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Update: Attacker Shot Dead after Stabbing Torah Student at 770 Chabad World Headquarters

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

A young rabbinic student in “kvutza” studies, (a special rabbinic program) and an Israeli from Beitar Illit in Gush Etzion, was stabbed early Tuesday morning in Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway and is currently listed in stable condition with wounds to the chest, abdomen, head and neck, according to sources in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

The 51-year-old attacker died in a hospital from a single bullet fired by a police officer. He was identified as Calvin Peters.

The incident, which took place at 1:40 am, was not terrorist event, but Peters was quoted by the Daily News as saying, “I will kill the Jew! I want to kill the Jew!”

He was a member of Brooklyn’s African-American community and entered the sanctuary in the downstairs section of the synagogue. Peters confronted a group of young men, waving around a switchblade knife in an agitated manner, according to a report posted on the CrownHeights.info website.

An eyewitness said the suspect immediately attacked one of the young Jews, stabbing him in the neck. The victim fled the synagogue, bleeding profusely, witnesses said, together with fellow congregants who called out for police and Hatzoloh emergency service medics. The attack was also caught on security cameras being monitored by nearby police and security personnel, who arrived immediately.

Both are stationed next door to the synagogue; police ordered the stabber to drop his weapon – which he did – but seconds later he retrieved the knife and began threatening police officers as well when they approached to take him into custody.

When the suspect attempted to attack the officers, police reportedly fired one shot and hit the suspect in the torso.

Meanwhile, the stabbed victim was being treated outside the synagogue. As soon as the suspect was disarmed, New York City emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and medics from Hatzoloh entered the building to provide him with first aid before police took him into custody and brought him to the hospital, where he later died.

The police officer with whom the suspect was struggling was transported to Methodist Hospital for medical care as well.

The public is asked to please pray for the complete recovery of Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel, the young rabbinic student now in stable condition but still in need of prayers at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.

Update 9:52 AM: Chabad 770 Stabbing Attack Victim in Serious Condition [video]

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

A man armed with a knife seriously wounded a yeshiva student at the Chabad “770” headquarters in Brooklyn around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning (EDT).

The attack occurred in the study hall, where security cameras transmitted the attack on line to police, who immediately arrived.

They ordered the attacker to drop his knife and then shot him in the stomach when he refused.
The knife-wielding man described as a black man, lost consciousness.

The victim was stabbed in the head, neck and abdomen. Prayers for his recovery should be made for Levi Yitzchak ben Raizel, reportedly an Israeli from Beitar Illit in western Gush Etzion.

Details to follow.

Update: Terrorist Neutralized after Stabbing Soldier at Gush Etzion [video]

Monday, December 1st, 2014

A female terrorist was shot and seriously wounded Monday morning after stabbing a soldier at the bus stop at the Gush Etzion Junction, just south of Jerusalem on Monday morning.

The soldier suffered light wounds in the shoulder and refused medical treatment.

Soldiers were stationed at the bus stop, and an eyewitness said that they fired in the air when they spotted her and then shot at her when she lunged at her target.

The 20-year-old female terrorist suffered multiple bullet wounds in her upper body, and was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

IDF forces also checked a bag she was carrying, suspecting a bomb. Inside they found a second knife.

Arab sources has identified her as Amal Takataka, from the nearby Beit Fajar, and a member of Fatah, the military wing of the PLO. She had an arrest record.

A knife a female terrorist used to stab a soldier on Dec. 1, 2014 at Tzomet HaGush.  The soldier was lightly wounded.

A knife a female terrorist used to stab a soldier on Dec. 1, 2014 at Tzomet HaGush. The soldier was lightly wounded.

The IDF has set up roadblocks in the area to try to catch the vehicle that transported the Palestinian Authority terrorist.

Davidi Perl, Mayor of Gush Etzion thanked the soldiers from the Kfir unit for their fast response.

Last month, an Arab hit-and-run terrorist killed 26-year-old Dalia Lemkos and wounded two others at the same intersection.

A PA hit-and-run terrorist several weeks ago ran over three soldiers at the same location.

Terrorists also were busy in Samaria Monday morning, where alert Border Patrol officers arrested an 18-year-old youth carrying a knife

 

Police Arrest Suspected Stabber in Old City [video]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

On Monday night, 3 students from the Shuvu Banim yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem were stabbed by two Arab terrorists.

Bystanders caught on video the police arresting one of the suspects in the stabbing.

2 Jews Stabbed by Arab Terrorists in Old City of Jerusalem

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Jerusalem district police closed all entrances to the Old City Monday evening after two men were stabbed by Arab assailants near the Jaffa Gate.

A 45-year-old man managed to drag himself to the Kishleh police station with stab wounds in the abdomen, and said he’d been stabbed by Arabs.

A second man, age 32, was also hurt. He suffered wounds to the neck, and had a broken hand.

Both were rushed to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Police said three Jewish students from the Breslov Chassidic Yeshiva ‘Shuvu Banim’ were stabbed and beaten by a group of Arabs who surrounded them and then fled immediately following the attack.

It is not clear how the confrontation began, nor whether there was an argument and if so, who began it. However, Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said authorities “strongly believe” the incident was a terror attack.

Three of the suspects who were arrested reportedly are Arab residents of Jerusalem. In an odd twist, two Jews reportedly were also arrested in connection with the attack, according to The Muqata, although no details were provided.

Police joined Border Patrol officers in searching the area for additional perpetrators.

In the past month, 11 Israelis have died at the hands of Arab terrorists in Israel. The figure includes five victims who were murdered in a bloodbath last week at a Jerusalem synagogue perpetrated by two terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Attempted Stabbing in Rechovot – UPDATE

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

UPDATE: A reader informs us that their was no attempted stabbing by a suspected terrorist. There was a disagreement between a woman and a peddler.

Israel’s Third Intifada Ratchets Up

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Another cluster of terror attacks on Monday sent Israeli hearts racing and Jewish blood flowing through the streets in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion, as others ducked in trains and on the roads.

In Tel Aviv Monday afternoon, an Arab terrorist repeatedly stabbed an IDF soldier after attempting — but failing — to grab his gun. By the time Magen David Adom medics arrived, the soldier had no pulse and was not breathing. Medics miraculously managed to restore both long enough to rush the 20-year-old soldier to nearby Tel Hashomer Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

He succumbed to his wounds several hours later at Tel Hashomer’s Sheba Hospital.

A 59-year-old man struggled with the attacker in an attempt to stop him and was also injured in the process; he is being treated at Ichilov Hospital but is expected to be released shortly. The terrorist, a resident of Shechem (Nablus) attempted to escape but police chased him to a building a block away, where he was trapped and arrested.

Halfway across the country and barely an hour after that deadly attack, a second Arab terrorist attempted to run people over with his car at the entrance to the town of Alon Shvut. He then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing those standing nearby at the hitchhiking post.

One of three who were injured – 26-year-old Dalia Lamkus of Tekoa – died of her wounds. Lamkus was stabbed before in a 2006 terror attack in the same area, according to Israel Hatzolah. A 50-year-old man who tried to stop the terrorist is in fair condition, with stab wounds to the stomach. A third victim, approximately age 20, is listed in good condition, also with stab wounds.

The terrorist, who has been identified as Mahr Hashalmon, was alleged to be a member of Hamas and a resident of nearby Hebron, although the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack shortly after. Hashalmon apparently spent five years in prison before he was freed in a prisoner swap deal, according to journalist Ehud Ya’ari of Israel’s Channel 2 TV. His terror spree was finally stopped by a security guard who shot him but did not kill him. The  is listed in serious condition, according to Magen David Adom.

Israelis were busy ducking in vehicles driving on Route 31 as Arabs hurled rocks at Jews passing the Negev Bedouin town of Hura, home to various terror cells and lone wolf “wannabes.”

Passengers on the #384 Egged bus from Be’er Sheva to Ein Gedi were traumatized when their vehicle came under fire from stones hurled by Arabs along Route 31. One person was slightly injured but reportedly did not require medical care. The bus was replaced with a different vehicle, and police launched a search for the attackers.

Further north, another road terror attack Monday night involved Arabs hurling rocks at a bus and a police car, both with Israeli license plates, in the city of Nazareth. There were no reports of anyone physically injured in that attack.

Arabs are also attempting to experiment with “hit-and-run terror” in the Negev as well. A 20-year-old woman walking on the sidewalk in Be’er Sheva suddenly found herself to be the object of unwanted attention early Monday evening when she became the target of an attempted copycat terror attack.

Two male youths from the Negev Bedouin town of Tel Sheva attempted to run the woman over, according to Israel Hatzolah. The two teens were arrested, according to the report, and their intended victim managed to escape injury.

Commuters on the Jerusalem Light Rail, meanwhile, were “entertained” by the sight of security personnel disarming an Arab who was carrying a knife on the train. Police later told journalists the man did not attempt to stab anyone at the time the discovery was made.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro issued a statement Monday afternoon severely condemning the attack in Tel Aviv (Nov. 10) — the first in the wave of terror that moved through the country on Monday — saying flatly that Arab terror is just plain wrong.

“There is no justification for violence and terror,” Shapiro said. “I wish for a speedy recovery for the soldier.”

Moreover, the escalating attacks on Israelis by Arab terrorists around the country have nothing to do with Arab rage over stagnant final status talks with the Palestinian Authority, as foreign officials and PA leaders keep claiming, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday afternoon.

Speaking at a Likud faction meeting Monday after an IDF soldier was repeatedly stabbed in a terror attack near a Tel Aviv train station, Netanyahu said those who incite to terrorism “do not want us anywhere” – including in Tel Aviv.

“We will fight incitement by the Palestinian Authority and radical Islam, and fight those calling to destroy us,” the prime minister vowed.

Knesset Interior Committee chairperson MK Miri Regev (Likud) called on the prime minister to continue with his “hands on” approach to the issue of terrorism across the country.

“The government has to decide on an action plan to restore a sense of personal security to the citizens of Israel,” Regev said.

She called on the public to maintain alertness in the face of recent events, and urged an increased presence in police and security personnel throughout the country.

Regev also called on the justice system to ensure that convicted terrorists receive “severe” punishment. “We must eradicate terror, and at the same time send a clear, unequivocal message” no one is above the law, she said.

Likud MK Danny Danon became one of the first Knesset members to finally, officially use the “I” word at the public microphone.

“We are in an intifada,” Danon told reporters. “I call on the prime minister and the public security minister to make it clear to our enemies who is sovereign in the State of Israel.”

Like Miri Regev, meanwhile, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai also called for heightened awareness on the part of his city’s residents, although he made it clear that no one should change their daily routine.

“Like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv is also a symbol, and a target that terrorists always seek to strike,” Huldai warned. “Unfortunately the deadlock in the diplomatic negotiations and the absence of any vision in this area will only increase the violent situation,” he said.

Bayit Yehudi party chairman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, on the other hand, slammed the government over the spate of recent attacks.

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