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December 3, 2016 / 3 Kislev, 5777

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Stoning Attacks Targeting Israeli Drivers in Center and South

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority were once again actively attacking Israeli motorists on various roads on Sunday.

Israeli motorists south of Jerusalem were attacked with a hail of rocks as they traveled along the northern bypass road around Kiryat Arba on Sunday afternoon.

None of the travelers were physically injured, but there was no information about the state of their vehicle.

In the center of the country, a driver reported in to Israeli security personnel at the Maccabi’im junction on Highway 443 that he, too, had been attacked. Highway 443 is also known as the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway.

The driver came under a hail of rocks as he drove near the Jewish community of Beit Horon.

No one in the vehicle was physically injured, and the vehicle was not damaged, according to the report. Security forces were investigating.

Israeli drivers have often been targeted by terrorists in that area over the past year, sometimes with lethal results.

About an hour later, Arab terrorists hurled stones at Israeli motorists traveling on Route 557, near the Jewish community of Avnei Hefetz, as they traveled in the direction of the Te’anim checkpoint.

No one in the vehicle was physically injured, but the vehicle itself was damaged.

Hana Levi Julian

Riding in Memory

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Hundreds of motorcyclists participated in a motorcycle tour on Friday, November 11, riding from Mount Eitan to Jerusalem, in honor of Israeli police Sgt. Yosef Kirma who was murdered a few weeks ago in a terror attack in Jerusalem while saving civilian lives.

 

Kirme Memorial Tour

Kirme Memorial Tour

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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.

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Sulha Arranged Between Dizengoff Terrorist’s Family and Arab Victim’s Family

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

The family of the Dizengoff terrorist, Nashat Melhem from Wadi Ara, are forging a Sulha, an Arab peace reconciliation agreement, with the family of the Arab taxi driver, Amin Shaaban, whom the terrorist killed during his escape after his attack on Dizengoff Street, according to a report in YNet.

The ceremony will be held next Saturday, after months of negotiations. If a Sulha isn’t formed, it can lead to a clan war between the two families.

As part of the peace agreement, Melhem’s family will say the taxi driver was shot by accident. Traditionally, the victim’s family will also receive significant financial compensation.

Nashat Melhem, an Israeli-Arab, opened fire into a Tel Aviv pub on January 1, 2016, killing two Israelis and wounding eight. He used his father’s licensed gun in the attack.

During his escape, the terrorist got into an taxi, and then shot and killed the taxi driver, an Israeli-Arab from Lod.

Israeli police found Melhem a week later and killed him in a shootout.

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Teenage Stabber Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Monday, November 7th, 2016

by Ilana Messika The Jerusalem District Court has sentenced a 14-year-old Jerusalemite to 12 years in prison for the October 2015 stabbing of an Israeli boy.

Ahmed Manasra was 13 when he and his 15-year-old cousin Hasan stabbed and critically wounded 13-year-old Naor Shalev, who was riding his bicycle in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of the capital, as well as another 21-year-old Israeli.

Shalev recovered and celebrated his Bar Mitzva two months later. Hasan Manasra was killed by police during the attack.

The attack made international headlines when Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “executing” Manasra “in cold blood,” while he was in fact alive and being treated for serious wounds at an Israeli hospital. After photos emerged of the boy recovering at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasted Abbas for “incitement.”

Over the month following Mansara’s attack, three more stabbing attacks occurred in Israel, including another one in Pisgat Ze’ev committed by two youths from the Palestinian Authority, ages 12 and 13, who stabbed a security guard on a Light Rail train.

Following the wave of attacks, Likud MK Anat Berko tabled a bill to revise sentencing guidelines to allow minors to be jailed beginning at age 12 for “nationalistically-motivated” crimes. For other crimes, the minimum age for a jail sentence remains 14.

The bill, dubbed the “Youth Bill”, was ratified by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation and passed its second and third readings in August, with backing from Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.

“Youths, such as Ahmed Manasra, who engage in terror and seek the death of Jewish civilians will not be shown mercy by the law,” Shaked said at the time.

The move towards extended prison terms for minors is not limited to Israel. In the United States, many individual states sentence children as young as 13 to prison terms, including without the possibility of parole.

In addition, according to the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based NGO committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, 365 children were executed in the United States before the Supreme Court declared death by execution to be unconstitutional for juveniles.

Other countries have also moved in recent years to sentence minors convicted of terror offenses. In Australia, 14-year-old youths charged with terror crimes can now be tried as adults. And in October 2015, a British 15-year-old was sentenced to life in prison for planning an attack in Australia.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Israeli Forces Thwart Terror Attack at Cave of the Patriarchs

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Israeli security forces thwarted a female Arab terrorist who attempted to carry out an attack Tuesday morning at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

The wannabe terrorist aroused the suspicions of the security forces at the site, prompting them to carry out a search of her belongings.

Two knives were discovered during the search.

The suspect was arrested and transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Victim’s Widow Targeted in Shooting Attack Near Karmei Tzur

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

It’s an old adage that lightning doesn’t strike in the same spot twice, but that doesn’t hold true for Jews in Judea and Samaria when it comes to terrorist attacks.

Ruthi Gillis, the widow of Dr. Shmuel Gillis, z’l, was targeted at around 7:30 pm Saturday night by Arab terrorists who opened fire at her while she was driving near the junction leading to her home community of Karmei Tzur.

Her husband, a doctor at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, died in February 2001 in a similar terrorist attack, the victim of a drive-by shooting on his way home from a night shift.

He was attacked on Highway 60 in Judea, close to Karmei Tzur, as he passed the Arab village of El Aroub, just south of Gush Etzion.

Karmei Tzur is about five minutes south of El Aroub, and about 10 minutes north of Kiryat Arba.

This time, no one was physically injured in the attack. Gillis called police as soon as she heard and saw the bullets fly past, but kept driving until she made it to Gush Etzion, north of Karmei Tzur.

Security forces were deployed to search for the attacker, and later found two bullet casings close to the spot where Gillis was targeted.

The attackers and their vehicle have not yet been found.

Hana Levi Julian

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