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June 29, 2016 / 23 Sivan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Ramallah’

21-Year-Old Father Stabbed to Death in Front of Wife and Baby North of Jerusalem

Friday, February 19th, 2016

by Michael Bachner A deadly stabbing attack was carried out by two Palestinian terrorists at an Israeli supermarket in the Binyamin Region on Thursday, February 18, killing Tuvia Yanai Weissman, a 21-year-old resident of the Jewish community of Michmash.

Weissman will be laid to rest on Friday morning at 8 am at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem.

According to a police spokesperson, shortly before 5:00 PM two 14-year-old Palestinians entered the supermarket in the Shaar Binyamin industrial zone and walked around for 20 minutes before stabbing two Israeli men, one of whom suffered critical wounds and died in hospital. Civilians prevented the terrorists from escaping by using shopping carts until the terrorists were shot by two armed civilians at the scene.

“The store was packed with people when I suddenly heard people screaming,” an eyewitness at the scene told Tazpit Press Service (TPS). “Someone was shouting ‘what are you doing?’ and then I heard the gunshots. When people were running away I heard babies and women crying, it was frantic.”

According to Magen David Adom (MDA), two civilians were wounded in the incident. One of them, 21-year-old Weissman, was critically wounded after suffering stab wounds to his neck. He was treated at the scene and transported, unconscious, to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem where he later succumbed to his wounds.

The second victim, 36-year-old Avi Avital, resident of the nearby Jewish community of Tel Zion, suffered moderate stab wounds in the back and was transported fully conscious to Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. At least 10 other people at the scene suffered from shock, including a pregnant woman.

Yanai Weissman is survived by his wife Yael and their 4-month-old baby daughter, both of whom were present at the scene of the deadly attack.

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin commented: “A man returns from his day at work, stops to buy groceries for the Sabbath, and is taken away forever by murderous villains. We will stand strong and respond firmly to restore calm and normality to the lives of our citizens everywhere. We will defeat terrorism,” he said.

“At this time of anguish and heartache, I wish to offer comfort to the bereaved family, and my prayers for the quick recovery of the wounded,” added Rivlin.

“We are deeply saddened by the murder of Yanai, a resident of Michmash,” Avi Roeh, Head of the Binyamin Regional Council told TPS. “The pain and sorrow are huge but we will not be broken. The People of Israel has faced many tough times during history and always coped with them and grew stronger. To all those who try to harm us, I want to say that we are determined and strong and that we will win.”

The two wounded terrorists, identified as Iham Sabah and Omar al-Rimawi from the Palestinian Authority village of Beitunia near Ramallah, were treated at the scene and transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem. Sabah was later pronounced dead by the hospital, while al-Rimawi was reported to be in moderate to serious condition.

The Shaar Binyamin industrial zone is a joint shopping and business area where both Jews and Palestinians coexisted together peacefully until today. The IDF announced that following the attack, Arabs from the Palestinian Authority will not be allowed into the industrial zone until Sunday. The supermarket was ordered to be shut down following the security guards’ failure to prevent the entry of the two knife-wielding terrorists.

Michael Zeff contributed to this report.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

PA Security Police Officer Was A Terrorist in Damascus Gate Attack

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Once again, a U.S.-trained Palestinian Authority Police office has used his skills — and his foreign-supplied and funded equipment — to attack Israelis in a terror attack.

A Palestinian Authority Security Officer was one of two terrorists who opened fire Sunday night at Border Guard Police in Jerusalem.

The attackers opened fire just before 11 pm, as the Border Guard night shift were receiving their orders at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

The officers noticed a suspicious-looking Arab man approaching the group and asked him to show them what was in the bag he was carrying. He pulled out an assault rifle and aimed it at them.

Omar Ahmed Amru, a Palestinian Authority Security officer, died in a hail of bullets as the officers quickly opened fire. His partner, Mansour Yasser Shawamra, began shooting at the officers from a distance of approximately 100 meters away. He, too, was shot and killed by the Border Guard officers.

In the bag officers found explosives and a knife. None of the Israeli officers were wounded.

This is not the first or second or even the third time Palestinian Authority Security Police have been involved in terror attacks on Israelis during this terror wave.

On January 31, three IDF soldiers were shot at point-blank range in a terror attack by a member of the Palestinian Authority Security detail assigned to the Ramallah district attorney. The terror attack occurred at the ‘Focus’ checkpoint near the Samaria Jewish community of Beit El.

On Sunday shortly before the Damascus Gate attack, terrorists shot at a home within Beit El. Miraculously, no one was injured in the attack. IDF personnel are searching for the terrorist.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Dragnet Surrounds Ramallah After Terror Attack by PA Police Officer

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Israeli security teams surrounded Ramallah overnight; according to a local source, only residents who could prove their status were allowed in and out of the city.

The soldiers sealed off the Palestinian Authority capital following the shooting of three Israeli soldiers by a PA police officer.

The dragnet came in response to an attack on Israeli soldiers earlier in the day by one of the members of the personal security team for Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The officer drove up from Ramallah to the IDF checkpoint next to the Jewish community of Beit El. He got out of his car holding a handgun and shot three Israeli soldiers at point-blank range, seriously wounding two and a third less severely. Other soldiers immediately returned fire and killed the terrorist on site.

Less than two hours later, Arab terrorists attacked Israeli vehicles driving along Highway 443 – the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway – next to the Dor Alon gas station on the road. Although stone-throwing attacks on moving vehicles can be and have often been deadly, in this case no Israelis were injured.

Also Sunday evening, a young Arab was arrested after soldiers noticed he was acting in a suspicious manner near the Gush Etzion Junction. The wannabe jihadist was armed a heavy iron chisel, which he later confessed he was preparing to use in an attack on Israelis.

Hana Levi Julian

Retaliation: El Salvador May Move Israeli Embassy to Ramallah

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

(JNi.media) A severe diplomatic crisis is brewing between Israel and El Salvador, as the latter is not happy with the former’s decision to close down its embassy in San Salvador as part of a decision to eliminate five embassies altogether as a belt-tightening measure, Ynet reported. El Salvador is considering a retaliatory step — moving its embassy from Herzliya Pituach to Ramallah, inside the Palestinian Authority. This may be the most creative—and effective—diplomatic maneuver against the Jewish State this year. It also marks yet another Latin American country with whom the Netanyahu government is feuding (Brazil is another).

The Salvadoran foreign ministry sent Israel a stern message saying the Central American republic was shocked, dismayed and surprised by the proposed step. They were particularly hurt by the fact that they found out about it in the press, rather than receive a proper advance notice through diplomatic channels. There’s more: El Salvador had apparently been so interested in improving relations with Israel, it sent a senior official, the foreign office’s former director Werner Matias Romero, to serve as its new ambassador to Israel to enhance the friendship and cooperation.

The insulted Romero said he was still hoping Israel would reverse the decision, warning that otherwise it would “open a Pandora’s box,” adding, “What Israel has done is bite the friendly hand we extended to her. That’s not a way to treat your friends. This could definitely bolster the element in El Salvador who are opposed to our ties with Israel.”

Romero also reminded his hosts of the fact that El Salvador voted in favor of the 1947 UN Partition Plan; José Castellanos, a Salvadoran diplomat, saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust—and was recognized by Yad Vashem, and El Salvador even kept its embassy in Jerusalem for a couple of decades—until the second Lebanon war.

According to Ynet, it costs Israel about a million dollars a year to keep each embassy open. This may turn out to be an acceptable cost of doing business, when the alternative is seeing the Salvadoran embassy be consolidated with the Cairo mission, or, even worse, reopening in Ramallah, forcing Israeli visa seekers to armor their cars first before applying.

Israel is also planning to close its embassy in Minsk, to be followed by the closing down of the Belarus mission to Tel Aviv. Now, that’s something that would not have happened while Minister Avigdor Lieberman was in charge.

JNi.Media

No Joy in Mudville: PA Bans Checkpoint Riot in Ramallah, Hamas Bans New Year’s Celebrations

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

(JNi.media) On Wednesday afternoon, Palestinian Authority security forces prevented hundreds of protesters from continuing their march to the IDF checkpoint in Ramallah’s al-Bireh neighborhood, near the Jewish town of Beit El in Samaria, Ma’an reported.

Leading members of the Fatah movement were present at the march, including committee member Sultan Abu al-Einein, as well as PLO executive committee members Wassel Abu Youssef and Jamil Shihadeh. The secretary general of the Arab Liberation Front, Rakad Salem, and the secretary-general of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Qais Abd al-Karim, were also in attendance. The Ma’an report presented this as a peaceful march, which it could have been — at the start. But the same story reported that once they realized they weren’t going to be allowed near the soldiers, dozens of youth left the march and instead headed to an area in al-Bireh where they clashed with Israeli forces.

So they had their riot after all. Amira Hass, an Ha’aretz reporter and columnist [JP: and Israeli settler living in Ramallah], wrote on Wednesday that the PA security forces have been engaged for some time in physically preventing demonstrations that inevitably blossom into riots and clashes. The Palestinian leadership is finally getting sick and tired of losing their children to suicidal stupidity.

According to Hass, many Judea and Samaria Arabs believe the knives intifada only hurt the cause of a 2-state solution. But they can’t say it out of respect for the families of the dead terrorists.

There’s definitely a permeating sense of despair in the Palestinian territories. Perhaps a realization that the murderous fantasy is over, and all it got them is about a billion dollars deeper in debt, and several hundred crazed kids dead.

In Gaza, Hamas put the icing on the cake by announcing a ban on New Year celebrations. The decree forbids restaurants and hotels to host celebrations on the occasion of New Year’s Day, Ma’am reported. A spokesman for the police in Gaza said, “The decision to ban restaurants and hotels from celebrating New Year’s Eve came as it is incompatible with the teachings of our religion, and its being primarily a Western tradition.”

He explained that “the suffering of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip due to the siege imposed on them requires respect for the sufferings and sacrifices.”

JNi.Media

U.S. Leftist Refuses Treatment at Israeli Hospital after Car Accident

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

An unidentified American human rights activist whose vehicle overturned Sunday morning refused to be evacuated to an Israeli Hospital, TPS news agency reported.

The activist, who lives in Bir Zeit near Ramallah, must have shuddered at the thought of riding in a Jewish ambulance of the “occupation” that had been sent from the Nevei Tzuf community in Samaria.

Instead, he waited for a Palestinian Authority Red Crescent ambulance to take him to his preferred destination, a hospital in Ramallah.

Whether he likes it or not, initial aid was offered by Magen David medics.

He is lucky he did not lose consciousness, in which case he would have woken up in one of those Zionist hospitals.

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

21 Arab Fugitives Caught by Israeli Security Personnel

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Israeli security personnel tracked down and caught 21 Arab fugitives in various locations across Judea and Samaria late Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Participating in the operation were personnel from the IDF, Border Guard Police and Judea and Samaria District Police.

Four of the suspects were members of Hamas, who were captured in Hebron.

Two Hamas operatives were caught in Samaria, both in suburbs of the Palestinian Authority city of Tulkarem.

In Judea, five suspects were taken into custody in the village of Daheishe, south of Bethlehem, along the road that was the old Route 60.

In Samaria, suspects were also arrested in the PA capital city of Ramallah, as well as Kalkilya, A-Luban and Dir Abu Mashala, all of which are north of Ramallah.

A total of 21 suspects were arrested overnight, including 16 who were taken into custody on suspicion of participating in violence targeting Israelis. All suspects were transferred to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) for further questioning.

Hana Levi Julian

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