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October 4, 2015 / 21 Tishri, 5776
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Updated: Three Injured in Jerusalem Terror Attack, Ambulances and Mayor’s Car also Attacked

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Three police have been injured in Jerusalem after a car ran into them. The three were walking on the sidewalk when the car slammed into them.

The vehicular attack happened on the “Cohen’s Path” near Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives.

One is moderately injured with pelvic injuries, and the other two are lightly injured.

The police managed to shoot at the car.

Paramedics are on scene, and the injured are being transported to Sharei Tzedek hospital.

Mayor Nir Barkat’s car was stoned by Arabs in nearby Beit Orot, and the windshield was damaged.

Ambulances arriving at the scene to treat the wounded were also attacked.

Arabs in the area are currently rioting.

Police have found the car used in the attack, but the driver has escaped.

Mayor Nir Barkat arriving at scene of terror attack. Photo: Rotter.net / B'Mizrach Hatichon

Mayor Nir Barkat arriving at scene of terror attack.
Photo: Rotter.net / B’Mizrach Hatichon

Arabs Uproot Mount of Olives Headstones

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

On Friday, Arabs again entered the Mount of Olives cemetery, uprooted a number of headstones and threw them onto the road.

The damage was done to the “Afghanistan” section of the cemetery.

In addition, they attacked policemen stationed in the area with rocks.

The Mount of Olives is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world going back thousands of years.

On Saturday, Arabs threw stones in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon HaNatziv. When police arrived they were attacked too.

The police eventually dispersed the Arab attackers.

Snow, Lightning and Floods in Northern Israel in Photos

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Heavy snow closed the Hermon ski slopes and roads in the Golan Heights Friday morning, while residents in the coastal city of Nahariya, near the Lebanese border, are coping with floods that have made some roads impassable.

More than five inches of rain fell in Nahariya in the past 24 hours, and Netanya, between Haifa and Tel Aviv, has joined the growing club of communities that have received their annual average yearly amount of precipitation.

The Kinneret added another inch but still is 12 feet away from the level at which a dam would have to be opened to prevent flooding, which has not happened since the fierce winter in 1991-1992.

Kinneret watchers are counting on this week’s storm to raise the level significantly once mountain streams flow into the lake.

The storm literally divided the country, with the south remaining dry but cold under partly cloudy skies while the north is drenched.

The storm will reach its peak today and weaken on Shabbat.

Occasional rain may linger around on Sunday and Monday, followed by warm temperatures.

Weather models show that another storm system, with snow, may make its way to Israel by next Shabbat.

Waves smack the Mediterranean Coast on the shores of northwest Israel.

Waves smack the Mediterranean Coast on the shores of northwest Israel.


Lightning in the winter.

Lightning in the winter.

Haredim brave high winds at Har Zeitim (Mount of Olives) cemetery in Jerusalem.

Haredim brave high winds at Har Zeitim (Mount of Olives) cemetery in Jerusalem. Photo: Flash 90

HyperCacher Victims to be Buried in Israel

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

According to CRIF, the umbrella organization for Jew organizations in Paris, most likely the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the Paris HyperCacher supermarket will be buried in Israel on the Mount of Olives.

Jeff Seidel, Yochanan Danziger Survive Terror Attack near Mt. of Olives

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

On Tuesday evening, Arabs ambushed a group of cars on the way to the Mount of Olives cemetery. The Arabs hurled cinder blocks and stones at the Jewish vehicles, injuring one person and causing heavy damage to at least two cars.

Th attack was so severe that unarmed soldiers, sitting in the second vehicle thought the people in the lead car, Yochanan Danziger and Jeff Seidel, were killed (which they were not, just to make that clear).

Both cars were on the way to a burial at the Mount of Olives cemetery, Danziger told The Jewish Press from the police station where he and Seidel were filing a complaint.

Danziger is a “Netzach Yehuda” rabbinic adviser for Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Nahal Haredi Brigade, and Seidel is widely known for decades of his work at the Western Wall, bringing wandering Jewish backpackers closer to Judaism, or at least to a Friday night Shabbat meal.

The ambush, like dozens the past several years, occurred on a narrow street when two or three cars blocked traffic from moving so that Arab youths could pummel the cars with rocks and cinder blocks.

Danziger was treated at a Jerusalem hospital for glass in his eye.

Seidel was driving his 2006 Mazda, whose windows were smashed, while the sides of the car were smashed in.

“It was miracle we got out alive,” said Danziger. At one point, Seidel tried to turn into the locked parking lot of an Arab hospital, which would have given them a safe haven, but they were refused entry.

Seidel managed to continued driving slowly as Danziger and another passenger crouched on the floor. He managed to make a U-turn as older Arabs, who Danziger said were in their 40s, yelled at the youth to move away.

Seidel managed to drive his car to the police station, where he said the police were very understanding and said that the attackers “would pay a heavy price.” However, words are one thing and action is another.

During the attack, the victims were in contact with the police for several minutes until the connection was broken.

The police did not call back.

More Demolished Graves Discovered on Mount of Olives

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Nachi Eyal, who visited the Mount of Olives (Har Hazeitim) in Jerusalem today was shocked to find a number of desecrated gravestones.

“I was shocked to see the vandalism done to the tombstones on Har HaZeitim when I visited. I call on the Israeli government to repair the broken tombstones, and to return safety and security to Har HaZeitim”, said Nachi Eyal to Tazpit News Agency.

Tazpit News Agency attempted to clarify from the Director of Jewish Cemeteries in Jerusalem if the destruction was recent or left over from a previous vandalization, but no clarification was received by the time of publication.

The Mount of Olives is one of the oldest surviving Jewish cemeteries in the world, going back thousands of years.

It has been the repeated target of Arab attacks.

Arabs Attack Police and Civilians in Jerusalem

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Arabs hurled rocks and shot off fireworks at Israel Police in Jerusalem this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 3).

District police used standard riot dispersal methods to control the mob, including firing tear gas canisters.

Arab attackers also hurled rocks at a minibus passing near the Mount of Olives, in a separate incident.

The windshield of the vehicle was smashed but none of the passengers were physically injured.

Israeli security forces immediately began searching the area to hunt down the perpetrators.

When and if the attackers are caught, they may be punished with up to 20 years in prison due to a newly-stiffened penalty whose severity was harshened by the government cabinet this week.

Both attacks involved dozens of Arabs and took place in areas of Jerusalem that were restored to the capital in 1967 during the Six Day War.

Earlier in the day, police arrested three Arab residents of the Jerusalem A-Tur neighborhood. The suspects were taken into custody and charged in connection with last month’s destruction of tombstones at the Mount of Olives cemetery.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/arabs-attack-police-and-civilians-in-jerusalem/2014/11/03/

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