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Israeli Arab Terror Cell Nabbed in Jerusalem

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Cleared for release: Jerusalem District Police and Israel Security Agency (Shabak/Shin Bet) personnel announced Monday they have uncovered an Israeli Arab terrorist cell in the capital.

Five of terrorists are residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud, near the Mount of Olives, Shabak said and have been involved in a number of attacks, including firebombings, shooting fireworks and throwing stones at IDF soldiers, security personnel and Israeli civilians.

Islam Najjar, 18 and Hamza Najjar, 22 – two brothers – were both arrested in October, according to Shabak. As the investigation expanded, Nader Nasser, 22, was also detained, along with two minors, ages 16 and 17.

The two younger members of the terror cell confessed to throwing firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and stones at security forces and Israelis in Judea and Samaria. They also admitted to torching a bus in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood in September and attacking the driver together with other Arabs in the area.

Rioters in the neighborhood also blocked the street with trash cans and cut off the electricity to the area in order to draw police to the site so they could attack them.

Thus far, the terrorists have been charged with arson, attempted arson, rioting, attempted assault of a police officer, tampering with evidence, intent to commit a crime, and other accusations.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorists Sentenced for Plotting to Kill Jews on Temple Mount, Police on Patrol

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Three Jerusalem Arabs were sentenced to prison terms on Monday for plotting to kill Jews on the Temple Mount, and security forces as they patrolled so-called “eastern Jerusalem” neighborhoods.

According to the indictment the leader of the cell, Nor Hamdan, 24, allegedly recruited the defendants and others to form a terror cell after deciding in February 2013 to attack security forces in Jerusalem and Jews who visited the Temple Mount “to pray.”

Under questioning Hamdan confessed that he intended to “defend the Al Aqsa Mosque.”

According to a statement by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) the members of the terror cell reside in the A-Tur and Ras Al-Amud sections of Jerusalem, and in the Old City. Hamdan received training, guidance and weapons from terror organizations in Judea, Samaria and Gaza with whom he was in contact, according to the indictment.

The Shin Bet added that Hamdan was influenced by YouTube videos of past terrorist attacks that he saw on the Internet channel. One that particularly caught his eye was the shooting attack on Jerusalem’s Merkaz HaRav yeshiva in 2008. Eight Israelis were murdered in the attack. The terror cell was comprised of six members: • Nor Hamdan, leader of the cell, who has not yet been sentenced • Amjad Ra’azam, not yet sentenced • Omar VuzVuz, not yet sentenced • Jalal Koutoub, convicted on charges of assisting the enemy in wartime, conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping, two counts of attempted murder, abduction for the purpose of murder and other crimes. Sentenced to a prison term of 13 years. • Muhammed Sha’ar, convicted on charges of assisting the enemy in wartime, attempted robbery; sentenced to a prison term of 4.5 years. • Ahmad Bazalmit, convicted on charges of conspiracy to assist the enemy in wartime and attempted robbery; sentenced to a prison term of 3.5 years.

According to the Shin Bet statement, the terrorists “began firearms training with a handgun near Qalandia” and later planned to steal weapons from police officers in A-Turn.

In one incident the terrorists also briefly considered ambushing a police vehicle but were themselves caught off guard by police instead, according to the indictment.

Hana Levi Julian

More Arab Media Incitement After Clashes in Jerusalem Neighborhood

Monday, November 30th, 2015

A clash between IDF soldiers and rioting Arabs in the Shiloah (Silwan) section of Jerusalem Sunday night has led to another round of Arab media incitement and an attempt to launch a “day of rage” on Monday.

IDF soldiers opened fire Sunday night when they determined they faced a life-threatening situation when an Arab riot spun out of control in the Ras el-Amud neighborhood.

The soldiers came under attack from the masked Arabs and others who threw some 10 firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at the force. Mob control measures were used to disperse the rioters.

When the force felt their lives were endangered, the soldiers said they fired at the lower limbs of one of the rioters who threw a firebomb and then disappeared.

No hits were confirmed, but reportedly one Arab teen was shot.

The Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency quoted the “Wadi Hilweh Information Center” on Monday as saying that “Israeli forces on Sunday evening shot dead a Palestinian teenage boy during clashes in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem.”

The news agency, which serves as a mouthpiece for the Palestinian Authority, reported that 17-year-old Ayman Samih al-Abbasi died “after he was shot in his chest… Israeli forces subsequently stormed the local Ein al-Lozeh medical center searching for the boy’s body but were reportedly unable to find it, the information center said.”

The Arab news agency quoted the “center” as saying that “Israeli police held medical staff inside the center and prevented them from leaving.”

Ma’an apparently also felt compelled to add – in the interests of accuracy, and possibly in order to avoid having its Israeli GPO (government press office) credentials revoked – that Abbasi had “previously spent 18 months in Israeli jails and a further 10 months under house arrest, the information center added.”

In addition, the Arab news agency noted the “circumstances in which he was killed were initially unclear, with locals saying that the Ras al-Amoud area was mostly calm before he was shot dead… Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that Israeli police had been carrying out patrols in the area when Palestinians threw ‘10 petrol bombs’ at them.’

Rosenfeld was unable to confirm for the agency that forces had subsequently opened fire on the attackers but said police officers were still in the area.

The police spokesperson’s account was backed up by Jawad Siyam, directed of the “information center,” who agreed that it had been “quiet” in Silwan before the incident.

Following the clash, Ma’an reported that unnamed Arab “groups” allegedly have now called for a “day of rage” on Monday.

Hana Levi Julian

Arabs Torch Egged Bus That Made a Wrong Turn [Video]

Friday, September 18th, 2015

An Egged bus drive made a wrong turn into the Arab-occupied Ras Al-Amud neighborhood of Jerusalem on Thursday evening, according to an 0404 report and local witness Josh Wander.

Upon realizing his mistake, the driver tried to turn around, but was too late. The local Arabs saw his bus and began massively stoning it.

Fearing for his life, the driver abandoned the bus, and ran away on foot.

Within minutes, the Arabs had completely torched the bus.

Video by Josh Wander

Jerusalem Fire Fighters putting out torched Egged bus in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood.

Jerusalem Firefighters putting out torched Egged bus in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood. Photo credit: Fire Department

 

Arab terrorists also firebombed the Ofrit IDF army base on Mount Scopus.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Jewish New Year Begins with Bloody Arab Violence in Jerusalem

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

The Jewish New Year began with blood for security personnel as well as for some who were traveling on Rosh Hashana in Jerusalem and surrounds. Police who provide security at the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem spent the last three days struggling to contain increasingly violent riots in the compound as both Jordan and the United States ramped up their rhetoric against the Israeli government’s decision to enforce free access to the site by all faiths.

On Tuesday morning (Sept. 15) five police officers were injured while working to contain Arab riots on the Temple Mount for the third day in a row, the second day of the two-day Jewish holiday. Dozens of masked Palestinian Arabs hurled blocks of cement, rocks and live firecrackers at the security officers when they entered the Temple Mount compound. The violence is part of an ongoing attempt by Arabs to prevent Jews from accessing the site.

Police officers and firefighters encountered more violence in the afternoon while trying to extinguish a fire on Hagai Street in eastern Jerusalem. Arab residents of the neighborhood took the opportunity to hurl rocks and bottles at the firefighters and police officers who had responded to the emergency.

Several hours later, Jerusalem Arabs came out in force to hurl firebombs at police officers in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, and by 8 pm Arab residents were rioting in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud as well.

Dozens of Arab residents were also reportedly rioting in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shiloah (Silwan) at 9:30 pm. At about the same time, Border Guard Police officers were fending off pipe bomb attacks by Arabs at the Qalandia checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital.

Also at about 9:30 pm, Arab residents shot fireworks at Jewish homes in the Jerusalem compound of Beit Orot. (About 90 minutes later, a frustrated Jewish resident in Beit Orot lost his patience and ramped up music from a speaker in the window of his home. Guess who the police decided to arrest?)

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at the Light Rail train as it traveled through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat at about 10 pm. None of the passengers were physically injured though several were traumatized and at least one car was damaged.

At 10:45 pm Tuesday night, just after the end of the holiday, an IDF soldier was hurt in a rock attack near the Samaria Jewish community of Har Bracha. The soldier was evacuated for treatment to Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikvah.

At the start of the holiday, Arab road terrorists murdered a Jewish Israeli motorist as he was driving with his wife and daughter late Sunday night (Sept. 13) in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv. The Arabs hurled rocks at his car, sending it careening it out of control on Rehov Asher Weiner, where it hit an electricity pole. Alexander Leiblovitch, 64, was subsequently pronounced dead at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem. His injured wife was admitted to the hospital and remained hospitalized in stable condition; their daughter was treated at the hospital and was released.

Hana Levi Julian

A Very Athletic Religion

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

I’m looking at this picture of Muslim worshipers on their hands and knees in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ma’ale ha-Zeitim (Ras al Amud) last Friday. In order to prevent riots on Temple Mount, police limited entry to Muslim men over 50, so everyone you see here must be younger. But still, I find the notion of falling down on my hands and knees five times a day both physically demanding and socially awkward.

I can’t stand it when the guy sitting next to me in shul leans too close to my area during davening. In fact, our tradition requires maintaining a bit of open space in front of each person during the Amida—STANDING prayer. I can’t imagine being down on the floor, tight with the guy and the whole shul – what is this Swedish gymnastics?

We do it a few times on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur every year, and it’s very special and inspiring, and I get that this is the way they used to do it in the Temple—once a year, when the High Priest called out the full name of God. But every day? Not happening.

When we do the holy bending on the Days of Awe, I get the submission thing. And I know that Mohammed or someone like him borrowed the falling on the knees thing from the Jews. Nevertheless, if this ever becomes the way we daven all the time, I’ll be davening at home.

Sliman Khader/Flash90

Sliman Khader/Flash90

Yori Yanover

Jerusalem Mayor Kicks Off Arab Street Namings

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will inaugurate a street in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Wednesday in the name of a famous Egyptian singer.

The ceremony at 3:30pm will name the street Umm Kultum, after a beloved Egyptian singer, the daughter of an Imam, who died in 1975.

The naming is part of a project to name all streets in Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem.  According to a press release by the Government Press Office, many streets in those neighborhoods have never been officially named.  Now, 145 new street names have been approved and will be affixed to roads in Zur Baher, Beit Hanina, Shuafat, Issawiya, Abu-Tor, Silwan, and Ras Al-Amud.

Malkah Fleisher

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