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Palestinian Arabs Snap Happy ‘Selfies’ at Site of Terror Attack on Israelis

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

In Gaza and in Ramallah, Palestinian Authority Arabs celebrate the murder of Israelis by playing music and distributing sweets to strangers in the street.

It’s a scene that horrifies that average person, and one that would earn worldwide condemnation if Jews were ever to behave the same way, were the tables turned.

But it seems that local Arab youths have found a way to take the macabre a step further in their quest for the grotesque.

Palestinian Authority Arab youths were seen this weekend taking “selfies” at the site of a terrorist attack that targeted Israelis.

The overturned car which had struck three IDF soldiers in a vehicle terror attack – gravely wounding two of them – was moved to the side of the road in order not to block traffic near the Samaria town of Shiloh last Thursday.

The Arab terrorist who drove the vehicle was also severely wounded after being shot.

Eyewitnesses in the area told Israel’s Channel 20 television they saw dozens of curious local Arabs flocking to the site to pose for selfies.

“Dozens of Palestinians passed right next to us,” a Jewish driver told the television station, adding that she was shocked to see them rejoicing at the scene. “They began to take out their cell phones and snap photos,” she said.

“They were smiling and proud, and happy,” she went on. “They stood right there, next to the [terrorist’s] car, and snapped selfies of themselves… We didn’t say anything to them but one of the IDF officers there warned them to move back.

“They didn’t go far enough, though, and they kept on taking pictures – you could just see the happiness in their eyes,” she related.

“It was as if I had gone to the house [of the Palestinian Arab victims] in Duma, and were to snap a photo and send it to my friends.”

The firebombing attack in the center of the Arab village of Duma led to the deaths of a father and 18-month-old baby, and severely wounded a mother and four-year-old boy. Unidentified Jewish extremists are suspected of carrying out that attack but the perpetrators have not yet been identified. A gag order has been clamped on the investigation in the case.

No Jews have been spotted taking selfies at the scene of that horrific attack, nor have any Israelis been seen celebrating the injuries or deaths. Numerous prayer rallies, demonstrations and protests have been held by various Israeli groups to express outrage, sadness, solidarity and regret over the attack.

The response, in short, is 180 degrees different from anything expressed by Palestinian Authority Arabs or their leadership, ever, in the wake of any terror attack on an Israeli Jew.

9 Jews Arrested in Israel Security Hunt for Duma Terrorists

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Nine Israeli Jews were arrested by security forces overnight in two small Jewish communities, Adei Ad and Givat HaBladim, as Israel continues its hunt for the terrorists responsible for the attack on Duma 10 days ago.

The tiny communities are nestled in the hills of Samaria near Shiloh and Kochav HaShachar respectively. The Honenu civil rights legal organization is working to determine the reason behind the overnight raids in these specific villages.

The arrests follow the widening dragnet in the hunt for the terrorists who firebombed a home in the Palestinian Authority village of Duma, near Shechem ten days ago. Sa’ad Dawabsheh, 32, the father; and his 18-month-old baby Ali died as a result of the arson; the mother, Riham and their four-year-old son Ahmed are still listed in critical condition in Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

Although evidence on the scene includes Hebrew graffiti on the walls of the torched home, it is still not 100 percent certain that Jews were behind the terrible destruction and murder that was wrought, due to questionable calligraphic and content elements. A gag order has been clamped on the investigation.

Last Thursday, Israeli police also raided the Jewish community of Geulat Tzion in the nearby Samaria town of Shiloh in connection with the investigation. Eight Jews were detained in that roundup, according to Honenu, including a young couple and their child.

According to Honenu, all of the detainees were arrested on suspicion of entering a closed military zone. However, none of those arrested had seen any notice or posted sign that the area was a closed military zone, the group said.

On Sunday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon also issued administrative detention orders for two additional suspects, Eviyatar Slonim and Meir Ettinger, the latter being the grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane. Both were scheduled to appear for arraignment in court Sunday but the order by Ya’alon now allows their detention to be extended up to six months without a court appearance.

According to a statement by the Defense Ministry, the administrative detention order was issued upon the recommendation of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

UPDATE 17:51: Palestinian Authority Terrorist Runs Over 3 IDF Soldiers

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

17:51 Highway 60 has been reopened after soldiers concluded that the terrorist was not carrying a suicide belt.

16:32: Soldiers are checking to determine if the terrorist is wearing a suicide belt.

A Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist attacked IDF soldiers using a vehicle on Thursday traveling along Highway 60 near the Jewish community of Shilo.

Two of the soldiers are in critical condition and suffered head injuries. At least one is hanging on to his life after being flown by helicopter to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. The other critically wounded soldier was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.

The third soldier was lightly injured, is in good condition and is being treated at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah, next to Tel Aviv.

The terrorist was shot, and he lost control of his car in which he was trapped when it overturned. He is in critical condition.

The first report of the attack was received at 15:11 (7:11 EDT). Magen David Adom and IDF medics treated the victims at the scene before they were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.

A helicopter was called to the scene, and the highway is closed until the IDF is certain that the terrorist is not wearing a suicide belt.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated after the attack:

I find it strange that those who hastened to condemn terrorism against Palestinians are silent when terrorism is directed against Jews.


Location of Thursday's hit-and-run  terrorist attack.

Location of Thursday’s hit-and-run terrorist attack.

Location of Thursday's hit-and-run  terrorist attack north of Jerusalem.

Location of Thursday’s hit-and-run terrorist attack north of Jerusalem.

Bad Terror Attack Near Shvut Rachel

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Four people were wounded in a late-night terror attack Monday off Highway 60 near the Jewish community of Shvut Rachel, located east of Shiloh in the Binyamin region, about 45 kilometers north of Jerusalem.

All four are residents of the Binyamin region and range in age from 20 to 27 years old. Local sources told JewishPress.com the passengers were able to return fire in the midst of the attack despite their wounds.

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The victims were shot multiple times, their car door riddled with bullet holes. A medivac helicopter was dispatched to the scene, where they were first treated by emergency response personnel. Two were rushed to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center and are now reported in stable condition with moderate wounds; two were taken to Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Ramat Gan.

The attackers reportedly drove by their victims and opened fire as they passed them on the road in the Binyamin region, east of Shiloh. Seven or more shots were fired at the rental car in which the victims were driving northbound at the time.

The IDF has launched a search in the area for the attackers.

An outraged Acting Shomron (Samaria) Regional Council head, Yossi Dagan, pointed to a steadily escalating increase in “serious terror attacks” in a statement to media following the shooting.

“[These include] the stabbing of the soldier this morning at Rachel’s Tomb, the shooting on the MDA ambulance on Highway 60 over the weekend, Molotov cocktail being thrown at buses, and the cold-blooded murder of Danny Gonen near Dolev,” he said.

“We must stop this phenomenon before things deteriorate further. We will not allow terrorists to harm our citizens and we demand the Israeli government to allow the IDF to act without mercy against those savages who are turning civilians into targets,” he demanded.

“The term ‘trickle’ with regards to terrorism is a lie. We are not willing to get used to this situation in Judea and Samaria as it happens, and has been happening for years with the rocket fire in the south,” he added.

Update on Injured Soldier’s Condition

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

6:56 PM The soldier who was very seriously injured in Wednesday morning’s terror attacknear Shiloh is finally out of the operating room. The soldier was stabbed multiple times in the chest by an Arab terrorist.

The soldier is currently in the ICU, on a respirator and being kept unconscious.

He’s now listed as being in moderate, but stable condition.

Channel 1 is currently reporting that only 1 terrorist was involved in the attack, not 4 as was thought this morning.

Quiet in Shuafat, Beit Chanina, East Jerusalem, Thank G-d

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Late this morning went down to the bus stop in Shiloh to get to Jerusalem, but the bus didn’t come… so I hitched a ride, actually two. One after another. And that second ride was to Jerusalem. As usual, I asked where and how, meaning which route. The driver said that he was hoping to take the Benzion Netanyahu Road which goes through the Arab neighborhoods where the rioting had been these past few days.

“I checked and was told it was open and quiet,” he said.

Considering that he would take me close to where I needed to go and said that if the road looked bad, he’d go the other way, so I stayed in the car.

The driver was right. The streets were empty, and so were the sidewalks. The road was totally clear.

We had a very quick and pleasant drive. B”H, thank G-d things were quiet.

Visit Shiloh Musings.  / Batya Medad

I’ll Never Forget My Panic When My Kids Didn’t Get Home on Time

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

I’d go through such panic when waiting past the “should be home by now” time in the days my kids commuted to school and even work, while living at home here in Shiloh.

So I would just hate to be in the shoes of those three lovely families who are waiting almost two weeks already for their sons, brothers, nephews, grandson’s etc. to be released by terrorists and allowed home to continue their ordinary lives.

We’ve been living in Shiloh for almost thirty-three years, and from that first year until my fourth child finished junior high school over fourteen years later, there was usually at least one who was commuting daily. Not only was this before the days of cellphones, but for the first year we lived in Shiloh, we didn’t have a phone in the house and for the first few months there wasn’t even one in the neighborhood.  Talk about isolation…. As busy as I was as a mother of young children and working at various outside jobs I’d be counting the minutes, then the seconds until their expected returns home. If the expected time had passed, I’d begin to panic. I certainly never would have needed colonic irrigation during those years.

My joy and relief at children’s safe return was like the daily dropping of the “New Year’s Ball” at Times Square. A safe uneventful trip was not something I or my children could take for granted. My kids experienced traffic accidents and terror attacks. Sometimes the stories were even humorous, but most of the delays had more unpleasant reasons.

More than once I’d find myself contacting security to ascertain if it was known where the vehicle transporting them could be. Just before cellphones became the norm, there was a communications service, Kesher Binyamin, in which members had an open speaker from which they heard announcements and could verbally answer. One evening a couple of hours after I had expected my daughter’s return, I called her employer who confirmed that she had left on time, so I contacted security.  They sent out an alert asking if anyone had seen her. That’s how we tracked her down. The car’s driver had done a couple of mitzvot and errands on the way home which was the reason for the delay. Once I knew she was safe, I, and my kishkes, could calm down.

Another time, my son wasn’t home long after he should have been from junior high school in Beit El. I saw the neighbor’s son home. He didn’t remember if mine was on the school bus, so I ran over to other neighbors to ask what to do and see if their son had seen him.  That’s where I found my son; he was watching tv with his friend. After getting off the bus, he went there to bring the homework assignment to his friend who hadn’t been in school that day. My neighbors apologized profusely for not realizing that he hadn’t been home yet.

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, my stories all end happily. Let’s all pray that there will be safe and happy returns home for Gilad Michael Ben Bat Galim, Yaccov Naftali Ben Rachel Devora and Eyal ben Iris Teshura.

Visit Shiloh Musings.  / Batya Medad

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