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Soldier Wounded From Gunfire Near Tul Karem

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Shots were fired at troops near Tul Karem on Thursday night. One soldier was lightly wounded in the leg after being hit by shrapnel from the gunfire.

The IDF is looking for the shooter.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Shooting Near Ofra

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Shots were fired at the IDF guard booth near the back entrance to Ofra around 8:30 PM on Thursday.

The shooting was from a passing car.

No one was injured in the attack.

It’s the second attack near Ofra today.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Terror Victim’s Widow Targeted in Shooting Attack Near Karmei Tzur

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

It’s an old adage that lightning doesn’t strike in the same spot twice, but that doesn’t hold true for Jews in Judea and Samaria when it comes to terrorist attacks.

Ruthi Gillis, the widow of Dr. Shmuel Gillis, z’l, was targeted at around 7:30 pm Saturday night by Arab terrorists who opened fire at her while she was driving near the junction leading to her home community of Karmei Tzur.

Her husband, a doctor at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, died in February 2001 in a similar terrorist attack, the victim of a drive-by shooting on his way home from a night shift.

He was attacked on Highway 60 in Judea, close to Karmei Tzur, as he passed the Arab village of El Aroub, just south of Gush Etzion.

Karmei Tzur is about five minutes south of El Aroub, and about 10 minutes north of Kiryat Arba.

This time, no one was physically injured in the attack. Gillis called police as soon as she heard and saw the bullets fly past, but kept driving until she made it to Gush Etzion, north of Karmei Tzur.

Security forces were deployed to search for the attacker, and later found two bullet casings close to the spot where Gillis was targeted.

The attackers and their vehicle have not yet been found.

Hana Levi Julian

President Rivlin Visits Bereaved Family of Israeli Teen Killed on Israel-Egyptian Border

Friday, October 28th, 2016

President Reuven Rivlin paid a condolence visit on Thursday to the family of Nimer Abu Amar, the 15-year-old Bedouin teen who was killed by shots fired on the Israeli-Egyptian border.

“We are all citizens of the same country, we have come to share in your profound grief,” Rivlin said.

“We are all equal in this country and there is no difference between a child from Lakiya or from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, or Haifa. The Ministry of Defense treats a child from Lakiya in exactly the same way as it would any other child, and we will check and follow closely after this tragic incident.”

Bassam Abu Amar, the bereaved father, told Rivlin that he was confident the ministry would “pursue justice and investigate the issue.” He added, however, “We are in great pain; we are mourning our firstborn.”

Nimer’s uncle, Fares Abu Amar said, “We have been working with the security establishment for generations, and we will continue to serve the country and work along the borders.” He expressed confidence that the Defense Ministry would investigate and “draw the necessary conclusions.

“Our child is yours as well as ours – there is no question about that.”

The President embraced the family upon leaving and promised that the relevant officials at the President’s Office will follow the investigation into the incident.

Hana Levi Julian

Arabs Reject Liberman Promise to Build Gaza Harbor, Airport, if Hamas Stops Shooting

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

In a rare interview to the Arab daily Al-Quds, published in eastern Jerusalem, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned on Monday that “the next war in Gaza will be the last one.” However, in the same interview, Liberman said he supports the two state solution, and, “If Hamas stops digging the tunnels and shooting rockets, Israel would be the first country to aid in constructing a harbor and an airport in Gaza.” He did note that this promise is only his own vision and not official Israeli government policy.

Liberman insisted Israel has no plans to retake the Gaza Strip, or build new settlements there. But he criticized Hamas for its designs against Israel, saying they spend about $26 million every month on their military activities.

Speaking to journalist Mohammed Abu Hadir, Liberman accused the Palestinian leadership of being an obstacle to peace. He said PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was not seeking peace, and said he incited violence rather than work against it. “We need someone other than Abu Mazen (Abbas’s nom de guerre) to sign a final agreement,” Liberman said, accusing the chairman of stubbornly resisting peace.

Liberman noted that Jewish communities take up only 1.4% of Judea and Samaria and as such are not an obstacle to the peace process. He also noted that the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria are under attack every day, and he believes the two sides would be better off separated. However, he insisted, without mutual trust there cannot be peace negotiations.

The defense minister was highly critical of Arab society, saying that in the absolute majority of cases, violence there is the result of internal conflicts in the Muslim society rather than clashes with Israel. Needless to say, the interview was not received well by the readership, and many in Arab social media accused Al-Quds of normalizing and thus legitimizing Liberman’s views.

One of Liberman’s ideas that most upset Arabs on either side of the green line was his suggestion that a future peace deal will see a swapping of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria for Israeli Arab towns in the Arab triangle in central Israel. MK Ayman Odeh, Chairman of the Joint Arab List, told Israeli Radio Tuesday that Liberman’s suggestion is unacceptable, since the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria are illegal. He did not mention that, despite his well expressed Palestinian patriotism, he and his voters have no intention of substituting life in a third world Palestinian State for their lives in democratic Israel.

The Palestinian Authority for its part applied pressure on Al Quds not to run the Liberman interview, according to Arab media sources, accusing the paper of becoming a propaganda lap dog for the enemy. Abu Hadir rejected the insults, saying he submitted fifteen tough questions to Liberman and did his job well, as he has been doing for 30 years, during which he interviewed many Israeli leaders, including Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.

Hamas rejected Liberman’s offer to help construct a Gaza harbor and airport depending on the organization’s putting an end to tunnel building, weapons smuggling and rocket shooting. Hazem Kassem, a spokesman for Hamas in Gaza, said the Palestinian people are entitled to having a harbor and an airport without being blackmailed. “A people under occupation have the right to possess means of power, including military ones, so as to be able to defend themselves against continuous Israeli assaults,” Qasim said, adding that this right was “not debatable.”

In other words, let the final war begin…

JNi.Media

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

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