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August 2, 2015 / 17 Av, 5775
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Bayit Yehudi Proposes ‘Deterrent Bill’ to Stop Repeat Terror

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Bayit Yehudi’s Knesset Law, Constitution & Justice Committee chairman, Nissan Slominasky, has proposed a “deterrent bill” to double the penalty for terror acts committed by recidivists.

The bill also mandates that those released in a prisoner swap or other diplomatic deal cannot again be freed in any future arrangement.

Freeing such prisoners “harms the deterrence of the State of Israel in general and the IDF specifically and increases the will and courage of terrorists to continue to perpetrate terrorist attacks of every kind,” the proposal states.

The proposal was advanced a day after the arrest of the terrorists who murdered Malachi Rosenfeld. The 26-year-old resident of Kochav HaShachar was one of three young men who were shot in an attack by Palestinian Arab terrorists on the roads of Samaria three weeks ago. The three were on their way home from a basketball game when they were ambushed. Rosenfeld succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The killers were freed in the October 2011 prisoner swap deal that saw more than a thousand Palestinian Arab terrorists released in exchange for IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, held hostage by Hamas in Gaza for five years.

IDF Reservists Patrol Hitchhiking Spots to Prevent Kidnappings

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

The IDF has decided to implement a new practice to improve the security of hitchhikers in Judea and Samaria — one year after three hitchhiking Israeli teens were abducted and murdered.

Yisrael HaYom reported that the IDF will be sending reservists in civilian vehicles to provide security for hitchhikers in the territories. The cars will travel past popular hitchhiking spots each afternoon and into the night, observing the roads and looking out for suspicious sights.

The timing of the program coincides with summer vacation, when youngsters are more likely to be looking for rides, as well as with the recent rise in terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem.

It also comes at a time when intelligence authorities have received several reports of plots to carry out another kidnapping. Har Hebron Regional Council head Yochai Damri had approached the commander of the Judea Brigade to ask for increased security due to a lack of public transport.

“Telling our children not to hitchhike does not work,” Damri said.

FBI: ‘Stop Tying Our Hands in Fight Against ISIS’

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is getting fed up with trying to fight a war against terror with its hands tied behind its back.

FBI Chief James Comey told a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday that denying the agency access to encryption codes makes it easier for terrorist groups to carry out attacks – and makes it harder for law enforcement to prevent them.

“The tools we are asked to use are increasingly ineffective,” Comey said. “ISIL (another acronym for ISIS, or Da’esh) says, ‘Go kill, go kill.’ We are stopping these things so far… but it is incredibly difficult. I cannot see me stopping these indefinitely,” he said.

ISIS and other terrorist organizations are particularly adept at using social media and other electronic methods of communication in order to broadcast their intentions to their followers.

They communication further instructions via secure mobile devices that cannot be tapped by law enforcement without the use of encryption codes and other assistance from the companies who manufacture the devices.

But the companies have resisted requests to provide that assistance, claiming that allowing that access would weaken the systems and make it easier for computer hackers and other criminals to penetrate the networks.

10 PA Fugitives Arrested in Judea, Samaria

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Ten terrorist fugitives were rounded up and arrested by Israeli security forces in Judea and Samaria in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Nine of the ten have been charged in connection with terrorist activity.

EU Receives Warning ISIS Infiltrating Among Migrants

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The European Union is being warned by international security personnel that there may be terrorists infiltrating among the migrants who flock to the continent.

Smugglers’ boats sailing the Mediterranean Sea and carrying migrants to Europe may present a risk to the European Union, according to the warning received by Michele Coninsx, head of Eurojust, the EU judicial cooperation agency.

The agency, which is tasked with helping EU nations respond to illegal immigration, terrorism and cyber crime, warned that some of the migrants may actually be fighters with Da’esh, the ISIS terrorist organization.

In addition, Da’esh and similar groups are using funds obtained from human trafficking to fund their terrorist activities, according to a report by The Associated Press.

Coninsx told reporters on Monday that although she could not share specific information provided by EU nations to Eurojust, the agency’s efforts are ongoing. She added that the scope of the infiltration by Da’esh terrorists now facing EU law enforcement officials is not yet clear.

Palestinian Authority Arabs Trying to Burn Down Israel

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Palestinian Authority Arabs lit the matches to set three fires that blazed through 300 acres of Jerusalem area forest and threatened to reach the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, according to police.

The third fire broke out on Saturday near Kibbutz Maaleh HaHamisha, west of Jerusalem, after Arabs from a nearby village in Samaria threw firebombs at a forest.

Seventeen firefighting crews battled the blaze to keep it from reaching the kibbutz.

Beit Shemesh fire chief Reuven Yitzchak told JNS news service:

In the past week, around 300 acres of natural forest have gone up in smoke. In many cases, the fires were intentionally set with firebombs or various other various means.

Burning down Israel was a favorite tactic of Palestinian Authority Arabs in the Intifada that began in the last 1980s and early 1990s.

So much for the Palestinian Authority’s love of the land.

Terror by arson can be a very profitable operation, with the cooperation of Israel.

The Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael) pays Arabs to plant trees, many of them donated by Jews in the Diaspora.

The Palestinian Authority often pays Arabs to set the fires.

Then the JNF pays the Arabs to put out the blaze.

Maybe that is why Mahmoud Abbas does not want an agreement.

Jerusalem Arabs Attack Light Rail in Shuafat, Again

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Arabs hurled rocks at the Light Rail in two separate attacks Thursday night as the train passed through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

None of the passengers were physically injured in either attack, although some were traumatized by the events.

In addition, at least one of the cars was taken out of service due to damage from the attack. The line has lost millions of shekels due to the necessity of having to repair the cars over and over again after they’ve been damaged by rock-throwing Arabs.

Jerusalem District Police are sweeping the area in a search for the attackers.

Last year the Israeli government approved an amendment to the penal code that stiffened the punishment for hurling rocks at motor vehicles.

The amendment allows judges to imprison a convicted attacker for up to 20 years for throwing rocks or other objects at a moving vehicle.

Such an act can and has been deadly in the past; it is generally intended by those who hurl the rocks to cause severe injury, if not the death of the drivers or their passengers.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jerusalem-arabs-attack-light-rail-in-shuafat-again/2015/07/02/

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