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October 9, 2015 / 26 Tishri, 5776
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Intifada Mark 3 – 12 Arab Suspects Arrested, 2 IDF Soldiers Wounded

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Arrests of Palestinian and Israeli Arab suspects continue daily as the attacks on Israeli Jews and others mount up, clearly escalating into what is obviously a deliberately organized, calculated Intifada Mark 3.

Israeli forces arrested 12 security suspects in eastern Jerusalem late Wednesday and early Thursday morning. Six adults and six minors were taken into custody on suspicion of disturbing public order.

A Palestinian Arab terrorist attacked a group of soldiers overnight into Thursday near Einav, a religious Zionist community located north of Jerusalem in the Samaria (Shomron) region.

The attacker, who pulled a knife and attempted to stab the soldiers, was caught and injured in the attack. Medics from the Arab Red Crescent emergency response service treated the attacker at the scene before he was taken for question to security personnel.

Earlier Wednesday night, two Israeli soldiers were hit by flying rocks while contending with a riot at the Palestinian Arab village of Beit Omar, between Kiryat Arba-Hebron and Gush Etzion.

One of the soldiers was seriously injured; the condition of the second soldier is unknown. Both were evacuated to a hospital in Jerusalem.

The attack occurred while Palestinian Arabs were hurling rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and firing guns to mark the speech of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations General Assembly. In his speech Abbas renounced the PA’s signing of the internationally-recognized 1994 Oslo Accords, declaring the PA no longer was bound by the mandates set forth therein.

Israeli motorists driving in two separate cars came under attack Thursday (Oct. 1) by Palestinian Arab terrorists on the road near Tekoa, in eastern Gush Etzion. A woman and a six-month-old baby, were wounded in the attack. Two other children were badly traumatized and required treatment for anxiety.

Both drivers continued to navigate their vehicles until they reached the safety of Tekoa, where they were able to inspect the damage to their cars.

Tekoa residents subsequently traveled to the Arab village near their town following the attack to protest the violence near their community. Clashes broke out between IDF soldiers and Arab residents after Tekoa’s military security coordinator fired into the air to warn Palestinian Arabs who had begun to throw stones at the vehicle of one of the families from Tekoa who came to protest.


Arab Stone-Throwers Clash with IDF Near Ramallah

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Palestinian Arabs clashed with IDF troops near the Palestinian Authority Arab capital of Ramallah, in Samaria, on Tuesday afternoon.

The rioters, who were mostly teens and young adults, were hurling rocks and other items at IDF soldiers to protest the ongoing violence at the Temple Mount compound.

No injuries have been reported and there were no arrests as of 3:30 pm Israel time.

Arab MK on Arrest of Murder by Stone Suspects: Shin Bet Hunting Jerusalem’s Children

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

(JNi.media) MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List Alliance) responded on Saturday night to news of the arrest of four Arab youths suspected of throwing stones at the car of the late Alexander Leblovitz, 64, accused Israeli security forces, the Shin Bet and police of persecuting the children and the youth of Jerusalem for the sake of their career achievements. The young stone throwers caused Leblovitz’s death.

Ghattas said police were quick to solve the Leblovitz murder, while the terrorists who set fire in the village of Duma roam free or are under comfortable “VIP detention.”

“It is inconceivable that the police and the Shin Bet know how to work only when it comes to Jewish victims, while to date no details have been revealed about the Duma case, the names of those involved have not been exposed and the murderers have not been prosecuted,” said MK Ghattas. “Only when it comes to a Jewish victim the Shin Bet works fast and can tell us the story as it’s most comfortable with.”

Ghattas would not consider the possibility that the Duma arson was not committed by “extremist Jews.”

“I question today’s police statement,” Ghattas added, saying that “the reliability of the police and the Shin Bet is questionable when their conduct is biased … I will turn to the AG with a request to disclose the names of the Duma murderers and bring them to justice, especially in light of the statement of the defense minister matter on the matter.”

In mid-September, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon bragged to reporters that security forces already knew who the Duma arsonists were, but didn’t want their names exposed too soon. Ya’alon was forced to walk back his comment a day later, but many, Arabs and Jews, have been demanding more information on that horrific event.

Shin Bet and Police special forces have revealed this weekend that they had detained for questioning four young men, ages 16 to 19, residents of the Sur Baher neighborhood on the southeastern outskirts of eastern Jerusalem, on suspicion of involvement in the murderous attack with stones which killed Leblovitz and wounded two Jewish women. The four, who carry Israeli identity card with the status of resident, are Mohamed Salah Mohamed Abu Kaf, Walid Fares Mustafa Atrash, Abed Mahmoud Abed Rabbo Dawiyat and a minor whose details are not available for publication. During their interrogation, the four told the Shin Bet they had intended to carry out terrorist acts especially on Rosh Hashanah, and positioned themselves so they could throw stones at passing vehicles most effectively, and be able to spot the Israeli license plates of passing vehicle.

According to Shin Bet, Abed Dawiyat, whose rock hit Leblovitz’s car, causing the driver’s death, told his interrogators he had come out for the attack wearing a Hamas flag, which he received when he participated in a rally to “save Al-Aqsa” in the Israeli Arab city of Umm al-Fahm.

Stone-Throwing Arab Terrorists Attack Drivers in Gush Etzion

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Palestinian Arab terrorists attacked Israeli drivers in Judea along Highway 60 late Saturday night.

The attacks took place near the Jewish community of Efrat.

At least one vehicle was struck by rocks hurled by the attackers, which smashed the car’s windshield.

Miraculously, no one was physically hurt in the attack.

On Saturday, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) announced that four Israeli Arab teens were arrested for the Jerusalem stone-throwing murder on Rosh Hashana of Alexander Levlovitz.

This past Thursday, the Security Cabinet approved new rules of engagement as well as immediate steps to combat stone and Molotov cocktail throwers.

A new, three-year temporary order sets the minimum penalty of four years in prison for adults who throw stones and Molotov cocktails. Judges may deviate from the minimum sentences but must provide reasons for it.

4 Arab Teens Arrested in Jerusalem Terror Rock Attack on Rosh Hashana

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) announced Saturday night that four Israeli Arab minors have been arrested in connection with the Rosh Hashana terror attack that killed Jerusalemite Alexander Levlovitz.

The four Arab teens are accused of hurling rocks at Levlovitz’s car as he drove in the Arnona neighborhood in southern Jerusalem, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

Levlovitz was mortally injured as the car crashed into a light pole, and died shortly thereafter at a hospital in Jerusalem. His wife and daughter were less seriously injured in the crash.

After intensive intelligence gathering, the investigation by the Shin Bet led to the arrest of the following four Israeli Arab teens:

Muhamad Salah Muhamad, age 18 Walid Faras Mustafa, age 18 Abed Muchamad Abed Rabu Daviat, 19

An additional suspect is a minor and his name may not be released due to his age.

Peace Program Participants Injured in Mount of Olives Attack

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Four Jewish teenagers and an Arab woman were lightly injured when Arabs began massively stoning vehicles on the Mount of Olives, in the Jerusalem A-Tur neighborhood.

The group was participating in a summer peace program consisting of Israeli, Jordanian and PA/Israeli Arab students.

The father of one of the victims was shocked, according to the Tazpit News Agency.

He said, “My son is part of a group of youths, Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians who study cardiology as part of a summer course in summer school. It’s unbelievable that it was specifically (“davka”) they who were hit by stones.”

It is unclear why he thought their participation in a peace program would provide them immunity from an Arab terror attack.

The attack happened around 9:30 PM on Tuesday, and a bus and two cars were hit, shattering their windows.

Four of the victims were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital for injuries sustained from the shattered glass. The fifth was treated on site.

According to Hadassah hospital, the four had injuries to their head and upper body, one also had injuries to the leg, and one had injuries to the eyes. The hospital said, very large stones were thrown at them, but overall their condition is good.

Ministerial Committee Approves Tougher Stand on Stone Throwers

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday (May 31) proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to increase the severity of the punishment for stone throwing. The bill, initially proposed by the previous justice minister, Tzipi Livni, will amend the existing law to cover cases in which the stone thrower’s intent to inflict casualties cannot be proven – as in cases of attacks on buses or police vehicles, when the aim may be “merely” to harass or draw attention. Shaked’s aim is to diminish the current disparity between the maximum punishment stipulated by law (20 years) and the relatively light sentences given in practice – a result of the difficulty in proving intent. The new bill will make it possible to convict stone throwers without proving their intent to injure; the penalty in these cases will be up to 10 years in prison.

Written by Ben Niran

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ministerial-committee-approves-tougher-stand-on-stone-throwers/2015/06/01/

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