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Egyptian Soldier Shot Dead by Sniper in Rafah

Monday, September 5th, 2016

An Egyptian soldier was killed Sunday afternoon by snipers in an ambush attack near a military base at the entrance to the Egyptian part of the city of Rafah.

When Israel withdrew from the Sinai in 1982, Rafah was split into a Gazan part and an Egyptian part, separated by barbed-wire barriers. The middle of the city was razed to create a large buffer zone.

Egyptian security sources said Sunday the attack killed a soldier named Mustafa Badr Hashim, 19, years of Assiut, from a gunshot wound. His body was flown to the military hospital in El-Arish.

Meanwhile, according to the Hamas government, the Egyptians have kept the Rafah border crossings open all day Sunday and will keep it open Monday, to allow passage from the Gaza Strip into Egypt and on to Saudi Arabia for the Muslim pilgrimage. So far a reported 1,243 have been allowed through, while 51 were rejected. Thousands more are expected to request passage should the Egyptian government decide to keep the crossing open.

David Israel

IDF Soldier Hit by Arab Sniper Fire in Hebron Area

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

An Arab sniper opened fire towards a group of IDF soldiers at a junction in the southern Hebron Hills of Judea early Sunday evening.

At least one of the soldiers was hit by the gunfire and sustained a leg wound in the attack. He was treated at the scene at evacuated by ambulance to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva.

The terrorist has not yet been caught.

It was the second sniper attack on the IDF in less than six hours. Earlier in the day, a 19-year-old female soldier was hit by Arab sniper fire in a similar attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

That terrorist had fired from a nearby rooftop in the Abu Sneineh neighborhood, according to military sources. IDF troops fanned out to hunt for the sniper but he has not yet been tracked down.

Hana Levi Julian

One 16-Year-Old Arab Sniper Captured Near Hebron

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Released for Publication: The Arab sniper who shot the IDF soldier in Beit Anoun, near Hebron, on Shabbat, was quickly apprehended by the Shabak (internal security) and IDF.

The 16-year-old Arab terrorist is a resident of Beit Naim.

At this time, it does not known if this is the same Arab sniper who also shot the 2 Jewish teenagers in Hebron.

The IDF soldier is in serious condition and his life is still in danger.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Rules of Engagement Changing: IDF Fires at Firebomb Throwers, Police Request Sniper Training

Friday, September 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) The night between Thursday and Friday saw Arab terrorists throwing a firebomb at an Israeli vehicle traveling on the road connecting Elon Moreh and Itamar in Samaria, only to be fired on by an IDF force lying in ambush. One terrorist was hit and another was caught and arrested following a chase.

Following the incident, the IDF spokesman said that “the IDF will continue to act to foil terror in Judea and Samaria, and to protect the citizens of our country.”

The force commander, Lt. Col. Liron Batito, said: “The battalion warriors posted an ambush with a clear understanding of their mission: to prevent harm against Israeli civilians. The professionalism of the fighters and their pursuit of contact led to an admirable operational success.”

During his cabinet meeting at the outset of this week, following the recent terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared: “We will fight by any means necessary against stone, Molotov cocktails and pipe bomb throwers, and against those who fire flares to harm civilians and policemen. On the holiday’s eve it has been proven once again that throwing rocks can kill. Such actions will meet a very harsh response of the punishment and prevention. We will lead a systemic change and set a new standard of deterrence and prevention.”

In consequent discussions this week, as security instability had worsened in Jerusalem, police officials asked the IDF to help train police snipers. This marks a new approach by Israeli police to dealing with terrorists who are not using guns.

According to security sources, it was agreed that the IDF would grant the police request, as well as participate in laying ambushes during disturbances or near road segments known to attract terrorist attacks. “The knowledge about this resource is in the army’s hands, and so it’s the army that can help train the police,” the source added.

During the discussions Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon supported the police request to permit it the use of sniper fire—as did Netanyahu and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan. Ya’alon also expressed willingness to help police get the training they require. At this point, the government is awaiting an approval by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to changing the police rules of engagement in Jerusalem as well as in Judea and Samaria.


Update: Gaza Gunfire Hits Israeli House

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Shortly before 7 PM, sniper fire originating from Gaza hit a home in the Israeli town of Netiv Ha’asara along the Gaza border.

No one was injured in the attack, but a number of windows in the home were broken from the gunfire.

Residents were told to stay away from the windows in their homes.

The IDF now says the gunfire was from a stray bullet from a Hamas training exercise in Gaza, and the house wasn’t deliberately targeted.

Netiv Asara House HIt by Sniper 2

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PA Sniper Gunman Shoots at Jewish Driver on Highway 60 near Hebron

Friday, November 28th, 2014

A Palestinian Authority gunman shot bullet holes in the door of the car of a Jewish motorist on Highway 60 near Hebron Thursday, but the driver, Israel Zaeera, escaped injury.

“A tremendous miracle happened here,” he said.

It was the second attempt by Arab terrorists to shoot and kill Jews in two days. As reported here yesterday, an Arab gunman took potshots at Jewish drivers in Samaria, and bullet shells were found in the area. No one was injured.

In both cases, the attackers fled.

The shootings represent a serious escalation in the motivation of “lone wolves” to kill Jews. The IDF is beefing up patrols, but soldiers cannot be on every mile of highways in Judea and Samaria.

Friday morning, a 17-year-old Arab girl was caught with a knife that she was planning to use to stab a security guard at the Patriarchs’ Cave in Hebron.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Fatah Terrorist Requested Humanitarian Permit to Enter Israel

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

A Palestinian Authority terrorist planning attacks on Israelis was arrested after seeking a permit to travel through Israel to Ramallah for medical care so that he could be in better health to murder Jews.

The audacity and warped thinking of a terrorist, who plans to murder Israelis and then asks the country to help him on “humanitarian grounds” to enter Israel for medical care in Ramallah, indicates just how far Israel has turned its cheek and is assumed by its enemies to be deaf, dumb and blind.

The terrorist was identified as 32-year-old Mohammed Abu-Amshah, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades that is the terror wing of the Fatah party headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) lifted a gag order on the case Thursday, when Amshah was indicted in a Be’er Sheva court for attempted murder, contact with an outside agent, and involvement in murder.

Among other terrorist plots, he planned an elaborate sniping attack against an IDF patrol along the Israel-Gaza security fence in which he would act as the sniper. He admitted to Israeli investigators that he gathered intelligence on IDF activities on various fronts, practiced sharpshooting and examined locations for executing the attack.

During his training to kill Israelis, he suffered an eye condition which impaired his sniping ability and requested to enter Israel with a humanitarian permit in order to receive medical treatment in a Ramallah hospital. He figured that after medical care, made possible by Israel’s allowing him to travel through the country, he then could have proper eyesight to murder Israelis.

That makes perfect sense if you are a terrorist operating against Israel.

Israel security forces are not yet that deaf, dumb and blind, and they arrested him.

“Israel authorizes the entrance of thousands of Gaza residents monthly for humanitarian and medical purposes,” said IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “This instance of abuse of a permit for terrorist intentions, is loathsome, and poses a violation that jeopardizes the access for medical aid Israel and Judea and Samaria so many Palestinian enjoy”.

The terrorists; admission of his plot also is ample evidence why Israel Gaza needs to be physically separated from Judea and Samaria in any future Palestinian Authority state, at least on humanitarian grounds to save the lives of Israelis.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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