to keep the minors under arrest.

Jewish Press News Briefs

4 Arab Teens Arrested in Jerusalem Terror Rock Attack on Rosh Hashana

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) announced Saturday night that four Israeli Arab minors have been arrested in connection with the Rosh Hashana terror attack that killed Jerusalemite Alexander Levlovitz.

The four Arab teens are accused of hurling rocks at Levlovitz’s car as he drove in the Arnona neighborhood in southern Jerusalem, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

Levlovitz was mortally injured as the car crashed into a light pole, and died shortly thereafter at a hospital in Jerusalem. His wife and daughter were less seriously injured in the crash.

After intensive intelligence gathering, the investigation by the Shin Bet led to the arrest of the following four Israeli Arab teens:

Muhamad Salah Muhamad, age 18 Walid Faras Mustafa, age 18 Abed Muchamad Abed Rabu Daviat, 19

An additional suspect is a minor and his name may not be released due to his age.

Hana Levi Julian

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