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December 26, 2014 / 4 Tevet, 5775
 
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Arab Attack on Jerusalem Bus, No Physical Injuries

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Palestinian Authority media propaganda has become extremely effective in conditioning even some of the area’s younger children to become vicious, murderous terrorists aiming to kill Jews on the road. A gang of three pre-teens attempted to do precisely that on Sunday evening.

Arabs attacked a Jerusalem bus traveling on Derech Jericho in the capital, damaging the vehicle. Miraculously, the passengers escaped physical injury.

The bus came under a hail of stones that were hurled by a gang of Arab minors from the side of the road in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The windshield was broken in the attack – something that could easily have caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle and send the bus flying off the road into a fatal accident.

Such attacks have achieved precisely that goal in the past, including one near Kiryat Arba-Hebron that killed a father and baby boy.

In this incident, Border Patrol police officers managed to apprehend three Arab minors, 10 to 12 years old. They called the parents of the young attackers, and reported them to social services officials.

Firebombing in Jerusalem Neighborhood

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Arab terrorists hurled a firebomb (Molotov cocktail) at an Israeli vehicle on Saturday in the Shiloach (Silwan) neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Shiloach is next to the Old City, nestled along the eastern side of the rampart walls.

The vehicle, which was heavily damaged in the attack, belonged to a security guard in the area. An investigation has been launched, according to Israel Police.

If and when the perpetrator or perpetrators are caught, it is likely they will face a stiff prison sentence.

On Sunday, November 2, the government cabinet voted to add an amendment to the current penal code, allowing judges to imprison a convicted terrorist for up to 20 years for throwing or casting stones or other objects — such as a firebomb — at a motor vehicle.

Man Loses Eye to Arab Road Terror Near Hadera

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

A man lost an eye after he was attacked last Friday by an Arab in a road terror attack on Route 65 near Hadera. The attack was not publicized by mainstream media, nor did police disseminate information to the public about the danger to motorists on the road.

This past Saturday night, the Hebrew-language 0404 website also reported on a gang of Arabs who attacked a couple of Jews walking their dogs in the community of Beit Dagan. The attackers hurled rocks and even citrus fruits at the man and woman as they were walking their dogs in an orchard. The pair released the dogs, who then defended their owners and drove away the attackers.

The potentially deadly road terror attack that took place last Friday, however, came out of the blue — according to the 56-year-old Jewish driver — who told 0404 he was driving at the time along Route 65 near Talmei Elazar, next to Hadera.

The driver, whose name is Shimon, said a car passed his and then just cut him off and blocked him on the road. The Arab then got out of his car, screaming threats and curses, and started to hit him with his hands. When Shimon told him he was calling the police, the Arab pulled out a crowbar and beat Shimon in the face and over the head.

“I lost my eye and I’m still in the hospital,” Shimon told 0404. “I hope the police will take this incident seriously, because up to this point, I have heard no warnings to the public about this kind of terror that can threaten people who are on the roads.”

A staff member in the hospital expressed his own shock that such an event could even take place, regardless of motive.

“I have an infant seat in my own car,” he said, “a first aid kit, some wood treatment and CDs. This Arab had a crowbar in order to harm Jews. I just don’t understand how such a story does not grab the headlines in this country.”

As a matter of fact, police had not publicized the attack at all, despite having received several reports by eyewitnesses to the incident, who called the police hotline.

 

 

Road Terror Continues in Jerusalem

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Arabs in Jerusalem hurled rocks at passing motorists on Thursday in the mixed Arab-Jewish neighborhood of A-Tur (Abu Tor).

Six vehicles were damaged in separate rock attacks by Arabs but miraculously, none of the drivers or their passengers were physically hurt.

Border Patrol police officers searched the surrounding area of the attacks for the perpetrators and investigators will follow up, police said.

Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday by Jerusalem District Police for disrupting the public order.

In the past two weeks, nearly 200 suspects – 188 people, including 71 minors under age 18 – were arrested on charges of disrupting the public order in the Israeli capital.

Arabs Attack Police and Civilians in Jerusalem

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Arabs hurled rocks and shot off fireworks at Israel Police in Jerusalem this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 3).

District police used standard riot dispersal methods to control the mob, including firing tear gas canisters.

Arab attackers also hurled rocks at a minibus passing near the Mount of Olives, in a separate incident.

The windshield of the vehicle was smashed but none of the passengers were physically injured.

Israeli security forces immediately began searching the area to hunt down the perpetrators.

When and if the attackers are caught, they may be punished with up to 20 years in prison due to a newly-stiffened penalty whose severity was harshened by the government cabinet this week.

Both attacks involved dozens of Arabs and took place in areas of Jerusalem that were restored to the capital in 1967 during the Six Day War.

Earlier in the day, police arrested three Arab residents of the Jerusalem A-Tur neighborhood. The suspects were taken into custody and charged in connection with last month’s destruction of tombstones at the Mount of Olives cemetery.

20 Years for Stone Throwers as Cabinet Stiffens Punishments for Rock Attacks, Road Terror

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Israel’s government this morning (Sunday, Nov. 2) approved an amendment to the penal code that will stiffen punishment for throwing stones at motor vehicles.

At its weekly cabinet meeting, the cabinet decided to add an amendment to the current penal code allowing judges to imprison a convicted terrorist for up to 20 years for throwing or casting stones or other objects at a motor vehicle.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called for the legislation in recent discussions on the disturbances in Jerusalem.

“Israel is taking vigorous action against terrorists and those who throw stones, fire bombs and fireworks,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the start of the cabinet meeting.

“We will also pass stronger legislation on the issue. All of this is in order to restore quiet and security throughout Jerusalem.

“I have ordered that massive reinforcements be brought in and that additional means be used in order to ensure law and order in Israel’s capital,” Netanyahu added.

Police Cracking Down on Jerusalem Attackers

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Israel Police are cracking down on people suspected of participating in road terror and other attacks on civilians and security personnel.

Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, two Arab residents were arrested in Abu Dis, near Jerusalem, in connection with an earlier attack on police officers and security personnel.

The two were detained for questioning in Ma’ale Adumim. They are suspected of participating in a recent attack on police, hurling rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at security forces.

In a related incident, passengers in a private car came under attack Wednesday morning as Arabs pelted the vehicle with stones near Jerusalem’s District Court.

No one in the vehicle was physically injured although they were traumatized, and the vehicle was damaged.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/police-cracking-down-on-jerusalem-attackers/2014/10/29/

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