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May 25, 2016 / 17 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘police’

Defense Ministry to Demolish Amona, But Build Bigger Town Near Shiloh

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

The 40 families who live in the Samaria town of Amona have to find somewhere else to live by the end of this year; their town is to be demolished.

Although the town was built on land purchased — not stolen — from Arabs living in the Palestinian Authority, the deeds that prove the sale were not accepted as valid by Israel’s Supreme Court.

But officials remember the price paid over the court-ordered demolition of nine homes allegedly built on “privately owned Arab land” in 2006.

Hundreds of civilians were wounded in the clashes to defend the homes from the thousands of Israeli police and soldiers who came to destroy them. The vicious brutality of some of the security forces was caught on camera and a number of lawsuits followed; countless Israelis were permanently traumatized as well.

Media footage remains from that debacle.

This time, the Defense Ministry planned together with the Amana organization that built the town of Amona to create a new Samaria town in its stead, near the existent Jewish community of Shiloh.

If the state fulfills its promise, the new 139-home town will be built on state-owned property near the outpost of Geulat Tzion, a new community triple the size of that which they have been forced to leave.

Hana Levi Julian

Attack Foiled – Arab with Knife Arrested in Hebron

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Police foiled a terror attack early Friday morning, when a suspiciously acting Arab approached the Gutnick checkpoint, near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, according to a TPS report.

Keeping a safe distance, police stopped and checked the 26-year-old man, discovering a knife. They disarmed and promptly arrested him.

The man admitted he was on his way to attack Israeli security forces.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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

German Rightwing Party Calling for Ban on Islam as Leftists Clash with Police

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The rightwing party Alternative for Germany has declared that “Islam does not belong in Germany” as part of its new party manifesto which was passed on Sunday. “An orthodox Islam that does not respect our constitution or even contradicts it is incompatible with our legal system and culture,” the manifesto declares.

The Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, or AfD), led by Frauke Petry and Jörg Meuthen, is a rightwing, Eurocentric political party founded in 2013. The party won 4.7% of the national vote in the 2013 federal election, just short of the 5% electoral threshold. In 2014 the party won 7.1% of the votes and 7 out of 96 German seats in the European election, and joined forces the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group. As of March 2016 the AfD had gained representation in eight German state parliaments.

Current opinion polls give AfD as much as 14% of the vote in the 2017 national elections, a figure that could grow depending on immigration-related events over the summer. Even at 14%, the AfD would make the big parties’ job of coalition cobbling next to impossible.

An estimated crowd of 2,000 AfD members came to Stuttgart to discuss and adopt the manifesto during a two-day party congress that opened Saturday, complete with violent protests from leftist demonstrators. Some 2,000 leftwingers clashed with police on Saturday as they tried to break up the AfD conference. An estimated 500 leftists were detained and 10 police officers were injured, a police spokesman said.

The AfD manifesto includes a ban on foreign financing of the construction and operation of mosques, rejection of minarets and muezzin calls as Islamic symbols of power, and a ban on head scarves for girls and women in state schools. The party congress considered and rejected a proposal to ban immigration, “in particular from foreign cultures.” Instead, the new platform says, “We welcome immigrants who are qualified for the labor market and who are willing to integrate into society.”

The platform calls for the deportation of foreigners with a criminal record. It also bans the slaughtering of animals according to Muslim and Jewish laws.

Ah, well, that was to be expected.

JNi.Media

2 Dead, Dozens Injured as Turkish Police Bombed in Gaziantep, Dicle

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Two police officers were killed and at least 18 police officers were wounded in addition to four civilians who also were injured in a terror attack on a police headquarters Sunday morning in southeastern Turkey at 9:20 am.

Two cars entered the area in front of the police station and opened fire with automatic weapons, according to a report by the Hurriyet daily newspaper.

One of the cars then exploded, while the second vehicle managed to escape, as officers returned fire. The police headquarters is located near several government buildings, including those of the provincial governor and the city’s mayor; it is likely the attackers were aiming at bigger targets.

The attack took place in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, where a number of terror cells from various organizations – including Da’esh (ISIS) – are known to exist. The blast was heard several kilometers away.

Turkish police later raided the home of a suspected member of Da’esh (ISIS), who was believed to have carried out the attack. His father was taken into custody and held for DNA testing.

Also in southeastern Turkey, 10 police officers were wounded in a bombing blamed on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK terrorist organization. The terrorists bombed a police station in the southeastern town of Dicle, according to security sources quoted by the Daily Sabah newspaper.

In relation to a separate attack, the PKK-linked Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) terror group claimed responsibility late Sunday for a suicide bombing attack near the historic Grand Mosque last Wednesday. At least 13 people were wounded in that attack, which took place in the western province of Bursa. The bomber, a woman, had detonated before reaching her target according to the group, and had died in the blast.

In Ankara, police detained four suspected Da’esh members on Sunday, according to the Anadolu news agency. Turkish authorities said the four were believed to have been plotting an attack to take place during Sunday’s ‘May Day’ parades in the city.

In Istanbul, police dispersed protesters staging a May Day rally in the city’s iconic Taksim Square. More than 25,000 police officers were deployed to secure the city for May Day.

Turkey deploys thousands of police to fight terror in its cities, and hundreds of police have died just in the past year battling against the PKK terrorist organization.

Yet with all of the above, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains willing to sacrifice diplomatic relations with Israel on the altar of Turkey’s “brotherhood” with the Hamas terror group, and again insist that Israel end its blockade of Gaza, a national security issue for the Jewish State.

Perhaps Israel should insist instead that Turkey end its attacks on the PKK and grant independence to “Kurdistan” in the southeast.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Police Recommend Medal to Cops Who Shot Neutralized Terrorist

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Israel Police plan to award a commendation to a patrolman and an auxiliary policeman who killed the terrorist who had committed a string of attacks in Jaffa in early March, killing an American tourist and wounding 12. US Vice President Joe Biden was participating in an event at the Peres Center nearby while the attacks were taking place.

District commander Brigadier-General Yehuda Dahan made the recommendation for the award because the two men “showed an effort to make contact with their actions, and thus prevented attacks on other civilians.” Tel Aviv District Police Commander Major General Moshe Edri approved the recommendation.

The citations will be awarded despite criticism at the time that the auxiliary policeman was seen shooting the terrorist, Bashar Masalha, 22, from Kalkilya, while standing over him after he had been neutralized and was lying on the grass.

A police HR committee will discuss in the coming days whether or not to accept the recommendations, Walla reported Sunday. It appears that the policeman, who shot the terrorist first, will receive the Medal of Distinguished Service, while the auxiliary cop will receive a certificate of appreciation.

The video documentation of the incident shows police chasing after the terrorist who was still armed with a knife and escaping from the Jaffa harbor area northbound, towards Tel Aviv. He ran on the promenade and attacked pedestrians. He was then shot by a policeman, fell down and then the auxiliary cop shot him again, saying he identified him as still being dangerous.

The same video also contains comments by people standing near the scene who encouraged the auxiliary man with calls to “give him one in the head, don’t be afraid, give him in the head.” After the shot, one of the people present is heard saying, “Good, good, you’re king. Bravo, give him in the head, my brother.”

JNi.Media

Police: Haifa Religious Council Deceived over 100 Couples Seeking Independent Orthodox Wedding

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Employees of the Haifa Religious Council have deceived more than 100 couples who said they wanted to be married through the national-religious rabbinic organization Tzohar, Israel Police announced on Wednesday. A Tzohar initiative has made it possible for couples to register for marriage anywhere, and not strictly in their area of residence as used to be the case in Israel. The idea was to make less stringent Orthodox rabbis available to Israelis who didn’t wish for their wedding to be officiated by a Haredi rabbi. That change was received with great resistance on the part of the Chief Rabbinate, which is concerned for losing its monopoly on Orthodox weddings.

Police launched an investigation following a complaint by Tzohar that elements in the Haifa Religious Council are acting systematically against couples who register to be married by a Tzohar rabbi. Among other things, Tzohar accused the council of entering false information regarding the personal data of registrants. The complaint cites more than 100 such cases.

Police interrogated with a warning two employees of the Haifa Religious Council, one of them senior. Police also collected testimonies, seized documents, and executed a variety of investigative actions. As a result, police are saying they have sufficient evidence showing the alleged violations had indeed taken place because of the council’s objection on principle to Tzohar’s legitimacy. Police believe the senior council employee was aware of and turned a blind eye on the other employee’s mass violations.

Tzohar emailed JNi the following statement in response to the news story:

“Effectively investigating criminal action is critical for our national desire to rid out corruption and restore the public’s faith in those responsible for religious services in our country. It is deeply distressing that the rogue actions of a small group can so negatively tarnish the Jewish spirit in ways that have caused irreparable damage to the people of Israel.”

JNi.Media

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