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May 28, 2016 / 20 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘terror attack’

Three Israeli-Arabs Indicted for Helping PA Terrorist Escape

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Jerusalem (TPS) – Three Israeli-Arab residents of the Old City have been arrested by the Jerusalem Police and indicted in court for aiding a terrorist who committed a stabbing attack on May 2. According to the indictment, they housed the stabber in an apartment and attempted to help him escape without being caught.

The stabbing attack was committed by 18-year-old Muhannad Muhtaseb, a resident of Hebron who was staying in Jerusalem illegally. Muhtaseb stabbed and moderately wounded a 60-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jew who exited a yeshiva near the Muslim Quarter. A knife was found at the scene of the attack and Muhtaseb was located and arrested in an Old City apartment three hours later after a long and complicated search conducted by the police. He has also been indicted in court.

During the complex investigation, the evidence eventually pointed to the three Old City residents who aided the terrorist. According to the indictment filed against them, two of the defendants met Muhtaseb immediately after the attack and directed him towards Herod’s Gate to escape from the Old City.

When they saw the gate was blocked by policemen, they returned to the Muslim Quarter where one of the defendants told the terrorist that he would help him escape and let him into a residential complex to hide from the police and security cameras.

According to the indictment, the two other defendants arrived later at the complex, and one of them let Muhtaseb into his home. He let the terrorist wash off the stab victim’s blood, gave him clean clothes, and let him stay and hide.

When police forces arrived in the area, one of the suspects ran from the residential complex to the terrorist’s hiding place and warned him that they needed to flee. They transferred Muhtaseb to a nearby apartment, where he was eventually caught and arrested.

The indictment against the three men was filed on May 13 at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court, charging them of aiding a crime and disruption of court proceedings. The state prosecutor has requested that their remand be extended until the end of court proceedings against them.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Israeli Stabbed in Jerusalem Attack, Terrorist Captured

Monday, May 16th, 2016

A 26-year-old hareidi man was stabbed in Jerusalem by an Arab terrorist shortly after 9 am Monday morning near the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. The attack took place on HaNevi’im Street, as the man was walking with his family. He was stabbed in the shoulder while fending off the terrorist.

United Hatzalah volunteer medic Dovid Shekler was first to arrive on the scene. “I saw a young man who was stabbed in his upper body and began treating him,” Shekler said. “I continued to treat him until an emergency services ambulance arrived at the scene and evacuated him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center. He was fully conscious at the time of transport.” The victim sustained minor wounds and was in good condition, according to Magen David Adom (MDA) medics who brought him to the hospital.

Jerusalem District Police and Border Guard Police forces heard shouting near the Damascus Gate and hurried to the scene, according to a spokesperson for Jerusalem Police. The attacker, who fled towards Ben Shadad Street, was seen tossing a knife to the side.

“Police pursued the suspect and arrested him,” said a spokesperson for Jerusalem District Police. The 20-year-old terrorist, an Arab from the Palestinian Authority, was transferred for questioning, according to Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld.

Hana Levi Julian

Update on IDF Officer Wounded in Hizmeh Bombings

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The condition of the IDF officer wounded in the multiple-bombing attack near Hizmeh on Tuesday night has improved.

As of Thursday evening, the soldier is recuperating after undergoing extensive surgery at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. He was wounded in the face and head from the explosions.

He is now listed as stable and in moderate condition.

A second soldier was lightly wounded in the leg from shrapnel from one of the bombs.

Four bombs blew up, while another 5 failed to detonate at the scene of the terror attack.

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Update on IDF Officer Wounded in Hizmeh Bombings

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The IDF officer wounded in the multiple-bombing attack near Hizmeh on Tuesday night continues to be serious condition.

As of Wednesday morning, the soldier is still undergoing surgery at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. He was wounded in the face and head from the explosions.

His life is not in danger.

A second soldier was lightly wounded in the leg from shrapnel from one of the bombs.

Four bombs blew up, and another 5 failed to detonate at the scene of the terror attack.

Jewish Press News Briefs

2 IDF Soldiers Wounded, 5 Bombs Still ‘Hot’ in Attack at Hizme Checkpoint

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

An IDF officer and a second soldier were wounded Tuesday night in a quadruple bomb attack at the Hizme checkpoint, while an hour later five more bombs were defused by IDF sappers.

The IED (improvised explosive device) were detonated by terrorists as the officer was searching a suspicious package planted on the road at the entrance to the checkpoint.

Two pipe bombs were discovered attached to a gas canister shortly after that initial bombing attack, according to local sources. The Adam junction was evacuated for the safety of everyone in the area.

Sappers then discovered five more additional bombs as well, including that which was tied up with the gas canister. The bomb squad carefully worked on dismantling all five bombs at the site.

The IDF officer, meanwhile, was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center with serious face and upper body wounds, according to Magen David Adom medics on the scene. The victim sustained head and facial wounds but was fully conscious.

A second soldier was in stable condition after sustaining shrapnel wounds in the leg. He too was treated at the scene before he was evacuated for further treatment.

The Hizme checkpoint is located near the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev, not far from the Jewish community of Adam.

Hana Levi Julian

2 Suspects Arrested, Manhunt Continues in Jerusalem Terror Stabbing of Elderly Ladies

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Two Arab suspects were arrested Tuesday morning shortly after terrorists attacked a group of five ladies in their 70s and 80s walking on a path in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood, near the ‘Shalom Forest’. The women sat down on a bench along the path during their walk, passing two Arab youths in the process.

The two youths, both wearing masks, attacked them from behind according to Israel Police, who spoke with the women following the attack.

The terrorists stabbed two of the five women in the chest before fleeing in the direction of the Jabel Mukabar neighborhood, a terrorist hotbed in the city.

Both women were rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center with serious wounds. They were admitted to the hospital’s Trauma Unit in fair condition.

Israel Police and Border Guard Police officers immediately responded to the women’s call for help, appearing on the scene within moments after the attack.

Police had set up road blocks around the area and security personnel immediately launched a manhunt for the attackers.

“During the search two suspects were detained for questioning to determine whether they were involved in the attack,” security sources said. “The investigation is continuing and Israeli intelligence personnel are operating as well to track down and capture those responsible.”

 

 

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Man Stabbed Near Old City

Monday, May 9th, 2016

An Arab man has been been moderately injured in an attack on Naomi Kis street near the Old City of Jerusalem at around 11 PM, according to police.

The victim was stabbed in the head by 3 people in what appears to have been a criminal attack.

Police shot in the air and all but one attackers drove off in a white Mazda 6. The remaining attacker has been arrested by police.

Roadblocks are being set up to catch the escaping vehicle.

MDA medics are also treating an Arab man who was lightly wounded from the police gunfire.

In unrelated news, according to News 0404, there have been at least 31 incidents of rock throwing and Molotov cocktails since this morning.

Arabs are also shooting fireworks at police in Jerusalem’s Ras al-Amud neighborhood.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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