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February 9, 2016 / 30 Shevat, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Islamic Movement Meeting Discovered, Dispersed

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The outlawed Islamic Movement organization attempted to hold a meeting at a hotel in the eastern part of the capital Thursday morning.

The group was banned in November after its leader, Sheikh Raed Salah, and members were convicted numerous times on charges of incitement to violence.

Jerusalem police found out about the meeting and broke it up, dispersing the participants with crowd control measures, including a stun grenade.

Skver Rebbe Visiting The Kosel – Erev Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5776

Monday, January 11th, 2016

CSI: Jerusalem

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Forensic investigators at the entrance to a building in Talpiot where the offices of the radical left-wing NGO B’Tselem are located.

A large fire broke out late at night at their offices, and while some quickly accused the Right of arson, the investigation now points to an electrical short circuit that caused the fire.

B’tselem has been in the news lately, due to an investigation that was shown on the Uvda program, where leftwing activists claim to be turning over Arab land dealers who sell land to Jews, over to the Palestinian Authority for torture and execution.

Fire at B’tselem’s Jerusalem Office Building

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

A fire broke out in the building that houses the offices of the NGO B’tselem in the Makor Chaim neighborhood of Jerusalem, on Sunday evening.

According to the fire department, the fire broke out on the second and fourth floor of the building, and there are reports of at least one person trapped on the fourth floor.

B’tselem’s offices are on the first floor. It is unclear if the fire broke out within B’tselem’s offices.

B’tselem was recently in the public’s eye after the expose on Ilana Dayan’s show, Uvda.

Temple Mount Visits Down in 2015

Friday, January 8th, 2016

The number of Jews and non-Jews, excluding Muslims, that visited the Temple Mount (Har Habyit in Hebrew) in 2015 dropped from previous years, according to a report in Makor Rishon.

In the case of Jewish visitors, mostly religious, their numbers dipped slightly in 2015, solely due to the police restricting the physical number of Jews allowed onto the Jewish holy site.

Many Jews wait in line for hours at the gates to the Temple Mount, only to be denied entrance by the Israeli police. In addition, All Jewish visitors must receive special instructions from the police and some even undergo body searches.

By the end of 2015, Israeli Police were only allowing 15 religious Jews onto the Temple Mount at any given time, and only during very limited visiting hours, restricting visits to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Looking back to 2010, the number of Jews that went up in 2015 (10,766), was double the number that went up in 2010 (5,658). The demand is rising, but so are the restrictions.

Once on the Temple Mount, Jewish visitors are harassed and assaulted by the Muslims occupying the Jewish holy site, and often visits are forced to be cut short.

For non-Jewish, non-Islamic tourists, the numbers that visited the Temple Mount in 2015 severely dropped to less than half the amount that visited in 2010. This despite the fact that the number of tourists visiting Israel remained steady at around 3 million visitors a year.

In 2010, the number of non-Jewish (non-Muslim) tourists visiting the Temple Mount exceeded 400,000 visitors. In 2015, that number dropped to 193,000.

The reason the numbers of non-Jewish tourists dropped is due to the unpleasant and threatening atmosphere that is created by the Muslims and the Waqf on the Jewish holy site, towards the non-Islamic visitors.

Last year, the Waqf forced a group of Christian tourists off the Temple Mount, because they looked too Jewish.

There are virtually no numerical or time restriction on Muslim visits to Israel’s Temple Mount, except when the Arabs are rioting too much, and then the police may temporarily place age limits for a day.

The Temple Mount is the location of the two Jewish Temples, first built by King Solomon.

Shabak Foiled Hamas Plan to Kidnap, Murder Israelis, Bargain over Bodies

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

A Hamas terrorist cell in the advanced stages of planning a major attack has been taken out in a joint operation by the Israel Police and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency, or Shabak).

The cell was discovered last month; its six members were residents of Jerusalem and Hebron. The terrorists planned to kidnap and murder Israeli citizens in an attack similar to that carried out in June 2014 against three yeshiva teens in Gush Etzion. The cell was in the advanced stages of planning, according to the Shin Bet, and had reached the point where cell members had begun to prepare a place to store the bodies of abduction victims.

The Shin Bet investigation revealed the cell was comprised of three Israeli residents who lived in Jerusalem, and three members who lived in the Palestinian Authority-controlled section of Hebron.

All six members of the cell have been taken into custody.

The Shabak investigation discovered that over the past few months the six cell members had been looking at caves and digging up several plots where they planned to hide the dead body of their kidnapped victim. They were going to use two vehicles, with the Israeli member of the cell driving the kidnapping vehicle, since his Hebrew is good enough to allay suspicion. They planned to murder their victim and bury the body, then negotiate for released prisoners in exchange for it.

Mehar Kawasma, 36, a resident of Hebron, was the leader of the cell. He had served two years in Israeli prison for a previous involvement in planning Hamas terror activities.

After the Israeli members of the cell had been arrested, Kawasma started to produce explosives with the remaining members, in the hope of carrying out a mega-attack in a civilian center. They purchased fertilizer and tried to make explosives but did not succeed.

Police Arrest Terrorist Suspect After Manhunt in Herzliya

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Security personnel announced late Tuesday morning they have arrested a wanted terror suspect for whom they spent hours searching in Herzliya.

The 20-year-old suspect drove to the coastal city from Jerusalem from his home in the Tzur Baher neighborhood of the eastern section of the capital. According to Israel Police he is a citizen of Israel.

According to reports, he drove to central Herzliya Tuesday morning and abandoned his vehicle after an argument with his father, when he allegedly announced he was planning a terror attack.

Herzliya is home to a major industrial zone where numerous international corporations maintain their headquarters. A number of high-level business owners and foreign diplomats live in the upscale seaside city as well.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/police-arrest-terrorist-suspect-after-manhunt-in-herzliya/2016/01/05/

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