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June 26, 2016 / 20 Sivan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘old city of jerusalem’

Three Israeli-Arabs Indicted for Helping PA Terrorist Escape

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Jerusalem (TPS) – Three Israeli-Arab residents of the Old City have been arrested by the Jerusalem Police and indicted in court for aiding a terrorist who committed a stabbing attack on May 2. According to the indictment, they housed the stabber in an apartment and attempted to help him escape without being caught.

The stabbing attack was committed by 18-year-old Muhannad Muhtaseb, a resident of Hebron who was staying in Jerusalem illegally. Muhtaseb stabbed and moderately wounded a 60-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jew who exited a yeshiva near the Muslim Quarter. A knife was found at the scene of the attack and Muhtaseb was located and arrested in an Old City apartment three hours later after a long and complicated search conducted by the police. He has also been indicted in court.

During the complex investigation, the evidence eventually pointed to the three Old City residents who aided the terrorist. According to the indictment filed against them, two of the defendants met Muhtaseb immediately after the attack and directed him towards Herod’s Gate to escape from the Old City.

When they saw the gate was blocked by policemen, they returned to the Muslim Quarter where one of the defendants told the terrorist that he would help him escape and let him into a residential complex to hide from the police and security cameras.

According to the indictment, the two other defendants arrived later at the complex, and one of them let Muhtaseb into his home. He let the terrorist wash off the stab victim’s blood, gave him clean clothes, and let him stay and hide.

When police forces arrived in the area, one of the suspects ran from the residential complex to the terrorist’s hiding place and warned him that they needed to flee. They transferred Muhtaseb to a nearby apartment, where he was eventually caught and arrested.

The indictment against the three men was filed on May 13 at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court, charging them of aiding a crime and disruption of court proceedings. The state prosecutor has requested that their remand be extended until the end of court proceedings against them.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Arab Girl Arrested in Old City with Large Knife [video]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Police in Jerusalem’s Old City noticed an Arab girl acting suspiciously on Wednesday evening. She was walking down the street holding a bag, but she was keeping her hand inside the bag, according to a police report.

The police carefully approached her, and when she realized she was being surrounded she tried to run.

The police arrested the 17-year-old girl, separating her from the bag and the large knife that she was holding inside the bag.

Thanks to the alert policemen a potential terror attack was foiled.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Jerusalem’s Old City Stabbing Victim Improving, Terrorist Caught

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

A 60-year-old Orthodox Jewish man attacked Monday night in Jerusalem by an 18-year-old Arab from the Palestinian Authority is slowly improving at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

He ran towards the Lion’s Gate to seek help from the security force there after being stabbed in the back by the terrorist in one of the alleys in the Old City.

The man’s lungs were penetrated by the knife, according to hospital officials, requiring drainage as well as a blood transfusion.

He is listed in serious condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

The stabber initially escaped after the attack but was caught hiding in a nearby basement a few hours later.

Hana Levi Julian

UPDATE: Stabbing in Jerusalem, Jewish Man Seriously Wounded, Terrorist Captured [video]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Am Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, 60, was stabbed by an Arab terrorist Monday night, around 10:30 PM, on Haldia Street in the Muslim quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The terrorist, dressed in jeans and a black coat fled the scene and police have begun a manhunt.

The victim made his way over to the Lion’s Gate after the attack, where he reached security forces.

The knife used by the terrorist has been located.

Israel Weingarten, an MDA paramedic, told reporters: “A man of 60 was sitting near the Lions’ Gate, after having been stabbed in his upper body. He was fully conscious and told us he had been stabbed over in the alleys and ran towards the Lions’ Gate to seek help from the security force there. We gave him first aid, dressed the wound and stopped the bleeding and evacuated him to the hospital in moderate and stable condition.”

Update: Tuesday, 12:51 AM: Police believe they have caught the suspect.

Update: Tuesday, 1:01 AM: Police have confirmed they have caught the terrorist – an 18-year-old Arab from the territories. The terrorist was hiding in a basement and had changed his clothing. Police used security cameras in the Old City to track him down. He confessed during the interrogation.

David Israel

Israel Police, Jordanian Islamic Waqf Play ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ With Danish Reporter at Temple Mount

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Danish reporter ‘Jerusalem Jane’ Kiel announced in a video report on Facebook Thursday morning (April 28) that she was cleared to return to the Temple Mount by police at the precinct near the Jaffat Gate entrance to the Old City.

The move was odd, given that it was Israel Police who removed her from the Temple Mount earlier in the morning at the directive of the Jordanian Islamic Waqf, Kiel said, just shortly before.

“After being forced off the Temple Mount again I just talked to the police,” she wrote in her post. “They checked my passport and, according to them I AM ALLOWED ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.. “So the Waqf say no, but the Israeli police says yes.

And the fact is, it was the [Israel] police that took me off after the Waqft (sic) told them to… See you up there sometime soon. We will see who is in charge..”

JewishPress.com was unable to reach the Israel Police spokesperson on the incident despite repeated attempts to do so.

Could it be that Israel Police and Jordanian Islamic Waqf security personnel are playing the game of “good cop, bad cop” with international journalists on the Temple Mount these days?

Hana Levi Julian

Two 12-Year-Olds Caught with Knives and Good-Bye Letter in Jerusalem’s Old City

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Police caught two armed 12-year-old Arab boys in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday, according to a TPS report.

The two were acting suspiciously, so Border Policemen stopped and searched them, discovering 3 knives hidden in their jackets, as well as a good-bye letter to one of their parents.

They were arrested and brought in for interrogation.

During the interrogation, the two admitted they planned to commit a terror attack – as if those knives and letter weren’t a dead giveaway.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Two Terrorists Killed Near Old City of Jerusalem [video]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Israeli police shot two Arab terrorists in their car outside the Old City of Jerusalem Wednesday morning, on Tsanchanim Street, near Kikar Tzahal.

According to police, the terrorists in the car began shooting at people and passing cars. The police returned fire.

Both terrorists are now dead. The second one died in the hospital.

Two rifles were found in their car.

Guns found in terrorists car - March 9, 2016

Guns found in terrorists car – March 9, 2016

One 50-year-old civilian was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. He is seriously wounded.

The car matched the description of the vehicle that had carried out an attack just half an hour earlier in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot.

Passengers on the bus in Ramot were told to “duck” and to lay down on the floor” when gunshots slammed into a bus earlier in the morning.

One civilian in a nearby car managed to stop and get a shot off at the terrorists.

A scarf identified with an extremist Islamic movement was found in the car that was used by terrorists in the shooting attack on Hatsankhanim Street in Jerusalem.

Islamic scarf found in terrorist's car

Islamic scarf found in terrorist’s car

#شاهد .. وكالة شهاب تحصل على فيديو لعملية المطاردة وإطلاق النار في شارع " غولدا مائير" في القدس المحتلة والتي أسفرت عن مصرع صهيوني واستشهاد شابيين فلسطينيين

Posted by Shehab News Agency on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

فيديو أولي من مكان العملية بالقدس .. عدسة مراسل معا ً : ( محمد الصياد ) #فضائية_معا

Posted by ‎وكالة معا الاخبارية‎ on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hana Levi Julian

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