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November 28, 2015 / 16 Kislev, 5776
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2nd Violent Arab Rioter Dies After Attacking IDF Soldiers

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

In the second such incident within 24 hours, a Palestinian Authority Arab has died after attacking IDF soldiers while they were trying to make an arrest.

According to the IDF, soldiers from the Kfir Brigade were carrying out orders in Beit Omar near Gush Etzion late Wednesday night to arrest 24-year-old Mohammed Abu Maria, a wanted PA Arab fugitive.

Abu Maria’s large extended family violently attacked the soldiers during the arrest, according to the IDF. In response, one of the soldiers fired at the legs of one of the attackers. The injured attacker was taken by Red Crescent medics to a local hospital.

As the ambulance left, a larger mob of neighboring villagers surrounded the home and attacked the IDF soldiers, hurling rocks and concrete blocks at the troops. One soldier was injured and was treated at the scene.

Another soldier provided cover fire to allow the unit to safely leave the area. In the melee, one of the violent rioters who were attacking the soldiers was shot and killed. The suspect, meanwhile, managed to escape custody.

Late Tuesday night in a similar situation, a 21-year-old terror suspect was shot during an IDF arrest operation in the Arab village of Burkina, near Jenin. He subsequently died at a hospital in Jenin.

However, the circumstances are not clear: The Border Police officer who fired at Muhammad Ahmad Alawneh was using a Ruger rifle, which fires lower impact rounds than other weapons. In addition, the officer fired at Alawneh’s legs; the hospital in Jenin that received the injured suspect claimed he was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest – and that, despite undergoing surgery.

The IDF has opened an investigation into the incident. Palestinian Authority sources are notorious for spreading disinformation, particularly when it comes to distorting facts about injuries resulting from conflicts with Israeli forces.

A total of 18 security suspects were arrested by the IDF in Judea and Samaria overnight, including two members of the Hamas terrorist organization picked up in Jenin and Qalkilya.

Photo of Soldier Wounded by Arab Offers More Proof of ‘Pallywood’

Friday, June 19th, 2015

The saga of Kfir Brigade soldiers hitting a Palestinian Authority rioter is not over. The video’s initial and edited appearance showed a shouting match between the rioter and the soldier, who finally pulled him aside and pinned him to the ground. The Arab continued to struggle, and a solider gave him one swift kick.

The video was a sensation. Here were soldiers beating an innocent Arab whose crime was shouting insults at soldiers and disobeying orders to leave the area.

A longer version of the video was posted yesterday and offered clear proof that the Arab was baiting soldiers and trying to draw them into a fight as media chased after them with their cameras in high gear.

In typical “Pallywood” fashion, they snapped pictures at the “right” time but left out anything that might incriminate the rioters and support claims by the soldiers that the Arab assaulted a soldier and tried to grab a rifle.

The Rotter.net website uploaded on Friday a picture of one of the soldiers whose was wounded in the face by a rock thrown by the same rioter, according to the post.

IDF Vehicle Overturns and Kills Palestinian Authority Firebomb Terrorist

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

An IDF vehicle overturned and killed a Palestinian Authority terrorist who was hurling firebombs at soldiers during a riot near Ramallah Sunday morning.

One of the soldiers in the vehicle reportedly was lightly injured. The military is investigating.

The terrorist was identified as Abdullah Iyyad Ghane, from a village near Ramallah. He apparently was a  member of Hamas, which immediately issued a statement of mourning.

Another riot near Ramallah on Friday was filmed by Arab media that showed soldier beating an Arab while he was pinned to the ground. Soldiers said that the man had tried to grab a rifle of one of the soldiers and attempted to assault him.

The Kfir Brigade soldiers involved in the incident face questioning and possible disciplinary action by the IDF today.

Last week, a Palestinian Authority rioter was killed after he stabbed a solider during a riot.

Expect the U.S. State Dept. this week to issue a statement calling for “both sides to exercise restraint” and for a “proportionate” response by soldiers under a hail of rocks and firebombs.




Haredi IDF Battalion Marks 33% Increase in Recruits

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Last Thursday the recruitment began at the “Netzach Yehuda” Haredi battalion of the Kfir Brigade, as more than 200 anxious ultra-Orthodox recruits arrived at the processing center. Last year, some 380 soldiers joined the regiment, and according to official data from the Department of Manpower, the current cycle will see an increase of 33% in the number of recruits.

The Manpower Dept. recruitment targets for Netzach Judah were 166 soldiers in the first quarter of 2012, and an overall target of 500 for the current year.

The Netzach Yehuda Battalion used to be part of the units of the Nahal Brigade, which stuck the reference to ultra-Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli vernacular as “Nahal Haredi.” This despite the fact that, as of 2002, the battalion has been moved to the jurisdiction of the Kfir Brigade, which in turn is subordinate to the 162nd Division of Israel’s Central Regional Command..

The infantry battalions is comprised of four companies.

Operating in the capacity of an infantry battalion in the Kfir Brigade, the Haredi soldiers have been engaged in numerous operations such as capturing wanted terrorists, preventing terror incidents, executing arrests in Judea and Samaria, and performing routine security tasks.

The battalion headquarters of Netzach Yehudah is located near the city of Jenin. Operations in the Jenin area focuse on performing tours, missions and ambushes. Training takes about seven months, and includes basic training, advanced training and placement in designated positions within the battalion. During training, soldiers learn to use various weapons, urban warfare, combat, and camouflage theory.

In 2011, Netzach Yehuda soldiers foiled a shooting attack in Samaria and killed an armed terrorist near the settlement of Mevo Dotan. The incident investigation showed that the soldiers performed properly. Battalion commander Lieutenant Amichai Segal described that incident: “The soldiers ordered the Palestinian to stop, but he kept shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’ and he did not stop. The soldiers fired one round into the air, and the terrorist began shooting at them. Exercising judgment, the soldiers shot and killed him.”

The service track in the battalion includes two years of military service, followed by an aptitude diagnosis and year of vocational courses financed by the army. These allow discharged recruits to acquire a profession. The Netzach Yehuda service track uniquely combines military service and the unique religious lifestyle of the soldiers. A spiritual environment is conferred by a team of rabbis and educators and includes Torah studies, strict kosher standards, prayer sessions and seminars on religious topics.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/haredi-idf-battalion-marks-33-increase-in-recruits/2012/07/30/

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