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Posts Tagged ‘Terrorist’

Terror Attack Stopped at Crossing Near Tulkarem

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

An armed Arab terrorist was stopped in his tracks Tuesday afternoon while trying to stab Israeli soldiers at a crossing near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Tulkarem in Samaria.

The terrorist, armed with a knife, attempted to stab an IDF soldier stationed at the checkpoint.

No injuries were reported, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, except those suffered by the terrorist.

“Responding to the imminent threat, forces fired towards the attacker, resulting in his death,” the IDF reported.

Hana Levi Julian

US Court Orders Iran, Syria to Pay $178M Compensation For Death of Baby in 2014 Jerusalem Terror Attack

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

A U.S. court has ordered Iran and Syria to pay millions of dollars in compensation, to the parents of a three month old baby who was killed in a 2014 terrorist attack.

Little Chaya Zissel Braun, just three months old, was in her stroller on October 22, 2014 when a 21-year-old terrorist rammed his car into a crowd of Israelis exiting a Light Rail station in Jerusalem.

The baby’s father, Shmuel, was also wounded in the attack. But her mother, Chana, wasn’t physically injured. A woman from Ecuador, Karen Jemima Mosquera, was also killed in the attack, and seven others were wounded in addition to Shmuel.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and praised the actions of Abed al-Rahman Shaludeh, a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan who was shot by a police officer at the scene and later died of his wounds in a hospital. He had spent 16 months prior in prison for security offenses, and had been released in December 2013.

Because the baby had American citizenship, her heartbroken parents filed a lawsuit in a United States court of law, suing Iran and Syria on the grounds the two countries finance terrorism by Hamas.

The family was represented by Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the head of Shurat HaDin – the Israeli Law Center – an organization that wages a legal war around the world against terror.

Chaya Zissel’s parents are slated to receive $ 178 million in compensation for the death of their baby daughter.

Hana Levi Julian

France Funds NGOs Linked to Anti-Israel Boycotts, With Alleged Ties to Terror Groups

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

As France prepares to host an international peace conference, a research brief published today by NGO Monitor documents French government support of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support discriminatory BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel and with alleged ties to terror groups.

The French government funds numerous French, Israeli, and Palestinian organizations that support and promote BDS campaigns against Israel, despite the fact that such boycotts are illegal under French law. One such grantee is The Platform of French NGOs for Palestine (The Platform).

In a severe example of abuse of taxpayer money, The Platform received 40% of its budget from the French government for a project explicitly geared towards influencing elected officials, media, and public opinion regarding the Israeli-Arab conflict. The Platform supports boycott campaigns targeting Israel and partners with organizations instrumental in BDS efforts.

Other organizations funded by the French government that advocate for a boycott of Israel, again despite such boycotts being illegal under French law, include: Association France Palestine Solidarite (AFPS), La Cimade, Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC), Maan Development Center, Culture and Free Thought Association, and the Palestinian Hydrology Group.

Additionally, France directly and indirectly funds several other NGOs with alleged ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group, including the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), and Al-Haq.

UAWC, which received direct funding from the French Government from 2012-2014, was founded in 1968 by members of the PFLP and is an official PFLP “affiliate.” According to Prof. Gerald Steinberg, President of NGO Monitor, “At a time when France is set to host a summit dedicated to peace, this type of financial support casts significant doubts on its ability to serve as an impartial host.

“The clear affiliations between these NGOs and terrorist organizations like the PFLP require immediate attention and concrete measures on the part of the French government. Any continued funding raises serious questions about due diligence and evaluation on the part of the French government, as well as compliance with both international law and its own domestic law.”

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorist Killed in Jordan Valley Early Morning Stabbing Attempt

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

An Arab terrorist was killed early Tuesday morning at the al-Fari’ah refugee camp in the foothills of the Jordan Valley in northeastern Samaria, after trying to stab Israel soldiers, Israel Radio reported.

The terrorist, yelling Allahu Akbar, rushed with a knife in his hand a unit of the IDF Duvdevan special forces who were arresting suspects for questioning at the camp. The soldiers began a suspect apprehension protocol, but as the man continued to advance in their direction with his knife and yelling they shot him dead.

Throughout the raid the IDF force was pelted with explosives and was shot at. No one was hurt.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the al-Fari’ah camp had a population of 5,750 in 2006, but according to UNRWA the population reaches 7,244. They are all registered as refugees, even though their vast majority were born there well after 1949, when the camp was established.

David Israel

Terrorist Attack Foiled By Border Guard Police Near Hebron

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Israeli Border Guard Police officers foiled a terrorist attack Monday night after spotting a suspicious vehicle traveling along Route 35 near Hebron.

The forces stopped the car — a white Suzuki mini-truck — a few minutes later, and carried out a search of the vehicle and its driver, an unidentified Arab man from the Palestinian Authority.

Suzuki mini-truck stopped by Border Guard Police

Suzuki mini-truck stopped by Border Guard Police

During their search of the vehicle, Israeli forces turned up a hatchet, various weapons parts, a rifle and ammunition.

Hatchet

Hatchet

The license plates on the vehicle were taken from a stolen Fiat as well.

A body search of the suspect revealed he carried a lethal commando knife — but he refused to explain why he was carrying such a weapon. In fact, the suspect was carrying no identity papers, refused to cooperate with the forces and would not answer any questions.

Commando knife

Commando knife

He was transferred to security personnel for further questioning in order to determine his identity and motives for carrying such weaponry.

Hana Levi Julian

EU Belatedly Condemns Terror Attack, ‘As Well As Any Praise or Incitement for Terrorist Acts’

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The European Union has dotted its “i”‘s and crossed all its diplomatic “t”‘s effective Monday afternoon, with a nod to the niceties of political good form, but few were fooled.

The EU statement condemning the terror attack in Jerusalem was dated late Sunday afternoon, but the document was emailed to media until at least 18 hours later — and in some cases, didn’t reach media until funerals for the victims were well underway.

Four young Israeli soldiers were murdered by a Jerusalem Arab terrorist who mowed them down in a truck, backed up the vehicle and then again ran over whoever was left standing. Seventeen others were injured, including one female IDF soldier who is fighting for her life in a Jerusalem hospital.

As in the statement by the U.S. State Department, the European Union was careful to avoid identifying the terrorist as an Arab resident of Jerusalem — or as a Muslim — or as anyone, in fact, even though his identity was known quickly due to a joyful announcement by the Hamas terrorist organization.

Instead, the statement referred to “what appears to have been a deliberate terror attack by a truck driver on a group of people gathered in the Armon Hanatziv promenade.

Is there any terror attack other than one that is deliberate?

“The EU condemns the murder of these four young Israelis, as well as any praise or incitement for terrorist acts. We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and hope that those injured will make a full recovery,” the statement continued.

“There can be no justification for such a crime: the EU will continue to work with those who seek peace and denounce those who pursue violence and terror,” the European body wrote.

Except that the EU has yet to denounce the Ramallah government of the Palestinian Authority, or the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization — neither of which have condemned this horrific attack — and both of which have for generations dedicated their budgets and political efforts to praising those who commit such “crimes” and inciting their populations to further attacks.

Moreover, nowhere was there any mention of the fact that candies and sweet pastries were distributed in the streets of Gaza and throughout the Palestinian Authority-controlled cities of Judea and Samaria – with no censure by the Ramallah government that so recently had won the unanimous support of the European Union in its vote for resolution 2334(2016) at the United Nations Security Council, condemning Israel.

Hypocrisy much?

Hana Levi Julian

Thousands Accompany IDF Soldiers to Final Resting Places in Jerusalem, Kfar Etzion, Haifa

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Thousands of people came to stand in solidarity at graveside with the families and friends of four Israeli officers who were killed Sunday in a truck ramming attack in Jerusalem. Shira Tzur, Shir Hajaj, Yael Yekutiel, and dual Israeli-American citizen Erez Orbach each were accompanied on their final journeys by hundreds of people.

Israel Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, and Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, plus several Knesset members were present at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem to support the family of Shir Hajaj.

Her sister Bar spoke to her, saying, “I’m sorry you didn’t get your life… From now on, all your beauty will be robbed in the sadness of your song.” (The word “shir” in Hebrew means “song.”)

IDF personnel gathered with family and friends at the military section of the Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem to support the parents of Yael Yekutiel. Her father eulogized her as “a teacher, a soldier.”

Israeli-American officer Erez Orbach was accompanied to his final resting place at the Kfar Etzion cemetery by his family, and one of the rabbis at the yeshiva where he had studied.

Despite a health problem that initially excluded him from service, the soldier had fought until he was accepted, telling the IDF it was his “duty to serve.”

Hundreds also accompanied the family of Shira Tzur, from the city of Haifa, as she was taken to her final resting place in the city. Like her fellow officers, Second Lieutenant Tzur had been posthumously promoted. The 20-year-old officer began her military career in a pilots’ course before transferring to the unit in which she ended her life. She was known for always trying to make her environment “a better place,” her aunt told Ynet.

Hana Levi Julian

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