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October 27, 2016 / 25 Tishri, 5777

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Israel Arrests 5 Arabs Suspected of Yom Kippur Shooting Attack

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Israeli security agencies have cleared for publication that forces arrested five Palestinian Authority Arabs, who are suspected of committing an October 11 shooting attack against IDF troops near the village of Ni’lin in the Binyamin region.

A security source told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that on the eve of the Jewish fast day of Yom Kippur, an IDF lookout alerted forces to four suspicious figures near the security barrier in the area of Ni’lin. The suspects then fired shot towards the soldiers, who returned fire.

No Israelis were hurt in the attack.

The suspects fled, the source continued, and IDF and Shin Bet forces then conducted an operation in the village during the night, arresting several individuals suspected of committing the attack. Two days later forces arrested additional suspects of aiding the shooters, and discovered and seized the weapon and vehicle used in the attack.

The Shin Bet investigation revealed that the terrorists purchased weapons from a dealer in Samaria before committing the shooting attack.

The five suspects, all from Ni’lin, were identified as 39-year-old Barakat Hawaja, who is involved in activities involving weapons, Hamza Nafa (20 years old), Khalil Othman (23), Mahmoud Hawaja (24), and a 16-year-old minor who is suspected of involvement in riots.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Shooting, Arrests in IDF Overnight Operations

Friday, October 14th, 2016

IDF forces arrested six wanted terrorists overnight Thursday in Judea and Samaria. Five of the detainees are suspected of involvement in terror and violence, both against Israeli civilians and security forces.

One of the detainee was a Hamas operative residing in Tulkarem.

All six were taken to an interrogation facility.

Also overnight Thursday, shots were fired from a light firearm at a Border Guard vehicle in the village of Qabatiya near Jenin in Samaria. One officer was injured and was evacuated to hospital. The terrorists also shot an IED at the officers causing a second officer light injuries.

On Wednesday night IDF forces detained at least 26 Arabs from Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, out of whom 14 were released shortly afterwards and banned from entering the Temple Mount. According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), 17 Arabs were detained in eastern Jerusalem, including Muhammad Shuyukhi, the twin brother of Ali Shuyukhi, who was killed on Tuesday night by IDF and police during clashes in the eastern Jerusalem mixed neighborhood of Silwan (see picture above).

David Israel

A Soldier’s Mother: Shooting Attack in Jerusalem…

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Later they may release the video. I’m sure it was caught live. There are cameras there…there where I stood a little two hours ago. I parked the car, as I always do. I checked the time. Five minutes to the next train. Do I walk to the next stop or wait? I forgot my phone in the car…I go back and then rush to the train again. I minute later it comes and I get on…

I took pictures this week of the train in movement. I have to remember to upload the pictures. I get in the office – so much to do. Payroll needs to be done. Two students want to register. I want to buy some pillows to close up the open area on my bed. I need more oil for the Sabbath candles.

I’m on the phone when I see that David called. My world stops when a son in the army calls. I put the person on hold without hesitation and called him back. He’s on his way to an appointment – I thought maybe he missed the bus and wanted to take the car.

“Where are you?” he asks.

“I’m in the office. The car is at Ammunition Hill. Do you need to take it?”

There was a brief hesitation. “There was an attack at Ammunition Hill.”

My baby was calling to check on me. I don’t want him to do that. I don’t want them to worry about where I am.

Four people were hurt, including two in critical condition. A woman in her 60s has been taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.Traffic has once again come to a standstill in all directions towards my home.

Dear God…

Paula Stern

Policeman and Civilian Murdered in Jerusalem Terror Attack, Six More Wounded

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Dr. Osnat Levtzion Korach, the general manager of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus just announced that two of the critically wounded people, a policeman and a 60-year-old woman, died of their wounds following the terror attack this morning.

The two were brought in, in critical condition, after being shot by the terrorist.

Jewish Press News Briefs

UPDATE: Terror Attack in Jerusalem, Terrorist Neutralized, Two Dead Six Wounded [video]

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

There was a terror attack that began at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, near the train stop, at 10:12 AM on Sunday morning.

The terrorist, driving in his car opened fire at the Jerusalem light rail train, wounding one woman critically. He then drove further ahead towards the Shimon Hatzadik train stop, and opened fire at a car on the road, wounding another woman.

The terrorist then drove into the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood (Sheikh Jarrah) and got out of his car. He opened fire at the Yassam police team who were chasing him.

One policeman was critically wounded, another was lightly wounded.

The terrorist was then shot and neutralized (killed).


Altogether, eight people have been wounded.

-One Man Critically Wounded – taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital

-One Woman Critically Wounded – taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital

-Three Moderately Wounded – taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus, Hadassah Ein Kerem, and Sharei Tzedek Hospital

-Three Lightly Wounded – taken to Sharei Tzedek and Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital

-Four treated for shock – on site


Photo: Hillel Meier / TPS


United Hatzalah volunteers from the Jerusalem chapter are currently treating injured and wounded individuals at a light rail station following the attack.

Yossi Amar, a volunteer medic with United Hatzalah who arrived first at the scene relayed: “When I arrived at the scene I found an unconscious woman. Together with other volunteers of the ambucycle unit of United Hatzalah we provided her with first aid treatment at the scene. We did not find any other people who sustained physical injuries. We then began treating people in the area for shock.”

Service to the Jerusalem Light Rail has been restored as of 11:15 AM.

Video: Police shooting the terrorist, while Arabs filming yell “Allahu Ackbar””

The Ammunition Hill train stop after the terror attack - Oct 9, 2016

The Ammunition Hill train stop after the terror attack – Oct 9, 2016 / Hillel Meier / TPS


Jewish Press News Briefs

Rightwing Paper Crowns Shooting Medic Azaria ‘Man of the Year’

Friday, September 30th, 2016

On Wednesday, Hagai Segal, editor of the right-leaning Makor Rishon, directed at the National Religious public, revealed on Twitter the Friday cover page of his newspaper’s Shabbat supplement Dyokan (Portrait) dedicated to their pick of Man of the Year 5776, with a flattering image of Sgt. Elor Azaria, the medic whose shot that killed a terrorist on the ground at a Hebron check post last Purim Day also appears to have killed a long-held belief that the IDF’s values and priorities were synonymous with those of the Jewish nation in Israel.

“The court will rule on the severity of his action,” says the subheadline on the same cover, “but there’s no doubt that the single bullet he shot at the terrorist ignited the stormiest debate in Israel’s society this year.”

Many readers confuse the meaning of a publication’s Man of the Year pick with an endorsement, even praise of his actions. Segal’s team made certain to convey that they picked Azaria not because they necessarily agree with his shooting of an already “neutralized” terrorist, but because of his strong influence on Israelis — the majority of whom rebelled publicly and in no uncertain terms against a confused military and political leadership that actually considered charging an IDF soldier with murder of an Arab terrorist who had already stabbed another soldier in the neck.

The military prosecution finally gave in to the tide of public rage and settled for a manslaughter indictment, which did not make it or the man at the helm of the defense apparatus, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud), more popular in the least. In the end, Ya’alon was ousted, replaced by Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu), allowing Prime Minister Netanyahu to kill two birds with one convenient stone, getting rid of an increasingly unpopular (and preachy) defense minister, and adding a crucial coalition partner to give him a safer edge in the Knesset.

Despite the fact that Israelis were preoccupied with the passing of the late Shimon Peres this week, the Segal tweet received its share of boos and applause, much of it revolving around the difference between picking the MOY because he was influential vs. being praiseworthy.

Former Peace Now chief Yariv Oppenheimer tweeted back that he’d pick Hagai Klein, the man who was shot by an Arab terrorist gunman at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, and despite his injury managed to tackle the shooter with his bare hands. Obviously, a brave man worthy of a medal, but few Israelis would recognize his name without Googling it.

There was one tweet suggesting the man of the year award should be given to the B’Tselem cameraman who captured the shooting — which makes sense in a big bang theory kind of way.

Meretz Chairwoman MK Zehava Galon attacked the choice on it’s merit: “Enough already,” she wrote. “Azaria didn’t ignite a debate. He shot the head of a neutralized terrorist.” She then rebuked Segal’s choice, saying that “choosing him as man of the year sends a clear message to anyone who understands it.” Meaning, obviously, that Azaria wasn’t only influential, he was also right in the eyes of many Israelis, and that in itself is dangerous.

It so happens that another Israeli newspaper, Ma’ariv, which hovers around the center-right political zone, on Friday published a column by journalist Ben Kaspit who also picked Azaria as his choice for man of the year. “One shot from Elor Azaria, a simple soldier from the Kfir Brigade, woke up all the sleeping demons in Israel’s society,” Kaspit wrote, adding, “Like it or not, Elor Aazaria was the most influential man of the year 5776.”

We will be revealing our choice for Man of the Year Saturday night. Here’s a hint: she’s not a man. Unless, of course we’ll have one of those editorial brawls today and come up with someone else. Stay tuned.


US Frees Would-be Assassin of President Ronald Reagan

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

The would-be assassin of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan was freed Saturday from a Washington D.C. psychiatric hospital.

John Hinckley, 61, was committed to long-term psychiatric hospitalization 35 years ago after attempting to murder the president. He shot and critically injured President Reagan but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He also seriously wounded Press Secretary James Brady, who was left paralyzed for the rest of his life, 33 years later.

Two other men at the scene were also wounded: Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy – who is now a police chief in Illinois – and DC Police Officer Thomas Delahanty, who, according to Fox News, retired after the attack on disability.

Hinckley fired six shots in the attack, which took place outside a Washington D.C. hotel on March 30, 1981.

He was released from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in accordance with a decision by a federal judge in July who said he no longer poses a danger to himself or the public. The judge ruled that Hinckley has “no signs of psychotic symptoms, delusional thinking or any violent tendencies.”

He was brought by private car to live with his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Hana Levi Julian

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