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May 31, 2016 / 23 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘third intifada’

Driver ‘Neutralized’ by IDF Soldiers in Foiled Ramming Attack on Highway 443

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Arab terrorists failed in an attempted vehicle terror attack on Highway 443 on Sunday afternoon next to the Maccabim checkpoint north of Jerusalem, close to Modi’in.

Maccabim checkpoint on Highway 443 near Modi'in.

Maccabim checkpoint on Highway 443 near Modi’in.

The terrorists tried to ram their car into the soldiers standing guard at the checkpoint.

The driver was shot by IDF soldiers at the site. Magen David Adom medics who arrived at the scene provided emergency treatment to the attacker and he was being evacuated for medical care to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center. MDA medics said he was in very serious condition with a number of gunshot wounds.

No Israelis were reported injured in the report.

Hana Levi Julian

Terrorists Attack Jerusalem Light Rail, Riot Around Capital

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Jerusalem Arabs have again attacked the Light Rail as it passed through the northern neighborhood of Shuafat.

The “travel terrorists” threw stones at the rail cars, and also at Israeli public buses and cars as they traveled on the highway passing the neighborhood.

During the night Arab attackers riots at numerous locations in and around the capital.

Among the sites recorded were: the Qalandia and Ras el Amud neighborhoods on the outskirts of Jerusalem, near Rachel’s Tomb; Al Favar in Mount Hebron; El Hader in Gush Etzion; Havara and Azoun in Samaria; and others.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terrorists Attack Israeli Motorists

Monday, January 18th, 2016

A female Israeli motorist was attacked by Arab terrorists Monday night while driving on the road in northern Israel near Gan Ner.

The driver was lightly wounded as her car came under a hail of rocks, hurled by the Arab attackers. The vehicle was damaged as well.

The victim was taken to receive treatment to the Emek Afula Medical Center.

Police launched a search for the suspects.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Attack Foiled Near Shechem

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

An Arab terrorist was put out of action early Sunday afternoon after he attempted to stab soldiers in an attack near Shechem.

The terrorist was shot by other soldiers in a unit of the Samaria territorial brigade, who witnessed the attack.

“A stabbing attack was thwarted south of Nablus,” the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

“A Palestinian assailant drew a knife and attempted to stab soldiers securing the area. The force responded and fired towards the attacker, resulting in his death.”

No Israeli soldiers were injured.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Attack Thwarted Outside Jerusalem Synagogue

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Three Arab teen terrorist wannabes intent on a stabbing mission failed at a Jerusalem synagogue when they were stopped Sunday morning in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood, not far from Har Nof.

The incident occurred at the packed Heichal Ya’akov synagogue on HaRav Reines Street, where men praying the morning service.

All three would-be attackers immediately threw away their homemade knives, sharpened into blades from basic items they took from their mothers’ kitchens, including scissors and a spoon handle.

Jerusalem Arab teen terrorists have learned how to sharpen items from their mothers' kitchens into knives for "jihad" murders of Jews.

Jerusalem Arab teen terrorists have learned how to sharpen items from their mothers’ kitchens into knives for “jihad” murders of Jews.

But their suspicious behavior had given them away and they were immediately grabbed and taken into custody. The three would-be stabbers were transferred to security personnel for interrogation by investigators.

Attacking Jews during morning prayers in the synagogue is not new for this area of Jerusalem.

On November 18, 2014, two Jerusalem Arab terrorists carried out a massacre at the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in Har Nof – a Jerusalem neighborhood not far from Kiryat Moshe.

The terrorists attacked worshipers praying the morning service with axes, knives and a gun, killing four dual nationals and a Druze Israeli police officer responding to the scene.

Seven other worshipers were also badly injured, including one who remained in a coma and later died of his wounds nearly a year later.

The two terrorists were shot dead by police.

Hana Levi Julian

Gaza’s Hamas Leader Urges Arabs to ‘Keep Momentum of Intifada’

Monday, November 16th, 2015

As world leaders meet in Turkey to search for a way to end the bloodshed perpetrated by radical Islamist terrorists like Da’esh (ISIS) on their shores, Gaza’s Hamas terror organization is doing its best to ramp up the violence.

De facto Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told members of the Palestinian Authority on Saturday it is essential that the Palestinian Authority does not return to any cooperation with Israel.

Haniyeh, who serves as deputy chairman of the Hamas political bureau, said the “Jerusalem intifada must not be invested in returning to negotiations with Israel.”

Speaking at the third National Palestinian Security Forum over the weekend, Haniyeh blamed “Israeli crimes against Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank” for the “outbreak of the intifada.”

He called on all factions of the Palestinian Authority to form a united leadership to “keep the momentum of the intifada,” the Hamas newspaper Alresalah reported.

Hana Levi Julian

State Dept Press Pool Suggest Israeli Security Move is ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ and Wrong

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

In the wake of a wave of vicious brutality unleashed on innocent Israelis by Arab Palestinian terrorists drunk on the lies told them by their political and religious leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised the possibility of a serious punishment for the stabbings, shootings and car rammings. The response from some quarters suggest Israelis have no right to self-defense, and should perhaps just turn the other cheek. Wrong religion.

Netanyahu suggested that perhaps it was time to strip Arabs living in eastern Jerusalem of their Israeli identity cards.  Most of the terrorists responsible for the recent violence come from almost exclusively Arab neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem, such as Shuafat and Jabal Mukaber.

What Netanyahu said when he raised the topic two weeks ago during a cabinet meeting was: “We need to examine the possibility of canceling their residency. There needs to be a discussion about it.”  Such a discussion was necessary, he said, because it is a lawless area, with “no enforcement.”

The cabinet members decided to hold a special session to further discuss the matter.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the public discussion of residency restrictions, some Israelis say the violence has already begun to diminish.

But having raised the issue of the potential restrictive measure at the height of the violence, the story took on a life of its own. Some Arab outlets already announced that the decision was made and Israel decided to withdraw the identity cards of 80,000 Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem.

In the State Department press briefing discussion about this matter on Monday, of course, the message was distorted as well.

Ever-ready to paint Israel as the evil wrongdoer, Al Quds’ journalist Said Arikat asked State Dept. Spokesperson John Kirby about the security measure at Monday’s briefing.

Said Arikat. State Dept. Press Briefing, Oct. 26, 2015.

Said Arikat. State Dept. Press Briefing, Oct. 26, 2015.

Arikat said of the proposed security measure, “stripping 80,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites from their identity card, basically cutting them off outside of the wall,” and Arikat sought a response. “Do you have a comment on that?

That’s fine, Arikat is entitled to ask for a comment.

But then he went one step further: “Does that amount to some sort of ethnic cleansing from Jerusalem?”

This is what Arikat does. He introduces a poisonous phrase into the briefing room, a phrase likely to linger in the ears of those so inclined, a phrase that may very well appear in the reports filed by others in the room. It also spurs others to respond to that image, and to ask questions, and give answers, in light of that phrase permeating the atmosphere.

To his credit, initially the spokesperson declined to respond, uttering those magic talking points of the “expectations of all sides that they’ll avoid provocative actions and rhetoric and being to work cooperatively to restore calm.”

But the press group just couldn’t let it go.

Soon, Brad Klapper of the Associated Press stepped in, taking his cue from Arikat. Klapper, sitting in his elder sidekick Matt Lee’s seat, assumed a mien of incredulity, and asked a question as if he were in a session on Applied Ethics instead of a government briefing room.

Klapper intoned:”But rhetoric aside, just the idea of stripping tens of thousands of people of the right to move about where they currently move about, work where they may currently work, travel where they may currently travel – is that something that – provocative or not, is that something you just oppose because you think it’s wrong?”

Brad Klapper of the Associated Press

Brad Klapper of the Associated Press

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

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