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Knives, Pipe Bombs Seized, 18 Arrested, in Judea and Samaria Raids

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

by Ilana Messika

IDF and security forces arrested 15 wanted Arabs in nightly raids in Judea and Samaria, on suspicion of involvement in terrorism along with violence towards civilians and security forces. Seven of the detained are wanted Hamas terrorists. They were transported for questioning.

During search operations in the village of Katana, the IDF seized several knives and uniforms that were passed to security forces.

A Police spokesperson stated the Israel police arrested three additional suspects on Tuesday morning, during police and IDF operations in the village of Bet Awa near Hebron, on suspicion of making and possessing seven improvised pipe bombs. The bombs were all destroyed by bomb disposal experts and the investigation is still ongoing.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Security Forces Arrest 15 Wanted Judea and Samaria Arabs Overnight

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Combined IDF, GSS and Police forces arrested 15 wanted Arabs in Judea and Samaria early Tuesday morning. Eight of the wanted are suspected of terrorism and violent disturbances. Two are members of Hamas. The suspects were taken to interrogations by security forces.

David Israel

6 Terror Suspects Captured by IDF in Judea, Samaria

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

IDF soldiers captured six terror suspects Saturday night in overnight operations in various locations in Judea and Samaria.

In addition, the forces also discovered some gas station owners who were supplying gasoline to terrorists, apparently to aid them in setting fires.

All of the suspects who were taken into custody were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

French Now Force Retailers to Mark Settlement Products

Friday, November 25th, 2016

The French government on Thursday announced new requirements of importers and retailers to label products from Jewish communities in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the Golan Heights.

The government’s “Notice to economic operators concerning the indication of origin of goods originating in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967” cites the November 2015 European Commission guidelines indicating that those areas are not part of the State of Israel. Because of that, the guidelines warn that suggesting a product originating there was made in Israel constitutes a deception of consumers. It is therefore necessary to note on the packages of these products whether they are from places where Jews had lived before or only after June, 1967.

The regulations are very specific about the duty of vendors to note, in addition to the geographical region from which the product had been shipped, the statement that the product was made in “an Israeli settlement.”

No one knows for sure why the French decided to announce these regulations now, one year after the EU had come up with its guidelines, the likes of which have not been issued against any other “occupied” area anywhere. Most EU members have not complied with the guidelines by following suit, as the French have just done, with their own local regulations.

Last year, the European Commission guidelines created a major conflict with the Netanyahu government, which accused the EU of singling out Israel for this kind of hostile and biased treatment. The EU toned down its attack only after Israel threatened to lock its representatives out of any future peace negotiations with the PA.

In that context, it is possible that the Élysée Palace move is in retaliation for Netanyahu’s refusal to attend a peace conference scheduled for some time in the near future in Paris.

David Israel

Terrorists Attack Israeli Bus Near Ofra

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The Hatzolah emergency service of Judea & Samaria reports that terrorists in the Binyamin region attacked an Israeli bus late Thursday night (Nov. 24).

Bus #463 came under a hail of rocks as it traveled near the Jewish community of Ofra.

No one was physically injured in the attack.

The bus driver arrived at a gas station to report the attack took place as he was driving between the Jewish communities of Ofra and Michmash.

Israeli security personnel were deployed to the area to search for the attackers.

Hana Levi Julian

NYT: Trump Would ‘Love To Be The One’ To Make Peace Between Israel, PA

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump told top editors, White House reporters, top presidential campaign reporters, senior managers, editorial-op-ed writers editors and writers from The New York Times on Tuesday he would “love to be the one who made peace with Israel and the Palestinians.” Trump’s remarks were posted by various New York Times reporters and editors in a series of live tweets released on the NYT website.

“That would be such a great achievement,” he said.

The president-elect was then quoted in a tweet by Elisabeth Bumiller: “Jared Kushner could help make peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.” The meeting was a “take no prisoners” opportunity for Trump to clear the air on media “misunderstandings” about his positions on the alt-right movement, neo-Nazis, the KKK, and similar issues.

Asked bluntly about the Nazi conference in DC this past weekend, Trump said, “Of course I disavow… and condemn them.” Likewise, he answered a similar question from executive editor Dean Baquet, who asked whether he felt like he had done things to energize the alt-right movement.

“I don’t think so, Dean,” he replied. Nevertheless, he added, “I don’t want to energize the group, and I disavow the group. It’s not a group I want to energize, and if they are energized, I want to look into it and find out why.”

When the questions turned to his appointment of former Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon, Trump said flatly, “If I thought he was a racist… or alt-right or any terms we would use… I wouldn’t even think about hiring him.

“I think it’s very hard on him. I think he’s having a hard time with it. Because it’s not him.” But Trump noted “a lot of people” were coming to Bannon’s defense. Among them was Reince Priebus, his new chief of staff, who spoke from the conference table during the meeting.

Among those the president-elect listed on his “Like” list was Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, who he said he’s liked “for a long time.”

Hana Levi Julian

Stoning Terror Attacks Under-Reported, Warns Hatzolah of Judea & Samaria

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The Hatzolah emergency response organization of Judea and Samaria and the Hebrew-language 0404 website are warning that Arab terrorist stoning attacks are again being under-reported by mainstream Israeli media. This is not the first time media avoid reporting about the numerous attempts to kill Israeli drivers by Arabs in the Palestinian Authority.

They are generally not reported at all in the international media, unless the attempts result in obvious murders of foreign or dual citizens.

On Monday, November 21, as of 6:30 pm, there were at least 14 stoning terror attacks perpetrated against Israeli motorists on the roads of Judea and Samaria, according to Hatzolah and 0404.

Israeli security forces have been attacked in a number of the incidents, which took place between the Arab village of Azoun and the Jewish community of Ma’ale Shomron.

There was also an attack between the Jewish community of Avnei Hefetz and the Te’enim checkpoint, near the Arab village of Hizme, north of Jerusalem between the capital and the Jewish community of Adam, near the Arab city of Halhul north of Hebron, at the Ma’ale Amos Junction near the southern entrance to the Jewish city of Efrat in Gush Etzion, and elsewhere.

An Israeli driver was also targeted by Arab stone throwers as he traveled past Huwara, near the Jewish communities of Itamar and Yitzhar and north of the Jewish town of Tapuach. In that incident, the vehicle was damaged, but miraculously the passengers were not physically hurt. Stoning has been noted as a form of attempted murder in the Israeli penal code, and is judged accordingly.

A law was passed last year increasing the prison sentence for terrorists convicted of throwing rocks at moving vehicles. It was actually an amendment to an existing law that required proof of intent; currently those convicted of stone throwing face a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, depending on the circumstances. Moreover, anyone convicted of the crime does not receive benefits from the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi), and if the perpetrator is a minor, nor does his family, while he is in prison. The minimum penalty for throwing rocks at a moving vehicle is three years in prison. The law also added rocks to the list of “harmful tools” in the penal code. A number of Israelis have, in fact, been killed as a result of such attacks with many, many more injured in the course of having to dodge the stony missiles hurled at their vehicles.

Mainstream media tend to focus on attacks in Israel only when there are serious injuries and damage to vehicles. The long-lasting trauma often suffered by those who experience such attacks, which particularly affects the young, is usually discounted even when the attacks are noted. This is despite the social, educational and financial havoc such trauma can later cause, as numerous psychotherapists and trauma experts have pointed out.

Hana Levi Julian

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