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August 27, 2016 / 23 Av, 5776

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Teen Terrorist Killed After Firebombing Israeli Vehicles on Highway 60 in Judea

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

One of two teen terrorists was killed Saturday night by an IDF unit while attacking Israeli drivers on Highway 60 in Judea.

The soldiers opened fire while the young terrorists were throwing firebombs (Molotov cocktails) Saturday night at passing Israeli vehicles.

The attacks took place near the Judean town of Halhul, north of Hebron and Kiryat Arba.

One of the two teen terrorists, a 14-year-old, was hit by the gunfire, according to a report broadcast by Israel Radio, and the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

“During routine activity to secure route 60, the IDF spotted two suspects attempting to throw Molotov cocktails at vehicles” on the highway,” an IDF spokesperson told Ma’an.

The second suspect was arrested and taken into custody, according to the report.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Road Terrorists Use Ancient, Effective Weapons

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Arab stone-throwing terrorists continued their attempts to kill Israeli motorists on the roads Tuesday, using ancient and primitive methods that are as deadly as any bullet, mortar or missile.

Arabs hurled rocks at cars on the Gush Etzion – Jerusalem segment of Highway 60 heading into Jerusalem. The attack took place between El Khader and the junction leading to the northern entrance to Efrat, south of Jerusalem. No one was injured in that attack.

Terrorists also hurled rocks at a vehicle marked with the United Nations logo as it traveled near the Jewish community of Efrat. No injuries reported.

Motorists were attacked on Route 35 in Judea, near the Jewish community of Adora as well.

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at motorists traveling on Highway 443, the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway near the village of Al Tira.

Stone-throwing attacks were also reported in the Jordan Valley near the village of J’aftalik.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorists Attack Jerusalem Light Rail, Riot Around Capital

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Jerusalem Arabs have again attacked the Light Rail as it passed through the northern neighborhood of Shuafat.

The “travel terrorists” threw stones at the rail cars, and also at Israeli public buses and cars as they traveled on the highway passing the neighborhood.

During the night Arab attackers riots at numerous locations in and around the capital.

Among the sites recorded were: the Qalandia and Ras el Amud neighborhoods on the outskirts of Jerusalem, near Rachel’s Tomb; Al Favar in Mount Hebron; El Hader in Gush Etzion; Havara and Azoun in Samaria; and others.

Hana Levi Julian

Female Terrorist Stopped, Stone-Throwers Hurt Israeli Cop in Hebron

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

A female Arab terrorist was caught and disarmed Sunday by security personnel when she tried to enter the Cave of the Patriarchs in the ancient Judean city of Hebron.

She was transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

A few minutes earlier, an Israeli police officer was hurt in an attack by Arab terrorists hurling rocks at forces stationed at one of the Kiryat Arba junctions near Hebron.

Security forces are out sweeping the area for the perpetrators.

Hana Levi Julian

Jewish Child Injured in Jewish Stone Throwing

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Two Jewish minors from Kiryat Arba were caught by police after they threw stones at a car traveling on Road 60 on Saturday night.

A 4-year-old child was injured in the attack on the vehicle after being hit by shattered glass from the car window.

According to police, the stone throwers wanted to hit an Arab car and misidentified their target.

So instead, acting no different than all the Arab attackers, they threw rocks at a moving vehicle, and just like the Arabs, also injured a Jewish child.

The other estimated 30 attacks over the past 3 days included stone throwing, firebombs, a ramming, riots, a stabbing attempt, and a shooting, but those were all committed by Arabs against Jews.

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Baby Hurt in Arab Rock Attack Near Beitar Illit

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

An infant was hurt Thursday morning in an Arab terror attack on the highway near the entrance to the Jewish community of Beitar Illit, in Judea.

Stone-throwing Arabs attacked the vehicle in which the six-month-old baby was riding, according to Magen David Adom medics, who said the vehicle was heading towards Jerusalem at the time.

The infant was struck by shards of glass from the window that was smashed by the rocks hurled by the terrorists.

After being treated at the scene, the baby was evacuated to a nearby hospital for continued medical treatment.

IDF soldiers launched a search for the attackers.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Elite Special Ops Unit Deploys in Gush Etzion to ID, Deter Lone Wolf Attackers

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

IDF Central Command has deployed the elite special ops ‘Maglan’ unit in Gush Etzion in a last-gasp attempt to avoid the necessity of another complete separation between Jews and Arabs in the region, as happened a decade ago.

The goal: identify potential jihadists before they start their journey to terror and turn them around.

“It is possible to track down and identify a lone terrorist before he has made that final decision to stab or run someone over, and to stop [the attack,] Col. Roman Gofman, Commander of the Etzion Brigade, told the Hebrew-language Ynet news site.

“This requires two things: locating the potential attacker and then putting pressure on him or persuading him not to carry out the attack. Once he has decided to attack it’s very hard to stop him,” Gofman noted, according to the report.

One of the new methods of pressuring potential attackers is that of “targeted closure.” This involves quietly knocking on the door of the targeted individual and then entering the home in the wee hours, before anyone can slip away to the cafe before heading out to work at 3:30 am, when most leave their villages. If it is not possible to enter quietly, IDF soldiers will do what they must, which could include shouting or drawing weapons. But the preferred method is to move quietly, with dignity, in order to carry out an arrest and begin the necessary conversation.

Targeted individuals include those ages 16 to 25 who appear to be seeking attention and perhaps martyrdom along the way, Gofman explains. “Every attacker leaves signs long before they decide to become martyrs. We just need to pick up these signals from every possible source: Shin Bet, social networks and many other things that would point to … a potential attacker.

“In earlier periods terrorists wanted to kill Jews and some were willing to become martyrs for it,” Gofman said. “Now they want to become martyrs and if they can kill a couple of Jews while accomplishing that, then all the better.

“One way or another they are lauded and gain status in Palestinian society. They are the target of incitement from all directions. Lone attacks are a result of vicious cycle whose essence is imitation and inspiration.”

Teens who have already thrown stones and/or firebombs at Israeli vehicles or security forces are arrested and taken into custody. They are then questioned by investigators who also try to persuade them not to repeat their mistakes — not to commit the same crimes once they are released. They are typically sent to jail for a long enough sentence hopefully to deter but not harden them.

Especially for those who have not yet acted and have no criminal file, the IDF discussions with parents and extended family, carried out in fluent Arabic, have often been effective. The explanations about the consequences of their child’s actions can have great influence, according to Gofman.

“Even those who distribute candy after attacks, do not want their sons to commit suicide,” Gofman told Ynet journalist Ron Ben-Yishai. “Most of them are like that. Most of them want to see their child come home from school, or the younger son return home from work, so they are therefore a powerful influence through whom we try to act.”

Hana Levi Julian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-elite-special-ops-unit-deploys-in-gush-etzion-to-id-deter-lone-wolf-attackers/2015/12/09/

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