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July 26, 2016 / 20 Tammuz, 5776

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Mother in Otniel Drive-by Shooting Attack Improving

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Orit Mark, one of the daughters of Miki Mark who was murdered on Friday in a drive-by terror attack near Otniel, sent out an SMS message to her friends on Monday that her mother’s condition was improving, according to a Ynet article.

She wrote, “We’re seeing a miracle. Mother is talking, kissing, holding our hand. Everything is from your prayers, my dear friends, and from my father who is causing a revolution in heaven.”

There are 10 brothers and sisters in the Mark family.

Chava Mark, the mother, was seriously wounded in the upper body by the gunfire. Tehila Mark, a daughter, was moderately wounded, and Pedaya Mark, a son, was lightly wounded.

The terrorists have not yet been captured.

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Updated: Drive-by Shooting Attack on Road 60 near Otniel, Father Killed, Wife and Children Wounded

Friday, July 1st, 2016

At 2:53 PM, an emergency call came in of a shooting attack on Road 60, near the Adorayim junction, close to Otniel, which is around 15 kilometers south of Hebron.

Terrorists in a car shot at two Israeli vehicle as they drove past, causing one of the Israeli cars to flip over.

There are bullet holes in the car, and some 20 bullet shells were found on the road.

Hatzolah of Judea and Samaria has announced that the man (40) in the car died. His wife, in her 30s, is seriously wounded with gunshot wounds to the chest, one of their girls (13) was moderately wounded and the boy (15) was lightly wounded.

All the wounded were transported to Hadassah hospital.

The family had been driving south from Otniel. The husband has been identified as Rabbi Miki Mark from Otniel.

Prayers can be said for:
Chava Rachel bat Ayelet Hashachar
Tehilla bat Chava Rachel
Pedaya Menachem ben Chava Rachel

Security forces are on high alert for this last week of Ramadan, when historically the Islamists are at their most violent.

As of this writing, late Friday night in Israel and shortly before the start of the Sabbath in New York, Gaza terrorists launched a rocket attack against the residents of Sderot in southern Israel.  A kindergarten building in the city sustained a direct hit and two people were treated for shock.

The Religion of Peace strikes again.

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Drive-by Shooting Victim Identified

Friday, July 1st, 2016

The victim in the drive-by terror shooting has been identified as Miki Mark of Otniel. He is the general manager of the Otniel yeshiva.

His wife was seriously wounded in the attack. Two of his children were moderately and lightly wounded.

Prayers can be said for:
Chava Rachel bat Ayelet Hashachar
Tehilla bat Chava Rachel
Pedaya Menachem ben Chava Rachel

Miki Mark 2

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PM Netanyahu: ‘You Don’t Murder a Sleeping Child for Peace’ [video]

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued an emotional video message Thursday night, aimed at calming the public while justifying the outrage over the vicious terrorist murder of an eighth grade girl in Kiryat Arba.

Netanyahu said the blood-soaked room belonging to Hallel Yaffa Ariel, hy’d, was “almost too hard to see” and asked parents to hug their own children. He pointed out that one “doesn’t murder a sleeping child for peace.”

“Today, each of us is going to fight back,” Netanyahu vowed. The prime minister issued his video message to the international community in Hebrew, and in English, via the internet YouTube website. The transcript follows, in English. “This morning a terrorist sneaked into the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl, Hallel-Yaffa Ariel. He murdered young Hallel in cold blood. A picture of her blood stained room is almost too hard to see. There’s a teddy bear still on her bed, a red beanbag chair, some pictures on the wall, shoes tightly packed in a bin next to her bunk bed. Why would any person do this?

“You don’t murder a sleeping child for peace. You don’t slit a little girl’s throat to protest a policy you don’t like.

“You do this because you’ve been brainwashed. You’ve been brainwashed by a warped ideology that teaches you that this child isn’t human.

“We will not let barbarism defeat humanity.

“There’s no middle ground between beautiful Hallel and her unspeakably evil murderer.

“Today, each of us is going to fight back.

“I ask you to walk into your child’s bedroom before they go to sleep. I ask you to hug them. I ask you to kiss them.

“Teach them that the values that Hallel’s murderer most detested – freedom, diversity, pluralism – will never die; we’ll always hold them dear. Tell them that we will never let fear, evil and terror triumph; that we will always stand for justice. And this is how we will fight back.

“We fight back first by fighting back, fighting the terrorists, fighting their backers, fighting those who incite for such murder, whether in Hebron or in Orlando, or in Berlin, or in Ankara, or in Belgium, anywhere.

“We fight back by making sure that our collective moral compass doesn’t waver even a millimeter.

“Today we will cherish Hallel’s memory. We will defend and honor her dignity by redoubling our efforts around the world to defeat the scourge of radical Islamist terror.

“May Hallel’s memory forever be a blessing.”

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorist’s Body to Not Be Returned (Until Further Notice)

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The body of the Islamic terrorist who murdered Hallel Ariel this morning will not be returned to his family until further notice.

The terrorist’s body was taken to the Tzrifin army base.

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13-Year-Old Jewish Girl Stabbed to Death By Arab Terrorist While Asleep in Home

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

By Jonathan Benedek/TPS

A 13-year-old Israeli girl was murdered Thursday morning by an Arab terrorist who stabbed her in her bed in the community of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron.

The terrorist breached the community’s security fence just before 9 a.m. and entered the home of the Ariel family, stabbing the sleeping daughter, Hallel Yaffa, multiple times in her bed. Hallel, an eighth-grader, died of her wounds soon afterward.

The terrorist, 17-year-old Mohammed Tarayra from the nearby Arab village of Bani Na’im, east of Hebron, was killed by security forces at the scene.

A 31-year-old local security volunteer who attempted to subdue the terrorist was also stabbed, as well as shot inadvertently by Israeli security forces. His wounds are moderate to severe.

“My daughter was sleeping, calm and peaceful, and a terrorist just got into her bed and murdered her,” Hallel’s mother, Rina, told Israeli media, weeping. “I ask that everyone consider our pain, that you come to console us, come to encourage us, to say that Kiryat Arba is ours and is a place where it’s possible to live and not die, to continue with our love for the place and the land.”

“We received a call about a terror attack in Kiryat Arba, and we arrived there and saw two wounded victims, including a girl who was about 14 or 15 years old,” Magen David Adom paramedic Devorah Aviad told Tazpit Press Service (TPS). “She was very seriously wounded from a number of injuries in the center of her body.”

“Security officials saw movement on the fence in the neighborhood of Harsina, we recognized that someone passed the fence,” a security official told TPS news. “Security officials of the neighborhood arrived, recognized the terrorist next to the home and inside the house we found the girl stabbed.”

Hallel Yaffa Ariel was rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem where she later died of her wounds.

The second victim, in moderate to severe condition, was transferred to the trauma center at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center where he is being treated for gunshot wounds in both the upper body and legs, the hospital announced.

Since the attack, the village of Bani Na’im has been placed under lockdown.

“In the coming hours, the IDF is preparing to carry out a full closure on the village of Bani Na’im where the terrorist who carried out the terrorist attack in Kiryat Arba came from,” the Israeli military announced. “Additionally, IDF forces are currently operating in the village and entering the house of the terrorist for the purposes of investigating.”

“We are deeply hurt and share the pain of the Ariel family,” said the local Hebron Council in a statement following the attack, placing the blame on the Palestinian Authority. “We will rise up stronger, resolute and with faith that justice will prevail.”

The victim was related to Uri Ariel, Israel’s minister of agriculture and rural development, who tweeted: “Arab terror has struck our family, but the response must be national. Dettering terrorists, redoubling building and planting in Judea and Samaria, and applying Israeli sovereignty to Area C.”

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Report: ISIS Behind Istanbul Airport Terror Attack

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Turkish security personnel say they believe the Da’esh (ISIS) terror group was behind Tuesday night’s suicide bombing on the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

At least 36 people were killed in the attack and more than 140 others were wounded.

Da’esh also carried out a massive airport suicide bombing attack at the Brussels international airport in March 2016.

The three terrorists armed with AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifles were stopped at the first security control point, just outside the international departures terminal, where passengers are required to present their bags for inspection and x-ray viewing.

It was at that spot that one terrorist opened fire and then detonated his explosives vest, according to Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag. As police returned fire, at least one and possibly two other terrorists detonated explosive vests, setting off massive multiple blasts.

There was a report that gunfire emanated from the direction of a nearby car park; it is believed the shots came from police aiming at the terrorists, but at least one report indicated the gunfire may have come from one of the terrorists.

Police sources quoted by the Dogan News Agency in Turkey said “ISIS is behind the attack” but added it is still too early to confirm those links. No group has yet claimed formal responsibility for the attack.

All arrivals and departures from Ataturk Airport have been rerouted to other airports.

Israeli officials from the Consulate in Istanbul who checked the hospital where victims were taken said none of the wounded foreign nationals were known to be Israelis.

All Israeli diplomats who were at the airport at the time of the attack were accounted for an unharmed, according to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. Israeli officials are continuing to check for possible Israeli victims.

Just one day earlier, the U.S. State Department had warned American citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. “Foreign and U.S. tourists have been explicitly targeted by international and indigenous terrorist organizations,” the warning read.

A “Worldwide Caution” dated March 3, 2016 had previously warned “throughout Europe extremists have targeted large sporting events, theaters, open markets, aviation services, transportation systems and public venues where people congregate as well as religious sites and high-profile events.

“U.S. citizens are reminded to review personal security plans and remain vigilant at all times,” the warning stated.

Hana Levi Julian

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