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Ya’alon: ‘We Won’t Ignore the Fire’

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Israel will not ignore attacks from Gaza regardless of the views of the international community – or the United States, warned Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Thursday.

Ya’alon told media, “We will not ignore the fire, or the attempted attacks whose purpose is to disrupt the lives of our citizens living in the south and to harm our forces.

“We will pursue and lay our hands on whoever threatens us,” the defense minister said.

“We will know how to act whenever and wherever necessary to thwart any attempts by terrorist forces in Gaza to strike Israeli citizens, just as we did last night.”

On Wednesday night, 33-year-old Gaza-based global jihad terrorist Mahmad Awar, a resident of Beit Lahia, was eliminated in a joint Shin Bet-Israel Air Force operation.

The strike followed a rocket attack on southern Israel earlier in the day.

The terrorist was killed in a surgical air strike with a missile fired at him while he was riding a motorcycle. A companion, 30-year-old Muhamed Ahmed – also of Beit Lahia — was also killed, and a third, Hamada Hassan, was injured.

In his “day job,” Awar worked as a Hamas ‘police officer’ but he was also responsible for firing numerous rockets at southern Israel. At the time of his death, Awar was plotting to shoot down an IDF helicopter with an anti-aircraft missile, according to a report by Rotternik. The threat was serious enough to warrant a pre-emptive strike by the military.

Most recently, Awar had been involved in a rocket attack on the southern Israeli city of Sderot during the Jewish holiday of Passover.

“This terror infrastructure is a violent and extremist Salafi cell which has carried out several rocket attacks and has attempted to implement diverse terror attacks against Israel, as well as attempts to target a helicopter,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Office explained. “The pre-emptive strike was intended to prevent Awar from executing further attacks he had planned against Israel.”

IDF Takes Out Gaza Jihad Terrorist / Hamas Policeman (+Video)

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

On Wednesday night, the IDF took out Global Jihad (Salafi) terrorist, Mahmad Awar (33) from Beit Lahia. The terrorist was taken out in a joint Shabak-IDF operation.

Awar was responsible for shooting numerous rockets at Israel. As his day job, Awar worked as a Hamas policeman.

Mahmed Awar. Photo via Yoni Alper

Mahmed Awar.
Photo via Yoni Alper

The Israel Air Force took him out by shooting a missile at the motorcycle he was riding. Also injured in the strike was Hamada Hassan. A second man was also reported to have been killed, Muhamed Ahmed (30) from Beit Lahia.

Among the other attacks Awar was planning, the Shabak had information that Awar was plotting to take down a helicopter with an anti-aircraft missile, according to a report by Rotternik.

Due to the seriousness of the threat from Awar, the decision was made to preemptively eliminate him.

Earlier today a missile was launched at Israel from Gaza.

Video from right after the strike (may take a moment to load):

Tel Aviv U. Cancels Talk by Former Arab Prisoner for Land Day

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Tel Aviv University has cancelled the appearance at a campus event of a former Arab prisoner jailed by Israel for his activities on behalf of the terrorist Hezbollah organization.

Mohammed Kana’ane, an Arab-Israeli who spent four-and-a-half years in prison, was invited to speak Monday by the left-wing Hadash and Balad student groups at a conference for Land Day, which marks the deaths of six Galilee Arabs in 1976 during riots over a government decision to expropriate land for what it called security purposes.

Land Day took place on March 30.

“In light of concern for public order in the Land Day events scheduled to be held tomorrow, and since the request to approve Kana’neh’s participation was only received recently, leaving no time for preparations, the University does not approve his participation in the event,” the university said in a statement released late Sunday. The statement said that other Land Day events would go forward as planned.

A Sunday protest on campus by Jewish student groups called for the speech to be canceled.

The university last week had issued a statement saying it would allow the event to go forward in an effort to respect students’ right to freedom of speech, which it apparently thought includes screaming “Fire!” in a crowded theater.

JTA contributed most of the material for this report.

IDF Kills PA Terrorist at Allenby Bridge Crossing

Monday, March 10th, 2014

On Monday morning, a Palestinian Authority Arab tried to grab a gun from an IDF soldier, while yelling “Alahu Ahkbar”, near the terminal at the Allenby Bridge. IDF soldiers, from the Engineering corps, shot and killed the terrorist, according to Galei Tzahal.

The crossing has been temporarily closed following the attack.

The terrorist was identified as Raed Za’eiter (38), formerly of Shechem (Nablus). The Palestinian Authority Prime Minister said that Za’eiter worked as a civil court judge in Jordan.

The Allenby Bridge is the primary land-crossing point between Israel and Jordan. It was first built in 1885 by the Ottomans, rebuilt in 1918, destroyed in 1946, rebuilt again in 1968 (the wood bridge pictured above), and then finally a modern bridge was built adjacent to the wood bridge in the 1990s.

Modern Allenby Bridge

The bridge is also called the King Hussein Bridge.

Hebron: IDF Shoots Firebomber

Friday, January 17th, 2014

On Friday afternoon, a Palestinian Authority terrorist threw a firebomb at Beit Haddasah in Hebron.

An IDF soldier responded to the attack, shot and hit the terrorist.

The terrorist’s condition is not known.

Rachel’s Tomb Terrorist Shot

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

IDF troops shot a Palestinian Authority terrorist as he was throwing stones at Rachel’s Tomb.

Palestinian Authority terrorists regularly throw firebombs and stones at the Jewish holy site and at the Jews who visit, as well as the occasional explosive device.

Rachel’s Tomb, the burial place of the matriarch Rachel, is located in Bethlehem, at the edge of Jerusalem, and was left in Israeli control as part of the Oslo Accords agreement due to the historical and religious importance it holds exclusively to the Jewish people.

Due to regular terrorist attacks by Palestinian Authority Arabs on Jewish worshipers at the site, the IDF was forced build high walls around the building and road leading to the building, turning the once pastoral area into a virtual fortress.

The terrorist is listed in moderate condition.

 

 

Stabbed Policeman Loses Kidney

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Police Officer Rami Ravid, who was stabbed in the back at Kikar Adam yesterday has lost his kidney.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/stabbed-policeman-loses-kidney/2013/12/24/

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