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July 23, 2016 / 17 Tammuz, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Nablus’

Three Arabs Captured with M-16 Near Tapuach Junction

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Border Police captured three Arabs on Saturday night near the Tapuach Junction in the Shomron, according to a TPS report.

Following an intelligence lead from the army, Border Police began looking for the three Arab men who were trying to sell the rifle.

At around 10 PM, police spotted and stopped the suspect’s vehicle. Upon inspection, they found the M-16. The rifle had been disassembled, with the parts hidden throughout the vehicle.

The three illegal arms dealers, in their twenties, are from Ramallah and Shechem (Nablus).

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Terrorist Neutralized Near Shechem

Friday, June 10th, 2016

An Arab terrorist, armed with a knife, was shot and neutralized after he tried to stab soldiers near Beit Furik, near Shechem.

No one was injured in the attack.

The terrorist is being taken to Beilinson hospital in serious condition.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Arab Terrorists Shoot at School Bus, Stone Second Bus

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

A school bus, transporting students from the Chitzin yeshiva was shot at on Sunday evening. The attack happened near Huwara, which is near Shechem.

Impact signs on school bus window

Impact signs on school bus window

The windows of the armored bus show signs of multiple impacts, but no one was injured.

UPDATE: The IDF reports that the projectiles shot at the bus were metal ball bearings, and not bullets.

This is the second time in the past month that Arab terrorists have targeted the bus driver of a school bus.

“Forces are searching the area for the perpetrator,” an IDF spokesperson said in a statement to media.

In a separate attack, Arab stoned a bus between Adam and Hizmeh, damaging the front windshield.

MDA is treating the bus driver who is lightly wounded, and 4 passengers for shock.

Bus stoned near Adam

Bus stoned near Adam

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New Terror Tactic: Hamas Uses Postal System to Smuggle Drones and Weapons

Monday, May 30th, 2016

By Joshua B. Dermer/TPS

Erez Crossing (TPS) – Dozens of weapons smuggling attempts by way of the postal system were foiled this week by Israeli Crossing Points Authorities on the border of the Gaza Strip. Erez Crossing officials confiscated ten motor skimmers, apparently for the use of drones, on Monday morning sent by mail to Gaza.

In particular, attempts have been made to smuggle dismantled weapon and drone parts to be reassembled within Gaza.

With increased pressure by the Coordinator of Governmental Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the Shin Bet, Israel Police, and the Office of Border Control, terror organizations in the Gaza Strip are seeking more innovative methods to transfer weapons.

Gyroscopes for accuracy enhancement, range magnifiers, and signal strength augmenters used remotely by cell phones were seized along with the drone parts. These transmission devices operate at 5.8 GHz, a video signal not approved for use by Israel or the Palestinian Authority.

Israeli police seized pipe bombs, ammunition, and thousands of springs for grenades and rockets in May 19 home raids in Qalansuwa, an Israeli-Arab city in central Israel. According to police officials, the weapons were to be used for attacks both within Israel and remotely from the Gaza Strip.

Additionally, IDF and police forces discovered arms and ammunition hidden in houses in Nablus on Sunday night. Four rifles and two pistols were found, along with many weapon parts, magazines, and a large amount of ammunition. The weapons were confiscated, and 11 terror operatives who held them in their homes were arrested.

The IDF released video on Monday of the Nablus raids and the weapons seized:

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Terrorist Convicted in 2014 Murder of IDF Soldier Almog Shiloni, z’l

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

An Arab terrorist from Shechem was convicted Wednesday of the November 2014 murder of an IDF soldier outside the Hagana train station in Tel Aviv.

The terrorist, Nur al-Din Abu Hashayeh, was convicted in Tel Aviv District Court of murdering 20-year-old Almog Shiloni, according to Israel Radio.

Hashayeh, age 18 at the time of the murder, illegally entered sovereign Israeli territory the day before he carried out the attack.

Under interrogation he told investigators he had hoped to be killed by security personnel during the attack, thereby becoming a “martyr.” In this way he would earn a generous monthly salary for his family from the Palestinian Authority government and also would gain eternal fame as well.

Nevertheless, the killer has likely nevertheless succeeded in gaining at least a somewhat generous monthly stipend for his family from the Ramallah government, which pays the families of convicted Arab terrorists imprisoned in Israel on a scale rated in accordance with the severity of the attack, the number of victims and length of sentence.

In this case, Hashayeh caught the young soldier by surprise and stabbed him in the stomach. As he fell to the ground and tried to defend himself with his legs, the terrorist stabbed him several more times while trying to grab his M-16 assault rifle and attack nearby bystanders.

Israelis who saw the attack rushed over and hit the terrorist, who the fled, tossing away his knife on the way.

Although the homes of many such terrorists have been demolished during the current wave of terror, Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled last December that “too much time had passed” for demolition to be carried out as a deterrent measure in this case.

Hana Levi Julian

Shakeup in PA: Governor of Shechem Sacked by Abbas, Then Lashes Out

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

By Jesse Lempel/TPS

The Palestinian Authority governor of Shechem (Nablus) was dismissed “without warning” by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, according to a post on the governor’s personal Facebook page. General Akram Rajoub, the now ex-governor who recently made headlines for staging a walkout in protest of Jewish settlers attending a Samaritan Passover sacrifice, then took to social media to blast Abbas.

In an unusually bitter and snarky attack, Rajoub derided Abbas for “considering himself a mighty Fatah leader and bragging that he knocked me out,” referring to Abbas’ Fatah party. “Patience has its limits,” Rajoub ominously concluded.

It is not yet clear whether the dismissal is related to Rajoub’s dramatic walkout last week in protest of Jewish settlers attending a Samaritan Passover sacrifice or is due to internal political wrangling within the Palestinian Authority leadership.

Rajoub himself told the Palestinian Authority Ma’an News Agency that he had “no idea” why he’d been fired.

Rajoub, a former high-ranking Palestinian Authority intelligence figure, has criticized Abbas in the past for allowing Abbas loyalists in Nablus too much leeway.

“My positions and principles are not up for negotiation,” Rajoub wrote in a Facebook post after being dismissed, adding that he “will not retract a single political, national, or party position” he has taken.

In a sign of recent tension, a firefight erupted several weeks ago in Nablus between Palestinian Authority police forces and gunmen of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, the military wing of Abbas’ Fatah party, after the police attempted to arrest a murder suspect in the Old City of Nablus. The incident and subsequent pressure from Abbas loyalists in Nablus may have contributed to Rajoub’s ousting as governor of the city.

Rajoub’s dismissal comes on the heels of his walkout during a Samaritan Passover ceremony held in Nablus in protest of the presence of local Jewish settlers attending the event. The Samaritans are a tiny, ancient sect who practice a unique form of Judaism. They live mostly above Nablus on Mount Gerizim, the holiest site in their religion and the place where they conduct the annual Passover sacrifice.

The ceremony, officiated by the Samaritan high priest, was attended by local Jewish settlers and a Palestinian Authority delegation, including Rajoub. However, Rajoub and several other Arabs dramatically walked out in protest as Samarian Regional Council Chairman Yossi Dagan began to speak.

“We respect and appreciate the Samaritans and consider them part of the Palestinian people, but we cannot accept the presence of settlers,” Rajoub told the Palestinian Authority Ma’an News Agency. “We are unwilling to talk to settlers because their presence is illegal and unacceptable.”

Meanwhile, Dagan posted a video of his speech on Facebook, commenting that he wished a happy holiday to “the Samaritan community, IDF soldiers, and anyone who wishes to live alongside us in tranquility.”

Dagan added that Rajoub and the other Palestinian Authority representatives “fled the ceremony” because “they apparently didn’t really like hearing the simple truth—the nation of Israel lives.”

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Terror Attack Foiled Near Shechem

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

An Arab terrorist was put out of action early Sunday afternoon after he attempted to stab soldiers in an attack near Shechem.

The terrorist was shot by other soldiers in a unit of the Samaria territorial brigade, who witnessed the attack.

“A stabbing attack was thwarted south of Nablus,” the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

“A Palestinian assailant drew a knife and attempted to stab soldiers securing the area. The force responded and fired towards the attacker, resulting in his death.”

No Israeli soldiers were injured.

Hana Levi Julian

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