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December 1, 2015 / 19 Kislev, 5776
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Posts Tagged ‘Jenin’

Highway Patrol Stops Car, Finds Arabs Dressed as Jews

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Traffic police stopped a commercial vehicle near Afula on Wednesday and discovered two Arabs from Jenin dressed as Jews with counterfeit Israeli ID cards.

The two have been taken in for interrogation and the police plan on requesting an extension to hold them for longer.

IDF Captures Wanted Hamas Fugitive After Firefight in Jenin

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

After a complex military operation overnight that included a firefight lasting into Sunday morning in the Palestinian Arab city of Jenin, IDF soldiers captured a wanted Hamas terror fugitive and his brother.

The operation was carried out in cooperation with Israel’s Security Agency, the Shin Bet.

The IDF military forces were not deterred by the entrenched Hamas operative who had refused Saturday night to comply with a demand to surrender to arresting officers.

The fugitive, Kais a-Sa’adi, had barricaded himself in his home during arrest operations carried out by the IDF’s elite Duvdevan Unit.

Soldiers surrounded the house and fired a missile at the building.

Arab media reported that troops subsequently left the city without arresting the fugitive, but did arrest his brother. However, Israel’s Channel 10 television news reported that two suspects were taken into custody.

An M-16 assault rifle was also discovered, along with several homemade bombs (improvised explosive devices, or IEDs) at the home.

Update: Counter-Terrorism Soldier Injured in Jenin Battle [Video]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

An IDF soldier in the Yamam counter-terrorism unit was injured in one of the Jenin battles on Monday evening.

The soldier was evacuated to Rambam Medical Center, where he is undergoing surgery.

He was shot in the lower body, and is listed in moderate but stable condition. He was conscious at the time of his arrival to the hospital.

The soldier was shot during an exchange of heavy fire with terrorists, but it is currently unclear at this point who shot the soldier.

Arab sources claim the targeted home the IDF were surrounding at the time belonged to Sheik Basem Sa’adi, who had been released from prison in 2011.

Gaza: Islamic Jihad and Hamas Threatening Rocket Fire

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

In Gaza, the Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorist groups are threatening to launch rockets at Israel in response to Monday night’s Jenin operation. As of now, a few hours after the operation began, neither have launched any rockets.

BREAKING: IDF Soldier Wounded in Shootout with Terrorists During Jenin Arrest Operation

Monday, August 31st, 2015

One IDF soldier has been moderately wounded in an joint arrest operation with the Shin Bet General Security Service carried out late Monday night in the Palestinian Arab city of Jenin, in Samaria.

Israeli security forces were attacked by Palestinian Arab terrorists who opened fire as the soldiers began their operation in the city. The wounded IDF soldier was rushed to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

At least five members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organization were killed in the firefight, Arab media reported. This has not been confirmed by Israeli sources.

It is believed that one of the targets may have been a regional commander of Islamic Jihad in Samaria (Shomron), but that has not been confirmed.

One shootout reportedly took place at the home of senior PIJ leader Bassem Sa’adi, possibly the target of the arrest operation. Sa’adi is a convicted felon who was released from an Israeli prison in 2011.

IDF forces also surrounded the home of the Abu al-Hija family, suspected of linkages to the Judea and Samaria branch of the military wing of Hamas. Reportedly one arrest was made there at the Abu al-Hija home, according to local sources quoted by the Hebrew-language Ynet site.

There has been no comment from the IDF Spokesperson thus far.

More information to follow.

First Official Turkish Delegation to Israel in 5 Years

Monday, August 31st, 2015

For the first time in five years, Turkey and Israel are talking officially again, with an official delegation from Turkey arriving today (Mon. Aug. 31) to discuss development in Jenin.

The Turkish delegation, led by Guven Sak, a co-director of the Turkish Manufacturers and Traders Association, are set to meet Monday in Israel with Israeli Deputy Minister of Regional Cooperation Ayoub Karal

The Turkish business leaders are allegedly planning to discuss development of an industrial zone in the Jenin are, a project worth a Turkish investment of at least $100 million.

Monday’s visit is the first since the 2010 incident on the Mavi Marmara flotilla vessel that illegally attempted to breach Israel’s maritime security blockade of Gaza. The vessel, sponsored by a Turkish activist group, was filled with violent, armed activists who attacked Israeli commandos who boarded the vessel to redirect it to Ashdod port, after the captain refused to change course away from Gaza.

Although the group sponsoring the ship claimed it was filled with “humanitarian supplies”for Gaza residents, upon inspection in Ashdod it was discovered there were no supplies for Gazans. But during the clashes on board the vessel between the attacking activists on board, and the Israeli commandos who boarded to redirect the ship, nine Turkish attackers were killed. A number of Israelis were seriously wounded, including one critically, as well.

The incident sparked years of acrimonious rhetoric from then-Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, now the country’s president, who expelled the Israeli ambassador and recalled his own from Tel Aviv. Erdogan is a strong supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, which gave birth to Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization. He was outraged when Israel has launched counter terror operations to silence the incessant rocket and mortar fire being aimed at its civilians in southern areas.

Nevertheless, over the past several years various figures behind the scenes have been working quietly to repair the damage to the relationship between the two former allies, which has continued to grow economically in commercial trade.

A number of religious leaders on both sides have also maintained ties and continued to meet for interfaith dialogue facilitated by Istanbul-based Islamic scholar Adnan Oktar.

The delegation is arriving one day after Turkey’s “ambassador to the Palestinian Authority,” Mustafa Sernich, traveled to Gaza, Al Resalah reported Sunday.

Semich was accompanied by a delegation of economists who paid their own way, and who are scheduled for meetings with heads of Gaza economic institutions.

The Turkish official was scheduled to meet with “deputy chairman of the Hamas political bureau, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.”

Until recently Haniyeh was recognized as the de facto prime minister of Gaza. The use of this new title by Palestinian Arab media suggests Haniyeh was demoted in a quiet internal political battle out of the public eye.

IDF Kills Rock-Throwing Terrorist Near Jenin

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

IDF soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian Authority Arab overnight Tuesday during a riot in the village of Burkin, near Jenin.

The 21-year-old rioter, Muhammad Ahmad Alawneh was picking up a rock to attack the soldiers when he was shot.

Alawneh was taken to the hospital in Jenin with a chest wound and later died of his injuries, Ynet reported.

Security sources said the riot broke out as IDF forces were arresting a wanted PA Arab fugitive in Burkin.

The soldiers arrested 22-year-old Muhammad Ali Atiq in Burkin. They also detained 22-year-old Yasser Ghaleb Abu Ja’afar in a separate operation in Jenin.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-kills-palestinian-arab-near-jenin/2015/07/22/

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