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December 9, 2016 / 9 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

A Failed Suicide Bomber

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Last year, a female suicide bomber tried to enter downtown Jerusalem and blow herself up, but she was stopped at the Al-Zaim checkpoint just outside of Jerusalem. She then tried to blow herself up with the policeman who stopped her.

A major tragedy was avoided Sunday morning when a 45-year-old police officer stopped a female suicide bomber at the al-Zaim checkpoint near Ma’ale Adumim, about three miles from downtown Jerusalem.

According to police, the vehicle looked suspicious as it traveled slowly in the bus lane on Route 437 shortly after 7 am, so the traffic police officer signaled for the driver to stop.

She obeyed, but as the policeman began to approach the vehicle, the driver yelled “Allahu Akbar!” and detonated a bomb in her car.

According to Israel Radio, the bomber was trying to reach downtown Jerusalem. Instead, she was badly injured in the blast.

MDA teams who arrived treated the police officer at the scene and then evacuated him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with burns to his face and upper body.

The 32-year-old terrorist, Isra Gabas, who survived her attack, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday.

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21 Suspects Arrested for Attacks at Rachel’s Tomb

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Over the past two months, Israeli security forces have arrested 21 Palestinian Authority Arabs for violent attacks against civilians and security personnel at Rachel’s Tomb, the resting place of the Biblical matriarch Rachel.

Among the suspects taken into custody were 16 minors; five adults were among those arrested.

The sacred site, located between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, is protected by the IDF and fortified by concrete barriers to prevent terrorist attacks.

The suspects are accused of rioting, hurling stones and carrying out attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Israel Police said.

Hana Levi Julian

Jerusalem Arabs Arrested on Rioting, Violence Charges

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Eight Arab suspects from the Jerusalem neighborhoods of A-Tur and Silwan (Shiloach) were arrested by Israeli Police on Monday, including three minors.

The detainees were taken into custody in connection with allegations of having carried out violent attacks against Israeli security personnel and civilians, including stoning and firebombing attacks.

The suspects were transferred to investigators for interrogation.

Police said in a statement the arrest operations will continue as long as attackers continue their violent activities.

Hana Levi Julian

Fury Over Israeli Authorization for PA Arab Housing in Area C, Near Jewish Susiya

Friday, October 28th, 2016

A proposal by the Civil Administration has been approved by the security cabinet for construction of housing for PA Arabs in Area C, near the Jewish community of Susiya.

In a statement on Thursday, (Oct. 27), Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel of the Bayit Yehudi party slammed the approval of the plan, which came in a secret vote in mid-September, according to a report by Ha’aretz.

The proposal, initiated by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, comes as part of a plan to strengthen the presence of the moderate Arab population.

“The program’s goal is to do good by those prepared to live in co-existence with us, and on the other hand make things harder for those planning terror attacks,” Liberman said, according to Ha’aretz.

Ariel demanded a review of the plans by the full government at its weekly cabinet meeting this coming Sunday.

“I demand this be debated by the cabinet. Such a decision should be taken by the entire cabinet, not a secret cabinet that tries to hide it from other cabinet members,” he added.

“I hope it will be raised at the next meeting this Sunday and of course we will seek to thwart the idea raised by the security cabinet.”

In particular, objections to Arab construction in Area C are rising in light of the insistence by the High Court of Justice that the Jewish community of Amona must be demolished by the end of this year, despite the fact that the “private land” on which the community was built seems to be abandoned.

To this day, not one resident of the Palestinian Authority has come forward to claim ownership of the land on which the community is built.

Hana Levi Julian

Two Jerusalem Arabs Arrested, Charged With Plotting Attack

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

By Andrew Friedman/TPS

Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Jerusalem Police announced Thursday that two residents of Ras al-Amud, a neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, were arrested on September 14 on suspicion of planning a terror attack.

The men, 25-year-old Mohammad Abassi and Mohammad Musa, tried to purchase guns in recent months in order to shoot Israeli civilians and security personnel. In a statement, Shin Bet also said Abassi’s Facebook profile includes posts in support of Hamas, and also has a history of involvement in stone and Molotov cocktail attacks. Investigators also said Abassi tried to learn how to make pipe bombs, although he never tried to create one.

Abassi’s Facebook page also allegedly features incitement to terrorism, including support for the  terrorist who killed four people at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market last June, as well as the person who exploded himself on the number 12 bus in Jerusalem last April. He has been charged with making contact with a terror organization, intent to kill, creating and carrying weapons, rioting and attempting to attack security officers.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Arab Terrorist Caught ‘Red-Handed’ in Attack on Jerusalem Light Rail

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Israel Police arrested an Arab terrorist Wednesday night in connection with a stoning attack on the Jerusalem Light Rail as it passed through the northern neighborhood of Shuafat in the capital.

The suspect is about 17 and a half years old, according to Israel Police. He was taken to a police precinct for questioning.

A convicted terrorist can face a penalty for stoning a moving vehicle in Israel that can range from months to years in prison, along with a hefty fine. The penal code was amended last year to reflect the lethal nature of such attacks.

The windshield of the first car in the Light Rail train was smashed by the rocks thrown by the terrorist. The perpetrator was caught immediately following the attack by police at the scene.

Hundreds of thousands of shekels — if not millions — have been spent on repairs to the Light Rail cars taken out of service due to the damage inflicted by stone-throwing, firebombing Arab terrorists from Shuafat.

The attacks are not only senseless in destroying transportation for their fellow residents, but they also are self-destructive in eliminating an efficient and low-cost means for Arab commuters to reach their jobs in the center of Jerusalem, where most enjoy well-paying salaries and generous benefits.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Bus Damaged in Jerusalem Arab Stoning Attack

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

An Israeli public bus was damaged Wednesday afternoon in a terrorist stoning attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur.

The bus was empty of passengers as it passed the Al Mokased Hospital at the time of the attack.

The windshield of the bus was shattered under the hail of rocks.

The bus driver, an Israeli Arab resident of Be’er Sheva, told police that he erred on his route and entered the neighborhood by mistake.

Israeli security forces launched a search of the area to hunt for the perpetrators.

Hana Levi Julian

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