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January 22, 2017 / 24 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Judea’

European Union Drone Spies on Jewish Towns, IDF Bases in Judea, Samaria [video]

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

A drone fitted with a video camera sailing through the skies over Mount Hebron crashed in a forest on Mount Hebron this week, prompting the residents of Moshav Ma’on to pick it up and take it to the Regavim organization, an NGO known in English as the Movement for Preservation of State Lands.

Regavim posted some of the video footage online.

According to a report broadcast by Israel’s Channel 2 television news, footage retrieved from the drone revealed an extensive operation by the European Union, acting in concert with residents of local Arab communities to gather intelligence on Jewish communities.

Numerous videos revealed footage of Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria, some of which also contain IDF bases. One of the videos showed the drone flying low over the residents of Ma’on before it crashed next to a car.

The last video contained film of its eventual crash.

“What started as illegal construction continues and now is harmful to security,” said Regavim Land Division director Oved Arad. He warned the reconnaissance mission was logical, given the government’s weak response to European Union support for, and construction of illegal Arab houses and other structures in Area C.

“For years the European Union has been involved in illegal construction in Judea and Samaria. Now it’s clear that EU officials, with the Palestinians, are even documenting Israeli settlements and sensitive locations in Judea and Samaria,” he said.

“The Foreign Ministry must respond strongly and unequivocally against this activity, which crosses a red line and is very dangerous.”

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terrorists Escalate Attacks on Israeli Drivers After UN Resolution 2334

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

In the wake of UN Security Council resolution 2334(2016), Arab terrorists are becoming even bolder, with stoning attacks against Israeli drivers escalating Monday even further.

Below is a list of some of the attacks that took place on Monday:

Arab terrorists smashed the windshield of an Israeli Egged bus in a stoning attack Monday night at the intersection of Uzi Narkiss and Neve Yaakov in Jerusalem. Miraculously, the driver managed to keep the bus moving, and none of the passengers were physically injured in the attack.

Arab sources reported an improvised explosive device was thrown at Israeli military forces Monday afternoon during operations near the northern entrance to the town of Bethlehem. No injuries or damage reported and all personnel returned safely to base.

A gang of some 15 Arab terrorists attacked a transport van filled with Jewish students on Monday morning. The van came under a hail of rocks as it was traveling the road north of the Adorim junction. None of the passengers were physically injured, but there was no word on whether the vehicle was damaged.

Terrorists also attacked an Israeli bus driver Monday late morning on the Gush Etzion-Hebron Highway, also known as Highway 60. The attackers hurled stones at the bus as it passed the Arab village of Beit Omar. None of the passengers were physically injured, but again, no word on damage to the bus. Beit Omar is known as a terrorist stronghold in the Judea region and a hotspot for stoning attacks on Israeli drivers.

There were more stoning attacks at midday on Israeli drivers traveling the Gush Etzion-Hebron Highway between Beit Omar and the junction to the Jewish community of Karmei Tzur, south of Gush Etzion, 20 minutes’ drive from Jerusalem. No one was physically injured, but at least one car was damaged in the attack.

Ten minutes after that attack, Arab terrorists were back on the same road, attempting to kill Israeli drivers by stoning. This time the ambush took place south of Beit Omar, and from an easterly direction. The driver whose car was hit reported no physical injuries to passengers in the vehicle, but the car was damaged.

Meanwhile, north of Jerusalem, Arab terrorists were stoning Israeli drivers between the Jewish community of Neve Tzuf and the community of Nahliel. No physical injuries were reported there.

In the Binyamin region, four terrorists were spotted as they were stoning Israeli drivers on the road between the Jewish communities of Beit El and Psagot. There were no physical injuries, but no word on damage to the vehicles.

Closer to Jerusalem in the early afternoon, terrorists hurled rocks at an Israeli bus traveling along Highway 443, known as the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway. The attack occurred near the A-Tira Bridge. No one was physically injured in the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Special Announcement: Your Opportunity to Help Strengthen Judea and Samaria

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

In response to the Obama’s administration’s defining the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria as illegal, Joseph Waks has launched a Judea and Samaria support outing and is inviting the public to join him in a demonstration of support.

On Monday, January 2, 2017, a group will be leaving 10:00 AM from Liberty Bell Park in Jerusalem and making it over to the majestic hills of Psagot for some wine-tasting from the local winery and hearing from Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York.

The group will then travel towards Gush Etzion and have lunch in the hills of the Efrat town at 1:00 PM together with Rabbi Riskin and Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi.

At 2:00 PM the group will be traveling towards the Gush Etzion junction and stop by the location where the 3 boys (Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilaad Shaar) were kidnapped as well as where Ezra Schwartz was murdered, and hear a short speech in their memory..

At 2:30 it’s up to Oz Vgaon, a new area, built and cultivated in memory of the 3 boys, and hear from Nadia Matar. Nadia will explain how we should respond to terror and why Judea and Samaria are an integral part of who we are as the Jewish nation.

The tour will be finishing off the trip at the Western Wall to witness the swearing in of Israel’s heroes, IDF soldiers.

Join us in clearly answering those who challenge our birthright to the Land of Israel.

Transportation is included.

RSVP is mandatory as space is limited. Mention JewishPress.com.

Please email leannalsadora@gmail.com to RSVP and reserve a seat, or call 052-640-4274

Jewish Press Staff

Stoning Attack on Highway 60 in Judea, Near El Aroub

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at an Israeli bus on Sunday as it was traveling along Highway 60.

The stones were thrown from a house situated along the highway, close to the town of El Aroub, known to be a hotbed of terrorist activity.

No one on the bus was physically injured but some damage was caused to the vehicle, according to security sources.

El Aroub is located south of Gush Etzion, and a few minutes north of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, about 20 minutes’s drive south of Jerusalem.

Hana Levi Julian

Proper Response to UN Hostility: Dutch Israel Lovers Visit Hebron, Gush Etzion

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

A group of pro-Israel business people from the Netherlands last week participated in a tour of the Lev Haolam organization, which markets products from Judea and Samaria around the world. The visiting group is behind pro-Israel conferences in the Netherlands, where products from the liberated territories are offered.

In the past the same group visited Jewish communities in Samaria, and this time they were taken by Lev Haolam founder, attorney Nati Rom, to meet entrepreneurs in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion and Hebron – such as Shlomit Cohen of Bat Ayin, Gush Etzion, who produces special natural creams.

The Dutch visitors in Hebron with Nati Rom (2nd from right).

The Dutch visitors in Hebron with Nati Rom (2nd from right).

“Our answer to the great darkness emanating from the UN is to increase the light,” said Rom, adding that “the story of Hanukkah reminds us that in times of darkness, a small number of dedicated people who have faith can change to course of history.”

“The UN, attempting like the Greeks to fight against the spirit of the nation of Israel, is claiming that we do belong in our historic homeland,” Rom continued, stressing that “we, like the Maccabees, fight for our freedom and our rights in our beautiful country, on the hills of Judea and Samaria and in our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”


Terrorist Funerals in Ramallah, Jerusalem After Israel Returns Bodies to Families

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Funerals were held Saturday for two Palestinian Authority terrorists whose bodies were held by Israel until late Friday, when they were returned to their families in Ramallah and Jerusalem, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news site.

Mu’en Nasser al-Din Abu Qara’a, 23, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers November 3 near Ofra while attempting a stabbing attack at the entrance to the Jewish town. The attacker was “armed with a knife attempted to stab an Israeli soldier guarding a bus stop” according to an IDF spokesperson, but was neutralized before he was able to hurt anyone.

Hammad Khader Al-Sheikh, 21, was killed while carrying out a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on December 14. Armed with a screwdriver, the attacker approached a group of Israeli Border Guard Police officers stationed near the Austrian Hospice hospital and stabbed one of the officers in the head.

Both were hailed on the website of the ruling Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza as “martyrs.”

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said in a brief statement that the bodies of the two men were delivered at el-Jeb checkpoint and were then transferred to “Palestine Medical Complex” in Ramallah.

Israel has been selective about which bodies of terrorists are returned to families since the October 2015 outbreak of the “Jerusalem Intifada,” as it is referred to on the website of the Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing of Hamas.

The families are held to a number of conditions before they are allowed to receive the bodies of terrorists killed while trying to kill Israelis, including a promise to limit the number of attendees at the funeral and an agreement to deployment of Israeli soldiers at the proceedings. Terrorist funerals have long been forums for fierce incitement against Israel and vigorous recruitment sites for anti-Israel activists and new terrorist trainees.

Hana Levi Julian

Shin Bet Agents, Israeli Soldiers Foil Terror Attacks in Judea, Samaria

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

IDF soldiers and Shin Bet intelligence agents arrested five wanted terror suspects over the course of this weekend. Among the suspects was an Arab terrorist on his way to carry out a stabbing attack on Israelis.

On Saturday afternoon, IDF soldiers foiled a terrorist attack in Samaria at the Dir-Sharaf intersection.

The forces captured a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist armed with a knife, who confessed that he intended to carrying out a terror attack.

In the wee hours of Sabbath (Saturday) morning, three wanted fugitives were arrested in the Arab village of Ya’abad, located in southwestern Jenin. The area is patrolled by the Menashe brigade.

The three were taken into custody in connection with accusations of involvement with shootings aimed at IDF soldiers on Friday night. Forces also discovered and seized the vehicle with which the shootings were carried out.

An additional arrest was made in the Hebron suburb of Yatta, in Judea. IDF soldiers seized a cache of weapons parts and arrested the terrorist responsible for their repair and maintenance.

Hana Levi Julian

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