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September 30, 2016 / 27 Elul, 5776

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Belgium Machete Attack on Female Cops

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

The Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist organization claimed responsibility on Sunday for the vicious machete attack Saturday afternoon against two female police officers in the Belgian city of Charleroi.

The group’s Amaq News Agency quoted an unidentified source who said the attack came “in response to calls to target citizens” from the nations who participate in the U.S. coalition conducting air strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Belgium has opened a terrorism probe into the attack, one of a string of radical Islamist assaults on members of the European Union.

The 33-year-old terrorist, an Algerian national, yelled “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Great, in Arabic) as he swung the machete at the face of the first police officer, cutting her deeply.

The second victim, who also sustained wounds to her face, was not as seriously wounded, having had enough time to muster defenses to fight off the attacker. In addition, a third officer opened fire, shooting and ultimately killing the terrorist.

Both police officers were standing at the entrance of a police station around 4 pm local time (11 am NY time) when the terrorist walked up to them carrying a sports bag. He pulled the machete from his bag and began hacking at the officers.

Hana Levi Julian

Better Benefits Offered for Police in Jerusalem

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The Israel Police Department has announced it is offering a special benefits package for recruits who serve in the capital city of Jerusalem.

The department is hoping to attract some 1,200 new officers, but so far only 200 have joined up, according to a report broadcast on Israel’s Channel 10 television.

“A unique benefits package has been created for police serving in the city (of Jerusalem) in order to attract new recruits and retain existing officers,” Israel Police said in a statement following the report.

It’s not only rookies who are avoiding the holy city: veterans are also turning down assignments in Jerusalem, Channel 10 reported.

Jerusalem has been the city hardest hit by terrorist attacks; accordingly, its police force is increasing its presence in areas such as Arab neighborhoods, the Old City and high-density tourism hot spots like Ben Yehuda Street, Jaffa Road and the Mahane Yehuda open air market.

The department is also offering unspecified “incentive packages” and higher wages to existing officers as another way to increase the number of recruits.

Hana Levi Julian

Show Me Your Driver’s License… [video]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Police officer Roni Shreiberman pulled over an ATV vehicle driving down an Israeli highway on Monday, only to discover that it was a toy ATV being driven by 2 very, very young Bedouin children.

The policeman was trying to get them to tell him where they are from, as a passing driver yells out to check their driver’s license.

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Police Harass Grandparents of the Minor from Yitzhar

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The bizarre saga of the minor from Yitzhar continues, this time with the police harassing the young boy’s elderly grandparents in Petach Tikva as well as others who helped the boy comply with the IDF’s administrative expulsion order, according to the Honenu legal aid society.

For reasons unknown, the IDF gave an administrative distancing order to a 15-year-old minor from Yitzhar, requiring that he leave his parents’ home and all of Judea and Samaria. They claim he is a danger to the state, but there’s been no trial, no evidence, and they only arrested the boy for not leaving his parents’ home as ordered and not for any criminal actions they imagine he’s done.

The family has been trying to fight the secretive order. The other week the police arrested the boy at 3 AM in his parents’ home and tried to send him to some unknown farm in the south of the country, apparently for reeducation.

The family fought it.

In part because the police couldn’t even provide basic details on the facility and they didn’t follow procedures and bring in child welfare services, the court decided to free the boy to return home. The court strongly criticized the police for their actions.

But the police immediately appealed to a different judge who threw the boy back in jail over Shabbat.

After Shabbat the first court released the boy again, but he could not return to Judea and Samaria, so he has been going to different homes each night to sleep, to comply with the anti-democratic distancing order.

The Petach Tikva Magistrate’s court is expected to make an interim decision on Tuesday, and until then, the expelled youth has been living part of the time with his grandparents, despite their protests to the court that it would be too difficult for them to take him in because of the police expectations from them.

And the police are making sure that it is very difficult on the grandparents.

The police decided to visit and harass the grandparents in the middle of the night, despite promising the court it wouldn’t do that.

This week the police began loudly banging on the grandparents’ door at 4 AM, screaming at the couple, demanding the elderly couple immediately open up the door so they could check if the minor was sleeping there.

When the elderly couple asked the police how they can show up at that hour and act that way, one policeman answered they can show up whenever they want.

Nor is this a one-time occurrence by the police.

At a different home the boy had stayed at previously in Givatayim, the police showed up at 11 PM with their walkie-talkies on at full volume. They began ringing the intercom of different neighbors, despite the family’s name being clearly posted on the intercom, and worse, despite knowing the boy wasn’t even there anymore, as he had informed the police he was sleeping at a different address that night.

The host family said the police woke up the entire street with their actions.

The boy’s former host asked, “Why are the police punishing them?” They were helping the family comply with the judge’s order.

Unfortunately, similar stories of police abuse are not unknown in Israel.

The family continues to protest, and other youths have begun protesting in front of the home of Central Command chief Ron Numa who signed the bizarre IDF expulsion order of the young boy from his home.

Jewish Press News Briefs

NYPD Cop Dies 2 Days After Shooting, 3rd in 5 Months

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown will submit an indictment in federal court Tuesday against 34-year-old Demetrius Blackwell on charges of first degree murder of a police officer.

Blackwell is accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Brian Moore on Saturday after he and his partner became suspicious when they spotted a bulge in his waistband and followed the suspect in their unmarked car.

Police recovered the murder weapon, officials said, a stolen gun that was traced to Georgia which they found at the scene of the crime with two bullets left inside the five-bullet chamber. Blackwell fired the weapon three times, according to Moore’s partner, who was sitting next to him when he was shot in the face and chest.

Moore was rushed to nearby Jamaica Hospital, where he underwent surgery for the wounds. But on Monday the severity of the damage proved too great, and his life slipped away.

“He was a quiet but sweet young man,” his neighbors in Massapequa, Long Island told Channel 7 Eyewitness News. Moore was unmarried and lived with his parents in a close-knit community where neighbors all knew each other for years.

At a news briefing, a clearly shaken Police Commissioner William J. Bratton told journalists in a choked voice, “Our city is in mourning… He was one of the finest among us; he made the ultimate sacrifice, just 25 years of age with a service record that proves it… He did everything a police officer was supposed to do, was awarded many times for valor” in his nearly five years of service on the force. In fact, Moore had a record of having already made 150 arrests in his brief career on the force.

Moore was, in fact, following in the footsteps of the men in his family. His father, uncle and several cousins who also serve as police officers. “His life was devoted to being a police officer — he wanted to be just as good as them,” family members told Bratton. “This is a family that has done so much for the rest of us,” the commissioner added, his voice lanced with pain.

“They are now feeling so much pain and loss… every member and former member of this department is feeling such loss and pain today.” Nevertheless, Bratton did not fail to thank the staff and physicians at Jamaica Hospital for doing “everything they knew how to do.”

Moore is the fifth NYPD cop to be shot in the line of duty in the past five months, and the third to die in that time.

In response to a question from a reporter who asked how Bratton responds to cops “on the job” when they’re upset — especially in light of recent events that have taken place in Baltimore and Ferguson — he replied:

“I’ve been doing this now for almost 50 years… and when I’m asked, ‘Why is it always the good ones?’ Well, maybe the reason is, it’s always the good ones because there are so many good ones.”

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, who also spoke at the briefing, added, “We lost one of the best amongst us, a young man who was called to do good for others. This was his dream because he had seen such extraordinary examples in his own family…It’s a rare and special being who makes that decision [to put on the NYPD uniform] every day and who lives that out.”

Hana Levi Julian

Police Officer Viciously Attacks Ethiopian IDF Soldier [video]

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

A police officer in Holon viciously attacked an Ethiopian IDF soldier, Damas Pakada, on Sunday evening.

The clearly unprovoked attack was caught in its entirety on camera by neighbors.

The policeman also threatened to shoot the soldier in the head during the assault after Pakada tried to defend himself from the beating.

The police officer then claimed that Pakada attacked him, and Pakada was arrested and spent the night in jail.

Because of the video, Pakada was released the next day, and the police officer was suspended and the case has been moved to Machash (Internal Affairs).

Pakada believes he was the victim of a racist, hate crime.

The police department has condemned the actions of the policeman.

Far too often there seems to be a culture of brutality running through the Israeli police department, and unfortunately, this is just how too many Israeli police behave when they aren’t sexually harassing women.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Hero Police Officer Zidan Sayif has Died of his Wounds

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Zidan Sayif (30) HY”D, the Israeli-Druze policeman who saved numerous lives on Tuesday morning when he engaged the two Arab terrorists in a gun battle in the Har Nof Massace, died on Tuesday evening of his wounds, according to a statement from Hadassah hospital.

Sayif was being treated in Hadassah hospital for the head wound he received in the shootout with the terrorists.

Sayif was the first of two officers on the scene. As a result of Zidan’s heroic actions, the terrorists in the Jerusalem synagogue were forced to stop slaughtering worshipers and instead concentrated on attacking the policeman.

The death toll from the attack in the synagogue has now risen to 5,

Sayif is survived by his wife and a 4 month old baby daughter.

Zidan Sayif joined the Israeli police in April 2011, and served as a traffic officer in Jerusalem.

He was from the village of Yanuch-Jat in the Galil.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday in his village.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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