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Posts Tagged ‘Tapuach Junction’

Border Guard Police Foil Terror Attack in Samaria

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Alert Border Guard Police officers prevented a Palestinian Arab from carrying out a terror attack Tuesday evening.

The soldiers noticed the suspect attempting to throw away a box-cutter as he approached the security checkpoint at the Tapuach Junction near Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria.

During their routine search the soldiers also discovered the suspect was carrying a kitchen knife as well. The suspect was taken into custody and turned over to security personnel for questioning.

Earlier in the day, an IDF soldier was wounded during clashes with Palestinian Arabs in the Gush Etzion area of Judea on Tuesday.

The soldier was struck by a rock thrown by one of the rioting Arabs and received medical treatment at the scene for facial wounds.

The continued violence makes it clear that either Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has lost his credibility in the Palestinian street, or he has made it clear to the street that his words earlier in the day were spoken for international media and political purposes only.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas reportedly attempted to dial back the violence Tuesday during a meeting with members of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). In a statement calling for public calm, Abbas said, “We want to reach a political solution peacefully.

“We tell them (the Israelis) that we do not want either military or security escalation,” he continued. “All our instructions to our (security) agencies, our factions and our youth have been that we do not want escalation.”

Abbas also did a complete turnaround on his statement at the United Nations General Assembly last week, in which he bluntly declared the Palestinian Authority was no longer bound to meet its obligations under the internationally recognized Oslo Accords that it signed with Israel in 1993.

On Tuesday, Abbas said: “We are committed to these agreements, but it is unreasonable for us to be the only ones who are committed to them. If Israel does not want these agreements, we do not want to implement them.”

The Palestinian Authority has yet to meet the conditions of the Accords, even for its own people, which include the general election of a self-governing Council within a five-year period: Abbas has overstayed his four-year term by six years so far. Moreover, Palestinian Arab areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza are to be governed under a Palestinian Council as “a single territorial unit.” In fact, since ousting the Fatah faction from Gaza in 2007, that region has been ruled separately with an iron fist by the Hamas terrorist organization — which maintains in its founding charter the vow to annihilate the State of Israel. This violates the first condition of the Oslo Accords: to renounce terror.

And so on …

Which agreements, exactly, did Mahmoud Abbas say he was committed to?

Hana Levi Julian

Border Guard Police Foil Terror Attack at Tapuach Junction

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Israeli Border Guard Police foiled an attempted terror attack by a Palestinian Arab at the Tapuach junction in Samaria.

Had that attacker escaped, he could have entered a Jewish community or even reached Jerusalem and there possibly have perpetrated an even greater attack.

The 20-year-old terrorist, a resident of Shechem (Nablus), approached the security personnel standing guard at the site, pulled out a knife and attempted to stab an officer.

Another Israeli officer raised his weapon and the wannabe attacker fled, but was caught a few seconds later. He was taken into custody and transferred to security personnel for questioning.

Company Commander Superintendant Roi Amos praised the quick action of the IDF fighters whose alert actions saved the lives of their fellow officers and others at the site.

“The soldiers were alert and prepared,” he said. “This is precisely the reason the incident ended this way; we’re talking about a situation of a few seconds.

“Vigilance and operational preparedness are the only manner in which one can cope with such incidents. First and foremost things went as expected from each Border Guard Police officer during an actual terrorism attack when he is tested and must protect his life and the innocent lives of others.”

Hana Levi Julian

Updated: Israeli Woman Shot in Terror Attack Near Hawara

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

A Jewish woman was lightly injured in a shooting attack at the Bitot junction in the Shomron, which is near Tapuach, south of Shechem. The attack happened just after 6 AM.

Two women in the car, nurses from Yitzhar and Elon Moreh, on their way to work, when the car was shot multiple times.

Thye heard an explosion and thought the car was being hit by rocks.

The passenger was lightly injured in the back.

The bullets went through the door of the car.

The IDF is searching for the shooter.

On Tuesday night, a bus was shot at near Maaleh Adumim. The driver was lightly injured by shattered glass.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Border Police Stop Terrorists at Tapuach Junction

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Border Police blocked two Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists in Samaria from carrying out a terrorist attack in pre-1967 Israel on Thursday.

The two would-be attackers were hiding three pipe bombs, several knives and a gun while trying to pass through a checkpoint near the Tapuach Junction.

Police officers became suspicious of the pair, both in their twenties, when one seemed nervous about his bag.

“Two young Palestinians arrived at the bus stop near the Tapuach checkpoint, and I notified two officers who were stationed nearby. The officers approached the suspects in order to examine them, and they initially said they were headed to Ramallah. At that point, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and directed it towards one of the officers,” checkpoint commander First Sgt. Almog Ohana told Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Acharanot.

In response, a Border Police officer released the safety catch on her weapon while a second officer knocked the gun from the terrorist’s hands.

One of the suspects had refused to open a black backpack he was carrying. The officers noticed there were wires sticking out of the bag and immediately cleared the area.

The officers summoned the bomb squad to neutralize the explosives, and transferred the two suspects to security personnel for further interrogation.

Security in and around Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem has been tightened for the upcoming Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur and the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice.)

The crossings into pre-1967 Israel from the Palestinian Authority will be closed effective midnight Thursday night until midnight Saturday night and security will be raised in communities and synagogues around Israel.

Hana Levi Julian

200 Israelis Protesting at Tapuach Junction

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

On Wednesday night, some 200 Israelis protested at the Tapuach Junction, in the Shomron, against the repeated terror attacks at that location.

The protesters demanded the government give the army the tools to uproot the terror and return security to the citizens.

In the last week alone, the Tapuach Junction has seen an attempted suicide bombing and a shooting attack by a citizen of the Palestinian Unity Government (PUG).

Jewish Press News Briefs

Three More Terrorists with Bomb on the Loose

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Following this morning’s suicide bomber attempt, Walla reports that the IDF is searching for three more possible terrorists, whom the IDF believes might have another suicide bomb on them.

Suicide Belt from Tapuach Junction. Photo by: News0404

Suicide Belt from Tapuach Junction.
Photo by: News0404

Jewish Press News Briefs

UPDATE: Suicide Bomber Caught Near Tapuach Junction (VIDEO)

Friday, May 30th, 2014

OVERVIEW: Border Police stationed near the Tapuach Junction saw a suspicious figure approaching the area. Despite the 95 degree Farenheit weather today, the man was wearing an overcoat.

Suicide Belt from Tapuach Junction. Photo by: News0404

Suicide Belt from Tapuach Junction.
Photo by: News0404

From a distance, the soldiers made the 20 year old Arab man stop and remove his coat, at which point they saw that the inside of his jacket was lines with bombs.

They made him strip down, and demolition experts blew up the bombs.

The IDF is now interrogating the man, who is from the Shechem area, to confirm whether he was to be the suicide bomber, or if he was trying to smuggle the bomb to someone else.

Alon Platoon commander Shlomi Yosef told Tazpit that the professionalism and awareness of the Border Police soldiers on site, in identifying and capturing the suicide belt prevented a major attack.


11:00 AM An Arab man wearing a coat in today’s scorching 95 degree Fahrenheit weather was spotted approaching the Tapuach junction in the Shomron.

A Border Police unit on the site spotted and stopped the man from a distance, where he was told to lie down on the road and remove his outer clothing.

The army suspects he is wearing a suicide belt under his clothing.

The army sent demolitions experts to the site, and has moved an armored bus between the suspect and everyone else in the area.

11:05 AM The army blew up the man’s clothing, and from the amount of smoke that came out, witnesses on site say it appears it was a bomb.

11:28 AM The junction is now open for traffic.

The Tapuach Junction has been the site of a number of terror attacks.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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