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November 30, 2015 / 18 Kislev, 5776
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Temple Mount Activist Yehuda Glick Praises Govt But Wants to See ‘More’

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

In comments clearly aimed at healing wounds, Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick praised the Israeli government Monday for not closing the ancient holy site to Jewish visitors — despite fierce Muslim rioting gauged to trigger just that reaction — as it has in the past.

Founder and head of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, Glick said, however, that the government still has far to go in safeguarding the rights of Jews on the Temple Mount, and reversing decades of Muslim violence, threats and harassment tolerated by security officials.

Glick has spent years working towards strengthening interfaith bonds in Jerusalem. Last October he nearly died as a result, when a radical Islamist Arab terror group marked him for death, sending an assassin to eliminate the Jewish activist. Glick was shot four times at point-blank range outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center shortly after he delivered a lecture at the hall. Against all odds, he survived the attack.

“In general, I think yesterday we saw the government moving the police in the right direction by not closing down the Temple Mount due to Muslim extremists, and that needs to continue,” he said. “I think that anybody who saw the pictures the police released [of the rioting] understands that we’re not dealing with ordinary people who come to pray, but with people who are closer in behavior to terrorists.”

Aftermath of violent Arab riot on the Temple Mount.

Aftermath of violent Arab riot on the Temple Mount.

“These are people whose whole goal is causing disorder and trying to frighten Jews from visiting the Temple Mount; trying to violently change the status of the Temple Mount,” he added.

“I think it’s quite obvious that these people exhibit terrorist traits. We experience this behavior every day, and the government should show their intolerance to this.”

First, he said, such groups should be outlawed like terrorists, and force should be used to expel them if necessary. Second, he suggested, a de-escalation policy should be implemented to reduce the tension and allow freedom of prayer for Jews.

“In my eyes, there’s no reason why Jews and Muslims can’t pray together, but if the radical Muslims who have taken over the Temple Mount can’t tolerate Jews praying there, the government must block them and initiate some settlement where Jews can pray in peace and quiet without being attacked on a regular basis.”

As far as he is concerned, said Glick, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan should initiate a policy to bar radicals from the Temple Mount.

“I think yesterday we saw a first step toward that when Erdan didn’t shut down the Temple Mount to tourists and allowed them to visit,” he said. “The police announced: ‘No matter what, we’re going to keep the Temple Mount open.’”

Glick described the arrest last Thursday of Avia Morris – who after being screamed at and cursed by a mob of Muslims called their prophet Muhammad a “pig” – as unfair.

“I don’t think that remark was smart or should have been said,” he said. “But I saw the film – she was on the Temple Mount for 45 minutes with non-stop harassment, surrounded by almost 100 men and women who were screaming and cursing.”

None of the attacking Muslims were arrested for their equally inflammatory rhetoric, which Glick pointed out.

“Again, I don’t think there’s any need to make such remarks, but to arrest her and none of the other people verbally attacking her is absurd and strange.”

The day after Glick praised the government for its savvy handling of a potentially explosive situation, fully half of all Israeli Arab Knesset members ascended to the Temple Mount to protest “police brutality” in containing the violence of rioting Arabs in Al Aqsa mosque.

Dozens of Jerusalem Arabs Attack Police with Rocks

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dozens of Arabs in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat attacked Border Police with rocks late Sunday afternoon during an arrest of a suspect.

Border Police employed riot-dispersing methods and seriously injured one of the rioters with a “sponge bullet” when the mob tried to prevent officers from leaving the area with the suspect.

There may be complaints that the police response was “disproportionate” because they did not retaliate with rocks.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/dozens-of-jerusalem-arabs-attack-police-with-rocks/2015/07/12/

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