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November 22, 2014 / 29 Heshvan, 5775
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Posts Tagged ‘police’

Funeral of Zidan Saif

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014


Video by Amit Zayid / Tazpit News Agency

In attendance are thousands of people, including President Ruby Rivlin, Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch, and senior police brass, and Rabbi Yitzchak Rubin, head of Kehilat Bnei Torah, the shul where the attack happened.

As this is being published, buses from Har Nof are currently on the way up to the Galil to the funeral.

Israel Police Calling for Gun-Toting Volunteers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The Israeli police have sent out a call, asking Jerusalem’s citizens who own guns to join the official civilian auxiliary patrols (“Mishmar Ezrachi”) to help guard the city, according to Israel Army Radio.

Gun license applications are at a high right now, and this week the Gun License Bureau’s website crashed from all the traffic.

Nefesh B’Nefesh has provided the following information for Olim applying for a gun license from the Ministry of Public Security.

Please note: NBN does not assist in getting gun licenses and you should address all inquiries directly to the  Gun License Bureau.

Citizens who apply for a firearm license are subject to a number of criteria:

-Residence in Israel for three years from the date of Aliyah

-Minimum age of 27, not including those who served in the IDF or national service where the minimum age is 21

-Basic reading and writing skills in Hebrew

-No criminal record, approved by the Israeli police department

-Health declaration signed by a physician

Licensing Procedure:

-Submission of the application and the medical declaration

-Personal interview with the licensing clerk

-Receiving the recommendation from the police and Ministry of Health

-Receiving the license

-Training on the firearm

-Paying the license fee

Historically, Israeli civilians have been responsible for neutralizing many of the Arab terrorist attacks. It is actually unusual that in this round of the war, it has been the police that have killed most of the terrorists. This may be the result of fewer Israelis carrying weapons after the government reportedly made gun licensing more difficult.

E., an Oleh from the US, told JewishPress.com that even though he has completed the licensing process, the actual final appointment to sign some more forms in front of the clerk and physically receive his license is still only months away. E. said, “the procedure itself is not difficult, it is just a very slow and needlessly drawn out process.”

Israeli-Druze Policeman – First on Scene in Har Nof Massacre, Fighting for His Life

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Zidan Sayif (27) — Israeli Druze Policeman — was the first policeman on the scene at this morning’s terror attack, and he now is fighting for his life.

The critically wounded policeman, was shot in the head during a gun-battle with the terrorists at the shul this morning in Har Nof massacre in Jerusalem.

The terrorists turned their attention away from massacring additional Jewish worshipers to do gun battle with the heroic policeman.

Sayif’s parents and wife are at his bedside at Hadassah hospital praying for his recovery. Sayif has a 7 month old daughter as well.

We hope and pray for him too, that he has a speedy and full recovery and embrace his family during this difficult time.

Policemen Injured Near Temple Mount

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

3:49 PM: Two policeman have been injured by Arab stone throwers near the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, in the past hour.

One was hit in the shoulder, the second in the head when a cinderblock was dropped or thrown at them. Both have been listed as lightly wounded.

Both have been transported to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital.

Gag Order on Terrorists’ Photos and Details

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

IDF Radio reports the police have issued a gag order on the photos and identities of the terrorists who committed this morning’s terror attack in Jerusalem — despite the photos and names of the terrorists being all over social media.

Apparently, this was part of a well planned attack and the police are demanding all information on the terrorists be blacked out at this time.

Credit Card Extortion Ring Captured

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Israel Police’s Lahav 433 cyber-crime unit, and other Israeli national security organizations as well as Thailand’s police department collaborated to take down an extortion ring that threatened not just the Leumi Card credit card company, but possibly Israel’s economic stability.

Eight people were arrested, seven in Israel and the reported ringleader, who was in Thailand.

The group put together an elaborate scheme to extort millions of dollars from the credit card company. If they didn’t receive the payment, they threatened to release and sell the information on 2 million active Israeli Leumi Card credit card users that they had copied and stolen from the company.

All eight were former employees of the Leumi Card credit card company.

Some of them had infiltrated into the company to be hired into key positions where they would have access to the needed data to pull off the extortion scheme.

It took two weeks From the time Leumi Card company received the threat until the police arrested the suspects. The spokesperson for Lahav 433 said it took an incredible amount of detailed work to track down the suspects over the internet.

It would have been the biggest cyber-crime ever committed in Israel.

What is not known yet is how the group actually had access to the data which should have been encrypted and restricted.

Arab Terrorist Tried to Pose as Israeli Hitchhiker

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

An Arab terrorist who police nabbed on Wednesday before he could stab a Jew posed as a hitchhiker but gave away his disguise when he stumbled in Hebrew as a Jewish driver offered him a ride.

The Jewish driver notified police of the suspicious “hitchhiker,” and officers arrived at the bus stop near the Jewish community of Dolev in Samaria. After a quick search, they discovered he was carrying a knife and a screwdriver.

He confessed to police that he was planning to ride to stab Jews on his way Jerusalem.

In Hebron, a man in his 20 raised the suspicion of Border Police officers at the Cave of the Patriarchs, where stabbing attempts are frequent.

The man was searched and was found to have been carrying a commando knife.

He showed signs of having drunk alcohol, which is forbidden by Muslim law, which does not recognize the Israeli law against carrying knives to carry out terrorist attacks.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week ordered all security units to go on high alert to try to prevent the recent wave of terrorism from spreading.

 

 

 

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