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December 9, 2016 / 9 Kislev, 5777

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French Police Wounded in Firebombing at Paris Suburb Housing Project

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Four French police officers were wounded Saturday in a firebombing (Molotov cocktail) attack in Grande Borne, a working class housing area in a southern Paris suburb, France 24 reported.

At least two of the officers were listed in serious condition, with “major burns,” according to a police source. They were rushed to a medical center in Paris. A van and a police vehicle in which the officers were riding were badly burned in the attack.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve described the attack as “extremely serious,” adding that “Everything is being done to find and arrest those behind these intolerable attacks and bring them to justice.”

A source told France 24 the officers “were in a police vehicle monitoring a surveillance camera near a traffic light. About 10 people attacked them with volleys of Molotov cocktails” shortly before 3 pm [local time].”

Local Mayor Jean-Marie Vilain told AFP the next step will be to step up the response to “chronic criminality in the area… to put an end to all the drug dealing, because that is really what the cameras interfere with.”

Built in the 1960s with winding coloured buildings, the housing project — which today has 11,000 residents — was intended to become an ideal dormitory town. Since that time, however, Grande Bourne has become known in France for its poverty, drug dealing, arms trafficking, youth criminality and attacks on police, as well as arson attacks on public buildings.

Grande Bourne was home to Amedy Coulibaly, the radical Islamist terrorist who in January 2015 murdered a police officer, murdered four people and held 15 others hostage at the Hyper Cacher Kosher Grocery in the 20th district of Paris, while demanding that two other terrorists not be harmed.

The two others — Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi — were Al Qaeda terrorists he met while in prison in 2005, and with whom he had coordinated his attacks.

Coulibaly himself had pledged his allegiance to Da’esh (ISIS). His wife, Hayat Boumeddiene, is currently wanted by French police on suspicion of having been his accomplice in helping to plan the attacks, and was seen arriving in Turkey five days before he launched the first one. She was last traced to Syria, where she fled while her husband was carrying out his attacks. She has been described by French newspapers as the “Most Wanted Woman in France.”

Hana Levi Julian

2 Police Officers Stabbed, ‘False Alarm’ Bomb Threat Empties Brussels Train Station

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Two Brussels police officers were stabbed and a train station evacuated in the wake of a telephoned bomb threat Wednesday afternoon, the second to occur within the past 48 hours, according to Belgian authorities.

One of the two officers was listed in serious condition following the attack by a suspected terrorist in the northern Brussels suburb of Schaarbeek. That officer was stabbed in the neck; the second officer was knifed in the stomach. The attacker was shot in the leg and then taken into custody, according to Belgian officials quoted by Flandernews.be.

Meanwhile, just slightly earlier, a bomb threat prompted authorities in northern Brussels to evacuate the Gare du Nord train station on Wednesday, but was later ruled out as a “false alarm.”

The signalling center and the Portalis building were evacuated in addition to the station, following a call from an anonymous tipster, who phoned police at 12:20 pm local time, the UK-based Daily Express newspaper reported.

The station was meticulously searched for explosives, while a number of train lines on the city’s metro system were interrupted as a result of the alert. A Twitter user said on the social networking site that it was the second time this week the northern Brussels station was evacuated for a “bomb alert.”

Two days ago, the same train station was placed on lock-down after a suspicious package was detected in a vehicle near the station.

In addition, a separate bomb threat prompted officials to evacuate the office of the Brussels prosecutor as well, the Libre Belgique daily newspaper reported, quoting police sources.

This past August, a car bomb exploded at about 3 am outside the Brussels Institute of Criminology.

Earlier this year, the Jewish community of Brussels canceled its Purim celebrations after the March 22 horrific twin terrorist attacks on the city’s international airport and its Molenbeek metro station, close to the headquarters of the European Union.

The attack involved three deadly coordinated suicide bombings — two at Zaventem International Airport in Brussels, and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels — killing 32 civilians and wounding more than 300 innocent victims, including two local Jews. Three terrorists were killed. A fourth unexploded bomb was discovered during a sweep of the airport.

The Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by a members of a larger terrorist cell that had been involved in the massive November 13, 2015 multi-site terror attacks in Paris.

Hana Levi Julian

Police Hold Billionaire Lauder for Questioning over Netanyahu Investigation

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Jewish American billionaire Ronald Lauder was detained briefly for questioning by police last week, when he arrived in Israel to attend former president Shimon Peres’ funeral, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported Tuesday night. Lauder was questioned about his relationship with the Netanyahu family.

The president of the World Jewish Congress was detained by investigators from Police Lahav 433 special unit after arriving in Israel. According to Lauder, he told police the move was “disrespectful.” He said, “I’m arriving here from a memorial service for the massacre in Babi Yar, and going to the funeral of a good friend, with whom I’ve partnered in political endeavors — and you’re detaining me.”

In the end, according to Lauder, he reached an agreement with police that in the coming few days either the Lahav 433 investigators would come to see him in New York, or he would show up in Israel prepared to give a full testimony. Lauder said he promised to answer all the questions honestly and openly, to help police get the truth.

According to Channel 2, the attempt to interrogate Lauder suggests police are sitting on solid suspicions against the prime minister and his family members, most notably his wife, Sara, since the permission to detain a foreign dignitary of Lauder’s stature likely required the consent of AG Avihai Mandelblit.

Back in April 2011, Sara Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel 10 about Lauder: “He used to be our friend, he no longer is. He flew us around and hosted us more than anyone who is mentioned in [that year’s investigation], and his name is not even in [that year’s report].”

Lauder has been critical of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s policy regarding the Iran nuclear deal.

Back in September, Channel 2 News ran a report saying Netanyahu is being investigated on an alleged attempt to solicit a bribe. But the individuals police suspected of being the target of the PM’s solicitation, including Israeli born US businessman Ari Harow did not provide incriminating information.

JNi.Media

Shin Bet Releases Peres Documents, Photos; Police Reveal Security Plans

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The Israel Security Agency / Shin Bet domestic intelligence service has just released a wealth of historical documents and photos received from Shimon Peres over the years.

The items were sent during the statesman’s various tenures in government. The Shin Bet personal protection unit provided an escort for Shimon Peres for nearly 40 years.

Israeli Chief of Police, Roni Alsheikh briefed the media at police headquarters in Jerusalem Wednesday night about the preparations of the Israeli police for the state viewing and funeral of the former president.

Thousands of police officers will be stationed around the capital, and will also accompany the coffin as it makes its way from Tzrifin, near Rishon LeZion, to the podium at the Knesset where it will be placed for public viewing on Thursday, from 9 am till 9 pm.

Border Guard police officers and undercover police will also be deployed around Jerusalem as well.

Traffic will be restricted and detours will be set up, along with a number of road blocks, in order to facilitate ease of movement for the funeral convoy and foreign dignitaries as they pass through the city on the way to and from the Knesset.

The same arrangement will also apply on Friday, as thousands more are expected to arrive late into the night Thursday to attend the funeral, and will be traveling to and from Mount Herzl cemetery.

The former president will be laid to rest about five meters from the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Hana Levi Julian

Jewish Minor Detained by Jerusalem Police on Suspicion of Prayer

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

A Jewish minor was detained by police on Temple Mount Sunday morning, when he toured the area with a group and was accused of praying to God, which Jews are prohibited from doing there, legal aid society Honenu reported. Honenu attorney Rehavia Piltz is providing legal representation to the minor.

David Israel

Police Name Afghani Immigrant as NY, NJ Bomber

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is wanted for questioning in connection with Saturday night’s explosion in Chelsea, and the rest of the bombs discovered over the last three days in New York and New Jersey. according to law enforcement officials. Rahami was born in Afghanistan and became an American citizen. Police say he is armed and dangerous. He was spotted in a video on 23rd street and 27th Street in Manhattan.

David Israel

2 Police Officers Badly Wounded in Old City Terror Attack

Monday, September 19th, 2016

A terrorist stabbed two police officers near the Old City of Jerusalem’s Flower Gate, just after 7:30 AM on Monday.

The terrorist began following the officer from Damascus Gate, walking behind them, and when they got near the Flower Gate he suddenly pulled his knife and stabbed them numerous times.

The wounded policeman managed to pull his gun and shoot the terrorist, a 20-year-old Arab from eastern Jerusalem.

The policeman (45) who was stabbed in the upper body, is listed as moderately wounded, but conscious and stable. He’s being treated at Hadassah Hospital.

The policewoman (38) is in serious condition, with stab wounds to her neck. She is unconscious and on a respirator and being treated at Sharei Tzedeq Hospital.

She is a mother to several children.

The terrorist has been neutralized, but is still alive, though in critical condition.

it appears that the wave of terror that the security personnel thought was behind us, is back in full force.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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