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February 14, 2016 / 5 Adar I, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Terrorist’

Arab MK Describes Terrorists As “Precious Sons”

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

By Alexander J. Apfel/TPS

One of the three Arab MKs who visited the families of terrorists last Tuesday who had murdered or attempted to murder Israeli civilians during the recent wave of violence attempted to justify the actions of the terrorists on Palestinian television yesterday.

Basel Ghattas was exposed by Palestinian Media Watch during an interview on Palestinian TV in which he appeared to demonstrate that the visit had more to do with supporting the terrorists than merely securing the release of their bodies as originally stated by the three MKs who visited the families.

“The day Arab MPs abstain from visiting Martyrs’ families who have lost their precious sons in the turmoil of the struggle against the oppressive occupation – they did not go to kill or attempt to kill for criminal reasons or illegally – the day we abstain from visiting Martyrs’ families, we will have to vacate our [parliamentary] chairs and leave the keys at home,” Ghattas said.

Originally, the three Arab MKs from the Joint List who visited the families sought to justify their visits by claiming that they were standing with the families in support of their campaign to pressure the Israeli government into releasing the terrorists’ bodies.

Indeed, following a decision taken by the Ethics Committee on Monday which banned Haneen Zoabi and Basel Ghattas from Knesset sessions and Jamal Zahalka for two months, the three issued a joint statement rejecting the decision and restated their primary goal being “the immediate release of the bodies held by the police even after this decision.”

Moreover, Joint List Chairman Ayman Odeh also attempted to justify the visits on humanitarian grounds. “The meeting last week was humanitarian and moral. The bodies [of the terrorists] must be released and buried immediately. We must also denounce the Israeli government, which is holding the bodies in freezers,” he said at a Joint List meeting.

Update: IDF Soldier Injured, Terrorist Killed in Ashkelon Terror Attack

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

An IDF soldier was stabbed in an Arab terror attack early Sunday morning near the central bus station in Ashkelon.

The soldier, age 20, sustained light wounds to his upper body. He was treated at the scene and then evacuated to Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center by paramedics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical response service.

The Israel Police spokesperson for the Southern Regional District said the soldier remained conscious at all times.

A second soldier saw the stabbing and immediately ran after the suspect, who fled, but was chased down and then shot by his pursuer who had quickly closed the distance and neutralized him.

Ashkelon police say they are checking the reason behind the attack but it is believed the stabbing was driven by nationalist — terrorist — motivations.

The attacker was taken to Barzilai Medical Center, where a spokesperson told journalists he is in “very serious condition.” Security personnel are still investigating to determine his identity. There is a possibility that the suspect may be a refugee of Sudanese or Eritrean origin, according to local sources.

Update: 2 PM: Barzilai hospital reports that the stabber has died from his wounds.

Israeli Dragnet Surrounds Ramallah After Terror Attack by PA Police Officer

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Israeli security teams surrounded Ramallah overnight; according to a local source, only residents who could prove their status were allowed in and out of the city.

The soldiers sealed off the Palestinian Authority capital following the shooting of three Israeli soldiers by a PA police officer.

The dragnet came in response to an attack on Israeli soldiers earlier in the day by one of the members of the personal security team for Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The officer drove up from Ramallah to the IDF checkpoint next to the Jewish community of Beit El. He got out of his car holding a handgun and shot three Israeli soldiers at point-blank range, seriously wounding two and a third less severely. Other soldiers immediately returned fire and killed the terrorist on site.

Less than two hours later, Arab terrorists attacked Israeli vehicles driving along Highway 443 – the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway – next to the Dor Alon gas station on the road. Although stone-throwing attacks on moving vehicles can be and have often been deadly, in this case no Israelis were injured.

Also Sunday evening, a young Arab was arrested after soldiers noticed he was acting in a suspicious manner near the Gush Etzion Junction. The wannabe jihadist was armed a heavy iron chisel, which he later confessed he was preparing to use in an attack on Israelis.

Terrorist Killed Near Selait

Monday, February 1st, 2016

A terrorist was killed near the community of Selait, south of Tul Karem, around 6:50 AM on Monday.

The terrorist ran towards and tried to stab a unit of soldiers searching for a suspect that was spotted crossing over a security barrier.

The terrorist was shot.

Terrorist Who Murdered Daphna Meir HY”D Captured Alive

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

It’s now permitted to publish that the terrorist who murdered Daphna Meir in Otniel, was captured in a joint operation between the Shabak and the IDF.

The terrorist, age 16, is a resident of one of the Arab settlements near Otniel. He has been transferred to the Shabak for interrogation.

Daphna Meir was a mother to six, and the terrorist stabbed her to death in front of three of her children, before escaping from Otniel.

Body of Tel Aviv Terrorist Returned to Family, Buried in Ar’ara

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The Israeli Arab shooter who murdered three Israelis Jan. 1 in Tel Aviv was buried Wednesday in a small, quiet ceremony late Tuesday night, a short time after security authorities returned his body to the family.

The funeral, held in Wadi Ara village of Ar’ara where Nashet Melhem was raised, was limited to 80 people, primarily family members, in accordance with police directives.

Despite that, Hebrew-language media reported some of the women called out that Melhem had “died a shahid” (martyr) and was “a beloved one in God’s eyes.” The terms nowadays are used when referring to members of terrorist organizations, or lone wolf terrorists who die while carrying out attacks against others, which they call jihad, or “Islamic holy war.”

Until this past Friday, Israeli authorities and media were referring to Melhem as a “shooter.” But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu specifically changed the reference to “terrorist” in his statements on the attacks by Saturday night, implying additional information had been uncovered in the investigation.

Mohammed Melhem, a volunteer police officer, was himself was arrested as a suspected accessory, mainly because Melhem stole his father’s weapon to carry out his attacks. He did not attend the funeral, though he probably could have, having been released from custody on Sunday; he was at home on house arrest at the time along with his son Ali, who paid a similar price for his brother’s crimes. The family attorney said in an earlier statement to media that Israeli security officials “understand” that neither of the two men were responsible for the attacks.

Nashet Melhem, 31, opened fire Jan. 1 with his father’s submachine gun at the Simta pub on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv. Two Israeli Jews – Alon Bakal, 26 and Shimon Raimi, 30 – were killed and eight others were wounded. Melhem then disappeared, hailing a cab to escape, and subsequently killing his driver as well: 42-year-old Israeli Bedouin Ayman Sha’aban.

In less than two hours he made it back to his home village and for the next eight days hunkered down, hiding from Israeli security. Despite the tracking efforts of hundreds of top personnel, Melhem evaded the law.

When he was finally found on Jan. 8 the terrorist first fled, racing through yards in an attempt to escape. He then turned and opened fire at the approaching security personnel who came to arrest him, and in self-defense they returned fire at the terrorist, who was shot and killed.

The question is, who aided Melhem in his escape from justice for so long? He clearly had plenty of help. Israeli authorities have poured their resources into finding out who participated in that effort, and how.

It is also revealing, and troubling, that in a legislative system designed to create and uphold a nation’s laws, that not one Israeli Arab Knesset member has denounced Melhem’s attacks. Not in Hebrew in any forum, nor in the Arabic language to their own constituencies.

Moreover, at least one veteran Israeli Arab Knesset member is actually calling on the government to “put on trial” those officers who shot and killed the terrorist, calling his death an “execution.” Balad MK Hanin Zoabi told an interviewer on the Musawa channel in the Palestinian Authority capital of Ramallah in Samaria that “even though security forces could have arrested him, they were directed to execute him… the matter at hand is the reputation of the police state.”

That is a very grim message to the sole democracy in the Middle East. It’s a red flag that this country’s electorate should remember the next time Israelis go to the polls.

Suspected Terrorist Nabbed in Southern Israel, Alert Continues

Monday, January 11th, 2016

A suspected terrorist infiltrator was captured Monday morning in the Jewish Gaza Belt community of Sderot, shortly after a high alert was sent out by the Shin Bet.

Dozens of roadblocks were set up in southern Israel Monday morning as police worked quickly to hunt down the possible terrorist infiltrator.

A state of emergency was declared, prompted by a concrete warning from the Shin Bet about a young woman imminently planning a terror attack in the area.

However, a different suspect was picked up within the hour and arrested by security personnel. The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) subsequently announced the original terrorist had apparently not crossed into the area.

Law enforcement is still on the alert and the public has been warned to remain vigilant, despite the removal of roadblocks in the area.

The original suspect, Diana Hamad, is shown in the image that accompanies this article and which has been released by law enforcement officials.

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