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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

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.

Hana Levi Julian

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.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Rioting Arabs Again Keep Visitors Off Temple Mount

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Once again, rioting Arabs on Sunday (July 5) succeeded in keeping visitors off the Temple Mount. Thousands of Palestinian Authority Arabs have been allowed into the site for prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, now entering its fourth and final week.

But the obviously planned violence by Arabs whipped up during a sermon at the mosque on the site, who hurled rocks at police forces near the Mughrabi (Rambam) Bridge, made it unsafe for security to allow anyone to ascend to the Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.

This means that the thousands of Jews and other local and foreign visitors, many of whom arrive from overseas, cannot ascend the Mount.

Police officials said they would delay the opening of the site to visitors until security personnel had brought rioters under control. It is also possible that such a delay will mean the opening may be delayed beyond the hours in which the site can be accessed at all, at least for this day, due to the prayer schedule taking place at the mosque.

Launching violent riots is one of the preferred methods for Arab agitators to keep Jews and other non-Muslims from accessing the Temple Mount, site of the Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock; it is also considered the third holiest site in Islam.

Today is a fast day for Jews around the world, as it signals the start of the three-week period in history that led to the final destruction of the Holy Temples and the burning and conquest of Jerusalem – first by the Babylonians, and then by the Romans. This period culminates in the darkest fast day on the Jewish calendar: Tisha B’Av, the Ninth of Av.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Clashes with 40 Rioters at Gaza Border

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded at least one Arab when approximately 40 Gazans rioted near the security fence at Khan Yunis in central Gaza Monday.

An IDF spokeswoman told The Jewish Press, “Soldier shot warnings in the air and when the protesters did not retreat, shots were fired at their lower extremities, injuring one person.”

The Palestinian Authority-based Ma’an News Agency reported that three Arabs were wounded.

The riot coincided with “Land Day” marches and riots in Judea and Samaria, which generally did not result in unusual violence.

The IDF used tear gas to disperse a riot at the Hawara checkpoint south of Shechem, where one Palestinian Authority legislator was among those who reportedly suffered from inhaling tear gas.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Mea Shearim Protests Arrest of Yeshiva Student for Ignoring IDF Draft

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

At least four hareidi-religious men were arrested Sunday in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim during a demonstration protesting the arrest of a rabbinical student last week. The student refused to comply with his draft notice to enlist in the IDF.

Several hundred demonstrations gathered at the Kikar Shabbat intersection in the neighborhood at about 3 pm. The protest soon escalated, with demonstrators blocking traffic and hurling rocks at police officers who were sent to the scene.

Israel Border Guard police officers were called in to back up Jerusalem District police officers. Extra patrol units have since been deployed to the neighborhood.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab ‘Day of Mourning’ in Negev Bedouin Schools

Monday, January 19th, 2015

A man in his 40s – the second victim since last Wednesday — has died following a riot at a funeral and general strike by Arab business owners and Negev Bedouin schools in Israel.

The man, a Bedouin, was in his 40s. He was allegedly participating in a riot against Israeli police following the funeral held for a man who was shot by police last Wednesday.

The strike Sunday was held to mourn 21-year-old Sami al-Ajar, a resident of Rahat, the largest Bedouin city in Israel. After his funeral Sunday, more than two dozen people were wounded, including one seriously. Two police officers were hurt, one in serious condition.

The violence began late last Wednesday with a raid by police who came to Rahat to execute a search warrant on a suspected drug house.

Police were attacked by a mob that gathered to hurl rocks, bottles and other objects at the officers.

Police initially used standard crowd-dispersal methods to control the mob, but as things spiraled out of control, they fired into the air to protect themselves and their two prisoners, they said. Al-Ajar was shot in the melee.

Hana Levi Julian

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