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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.

Police Arrest Stone Throwers in Jerusalem, Nazareth

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Israel Police are tightening security across the country as Arab attackers continue to throw rocks at Israeli drivers and cars on the roads.

A woman in Jerusalem was slightly injured Tuesday in a road terror attack that took place near the Damascus Gate to the Old City.

The woman was hurt when Arab attackers hurled rocks at a bus as it passed by.

Jerusalem District Police made one arrest in the incident and launched a search of the area to hunt down the other attackers.

Earlier in the day, two teens were arrested in Nazareth on suspicion of hurling rocks at a Nazareth police vehicle. The boys were ages 13 and 17.

No one was injured in the attack.

Arab Road Terror in Eastern Jerusalem

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Once again, Arab road violence strikes the capital. This time Arabs hurled rocks at a bus and another vehicle traveling this afternoon (Sunday, Oct. 26) through Jerusalem’s eastern sector.

No one was physically injured in the attack, and no property damage was reported. Police threw a dragnet around the area and began searching for the perpetrators.

Less than 24 hours earlier, five rock-throwing attacks in various neighborhoods throughout the city included the Jerusalem Light Rail. Passenger cars on the commuter line were damaged by attackers on the northernmost section of its route through Jerusalem, in the Arab neighborhoods of Shuafat and Beit Hanina, even though the train serves their own population as well.

“In recent days we have reinforced the city with a thousand police officers, border police and specialized units. We will not allow rock throwing and disorder to become a reality in the capital,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said earlier in the day, commenting on the rising Arab violence in the city.

Many are coming to believe a third intifada has been launched by Arabs in Jerusalem. Some media have referred to it as a “silent intifada” because government officials are so adamantly opposed to calling it a full-fledged ‘intifada.’ In fact, it may be just the opposite. “It is not a coincidence that there are radical Islamist sources attempting to inflame the Israeli capital,” explained. “We will operate all force necessary to decisively and responsibly thwart their efforts. I expect wide support from all Israelis to defend the capital of Israel,” he added.

Hamas has been trying to ignite the violence in eastern Jerusalem, security officials contend — and Hamas senior official Mahmoud Al-Zahar himself appeared to confirm their comments, saying that violence is needed to put an end to “Israeli aggression.”

Zahar added, however, that the “Israeli aggression” is not the only enemy: Arabs in Judea and Samaria are also fighting the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority Arab regime headed by Fatah faction and PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas. That group is also an alleged partner with Hamas in the “PA unity government” both agreed to this past spring.

Arabs Continue Terror with Rock Attacks in Jerusalem

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s order that “sovereignty be asserted in all parts of the city” Jerusalem Arabs are showing they intend to struggle for control of the capital.

Arabs attacked the population in various parts of Jerusalem late Wednesday and throughout the day Thursday (today, Oct. 23) by hurling rocks at them, their homes, their vehicles and the other means of transportation they use to get around the city.

Israel Police deployed late this afternoon to disperse a gang of Arabs hurling rocks at various targets in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz. One of the cars parked in the area was damaged in the melee.

Earlier in the day, masked attackers hurled rocks at a kindergarten, also located in the eastern part of the capital.

In addition, there were two rock attacks aimed at the Jerusalem Light Rail overnight and early today, following the deadly motor vehicle terror attack that claimed the life of three-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun.

The train was damaged in at least one of the attacks while passing through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, but none of the passengers were physically injured. A number of riders were traumatized.

Following the attacks, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon commented early this morning that in the Palestinian Authority “there is not, and never was, a culture of peace but rather, a culture of incitement and jihad against the Jews.

“It starts with Abbas’ fraudulent statements against Israel at the United Nations, continues with repeated PA attempts to delegitimize us in the international community, and ends with incitement in the PA education system,” he said.

Jerusalem Cracks Down on Light Rail Attacks in Shuafat

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is making good on his vow to crack down on violence in the nation’s capital.

Police arrested four Arab attackers on Sunday night who were hurling rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail as it passed through the northern neighborhood of Shuafat.

Miniature drones are being used in the effort to monitor the Arab neighborhood which has become a hotbed of violence, where at least three Light Rail stops were utterly destroyed, right down to the infrastructure, in the early days of Operation Protective Edge this summer.

Since that time rock-throwing terrorists have attacked the Light Rail on a near-daily basis as it passes through the neighborhood, costing the city government millions of shekels in repairs.

On Sunday night, Border Patrol officers and undercover units who were stationed around Light Rail stops in the neighborhood were able to identify and arrest the attackers when they began hurling rocks at the train.

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