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Posts Tagged ‘Kiryat Arba’

Serious Damage to Israeli Car After Stoning Attack Near Kiryat Arba

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

A car was heavily damaged Sunday night (Nov. 13) after Israeli drivers came under attack by Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority while traveling in Judea near Kiryat Arba.

The attackers hurled large rocks — possibly boulders or cinder blocks — at Israeli motorists as they drove between Kiryat Arba and the Arab village of Beit Anoun.

One of the vehicles was unable to dodge the projectiles, and was badly damaged in the attack.

Back windshield smashed in Arab terror stoning attack.

Back windshield smashed in Arab terror stoning attack.

It’s not clear what happened to the driver and any other occupants of the vehicle.

Side window smashed in Arab terror stoning attack.

Side window smashed in Arab terror stoning attack.

Local sources warned that terrorists had begun to place boulders on the road in order to block and trap Jewish drivers, who then become easy prey for the attackers.

“Stoning attacks are continuing on the road between Kiryat Arba and Beit Anoun, as well as in the direction of Ofer, with terrorists using rocks to block the road,” the Hatzolah of Etzion emergency response organization warned shortly after 9 pm Sunday night.

At least five cars were attacked by a group of nearly a dozen terrorists, according to the organization. One heavily damaged vehicle reached the Jewish community of Adora, “and by a miracle the driver and passengers were not physically harmed,” Hatzolah of Etzion reported.

IDF and other security forces were deployed to the site and subsequently arrested at least two of the perpetrators after having caught the attackers “red-handed” in the act of throwing rocks at motorists traveling on the road.

Hana Levi Julian

Habima Plays in Kiryat Arba

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Defying Leftwing criticism and calls for boycott, the Habima National Theater played in Kiryat Arba (Hebron) on Thursday evening for the first time.

Minister Miri Regev and MK Yehuda Glick were in attendance.

The theater group performed the play “A Simple Story” by S.Y. Agnon.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Terror Victim’s Widow Targeted in Shooting Attack Near Karmei Tzur

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

It’s an old adage that lightning doesn’t strike in the same spot twice, but that doesn’t hold true for Jews in Judea and Samaria when it comes to terrorist attacks.

Ruthi Gillis, the widow of Dr. Shmuel Gillis, z’l, was targeted at around 7:30 pm Saturday night by Arab terrorists who opened fire at her while she was driving near the junction leading to her home community of Karmei Tzur.

Her husband, a doctor at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, died in February 2001 in a similar terrorist attack, the victim of a drive-by shooting on his way home from a night shift.

He was attacked on Highway 60 in Judea, close to Karmei Tzur, as he passed the Arab village of El Aroub, just south of Gush Etzion.

Karmei Tzur is about five minutes south of El Aroub, and about 10 minutes north of Kiryat Arba.

This time, no one was physically injured in the attack. Gillis called police as soon as she heard and saw the bullets fly past, but kept driving until she made it to Gush Etzion, north of Karmei Tzur.

Security forces were deployed to search for the attacker, and later found two bullet casings close to the spot where Gillis was targeted.

The attackers and their vehicle have not yet been found.

Hana Levi Julian

Left Irate: Habima National Theater to Perform in Kiryat Arba-Hebron

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Several leftwing creative and academic professionals have protested the decision of Israel’s national theater, Habima, to perform the show “A Simple Story,” written by Shahar Pinkas based on a S. Y. Agnon novel by the same name, in the JCC of Kiryat Arba, Hebron, next month, Ha’aretz reported Monday. The protesters called on Habima to cancel the performance, scheduled for November 10. Habima will also perform the same show on March 8 at the Ariel auditorium.

Haim Weiss, who teaches at Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, wrote on his Facebook page: “As far as I was able to verify, this is the first time the Habima theater will perform in Kiryat Arba. The willingness of the theater, its workers and actors to take part in the normalization of the occupation by turning Kiryat Arba into yet another town where they perform is very troubling.”

Weiss asks, “Was it the financial difficulties the theater is facing and the hope that appearing in Hebron would cause the Culture Minister and other Ministers to support them, that led to the decision on performing in Kiryat Arba-Hebron?”

Last April, Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) issued a directive whereby theatrical institutions that perform in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria will receive a 10% increase in their state budgets, while institutions that refuse to include these communities in their schedule will suffer a 33% cut. The Israeli Civil Liberties Association has appealed the directive to the Supreme Court.

Weiss, who urged his Facebook friends to protest the decision, said it would be a great shame should Habima appear in “one of the most racist and violent bastions of the occupation.” He attached a picture of a banner advertising the November show, saying it was “symbolic that the banner for this shameful show was hung on a barbed wire fence.”

Written in 1935, “A Simple Story” describes the tribulations of a young man in Jewish community in a small town in eastern Europe, who loses his sanity over his love for a woman he could not marry. The novel is also a poignant social criticism of the bourgeois values of European Jews, who chase after food, drink, honor and avarice.

JNi.Media

IDF Soldier Wounded in Beit Omar Attack Near Hebron

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

An Israeli soldier was wounded Thursday in an Arab terror attack near an IDF “pillbox” (military outpost) situated along Highway 60 in the Palestinian Authority Arab village of Beit Omar.

The village is located a few minutes south of the Gush Etzion junction, and about ten minutes’ drive north of Kiryat Arba and Hebron. It’s known as a hot spot for trouble, and a terrorist stronghold in Judea.

An IDF unit came under a hail of stones from Arab terrorists during the attack, with one of the soldiers suffering a slight head wound. The Israeli forces responded with routine mob dispersal methods, identifying and aiming at the terrorist who threw the rock at the soldier.

The soldier was treated at the scene by IDF medics. Arab Red Crescent emergency response medics were allowed to treat and transport the terrorist for further care.

Palestinian Authority sources later reported that the terrorist allegedly died of his wounds.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Firebombing Attack on Israeli Bus Near Kiryat Arba

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Arab terrorists firebombed an Israeli public bus traveling past the Al Fuar junction near Kiryat Arba and Hebron on Monday night.

None of the passengers were physically injured in the attack but there were no details about the status of the vehicle, according to the Hatzoloh emergency medical response service in Judea and Samaria.

Hana Levi Julian

American-Born Hebron Pioneer Eddie Dribben Dies at 85

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Eddie Dribben, one of the first settlers in Kiryat Araba and Hebron, passed away Thursday morning at age 85. Malachi Levinger wrote in his Facebook page that Dribben was a dedicated man who brought to life with his own ten fingers the industrial park of the City of the Patriarchs. Dribben remained dedicated and focused despite the tragedy that struck him and his wife Sara, when their son Dov was murdered by local Arabs in 1998.

Dov Dribben was ambushed by eight Arabs as he was working near the Jewish community of Havat Maon. At the time, then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at a news conference in Jerusalem with visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair, said that “this young man was killed in cold blood,” and declared that “it’s straightforward murder.” But in 2004, a military court acquitted the central suspect in the Dov Dribben murder, Ahmed Dababsa, who was also found not guilty on a second count of attacking and injuring Dribben’s two friends, Yehoshafat Tor and Efraim Perl.

Eddie Dribben, a former Texas Ranger who made aliyah in 1954, reacted with shock to the court’s decision, saying, “I’ve spent all my years in Israel farming and herding sheep right alongside the Arabs. My Arabic is as good as my Hebrew. Only someone who doesn’t have a close familiarity with the inner workings of the Arab clans and doesn’t understand that such a decision to murder a Jew is reached by an entire clan and everyone knows about it, could make such a ruling. It is plain stupid.”

Eddie Dribben’s funeral will leave his home in the industrial park of Kiryat Arba at 3:30 PM Thursday, on its way to the Cave of Machpela plaza, where eulogies will begin at 4 PM. The burial at the old Jewish cemetery of Hebron is scheduled for 5 PM.

David Israel

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