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Hamas Purim Terror Plot Foiled by Shin Bet

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) foiled a plot by Hamas to attack Israeli military forces this past Purim.

Details of the plan were released by the Shin Bet for publication on Tuesday (April 14.)

Members of the terrorist cell who were to carry out the operation were arrested at the beginning of March and are residents of the Arab town of Abu Dis, on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem.

  • Ma’an Nour al-Dun Sha’ar, 26, of Burqa (in Samaria), alleged leader of the cell, worked at the cafeteria of Al Quds University in Abu Dis; he is a Hamas member who served time in prison from 2009 to 2011 for shooting Israeli soldiers;
  • Daoud Raja Daoud Adwan, 32, of Azariya, another former prison member of Hamas with expertise in weapons use.

“They were arrested before being able to carry out the attacks. We have seized firearms in the course of the investigation,” officials said.

The terrorists had already purchased the vehicle with which to carry out the attack, had undergone firearms training and had gathered intelligence on their targets, according to the Shin Bet. They also had already advanced their plans and practiced firing with a Kalashnikov rifle and a 9 mm caliber handgun. They also confessed to planning to burn their getaway vehicle in a forest near Azariya after the attack.

“During questioning by the Shin Bet it emerged that Ma’an is the one who began in recent months to form a plan to carry out the attack, which was initially planned for Jerusalem,” the Shin Bet said in a statement. “He drafted Daoud, and the latter – due to difficulties in carrying out an attack in the city – suggested changing the target to the Kiosk checkpoint at the entrance to Jerusalem. Ma’an also planned to draft an additional operative to act as a driver and assist in the getaway of the shooter from the scene of the attack. “

The Shin Bet warned in its statement that the investigation underlines “the high motivation by Hamas to carry out attacks in Jerusalem and its environment, and the danger posed by Hamas members who return to the cycle of terrorism after being released from prison.”

The suspects are to be charged at the Judea Military Court within the next few days, officials said.

Hooded Men Fired Kalashnikovs at Marseilles Cops in Police Car

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Police still have no idea what caused hooded gunmen to launch an attack on French police in Marseille on Monday as Prime Minister Manuel Valls was arriving for a two-day visit to the Mediterranean port city.

Pierre-Parie Bourniquel, regional director of public security, was quoted by France 24 as saying the gunmen opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles at officers in a police vehicle, but said there were no immediate reports of injuries.

It is still not yet clear whether the attack was related to drug gangs or terrorism.

Valls had arrived for a visit to congratulate city officials on statistics showing an impressive drop in the city’s crime rate over the past year.

Residents in the northern suburb of La Castellane, home to some 7,000 people, were ordered to remain indoors for their own safety. Security personnel evacuated a school as elite GIPN special ops forces moved into a sealed-off estate, according to a police source.

The area is a melting pot of poverty, prostitution, drug trafficking and violence, according to Samia Ghali, a senator from Marseille, the second-largest city in France. “It’s a dangerous cocktail and we saw evidence of that today,” Ghali told BFM TV. Likewise, Marseille Deputy Mayor Caroline Pozmentier commented, “This battle against drug trafficking is a long-term battle.”

But it doesn’t make sense that men wearing hoods would suddenly open fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles at officers sitting in a police vehicle in to bust up a drug sting. Most drug traffickers try to avoid attracting the attention of law enforcement personnel.

There is still no reliable information on whether there were any casualties, and none of the perpetrators have been identified; nor have authorities told media whether any of the attackers have been apprehended.

Many of the members of France’s five million-strong Muslim population live in suburbs such as that which came under siege on Monday.

In the neighborhood of La Castellane, turnout was very low when millions of others turned out to honor the memory of those who died in the terror attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly last month. The magazine came under attack by a terror cell from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) for publishing satiric cartoon images of Islam’s founder, the prophet Muhammad.

Last week a terrorist stabbed two French soldiers standing guard outside a Jewish community center building in the southern city of Nice. A third soldier was not injured. The attacker and a second man were subsequently arrested.

The country has been on high alert since a three-day siege in Paris carried out in a joint operation by terror cells from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Peninsula and Daesh, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terror group.

A total of 17 people died in those attacks, which included the massacre of 12 journalists and others at the Charlie Hebdo French satiric magazine. More than a dozen others were held hostage for hours and four Jews were murdered as they completed their last-minute shopping before the Sabbath at the Hyper Cacher kosher grocery. A policewoman was murdered when she stopped to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving one of the terror cells; they killed her to prevent the discovery of the weapons cache in the car.

France has since resolved to hire some 2,600 additional counter terror operations troops, and provide police with enhanced weaponry in order to deal with the threat. Some 10,000 French soldiers have been deployed to secure iconic sites, landmarks and Jewish institutions around the country as well.

FM: International Palestinian Incitement Sparked Attack on Israeli Embassy in Athens

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

An attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens on Friday has been blamed on the continuing anti-Israel incitement disseminated around the world by the Palestinian Authority.

Foreign Ministry officials said in a statement over the weekend, “The international community must condemn this continuing incitement that leads to these results.

“Israel thanks the Greek authorities for their close cooperation in investigating the incident,” a Foreign Ministry person said.

“We are hopeful that the perpetrators will be caught and punished.”

The embassy building was sprayed with gunfire at 3:20 am Friday, according to the AFP news agency. Two gunmen riding on the back of motorcycles had aimed at least 54 rounds from a Kalashnikov while passing the embassy, situated at the corner of a busy intersection in an affluent northern Athens suburb.

“There were two bursts of gunfire … they must have emptied an entire clip,” a gas station attendant told reporters in a television news report.

Kalashnikov assault rifles used in the attack were also used in a similar assault on the German ambassador’s residence last December, Greek police said. They told reporters late Friday a far-left group, the People’s Fighter Group, was likely responsible for the attack. Both American and German offices have been targeted by terrorists in previous attacks last year, and in 2007.

But government minister Vassilis Kikilias told the Ana news agency while inspecting the scene of the attack, “No one is going to affect the relations between Greece and Israel.” Government spokesperson Sophia Vultepsi added that Athens is taking “determined steps” against terror groups.

Israel and Greece have good relations, but the government has been very critical of Israeli policies towards the Palestinian Authority, and the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has gained popularity in the co

Attempted Attack at Paris Synagogue

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

JSSNews reports that 2 men on a scooter, armed with Kalashnikov rifles and handguns approached a Paris shul on Shabbat afternoon, in Paris’s 20 district.

The fled upon seeing the police. No shots were fired.

Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist attack that left a 46-year-old police officer dead, and his 28-year-old pregnant wife and nine year old son wounded.

A terrorist opened fire at Israeli civilian vehicles traveling along Highway 35, near the western edge of Hevron. Israeli soldiers closed off the area in search of the perpetrators but have yet to make arrests.

Netanyahu issued the statement to media following the murder of Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, of blessed memory. He and his family were traveling on the road to a seder to celebrate Passover in Kiryat Arba at the time of the attack.

Mizrahi is to be laid to rest at 1:00 p.m. local time Wednesday at the military cemetery in Jerusalem, Mount Herzl, in the section reserved for the Israel Police.

Mizrahi served as director of Technology in the SigInt Unit for the Intelligence division of Israel Police since June 2011. He served in various roles in the IDF for 25 years, ending his military career as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 8200 Intelligence Unit.

“Baruch z’l devoted his entire life to two great loves – his family and the State of Israel,” said his commander. His entire unit and Israel Police released a statement expressing their joining the grief of the family and their wishes for a speedy recovery for his wife.

The terrorist responsible for the murder was standing by the side of a road, waiting for targets, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, also known as a Kalashnikov. He also shot at other cars passing on the road, according to the Tazpit News Agency, which received reports of attacks from other drivers.

The AK-47 is the same weapon supplied to the Palestinian Authority police force by the U.S. government, via Jordan, during military training at an American-funded base in Jericho during the Bush administration under the supervision of U.S. Lt.-Gen. Keith Dayton.

“This reprehensible murder of a man who was traveling with his family to a meal for the Festival of Freedom is the result of the incitement for which the Palestinian Authority is responsible. The Palestinian Authority continues to constantly broadcast – in its official media – programs that incite against the existence of the State of Israel,” he said.

“Last night this incitement was translated into the murder of a father who was traveling with his family to celebrate the first night of Passover. The incitement of the Palestinian Authority continues in that it has yet to see fit to condemn this abominable and reprehensible act,” Netanyahu pointed out.

Government Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) released  a statement warning that every PA prisoner release emboldens the terrorists, and demanded the government cancel all future releases. Ariel said the government should require the PA to cancel any unilateral steps at the United Nations as a precondition to continuing any final status talks.

The United States has supplied more than $161 million dollars to the Palestinian Authority for paramilitary training for its security forces. This includes provision of assault rifles, ammunition and other military supplies. There have been a number of terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens committed by so-called “PA police officers” using this equipment.

Although the United States has had the fantasy that the PA security forces would enforce agreements made by its government to abandon violence and restrain terrorist groups in order to “enable” a “two state solution” — that has not worked out. Instead the PA paramilitary force has simply continued along its traditional path of enforcing the corruption of its leaders. Moreover, some of its members have joined – or returned to — terrorist ranks, bringing along with them new knowledge, training and equipment gifted to them from the American government.

These new police terrorists are more dangerous than the garden-variety operatives because they often appear to be security personnel, while being the very opposite.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/netanyahu-pa-incitement-caused-pre-passover-terror-attack/2014/04/16/

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