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August 31, 2016 / 27 Av, 5776

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Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

At least nine people died Friday night, among them a 15-year-old girl, in a terror attack at the Olympia Shopping Mall, built on the site of the Olympic village where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Arab terrorists in 1972.

The Arab Black September terrorist group took the Israeli athletes hostage and murdered them during the 1972 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Stadium next door to the mall where three shooters with “long-barreled rifles” opened fire at shoppers and employees.

It is not known how many more people were injured at the mall, located in the north-western Moosach district of Munich, Germany.

Officials locked down and declared a state of emergency in the city as security personnel broadened their manhunt for the terrorists believed to be on the run after their attack. It came just two days after a government minister had warned of more “lone wolf” attacks after a terror attack on a train earlier in the week.

The crowded shopping center was jammed with customers throughout the 135 stores and eateries on both floors when the shooters entered at around 6 pm.

Many customers and employees were still in the mall after the terrorists fled on foot, possibly entering a nearby metro train. The area around the mall was sealed off by police but the attackers managed to escape.

The German government requested additional security forces from neighboring Austria as its government lowered its flag to half mast to honor the memories of the victims. Massive numbers of heavily armed special operations forces, Munich police and other security officers converged on the city. Taxi drivers were warned not to pick up passengers.

Public transportation was shut down, including train, tram and bus lines in the city. The streets of Munich were virtually clear. Residents were asked to stay off the roadways and drivers have been asked to leave the highways around the city as well, Fox News reported.

At least some parts of the country’s border were sealed off in an attempt to prevent the terrorists from escaping Germany.

Police confirmed a report that one of the shooters shot and killed himself about a mile away from the mall. A backpack was located next to the deceased, however, prompting officials to send a robot to check the body and the bag in order to ensure there were no explosives.

An alert went out to doctors and nurses in Munich to report to their hospitals for a mass casualty attack. “Law enforcement is overwhelmed,” one security source told a news analyst at Fox News.

No terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, although Da’esh (ISIS) supporters posted joyous tweets of celebration about the rampage. However, Fox News analyst Sebastian Gorka said a colleague in Germany who analyzed audio from the scene said one of the terrorists, who spoke in German, used an East German accent.

It’s not known whether there were Israelis or other Jews on the scene at the time of the attack, approximately an hour and a half before the start of the Jewish Sabbath.

The U.S. Consulate instructed American citizens to “shelter in place” and avoid the area.

German police requested that media refrain from posting any live coverage of events in order to prevent the attackers from receiving information about law enforcement counter terror movements.

This is the second terror attack in Germany in a week; an Afghan teenager wielded an ax on a train earlier in the week in an attempt to kill passengers in the country. Four people were physically injured and more than a dozen others suffered traumatic shock in that attack.

Friday was also the five-year anniversary of the massacre in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik, a far-right extremist. Anger against political refugees from the Middle East and Africa has been rising in the far-right sector.

On the Twitter social media networking site, some users were tweeting rumors that at least one of the attackers was wearing “black boots” and was screaming about “foreigners” and “refugees.” Officials said they are treating the event as a ‘terrorist attack’ but emphasized they had not yet identified the attackers.

Hana Levi Julian

Car Shot At Between Jerusalem and Tekoa

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

An Israeli woman’s car was shot at in eastern Gush Etzion, on the road between Tekoa and Har Homa, according to a TPS report.

The woman wasn’t injured, but a bullet hole was found on the car.

This is the third shooting attack on that road in the past few weeks.

Jewish Press News Briefs

IDF Denies Arab 13-yr-old Killed by IDF

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The IDF has denied an Arab report that Israeli military forces killed a 13-year-old teen from the Palestinian Authority during clashes with Arab attackers in the northern Jerusalem suburb of A-Ram on Tuesday.

According to a military source, there were no IDF troops in the area where Palestinian Authority officials claim the teen was killed.

Israel Police denied live fire was used during clashes with rioters. IDF officers said stun and gas grenades were used, Ynet reported.

The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health reported the death following a claim by Ramallah Hospital director Ahmad Bitawi, who said the teen was killed by a bullet to the chest.

The source of the bullet was not made clear, however. Guns are traditionally fired by Muslims to celebrate weddings and other happy occasions, usually at night.

In addition, blood feuds, dishonor issues and other disputes are usually settled with guns in that culture as well.

Nor is it unusual for Arab officials to try and blame an Arab death on Israeli forces, regardless of location.

Hana Levi Julian

Arabs Continue Attempt to Dislodge Jews from Jerusalem

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Arab terrorists were busy Monday night attacking Jewish residents of Jerusalem in their attempts to frighten Israelis into leaving the area or avoiding it in the first place.

Thus far, the effort has failed, though some Arabs are continuing their violence nevertheless.

Terrorists Monday night hurled three firebombs at Jewish homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ma’ale Zeitim, known in Arabic as Ras el Amud.

The neighborhood overlooks the Mount of Olives and has been the scene of numerous attacks by Arab terrorists who have tried to dislodge the growing number of Jewish residents moving into the area.

A storekeeper was stabbed on Rehov Malachi in Jerusalem, local sources reported Monday night. He was treated at the scene and then taken to a hospital in the capital where he is reportedly listed in good condition.

Less than an hour later, several Arab terrorists attacked an IDF “pillbox” outpost at the entrance to the Jewish community of Kochav Yaacov, just a few minutes north of Jerusalem.

The terrorists opened fire and launched firecrackers at the military position, some of which ignited a blaze next to a group of soldiers guarding the outpost, and caused a power outage.

The soldiers extinguished the flames. Miraculously no one was injured and no property damage was reported.

Hana Levi Julian

80 Dead in Truck Terror Attack in French City of Nice

Friday, July 15th, 2016

A pall hangs over the city of Nice after a terrorist drove a truck for nearly a mile into and through a large crowd of people Thursday night as they celebrated the country’s Bastille Day along the Riviera. The driver opened fire at those gathered along the sidewalks, many in bathing suits in the area next to the waterfront.

French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency in response to the attack. Bastille Day is analagous to America’s Fourth of July holiday. The investigation into the attack has been turned over to the French Bureau of Counter Terror Intelligence. In addition, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office has opened a terrorism investigation into the attack.

The White House issued a statement condemning “what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack.”

Terribly graphic videos flooded social media websites on the internet; all were deemed too graphic to post within the text of this article.

At least 80 people are known to be dead and more than 50 were injured in the attack, Le Figaro reported late Thursday night. At least 40 were critically injured by the unidentified terrorist as he drove the 2.5-ton (5,000 lb) white truck along the famed Promenade des Anglais seafront, officials said. It is not yet known whether Israelis were among them.

Shots were reportedly fired from the truck as it drove straight into the crowd. The driver was shot dead by police, according to a local official. Grenades and other arms were later found inside the truck.

A second suspect may still be at large, according to French television news.

Twitter accounts known to be associated with the Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist organization were posting tweets celebrating the attack, but none claimed responsibility for the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Sheriff’s Deputies Dead in Courthouse Shooting, Commissioner ‘Discouraged and Disgusted’

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Two bailiffs were killed Monday afternoon in a Michigan courthouse, along with a third man who was reported to have been the shooter, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The unidentified gunman opened fire as he was allegedly being taken to jail at the Berrien County Courthouse in downtown St. Joseph, about 25 miles south of South Haven in southwestern Michigan. He lunged for a deputy and took his gun, using it to first attack the nearby bailiffs, media reported.

One person — a deputy — was injured, according to a courthouse employee, who requested anonymity. Buildings in the area were immediately placed on lockdown, as were all government agencies.

State Police secured the scene, according to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Berrien County Commissioner Jeanette Leahey told reporters as she awaited more information, “We’re in a difficult time in the world. We all know that. It’s unfortunate that it’s coming close to home…I’m discouraged and disgusted.”

The shooting took place less than a week after a U.S. veteran used his military skills to murder five police officers and wound seven others in Dallas, Texas after having stockpiled a military-grade arsenal at home, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown.

The sniper targeted police officers as they were securing protests taking place in Dallas simultaneously with others across the United States led by the “Black Lives Matter” grassroots organizations, and other similar groups.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Plainclothed Palestinian Authority Police Operating in Israel’s Area C

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

A Palestinian Authority newspaper, Donia Al-Watan,, reports that undercover PA police have begun operating in Area C in Judea and Samaria. The article reports they will now wear civilian clothing when operating in Area C.

According to the Oslo Accords, Area C is supposed to be under exclusive Israeli control and security. PA police are not allowed to operate there in any capacity according to the signed agreeements.

The Palestinian Authority decided they need to clean up the illegal weapons in the PA, after PA civilians opened fire on PA policemen and others in multiple shooting incidents and clan wars during Ramadan last month. The crackdown order came from PA president Mahmoud Abbas.

So far, four PA residents were arrested by PA Police in connection to the shooting incident in Shechem (Nablus) which left 2 PA policemen dead. Two of those arrested were in Area C at the time of their arrest.

In particular the PA police will focus there search for weapons in Shechem, Jenin and Hebron.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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