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July 28, 2014 / 1 Av, 5774
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IDF Destroys Home of Shalit Kidnapping Chief

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Israeli fighter pilots launched an air strike overnight Tuesday on the home of the Hamas terrorist chief who masterminded the kidnapping of former IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

As a result of the cross-border attack masterminded by Hamas military wing chief Raed al-Atar, Shalit was held captive by Hamas in Gaza from June 2006 till October 2011.

It is not yet clear whether Al-Atar was in his house in the southern Gaza border town of Rafiah when Israel’s air force struck.

2 Detained in Suspected Kidnapping

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A 15 yer old Jewish reported to police that 2 Arabs tried to get her into a car in one of the towns near Abu Gosh.

She ran away.

Police set up road blocks, and caught the 2 suspects at a roadblock near Kalandia, which is between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Police have detained them for questioning.

Police Close Case, False Alarm on Possible Missing Child Near Modi’in

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Update 9:45 PM – Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld reports that no parent has reported any missing child, nor has any complaint been filed indicating that a child has not come home. The case has been closed and the search has been terminated. Thank God, this time it was a false alarm.

Update: 6:00 PM – No parents have reported any missing children. Police are continuing the search, just in case.


After receiving a phone call on Monday afternoon, Israeli Police are investigating whether a 10 year old child was seen in the back of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Modi’in, in the central region.

Police are not sure of the accuracy of the call, but they are not taking any chances. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld emphasized that no report of a missing child has been received at any precinct and no official complaint filed by any parent.

Police and security forces are actively searching even though it is not yet clear whether or not the report is 100 percent valid. Nevertheless, the search is continuing just in case, Rosenfeld said, adding that it would not end until a security assessment determined that it was safe to do so.

When would that be? “I don’t know,” he replied. The spokesman told TheJewishPress.com that police now receive 10 to 12 of these calls each day.

Helicopters are scrutinizing the area from the skies and roadblocks have been erected on all the streets and major arteries, throwing a dragnet around the area.

The Jewish city of Mod’in is situated next to Highway 443, which leads directly towards the Palestinian Authority capital of Ramallah, located in Samaria. It is also close to Route 446, near the Shilat Junction, which leads to Samaria (Shomron) as well.

Gush Etzion Unites in Response to Kidnapping and Murder

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The residents of Gush Etzion are uniting to show their resilience in the face of terror with an initiative created in part by Israeli media mind Ari Abramowitz, ‘One Flag.”

Gush Etzion residents are blanketing their loose-knit cluster of communities with Israeli flags to show of solidarity with the families of the three Israeli teens who were kidnapped and murdered there June 12 by Hamas terrorists.

“Rather than calling for hatred and revenge, since the very beginning of this nightmare each of the three bereaved families have been calling for national unity,” Abramowitz explained. “They have unified us, now it is our chance to stand united with them.

Each resident receives a message with their flag: “We, the Gush Etzion family are hanging flags from our windows. We are raising the flag in solidarity with the Sha’ar, Frenkel and Yifrach families who are mourning the murder of their beloved sons. Our nation was united in tears, prayer, and hope for their sons safe return. And now, as we mourn them, they continue to unite us.”

Gush Etzion resident Jeremy Gimpel, the other organizer of the campaign, added that Israelis, especially the youth in Gush Etzion, needed a positive way to harness both the grief of these devastating murders and the feelings of love, empathy, and support they all feel for the victims’ families.

“Jews have always made meaning out of pain and brought light out of the darkness of anti-Semitism and hatred. This united initiative is a truer reflection of the settlers. It’s peaceful, powerful, and regal. By the end of the Shloshim (30 day mourning period), it wouldn’t surprise me if this becomes a national campaign,” he said.

“The irony of this incredible campaign is that we were initially concerned with how the youth were dealing with the trauma of the murder in their neighborhood. As soon as we got the ball rolling, it was pushed forward almost entirely by the youth here who are mobilizing with impressive efficiency to distribute flags throughout their communities,” Abramowitz added.

Yitchak Nesh, a 17 year old activist, also noted, “We thought it was important to launch this campaign here in the Gush, where our friends were abducted. “Our enemies need to understand that while they have succeeded in murdering three innocent boys, they have failed at their greater goal of trying to scare us and weaken us.”

“So many people are confused by the violence and accusations in the media,” explained Mottle Wolfe of Tekoa. “Now is not the time for rifts and divisions, it is the time for healing and unity. That is what this ‘One Flag’ campaign is all about.”

The campaign has also engendered widespread support from the local community leadership and from mayor Davidi Perel, who strongly encouraged the initiative. The region’s “Orly Print,” agreed to print all materials at cost.

Netanyahu Speaks With Father of Murdered Arab Teen

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke this morning with Hussein Abu Khdeir, the father of 16 year old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, whose burned body was found last week in the Jerusalem forest.

The prime minister promised the grieving Arab father that his son’s murderers would face the ‘full weight of the law’ – a clear difference between the behavior of Israeli leaders and those of the Palestinian Authority, who name public squares after terrorists who murder Jews.

“I would like to express my outrage and that of the citizens of Israel over the reprehensible murder of your son,” said Netanyahu. “We acted immediately to apprehend the murderers,” he pointed out.

“We will bring them to trial and they will be dealt with to the fullest extend of the law,” he promised.

“We denounce all brutal behavior; the murder of your son is abhorrent and cannot be countenanced by any human being.”

The prime minister’s behavior was in stark contrast to that of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who took days to condemn the kidnapping of three Israeli teens in the same age group by terrorists from his own population, members of Hamas.

Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frenkel, 16 and Gilad Sha’ar, 16, were kidnapped and brutally murdered on June 12 in Judea by a group of Hamas terrorists as they were hitchhiking home from their yeshiva in Gush Etzion. A recording of the murder was made because Gilad called the police in desperation from his cellphone to say that the boys were being kidnapped. As the terrorists realized the call had been made, the phone was dropped and the boys were beaten and then shot to death – the entire event, meanwhile, was heard by police and recorded by the central dispatcher’s office.

Nevertheless, Palestinian Authority police have done little – if anything – to track down the killers of the three Israeli teens, whereas Israel has already caught those responsible for the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a Jerusalem Arab.

The difference makes crystal clear which of the two parties is a “partner for peace” and which obviously is not, regardless of attitudes abroad.

Arab Attacks Expand to Jewish Neighborhoods, Kidnapping Averted

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Arabs are now extending their riots into Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

Firebombs and stonings have been reported in Gilo, Har Homa and Maaleh Zeitim (on the Mount of Olives).

Arabs tried to kidnap a 13 year old Jewish child in Har Homa on Shabbat. The child got away. Police set up roadblocks hoping to catch the 2 Arabs.

There are reports that Jews have gone into Beit Tsafafa and have begun throwing stones back at the Arabs.

Rotter’s ‘nightspy’ has made a map of Saturday’s Arab riots and rocket attacks around the country:

Map of attacks

CCTV Video of the Shuafat Kidnapping [video]

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The Telegraph has acquired one of CCTV videos that is apparently that of the kidnapping of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

Watch what happens across the street.

H/T Elder of Ziyon

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusalem/cctv-video-of-the-shuafat-kidnapping-video/2014/07/03/

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