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January 24, 2017 / 26 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Judea’

Justice Minister Shaked: Our Father Abraham Purchased This Place With A Valid Legal Document

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked visited the Jewish community in Hebron on Tuesday (Jan. 10) for a tour of the ancient Jewish holy sites in the city.

The Justice Minister told reporters she was pleased to be “at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron where our father’s fathers walked and were even buried.

“Lately, much has been said regarding our rights to this land, and many legal issues as well,” she said.

“Let us teach those who do not know: Abraham our father bought this place paying full price and a written deed — maybe the first of its kind in the world — and therefore it is obvious the Jewish community has every right to be here, including by right of purchase.

“It is specifically at this time, when the UN condemns Israel’s right to build in Judea and Samaria, [that] it is important to come here, to strengthen the Jewish community in Hebron and to proclaim that we will indeed hold the right to keep building in Judea and Samaria.”

Just the night before, Israeli Border Guard Police officers had prevented a major terrorist attack when they stopped a suspicious-looking vehicle traveling in the Hebron area.

A search of the vehicle, which bore license plates from a stolen Israeli vehicle, turned up a hatchet, a rifle, a sizable quantity of ammunition and weapons parts. A body search of the driver also revealed he was carrying a commando knife, but was without identity papers of any kind. Nor was he willing to answer questions or cooperate with police.

Hana Levi Julian

Ami Horowitz’s Palestinian Road Trip!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Ami Horowitz:

No freedom of movement for Palestinians?
No daily dignity for Palestinians?
I traveled throughout the West Bank and uncovered the lies!

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Terrorist Attack Foiled By Border Guard Police Near Hebron

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Israeli Border Guard Police officers foiled a terrorist attack Monday night after spotting a suspicious vehicle traveling along Route 35 near Hebron.

The forces stopped the car — a white Suzuki mini-truck — a few minutes later, and carried out a search of the vehicle and its driver, an unidentified Arab man from the Palestinian Authority.

Suzuki mini-truck stopped by Border Guard Police

Suzuki mini-truck stopped by Border Guard Police

During their search of the vehicle, Israeli forces turned up a hatchet, various weapons parts, a rifle and ammunition.

Hatchet

Hatchet

The license plates on the vehicle were taken from a stolen Fiat as well.

A body search of the suspect revealed he carried a lethal commando knife — but he refused to explain why he was carrying such a weapon. In fact, the suspect was carrying no identity papers, refused to cooperate with the forces and would not answer any questions.

Commando knife

Commando knife

He was transferred to security personnel for further questioning in order to determine his identity and motives for carrying such weaponry.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Prosecutors Working On Sentencing Deal for Sgt. Elor Azaria

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

IDF military prosecutors are reportedly planning a sentencing deal to be offered to the family of Sgt. Elor Azaria in exchange for abandoning an appeal of his conviction on a charge of manslaughter.

The case has dragged on for months in the public eye, creating a media circus that has torn Israeli society apart.

Azaria was convicted by a military tribunal Wednesday in a trial that sent numerous citizens in the country into a frenzy of outrage against the panel of judges and IDF top brass, prompting officials to upgrade security around the judges.

The combat medic shot and killed an Arab terrorist who was already injured and lying on the ground after he stabbed an Israeli soldier in Hebron. Abdel Fattah el-Sharif and a second terrorist had carried out an attack against a group of Israeli soldiers who were deployed in the Judean city in March 2016. The second attacker was shot and killed immediately. But el-Sharif was lying injured on the ground when Azaria walked over to him, after a soldier in his unit was taken with stab wounds to a hospital. Azaria shot el-Sharif in the head at point-blank range.

He faces sentencing in February on a conviction that currently could bring him up to 20 years in prison, and has deeply divided Israeli society.

Israeli lawmakers from both sides of the political spectrum have called for a pardon, and Azaria’s attorneys have said they will appeal the conviction.

If they instead opt to accept a deal, Azaria will serve a far shorter prison term, but according to a report on Israel’s Channel 2 television news, he will definitely do some jail time.

It’s not clear whether or not he would be eligible to apply for a pardon under such circumstances.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Fugitives Captured, Money Cache Seized by Israeli Security Forces

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Israeli security forces captured five wanted suspects in Judea and Samaria late Wednesday night.

Three of the suspects are on the wanted list for terrorist activities.

IDF soldiers and Israeli Police officers working together with intelligence agents operating in the city of Hebron, meanwhile, seized thousands of shekels during a raid on a location in the area.

The money had been sent to the city from various terrorist organizations with messengers and handed over to specific contact people in the city, according to intelligence reports. Israeli personnel arrested the “contact” people along with the money on Wednesday night.

All personnel returned safely to base.

Hana Levi Julian

Family of Hebron Terrorist Threatens to Sue IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria at ICC

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The family of Hebron terrorist Abd Fatah el-Sharif issued a statement threatening Israel and IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria on Wednesday following the conviction of the young combat medic for the shooting death of el-Sharif after he and another terrorist had attacked IDF soldiers in the city in March 2016.

El-Sharif, who had stabbed a soldier, was shot and lying on the ground as Azaria, age 20, had finished attending to his victim. The second terrorist had already been shot and killed by other soldiers while trying to stab another.

Azaria walked over and shot el-Sharif at point-blank range, killing him.

The terrorist’s family vowed after Azaria’s conviction on charges of manslaughter they would ensure the soldier received the “maximum penalty,” Israel’s Channel 10 television news reported.

The stabber’s family told reporters they intend to turn to the International Criminal Court at The Hague over the case, saying “at the ICC, we will make sure this soldier receives the maximum penalties for his crimes.”

But it’s not even clear whether the ICC has any jurisdiction over such a case, let alone over any Israeli soldier whose actions have already been judged and addressed in a sovereign Israeli court of law.

In the wake of his conviction on Wednesday, Azaria faces sentencing by the IDF military court next month. He could face up to 20 years in prison.

Numerous lawmakers are calling for President Reuven Rivlin to consider issuing a presidential pardon in the case, which has torn the country apart.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Awaits Azaria Verdict

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The people of Israel are waiting as military judges weigh the evidence and prepare to reach verdict in the trial of IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria, the young IDF medic accused of manslaughter in the death of an injured Arab terrorist.

Azaria shot a seriously wounded terrorist minutes after he had stabbed an IDF soldier stationed in Hebron.

The verdict is expected Wednesday morning. If found guilty, sentencing is expected in February, but attorneys for Azaria say they will appeal.

Hana Levi Julian

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