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Posts Tagged ‘security guard’

High-Speed Chase at Ben Gurion International Airport

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Four suspicious-looking Arabs in what first appeared to be a stolen vehicle dodged the initial security checkpoint at the entrance to Ben Gurion International Airport on Tuesday headed for Terminal 3, with police in pursuit.

The car and its occupants came up against an obstacle, however, at the main entrance gate, where police were waiting.

According to a report on the Hebrew-language Rotter.net website, two of the passengers reportedly jumped out of the car and tried to climb over the gate — but were overpowered by Israeli security guards.

All four were arrested and transferred to security personnel for interrogation after initial questioning by Israel Police.

An Israel Police spokesperson at the airport said in a statement the four suspects “broke the first gate with a private vehicle.

“The driver ignored instructions by security personnel to halt and continued driving towards Terminal 3,” he continued.

“As a result, security personnel pursued the vehicle, which was stopped by the main gate. The passengers got out and fled on foot, but were quickly captured by Ben Gurion Airport security forces and detained by Israeli police.

“An initial investigation reveals the individuals are Israeli citizens and the vehicle was not stolen. The reasons behind the incident are under investigation.”

Hana Levi Julian

Policeman Lets Sarona Terrorist into his Home, Leaves, Then Realizes What He’s Done

Friday, June 10th, 2016

This story should be tagged under Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture: a policeman who lives near the area where the shooting attack took place Wednesday night let one of the terrorists into his home and gave him water, unaware of his identity.

The encounter took place while the terror event was still in full swing, as both cousin terrorists from the Yatta Village near Hebron in Judea were trying to flee the scene. One of them, who had already dumped his empty Carl Gustav submachine gun and was unarmed, ran with a group of fleeing civilians who had no clue about his identity—to remind you, both killers were dressed up in evening suits. As he was running, the terrorist reached an apartment building with a group of residents hanging out near the entrance and asked them for some water. The policeman, who lives in the building, took him upstairs, sat him down, gave him a glass of water and went outside to join the manhunt — leaving the terrorist with his wife and other family members.

The policeman ran outside and joined the chase, when shortly thereafter he came upon the other terrorist, who had been neutralized and lying on the ground. Only then, when he saw the killer dressed in the same impeccable suit as the swarthy man he had left at home, did it dawn on him that his family was now playing host to a deadly terrorist.

According to the policeman’s testimony, he ran home very fast, taking along a few fellow policemen. Opening his apartment door, he realized to his relief that all was still well — the terrorist was unarmed and probably did not want to risk an attack on the family, so he remained seated quietly next to his glass of water. The policeman quickly overtook him and sent out word to the rest of the force.

At that point, one of the cops who had come into the apartment with his gun drawn behind the first policeman returned the weapon to its holster and let out a bullet which ricocheted and lightly injured the hero of our story.

The other terrorist was shot and neutralized near the Tel Aviv Cinematheque by a security guard employed by the Sarona mall. A consummate professional, the guard heard the shots, identified the suspect and hit him while the latter was running. With his cool response the security guard prevented a second bloodbath.

“I reached the source of the shooting with my weapon drawn and cocked and began scanning,” the security guard described the event to Channel 2 News. “I identified the terrorist as he was starting to flee and I hunted him… He didn’t stand a chance, I hunted him the way you hunt a rabbit… It’s what I’m paid for.”


‘Small Schools, Kindergartens Don’t Qualify for Gov’t Security Protection’

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The age and number of Arab attackers committed to jihad is beginning to raise questions about how important it is to protect every single child in Israel, regardless of how many students there are in a classroom.

The wave of terror currently washing over Israel has begun to feature more Arab teens as the weeks pass, and the wannabe attackers seem to be getting younger.

In some respects it is easier for a security officer to disarm a younger attacker, particularly if they are armed only with knives and kitchen utensils.

But what if there is no security guard available to protect the population from harm?

Barely a week after the Tel Aviv terrorist finally ended his days in a fiery shootout with police in his home village, an uninvited Arab worker walked into a Jewish school building.

“The staff … were in a panic,” related a source in the neighborhood who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They locked the doors to the temporary rooms with the children inside, hollering all together for help.

“As Heaven decreed, the Arab worker left the premises and the incident ended without harm to anyone. But since then we have been trying to find a way to bring a guard to the building,” the source said.

The school administration turned to the municipal authority of Bnei Brak, but were told the school was not eligible for protection. Although there are more than 200 children in the school, legally the institution merits no protection unless there are more than 100 students over the age of six, from first grade.

In this case, there are “only” 50 such students.

The school received a reply from Yigal Avraham at the Bnei Brak Municipality, who explained the law in a letter to the school.

“In a tour of the school premises together with the head of the security department, Mr. Yona Yitzhak, we saw there are only 50 students learning in the elementary school section of the institution, outside of the kindergarten area,” wrote Avraham.

He went on to explain “the criteria for receiving a security guard is determined solely by Israel Police and is restricted to those schools comprised of 100 or more students not including kindergartens.

“These are the rules set by the police in accordance with the decisions made by the government, or alternatively, under the specific guidance of the mayor with a special budget – and we have nothing with which to help in this regard, even with all the tragedies and all our good wishes!”

The spokesperson for Israel Police could not be reached for comment.

A Jewish school in Arad has also faced similar challenges in past years. The school’s elementary population recently grew to more than 100, and its preschool classrooms adjoin the building. “Because our kindergartens adjoin the elementary building, they also can benefit from having the security guard,” said a parent in the Arad community.

But that only works if the elementary school population has grown to more than 100. Such a solution is of little use to schools that are in the beginning years of their development. Nursery schools, daycare centers or kindergartens where there may be nearly 100 small children are also left without protection in the current environment under government regulations.

This means that literally thousands of the smallest, most vulnerable children in Israel are at the highest risk.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel’s Security Minister to Further Restrict Gun Ownership

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Internal Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch announced that he plans to restrict gun ownership in Israel even further.

Aharonovich will now require a psychological exam, besides the medical exam currently required. If an applicant fails the psychological exam, the new rules would actually require the appplicant to visit a psychiatrist.

Private indivduals and security guards hold 290,000 guns in Israel, and Aharonivich wants to reduce that number.

Aharanovich also wants to restrict the types of security guards that can get guns and limit them only to high risk businesses, as well as require the guards to hand in their guns at the end of their shifts.

The security companies are fighting the reform, as is the Ministry of Education, which doesn’t want the new restrictions to apply to their guards.

As it is, Israel has overly restrictive gun control laws, and many feel that Aharonovich’s “reforms” are going to far.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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