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January 22, 2017 / 24 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘trauma’

Stoning Terrorist Attacks in Judea, the Jordan Valley

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Palestinian Authority terrorists were out in force again Sunday night attacking Jews as the international community gathered to show its support for PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and its willingness to throw Israeli citizens under the bus in the process. A number of terrorists took the Paris proceedings at their figurative word much more literally.

Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli bus Sunday night as it traveled Highway 60 in Judea, between the Palestinian Authority village of Beit Omar and the Jewish community of Karmei Tzur, heading south towards Kiryat Arba-Hebron.

A second Israeli bus was also attacked in a different area, near the Arab village of Uja — in the Jordan Valley — as the driver was traveling along Highway 90 south of Kibbutz Niran.

The Hatzolah emergency response service of Judea and Samaria reported that none of the passengers were physically injured in either attack.

However, the status of the vehicles remains unclear.

Hana Levi Julian

Windshield of Israeli Bus Smashed While Driving Near Tekoa

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

The windshield of an Israeli bus was smashed by Arab attackers on Sunday night near the Tekoa junction in eastern Gush Etzion.

The bus was traveling toward the Jewish community of Tekoa when the vehicle was pelted by a hail of rocks aimed by Arab terrorists hoping to kill or maim the driver and his passengers.

No physical injuries were reported.

A short time later, Hatzolah emergency service of Judea and Samaria reported a second stoning attack on the road aimed at Jewish drivers in the same area, struck as they passed by the nearby Arab village of the same name, Tuq’ua, near the Jewish community of Tekoa.

No one was physically injured in that attack either.

Stoning attacks along the roads near Tekoa have become increasingly common over the past year.

Less than six months ago, a five-year-old boy sustained a head injury in a stoning attack on the road between Tekoa and the junction leading to the Jewish community of Ma’ale Amos.

The child was injured by flying glass from the windshield which was smashed by rocks that were thrown at his father’s car by the terrorists.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu Reminds Amona in Letter: Israel is a Nation That Lives by the Rule of Law

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the residents of Amona and protesters who are gathering to stand with them in solidarity against eviction from their homes, to avoid violence, in an open letter posted Friday.

The prime minister also reminded the residents in the letter that he had ordered the government this past week to speed up demolition of illegal construction in the Arab sector. In addition, he urged parents not to allow their children and teens to be present at what promises at the very least to be a painful and chaotic protest.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu / screen capture

“Dear Residents of Amona,

“My heart is with you.

“We are living in a difficult time – for you, your families and for the entire people of Israel.

“The government is committed to the settlements of Judea and Samaria. We are more committed to this than any other government in the history of the State. As such, the minister’s of the government are making every possible effort – every effort – to find a solution that would allow the settlers to remain in place.

“We have dedicated days and nights to this – dozens of discussions – we have come up creative solutions, but sadly, these suggestions have not been accepted.

“One thing must be made clear. The State of Israel is a state that abides by the rule of law. The Court’s ruling binds us all, including those of us in the Israeli government.

“However, the law must also be equal. The same law that necessitates the evacuation of Amona also necessitates the evacuation of illegal building in other areas of our country.

“For this reason I ordered the demolition of illegal building in the Negev, Wadi Ara, the Galilee, the Central region – all over the country, which we will do in the coming days.

“I will not tolerate discrimination in the enforcement of building regulations between Israeli Jewish citizens and Israeli Arab citizens, between one person and the next.

“I will fight so that Israel will have one law for everyone, and one path to enforce it for everyone; something that has not been the case for several decades.

“I also turn to the beloved parents in Amona: Your protest is understandable, but it is no place for the presence of young boys and girls, nor for teenagers.

“I call on all leaders to show national responsibility during this time. The unity of Israel is one of our highest principles and it is the source of our strength. We are one people. We are brothers.”

Hana Levi Julian

US Social Work Students Explore Trauma, Resilience in Israel

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Social work students from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work are in Israel this week to attend an intensive course on trauma, emergency response and recovery.

The group of 11 students are participating in the seminar on Trauma and Interpersonal Violence being held in collaboration with Israel’s Tel Hai College.

Joint social work program on trauma and resilience between Yeshiva University and Israel's Tel Hai College.

Joint social work program on trauma and resilience between Yeshiva University and Israel’s Tel Hai College.

The program features workshops on trauma intervention, meetings with social workers and other mental health professionals at an IDF military base, site visits to Israeli agencies providing advanced trauma care, and a real-time emergency response simulation exercise with military and civil defense personnel.

Wurzweiler faculty members Dr. Rozetta Schaeffer and Dr. Lynn Levy joined Dr. Saul Adron, head of the program, in presenting lectures and conducting group activities for the students.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Terrorists Stoning Israeli Motorists on Judea Roads

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Arab terrorists hurled rocks at Israeli motorists on Thursday as they traveled along Highway 60 in the direction of Hebron from Gush Etzion.

The stoning attacks damaged at least one vehicle as it passed the Arab village of Beit Omar, although none of the motorists were physically injured.

Israeli Border Guard Police and IDF soldiers were notified.

Hana Levi Julian

New Jersey Businesswoman Launches ‘Give18’ for Victims of Terror

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

A New Jersey businesswoman has launched a new initiative to encourage her fellow entrepreneurs and their customers to donate funds to help Israeli victims of terror.

Ora Assayag says she decided to launch the “Give18” campaign after watching the latest flare up of violence in Israel on TV screens and reading daily reports about the latest attacks.

Customers can automatically donate 18 percent of the price of their purchases to Operation Embrace through the Give18 campaign. Assaya, who is the founder and CEO of Ora’s Amazing Herbal, has already started the campaign in her own business.

Operation Embrace is a non-organization that supports programs and projects that help victims of terror in Israel and the United States.

“We realize that little we do or say here in America can have a direct effect on ending terrorism and bringing safety and security to the citizens of Israel, but that does not mean that we can’t lend a helping hand to those who need it most,” said Assayag. “In Hebrew, the number 18 represents life.

“We hope this effort will be noticed and implemented by other local businesses so that we as a community can help even more,” she added.

With the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect way to make a difference and do our part in helping to right the terrible wrongs taking place in Israel.”

Jewish Press News Briefs

Woman Stabbed Near Jerusalem Central Bus Station, Terrorist Dead

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

A 72-year-old woman was stabbed by an Arab terrorist Wednesday evening as she was boarding a bus on Jaffa Street near the entrance to the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem.

The bus driver made sure to get her aboard the vehicle and then quickly closed the door so the terrorist could not board and continue attacking that victim, or others.

The victim was seriously wounded but remained conscious throughout her ordeal. She was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom medics before being evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

She is now listed in fair condition.

The terrorist was shot and killed by a special ops police officer who spotted him running away from the scene with the knife in his hand.

At least 31 Israelis at the scene were taken to a local hospital to be treated for severe shock and trauma. Dozens of others at the scene and elsewhere are also suffering milder symptoms of trauma and anxiety. The attack came less than two hours after the funeral for the victim for Tuesday’s terror victim and about an hour after a failed terror attack by a 19-year-old Arab stabber at the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.

Mental health professionals and security personnel are making efforts to reassure the local population and calm the atmosphere after an evening in which there were two attempted terror attacks in the city within less than an hour.

Hana Levi Julian

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