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From Argentina to Shechem: New Immigrant Joins Soldiers on Front Line [video]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

The important and challenging task of protecting the city of Shechem (Nablus) and its surrounding area no longer is just a man’s job. The Home Front Command made history by welcoming the first female soldiers to guard the line in Nablus.

Female combat soldiers make up 30% of the force in the newly co-ed David Company and are serving in the volatile area of Shechem, where last month the IDF seized several Palestinian Authority weapons caches.

Driving through the base in an armored vehicle clad with heavy vests and carrying their M-16s, group of female soldiers easily dispels any outdated stereotype about women.

One of the women is Sgt. Jatemliansquy, who was born in Argentina and enlisted in the IDF a year and a half ago, several months after making Aliyah.

She is part of the Search and Rescue unit and says:

We want civilians in the area to feel protected by our battalion.

Since I joined this unit, what I like and what excites me most is that children come with drawings to wish you Shabbat Shalom and to say thanks.

This is one of those things I wanted to hear the most.

Arab Terrorists Attempt to Torch Joseph’s Tomb

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Arab terrorists attempted Friday night to torch the Tomb of Joseph, the Biblical figure whose grave is located in the ancient Samaria city of Shechem (Nablus).

The attack came in retaliation for the arson murder of a 22-month-old Arab toddler in the nearby village of Duma. The child’s parents and sibling were also badly wounded in the attack, allegedly perpetrated by four Jews who were seen fleeing from the scene. An IDF helicopter airlifted the family to a Tel Aviv hospital for medical care and Israeli soldiers are continuing to hunt for the suspects.

Nevertheless, Hamas terrorists jumped on the excuse to declare a “Day of Rage” on Friday and Arabs across Israel and the Palestinian Authority territories have since been rioting and attacking Israeli forces.

Late Friday night, Arabs tried to destroy the ancient tomb of the Biblical Jewish ancestor buried in Shechem.

“Dozens” of “protesters” from the Balata neighborhood hurled rocks, bottles and firebombs at Jewish worshipers and IDF soldiers at the Tomb in the wee hours of the Sabbath morning on Saturday, according to sources quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

Attempts to torch the Tomb were squelched by PA security forces, according to Ma’an.

Arabs frequently attempt to attack Jews who visit the site in monthly visits facilitated by the IDF via a security cooperation agreement with the PA, which guards the site.

“Sources said the protesters considered burning Joseph’s Tomb, a holy place for Israelis – particularly nearby settlers – as a form of ‘real response’ to the burning” of the todder, Ali Dawabsheh, Ma’an reported.

Netanyahu ‘Shocked over Horrific Attack’

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement after this mornings’ arson-murder, apparently by  price-tag terrorists, near Shechem (Nablus):

I am shocked over this reprehensible and horrific act. This is an act of terrorism in every respect.

The State of Israel takes a strong line against terrorism regardless of who the perpetrators are.

I have ordered the security forces to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to justice forthwith. The Government of Israel is united in its strong opposition to such deplorable and awful acts.

On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I would like to share in the sorrow of the family of Ali Darawshe and wish a quick recovery to the family members who were injured.”

New Arab Claim on Susiya: History Begins When Arabs Settled

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Arabs have raised a new claim on “Arab Susiya,” located in the southern Hebron Hills, based on an alleged 1881 document from the time of the Ottoman Empire.

The tiny area of Susiya, as The JewishPress.com reported here last week, has become a critical case that could determine the future of the Palestinian Authority and Israel. The IDF has issued orders to destroy several European Union and leftist-funded tents and structures on “Arab Susiya.” If the Palestinian Authority wins an appeal against the orders, it would pave the way for Arabs to dig up claims on every inch of land in Israel.

Israel aerial photos and academic researcher have refuted previous claims that Arabs lived on Susiya in recent years, Haaretz reported on Sunday that an Arab lawyer has dug up an Ottoman-Empire-era document in the Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration, that the “Jabri” family had a deed for “land near Susiya” in 1881.

Even if the claim were valid, it does not mean that Arabs can build without permits, but it would allow them to use the land for agriculture.

Haaretz noted that previous deeds from a century ago are problematic because they do not clearly define land boundaries.

The claim of a document from 1881 is strange because the Jabri family was one of the heads of the city of Hebron, 12 miles away by road. Susiya was not exactly Boardwalk on the Hebron land board; it was not even on the board at all.

The southern Hebron Hills is a barren mountain desert area. A family in Hebron would have no apparent reason to buy or lease land in Susiya.

But if the deed really is true, it exposes the Palestinian Authority as claiming that history begins only when Arabs settle land.

If Arabs wants to start digging into history before the re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, then all recorded documents have to be honored.

For example, using 1881 as a starting point, there are dozens of recorded land purchases by Jews of land in such places as Gaza, Gush Etzion and the Silwan Valley in “eastern Jerusalem.”

If Arabs want to use historical land deeds as a basis for claims, and since they accept the Five Books of Moses as a prelude to the Prophet Mohammed, then there is no argument that Abraham bought the Patriarchs’ Cave in Hebron, King David, Jacob (Yaakov) bought Shechem (Nablus) and King David bought Jerusalem.

Islam began in the 7th century, hundreds of years after Jews settled the country.

The Palestinian Authority wants it both ways. If it can find a document that Arabs paid taxes on land or even owned it, it claims that is proof the land is theirs.

If they don’t have a deed, they claim it is their “ancient homeland.”

Their meaning of “ancient” is when Arabs first appears on the scene.

Israel Arrests PLO Terrorist Who Was Supposed to be in a Palestinian Authority Jail

Friday, July 24th, 2015

In a joint operation between the Shabak (Shin Bet – Israel’s security service) and the IDF, a member of the Tanzim-PLO terrorist organization was arrested on Thursday, according to the Shabak.

Mustafa Husam Aladin Mustafa Abu Riala, from Shechem, was involved in a number of terror attacks, including a shooting attack on IDF troops in May 2014. He had been previously been in jail in 2008-2009.

For the past few months, Abu Riala has been under protective arrest by the Palestinian Authority, to prevent the IDF from capturing and arresting him. Despite supposedly being under arrest and in a jail, Abu Riala would frequently leave the Palestinian Authority prison where he was supposedly being detained.

Israel repeatedly informed the PA security apparatus to properly detain Abu Riala.

Israeli security forces noticed Abu Riala in his home on Thursday afternoon, and arrested him before he could escape.

IDF Soldier in Tel Aviv Terror Attack Dies

Monday, November 10th, 2014

The IDF soldier, Almog Shiloni, who was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in Tel Aviv earlier today has succumbed to his wounds.

The attack happened around 12:15 PM on the bridge near the train station entrance on Hagana Street.

The terrorist from Shechem (Nablus) tried to steal the soldier’s weapon. During the altercation, he stabbed the soldier multiple times.

The soldier was taken to Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer, where surgeons tried to save him.

A second man was lightly injured fighting the terrorist.

The terrorist ran a block away, where he was cornered at the top of a building, and arrested.

UPDATE: One Stabbed in Tel Aviv Terror Attack, Critical Condition [photos] – Update 5:30 PM

Monday, November 10th, 2014

5:30 PM The condition of the soldier wounded in the attack in Tel Aviv is extremely critical. Doctors reports he arrived at the hospital with no pulse and was resuscitated.

1:29 PM Overview: It appears that around 12:15 PM on Monday, an Arab terrorist tried to grab a weapon away from a soldier in Tel Aviv, on the Hagana Street bridge that leads into the train station. The soldier was stabbed multiple times, and was injured to the point where he had no pulse and stopped breathing. Emergency responders worked to save him, and the soldier was transported to Sheba hospital in critical condition.

Sheba hospital at Tel Hashomer announced the soldier is undergoing surgery to save him.

His name, for prayers, is Almog Asa’el ben Michal.

Citizens nearby tried to stop the terrorist, an Arab from Shechem (Nablus) who was illegally in Tel Aviv. A 59-year-old man was hurt in the attempt.

Police chased the terrorist to a block away, where he tried to escape by going into a building. Police cornered him on the top floor of a four-story building, and arrested him.

The building where the Hagana Station  terrorist was captured on Levanda street. (Yafa Segal / Rotter.net)

The building where the Hagana Station terrorist was captured on Levanda street. (Yafa Segal / Rotter.net)

1:13 PM The injured terror victim is undergoing surgery at Sheba hospital. The victim, in his 20’s, was stabbed on Hagana street in Tel Aviv, on the bridge leading to the train station.

1:01 PM The attacker has been identified as an 18-year-old PA Arab from Shechem who was illegally in Tel Aviv. Security forces reportedly chased him to the top of a four-story building.

12:43 PM A second person (50) was lightly injured after fighting with the terrorist at the train station.

There is a another injured person a block away on Levanda street. It is now believed that this might be the terrorist, and not another victim as originally thought.

Hagana train station in Tel Aviv. Nov. 10, 2014

Hagana train station in Tel Aviv. Nov. 10, 2014. Photo: (Smiley Hafuch / Rotter.net)

Hagana street bridge leading to the train staion. (Smiley Hafuch / Rotter.net)

Hagana street bridge leading to the train staion. (Smiley Hafuch / Rotter.net)


12:30 PM A person was stabbed in Tel Aviv at the Hagana train station, in what is believed to be a terrorist attack. The person has tentatively been identified as a soldier, and is undergoing CPR. He is in critical condition.

Knife used in Hagana station terror attack.

Knife used in Hagana station terror attack. (Smiley Hafuch / Rotter.net)

(Smiley Hafuch / Rotter.net)

There is a second injured person a block away on Levanda street.

Updates to follow.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/two-stabbed-in-tel-aviv-suspected-terror-attack/2014/11/10/

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