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Court Convicts Second Rock-Throwing Killer of Asher Palmer

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

A military court has convicted the second of two Arabs who killed Asher Palmer and his two-your-sold son by throwing a huge rock at their vehicle near Kiryat Arba in 2011.

Last July, the court sentenced Waal al-Arjeh to a double life sentence plus 58 tears in jail for the murder, the first time military judges have recognized rocks as murder weapons. Ali Sa’ada, convicted on Monday for the same crime, now faces a similar sentence.

Both terrorists smashed Palmer’s windshield. Palmer, who was hit in the head by the rock, lost control of his car and overturned. Israeli insisted that Palmer and his son died in a traffic accident and did not tie the deaths with  rock-throwing until the publication of photographs that clearly showed a bloodstained rock, the size of a cinder block or small boulder, and a hole in the car’s windshield.

The attorney for Michael Palmer, Asher’s father, said that al Arjeh, who worked for the  Palestinian Authority security force, was the ringleader of a terrorist cell that attacked Jewish motorists several times.

Terrorist Caught Just in Time in Kiryat Arba

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

A Palestinian Authority Arab approached the Kiryat Arba security gate on Thursday evening. An alert IDF soldier from the Givati Brigade noticed something unusual about the man and the way he was moving.

The IDF solider raised his rifle, just as the PA Arab was approaching the gate and some nearby Jewish children.

Kiryat Arba Knife

The terrorist dropped his weapon and was arressted.

Arab Rock Thrower Hits Woman; IDF Arrests Firebombers

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists returned to one of their favorite spots south of Jerusalem Wednesday and attack passing Jewish motorists, injuring one girl.

Near Hevron, the IDF arrested four Arabs were arrested, including those who had prepared firebombs to hurl at vehicles on Highway 60 at Beit Umar, located between Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arab-Hevron.

Bus Crash near Hebron

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

12:17 PM An Egged bus #160 went off the road near Kiryat Arba on Road 60.

Approximately 20 people were injured, 2 seriously. There are no dead, and a helicopter has been called in to transport some of the more seriously wounded.

Leftist Block Hebron Road Paving

Monday, May 27th, 2013

A group of leftists interrupted a construction job undertaken by the Ministry of Defense, to pave a path between Kiryat Arba and Hebron.

At first, it looked like they were not going to be able to block the work, but in the end, the MOD workers were forced to stop working.

The work had all the required government permits.

Two Life Terms Plus 58 Years for Arab Who Killed Two with a Rock

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

A Palestinian Authority rock-throwing terrorist was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences and another 58-year sentence for the murders of an Israeli man and his infant son ear Kiryat Arba two years ago.

Waal al-Araja, whose wages as a PA security officer are partly paid for by American and European Union aid, was sentenced Tuesday by the Ofer Military Court for the killing of dual Israeli-American citizen Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan in September 2011.

Palmer’s car overturned after a rock crashed through the windshield. Police originally tried to sweep the attack under a diplomatic rug and determined that the crash on Route 60 near Kiryat Arba an accident, but the publication of photographic evidence of a bloodstained rock on the car forced police to investigate a second time, when they agreed that the Palmers were victims of a terrorist attack.

Al-Araja admitted during the trial that he threw the rocks, but said he did not intend to kill anyone. The judges said in their verdict earlier this month that Al-Araja understood the harm that throwing rocks could cause and that he intended to harm his victims.

IDF Soldiers Clean Up Desecrated Hebron Monument

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
The monument after IDF soldiers cleaned it up.

The monument after IDF soldiers cleaned it up. Photo: Tazpit New Agency

Shimshon Battalion soldiers, posted in Hebron, on Sunday, Israel’s Memorial day, cleaned up a monument in memory of a Jew who were murdered in Hebron in 1980. The monument is situated in the city Casbah, an area of shops and Cafés that’s off-limits to Jews nowadays. After cleaning up the monument, which had been defaced by Arabs, the soldiers lit a memorial candle.

The Casbah in Hebron has been closed to Jews in recent years. But in consideration of the fact that there are many houses and property inside the Casbah which belong to the Sephardic Jewish community “Magen Avot,” to Chabad Lubavitch and to the Jewish families, such as the Hausmans, that built their home in Hebron more than a century ago, the army permits a guided tour of the area every Saturday.

During a Passover tour, participants were shocked to see the monument of Joshua Salome desecrated with black spray paint, to the point where it was very difficult to read the inscription.

Joshua Salome grew up in an assimilated environment in Denmark, came to Israel as part of the Bnei Akiva training, and studied at the Hesder Yeshiva Nir in Kiryat Arba.

Thirty-three years ago, as he was walking among the stalls in the Hebron market (which back then was still open to everyone) to buy fruits for Tu Bishvat, Joshua was attacked and murdered by one Ibrahim Mahmoud Mohamed from Yeta village.

It was one of the first murders of a Jew in Hebron since the massacre of sixty-seven Jews in 1929.

Following the murder of Joshua Salome, then Defense Minister Ezer Weizman passed a resolution to establish a Jewish settlement in Hebron.

Wide public debate was aroused after Joshua’s kidneys had been transplanted into the body of a pro-terrorist Arab woman.

The terrorist who killed Joshua Salome was released as part of a gesture of good will by Shimon Peres.

Because the Casbah is barred to Israeli citizens, the monument had been standing dishonored until last Sunday.

The Jewish community of Hebron told Tazpit it was grateful to the IDF soldiers for the fine gesture.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-soldiers-clean-up-desecrated-hebron-monument/2013/04/18/

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