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June 30, 2016 / 24 Sivan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Samaria’

Defense Ministry to Demolish Amona, But Build Bigger Town Near Shiloh

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

The 40 families who live in the Samaria town of Amona have to find somewhere else to live by the end of this year; their town is to be demolished.

Although the town was built on land purchased — not stolen — from Arabs living in the Palestinian Authority, the deeds that prove the sale were not accepted as valid by Israel’s Supreme Court.

But officials remember the price paid over the court-ordered demolition of nine homes allegedly built on “privately owned Arab land” in 2006.

Hundreds of civilians were wounded in the clashes to defend the homes from the thousands of Israeli police and soldiers who came to destroy them. The vicious brutality of some of the security forces was caught on camera and a number of lawsuits followed; countless Israelis were permanently traumatized as well.

Media footage remains from that debacle.

This time, the Defense Ministry planned together with the Amana organization that built the town of Amona to create a new Samaria town in its stead, near the existent Jewish community of Shiloh.

If the state fulfills its promise, the new 139-home town will be built on state-owned property near the outpost of Geulat Tzion, a new community triple the size of that which they have been forced to leave.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Demolishes Home of Henkins’ Hamas Killer

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

IDF soldiers and engineers demolished the family home of Hamas operative Zir Ziyad Jamal Amar on Tuesday.

The family home of Rajeb Ahmed Mohammed Aliwa, the mastermind behind the attack, has already been demolished.

Amar was one of several terrorists in the Hamas cell responsible for the murder of Neria residents Rabbi Eitam and Na’ama Henkin as they traveled a road in Samaria last October.

The couple was shot to death before the horrified eyes of their four children while driving the road between the Jewish communities of Elon Moreh and Itamar.

The children, though badly traumatized, were miraculously not physically harmed.

Israeli security forces hunted down the terrorists involved in the attack – a Hamas cell from the Shechem area – and captured them several days later.

A fund has been set up for the future care of the four orphans who survived the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Soldiers Capture 3 Terror Fugitives, Find Weaponry

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Israeli security personnel captured three wanted terror suspects in the wee hours of Monday morning (May 2).

The arrests took place during operations in Judea and Samaria.

One of the suspects was taken into custody during an operation in the Arab village of Ein Umm a-Shrait, south of Ramallah in the Palestinian Authority-controlled area of Samaria.

A second fugitive was captured in the Arab town of Tzurif in Judea, southwest of the Jewish town of Bat Ayin. Tzurif is known as a Hamas terrorist stronghold.

The third suspect was arrested in the ancient Judean city of Hebron, whose population is today divided between Arabs and Jews, and where several terrorist groups maintain their regional headquarters.

All three suspects were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

In addition, during the night, IDF soldiers from the Kefir Brigade found weaponry near the Qalandiya crossing. The gun and its related hardware were turned over to security personnel for investigation.

Hana Levi Julian

Mazal Tov: New Jewish Settlement in Samaria — Evyatar

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

A group of some 50 Jewish families on Monday launched a new community in Israel, near the Tapuach junction in Samaria. The new community was named Evyatar, in memory of Evyatar Borowski HY”D, a gifted artist who was stabbed to death by an Arab near Tapuach junction in 2013. The settlement is intended as a call to the Netanyahu government to go back to starting new Jewish villages and towns in Judea and Samaria.

The Army approved the overnight stay of the settlers of Evyatar, who agreed to be evacuated the next day, with a commitment to come back in the near future.

The new settlement of Evyatar / Source: Facebook

The new settlement of Evyatar / Source: Facebook

Immediately following the murder, then Samaria Council Head Gershon Mesika moved his office to the site, only to be removed by order of the Defense Minister. The site continued to be visited by Israelis who cherished the memory of Borowski, who was in his early 30s when he was murdered, leaving a wife and five children.

Shmuel Gazit, member of the new settlement, told Srugim the government has been enforcing a harsh policy of settlement freezing which threatens the future of Jewish life in the region. The new settlement will serve as a battering ram against this policy and help break through the blockade imposed on Judea and Samaria.

The year 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Jewish settlements in Samaria. The ceremony at Evyatar Monday night included Yossi Dagan, the new head of the Council, Chief Rabbi of Samaria Rav Elyakim Levanon, and Rabbi David Dudkevitz.

The new settlement of Evyatar / Source: Facebook

The new settlement of Evyatar / Source: Facebook

“We call on the lovers of Israel to come and support our settlement,” Gazit said, adding, “We aspire to reach the stage where thousands of men, women and children will tell the Israeli government, We’ll stay here until you approve erecting a new settlement. Such a national reawakening will have the power to break through the existing blockade around Judea and Samaria, leading to a new wave of settlements across the region.”

JNi.Media

Israeli Security Operations Net 7 Terror Suspects

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Israeli military forces captured seven suspected terrorists Sunday night in region-wide operations throughout Judea and Samaria.

Three of the suspects were members of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization.

The other four detainees were arrested for allegedly engaging in “popular terror” and attacking Israeli civilians and security forces.

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

Hana Levi Julian

Cab Driver Charged With Bringing Hadar Cohen’s Killers to Jerusalem

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

A 57-year-old resident of the Wadi Joz neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem has been charged with causing the death of Border Guard policewoman Hadar Cohen, hy’d, on February 3.

Hamees Salaimeh, a cab driver, was charged with causing Cohen’s death through negligence by transporting the three terrorists to the scene of the shooting and stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

The homes of Ahmad Naj’ah Ismail Netzar, Muhmad Ahmad Muhmad Kamil and Ammad Naj’ah Abd Aliltif Abu Alrov, all three located in the Samaria Arab village of Qabatiya, were subsequently demolished.

The indictment filed at the Jerusalem District Court reveals Salaimeh was charged because he drove the three into the city even though they had no permits to be in Israel. All three were residents of Jenin, in Samaria.

According to the court documents, Salaimeh picked up the trio at the security barrier at A-Ram, north of Jerusalem. He then drove them to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh, inside the city limits.

A second Border Guard policewoman was badly wounded, but survived the attack and insisted on leaving her hospital bed long enough to attend her friend’s funeral the next day.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Demolishes Homes of Hadar Cohen’s Killers

Monday, April 4th, 2016

IDF and Border Guard Police escorted Civil Administration forces overnight Sunday when they demolished the family homes of the three terrorists who murdered a recently-enlisted Border Guard policewoman and seriously wounded a second one in Jerusalem.

The homes of Ahmad Naj’ah Ismail Netzar, Muhmad Ahmad Muhmad Kamil and Ammad Naj’ah Abd Aliltif Abu Alrov, all three located in the Samaria Arab village of Qabatiya, were demolished.

The destruction followed the terror attack perpetrated by the three operatives on February 3.

Border Guard Police Officer Cohen, hy”d, 19, fell in the line of duty at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. Her 20-year-old female fellow police officer was also badly injured but survived the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

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