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April 30, 2016 / 22 Nisan, 5776

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Arabs Stone Israeli MK After He Pays Condolence Visit to Terror Victim’s Family

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

By Michael Zeff/TPS

Haim Yellin, a Member of Knesset of the Yesh Atid party, was attacked by stone throwers outside the community of Shadmot Mehola in the northern Jordan Valley on Thursday, January 28.

MK Yellin was in Shadmot Mehola making a condolence visit to the family of Shlomit Krigman, the 24-year-old victim of the deadly stabbing attack in the Jewish community of Beit Horon, earlier this week on January 25.

Soon after leaving the community in the late afternoon, Yellin’s car was hit by a barrage of rocks thrown by Arab assailants on route 505 in central Samaria.

While Yellin’s vehicle sustained extensive damage as rocks and bricks shattered his window and windshield, the MK himself escaped the incident unharmed.

Yellin is the former Head of the Eshkol Regional Council, which suffered numerous rocket attacks from Gaza over the past years.

“This time it was a concrete block and not a rocket,” commented MK Yellin immediately after the attack.

“We can’t stop our daily lives because of terrorists who throw stones, stab or shoot. We have to strike against terror with all our might while not forgetting to embrace and comfort the families of the victims,” said Yellin.

Security forces and the Knesset Guard, an Israeli protective security unit, are investigating the attack.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Road Terror in Samaria Shooting Attack Near Beit El

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Arab terrorists opened fire at Israeli vehicles as they traveled in Samaria near the Jewish community of Beit El, near the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah.

Israeli security forces were called to the site where terrorist snipers were ambushing Israeli drivers from the side of the road. Miraculously, no one was shot directly, although a vehicle was damaged.

Security personnel told TPS at least one driver managed to flee an attack without injury and reported it to nearby soldiers before continuing on her way to the nearby Jewish community of Kida.

The woman’s vehicle was confirmed to have been hit by at least two bullets — the bullet holes were visible — although the vehicle itself was still able to be driven.

IDF soldiers fanned out across the area of the attack to hunt for the shooter.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terrorist Shot When He Tried to Knife Israeli Soldier

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

IDF soldiers shot and killed an Arab terrorist who tried to murder one of the troops on Monday afternoon at the Samaria junction near the Arab village of Huwara, south of the city of Shechem (Nablus).

The attacker drew a knife, approached the troops stationed at the junction and attempted to stab one of the soldiers, according to a statement by the IDF.

“The force responded to the immediate threat and fired at the suspect, resulting in his death,” the statement said.

Last month, Arab terrorists shot at an Israeli vehicle on the road near the Huwara checkpoint, close to Shechem. The car was traveling near the Jewish community of Tapuach at the time.

In September, a Jewish woman was shot in a terror attack near the same area.

The Tomb of the Biblical Patriarch Joseph is located in the ancient holy city of Shechem. Although the city is now under Arab control, the internationally-recognized Oslo Accords mandate free access to the site by Israeli Jews due to its sanctity in both Judaism and Islam.

Nevertheless, any Jew who approaches the site without first arranging an Israeli military escort does so at the risk of his life, as has been repeatedly made clear in numerous tragedies.

Even with the escort of the IDF, it is not also certain that Palestinian Authority Arabs will respect the international mandate. The convoy in which Israel Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef was traveling was attacked by PA Arabs, who threw stones at the vehicles as they drove towards the site. Furthermore, following the visit by the chief rabbi, the Tomb was once again burned down by the enraged Arabs.

Hana Levi Julian

Jew Rams Terrorist! [video]

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Former head of the Samaria regional council, Gershon Mesika purposely rammed his car into an Arab woman at the Hativa square in the Shomron, near the IDF Shomron Brigade headquarters, just after 9 AM on Sunday.

The Arab woman had pulled out a knife and was chasing after a Jewish girl to stab her.

The quick thinking driver rammed his car into the terrorist, damaging his car in the process.

A civilian (possibly Gershon Mesika) and nearby IDF soldiers then opened fire on the terrorist.

No civilians were injured in the attack, though Mesika was lightly bruised from the crash.

Initial reports say the terrorist is either dead or seriously wounded.

The terrorist and her knife - Nov. 22, 2015

The terrorist and her knife – Nov. 22, 2015

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israeli Sappers Detonate Roadside Bomb on Samaria Road

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Israeli police sappers were called Wednesday evening to detonate a roadside bomb apparently planted by Palestinian Arab terrorists on a road in Samaria.

The trap was well laid: The explosive appeared to be an unobtrusive object on the road connecting the small Jewish communities of Peduel and Bruchin.

The sappers detonated the object – which actually was a bomb – without fanfare. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Earlier this evening, a Border Guard Police officer sustained facial wounds while she was working to disperse a mob of stone-throwing Palestinian Arabs who were attacking the police. The officer, who required medical treatment, was evacuated to a medical facility.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu’s Pre-UN Speech Message: Legalize Adei Ad Outpost

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Government prosecutors have told the Supreme Court Wednesday it intends to legalize the controversial Adei Ad outpost in Samaria while admitting that it was built illegally.

The announcement came hours Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly and may indicate that the Prime Minister is going to match Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ hardliner stance towards Israel by making it clear that the number of “settlements” will grow.

However, the announcement also could be part of a political deal with leaders of Judea and Samaria, legalizing the outpost but continuing an unofficial building freeze or carrying out the dismantlement of other outposts.

The government response puts a huge hole in efforts by the anti-settlement Yesh Din organization, which has petitioned the court in the name of four Arab villages to order the expulsion of Adei Ad residents.

The government told the Supreme Court that it will examine the status of all the Adei Ad land, which the community says is state land. The court previously has rejected Arab claims that Arab land belongs to them.

A closer probe of the status could result in the government’s widening the area that is considered state land, in director opposition to Arab claims of ownership.

Approximately 40 families live on Adei Ad, which was built in 1998.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Palestinian Arab Stabber Identified, But Terror Affiliation Unclear

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The Shin Bet (General Security Service) has identified the Palestinian Arab terrorist who stabbed a Border Guard Police officer at the Tapuach junction earlier today as 25-year-old Mahmad Amsha, a resident of Samaria. But his “terror credentials” are still unclear.

Amsha lived in a village southwest of Jenin, according to the Shin Bet, and was a “lone wolf” attacker, unaffiliated with any recognized terror organization. Arab media reported Amsha was age 22 and a member of the Islamic Jihad terror organization, however.

Around midday Monday, (Aug. 17), Amsha approached a Border Guard Police officer guarding the Tapuach junction, saying he didn’t feel well and asking for medical assistance, according to the IDF spokesperson’s unit.

“When he got within a close range of the forces, he pulled out a knife and attempted to stab an officer,” the IDF said in a statement. “The officer was lightly injured and managed to fight off the assailant. The forces on site responded immediately, firing towards the attacker.”

Amsha subsequently died of his wounds, despite receiving treatment by IDF medics on site.

In its response, the Palestinian Authority warned in a statement: “Israel is executing our people in cold blood and the international community should stop it before the situation explodes.”

Monday’s attack was nearly identical to a similar attack in the same spot on Saturday by another Palestinian Authority Arab who likewise stabbed an IDF soldier in the back after he had turned to get him the water the terrorist had asked for, saying he was thirsty.

In that instance as well, other soldiers at the scene acted swiftly to neutralize the stabber, who later died of his gunshot wounds.

Hana Levi Julian

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