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Posts Tagged ‘Judea’

3 Wanted Terror Fugitives Captured Overnight

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Israeli security forces captured three wanted Arab fugitives late Monday night in operations carried out in Judea and Samaria.

Two of the arrested suspects were taken into custody in connection with terrorist activities and violence against civilians and security personnel.

One suspect was detained in Jenin, and two more were arrested in Hebron, including one member of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization.

All of the suspects were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

General Closure on Judea, Samaria, Gaza

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The crossings into pre-1967 Israel from Judea, Samaria and Gaza were closed at one minute past midnight on Tuesday in accordance with standard Yom Kippur security procedures.

The general closure is carried out every year to ensure the security of the country, under orders from the Ministry of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff, and the political echelon.

During the closure, only humanitarian cases, and medical emergencies are allowed through the crossings into pre-1967 Israel.

The closure is slated to end one minute before midnight on Wednesday night.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Stoning Attacks Rising on Judea, Samaria, Binyamin Roads

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Stoning attacks are continuing to plague Israeli drivers on the roads of Judea, Samaria and the Binyamin regions, especially bus drivers whose vehicles make especially tempting targets for Arab terrorists.

Israeli Bus # 162 was attacked Monday evening near the Okafim junction. The bus came under a hail of stones as it traveled along Highway 443.

None of the passengers were physically injured but the windshield of the bus was damaged.

The Judea-Samaria Hatzolah emergency response team reported a separate stoning attack aimed at a second Israeli bus that took place five minutes after the above attack was registered, near the same junction.

A similar attack had occurred at the same place just a day earlier.

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at the second bus as it traveled along the Chutzah Yehuda highway, some 300 meters from the Okafim junction.

As in the previous attack, the windshield was damaged but passengers were not physically harmed.

Hana Levi Julian

1 Wounded in Stoning Attack on Israeli Bus in Judea

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Arab terrorists in the Palestinian Authority-controlled area of Judea hurled rocks at an Israeli bus traveling along Highway 60 Sunday evening near the city of Halhul, just north of Hebron and Kiryat Arba.

At least one passenger was physically injured by shattering glass, when one of the rocks broke a window.

Israeli security forces set out to search for the perpetrators.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu to Kerry: Shvut Rachel in Samaria May Open Doors If Amona Jews Are Expelled

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone call this weekend that construction in the Jewish community of Shvut Rachel is intended to provide alternative housing for the residents of Amona, who are being threatened with eviction, if no other solution is found for their situation.

Shvut Rachel is located about half an hour’s drive north of Jerusalem, in Samaria.

The two men discussed the issue of Amona and Shvut Rachel, as well as other happenings in the region.

Amona residents have been ordered to leave their homes and evacuate the community in advance of its demolition mandated by a decision of the Israel Supreme Court.

The court had determined that the town was built on private Arab land, although no one has claimed ownership of the land on which the town was built.

Israeli media report that Netanyahu has held meetings with a number of high-ranking government officials in an effort to find a legal solution that will allow the residents of Amona to remain, and to avoid such dilemmas in future, inasmuch as there are other Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria that may face similar problems

Hana Levi Julian

Bennett: We Must Sacrifice to Preserve Judea and Samaria [video]

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Habayit Hayehudi Chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday night announced that Israelis must make sacrifices in order to preserve the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria. Speaking in the wake of the Obama Administration’s assault on Netanyahu’s cabinet’s plan to move the residents of Amona to new homes in Shiloh, 11 miles away, Bennett said that “regarding the Land of Israel we must switch from blocking to winning.” He also promised that he and his two Religious Zionist colleagues in the cabinet are “taking responsibility for a strategic arrangement for the settlement enterprise.”

Bennett spoke at a conference in Jerusalem in memory of MK Hanan Porat, one of the founders of the Gush Emunim movement which led the National Religious wave of settlements in the newly liberated territories after the 1967 Six Day War. Habayit Hayehudi is facing an existential dilemma these days, as many of its voters have said they’d rather see their elected representatives leave the coalition government than participate in the decision to uproot the Amona residents. Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked have been advocating a permanent legal resolution of the problem of thousands of Arab claims, initiated and financed by anti-Zionist NGOs like Peace Now, with European and American funding, against existing Jewish communities across Judea and Samaria. The Habayit Hayehudi ministers prefer to work from within the Netanyahu government on legislation to compel such claimants to accept market value compensation, rather than stage a dramatic exit from the coalition.

“We should highlight the dream, and the dream is that Judea and Samaria become part of the sovereign Land of Israel,” Bennett told his audience. “We must act today and we must make sacrifices. We cannot continue to consider the Land of Israel as our tactical goal and a Palestinian State as our strategic goal.”

Bennett cited the late Hanan Porat “who said we have no right to divide the land. Not through words, nor through action, silent acquiescence, or quiet excuses. Neither by politicians nor by jurists. The path of concessions, of partition, has lost out.” He then promised that because of the people of Amona, and because of their faith and trust, “we will lead with a strategic solution to the entire settlement enterprise.”

Zionist Camp (a.k.a. Labor) MKs Tzipi Livni and Ksenia Svetlova condemned Bennnett’s vision, calling it “the nightmare of the entire people of Israel,” and accusing him of warmongering. Interestingly, current polls are showing Habayit Hayehudi leading the Zionist Camp by between two and four Knesset seats, had the elections been held today.


Israeli Security Force Captures Arab Weapons Dealer [video]

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Israeli security forces captured an Arab weapons dealer Thursday night in a joint operation near the Palestinian Authority city of Halhul, in Judea.

The suspect was arrested while allegedly on his way to carry out a weapons deal.

He was pulled over by Israeli security forces, who then conducted a body search as well as a search of his vehicle, confiscating a Carlo Gustav submachine gun in the process.

Hana Levi Julian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israeli-security-force-captures-arab-weapons-dealer/2016/10/06/

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