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The failed suicide bomber who attempted to blow herself up outside the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim has been identified as a 31-year-old resident of an Arab neighborhood in the capital.
According to local sources she divides her time between the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar and the Jordan Valley city of Jericho, in the east.
A female terrorist previously unknown to Israeli security forces, she lit a gas balloon she carried in her car – not a bona fide explosive device – and expected it to do the job.
The makeshift bomb did explode, but not in the way she expected. She tried to leave the car as it went up in flames.
A search of the injured bomber after the attack revealed she had handwritten notes, supporting “martyrs.”
She was critically wounded in her attempt to carry out her attack, and is now lying in a bed at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.
The traffic police officer who blocked her from successfully reaching downtown Jerusalem to carry out her attack was admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in good condition with second-degree burns on his face and upper body.
A major tragedy was avoided Sunday morning when a 45-year-old police officer stopped a female suicide bomber at the al-Zaim checkpoint near Ma’ale Adumim, about three miles from downtown Jerusalem.
According to police, the vehicle looked suspicious as it traveled slowly in the bus lane on Route 437 shortly after 7 am, so the traffic police officer signaled for the driver to stop.
She obeyed, but as the policeman began to approach the vehicle, the driver yelled “Allahu Akbar!” and detonated a bomb in her car.
According to Israel Radio, the bomber was trying to reach downtown Jerusalem. Instead, she was badly injured in the blast.
MDA teams who arrived treated the police officer at the scene and then evacuated him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with burns to his face and upper body.
The terrorist was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.
Following the attack, the section connecting the Highway 1 Ma’ale Adumim ramp and the al-Zaim checkpoint was closed in both directions.
“When we arrived we were led to a man .. who was fully conscious,” paramedic Aharon Adler told Walla!. “He was walking, and suffered burns to his upper body. We gave him medical attention and evacuated him to hospital in stable condition.”
Adler added that “when we were able to go near the vehicle, we took care of the driver who was conscious, with burns all over her body, and evacuated her to hospital in critical condition.”
Former MK Prof. Aryeh Eldad told NRG: “I was traveling uphill from Ma’ale Adumim to Jerusalem. About 100 yards ahead of me the traffic had stopped and I saw smoke. Police arrived with a sapper, and I heard it was a suicide bomber on the road. We heard warnings about this area and apparently the warning was about this.”
Early analysis suggests that this morning’s car bomb marks an escalation in the cycle of violence, from sporadic acts on the part of individuals and loosely organized riots to an attack operation that requires a more established organization.
The same analysts point to internal struggles inside the Palestinian Authority, and between Hamas and the PA, as well as between Salafi Muslim jihadists in Gaza and the ruling Sunni Muslim Hamas — all of which are being expressed through anti-Israeli violence.
JNi Media contributed to this article.
A female suicide bomber drove up to the Al-Zaim checkpoint near Maaleh Adumim towards Jerusalem on Sunday morning, just after 7 AM, according to Israeli police.
She was stopped 200 meters before the checkpoint by a policeman, as something about her looked suspicious.
As the policeman approached to question her, she yelled “Allahu Achbar” and then blew up a bomb in her car, lightly wounding the policeman (45).
The Arab terrorist is seriously wounded.
Initially policed believe she intended to blow up at the checkpoint itself and kill the soldiers, but according to Israel Radio, she was on her way to downtown Jerusalem.
A second bomb has been found in the car and sappers are diffusing it.
Not quite making it into the category of suicide bomber, an Arab terrorist was killed when the bomb he was about the throw blew up on him.
On Monday evening, around 11:30 PM, Arabs set up an ambush on the road connecting Negohot and Adorayim in the southern Mount Hebron area, according to a Tazpit report.
The Arabs piled up rocks onto the road hoping an Israeli driver would crash into them, at which point they would apparently attack the driver directly.
An Israeli driver from Negohot saw the pile of rocks just in time, and managed to swerve around them. He then called in the army.
As an IDF jeep arrived, the IDF soldiers heard a loud explosion.
Searching the area, the soldiers discovered the remains of an Arab terrorist who was about to throw a bomb at them.
The explosive detonated prematurely.
Released for publication: Israel has arrested and indicted a Gaza City terrorist who is part of a group linked with the Islamic State (ISIS) and who organized attacks against the IDF in last year’s anti-terror Protective Edge campaign.
The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) lifted gag order on the arrest in late July of Ihab Sayeed Nahel, 27, and he was indicted on 12 counts of various charges, including being in contact with a foreign enemy, conspiracy to commit murder, and possessing and transferring illegal weapons.
A surgeon, who is a member of Hamas, gave Nahel safe harbor in his house while he carried out attacks against the IDF last year, including planting bombs on army patrol routes at the Gaza security fence.
The terrorist was arrested while trying to travel to Qatar, where he was supposed to work as a teacher as part of project to employ Gaza educators.
Nahel told interrogators that he began his career as a terrorist with Hamas, for whom he carried out surveillance on the IDF. He also helped dig tunnels used by terrorists to stage attacks.
Last year, he joined a terrorist Salafist faction linked with ISIS and known as “ARABIC.” It was part of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) which he led in 2010. The PRC is the same group that helped stage the murder of two Israeli soldiers and the kidnap of Gilad Shalit at a checkpoint nine years ago. The attack was carried out via a tunnel.
As leader of the PRC in 2012, he was involved in planning suicide attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians at the Egyptian border, and he used a tunnel to travel from Gaza to the Sinai.
Nahel had planned an attack on a bus near Eilat, but the plan never was carried out.
The Civil Administration will begin allowing Palestinian Authority doctors to drive their personal cars over the Green Line and into pre-67 Israel.
This will be the first time since the year 2000 that personal cars with Palestinian Authority license plates will be allowed to freely cross over the Green Line. Official had restricted their access due to all the terror attacks by Palestinian Authority Arabs.
The permission will initially be granted to approximately 100 PA doctors who need more timely access to the Israeli hospitals where they work.
Security officials will be evaluating the permission on an ongoing basis.
In a few months, the permission may be expanded to include businessmen and merchants. In addition, other entry restrictions on PA Arabs have already been relaxed, based on age.
The Almagor organization, which represents Israeli terror victims, criticized the plan, saying it increased the risk of terror attacks against Israelis.
Meir Indor, who heads Almagor, said that he hopes the Civil Administration acts fairly, and if Palestinian Authority vehicles can enter [Green Line] Israel, then Israelis should be allowed to enter Area A, where Jews are currently not allowed to go.