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October 1, 2016 / 28 Elul, 5776

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UN Special Envoy ‘Disturbed’ by Spike in Violence, Warns Israel and Palestinian Authority Alike

Monday, September 19th, 2016

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nicolay Mladenov has called on Israelis and Arabs from the Palestinian Authority to “preserve calm” and “avoid escalation” in the recent wave of terror.

Unsurprisingly, Mladenov has drawn a moral equivalency between the attackers and the attackees.

“I reiterate the United Nations position that there can be no justification for terrorism and violence,” Mladenov stated. “I call upon authorities on both sides to take measures to preserve calm and avoid escalation, especially during the upcoming period of the Jewish High Holy Days.”

He added that he was “disturbed by the recent violence over the past week,” as well he might be. Certainly, most Israelis are: more than a couple of Israeli police officers are in hospitals with stab wounds, including a few women.

Mladenov drew a parallel between Israel and the Palestinian Authority without noting that if Israelis were not being attacked, Israeli defense forces would have no reason to respond in kind.

True, there is no justification for terrorism and violence. Absolutely correct. But what do the Israelis have to do with it? This is another case of pointing the knife in the wrong direction, especially with the approach of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. Even a Jew has the right to life; self-defense is a G-d given privilege that no one can take away, including the United Nations.

Hana Levi Julian

Hebron Terrorist Stabbing Attack Thwarted by IDF

Monday, September 19th, 2016

At around 9:30 pm Monday evening, an Arab terrorist lunged at an Israeli soldier with a knife in his hand.

The incident took place in the Abu Senina neighborhood of Hebron, according to a statement by the IDF, while the forces were carrying out a patrol of the area.

The terrorist was neutralized by other soldiers in the area, who overpowered the attacker without firing their weapons. He was arrested and transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Earlier in the day, two terrorists in Hebron tried to stab Israeli Border Guard Police officers at the Cave of the Patriarchs, near the Tel Rumeida neighborhood.

Both of the attackers, residents of Hebron, were shot by IDF soldiers stationed at the site. One of the terrorists died at the scene of the attempted stabbing; the second was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.

Hana Levi Julian

Lior Shurka Describes the Efrat Terror Attack

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Lior Shurka was one of the first members of the Efrat Rapid Response Team on the scene of the terror attack (“pigua”) in Efrat on Sept. 18, 2016.

In the video he tells JewishPress.com about the event.

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One Terrorist Dead, One Injured in Stabbing Attempt near Cave of Patriarchs [video]

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Two Arab terrorist who tried to stab security personnel were shot, one of them dead, at 1:30 PM Monday, outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. According to Hatzalah, one Border Guard policeman was lightly injured and received treatment. The terrorist, who was seriously injured, is also receiving treatment.

David Israel

UPDATE: Terror Attack inside Efrat, 1 Wounded [video]

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

An IDF officer was wounded inside the Gush Etzion town of Efrat in a terror attack, early Sunday morning, according to the IDF.

The town’s security cameras saw a suspicious figure just outside the perimeter of the town at 1:40 AM. Local security forces and the IDF were called out and searched all night for the terrorist who was hiding in some bushes inside the town. At around 6 AM the terrorist jumped out of his hiding spot and stabbed an IDF officer involved in the search.

The attack happened at the entrance to Tziporen Street, next to Pitom HaKetoret Street, in the Zayit neighborhood.

Hatzalah Judea and Samaria says the officer is in moderate condition, with a wound to the stomach. He was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

The terrorist was shot and neutralized, and is currently listed in moderate condition, with a bullet wound to the head, according to Hadassah hospital (the terrorist was originally listed in critical condition, but apparently the bullet bounced off his head). The terrorist is a 20-year-old from the village of Irtas (Artas), next to Bethlehem, just north-east of Efrat.

The town of Efrat was in lockdown until 7 AM while security teams searched for possible additional terrorists.

The terrorist had 2 knives on him. A more serious attack was foiled.

7:09 AM: The lockdown is over. Schools will starting on time, with additional security.

Refuah Sheleima to the officer: Shraga Eliezer ben Bat Sheva

knives-in-efrat-attack-sept-18-2016Source: Rotter.net / Tchelet Domeh Leyam

 

For more photos from Efrat, click here.

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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

Tel Aviv Court Sentences Killer of IDF Sgt. Almog Shiloni to Life in Prison

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The Arab terrorist who murdered 20-year-old Israeli Air Force Sgt. Almog Shiloni of Modi’in was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by the Tel Aviv District Court.

Nur al-Din Abu Hashayeh was convicted for the murder a few months ago. Hashayeh was age 18 when he left his home in Shechem to infiltrate into Israel the day before stabbing Shiloni to death.

He told investigators during interrogation that he traveled to the site with the specific goal of killing an Israeli soldier in order to become a shahid, an Islamic martyr. In this way he knew he could earn a generous monthly salary for his family from the Palestinian Authority government and also would gain eternal fame as well. It is likely the killer succeeded in gaining a generous monthly stipend for his family from the Ramallah government, which pays the families of convicted Arab terrorists imprisoned in Israel in accordance with a scale rated to the severity of the attack, the number of victims and length of the prison sentence.

Hashayeh carried out his attack at midday in the HaHaganah train station in south Tel Aviv on November 10, 2014; he used a large kitchen knife to stab the young officer repeatedly and then tried to steal his M-16 military rifle before fleeing the scene.

Shiloni died of his wounds within a few hours. An estimated 1500 people came to escort the soldier to his final resting place.

Hashayeh was caught and then indicted for the murder by Israeli prosecutors the day after the attack, right after the young soldier died.

Hana Levi Julian

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