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Posts Tagged ‘Judea and Samaria’

Counter Terror: Supermarket Chains Ban Sale of Knives

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The large low-priced Rami Levy supermarket chain and Victory supermarkets have taken knives off the shelves to prevent a customer-terrorist from carrying out a stabbing attack on the spot.

Anyone who wants to buy a kitchen knife at Rami Levy stores can do so by going to the customer’s service desk, but the new policy leaves knives and cleavers in the hands of workers, most of them Arabs, at the meat counter.

Rami Levy said:

There’s no point checking customers at the entrance, if they can buy a knife inside.

I’m afraid of letting in a customer who’d do something. Why should I give him the weapon? It’s not smart to put a guard on the door to check people and then give him a knife inside the store.

Arabs, including those from the Palestinian Authority who work at the company’s stores in Judea and Samaria, account for approximately two-thirds of the unskilled labor force in the chain’s supermarket.

Meat cleavers will remind in the hands of workers, most of them Arabs behind the meat counter, but Levy said his employees undergo a strict security check before being hired. He is more worried about the “lone wolf” customer who could pick up a knife off a shelf and start stabbing anyone within reach.

One customer told Globes that fewer customers are shopping at the Rami Levy market where he works “because they are afraid to come to us.”

Levy said that Jerusalem has become a “ghost town” but that sales at his stores have not been affected by the recent wave of terror.

Victory CEO Eyal Ravid told Globes:

Yesterday afternoon I took the knives down to the warehouse just to be certain that God forbid somebody won’t come and buy and use it.

Arab Rock-Throwing Attacks in Judea and Samaria

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Palestinian Authority Arab rock-throwing terrorists focused on Highway 60, between Gush Etzion and the southern Hebron Hills, Wednesday morning.

They also clashed with Israeli soldiers at the flash point of Al Aroob, one mile south of the Gush Etzion junction.

Large-scale rock-throwing attacks were reported on the highway, but no one was injured and damage was minimal.

In Samaria, Israeli cars sustained damage from rock-throwers near Yitzhar.

There has been a dramatic decline in violence throughout most of Israel except for the rock-throwing attacks.

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.

Netanyahu’s Pre-UN Speech Message: Legalize Adei Ad Outpost

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Government prosecutors have told the Supreme Court Wednesday it intends to legalize the controversial Adei Ad outpost in Samaria while admitting that it was built illegally.

The announcement came hours Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly and may indicate that the Prime Minister is going to match Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ hardliner stance towards Israel by making it clear that the number of “settlements” will grow.

However, the announcement also could be part of a political deal with leaders of Judea and Samaria, legalizing the outpost but continuing an unofficial building freeze or carrying out the dismantlement of other outposts.

The government response puts a huge hole in efforts by the anti-settlement Yesh Din organization, which has petitioned the court in the name of four Arab villages to order the expulsion of Adei Ad residents.

The government told the Supreme Court that it will examine the status of all the Adei Ad land, which the community says is state land. The court previously has rejected Arab claims that Arab land belongs to them.

A closer probe of the status could result in the government’s widening the area that is considered state land, in director opposition to Arab claims of ownership.

Approximately 40 families live on Adei Ad, which was built in 1998.

British Tourist Dies During Anti-Israel Bicycle Trek

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A 50-year-old man on a bicycle trek, organized by the anti-Israeli organization, MAP-UK, died as his group passed by the settlement of Karnei Shomron, on Monday.

The man had passed out a short time earlier, but reportedly, other members of his bicycling group told him he was OK to continue the bike trek.

After the man collapsed a second time on Highway 55 and they called for an ambulance, emergency medical teams from nearby Karnei Shomron and the IDF came out to save him.

Despite working on him for around an hour, the emergency crews were unable to save his life.

Can Peres and Abbas Save ‘Settlers’ Synagogue from Destruction by Israel?

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

A Jerusalem area community in Samaria is hoping former president Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas can help them stop the planned government destruction of a 20-year-old synagogue allegedly built on Arab land.

The Supreme Court, which previously accepted leftists’ claims that the synagogue was built on private Arab land, received on Friday a last-ditch petition to stop the destruction, based on arguments that the court and the government did not take into consideration international law concerning the  protection of Holy Sites.

The appeal, filed by attorney Gilad Korinaldy on behalf of Givat Ze’ev regional council rabbi Yosef Toledano, also asked the court to consider aspects of Jewish law, the Hareidi website Kikar Shabbat reported.

The court has ordered Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to answer the petition by next Monday night, the end of Simchat Torah in Israel.

The Netanyahu administration has ordered that the 2-year-old Ayelet HaShachar synagogue, where several hundred congregants have prayed, be demolished immediately after the Sukkot-Simchat Torah holiday.

The petition to the court also explained that the community has appealed to Peres and Abbas to “think outside the legal box” and find a political-diplomatic solution.

Korinaldy, who also represented Gush Katif in efforts to save Gush Katif synagogues from destruction in the expulsion of Jews from Gaza in 2005, said, according to Kikar Shabbat:

Synagogues are the voice of the existence of Judaism for generations. All possibilities must be examined to protect the holiness of Israel and respect for God. There is no greater disgrace than Jews destroying a synagogue.

TheJewishPress.com reported here last month that Givat Ze’ev worshippers already have taken holy books out of the synagogue in preparation for the demolition, which Prime Minister Netanyahu postponed from August until immediately after the holidays.

The  suit against the synagogue followed the pattern of several previous appeals by the left-wing Yesh Din and Peace Now grows, arguing that Jews did not legally buy the land on which they built.

It usually is difficult to prove the legal purchase because it is always done through a third-party. Otherwise, the Arab seller would face death, either by an angry mob or by the Palestinian Authority policy that follows the Jordanian law that selling land to a Jew is punishable by execution.

If the petition is successful, it would prove the seeming impossibilities of life in Israel.

Who would dream that Peres and Abbas would be the intermediaries to stop the destruction of a Jewish place of worship in the “occupied territories?”

Thousands Head to Israel for Holidays and Fill Up Hotels

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The High Holiday Israeli vacation season  is one of the nest ever, according to travel officials.

Major hotels in Israel are filled to capacity, and thousands of apartments have been rented to tourists who will be spending the holiday in Israel.

The robust tourist season indicates that tourists are not worried about growing unrest in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

The officials say that Jerusalem remains the main destination and that many hotels upgraded their kosher offerings to cater to the American kosher tourists. The influx of tourists also spells good news for restaurants, tours, takeout and other related businesses.

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