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June 26, 2016 / 20 Sivan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Kiryat Arba’

Teen Terrorist Killed After Firebombing Israeli Vehicles on Highway 60 in Judea

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

One of two teen terrorists was killed Saturday night by an IDF unit while attacking Israeli drivers on Highway 60 in Judea.

The soldiers opened fire while the young terrorists were throwing firebombs (Molotov cocktails) Saturday night at passing Israeli vehicles.

The attacks took place near the Judean town of Halhul, north of Hebron and Kiryat Arba.

One of the two teen terrorists, a 14-year-old, was hit by the gunfire, according to a report broadcast by Israel Radio, and the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

“During routine activity to secure route 60, the IDF spotted two suspects attempting to throw Molotov cocktails at vehicles” on the highway,” an IDF spokesperson told Ma’an.

The second suspect was arrested and taken into custody, according to the report.

Hana Levi Julian

Howling Winter Storm Drops Snow, Sleet, Hail and Rain

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The wind is still howling through the Negev and the snow has piled up in the ski resort of Mount Hermon, where operators already had closed down the access road before the first flakes fell.

By 9 am some 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow had fallen at the ski resort.

Snow has continued to fall in the Golan Heights and the Galilee, with some gusts of up to 80 kilometer-per-hour (50 mph) winds.

By 10:30 am, the white stuff was drifting down on to the holy city of Jerusalem. At midday, a shopper in the capital told em>JewishPress.com that the supermarket he was in was flooding from “who knows where.”

A Jerusalem supermarket is flooded by a winter storm.

A Jerusalem supermarket is flooded by a winter storm.

“J.R.” reported it was “freezing, just freezing” in Jerusalem and that “everything – you name it – is coming down from the skies.”

Hail pelts a car parked in Jerusalem.

Hail pelts a car parked in Jerusalem.

Snow was continuing to fall in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba at 1:30 pm Monday. Rain, sleet, and some hail mixed with snow were spotted in the northern Negev as well.

Roads around the Dead Sea region – in particular, Highway 90 – closed down due to flooding.

Freezing and close to freezing temperatures are expected to continue in Jerusalem and points north.

Temperatures are expected to be a bit warmer in Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Attack Foiled Near Kiryat Arba

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

An Arab terrorist attempted to attack an Israeli soldier in Judea on Thursday.

The incident took place at the Beit Anoun junction, northeast of Hebron and near Kiryat Arba.

The terrorist tried to stab the soldier, but was immediately shot by other soldiers who were on site.

No Israelis were hurt in the attack. The terrorist was killed.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu: ‘We Will Hold On To The Cave of the Patriarchs For Eternity’

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday to abandon its foolish dreams of extracting the Jewish presence from Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Speaking in opening remarks at a meeting of the government cabinet, Netanyahu sent his condolences to the family of an Israeli who succumbed in the morning from wounds suffered Dec 7 in a terror attack in Hebron.

“I ask that you convey my condolences to the family of Genady Kaufman,” Netanyahu began at the start of the meeting. “Genady was the gardener of the Cave of the Patriarchs,” Netanyahu explained. “He was stabbed in a murderous attack a few weeks ago. To our sorrow, he did not win the battle to recover [from his wounds.]”

The Cave of the Patriarchs, a sacred place in Judaism, is located in the ancient Biblical city of Hebron. It is written in the Torah that it was purchased by the patriarch Avraham upon the death of his wife, the Biblical matriarch Sarah, to be used as a burial site. Eventually the Cave became the Tomb for nearly all of the Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs: it is believed to be the burial place of Avraham, Sarah, Yitzchak, Rivkah, Yaakov, Leah and it is also believed to be the ancient grave site of Adam and Eve. Muslims revere the site since Avraham is considered to be a prophet in Islam, as the father of Ishmael.

The site – and the city surrounding it – has become a flashpoint for Arab violence. Hebron was divided into Arab and Jewish areas under the Oslo Accords, with the Arab areas kept under the control of the Palestinian Authority. But the city which was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, may once again become a battleground as Arab terrorists escalate their attacks against Jews in and around the city – and particularly at the site of the Cave of the Patriarchs, where Muslims continue to insist Jews should not be allowed to pray at all. Moreover, Hebron has in recent years become a stronghold for various terror organizations which have planted planted regional offices in the city.

“Even this morning, I say to each person who tries to uproot us from the Cave of the Patriarchs: We have been there – with the exception of a few years in the previous century – for four millenia.

“We will be there forever. You cannot defeat us.”

Hana Levi Julian

Kiryat Arba Terror Victim Genady Kaufman Succumbs

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Genady Kaufman fought hard for life, but an Arab blade has carved a new statistic: Israel’s 25th terror casualty since October.

Kaufman, 40, was repeatedly stabbed in the chest in a terror attack December 7 outside Hebron’s ancient Cave of the Patriarchs in Judea. He was critically wounded barely a ten minute walk from his home in nearby Kiryat Arba.

The terrorist was shot dead on site by security forces.

Doctors battled to save him after his arrival at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. He was placed on a respirator and since that time has been in the intensive care unit. But the fight ended early Wednesday morning (Dec. 30) when Kaufman succumbed to his wounds.

Just two days after the attack on Kaufman, another Arab terrorist stabbed two Israeli men – one of them an IDF soldier – in the Hebron Jewish neighborhood of Beit Hadassah.

That terrorist was a cousin of the killer who murdered Genady Kaufman. He too was shot and killed by a Hebron security officer, but not before he had a chance to hurt two Jews.

The soldier was seriously wounded. The second victim was the son of former Knesset member Orit Strook; he fended off the terrorist until he was neutralized by security personnel.

Hebron is a focal point in what is becoming a repeat of the War of Attrition that took place decades ago, and which may once again need to be fought — this time Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Hana Levi Julian

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

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