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February 11, 2016 / 2 Adar I, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Samaria’

Israeli Dragnet Surrounds Ramallah After Terror Attack by PA Police Officer

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Israeli security teams surrounded Ramallah overnight; according to a local source, only residents who could prove their status were allowed in and out of the city.

The soldiers sealed off the Palestinian Authority capital following the shooting of three Israeli soldiers by a PA police officer.

The dragnet came in response to an attack on Israeli soldiers earlier in the day by one of the members of the personal security team for Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The officer drove up from Ramallah to the IDF checkpoint next to the Jewish community of Beit El. He got out of his car holding a handgun and shot three Israeli soldiers at point-blank range, seriously wounding two and a third less severely. Other soldiers immediately returned fire and killed the terrorist on site.

Less than two hours later, Arab terrorists attacked Israeli vehicles driving along Highway 443 – the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway – next to the Dor Alon gas station on the road. Although stone-throwing attacks on moving vehicles can be and have often been deadly, in this case no Israelis were injured.

Also Sunday evening, a young Arab was arrested after soldiers noticed he was acting in a suspicious manner near the Gush Etzion Junction. The wannabe jihadist was armed a heavy iron chisel, which he later confessed he was preparing to use in an attack on Israelis.

IDF Foils Major Terror Attack in Samaria Moshav

Monday, February 1st, 2016

IDF soldiers foiled an attempt by an Arab terrorist Monday morning to attack Jewish residents living in Moshav Sal’it early Monday morning.

The moshav is located in the eastern Sharon plains, around eight kilometers south of Tulkarem.

Ahmed Tobah, 19, was spotted by IDF soldiers deployed in the area as he tried to penetrate the Samaria community’s security fence.

When soldiers approached to arrest him, the would-be infiltrator tried to stab them instead – and was immediately shot and killed on site. Tobah was allegedly a Palestinian Authority resident living in the Tulkarem area in Samaria.

No Israelis were wounded in the exchange.

IDF Pre-Dawn Raid Nets 8 Terror Suspects

Monday, January 25th, 2016

IDF soldiers arrested eight terror suspects in pre-dawn operations Judea and Samaria early Monday morning.

Three of the fugitives were arrested in Jenin, the IDF said. A weapons cache was uncovered in the process; troops confiscated an assault rifle, pipe bombs and related items. One terror suspect opened fire at the troops.

“Overnight during routine activities to recover concealed weapons in the Jenin refugee camp a suspect attacked the forces and fired at them,” an IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

“Following the attack, the forces searched the site and identified multiple bullet shell casings.”

Five other fugitives were arrested in various sites elsewhere around the regions.

Palestinian Authority Intelligence Member Arrested by Shin Bet

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Israeli security forces have arrested a three-member Arab terrorist cell in Samaria that included an employee of the Palestinian Authority intelligence service.

An elite military unit joined forces with the Shin Bet to capture two terrorists who attacked IDF soldiers four days ago.

One IDF soldier was wounded in a shootout that ensued in Samaria when his unit came under fire during an early-morning raid near Tulkarem, in the village of Din’aba.

The two Arab terrorists who were involved in the shootout managed to escape. The PA intelligence member later aided the pair with their escape and hiding the weapon, according to the Shin Bet.

Under questioning, “The operatives confessed to plotting and carrying out the shooting, and surrendered the weapon used in the attack,” the IDF said in a statement.

Ala’a Barqawi, 32, is an employee of the Palestinian Authority intelligence agency. According to the Shin Bet, he aided the other two detainees after they attacked the IDF unit, and hid the weapon they used in the shootout.

Amar Anbess, 27, has already served prison time in 2008 for terrorist activity. He and Samir a-Haq, 30, opened fire at the IDF soldiers who were operating in their village on January 20.

All three of the terrorists are residents of Din’aba. They were arraigned Sunday in military court.

IDF Soldier Wounded in Overnight Shootout

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

An IDF soldier was wounded in a shootout with Arab terrorists late Tuesday night near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Tulkarem, in Samaria.

The attacker managed to escape; a manhunt is underway in the area.

The soldier was evacuated to nearby Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikva and is listed in good condition.

Terror Attack Foiled by IDF Near Migdalim in Samaria

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

IDF troops arrested two Palestinian Authority Arabs near the Jewish community of Migdalim on Tuesday afternoon. Both were armed with rifles.

No one was injured during the arrest. The suspects were transferred to security forces for interrogation.

Migdalim is a small community of fewer than 50 families, located in the Samaria region, about 45 kilometers (30 miles) east of Tel Aviv, along Route 505, also known as the Trans-Samaria Highway.

Israel Demolishes Home of Arab Terrorist in Samaria

Monday, January 11th, 2016

The IDF and Civil Administration together demolished the home of an Arab terrorist who attacked Israeli soldiers last weekend.

The demolition took place Sunday night.

The terrorist was one of a team of two who tried to stab IDF soldiers on Saturday morning at the Beka’ot checkpoint. The site is located between the Jordan Valley and Samaria, on the eastern outskirts of Shechem.

Both terrorists were asked to exit their vehicle after being stopped at the checkpoint, also known in Arabic as the Al-Hamra checkpoint.

An IDF spokesperson said the two assailants attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the security crossing, who opened fire in response to the attack, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

The two attackers received medical treatment on site but were pronounced dead, the IDF spokesperson said. No Israelis were injured.

Both victims were residents of villages located in Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Samaria.

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