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Posts Tagged ‘West Bank’

Three Soldiers Wounded during Riots and Ramming Attacks

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Three soldiers suffered light to moderate wounds overnight Tuesday during riots and two attempts by Palestinian Authority Arabs to run over Israeli security forces in Kalandia, near Ramallah.

The ramming terrorists were shot dead. An initial investigation indicates that the soldiers were shot by friendly fire. All three are in good condition and are being treated in Jerusalem hospitals.

Cars have become popular weapons, just as much as knives and guns, in attempts to murder Israeli civilians and soldiers. Riots erupted when Border Police entered Kalandia to search for weapons, not including cars, in homes and shops.

One of the terrorists who tried to run over security forces was from Al Bireh, adjacent to Ramallah. Arab media reported that four rioters were wounded and evacuated to a Ramallah hospital.

Violent riots also broke out in Dehaisha, near Bethlehem, and in Balata, near Shechem, when Israeli soldiers entered to arrests terror suspects.
The Palestinian Authority is committed to rein in terror in urban areas but usually does so only when there are threats from opposing terrorist organizations.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

UPDATE: Female Terrorist Tries to Stab Jews at Kiryat Arba [video]

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

A female Palestinian Authority terrorist was shot and wounded by s soldier at the western entrance to KiryatArba around 2:15 p.m. (7:15 EDT) Sunday afternoon.

She was attempting to stab Jews, but no one was wounded.

The condition of the terrorist is not known, and she was evacuated to a Jerusalem hospital.

Click here to see the scene of the attempted attack moments after the terrorist was shot.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Brazil May be Boycotting Settler as an Ambassador

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Fears are growing in the Netanyahu administration that Brazil may torpedo the appointment of Dani Dayan, a leader in Judea and Samaria, as ambassador.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu nominated Dayan, a native of Argentine, to the post two months ago and a formal request was sent to Brazil to accept the appointment.

Brazil has taken no action, and the Foreign Ministry now is concerned that the delay will be permanent.

Brazil’s problem with Dayan is that he once was the chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria and that he lives in Maaleh Shomron, part of the Karnei-Ginot Shomron complex in western Samaria.

Other countries, including the United States, have accepted Israeli ambassadors who lived in Judea and Samaria, even high-profile politicians such as Avigdor Lieberman. The difference between him and Dayan is that the latter was an activist for the settler movement. He often was considered the “Foreign Minister of Judea and Samaria.”

A government source told The JewishPress.com Sunday morning that he is optimistic that Brazil eventually will accept Dayan as ambassador, but so far, it is no go.

Netanyahu’s nomination of Dayan ran into a brick wall with the pro-Palestinian Authority Brazilian government from day one, which was in September.

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff immediately and quietly conveyed messages to the Foreign Ministry that it is was not happy about accepting Dayan. Several Brazilian legislators joined more than 40 groups to petition Rousseff to reject Dayan.

If Brazil continues to freeze the appointment simply by not acting on it, it will put Prime Minister Netanyahu in a bind. If he makes it a public issue, relations would be hampered. The cost is high because Israel wants to improve trade with Brazil.

If he concedes, he will run into to trouble with Likud hawks and the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party, headed by Naftali Bennett.

The only diplomatic way for Netanyahu not to hang his head in shame and to accept Brazil’s opposition, if it continues, is to name Dayan ambassador to another country. but Brazil would have set a precedent that would shrink the number of countries that would accept a “settler” as ambassador.

The offices of the Foreign Minister and Prime Minister refused to comment Sunday to Army Radio, which first published Brazil’s continuing delay in approving Dayan as ambassador.

Dayan said:

I suggest you contact the Foreign Ministry. I do not know about that.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Two Teenage Terrorists Killed in Stabbing Attack on Soldier in Hebron

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The IDF shot and killed two Palestinian Authority teenage terrorists after midnight Thursday when they tried to murder a soldier at the Jewish Hebron neighborhood of Tel Rumeida.

The soldier suffered moderately wounds in what was the third stabbing attack in 24 hours.

The teenagers were cousins. The father one of the terrorists said he was surprised that his son carried out the attack but added he is proud of him.

In the early evening, a 21-year-old Palestinian Authority terrorist from Tulkarm moderately wounded a police officer near Damascus Gate at the Old City of Jerusalem. Police shot and killed the terrorist.

The first attack of the day was carried out by a Palestinian Authority intelligence officer who lived in the Abu Dis area of eastern Jerusalem. He used his rifle to shoot at soldiers at the Hizme checkpoint, lightly wounding a soldier.

Like the other terrorists during the day, he was shot and killed.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Terrorist Who Shot Soldier Was PA Intelligence Officer

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

This morning’ shooting attack on an IDF soldier was carried out by none other than an intelligence officer for the Palestinian Authority.

The terrorist opened fire at the Hizme checkpoint at the entrance to northern Jerusalem, lightly wounding one soldier. An Arab bystander suffered serious wounds in the crossfire.

Soldiers at the checkpoint killed the Palestinian Authority intelligence officer/terrorist, who was part of the PA “preventive security service.”

He was identified as Mazen Hassan Aribah, father of four and from the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis, a hotbed of terror.

The IDF and the Palestinian Authority coordinate in the area of security, for the benefit for the endangered Abbas regime as much as for the protection of Israelis.

Neither the Palestinian Authority nor the IDF has commented on the incident, which blows a big hole in the idea that the PA has vetted out terrorists, especially from its force that is supposed to prevent terror.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

UPDATE: German Store Sells ‘Made in Israeli’ Goods from Settlements

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Galeria Kaufhof, one of Germany’s largest department store chains, says it will continue to sell Israeli “settlement” products even if they do not have the new required label “Made in Settlements.”

The store reiterated a statement last week that it is the importers’ responsibility to follow the new European Union requirement that all products from the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria be labeled without indicating that they are made in Israel.

Product from the Golan Heights (Israeli settlement)’ or ‘Product from West Bank (Israeli settlement).’

An earlier report carried here quoted Channel 10 as saying that Galeria Kaufhof, which operates more than 100 stores in Germany, is removing “settlement” products from its shelves. The company vehemently denied the report, which also quoted a store manager as saying:

The EU is waging a religious war against Israel. It is one big political madness.

Galeria Kaufhof firmly stated today, as reported by Globes:

Our company has not removed any of those products from the shelves. We import the goods via European importers who are responsible for correct declaration. We do not get involved in politics with our assortment. Our core customer’s demands set the standards for the products we sell.

The company stand is directly opposite that of the large KaDeWe supermarket chain that yanked Golan Heights wines, Ahava cosmetics and other goods from its shelves.

KaDeWe later said the merchandise would be returned after being labeled according to the new EU regulations.

Under the new rules, products are from Arab areas will carry labels declaring: “Product from West Bank (product from Palestine), “Product from West Bank (Palestinian product),” “Product from Gaza (Palestinian product)” or “(product from Palestine).”

However, the EU says the labeling is not intended to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a country.

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Update 4:22 PM: Soldier dead, 3 Seriously Hurt after Bus Overturns in Samaria.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

One young Israel woman soldier was killed and 41 others were wounded, one of them very seriously wounded shortly around noon Thursday when a bus carrying 50 soldiers overturned.

The fatality was identified as Stav Fartoush from Maaleh Adumim. Several passengers were trapped under the bus. IDF helicopters assisted in the evacuation.

The IDF was at the scene to help rescue efforts and to protect workers and passengers from potential Palestinian Authority terrorists.

Police have ruled out the possibility that the bus was attacked by rock-throwing terrorists, and passengers said that that the driver, also a soldier, was was speeding.

Victims were trapped inside until rescue works could free them. Rescue efforts were hampered because the bus was armored, making it difficult to break windows to reach passengers.

The bus driver said that an Arab driver passed him, driving dangerously around a curve, which caused him to lose control of the bus.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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