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February 10, 2016 / 1 Adar I, 5776

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Released and Still a Believer

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Michal Froman left Sharei Tzedek hospital today, after being stabbed by an Arab terrorist in a clothing store in the community of Tekoa on Monday.

The terrorist stabbed her in the shoulder, puncturing her lung. Froman is 18 weeks pregnant. The fetus was not harmed from the attack.

Froman is also the daughter-in-law of the late Rabbi Menachem Froman, the chief rabbi of Tekoa. He was a big believer in coexistence with the Arabs based on the shared religious values of Judaism and Islam, whatever those values might be.

Michal Froman shared, and despite the attack, still shares those same exact beliefs as her father-in-law.

Kerry’s State Dept ‘Appalled’ by (Unnamed) Terrorist Attacks on Israelis

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Apparently attacking two defenseless women, one the mother of six, the other a pregnant woman, was too much for even Secretary of State John Kerry’s State Dept. to ignore.

About midday D.C. time on Monday, Jan. 18, the U.S. State Department issued a statement condemning the barbaric attacks on two Israeli women in less than 48 hours. One of the women was murdered at the door of her own home as several of her children watched or heard in horror. The other victim, a woman five months pregnant, was stabbed in a clothing store in her home community, who remains in Shaare Tzedek Meical Center’s Trauma Unit.

The U.S. acknowledged the horrific attacks on the two Israelis, mentioning each by name.

This is the full, six sentence, one paragraph condemnation issued by Kerry’s State Department’s spokesperson John Kirby:

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks over the past two days against Israeli civilians. We were appalled and deeply saddened by the death of Dafna Meir, a mother of six, who was attacked on Sunday in her own home. We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and community. Today, a pregnant Israeli woman, Michal Froman, was stabbed in the West Bank. We wish her a full and complete recovery. These horrific incidents underscore the importance of affirmative steps to restore calm, reduce tensions and bring an immediate end to the violence.

It is appropriate for the State Dept. to condemn these brutal attacks, as they do others even when far less brutal, when they occur in the region.

The title of the statement uses the term “West Bank” to note where the attacks took place, rather than simply stating Israel. On the other hand, at least neither the title nor the statement itself describes the places where the women were attacked as “settlements,” as did, for example, the BBC  and even the JTA, in their reports.

At least as significant is that while the U.S. condemned the savage attacks, no responsibility was placed on any actors. The “terrorist attacks” happened, but nothing was said about who committed the acts, or who directed the attacks. In both instances it is already known that Palestinian Authority Arabs were the terrorists who knifed the women, one to death. One of the terrorists was an Arab who had been welcomed in to work in the community where he stabbed to death the mother of six. The other terrorist was an Arab teenager from nearby Bethlehem who entered the yishuv through a hole in the fence surrounding the community.

Not assigning blame when Palestinian or Israeli Arabs stab, slash, shoot or ram innocent Israelis is part of the modus operandi of John Kerry’s State Department, as it also was when State was run by now presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton.

This time, at least, the victims were particularized, but the people and entity responsible were not. That’s a problem that allows the responsible parties to remain anonymous and blameless on the world stage, where Israel, Israelis and, in particular, the Israeli government is always named and blamed.

Just wait to see what is the response to the new dictate by the chief security officer for Gush Etzion, the area south of Jerusalem in which the pregnant woman was stabbed. Arabs will now be barred from entering any of the Jewish towns in the area. Collective punishment? Apartheid? It’s coming. Four…three….two….one.

Pregnant Woman Stabbed in Tekoa, Terrorist Dead

Monday, January 18th, 2016

An Arab terrorist stabbed a pregnant Israeli woman in her 30s in a clothing warehouse in the Jewish community of Tekoa on Monday morning.

The victim was working at the warehouse when she the terrorist entered the building and attacked her.

The public is being asked to please pray for the good health and speedy recovery of Michal bat Esther and for the healing and good health of her unborn child.

The community is nestled in the hills of in eastern Gush Etzion, just a few minutes south of Jerusalem, located in the shadow of the Herodian.

The victim was seriously injured in the attack. She was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics before she was rushed to Sha’are Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The terrorist was shot and killed by an armed civilian from local security forces.

A woman and her six-month-old baby were injured on October 1, 2015 in Arab stone-throwing attacks; two other children in the car were also badly traumatized.

A month later, Arab terrorists again attacked cars traveling near Tekoa.

The attackers again threw stones and firebombs at passing Israeli motorists, TPS reported. A security vehicle from Tekoa was damaged in one of the attacks.

Female Arab Terrorist Attacks Israeli Soldier in Hebron

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

An Arab terrorist attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a security checkpoint early Sunday afternoon in the ancient Judean city of Hebron.

The terrorist, a female, was immediately shot by other IDF soldiers standing nearby. The attacker was “arrested and evacuated for medical treatment,” according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

No Israeli injuries were reported in the second attack.

IDF Demolishes Home of Terrorist Who Murdered Israeli in 2014

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

(JNi.media) Better late than never? Dalia Lemkus, 26, from Tekoa, in Judea and Samaria, who survived a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion in 2006, finally fell prey to another terrorist on Monday night, October 11, 2014. A full year later, on Monday night, October 20, 2015, “in accordance with a directive from Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon,” Israeli security forces demolished the home of Maher Hamdi Zuhair Rashdi Al-Hashlamoun in Hebron.

Al-Hashlamoun, 26, a resident of Hebron, drove his car to the Alon Shvut junction and ran over Dalia Lemkus. The terrorist then got out of his vehicle and stabbed his victim multiple times. Witnesses at the scene attempted to fight him off, and the assailant stabbed two of them as well. Later that day, Dalia Lemkus died of her injuries.

Lemkus was wounded in another stabbing attack, in February 2006, when she was only 17. She was lightly wounded when a 28-year-old Hebron resident arrived at the Gush Etzion Junction with a knife and started stabbing Lemkus and another man, who was moderately hurt. A police officer on vacation happened at the scene of the attack, noticed the terrorist, got out of his car and cocked his weapon. The terrorist then fled the scene.

IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said in a statement: “One year ago, a terrorist rammed his car and stabbed people standing at a bus stop at the Alon Shvut junction, murdering Dalia Lemkus. Last night’s activity sends a clear message that there is a personal price to pay when you are involved in terrorism. We will utilize all the necessary means in order to protect innocent civilians from the atrocities of those engaged in stabbing, shooting and the killing of innocent Israelis.”

According to data collected by statistician Nehemia Gershuni, there have been 48 stabbing attacks against Jews by Arabs between September 18 and October 18, 2015. On its face, this should mean 48 demolitions in the near future. But, so far, Israeli authorities have executed only two demolitions of terrorist homes, while canceling at the last minute the demolition of an Arab apartment building in east Jerusalem that was declared an eyesore and had been approved for razing by Israel’s high court.

Arab Rock-Throwers Injure Baby

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Palestinian Authority rock-throwing terrorists wounded a baby near the community of Maaleh Levunah in Samaria Tuesday might. Her father, who was behind the wheel, continued driving, and the baby was treated at Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus for light injuries.

Another motorist was pelted with rocks near Tekoa, in eastern Gush Etzion, after he stopped his car because of an accident.

Near Tekoa, a soldier was treated on the spot for light inquires after being by hit rocks.

A soldier was treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital afar suffering light injuries from rock-throwing at Kalandia, near Ramallah.

Terrorists attacked a vehicle with a firebomb near Neguhot, south of Hebron, but no injuries or damage was reported. Further south, several vehicles sustained damage from rocks at the Zif junction, near the city of Yatta, on Highway 60 between Kiryat Arba-Hebron and Arad. The area has been relatively quiet for months until the latest escalation of violence.

Near the Tapuach Junction in Samaria, Border Police foiled a stabbing attack. They grabbed a terrorist when he refused to obey orders to stop for inspection. He dropped a knife, and officers found a second knife in his possession.

At Har Adar, near the security fence, Border Police shot and wounded an Arab in the leg during a riot near the rear entrance to the community.

Palestinian Authority media reported that 129 Arabs were injured in clashes on Tuesday, but the numbers usually are exaggerated and often include people who were hurt in home and work accidents. A spokesman for the Red Crescent told the Ma’an News Agency that soldiers wounded eight rioters with live fire and 23 others with rubber bullets,

It added that the Palestinian Authority “has warned that “attacks by Israeli soldiers and settlers indicate the Israeli government is deliberately creating a situation of violence and instability that threatens to spiral out of control.”
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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.

 

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/intifada-mark-3-12-arab-suspects-arrested-2-idf-soldiers-wounded/2015/10/01/

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