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Update: Stabbing Near Rami Levy Supermarket

Friday, November 6th, 2015

There was a stabbing attack near the entrance to the Rami Levy supermarket in Sha’ar Binyamin, on Friday afternoon, just after 1:30 PM.

The victim from nearby Tel Zion was seriously wounded, with 2 stab wounds to the back and chest. He is not in stable condition.

The terrorist escaped in a yellow VW Golf.

According to a TPS report, the victim tried to defend himself with pepper spray, but didn’t have enough time, and was stabbed.

Terrorists Wound Woman at Gush Etzion, Try to Kill Soldier in Hebron

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Knife-wielding Palestinian Authority terrorists wounded a woman at Gush Etzion and tried to stab and kill a soldier in Hebron Wednesday afternoon. The woman, around 30 years old, suffered moderate wounds in the attack outside the Roza Restaurant, located several hundred yards from the Gush Etzion junction and next to the Rami Levy supermarket. Several people nearby were treated for shock. The terrorist was arrested.

Less than an hour earlier, Israel forces in the Jewish neighborhood of Tel Rumeida in Hebron shot and killed a terrorist as he tried to stab soldiers.

This was the third straight day that terrorists tried to kill soldiers in the area between Hebron and Gush Etzion. In all cases, the terrorists were killed.

Yesterday, two knife-wielding Palestinian Authority Arabs stabbed a 19-year-old soldier guarding a hitchhiking station at Gush Etzion.

On Monday, a soldier was serious wounded with stab wounds in his neck before security forces shot and killed him in a village adjacent to Hebron.

A new pattern has emerged in stabbings, with attackers trying to kill soldiers even though it is clear they have no chance of escaping and not much more of a chance of escaping alive. In one incident, an Arab teenager who was selling chocolate-covered marshmallows to drivers lined up at a Jordan Valley checkpoint, suddenly stopped hawking the snack, pulled out a knife and started making a 200-foot run at guards. He immediately was shot and killed.

Counter Terror: Supermarket Chains Ban Sale of Knives

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The large low-priced Rami Levy supermarket chain and Victory supermarkets have taken knives off the shelves to prevent a customer-terrorist from carrying out a stabbing attack on the spot.

Anyone who wants to buy a kitchen knife at Rami Levy stores can do so by going to the customer’s service desk, but the new policy leaves knives and¬†cleavers in the hands of workers, most of them Arabs, at the meat counter.

Rami Levy said:

There’s no point checking customers at the entrance, if they can buy a knife inside.

I’m afraid of letting in a customer who’d do something. Why should I give him the weapon? It’s not smart to put a guard on the door to check people and then give him a knife inside the store.

Arabs, including those from the Palestinian Authority who work at the company’s stores in Judea and Samaria, account for approximately two-thirds of the unskilled labor force in the chain’s supermarket.

Meat cleavers will remind in the hands of workers, most of them Arabs behind the meat counter, but Levy said his employees undergo a strict security check before being hired. He is more worried about the “lone wolf” customer who could pick up a knife off a shelf and start stabbing anyone within reach.

One customer told Globes that fewer customers are shopping at the Rami Levy market where he works “because they are afraid to come to us.”

Levy said that Jerusalem has become a “ghost town” but that sales at his stores have not been affected by the recent wave of terror.

Victory CEO Eyal Ravid told Globes:

Yesterday afternoon I took the knives down to the warehouse just to be certain that God forbid somebody won’t come and buy and use it.

Car Thief Killed Near Rami Levy

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

A car thief was shot and killed near Rami Levy in Gush Etzion on Wednesday evening.

Police began chasing the stolen vehicle, and an IDF soldier shot the car thief. He subsequently died of his wounds.

Police made it clear this was not a terrorist attack.

UPDATED: Man Loses Gun in Rami Levy

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

A man reported that he lost his gun in the Rami Levy supermarket in Gush Etzion.

The gun was apparently lifted from his holster without his being aware of it.

Update: The gun, initially thought to have been stolen, was inadvertently left at home before the man left for the store.

Living in Muslim Countries or Muslim-Administrated Places, No “Picnic”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

I’ve been working in Yafiz, Rami Levy Co., Sha’ar Binyamin with Arabs for almost four years. My fellow staff and the customers are Jewish Israeli and Arab. Some of the Arabs have Israeli papers, and some don’t. We all get the same low salary for the same sort of work. And the customers pay the same low prices for the clothes and food sold by the Rami Levy conglomerate. This is not the “Israel’ one sees in the international media or big hot-aired conferences.

You’d be surprised at how many of us, Jews and Arabs, have academic degrees, advanced training and certification, though we’re working at the lowest salary level legal in Israel. Yes, I’m among them. You’d expect the professional, academically trained Arabs to be working at good jobs in Arab cities or the P.A. or Gaza or wealthy Arab countries, rather than doing their best to hold to their low paying jobs in Sha’ar Binyamin.

In talking to some of our customers, I’ve discovered that salaries in the Arab cities here in Judea and Samaria are much, much lower than Israeli Minimum Wage. One man from an Arab city, who sometimes buys our clothes when we have “end of season clearance sales” to resell at his clothing store, wanted to know what our workers get paid. He told me how much he pays, and it’s a tiny fraction of the Israeli Minimum Wage salaries here.

An Arab woman who enjoyed speaking to me in English, because as she explained, she’s “…an English Teacher and needs the practice,” Rather naively, she told me that I could make great money if I would teach in a college in Jenin or Nablus. Needless to say, she ignored the fact that I wouldn’t make it home alive, but when she told me what the “great salary” would be, I was shocked. It’s pretty much the same as full-time Israeli Minimum Wage.

There’s a proven fact that many people insist on ignoring. Prior to the beginning of Zionism well over a hundred years ago, this area was pretty empty. Today’s cities were barely towns. Zionism brought the area to life, and that life, the economic opportunities, top medical care, modern infrastructure etc, not only attracted Jews, but it also attracted Arabs. A high percentage of the Arabs who live here today are descended from those to moved here after the advent of Zionism.

And another thing that the world prefers to ignore, the P.A. and Gazan Arab administrations are among the worst in the world. Gaza is a mess, not because of Israeli attacks but because of the Hamas administration. The local Gazans aren’t happy.

Now, as frustration mounts, many Gazans privately admit that the problem is not just the damage from the Israeli bombardment, but also the damage created by Hamas, the Islamic group that rules this coastal enclave…Despite the¬†rosy public opinion polls, Hamas seems to be widely loathed in this coastal Mediterranean wasteland. Getting a quote, of course, is nearly impossible. (The Week)

Just some food for thought…

Rami Levy Quietly Helping Families of the Fallen

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Without almost anyone noticing, supermarket magnate Rami Levy has been quietly unloading truckloads of food and basics at the homes of all the fallen soldiers since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, according to Guy Meroz of Channel 10.

Rami Levy has a history of quietly supporting families of the fallen.

In 2011, Rami Levy took it upon himself to provide food and basics for the surviving children of the Fogel family of Itamar, until the youngest orphan becomes an adult. It only became public knowledge after Levy was spotted in the kitchen of the massacred Fogel family, personally stocking their fridge and cabinets.

Ramy Levy’s Shivuk HaShikma supermarket chain opened 30 years ago, and has 27 stores and approximately 5000 employees. It’s named after the street in Machane Yehuda, the Jerusalem Shuk, where he opened his first grocery store in a stall he got from his grandfather.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/rami-levy-quietly-helping-families-of-the-fallen/2014/07/29/

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