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Netanyahu Warns World Leaders, ‘Stand Against Terrorism in Israel’

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on the international community to also take a stand against terror when it occurs in Israel.

The prime minister made some pointed remarks prior to the start of his meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentilloni on Tuesday (June 30), commenting on two attacks the previous day that left five people seriously wounded – one in critical condition.

“I would like to send my best wishes for a rapid and full recovery to the Israeli citizens who were wounded last night in the terrorist attack near Shilo and to the soldier who was stabbed near Rachel’s Tomb,” he said.

“Attempts to attack us do not halt even for a moment. The ISA and IDF have foiled dozens of terrorist attacks since the start of the year and over 200 since the start of 2014.

“We are determined to take strong action and deal with the terrorists to the fullest extent of the law.

“The fact that up until now, the Palestinian Authority has not condemned these attacks needs to bother not only us, but also the international community as a whole,” he said pointedly.

Within minutes after a car bombing in Cairo on Monday night, the White House issued a statement condemning the terror attack that killed Egypt’s attorney general, Hisham Barakat, and nine other people.

Earlier in the day, A female Israeli soldier was stabbed by a Palestinian Authority terrorist at a checkpoint near Rachel’s Tomb and nearly died. She was rushed to a Jerusalem hospital where she remained unconscious until this morning. Late Monday night, four young Israeli men were shot in a driveby road terror attack on Highway 60 near Shvut Rachel, in the Binyamin district of Samaria east of Shilo — about 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Jerusalem.

“Those who do not take an unequivocal stand against terrorism cannot wash their hands,” Netanyahu said.

Father of Terror Victim Issues Public Plea: ‘Pray For My Son’

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The father of one of the four young men who were shot in a drive-by road terror attack late Monday night near Shvut Rachel in the Binyamin region has asked the public to pray for his son.

The father of Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, who is listed in critical condition, has asked those who are willing to pray for his son “with a full heart.”

He told reporters Monday night at the hospital, “We are aware that your prayers have power. Please pray for my son with a full heart, so the Holy One, Blessed Be He, will save him and send him a complete recovery. We are confident that He will send him the strength to fight and that the doctors will perform as they should. We trust them; they are great angels, like our son. Thank you and thank all of Am Yisrael.”

The family has already lost the boy’s older brother, who once was an air force pilot. He died in 2002 during a hike in Nachal Tzeilim.

For prayers, the names of the victims follow:

  • Malachi ben Sarah (critical condition)
  • Chananya ben Sarah
  • Shai ben Nili
  • Yair ben Shoshana

Two of the men, ages 34 and 26, are at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Both are stabilized and are in fair condition with moderate wounds. The other two are at Shaare Zedek Medical Center (earlier reports they were transported to Sheba Medical Center were erroneous), including Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, who remains in critical condition. All four are residents of Kochav HaShachar, another Jewish community in the Binyamin region of Samaria.

The men were on their way home from the community of Eli, traveling northbound on the Alon Road, when Palestinian Authority Arabs opened fire at their vehicle, peppering it with bullets.

In a separate incident, the female soldier who was stabbed Monday by a Palestinian Authority terrorist at the Rachel’s Tomb checkpoint has awakened, is breathing independently and is able to communicate with her family and the hospital staff, medical officials told media Tuesday morning.

Bad Terror Attack Near Shvut Rachel

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Four people were wounded in a late-night terror attack Monday off Highway 60 near the Jewish community of Shvut Rachel, located east of Shiloh in the Binyamin region, about 45 kilometers north of Jerusalem.

All four are residents of the Binyamin region and range in age from 20 to 27 years old. Local sources told JewishPress.com the passengers were able to return fire in the midst of the attack despite their wounds.

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The victims were shot multiple times, their car door riddled with bullet holes. A medivac helicopter was dispatched to the scene, where they were first treated by emergency response personnel. Two were rushed to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center and are now reported in stable condition with moderate wounds; two were taken to Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Ramat Gan.

The attackers reportedly drove by their victims and opened fire as they passed them on the road in the Binyamin region, east of Shiloh. Seven or more shots were fired at the rental car in which the victims were driving northbound at the time.

The IDF has launched a search in the area for the attackers.

An outraged Acting Shomron (Samaria) Regional Council head, Yossi Dagan, pointed to a steadily escalating increase in “serious terror attacks” in a statement to media following the shooting.

“[These include] the stabbing of the soldier this morning at Rachel’s Tomb, the shooting on the MDA ambulance on Highway 60 over the weekend, Molotov cocktail being thrown at buses, and the cold-blooded murder of Danny Gonen near Dolev,” he said.

“We must stop this phenomenon before things deteriorate further. We will not allow terrorists to harm our citizens and we demand the Israeli government to allow the IDF to act without mercy against those savages who are turning civilians into targets,” he demanded.

“The term ‘trickle’ with regards to terrorism is a lie. We are not willing to get used to this situation in Judea and Samaria as it happens, and has been happening for years with the rocket fire in the south,” he added.

US: Israeli Settlements Not Constructive for Peace

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

According to FOCUS Information Agency, the United States said Wednesday that Israel’s settlement activity was not “constructive” for Middle East peace after a committee approved a plan for at least 500 new homes in Judea and Samaria, and legalized the outpost of Shvut Rachel, which had been unauthorized. Officials said the committee gave legal status to around 195 existing homes and gave the go-ahead for some 500 new ones.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said he was not familiar with the latest approval of settlements but reiterated that the United States opposes such moves. “We don’t believe it’s in any way constructive to getting both sides back to the negotiating table,” Toner told reporters.

Israel Approves 695 New Housing Units in Sister Settlements Shilo and Shvut Rachel

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Israel gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a plan to build 695 new homes in two neighboring settlements deep inside Judea and Samaria, drawing instantaneous rebuke from the United Nations and the Palestinians, and possibly threatening Israel’s relations with the U.S. a few weeks before Prime Minister Netanyahu’s scheduled visit to the White House.

Israeli defense officials played down the decision, suggesting construction won’t start for years.

The U.N.’s Mideast envoy, Robert Serry, called the Israeli announcement “deplorable” and said it “moves us further away from the goal of a two-state solution.”

Yariv Oppenheimer, director of Peace Now, which tracks and publicizes settlement construction, called it the biggest settlement construction plan since Netanyahu took office three years ago.

If you put it that way, it actually sounds quite modest…

Palestinian spokesman Ghassan Khatib said Wednesday’s announcement “shows how Israel has no respect for the international community or international laws, while at the same time it sheds a light on the lack of effective actions by international community toward Israeli settlement policy.”

In January, 1978, a modern community was established on deserted land adjacent to the ancient biblical site, now called Tel Shilo, when a group affiliated with Gush Emunim arrived at the location to assert revenant rights. In 1979, the Israeli government officially authorized Shiloh’s status as a recognized village, administrated by the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council.

Shvut Rachel is named after Rachela Druk, a resident of Shiloh and mother of 7, and bus-driver Isaak Rofe, who were killed by terrorist fire in November, 1991. That same night a group of people settled at the place of the murder, today’s Rechelim. A little later, on the night of the two victims’ funerals, a group of students from the Shiloh Yeshiva founded Shvut Rachel in the name of the victims. Since then, Shvut Rachel has been growing and is of now teeming with life.

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