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PA Terror Cell Arrested for Plotting to Shoot Jews at Joseph’s Tomb

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Israel security forces have arrested an Islamic Jihad in Samaria terror cell for plotting to plant bombs and shoot at Israeli civilians at Joseph Tomb (Kever Yosef).

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the IDF arrested the cell earlier this week and lifted a gag order on the operation Tuesday afternoon.

The cell received directives from Rafat Mohamed Darwish, an Islamic Jihad terrorist operating in Gaza and who is responsible for connecting the terrorist organization with operatives in Judaea and Samaria Region.

Darwish was in charge of arming the cell in order to execute the attack.

Members of the cell arrested are:

Nisim Mohammed Ramdan Rashid Damiri, 30, is of Tulkarm, located east of Netanya. Damiri has been previously arrested on multiple occasions and associated with the Tanzim terrorist group;

Mohammed Mufak Rafik Damiri, 23, also from Tulkarm (’92) and who served as a Palestinian policeman;

Yasir Gaudet Abed Zaruri, 35, a former Hamas terrorist from Shechem and who previously has been arrested; and

Aduen Padel Hassan Nazel, 24, from the village of Qabatiya, south of Jenin in northern Samaria. .

The investigation revealed that each member of the cell held a specific position, such as acquiring weapons, gathering intelligence and executing the attack.

The residents of Nablus and Qabatiya were in charge acquiring the weapons, training and logistics, while the residents of Tulkarm were responsible for executing the attack. Nisim Damiri was planning to execute the attack, and Mohammed Damiri gathered intelligence information regarding the worshipers’ activities in Joseph’s Tomb.

Zaruri admitted to agreeing to teach Nisim Damiri how to prepare an improvised explosive device (IED).

Nazel revealed he was contacted by Darwish from Gaza, who asked him to supply the cell with weapons for the attack.

The case has been transferred to the Military Court in the in the Samaria Region in order to indict the four terrorists.

IDF spokesmen added:

The investigation revealed the clear and continued intent of operatives in the Gaza Strip to recruit terrorists as well as direct and lead terror activities in the Judea and Samaria Region.

Rivlin Tells Settler Leaders ‘We Need Iron Wall’ against Terror

Monday, August 24th, 2015

President Reuven Rivlin has not changed his stripes.

The long-time Likud nationalist hosted leaders of Judea and Samaria (Yesha) Monday and spoke in terms that washed away recent hints that his new office has shoved into acting like a shadow of Shimon Peres.

He praised Jews for living in Judea and Samaria and stated:

The settlement of the land of Israel is an expression of that right, our historical right, our national right, stemming from a love for the land of Israel, from recognition of our roots, which come together here.

His predecessor Peres never said such words nor did he dare visit Heron, as President Rivlin did last February to the chagrin of left-wing leaders.

In his reception on Monday of settler leaders, including Yesha chairman Avi Roeh, Rivlin called for an “iron wall” against the increasing terrorism that has plagued Judea and Samaria in recent weeks.

The mention of the word “wall” will send Boycott Israel activists and other leftists up the wall with accusations that the President was calling for what they see as a virtual “Apartheid wall,” which would discriminate against terrorists and take away their “right” to kill and main in the name of “resistance” against the “occupation.”

Rivlin said:

Over the past months and especially over the last few days, the communities of Judea and Samaria have faced very serious terror attacks….

We must be an iron wall, a protective shield, against those who seek to rise up against us. At the same time, we must remember that our struggle is not a struggle for the sake of struggle. We are fighting for our lives, for the continued growth of the settlements, a struggle for development, work, and prosperity….

I love the land of Israel with all my heart. I have never and will never give up on this land. For me, our right to this land is not a matter of political debate. It is a basic fact of modern Zionism. We must not give anyone the sense that we are in any doubt about our right to our land.

Yesha chairman Roeh said, ” We came here both to present before you the difficult situation in which we find ourselves. In Judea and Samaria, more than 400,000 citizens of the State of Israel live, for whom the development and the prosperity of the State is our daily concern. The building freeze and the halting of future planning in our communities, harms our very existence and our children’s future.”

State Issues Administrative Detention, Expulsion from Judea and Samaria Orders Against Jewish Activists

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

(JNi.media) During the night and early Sunday morning, police and the Shin Bet have issued a large number of administrative distancing orders against young Jews, both adults and minors, expelling them from Judea and Samaria, and in some cases Jerusalem, and even from contacting their friends, on the ground that they endanger public safety and are the source of potential disturbances.

A Shin Bet official stated that “given the recent terrorist attacks [by Jews], including some that caused the loss of life, the General Security Service in recent days recommended issuing restraining [distancing] orders against 10 activists.”

But, according to settlers, as many as 16 administrative expulsion decrees have been issued against Jewish right-wing activists, over the past two weeks, as well as three administrative detentions, and the wave of warrants is not yet over.

“The system is under unprecedented pressure and is using illegal means against the residents who are engaged in settling the land,” the Honenu legal aid society said in a statement. “We are witnessing a dramatic rise in the volume and severity of administrative orders, which seriously violates the rights of the recipients of these orders.”

On Saturday night, two young men, one of Ramat Hasharon, the other of Ma’ale Adumim, received administrative detention orders, which included a ban from Judea and Samaria and the prohibition of contacting some of their friends.

During the night, police raided the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva and the Givat Kumi Uri neighborhood in the Yitzhar outpost, and handed out administrative nighttime house arrest orders to two boys from the towns of Bat Ayin and Alon Shvut, for a period of six months. In addition, the two have been forbidden to stay in Judea and Samaria anywhere but inside their parents’ homes, while one of them has also been banned from Jerusalem. Both boys were forbidden to make contact with some of their friends.

On Sunday morning, police handed out administrative restraining orders to a resident of Ge’ulat Zion in the Shilo cluster—married with children, as well as two minors living in Yad Binyamin and Amona.

A young resident of Kiryat Arba on Sunday was handed a warrant prohibiting him from entering anywhere in Judea and Samaria outside his own home. The man, 21, told the website Kol Hazman that he intends to appeal the order through his attorney, Itamar Ben-Gvir, of the legal aid society Honenu.

Some legendary “Hilltop Youths” have told the same website that “the orders will not break us.”

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir said “the defense minister is conducting himself like an elephant in a china shop. With his actions, he sends the message to young people that there is no democracy, and, in effect, encouraging them to break the law, because there are no legal indictments and due process.”

Why Mariah Carey is a Hero

Friday, August 21st, 2015


Yishai discusses the tide of performers coming to Israel, and the tide of anti-Iran deal Democratic senators rising up.

It takes guts to overcome the anti-Israel bias and to fly in to perform in Israel. But that is exactly what some performers are doing, like pop superstar Mariah Carey, who performed in front of 12,000 fans at Rishon LeZions’s Live Park Amphitheater. Elie Pieprz, Founder of the International Division of the Counsel of Judea & Samaria and VOI’s Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan join Yishai to discuss the tide of performers coming to Israel, and the tide of anti-Iran deal Democratic senators rising up.

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Huckabee: ‘Land for Peace Has Not Worked for Israel’

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

“Shiloh was the capitol of Israel 3,500 years ago, to say Jews have no connection to Shiloh is bizarre,” GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee declared during a visit to Israel on Tuesday.

“As long as one of the sides [in the Israel-Palestinian Authority peace process] does not acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, there cannot be a real peace,” he said.

One of the major problems in achieving that end, he added, has to do with the ongoing incitement that begins in the Palestinian Authority’s public school system. “You can’t have Palestinian kids learning to hate Jews in school,” Huckabee commented.

“I would love to see a true peace in the world, but the question is, does Israel have a right to build bedrooms for the expanding number of people who are coming here, who are making aliyah, to make sure their people have a secure land they can defend.

“I don’t know why anyone on this earth would think that they should surrender that right. Land for peace has not worked for Israel; they lose the land, and they lose the peace,” he noted, referencing the 2005 Disengagement from Gaza that led to more than a decade of thousands of deadly rocket attacks fired at southern Israelis by Gaza terrorists from the ruins of the evacuated communities.

Huckabee had made a special point of traveling through Judea and Samaria and visiting the Jewish community of Shiloh during his 48-hour visit.

“If you’re going to visit Israel, you should visit all of Israel,” he said pointedly, “and that would include Judea and Samaria,” Huckabee told reporters. “Jews have a stronger connection to Shiloh than Americans have with Manhattan,” he said.

As regards the fate of the current IranDeal before the U.S. Congress and how Israel might ultimately deal with the existential threat it represents, Huckabee said, “The U.S. and Israel have vowed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This is a terrorist state, and we are empowering and enriching them through this deal, by unfreezing $150 billion in assets which they will use to buy conventional weapons…. Israel has the power to [decide whatever it needs to do to protect itself]. They don’t need my assistance or approval to pursue whatever makes them safe.”

The presidential hopeful told each journalist with whom he met on Tuesday that he would “always make sure the United States stands by its ally, Israel,” if he is elected.

Huckabee has been visiting the Jewish State long before he ever thought of running the for president. The former Arkansas government’s first visit to Israel was 41 years ago, he recalled.

Palestinian Arab Stabber Identified, But Terror Affiliation Unclear

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The Shin Bet (General Security Service) has identified the Palestinian Arab terrorist who stabbed a Border Guard Police officer at the Tapuach junction earlier today as 25-year-old Mahmad Amsha, a resident of Samaria. But his “terror credentials” are still unclear.

Amsha lived in a village southwest of Jenin, according to the Shin Bet, and was a “lone wolf” attacker, unaffiliated with any recognized terror organization. Arab media reported Amsha was age 22 and a member of the Islamic Jihad terror organization, however.

Around midday Monday, (Aug. 17), Amsha approached a Border Guard Police officer guarding the Tapuach junction, saying he didn’t feel well and asking for medical assistance, according to the IDF spokesperson’s unit.

“When he got within a close range of the forces, he pulled out a knife and attempted to stab an officer,” the IDF said in a statement. “The officer was lightly injured and managed to fight off the assailant. The forces on site responded immediately, firing towards the attacker.”

Amsha subsequently died of his wounds, despite receiving treatment by IDF medics on site.

In its response, the Palestinian Authority warned in a statement: “Israel is executing our people in cold blood and the international community should stop it before the situation explodes.”

Monday’s attack was nearly identical to a similar attack in the same spot on Saturday by another Palestinian Authority Arab who likewise stabbed an IDF soldier in the back after he had turned to get him the water the terrorist had asked for, saying he was thirsty.

In that instance as well, other soldiers at the scene acted swiftly to neutralize the stabber, who later died of his gunshot wounds.

IDF Soldiers Foil Terrorist Stabbing, Neutralize Attacker in Samaria

Monday, August 17th, 2015

IDF soldiers foiled an attempted terror attack by a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist Monday at the Tapuach junction in Samaria (Shomron), north of Jerusalem.

The terrorist attempted to stab a Border Guard Police officer who was standing guard at the junction, approximately the same location where a Palestinian Arab terrorist stabbed another soldier this past Saturday.

“A short while ago a Palestinian suspect approached the forces guarding the Tapuach junction, asking for help and medical assistance,” the IDF spokesperson’s unit explained in an SMS text statement to media.

“When he got within a close range of the forces, he pulled out a knife and attempted to stab an officer. The officer was lightly injured and managed to fight off the assailant. The forces on site responded immediately, firing towards the attacker.”

The terrorist reportedly died of his wounds, but this has not yet been confirmed.

Shomron Regional Council Yossi Dagan responded to the event with a strong statement of appreciation to the military and a call for the government to publicly support security forces as they enforce law and order in Judea and Samaria.

“We thank the security forces for their swift action,” Dagan said. “I call upon the prime minister to publicly support the soldiers for their decisive moves that without doubt saved the the lives of many — both civilians and soldiers — who were present at the scene [of the attack.]”

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