web analytics
October 9, 2015 / 26 Tishri, 5776
At a Glance

Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Israel Police Limit Access to Old City of Jerusalem

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Israel Police began limiting access to the Temple Mount early Sunday in the wake of a massive wave of terror this weekend in and around Jerusalem.

Access to the area is to be limited for the next two days, the period spanning the Jewish holidays of Hoshana Raba and Simchat Torah, the final days of the first Jewish festival of the Hebrew calendar.

Two Israeli rabbis were murdered, and a young mother and her 2-year-old toddler were gravely wounded by a teenage Arab terrorist as they were walking back from the Western Wall on HaGai Street near the Lion’s Gate.

At around 3 am Sunday morning, a 15-year-old Jewish teen was stabbed in the chest by a Palestinian Arab terrorist outside the Old City. Police saw the attack, and the terrorist with the knife in his hand, and shot him dead.

Following the attacks, Israel’s government “agreed to proposals by Israeli security services and police to limit access to the Old City for the next two days,” according to a government statement.

Access to the Old City is to be restricted to Israeli citizens, residents of the Old City, tourists and business people who work in the Old City, and students who study in the Old City.

The murderer who carried out Saturday night’s terror attack was a resident of al-Bireh, an Arab village near the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah, in Samaria.

Access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayer is to be limited to males aged 50 and above, although there will be no age limit on female Muslim worshipers. That access will be through the Lions Gate, where Saturday night’s terror attack took place.

Live Blog: Saturday Night Terror (Oct. 3-4)

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

00:51 IDF captures a terrorist in Hebron who tried to stab an Israeli soldier.

00:50 Explosive device was thrown from the Palestinian Arab town of Jelazoun at the security fence of the Samaria Jewish community of Beit El. IDF soldiers on site responded with stun grenades.

00:48 Five Jews are arrested at the Damascus Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem.

00:47 IDF soldiers enter the Palestinian Arab village of A-Swiya to arrest the attackers who injured the Jewish woman a few minutes earlier.

00:34 Palestinian Arabs attack Israeli driver on a Samaria road near the Jewish community of Eli. Jewish woman injured, baby in the car reportedly in good condition.

00:30 Israel Police arrested a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur, age 22, after he threw a knife while running. The suspect was taken into custody after he was first seen running and threw the knife, which police then confiscated.

00:24 Jerusalem Arabs threw stones at the city’s Light Rail train as it passed by on Saturday night, according to Israel Radio. At least one car on the line was damaged, but none of the passengers were physically hurt.

00:20 IDF officials warn Palestinian Authority police in the PA capital city of Ramallah to leave the area in order not to interfere with IDF operations. The IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) are investigating the terror attack that orphaned six children and killed both Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife, Na’ama Henkin, three nights ago.

00:15 An Arab mob at the Dung Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem is rioting, throwing stones and firebombs, and shooting fireworks at police.

00:07 Police shoot terrorist near Ma’ale Adumim. The attacker was shot as he was about to throw a firebomb on the Jerusalem-Ma’ale Adumim highway.

00:05 Arab arrested at the Dung Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem for throwing a stun grenade.

00:03 Fighting reported between Arabs and Jews in the Mamilla section of eastern Jerusalem

00:01 Jerusalem Police close off roads as hareidi-religious Jews begin to gather for a demonstration in the Old City and a march to the Damascus Gate.

Jerusalem Terror Victims Identified, Baby and Mother Wounded in Attack

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Rabbi Aharon Benita, 24, and Rabbi Nechemia Lavi 41,died at Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek Medical Center after they were attacked in the Old City on Saturday night by an Arab terrorist.

Bennet was a Breslov Chossid from Beitar Illit. Lavi, a father of 7, was a rabbi at Yeshiva Ateret HaCohanim and Talmud Torah Moriah in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The attack came at around 7:30 pm as the family was walking from the Western Wall to the Lion’s Gate on HaGai Street in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Benita’s wife, 22, is in very serious condition and their 2-year-old toddler is in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the leg as a result of the attack. Their young daughter was also present but escaped injury.

The Arab terrorist, Muhanad Halabi, 19, was neutralized by Israel Police. His murderous attack is being praised by various Arab groups; Palestinian Islamic Jihad claims the teenager was a member of its terrorist organization.

Muhanad repeatedly stabbed Lavi and Benitai, who had just finished the IDF rabbinical course two months ago, before grabbing Lavi’s gun and shooting the other members of the family. Benita’s wife ran to summon police at the start of the attack, despite her wounds. The terrorist meanwhile turned the gun on a nearby group of people who had just completed a tour of the area.

Police shot and killed the terrorist.

“The Arab suspect repeatedly stabbed the three Israelis while they were walking the near the Lion’s Gate,” said Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld. “Border Police and [other] police responded immediately and shot the terrorist, neutralizing him.”

President Rivlin Joins Thousands at Funerals of Henkin Couple

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Thousands of Israelis, including President Reuven Rivlin and Chief Rabbi David Lau, joined thousands of mourners at the funeral Friday for Palestinian Authority terror victims Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin.

The family requested that the funeral not be broadcast live.

Cabinet ministers and Knesset Members also were present.

The couple, leaving behind four small children from the ages of 8 months to 9 years, was buried at Har HaMenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Henkin’s parents were born in the United States and made Aliyah to Israel. His father was a learned rabbi and author, and his mother founded the Nishmat Torah studies program for women in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Henkin also was a Torah scholar and served in the IDF Golani Combat Brigade. His wife Naama was a graphic artist and the daughter of an IDF officer who served in the elite commando unit.

Rabbi Lau said before the funeral:

You think about the children, you wonder who will bless them Erev Shabbat.

Who will be with them during the celebration of this holiday?

The pain is immense, but despite this pain, perhaps the People of Israel will decide that we are happy on the holiday.

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said:

This is a day of celebration of the holiday but also a difficult day for all of the people of Israel. This is a disgrace to the State of Israel. Terror continues in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount, and throughout the country.

Abbas’ Adviser Urges More Attacks 2 Days after Abbas Renounces Terror

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ adviser on NGOs, Gen Sultan Abu Al-Einen, called for more attacks as Fatah claimed responsibility for yesterday’s attack, Ofir Gendelman, Israeli government spokesman for Arabic media, tweeted on Friday.

The Palestinian Authority has been totally silent since Thursday’s murder of an Israeli couple in Samaria while its ruling Fatah party took responsibility for the terrorist attack that orphaned four small children.

Abbas told the United Nations in his speech Wednesday:

The PLO and the Palestinian people adhere to the renouncement of violence and rejection and condemning of terrorism in all its forms, especially State terrorism, and adhere to all agreements signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.

Not only have the PLO and Abbas not condemned the drive-by murder, but Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmed also told Hamas’ Al Quds TV:

The attack is a natural response to the crimes of the settlers and every action has a reaction.

The Martyr Abdul-Qader al-Husseini Brigades, associated with Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades said it carried out the “heroic operation.”

WAFA, the official Palestinian Authority website, did not mention the murders and instead drowned its readers with the usual daily reports of alleged IDF violence against Arabs.

The Ma’an News Agency, based in Bethlehem and considered close to the Palestinian Authority regime, reported the killings but implicitly supported remarks by the Fatah officials that they were a “natural response.” Ma’an told its readers:

Tensions between Israeli settlers and Palestinians have been running high in recent weeks, as right-wing groups have increasingly urged their supporters to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem, which has sparked clashes and spurred political debates around what Palestinians see as a challenge to the status quo in Israeli policies concerning the holy site.

Israeli authorities imposed severe restrictions on Palestinian entry to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the fourth day in a row on Wednesday, while Israelis entered the compound under armed police escort.

According to the Palestinian Authority narrative, Arab rage is a result of Israeli actions.

After the murder, maiming and wounding of thousands of Israelis by Palestinian Authority terrorists the world no longer is buying the Arab agenda.

It is not falling in love with Israel but, as indicated by the absence of the words “Palestine” and “Israel” in President Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations this week, the international community has run out of energy trying to make believe that the problems in the Middle East start and end with the “occupation,” if they exist at all.

ISIS, the Muslim immigration invasion of Europe, and the Syrian war have eroded the world’s illusions that the Palestinian Authority really wants “two states,” unless one is Fatah and the other Hamas with both of them killing each other in a war to see who can try to annihilate the State of Israel.

Silent Protests in Judea and Samaria during Funeral of Henkins

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Silent protests against Palestinian Authority terror will be held throughout Judea and Samaria during the funeral of terror shooting victims of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin Friday morning. Morning prayers also were held on highways.

The procession will begin at 11 a.m., and the burials will be In Jerusalem.

The Women in Green organization has asked those who will not be at the funerals to stand at various intersections and hold Israeli flags.

The silent protests will be along Highway 60, which runs from northern Samaria through Gush Etzion, Kiryat Arba-Hebron and the southern Hebron Hills.

Those who cannot reach highway 60 are asked to stand in unison near their communities.

Hotovely: Terrorist Murder ‘More Proof Palestinians Do Not Want Peace’

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The terrorist murder of Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Na’ama in front of their four children in Samaria Thursday night proves “Palestinians do not want peace,” Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said in a statement.

The Likud minister drew a line from the attack straight to the Palestinian Authority’s abdication of its obligations under the Oslo Accords in a speech on Wednesday by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

“Abbas is inciting and the on the ground they are incited, and this is how the murderous mechanism that motivates murderous terror attacks in Judea and Samaria works,” she said.

“This type of incident is more proof that the Palestinians do not want peace but rather hatred, not dialogue but rather incitement and hatred. I strengthen the hands of the security forces in their search after the lowly murderers.”

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, a member of the Bayit Yehudi party, drew a similar conclusion. “This murderous incident that leaves behind a family orphaned of its parents is an outcome and direct continuation of Abbas’s mask of lies at the UN yesterday,” he told journalists.

“The responsibility is his, and his alone, and he must give an accounting for it. The response to the awful murder must be the annexation of Area C, an expansion of the settlement in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria,” he said, calling for the myriad of blocs under full Israeli control in Judea and Samaria to be annexed.

Likewise, Likud’s Culture Minister Miri Regev noted that 24 hours after the speech by Abbas, “a husband and wife were murdered in Israel. In his every word, Abbas encourages the murder of Jews and permits their blood. He inherited the path of [Yasser] Arafat and continues his criminal way that snatches the lives of innocents,” she said.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon vowed in his statement to pursue and capture the terrorists.

“This murderous terror attack this evening is a clear continuation of the incitement against the State of Israel and its civilians, and repeated attempts to carry out terror attacks,” Ya’alon said.

“The war against terrorism requires determination from us, a steel hand, and patience. We are fighting against a bloodthirsty relentless enemy, and with great sorrow we sometimes absorb losses on the way,” he added.

“At this time, the IDF and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) are pursuing the murderers. We will pursue them and we will not be silent until we place our hands on the murderers, and those who sent them.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hotovely-terrorist-murder-more-proof-palestinians-do-not-want-peace/2015/10/02/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: