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IDF Jeep Hit, Soldiers Injured, IDF Hits Back at Gaza City (Updated)

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

The IDF reports is reporting that Gazans hit an IDF jeep that was patrolling along the Gaza border with an anti-tank missile on Saturday night.  The jeep went up in flames. Four IDF soldiers were injured in the attack.

In response, Israel launched either artillery or tank fire at the Zeitun neighborhood in Gaza City.

Palestinians medical sources are reporting 20 injured, and 3 dead, but it is not clear how reliable their reports are, as different Gazans organizations have been the reporting exaggerated numbers of dead and injured.

Abu Ahmad, the spokesman for Islamic Jihad threatens escalation within hours.

There has been a serious escalation in Gazan attacks against the IDF over the past few weeks.

Famed IDF Rescue Team in Ghana After Mall Collapses

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The Israel Defense Forces galvanized its internationally-recognized emergency response team to assist in a search and rescue operation in Ghana Wednesday night, after a shopping center collapsed in the country’s capital.

Doctors, engineers, and others, along with Magen David Adom staff, were sent to establisha  field hospital in the area.  So far, 51 people have been pulled from the rubble, with one confirmed death.

Sderot Mayor Collapses from Hunger Strike

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

David Buskilla, mayor of the beleaguered town of Sderot collapsed on Sunday. Buskilla has been holding a hunger strike opposite the Prime Minister’s office to protest the rocket attacks against his town, its failing economy as a result, and what he feels is the government’s ineffectual response to fix the situation.

Probes Launched Into Alleged Police Brutality

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

The NYPD and Brooklyn district attorney’s office have both opened investigations into the October 8th beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevy by two Brooklyn police officers.

The officers, Luis A. Vega and Yelena Bruzzese, entered the Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults Center in Crown Heights at 5 a.m. in response to a call by Zalmy Trappler, a center volunteer. Trappler had apparently found HaLevy sleeping naked on a couch in the center’s lounge and asked him to leave. HaLevy refused, which prompted the phone call to the police.

As caught on surveillance video, available online, Vega and Buruzzese woke up HaLevy – who by now was wearing pants – and engaged in conversation for about a minute. They then tried to handcuff him, which he resisted by turning around and shifting his arms. After about 20 seconds of this stand-off, Vega began pummeling Halevy, hitting him in the face 25 times over the next two minutes.

“Those two officers behaved like animals,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind in comments to Vosizneias.com. “How can two police officers who are sworn to uphold the law break the law like that? I have been close with the NYPD for years, and there are so many fine officers, but clearly these are two bad apples.”

Hikind held a press conference on Monday in Crown Heights, joined by State Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Karim Camara, New York City Comptroller John Liu, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and City Council members Letitia James and David Greenfield.

According to a criminal complaint, the police officers warned HaLevy they would arrest him for trespassing. In response, he said, “Go ahead and try it. I am going to hit you.”

HaLevy claims he had permission to sleep in the center. Rabbi Moishe Feiglin, a director at the youth outreach center (and cousin of the Likud politician of the same name), confirmed to The New York Times that HaLevy was telling the truth. He needed “a place to crash for a short period,” Feiglin said.

In response to a request for comment, the police department e-mailed the following statement to The Jewish Press: “The officers used force to affect the arrest, in which Ehud Haleavy M/W/21 was charged with assault, trespass, resisting arrest, harassment, and unlawful possession of marijuana. The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau opened an investigation of the incident yesterday, after having seen a video of it. The matter was also referred by IAB to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. One of the officers, M/H/49 and assigned to the 71st Pct, has been placed on modified assignment while the incident is under investigation.”

“M/H/49” refers to Officer Vega.

Under Stone-Throwing Attacks, Jerusalem Jews Say: ‘The Police Have Abandoned Us’

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

For the past four months, the Jewish residents of the Nof Tzion neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem have been suffering from repeated stone attacks, carried out by Arabs from the neighboring Jabel Mukaber. The residents have approached the police on the issue numerous times; the police have been unable to gain control of the situation. These attacks occur every few days, endangering the lives of the ninety families living there. In most cases, the incidents end with damage to cars or property, but last month a ten tear old girl was wounded by stones while playing in the backyard with her friends, requiring stitches to her head.

There has lately been a general increase in terrorist activity in the Jerusalem vicinity, and the residents of Nof Tzion are experiencing it as well. In this case, there is a direct correlation between the attacks and the opening of a new high school in Jabel Mukaber, situated right above Nof Tzion. Arab students throw stones and objects at the homes, and damage the cars in the parking lot. A smashed car is found every few days.

The police were notified about the incidents. Their response was to ask the residents to install security cameras and to join the Civil Guard. They did as they were told at a cost of thousands of Shekels. The cameras documented the attacks, and the footage was passed on to the police. The police claimed they could not identify anyone from the footage, stating they could not ensure the residents safety every moment of the day.

In a recent incident, a resident’s car was hit, and when a few Jewish youths blocked the roads in response, the police finally showed up.

One of the residents reported that Arab youths come to the kindergarten and kick the Jewish kids out, chanting “Slaughter the Jews.”

The residents speak of a general fear to walk freely in the neighborhood. They feel they have been abandoned by the police.

The police have stated that they are working continuously to catch the culprits, adding that only four incidents have been logged over the past four months.

Efrat Residents Block Bethlehem Access Road

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Residents of Efrat blocked a main access road from Bethlehem on Monday night.

The spontaneous protest came in response to an attack on an Efrat driver on that same road, which also leads to the northern entrance of Efrat.

The driver, a woman, was in shock after a massive rock was thrown at her car by Arabs in an oncoming car. The rock broke her windshield. Other than the shock, she was uninjured.

 

MK Danon Urging Netanyahu to Fire Barak for his ‘Wacky’ Statements

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

MK Danny Danon (Likud) on Saturday night asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in response to the latter’s remarks against the Likud.

“Barak is a dying breed. His wacky statements are the symptoms of his being a political corpse. He used to head the government and now he heads only himself,” Danon said.

Fighter Jets Scrambled to Ben Gurion Airport in Response to Suspicious Object Report

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The IAF Air Control unit identified on early Wednesday morning a suspicious object in the sky above Ben Gurion Airport, alerting fighter jets to rush to the site. Shortly after the jets were scrambled, it turned out to have been a false alarm.

An IDF source commented to Walla that protocol requires quick response to all alerts, to counter even the remote possibility of a real threat.

Ben Gurion Airport was closed down for the duration of the incident. As a result, many flights will be experiencing short delays throughout the day today.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/fighter-jets-scrambled-to-ben-gurion-airport-in-response-to-suspicious-object-report/2012/10/10/

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