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Leader of Yemenite Jews Stabbed to Death in Market

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

A leader of Yemen’s Jewish community was stabbed to death at a market in the capital of Sana’a.

The victim, identified in media reports as Harun Yusuf or Aaron Joseph Zindani, 50, reportedly was stabbed in the neck and in the stomach. He died Tuesday.

His Muslim assailant accused him of casting a spell on him and ruining him, according to reports.

Some 200 to 300 Jews still live in Yemen, down from a one-time high of 60,000. Most live in Sana’a in government housing after being evacuated from other areas of Yemen over fear for their safety.

In an interview with CNN Arabic, Yemen Chief Rabbi Yahia Youssef Moussa called on the country’s president to allow the Jewish community and other minority groups to have seats in the country’s parliament.

Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky said Tuesday that Zindani was murdered solely for being Jewish.

“We must do everything to protect the Jews of Yemen and Iran, and all the Jews of the world,” Sharansky said.

He was speaking at an event in Jerusalem for thousands of Jewish young adults from around the world who are in Israel as part of JAFI’s Israel Journey.

A  Yemenite Jew was killed in Yemen in December 2008 by a Muslim man who ordered Jews to convert or be killed. The killer was sentenced to death.

Syrian Army Ignoring Ceasefire, Continuing to Massacre Civilians in ‘Rebel’ Areas

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Prospects for a cease-fire in Syria appear low, as Syria’s conflict has been spilling over into Turkey and Lebanon, with government forces continuing to battle rebel fighters.

According to reports, on Monday another 160 people were killed in Syria, as President Bashar Assad’s military continued to shell buildings and to shoot at civilians in “rebellious” cities on the eve of the proposed ceasefire.

The Chicago Tribune reported that 52 people were killed in the town of Rastan in Homs province, under artillery shells, and 45 were reported dead from random shelling in the town of Tal Rifaat in Aleppo province. Fifteen were reported stabbed to death at a checkpoint in the same town. In the town of Latamna, in Hama province, government forces opened fire on homes, killing 36 people.

Female Soldier Stabbed on Jerusalem’s Light Rail

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

A 19-year-old soldier was stabbed in her chest and hand on Thursday morning by a Palestinian teen, while riding the Jerusalem light rail to her army base. Although originally listed in serious condition, she was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center where she was stabilized and upgraded to moderate condition.

According to Jerusalem periphery police commander, Nissim Edri, the assailant rode the train northbound to the Pisgat Ze’ev station, and as it came to a stop, stood up and stabbed the soldier repeatedly before fleeing into the station.

“It was a nationalistic terrorist attack. Train security personnel chased the perpetrator, who was checked before the event,” Edri said. “We did not have any advance intelligence that there would be a terror attack on the light rail.”

Security forces later identified and arrested the suspect at the Qalandiya checkpoint, and the suspect has reportedly admitted to the stabbing after being questioned.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visited the victim in the hospital, and was quoted afterward as saying: “Her condition has stabilized and the doctors are saying she’ll recover quickly. I look with great severity at any attempt to disrupt our lives. Events in the city will go on as usual.”

Yisrael Beitenu MK Lia Shemtov was irate at what she said was a predictable outcome: ”Two months ago, I warned about the danger of the train’s route entering Arab villages. We have to wait for casualties for our leaders to wake up?”

This is the second attack to occur on the light rail, but the first to cause injuries to a passenger. Six months ago, Arabs lobbed stones at the train in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, smashing a window and causing superficial damage to the train.

Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira Murderer Fit to Stand Trial

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

The Beersheba District Court ruled on Sunday that the man who was charged with murdering Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira last July is fit to stand trial, in light of a psychiatric opinion.

Rabbi Elazar, the grandson of the revered Moroccan sage Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, known as the Baba Sali, studied at the famous Porat Yosef yeshiva of kabbalists, and was sought out as a giver of advice and blessings.

Asher Dahan, 42, has been indicted for the brutal stabbing death of the revered rabbi known as Baba Elazar, whom he allegedly knifed repeatedly in the chest with a 14-inch commando knife after failing to solve marital problems with the rabbi’s advice.  Dahan allegedly hid the knife in his tefillin [phylacteries] bag under his jacket, so he would be able to use it quickly.  Dahan handed Rabbi Abuhatzeira a note and said “In the name of God, we will act and succeed”, an adage used during attempts to achieve difficult things.

Court-appointed psychiatrists determined that Dahan was capable of distinguishing between right and wrong at the time of the crime, in contradiction to his attorney, who argued that Dahan is mentally ill.  Several weeks ago, a Be’er Sheva district psychiatrist recommended that Dahan be sent to a mental hospital rather than jail to await trial.  However, a panel of psychiatrists stated that while Dahan suffers from “disorders”, he is not mentally ill.

Palestinian Activist Attacked After Condemning Hamas

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Mahmoud Abu Rahma, International Relations Director at Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, was stabbed repeatedly last Friday and is in critical condition.
No group has assumed responsibility for the stabbing.
Human rights groups believe it is retribution on the part of Hamas, the terrorist group that governs Gaza, for articles Abu Rahma authored in which he exposed and condemned the use of “human shields” by Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups.

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