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May 2, 2016 / 24 Nisan, 5776

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Tel Sheva Arab Student Indicted on Terror Conspiracy After Return From Jordan

Monday, February 8th, 2016

A 20-year-old Tel Sheva student, working as a substitute teacher, has been indicted on charges of conspiring with Salafi jihadists from various Arab nations.

The indictment was submitted Monday following a joint investigation by Israel Police and the Shin Bet Israel Security Service.

The Tel Sheva suspect indicted Monday allegedly agreed to help “jihadist activists” infiltrate Israel, according to the Shin Bet. He is also accused of having joined the ‘Salafi Jihadist’ organization.

“Three weeks ago, on January 18, the suspect was arrested upon his return from Jordan and was transferred for interrogation. During the investigation it was found that after leaving for Jordan the suspect made contact with a jihad operative from Tunisia.” The suspect is accused of agreeing to help the operative infiltrate Israel and conspiring to carry out military operations in Israel.

“It was also found that during this period he agreed to join the Salafi Jihad organization,” the Shin Bet said in its statement.

“During the course of the investigation the suspect revealed his connections to the organization and after the evidence was established, the indictment was submitted by the Southern District prosecutor,” the statement continued. The police have requested an extension of the suspect’s remand until the proceedings have been completed.

The Shin Bet issued a warning last year that some Israeli Arab students traveling abroad have been returning with unpleasantly new knowledge acquired outside their classes.

Israeli Arab students are increasingly becoming radicalized while touring or studying abroad, according to the Shin Bet.

Operatives from Da’esh (ISIS) and other terror groups have been recruiting Israeli Arabs while they are attending foreign universities in countries such as Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Tel Sheva is a Bedouin township in the northern Negev. However, not all those living in the town are Bedouin. Some of the residents have intermarried with Palestinian Authority Arabs and others.

Most of the Bedouin in the northern Negev are Sunni Muslims. Salafi Islam is associated with groups that lean toward the teachings of Al Qaeda. It was the Salafis who were challenging Hamas in a power struggle for control over Gaza, for instance, until Da’esh (ISIS) arrived in the region.

Hana Levi Julian

Arson Burns Holy Books at Givat Sorek, Near Karmei Tzur

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Once again, Arabs from the Palestinian Authority violated the sanctity of a Jewish house of worship. They burned the holy books with which Jews pray, first taking time to pile them ruthlessly, carelessly, and then setting them alight.

The holy books were burned Friday night in the synagogue in Givat Sorek, adjacent to the Jewish community of Karmei Tzur in Judea, south of Jerusalem, nestled in the Judean Hills.

The site is located on a strategic hill overlooking the location where the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were found in 2014. The synagogue itself is a place where people go to meditate and pray; a site visited daily by Jewish children, teens and adults alike. It’s a house of prayer; a youth center; a tour site.

It’s also important to note that the arsonists took the time to pile up the holy books before setting them afire. In Karmei Tzur, the residents have taken this very hard, the Gush Etzion spokesperson sources said.

“It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that in the very heart of the country, something like this takes place, which reminds us of some of the darkest events in our history, not even a hundred meters away,” residents said.

“It is dangerous to allow this to continue,” they said. “It is necessary, and possible, to put an end to this,” they added.

Davidi Perl, head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, said, “These difficult pictures send chills over one’s entire body. I am sure the survivors of Kristallnacht and the founders of Gush Etzion never dreamt they would see burnt holy books under Israeli rule. The Israeli government must take control over the Arab rampaging that is turning Israeli lives and society upside down.”

Tazpit News Service contributed to this article.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Hezbollah Terror Cell Busted by US Drug Enforcement Administration

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

A Hezbollah terrorist cell in Europe has been arrested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for drug trafficking and money laundering.

The Lebanon-based terrorist organization has established business relationships with a number of drug cartels in South America, according to DEA acting deputy administrator Jack Riley.

“These drug trafficking and money laundering schemes utilized by the Business Affairs Component [of Hezbollah] provide a revenue and weapons stream for an international terrorist organization responsible for devastating terror attacks around the world,” he said.

Members of the Lebanon-based terror organization have previously been accused of using drug sales as a means of funding the group’s operations.

Hezbollah is accused of using the profits from the sale of cocaine in the United States and Europe to fund arms purchases for military use in Syria, according to the DEA.

Mohamad Noureddine, a “Lebanese money launderer,” was described by the DEA as working directly with Hezbollah to transfer its money via his Lebanon-based firm, Trade Point International S.A.R.L. The firm “maintained direct ties to Hezbollah commercial and terrorist elements in both Lebanon and in Iraq,” according to the DEA.

Last week, sanctions were imposed against Hezbollah by the U.S. Treasury Department targeting its money launderers Noureddine and Hamdi Zaher El Dine, as well as Trade Point International S.A.R.L.

“Hezbollah needs individuals like Mohamad Noureddine and Hamdi Zaher El Dine to launder criminal proceeds for use in terrorism and political destabilization, Adam J. Szubin, the acting under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence said.

“We will continue to target this vulnerability, and expose and disrupt such enablers of terrorism wherever we find them.”

The “ongoing investigation spans the globe and involves numerous international law enforcement agencies in seven countries, and once again highlights the dangerous global nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism,” the U.S. agency said in a statement on Monday.

“DEA and our international partners are relentless in our commitment to disrupt any attempt by terrorists and terrorist organizations to leverage the drug trade against our nations,” Riley said. “DEA and our partners will continue to dismantle networks who exploit the nexus between drugs and terror using all available law enforcement mechanisms.”

Hana Levi Julian

Hottest New Arab Hit on YouTube: ‘Lovers of Stabbing’

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Arab teen terrorists coming out of the Palestinian Authority are being moved by the beat of a specially-crafted form of music video.

It is the music of the street and the promise of glory forever — the knowledge that one’s family will be forever grateful, having received a salary* for one’s efforts despite a young age — and the endless, driving, urgent beat that some Arab teens find so compelling.

That may have been part of what sent two Arab teens into the Old City Saturday evening to stab two Jewish teens as they left the Western Wall after completing their Sabbath prayers.

For readers who haven’t had the chance, take a spin on the Middle Eastern side of YouTube network – if you’re over 18 and have a strong stomach, that is – to check out the Arab teen motivational movie clips.

This is top-flight 21st century Palestinian Authority government incitement, masterminded in the most cunning manner. For decades Mickey Mouse and life-size cuddly cartoon creatures have been talking up the joys of martyrdom; long enough to prepare human fuel for the war machine revving up in the current wave of terror. But now that those youths are growing up, with hormones to match, children’s programming no longer cuts the mustard.

So what’s being used to move them in the right direction? Cue hot-blooded, fast-moving, specially-crafted music videos. One in particular features a hit called “Lovers of Knives” by Gaza-based band “Al-Gorba’a” that came out last October.

Sadly, its effectiveness is all too evident. The above video and countless others like it are considered the hottest tunes on the street in the Palestinian Authority today.

The fast-moving images are slickly edited to intersperse “daring” attacks by young Arabs met with “brutality” by clearly overwhelming numbers of Israeli security, military and police forces armed and uniformed to the nines. There is plenty of deep red blood, dramatic scenes of ambulances and medical stretchers, scenes of massive support and honor by crowds  for the dead “martyr” shot by Israeli forces, when brought to his final resting place.

The songwriters and singers use the names of those who have died attacking Israelis as mantras in the rhythmic, almost hypnotic beat.

The comments in Arabic say things like, “Allah have mercy upon our martyrs, God grant us victory over the Jews!” and “God protect the youth of Palestine.”

*   The Palestinian Authority government pays the families of “martyrs” a monthly stipend in compensation for the efforts of anyone who gives their lives for the “nationalist” cause of murdering Israelis. The more murders, the higher the stipend. It is not clear why foreign governments do not demand accountability regarding this practice and its connection with the massive foreign aid transferred to the PA government to support its operations.

Hana Levi Julian

Update: 1 Injured in Hit & Run on Highway 443

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

One IDF soldier was lightly injured Tuesday afternoon in a hit-and-run by an Arab vehicle on Highway 443, the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway.

The ramming attack took place between Modiin and Jerusalem, at the entrance to Beit Ura Atachta – right next to Beit Horon, the scene of yesterday’s terror attack. 

The attacker managed to escape in the vehicle after striking the soldier in the chest.

The IDF believes it was not a terror attack, but rather criminal, as the driver wanted to avoid getting stopped at the roadblock.

Jewish Press Staff

IDF Pre-Dawn Raid Nets 8 Terror Suspects

Monday, January 25th, 2016

IDF soldiers arrested eight terror suspects in pre-dawn operations Judea and Samaria early Monday morning.

Three of the fugitives were arrested in Jenin, the IDF said. A weapons cache was uncovered in the process; troops confiscated an assault rifle, pipe bombs and related items. One terror suspect opened fire at the troops.

“Overnight during routine activities to recover concealed weapons in the Jenin refugee camp a suspect attacked the forces and fired at them,” an IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

“Following the attack, the forces searched the site and identified multiple bullet shell casings.”

Five other fugitives were arrested in various sites elsewhere around the regions.

Hana Levi Julian

Tel Aviv Schools Open Under Tight Security, Search for Cafe Killer Continues

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Schools opened Sunday morning amid tight security as security forces continued to hunt through Tel Aviv for a gunman who killed two people and wounded at least eight others at a cafe on Friday.

Israeli security forces search for the killer after a shooting attack at a pub in central Tel Aviv.

But it became clear after the first hour that parents of approximately half of the children were too frightened to send their children to school. Of 1600 preschool and kindergarten-age children, only 230 made it to class, and approximately half of all other students stayed home as well, according to the Hebrew-language Ynet site.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai reassured parents in a live interview on Galei Tzahal IDF Army Radio that parents who felt insecure about sending their children to school could keep them home.

“It’s okay for you to to keep your children home if you feel unsure,” Huldai said. But he also emphasized that the city had beefed up security around schools and other high-population areas in the wake of Friday’s shooting at a café on Dizengoff Street.

All schools and classes are open, including the preschools and kindergartens, and all school trips and activities are continuing as scheduled. The city raised its alert and added 24-hour patrols as security personnel continue their manhunt for the killer who murdered two and wounded eight others.

Tel Aviv police officers searched with other security services in the hunt for the gunman.

Nashat Milhem, 31, is from the northern Israeli Arab village of Ar’ara. He has already served time in an Israeli prison and is also known to be diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder which makes him even more unpredictable. Milhem is still believed to be carrying the assault rifle he allegedly used in the attack on the café.

His family identified him from the video footage broadcast from the attack on media and immediately contacted law enforcement; his father made a public apology, saying, “I am sorry. I did not raise my son this way.”

Residents in the north Tel Aviv neighborhood of Ramat Aviv reported seeing a man who fit Milhem’s description, drawing a large security force to the area.

Personnel from the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet / Shabak) and special ops police units are continuing door-to-door searchers in apartment buildings and construction sites in and around Tel Aviv as they search for Milhem.

Following the Sabbath, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site of the attack. He praised the statements of support from the Israeli Arab community and condemnations of the attack from Israeli Arab leaders. Netanyahu then turned his attention to Israeli Arab MKs and Islamist clerics who have been responsible for the mixed messages conveyed to the Israeli Arab public. Such messages have, to a great extent, contributed to the incitement that has whipped up the frenzy of hate driving some of the Israeli Arab teens who now are intent upon murdering their fellow Israelis.

Netanyahu stated bluntly that the time has come for Israeli Arab MKs, and by extension, Israeli Arabs, to decide on who they wish to be: Arab Israelis or citizens of the Palestinian Authority.

Hana Levi Julian

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