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January 21, 2017 / 23 Tevet, 5777

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Israel: Access Road to New Arab City in Samaria Illegal

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The Netanyahu government last week informed the Supreme Court it would be unable to permit the access route to the new Arab city of Rawabi in Samaria because it cuts through private plots in Area C (under full Israeli control), according to hearing of the rightwing NGO Regavim’s petition against the IDF Civil Administration, the Defense Ministry and the Rawabi corporation.

Rawabi (“The Hills”), located near Birzeit and Ramallah, is the first planned city built for and by Arabs in the PA, which is hailed as the “flagship” of a future Palestinian State. Construction began in January 2010, and by 2014 650 apartments were made available, for an estimated 3,000 residents On March 1, 2015, developer Bashar al-Masri announced that Israel would connect the city up to the Israeli-run water grid, making it possible for residents to move in.

Two years ago, Regavim appealed to the Supreme Court against the Civil Administration, the Ministry of Defense and the Rawabi company, concerning the Rawabi company’s land improvements and the construction and paving of a road in one of the city’s neighborhoods. The works were carried out in “Zligat,” an Arab city under Israeli control in the direction of the nearby Jewish community of Ateret.

According to Regavim, and the state, the access highway to the city of Rawabi was partly built on private land, without the owners’ consent. Following the discussion, the Court gave Rawabi six months to prove ownership of the land. The Rawabi company promised the court that the construction work would not be renewed until the approval of the company’s programs.

The State told the court that the Rawabi company has yet to complete the planning aspects of the road, and began to building it before obtaining a legal permit: “The documents submitted by [the Rawabi company] were examined by the Planning Bureau. The examination showed that the title is not sufficient to fulfill the requirements in this respect. Among other things, in view of the fact that some of the road is on regulated land [without] the owner’s consent in relation to the specific area.” The state also stated that “documents provided do not solve the problem proprietary.”

The Supreme Court will hear the case again in about ten days, and the state is on the record as suggesting the only ways for the Rawabi company to be able to complete the road would be to purchase the plots in question from the Arab owners or to get the IDF Civil Administration to expropriate the plots.

However, if the court now approves of the Civil Administration expropriating lands in Area C to serve an Arab settlement, it might find it difficult in the future to halt similar impounding that would favor Jewish settlements.

JNi.Media

Netanyahu OKs Major Road Works on Shabbat with Tacit Haredi Approval

Friday, August 26th, 2016

After a tense night of negotiations, on Friday morning Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that he succeeded in resolving the potential coalition crisis with the two Haredi parties in his government over work that had been scheduled for Shabbat at the Derekh HasHalom (Heb: Peace Road) train station in Tel Aviv. The resolution was that works which must be carried out because of risk to human life will proceed on schedule on Shabbat, while other works will be delayed until after Shabbat.

The Prime Minster’s office released a statement announcing the establishment of a new committee, headed by Netanyahu’s chief of staff Yoav Horowitz, to look into enhancing communication between the Ministry of Transport and the Haredi factions.

Haredi party officials have told Walla that “the crisis is behind us. The Prime Minster’s announcement was made in full coordination with us. We see it as our success, when Netanyahu announces that works which do not pose risk to human life will not be carried out on Shabbat.”

Members of Netanyahu’s inner circle have reportedly requested that the Haredim not turn the resolution into a victory celebration, and so they have maintained a restrained response.

Over the past 24 hours, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse. “Should these works be performed by order of the Israeli government, causing public desecration of Shabbat, this would constitute a serious precedence and a blatant violation of the status quo,” they wrote.

What ensued was a back-and-forth debate as to who is in fact in charge of making Shabbat-work decisions: Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, Welfare Minister Haim Katz, who is in charge of Work and Rest decisions, or Prime Minister Netanyahu. They approached Attorney General Avichai Mandelblitt who ruled that the authority is, indeed, with Haim Katz, but since this constitute a coalition breaking issue, it should be sent up to the PM.

David Israel

Car Damaged After Arabs Pour Oil on Road

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

A car spun out of control near Beitar Ilit in Gush Etzion early Tuesday afternoon.

Arabs once again poured oil on the main road near the Husan bypass, causing a car to lose control and crash.

There’s no information on the driver at the moment.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Update on Wounded from Road 60 Attack

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Chava Rachel Mark, the wife of Miki Mark who was murdered in a Jihadi drive-by attack on their car near Otniel on Friday, continues to be in serious condition.

She is being treated at Hadassah hospital and is unconscious and on a respirator, but she is stable. She suffered bullet wounds to the upper body from the attack.

Their daughter, Tehilla (14), is conscious and stable following surgery.

Their son Pedaya was lightly wounded in the attack.

CORRECTION: The eulogies and funeral for Miki Mark will begin at 11 AM on Sunday Morning at the Otniel Yeshiva.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Updated: Drive-by Shooting Attack on Road 60 near Otniel, Father Killed, Wife and Children Wounded

Friday, July 1st, 2016

At 2:53 PM, an emergency call came in of a shooting attack on Road 60, near the Adorayim junction, close to Otniel, which is around 15 kilometers south of Hebron.

Terrorists in a car shot at two Israeli vehicle as they drove past, causing one of the Israeli cars to flip over.

There are bullet holes in the car, and some 20 bullet shells were found on the road.

Hatzolah of Judea and Samaria has announced that the man (40) in the car died. His wife, in her 30s, is seriously wounded with gunshot wounds to the chest, one of their girls (13) was moderately wounded and the boy (15) was lightly wounded.

All the wounded were transported to Hadassah hospital.

The family had been driving south from Otniel. The husband has been identified as Rabbi Miki Mark from Otniel.

Prayers can be said for:
Chava Rachel bat Ayelet Hashachar
Tehilla bat Chava Rachel
Pedaya Menachem ben Chava Rachel

Security forces are on high alert for this last week of Ramadan, when historically the Islamists are at their most violent.

As of this writing, late Friday night in Israel and shortly before the start of the Sabbath in New York, Gaza terrorists launched a rocket attack against the residents of Sderot in southern Israel.  A kindergarten building in the city sustained a direct hit and two people were treated for shock.

The Religion of Peace strikes again.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Dead Sea Works Sends 100 Tons of Salt to Jerusalem

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

In an effort to help reopen the roads in and around Jerusalem, the Dead Sea Works sent 100 tons of Dead Sea salt to Jerusalem yesterday, to spread on the roads, according to a report in The Marker.

No word yet on whether they included a complementary package of Dead Sea mud, or Ahava skin cream in their care package.

But, at least someone is thinking.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Thieves Steal IAF F-16 Engines

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

F-16 engines, worth millions of shekels, were stolen from an Air Force base in central Israel, according to Walla.

Unlike previous incidents on IDF bases which included jeeps (in May) and large amounts of ammunition (in February) being stolen, this time there were no holes in the fence. It is suspected that the thieves had inside help on the base.

Due to their weight, the thieves must have actually driven the engines off the base.
If you see any exceptionally fast cars flying down the road, you’ll know why.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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