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Posts Tagged ‘Kiryat Arba’

Female Terrorist Stopped, Stone-Throwers Hurt Israeli Cop in Hebron

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

A female Arab terrorist was caught and disarmed Sunday by security personnel when she tried to enter the Cave of the Patriarchs in the ancient Judean city of Hebron.

She was transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

A few minutes earlier, an Israeli police officer was hurt in an attack by Arab terrorists hurling rocks at forces stationed at one of the Kiryat Arba junctions near Hebron.

Security forces are out sweeping the area for the perpetrators.

Hana Levi Julian

‘Breaking the Silence’ Tour Bus Stoned by Arabs

Friday, December 25th, 2015

A tour bus visiting the Hebron/Kiryat Arba area was stoned by Arabs on Friday afternoon.

The bus was carrying a group organized by the anti-IDF NGO “Breaking the Silence”.

Three students on the bus from the Hebrew University were lightly injured.

“Breaking the Silence” is a foreign-funded NGO that travels around the world and bad-mouths the IDF.

IDF soldiers are now protecting the passengers.

Jewish Press News Briefs

UPDATE: Female Terrorist Tries to Stab Jews at Kiryat Arba [video]

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

A female Palestinian Authority terrorist was shot and wounded by s soldier at the western entrance to KiryatArba around 2:15 p.m. (7:15 EDT) Sunday afternoon.

She was attempting to stab Jews, but no one was wounded.

The condition of the terrorist is not known, and she was evacuated to a Jerusalem hospital.

Click here to see the scene of the attempted attack moments after the terrorist was shot.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

UPDATE: Terror Attack at Tzomet HaGush

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Once again there was an attempted stabbing at the Gush Etzion junction, on Tuesday morning, around 7:50 AM.

The attack happened at the hitchhiking post in the direction of Kiryat Arba.

The attack on the civilian was foiled and the terrorist was killed.

One person was lightly to moderately injured in the chest and hand from friendly fire, during the capture, apparently from a ricochet.

 

Jewish Press News Briefs

Silver Lining in a Tragic Terror Attack: ‘The Gun Jammed’

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Friday’s horrific terror attack that cost the lives of Rabbi Yaakov Litman and his son Netanel will forever stain the site where the family’s van was torn apart in a shooting by Arab terrorists.

The attack took place on Route 60 near the southern Judean Jewish community of Otniel, where terrorists opened fire as the Kiryat Arba family’s vehicle drove by. They were heading for the Be’er Sheva suburb of Meitar to spend the Sabbath celebrating the impending nuptials of one of the daughters.

A 15-year-old son sitting in the back was wounded as the bullets were flying in the front.

But while the rabbi’s shocked and terrified wife and three daughters watched helplessly as the murderers emptied the clips into their loved ones’ bodies, a miracle was still on the way.

Fourteen bullets into the attack, a terrorist jerked open the car door in the back, clearly intending to finish off the rest of the family.

One of the girls shouted out at him instead.

And suddenly, oddly, the attacker discovered his gun was jammed, according to the Hebrew-language NRG news site.

Unable to shoot, he fled.

In less than 48 hours, he was caught.

Israel’s security establishment also arrested several accomplices.

Ultimately, terrorists can run, but they can’t hide from Israel.

Hana Levi Julian

Shin Bet & IDF Arrest Arab Murder Suspect in Otniel Terror Attack

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Shin Bet agents together with IDF soldiers from the Yehuda Brigade and the elite Duvdevan Hebron unit captured a suspect in connection with the terror attack on Friday (Nov. 13) that murdered Rabbi Jacob Litman and his son Netanel Litman near Otniel, in Judea. Additional suspects were captured as well.

During the course of the arrest, the murder weapon and vehicle used in the attack were both discovered as well.

Initial investigation and interrogation by the Shin Bet confirmed the suspect’s connection with Friday’s terror attack, according to a statement by security sources. Further details about the investigation remain under a gag order at the present time, the Shin Bet said.

A third family member was also wounded in the attack. The family, from Kiryat Arba, was traveling to a Shabbat weekend in Meitar, located about a mile past the Yattir checkpoint inside the 1949 Armistice Line, in order to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of their daughter.

But instead, Rabbi Litman and his son Netanel, a paramedic with Magen David Adom, were laid to rest Saturday night at 9 pm. President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, GOC Central Command Roni Numa, and Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan were among the hundreds of Israelis who attended the funeral as the two family members were laid to rest.

In addition to Netanel’s heartbroken brother and bride-to-be sister, President Reuven Rivlin eulogized the father and son as well. Mincing no words, Rivlin warned the rest of the world: “The scenes of death and bloodshed we have witnessed in Paris, throughout the Middle East, and here in our country, should serve as a warning to us all.

“Whether in Paris or Hebron, Jerusalem or New York, we must fight a bitter and stubborn struggle against those who massacre innocent people, against those who murder in cold blood.”

 

The IDF has pledged to increase patrols on roads in the southern Hebron Hills, where the attack took place, and in general to further beef up security in the region. It is clear the Palestinian Authority Arabs are hoping to frighten those who live in the area and those who travel to and from their communities as well — scare them enough, in fact, so that they will leave.

The answer to such tactics is to stand together, stand strong and to strengthen the settlements. Cowering in the face of terror has only ever emboldened terrorists in the past.

Hana Levi Julian

Update: Dead and Wounded in Shooting Attack Near Otniel

Friday, November 13th, 2015

A man in his 40’s and his 18-year-old son were killed, and a 16-year-old boy was moderately wounded and a woman was lightly wounded, in a shooting attack outside of Otniel, at the family’s car.

Five of the wounded from the attack were transported to Soroka hospital – 2 of them were  physically wounded, and 3 girls were in shock.

The attack happened just north of the Samua junction in the Har Hebron region.

The attack happened on Friday afternoon, around 3PM.

IDF forces are chasing after the terrorists who headed south, and there is a helicopter in the air.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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