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Posts Tagged ‘shootout’

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

BREAKING: IDF Soldier Wounded in Shootout with Terrorists During Jenin Arrest Operation

Monday, August 31st, 2015

One IDF soldier has been moderately wounded in an joint arrest operation with the Shin Bet General Security Service carried out late Monday night in the Palestinian Arab city of Jenin, in Samaria.

Israeli security forces were attacked by Palestinian Arab terrorists who opened fire as the soldiers began their operation in the city. The wounded IDF soldier was rushed to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

At least five members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organization were killed in the firefight, Arab media reported. This has not been confirmed by Israeli sources.

It is believed that one of the targets may have been a regional commander of Islamic Jihad in Samaria (Shomron), but that has not been confirmed.

One shootout reportedly took place at the home of senior PIJ leader Bassem Sa’adi, possibly the target of the arrest operation. Sa’adi is a convicted felon who was released from an Israeli prison in 2011.

IDF forces also surrounded the home of the Abu al-Hija family, suspected of linkages to the Judea and Samaria branch of the military wing of Hamas. Reportedly one arrest was made there at the Abu al-Hija home, according to local sources quoted by the Hebrew-language Ynet site.

There has been no comment from the IDF Spokesperson thus far.

More information to follow.

Hana Levi Julian

2 Cops Hurt, 1 Female Attacker Killed Outside Istanbul Police HQ

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Two police officers were wounded and a female terrorist carrying a bomb was killed in a shootout Wednesday outside Istanbul’s police headquarters.

Turkish police special forces were deployed to the site, according to Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin, who spoke with the BBC. A second gunman who opened fire was wounded by special forces and then taken captive.

The identity of the attackers is not yet clear.

One day earlier, two members of the banned DHKP-C (Revolutionary Liberation Party Front), a Marxist group stormed the largest courthouse in Istanbul and took prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz hostage.

The DHKP-C is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Both the attackers and their hostage, the prosecutor later died in a shootout with police. On Wednesday morning hundreds of people attended Kiraz’s funeral at the courthouse where he was shot and killed before proceeding to the city’s Eyup Sultan mosque.

Hana Levi Julian

2 Dead in Belgium Counter Terror Raid

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

At least two people are reported dead following a counterterrorism raid in eastern Belgium, according to RTBF, the Belgian public television station.

A third person was seriously wounded in the shootout, which took place in Verviers, the British Telegraph reported.

It is not clear whether the casualties are terror suspects or security personnel. Verviers is a city about 70 miles from Brussels with a population of 55,000.

Federal prosecutors in the country told media a police operation was in process near the center of town but did not confirm casualties. The Belga news agency reported that police activity was continuing in the area.

The alleged terrorists had reportedly returned recently from Syria, according to Belga.

In another part of Belgium, a man suspected of selling the weapons used in last week’s terror attacks in France is also being detained, according to Fox News.

The suspect is being held in Carleroi on suspicion of arms dealing, said a spokesperson for Belgium’s federal prosecution. “Further investigations will have to show whether there is a link with the events in Paris,” he said.

Belgian media reported the suspect turned himself in on Tuesday, saying he had been in contact with Amedy Coulibaly. The ISIS terrorist murdered a French policewoman last Thursday and held more than a dozen people hostage at the Hyper Cacher kosher grocery in Paris, killing four, before he was shot and killed by security forces as they stormed the site at the start of the Sabbath at sunset Friday.

Hana Levi Julian

Jerusalem Arab Killed in Police Shootout, Suspect in Glick Assassination Attempt

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Mu’taz Hijazi, 32, from the Abu Tor neighborhood of Jerusalem has been killed by Jerusalem Police, early Thursday morning, according to a report by Khaled Abu Toameh. Hijazi is a member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, and spent 11 years in jail.

Mu'taz Hijazi

Mu’taz Hijazi

The gunfight was connected to the assassination attempt on Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick Wednesday night.

“Three police Yamam counter terrorist units surrounded a house in the Abu Tor neighborhood of Jerusalem as part of the search for the suspect who shot Yehuda Glick outside the Begin Center last night,” Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told JewishPress.com Thursday morning.

“As soon as they surrounded the house, shots were fired at them from inside the house. The forces returned fire, and shot and killed the suspect,” Rosenfeld explained. “There is heightened security in Jerusalem with an emphasis on the Old City to prevent any incidents from taking place,” the police spokesperson added.

Police are examining the gun, to see if it was the weapon used to shoot Yehuda Glick.

The Begin Center, where Yehuda Glick was shot last night, is located right next to Abu Tor, a mixed Arab-Jewish neighborhood.

Glick is in serious but stable condition, following surgery at Sharei Tzedek Hospital.

For prayers, Glick’s full Hebrew name is: Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Ita Breindel.

Abu Tor in Jerusalem

Abu Tor in Jerusalem

Jewish Press Staff

BREAKING: IDF Fears 3 Boys Kidnapped in Gush Etzion

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Three teenage boys are thought to have been kidnapped on Thursday night. The army has just partially released the gag order on the event.

They boys were on their way home at the time from Yeshiva, and are believed to have been kidnapped near a Gush Etzion hitchhiking post.

IDF troops and other security forces are running a massive search operation, scouring the area looking for them, concentrating on the Hebron area.

False rumors have been flying around Israel all day as to the status of the search and the boys, particularly via WhatsApp.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has spoken with the families of the three boys.

No other information  is permitted for publication at this time.

Video of the search, via Tazpit:

Jewish Press News Briefs

Marathon Suspect #1 Caught

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Boston Marathon Suspect #1, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was caught on Friday night. He was hiding under the tarp of a boat in the backyard of a Watertown home. A local resident saw blood on the rope of the tarp covering his boat, in his backyard.

The owner called the police who evacuated the couple, and swarmed the yard.

There was an exchange of gunfire, but police managed to capture Suspect #1 alive.

His brother, Suspect #2, Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was killed earlier on Friday, in a shootout with police.

Boston was effectively locked down on Friday as police launched the largest manhunt in the cities history to find the terrorists who blew up the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and wounding 170.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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