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August 27, 2016 / 23 Av, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Old City’

Shooting Attack at Sha’ar Shechem, Police Saved by Miracle [video]

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

There was a terror shooting attack near the Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem) of the Old City of Jerusalem, according to a TPS report.

The attack happened just before 11 PM on Sunday. The terrorists attempted to shoot at a group of Border Policemen who were standing together and receiving their orders for the evening.

The approaching Arab man aroused the suspicion of the policemen, and they asked him to show them what was in the bag he was carrying. He then pulled out his weapon and aimed it at them.

What saved the policemen from the terrorists who were standing a mere 5 meters away, according to HotNews1, was that when the first terrorist cocked his weapon, the magazine fell out.

The first terrorist was immediately neutralized (killed) by the policemen, who quickly opened fire.

A second terrorist then began shooting at the policemen from approximately 100 meters away.

A gunfight ensued, and accurate shooting on the policemen’s part quickly neutralized (killed) him too.

After a 15-20 minute search, a third suspected terrorist was arrested. It appears now that he was not involved in the attack.

No policemen were wounded.

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Update: Female Teen Terror Wannabe Fails at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Another female Arab wannabe teen terrorist has failed in an attempt to attack Border Guard Police officers. The incident occurred near the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem shortly after 9 am Tuesday morning.

The hopeful terrorist, age 16, pulled out a knife and tried to stab the officers when she was asked to hand over her bag for routine inspection before entering the Old City.

An officer immediately shoved her back and a second one tackled her, according to local sources. The teen terrorist wannabe, a resident of Jerusalem, was arrested and taken into custody.

She was transferred to security personnel for questioning.

Last week three male Arab terrorists just four years her senior murdered a young female Border Guard Police officer and wounded another plus a civilian in an attack at the same spot. All three terrorists were shot and killed — one of them taken down by the police officer he murdered, with her last shot.

Hana Levi Julian

Suspected Bomb Found at Light Rail Stop Near Damascus Gate

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

A suspicious package was found Sunday morning under the stop for the Jerusalem Light Rail near the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

Traffic on the rail line was stopped temporarily in order to allow police sappers to examine the item to see whether it was indeed an explosive, and if so, to safely remove and defuse it.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu Visits ‘Heroic, Resourceful’ Policewoman in Hospital

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited one of the two surviving wounded Israeli Border Guard Police officers hospitalized at Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center on Thursday.

Ravit was one of three who were wounded in a complex terror attack at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

It was the police officers who prevented a certain mass casualty attack from taking place within the Old City, having fearlessly approached the suspects to ask for identification when they acted suspiciously. As one presented his ID, his two companions produced concealed guns and knives, and immediately stabbed the police officers.

The officer with whom the prime minister visited, Ravit, told him what had happened during the attack. She added, “We are here to protect Israel’s citizens. That’s why we enlisted, and why we are here.

“I have no doubt that Hadar knew this and acted from this belief. I realize that Hadar saved my life,” she said.

“Your responsiveness and resourcefulness prevented a huge disaster,” Netanyahu said in praise of all the officers. “All of Israel embraces you, and sends to you wishes for a speedy recovery.”

The prime minister also visited an IDF soldier wounded in a terror attack Sunday in Samaria near Beit El carried out by a member of the elite, U.S.-trained Palestinian Authority security police force.

After the visit, Netanyahu declared, “Ravit acted heroically and resourcefully along with her colleagues. Together with the commander of their force, they prevented a large disaster. And of course we are all saddened by the death of Hadar Cohen, a real heroine. We all embrace her family.”

Netanyahu told reporters the government is carrying out a “large effort against terror.

“Qabatiya (the home village of two of the terrorists) is closed. The IDF is operating there with the Shin Bet and making widespread arrests. We have canceled many work permits into Israel, and the attorney general informed me… he has added a number of terrorists’ homes to be marked for demolition. This is only a portion of our efforts.

“It will take time to overcome terror – Islamic terror has spread throughout the world, inciting millions in countries from Jakarta to Africa, all the way to California,” Netanyahu pointed out.

“We are in this fray – it is not passing us by – but we are fighting it with great power and will continue to do so.”

Hana Levi Julian

Jerusalem Under Attack, Official Calls for IDF

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The deputy mayor of Jerusalem, Dov Kalmanovich, is calling for IDF troops to be deployed temporarily in the capital following a major terror attack at the Damascus Gate earlier in the day.

One Border Guard police officer has succumbed to her wounds as a result of the attack; two others are hospitalized. Three terrorists were shot and killed.

Kalmanovich said Wednesday night there has been an escalation in the wave of terror in Jerusalem and recommended placing IDF soldiers at schools and in the Old City.

“Border Police and Jerusalem District police officers prevented – unfortunately with their bodies – a much more complex and serious attack than what occurred here,” Assistant Police Commissioner Avshalom Peled pointed out Wednesday night.

“A team of Border Police officers was suspicious of several people and sought to make contact with them. A battle then followed in which three terrorists were killed… During initial questioning they were armed with weapons. They had probably planned a complex, combined attack which would have been far more difficult [to deal with.]”

Peled concurred with the deputy mayor’s assessment. “There is no doubt this is a type of escalation,” he said.

Moreover, Peled emphasized that it was likely the terrorists were targeting civilians, rather than police – and that the approach by officers had blocked their access to the intended target.

“We believe the police were not the targets as it was their initiative (to approach),” he said. “I am unable to discuss some of these things because it is under intensive investigation.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the closure of Qabatiya Wednesday evening following the terror attack at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City.

The IDF declared the area around the Palestinian Authority town of Jenin to be a closed military zone. The area was completely sealed off with no one allowed to enter or leave the area until further notice.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan thanked the police for their “vigilance and professionalism.” He noted that because of the officers “an attack of a very large scale was prevented. Erdan added a request to the public to “remain on alert.”

Hana Levi Julian

Jewish Teen Arrested for Church Vandalism

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

A Jerusalem teenager has been arrested in connection with the vandalism of the Dormition Abbey in the Old City of the capital.

A 16-year-old Jewish boy was scheduled to appear before a judge in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court Wednesday to face accusations relating to the case.

The Dormition Abbey is located next to the site known to Jews as the Tomb of the Biblical King David, author of the Book of Psalms. It is known to Christians as the Cenacle, and the room of the Last Supper, and is outside Zion Gate.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Attack Foiled in Old City of Jerusalem

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

A terror attack was foiled in the Old City of Jerusalem at midday Sunday when Israeli police officers noticed an Arab teen behaving suspiciously. The officers asked the youth to produce his identification, which he did.

However, as he presented his blue teudat zehut ID card, the youth also pulled a knife from within the folds of his shirt, and tried to stab one of the officers.

ירושלים: לפני זמן קצר נמנע פיגוע דקירה, נעצר מחבל שניסה לדקור שוטרים   שוטרים הבחינו בצעיר ערבי ברחוב המוריסטאן בעיר העתיקה, שעורר את חשדם. השוטרים ניגשו לבדוק אותו תוך כדי ששומרים על טווח ביטחון ואבטחה הדדית. הצעיר מסר ת.ז. ובמהלך הבדיקה שלף סכין מתוך חולצתו.השוטרים השתלטו על המחבל ועצרו אותו, אין נפגעים.בסרטון: ההשתלטות על המחבל

Posted by ‎רוטר.נט – סקופים וחדשות‎ on Sunday, December 27, 2015

The police overpowered and arrested the teen, handcuffed him and took him to the local precinct for questioning.

Hana Levi Julian

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