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August 29, 2014 / 3 Elul, 5774
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Shots Fired Outside Jerusalem Mall

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Shots were fired outside the Hadar Mall in Talpiot, Jerusalem Wednesday. One individuals opened fire from a moped outside the mall this evening. No injuries or property damage was reported.

Police said Wednesday night that a man suspected of having staged the attack was arrested in the Gilo section of south Jerusalem.

Police have determined the act was criminally related, and not terrorism.

US Secy of State John Kerry in Israel, ‘Still Work to be Done’

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Wednesday in Israel as part of his ongoing efforts to arrange a cease fire between Israel and Hamas terrorists.

Kerry had little to say to reporters, however, and was quite terse in his statement upon his arrival for a meeting in Jerusalem with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

“We have certainly made some steps forward,” he said. “There is still work to be done.”

Muhammad Abu Khdeir Named Victim of Terror

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a 16 year old Arab resident of the Jerusalem suburb of Shuafat who was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a gang of three, has been officially recognized by the Defense Ministry as a victim of terror. Abu Khdeir’s burnt body was found in the Jerusalem Forest on the other side of the capital within hours after his parents reported him missing.

According to findings from the investigation into the attack that ended his life, Abu Khdeir was killed in revenge for the deaths of three Israeli teens who were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and murdered by Hamas terrorists. The boys’ bodies were found just one day before the Arab youth was kidnapped and killed.

“The decision was made as a result of the indictment brought today against the defendants in the murder of the youth, and the findings from the investigation which point to the nationalistic motive of his murder,” said Jonathan Mosery, Defense Ministry spokesman.

Arabs across the country rioted,attacking Jews, destroying property and tearing apart municipal installations and infrastructure for days following the murder. They have since continued the violence by celebrating Gaza terrorism in Arab neighborhoods and in some cases on work sites where they are employed whenever Hamas terrorists launch rocket and missile attacks at Israel.

CANCELLED: Police Looking for Possible Kidnapped JM Boy

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

UPDATE: Police have cancelled the search. They’ve concluded there was no kidnapping.
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Two women in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem reported to police they saw an 8 year old boy get into a white car, either a Mazda or a Toyota, with 2 Arab men, and they suspect it was a kidnapping.

It happened in front of 17 Mirski Street at approximately 5pm. The witnesses said he got into the car willingly.

Since the kidnapping of Gil-ad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, police are taking kidnapping alert calls very seriously, and they have begun a search.

Police have set up checkpoints in the Binyamin region and Gush Etzion, as well as in key locations in Jerusalem.

As of now, there are no reports of any missing children in the neighborhood.

Arabs Riot, Police Close Temple Mount to Jews

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Police closed the Temple Mount to non-Muslims in response to Arab riots at the holy site Sunday. Young people threw rocks and lit firecrackers at police.

Ten Arab youths were detained for questioning. Two police officers were wounded.

Media Exaggerates Arab Riots in Jerusalem

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Police closed the Temple Mount for a short time Sunday morning after dozens of Arabs hurled stones at Israeli police, injuring two of them, but the rest of the city is relatively calm.

Media reported that Arabs hurled firebombs and rocks at police in predominantly Arba neighborhoods Saturday night, but there has been no repeat of the larger scale chaos that followed the kidnap-murder of a Jerusalem Arab by six Israeli hoodlums two weeks ago.

The violence and vandalism closed down the Jerusalem Light Rail system used by Jews and Arabs in northern Jerusalem, but service now has been restored, much earlier than previous estimates. Damages amounted to several million dollars.

However, the rioting Arabs managed to inflict “collective punishment” on Arab neighborhoods, where the light rail does not stop. That mean that the large majority of Jerusalem Arabs, like most in Judea and Samaria, who simply want to work and raise a family in peace, without the shenanigans of a corrupt Palestinian Authority regime, have another reason to blame fellow Arabs and not Israel for their woes.

There are approximately 250,000 Arabs in Jerusalem and about 249,000 don’t riot. This a big problem for the media establishment, which wants to promote the myth that Israel is “occupying” Jerusalem and that the Arab citizens of Israel really would prefer to give up all of their benefits from the Israeli government and medical service for the right to be subjected to the corrupt regime ruin by Mahmoud Abbas.

Twenty years of Palestinian Authority incitement against Israel and American and European Union promotion of the idea of “occupation” have educated a large part of the younger generation to hate Israel, but not enough are buying the lie to support a rebellion.

There is not much Arab love for Israel, but when they see that the propaganda has made lives even more miserable for their friends in Judea, Gaza and Samaria, there is even less fondness for the alternative.

Missile Fire Heats Up, IDF Warns Gazans to Move

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Hamas terrorists launched a blanket of missile fire at central and southern Israel Thursday evening in an effort to penetrate the protective shield provided by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

The IDF meantime warned Gaza residents living near the border that it was in their best interest to evacuate the area. Operation Protective Edge is about to heat up.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent the day on the phone with world leaders, warning that this time Israel would not end its operation until Hamas stops firing rockets at Israeli civilians. The prime minister said at a security cabinet meeting Thursday afternoon that Israel would ramp up Operation Protective Shield by nightfall.

IDF Southern Commander Sami Turgeman told journalists at a news conference Thursday the IDF would “intensify the action.” The enemy has more rockets and more of them, Turgeman explained. “More of the terrorist structure will be hit. We are preparing all the capabilities, and will utilize them as they are needed….The results Hamas finds when it comes out of hiding will surprise it.”

Meanwhile, barrages of domestic produced M75s and Syrian-made M302s were fired at the metro Jerusalem area. One landing near a Bedouin community on the outskirts of the northern Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim.

Another barrage was aimed at the Dan region, including the cities of Bat Yam, Holon and Rishon LeZion. The Iron Dome system intercepted at least one missile fired in that direction.

Color Red rocket alert sirens wailed through the southern Hebron Hills — including the communities of Kiryat Arba, Pnei Hever, Carmel, Maon, Avigail, Susya, Yatir, Otniel, Shani, and Machane Yatir.

Missiles went flying towards the Negev cities of Be’er Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon, Dimona, Yerucham and for the first time, Arad residents headed to the shelters as well.

The Iron Dome anti-missile system activated to intercept at least one missile heading for Dimona, sources said.

The Hamas terrorist organization claimed in a statement that it had fired 10 new Iranian-made Sajl missiles in Thursday’s attacks on Israel.

The Color Red rocket alert siren activated as far east as the Ein Bokek and Tamar Regional Council district, which includes the hotel strip at the southern end of the Dead Sea, several moshavim and kibbutzim near the Jordanian border, Masada, and Kibbutz Ein Gedi.

One missile struck a home in Be’er Sheva, but the residents were safely waiting out the attack in their fortified shelter within the house and were not harmed. Another missile landed near a sports center in the city; several people were injured in that attack, according to a report broadcast on Channel 2.

A house was also hit in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district. In Sderot, one rocket landed between two parked cars. Another struck a home in the city, which is located barely a mile from the Gaza border.

Nine rockets were fired simultaneously at targets in the Eshkol Regional Council district, close to the southern border. No one was injured in that attack.

Altogether, more than 20 missiles were fired simultaneously in the evening barrage at targets around the country.

In a separate attack, a group of 10 cows were killed and many others were hurt after a missile struck a cowshed in a moshav near Ashdod.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/missile-fire-heats-up-idf-warns-gazans-to-move/2014/07/10/

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