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November 25, 2015 / 13 Kislev, 5776
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Arab ‘Gold Rush’ in Jerusalem

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Israeli soldiers discovered approximately NIS 2 million worth of gold bullion hidden within the side door of a car from eastern Jerusalem when the driver, an Arab with Israeli identification, arrived at the Derech Avot (Patriarchs’ Way) tunnels checkpoint this week.

The driver, who identified himself as an interior designer, told the soldiers that the gold — wrapped in five packages, each containing five individual 15 kg gold bars — belonged to him, and he was bringing it in his private Ford from Hebron to Jerusalem.

Since the man’s ID had checked out, and nothing else was found, the soldiers turned the matter over to Israeli customs authorities, who continued the questioning.

Customs officials requested the routine paperwork that generally accompanies gold bars in such amounts. At that point, it became clear there was no documentation, no accounting to back up the claims and no taxes having been paid on the massive sum involved.

At that point, the “interior designer “changed his story and said instead that he was taking the gold to Ramallah (not Jerusalem) from Hebron as a middleman between those who work in the jewelry trade.

Customs workers at the Israel Tax Authority seized the gold bars since there was no accounting paperwork to back up the claims.

The investigation is continuing, authorities said.

Stabbing Victim Hadar Buchris, z’l, Remains in Beloved Jerusalem

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The body of young Hadar Buchris, z’l was laid to rest at 3 pm Monday, Nov. 23 in the holy city of Jerusalem. Her parents requested the public to attend if possible.

Buchris, age 21, was murdered by a Palestinian Authority Arab who stabbed her Sunday in a brutal terrorist attack at the Gush Etzion bus stop on Highway 60 in Judea.

Although she lived in Safed (Tzefat), the family decided that their daughter’s body would be buried at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in the capital. “She really loved Jerusalem, and was very connected to the city, so in the holy city she shall be laid to rest,” her family explained to the Hebrew-language 0404 website.

The young woman’s family said it was “asking the people of Israel to please join them in accompanying their daughter on her final journey” as they lay her to rest.

May her memory be for a blessing. Yehi zichra baruch.

Surrealism Reigns in Israel as Shopkeeper Stops Terrorist Girls Using a Chair [video]

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

(JNi.media) David Ashur, owner of a jewelry store on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem, was among the locals who helped stop two teenage terrorist cousins who carried out a stabbing attack with scissors at the entrance to the Mahane Yehuda market Monday morning. The grotesque, Chien Andalou style “knives intifada” being launched by ever-younger Arab youths in Israel reached a new low with the two girls (14 and 16) from eastern Jerusalem who came to the market armed with scissors and tried to stab passersby—only to end up stabbing in the head and the back a 70-year-old Arab gentleman who came all the way from Bethlehem to do his shopping.

Can things grow more surreal? A Western country lives its normal, hurried life, cars jamming the streets, factories pounding, fields harvested, the shopping malls are packed, television and the Internet are sizzling, and all the while life is interrupted for short spurts during which some teenagers armed with sharp instruments lash at strangers in the streets, only to be gunned down eventually by security forces. Mad enough for you?

“At about 11 AM I heard from outside the store someone shouting, ‘They’re stabbing me! They’re stabbing me!’” Ashur, 58, a resident of Jerusalem who owns the ADM jewelry store told Walla. “I went out, and, acting on instinct, grabbed a chair from the shop next door. I ran and saw two female terrorists, one with a pair of scissors. I focused on her, neutralized her with the chair, then a policeman came and shot her.” The jeweler added: “She was just a girl, dressed like a pupil. She was all covered up except for the face. She did not scream or speak.”

One of the girls was, indeed, shot by a policeman, the other was wounded, then the same policeman apparently shot a security guard who arrived on the scene. There’s a video-gone-viral depicting the cop rushing out of a barbershop, still wrapped in an apron, running through the streets like a lavender-caped Superman. Where are Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí when you need them?

The entire scene took place right in front of the District Health Ministry’s Office, which could probably serve for laughs in a comic take on Israel’s crazy season. It also happened right on top of the light rail tracks, which resulted in the suspension of light rail traffic for a while, which was decidedly less comical.

Minister Naftali Bennett said earlier on Monday that the IDF must re-invade the Palestinian Authority and cleanse the terrorism out of it. He might want to reconsider and send in an army of psychiatrists instead, and truckloads of valium.

Scissors Stabbers Attack Security Guard, Arab Man Near Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market [video]

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Two female Arab terrorists carried out what they must have believed was a “real jihad” attack on Monday morning when they stabbed an elderly Arab man with a pair of scissors on Jerusalem’s central Jaffa Street at around 11:10 am.

The stabbing took place next to the offices of the Ministry of Health, across the street from the iconic Mahane Yehuda open air market.

The terrorists arrived at the scene with their makeshift weapons and started trying to stab people. Their first victim, a 70-year-old Arab man from the Palestinian Authority-occupied city of Bethlehem, was stabbed in the head and suffered light to moderate wounds.

A second victim, a 27-year-old security guard at a nearby government office, was hit in the hand by a stray bullet that ricocheted. Several bystanders suffered shock as well.

Both the “new to the fold” terrorists, ages 14 and 16 from Jerusalem, were immediately neutralized by armed Israelis on site, who opened fire, as did a policeman who raced to the scene straight from a barber’s chair with his M-16 rifle and purple barber sheet flying along behind him (see video below).

One terrorist is dead, and the other is listed in serious and unstable condition.

The injured were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom medics before being evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

Protesting Against Terror

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Photos by Hillel Meir / TPS

More than a thousand people protested in front of the Prime Minister’s office on Sunday morning, demanding that security be restored for Israeli citizens, and to give the army their marching orders to clear out the terror nests.

Citizens and politicians spoke to the crowd, but the most touching was young Elkana Zamura, who is not only a student of Rabbi Litman who was murdered last week, but also the son of the stabbing victim in the Rami Levy terror attack on November 6.

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‘Ram-and-Stab’ Terror Attack at Kfar Adumim Junction

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

An Arab taxi driver crashed into an Israeli vehicle Sunday morning at the Kfar Adumim junction on the outskirts of Jerusalem in an attempted “ram-and-stab” terror attack.

A conflicting report from a second source said the Arab terrorist drove his car directly at a group of Israeli pedestrians standing at the junction and then got out of the car after it crashed, and attempted to stab the bystanders.

Knife used in attempted ram-and-stab attack.

Knife used in attempted ram-and-stab attack.

One Israeli was stabbed, according to Magen David Adom, an account confirmed by several other sources as well.

The terrorist was neutralized. Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld confirmed to JewishPress.com that he was shot and killed after trying to murder his intended victims.

US Christians Deliver $600,000 to Boost Jerusalem Security

Friday, November 20th, 2015

(JNi.media) The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is providing the City of Jerusalem, border police and local social-service groups with hundreds of thousands of dollars in security equipment and support as part of a life-saving campaign to counter the ongoing terror wave against Israel. The funds, more than $600,000 from Christians across North America, is part of The Fellowship’s rapid response to the daily stabbings, car attacks and shootings targeting Israelis nationwide for the past few months, especially in and around Jerusalem.

Days after Arab terrorists began stabbing Israelis in this latest terror wave, The Fellowship was among the first organization to provide direct financial aid to terror victims, awarding about $1,040 per person to pay for medical care and lost wages. Already more than 60 people wounded by terrorists have received $64,000.

Among those who received aid for medical expenses was an Israeli soldier, Niv Buhbut, who was stabbed while serving in Judea and Samaria and is still undergoing physiotherapy. “Our unit is serving under the most difficult conditions. We’re cursed and spat at by the Palestinians and we’re not allowed to react. The press wants the world to believe that we’re conquerors, that the IDF is cruel and vicious,” said Buhbut, adding, “The Fellowship’s check is going to be very helpful, but the real gift is the fact that Rabbi Eckstein and the donors are telling us that we’re not alone and they understand the importance of our work. Thank you for standing with us.”

Along with the aid to victims, The Fellowship is providing a $375,000, state-of-the-art mobile-command vehicle to the Jerusalem municipality, to help security forces confront emergencies in real time and enable coordinated, rapid deployment during unfolding events. The command center, scheduled to be delivered this month, is similar to the mobile command vehicles The Fellowship has already provided 65 towns throughout Israel.

Meanwhile, The Fellowship has delivered 4,100 specially equipped backpacks worth nearly $200,000 to the Israel Border Police, which confronts terrorists and rioters every day. The backpacks included mobile phone chargers, fleece jackets, camelback canteens, gloves and neck warmers. The Fellowship also sent a van to deliver ice cream and other treats to border police patrolling around eastern Jerusalem.

The Fellowship is also providing 11 social service organizations across Jerusalem, including social clubs and soup kitchens, with more than $100,000 to hire security guards, and pay for transporting participants to and from their homes.

The Fellowship’s President, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, met with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in October to announce the imminent delivery of the mobile command vehicle.

“The Fellowship is at the forefront of those who seek to safeguard the welfare and security of Jerusalem’s residents,” Eckstein said. “I am proud to represent hundreds of thousands of Christian donors throughout the world who continually remind Israelis that they are not alone and who support the country during its most difficult hours.”

“I would like to thank Rabbi Eckstein and The Fellowship’s hundreds of thousands of donors throughout the world, who steadfastly stand with Jerusalem in times of need, helping us protect Israel’s national and municipal home fronts,” Mayor Barkat said.

The mobile command vehicle.

The mobile command vehicle.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-christians-deliver-600000-to-boost-jerusalem-security/2015/11/20/

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