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Armed Gazan Caught Infiltrating Israel, But Motive Was Unclear

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

A Gaza man armed with a knife was caught in the wee hours of Wednesday just after he managed to infiltrate into Israeli territory.

The man, who came in from southern Gaza, was captured by IDF soldiers. A body search turned up the knife, according to a military spokesperson.

The infiltrator was transferred to security personnel for questioning. His motives were not clear, sources said.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Farmers Return to Work in Fields on Gaza Border

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Israeli farmers in the Gaza Belt region were allowed to go back to working their fields near the southern border on Sunday.

Security officials said they don’t believe Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization is seeking an escalation in tensions with Israel at this time, according to a report on Channel 10 television news.

Sources said it is believed a smaller terrorist group was responsible for the rocket attack that was fired at southern Israeli communities over the weekend.

Nevertheless, the IDF is continuing its search for cross-border terror attack tunnels along the Gaza border.

Since the start of those operations, two tunnels leading from Gaza into Israeli territory have been uncovered.

Hana Levi Julian

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.

Hana Levi Julian

On This Violent ‘Day of Rage,’ a/k/a Friday, Closure Imposed on PA Villages

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Friday, Nov. 27, was the 48th Palestinian Arab rage day of the 2015 calendar year. That’s because this last Friday of November is the fourth to last Friday of 2015.

By the end of the day, the Israeli security cabinet decided to allow for full closures on Palestinian Arab villages. This decision allows military commanders to impose a closure without having to first wait for approval by the full government.

By 7:30 a.m. Friday, there had already been a ramming attack just outside of Jerusalem. An Arab driver rammed his car into Israeli Defense Forces soldiers in Kfar Adumin. After ramming the soldiers, the driver, allegedly jumped out of his car holding a knife, but he was shot and killed by a nearby pedestrian. The terrorist was later identified as Fadi Hassib, 30, from Al-Bireh, which is near Ramallah,

Two soldiers were wounded when Hassib drove his car into them.

Throughout the day, clashes between Palestinian Arabs and IDF troops took place. Near the Halhul-Hebron bridge on Route 35, Israeli soldiers opened fire on rioting Arabs throwing firebombs at them. Another clash involving firebombs took place at Beit Fajar, near the Gush Etzion Junction.

In the early afternoon, there was a ramming attack in which five Israeli soldiers ages 19-20 were wounded. Three of the soldiers were in serious and three in moderate condition in this attack which took place in Beit Ummar, which is located between Hebron and Gush Etzion.

This terrorist, later identified as Omar ah- Zaakik, 19, who was from Beit Ummar, was killed. All of the victims, two of them officers, were conscious.

When police and emergency vehicles arrived at the scene, local Arabs began throwing rocks at them. IDF commanders imposed a closure on Beit Ummar, following this incident.

Later in the day, a border police officer in his 30’s was stabbed in the upper body in a terrorist attack near the bus station in Nahariya. The terrorist escaped. The border policeman is a Christian from the northern town of Fassuta.

In clashes near the Gaza border on Friday, 25 people were wounded. There were at least two hotspots along this border, one near the Nahal Oz border crossing, which is due east of Gaza City, the other just north of Khan Younis.

IDF spokespeople said forces opened fire when rioters refused to disperse or cease attempting to break through the security fence.

There was a demonstration in Ramallah, near Israel’s Ofer Detention Center, where Israeli soldiers were forced to use live fire, and clashes near Kalkilya and Bilin.

All of these attacks took place on Nov. 27.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Israeli Government’s Latest Responses to Terror Wave

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Israeli Security Cabinet convened to continue its discussions on the security situation.

During this meeting the Cabinet approved a series of additional steps to address the ever-increasing tsunami of terrorism. These approved measures included increases in security forces in volatile areas, closures in highly inflammatory areas, prohibition of reconstruction of demolished terrorists’ homes, confiscation of terrorists’ property, the permanent revocation of terrorists’ residency rights and the rapid completion of remaining portions of the security fence.

The measures approved by the Cabinet are: * The Israel Police is authorized to impose a closure on, or to surround, centers of friction and incitement in Jerusalem, in accordance with security considerations. * In addition to the demolition of terrorists’ homes, no new construction will be permitted at the site where a terrorist’s home has been demolished.

* The property of terrorists who perpetrate attacks will be confiscated.

* The permanent residency rights of terrorists will be revoked.

* The operational force of the Israel Police will be enlarged and expanded.

* 300 additional security guards will be recruited for public transportation in Jerusalem at a cost of NIS 80 million.

* IDF units will reinforce the Israel Police in cities and along roads.

* The IDF will be instructed to deploy units in sensitive areas along the security fence right away. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed that completion of the security fence, including in the southern Hebron Hills area, commence.

The Security Cabinet will reconvene on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to address additional issues including that of incitement.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Gaza Arabs Breach Southern Israeli Security Fence – Again

Monday, October 12th, 2015

A mob of Palestinian Arab residents of Gaza managed Monday night to break through the security fence along Israel’s southern border for the second time in less than a week.

The breach was made at a location in the fence that borders the central part of Gaza.

As soon as the rioters broke through the barrier, however, they were surrounded by Israeli military soldiers who fired tear gas at them and pushed them back into Gaza.

The situation was not simple, according to an army spokesperson, who said the rioters repeatedly returned to breach the border. Each time, they were repelled by IDF soldiers, and pushed back into Gaza, according to the army spokesperson.

On Saturday (Oct. 10) approximately 30 Gaza Arabs broke through the security fence along the border with central Gaza.

Soldiers arrested five of the infiltrators and turned them over to security personnel for questioning. The remainder of the mob was forced back into Gaza.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel to Extend Security Fence Along Eastern Border

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Israel’s Security Cabinet has approved plans to build a security barrier from its southern border along the eastern section towards the north.

International media (such as The New York Times) have reported on the government’s decision as if the work were radically different from that seen along the southern U.S. border with Mexico — which it’s not.

The cabinet approved the project Sunday, to consist of a segment of fencing that stretches 30 kilometers (25 miles) from Eilat to just past the site designated for the new Timna airport currently under construction.

“The government of Israel is in contact with the government of Jordan and emphasizes that the construction of this section of security fence is being carried out on the Israeli side of the border,” noted the prime minister’s office. “The fence will not, in any way, infringe on the sovereignty of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its national interests, which will be respected.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee at the start of its meeting Monday that the decision to extend the security fence was “important” as part of Israel’s national security.

“It joins with the fence already built along the length of the border with Sinai, which blocked the entry of illegal migrants into Israel and – of course – the various terrorist movements,” Netanyahu pointed out.

“This step also joins the fence that we built on our border on the Golan Heights,” he noted, adding that he was also pleased that the Security Cabinet had approved the sources of funding for the construction as well.

Hana Levi Julian

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