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4 Arab Teens Arrested in Jerusalem Terror Rock Attack on Rosh Hashana

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) announced Saturday night that four Israeli Arab minors have been arrested in connection with the Rosh Hashana terror attack that killed Jerusalemite Alexander Levlovitz.

The four Arab teens are accused of hurling rocks at Levlovitz’s car as he drove in the Arnona neighborhood in southern Jerusalem, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

Levlovitz was mortally injured as the car crashed into a light pole, and died shortly thereafter at a hospital in Jerusalem. His wife and daughter were less seriously injured in the crash.

After intensive intelligence gathering, the investigation by the Shin Bet led to the arrest of the following four Israeli Arab teens:

Muhamad Salah Muhamad, age 18 Walid Faras Mustafa, age 18 Abed Muchamad Abed Rabu Daviat, 19

An additional suspect is a minor and his name may not be released due to his age.

Hezbollah Were Surprised by How Easily their Spy Entered Israel

Friday, September 25th, 2015

(JNi.media) Hassan Hizran, a Swede of Lebanese origin, was arrested in Israel during the summer on suspicion of spying for Hezbollah. The story of his capture and interrogation, to be published this weekend by Walla! Magazine, reveal the enormous scope of the Shiite terror organization anti-Israel mission.

“I’ll tell you the whole story,” Hassan Hizran told his Israeli interrogators. Hezbollah’s assignments for Hizran included observations of the Dimona nuclear reactor, photos of classified IDF bases, and recruiting Israeli Arabs who had contacts with Israeli soldiers.

In 2011, Hizran visited Lebanon. “I remember the day I arrived in Lebanon a large car bomb exploded in Hezbollah’s stronghols, the Dahieh predominately Shia Muslim suburb south of Beirut. After four days, I saw a friend who told me that Hezbollah wanted to meet with me. I agreed.” Hizran’s eyes were bound and he was taken to a safe house where he was questioned. “In the room I was taken to there was a large map of Israel,” recalls Hizran. “A man walked in and introduced himself as Abbas Almosawi. He looked to be in his late 40s. Abbas said that he apologized that the meeting would be brief on account of the blown vehicle, which is why he was very busy. He asked me to tell him what happened to me ‘inside’ [the Green Line]. At first he wanted to hear details on the Tel Aviv airport, how do people coming to Israel from abroad get in, how are the security arrangements there. I told him I had been greeted me very well. I entered Israel without any difficulty.” “How can it be? ” the man from Hezbollah insisted.” That’s what happened, everything was easy and without problems. ”

The Hezbollah man was very interested in the fact that one of Hizran Israeli relatives makes his living as a photographer. “When I told him my family member was a photographer working events and weddings he said it was a very important detail, because he would know a lot of Jews, and he might even recruit more Israeli Arabs,” Hizran confessed. “He ordered me specifically—recruit your relative into Hezbollah Intelligence.” When Hizran said this could place his relative in danger, the Hezbollah insisted, “Recruit him.”

At some point, Hizran began to fear getting in serious trouble because of his ties with the Shiite terror organization. After a few days of evasions, Tariq, his friend inside Hezbollah, managed to get hold of him. “Your situation is not good,” Tariq told Hizran. “What do you mean?” Replied Hizran. “You owe the Hezbollah, and you should meet with them urgently or you will have problems.” Hizran asked Tariq: “Is this a threat?” and Tariq said in response: “They control the airport — you can figure out the rest. They can stop you from leaving and they know where you live in Sweden”.

Finally, Hizran decided to return to Israel under pressure from Hezbollah. Special police force Lahav 433 and the Shin Bet arrested him on July 22 at Ben Gurion Airport. He was taken for deep interrogation and confessed everything.

Security Cabinet Unanimously Approves New Measures Against Stone-Throwers

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The Security Cabinet unanimously approved new measures Thursday night against terrorists who hurl stones, firecrackers, fireworks, stun grenades and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Israeli civilians and security personnel.

“The security cabinet has decided to authorize police to use live ammunition against people throwing stones and Molotov cocktails when the life of a third person is threatened and no longer only when a police officer is threatened,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The cabinet approved the use of .22 Ruger sniper rifles against rioters hurling stones, who endanger others, and live fire in any case in which lives are endangered.

Stiffened penalties include a mandatory minimum four-year prison sentence and a fine for convicted stone-throwers ages 14-18. Also approved was an evaluation of possibly fining the parents of convicted children ages 12 to 14.

“In Israel, these murderous objects won’t be thrown unanswered and without prevention,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tweeted following the cabinet vote.

However, children under age 12 cannot be held accountable for crimes under current Israeli law. With the rise in terror attacks, there has also been a corresponding escalation in the number of Arab 10 year olds who are being caught throwing stones at Israeli soldiers and police officers as well.

King of Jordan Refusing to Speak with Netanyahu, Imports from Israel Banned

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has refused to speak with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu due to tensions over Arab violence at the Temple Mount, according to a report published Thursday in London by Al-Rai al-Youm.

The move coincides with a visit to Jordan by five Israeli Arab Knesset members, and a meeting with the Hashemite monarch on Sunday, followed by their visit to Ankara to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a strong supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Israel’s Channel 2 also reported Thursday, citing Jordanian and Arab media, that relations between Israel and Jordan are so tense the kind refuses to communicate directly with Netanyahu.

The king is reportedly furious over recent Israeli statements accusing Jordan of turning a blind eye to Palestinian Authority provocations on the Temple Mount, and destabilizing the area.

In fact, the king is allegedly not even accepting back-channel messages from the prime minister’s office, and is “considering” a recall of Amman’s ambassador to Tel Aviv.

In addition, Jordan has reportedly halted agricultural imports from Israel as well, effective the beginning of this week.

According to a Jordanian official quoted by the Al-Arabi Al-Jadid newspaper, Jordanian authorities blamed the action on “defective crops.”

The Temple Mount is the holiest site on earth in Judaism, and the third most sacred site in Islam.

Both religions observed holy days on Tuesday. For the Jews, the most solemn day on the Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur, began Tuesday night. For Muslims, the three-day festival of Eid al-Adha began Tuesday as well.

Terrorist Indicted in Attack on Jaffa Yeshiva

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Convicted Israeli Arab terrorist Hafez Cundus, 57, was indicted in Tel Aviv-Yafo district court today (Thursday) in connection with a grenade attack on the religious Zionist Shirat Moshe hesder yeshiva in Yafo (Jaffa), near Tel Aviv. Hesder yeshiva combines IDF service with yeshiva study.

Cundus, a Yafo resident who served a prison sentence from 1984 to 2012, was arrested on September 8 in a joint Israel Police – Shin Bet operation following the September 1 attack on the yeshiva, located on Rehov Toulouse.

He confessed to investigators under interrogation to hurling a stun grenade at the yeshiva because he wanted to “frighten the settlers in the yeshiva” and get them to “sit quietly.”

The expressions used by Kundus indicate that he saw the presence of the yeshiva students as an attempt to Judaize Yafo, according to the Shin Bet, and thus disturb the existing quality of life in what he saw as a “balance” between Jews and Arabs in the city.

Cundus has been indicted by the Tel Aviv-Yafo District Attorney’s Office on charges of possession and use of a deadly weapon, and carrying out a hate crime.

Diaa Hadid and The NYTimes Fail Again

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

It’s practically criminal what the NYTimes is putting out as news.

In their headline and excerpt about Israel which they sent out by email, the now infamous Diaa Hadid (or her editor) wrote:

2 Are Killed in West Bank as Jewish and Muslim Holidays Approach By DIAA HADID Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in Hebron on Tuesday, and a Palestinian man was killed by an explosion that the Israeli military described as an accident.

Such questions the original headline raises. Why did IDF troops kill some innocent woman? And how and why did the IDF accidentally blow up some innocent man?

With the most basic and important details left out, the readers are immediately left with a mistaken impression.

Here’s how it should have been written:

2 Suspected Terrorists Are Killed in West Bank as Jewish and Muslim Holidays Approach By DIAA HADID Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in Hebron on Tuesday claiming she was approaching a soldier with a knife, and a Palestinian man killed himself in an explosion that the Israeli military described as the premature blast from the explosive device he tried to hurl at ambushed IDF troops.

Such minor changes, yet now the headline and excerpt are actually accurate and truthful.

5 Arab MKs Travel to Jordan to Meet with King Abdullah II

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Five Arab Knesset members from the Arab Joint List are traveling to Jordan today (Sunday Sept. 20) to meet with King Abdullah II, according to a report on Israel Radio.

MK Ahmed Tibi told the interviewer on the government-run radio network that he and his fellow lawmakers will discuss “the change in the status quo at the Al Aqsa mosque” on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Palestinian Arabs have continued organized disturbances at the site for more than a week, forcing Israel Police to personally escort every single Jewish visitor to the site in order to ensure their physical protection. As a result, a number of police officers were injured in the line of duty.

It is likely the meeting between the Hashemite king and the Israeli Arab lawmakers will focus on the escalating Arab violence and the tensions at the site, which is under the legal custodianship of Jordan, and has been since the signing of the peace treaty with Israel in 1994.

Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stated repeatedly this week, publicly and in discussions with world leaders, that his government has no intention of changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United States have all weighed in on the importance of bringing the violence under control at the site, although most of the parties appear to be blaming the Israeli government for the attacks on Jewish visitors by Palestinian Arab rioters.

The five Mks are expected to travel to the Turkish capital for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their meeting with King Abdullah II in Amman.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/5-arab-mks-travel-to-jordan-to-meet-with-king-abdullah-ii/2015/09/20/

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