A potential terror attack was foiled at a checkpoint near Jericho on Saturday evening, when security forces arrested a 23-year-old man with a knife in his possession.Jewish Press News Briefs
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Two of the soldiers wounded in Tuesday night’s terror attack are currently hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem. Their conditions have been upgraded to lightly injured.
The third, very seriously wounded soldier was taken to Sheba hospital, and as of this morning is still unconscious and on a respirator. He continues to be listed in serious condition and his life is still in danger. The soldier’s name is Matan ben Sara.Jewish Press News Briefs
The body of the Arab terrorist who was killed following his attack on Tuesday evening that injured three IDF soldiers has already been returned to his family, despite former order by Prime Minister Netanyahu to no longer return the bodies of the terrorists.
According to a Rotter.net report and Channel 2, Netanyahu’s office released a statement that the return of the terrorist’s body was done per the exclusive decision of Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon who once again has discretionary power in this matter, after the Prime Minister restored Ya’alon’s discretionary authority on Sunday.
Apparently the Ministry of Defense is no longer even bothering to say that the body was returned “by mistake” and this has become policy.
The return of terrorist bodies is of major importance to the terrorist family households, but Defense Minister Yaalon refuses to take advantage of this leverage, and Netanyahu either can’t or won’t control his ministers.
Hamas is currently holding the bodies of two IDF soldiers and not returning them. They also hint to having two more Israelis in captivity.Jewish Press News Briefs
Just a few hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded a visit to the troops in the area, terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers and vehicles operating near the Gaza Belt community of Nahal Oz, close to the security fence along Gaza’s northern border.
No soldiers were injured in the attack, but at least one military vehicle was damaged.
According to the IDF Spokesperson, soldiers from the Engineering Corps were doing routine maintenance on the security fence at the time of the attack.
The soldiers were working on a section of the fence near the Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaya – the location of one of the toughest battles fought by the IDF against Hamas during Operation Protective Edge.Hana Levi Julian
The killer of 39-year-old Otniel resident Daphna Meir, z’l, was convicted in a military court, the IDF spokesperson announced Tuesday.
A 16-year-old resident of the Palestinian Authority town of Yatta at the time he murdered the wife and mother of six, the Arab terrorist attacked Meir in her kitchen this past January.
Meir, a nurse in the neurosurgery unit at Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, tried to fight him off as he stabbed her in the head and upper body. Three of her children were home at the time, and heard the sounds of their mother being attacked.
The screams of her oldest daughter at home at the time prompted the terrorist to flee, while Meir called security forces and reported the attack. Medics came promptly but were unable to save her.
Meir was known for her strength and courage, but also for her serenity and leadership in the community. Two of her six children were foster children. Her husband told visitors during the shiva mourning period that the family wanted to focus on healing and “lifting up the Jewish people,” rather than avenging her death.Hana Levi Julian
Brussels Airport Company announced the reopening Sunday of Levantem International Airport, about six weeks after Da’esh (ISIS) suicide bombers blew up its departure hall, killing 16 people and wounding many others.
“The reopening is an important moment for the entire airport community and Belgium,” said Brussels Airport Company CEO Arnaud Feist.
A symbolic reopening took place on April 3.
But starting Monday, the airport’s departure capacity will reach at least 80 percent of its former takeoffs prior to the attacks, with 111 check-in counters operating in the departure hall and 36 more open in temporary buildings.
The two bombers detonated explosives in suitcases on March 22. A third suicide bomber blew himself up on a metro train in the city subway system a short while later. Altogether the trio murdered a total of 32 people and wounded hundreds of others.Hana Levi Julian
Nearly a year before Da’esh (ISIS) terrorists tore apart a beautiful Paris night, an Israeli company offered terrorist tracking software to France.
It was just after the January 2015 slaughter by a dual Da’esh (ISIS) and Al Qaeda terrorist cells at the Paris offices of the satiric Charlie Hebdo magazine, where 12 people were killed, and the Jewish Hyper Cacher kosher market, just before the start of the Sabbath, where four people died.
The advanced technology could have allowed French security officials pick up the signals that would have red-flagged the terrorists who murdered 130 people and wounded 368 more on November 13, 2015. It was only last month that the mastermind of that attack was finally tracked down and caught.
According to a report this week on the U.S.-based Fox News network, the data-mining technology would have helped French authorities “connect all the dots” in the Islamist extremist community, because it works by analyzing and matching up fragmented intelligence reports from several different national and international databases. The software then provides the most up-to-date information available on potential terrorists for its clients, such as counter terrorism agents.
The offer was made to the Directorate-General for Internal Security (DGSI) of France, the country’s main intelligence agency, in accordance with a pledge made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to work closely with Europe on enhancing security following attacks in France and Brussels. In Israel, that was seen as a call to share intelligence and technology.
“In Paris or Brussels or San Bernardino or Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, terror must be condemned equally and it must be fought equally,” Netanyahu warned at the time.
But Israel’s offer was rejected.
An Israeli counter terror specialist familiar with the technology and the company told FoxNews.com, “French authorities liked it but the official came back and said there was a higher-level instruction not to buy Israeli technology.
“The discussion just stopped.”
Instead, Da’esh (ISIS) terrorists carried out a series of eight attacks terror attacks, including several suicide bombings, on November 13, 2015, in central Paris. President Francois Hollande called the attacks an “act of war” by ISIS. They were planned in Syria, organized in Belgium and carried out with help from citizens of France. All of the known attackers were EU citizens who had fought with Da’esh in Syria.
The European Union is now paying the price for its unswerving commitment to uphold the “rights” of the Palestinian Authority, right or wrong, against Israel even at the cost of its own security. The EU has been directly involved in the funding and construction of infrastructure, homes and schools by Palestinian Authority Arabs on Israeli-controlled land in Area C under the Oslo Accords, despite its illegality. The EU has also been supportive of a boycott against Israeli-produced goods, even going so far as to issue guidelines urging its member states to label products manufactured in post-1967 Jewish communities as non-Israeli, regardless of the citizenship of the producers.
The European Union has just barely avoided an outright stance supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
France complied – it obviously agreed with the stance, nor is President Hollande’s dislike for Prime Minister Netanyahu any national secret – and the bill has now come due for French hatred at the top.
The British Labour Party is similarly afflicted with rampant anti-Semitism. What price will the UK end up paying for its love of Arab hatred?Hana Levi Julian