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February 5, 2016 / 26 Shevat, 5776

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Terrorist Stabbing Foiled Near Hebron

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

An Arab terrorist attempted to stab Israelis at the Beit Anoun junction near Hebron early Tuesday afternoon.

According to reports from the scene, no Israelis were injured in the attack.

Armed with a knife, the attacker “attempted to stab a soldier security the Beit Anoun Junction near Hebron,” an IDF spokesperson said.

“Responding to the imminent threat, forces at the scene fired towards the assailant, resulting in his death.”

Teen Stabbed Jewish Teacher in France ‘For ISIS’

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

The teen terrorist who stabbed a Jewish teacher in France Monday told police he was “acting for ‘Da’esh’ (ISIS),” French prosecutor Brice Robin told international news reporters.

The attacker, who turns 16 next week, was an ethnic Kurd from Turkey who appeared not to be aware that Da’esh is no friend to the Kurds in Turkey and Syria. The two sides are fierce enemies and constantly fight deadly battles.

The suspect “has the profile of someone who was radicalized on the Internet,” said Robin at an afternoon news briefing. He is charged with “attempted murder on grounds of religion” and “defense of terrorism.” The teen terrorist stabbed the 35-year-old teacher outside a synagogue in the southern French city of Marseille as he was heading to work at the nearby Franco-Hebraic Institute.

The attack took place in the ninth arrondissement district, a well-known neighborhood that is highly populated with hareidi Jews.

The victim was stabbed with a machete in the shoulder from behind, and then chased by his attacker until apparently both of them fell. The teacher fought off the terrorist, using his arms and legs in addition to the religious text he was carrying, but was stabbed in the hand.

The attacker then fled. He was caught by the neighborhood Anti-Crime Brigade about ten minutes later.

“It seemed clear he does not have a full grasp of the fundamentals of Islam,” Robin told journalists at an afternoon news conference. He clearly understood the goals of Da’esh, however: the young terrorist-in-training told investigators that he would arm himself and kill police as soon as he is released.

Robin added that the young terrorist’s family was unaware of their son’s radicalization and believed he was a “good student.”

As for his attack on a Jewish teacher, however, Robin acknowledged, “It appears there was a form of premeditation,” with intent to kill his victim due to his faith.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was far more blunt, and addressed the obvious anti-Semitism with considerable vigor. In a tweet posted to the Twitter social network, Valls wrote: “The anti-Semitic aggression against a teacher in Marseille is revolting.”

French President Francois Hollande said authorities will fight “with the greatest firmness against anti-Semitism and racism.” He called the attack “unspeakable and unjustifiable.”

Update: Terror Attack in France Next to Marseille Synagogue

Monday, January 11th, 2016

A 16-year-old terrorist in France attempted to stab a Jewish man wearing a yarmulka Monday morning outside a Marseille synagogue, in the city’s ninth arrondissement district.

The victim sustained wounds to his back and hand, according to French television station BFMTV.

The machete used by the teenage terrorist ultimately ended up on the ground as the young attacker tried to flee the scene. He was arrested about ten minutes later by the Anti-Crime Brigade, BFMTV reported.

Marseille synagogue machete

The attack took place in a neighborhood which is highly populated with Jews. French police have thrown a dragnet around the area, which has been entirely shut down.

In November 2015, three attackers believed to be linked to the Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist organization stabbed a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Marseille in the face. At around 8pm local time, Rabbi Tzion Sa’adoun, 56, was attacked outside his home, a short distance from the synagogue and school where he teaches Judaic studies.

According to fellow emissary and Rabbi Eliyahu Altab, who spoke with Chabad.org, “Right outside his home he was ambushed by three people. He was stabbed on his face, body, arms and legs. A car drove by and the attackers got scared and fled.”

One of the attackers demanded the victim look at the tee shirt he was wearing – one emblazoned with the symbol of Da’esh – and then pulled out his knife and stabbed him. All three yelled anti-Semitic epithets. The attack had been the second such incident within weeks.

For the second year in a row, the highest number of immigrants to the Jewish State have come from France, with 7,900 French Jews choosing to make Israel their home last year. In 2014, 7,200 French Jews moved away from their fears in France, to Israel.

2 Stabbed in Jerusalem Terror Attack [video]

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Two people were stabbed on Bar-Lev Boulevard in Jerusalem, at the light rail train station.

Both were lightly injured and evacuated to the hospital.

The terrorist has been shot and neutralized (seriously wounded in this case).

Warning, Graphic:

Kiryat Arba Terror Victim Genady Kaufman Succumbs

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Genady Kaufman fought hard for life, but an Arab blade has carved a new statistic: Israel’s 25th terror casualty since October.

Kaufman, 40, was repeatedly stabbed in the chest in a terror attack December 7 outside Hebron’s ancient Cave of the Patriarchs in Judea. He was critically wounded barely a ten minute walk from his home in nearby Kiryat Arba.

The terrorist was shot dead on site by security forces.

Doctors battled to save him after his arrival at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. He was placed on a respirator and since that time has been in the intensive care unit. But the fight ended early Wednesday morning (Dec. 30) when Kaufman succumbed to his wounds.

Just two days after the attack on Kaufman, another Arab terrorist stabbed two Israeli men – one of them an IDF soldier – in the Hebron Jewish neighborhood of Beit Hadassah.

That terrorist was a cousin of the killer who murdered Genady Kaufman. He too was shot and killed by a Hebron security officer, but not before he had a chance to hurt two Jews.

The soldier was seriously wounded. The second victim was the son of former Knesset member Orit Strook; he fended off the terrorist until he was neutralized by security personnel.

Hebron is a focal point in what is becoming a repeat of the War of Attrition that took place decades ago, and which may once again need to be fought — this time Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

2 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Terrorist Attack in Samaria

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Two Arab terrorists stabbed an IDF soldier on Sunday afternoon in an attack near the Huwara checkpoint south of Shechem on Highway 60.

One of the soldiers sustained a face wound; the second was wounded in the leg, medics said.

Both terrorists were shot and killed.

Magen David Adom medics said that one of the victims was moderately wounded; the second is in good condition.

According to the IDF spokesperson, one of the IDF soldiers was wounded as a result of “friendly fire” while forces were aiming at the terrorists.

Both soldiers were evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment.

Shabbat Update: Two Terrorists Killed in Jerusalem and Samaria

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

One soldier was lightly injured in a car-ramming attack near Shechem on Shabbat afternoon, and another terrorist, wielding a knife, tried to stab and murder police and civilians in Jerusalem.

The wounded soldier was evacuated to a Petach Tikvah hospital for treatment. The terrorist was shot and later died, according to Arab media.

Ma’an News Agency, based in Bethlehem, reported:

Locals in the area at the time said that the driver — identified as Maher al-Jabi, 56 — had sped past several vehicles at the checkpoint before forces opened fire.

The attempted stabbings in Jerusalem occurred at Kikar Tzahal (IDF Square) around 9 a.m. when two mounted policemen noticed an Arab sitting outside Jaffa Gate and then standing up and following Jews wearing a tallis.

They followed the terrorist to Kikar Tzahal, where they asked the Arab, from eastern Jerusalem, to stop and show his identification card.

He whipped out a knife and police shot and killed him.

Below are videos of police tracking the terrorist and of aftermath of the attempted stabbing.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/alert-pedestrians-help-foil-stabbing-attack-in-jerusalem/2015/12/26/

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