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May 30, 2016 / 22 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘shuafat’

Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

A wannabe Arab terrorist attacked the Jerusalem Light Rail in a northern neighborhood on Saturday night.

Security personnel caught the young attacker red-handed as he was hurling rocks at the train.

None of the passengers were physically injured. The attacker was arrested and taken into custody.

Numerous stone-throwing attacks on the Light Rail have cost the CityPass company millions of shekels since the train began serving the capital.

Nearly all of the attacks take place in the northern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Shuafat and the nearby mixed neighborhood of Beit Hanina, disrupting service for Arab commuters as well as those in neighboring Jewish areas.

Hana Levi Julian

Third Terror Suspect Nabbed in Sat. Nite Attack on Jewish Teens

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with Saturday night’s stabbing of a Jewish teen outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

The suspect was tracked down in a joint operation by Israel Police and Shin Bet intelligence operatives. He is a minor, age 15, and a resident of the northern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Shuafat.

One of the first two suspects, age 16, “understood that the police were after him and handed himself in to investigators,” according to police. The second, age 15, was tracked down within the hour after the attack.

The victim, a 17-year-old American who just made aliyah from Brooklyn, NY a month ago, was stabbed as he and a friend were leaving the Old City after prayers at the Western Wall.

His friend managed to evade the two Arab attackers – teens who were even younger than their intended victims – and race back to the Old City to alert police.

The two assailants were captured within an hour after the attack, while the injured victim was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center for emergency treatment. He still maintains he is determined to join the elite Sayeret Matkal combat unit when he turns age 18 and enters the IDF.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Media Report Israeli Proposed Autonomy Plan to Quiet Jerusalem Violence

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

While the Palestinian Authority rails at Israel over its “settlement expanionist policies” a quiet move may be in process to grant a measure of autonomy in Jerusalem’s Arab neighborhoods.

The Kuwait-based Al Jaridi newspaper quoted “private sources” on Wednesday who said Israel has proposed security forces of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) police — and prevent attacks on Israelis — from the Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem’s post-1967 areas.

Among the neighborhoods to be included in the PLO security force catchment area would be the northern “hot spot” neighborhoods of Shuafat and Anata.

Under the proposed agreement, the PLO police force would secure the neighborhoods without the need for prior coordination with Israel, thus granting the area a form of autonomy within the capital.

The proposal is being studied by PLO officials, who have said they will raise the matter with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas and other government leaders. (Of course, the PA chairman is also the de facto leader of the PLO, and was its official leader until late last year, when he turned over the reins to chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.)

According to the report, “observers” see the proposal “as an attempt by Israel to “shirk their responsibilities towards the Arab population of Jerusalem and the camps surrounding the city.” The Arabs who live in those communities there hold blue Israeli identity cards, denoting they are Israeli residents; yet when traveling abroad, temporary Jordanian passports. They could, if they chose, turn to Israel’s Interior Ministry and apply to become actual citizens of Israel since they are technically residents of Jerusalem. But for many reasons, they don’t.

An Israeli security source pointed out that if carried out, the proposed move “could be interpreted as de facto partitioning of the capital into east and west. This could lead to major embarrassment for the right-wing government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” he said.

Since October, Israelis have been targeted by Arab terrorists in 108 stabbings, 37 shootings and 22 vehicular ramming attacks. In the past four months, 27 Israelis, one foreign citizen and a Palestinian Authority citizen have been murdered in terror attacks; 289 more wounded, many seriously.

Statements by Fatah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad spokespersons have described the attacks as “heroic actions” and “the natural response to Israel’s crimes.”

The attacks are motivated for the most part by the lie spread by the Palestinian Authority media that Israel allegedly threatened Al-Aqsa mosque, as well as by the frustration, desperation and anger of the younger generation.

Most of the attackers have not been operatives of any established terrorist organization, and the current wave of terrorism has not been directed by any organization. Rather, it is being directly inspired by the intensive and sometimes subliminal incitement that has for decades been the driving force behind it.

Hana Levi Julian

Check Food With Female Terrorists — Knife Found in Yogurt Bottle

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

“Note to self” for those who are working security at the border or any other checkpoint: don’t forget to check the food items. It could save your life, and those of others.

Security personnel at the Shuafat checkpoint in northern Jerusalem were extra alert on Wednesday morning; they spotted a weapon hidden among food carried by an Arab woman.

As her items were being examined, one of the security forces found a knife hidden in a large yogurt bottle.

The woman, who was being questioned at the time, was immediately taken into custody and transferred for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Demolishes Home of Terrorist in Northern Jerusalem

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Hundreds of police officers and IDF soldiers gathered Wednesday morning to protect workers who demolished the home of a terrorist in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

The terrorist, Ibrahim Al-Akri, carried out a ram-and-stab attack in his mini-van at a train platform, killing two officers and then getting out of his vehicle to attack bystanders. He was neutralized by forces at the scene who shot and killed him.

Israel Police said in a statement, “We will operate with zero tolerance against anyone who attempts to disrupt society, and against anyone who attempts to harm security forces.”

Earlier in the week, two of the three Jewish minors who brutally murdered an Arab teen from Shuafat were convicted in the Jerusalem District Court. But the swift response of the Israeli justice system did little to stem the wave of Arab terror, much of which emanates from the neighborhood. That same day, Arab attackers in Shuafat hurled rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail — which serves commuters in the neighborhood with a regular stop there — traumatizing passengers and damaging another car on the train, which again had to be taken out of service.

A number of the residents in the restive neighborhood have been deeply involved in terrorist activities and others, while not actively involved, have supported their actions. In a prelude to Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014 and during the war itself, Arab terrorists in Shuafat destroyed all the Light Rail stops in the neighborhood and also one in a nearby area.

Hana Levi Julian

Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked by Stone-Throwers in Shuafat

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Light Rail came under attack by Arabs hurling rocks at about 9 am Tuesday in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

No physical injuries were reported but as has often been the case in such attacks, at least one car was damaged.

Stone-throwing attacks on the Light Rail line usually take place in Shuafat or one of the nearby neighborhoods. They prove to be costly both to the company that runs the line, and to city residents.

When cars are damaged they are taken out of service to be repaired at a cost of thousands of shekels.

But fewer cars also means reduced availability and less convenient schedules for commuters in Arab neighborhoods too, which clearly does not concern the terrorists in their midst.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Court Convicts Jewish Murderers of Arab Teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Monday, November 30th, 2015

A panel of three judges in the Jerusalem District Court convicted two of the three Jewish murderers of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir of Shuafat on Monday. The Arab teen was abducted as he waited to enter a mosque at 4 am in the Shuafat neighborhood.

Both convicted defendants are minors.

The third defendant, 31-year-old Yosef Chaim Ben-David of Adam, has also confessed to having murdered the Arab teen last summer. He was not convicted by the panel, however, because he was deemed medically unfit to stand trial due to his mental state, even though the judges acknowledged that he had indeed committed the murder.

Ben Yosef and one of the two minors admitted during questioning to beating the Arab teen unconscious and then burning him to death by pouring a flammable liquid on his body and igniting it while he was still alive. The second minor sat in the vehicle during the murder but was involved in the kidnapping and the drive to the Jerusalem Forest where Abu Khdeir was killed.

According to the indictment, the murder was intended as revenge for the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens days earlier in Gush Etzion. Hussein Abu Khdeir, the father of the young victim, told Galei Tzahal Army Radio in an interview on Monday morning that he wanted the court to sentence the killers to life in prison. “I want what is done to Arabs, will also be done to Jews: life sentences, no pardons.”

After the indictments, the Defense Ministry has recognized Mohammed Abu Khdeir as a victim of terror, but the outraged and grieving family rejected the recognition.

At the time, the Defense Ministry had granted the family the same compensation rights as those granted to victims of Arab terrorism. Now the decision must now be ratified by the National Insurance Institute.

Hana Levi Julian

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