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3 Killed in Twin Terror Attacks in Jerusalem

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

At least 17 people were wounded in twin terror attacks that took place within an hour in Jerusalem Tuesday morning.

Two Arab terrorists began shooting and stabbing passengers at about 10:30 am aboard Bus #78 as it traveled through the city’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in the first attack in the holy city on Tuesday.

Three people died in the two attacks, including two victims in the initial attack on the bus, according to MDA paramedics quoted by Galei Tzahal Army Radio.

All of the other victims are hospitalized in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, medics said. One is in critical condition; three are in very serious condition. The terrorists aboard the #78 bus were shot and killed by Border Guard Police officers.

Bus attacked by Arab terrorists in Armon Hanatziv.

Bus attacked by Arab terrorists in Armon Hanatziv.

Magen David Adom and United Hatzoloh emergency medical service response teams both raced to the scene.

In the second attack, an Arab terrorist used his vehicle to ram into a crowd on Rehov Malchei Israel, a location in a hareidi-religious neighborhood in the heart of the capital. After plowing into the crowd with his vehicle, the terrorist got out of the car and began stabbing those still standing.

One victim, 60-year-old Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, z’l, was killed immediately. He is to be laid to rest in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon after a funeral that is to begin at 2 pm the Pinsk Karlin Synagogue in the Beis Yisroel neighborhood, north of Meah Shearim.

Four other civilians were wounded, including two who are in critical condition, and two who are in serious condition.

The terrorist, a technician with the Bezeq telephone service company, was shot and killed by security forces.

According to district police commander “Chico” Edri, all of the terrorists who carried out the attacks in Jerusalem are residents of the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar. “We will deal with this,” Edri told reporters at a briefing shortly after the attacks.

UPDATE: 13-Yr-Old Pisgat Ze’ev Terror Victim in Critical But Stable Condition

Monday, October 12th, 2015

He’s only 13 years old, but a young Jewish boy who was riding his bicycle minding his own business Monday afternoon is now fighting for life at the Mount Scopus campus of Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center.

He is currently in critical but stable condition after undergoing life-saving surgery after being stabbed nearly to death by an Arab terrorist — a boy no older than himself — who attacked him near the Jerusalem Light Rail station on Sderot Moshe Dayan, in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.

A 25-year-old Jewish man was badly wounded when he was stabbed by a second terrorist, age 17, in the same attack as well.

The Jewish teen was riding his bicycle when the attack began, with the terrorists first stabbing the young Jewish adult.

A passerby saw what was happening and began chasing the terrorists, who ran and then, spotting the teen on his bike, stabbed him as well.

One of the attackers was hit by a car; police shot and killed the second.

The attack took place just a half hour before the nation’s parliament was scheduled to meet to discuss the current security situation.

A massive police presence is still at the scene. Magen David Adom medics treated both victims on site before rushing them both to Jerusalem’s nearby Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus.

Jerusalem Terror Victim in Critical Condition After Stabbing

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

A 25-year-old Jerusalem yeshiva student was stabbed in the neck Thursday around noontime by a 19-year-old Arab terrorist on Bar Lev Street near the Israel Police national headquarters.

The public is being asked to pray for Aron Moshe Chaim ben Chana, the Israeli student who is currently hospitalized in critical condition at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center as a result of the attack.

The terrorist, a resident of an eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood, attempted to first grab the weapon of a nearby security officer, but failed to steal it. He then pulled a knife and stabbed the yeshiva student.

Video credit: Israel News Flash

Special forces who were on patrol in the area tackled the terrorist and took him into custody. A second person was injured during that struggle.

The attack took place at a Jerusalem Light Rail stop near Ammunition Hill, where approximately one year ago, an Arab terrorist also attacked Israelis who were standing at a Light Rail stop nearby.

Thursday’s victim was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom medics and then evacuated — with the knife still in his body — to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center. He was sedated and placed on a respirator, medics said.

The second victim was also treated for less serious wounds sustained during his struggle with the terrorist.

Light Rail service was temporarily suspended to allow security personnel to gather evidence at the site and conduct their investigation.

Service has been resumed.

Arab Riots Spread to Northern Israel

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Arab riots in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria have spread to the Galilee in northern Israel and to the Arab city of Taibeh near Netanyahu. In Nazareth, home city of anti-Zionist Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi, Arab crowds shouted anti-Israeli slogans in a protest against Israeli security forces’ response to terror.

Rioters in Taibeh, near Netanya, burned tires on a major highway and forced part of it to be closed,

Arab violence also spread to the highway linking Pisgat Ze’ev, in northern Jerusalem, with the French Hill intersection. Magen David Adom reported that medics treated a 35-year-old man for wounds caused by glass splinters in his back after rock-throwers smashed a window in his vehicle.

He was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital for treatment, along with three others who suffered shock.

Palestinian Authority media reported that two people were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers, including a young teenager in the area of Bethlehem in an incident that the IDF has not confirmed.

The Arab Red Crescent medical organization claimed that nearly 500 people were wound by soldiers, and Radio Palestine reported that 36 Arabs were hit with live fire and 136 by rubber bullets.

They also said that the IDF has closed a village east of Hebron because of wide-scale rioting.

Rock-throwing was reported on Highway 60, south of Kiryat Arba-Hebron, where dozens of buses are taking people Monday night for the “traditional “Hakafot” that are staged throughout the country, primarily for secular Jews who want to dance with the Torah but do not attend synagogue on the day of the holiday that ended this evening.

On Sunday, before the Shemini Azeret-Simchat Torah holiday began, combat soldiers from the Shimshon unit caught two terrorists who were hurling rocks at drivers near the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem tunnels.

In Samaria, terrorists threw an explosive device at a Jewish motorist, but no injuries were reported.

Egoz and Rotem combat soldiers operating near Shechem uncovered a cache of weapons, including two guns or rifles, 10 cartridges, five knives and assorted ammunition,

In Jerusalem, the Light Rail was closed between Pisgat Ze’ev and Shuafat because of rock-throwing, which damaged a train.

Only five soldiers have been wounded, all of them lightly, in the past three days of rioting.

Heavy Sandstorm Strikes Israel: Elderly and Children Seeking Medical Attention

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

By Jonathan Benedek

A heavy sandstorm hit Israel early this morning, blowing in from Syria and Jordan in the northwest. Air pollution levels are very high in northern Israel, particularly in the Jezreel Valley, the Jordan Valley and the Samaria region.

Magen David Adom made preparations this morning to be ready to assist anybody who will need medical attention. “Due to the intense heat that remains throughout the country, we are going through special assessments to provide medical care to victims that may suffer from the heat as well as from haze and dust that hit the country overnight,” said Magen David Adom Chairman Eli Bin. “I call on everyone to be attentive to the recommendations from Magen David Adom in order to prevent casualties.

MDA recommended that vulnerable people such as the elderly, pregnant women and people with heart and lung diseases (asthma, COPD or respiratory illness) stay inside with the windows closed. In addition, MDA suggested to the public at large to avoid partaking in outdoor activities.

Yoni Yagodovsky, Director of the International Department for Magen David Adom told Tazpit News Agency that there has been an increase in the regular rate of medical assistance calls received by Magen David Adom.

“There has been a significant increase of about 20-30% in the number of calls for assistance from people with breathing difficulties,” said Yagodovsky.

In particular, there has been a large number of elderly people suffering from asthma and respiratory disorders, who have been seeking medical assistance from Magen David Adom. “The density of the dust in the air which is really significant today has caused the elderly people to need more active medical assistance in order to breathe better,” explained Yagodovsky. The elderly have either been receiving medical attention at local clinics or by MDA teams in ambulances.

Magen David Adom has also received calls requesting medical attention for children experiencing asthma attacks. “There has been an increase of 30-40% in asthma attacks for children in kindergarten and elementary school,” Yagodovsky told Tazpit News Agency. Yagodovsky added that MDA has also been providing medical care to those with chronic diseases who have been experiencing chest pains and breathing problems.

The dust storm has also led to an increase in the number of car accidents resulting from low visibility due to the high concentration of dust in the air. “The vision is extremely bad in the mountains, but near the (Mediterranean) Sea it is better,” said Yagodovsky. “MDA is asking that people drive slowly and to use headlights.”

IDF Kills Arab Attacker at Gas Station on Highway 443

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

IDF soldiers shot and killed one of a group of Palestinian Authority Arabs who attacked an Israeli civilian Sunday evening at a gas station on Highway 443, the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway, near Modi’in.

The terrorist stabbed the 16-year-old Israeli in the shoulder while he was filling his car with gasoline. The attacker then attempted to escape with the rest of the suspected terrorists.

IDF forces who were at the gas station at the time fired at one of the group in order to prevent their escape, and a hit was confirmed, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

The stabber was killed by the gunfire, it was subsequently discovered.

The Israeli civilian was treated at the scene for light to moderate wounds and then evacuated to a local hospital by a Magen David Adom emergency medical team.

IDF troops are searching for at least three to four other suspects who were involved in the incident.

Israeli Ambulance Attacked in Hebron Hills

Monday, July 27th, 2015

A Magen David Adom ambulance was attacked Monday night as it traveled through the Hebron Hills in Judea, about an hour south of Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists hurled rocks at the Israeli emergency medical response vehicle as it traveled the road between the Jewish communities of Adorayim and Negohot.

No one in the vehicle was physically injured, but the ambulance was damaged in the attack.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israeli-ambulance-attacked-in-hebron-hills/2015/07/27/

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