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February 7, 2016 / 28 Shevat, 5776

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3 IDF Soldiers Shot by PA Police Officer in Beit El Terror Attack [video]

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Three IDF soldiers were wounded in an Arab terror attack Sunday morning at the ‘Focus’ checkpoint near the Samaria Jewish community of Beit El, near Ramallah.

It now appears that the terrorist was a member of the Palestinian Authority police detail assigned to escort and provide security to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

“A gunman opened fire near Beit El, north of Jerusalem,” said an IDF spokesperson. “Forces at the scene responded to the attack and shot the assailant, resulting in his death.”

One of the injured soldiers, age 21, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem with a gunshot wound in the neck.
He is in serious condition.

A second soldier, age 21, was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the stomach and extremities. He is also in serious condition.

The third soldier, age 20, is also at the Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center after sustaining gunshot wounds to the extremities. He is in good condition.

The terrorist arrived by car at the checkpoint from the direction of Ramallah. He used a handgun to carry out the attack.

A Facebook post in Arabic uploaded just prior to the shooting was spotted by a source that has requested anonymity.

“Ahmad Abu Omer, 34, wrote in a post on his Facebook page prior to the attack at Beit El, “We deserve to live in this Land, but there is nothing that justifies living as long as there is the Occupation that kills our brothers and our sisters.” He added a photo of himself allegedly on the way to a terror attack with the caption, “We will overcome in the name of Allah.”

It is not clear what Abu Omer’s connection is to the shooter, or whether he was the shooter himself.

According to a local source, the terrorist who opened fire at the soldiers was Amjid Saher, a PA Police Officer who allegedly worked in the security unit that escorted and provided personal security to “Abu Mazen” — Mahmoud Abbas — when he is in Ramallah.

Police Arrest Father & Family of Tel Aviv Pub Shooter

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The father of the gunman who attacked a pub on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street last Friday has been arrested, along with five members of the family, after two of the shooter’s brothers were taken into custody on Saturday.

Muhammad Milhem was the one who identified his son, Nashet Milhem, 31, as the shooter when he saw video footage of the attack on a broadcast last weekend. The elder Milhem is a security guard and auxiliary police officer; it was his weapon the gunman stole and used in the attack.

The younger Milhem shot and killed two people and wounded eight others last Friday, and traumatized many others. Last Saturday police searched the Milhem family home in the northern Israeli Arab town of Ar’ara in Wadi Ara.

Two of the shooter’s brothers were arrested as suspected accessories in the attack. One was taken to a judge at the Haifa Magistrate’s Court the same evening, where his remand was extended by five days.

Tuesday morning, Milhem’s father and five other family members were taken into custody and arrested as well.

“This is police impotency,” family attorney Nachmi Feinblatt was quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 television news as saying. “In the end, they arrested the entire family.”

Nashet Milhem is still at large; he is armed with the submachine gun he used in the attack, and the public is being warned that he is considered dangerous.

Security personnel are focusing most of their search on the northern Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Aviv. That is where Milhem worked for nearly a decade in a vegetable store, and where he was last reported being seen by residents.

Two Dead, Eight Wounded in Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack [video]

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Two people were killed and eight wounded in a Friday shooting incident near a pub at 124 Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv. Among the injured, four are in serious condition and three medium. Hundreds of police have been sent to the area, including special forces, the Shabak and SWAT, and are conducting a manhunt after the shooter who fled the scene in north Tel Aviv. Police Commissioner General Ronnie Alshiech is on the scene. The wounded were evacuated to Ichilov Hospital, Tel Hashomer, Wolfson and Beilinson.

The terrorist fired his submachine gun at the pub and from there continued running toward a nearby restaurant, where he replaced his cartridges. According to various reports, the shooter was holed up at the corner of Reines and Remez Streets.

As of the beginning of Shabbat in Israel, Police are not yet clear regarding the identity of the shooter.

2 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Terrorist Attack in Samaria

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Two Arab terrorists stabbed an IDF soldier on Sunday afternoon in an attack near the Huwara checkpoint south of Shechem on Highway 60.

One of the soldiers sustained a face wound; the second was wounded in the leg, medics said.

Both terrorists were shot and killed.

Magen David Adom medics said that one of the victims was moderately wounded; the second is in good condition.

According to the IDF spokesperson, one of the IDF soldiers was wounded as a result of “friendly fire” while forces were aiming at the terrorists.

Both soldiers were evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment.

Arab Terrorist Opens Fire at Gilboa-Jalame Checkpoint

Friday, December 11th, 2015

An Arab terrorist opened fire at security personnel stationed at the Gilboa checkpoint in Samaria on Highway 60, north of Jenin and south of Afula, on Friday morning.

The shooter approached the checkpoint on foot and began firing at personnel from a distance of several dozen meters away, according to Israel’s Defense Ministry.

Security personnel returned fire and the attacker fled, according to the report.

It is not known whether or not the terrorist was wounded in the shootout. IDF soldiers and other security forces are searching for the attacker.

No Israelis were reported wounded in the attack.

IDF Soldier, Civilian Wounded in Terror Attack at Hizme Checkpoint

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

An IDF soldier and a Jewish civilian were wounded Thursday morning in a terror attack at the Hizme checkpoint close to the Hizme checkpoint at the entrance to northern Jerusalem.

“A gunman stopped at the checkpoint near Hizma, exited his vehicle and shot forces on site,” said the IDF in a statement. “The forces responded, shooting the attacker, resulting in his death. Two were wounded, an IDF soldier and a bystander, who received emergency medical treatment.”

Magen David Adom paramedics on the scene treated the 47-year-old civilian and the 20-year-old soldier before evacuating them to a Jerusalem hospital.

The soldier sustained gunshot wounds to his upper body. Both he and the civilian victim are listed in fair condition.

Hizme is located at the northern entrance to Jerusalem, close to the Pisgat Ze’ev and Neve Ya’akov neighborhoods. Security personnel there have foiled numerous terror attacks.

Last year an Arab driver was caught with five multi-launchers for fireworks hidden in his car as he tried to pass through the Hizme checkpoint.

The launchers were used as a weapon of choice for Jerusalem Arabs during riots that followed Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

Silver Lining in a Tragic Terror Attack: ‘The Gun Jammed’

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Friday’s horrific terror attack that cost the lives of Rabbi Yaakov Litman and his son Netanel will forever stain the site where the family’s van was torn apart in a shooting by Arab terrorists.

The attack took place on Route 60 near the southern Judean Jewish community of Otniel, where terrorists opened fire as the Kiryat Arba family’s vehicle drove by. They were heading for the Be’er Sheva suburb of Meitar to spend the Sabbath celebrating the impending nuptials of one of the daughters.

A 15-year-old son sitting in the back was wounded as the bullets were flying in the front.

But while the rabbi’s shocked and terrified wife and three daughters watched helplessly as the murderers emptied the clips into their loved ones’ bodies, a miracle was still on the way.

Fourteen bullets into the attack, a terrorist jerked open the car door in the back, clearly intending to finish off the rest of the family.

One of the girls shouted out at him instead.

And suddenly, oddly, the attacker discovered his gun was jammed, according to the Hebrew-language NRG news site.

Unable to shoot, he fled.

In less than 48 hours, he was caught.

Israel’s security establishment also arrested several accomplices.

Ultimately, terrorists can run, but they can’t hide from Israel.

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