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Lebanon Soldier’s Family: Our Son Deserves Medal

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The family of the Lebanon army soldier who shot and killed IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen said that their son deserves a medal for killing an Israeli.

Al-Arabiya is reporting that the soldier is claiming that Cohen, who was driving down the road near the border, was planning to breach the border.

The Lebanese government is saying that the soldier acted on his own.

Al Arabiya reported that the soldier has served in the Lebanese army for 10 year and is considered an excellent soldier.

Cohen’s family is demanding a stronger response in light of the new facts that have come to light, that the Lebanese soldier wasn’t “crazy” as originally claimed, and instead was a stable, career soldier.

IDF Confirms: Soldier Killed from Lebanon Gunfire

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

12:29 AM (Monday) IST: The IDF officially confirmed that an IDF soldier was killed on Sunday by gunfire from Lebanon.

The soldier’s family has been informed.

The name of the soldier is Shlomi Cohen (31). He was married, and without children.

An IDF soldier was killed by sniper fire from Lebanon a short time ago, according to reports in Al Arabiya, The Lebanon Daily Star and other Lebanese news sites. The soldier was reportedly shot near Rosh Hanikra, along the Northern border. Lebanon news sites are claiming that the shooting was done by the Lebanese Army, or by someone wearing a Lebanon Army uniform.

A Lebanese security official told the AFP news agency that no Lebanese Army soldier was involved in the attack.

The IDF spokesperson confirms there was a shooting incident from Lebanon, a complaint was sent to the UN, and that Israel reserves the right to respond to it. There was no mention of an injured or killed soldier, or of an exchange of fire.

According to a more recent IDF update, the soldier was driving a civilian car at the time of the attack. The IDF also confirms that the shooter was a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces.

According to Nahariya Hospital director Dr. Masaad Barhom, an IDF soldier was brought unconscious to the hospital at around 8 PM, after his car had flipped. He had holes in his upper body that appear to be from gunfire or possibly shrapnel. The doctors were unable to save his life.

It would appear the soldier was possibly hit by gunfire, and his car subsequently flipped over.

The UN is confirming that Israel did not breach the border ahead of the attack.

There are reports that the IDF is shooting back into the area in Lebanon where the attack came from.

Three days ago, there was a shooting incident from Lebanon, but no IDF soldiers were hurt in that attack.

Netanyahu Orders Return of Jews to “Patriarch House” in Hebron

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

In response to the murder of IDF soldier Gabriel Kobi on Sunday, in Hebron, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given orders to act immediately and permit the return of Jewish residents to the “Patriarch House” in Hebron.

Netanyahu said, “Whoever tries to uproot us from the city of our forefathers will achieve the opposite. With one hand we will fight terror, and hurt the terrorists, and we will continue with the other hand to strengthen the settlements.”

Under the previous government, former Defense Minister Ehud Barak evicted the Jewish residents of the “Patriarch House”, with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s tacit approval. A court determined that the sale of the “Patriarch House” to the Jews of Hebron was legal, but they required the Defense Minister’s signature, which wasn’t forthcoming.

The Hebron Jewish community blessed the Prime Minister’s decision to restore Jewish residency in the legally purchased property. The community added that the government is fulfilling their historical and moral duty to return Jews to the city of our forefathers, and should take all necessary steps. Security should be increased so that Sgt. Gabriel Kobi is the last victim.

If and when Jewish residents are actually allowed back into “Patriarch House”, we’ll let you know.

Only one question remains, why did a soldier need to be killed for Netanyahu to finally correct this injustice he permitted in his previous government?

Arab Sniper Kills IDF Soldier in Hebron

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

IDF Staff Sergeant Gabriel Kobi (20), from Tirat Carmel, was killed on Sunday after being shot by an Arab sniper in Hebron.

Kobi was standing in the same general area where a few years ago another Arab sniper shot and killed a Jewish baby, Shalhevet Pass.

The city of Hebron is currently under lockdown as the IDF searches for his killer.

Kobi is the second IDf soldier killed in 3 days by Palestinian Authority Arabs.

On Friday, another Arab lured an off-duty Air Force soldier to an area near his village, where he then killed the him, and dumped the soldier’s body into a well.

Terror on the Roads: Gush Etzion – Sniper Rifles and Firebombs

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Overnight, two firebombs were thrown at Israeli cars on road 60, south of the tunnel checkpoint, near the Beit Illit junction in Gush Etzion.

One of the drivers reported that he saw a terrorist about to throw the firebomb at them, so he hit the gas to get away. As a result, the firebomb landed just behind his car.

The army began searching the area for the attacker. During the search, a car was stopped and in it they found two sniper rifles, a homemade silencer, telescopic sites, bullets and magazine cartridges, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency. Three Arabs were arrested.

There were other stone throwing and firebomb attacks in Judea and Samaria overnight.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/terror-on-the-roads-gush-etzion-sniper-rifles-and-firebombs/2013/06/28/

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