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October 13, 2015 / 30 Tishri, 5776
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Israeli Sappers Detonate Roadside Bomb on Samaria Road

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Israeli police sappers were called Wednesday evening to detonate a roadside bomb apparently planted by Palestinian Arab terrorists on a road in Samaria.

The trap was well laid: The explosive appeared to be an unobtrusive object on the road connecting the small Jewish communities of Peduel and Bruchin.

The sappers detonated the object – which actually was a bomb – without fanfare. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Earlier this evening, a Border Guard Police officer sustained facial wounds while she was working to disperse a mob of stone-throwing Palestinian Arabs who were attacking the police. The officer, who required medical treatment, was evacuated to a medical facility.

Police Brass Objection to New Candidate for Commissioner: Too Close to the Ultra-Orthodox

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

(JNi.media) Senior police officials are finding it difficult to accept the appointment of Roni Alsheikh, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s new candidate for Police Commissioner, and, according to a report on Israel’s Channel 10 News, the praise they originally voiced at the plan to appoint a Shin Bet deputy chief, has been transformed into concerns. It turns out that Roni Alsheikh has managed to come up in the clandestine security forces on the strength of his personality and remarkable intelligence, despite his skullcap, and despite his close connections to both ultra-Orthodox and national-religious groups.

According to the report, after earlier attempts to crack the mysterious personality of the new candidate for the top job had failed, police brass tried to trace his activity on the social network — and became overwhelmed by a distinct feeling of discomfort.

The report cites the social network message shared by Alsheikh’s wife, Shira, originally posted by an acquaintance of the Alsheikh family. Following stone throwing at the car of the mother of said acquaintance, the latter wrote on Facebook: “Israeli police today received 54 complaints of stone throwing and … you guessed it! Have not done anything about it. The cops must be too hot today. They (the terrorists) bomb with stones and police is bombing with its capabilities.”

Mind you, the post was not written, only shared, and not by Roni Alsheikh but by his wife, and if that’s the worst his opponents at the police have come up with then his glide to the new post seems certain. But then there were photos exposed recently in which Alsheikh is seen speaking with the Grand Rebbe of Modzitz, Rabbi Chaim Shaul Taub, at his study hall in Bnei Brak, and dancing with Torah scrolls at the Chasidic court of Sanz in Netanya.

The police brass, who are still smarting from the scandal involving Rabbi Josiah Pinto, followed by the suicide of a top police officer—in a year that saw the police leadership getting mired in sex and corruption scandals, just aren’t happy to see a potential police officer on such friendly terms with the ultra-Orthodox.

According to the Channel 10 report, Alsheikh’s friends and colleagues understand this concern, explaining that the police leaders who haven’t been caught taking bribes or sexually abusing their female employees have nothing to fear. “Alsheikh is an officer with values,” they promised, assuring Channel 10 that “the good of the state and the police will always be on his mind.”

On Thursday, the Turkel Committee will convene to approve Alsheikh’s appointment. The Channel 10 news report suggested that the committee will inquire about his plans for handling of the ultra-Orthodox sector, although Justice Turkel, renowned for his mild temperament, is not likely to find fault with a police commissioner who genuinely gets along with religious Jews.

Shin Bet Number 2, a Settler, New Candidate for Police Commissioner

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

(JNi.media) Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Friday recommended to the Prime Minister appointing the deputy head of the Shin Bet as Israel’s police commissioner. Sources in the PM’s office have told NRG that Netanyahu gave his consent for the appointment. Erdan will submit his name in a few days to the Turkel Commission which supervises major civil service appointments.

The candidate, known for the time being only by his initial R., is one of the deputies of the current Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen, and has been considered as his successor, but it appears he would accept the top police job instead. R wears a yarmulke (skullcap), and until a few years ago lived in a settlement in the Binyamin region. Because of his promotion in the Shin Bet, he moved to the Givat Shmuel neighborhood in Jerusalem. Sources in Israel’s security apparatus say R. is one of the sharpest minds in the organization today.

The candidate joined the Paratroopers Brigade in 1981 and left the army after serving as company commander in an elite commando unit, and as deputy commander of Battalion 50 in the Nahal Brigade. He joined the Shin Bet in 1987, where moved up the ranks to a position equivalent to that of a Major General.

R. has served as head of the Shin Bet Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria area, as head of the Southern Region and head of staff recruitment. As of September 2014 he has been serving as deputy chief of the Shin Bet. He holds a Master’s degree with honors in political science.

According to sources inside the Internal Security Ministry, Erdan sees R. as the man who can shake up the country’s troubled police force, which has been battling a string of high echelon corruption and sexual abuse cases, while struggling to meet the challenges of increasing Arab violence in and around Jerusalem.

Minister Erdan wants to bring the commissioner’s appointment to a speedy conclusion, after his previous candidate, Gal Hirsch, dropped out last week. Erdan appears to trust that R. has had an ongoing working relationship with police brass, as opposed to Hirsch who was viewed as a foreign transplant.

Israel Moves to High Alert for Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Thousands of security personnel and police forces have moved to high alert in advance of the start tonight of the most solemn holy day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur.

As happens every year and for every major Jewish holiday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has ordered the complete closure of crossings with Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The closure begins at noon today (Tuesday, Sept. 22) and lasts until midnight Wednesday, Sept. 23, several hours after the end of Yom Kippur.

Access to the Temple Mount has been restricted due to the ongoing violence by Palestinian Arabs.

Beginning this morning (Tuesday) police are allowing entrance to the site only to Arabs over age 40 with Israeli identity cards.

Security in the Old City of Jerusalem has also been beefed up in an effort to provide extra protection for the thousands of Jews expected to pray at the Western Wall for Yom Kippur.

Roadblocks have also been placed to stop traffic from entering the western side of the capital from the Arab neighborhoods in the eastern sector, to prevent confrontations.

Israeli Civil Guard volunteers are working together with police to provide armed protection at the thousands of local synagogues in each community around the country as well.

In Israel, no cars or other moving vehicles other than those for emergency purposes are allowed on the roads once Yom Kippur begins.

Public transportation, including buses and trains throughout the State of Israel will halt service today (Tuesday) between 1:30 and 3:00 pm, and resume service tomorrow night (Wednesday) after 8:30 pm.

In Israel’s major cities, the Yom Kippur fast begins as follows: Jerusalem: 6:01 pm Tel Aviv: 6:16 pm Haifa: 6:07 pm Be’er Sheva: 6:18 pm

The fast ends Wednesday as follows: Jerusalem: 7:11 pm Tel Aviv: 7:13 pm Haifa: 7:13 pm Be’er Sheva: 7:13 pm

JewishPress.com wishes all our readers a G’mar Chasima Tova. May you have an easy fast and be inscribed in the Book of Life for a joyous new year with good health, success and prosperity, materially and spiritually.

Terror Victim Arrested for Organizing Anti-Terror Rally

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

A 61-year-old man from the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv in Jerusalem was arrested on Wednesday night, on charges that he was one of the organizers of an illegal, but non-violent, anti-terrorism rally held in the neighborhood in response to the ongoing Arab attacks emanating from the neighboring Tzur Bachar neighborhood, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

The man is a victim of a previous Arab terror attack.

Six protesters were arrested in total from the dozens who participated in the protest that began after the funeral for Alexander Levlovitz, who was murdered on Rosh Hashana eve by Arab terrorists who stoned his car, as he drove through the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood.

The protest was held at the traffic circle, at the entrance to Tzur Bachar, where the Arab terrorists threw the stones that caused Levlovitz to lose control of his car and get killed.

The protesters complained of police violence, while the police claimed the protesters were yelling, “Mohammad is a pig.”

The Honenu organization claims that one of the six was arrested after he photographed police violence against the angry residents.

Jerusalem Arabs Attack Fireman and Force Police to Retreat

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Parts of eastern Jerusalem appear to be under control of Arab anarchists.

Jerusalem police were called to the Arab dominated Shuafat neighborhood in northern Jerusalem Saturday and immediately were violently attacked by local residents.

The fire crew called the police, who then found themselves overwhelmed by the rioters and were forced to retreat, along with the firemen.

The blaze smells like an ambush because when the fireman arrived at the scene, they discovered that the fire had been extinguished. When they stated to investigate why the fire stated, dozens of Arab rioter spat on them, cursed and attacked them violently.

Two police vehicles arrived to arrest the attackers, but the police officers were not prepared for such a large number of attackers. Both the police and firefighters fled the scene.

The fire department said they view the incident as “grave” and noted this is not the first time they have been “greeted” by attackers, often several times in one day.

The department noted that firemen have been injured by attackers in previous incidents.

Temple Mount: Jewish Man Arrested for Yelling Back, “Mohammed is a Pig”

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

A Jewish man visiting on the Temple Mount was harassed by Muslim women who were yelling and screaming at him.

At some point, the man yelled back, “Mohammed is a pig,” and the police detained the Jewish man.

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