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January 21, 2017 / 23 Tevet, 5777

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Policeman Killed, Arab MK Injured in Clashes over Demolition of Illegal Construction

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Policeman Sergeant Major Erez Levi, 34, was killed by a Bedouin terrorist, and MK Ayman Odeh (Joint Arab List) sustained a light head injury in Wednesday morning clashes at the Umm al-Hiran is a Bedouin village in the Wadi Atir area of the Negev desert in southern Israel. The clashes resulted from efforts by the Israel Lands Administration to apply demolition orders and eviction notices against local residents. A large group of rioters threw rocks at police as they entered the village.

According to Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), as reported by News 0404, “A terrorist belonging to the Islamic movement sped at our forces aiming to kill as many police as he could even before the eviction had begun.”

The terrorist was shot dead.

“This was a difficult even for our forces and for the entire country,” Erdan said.

Rightwing NGO Regavim issued a statement saying, “The murder of a […] this morning during evacuations of illegal construction in the Negev was the result of incitement by extremist Islamic entities, Joint Arab List MKs, and extreme leftwing NGOs who daily incite against the rule of law in the Negev.”

“Those entities sat by the wheel of the terrorist murderer and brought about the bloody outcome,” Regavim accused.

Established in 1956, Bedouin village Umm al-Hiran is one of an estimated 46 unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel (the exact number is unknown). The unrecognized villages were built without official permission and are therefore ineligible for connection to the electrical grid and water mains, or for trash-pickup, and they cannot elect municipal government representatives. They are scattered all over the northern Negev, often uncomfortably close to military fire zones, nature reserves, and landfills.

According to the Israel Land Administration, some 40% of the Negev Bedouin live “in illegal homes spread over hundreds of thousands of [acres].”

Minister Erdan expressed his hope “that today will not mark a turn for the worse in the Bedouin’s relationship with state authorities, although MK Odeh has contributed greatly to such a turn.” He added, “There’s a supreme Court ruling and it will be carried out, in Umm al-Hiran, too. Police have no influence on the decision-making regarding this assignment, which is how things are run in a democratic country.”

MK Ayman Odeh was wounded lightly in his head, and told reporters he was hit by rubber bullets, but a police spokeswoman denied the charge, saying Israel Police do not use rubber bullets at all. It appears that the MK was injured by a rock that was thrown by one of the rioters. According to the Joint Arab List, he was sprayed with tear gas by police. Odeh persisted in blaming the “thousand policemen” he said had converged on Umm al-Hiran Wednesday morning for the violent outcome, claiming the residents had been negotiating with the authorities their compliance with the court’s ruling when police suddenly showed up.

Odeh and Chairman of the Monitoring Committee of Israeli Arabs Mohammed Barakeh blamed Prime Minister Netanyahu for being the ultimate source of the recent police efforts to uproot illegal Arab construction. “He is setting fires because of his own troubles,” Odeh told Ha’aretz, referring to police investigation of corruption allegations against the PM.

David Israel

Policeman and Civilian Murdered in Jerusalem Terror Attack, Six More Wounded

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Dr. Osnat Levtzion Korach, the general manager of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus just announced that two of the critically wounded people, a policeman and a 60-year-old woman, died of their wounds following the terror attack this morning.

The two were brought in, in critical condition, after being shot by the terrorist.

Jewish Press News Briefs

UPDATE: Terror Attack in Jerusalem, Terrorist Neutralized, Two Dead Six Wounded [video]

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

There was a terror attack that began at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, near the train stop, at 10:12 AM on Sunday morning.

The terrorist, driving in his car opened fire at the Jerusalem light rail train, wounding one woman critically. He then drove further ahead towards the Shimon Hatzadik train stop, and opened fire at a car on the road, wounding another woman.

The terrorist then drove into the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood (Sheikh Jarrah) and got out of his car. He opened fire at the Yassam police team who were chasing him.

One policeman was critically wounded, another was lightly wounded.

The terrorist was then shot and neutralized (killed).


Altogether, eight people have been wounded.

-One Man Critically Wounded – taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital

-One Woman Critically Wounded – taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital

-Three Moderately Wounded – taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus, Hadassah Ein Kerem, and Sharei Tzedek Hospital

-Three Lightly Wounded – taken to Sharei Tzedek and Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital

-Four treated for shock – on site


Photo: Hillel Meier / TPS


United Hatzalah volunteers from the Jerusalem chapter are currently treating injured and wounded individuals at a light rail station following the attack.

Yossi Amar, a volunteer medic with United Hatzalah who arrived first at the scene relayed: “When I arrived at the scene I found an unconscious woman. Together with other volunteers of the ambucycle unit of United Hatzalah we provided her with first aid treatment at the scene. We did not find any other people who sustained physical injuries. We then began treating people in the area for shock.”

Service to the Jerusalem Light Rail has been restored as of 11:15 AM.

Video: Police shooting the terrorist, while Arabs filming yell “Allahu Ackbar””

The Ammunition Hill train stop after the terror attack - Oct 9, 2016

The Ammunition Hill train stop after the terror attack – Oct 9, 2016 / Hillel Meier / TPS


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Fake Bomb Next to Har Nof Shul

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Police sappers on Monday checked what looked like an explosive device that had been planted at the entrance to the Yehave Da’at synagogue in Har Nof, where a terrorist attack took the lives of four worshipers and a policeman.

The suspicious package was a cardboard box with wires sticking out of it, which was stashed in a bag.

Police are looking for the perpetrator of this vile prank.

David Israel

Jordanian Foreign Ministry Condemns Killing of Their Terrorist

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry condemned the killing of their citizen, Sayid Amro, who traveled to Jerusalem and committed a terror attack on Friday.

The terrorist’s family in Jordan is demanding his body be returned from Israel, according to a YNet report.

Amro attempted to stab some policeman at Jerusalem’s Old City Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem).

He yelled “Allahu Achbar” during his stabbing attack and wounded one policeman.

The police then shot the terrorist to death.

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Jewish Lives Matter: Detained Minor: “A Policeman Punched me.”

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 19:47 Honenu filed a urgent complaint with the Police Investigation Unit on behalf of a detained minor who complained that a policeman punched him at the police station after another policeman threatened him.

The sixteen-year old youth was detained for interrogation on the morning of Sunday, September 11 after he ascended the Temple Mount. The policemen claimed that as the minor was leaving he walked backwards and bowed slightly towards the site of the Holy of Holies.

According to the complaint filed by Honenu ( the angelic organization that offers free legal aid to Jewish soldiers and civilians facing the heavily  biased security/legal establishment)  Attorney Menasheh Yado, when the minor arrived at the Department of Holy Sites Police Station escorted by two policemen, one of them impatiently hurried him to sit on a bench and ordered him to, “Sit, sit, before I break your bones!” and the other policeman punched him in the stomach.

Then the minor was interrogated and released with an order distancing him from the Old City of Jerusalem for 15 days. Another minor detained the same morning after prostrating himself at the exit from the Temple Mount was released and summoned to a deliberation on the police demand to order him distanced from the area.

In the complaint, Honenu Attorney Menasheh Yado filed with the Police Investigation Unit, he wrote, “This is an incident of police brutality on a handcuffed minor who did not use any violence, neither at the police station, nor in general. I sincerely hope that your investigation and objective work will lead to a reduction in complaints about police brutality at the Department of Holy Sites Police Station.” Yado also mentioned that this was not an isolated incident of misconduct by Merchav David (Old City) District policemen in their treatment of Jews on the Temple Mount.

When I read this report, it did not shock me as I thought it should.

 I am getting used to it. That angered me even more.

This is one of the (far too many) articles I try not to have fall into the hands of my non Jewish readers. I am so ashamed!

When  I was  a teen in Brooklyn, NY, I did not fear the cops. We were  so proud when we discovered the rare Jewish policeman. It was a foretaste of what a Jewish country would look like -or so I thought.

I remember jumping  a turnstile in the subway. The cop caught me and I remember well, feeling a  mixture of embarrassment and slight fear. Imagine If he  would detain me for moving my lips in prayer..? Never  happen  – in America; but in the heart of Jerusalem! – by Jewish cops (well, many most are Arab in the old city  – yet  another scandal).

Which is worse: A Jewish cop beating a Jewish teen for moving his lips in prayer, or an Arab cop doing the same? Not a dilemma that I faced in Brooklyn.

 This hurts.

Who the hell is giving these orders? Israeli cops have their hands full with real policing and security issues, Intimidating, arresting and beating  young idealistic Jews for expressing the same fundamental right of any Muslim or Christian in any part of our Jewish country is an on going Jewish  horror.

Why am I so flabbergasted? Have I not witnessed the brutality of Gush Katif and Amona and dozens of smaller  super ugly episodes?

I have seen the bald headed, arrogant police commanders who do exactly what their  political bosses want of them. In the gross language that their  underlings understand well, they  unleash the dregs (the commanders know who exactly to call upon for the dirty work) upon the finest souls that we have.

I know this sounds harsh but I guess if my son were punched in the stomach and threatened with broken bones because he moved his lips in prayer, I would be even harsher.

Besides, I am encouraged by my mentor of blessed memory, to tell it like it is. Hiding the truth solves nothing.

Still, I hope that my nonp-Jewish friends do not read this.

Shalom Pollack

Minor Detained on Temple Mount Says Cop Punched him in the Stomach

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The Honenu legal aid society on Sunday submitted an urgent complaint to police IA following a complaint from a minor who had been arrested on the Temple Mount and claimed that a non-Jewish policeman punched him in the stomach with his fist at the police station.

The minor, 16, claimed the non-Jewish policeman punched him in the stomach and another policeman threatened him, after they had arrived inside the police station. The minor was detained after the cops had spotted him taking a step back and bowing slightly in the direction of the holy sanctuary.

According to the complaint, submitted by attorney Menashe Yado, once the minor had arrived at the station, one policeman urged him angrily to sit down on a bench, saying, “Sit, sit, before I break your bones,” while the other police punched the minor in the stomach.

“This was police violence against a handcuffed minor who was not being violent at the police station nor in general,” Yado wrote in his IA complaint. He stressed that this was not an isolated case in the way the cops of the David Sector have been treating Jews who arrive at the Temple Mount.

David Israel

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