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June 1, 2016 / 24 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Terrorist’

Israel Returns Terrorist Body to Jerusalem Arab Family

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Israel has returned the body of Jerusalem Arab terrorist Musab Razali to his family. Razali was involved in a terror attack in December 2015.

This is the second body to be returned to Jerusalem family members during the current escalation, according to officials, who say eight bodies are still in custody.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Rahat Stabber Arrested

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Yatta (TPS) – Israeli police cleared for publication on Wednesday, February 24 the arrest of an Arab stabber who carried out an attack in the southern town of Rahat.

According to the police and the Israel Security Agency (ISA), a seventeen-year-old Arab from the Palestinian Authority village of Yatta near Hebron was arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of carrying out the stabbing attack in Rahat that left an Israeli woman wounded. The arrest has now been cleared for publication.

The attack took place at a market in the predominantly Bedouin town on Saturday, February 6, and left 65-year-old shopper Shlomit Gonen from the nearby kibbutz of Mishmar HaNegev lightly wounded.

The Israel Police and the ISA pursued the terrorist in a four-day effort until making the arrest on February 10. The suspect linked himself to the attack and led the investigators to the knife he used during the stabbing.

The suspect also said he was influenced by videos of terror attacks and propaganda materials he saw on television, including on the Al-Aqsa channel. He also said that in recent months, as well as during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2014, he participated along with family members in violent riots against IDF forces in Judea and Samaria.

He also said that he and his family used a breach in the security fence to get to Rahat and stay there illegally.

According to police, the suspect will be indicted over the next few days.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Israeli Critically Wounded in Terror Attack at Gush Etzion Junction

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

An Arab terrorist attacked an Israeli, around 12:20 PM on Wednesday, at the Gush Etzion Junction in Judea, about 15 minutes south of Jerusalem.

The terrorist attempted to stab one Israeli at a hitchhiking post. The Israeli managed to pull out his pistol to defend himself.

The terrorist was neutralized by IDF gunfire. The terrorist is listed in moderate condition and was evacuated to the hospital.

It now appears that the intended Israeli victim was shot by friendly fire from the IDF soldiers neutralizing the terrorist.

The victim was treated by medics before being evacuated in critical condition to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center with a chest wound.

His name for your prayers is: Eliav ben Sara Rachel.

Roads to the junction were blocked off as security forces searched the area for any additional terrorists.

“Forces at the scene fired towards the assailant in order to thwart the attack,” said the IDF in a statement. “As a result of the fire, the Israeli was injured. The Israeli and the assailant were both evacuated to hospital for medical treatment,” the IDF spokesperson added.

Last month, a pregnant woman in her 30s was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in the eastern Gush Etzion town of Tekoa while working in a clothing warehouse. The victim is the daughter-in-law of Rabbi Menachem Froman, a Jewish leader who spent his entire life advocating for co-existence with his Arab neighbors. Earlier that same day a medical nurse and mother of six was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in her own home in the community of Otniel.

As a result, Etzion Brigade Commander Colonel Roman Gofman ordered a temporary ban on allowing Arabs from the Palestinian Authority to enter communities in Gush Etzion, including stores and businesses. The ban affected many places where Arabs and Jews work and shop together.

Last November 19, three people were murdered and seven others were wounded in a shooting and ramming attack in Gush Etzion – first at the intersection of Alon Shvut and then at the Gush Etzion Junction. Among those who died was 18-year-old American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz.

On Tuesday this week, IDF engineers and Border Guard Police demolished the home of the terrorist who carried out the Gush Etzion attack on Nov. 19.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Forces Demolish Homes of 2 Terrorist Murderers

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Early Tuesday morning, IDF engineers backed up by Border Guard Police officers demolished the homes of two terrorists who carried out attacks against Israelis on November 19.

One of those demolished was the home of the killer who stole the lives of Rabbi Yaacov Don, Ezra Schwartz and Shadi Arfa, an Arab pedestrian, in a shooting attack at the Gush Etzion junction. Seven others were wounded in the attack.

Raed Masalmeh, 36, a resident of the Arab village of Dura (south of Hebron) confessed to the attack at the Panorama. He was indicted for the murders in the Tel Aviv District Court. Masalmeh had been issued a permit to work in Israel only four days prior to the murders, having no prior record of previous security-related activity.

The other demolition was a response to the murders of Reuven Aviram and Yisayev Aharon, who were stabbed to death at the Panorama Building in Tel Aviv. Two others were wounded.

Mohammed Abdel Basset al-Kharoub, 24, in the Arab village of Dayr Samet (west of Hebron) opened fire from inside his vehicle with an Uzi submachine gun. When he ran out of bullets he drove towards the junction and rammed into a car. Both police and IDF soldiers confirmed it was al-Kharoub who committed the murders.

Although recently such demolitions have been taking place almost immediately following terrorist murders, these two came much later due to appeals by the family members that were held up in court. Last week, the High Court of Justice rejected the appeals of the family members of the two terrorists, requesting the demolition orders be nullified.

In the case of the second terrorist, the family had appealed on the grounds the attacker was mentally unstable. However, the panel of judges ruled the motivation of the terrorist was not an issue of mental health but rather one of nationalistic desires – and that indicated mental competence. “From the evidence presented by the Israel Prison Services, there is no record of an active or effective psychiatric condition,” the judges said.

Hana Levi Julian

Samaria Terror Attack Foiled by Alert IDF Soldiers

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

An Arab terrorist attempted to stab IDF soldiers at the Bitot Junction south of Shechem.

The would-be attacker charged at the forces armed with a knife, the IDF spokesperson’s unit said in a statement, but was quickly stopped in his tracks.

“The soldiers fired warning shots in the air, preventing the attack,” according to an IDF spokesperson.

In fact, the would-be attacker turned tail and ran. He did manage to escape, however.

“Forces are now conducting searches in the area for the assailant who fled the scene.”

Hana Levi Julian

Female Terrorist Neutralized at Hebron Junction 160

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Border Guard soldiers shot and neutralized a female terrorist who attempted a stabbing at the check point on Junction 160 near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron Sunday afternoon. There were no Israeli casualties.

The terrorist, Jasmine Tamimi, 21, is in critical condition. The Border Guard released a statement saying the female terrorist had pulled out a knife and threatened the soldiers who shot her accurately. She was evacuated in a military ambulance to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

David Israel

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.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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