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May 25, 2016 / 17 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

Rami Levy Security Upgrade

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

The Rami Levy supermarket chain has always been a symbol of coexistence – of Jews and Arabs working and shopping together. But not everyone (on the Arab side) likes that idea.

When the various Rami Levy supermarkets began becoming repeated target for Arab terrorists, Rami Levy took initial steps to increase customer safety, from removing all the knives off the shelves to (for a while) pre-cutting all the chickens and meat, so there were no knives in the butcher section (there’s a couple of knives back there now).

Besides the guard at the entrance, there are also IDF soldiers in the parking lots.

But, despite all that, the terrorist still managed to get in with a knife last week to stab and kill a Jewish man.

Today, Rami Levy is installing a full size metal detector at the entrance to the Rami Levy in Sha’ar Binymanin.

Will that be security enough? Or is coexistence no longer on the table?

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The Funeral of Tuvia Yanai Wisman HY”D

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Funeral of Tuvia Yanai Wisman

Funeral of Tuvia Yanai Wisman

Funeral of Tuvia Yanai Wisman, on February 18, 2016.

Wisman, a 21-year-old soldier, husband and father, was killed yesterday in a stabbing attack inside the Rami Levy grocery store in Shaar Binyamin.

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Outlawed Islamic Movement Head Arrested Where Arab Hunger-Striker is Hospitalized

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The head of the outlawed Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, was arrested Thursday afternoon at HaEmek Medical Center in Afula, according to local sources.

Hunger-striking prisoner and Palestinian Authority journalist Mohammed al-Qik is hospitalized at the medical center.

It is not clear what Salah was doing at the hospital or why he was taken into custody.

The medical center has become the site for numerous protests by Arabs expressing solidarity with al-Qik as he continues his hunger strike, hoping to win freedom from administrative detention. Al-Qik was taken into custody last November. The court was shown classified evidence indicating he is an “active Hamas agent involved in operational terror,” according to a decision by the court to deny a petition for release.

On that basis, Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that al-Qik will not be allowed to go free, regardless of what path he chooses. “His life is in his own hands,” wrote the panel of judges in their decision.

Hana Levi Julian

Ya’alon: ‘We Need to Know How to Win and Still Remain Human’

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon backed a statement on Thursday made a day earlier by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, warning forces not to become “trigger-happy.”

Eizenkot told high school students in Bat Yam on Wednesday that the IDF rules of engagement remain adequate to deal with terror threats. He said forces must shoot to kill attackers, but only if the circumstances are life-threatening.

“When there’s a 13-year-old girl holding scissors or a knife and there is some distance between her and the soldiers, I don’t want to see a soldier open fire and empty his magazine at a girl like that, even if she is committing a very serious act,” Eizenkot said. “Rather, he should use the force necessary to fulfill the objective.”

On Thursday, Ya’alon told students at Tel Hai college pretty much the same thing, according to a report broadcast by Channel 2 television news.

“We must act calmly, judiciously and with discretion in order prevent hurting innocent people and to avoid creating a situation in which our outrage causes us to lose our humanity, and ultimately, lose sight of justice.

“We must not allow our senses to be dulled and must not become trigger happy simply because our blood is boiling,” the Defense Minister added.

“We need to know how to win and still remain human.”

Hana Levi Julian

Turkey Blames PKK, Syrian YPG for Ankara Terror Attack, Vows Retaliation

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Turkey is vowing to retaliate against the terror group who attacked its capital city Wednesday night.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the massacre. A powerful car bomb exploded in central Ankara, killing 28 people and injuring 61 others as it ripped through military buses carrying young personnel to facilities near the parliament.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu placed the blame for the attack squarely on the YPG Syrian Kurdish organization. Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Davutoglu identified the terrorist as Saleh Najar, a Syrian national born in the Hasakah province.

“It has been determined with certainty that this attack was carried out by members of the separatist terror organization PKK, together with a member of the YPG who infiltrated from Syria,” Davutoglu said.

Turkish security forces detained nine people in connection with the attack. Davutoglu added, “Their connection to the YPG has been confirmed” but said he could not comment further due to the ongoing investigation.

The Turkish Air Force conducted cross-border air strikes in northern Iraq, he said, killing more than 70 PKK terrorists, including senior members. “We will take all precautions under the scope of legitimate self-defense and will retaliate with no hesitation.”

Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, has been instructed to forward documents about the attack to members of the United Nations Security Council, he said.

“It is our right to expect a common stance against a terrorist organization,” Davutoglu declared.

The comment was directed at members of the UN and NATO who do not see eye-to-eye with Turkey — another UN and NATO member — on the status of the YPG and PYD.

Turkey regards the YPG and PYD as terror groups linked to the PKK, but that is not the case in the rest of the world.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is indeed recognized as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union. However, the Syrian Kurdish YPG and PYD groups are not seen in the same light by the U.S., nor by the European Union. Turkey regards both as terrorist organizations as well.

Davutoglu warned that those ‘directly and indirectly supporting’ the YPG ‘risk losing Turkey’s backing, according to the Daily Sabah newspaper. He added that it “unacceptable for members of NATO and the United States to have relations with an organization which carried out terrorist attacks ‘in the heart of Turkey.’”

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Attack by Arab Teen Girls at Ramle Central Bus Station [video]

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Two young Arab teenage girls armed with knives attacked an Israeli security guard at the metal detector at the Ramle central bus station Thursday morning.

The attack in Ramle was similar in style to that carried out Wednesday in Jerusalem. The two girls, both age 13, waited for the guard to request identification, and then drew kitchen knives from their school backpacks and stabbed him in the leg and arm.

The guard remained conscious throughout the incident, according to senior Magen David Adom paramedic Shlomo Elkasalsi, who was first to arrive on the scene. Elkasalsi was walking around the mall when he heard the victim shouting there were terrorists. He provided initial treatment for leg and arm wounds to the guard until other medics arrived with ambulances.

Medics soon arrived to evacuate the security guard, in his 20s, from the scene to Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin.

Security forces heading into Ramle central bus station.

Both terrorists were neutralized by security forces, arrested and taken into custody. “We came to kill Jews,” one of the girls told investigators, making it clear their intentions were to carry out an attack of wider dimensions.

Both are residents of Ramle, a city with a mixed Jewish-Arab population. One of the terrorists is living with her family in the Jo’arish neighborhood. The second is from a nomadic Arab family that recently moved to the city.

“Heightened security continues in the area after the attack,” Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Road Terrorists Use Ancient, Effective Weapons

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Arab stone-throwing terrorists continued their attempts to kill Israeli motorists on the roads Tuesday, using ancient and primitive methods that are as deadly as any bullet, mortar or missile.

Arabs hurled rocks at cars on the Gush Etzion – Jerusalem segment of Highway 60 heading into Jerusalem. The attack took place between El Khader and the junction leading to the northern entrance to Efrat, south of Jerusalem. No one was injured in that attack.

Terrorists also hurled rocks at a vehicle marked with the United Nations logo as it traveled near the Jewish community of Efrat. No injuries reported.

Motorists were attacked on Route 35 in Judea, near the Jewish community of Adora as well.

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at motorists traveling on Highway 443, the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway near the village of Al Tira.

Stone-throwing attacks were also reported in the Jordan Valley near the village of J’aftalik.

Hana Levi Julian

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