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October 27, 2016 / 25 Tishri, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Terrorist’

IDF Soldier in Stable Condition After Attack North of Jerusalem

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

An IDF soldier who was stabbed Friday night by an Arab terrorist at the Qalandia crossing north of Jerusalem is currently listed in stable condition, with moderate wounds.

The 20-year-old soldier was on guard duty at the checkpoint when he was stabbed by the attacker, a 28-year-old man from the Palestinian Authority who allegedly ran on foot through the vehicle section of the checkpoint.

There, he stabbed the soldier who was deployed to check the vehicles passing through. The stabber was shot by security forces at the scene, and later died of his wounds.

The IDF immediately shut down the checkpoint in response to the attack. Violent demonstrations followed the shutdown, with hundreds of Arabs hurling rocks at the IDF soldiers. The troops employed riot control methods to disperse the mob.

Hana Levi Julian

Three Republicans Introduce Bill to Cut Funds to PA over Pay to Terrorist Murderers

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Taylor Force, 28, was a former US Army Officer and a student at Vanderbilt University, who was stabbed to death by an Arab from the Palestinian Authority in Jaffa, Israel last March 8. On Wednesday, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dan Coats (R-In), and Roy Blunt (R-Ms) introduced the Taylor Force Act, aimed at cutting funding for the Palestinian Authority if it continues to incite and reward acts of terrorism.

The new bill

• Requires the Secretary of State to certify to Congress the Palestinian Authority is taking credible steps to end acts of violence against United States and Israeli citizens that are perpetrated by individuals under its jurisdictional control, such as the attack on Taylor Force;

• Calls on the Palestinian Authority to publicly condemn such acts of violence and is taking steps to investigate and cooperate in investigations bringing perpetrators to justice; and

• Terminates payments for acts of terrorism against United States and Israeli citizens to any individual who has been imprisoned after being convicted of terrorist acts, to any individual who died committing a terrorist act, or to family members of such individuals.

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Sen. Graham said, “To pursue peace, you have to reject killing. … This bill is not a result of animosity towards the Palestinian people. It’s pushback against state-sponsored terrorism.”

“This legislation shines a light on a very real problem,” Graham said, asking, “Why is the Palestinian Authority paying young Palestinians to commit acts of terror against innocent Americans like Taylor Force or Israelis? The Palestinians need to decide – do they condemn these horrible acts or do they reward them? You can’t be a partner in peace when you are paying people to commit terrorist acts. The choice the Palestinians make will determine the type of relationship they have with the United States in the years to come.”

Senator Coats said, “To provide American taxpayer dollars to the Palestinian Authority so that it can treat terrorists as heroes or glorious martyrs is morally unacceptable. Our hope is that applying this budgetary pressure will end this immoral program of rewarding and encouraging terrorists.”

Senator Blunt said, “Israel is one of our closest allies and a stalwart of democracy in the Middle East. It would be absolutely unconscionable to allow U.S. taxpayer dollars to be used by the Palestinian Authority to reward convicted terrorists for acts of violence against Israel. I urge all of my colleagues to back this effort to hold the Palestinian Authority accountable.”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) voiced his opinion about the proposed legislation: “I’ve repeatedly demanded that President Abbas and the Palestinian Authority work to prevent Palestinian terrorist attacks and end all government-sponsored incitement of violence. It’s unacceptable that our taxpayer dollars are still being used by the Palestinian Authority to pay terrorists who have Israeli and American blood on their hands, and to brainwash young Palestinians with hatred for the Jewish people. The U.S. should condition assistance to the Palestinian Authority on it stopping these despicable practices.”

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) said, “The United States should hold Palestinian leadership fully accountable for continuing to incite violence against Israeli and American citizens and provide financial support to terrorists and their families. This is a no-brainer that’s critical to encouraging the emergence of a credible partner for peace with Israel, a fellow democracy and our closest ally in the Middle East, yet this Administration refuses to do it.”

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) said, “This bill stands for a simple principle: U.S. taxpayer dollars should never be used to fund terror against our own citizens or our ally Israel. The American people and the Israelis believe in helping the Palestinians build a better and more prosperous society. But that better society will never be possible if Palestinian leaders continue to funnel cash to terrorists and their families. The Obama administration and future administrations should hold Palestinian leadership accountable on this issue and tell them that as long as they continue to fund terror, they should not expect another dollar of U.S. economic assistance.”

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said, “Earlier this year, Texas native Taylor Force was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv. Taylor’s murder is a grim reminder that the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism targets Americans and Israelis, Christians and Jews, indiscriminately. Our unshakable alliance with Israel will remain our strength as we face this threat together. The legislation introduced today will put the Palestinian Authority on notice that American taxpayers will not continue to fund them unless they take concrete steps to end the abhorrent practice of rewarding terrorists and their families. I’m proud to stand with Senators Graham and Coats as well as my other colleagues in solidarity against not only the terrorists attacking our citizens, but also all who fund and enable them.”

The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement saying, “The American people would be appalled to learn their tax dollars have been subsidizing terrorist attacks on Israel – all the more so because Americans have frequently been the victims of these attacks, and their murderers are the ones benefiting from these U.S. subsidies. By conditioning future U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority on 1) the PA taking credible steps to suppress terrorism in the areas under its control, and 2) the PA ending payments to incarcerated terrorists and the families of dead terrorists, the Taylor Force Act would end this affront to American values.

“The RJC thanks Senator Graham for leading the charge to end this gross abuse of taxpayer dollars. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and we urge all Senators – Republicans, Democrats and Independents, to back this important legislation.”


Arab Firebombing Attack on Israeli Bus Near Kiryat Arba

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Arab terrorists firebombed an Israeli public bus traveling past the Al Fuar junction near Kiryat Arba and Hebron on Monday night.

None of the passengers were physically injured in the attack but there were no details about the status of the vehicle, according to the Hatzoloh emergency medical response service in Judea and Samaria.

Hana Levi Julian

Abbas Sends Condolences to Family of Dead Jordanian Terrorist

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas sent his condolences to the family of Sayid Amro, the Jordanian national killed by the Israeli Border Guard soldiers in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem last Friday. In his letter, Abbas called Amro “a martyr who has quenched the land of Palestine with his pure blood.”

After Jordan condemned Israel for what it dubbed “an act of barbarism,” Israel presented to the Jordanian foreign office a video showing Amro waving two knives and threatening passers by near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City.

David Israel

Female Terrorist Shot at Check Post: ‘I Came Here to Die’

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

During her subsequent detention and questioning, the 14-year-old Arab girl who had been shot in the legs Wednesday morning reportedly told her interrogators: “I came here to die.”

The female terrorist was carrying a bag on Wednesday morning as she approached on foot the Eliyahu Crossing vehicle check post on Rt. 55 between Alfei Menashe and Karney Shomron in Samaria. The Crossings Authority security guards ordered her to stop and fired warning shots in the air, but the young woman continued to approach them, and when she put her hand inside her shirt the guards shot her in the leg to stop her.

No one else was hurt. A sapper was called in to examine the woman’s bag, and once he cleared the scene the terrorist received medical care. Her condition is light to moderate.

David Israel

Terrorist Killed in Bani Na’im Attack, Soldier Not Injured

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Initial reports indicate that an Arab terrorist attempted to stab soldiers near the village of Bani Naim in the Har Hebron region, where an IDF operation is ongoing.

The IDF sasy the attack happened at the entrance to Bani Na’im. The village is located near the town of Kiryat Arba.

The terrorist was killed.

Update: No soldiers were injured.

Bani Na’im was sealed off the other day by the IDF after this new wave of terror attacks began.

Jewish Press News Briefs

NY/NJ Bomber Captured in Shootout With NJ Police, FBI

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested Monday after a shootout with New Jersey Police and FBI agents.

He’s believed to be responsible for a collection of terrorist bombings in Manhattan — including the Chelsea pressure cooker explosion that left 29 people injured over the weekend — and several bombings in New Jersey. Rahami was identified on surveillance video filmed as he planted the bombs in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, only one of which actually detonated. He was spotted by a local resident who called police after seeing him sleeping in a doorway of a local business.

The Afghani native was arrested after being wounded in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey, near a restaurant allegedly owned by his family.

The 28-year-old suspect was shot in the exchange along with two police officers, one with non life-threatening injuries and the second hit by glass shrapnel. All were taken to a local hospital.

Rahami is described as a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan living with his family in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where there is also a large Jewish community.

It’s still not clear whether there are other suspects being investigated in connection with the bombings, officials have said. But New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo told CNN on Monday morning, “I would not be surprised if we did have a foreign connection to the act.”

Hana Levi Julian

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