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Update on Injured IDF Officer

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Captain Ziv Shilon was named as the officer injured in a terror attack on Tuesday along the Gaza border. Shilon, a Givati company commander (not Golani as originally stated) lost part of his hand in the attack.

Details on the attack are still not clear, it is believed the explosion occured when Shilon was opening a gate that was on a road being checked for explosive.

But, it is still not clear if it was a roadside bomb or a mortar that exploded.

Shilon is currently at Seroka hospital where is still listed in serious condition.

Related Story: Givati Officer Seriously Injured

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Palestinians and Foreign Provocateurs Block Road 443

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Some 30 Palestinians and foreign provocateurs blocked traffic on road 443 on Tuesday afternoon.  Road 443 is a main highway that connects Jerusalem and Tel Aviv via the city of Modiin.

Police and Border Police cleared out the protesters and traffic continued on its way.

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Efrat Residents Block Bethlehem Access Road

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Residents of Efrat blocked a main access road from Bethlehem on Monday night.

The spontaneous protest came in response to an attack on an Efrat driver on that same road, which also leads to the northern entrance of Efrat.

The driver, a woman, was in shock after a massive rock was thrown at her car by Arabs in an oncoming car. The rock broke her windshield. Other than the shock, she was uninjured.

 

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Arab Temple Mount Keepers Accuse Israel of Plot to Replace Mosques with… Ladies Synagogue

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The Al-Aqsa Foundation for the Waqf and Heritage announced on Wednesday that they have recently noticed that the “Israeli Occupation” of Temple Mount is implementing around- the-clock operations for speedy and extensive revamping of the remaining part of the Western Wall leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the west.

Al-Aqsa Foundation for the Waqf and Heritage called on the Arab and Islamic countries to organize as many events as possible to support Al-Aqsa mosque and to address the occupation attacks against the mosque and the entire city of Jerusalem.

The aim of the Israelis, according to this group, which is closely associated with the Al Quds Foundation, is to transform these areas into segregated prayer enclosures and synagogues for Jewish women, transforming the remnants of an old mosque into a Synagogue. For ladies.

Sounds like a plan…

Aqsa Foundation, which has been monitoring events around the Western gate, the Mughrabi Gate, to the right of the Kotel, affirmed that “the Israeli occupation and its executive arm has been performing speedy and extensive ‘revamp and rehab’ operations on the Mughrabi Gate, especially in the gaps in the middle of the road, where the ‘Occupation’ has been restoring ancient arches and other constructs, which are part of Islamic Heritage Buildings. Also they have been restoring interior and exterior arches and doors and external structures, which include strengthening the stones of certain walls, especially in the left wall of the road at the junction with the Western Wall. The ‘Occupation’ rehabilitation operations also include tiling the floors, both within and outside the wall adjacent to the road, as well as operations to support columns. At the same time, the ‘Israeli Occupation’ continues slow demolition of the remaining upper part of the road to the Western Gate, thus destroying parts of ancient Islamic monuments.”

A bunch of busy bees, those Israeli occupiers. And the concept of conquest by fixing and restoring is pretty mind boggling.

If you look at the many images shown on the foundation’s website, you’ll realize at once what they’re describing.

Nadav Shragai, writing last fall for The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, explained that during the winter of 2004, the sand embankment in Jerusalem’s Old City known as the Mughrabi Ascent – which provides access to the Mughrabi Gate of the Temple Mount from the area of the Western Wall – collapsed due to rainstorms, snow, and a minor earthquake. The Mughrabi Gate is the only entranceway for non-Muslim visitors to the mount, and it also provides access for Israeli security forces in time of emergency.

After the collapse, Shragai continued, Israel hastened to erect a temporary wooden bridge on the spot. Nearly eight years later, Israel was preparing to replace the hazardous, temporary bridge with a more stable, permanent bridge. This has elicited severe criticism and baseless incitement against the State of Israel in radical Muslim circles, who accuse Israel of endangering the mosques on the Temple Mount and scheming to seek their collapse as part of a plot to Judaize Jerusalem.

Shragai insists that the erection of a new bridge is legal both according to Israeli and international law. And now, after repeated urging by Jerusalem Municipal Engineer Shlomo Eshkol that the temporary bridge be dismantled and a permanent bridge be built, it appears that construction has begun, if not on a permanent than on a more reliable, temporary bridge.

The Aqsa Foundation suggested that the “Occupation” is nearing completion of the “rehabilitation” and will soon be opening a synagogue “for Jewish Women” and will also convert some of the nearby spaces to reserve them, too, for Jewish women, as part of a scheme to increase the number of Israeli and foreign visitors to the Buraq, or the way the “Occupation” calls it, the “Western Wall.”

Have a happy occupation, and don’t forget to send your wives and daughters up to the ladies shul, up above the Kotel.

Great view from up there.

Thanks to Yisrael Medad for the tip.

And thanks to Salome Worch (JooJoon) for translating the original Arabic text.

Yori Yanover

2 Dead in Car-Boar Accident

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Two people died on Saturday night in a car accident near the town of Tapuach in the Shomron. The accident was caused by boars walking on the road, which caused a driver in one car to hit another car, probably after hitting one of the boars. The road itself was poorly lit in that area.

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Roundup of Today’s Arab Riots and Terrorist Activities

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Monday is proving to be a busy day for Arab rioters and terrorists throughout Judea and Samaria. It is believed that some of the riots are due to the financial upset with the Palestinian Authority.

Arab terrorist threw a firebomb at IDF soldiers in Hebron. IDF shot and wounded the terrorist.

Benjamin: Jilazun refugee camp near Beit El: 100 Arabs rioted, burned tires and threw stones at the soldiers. IDF forces responded with tear gas.

Nabi Saleh: 30 Palestinians rioted, burning tires, throwing stones, of tear gas grenades and improvised grenades at IDF soldiers.

Benjamin Junction near Neve Tzuf: Rioting from the village of Nabi Saleh. About 60 rioters threw stones at Israeli vehicles traveling on the road and at IDF forces. Route closed to traffic for several minutes due to disturbances. IDF forces responded and repelled the attackers. Stones hit passenger cars on the road. A large forces IDF is now ensuring the road is open to traffic.

Birzeit: Dozens of rioters threw stones at an IDF pillbox, as well as gas grenade at IDF forces. The IDF responded.

Shomron: Hawara: Villager threw stones at a school bus carrying children. No injuries, but the bus was damaged.

Jit junction near Kedumim: Bus was pelted with stones. Damage to windows.

Route 55 near the Karni Shomron rioters threw stones at Israeli vehicles.

Judea: Terrorists blocked the road with stones and burning tires next to the settlement of Ma’ale Hever near Hebron.

Zif junction: Massive stone throwing at Israeli vehicles, no casualties but vehicles damages.

Hebron: IDF soldier very lightly injured by a stone to the face. Soldier was treated on the spot, and then transferred to the hospital due to the proximity of the strike to his eye.

The inspectors at the Cave of the Patriarchs found a tourist carrying a a stun grenade. The tourist was detained by security forces.

At the T-junction between Tekoa and Efrat, rioters blocked the road. They threw stones and burned tires. IDF forces are in place.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Israel’s Transportation Revolution is Underway

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The Ministry of Transport published last week a primarily web-based campaign showing the impending changes, transformations and expansions undertaken in air, sea, and land transportation in the country. The Ministry of Transport, headed by Minister Israel Katz, has been working intensively in recent years to develop and implement far-reaching programs that could affect every Israeli citizen’s life. Videos distributed by the Ministry of Transport online show the expected investment of about 100 billion Shekels over the next six to eight years. The Ministry’s publicized objective is the promotion of national transportation that will leverage economic development, connect the periphery to the major cities, and place Israel among the most advanced countries in terms of transportation.

It is no secret that  transportation development has suffered neglect and lack of promotion in the past two decades. Until recently, roads have not been revamped, the train’s route was not developed, and traffic jams across the country intensified due to an increase in the number of private vehicles. Today, most citizens own at least one car, and in many cases two, a situation demanding immediate solutions. Lately, however, Israel has witnessed developments everywhere. Across the country, from north to south, there are new roads, interchanges have been built, railroads placed and more.

In Jerusalem, the Ministry promises to construct a new entrance. The road will be called “Route 16” and will reach downtown. The road will contain mostly tunnels and should relieve traffic congestion. The busy highway 1 linking Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will become a two-track road which should, according to transportation officials, solve the heavy load on this road.

Also, a special railway line of about 57 km should  be open by the year 2017, which will connect Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by only 28 minutes travel.

In the North, one of the major projects that the Ministry of Transport presented is the establishment of the Golani Junction interchange – a huge project that began this year and is scheduled to be concluded in 2013. The junction will connect in the future to a network of highways and to Highway 6, which will allow a smoother trip with no traffic lights from the north of the country to its center.

Another project is the extension of  Highway 6, Israel’s most significant highway. Today it ends in the north at the Ein Tut intersection near Yokneam. In the future it will be expanded to Shlomi, taking the highway even further North. As for the southern segment of the highway, The Ministry of Transport promised to expand the highway  to the outskirts of Be’erSheva, which will further connect the south to central Israel.

A more grandiose project is the “Ha’Emek Train” – a flagship project of the Ministry which has set to develop the Valley Railroad, establishing a fast connection along the Haifa – Nazareth – Beit Shean rout. This project is scheduled to be ended by 2016. Minister Katz briefly introduced the project’s future benefits for the entire region: “The Jordanians are interested in promoting such a project, which will allow them to export and import cargo by train, arriving at the port of Haifa.”

In the center of the country, the Ministry of Transport presented the light rail which should constitute in the near future an extensive transportation network in the greater Tel Aviv area. The first line to be built is the Red Line, which will connect Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Petach Tikva, Bnei Brak and Bat Yam. The 11-billion-Shekel project will include additional lines, and will be completed gradually by 2017.

Furthermore, the ministry is establishing in the Sharon area a transportation system of special buses called BRT lines, which will have its separate lanes. The BRT lines  are intended to transport large numbers of passengers. The network is scheduled to be opened in 2014.

In the south of the country, modern rail lines should connect the Tel Aviv metropolitan area to the south of the country, including Eilat, and will allow passengers on the train to get from Tel Aviv to Eilat in two hours. At Timna,  a new international airport will replace the existing one in Eilat. The new airport will be called “Ramon Airport,” named after Ilan Ramon, an Air Force pilot and the first Israeli astronaut, and Assaf Ramon, Ilan’s son who was also an air force pilot and who was recently killed in a training accident. The Ministry of Transport did not supply an exact date of completion for this project.

Tom Nisani

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