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September 2, 2015 / 18 Elul, 5775
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Shin Bet Arrests Grandson of Meir Kahane for ‘Nationalist Crimes’

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Investigations by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) have led to the arrest of 24-year-old Meir Ettinger, grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, on suspicion of nationalist crimes.

Sources said he was not specifically accused of involvement in last Friday morning’s firebombing of two homes in the Samarian village of Duma, where an 18-month-old baby died in the ensuing fire. The baby’s mother and a brother suffered serious burns.

Ettinger has been described as “the unofficial leader of the hilltop youth and has been barred from Judea and Samaria since January. Police arrested him in Safed (Tzfat).

His grandfather Rabbi Kahane, who was assassinated in 1990 in New York City, founded the nationalist Kach movement that the Israeli government eventually outlawed after Kahane was elected to the Knesset.

Ettinger allegedly was the mastermind who organized the arson of a church on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) in June and for which the Shin Bet has arrested five suspects.

It can easily be speculated that interrogations of the suspects exposed enough evidence for the Shin Bet to arrest Ettinger.

He is scheduled to appear in court this morning (Tuesday), where police will almost certainly ask that he remain in custody until the end of judicial procedures.

The government this week approved “administrative detention” for so-called Jewish terrorists, a move that makes it easier for the court to put Ettinger in jail for several months pending a trial.

Ettinger has denied that there is an underground movement in Israel but has written on his website that mosques and churches are places of “pagan worship” and that

He also wrote:

There is no terrorist organization, but there are lots and lots of Jews, much more than what they think, whose ladder of values is completely different from that of the High Court of Justice or the Shin Bet.

Ettinger wrote on Arutz Sheva in May:

The Nationalist Crimes Unit [of the Shin Bet] was created three years ago by Tzipi…to eradicate nationalist crimes, i.e. actions of what are known as Jewish ‘rebels’ who, for their part, feel that they are acting to prevent the further deterioration of the state of Israel.

The officials in this unit harass those they suspect and try to put as many as possible behind bars….

When a Jew’s blood is spilled in a terror attack, they go from yeshiva to yeshiva, town to town, to insure that there will be no response, other than an op-ed column by a family member…..

The fact is that the security services have been acting for a long time now as if the main enemy of the State of Israel is Jewish children who move to the hills of Judea and Samaria (‘Hilltop Youth’) and that helping these youngsters is akin to treason….

The Unit has declared us the enemy.

Police Charges Five Hilltop Youth with Arson of Church at the Kinneret

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Police have arrested five hilltop activists who allegedly were behind the June 18 arson at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha on the shores of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and police announced Wednesday afternoon that the suspects also have been involved in other hate crimes.

The arrests are a major victory against “price tag” vandals who have blackened the image of residents of Judea and Samaria, especially those who live in hilltop  communities.

Indictments were filed against two suspects,20-year-old Yinon Reuveni of the western Negev town of Ofakim; and 19-year old Yehuda Asraf of Elad, a predominantly Haredi city in central Israel.

Administration steps will be taken against the other three.

All five suspects are “hilltop youth” and some of them have a record of  violent activity.

Police and the Shin Bet said that Reuveni recently had been barred from Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria  for xi months because of suspicion that he was involved in several “price tag” attacks in the Old City and against Arabs in Judea and Samaria.

The other suspects are 18-year-old Mordechai Meyer, of Maaleh Adumim, 24-year-old Moshe Orbach of Bnei Brak and “John Doe” of Ramle, located near Ben Gurion Airport.

Meyer recently was served with an injunction barring him from Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem due to his suspected involvement in several incidents of arson. Orbach and “John Doe” also  have lived in various hilltop youth outposts and also is suspected with several hate crimes.

The Shin Bet and police stated:

This group operates in the context of an ideological infrastructure composed of a limited number of hilltop youth activists. This infrastructure has operated since 2013 and holds to an extremist ideology that aspires to change the regime and bring about the redemption via various stages of action.

The infrastructure sought to hit ‘weak points’ in the State of Israel in order to arouse dialogue and win adherents and also tried (unsuccessfully) to disrupt the May 2014 visit of Pope Francis.

It added that the ringleader of the infrastructure now lives in Safed (Tzfat) and has recently lived in various hilltop youth outposts. He also has been served with an administrative order barring him from Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem for one year.

The infrastructure began with mainly anti-Christian activity, including the vandalism of the Dir Rafat monastery in April 2014.

In the past year, the infrastructure began to commit more significant terrorist attacks of arson against  Arab homes in Judea and Samaria.

The blog of the head of the group on the “Jewish Voice” site on May 20 of this year sought to encourage attacks on Christian religious sites and stated, “Only those who deny idolatry and fight against Christianity and aspire to remove the churches from the Holy Land – they are called Jews.”

 

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.

Joint IDF, Shin Bet, PA Operation, Captures Hamas Cell Led by Terrorist Released in Shalit Deal

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

(JNi.media) IDF, Shin Bet, Israeli police and the PA security forces have arrested a Hamas terror cell responsible for the fatal shooting on June 29, that killed Malachi Rosenfeld and injuring three others in the Shvut Rachel community, 28 miles north of Jerusalem, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office reported Sunday.

The same cell is also responsible for the shooting attack on an ambulance and Israeli vehicles, near Beitin, an Arab town 3 miles northeast of Ramallah on June 27. There were no injuries.

During the Shin Bet investigation, the perpetrators confessed to the shootings, as well as an attack they planned on June 6 but never executed.

The investigation concluded that Ahmed Najar, 39, from Jordan, was responsible for leading the cell and plotting the attacks. Najar is a Hamas terror activist, who had been previously imprisoned for committing crimes and murdering Israeli civilians. He was released from prison as part of the Gilad Shalit exchange deal and has since moved to Jordan where he has continued his terror activity.

Several of the seven cells members have been detained by the Palestinians security forces, including Mehad Hamad and Ahmed Sabri. Hamad participated in plotting and executing both shootings. Sabri was an accomplice in plotting both attacks and kept the cell’s weapons. They are both in the custody of the Palestinian Authority security forces.

Netanyahu Wishes Abbas ‘Happy Eid al-Fitr’

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas on Friday to wish him “Happy Eid a-Ftir, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Israeli media tried to make the most out of the phone call, looking for all kinds of signs that Netanyahu and Abbes secretly have been speaking with each other towards another attempt to allow the United States to believe they are interested in the “peace process.”

Considering the Palestinian Authority’s insistence on trying to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges, there really is not much to talk about, except to say “hi” on a holiday.

The office of the Prime Minister reported:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today ([Friday] spoke with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and wished him a happy Eid al-Fitr.

The Prime Minister told the PA Chairman that the citizens of Israel want peace and added that Israel would continue to act toward regional stability.

The Ma’an News Agency, based in Bethlehem and considered close to Abbas, noted that the last time Netanyahu spoke with Abbas was in June 2104, after Hamas terrorists in the Hebron area kidnapped three yeshiva youth, who nearly three weeks later were found murdered.

The Prime Minister had asked Abbes for help in finding the teenagers and the terrorists.

Since then, Palestinian Authority terrorism has sharply escalated.

Last week, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) said it had arrested terrorists who killed a 70-year-old Israeli farmer. One of them was a member of the Palestinian Authority Force 17.

Next year at the end of Ramadan, if Netanyahu and Abbas remain in their current positions. maybe they will talk to each other.

And maybe not.

Elderly Israeli Farmer Was Killed by Palestinian Authority Arabs

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) released gag order Thursday and revealed that two Palestinian Authority Arabs have been arrested for the murder of a 70-year-old Jewish farmer south of Tel Aviv last month.

Police had claimed that the murder was carried out by criminals who tried to rob David Bar-Kapara of Rehovot and who was their employer and whom they knew was carrying a large amount of cash.

The two suspects were identified as Mujahid and Ala Assi, both 21 years old from the Palestinian Authority village in Beit Lakia in Samaria.

Security officials still insist that the suspects murdered the elderly farmer only after he resisted an attempt to rob him but also admitted that there were overtones of terror in the murder.

One of Bar-Kapara’s sons told Voice of Israel radio (Reshet Bet) that the murderers were terrorists. They explained that the killers have been involved in terror and that could easily have stolen his vehicle, worth more than $25,000 and other equipment instead of simply trying to rob money from him.

The murderers, who were working illegally for Bar-Kapara, have previously been involved in rock-throwing terror. They beat the farmer to death in his vineyard.

The Shin Bet said that the suspects attempted only to rob, and not kill, their victim but added, “Their involvement in terror prior to the murder and the rise in terrorist attacks during the month of Ramadan must be taken into account.”

 

Terrorists who Murdered Danny Gonen Captured

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Released for publication: The terrorists who murdered Danny Gonen and injured a second person near Dolev (Ein Bubin Stream) on June 19, 2015 have been captured by Israeli security services.

Following the attack, the Shabak, Israel’s internal security service, and the IDF began an extensive operation looking for the terrorists, eventually arresting 5 members of the terror cell.

The terrorists admitted to additional attacks on security forces near Kalandia, besides the murder of Danny Gonen.

Security forces found the murder weapon they used as well as other terror related weapons and equipment.

The Shabak released the following names of the terrorists they captured and their terror organization affiliation. All were from Kalandia.

Mahmed Abu Shahin (Force 17 / Palestinian Authority)

Amjad Adwan (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Ashraf Amar (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Osama Asad (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Mohamad Adwan (Unaffiliated)

Mohamad Adwan, the only one without a prior record or jail time, hid the murder weapon in his home.

Mahmed Abu Shahin, is a member of Force 17, one of the official armed branch of the Palestinian Authority, under control of the PA president.

The weapon used to murder Danny Gonen

The weapon used to murder Danny Gonen

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