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Arab Terrorists Blocking Roads, Hurling Rocks Around Jerusalem

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Jerusalem Arabs were hurling rocks at Israeli vehicles traveling on the main arteries leading in and out the capital north and east of Jerusalem on Saturday night.

Rock attacks were reported in the area of Isawiyya in northern Jerusalem, where rioting was brought under control by Border Guard Police officers using riot dispersal measures.

Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists also hurled rocks at an Israeli bus just outside the tunnel between Jerusalem and the suburb of Ma’ale Adumim. None of the passengers on the bus were physically injured but the windshield of the bus was smashed.

IDF soldiers were deployed to the area to search for the terrorists.

Dozens of Arabs in other areas have also been blocking roads and hurling rocks and firebombs at IDF soldiers and Israel Police this weekend.

Security forces were already on high alert, however, and fully prepared to contend with any disturbances or possible attacks on civilians.

Gva’ot Woman Hurt in Samaria Rock Attack

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

A woman who lives in the Jewish community of Gva’ot was hurt Sunday morning (Aug 2) when Arab terrorists hurled rocks at her car as she drove past the Samaria Arab village of Duma.

The vehicle was also damaged in the attack.

There have been more than 60 Arab terror attacks on Jews, mostly in Judea and Samaria, over the weekend. Few have been reported by Israel’s mainstream media.

8 Yr Old Arab Boy is ‘Terrorist in Training’ at Mount of Olives

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

An eight-year-old Jerusalem Arab boy is learning to become a terrorist; he was caught hurling rocks Wednesday (July 22) at Border Police officers in Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives cemetery.

The officers became aware of the tender youth of their attacker only after the rocks began flying their way, forcing them to seek the identity of the terrorist targeting their station.

A spokesperson for the Jerusalem police force called on the child’s parents and local leadership to protect the children in the area and ensure their safety by preventing them from becoming involved in violence that could put their lives and those of others at risk.

The spokesperson added the Jerusalem Police force regrets that children are being introduced into the cycle of crime and feel the need to carry out acts of violence against police.

The Mount of Olives has been a flash spot for Arab violence. Jewish visitors to the ancient cemetery have become apprehensive about visiting the resting place of their ancestors due to the danger of approaching the area.

Repeated attacks by local Arabs who enter the cemetery and smash the headstones have raised little more than a “tsk tsk” from government authorities despite the terrible damage and expense that is caused.

This past April, three Israel Police officers were injured by an Arab vehicle terrorist who targeted them in an attack on the Mount of Olives.

Two female officers and one male officer were taken to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center after they were struck by the vehicle. First responders were forced to flee the area after they came under fire by Arabs hurling rocks and firebombs at them.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was similarly attacked by Arabs hurling rocks as he drove to the scene as well.

It is said that during the time of Moshiach (Messiah), the resurrection of the dead will begin from the Mount of Olives. For that reason, the ancient cemetery has been the resting place of choice for Torah Sages for some 3,000 years.

Rock-Throwing Arab Killed While Attacking IDF Commander, Soldier Hurt at Qalandia

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

An army commander shot and killed a Palestinian Authority Arab on Friday morning who had attacked the brigade commander’s vehicle.

The incident took place northeast of Jerusalem near the Arab village of Al-Ram, security sources said.

IDF Binyamin Region Division Col. Israel Shomer was driving to the Kalandiya checkpoint separating northern Jerusalem from Ramallah when his vehicle was attacked.

An Arab mob began hurling rocks at the vehicle. According to security sources, it appeared the attack on the commander’s vehicle was a planned ambush.

The terrorist was identified as Muhammad al-Qasba, 17.

“The commander reacted exactly as expected, given that the incident presented an immediate risk to life,” the security source pointed out.

No injuries were reported among IDF personnel. However, the commander’s vehicle was damaged. A photo shows the windshield is smashed, with a large hole directly in front of the driver’s side – making the lethal nature of the threat obvious.

The IDF deployed a large force to the area following the attack and “return fire” since it is clear there will be more riots to follow in the wake of the attacker’s death.

One IDF soldier has already been injured — albeit lightly — by a bottle hurled by a Palestinian Authority Arab while she was guarding the Qalandiya checkpoint Friday morning. The soldier was treated at the scene for the injury.

Terror groups and extremist imams in the mosques have been whipping local Arabs and Palestinian Authority citizens into a frenzy of hatred for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. In particular they seize the opportunity to address their followers in sermons during and after public prayers on Fridays at the mosques.

In addition, the Da’esh (ISIS) terror organization has also exhorted Muslims worldwide to “rise up” during Ramadan and attack local authorities – police, military personnel, political figures – and other targets.

The “Sinai Province” terror group (formerly Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) ambushed Egyptian military personnel and police in more than 15 separate attacks Wednesday, killing dozens and wounding more. The Egyptian army retaliated and eliminated more than 100 of the terrorists in a two-day operation in the Sinai Peninsula. The mop up is continuing with cooperation from Israel, which has also gone to high alert along its southern border with Sinai.

Last week there were three different ISIS attacks on three separate continents that left more than a hundred dead and several hundred wounded, almost all of them civilians.

Jerusalem Arabs Attack Light Rail in Shuafat, Again

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Arabs hurled rocks at the Light Rail in two separate attacks Thursday night as the train passed through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

None of the passengers were physically injured in either attack, although some were traumatized by the events.

In addition, at least one of the cars was taken out of service due to damage from the attack. The line has lost millions of shekels due to the necessity of having to repair the cars over and over again after they’ve been damaged by rock-throwing Arabs.

Jerusalem District Police are sweeping the area in a search for the attackers.

Last year the Israeli government approved an amendment to the penal code that stiffened the punishment for hurling rocks at motor vehicles.

The amendment allows judges to imprison a convicted attacker for up to 20 years for throwing rocks or other objects at a moving vehicle.

Such an act can and has been deadly in the past; it is generally intended by those who hurl the rocks to cause severe injury, if not the death of the drivers or their passengers.

Ministerial Committee Approves Tougher Stand on Stone Throwers

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday (May 31) proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to increase the severity of the punishment for stone throwing. The bill, initially proposed by the previous justice minister, Tzipi Livni, will amend the existing law to cover cases in which the stone thrower’s intent to inflict casualties cannot be proven – as in cases of attacks on buses or police vehicles, when the aim may be “merely” to harass or draw attention. Shaked’s aim is to diminish the current disparity between the maximum punishment stipulated by law (20 years) and the relatively light sentences given in practice – a result of the difficulty in proving intent. The new bill will make it possible to convict stone throwers without proving their intent to injure; the penalty in these cases will be up to 10 years in prison.

Written by Ben Niran

Jerusalem Light Rail Damaged in Hail of Rocks at Shuafat Station

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The Jerusalem Light Rail was damaged this morning (Wed. March 25) after it came under an attack by Arab terrorists hurling a hail of rocks.

The barrage began at around 8 am, as the train moved through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, where the line services Arab commuters who work at jobs in the capital.

No passengers were physically hurt in the attack, although a number were traumatized, as often happens. Arab attackers have “doubled down” on the Light Rail as an easy target to go after and it is not yet clear which authority should be making the final decision about which steps to take for its protection.

Several of the cars were damaged, with windows having been damaged along with some other hey elements of the equipment. Thousands of shekels’ worth of damage was added to the millions of shekels’ worth that has already been caused by the intifada this past year alone.

Security forces were summoned to the area to search for the attackers, who remain at large thus far.

“This has become an ongoing nightmare,” one of the passengers told the Hebrew-language 0404 website. “It’s beyond me to see how we can stop it. But in Tel Aviv, this would not have happened.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jerusalem-light-rail-damaged-in-hail-of-rocks-at-shuafat-station/2015/03/25/

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