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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.

2 Rock Attacks on Jerusalem Light Rail

Monday, September 29th, 2014

There were two separate ‘travel terror’ attacks on the Jerusalem Light Rail Sunday night, both in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, according to Channel 2 television news.

Local Arabs hurled rocks at the passenger train as it passed through the neighborhood. No one was physically injured although a number of passengers were traumatized by the attacks. Several cars were damaged in the attacks as well.

Each time a window on the Light Rail is smashed, the CityPass company is forced to pay between NIS 3,000 to NIS 5,000 for its replacement since insurance does not cover the cost of damage due to terror attacks.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called for a “heavy handed response” to violence in the city in a statement earlier this month, and pledged the assistance of city hall as needed by the police.

Israel Fights Back Against the Jerusalem Intifada

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Israel has begun to get serious about cracking down on Arab attackers who are determined to harm Jews in Jerusalem and around the country.

On Monday alone, by 10 pm security personnel had recorded a total of 39 terror attacks carried out against travelers on the roads of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Most involved Arabs hurling rocks and firebombs at vehicles as they passed by. Such attacks can be lethal, and indeed have sometimes led to deaths or severe injuries.

Late Monday and early Tuesday, Jerusalem District Police arrested 22 Arabs in connection with recent rioting and attacks on Jews.

Among the detainees were six children around 12 years old, who were suspected of hurling firebombs – also called Molotov cocktails – at Jewish homes in the mixed southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor. Four teens confessed to hurling firebombs at police and security personnel in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan and elsewhere in the city, citing their “hatred for Jews.”

Three other teens were detained on suspicion of hurling rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail, which has sustained damage to about half of its passenger cars due to constant attacks – most in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

“The Jerusalem Police will continue its determined and uncompromising activity and lay its hand on whomever is involved in the rioting in the city, and will act to bring them to justice,” the police said in a statement. More arrests are expected.

In fact, the Jerusalem District Police have apparently been kept far busier in recent months than those in Judea and Samaria, according to data published by the Hebrew-language 0404 website.

Within the past two months, Jerusalem police have arrested more than 700 Arabs suspected of hurling rocks and firebombs and other terrorist activity in the Jerusalem area. So far charges have been filed against 250 of those suspects who were detained.

Widespread arrest operations have taken place in Arab neighborhoods where rioting has occurred. Among those is Shuafat, where massive demonstrations and violence utterly destroyed the infrastructure and equipment for three of the stops on the Light Rail line.

For the past two weeks, all vacations for police officers were cancelled. The number of arrests in Jerusalem has also been double those carried out by the IDF in Judea and Samaria over the past two months.

Travel Terror Again Aimed at Jerusalem Light Rail

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Arab terrorists were again hurling rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail on Sunday, this time in three separate attacks, all taking place in the northern neighborhood of Shuafat.

No one was physically injured in the attacks, although riders were traumatized and rail cars were damaged. Nevertheless, the CityPass company reports that the train will continue to operate as usual.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/travel-terror-again-aimed-at-jerusalem-light-rail/2014/09/14/

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