Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem Light Rail’
Police report that Jerusalem Light Rail guards caught an Arab with a knife on the Jerusalem Light Rail.
The police say that the man did not attempt to stab anyone at the time he was caught.
With the Arabs rioting, breaking windows on the Jerusalem Light Rail, throwing firebombs, and running people over on the train platforms, riding the train can be a bit of a scary and even depressing experience for Jerusalem’s citizens.
A group of Bnei Akiva youth group girls decided they needed to change that.
Every night, from 6 PM to 8 PM, this spirited group of girls from Bnei Akiva’s “Chevraya Bet” are riding the train from beginning to end, and during that time will be raising up the spirits of their fellow passengers.
Their slogan is “Together we will will guard Jerusalem.”
They’re also taking pictures with passengers holding up the sign with them and posting the photos to Facebook.
(All photos: Bnei Akiva, via Tazpit News Agency)
The Jerusalem Light Rail was again targeted by Arab terrorists tonight (Sunday, Nov. 9), this time in the northern neighborhood of Beit Hanina, next to the usually-rioting northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.
Arabs in Beit Hanina were hurling rocks at the Light Rail as it passed through the neighborhood, despite the fact that the train serves commuters and students there as well.
During the past several months of intense Arab violence aimed at the Light Rail in Shuafat, residents in nearby Beit Hanina have mostly refrained from adding more fuel to the fire. However, as the situation escalates, it appears that Arabs in Beit Hanina may be losing their ability to remain neutral in what has become a Jerusalem intifada.
Tonight, one of the targeted passenger cars was damaged and people on the train were traumatized but no physical injuries were reported. Each time a car is damaged, the train’s CityPass company owner is forced to reduce service in order to carry out repairs, which cost a minimum of four to five thousand shekels to start. Hundreds of thousands of shekels have been wasted since the beginning of the summer due to damage from Arab terror attacks aimed at the Light Rail.
Israel Police launched a search of the area to hunt down the perpetrators, who could be sentenced to a prison term of up to 20 years’ incarceration if they are convicted under the newly-amended travel terror laws.
3:47pm Only in Israel does a police car [have to] drive in front of a light rail train providing a security escort against Arab terror. Today…in Jerusalem.
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A second victim of Wednesday’s terror attack, Shalom Baadani died of his wounds at Hadassah Medical Center in the early hours of Friday morning, November 7. The 17-year-old yeshiva student had been hospitalized in critical condition after a Palestinian terrorist slammed his van into two separate locations near Jerusalem’s crowded rail station, injuring 14 others and killing Border Police officer Jidan Assaad, 38, who was buried on Thursday.
Baadani had been riding his bike to the Kotel when he was hit and arrived to the hospital with serious injuries to his head and limbs. Hospital staff could not identify him immediately and he had no identifying documents with him at the time. Baadani remained with the status of ‘anonymous’ for nine hours as he was treated by the Hadassah staff. In those ensuing hours, Baadani’s parents had no idea that their son had been wounded and thought that he had been at the yeshiva at the time of the attack.
Thanks to Haatzalah volunteers who uncovered Baadani’s cellphone at the scene of the attack, Baadani was identified by the photos in his phone and police immediately notified his parents, who recognized their son in the hospital. He is the grandson of Rabbi Shimon Baadani, a member of the Shas Party’s Council of Torah Sages.
Baadani will be laid to rest at the Har HaMenuchot Cemetery at 11 AM in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem on Friday, November 6.
The European Union, Canada and the United States condemned the Jerusalem terror attack, which was carried out by the known Hamas terrorist, Ibrahim al-Akari, 48, from Shuafat in East Jerusalem. Al-Akari’s brother, Musa, was a member of the Hamas cell that murdered border police officer Nissim Toledano in 1992. Musa al-Akari, who was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in the role of the murder, was released in the Gilad Shalit deal in 2011 and was deported to Turkey.
The terror attack on Wednesday ended when Israeli police shot and killed al-Akhari, who emerged from the large white van that he had used to plow people over, and began to attack others passing by with a metal rod.
During the past week, PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party has been calling for more car terror attacks against Israelis on its official Facebook page. Cartoons and images including a photo of Yasser Arafat, who planned the Second Intifada in 2000, frequently appear on the social media site. Other disturbing images show a man shooting a rifle with the words, “Restore your glory,” which appeared yesterday on the Fatah Facebook page. Another cartoon image shows a car trying to ram into fleeing Jews; with the car in the red, green and black colors of the Palestinian national flag.
Shalom Aharon Badani, who was injured in Jerusalem’s Wednesday vehicular terror attack near the Jerusalem Light Rail, died on Friday morning.
He was taken to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital at the time and listed as critically wounded.
The terrorist who killed him was killed by a policeman at the scene.