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February 10, 2016 / 1 Adar I, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Light Rail’

Israel Demolishes Home of Terrorist in Northern Jerusalem

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Hundreds of police officers and IDF soldiers gathered Wednesday morning to protect workers who demolished the home of a terrorist in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

The terrorist, Ibrahim Al-Akri, carried out a ram-and-stab attack in his mini-van at a train platform, killing two officers and then getting out of his vehicle to attack bystanders. He was neutralized by forces at the scene who shot and killed him.

Israel Police said in a statement, “We will operate with zero tolerance against anyone who attempts to disrupt society, and against anyone who attempts to harm security forces.”

Earlier in the week, two of the three Jewish minors who brutally murdered an Arab teen from Shuafat were convicted in the Jerusalem District Court. But the swift response of the Israeli justice system did little to stem the wave of Arab terror, much of which emanates from the neighborhood. That same day, Arab attackers in Shuafat hurled rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail — which serves commuters in the neighborhood with a regular stop there — traumatizing passengers and damaging another car on the train, which again had to be taken out of service.

A number of the residents in the restive neighborhood have been deeply involved in terrorist activities and others, while not actively involved, have supported their actions. In a prelude to Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014 and during the war itself, Arab terrorists in Shuafat destroyed all the Light Rail stops in the neighborhood and also one in a nearby area.

Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked by Stone-Throwers in Shuafat

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Light Rail came under attack by Arabs hurling rocks at about 9 am Tuesday in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

No physical injuries were reported but as has often been the case in such attacks, at least one car was damaged.

Stone-throwing attacks on the Light Rail line usually take place in Shuafat or one of the nearby neighborhoods. They prove to be costly both to the company that runs the line, and to city residents.

When cars are damaged they are taken out of service to be repaired at a cost of thousands of shekels.

But fewer cars also means reduced availability and less convenient schedules for commuters in Arab neighborhoods too, which clearly does not concern the terrorists in their midst.

Light Rail Guard Prevents Stabbing Attack at Jerusalem Bus Station

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

An alert Jerusalem Light Train guard prevented another terrorist attack Tuesday morning and helped arrest the 19-year-old Old City Arab, who was arraigned in court Wednesday.

A gag order on the security threat was lifted this morning after a Jerusalem court agreed to a police request to detain the terrorist for five days.

The 19-year-old youth confessed that before he left home for work in Jerusalem, he decided on the spur of the moment to take a large knife with him and murder Jews.

He got off the train at the bus station and began to stalk potential victims, but the guard stopped him for inspection after noticing his suspicious behavior.

After the knife was discovered, a Reserve Border Police officer and the guard overpowered him and arrested him.

Additional police have been deployed in the capital and have been randomly stopping Arabs for spot inspections in an effort to deter terrorist attacks.

Jerusalem Arabs Attack Light Rail in Shuafat, Again

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Arabs hurled rocks at the Light Rail in two separate attacks Thursday night as the train passed through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

None of the passengers were physically injured in either attack, although some were traumatized by the events.

In addition, at least one of the cars was taken out of service due to damage from the attack. The line has lost millions of shekels due to the necessity of having to repair the cars over and over again after they’ve been damaged by rock-throwing Arabs.

Jerusalem District Police are sweeping the area in a search for the attackers.

Last year the Israeli government approved an amendment to the penal code that stiffened the punishment for hurling rocks at motor vehicles.

The amendment allows judges to imprison a convicted attacker for up to 20 years for throwing rocks or other objects at a moving vehicle.

Such an act can and has been deadly in the past; it is generally intended by those who hurl the rocks to cause severe injury, if not the death of the drivers or their passengers.

Jerusalem Arabs Terrorize Light Rail Train – Again

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Jerusalem Arabs threw rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail train on the route that passes through the Arab Shuafat neighborhood in northern Jerusalem.

The train sustained damage, but no one was injured.

Arab attackers object to the light rail passing through “occupied” territory” and making it easier for saner Arabs to travel to and from downtown Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Arabs Smash Light Rail Windows

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Arabs from Jerusalem smashed three windows of the light rail train when it traveled through the Shuafat neighborhood, a hotbed of terrorists, drug and weapons traffickers.

Police officers from the elite Yassim unit spotted one of the terrorists who threw rocks at the train and arrested him, the 0404 website reported.

Arab reacted by staging a riot at a nearby mosque.

Police Bring 1000 More Police/Border Guards To Jerusalem

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Since the tragic murder of 3 month old infant Chaya Zissel Braun on Wednesday evening, Arabs across eastern Jerusalem have been rioting in various locations. Shiloach (Silwan), A-tur, Beit Hanina, Shuafat, and the Muslim Quarter of the Old City have seen near-continuous rioting. Masked teens and young adults have been throwing rocks, fireworks, and Molotov Cocktails at police, passing cars, buildings, and people. The use of fireworks as a weapon is a recent phenomenon; since they are explosive and easy to obtain, they are becoming a staple of rioters’ arsenal in targeting civilians and police.

Tombstones and monuments in the Har HaZeitim (Mount of Olives) cemetery were defaced and destroyed. The light rail and some buses were attacked, causing damage but no injuries.

The riots turned from property damage to attempts to harm innocents quickly. An Arab driver attempted to run down a motorcyclist over the weekend, and an ambulance was pelted with rocks as it made its way to assist the injured at riot sites.

Braun was killed when Abdel Rahman al-Shaloudi drove his car into a crowd waiting for the light rail Wednesday night. Her parents, who had waited 12 years for a child, had taken her to the Kotel (Wailing Wall) for the first time, to give thanks for her birth. Shaloudi’s actions were met with much approval on social media from Arabs, with one Facebook group calling for Arabs to emulate him by using their cars for terror attacks gaining 7000 “likes” a half hour after it was created.

To help contain and disperse the riots, and maintain order, Jerusalem Police have received one thousand reinforcements from elsewhere in the country.

The violence in Jerusalem has some other effects as well. Tel Aviv schools recently canceled a trip to Jerusalem, citing the security situation as a reason. Local politicians slammed the decision, with city councilwoman Rachel Azaria calling it “outrageous” and insisting that if Jerusalemites can continue their daily routines, there is no reason Tel Avivians can’t.

Member of Knesset Moshe Feiglin (Likud) disagreed, writing on his Facebook page that he believed that Tel Aviv was right to cancel the trip. Feiglin said,

“If the IDF in Gaza, and the police in Jerusalem, would receive the order to win and it was clear that that is what they were doing speedily and with determination, it would be acceptable for the government to demand its citizens shoulder their part of the burden and continue visiting the capital in a show of solidarity and defiance. But if the government, the army and the police choose to ‘manage the conflict’ as if they were a Limited Corporation and not a sovereign state, then it is certainly possible to understand the decision of the citizens of Nahal Oz or the parents council of Tel Aviv, who are not interested in taking part in the games of these ‘leaders’ and to endanger their children in order to allow the state to avoid its responsibilities.”

The violence follows Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar’s declaration of a third intifada. Most Israeli security officials have downplayed use of the term, with one anonymous security official telling Israel Radio that “the Palestinian street has no interest in a third intifada” three days ago. Hamas has praised Shaloudi’s attack, calling him a martyr, and recently has been test firing rockets into the Mediterranean. On Sunday morning, Israel tested the rocket siren warning system in several areas south of Tel Aviv.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/police-bring-1000-more-policeborder-guards-to-jerusalem/2014/10/26/

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