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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.

Hana Levi Julian

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.

Hana Levi Julian

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.

Hana Levi Julian

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.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Security Forces Enter Hebron Hospital to Nab Arab Terrorist

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Israeli security personnel entered a Hebron hospital to arrest an Arab terrorist who tried to kill a Jew in Gush Etzion on October 25.

The terrorist’s 28-year-old cousin was shot and killed when he attacked the security forces during the arrest operation, according to Tazpit news agency.

During the operation, now cleared for publication, a joint force comprised of Shin Bet, IDF and police operatives entered the Ahali Hebron hospital at night to arrest the attacker, Shalaldeh Azzam Izzat Sa’aban, age 20.

He himself was taken into custody by the forces and transferred to Shin Bet personnel for interrogation.

“It is important to emphasize the security establishment will not allow the existence of shelter for terrorists, no matter where they are,” the Shin Bet said in its statement.

Sa’aban was arrested after he threw rocks at an Israeli’s car and then stabbed him in the chest when he came to a stop and exited the vehicle.

The victim fired his gun at his attacker, who lives in the Arab village of Sair and belongs to a family of Hamas activists and operatives. Despite his own injuries, the terrorist fled the scene after the attack and succeeded in making his escape.

Sa’aban subsequently sought medical treatment at the Elhal Medical Center for the gunshot wound in Hebron, but was tracked down and ultimately identified by the Shin Bet.

 

 

Hana Levi Julian

Shin Bet Report: 609 Terror Attacks in October

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

The Israel Security Agency reports 11 people died and 80 were wounded last month in the Arab wave of terror against Israel.

Data released in a report by the Shin Bet shows there were 609 attacks by Arabs against Israelis in October alone.

In Jerusalem alone, there were 117 attacks, nearly double the 68 attacks in September. There were 485 attacks in Judea and Samaria in October, more than double the 151 attacks in the same region in September. Likewise, there were 11 attacks around the Gaza border in October, as compared to four in September.

The attacks in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria included 36 stabbings, 23 shootings, 57 attacks with a makeshift bomb, three vehicle terror attacks, one exploding gas canister and a whopping 382 firebombings (with Molotov cocktails).

One of the murder victims was not Israeli, according to the report, which was published Wednesday.

Of those wounded, 26 were listed in serious or critical condition. Four of the dead were murdered by gunfire, five in shoot-and-stab attacks carried out in Jerusalem, and one who died in a vehicle terror attack.

According to the report, four attacks were carried out by Jews as well: two firebombings aimed at Arab vehicles and two stabbing attacks.

Hana Levi Julian

UPDATE: Death Toll Rises to 8 in Jordanian Shooting of US Trainers

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The death toll has risen to eight in the deadly shooting attack Monday by a Jordanian police officer who aimed his weapon at his instructors during a training session at the Jordan International Police Training Center in Muwaqar, near Amman.

The attack took place on the tenth anniversary of Al Qaeda suicide bombings that killed 57 at three luxury hotels in Amman. It was the worst terrorist attack in the history of Jordan.

At least two of the victims were identified as American civilian instructors working as contractors at the site. A third victim was a South African trainer, and a fourth was a Jordanian national who was working as a translator at the facility. Four others were believed to have been Lebanese nationals, according to Jordanian media.

According to a U.S. statement, the two Americans were training Palestinian Authority security forces on behalf of the State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau.

“We are treating this very seriously,” President Barack Obama told media who snapped photos and recorded his statement as he sat with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office on Monday.

“We will be working closely with the Jordanians,” the president said. “A full investigation is underway, and the families have been informed. Our deepest condolences are going out to them,” Obama said.

The killer was described as a senior co-trainer and captain by U.S. government sources. He was shot and killed by Jordanian security forces.

“This incident sadly does not come as a surprise, as the threat of Islamist terrorism has only increased in the region in the last few years in the aftermath of Syria and Iraq,” a senior Jordanian official told media, requesting anonymity. “As much as pre-emptive measures have been taken, it is impossible to eradicate all risks.”

The attacker, who worked at the King Abdullah Training Center, was a police captain and co-trainer according to the source. Further information about his identity and background was not made available.

Hana Levi Julian

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