Bystanders caught on video the police arresting one of the suspects in the stabbing.
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After discovering last week, a tunnel from Gaza into the Sinai that extended 1850 meters, Egypt has decide to extend it sterile zone along its 14 kilometer Gazan border from 500 meters to 1000 meters it was announced on Thursday.
So far Egypt has destroyed 500 Rafah homes, affecting 25,000 people, and that number will now increase.
Egypt has paid out close to 8 million dollars to Rafah residents who homes were destroyed.The town of Rafah is located on the southern end of Gaza and is split in two by the border, half on the Gazan side, and half on the Egyptian/Sinai side.
In addition, Egypt is digging a trench along the 50 kilometer border that goes down to a depth of 50 meters to help stop the infiltrations from Gaza into the Sinai.
Egypt is still angry at the recent Gazan terror attack that killed over 30 Egyptian security personnel, which it blames on Hamas.
It has completely shut down the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza.
Only Israel’s crossings into Gaza remain open, and Israel is allowing in construction material this coming week, which the UN claims will be monitored for misuse.
Gaza needs the construction material to rebuild homes that were destroyed after Hamas attacked Israel this summer and instigated a war.
Egyptian President A-Sisi said on Egyptian TV that he wasn’t going to allow Sinai to become a staging ground for terror attacks against Israel.
Students from an Arab elementary school in Lod hurled rocks at a group of young Jewish women and a Jewish family who were touring in the area of Nachal Jalbon in the central Golan Heights, the Hebrew-language 0404 website reports.
The female tourists, approximately age 20, were from the Haifa area. They were hiking around the riverbed area when they came under attack from the young Arab students.
The father of the family shouted at the attackers and chased them as far as the road near the spot where the family had been hiking.
A criminal complaint has been filed with district police.
The Israeli police have sent out a call, asking Jerusalem’s citizens who own guns to join the official civilian auxiliary patrols (“Mishmar Ezrachi”) to help guard the city, according to Israel Army Radio.
Gun license applications are at a high right now, and this week the Gun License Bureau’s website crashed from all the traffic.
Nefesh B’Nefesh has provided the following information for Olim applying for a gun license from the Ministry of Public Security.
Please note: NBN does not assist in getting gun licenses and you should address all inquiries directly to the Gun License Bureau.
Citizens who apply for a firearm license are subject to a number of criteria:
-Residence in Israel for three years from the date of Aliyah
-Minimum age of 27, not including those who served in the IDF or national service where the minimum age is 21
-Basic reading and writing skills in Hebrew
-No criminal record, approved by the Israeli police department
-Health declaration signed by a physician
-Submission of the application and the medical declaration
-Personal interview with the licensing clerk
-Receiving the recommendation from the police and Ministry of Health
-Receiving the license
-Training on the firearm
-Paying the license fee
Historically, Israeli civilians have been responsible for neutralizing many of the Arab terrorist attacks. It is actually unusual that in this round of the war, it has been the police that have killed most of the terrorists. This may be the result of fewer Israelis carrying weapons after the government reportedly made gun licensing more difficult.
E., an Oleh from the US, told JewishPress.com that even though he has completed the licensing process, the actual final appointment to sign some more forms in front of the clerk and physically receive his license is still only months away. E. said, “the procedure itself is not difficult, it is just a very slow and needlessly drawn out process.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Israelis in a statement Tuesday of a Palestinian Authority Arab “terrorist assault focused on Jerusalem” and of “hatred and incitement” perpetrated by the PA leadership against Israel.
In an unusually long and particularly intense statement, the prime minister exhorted Israelis to put aside their differences and to unite around defending Israel’s capital, Jerusalem and to defend the security of Israel’s citizens.
Netanyahu also issued a clear warning to Israelis not to take the law into their own hands, and reaffirmed his commitment to keep Jerusalem united.
“Today, during morning prayers, as they were wrapped in prayer shawls and tefillin, four rabbis were slaughtered, four innocent and pure Jews – Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Kalman Ze’ev Levine and Rabbi Moshe Twersky. May their memories be blessed.
“We send our condolences to their families. We send our best wishes for a recovery to the wounded and to the heroic policemen whose action prevented a greater disaster. The human animals who perpetrated this slaughter were full of hatred and incitement, deep hatred and terrible incitement against the Jewish People and its state.
“Hamas, the Islamic Movement and the Palestinian Authority are disseminating countless lies and falsehoods against the State of Israel. They are saying that the Jews are contaminating the Temple Mount. They are saying that we are planning to destroy the Holy Places, that we intend to change the order of prayer there – this is all lies.
“These lies have already claimed a very heavy price. They took the life of a three-month-old baby, Chaya Zissel Braun, who had been taken for her first visit to the Western Wall, along with her parents, who wanted to thank G-d for giving them a baby. They also claimed the lives of Karen Jemima Mosquera, Jidan Assad, Aharon Badani, Sgt. Almog Shilony and Dalia Lemkus. All of them were pure souls. All of them were victims of this mendacious incitement. Today they are joined by additional victims of the same wild blood libel of the kind that is etched in the memory of our people.
“Yesterday a bus driver from eastern Jerusalem committed suicide. He committed suicide. The findings of the pathology report have been published and they prove this unequivocally. He committed suicide. But this has not prevented those same elements from inciting and disseminating the blood libel to the effect that he was murdered by Jews.
“This incitement contributed its part to the shocking slaughter that was perpetrated this morning in a holy place during prayers. But what is outrageous is not only the brutality of the murder but the shouts of joy in Gaza, in Bethlehem and in other places. They are giving out candies, waving axes in the air and praising the shahidim. (ed. – martrys)
“True, this time Abu Mazen (PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas) condemned the slaughter and it is good that he did. I remember that he also condemned the murder of the three youths but it is not enough because in the same sentence in which he condemned today’s slaughter, he linked it to imaginary actions – which have no basis in reality – that Israel is purportedly planning to carry out on the Temple Mount.
“There is daily, even hourly, incitement on the streets of the Palestinian Authority. There, not only do the most reprehensible murderers become the heroes of Palestinian culture, but there is unending, constant incitement against the very existence of the State of Israel, against the security of Israel’s citizens, in schools, the media, mosques, everywhere, and this is the root of the conflict: The refusal to recognize – and educate for – the existence of the state of the Jews.
The four rabbis who were murdered in the brutal Palestinian terror attack on Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood on Tuesday morning, November 18, all lived on the same street.
Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 68, Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, 59, Rabbi Calman Levine, 55, and Rabbi Aryeh Kopinsky, 43, were all residents of the Har Nof neighborhood and had made aliyah to Israel in recent years. Rabbi Goldberg was a U.K. citizen while the other three rabbis held U.S. citizenship.
“When we count the widows and orphans that were added to the Israeli nation this morning, four widows and 24 orphans are on one street,” said Rabbi Yitzchak Mordechai Rubin, the rabbi of the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue at the funeral for three of the victims on Tuesday evening.
“We are here, standing in front of these three holy men, the best of our community, Torah scholars whose blood flowed like water.”
The four were among the some 25 worshippers praying the traditional morning Jewish prayers at the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue when two Palestinian terrorists stormed in armed with meat cleavers, an ax, and a gun, shooting and stabbing worshippers. Cousins Uday and Ghassan Abu-Jamal from the Jerusalem district of Jabel Mukaber, carried out the attack and were members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In addition to the four rabbis who were killed, eight others were also wounded in the attack.
The bloody attack was heavily condemned by leaders and officials from across the world. “On behalf of the United States government and the American people, I condemn this terrorist attack in the strongest possible terms. Murdering worshipers at prayer in a synagogue is an act of pure, unadulterated evil,” related U.S. Ambassador, Dan Shapiro.
“Beyond the terrorists who were killed by police responding to the attack, any others involved must be held responsible and brought to justice,” added Shapiro.
Meanwhile in Gaza, Palestinians celebrated the Jerusalem synagogue attack, throwing sweets and brandishing knives and axes in praise of the terrorists.
Even Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa issued a statement condemning the attack in Jerusalem. “The murder of Jews praying in a synagogue is a crime,” he said. “The injustice of the occupation does not give a right to cause harm to innocent worshipers.”
Later on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the demolition of the homes of the Abu-Jamal terrorists in East Jerusalem who carried out the attack in Har Nof today.
ZAKA crews work to collect and clean up the blood from the Har Nof Massacre today.