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July 31, 2016 / 25 Tammuz, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

UPDATE – Terrorist Bombing Foiled near Jerusalem Train [video]

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Israel Police reported that an Arab man attempting to board the Jerusalem light rail at 9:10 AM Sunday was carrying an explosive charge on his person. The attempted terror attack happened at the train stop near the corner of King George and Jaffa (Yafo) Streets, in central Jerusalem,

The man, who was standing next to the train stop raised the suspicions of train security guards who inquired about his shoulder bag. A guard examined the bag and found multiple pipe bombs inside.

The terrorist is a Palestinian Authority Arab in his twenties from Beit Ula in the Har Hebron region. He was detained and the entire area was quickly cordoned off.

Police and sappers are examining and dealing with the explosives bag.

The terrorist was arrested and taken to a local police station for interrogation.

The areas around Yafo Street and King George are currently shut down to all traffic.

The constantly alert Jerusalem light Rail guards saved many lives today.

The terrorist arrived at downtown Jerusalem on an Egged bus, but didn’t blow the bombs up on the bus as he wanted to explode them on the Jerusalem train.

Police are checking the area to see if he was not alone.

10:26 AM – Police have declared the event over. The Jerusalem Light Rail is running again.


Natan Epstein, who was on the train at the time, reports from the field what he saw:

David Israel

Doomed EgyptAir Pilots Knew Fire Started, Tried to Put It Out

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Pilots aboard the doomed EgyptAir Flight MS804 that crashed on May 19 near a Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea were aware of the fire that was racing through a bathroom and into the avionics area, and tried to put it out, according to U.S.-based ABC News and other international news agencies.

Speaking on condition of anonymity because an official statement is yet to be released, Egyptian investigators said Tuesday that recordings from the recovered “black box” cockpit voice recorder were consistent with previous data recovered from the wreckage of the plane.

Investigators have not ruled out terrorism — or anything — due to the suddenness of the fire and its magnitude, which flared while the aircraft was at 38,000 feet in clear skies.

Radar showed the plane suddenly turned 90 degrees left and then a full 360 degrees to the right before dropping to 15,000 feet. At 10,000 feet it disappeared from the radar. No distress call was ever made.

All 66 passengers and crew aboard the flight en route to Cairo from Paris were killed in the crash. Human remains were recovered by deep-sea ocean diver teams.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF: Significant Decline in Violence and Disturbances Since January

Friday, July 1st, 2016

In a clear example of the difference between statistics and the reality they represent, the IDF has announced a significant decline in acts of violence and disorder since the beginning of the year 2016.

According to the statement, issued at the end of June 2016, in January 2016 there were 20 incidents of shooting, stabbing or ramming with a vehicle, compared with only six in June. Incidents of disturbance of the peace have dropped from 147 in January to a mere 33 in June. A sharp decline was also registered in the number of stone and Molotov cocktail throwing incidents.

According to the same report, since the beginning of 2016 148 terrorists were killed, close to 1,500 suspects were arrested and 16 Terrorist homes were demolished.

Incidentally, 148 in Hebrew numerology is kemakh-flour. It’s also mekakh-bargaining. And khamak-sneaked away.

And now, some useful quotes about statistics:

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies. Stephen Leacock

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination. Vin Scully

There are lies, damned lies and statistics. Mark Twain

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. Mark Twain

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures. Evan Esar

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance. Morris Kline

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth. George Canning

Source: brainyquote.com

JNi.Media

IDF to Implement Tunnel Alert Siren

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

It’s not just for rockets anymore. The IDF has decided to implement a tunnel alert system for Israeli communities around Gaza, according to Yediot Achronot.

The alert will sound exactly the same as the “red alert” for rockets, but in order for citizens to know the attack is from below and not above, residents will receive an SMS stating: “Due to an infiltration by terrorists, residents are asked to lock themselves in their homes with the lights off until further notice.”

In addition, local security personnel will receive additional notifications.

While the intentions are good, the idea has a few obvious flaws, the most basic is the assumption that everyone will have a phone on them at all times, including children in the park, people on Shabbat and anyone who simply forgot their phone on the kitchen table so it can recharge after the battery died.

In addition, it seems quite likely that in the critical and stressful 10-15 second window Gaza border residents have, civilians will start running to the bomb shelters when they hear the siren, only to get an SMS telling them to turn around and run back home, leaving them exposed and confused.

Perhaps the most obvious flaw in this entire plan, is that Israel simply didn’t get rid of Hamas the last time around, which would have made all these rocket and tunnel alerts completely superfluous.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Car Bomb in Jordan Kills 6

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

A car bomb exploded along the Jordanian-Syrian border on Tuesday morning, according to a Reuters report.

Six Jordanian guards were killed and 14 more were injured in the attack that was a few hundred meters from a refugee camp for Syrian refugees.

The attack comes on the heels of the attack against a Jordanian intelligence office in Amman, which killed 5 people.

The King of Jordan how vowed to hit back at the terrorists.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Gush Etzion Tunnel Road Closed Following Shooting at Soldiers [video]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The tunnel road linking Gush Etzion and Jerusalem was closed on Tuesday morning after soldiers heard shots fired at them.

A civilian who got caught inside the checkpoint during the attack described the situation as a “balagan”, a lot of confusion.

As soon as the shots were fired, the checkpoint went into a terrorist response mode. The road was closed and soldiers began preparing for action.

Following a quick search, a bullet was found embedded in one of the concrete barriers at the checkpoint.

One soldier was lightly scratched on his leg by the ricochet from the shooting, but he refused to be evacuated to the hospital.

The road has now been reopened.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Shiloh Musings: There is NO Way to WALL OUT TERRORISM!!

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Admittedly, since I’m not home, I haven’t read or heard much news. Yesterday someone mentioned to me that my State of Israel had announced they would wall out the terrorists, try to block the Arab terror tunnels by creating some science fiction type of underground wall so the terrorists can’t tunnel into Israel.

Duh?!?

I can’t imagine anything more ridiculous. When the “greens” protest the damage to the Land, fauna and flora they will have a good  point.

In terms of sheer size land scope it seems totally impossible.

And it won’t stop terrorism at all. Again it’s like the cutting of the brooms in the animated movie Fantasia.

To stop the Arab terrorism we must get in their mindset and not act so wimpy, apologetic and technological. It’s like trying to combine bubbles with staplers, or making a “pile” of water, thinking it’s like trash or rubble. You can’t sweep water into a corner. Terror is a psychological mindset, a combination of sociopath, ideology, brainwashing.

It is terribly dangerous to project one’s own mentality onto the terrorists, thinking that the logic or goodness that would convince you to do something would influence a terrorist. The truth is that it just shows our weakness and makes them stronger and more confident.

A wall is just something to bypass. We must defeat the terrorists militarily, psychologically and politically. Nothing else will do it!!

Batya Medad

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