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Posts Tagged ‘Riots’

Arab Assailant Dead in Clash with IDF South of Bethlehem

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A Palestinian Authority Arab was killed in an attack on Israeli soldiers during clashes Tuesday morning outside Dehaishe, south of Bethlehem.

Malik Akram Shaheen, 20, was participating in a day of mob violence that followed an Arab terror attack Monday on a Jewish man in Hebron.

The Israeli victim, an Israeli in his 40s, was near the Cave of the Patriarchs when he was stabbed. He was seriously wounded; his Arab attacker — 21-year-old Ihab Fathi Miswadi — was shot and killed by security personnel.

Shaheen was shot during the riot, according to a report by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, which serves as a mouthpiece for the Palestinian Authority.

The news agency reported that Shaheen sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was bleeding heavily when he was evacuated to a hospital in Beit Jala. He succumbed to his injuries, Ma’an reported.

A local, unnamed group announced a Day of Mourning for Shaheen on Wednesday, according to the Arab news agency — but as it has in similar coverage, Ma’an did not attribute its source, nor did it name the group that was behind the so-called ‘Day of Mourning,’ an event that often becomes a ‘day of rage’ with more violence.

Marches are also reportedly planned for Daheishe and Bethlehem as part of the day’s events, according to the report, with no information about who is organizing them. Often it is terrorist groups.

Hana Levi Julian

7 Palestinian Arabs Arrested in Temple Mount Violence

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Israel Police have arrested seven suspects in connection with Arab violence perpetrated at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, according to spokesperson Luba Samri.

The arrests were made in connection with rioting on Monday, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Palestinian Arabs at the site threw stones, firebombs (Molotov cocktails), firecrackers and other ammunition at police.

The Arabs hurled their ammunition from within their barricade inside the Al Aqsa mosque, which is located within the grounds of the Temple Mount compound.

Israeli Arab MK Jamal Zahalka joined Palestinian Arab demonstrators Tuesday morning at the Temple Mount, together with fellow Israeli Arab Mks Massoud Ghanayem and Abdel Hakim Hajj to further heat up protestor passions at the site.

Video footage filmed by the Hebrew-language NRG news site documented Zahalka’s attempt to block Jewish visitors from entering the grounds, and vicious curses and other remarks to the visitors and to the police who were protecting them.

As does every other Israeli parliamentarian, Zahalka and the other Mks who came to join the rioting against Jewish visitors and Israeli police officers on the Temple Mount, are supported by Israeli tax money.

Under the current laws, no matter how or when they complete their terms of service, they will each receive generous severance payments and subsequently continue to receive liberal pensions for the rest of their lives.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday, Jerusalem police arrested a 15-year-old terrorist-in-training after he was caught throwing stones at a bus.

Upon searching the teen police discovered the youth was also carrying brass knuckles and individual gas cylinders. Individual gas cylinders are often used as fuel for firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and sometimes for other types of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.

The young terror suspect was taken to a police station for questioning.

Hana Levi Julian

5 Arab MKs Travel to Jordan to Meet with King Abdullah II

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Five Arab Knesset members from the Arab Joint List are traveling to Jordan today (Sunday Sept. 20) to meet with King Abdullah II, according to a report on Israel Radio.

MK Ahmed Tibi told the interviewer on the government-run radio network that he and his fellow lawmakers will discuss “the change in the status quo at the Al Aqsa mosque” on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Palestinian Arabs have continued organized disturbances at the site for more than a week, forcing Israel Police to personally escort every single Jewish visitor to the site in order to ensure their physical protection. As a result, a number of police officers were injured in the line of duty.

It is likely the meeting between the Hashemite king and the Israeli Arab lawmakers will focus on the escalating Arab violence and the tensions at the site, which is under the legal custodianship of Jordan, and has been since the signing of the peace treaty with Israel in 1994.

Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stated repeatedly this week, publicly and in discussions with world leaders, that his government has no intention of changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United States have all weighed in on the importance of bringing the violence under control at the site, although most of the parties appear to be blaming the Israeli government for the attacks on Jewish visitors by Palestinian Arab rioters.

The five Mks are expected to travel to the Turkish capital for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their meeting with King Abdullah II in Amman.

Hana Levi Julian

4 Border Guard Police Hurt in Jerusalem Terror Attack

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Four Israeli Border Guard Police officers were wounded late Friday afternoon in a riot that started in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar. The site is near Armon Hanatziv, where a Jewish man was murdered in a road terror rock attack earlier this week.

Two of the soldiers were shot and two others were targeted by firebombs hurled by the rioting Arabs. One of the four sustained a hand injury; two others were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics for burns. A fourth soldier was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in serious condition.

A number of the rioting Arabs were also wounded in the melee as security personnel worked to disperse the mob. In addition to the rocks, bottles, firebombs and firecrackers being hurled, the rioters also burned tires and trash bins in the street.

Clashes were reported at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem earlier in the afternoon after the Friday call to Islamic prayers.

The violence comes in response to the call by Gaza’s Hamas terrorist organization for a “day of rage” in solidarity with Jerusalem Arabs who have been attacking Jewish civilians and security personnel all week.

Late Thursday night, IDF soldiers fired back at Palestinian Arab terrorists who were firebombing Israeli drivers traveling on the road between the Samaria Jewish communities of Itamar and Elon Moreh.

“Forces from the IDF’s Rotem battalion, who were performing an ambush in the vicinity, responded with accurate fire against the firebomb thrower,” said the IDF Spokesperson. “One of the terrorists was hit by the fire, and an additional terrorist was arrested following a pursuit.”

Hana Levi Julian

Jewish Teen Attacked, Arabs Riot in Jerusalem

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Arab violence against Jews continues in Israel with daily riots and attacks on Israelis.

A Jewish teen was attacked by an Arab teen as he walked through the Muslim quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem late Wednesday.

While Israel Police have not released details of the incident, spokesperson Luba Samri said that although the Jewish teen was badly shaken, he did not require medical treatment.

The attacker was arrested and taken into custody.

Dozens of Arabs in local “hot spots” around the capital continued to riot on Wednesday as well.

Police riot police were called to quell disturbances in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyya Wednesday morning.

Dozens of Arab teens launched exploding fireworks and hurled rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Border Guard Police officers who were stationed in the area.

The riot unit used stun grenades to disband the mob. No arrests were made and no injuries were reported, according to Samri.

By Wednesday afternoon, a mob of masked Arab teens began rioting in the Silwan (Shiloah) neighborhood, nestled just below the ancient walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. The rioters again hurled rocks and firebombs at police who were stationed in the area. Riot police called to disperse the mob used stun grenades to break up the disturbance.

No arrests were made in either riot but police are searching for the organizers. None of the officers were injured in either incident.

Clashes also broke out between Jews and Arabs at a solidarity protest and counter protest over a Palestinian Authority terrorist prisoner who is on a hunger strike.

Mohammed Alla’an, a member of the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, is on day 60 of his hunger strike. He is hospitalized at Barzilai Medical Center.

Demonstrators were protesting the possibility that the terrorist might be force-fed, although the hospital released a statement Monday saying that doctors see that procedure as “a drastic step that is not in line with medical ethics. Therefore it must be done with the consent of the patient or reserved only for situations where health has declined to where drastic treatment is needed to save a life.”

Israeli Arab protesters outside the hospital were waving Palestinian Authority flags which police said were not approved as part of the demonstration. PA flag-waving in pre-1967 Israel can also be seen as a provocation.

They were confronted with a counter demonstration by local Jews who yelled anti-Islamic slogans such as, “Muhammad is a pig.” Some also carried signs that police said constituted incitement as well.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF to Question Soldiers Caught on Film Hitting Arab Provocateur [video]

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

The Palestinian Authority is gloating over footage of soldiers apparently beating an innocent man, but soldiers said that the video does not show a prior scene of the man trying to snatch on their rifles.

The IDF said it the apparent behavior of the soldiers, seen kicking him while he was pinned to the ground, does not “match expectations” of the military.

The incident took place neat Beit El and Ramallah, as it does every Friday. Dozens of people, including children, hurl rocks at soldiers and often cause injuries. Soldiers said that the man shown in the film is a constant thorn in their side and always incites others.

It is not easy being an Israeli soldier in Judea and Samaria. Troops are forbidden to shoot bullets at rock thrower. They are constantly filmed by Arab media who are waiting for a chance to show the soldiers as thugs.

This time they succeeded. Even if the video left out the attempted rifle-snatching and assault of a soldier, the “disproportionate” response darkens Israel’s image that is never going to be positive in the eyes of the media and political leaders.

Below is the video as filmed and edited by Arab media.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

State Department Issues Naqba Day Alerts

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The United States Consulate General Jerusalem sent out an email today alerting US citizens of possible danger zones in Israel, due to expected Arab rioting for “Naqba Day”.

The U.S. Consulate advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution due to the possibility of demonstrations within Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza associated with “Nakba Day” on May 15 or on the days preceding that date. ‎In the past, large demonstrations have taken place in connection with Nakba Day, some of which have become violent. Additionally, the upcoming religious holiday of the Isra & Miraj (May 16) and Jerusalem Day (May 17) may also see traffic congestion and road closures throughout Jerusalem.

• May 15 “Nakba Day”: There may be a significantly higher level of Israeli National Police patrolling around Jerusalem, especially following afternoon prayers. In the past, demonstrations or clashes have occurred in multiple areas such as the Qalandiya Checkpoint, Damascus Gate, Bethlehem, and Ramallah City Center, as well as other checkpoints and refugee camps. • May 16 “the Isra & Miraj”: Large gatherings are expected at the Temple Mount/Harem al-Sharif.

• May 17 “Jerusalem Day”: Parades are likely through downtown Jerusalem and around the Old City with some street closures.

We remind you to be aware of your surroundings at all times, monitor the media, and avoid demonstrations and other crowds as events can turn violent without warning. We further advise you to follow police instructions and avoid areas of heavy police presence.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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