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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.

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

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:

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/marathon-suspect-1-caught/2013/04/20/

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