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Unanimous Court Convicts Arab Taxi Driver of Murdering 19-Year-Old Shelly Dadon

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

(JNi.media) The Nazareth District Court on Wednesday convicted taxi driver Hussein Khalifa of the murder of the late Shelly Dadon, 19, two years ago. “Regarding the question at the opening of our decision, namely who is the cowardly murderer who killed Shelly in the prime of her life, the answer is clear and unequivocal: the defendant before us is the killer,” the judges wrote in their unanimous verdict.

Shelly Dadon was an Israeli girl from the town of Afula who was murdered on May 1, 2014, on her way to a job interview. Her body was discovered by police the following day, in Ramat Gavriel, an industrial area in the town of Migdal Ha’Emek. Dadon’s body was dumped near the location where the body of Yafim Weinstein, a Jewish taxi driver from Upper Nazareth, was found, on November 30, 2009.

On June 16, 2014, police arrested 36-year-old taxi driver Hussein Khalifa, from the town of Ibillin, in Galilee, who confessed to having driven Dadon to the industrial park and to stabbing her to death. On July 9, 2014, Khalifa was indicted for the murder. According to the indictment, “Dadon struggled to escape and even scratched Khalifa, but was not physically strong enough to get away.”

Referring to the defendant’s later denial of the charges against him, the judges held that the “fabric of evidence suggests the accused is guilty of the charges beyond reasonable doubt.”

The judges’ ruling stated that “the defendant, instead driving Shelly to her job interview, took her to an abandoned parking lot, came out, pulled out a long knife and stabbed and slashed the late victim seventeen times.”

The judges referred to the defendant’s claims that Dadon “insulted him,” writing that “even if the deceased had said insulting things to the defendant, that in itself did not pack such a powerful explosion which deprived him suddenly and spontaneously of all self-control and led him to perform the act of killing without the ability to think and understand the consequences of his actions.”

The court sentenced Khlaifa to life in prison, adding a compensation payment he must make to the estate of the deceased in the amount of $67,000.

UPDATED 2 Journalists Shot to Death in US During Live Take

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A television correspondent and her cameraman from WDBJ-TV7 were both shot to death early this morning as they were recording a live interview at a shopping mall in Virginia.

Footage from the incident appears to show a man stepping into the frame and pointing a gun at 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker before the film begins to go off kilter. The cameraman, 27-year-old Adam Ward, was also shot and killed. A third person, a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, was moderately injured and rushed to hospital, where she underwent surgery.

Police are still hunting for the suspect, who managed to escape.

UPDATE: The gunman, Vester Flanigan (on-air was Bryce William), a former employee of the station, shot and killed himself when he was confronted by police. Flanigan filmed himself shooting the victims and posted the video on social media.

Breaking News: Mass Murder in German Shooting Spree

Friday, July 10th, 2015


At least one man and woman were killed and one other person was injured in a shooting spree near Ansbach, Germany on Friday.

Unconfirmed reports say that several people were killed. It is not yet known if it a terrorist attack.

Police reportedly have captured the murderer, who fled in a silver Mercedes Cabrio

PA Arab Terror Suspected in Death of Israeli Farmer

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

A group of Palestinian Authority Arab workers who entered Israel illegally are believed to have beaten 70-year-old Rehovot farmer David Ben-Kafra to death at Moshav Pedaya for nationalistic reasons.

“This is a nationalistic matter — he had no enemies,” a heartbroken family member told Israel HaYom late in the day. “He was a father of five, a grandfather of 14. He was loved by everyone; he never had problems with anyone.”

However, “We are waiting for information from the police and are certain they will do their job faithfully,” said the victim’s son, Daniel Bar, who serves as a spokesperson for the Ministry of Religious Services and currently also as interim spokesperson for the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Members of the centrally-located moshav called police when they found Ben-Kafra with severe head wounds and other injuries. Police were told by other workers that he was assaulted by several Palestinian Authority workers at the moshav orchard. Ben-Kafra was immediately rushed to Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center in nearby Tzrifin, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police have launched an investigation into the attack, and said a nationalist motive for the murder has not yet been established. However, according to initial information indicates the attackers were indeed PA Arabs who were illegally residing in pre-1967 Israel.

Three Jerusalem Arabs Jailed for 8 Years for Planning Attack on Wedding Hall

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Three Jerusalem Arabs will be spending 7 to 8 years in jail for planning to disguise themselves as Hareidi Jews to enter a wedding hall and carry out a mass murder.

The Jerusalem District Court sentenced two of the men to eight years in prison, and a third terrorist who had last-minute thoughts and dropped out from the plot received a term of seven years.

All three were between 19 and 21 years old when arrested and are from the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, adjacent to Talpiot..

The plan had reached an advance stage, when they had found a Palestinian Authority arms dealer to sell them an Uzi sub-machine gun for $12,000 and had staked out the wedding hall in the Bayit Began neighborhood.

Tragic Death of 4 yr old Adele Biton, Road Terror Victim

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

She was just four years old, but little Adele Biton has changed lives around the world.

When her story first hit the headlines, many more people – including Jews – had no idea that Arab rock-throwing was really “road terror,” another form of murder.

Adele’s mother Adva was driving with her three young daughters on Route 5 in Samaria in the West Bank when Palestinian Authority Arabs attacked her family as they passed, hurling rocks at the car.

All four were wounded – three moderately injured – after the car swerved off the road and collided with an oncoming truck. Two-year-old Adele was trapped in her car seat and was in critical condition. Her mother, who drove the car, also was trapped. Firefighters worked tirelessly to rescue them all.

Adele was rushed to Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah but soon was transferred to the intensive care unit at the adjacent Schneider Children’s Hospital. For 18 months she underwent one operation after another, and then finally, in August 2014, the little girl was allowed to go home.

For six months she was free – fragile, but free.

Half a year later, her condition again began to deteriorate as the neurological injuries she suffered in the attack continued to complicate her life medically. “Every little thing that adds stress makes a huge difference,” her mother explained.

Adele caught pneumonia and returned this morning to the intensive care unit at Schneider Children’s Hospital where once more, the staff began the fight for her life.

This time, 4-year-old Adele Biton a”h slipped away.

May her memory be blessed, may her blood be avenged.

For Adele is not the first to die as the victim of road terror, the attackers using rocks as ammunition, their own arms as murder weapons of choice.

Those who attacked her family were a gang of five Palestinian Authority Arab teens ages 16 and 17 from the Samaria Arab village of Haras. The confessed to their “mission” under interrogation by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the ISA said in a statement after arresting the members of the teen terror cell.

Sadly, there have been others.

Asher Palmer, 24, was the son of American immigrants to Israel when he and his baby son Yonaton were murdered on September 23, 2011 – but the case was initially not as clear.

Law enforcement first believed Asher lost control of his vehicle near the Judean city of Kiryat Arba due to a motor vehicle accident. First responders told them plainly – and showed them the evidence (three rocks, include one stained with blood) – that the accident was due to a terror attack.

Within days the security assessment changed and two Palestinian Authority Arabs were arrested and charged in connection with the attack. Both proudly confessed to the murders. A third who witnessed the attack and stole Asher’s wallet and handgun from his body was also convicted of theft.

In that month of September 2011 alone, 498 incidents of rock attacks were recorded by the IDF.

The Palestinian Authority strives to glorify those who maim and murder Jews and Israelis, and especially honors those who succeed in terror attacks against citizens of the Jewish State. The PA even pays monthly salaries to those who are convicted on charges of terrorism and incarcerated in Israeli jails for such crimes. The longer the sentence, the higher the salaries, which are indirectly — and perhaps inadvertently — supported by the international community which provides financing to the PA government without mandating that it reform such practices.

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said in response to the news of Adele Biton’s passing, “There are no words… Any people whose heroes are the murderers of children will never have a state.”

UK Vows to ‘Strengthen Resolve’ in Response to ISIS Murder of Jordanian Pilot

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

British Prime Minister David Cameron slammed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday evening for its “sickening murder” of a captive Jordanian pilot. He pledged solidarity with Amman in response to news of the execution of 26-year-old Muath al-Kasaesbeh.

In a statement released by Downing Street, Cameron condemned the sickening act by what he called the “barbaric terrorists” of ISIL, another acronym for the terror group.

“I pay tribute to the dedication and bravery of Lieutenant Moaz al Kasasbeh, who as a member of the Jordanian Armed Forces serving in the anti-ISIL Coalition, paid with his life while protecting his country and us all.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight at this tragic time. “These terrorists’ brutal behaviour will only strengthen our resolve. We stand in solidarity with our Jordanian friends and we will continue to work with them and our other Coalition partners to defeat ISIL.

“Together we are making progress. In the last week, ISIL has been thrown out of Kobane.

“The Iraqi Armed Forces, with Coalition support, are steadily re-taking territory in Northern Iraq, freeing many thousands from ISIL’s utter cruelty. We will not stop until these evil extremists and their poisonous ideology are defeated.”

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