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November 25, 2014 / 3 Kislev, 5775
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Posts Tagged ‘Ramallah’

IDF Officer Loses Finger in Arab Fireworks Attack

Monday, November 17th, 2014

An IDF officer (22) was transported to Hadassah Ein Karen hospital on Monday after partially losing a finger (or two) in an Arab terrorist’s fireworks attack just after 5 PM.

In the same attack, Arabs rioters threw stones and firebombs at IDF forces near A-Ram’s “Taxi Square”, which is near Ramallah.

IDF forces responded with anti-riot weapons.

PA Arabs Blame ‘Settlers’ for Burning a Mosque

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Arabs in a village north of Ramallah Wednesday morning accused Jews of setting fire to a local mosque in the pre-dawn hours, causing heavy damage to the first floor.

The village mayor said firefighters saved the rest of the building from serious damage.

There is no evidence that Jews were responsible for the fire, and there was no graffiti, but the mayor said he is sure “settlers” lit the match, as they allegedly did two years ago at another mosque in the village.

He took the opportunity to blame Jews for destroying olive trees.

“Only Jewish settlers would do this,” said the mayor, Faraj al-Naasan.

That is not always true because videos in the past have proven that Arabs often hack away at their own olive trees, usually ones that are too old to produce much fruit, and then blame Jews.

There are a few dozen Jewish hotheads who are capable of making trouble for everyone, Arabs and Jews alike, but in this case, there is a possibility that a short-circuit caused the fire. The Arabs said they had checked the electricity and there were no problems.

Palestinian Authority-American Shot Dead while Trying to Kill Jews

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Israeli soldiers saved Jewish motorists from a firebombing attack Friday night when they shot and killed a Palestinian Authority-American teenager who was throwing a Molotov cocktail at passing cars on Highway 60, north of Jerusalem, Friday night.

Military spokesmen said that Israeli soldiers had set up a lookout patrol on the highway spotted the teenage terrorists hurling the firebomb and opened fire “in order to neutralize the threat to the lives of civilians driving on the highway.”

The terrorist, age 14, was identified as Orwah Hammad, who the U.S. State Dept. said was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to the Palestinian Authority with his family at the age of 6.

He was from the village of Silwad, and residents told Haaretz that Hammad was the cousin of a terrorist who killed 10 Israelis in a sniper attack in 2002 and that his uncle was reportedly killed in the intifada that began in the late 1980s.

Hammad’s cousin admitted to the newspaper that he was among a group of that was throwing rocks at motorists, but U.S. State Dept. Psaki responded to the attack by sending “deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad.”

She made no mention of the circumstance of the shooting and simply stated, “We call for a speedy and transparent investigation, and will remain closely engaged with the local authorities, who have the lead on this investigation. We continue to urge all parties to help restore calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of the tragic recent incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank.”

Psaki last week “condemned” Wednesday’s terrorist attack on the Jerusalem light rail train, when a three-month-old American-Israeli baby was killed, but unlike the American response strongly supporting Canada after the deadly attack that killed a Canadian solider in Ottawa the same day, Psaki suggested Israel do nothing.

She condemned the attack “in the strongest possible terms,” expressed “our deepest condolences to the family of the baby,” and then urged “all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident.”

Update: Court Postpones Arab Riot-Funeral

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

A Jerusalem court of appeals Saturday night overturned a lower court decision and accepted a request by police to postpone a funeral for a terrorist until Sunday.

Palestinian Authority and Jerusalem Arabs were preparing for two funerals for terrorists, and Israeli police and the IDF were on hand for the usual custom of honoring the deceased by hurling rocks, cinder blocks and firebombs at ‘Zionist” forces who try to preserve some semblance of law and order.

One will take place near Ramallah for a 14-year-old Arab with American citizenship who was killed by Israeli soldiers when he tried to murder passing Jewish motorists on Highway 60 with a firebomb Friday evening.

The other funeral is for Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who rammed his car at a Jerusalem, light rail train on Wednesday and killed a three-month-old American-Israeli baby.

A Jerusalem court originally allowed 80 people to attend the funeral near the Old City at 10 p.m. Saturday and denied a police request that the number be limited to 20 in order to reduce the extent of possible violence. The higher court accepted the request at the last minute, and the funeral was postponed until Sunday.

The Palestinian Authority has managed to convince many western leaders and foreign media that the attack was really an accident. The family of al-Shaludi claims that he simply lost control his car and was unnecessarily killed by police.

The U.S. State Dept. bought the version and after condemning the attack, it referred to is an “incident.”

 

IDF Reportedly Killed 13-Year-Old Arab Rioter

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Palestinian Authority rioters attacked Israeli soldiers near Ramallah Thursday night, and Arab media claimed a 13-year-old was killed.

An IDF spokeswoman confirmed to The Jewish Press that soldiers dispersed rioters using standard riot-control procedures but that it has not yet been able to confirm the report of the death of the teenager.

The riot began with rock-throwing at soldiers, who then left the village but came under another attack of rocks and firebombs when their vehicle was forced to stop because of a malfunction.

The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency identified the alleged victim as Bahaa Samir Badir, 13, who it said was shot in the chest “from close range.”

The IDF said the rioters posed a direct threat” to the lives of soldiers.

If the report is verified, it is bound to cause another round of anti-Israeli headlines in forcing media that the IDF kills children.

They seem to make a distinction between a 13-year-old and a 30-year-old who tries to kill soldiers.

 

 

PA Unity Govt Cabinet to Meet in Gaza

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Months after having formed, the Palestinian Authority unity government is about to hold its first Cabinet meeting in Gaza.

A senior PA official in Ramallah, Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Mustafa, made the announcement Monday, saying the Cabinet will meet on Thursday for the first time.

The meeting is strategically scheduled to be held just three days prior to an international donors’ conference.

The PA is hoping to raise $4 billion for development in Gaza, which lost many of its buildings this summer during Israel’s counter terror Operation Protective Edge.

Israel was forced to bomb numerous residential and commercial neighborhoods due to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad policy of hiding among Gaza’s civilian population in order to use the residents as human shields when

Rioting Arab Mob Attacks IDF Soldiers Near Ramallah

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

A mob of rioting Arabs attacked Israeli soldiers Wednesday near Ramallah following the funeral of a Hamas terrorist killed overnight in Samaria.

Hundreds of Arabs hurled rocks at the soldiers following the funeral of 22-year-old Issa al-Qitri; he was one of about 50 Arabs who attacked Israeli soldiers the night before in an attempt to prevent IDF troops from arresting a Hamas operative.

The Arabs hurled rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails), and rolled burning tires at the soldiers, according to the IDF Spokesperson. Soldiers opened fire and hit a rioter who hurled an explosive device at the troops, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. Al-Qitri later died of the gunshot wounds. Seven others were arrested.

The IDF soldiers continued with their task following the exchange late Tuesday night and proceeded to the home of the Hamas terrorist and arrested him. While searching the home they found and confiscated a significant amount of ammunition and several firearms.

During the day on Wednesday six Arab fugitives were arrested, including four suspects who were wanted for participating in previous riots and attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel, the IDF said. Two were members of the Hamas terrorist organization. Arrests were made in Ramallah, Kalandia, Sair and Shukba.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/rioting-arab-mob-attacks-idf-soldiers-near-ramallah/2014/09/10/

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