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Judea and Samaria Children Salute IDF for Safer Lives

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Jews in Samaria marched to an IDF base on Friday with flowers, balloons and gifts for soldiers as an expression of gratitude for their reducing the dangers on the roads, where Arab terrorists have been endangering the lives of Jewish motorists with hundreds of firebomb and rock-throwing attacks.

Jewish residents trying to carry out the smallest and mundane tasks, such as running the minutest errands, have become a dangerous incursion into terror-ridden territory.

Following protests, which included a march on an Arab village that is home to Arab attackers, the IDF stepped up its efforts to combat the phenomena. The result has been a decrease in the attacks against the civilians living in Judea and Samaria and a more stable sense of security.

The IDF has engaged in hundreds of arrests, raids, and stakeouts, and it has added patrols and more forces.

The residents of Judea and Samaria held a special rally, marching from Talmon to the nearby IDF base. Hundreds of residents, entire families marched, bearing backed goods, flowers, drawings prepared by children and other such gifts for the soldiers stationed there. When they got to the base they hung balloons of the parameter fence.

Ravid Sharon, one of the organizers, told Tazpit News Agency, “The IDF has been operating overtly and covertly, and has achieved real results. We can all sense the improved state of security. We are all thankful for the peace and quiet which has returned to the region, and we felt an obligation and a prerogative to thank those who have worked to restore the peace.”

Emily Amrusi, a resident of Talmon who participated in the rally, further added: “When we sleep peacefully at night there is someone awake. Gratitude is a value which is important for ourselves and our children. When the security situation deteriorated we knew to protest. Now that things have improved we are obligated to express our gratitude.”

A personal thank-you letter was also presented to the Benyamin Division Commander, Colonel Yossi Pinto.

Perhaps the expression of gratitude will have some long-lasting effect on the military. In the past, every reduction in rock-throwing attacks has been followed, sooner or later, by an even worse barrage.

Just as a reminder that the Arab terrorists still are around, they threw a firebomb at a checkpoint near Jenin, in central Samaria, Saturday night. No one was injured.

Million-Year-Old Cave Found in Shomron

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

A million-year-old cave was discovered in western Samaria during work to move the security fence nearer the Jewish community of Tzofim, located east of the northern metropolitan Tel Aviv city of Kfar Saba and several miles west of Maaleh-Ginot-Karnei Shomron and Kedumim.

Construction was being carried out to move the security fence closer to Tzofim and to create better traffic patterns for the Israeli and Palestinian Authority vehicles that share the roads.

The construction was stopped after the discovery of the cave to allow for geological testing.

Rock-Throwing Terrorists Injure ‘Latma’ Star

Monday, July 1st, 2013

On Sunday night, rock-throwing terrorists in the Shomron smashed the window of a family car with grapefruit sized rocks, injuring one of the passengers.

Ronit Avrahamof Shapira, one of two “newscasters” in Caroline Glick’s satirical YouTube production “Latma,” wrote on her Facebook page that her husband Laizy, the director of the popular Israeli TV series “Srugim”, was driving the family car when he spotted rocks on the road and warned his wife to protect herself and their children from an imminent rock attack.

The rocks then hit the window, shattering the glass and injuring Ronit in the hands and face as she provided cover for their children. The rocks just missed their heads, but her blood from the shards of glass dripped onto her baby.

Ronit wrote, “In the newscasts tomorrow, people will once again wag their fingers about the ‘terrible terrorism’ in which walls are sprayed with ‘price tag’ slogans, and ignore – once again – an attempted murder, one of many that take place on our roads every day, because who cares?”

“Our partners in peace want us to die. That is what they want. One cannot make peace with murderers. The murderers have blood on their hands and I have blood on my forehead. Shalom.”

Open Season on Jews in the Jewish State

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The coverage of Tuesday’s mob attack in Jerusalem noted a forty-minute response time from the police. Something sounded familiar when I read that.

After a little digging, I found it: an interview Arutz Sheva’s Tamar Yonah did last September with a resident of Aish Kodesh in the Shomron following a mob attack incited by mosque speakers. Here’s the relevant exchange:

“I heard that it took an hour-and-a-half for the IDF to arrive at the scene. Is that true?”

“Yeah, about. That’s usually what it takes.”

A further similarity between these attacks was the victims’ fear of prosecution if they defended themselves. One of the people attacked by the mob in Jerusalem said:

“…we preferred to flee rather than shoot, because we were afraid of the police. In an event two weeks ago, a security guard fired a shot in the air and he’s facing all sorts of legal complications. My buddy knew that if he shoots, he’d lose five years of his life and go to jail.”

The Aish Kodesh resident likewise explained:

“We probably have enough bullets to take care of it, but that’s probably more the scary part.

We’re probably more scared to shoot someone and kill someone than we are to get hurt ourselves… All we need is one bullet to hit one person, and the whole incident is over. Everybody turns around and runs away, and we’re fine. But then that person is basically taking it upon himself to go to jail, because the way it works here in Israel it’s kind of like you’re guilty until proven innocent—especially if you killed an Arab—and everybody knows that…And the Arabs kind of know the bluff already. They know that we’re not going to shoot them.”

Lest these fears be thought unfounded, Border Police raided Aish Kodesh in April and seized weapons after another attack. Weapons seizures have been occurring for some time in these communities.

Meanwhile, Jews continue to be arrested for praying at the holiest site in Judaism as Jews elsewhere in Jerusalem live in nightmarish conditions. Our enemies see all of these signals and act accordingly.

Search for Kidnapped Soldier Cancelled

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The IDF Spokesperson said that the search for a possibly kidnapped soldier has been called off this evening, after all soldiers in the Binyamin and Shomron region had been accounted for.

Two separate soldiers reported seeing an IDF soldier being driven off in the back of a Palestinian car in the early evening. The IDF took the reports seriously and began searching for the car and the possibly kidnapped soldier. Simultaneously they did a head count of all soldiers that might have been in the area.

After a few hours the search was called off.

New Outpost in Memory of Arab Terror Victim

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

The Shomron (Samaria) Regional Council moved its offices to the site of Tuesday’s lethal terrorist attack and posted a sign “Eviyatar” at what is intended to become a new outpost in memory of the victim, 31-year-old Eviyatar Borovsky of Yitzhar.

“The Zionist response is to deepen Jewish roots in the land,” said Samaria Regional Council chairman Gerhson Mesika. He said he will operate the council’s offices at the site until families are able to move there.

An army previously was located on the hilltop overlooking the Tapuach Junction in northern Samaria.

European Union Officials to Tour Jewish Sites in Samaria

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

European Union officials from Austria, Belgium and Turkey are scheduled to visit Ariel University, in Central Samaria, and will meet with Shomron Jewish leaders on Tuesday.

International leaders rarely visited Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria until recently. The Shomron Regional Council has successfully attracted foreign journalists and European officials to see for themselves Jewish life and society in the area, and most visitors have confessed they left with an entire different picture than what is usually reported.

Following a trip to Berlin and Stockholm by Shomron officials last week to counter efforts to boycott goods from Judea and Samaria, representatives from Austria, Belgium and Turkey agreed to visit Ariel University and factories in Samaria to show their support of Israel.

Jews Teach Arabs that Blocking Roads Is a Two-Way Street

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Jewish residents in two communities in Samaria protested massive firebomb and rock-throwing attacks by Palestinian Authority Arabs by turning the tables on them and blocking a major highway with burning tires Monday.

Approximately 150 residents of the Neve Tzuf and Ateret communities in the Binyamin region closed off a section of a major artery for nearly an hour, preventing PA Arab vehicles from traveling in both directions.

No one was arrested, but IDF soldiers kept the protesters and stranded Arabs apart.

The demonstrators told the soldiers that they had no intention of causing a confrontation with the IDF and that they simply wanted to protest the lack of security following a massive rock-throwing attack that smashed windshields and caused body damage to five vehicles. The activists pointed out Jews are under a constant threat of Arab attacks and cannot drive freely on the roads, while Palestinian Authority Arabs are free to do so.

Jewish residents in the area have suffered a significant increase in attacks since the IDF reduced the number of troops patrolling the roads. At least one shooting attack recently occurred when a Palestinian Authority Arab fired at a car waiting at the gate at Neve Tzuf, where the IDF recently removed a guard post.

Community leaders told Tazpit, “We want to send a clear message that the daily situation, in which Arabs block roads and attack us with firebombs and rocks, is insufferable. It is totally unreasonable that we and our wives live under a form of imprisonment and Arabs continue to live their lives freely.”

They warned, “Today’s action is only the first small step among others that we are planning if the situation does not change for the better in the very near future.”

Earlier in the day, Arab protesters shut down highway 60 next to Efrat.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jews-teach-arabs-that-blocking-roads-is-a-two-way-street/2013/02/18/

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