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December 5, 2016 / 5 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘stoning’

Massive Stone Throwing Near Beitar

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

There are reports of massive stoning near the Hussan bypass in Gush Etzion. The bypass is between Highway 60 (the tunnels) and Beitar, according to a TPS report.

Cars have been damaged, but no one was injured.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Highway 60, Entrance to Ofra Temporarily Blocked by Protesters

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Demonstrators blocked the entrance to the Jewish community of Ofra, north of Jerusalem, and also a segment of Highway 60 near the community in both directions on Wednesday night.

Reportedly the demonstrators were Jewish, and their reasons for the protest are unknown.

They dragged dozens of tires on to the road, and reportedly also added cinder blocks and boulders.

Israel Police spent some time dispersing the crowd and opening the road. Police then remained on site to prevent further disturbances as well.

Two of the teens were arrested on suspicion of organizing the road block and encouraging the rioters.

Highway 60 is a main artery which runs from north to south along the eastern part of the country, traveling through Samaria, Jerusalem and down through Judea to Be’er Sheva in southern Israel.

The highway is a favored venue of countless terrorists who target residents and travelers along the route in both directions from north to south.

In an attack on Wednesday night, Arab terrorists targeted an Israeli driver and passengers on a bus traveling on Highway 40.

No one was physically injured and no damage was reported.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Attacks Vary in Style But Continue Across Israel

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Terror attacks are varying in style and method but are continuing in frequency across the Jewish State.

Police report a stun grenade was thrown by unidentified attackers at a car in the quiet Gush Dan town of Kiryat Ono. The attacker in the vehicle from which the grenade was thrown managed to escape, police said. No one was physically injured in the attack, but no details were made available about the condition of the targeted vehicle, and the motive is unclear.

An Egged bus went up in flames at mid-afternoon Monday at the Beit Yehoshua train station, located near Netanya and Herzliya. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

About five minutes earlier, Israel Police responded to disturbances by stone-throwing terrorists in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat. Police fired stun grenades and tear gas in order to get the mob under control.

In the late afternoon hours, terrorists hurled rocks at two Israeli buses on the road between Efrat and the “T-junction,” about 10 minutes south of Jerusalem. In one of the incidents, the windshield of the bus was smashed.

Earlier in the day, terrorists hurled stones at a car and at Israeli security forces on the same road, in the same place. No injuries reported.

An Israeli public bus came under a stoning attack Monday evening on Route 264, near the Bedouin city of Rahat in southern Israel. None of the passengers were physically injured but there were no details made available about the status of the bus.

Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority also attacked an IDF observation post Monday night near the Jewish community of Ofra, in Samaria. No one was physically injured in the attack, according to local sources. The attackers fled the scene and managed to escape towards the Arab village of Silwad.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorists Attack Israeli Bus Near Ofra

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The Hatzolah emergency service of Judea & Samaria reports that terrorists in the Binyamin region attacked an Israeli bus late Thursday night (Nov. 24).

Bus #463 came under a hail of rocks as it traveled near the Jewish community of Ofra.

No one was physically injured in the attack.

The bus driver arrived at a gas station to report the attack took place as he was driving between the Jewish communities of Ofra and Michmash.

Israeli security personnel were deployed to the area to search for the attackers.

Hana Levi Julian

Rabbi Berland in Court: I Deserve Burning and Stoning for my Sins

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Tuesday convicted the leader of the Shuvu Banim (Return boys) movement, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, 79, of two counts of indecent assault and one count of assault and sentenced him to 18 months in prison. The conviction follows a plea agreement in which Berland admitted to some of the charges against him in return for a reduced sentence. The time Berland spent in a South African prison will be deducted from his sentence.

In addition, Berland will pay $6,467 in compensations to the women whose complained against him was cited in his indictment, and the same amount to another woman whose complaint was not included.

Before his sentencing, Berland expressed his remorse before the judge, saying that according to Torah law he deserved to be burned and stones for his sins, but “today the times have changed and the punishments have become lighter.” Judge Yaron Mintkevich said he would honor the plea deal, but had it been up to him, in light of the severity of Berland’s crimes, he would have sentenced him separately on every single one of them.

The prosecution cited Berland’s advanced age to justify his exceedingly light sentence.

Several women have reported that Rabbi Berland raped them, others complained of sexual harassment. In 2012, one of Berland’s students discovered him standing over a naked woman at home. Berland’s followers claimed the accusations had been made by the rabbi’s enemies.

Berland fled Israel once the first allegations had been made public, and sought temporary shelter in the US, Italy, Switzerland, and Morocco, where he stayed in Marrakech. In November 2013, Moroccan King Mohammed VI personally ordered Berland’s expulsion, following news report about the allegations against him.

He left for Cairo, Egypt, continued to Zimbabwe, then flew to Johannesburg, South Africa. He then returned to Zimbabwe, and became the spiritual leader of a synagogue in Khumalo. He was expelled after his visa had expired, and returned to Johannesburg.

Dutch police arrested Berland in September, as he was getting off a flight from Johannesburg to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, but he fled and eventually landed back in South Africa.

A few dozen of Berland’s followers demonstrated outside the court on Tuesday and when their leader was being led out of the courtroom they blocked traffic and refused to let the patrol car with him in it leave.

JNi.Media

Stoning Terror Attacks Under-Reported, Warns Hatzolah of Judea & Samaria

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The Hatzolah emergency response organization of Judea and Samaria and the Hebrew-language 0404 website are warning that Arab terrorist stoning attacks are again being under-reported by mainstream Israeli media. This is not the first time media avoid reporting about the numerous attempts to kill Israeli drivers by Arabs in the Palestinian Authority.

They are generally not reported at all in the international media, unless the attempts result in obvious murders of foreign or dual citizens.

On Monday, November 21, as of 6:30 pm, there were at least 14 stoning terror attacks perpetrated against Israeli motorists on the roads of Judea and Samaria, according to Hatzolah and 0404.

Israeli security forces have been attacked in a number of the incidents, which took place between the Arab village of Azoun and the Jewish community of Ma’ale Shomron.

There was also an attack between the Jewish community of Avnei Hefetz and the Te’enim checkpoint, near the Arab village of Hizme, north of Jerusalem between the capital and the Jewish community of Adam, near the Arab city of Halhul north of Hebron, at the Ma’ale Amos Junction near the southern entrance to the Jewish city of Efrat in Gush Etzion, and elsewhere.

An Israeli driver was also targeted by Arab stone throwers as he traveled past Huwara, near the Jewish communities of Itamar and Yitzhar and north of the Jewish town of Tapuach. In that incident, the vehicle was damaged, but miraculously the passengers were not physically hurt. Stoning has been noted as a form of attempted murder in the Israeli penal code, and is judged accordingly.

A law was passed last year increasing the prison sentence for terrorists convicted of throwing rocks at moving vehicles. It was actually an amendment to an existing law that required proof of intent; currently those convicted of stone throwing face a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, depending on the circumstances. Moreover, anyone convicted of the crime does not receive benefits from the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi), and if the perpetrator is a minor, nor does his family, while he is in prison. The minimum penalty for throwing rocks at a moving vehicle is three years in prison. The law also added rocks to the list of “harmful tools” in the penal code. A number of Israelis have, in fact, been killed as a result of such attacks with many, many more injured in the course of having to dodge the stony missiles hurled at their vehicles.

Mainstream media tend to focus on attacks in Israel only when there are serious injuries and damage to vehicles. The long-lasting trauma often suffered by those who experience such attacks, which particularly affects the young, is usually discounted even when the attacks are noted. This is despite the social, educational and financial havoc such trauma can later cause, as numerous psychotherapists and trauma experts have pointed out.

Hana Levi Julian

Bus Driver Injured in Stoning Attack

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

A bus driver was injured after his bus was stoned by Arab terrorists on Highway 60 near Ofra on Saturday night, according to a TPS report.

The driver was taken by MDA to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem with glass fragments in his eyes.

A few more cars were also damaged in stoning attacks.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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