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October 25, 2016 / 23 Tishri, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Samaria’

3 Wounded in Arab Stoning Terror Attacks

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Three people were injured in stoning attacks Tuesday by Arab terrorists in Jerusalem on the first intermediate day, Chol HaMoed, of the Jewish festival of Sukkot.

Two of the victims were wounded in an attack that took place in the Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur, after the windshield of their vehicle was shattered by the rocks hurled by the attackers.

The third victim was hurt near the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the victims at the scene before evacuating them to Jerusalem medical centers.

Between the morning hours and mid-afternoon Arab terrorists carried out at least 16 attacks throughout the country, along Highway 437, at the El Khader Junction, along Highway 60 at Beit Omar, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, and Highway 55 in Samaria.

Hana Levi Julian

3 Wanted Terror Fugitives Captured Overnight

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Israeli security forces captured three wanted Arab fugitives late Monday night in operations carried out in Judea and Samaria.

Two of the arrested suspects were taken into custody in connection with terrorist activities and violence against civilians and security personnel.

One suspect was detained in Jenin, and two more were arrested in Hebron, including one member of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization.

All of the suspects were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

Border Guard Police Officer Attacked Near Jerusalem

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

An Arab terrorist stabbed a Border Guard Police officer on Sabbath morning during operations on a road near the Jewish community of Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem.

The officer was operating with a patrol unit that was preparing to open a road next to a security barrier when he was ambushed by the terrorist, who sprang out of the brush near the barrier, brandishing a knife.

He aimed at any officer he could reach and managed to stab at least one, before turning and escaping towards the nearby Arab town of Beit Surik, near Har Adar.

The wounded police officer sustained a shoulder wound and was treated on the scene before he was evacuated, first to Har Adar, and then to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

Israeli security teams are hunting for the stabber and those who were involved in planning the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

PA Official Gets Heavy UN Support in Getting FIFA to Ban Israeli Teams

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The UN secretary general’s special advisor on sport Wilfried Lemke has been lobbying on behalf of the PA soccer association ban Israeli teams from Judea and Samaria, and sent FIFA a letter advising that all Jewish life in Judea and Samaria is illegal, which includes Jewish soccer teams.

Jibril Rajoub, President of the PA soccer association, has warned the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) that if it would not suspend six Israeli teams from the liberated territories, he’d take the association to court. That’s the Court of Arbitration for Sports conflicts, not the Criminal Court in the Hague, in case you were wondering.

Jibril Rajoub, whose history of terrorism goes back to 1968, and who spent a good chunk of his life in Israeli security prisons, was renowned as one of Chairman Arafat’s cruelest enforcers, when the PLO was invited by a Labor government supported by the Arab parties in Knesset to take over Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Starting in 1994, Rajoub served as head of Arafat’s Preventive Security Force until 2003, when Arafat appointed him his national security advisor. During his tenure, Rajoub was accused of using brutal force and harrassment to quash political dissent, including the frequent use of torture. Witnesses described him as shooting adversaries in their kneecaps in broad daylight.

The same Rajoub, who has moved down from murder to sports, told a press conference that “Israel receives quite a few benefits from FIFA, and some of those benefits also reach the settlements teams, which is unacceptable. Our message to FIFA is clear. The time has come to decide this issue and bring an end to Palestinian suffering, and thereby grant freedom of action to Palestinian sport and football, on one hand, and stop giving legitimacy to clubs active in the settlements, on the other.”

According to FIFA’s bylaws, one country may not allow a team located in the territory of another country play in its league without the other country’s consent, and Rajoub argues that six teams from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria violate this law: Ma’aleh Adumim, Ariel, Kiryat Arba, Givat Ze’ev, the Jordan Valley and Oranit.

“Until a week and a half ago, we were very worried about what was likely to happen at the FIFA Council meeting,” an Israeli official told Reuters. “Now, we’re more relaxed, and believe that nothing dramatic will happen [during FIFA’s Thursday meeting] aside from a discussion of the issue. The big battle over the issue of the settlement teams will effectively be postponed until the FIFA Congress, which will take place in Bahrain in May 2017.”

According to the same Israeli official, the new FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, reassured the Israelis  that he would not permit a unilateral decision on the issue. Infantino wants to try to get a compromise that satisfies both sides, when he visits Israel and the PA come November.

According to Reuters, the UN secretary general’s special advisor on sport Wilfried Lemke stressed in his letter to Infantino that the UN Security Council has deemed the settlements a violation of international law, and so they have no legal status, and, therefore, “their soccer teams also have no legal status” and don’t meet the requirement of the FIFA bylaw.

In an interview he gave International Catalan Institute for Peace, Lemke counted among his chief achievements during his tenure as head of UNOSDP the active role he played in building “Extension Building for the Indoor Sports Hall” in the PA, to “empower refugee children and provide safe sporting environments for youth.” He has also supported “Sport for Resilience,” a project implemented by UNRWA. In 2014, UNOSDP also supported the Diyar Women Sports Center, a facility that provides PA women with the necessary skills and education required for them to enter the employment market. “The construction of this center contributes significantly to the enhancement of sporting infrastructure, human resources and social programs in Palestine now,” Lemke boasted.

Will the team of PA and UN officials be able to damage six Israeli soccer teams? We’ll find out in May, in Bahrain.


Alert IDF Force Near Ni’ilin Prevents Terror Attack on Jewish Town in Samaria

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Alert IDF soldiers near Ni’ilin prevented a major terrorist attack after the start of Yom Kippur, as Arab terrorists opened fire Tuesday night at an IDF force operating near the Arab village of Ni’ilin. No casualties were reported among the Israeli forces.

“Last night our observation post identified suspects near the fence in the area of Ni’ilin,” an IDF spokesperson told the Hebrew-language 0404 website. “The suspects opened fire at military forces who rushed to the area, but did not injure or kill anyone. IDF troops returned fire, and the suspects fled.

“Forces from the Ephraim Regional Brigade searched the area and captured a number of suspects, who were then transferred to security personnel for interrogation,” the IDF said.

According to 0404, the IDF observation post and battalion forces also prevented a infiltration and terrorist attack that was to be carried out by Arab operatives at a Jewish community in Samaria.

Hana Levi Julian

General Closure on Judea, Samaria, Gaza

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The crossings into pre-1967 Israel from Judea, Samaria and Gaza were closed at one minute past midnight on Tuesday in accordance with standard Yom Kippur security procedures.

The general closure is carried out every year to ensure the security of the country, under orders from the Ministry of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff, and the political echelon.

During the closure, only humanitarian cases, and medical emergencies are allowed through the crossings into pre-1967 Israel.

The closure is slated to end one minute before midnight on Wednesday night.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Stoning Attacks Rising on Judea, Samaria, Binyamin Roads

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Stoning attacks are continuing to plague Israeli drivers on the roads of Judea, Samaria and the Binyamin regions, especially bus drivers whose vehicles make especially tempting targets for Arab terrorists.

Israeli Bus # 162 was attacked Monday evening near the Okafim junction. The bus came under a hail of stones as it traveled along Highway 443.

None of the passengers were physically injured but the windshield of the bus was damaged.

The Judea-Samaria Hatzolah emergency response team reported a separate stoning attack aimed at a second Israeli bus that took place five minutes after the above attack was registered, near the same junction.

A similar attack had occurred at the same place just a day earlier.

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at the second bus as it traveled along the Chutzah Yehuda highway, some 300 meters from the Okafim junction.

As in the previous attack, the windshield was damaged but passengers were not physically harmed.

Hana Levi Julian

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