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May 30, 2016 / 22 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Judea’

Terror Attack Foiled in Hebron Near Beit Hadassah

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

A wannabe Arab terrorist was arrested Thursday in Hebron after he threw away a knife after being asked by IDF soldiers to stop for a routine search at a checkpoint.

The incident took place close to the Beit Hadassah building in the Jewish quarter.

The suspect was taken into custody and transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Troops Arrest 14 Terror Suspects

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Israeli soldiers arrested 14 wanted Arab terror suspects in various operations late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

The arrests took place in different locations throughout the Judea and Samaria regions.

The suspects were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

13 Arab Terrorist Suspects Arrested, Terrorist Home ‘Mapped Out’

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Israeli security forces arrested 13 Arab terrorist suspects late Sunday night and into the wee hours of Monday morning.

IDF soldiers captured the fugitives in joint operations with Border Guard Police officers in various places throughout Judea and Samaria.

Israeli engineers and IDF Nahal Battalion soldiers also mapped out the Silwad home of terrorist Mohammed Abdul Rahman Ahmad Ayad, near Ramallah. The operation was carried out together with the Civil Administration in advance of plans to demolish Ayad’s home following the vehicular terror attack he carried out three weeks ago.

In another operation, elite fighters in the IDF ‘Duvdevan’ unit joined the Israel Security Agency (Shabak / Shin Bet) and IDF’s Etzion Regional Brigade. The group entered the Judean Arab community of Deheishe to hunt down terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), accused of leading riots and attacks at Rachel’s Tomb. Those taken into custody were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Other fugitives among those arrested during the night are accused members of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization.

Hana Levi Julian

3 Terrorists’ Homes Demolished in Hebron

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

IDF soldiers gathered in Hebron overnight Wednesday into Thursday to demolish the homes of three Arab terrorists.

Each of the attackers was responsible for carrying out a stabbing terror attack against Israelis last week.

Palestinian Authority activists have been collecting funds to rebuilding the homes of terrorists when they are demolished by the Israeli government.

As of three days ago, one Hebron Arab contributed NIS 114,421 to the fund, according to a tweet by Daoud Kuttab on the Twitter social networking site.

Hana Levi Julian

21 Arab Fugitives Caught by Israeli Security Personnel

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Israeli security personnel tracked down and caught 21 Arab fugitives in various locations across Judea and Samaria late Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Participating in the operation were personnel from the IDF, Border Guard Police and Judea and Samaria District Police.

Four of the suspects were members of Hamas, who were captured in Hebron.

Two Hamas operatives were caught in Samaria, both in suburbs of the Palestinian Authority city of Tulkarem.

In Judea, five suspects were taken into custody in the village of Daheishe, south of Bethlehem, along the road that was the old Route 60.

In Samaria, suspects were also arrested in the PA capital city of Ramallah, as well as Kalkilya, A-Luban and Dir Abu Mashala, all of which are north of Ramallah.

A total of 21 suspects were arrested overnight, including 16 who were taken into custody on suspicion of participating in violence targeting Israelis. All suspects were transferred to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) for further questioning.

Hana Levi Julian

28 Arab Terror Fugitives Captured by IDF, Police

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

IDF soldiers captured 28 terrorist fugitives in operations with Border Guard and Israel Police officers late Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

The security forces took suspects into custody in various locations throughout Judea and Samaria.

Some of the detainees were transferred to Shin Bet personnel for questioning in connection with terrorist activities. Others were arrested for involvement in violence against civilians and security forces.

Hana Levi Julian

Seal of First Temple Era King Discovered in Old City of Jerusalem

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Archaeologists have discovered a First Temple-era seal with the name of King Hezekiah, who ruled Judea at the time.

Hebrew University Dr. Eliot Mazer, who leads the ongoing excavations at the Old City site, said that the half-inch long seal, or “bulla,” is the “closest as ever that we can get to something that was most likely held by King Hezekiah himself.,” who ruled in the 8th century BCE.

The inscription on the bulla, one of several that have been found in the past several years, reads:

Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz, king of Judah.

The seal was embellished with motifs from Egyptian culture and was used to seal a scroll, indicating that King Hezekiah had signed the document.

He is best known today as for excavating the water channel from Silwan water springs to the Old City, an engineering feat.

King Hezekiah dug the tunnel after the invasion by the Assyrian empire.

The Bible records in 2 Kings 18:5 notes his historical significance:

After him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/seal-of-first-temple-era-king-discovered-in-old-city-of-jerusalem/2015/12/02/

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