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October 7, 2015 / 24 Tishri, 5776
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Wildcat Strikes Shuts Down Jerusalem Light Rail

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Drivers of the Jerusalem Light Rail system shut down the trains in a wildcat strike Sunday morning leaving tens of thousands people stranded.

The drivers are protesting work conditions and the increased frequency of trains.

The Transportation Ministry is deploying hundreds of additional buses to try to overcome the sadden lack of train service.

CityPass, which operates the light rail system, called the strike and act of “bullies” and added it will appeal to the courts for an order that the drivers return to work.

Jerusalem Light Rail Damaged in Hail of Rocks at Shuafat Station

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The Jerusalem Light Rail was damaged this morning (Wed. March 25) after it came under an attack by Arab terrorists hurling a hail of rocks.

The barrage began at around 8 am, as the train moved through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, where the line services Arab commuters who work at jobs in the capital.

No passengers were physically hurt in the attack, although a number were traumatized, as often happens. Arab attackers have “doubled down” on the Light Rail as an easy target to go after and it is not yet clear which authority should be making the final decision about which steps to take for its protection.

Several of the cars were damaged, with windows having been damaged along with some other hey elements of the equipment. Thousands of shekels’ worth of damage was added to the millions of shekels’ worth that has already been caused by the intifada this past year alone.

Security forces were summoned to the area to search for the attackers, who remain at large thus far.

“This has become an ongoing nightmare,” one of the passengers told the Hebrew-language 0404 website. “It’s beyond me to see how we can stop it. But in Tel Aviv, this would not have happened.”

Hamas Planned Massive Attack at Teddy Soccer Stadium in Jerusalem

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Thursday it has exposed a huge terrorist network that was aided by terrorists and commanders operating from Jordan, Syria and Turkey as well as within Judea and Samaria.

One of their targets was Jerusalem’s Teddy stadium, home of the Betar soccer team.

They also were planned to use a car bomb and had drawn up plans for a mass casually attack on the Jerusalem light rail system, coordinated roadside bombs and shooting attacks with M-16 semi-automatic rifles, and infiltrations, murders and kidnappings in Jewish communities throughout Judea and Samaria.

The gag order on the arrests of more than 30 terrorists two months ago was lifted today. A large quantity of weapons and ammunition also were found.

At least two of those arrested are Jordanians who previously were soldiers for the kingdom, drafted by Hamas in 2010 and sent to Turkey and Gaza for training, entering the Hamas territory through smuggling tunnels from Egypt.

The command post from Turkey further shows how Hamas has been provided a deadly safe haven by Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The cells had carried out two explosions in Samaria last August, but no one was injured. The terrorists set off the bombs using a timer so that the explosions would occur when security forces were on the scene. One of the bombs went off at the Rehalim junction.

The explosions were carried out under instructions from Hamas commanders in Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Investigations by the IDF and Shin Bet helped them track down the extensive terrorist network.

Among those arrested were two from Jordan, Manaf Mohammed Angvera, 28; and Abdallah Mahmoud Zitawi, 25, Jordan;

Kuwait native Mahmoud Airbajie, 25, who learned in Jordan; two Arabs from Tulkarem, east of Netanya, Rjyie Ahmed Amuri, 30; Adnan Samara, 30; Mutzav Ruwib, 23, from Bethlehem; and Tzuhiv Rabat, 29, from the Jordan Valley.

If We Have To Live With Concrete Blocks…

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

I guess if the best the government can come up with to protect us from Arab run-over terrorists are concrete blocks, we might as well make them interesting to look at…

Concrete graffiti

Now, I’m just waiting for someone to paint “Tag Machir” on one of them.

Arab with Knife Captured on Jerusalem Light Rail [video]

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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.

Together We Will Guard the Jerusalem Light Rail [photos]

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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.

Girls from Bnei Akiva waiting for the Jerusalem Light Rail

Girls from Bnei Akiva waiting for the Jerusalem Light Rail

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.

Girls from Bnei Akiva cheering up passengers on the Jerusalem Light Rail.

Girls from Bnei Akiva cheering up passengers on the Jerusalem Light Rail.

Girls from Bnei Akiva cheering up passengers on the Jerusalem Light Rail.

Girls from Bnei Akiva cheering up passengers on the Jerusalem Light Rail.

Girls from Bnei Akiva cheering up passengers on the Jerusalem Light Rail.

Girls from Bnei Akiva cheering up passengers on the Jerusalem Light Rail.

Kol HaKavod!

(All photos: Bnei Akiva, via Tazpit News Agency)

Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked in Beit Hanina

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jerusalem-light-rail-attacked-in-beit-hanina/2014/11/09/

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