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May 4, 2016 / 26 Nisan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Maale Adumim’

SodaStream Forced to Lay Off Last PA Workers Thanks to Terror & BDS

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The SodaStream plant in Lehavim was forced to lay off the remaining 74 Arab workers Monday who had transferred with the company in October from the Palestinian Authority.

SodaStream produces a small machine for homemakers to create their own fizzy drinks.

There was no choice. SodaStream had been forced to move from its site on the “other” side of the 1949 Armistice Line due to pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement ending the jobs of 500 PA workers.

A boycott of Israeli products in PA-controlled territories had proved effective, persuading SodaStream there was no point in remaining in the area.

The BDS coordinator in the PA capital city of Ramallah – Mahmoud Nawaja’a – called the loss of the jobs at SodaStream “part of the price that should be paid in the process of ending the occupation.” But then, Nawaja’a was not one of those who lost his livelihood.

Last year’s European Union labeling requirements forcing Israeli companies to indicate whether their products were made in areas outside of pre-1967 Israel only aided and abetted the BDS boycotts.

The welcome move by the British government last month to ban the public sector boycotts of Israeli suppliers came too late for SodaStream’s PA Arab workers.

In addition, after the start of the terror wave, Israel cut off work permits because many of the murderous terrorists attacking innocent civilians were found to be PA residents with work permits and no criminal records.

That was the employment death knell for the PA workers who had been able to move with the company to its new location in Lehavim.

“There is no hope in Palestine,” Anas Abdul Wadud Ghayth told Voice of America. Ghayth is one of the Arab workers from the Palestinian Authority. “There is little work; we can’t be happy there like we were happy here.”

The company said it would fight to get the work permits back for its PA Arab employees.

“If the government of Israel does not allow the Palestinians to get to their jobs, I will bring those jobs to the Palestinians. That is not a threat. It is a fact,” said Daniel Birnbaum, SodaStream’s CEO.

According to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), 58,000 Palestinian Authority residents still hold permits to work in Israel. Another 27,000 are working for Israeli businesses in Jewish communities and industrial zones in Judea and Samaria.

Hana Levi Julian

3 Border Police, 2 Arabs Hurt in Vehicle Ramming Near Ma’ale Adumim

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Three Border Guard Police officers were hurt in a vehicle ramming near Ma’ale Adumim on Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred when two Palestinian Authority Arabs infiltrated Israel from a point near the Metzudat Adumim base. A third Arab was waiting for them on the other side of the security fence.

A police lookout spotted the two as they infiltrated and got into an Israeli vehicle, according to Jerusalem police. The car was waiting for the pair near the al-Zaim checkpoint. It headed towards Jerusalem as soon as they closed the door.

The lookout notified Border Guard Police units in the area, and as they neared Metzudat Adumim one unit began the chase. The vehicle got caught in a traffic jam near the Metzudat Adumim junction.

Three Border Guard police exited their vehicle and approached on foot; the suspects jammed the car in reverse, hitting the car behind them. The car then drove straight at the officers “who were in immediate and tangible danger” and opened fire at the vehicle. The car kept driving, over the barrier and made a U-turn, heading back towards al-Zaim.

The three wounded officers, ages 21, 29 and 43 were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center with severe bruising.

The Arab suspects, meanwhile, soon found they were blocked by a second Border Guard Police jeep. The fleeing Arab vehicle slammed into the jeep, hard, and stopped.

The driver, 40, was bruised in the jaw; he was also taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center along with a 14-year-old with a gunshot wound. The second Arab passenger was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Hana Levi Julian

Police Foil Bombing in Jerusalem

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Police prevented on Friday morning a probable terror attack in Jerusalem by discovering am explosive device at a checkpoint at an Arab neighborhood next to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.

A sniffer dog helped located the pipe bomb that was in a vehicle, and sappers neutralized the device.

Earlier this week, alert traffic police discovered explosives in a car driven by an Arab woman on the highway from Maaleh Adumim to Jerusalem. They stopped car, and she threw a bomb at the police, lightly injuring one of the officers.

It has not been disclosed if she was on her way to carry out a suicide bombing or was trying to transfer the explosives to a terrorist in the city for a mega-terror attack.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Failed Ma’ale Adumim Suicide Bomber Identified as Jerusalem Resident

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

The failed suicide bomber who attempted to blow herself up outside the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim has been identified as a 31-year-old resident of an Arab neighborhood in the capital.

According to local sources she divides her time between the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar and the Jordan Valley city of Jericho, in the east.

A female terrorist previously unknown to Israeli security forces, she lit a gas balloon she carried in her car – not a bona fide explosive device – and expected it to do the job.

The makeshift bomb did explode, but not in the way she expected. She tried to leave the car as it went up in flames.

A search of the injured bomber after the attack revealed she had handwritten notes, supporting “martyrs.”

She was critically wounded in her attempt to carry out her attack, and is now lying in a bed at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

The traffic police officer who blocked her from successfully reaching downtown Jerusalem to carry out her attack was admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in good condition with second-degree burns on his face and upper body.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorist Rams Car Through Checkpoint, Tries to Hit IDF Soldiers

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

A Palestinian Arab terrorist rammed his car through the A-Zaim checkpoint in an attempt to hit IDF soldiers shortly after 8:30 pm Wednesday evening.

The IDF roadblock is located near the Jewish city of Ma’ale Adumim, a suburb of Jerusalem.

The terrorist was shot three times by soldiers deployed at the site, according to local sources. A separate source said the terrorist was arrested and transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he is listed in fair condition.

No Israeli security personnel were injured in the attack, the sixth Arab attempt at claiming Israeli Jewish lives just on Wednesday alone.

Hana Levi Julian

Live Blog: Saturday Night Terror (Oct. 3-4)

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

00:51 IDF captures a terrorist in Hebron who tried to stab an Israeli soldier.

00:50 Explosive device was thrown from the Palestinian Arab town of Jelazoun at the security fence of the Samaria Jewish community of Beit El. IDF soldiers on site responded with stun grenades.

00:48 Five Jews are arrested at the Damascus Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem.

00:47 IDF soldiers enter the Palestinian Arab village of A-Swiya to arrest the attackers who injured the Jewish woman a few minutes earlier.

00:34 Palestinian Arabs attack Israeli driver on a Samaria road near the Jewish community of Eli. Jewish woman injured, baby in the car reportedly in good condition.

00:30 Israel Police arrested a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur, age 22, after he threw a knife while running. The suspect was taken into custody after he was first seen running and threw the knife, which police then confiscated.

00:24 Jerusalem Arabs threw stones at the city’s Light Rail train as it passed by on Saturday night, according to Israel Radio. At least one car on the line was damaged, but none of the passengers were physically hurt.

00:20 IDF officials warn Palestinian Authority police in the PA capital city of Ramallah to leave the area in order not to interfere with IDF operations. The IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) are investigating the terror attack that orphaned six children and killed both Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife, Na’ama Henkin, three nights ago.

00:15 An Arab mob at the Dung Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem is rioting, throwing stones and firebombs, and shooting fireworks at police.

00:07 Police shoot terrorist near Ma’ale Adumim. The attacker was shot as he was about to throw a firebomb on the Jerusalem-Ma’ale Adumim highway.

00:05 Arab arrested at the Dung Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem for throwing a stun grenade.

00:03 Fighting reported between Arabs and Jews in the Mamilla section of eastern Jerusalem

00:01 Jerusalem Police close off roads as hareidi-religious Jews begin to gather for a demonstration in the Old City and a march to the Damascus Gate.

Hana Levi Julian

6 Months’ Jail Without Trial for Jewish Teen Linked to Church Arson

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Ma’ale Adumim resident Mordechai Meir, 18, will be held for the next six months without trial under an administrative detention order signed by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, according to a statement issued by the Defense Ministry.

Meir was placed under routine house arrest on Monday in connection with the arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret), near Tiberias. He was also banned from traveling to specific areas due to his alleged involvement in the arson.

A second suspect, Aviatar Slonim, was also arrested for participation in a violent radical Jewish organization. He too was banned from traveling to Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

“Minister Ya’alon signed the six month administrative detention order for the radical right wing activist Mordechi Mayer from Ma’ale Adumim due to his participation in the violent actions and terror attacks and violence which occurred recently as a member of a Jewish terror group. The order was signed at the recommendation of the Israel Security Agency / Shin Bet,” the Defense Ministry said in its statement.

Meir was jailed under authorization granted Tuesday to Ya’alon by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, who legalized implementation of administrative detention orders against persons of interest, including Jews suspected of terror activity.

The Honenu organization that works to defend the civil rights of detainees, said in a statement responding to the detention:

“The fact that the same youth received a house arrest order only two days ago and now is already being “upgraded” to administrative detention points towards a populist agenda within law enforcement. We firmly object to the use of administrative detention against Jews. The use of these draconian orders, circumvents the court system, and nullifies the courts role in the state.”

The move follows by one day the arrest of 24-year-old Meir Ettinger, the grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, on suspicion of involvement in nationalist crimes. Ettinger, who was arrested in Tzfat, has been barred from Judea and Samaria since January.

Hana Levi Julian

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