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State Issues Administrative Detention, Expulsion from Judea and Samaria Orders Against Jewish Activists

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

(JNi.media) During the night and early Sunday morning, police and the Shin Bet have issued a large number of administrative distancing orders against young Jews, both adults and minors, expelling them from Judea and Samaria, and in some cases Jerusalem, and even from contacting their friends, on the ground that they endanger public safety and are the source of potential disturbances.

A Shin Bet official stated that “given the recent terrorist attacks [by Jews], including some that caused the loss of life, the General Security Service in recent days recommended issuing restraining [distancing] orders against 10 activists.”

But, according to settlers, as many as 16 administrative expulsion decrees have been issued against Jewish right-wing activists, over the past two weeks, as well as three administrative detentions, and the wave of warrants is not yet over.

“The system is under unprecedented pressure and is using illegal means against the residents who are engaged in settling the land,” the Honenu legal aid society said in a statement. “We are witnessing a dramatic rise in the volume and severity of administrative orders, which seriously violates the rights of the recipients of these orders.”

On Saturday night, two young men, one of Ramat Hasharon, the other of Ma’ale Adumim, received administrative detention orders, which included a ban from Judea and Samaria and the prohibition of contacting some of their friends.

During the night, police raided the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva and the Givat Kumi Uri neighborhood in the Yitzhar outpost, and handed out administrative nighttime house arrest orders to two boys from the towns of Bat Ayin and Alon Shvut, for a period of six months. In addition, the two have been forbidden to stay in Judea and Samaria anywhere but inside their parents’ homes, while one of them has also been banned from Jerusalem. Both boys were forbidden to make contact with some of their friends.

On Sunday morning, police handed out administrative restraining orders to a resident of Ge’ulat Zion in the Shilo cluster—married with children, as well as two minors living in Yad Binyamin and Amona.

A young resident of Kiryat Arba on Sunday was handed a warrant prohibiting him from entering anywhere in Judea and Samaria outside his own home. The man, 21, told the website Kol Hazman that he intends to appeal the order through his attorney, Itamar Ben-Gvir, of the legal aid society Honenu.

Some legendary “Hilltop Youths” have told the same website that “the orders will not break us.”

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir said “the defense minister is conducting himself like an elephant in a china shop. With his actions, he sends the message to young people that there is no democracy, and, in effect, encouraging them to break the law, because there are no legal indictments and due process.”

Arabs Attack Public Bus, Private Car in Gush Etzion

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Arab terrorists attacked Israeli motorists in Gush Etzion at least twice on Monday (May 18), hurling large, sharp rocks at a private car and at a public bus on the No. 160 Egged line.

Both sustained damage in the attacks.

The incidents took place near the Arab village of El Aroub, located along Highway 60 between the Gush Etzion junction and Kiryat Arba.

None of the passengers or drivers were physically injured in the attacks, although several were traumatized.

Israeli Political Leaders Praise the Lifetime Work of Late Hebron Rabbi Moshe Levinger

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter of condolences to the Levinger family on the passing of the late leader Rabbi Moshe Levinger, who was known for his life work in establishing the modern Jewish community of Hebron and as one of the founder of the Gush Emunim settlement movement.

Rabbi Levinger, who had been battling a serious illness, passed away at age 80, on Saturday, May 16 in Hebron.

“There is great symbolism that Rabbi Levinger passed away on the eve of Jerusalem Day; he leaves behind him a well-established legacy and many students are dedicated to taking root in our Land,” wrote the Israeli prime minister.

This year, thousands took to the streets of Jerusalem Day to commemorate the liberation and reunification of the Jewish people’s ancient capital 48 years ago. The public holiday also marks how for the first time in thousands of years, the holiest city in Judaism came entirely under Jewish sovereignty.

“Rabbi Levinger’s name will be forever linked with the movement for renewed Jewish settlement in Hebron and other areas of the country where our patriarchs walked thousands of years ago. He was an outstanding example of a generation that sought to realize the Zionist dream, in deed and in spirit, after the Six Day War,” pointed out Netanyahu.

“You believed with all your heart that by rebuilding Hebron, you would also re-build Jerusalem, and out of that belief you acted to ensure that not only would Jerusalem be redeemed, but so would Kiryat Arba in Hebron,” the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin further eulogized at Rabbi Levinger’s funeral in Hebron today, May 17.

Rabbi Levinger, a prominent student of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, was described by Rivlin as coming from a unique Jerusalem family. “You grew up in a household with rare religious and spiritual depth. A house with wide-ranging knowledge, a loyalty to the concept of Torah and science…” said Rivlin.

The Israeli president also noted that the first donor to the Hebron Yeshiva, under Rabbi Levinger’s leadership, was none other than Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, who gave 100 Israeli liras (the old Israeli currency).

“Today, as we accompany you on your last path, I cannot but remember your struggle not only for life here, but for the right to be buried in the cemetery here in Hebron. Today these graves here will be joined by the grave of Rabbi Levinger one of our most treasured sons and founders of the Jewish community here,” concluded Rivlin, whose own mother’s family lived in Hebron before the Arab massacre of 67 Jews in 1929.

A Great Leader of Israel has Passed – Rabbi Moshe Levinger, obm

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

The Women in Green movement is pained by the great loss to the People of Israel upon the passing of Rabbi Moshe Levinger, father of renewed Jewish settlement throughout the Land of Israel after the Six Day War.

Rabbi Levinger blazed the trail for glorious settlement throughout Judea and Samaria; he was the driving spirit that inspired the great movement together with his wife Rabbanit Miriam. The trailblazers of settlement in Binyamin and Samaria were his students.

His faith, courage, audacity and the love for the People of Israel resulted in the first Jewish community in Judea. He established a city that carries all of the banners of Zionism: settlement, absorption of immigrants and security. Thanks to him, Kiryat Arba-Hevron is a symbol of harmonious life among religious and secular, immigrants and long-time citizens from all sectors of the People.

Rabbi Levinger was a symbol of simplicity, always traveled by hitchhiking or by bus, despised materialism, was always on a mission, always active for the People of Israel and the Land of Israel. He did not engage in small talk, everything always revolved around the great goal – the Land of Israel.

He died on the eve of the anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem. He always corrected us and said: the liberation of the Land of Israel.

A very great spiritual presence, who knew how to combine the vision with reality, has gone from us.

May we be comforted in the building of the Land of Israel

Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar

And the entire Women in Green family

Shas MK Deri Calls Hareidi Assault on IDF Officer ‘Terror’

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and several Knesset Members expressed outrage on Friday after Hareidim attacked an IDF officer’s car when he ventured into the Jerusalem neighborhood to visit two of his soldiers.

One of them is a lone soldier, without family in Israel, and the other recently lost his grandfather.

The officer, who is from Kiryat Arba, escaped with bruises after the Hareidi attackers smashed the back window of his private vehicle, whose windows were reinforced against Arab rock-throwers on the highway between Kiryat Arba and Jerusalem.

“They had murder in their eyes,” the soldier told his mother, according to Yediot Acharonot. “They were just like terrorists in encountered in Gaza,” he added. The 21-year-old officer saw action in Gaza in the Protective Edge counter-terrorist operation against Hamas last summer.

A rising number of Hareidim who enlist in the IDF has made a minority of extremists even more violent in their opposite to anything that hints of Zionism.

They are subservient to their rabbis, who so far have not taught that there is no mitzvah in physically attacking a fellow Jew.

Aryeh Deri, chairman of the Hareidi Shas Sephardi party, called the attack “terror.” Yehadut HaTorah (UTJ) MK Yaakov Litzman said, “Attacking a soldier by extremists is a red line that must be condemned. Use of violence of any kind is sacrilegious.

UTJ Knesset Member Uri Maklev called the incident “terror” and charged that the extremist gang is headquartered in Beit Shemesh. He also accused the police of negligence by ignoring the gang.

He told Kikar Shabbat:

This is a gang of extremists who are more violent to other Hareidim than they are to the general public. It is the same group that once attacked [Hareidi] MK Moshe Gafni and the late Yosef Shalom Elyashiv. The police know the identity of some of their leaders but surrender and do nothing about it.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said after the attack, “This is an outrageous incident, and the lawbreakers who raised a hand against an IDF officer should be prosecuted. Military service is a source of pride. The IDF is the people’s army that protects us all. Population groups from all of Israeli society serve in it – that’s how it was and how it will continue to be.

Hoax Kidnapping Duo To Face Indictments

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Niv Asraf and Eran Nagauker are expected to face indictments next week after faking the kidnapping of Asraf last week, near the Arab village of Beit Ayoun and The Jewish town of Kiryat Arba.

Thousands of soldiers, police and Shabak officers took part in the 8 hour search for the supposedly missing man, who was hiding in a wadi in Kiryat Arba with food provisions and a sleeping bag.

It is not yet known why they faked the kidnapping, but it may have been done to impress a girl.

UPDATED: Jewish Man Missing, Kidnapping Suspected Near Hebron

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Israeli security forces continue to search for a 22-year-old Jewish man who went missing around 4:20 pm Thursday afternoon. Both he and the friend with whom he was driving in the area are residents of Be’er Sheva, according to a report on Israel’s Channel 2 television.

Police received a call at the Judea and Samaria District Police 100 Center from a man who said his friend had gone to look for tools to fix a flat tire. It had been more than an hour since he left, but had not yet returned.

IDF operating in Beit Anoun, near the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba and the city of Hebron.

IDF operating in Beit Anoun, near the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba and the city of Hebron.

Palestinian media have already published a photo of the man, as well as his name, but these details are being withheld from Israeli media under gag order.

The incident occurred after the car in which he and his friend were driving broke down at the Beit Anoun junction outside Hebron, near the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba.

Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Jewish Press.com that police officers and IDF troops immediately launched an intensive search which has since widened to include the areas around the Palestinian Authority towns of Halhul and El Aroub, both located north of Beit Anoun and Hebron.

Officials said the missing man was wearing a KKL hoodie and a pair of jeans.

Israel Police and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) forces have continued to operate at the intelligence level in the area as well, and by nightfall were working on the assumption he had been kidnapped.

Roads leading to and from the village of Beit Anoun via Highway 60 and Highway 35 were closed in order to stymie any potential kidnappers.

The area of Beit Anoun is close to Hebron and the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba.

Beit Anoun is close to Hebron and the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba.

7:34 PM There are reports that the car did not have a flat tire, and it was parked close to Kiryat Arba so there was no reason for the man to enter Beit Anoun when Kiryat Arba was closer. The explanation the friend gave is problematic; he is being questioned again by security personnel.

The man also left his telephone in the car; it’s not clear whether that was deliberate or accidental.

Regardless of the reason the man entered the Arab village, however, Israeli forces are treating his disappearance as a full-blown security incident.

The area around Halhul and El Aroub is now closed as IDF troops move from house to house searching for the missing man, whose identity still has not been released for publication.

8:09 PM His friend who stayed with the car is a Bedouin. The car did not have a flat tire, but it appears someone did release some air from the tire to make it look flat.

Security forces suspect this began as criminal activity, but has ended up a nationalistic kidnapping, according to Channel 10.

8:13 pm Channel 2 reported that the friend has changed his version of the story three times in telling it to the security forces.

9:20 pm A field command center has been set up in the Kiryat Arba gas station as the search for the missing Israeli mans continues and expands.

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