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December 1, 2015 / 19 Kislev, 5776
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Stone-Throwing Attack on Highway 6

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Arab attackers threw stones at motorists Tuesday morning as they drove on Israel’s high speed Highway 6 near the Nitzani Oz junction.

Police said two minors were arrested near Taibe in connection with the incident, but did not release details due to the ages of the attackers.

Jerusalem City Hall Tells Mosques to Turn Loudspeakers Down and Around

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

In the still of the night, Jerusalemites hear the sonorous Arabic call to prayers.

And another. And it keeps going on and on, until the night — and day — is filled with the blare of the Arabic wails, at least in Jewish neighborhoods situated cheek-and-jowl with Muslim neighbors. In the past, the loudspeakers weren’t so loud.

But the long-simmering battle over the loudspeakers of the mosques is heating up in the holy city and now is approaching the boiling point.

Imams in the Arab neighborhoods of Jabel Mukabar and Sur Baher were asked to direct speakers in their mosques pointed towards the center of their own neighborhoods, which have become strongholds for terrorist cells and lone wolf Arab attackers.

In addition, neighborhood representatives were told to obtain new speakers with adjustable volume; this coming after the broadcast level was measured at or near the allowable limit.

Police have also begun to track the sermons of imams in neighborhood mosques to monitor the clerics for incitement to violence.

“This is a disgrace, and an attempt to damage the values of the religion,” claimed Jabel Mukabar activist, Mehdi Akram.

The demand to order the mosques to change the direction of their speakers and for the vehicles to obtain those with adjustable volumes followed complaints from the residents of the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood.

The residents of the Jewish neighborhood hear the wail of Islam’s call to prayer at all hours of the day and night, since Muslims are called to prayer around the clock, five times a day. The residents of the Jewish neighborhood say the Muslim loudspeakers have been wailing particularly loudly ever since the start of the current wave of terror.

Environmental Protection Department personnel sent to measure the noise level at the mosques under an initial pilot test told the Hebrew-language Ynet news site they found abnormal intensities in the neighborhood. The noise level in the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood is “absolutely unbearable” when all three mosques begin to call for prayer from Jabel Mukabar at four o’clock in the morning, Ynet reported.

Residents of the Arnona neighborhood made similar complaints about the five mosques operating in Sur Baher.

Several months ago, Jerusalem city hall approved a comprehensive program for testing the noise levels from 200 mosques in Arab neighborhoods in the city. The cost of the pilot, which tested mosques in Jabel Mukaber and Sur Baher, was approximately NIS 200,000.

Major Sweep on Terrorists Nabs Hamas and Islamic Jihad Cell Leaders

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015




Security forces swooped down on terror cell leaders in two major Palestinian Authority cities early Tuesday and arrested wanted Hamas and an Islamic Jihad leader.

Police,  the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), and the IDF carried out the joint operation that netted the arrests in Jenin of two terrorists who were plotting attacks.

The Hamas terrorists was identified as Kis Sa’adi, 24, who is wanted for firing at security forces, manufacturing and planting explosive devices. He also has been involved in weapon trafficking.

Also arrested was Islamic Jihad terrorist, Tair Jaradat, 29 years.

Soldiers and police found and confiscated in their apartment M-16 assault rifles, magazines, a hand gun, stun grenade, night vision means, a holster, two boxes of ammunition and military vests.

Jenin once was known as the “center of terror” in the Palestinian Authority, but foreign and Israeli media as recently as three years ago described it is a model city that had rid itself of violence.

In a village near Kalkilya, located between central Samaria and the metropolitan Tel Aviv city of Kfar Saba, Israeli soldiers and police confiscated an M-16, a handgun, hunting rifles, knives and ammunition.

The Palestinian Authority is committed by previous agreements  to root out terror in urban centers.

Overnight, police and soldiers rounded up 44 terror suspects in Judea and Samaria.



CNN Headline: ‘Migrant Lynched at Bus Station’

Monday, October 19th, 2015

CNN strikes again.

It began its coverage of Sundays night’s terrorist attack on Be’er Sheva’s c central bus station with a headline stating, “Migrant Lynched at Bus Station.”

The headline later was changed to “Israel soldier, bystander dead after bus station attack by Bedouin,” but the main content of the article was the killing of the African worker whom a guard thought was one of the terrorists.

CNN correctly pointed out that bystanders kicked the wounded migrant, who was repeatedly shot by the guard, but made no mention of the attack itself except to state that the Bedouin “went on a shooting spree…killing an Israeli soldier.”

It returned to report the outrage at the beating and accidental murder of the migrant.

No mention was made of the wave of terror, the fact that the terrorists wounded several together people, including policemen and civilians.

Cabinet Minister Calls U.S. Government ‘Hostile’

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Gilad says the State Dept. believes lies to draw false conclusions, but he does not expect an apology because the Obama administration is “hostile” to Israel.

The off-and-on irritable relationship between the United States and Israel is back into the “testy” category with frowns from Washington that Israel uses excessive violence to quell rioters and terrorists and a Cabinet minister’s labeling Washington as “hostile.”

Public Security Minister and Likud hawk Gilad Erdan, speaking on Army Radio Thursday morning, accused the State Dept. of being “misled by lies.”

He said he expects the Obama administration to “clarify” its statements,” but then added:

I don’t expect anything from the spokesmen at the State Department. The State Department has traditionally been hostile to the State of Israel.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has talked himself into trouble again. The JewishPress.com reported here earlier this week that he told Harvard University students that there has been a rapid growth of settlements and followed by noting “frustration” among Arabs.

As reported here this morning, Kerry’s spokesman John Kirby tried to roll back the remark but only make things worse by referring to “excessive violence.”

Errand’s response is bound to be raised at today’s daily press briefing at the State Dept., whose spokesmen have found it very difficult lately to answer questions by journalists who have finally realized that something is rotten in the Washington as well as in the Palestinian Authority

But Erdan’s use of the word “hostile” may have been out of order.

“Ignorant” would Netanyahu more appropriative.

As for excessive force, does anyone remember Ferguson?

Passengers Staying off Jerusalem Buses

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The number of passengers riding Jerusalem buses has dropped 30 percent since the recent wave of terror, according to unofficial estimates.

The decline is not surprising, particularly after this week’s Jerusalem Arab murder spree that claimed the lives of three Jews in a bus stabbing-shooting attack in the area of Armon HaNatziv, located between Talpiot and the terror hornet’s nest in Jabel Mukahber.

Update 12:10 PM: Intelligence Tip Foils Terrorist Attack near Tel Aviv

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Police arrested two suspected terrorists in metropolitan Tel Aviv late Thursday morning after an intelligence report set off a massive aerial and ground manhunt.

A police helicopter participated in a search for the vehicle of the suspected terrorists in Givatayim, near Tel Aviv, and police arrested them in a  building where they had fled. Their vehicle was found.

The suspects are from eastern Jerusalem, and they have been turned over to the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) for questioning. Security sources declined to confirm or deny that the terrorists were armed.

The suspected terrorists reportedly had been seen in area of the Azriella Mall in Tel Aviv.

Roadblocks were set up, and the highway from Givatayim to Tel Aviv was closed for an hour before police re-opened it.

Hundreds of IDF soldiers and police were deployed on the ground.

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