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July 29, 2015 / 13 Av, 5775
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Egypt Foils ISIS Suicide Attack near Suez

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Egyptian soldiers prevented another deadly Islamic State (ISIS) suicide attack on Wednesday, according to military sources.

A suicide bomber drove a vehicle loaded with explosives towards a military post between Cairo and Suez when the vehicle was destroyed. Egypt did not explain if its soldier actually foiled the attack or if a malfunction in the vehicle or explosives caused the blast that killed the driver.

The Sinai Province, the new name used by ISIS-linked forces in the Sinai, tweeted that it was behind the attempted car bombing of soldiers.

 

 

Explosive Terror Attack Thwarted Near Maccabim

Monday, July 13th, 2015

A terror attack was averted at 3 AM Monday morning.

Terrorists placed burning tires and a gas balloon (gas tank/canister) along Highway 443 (Modiin-Jerusalem highway), about 1/2 a kilometer south of the Maccabim checkpoint, near the Arab village of Hirbhat el-Mitzbach, east of Modiin.

The highway was shut down as sappers and the fire department responded.

The sappers blew up the gas canister in a controlled explosion, according to the police.

The fire department then extinguished the fire, after the sappers ensured there were no additional explosive devices in the area.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Our Tactless President is Right for a Change

Monday, June 29th, 2015

There is no doubt that since taking the office of president, Ruby Rivlin has made some strange remarks and put forward some unexpected positions. He’s rushed in to lopsidedly criticize Jews and at times even seems to take some leftwing positions.

Of course, it’s easy to write off Rivlin’s various statements and blame them on the water in the presidential palace, or perhaps the spirit of Shimon Peres (still alive, of course) haunting the presidential halls.

Rivlin’s insensitive and tactless question last week to the Gonen family, who were mourning the loss of Danny, murdered by an Arab terrorist during a hike near Dolev, deserves a response, because as tactless as it was, the underlying question raises a valid point.

Rivlin asked the family, why wasn’t Danny hiking with a gun?

The family was very upset with the question and Danny’s mother refused to take a followup call from Rivlin, feeling the president blamed her son for getting killed and hiking in an areas where perhaps he should have been armed, as opposed to the Arab terrorist who murdered him.

The truth is, no one should have to carry a gun with them while hiking in Israel. The Land of Israel should be secure for its citizens, and every Arab terrorist should be afraid to even think about raising his hand against a Jew.

But that’s not the reality we live in.

I don’t know if Danny owned a gun. But I do know that most citizens of Israel don’t and can’t. The government won’t allow them to have one.

Rivlin’s question was right, but he addressed it to the wrong person.

Why doesn’t the state grant more gun licenses? Certainly, at least to those who fulfilled their IDF service.

Citizens have a basic right to self-defense, and relying on the police and the army must not be the sole solution. Citizens need to be able to defend themselves, by themselves.

President Rivlin needs to readdress his question to the Minister of Internal Security, “Why is it nearly impossible for the average citizen to get a gun license?”

And then he should ask why are the police so quick to take a citizen’s gun away if they had to use it in self-defense, even if just shooting in the air?

Rivlin’s question was tactless and insensitive because he addressed it to the wrong party.

But his question was right, because President Rivlin at least understands that every Jew should be armed.

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/most-us-citizens-believe-terrorists-are-within-the-borders-of-their-poor-incompetently-run-country/2015/05/15/

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