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December 10, 2016 / 10 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Magen David Adom’

2 IDF Soldiers Wounded, 5 Bombs Still ‘Hot’ in Attack at Hizme Checkpoint

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

An IDF officer and a second soldier were wounded Tuesday night in a quadruple bomb attack at the Hizme checkpoint, while an hour later five more bombs were defused by IDF sappers.

The IED (improvised explosive device) were detonated by terrorists as the officer was searching a suspicious package planted on the road at the entrance to the checkpoint.

Two pipe bombs were discovered attached to a gas canister shortly after that initial bombing attack, according to local sources. The Adam junction was evacuated for the safety of everyone in the area.

Sappers then discovered five more additional bombs as well, including that which was tied up with the gas canister. The bomb squad carefully worked on dismantling all five bombs at the site.

The IDF officer, meanwhile, was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center with serious face and upper body wounds, according to Magen David Adom medics on the scene. The victim sustained head and facial wounds but was fully conscious.

A second soldier was in stable condition after sustaining shrapnel wounds in the leg. He too was treated at the scene before he was evacuated for further treatment.

The Hizme checkpoint is located near the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, not far from the Jewish community of Adam.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Preparing for Conflicts Along Southern, Northern Borders

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Israel’s defense establishment appears to be preparing military forces and civilians for a possible outbreak of hostilities either in the north or the south sometime soon.

A major civil defense drill – the largest since the 2014 war with Hamas – was held this past Thursday in southern Israel at Kibbutz Erez, barely a mile from Gaza.

Civilian response teams, IDF soldiers, Magen David Adom emergency medical teams, police officers, firefighters and others participated in the drill, Channel 2 reported Friday.

The exercise simulated an attack by Hamas terrorists on an Israeli kibbutz which included abduction of Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers overpowering the terrorists in the kibbutz dining hall.

According to the report, recent IDF preparations to meet a possible conflict have included the infusion of additional forces along the Gaza border. In addition, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported Thursday that four IDF bulldozers leveled ground along the security fence a few meters inside Gaza, east of the city of Rafah, which straddles the enclave’s border with Egypt.

Nevertheless, defense officials continue to say that although Hamas is gathering its forces within Gaza, the terrorist group does not appear to be preparing for a direct war with Israel in the near future.

While the IDF is preparing to meet whatever threat may present itself in the south, forces are also making preparations in the north for much the same reason.

The IDF has beefed up its forces in northern Israel along the border with Lebanon and in the Golan Heights, near Syria. A major military drill began in the north on Wednesday and continued through the end of the week.

IDF Northern Command alerted civilians from the western Galilee all the way east to the Golan Heights not to be alarmed at the sounds of artillery and other ordnance.

The latest round of peace talks between opposition forces and the Syrian government started Wednesday (April 13) in Geneva but by the weekend had achieved nothing.

The Syrian regime has escalated the fighting near Aleppo, and local residents who had not yet fled are now making an effort to flee while they can. Opposition forces are accusing Syrian government chief mediator Bashar Ja’afari of not being serious about seeking a solution to the five-year civil war.

United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura is trying to keep the talks focused on political transition but with intensified battles continuing, the opposition is losing its resolve.

In addition, Da’esh (ISIS), Al Qaeda, Army of Islam and Jabhat Al Nusra (Al Nusra Front) radical Islamist terror organizations are not at the table. Since they control at least half of the territory in Syria, even if negotiations succeed in resolving the issue of who governs Syria, the question still remains whether there is anything geographically, territorially left to govern.

Al Nusra controls the territory closest to the sole border crossing between Israel and Syria, at Quneitra. Last Tuesday (April 12) Syrian sources told international media that Da’esh (ISIS) now controls 90 percent of the Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus. The community is home to Arabs from the Palestinian Authority and is also a stronghold for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization.

So far, the capital, Damascus is still in the hands of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

Hana Levi Julian

U.S. Leftist Refuses Treatment at Israeli Hospital after Car Accident

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

An unidentified American human rights activist whose vehicle overturned Sunday morning refused to be evacuated to an Israeli Hospital, TPS news agency reported.

The activist, who lives in Bir Zeit near Ramallah, must have shuddered at the thought of riding in a Jewish ambulance of the “occupation” that had been sent from the Nevei Tzuf community in Samaria.

Instead, he waited for a Palestinian Authority Red Crescent ambulance to take him to his preferred destination, a hospital in Ramallah.

Whether he likes it or not, initial aid was offered by Magen David medics.

He is lucky he did not lose consciousness, in which case he would have woken up in one of those Zionist hospitals.

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Jerusalem Bus Station Stabber a Convicted Arab Terrorist

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

The terrorist who stabbed a 72-year-old woman near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station early Wednesday evening was a resident of the city’s eastern Arab neighborhood of Ras el Amud, according to the Shin Bet, Israel’s Security Agency.

Ahmad Sha’aban, 23, was a convicted felon who had served time in an Israeli prison from 2012 to 2015 for terrorist activity, the Shin Bet revealed.

Sha’aban was shot and killed by a special ops police officer who spotted him fleeing with the knife in his hand after he was blocked from following his victim on to the bus she was boarding.

The victim, who managed to get into a front seat with some assistance, maintained consciousness throughout her ordeal. She was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom medics and then rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where she is currently listed in fair condition.

According to a report broadcast on Galei Tzahal Army Radio, the Jerusalem municipality has announced it will equip its inspectors with specially padded vests to protect them from stabbing attacks.

Hana Levi Julian

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.

Hana Levi Julian

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.

Hana Levi Julian

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.

Hana Levi Julian

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