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Posts Tagged ‘Samaria’

13 Arab Fugitives Captured Overnight, Guns & Drugs Seized in Lod

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Israeli Border Police officers captured 13 Arab fugitives late Tuesday and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning in various Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.

Ten of the suspects were arrested in connection with terrorist activities, including violent attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel.

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

Israel Police, meanwhile, recovered an automatic submachine gun during a sting operation Wednesday in Lod. The forces discovered an improvised Carlo Gustav submachine gun during their search of a property. They also uncovered and confiscated 6,000 Ecstasy tabs.

The seizure came just hours after security personnel had discovered an M-16 assault rifle and two pistols while searching another compound in the same city.

Hana Levi Julian

Hamas ‘Returns’ Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize Medal … to Ramallah

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

A nephew of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat who himself appears to be in the running to “someday” succeed Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas says Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization has sent Arafat’s 1994 Nobel Peace Prize medal to Ramallah.

Arafat was awarded the prize with then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres for their roles in agreeing on the 1993 Oslo Accords. All three men are now deceased.

The medal is to be exhibited among dozens of the PLO chairman’s belongings at a museum scheduled to open in Ramallah on November 9.

The chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) spent most of his time at the Muqata, his headquarters in the Samaria capital city of Ramallah. But he also had a separate headquarters in Gaza, and when he died in Paris in 2004, many of his possession were there as well. Many of those went missing after the Hamas terrorist organization ousted the rival Fatah faction and seized control over Gaza in 2007.

Arafat’s nephew and president of the “Arafat Institute,” Nasser al-Kidwa, said Tuesday that the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to his uncle was the sole missing item returned to Ramallah by Hamas.

Al-Kidwa, a diplomat and politician in his own right, has been mentioned more than once by political analysts as a potential candidate to succeed Mahmoud Abbas as the leader of the Palestinian Authority. Arafat’s nephew is a member of the Fatah Central Committee, has served as a former foreign minister and has been a representative for the PLO at the United Nations.

He has also been an Arab League envoy to Libya, according to the Al-Monitor website, which noted that Al-Kidwa has ties to Mohammed Dahlan, the former head of the Gaza-based PA Preventive Security Force. Dahlan had a falling-out with Abbas and has since made his home in the United Arab Emirates.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Police Officer Injured in Stoning Attack, Egged Bus Firebombed

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

An Israeli police officer was hurt on Tuesday in an Arab stoning attack in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Dahiyat al-Barid, on the outskirts of the capital. The Hatzolah emergency response service of Judea and Samaria reported that the police officer was treated for a minor leg wound.

Earlier in the day, an Arab terrorist hurled a firebomb at Egged Bus #140 as it traveled in Samaria between the Arab village of Hizme and the Jewish community of Adam, northwest of Jerusalem.

A passenger on the bus told the Hebrew-language 0404 website, “The firebomb (Molotov cocktail) was hurled … at the bus as it passed the Adam junction, but it didn’t do any damage.” The firebomb did, however, ignite a fire in the shrubbery at the side of the road. Firefighters extinguished the flames at the site.

A few hours later Arab terrorists attacked another bus at the same spot with a “paint bottle” – a bottle filled with thick, colored paint, intended to blind the driver as it shatters on impact, spreading a mess on the vehicle’s windows.

This time the attack failed: the terrorist’s aim was bad, and the bottle landed instead on the road, exploding its colorful contents on the highway instead.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terror Gangs Attacking Travelers in Judea and Samaria

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

A gang of nearly a dozen Arab terrorists attacked Israeli motorists near the site of an archaeological excavation close to the Okafim Junction late Tuesday afternoon.

Numerous vehicles came under a hail of rocks as the attackers hurled stones at the motorists as they traveled past the Arab gang.

It’s not clear whether anyone was physically injured in the attack, nor is there any information yet on how many vehicles were damaged.

Israeli drivers also came under stoning attacks as they drove near the Yehuda Farm archaeological site near the Judean Arab city of Halhul, along Highway 60 in Gush Etzion. The site is close to the spot where Asher Palmer and his baby son Yonatan were murdered in a stoning attack by Arab terrorists several years ago.

Arab terrorists also attacked drivers traveling along Highway 60 north of Jerusalem in the Samaria region, as they approached the Jewish community of Shiloh, and at another site northeast of the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah, where a female traveler sustained a minor hand injury from shattered glass.

Hana Levi Julian

Closures Imposed on PA Crossings for Jewish Holiday of Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

In accordance with standard security procedures, Israel has closed the entry and exit crossings with the Palestinian Authority in advance of the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which begins Sunday evening at sunset.

Effective midnight Saturday night, Arabs from the Palestinian Authority are blocked from entering pre-1967 Israel for the next 48 hours.

As with every Jewish holiday, there will be exceptions made for humanitarian cases and medical emergencies, pending approval from the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).

The crossings and checkpoints are expected to reopen Monday night at midnight after the end of the holiday, pending a ‘situational assessment,’ the IDF said in a statement.

Hana Levi Julian

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

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