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September 20, 2014 / 25 Elul, 5774
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IDF Declares Death of 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, [hy'd]

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Late Saturday night, the Goldin family of Kfar Saba received the sad news that a special IDF committee had concluded their son, 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, had fallen in combat the day before.

The 23 year old Givati platoon commander was killed in battle during the attack carried out by Hamas during a cease fire forced on Israel by the United States and the United Nations on Friday, August 1. The family was told there were enough pathological findings at the scene to declare their son’s death.

All Jewish laws, religious observances and medical criteria were taken into account prior to the ruling by a special committee headed by IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz, the IDF said in a statement to media.

A spokesperson for the family told media after the IDF announcement to thank the people of Israel for their support and to ask everyone to attend their son’s funeral “to accompany him on his final journey.”

Details are to be announced.

Goldin died in Rafah when a Hamas suicide bomber emerged from a tunnel near the Givati force and detonated himself as a diversion. Additional terrorists then attacked Goldin’s force, killing two soldiers – Major Benaya Sarel and Staff Sergeant Liel Gidoni.

The terrorists then dragged Goldin into a tunnel and later claimed he was alive.

But on Saturday a spokesman from the Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing of Hamas said the group had lost contact with the terror cell that had been sent to ambush the platoon. He said they believed they were dead, and probably Goldin as well.

As soon as Goldin was dragged into the tunnel, other members of his platoon raced in after him to try and prevent the abduction, but they were too late.

During that search, the unit found Goldin’s personal effects during the initial search, 20 meters underground.

Their next move was to prevent the terrorists from taking Goldin farther away; they began firing in all directions and destroyed targets in as many areas as possible, including buildings, vehicles and sending smoke down the tunnel in order to kill the terrorists who had taken their commander. It is probable that Goldin also died in that effort but highly unusual for Hamas to admit that as well.

It is not clear why, in fact, the terror group is, in fact, not claiming they have a live captive – or any captive at all.

The soldier’s family was notified in person by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, along with the head of the IDF Personnel Directorate, Maj.-Gen. Orna Barbivai and Chief Military Rabbi Peretz.

“The IDF will continue to support the family, and escort them through the grieving period,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in its statement.

Hundreds of Israelis were gathered outside the Goldin home earlier in the evening to show their support for the family. The parents of the three Israeli teens who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists in Gush Etzion in June, (Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Sha’ar) also came to visit with the family and show their support. “We’re with them during this difficult time,” Avraham Frenkel, father of Naftali Frenkel, said.

First-Ever Solar Sukkah in Kfar Saba

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

This Sukkot, the residents of the city of Kfar Saba are not only communing with nature by sitting in the biblically-assigned booths present throughout the rest of Israel, but by doing so in a green-friendly way.

The city’s municipality is featuring a first-of-its-kind Solar Sukkah which will operate exclusively on solar power.

A series of solar panels near the sukkah at the Kfar Saba municipal park will soak of the rays during the day, and power LED lights inside the large structure by night.

Israeli, Palestinian Stopped in Self-Immolation Attempts

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Police prevented an Israeli man and a Palestinian man from setting themselves on fire.

Tuesday’s attempted self-immolations occurred in front of government buildings — in the Israeli city of Kfar Saba and in the West Bank town of Dura.

Both came as a result of economic distress, according to The Jerusalem Post.

The Post, which did not identify the Israeli man, reported that the Palestinian was Khaled Abu Rabia, who has two wives and 10 children. He works for the Palestinian Authority police force.

The wave of self-immolations began July 14 when Moshe Silman, an Israeli, set himself on fire to protest his dire economic situation. He died a week later from his burns.

Since then, several Israelis have attempted self-immolation. And on Sunday, a Palestinian — Abu Nada of Gaza City — died after setting himself on fire.

Breaking News: Violent Carjacking Near Karnei Shomron

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

A Jewish woman from Emmanuel had her car violently carjacked by three Arab men, while driving on Road 55 from Karnei Shomron to Kfar Saba.

According to eyewitness reports, the woman was driving behind a car with three occupants, in the vicinity of the Arab village Nabi Alias. The car continued to slow down until she had to stop her car. At that point, two Arab men jumped out of the car, approached her, and violently threw her out of her car while she was still seatbeleted. One individual drove off with the car in the direction of Kalkilya, while another escaped on foot. Other drivers tried to follow, but were unable to catch the assailant.

The IDF is currently is investigating the scene.

 

Probation to Policeman who Stole from Tzadakah Boxes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

A Kfar Saba court yesterday sentenced a former member of the Border Police to six-months probation and 300 hours of community service for stealing around NIS 200 from some ten charity boxes which local synagogues keep in police stations in the Sharon area.

The former policeman was arrested three years ago, after a security camera captured him emptying out a charity box in the Kfar Saba police station. He admitted to committing at least ten more similar robberies, and was forced to resign from the force, after 21 years of service.

In January, a different member of the Border Police was arrested on suspicion of committing robbery and assault in Be’er Sheva, using his service weapon to force residents to hand over cash, jewelry and a cellular phone. And a month before, a Border Policeman was sentenced to 13 months in jail and 15 additional months’ probation for selling arms illegally.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/probation-to-policeman-who-stole-from-tzadakah-boxes/2012/02/08/

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