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Convicted Terrorists Still Have Drivers’ Licenses, But . . .

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

A terrorist who has murdered Jews with a bulldozer, for instance, can still be holding his driver’s license and be able to get right back into the cab of a vehicle when he gets out of prison. Yes.

But if the Legal Forum for Israel has its way, this situation may not continue much longer.

The organization has appealed to Transportation and Road Safety Minister Yisrael Katz to revoke the drivers’ licenses of those who are convicted of terror activities.

Forum attorney Yossi Fuchs wrote to Katz that Abdul Rahman al-Shaloudi, the terrorist who murdered a three month old baby in a terror attack in Jerusalem Wednesday night and wounded numerous others, was a recidivist.

He called on Katz to submit an amendment to the current motor vehicle law, blocking convicting terrorists from holding a valid driver’s license once released from prison.

Shaloudi had been convicted of terrorism before, and had been released from prison just 10 months prior to carrying out his deadly attack.

“The prison term was no real warning to him, and he instead decided to use his drivers’ license as a license to murder Jews, as was seen in last night’s attack,” Fuchs wrote.

The attorney proposed an amendment that would require revocation of a driver’s license for a period of one year or more – until the terrorist finishes serving his or her sentence – and until such time as the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) deems the driver no longer a security risk.

The revocation should be made in cases of terror activities that include rock attacks, not necessarily related to the use of a motor vehicle, Fuchs said.

The terrorist who prompted the proposed amendment is dead. He died of his wounds in the hospital after being shot by a police officer while trying to flee the scene of his motor vehicle attack on a crowd of bystanders waiting for the Jerusalem Light Rail.

His victim, tiny American citizen Chaya Zisel Braun, was laid to rest late the same night in Jerusalem’s ancient soil.

IDF Confirms Hamas Mega-Attack Plan

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The IDF confirmed this week that Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization planned a massive terror attack on Israel via its tunnel network this September.

IDF Spokesperson Peter Lerner said the terror group planned to infiltrate into multiple Jewish communities through tunnels under Israel’s southern border.

Terrorists would have then murdered and abducted as many victims as possible, “inflicting mass casualties,” he said in an interview published Tuesday in Vanity Fair.

“Hamas had a plan. . . A simultaneous, coordinated, surprise attack within Israel. They planned to send 200 terrorists armed to the teeth toward civilian populations. This was going to be a coordinated attack. The concept of operations involved 14 offensive tunnels into Israel. With at least 10 men in each tunnel, they would infiltrate and inflict mass casualties,” Lerner told the publication.

This is not the first report of such a plan. During the latter weeks of Operation Protective Edge, Hebrew-language Israeli media also quoted unnamed military officials who told of the “grand plan” by Hamas, which was alleged at that time to be set for Rosh HaShanah.

Hamas used its terror tunnel network with great success in June 2006 to murder IDF soldiers and kidnap then-IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, who remained in captivity until 2011.

Israel traded more than a thousand Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists – including hundreds of bloodthirsty murderers serving long sentences – in order to rescue Shalit from Gaza.

Destroying the Hamas terror tunnel network was one of two main objectives of Operation Protective Edge this past summer; the other was to silence the incessant rocket and missile fire aimed at Israeli civilians by Gaza terrorists.

According to the IDF, 38 tunnels were destroyed during the operation before Israel was forced to end the operation due to pressure from the international community, and the United States. Many of the tunnels that were destroyed led directly into Israel from Gaza, and were to be used as conduits for terror attacks in Israel.

Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal referred to them as “defensive” tunnels, according to the report in Vanity Fair.

“The tunnels may have been outwardly called ‘offensive tunnels’ but in actual fact they are ‘defensive’ ones,” Meshaal was quoted as saying.

Two Hamas terror cells emerged from those tunnels, near Kibbutz Nir Am and Kibbutz Erez, on July 21 – during the 50-day war with Hamas.

A bloody battle ensued between IDF soldiers and the heavily armed terrorists, preventing what might otherwise have been wholesale slaughter in a defenseless civilian Israeli village or town.

Netanel Arami Was Murdered in Terror Attack, Says Family

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Netanel Arami (27) died on Tuesday when he fell from the Petach Tikva hi-rise building he was working on. He leaves behind a wife and unborn child.

Arami owned a company that did construction work on the outside of hi-rise buildings by rappelling (snappling) down the sides of the building by cable. Both his cables snapped and he fell to his death from the 13th floor.

A friend, Gilad Hason, was on the phone with Arami at the time, when he heard Arami suddenly scream and the line went dead. He went to the construction site to learn his friend had fallen and died, according to a report in Makor Rishon.

The police have placed a gag order on details of the investigation.

Arami’s family claims he was murdered for nationalistic reasons (a euphemism for terrorism) by the construction workers.

His widow claims that Arami complained to her a number of times that he was concerned some of the construction workers may try to kill him.

MK Moshe Feiglin, who introduced rappelling for hi-rise construction work into Israel, claims the Arab workers may have cut both the snappling cables. Feiglin said, the safety regulations in place make it highly unlikely for both cables would snap, unless someone cut them from above.

The family learned about Arami’s death via the internet. They were not notified by the police.

The family claims the police are trying to suppress the news that Netanel Arami was murdered in a terror attack.

The family of Shelly Dadon, who was murdered in a nationalistic attack in May, also claimed for months that the police were trying to suppress the news that Dadon was killed in a terror attack.

Arab Terrorist Attack Foiled Near Netanya

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Police have arrested two men from the central Israeli Arab city of Taibe in connection with an intelligence report of a possible terrorist infiltration from Samaria.

The alert from the Israel Security Agency (ISA / Shin Bet) warned that terrorists may have infiltrated the Sharon region around Kfar Yona, slightly east of Netanya, intending to perpetrate an attack.

Schools were ordered to keep the children indoors as security personnel continued to search the area. “We are treating this [intelligence] alert very seriously, so we have deployed a large number of forces in the field,” police told the Walla! news site.

Emek Hefer Regional Council head Rani Eden told Voice of Israel public radio that schools were ordered to “remain on alert and vigilant.” Border Patrol officers were deployed outside each school throughout the region, and school gates were closed. Children remained in class.

Roadblocks were set up along Route 57 – the artery that runs from the coastal city of Netanya east towards the Palestinian Authority Arab city of Tulkarem. There were also roadblocks set up farther south, along highways moving into Tel Aviv from the north and in the Glilot area south of Herzliya.

Police were also searching every vehicle heading east, and closed the Tnuvot Junction near Kfar Yona to east-heading traffic. Border Patrol and other elite units were out in force hunting for the terrorists on the ground, while helicopters searched in the skies. The intensive effort paid off and within a short time, security personnel tracked down and caught the driver and terrorist who were heading to their targeted destination, the 0404 website reported.

On August 24, school principal Yussuf Haj Yahya was shot dead by a masked gunman during a staff meeting in preparation for the new school year. The murder took place at the Amal school. Yahya, who was a longtime principal at the school, had apparently also run for mayor of Taibe in 2006. The gunman’s motives were unclear.

Israeli Arab Knesset member Ahmed Tibi is also a resident of Taibe.

Ma’ale Adumim Mayor Beefs Up Security After Terror Attack

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Ma’ale Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel has beefed up security following an attempted terror attack Tuesday, foiled by a security guard at the entrance to the community.

The guard fired at the terrorist but apparently missed; as he fought him off, the terrorist stabbed him and then fled from the Jerusalem suburb, home to nearly 40,000 people.

Three suspects were arrested later the same day in connection with the attack in the nearby Arab village of Azariyya.

Kashriel told residents that 20 new Border Guard officers have already been paired with the city’s regular police officers at checkpoints and in patrols around the city.

In a statement on the municipal website, Kashriel thanked local and national security officials for their rapid response to Tuesday’s terror attack. He added that he visited the security guard who was wounded and spoke with his family and the chief of surgery at Hadassah’s Mt. Scopus Medical Center campus, who said the victim was in “good condition.”

“I also have no doubt the terrorist will be caught,” he said. “I have faith in our security forces and I am sure we will hear good news soon,” he added.

1 Dead in Jerusalem Tractor Terror Attack [photos] [video]

Monday, August 4th, 2014

2:57pm A pedestrian, a rabbi, was killed when an Arab tractor terrorist flipped a Jerusalem bus. The rabbi (29) was a Chassid from Toldot Avrhama Yitzchak. The terrorist was killed by a policeman.

The terrorist has been identified as Muhammad Naif Jabis from Jabel Mukhbar.

1:46pm Jerusalem: 5 minutes ago….reports of a tractor intentionally ramming a bus in a possible terror attack. A policeman shot and killed the tractor driver….

The attack happened on Shmuel HaNavi street. The bus is an Ilit company bus on its way to Beitar Ilit.

Three people injured. One critically – the bus flipped on him, two lightly injured.

Tractor Terrorist. Photo by Eli Ran

Tractor Terrorist.
Photo by Eli Ran

Bus flipped in terror attack, Photo by Rotter.net - nbcfg

Bus flipped in terror attack,
Photo by Rotter.net – nbcfg

Video of the policeman neutralizing the terrorist:

IDF Air Strike Hits Rocket Launcher that Struck Ashdod Gas Station

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Shortly after a lethal rocket update article rocket attack on an Ashdod gas station, Israeli fighter pilots targeted the Gaza rocket launcher responsible for the destruction.

A fuel truck exploded in the attack, which occured at 8:01 am, lightly injuring two people and more seriously wounding a 50 year old man. The explosion ignited a massive chemical fire.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said pilots confirmed the strike on the missile launcher used to fire at the Ashdod gas station.

 

 

 

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