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Netanyahu Orders Tighter Security, Coordination of Efforts in Hebron District

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered Israel’s defense establishment to coordinate its efforts to tighten security efforts in the Hebron district.

In his remarks at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that over the weekend, he held discussions with the defense minister, the public security minister and the IDF chief of staff.

“I instructed the security agencies to coordinate their efforts in the Hebron district, from which most or all of the attacks are originating,” Netanyahu said. “We are carrying out – inter alia – arrests and roadblocks there and are boosting our forces. We did this in Jerusalem from which most of the attacks had originated,” he noted.

“I would like to commend the security forces for their strong counter terrorist actions,” he continued, “including the apprehension of terrorists.

“We are facing terrorism by individuals – this is not terrorism by organizations, this is terrorism by individuals, occasionally with kitchen knives, who are incited mainly by social media,” he pointed out.

“It is very difficult to hermetically prevent the arrival of such knife-wielding, or other, terrorists to this or that place. Therefore, in addition to the actions that we are taking in the centers of terrorism themselves, in addition to the actions by the security forces, citizens must be on maximum alert,” he warned.

“I must say that we are showing such awareness, with considerable resourcefulness and courage, and this is deserving of all praise. We are still fighting and will continue to do so. This struggle has continued for nearly 100 years, but we will overcome this wave as well.”

Netanyahu also spoke about the international terror wave being perpetrated by Da’esh (ISIS), and how it has impacted the Jewish State.

“Last week, indictments were filed against Israeli citizens who were planning to join ISIS,” he added. “Also, I have asked the Attorney General to advance steps to revoke the citizenship of those who join ISIS. Whoever joins ISIS will not be an Israeli citizen. And if he leaves the borders of the state, he will not return.

“I think this lesson is becoming increasingly clear throughout the international arena and it is fitting that we lead this effort as well.”

US Christians Deliver $600,000 to Boost Jerusalem Security

Friday, November 20th, 2015

(JNi.media) The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is providing the City of Jerusalem, border police and local social-service groups with hundreds of thousands of dollars in security equipment and support as part of a life-saving campaign to counter the ongoing terror wave against Israel. The funds, more than $600,000 from Christians across North America, is part of The Fellowship’s rapid response to the daily stabbings, car attacks and shootings targeting Israelis nationwide for the past few months, especially in and around Jerusalem.

Days after Arab terrorists began stabbing Israelis in this latest terror wave, The Fellowship was among the first organization to provide direct financial aid to terror victims, awarding about $1,040 per person to pay for medical care and lost wages. Already more than 60 people wounded by terrorists have received $64,000.

Among those who received aid for medical expenses was an Israeli soldier, Niv Buhbut, who was stabbed while serving in Judea and Samaria and is still undergoing physiotherapy. “Our unit is serving under the most difficult conditions. We’re cursed and spat at by the Palestinians and we’re not allowed to react. The press wants the world to believe that we’re conquerors, that the IDF is cruel and vicious,” said Buhbut, adding, “The Fellowship’s check is going to be very helpful, but the real gift is the fact that Rabbi Eckstein and the donors are telling us that we’re not alone and they understand the importance of our work. Thank you for standing with us.”

Along with the aid to victims, The Fellowship is providing a $375,000, state-of-the-art mobile-command vehicle to the Jerusalem municipality, to help security forces confront emergencies in real time and enable coordinated, rapid deployment during unfolding events. The command center, scheduled to be delivered this month, is similar to the mobile command vehicles The Fellowship has already provided 65 towns throughout Israel.

Meanwhile, The Fellowship has delivered 4,100 specially equipped backpacks worth nearly $200,000 to the Israel Border Police, which confronts terrorists and rioters every day. The backpacks included mobile phone chargers, fleece jackets, camelback canteens, gloves and neck warmers. The Fellowship also sent a van to deliver ice cream and other treats to border police patrolling around eastern Jerusalem.

The Fellowship is also providing 11 social service organizations across Jerusalem, including social clubs and soup kitchens, with more than $100,000 to hire security guards, and pay for transporting participants to and from their homes.

The Fellowship’s President, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, met with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in October to announce the imminent delivery of the mobile command vehicle.

“The Fellowship is at the forefront of those who seek to safeguard the welfare and security of Jerusalem’s residents,” Eckstein said. “I am proud to represent hundreds of thousands of Christian donors throughout the world who continually remind Israelis that they are not alone and who support the country during its most difficult hours.”

“I would like to thank Rabbi Eckstein and The Fellowship’s hundreds of thousands of donors throughout the world, who steadfastly stand with Jerusalem in times of need, helping us protect Israel’s national and municipal home fronts,” Mayor Barkat said.

The mobile command vehicle.

The mobile command vehicle.

Paris Massacres Boost Interest in Israeli Security Systems

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) massacres in Paris have boosted interest in this week’s Millipol 2015 exhibition of security solutions and systems in the French capital.

Israel is represented by 57 companies, 24 of which are showing their wares in the national pavilion for interest from police and military forces around the world, but dozens of delegations have canceled their visits, according to Israel Defense’s Amir Rapaport.

He quoted Ramzi Gabay, Chairman of the Israel Export Institute, as saying:

In the beginning of the preparations for the exhibition… we have seen an increase in the demand to meet with companies that have border protection technology. Against the background of recent events, this year we expect an increased interest on behalf of European countries in the products and services presented in the Israeli pavilion.

Israeli security systems are one industry the European Union would not dare boycott.

Israel’s constant war against enemies has made it one of the leaders in security systems.

Several of the Made in Israel items on display at the exhibition, Rapaport wrote, include an innovative pouch for grenades, which shortens the time to extract the grenade, thus changing the rules of the game and possibly saving the lives of soldiers and police special units.

The Netline company is displaying communication disruption technology that enables detection and neutralization of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Rafael is presenting technology solutions for border protection, including command and control, observation and electro-optical systems along with radars for detection of vehicles and suspicious individuals.

Lior Textile is displaying wearable armor for combat forces.

3 Accused ‘Israeli Spies’ Caught in Lebanon

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Three people arrested in Lebanon on Sunday have been accused of spying for Israel.

A Syrian national, his Lebanese wife and a second man, also a Lebanese citizen, allegedly confessed to recording “sensitive” locations in southern Lebanon and sending the footage to their “employers to be used in later attacks,” according to the charges. They also allegedly admitted to gathering information on military and government targets for Israeli intelligence, AFP reported.

“In the framework of pursuing operations to combat terrorism and espionage… the directorate of General Security arrested a spy network working for the Israeli enemy in the south [of Lebanon],” said the Lebanese security service in a statement released to media on Sunday.

It is not clear exactly where the alleged “spies” were arrested or what their ethnic and/or religious affiliations are.

There is a massive internecine conflict taking place in Lebanon — and elsewhere in the Middle East — centered largely but not entirely on the civil war that is raging in Syria. It involves the deep rift between the Sunni and Shi’ite streams of Islam as well as the political divide that has been created by the horrific human rights abuses originally carried out by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Those in the Syrian opposition forces have also become equally abusive in their battle to overcome their enemies; and the opposition itself has since divided many times over, fragmenting into radical Islamist forces and those which are less extremist but which are still perfectly willing to exert unbelievable cruelty in order to win their greater battle.

In Lebanon itself, there is also a separate battle taking place between those who are for and against the Syrian regime, and those who support and oppose Da’esh (ISIS), which also has begun to encroach upon what until now has been primarily territory ruled by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Among those fighting for the Syrian regime are fighters from Russia and Iran, as well as the Hezbollah guerrilla forces which today also comprise a large part of Lebanon’s military strength. Lebanon and Syria never made peace with Israel, and Hezbollah has broken its own “ceasefire” agreement with the Israeli armed forces countless times since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

Over the past six years, more than 100 people have been accused of spying for the Jewish State in Lebanon. There has been no response from the Israeli government, which does not comment on such matters.

Security Detail Assigned to Israel’s First Lady, Agriculture Minister

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Israel’s First Lady is to have her own security detail for the first time since President Reuven Rivlin took office, according to Galei Tzahal Army Radio.

Armed bodyguards have been assigned to Nechama Rivlin after a security assessment on the current wave of terror wracking the country, and particularly the capital.

The First Lady is not one to be tied down to her home by her change in diplomatic position, and has continued to shop and visit museums in Jerusalem as she wishes.

Security has also been raised for Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, who received death threats by phone, according to a report Wednesday by Channel 2 News.

Ariel has called for allowing Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, and construction of the Third Beit HaMikdash (Holy Temple) on the site.
“Wait when you leave home, the knife is waiting for you,” promised one message received by Ariel. “The knife intifada [is] a response to your abuse of the Palestinian people.” The minister now has a bodyguard.

Data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows that between October 1 and November 2, there were 58 stabbings, five shootings and six vehicle ramming attacks by Arab terrorists.

Efrat’s Elite Counter-Terrorism Unit

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Efrat’s elite, rapid-response, counter-terrorism unit, “Ninja unit”, during a training exercise on Thursday night in the town.

It’s unlikely any terrorist stupid enough to infiltrate into the town of Efrat in Gush Etzion would survive the encounter.

Now, if only they could find that missing pizza pie.

Kitat Konninut Efrat 2

School School Trips to Jerusalem Canceled Due to Terror Wave

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett reports almost all school trips to Jerusalem have been canceled.

According to the report, the trips have been canceled in light of the current terror wave.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/school-school-trips-to-jerusalem-canceled-due-to-terror-wave/2015/10/12/

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