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Dozens Dead in Chad; Boko Haram Suspected

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Suicide bombings in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, have killed at least 23 people and left another 100 wounded. The attack was apparently carried out by the Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram.

At least two suicide bombers on motorcycles were involved in the bombing. It was the first time terrorists have targeted Chad’s capital city.

Tensions between the ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram and Chad have been high since Chad began helping Nigeria fight the terrorist group. Government ministers warned that Chad will retaliate harshly to Monday’s attack.

Boko Haram has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Boko Haram was responsible for at least 10,000 deaths in 2014, and has continued its horrific attacks in 2015. Among the attacks have been suicide bombings that were apparently carried out by young girls the group had kidnapped and forced to carry bombs.

Troops from Niger, Cameroon and Chad have joined the Nigerian army in fighting Boko Haram.

Arab Stabs 2 Jewish Teens in Old City Terror Attack on Shavuot

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Two Jewish teenagers, ages 17, were stabbed on the way to the Kotel, around 2:30 AM on Sunday morning, by an Arab terrorist.

The two were heading to the Kotel to participate in an all night learning session followed by prayers.

The attack happened near Sha’ar Shechem (Damascus Gate) on Habad Street (not Chabad Street).

The boys were stabbed in the upper body. MDA paramedics took them to Hadassah hospital where they were listed in moderate but stable condition.

The 19-year-old terrorist ran away, but thanks to the police’s Old City camera system, “Mabat 2000″, the terrorist was tracked and soon caught by police in his home in the Old City, and the bloody knife was found with him.

Smuggled Diving Suits Intercepted on their Way to Gaza

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

On Monday, the Shin Bet, Israel’s security service, aka the Shabak, intercepted an attempt to smuggle diving suits into Gaza.

It was part of a series of attempts to smuggle weapons and equipment into Gaza.

In last summer’s war with Gaza, Hamas terrorists attempted to infiltrate into Kibbutz Zikim by sea. The IDF intercepted the terrorists (see videos below).

The diving suits were part of Hamas’s attempt to build up it’s naval terror unit.

In April, security officials found hidden welding electrodes hidden in marble slabs, and materials used for making metal weapons hidden in dry food packages.

The could be used for making rockets and other weapons.

Hamas is not the only smuggler of terror paraphanalia.

Earlier this week customs officials at Ben Gurion Airport intercepted a shipment of silver rings with ISIS slogans on them on their way to Ramallah.

Most US Citizens Believe Terrorists Are Within the Borders of their Poor, Incompetently Run Country

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Here’s a news update from the US, where the Leader of the Free World is making peace with our Persian neighbors.  According to a new FOX news poll, President Obama’s constituents – that would the population of the United States – have the following opinions:

• Six in ten Americans think it likely – and almost a third think it “very likely” that terrorists live in their home town. No word on whether these are Mennonite terrorists or some other, more unusual, kind.

• Sixty percent also think the United States is in a recession.  That’s down from 74 percent last year, but still a clear majority.

• Just over half – 53% — think the Obama administration is neither “competent” nor “effective” in managing the federal government.

In related news, 57% think it likely that Hillary Clinton was influenced in her work, while she was Secretary of State, by donations made to her family’s foundation.

No word on whether that number would go up if the Russians who bought uranium with the State Department’s authorization, and who also made donations to the Clinton Foundation, had been able to find the receipt issued by the Foundation.

Israeli Court: Facebook Posts Can Kill, Sends JM Fatah Leader to Jail

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

By Michael Zeff

In a precedential ruling yesterday, Justice of the Peace Eitan Kornhauser sentenced Omar Shalabi, 44, a Jerusalem resident, to a nine-month prison term. Shalabi was found guilty before a civil court in Jerusalem on one count of incitement to terrorism and violence, and two counts of supporting a terrorist organization.

Shalabi was charged by the Jerusalem District Attorney (JDA) with using social media to laud the death of Jewish civilians at the hands of Arab and Palestinian terrorists and calling for more violent deeds.

“We are pleased that the court accepted the position of the State. Whereby those convicted of violent incitement through Facebook must face active prison sentences.” Said Attorney Oshrat Shoham, of the JDA prosecution team to Tazpit News Agency, adding “This decision is a precedent, clarifying that those abuse free speech via Facebook – whose exposure and influence is great – to call for violence and terrorism, belong behind bars.”

Shalabi posted his calls to violence and support of terrorists during last summer’s abduction of three Israeli teenagers, operation Protective Edge in Gaza and large-scale rioting and murders in Jerusalem.

“[Arab] Children of Jerusalem! Anger and carry on the path of desperation and discord which will rage and purify Jerusalem and Al Aqsa from the filth of Jewish bastards” Shalabi wrote on his Facebook page.

In his ruling, Kornhauser said that “we are not talking about a new type of crime, never before seen in court. But only a new means of carrying out the crime, utilizing technological advancement”

Shalabi, who headed a Fatah office in Jerusalem, reached over 5,000 followers on Facebook, according to the prosecution.

This is the first time in Israel that a person has been charged and sentenced over incitement and support of terrorism carried out over social media.

In a statement to the press, Shalabi’s attorney said “The punishment is exaggerated. Jews who incited violence were not even interrogated”.

Sara Haetzni-Cohen, chairperson of the My Israel Organization and social media activist related her satisfaction with the verdict to Tazpit News Agency.

She said “I congratulate the court for this important decision. In the recent past there have been events of physical harm against Jews following radical statements on social media. If stopped at an early stage it could have prevented the harm. Today’s precedent is important and can save lives in the future.”

Update: Israeli Man Stabbed Near Mishor Adumim

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Police report that an Israeli man (19) was stabbed near Mishor Adumim.

He is lightly-moderately injured and conscious.

MDA received a call at 7:53 AM, of a wounded man near the Al-Zaim checkpoint.

MDA treated the man for wounds on his upper body, before he went to nearby Hadassah – Mount Scopus hospital.

Police are searching the area for the Arab assailant.

Arab Runs Over Policeman in Hebron

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

A Palestinian Authority Arab ran over an Israeli policeman near Hebron on Saturday night.

The police were running routine inspections on Route 60 when one of the cars ran over the policeman as he stood next to his police vehicle.

The Arab vehicle drove off in the direction of nearby Kfar Yatta.

The policeman was lightly injured in his legs, and was transported to Soroka hospital for treatment.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/arab-runs-over-policeman-in-hebron/2015/05/09/

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