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Posts Tagged ‘Neve Tzuf’

Neve Tzuf (Halamish) Residents: We Will Not Be Pushed Out By Arson Terrorists

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

By Ilana Messika/TPS

Residents of Haifa, Bet Meir, Neve Tzuf and other communities hard hit by last weeks fires returned home Sunday morning to survey the damage and to begin the process of rebuilding their lives and communities.

“Now, it is the first time that we stand again in front of our house, in its ruins. This was originally a neighborhood of about 15 houses which were destroyed to the floors, nothing is left, said Itzik Shmadi, a resident of Neve Tzuf, in the Binyamin region as he stood in front of the ruins of his house.

Shamdi, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and other government ministers addressed police and government estimates that a majority of the fires were terror attacks, set intentionally by local Arabs at a time of high winds and dry forest conditions.

“It is part of the war against the Arabs and we will act accordingly like in a war. We will build again greater homes, and be brave. They will not win,” Shmadi concluded.

Also visiting Neve Tzuf, Lieberman commended the work of the fire and rescue teams, along with police and IDF support. He said that current statistics from IDF Central Command indicate that out of the 110 fire cases, 17 were definitely arsons.

“[Neve Tzuf if a] veteran settlement, with strong people who have faced crisis in the past and are now again dealing with this challenge in beautiful and dignified way. They are not talking of revenge, but rather about construction, rehabilitation and expansion of the settlement,” Liberman stated.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett also praised the fire department and added that temporary caravans will be placed in Neve Tzuf for families that lost homes, in order for the entire community to be able to return and for children to return to school as normal.

“We have seen an unprecedented mobilization and mutual assistance of all arms of the Israeli society, and on all of the burnt houses here we will build other houses greater in number and size,” he stated.

According to Roni Nouma, Commander of the Central District, there are currently several leads regarding arson suspects. Twenty-three people have been detained and released, but Nouma said security forces are continuing efforts to apprehend suspects.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Pipe Bomb Found at Entrance to Neve Tzuf

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

A pipe bomb was found on Sunday afternoon at the entrance to the Tzufit neighborhood of Neve Tsuf, near the Cross-Binyamin Highway.

It appears the bomb was thrown at the neighborhood during Shabbat but did not explode.

Security forces dealt with it.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Fearful Way Home

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Shots were fired at four Israeli vehicles in Route 465, in the Benjamin Regional Council, on Wednesday evening, January 14. Although no injuries or casualties were sustained, the shooting is an uncommon event that could signify the deterioration of the already fragile sense of security, for the residents of Israeli communities in the Benjamin Regional Council.

Tazpit News Agency spoke to Yechiel Kapach, the secretary of the Neve Tzuf (Halamish) community located in the Samaria hills.

“A terror attack that includes shooting is very rare, while stone-throwing terror attacks are much more common. They occur on a daily basis,” Kapach told Tazpit.

“The number of attacks depends on the general political situation in the country. When tension rises we see more terror attacks and when tension goes down we see less.”

Terror attacks include stone-throwing, shooting incidents, firework directed at people and cars as well as usage of Molotov cocktails. Tazpit News Agency reports that during December 2014 there were 27 stone-throwing incidents on the 465 route alone.

The 465 route is used by Israelis and Palestinians alike. It starts in the Benjamin Regional Council and crosses the green-line at the Rantis Checkpoint. Kapach told Tazpit News Agency that “the second you cross the Rantis Check point, it’s the wild wild west.”

“There is a real problem of sovereignty and enforcement of the Israeli law. We feel the lack of sovereignty in civil issues such as driving or illegal building for example, and it projects onto security issues,” he pointed out.

Kapach also added that Neve-Tzuf’s inhabitants felt so disappointed by the IDF’s inability to control security related incidents, that they started their own civil guard.

“I hope Israel can strengthen its sovereignty and enforce Israeli law so that real security will prevail.”

Yotam Rozenwald / Tazpit News Agency

Run-Over Terror Attempt Foiled Near Neve Tzuf

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

At around 11:50 AM there was an attempted run-over vehicular terror attack at the Tzofit bus/hitchhiking station. The Arab terrorist tried to run over 3 people, but failed.

The attack happened on the highway near the entrance to the Tzofit neighborhood of Neve Tzuf which is in the Binyamin region.

Ron, a local resident who was on guard duty near the entrance told Tazpit that two boys were sitting on the curbside, and he was standing near them when they saw an Arab van driving towards them at high speed on the shoulder of the road. The guard pointed his gun at the driver and the terrorist then quickly swerved away back onto the road and drove off in the direction of Bir Zit.

The IDF has put up roadblocks and is looking for the terrorist.

Neve Tzuf, also called Halamish, is built on the ruins of an ancient Jewish Talmudic-period city of the same name.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Infiltration and Stabbing in Neve Tzuf Halamish Home

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

There was a reported infiltration into the town of Neve Tzuf Halamish in the Binyamin region, on Sunday afternoon.

Arabs broke into a home in Neve Tzuf, while the owners were in the house. A struggle ensued, and the Arabs apparently stabbed one person, who was lightly wounded.

The Arabs ran away.

The settlement was rebuilt on the ruins of an ancient Jewish Talmudic village.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Arab Terrorists’ Molotov Cocktails Ignite Forest Fire

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Palestinian Authority Arabs throwing Molotov cocktails at passing Israeli cars in Samaria Thursday ignited a forest fire near the Jewish community of Neve Tzuf, located in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem.

Volunteers quickly arrived on the scene and began to extinguish the blaze to prevent flames from spreading to nearby homes, and firefighters arrived to assist.

No injuries were reported, but heavy damaged was caused to the greenery. Security forces searched for the attackers and found remnants of more Molotov cocktails, but no arrests were made.

A spokesperson for the Binyamin Regional Fire Department told Tazpit News Agency that three teams were required to gain full control of the fire.

 

Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency

Palestinians Attack Jewish Youth on Hike

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

On Tuesday evening, three Palestinians attacked an Israeli youth who was hiking along the Meir Spring near Neve Tzuf. The youth did not require medical treatment.

IDF forces arrived at the scene, as well as some Neve Tzuf residents.

Concurrently, 20 Palestinians came out from their village of Neve Salach and began throwing stones at the highway and at the IDF forces.

The Israeli citizens then left and the IDF bgean using tear gas on the Arab rioters.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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