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Tragic Death of 4 yr old Adele Biton, Road Terror Victim

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

She was just four years old, but little Adele Biton has changed lives around the world.

When her story first hit the headlines, many more people – including Jews – had no idea that Arab rock-throwing was really “road terror,” another form of murder.

Adele’s mother Adva was driving with her three young daughters on Route 5 in Samaria in the West Bank when Palestinian Authority Arabs attacked her family as they passed, hurling rocks at the car.

All four were wounded – three moderately injured – after the car swerved off the road and collided with an oncoming truck. Two-year-old Adele was trapped in her car seat and was in critical condition. Her mother, who drove the car, also was trapped. Firefighters worked tirelessly to rescue them all.

Adele was rushed to Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah but soon was transferred to the intensive care unit at the adjacent Schneider Children’s Hospital. For 18 months she underwent one operation after another, and then finally, in August 2014, the little girl was allowed to go home.

For six months she was free – fragile, but free.

Half a year later, her condition again began to deteriorate as the neurological injuries she suffered in the attack continued to complicate her life medically. “Every little thing that adds stress makes a huge difference,” her mother explained.

Adele caught pneumonia and returned this morning to the intensive care unit at Schneider Children’s Hospital where once more, the staff began the fight for her life.

This time, 4-year-old Adele Biton a”h slipped away.

May her memory be blessed, may her blood be avenged.

For Adele is not the first to die as the victim of road terror, the attackers using rocks as ammunition, their own arms as murder weapons of choice.

Those who attacked her family were a gang of five Palestinian Authority Arab teens ages 16 and 17 from the Samaria Arab village of Haras. The confessed to their “mission” under interrogation by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the ISA said in a statement after arresting the members of the teen terror cell.

Sadly, there have been others.

Asher Palmer, 24, was the son of American immigrants to Israel when he and his baby son Yonaton were murdered on September 23, 2011 – but the case was initially not as clear.

Law enforcement first believed Asher lost control of his vehicle near the Judean city of Kiryat Arba due to a motor vehicle accident. First responders told them plainly – and showed them the evidence (three rocks, include one stained with blood) – that the accident was due to a terror attack.

Within days the security assessment changed and two Palestinian Authority Arabs were arrested and charged in connection with the attack. Both proudly confessed to the murders. A third who witnessed the attack and stole Asher’s wallet and handgun from his body was also convicted of theft.

In that month of September 2011 alone, 498 incidents of rock attacks were recorded by the IDF.

The Palestinian Authority strives to glorify those who maim and murder Jews and Israelis, and especially honors those who succeed in terror attacks against citizens of the Jewish State. The PA even pays monthly salaries to those who are convicted on charges of terrorism and incarcerated in Israeli jails for such crimes. The longer the sentence, the higher the salaries, which are indirectly — and perhaps inadvertently — supported by the international community which provides financing to the PA government without mandating that it reform such practices.

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said in response to the news of Adele Biton’s passing, “There are no words… Any people whose heroes are the murderers of children will never have a state.”

Road Terrorists Hit the Wrong Target

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

A Jerusalem Arab road terror mission to attack an Israeli bus went wrong Wednesday late afternoon and an Arab woman was wounded instead.

The victim was hurt when the bus in which she was riding came under a hail of rocks hurled by Arabs in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.

The woman was cut by flying glass, and her wounds reportedly were light.

Jerusalem district police officers threw a dragnet around the area and started hunting for the attackers.

Earlier in the day, Israel Police forces arrested a veiled Palestinian Authority Arab woman near the town of Ofra. The woman was spotted holding several rocks at the time.

During the chase by Israeli police, the Arab woman also threw away a knife she had been holding, according to a report by the Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Acharanot.

The female terrorist was eventually caught. She was arrested and taken to Binyamin Region police headquarters for further questioning.

Special Security Activated as Arabs Again Aim at Police

Monday, November 24th, 2014

As Arab rioters continue their violence throughout the country, security leaders plan to re-activate a unit that has not been called up for service since 2005.

Arabs in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya rioted on Sunday, hurling rocks at Israel Police officers who were sent to secure the site.

Four police officers were injured by the attackers as forces were forced to use non-lethal methods to disperse the mob.

Given the wave of terror that has been taking place across Israel and particularly in Jerusalem, a special security unit is being re-activated on public transportation, according to Channel 2 TV.

The unit, to be activated by the Ministry of Transportation, last provided protection for the public against suicide bombers during the second intifada, from 2000 to 2005.

Some 10,000 bus drivers in Israel are set to participate in a special security and defense training program as well, according to the report.

Rock Attacks Spread to Golan Heights

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Students from an Arab elementary school in Lod hurled rocks at a group of young Jewish women and a Jewish family who were touring in the area of Nachal Jalbon in the central Golan Heights, the Hebrew-language 0404 website reports.

The female tourists, approximately age 20, were from the Haifa area. They were hiking around the riverbed area when they came under attack from the young Arab students.

The father of the family shouted at the attackers and chased them as far as the road near the spot where the family had been hiking.

A criminal complaint has been filed with district police.

Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked in Beit Hanina

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

The Jerusalem Light Rail was again targeted by Arab terrorists tonight (Sunday, Nov. 9), this time in the northern neighborhood of Beit Hanina, next to the usually-rioting northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

Arabs in Beit Hanina were hurling rocks at the Light Rail as it passed through the neighborhood, despite the fact that the train serves commuters and students there as well.

During the past several months of intense Arab violence aimed at the Light Rail in Shuafat, residents in nearby Beit Hanina have mostly refrained from adding more fuel to the fire. However, as the situation escalates, it appears that Arabs in Beit Hanina may be losing their ability to remain neutral in what has become a Jerusalem intifada.

Tonight, one of the targeted passenger cars was damaged and people on the train were traumatized but no physical injuries were reported. Each time a car is damaged, the train’s CityPass company owner is forced to reduce service in order to carry out repairs, which cost a minimum of four to five thousand shekels to start. Hundreds of thousands of shekels have been wasted since the beginning of the summer due to damage from Arab terror attacks aimed at the Light Rail.

Israel Police launched a search of the area to hunt down the perpetrators, who could be sentenced to a prison term of up to 20 years’ incarceration if they are convicted under the newly-amended travel terror laws.

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, Israeli Security Forces Clash in Northern Jerusalem

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Arabs continued to clash Wednesday night with Border Patrol police officers in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

Journalists were ordered out of the danger zone and advised to move to the southern side of the checkpoint near the entrance to the neighborhood for their own safety.

Border Patrol police officers also moved closer to the edge of the neighborhood as well, as rioting Arabs continued to hurl firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and shoot fireworks into the sky and directly at police as well.

Arab violence across the city has been growing by the day, beginning with major riots breaking out at the Temple Mount on October 8.

On October 22, an Arab terrorist drove his car into a crowd of people waiting for the Jerusalem Light Rail near French Hill. A three month old baby and a woman from Ecuador were killed and numerous others were injured in that attack.

On October 29, Temple Mount Faithful organization head Rabbi Yehudah Glick was shot at point-blank range by an Islamic Jihad terrorist after speaking at an event held at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center near the Old City of Jerusalem. The terrorist asked Glick his name to be sure of his target before firing his weapon; Glick has undergone numerous surgeries and spent days fighting for his life at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center. In less than 24 hours Israeli security forces had tracked down his assassin, who opened fire at police when they surrounded the home. Muataz Ibrahim al-Hijazi was killed on October 30 in the shootout with police.

Yesterday, November 4, the Temple Mount was closed for the second time in a week by the Israeli government in response to the increasing Arab violence.

Arabs had clashed all weekend long with Israeli forces in multiple locations. The government was prompted to close the Temple Mount for the first time since 1967 the day after Glick was shot due to fears of Arab violence at the site, which is the holiest place on earth for Jews, and the third holiest site for Muslims.

Wednesday’s closure followed daily clashes in the Old City and Arab neighborhoods elsewhere in Jerusalem. Rioters attacked Israeli police with rocks and fireworks.

Earlier today another vehicular terrorist – this one a member of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization – drove his van into a crowd of bystanders in two separate locations, and then got out of the vehicle and began attacking people with a crowbar. He fled when police arrived on the scene, and subsequently was shot and killed while they were in pursuit.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/arabs-israeli-security-forces-clash-in-northern-jerusalem/2014/11/05/

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