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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

New ‘Riot Kits’ Help Protect Soldiers and Police from Terrorists

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The government has bought more than 1,000 new riot-protection kits to help soldiers and police deal with terrorists armed with different kinds of weapons,. Israel Defense reported.

Lior Textile Company designed the modular kits. They were tested for several months and have been approved by a laboratory in Europe, where standards are very high. Security personnel now are using the kits in “live tests.”

Israel Defense reported:

One of the options offered by the modular design of the kit is the option of using it in different combat situations, as it may be adapted and used in conjunction with bullet and knife proof protective vests supplied by the same company.

The kit includes all of the protective elements for all parts of the user’s body, as well as purpose-designed flame-resistant coveralls (providing protection against Molotov cocktails) made from Nomex fabric by DuPont.

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Arabs Firebomb Border Guard Police in Samaria

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Arab violence continued late Monday afternoon with an attack on Israeli Border Guard Police officers stationed along the security fence in central Israel.

Armed Arab rioters hurled firebombs and stones at Israeli Border Guard Police officers in Samaria.

There were about two dozen attackers, some of whom were also carrying knives and slingshots.

The officers were attacked while they were guarding the security fence near the Palestinian Authority-controlled Arab city of Qalkilya.

Several of the rioters were arrested by Israeli forces and transferred to security personnel for further questioning.

Hana Levi Julian

1 Police Officer Wounded, 5 Arrested in Arab Riot Over Temple Mount

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

A Lod police officer was wounded Wednesday evening after being struck in the head by a stone that was thrown by rioting Arabs.

The attackers were “demonstrating” their anger over the determined enforcement of laws by security personnel permitting visits by Jews to the grounds of the Temple Mount, in which the Al Aqsa mosque is located.

The “demonstration,” held in a central square of the city, quickly turned violent as the “protesters” had planned ahead by bringing their own ammunition (stones, etc.) to the event.

Five of the attackers were arrested by security forces in the central Israeli city, which is located close to Ben Gurion International Airport.

Hana Levi Julian

13-Yr-Old Arab Rioter Killed By Mistake, Says IDF

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

A 13-year-old Palestinian Arab teen who was shot Monday by an Israeli soldier while rioting near the Tomb of the Biblical Matriarch Rachel, south of Jerusalem, was killed by accident, according to a senior IDF officer.

The teen was struck by a bullet fired from a Ruger rifle, according to the officer, who spoke with the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot newspaper.

“It was aimed at his legs, but the bullet hit the ground and then ricocheted into the chest of the Palestinian,” the officer said.

One might ask, of course, how a 13-year-old teen even came to be present in the middle of a violent riot in which Arab men were clearly intent on attacking Israeli soldiers … and why none of the older males present didn’t send him home in the first place.

Hana Levi Julian

Hundreds of Arabs Riot North of Jerusalem at Qalandia Checkpoint

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Hundreds of Palestinian Arabs gathered to attack Israeli security forces Tuesday in a mob at the Qalandia security checkpoint north of Jerusalem.

The checkpoint is located between Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah, in Samaria.

IDF soldiers and Border Police officers used non-lethal riot dispersal measures to contend with the attackers.

No injuries were reported.

Hana Levi Julian

Security Sweep Nets 11 Terror Suspects in Judea, Samaria, 3 from Nebi Saleh

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Eleven Palestinian Arab terror suspects were arrested in a security sweep overnight and in the early morning hours Tuesday (Sept. 8) in Judea and Samaria, including three in Nebi Saleh.

IDF soldiers arrested a member of the Hamas terror organization in the Samaria Arab village of Marca, southwest of Jenin. A second Hamas member was picked up in Fahama, and a third was taken into custody in Silwad, northeast of the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah.

A fourth Hamas member was arrested in the Judean village of Al-Khader, west of Bethlehem.

Two Hamas members were taken into custody in an area southwest of Hebron as well: one fugitive was arrested in Al-Fawer, and another was picked up in the village of Rabud.

In addition, five more suspects who did not have ties to any recognized terrorist organizations were arrested for terrorist activity as well.

One of the suspects was arrested in the city of Bethlehem, a few minutes south of Jerusalem. Another was taken into custody in Beit Lakiya, southwest of Ramallah.

Three other suspects were arrested in Nebi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, where choreographed rioting and demonstrations take place every Friday.

Recently a clash made headlines when an IDF soldier was attacked by a Palestinian Arab family which has begun to make a new career out of baiting IDF soldiers before the cameras.

The family succeeded in drawing the soldier into a confrontation, and the cameras filmed the entire fiasco. The resulting photos were sent around the world, showing an Israeli soldier holding a “poor Palestinian Arab child with a broken arm” in a headlock.

A gallery of camera crews and foreign activists are always on hand to provide still photos and specially edited film footage of such clashes to media outlets around the world that provide a carefully slanted picture of “poor” Palestinian Arabs being “abused” by IDF soldiers.

Sadly, the story and photos, which exclude the provocations and violence by the Palestinian Arabs from whom the soldiers must defend themselves and others, are generally accepted without question around the world.

In this case, the aforementioned soldier was beaten around the head with a rock and a heavy metal object, which can be seen in the extended footage at the beginning of the clip but is never shown in the photos that were sent out to international media, of course.

He was also tackled, punched and slapped by three large adult women and one adult man, as well as bitten by a strong Arab girl approximately age 15 but who is dressed in “little girl” tee shirts on camera with her golden hair in braids. Israeli blog Israellycool has nicknamed her “Shirley Temper” because she often shows up as the “angry little innocent” in provocations against IDF soldiers.

It is also not clear whether the 12-year-old boy that the obviously inexperienced IDF soldier tried to arrest – who had been throwing rocks at Israelis — actually had a broken arm.

More to the point, the soldier was also hampered by the issue of what he was allowed to do to free himself, and what he was not allowed to do under army regulations — and international pressure — regarding how far he could go in harming others while trying to keep himself safe.

Hana Levi Julian

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