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August 29, 2014 / 3 Elul, 5774
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Was Ramle ‘Hit-and-Run’ a Traffic Accident?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Jewish world is buzzing with questions about the motivation of an Arab woman who was the driver in a ‘hit-and-run’ that injured a Jewish woman and her small children Monday night in the mixed Jewish and Arab city of Ramle.

The Jewish woman, had stopped at a pedestrian crossing at around midnight with her three children, ages 6, 5 and 4 months old, while walking home.

The story being flashed around Israel on WhatsApp, Tuesday and even reaching to the U.S. is that the female Arab driver, who arrived at the crossing, had gestured for the little family to cross the street and trustingly, the woman began to cross. But as she and her children reached the middle of the road, the Arab driver accelerated her vehicle and ran the family over, injuring all four.

Police reportedly were searching for the driver and her vehicle. But on Tuesday afternoon, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld informed JewishPress.com in an SMS exchange that police have classified the incident as a “regular road accident.”

When asked whether the perpetrator had been arrested, Rosenfeld did not reply — leaving open the question as to whether, in fact, an investigation into the incident has even really been launched.

On September 23, 2011, Kiryat Arba resident Asher Palmer was driving on Highway 60 with his infant son Yonatan when he was attacked by two Arab road terrorists. The rocks that were hurled at his vehicle caused him to lose control of the car, which then overturned and crashed. Both Palmer and his baby boy died in what police immediately classified the incident as nothing more than a motor vehicle accident. Neighbors and first responders to the scene knew better, however, and persisted in pressuring police and other government officials into pursuing a more active probe.

Subsequent investigation with strong ongoing pressure from activists revealed the true evidence, including the actual rock that had smashed the windshield and landed in the car. Eventually intelligence ferreted out the perpetrators, who ultimately confessed to the crime — with pride — in an Israeli courtroom.

Israel is now into its third intifada. Quite a number of Palestinian Authority Arabs — and some who are citizens of Israel, even — are doing their best to support Hamas in its efforts to annihilate Israel and its Jewish residents.

The circumstances surrounding the incident in Ramle are still not clear — but it is patently obvious that given the current situation, an investigation is warranted. The question is, are police just too overwhelmed, politically and in terms of human resources, to be able to carry that out?

1 Dead in Jerusalem Tractor Terror Attack [photos] [video]

Monday, August 4th, 2014

2:57pm A pedestrian, a rabbi, was killed when an Arab tractor terrorist flipped a Jerusalem bus. The rabbi (29) was a Chassid from Toldot Avrhama Yitzchak. The terrorist was killed by a policeman.

The terrorist has been identified as Muhammad Naif Jabis from Jabel Mukhbar.

1:46pm Jerusalem: 5 minutes ago….reports of a tractor intentionally ramming a bus in a possible terror attack. A policeman shot and killed the tractor driver….

The attack happened on Shmuel HaNavi street. The bus is an Ilit company bus on its way to Beitar Ilit.

Three people injured. One critically – the bus flipped on him, two lightly injured.

Tractor Terrorist. Photo by Eli Ran

Tractor Terrorist.
Photo by Eli Ran

Bus flipped in terror attack, Photo by Rotter.net - nbcfg

Bus flipped in terror attack,
Photo by Rotter.net – nbcfg

Video of the policeman neutralizing the terrorist:

CANCELLED: Police Looking for Possible Kidnapped JM Boy

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

UPDATE: Police have cancelled the search. They’ve concluded there was no kidnapping.
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Two women in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem reported to police they saw an 8 year old boy get into a white car, either a Mazda or a Toyota, with 2 Arab men, and they suspect it was a kidnapping.

It happened in front of 17 Mirski Street at approximately 5pm. The witnesses said he got into the car willingly.

Since the kidnapping of Gil-ad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, police are taking kidnapping alert calls very seriously, and they have begun a search.

Police have set up checkpoints in the Binyamin region and Gush Etzion, as well as in key locations in Jerusalem.

As of now, there are no reports of any missing children in the neighborhood.

Police: We Failed During Gil-Ad’s SOS Call

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Police Chief Yohanan Danino told the Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee that 540 Israeli Arabs have been arrested during rioting following the kidnap/murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

In addition, Assistant Commander Moshe Barkat noted the police  emergency hotline’s “failure” to deal with the SOS call from Gil-Ad Sha’ar on June 12. He said officers manning the hotline should have dealt with the call as an emergency.

Barkat also said that officers that failed to act appropriately had been summoned to the police disciplinary committee. Nanino added that officers are scheduled to be fired, but added that like all employees in the State of Israel they have rights and that those rights must be respected.

Ayala Hasson – Police Have No Clue

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Ayala Hasson, political commentator for Channel 1 said at 10 AM, that a high level source informed her that unlike the impression they are trying to give, the police actually have no clue or direction as to who kidnapped and murdered 17 year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir from Shuafat.

Audio of Kidnapping Call Released [audio]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The first part of the audio of the phone call made by the kidnapped boys to the police emergency line has been released.

In the audio, from the night of June 12, you can hear one of the boys saying, “They kidnapped me.” After that you hear the kidnappers repeating, “Put your head down.”

The policeman keeps repeating, “Hello”.

You can listen to it here:

It is believed the boys were killed shortly after this phone call was made. The full audio was 2:09 minutes long.

One of the Murdered Boys Put Up a Fight, Source Says

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

One of the three boys kidnapped by Arab terrorists on June 12 gave a good accounting of himself and put up a fight before he was murdered, a source said.

The source is involved in the forensic identification process of three bodies found in a field near Halhul Monday evening and said one of the boys fought back against his attackers.

The source told the Walla! news site that forensic evidence being gathered at the Abu Kabir Institute shows that one of the teens put up “meaningful resistance” against the kidnappers.

The boys were abducted by terrorists while hitchhiking home from their yeshiva for the Sabbath, at a routine hitching stop in Gush Etzion. An IDF source told the news site that after the Arab terrorists grabbed the boys near the Jewish community of Alon Shevut, the vehicle they were traveling in headed west and then made a U-turn to go south towards Hevron.

Within minutes, at about 10:25 p.m., one of the boys called the “100″ police hotline, whispering into the cell phone, “I’ve been kidnapped. We’ve been kidnapped!” He then went silent, perhaps fearing his captors would discover he was using the phone. Shortly after the call was made, shots were fired and the phone went dead, a little more than two minutes later.

It is likely the terrorists decided to cut their losses and run. They had no way of knowing that police had bumbled the call, leaving open a window of more than five hours before anyone in supervision or above would even take the call seriously, let alone bother to follow it up. (At least four senior police officers have been dismissed as a result of that decision.)

Instead, the kidnappers likely believed that police would soon be on their tail – and decided to end all doubts, murdering the boys and escaping with their own lives intact.

Within hours of starting their search, security forces found a burned-out vehicle, a rifle and bullet casings near the Palestinian Authority Arab village of Dura, slightly south of Hevron – a hotbed of Hamas terrorists, among others. It’s been searched repeatedly by IDF soldiers in the past 19 days.

But no kidnapped boys were found; no bodies and no perpetrators. The terrorists took just enough time to hurriedly transport and bury their victims’ bodies in a shallow cave that is barely visible in a farmer’s stony field, alongside the PA Arab village of Halhul — another classic ‘terrorist central’ stronghold.

Thanks to the determination and unending energy of tens of thousands of IDF soldiers, and the intensive efforts of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) agents, searchers were led in the direction of that field Monday afternoon.

Despite fierce resistance from surrounding villagers who clearly knew what was concealed there, at last the searchers reached their first objective in Operation Brother’s Keeper, and found the sad evidence they were looking for.

Let the memory of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Sha’ar not fade, let their blood not have flowed in vain.

May their memories be for a blessing and may God avenge their blood.

May the soldiers of the IDF and the agents of the Shin Bet find success in the next phase of Operation Brother’s Keeper as they continue their hunt for the murders of our boys.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/one-of-the-murdered-boys-put-up-a-fight-source-says/2014/07/01/

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