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December 10, 2016 / 10 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘soldier’

IDF Soldier Killed in Tank Accident

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

An IDF tank overturned during training in northern Israel overnight.

Sergeant Ido Ben-Ari (20) from Ramat HaSharon, in the 401st tank brigade was killed, and three other soldiers in the tank were injured when their tank overturned.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Terrorist Who Stabbed Soldier Gets 17.5 Years

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The Nazareth District Court on Tuesday morning sentenced terrorist Tarek Yehia, 20, from Jenin, to 17 and a half years in prison for stabbing the soldier Dvir Peretz more than a year ago in Afula, causing him severe injuries. The prosecution had asked for 18 to 20 years.

The indictment against Yehia charged him with planning to kill a Jew and going on social networks to seek directions how to get to Afula. Yehia confessed to his interrogators that he decided to carry out a murder after having watched a video showing a Jewish settler cocking his gun and pointing it at an Arab woman.

Yehia then asked a resident of the Israeli-Arab city of Umm al-Fahm to drive him to Afula, claiming he had to get to a meeting there. The driver, 52, has been indicted for driving an illegal resident. After disembarking at the entrance to Afula, Yehia toured the place and sat down in a public park. There he saw his victim, Peretz, and stabbed him in his upper body.

Yehia continued stabbing the soldier even after the latter had collapsed to the ground. Passersby managed to get hold of the terrorist and controlled him until police arrived.

David Israel

IDF Soldier Injured in Refugee Camp Gunfire

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

An IDF soldier was lightly injured Wednesday from terrorist fire during security forces action in the Balata refugee camp near Shechem. The soldier received medical care at the site.

Overnight IDF forces in cooperation with GSS forces shut down an illegal weapons workshop in Balata.

Also overnight, IDF and police forces captured a gun and hundreds of 9mm bullets.

David Israel

IDF Soldier in Stable Condition After Attack North of Jerusalem

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

An IDF soldier who was stabbed Friday night by an Arab terrorist at the Qalandia crossing north of Jerusalem is currently listed in stable condition, with moderate wounds.

The 20-year-old soldier was on guard duty at the checkpoint when he was stabbed by the attacker, a 28-year-old man from the Palestinian Authority who allegedly ran on foot through the vehicle section of the checkpoint.

There, he stabbed the soldier who was deployed to check the vehicles passing through. The stabber was shot by security forces at the scene, and later died of his wounds.

The IDF immediately shut down the checkpoint in response to the attack. Violent demonstrations followed the shutdown, with hundreds of Arabs hurling rocks at the IDF soldiers. The troops employed riot control methods to disperse the mob.

Hana Levi Julian

Soldier Stabbed in Azaria Case Testifies: I Heard There Was an Explosive Charge

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

The defense continued to call its witnesses at a military court in Jaffa Sunday, in the case of IDF medic Sgt. Elor Azaria, who is facing manslaughter charges for killing a terrorist who had already been neutralized, Walla reported. The day began with the soldier who was the victim of the stabbing attack by the two terrorists at a check post in Hebron. Later in the day the court will hear from MDA Director Eli Bin.

The soldier testified that the two Arab terrorists raised the suspicion of the check post soldiers because they both were wearing heavy coats and did not stop at the metal detector. After being attacked and injured, the witness said he shot the terrorist and thought he was dead, but then he heard people crying that the terrorist was carrying an explosive charge.

The witness described the main dangers IDF soldiers face at the check posts as being stabbings and explosives. He said the two Arabs “came close to my post and I identify that something is out of the ordinary — they didn’t stop at the line, and tried to avoid the metal detector. As soon as the company commander ordered them to stop and go back, they stood and stared at each other. I put my hand on my weapon, one of them pulled out a knife and ran at the company commander to try to stab him. The company commander followed the blocking protocol and shot the terrorist. Meanwhile, as I was asking where was the second terrorist, I felt two stabs in my shoulder and my arm.”

At that point the witness said he shot the terrorist. “I turn around and while I’m falling I shoot three bullets at him and he’s fleeing. I thought he still posed danger, maybe he was going to blow up a charge. I ran after him, following the blocking protocol. He turns back and starts running at me and I hear three shots and the terrorist falls down. Since I didn’t know if he had explosives on him I didn’t want to take a chance, I tried to shoot him and didn’t succeed. Then I thought he was dead and went to report the incident over the com. When I was inside the ambulance I heard the cries about the explosive charge and became very tense as a result.”

The witness described a chaotic scene in which “no one took charge, no one gave orders.” He told the court that the defendant, Sgt. Azaria “was standing next to me, I think he turned towards the terrorist and looked in his direction. There was a lot of pressure in the scene.”

The witness also told the court that the IDF reneged on a decision to award him a certificate of appreciation for his performance while being wounded. He reported asking the deputy brigade commander why he wasn’t receiving the award and the latter did not offer a clear explanation, other than to say “the IDF is a bit chincy on these matters.”

As to his own relationship with the defendant, the witness said they “enlisted together, went through training together, did everything together. He is a very generous man and always likes to give, no matter when and how. He’s a soldier that no matter what’s the mission, he always does it without showing it when it’s tough. A man of values and tolerance.”

David Israel

Terrorist Killed in Bani Na’im Attack, Soldier Not Injured

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Initial reports indicate that an Arab terrorist attempted to stab soldiers near the village of Bani Naim in the Har Hebron region, where an IDF operation is ongoing.

The IDF sasy the attack happened at the entrance to Bani Na’im. The village is located near the town of Kiryat Arba.

The terrorist was killed.

Update: No soldiers were injured.

Bani Na’im was sealed off the other day by the IDF after this new wave of terror attacks began.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Soldier Wounded, Terrorist Killed in Hebron Late Friday Afternoon Stabbing

Friday, September 16th, 2016

A IDF force killed an Arab terrorist who stabbed an IDF soldier, wounding him lightly in his face. The attack took place an hour before candle lighting time, at the Gilbert Junction below Tel Rumeida in Hebron.

This was the third terrorist attack this Friday, Sept. 16, after a long period of relative quiet.

An EMT unit gave the soldier first aid.

David Israel

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