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December 29, 2014 / 7 Tevet, 5775
 
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Border Police Stop Terror Attack

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Border Police officers stopped a potential terror attack on Wednesday afternoon.

A Border Police lookout at the Salem checkpoint near Jenin reported hearing some sort of popping sound. They sent another Border Police patrol to check it out.

The patrol approached the area and spotted 4 suspicious Arabs and discovered they all had pipe bombs on them.

The four, all residents of Shechem (Nablus) told the officers they planned to attack Israeli security personnel.

The pipe bombs were neutralized. The terrorists were handed over to the Shabak for interrogation.

Jewish Man ‘Accidentally’ Run Over – Twice

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

The family of Avi Ben-Tzion, who killed by a group of Arab men in the Shomron, is fighting to prove that he was murdered. The family held a press conference Sunday during which they revealed evidence about his death.

Police say Ben-Tzion was killed in a carjacking gone wrong – an explanation that his family dismissed as “an insult to our intelligence.”

His widow and children told Maariv that the men who killed Ben-Tzion ran over his body twice, indicating that his death was not a mere accident. “Police told us that the murderers did a u-turn, hit him, put the car in reverse, and hit him again. Does that not sound like they were confirming the kill? Does that not sound like murder?” they demanded.

The family noted that the Israel police has previously avoided describing attacks as “terrorism,” only to admit later that terrorism was involved.

Ben-Tzion was found three weeks ago at the Elon junction in the Jordan Valley, after having suffered serious physical trauma. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, and died a short time later.

High Court Maintains Ban on Israeli Arab MK Hanin Zoabi

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The High Court has rejected an attempt by Israeli Arab Knesset Member Hanin Zoabi of the Balad party to block the parliament from banning her activity.

One after another, the five-member panel of justices scored Zoabi for her claims that she backs non-violence. Zoabi clearly identifed with the Hamas kidnap-murderers of three yeshiva students in Gush Etzion in a broadcast interview on Radio Tel Aviv last June, before it was known that the boys had been murdered.

Zoabi was barred for six months from all Knesset activity other than voting in response to a flurry of complaints from her colleagues — including Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein — about a statement she made regarding the abduction and particularly brutal murder of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Sha’ar  were not guilty of terrorism.

“Is it strange that people living under occupation and living impossible lives, in a situation where Israel kidnaps new prisoners every day, is it strange that they act this way? They are not terrorists. Even if I do not agree with them, they are people who do not see any way open to change their reality, and they are compelled to use means like these until Israel wakes up and sees the suffering, feels the suffering of the other.”

The complaints charging Zoabi with incitement led the Knesset Ethics Committee to ban Zoabi at the end of July from making speeches, submitting legal questions or initiating debates from the plenum or in committee for half a year. It was the maximum punishment the committee was allowed to impose.

On October 7 Zoabi tried to appeal the ruling in committee, calling it a violation of freedom of speech. That effort failed, and the ban was confirmed by the full plenum at the end of October.

However, Zoabi has still won a victory: despite breaking the laws of the state by repeatedly visiting enemy nations and participating in events clearly as an advocate for an enemy entity (the Palestinian Authority), Zoabi has yet to be charged with treason.

Moreover, despite her verbal support for an enemy during wartime in July – when Israel was facing impending conflict with the Hamas terrorist organization, as she obviously knew, being a privileged lawmaker – Zoabi is free.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ruled in the current case that Zoabi’s statements in July did not constitute criminal incitement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada and UK Close Cairo Embassies Citing Security Reasons

Monday, December 8th, 2014

On Monday, Canada closed the doors to its embassy in Cairo, Egypt, citing security concerns.

The Canadian Embassy’s website only states:

The ability to provide consular services may occasionally be limited for short periods due to unsettled security conditions.

Two days ago, Britain closed its embassy in Cairo, also citing security concerns.

The office of the British Consulate-General in Alexandria is operating as normal, according to the UK’s government website.

The US Embassy in Egypt remains open, but embassy employees have reportedly been told to not wander too far away from their homes.

There is concern that terrorists may try to attack the foreign embassies.

Arab media reports that suspects connected to ISIS were arrested in relation to threats on the UK embassy.

3 Arabs Arrested in Tzomet Alon Attack

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

3 Arabs arrested overnight from the Shomron village of Kabalan, near Tzomet Tapuach. The Arabs are suspected of being involved in the attack on the 60-year-old Jewish man at Tzomet Alon (east of Migdalim) yesterday.

The details of the attack are still unclear, and all three suspects are under interrogation.

The Jewish man was seriously wounded in the head, and was medivaced by IDF helicopter to Beilinson hospital in Petach Tikva.

Netanyahu Wants to Discriminate against Terrorists

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is backing a bill to be submitted by outgoing Communications Minister Gilad Erdan to cancel social security and other benefits for terrorists and “those who identify” with terrorism.

The Prime Minister already is getting flak from the United States for the “Jewish State bill,” which the U.S. State Dept. did not directly oppose but about which he noted to reporters on Monday, “We expect Israel to stick to its democratic principles.”

Indirectly reacting to the remark, Prime Minister Netanyahu said on Tuesday there is no contradiction between defining Israel as a Jewish state and a democratic state.

Israel is faced with Fifth Column terrorism, and the government recently re-instituted the policy of destroying terrorists’ homes, assuming the Supreme Court dos not get in the way by deciding that doing so would deprive terrorists of their basic rights”

The United States last week condemned the practice in Israel, but said it is perfectly okay for Egypt to destroy hundreds of homes of Arabs in Sinai to create buffer zone between Gaza and Egypt.

That is a matter of “self-defense,” said U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki, as reported here.

Destroying a home of a terrorist in eastern Jerusalem is different, she explained, because it involves borders that the United States does not agree with.

We are waiting to see if the State Dept. wants to stick its nose deeper into Israel’s domestic polices, but it is worth nothing that a Democratic party Congresswoman from New York last month said he will introduce a bill to stop Social Security payments to former Nazis.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney said, “It’s deeply disturbing and I’m deeply disturbed that these individuals continue to receive Social Security benefits even after the Justice Department identified them as Nazi war criminals,” speaking with Business Insider.

“If you’re a Nazi war criminal, you’re a Nazi war criminal. You should not be receiving Social Security benefits. Period,” she added.

 

And what about terrorists?

“’ll look at cutting off benefits to terrorists that are deported,” she added.

Police Arrest Suspected Stabber in Old City [video]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

On Monday night, 3 students from the Shuvu Banim yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem were stabbed by two Arab terrorists.

Bystanders caught on video the police arresting one of the suspects in the stabbing.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/police-arrest-suspected-stabber-in-old-city-video/2014/11/25/

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