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Old 10-07-2015, 07:50   #1
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Arabs Gone Wild in Israel

Multiple attacks since Monday, including outside of the Yehuda/Shomron region, put this week's shenanigans at a higher tempo than.... well, whatever passed for "normal" since the end of the Second Intifada in 2005.

Anyone who's been paying attention would say that terrorism has been on the rise since Baruch Mizrachi and Shelly Dadon were murdered in separate incidents 18 months ago. The kidnapping/murder of American citizen Naftali Frenkel and two of his friends led to last year's "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza, which did almost nothing against the PLO or Hamas in Yehuda/Shomron or among the Arab communities throughout the rest of the country.

I suspect it will only get worse until real leaders who are not afraid of the State Department, the EU or the UN dominate the Knesset.
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:50   #2
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The mayor of Jerusalem knows how to stop a bad guy with a gun.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/201569


(he's even done it, outside of his military service:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...629577,00.html )
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:16   #3
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Stabbing attack near Israel Police HQ:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-sta...ern-jerusalem/

Stabbing attack near IDF HQ:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/201589
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...4#.VhZ0FsuqpBc


Here's hoping law enforcement and the military will get the message faster than in 2000.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:01   #4
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Reading the comments in some of your links is very refreshing.
There actually are some very pro-gun, pro 'defend your own self' bastions of society left out there. (Besides those here, of course)

Thank you for your updates and stay safe.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:15   #5
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This is A7's list of attacks so far, starting last week. The list is not comprehensive, as it does not include rioting, or rock attacks along Highway 6 near Qalqilya. I'm not going to post a link for every single attack as it happens, but I will post links like this that cover multiple incidents, for big-picture purposes. Thus far, all attacks have occurred in/near Arab neighborhoods (especially within Jerusalem) and cities (e.g. Qalqilya), and in places where Jews and Arabs mix freely (cities in the coastal plain, and in some northern places, like Afula). Note that in most of these attacks outside of the 1949 armistice line, the perpetrators carry Israeli citizenship. We are dealing with a population who want all of the privileges of citizenship, and don't give the smallest hoot about their responsibilities as citizens.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...7#.VhajcCsl9n4

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Thank you for your updates and stay safe.
You're welcome, and thank you
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:40   #6
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BrokenSwitch - Let me reiterate Hand's thank you. Most excellent intel.

Keep your head on a swivel and be safe!
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Old 10-08-2015, 13:26   #7
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This is particularly educational, demonstrating what IDF soldiers have to deal with on a daily basis (not just in this week's violence):

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Co...Beit-El-421179

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...6#.VhbAJisl9n4


Notice the people wearing blue body armor? That's the international press, always embedded among the Arabs, and making it a royal pain for the IDF to accomplish anything. They are always given advance notice when a riot or other provocation will occur, and are highly encouraged to position themselves to make the IDF's job as difficult as possible. Last week, there was an incident where two media personnel (in their distinctive blue body armor) tried to collect footage of the equipment inside of an IDF vehicle. The officer who destroyed their equipment to prevent them from collecting information on classified systems has since been punished; his battalion is pissed. These links are from that incident:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...706173,00.html

http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/...incident-16180

So, when you see footage from Israel involving Arabs provoking our soldiers, especially when it's spun the other way, and originates in the "West Bank", it's probably from one of these fools.

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BrokenSwitch - Let me reiterate Hand's thank you. Most excellent intel.

Keep your head on a swivel and be safe!
That means a lot from a QP. I am humbled.
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Old 10-10-2015, 14:51   #8
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Crazy weekend

Apparently there's a new entry for my scorecard-- the "Islamic Movement". I don't remember hearing about these guys previously, but apparently they've been around since the `70s.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...5#.Vhl2yCsl9n4

The article also says the Muslim Brotherhood, not just its Hamas branch, may be involved in all the shenanigans.


More links:
Al-Jazeera Profile on the Islamic Movement group

Wikipedia article for "Islamic Movement in Israel"

http://www.jcpa.org/jl/jl416.htm

MK Bennett removes Islamic Movement flags displayed on a tree

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The author of this blog lives in Shiloh, north of Jerusalem. Three years ago, her family hosted me for a weekend, and gave me a tour of the community. The security guard I talked to had some very interesting insights into the EU's and various NGO's involvement in riling the Arabs to violence.

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.co.il/...a-its-war.html

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Hamas in Gaza is trying harder to cause problems this year:
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/brea...ce/2015/10/10/


For near-live updates of events here, you can follow these sources:
https://www.facebook.com/Muqata (timely updates as attacks occur)
http://www.tzevaadom.com (map showing areas threatened by rocket attacks in real-time)
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Old 10-10-2015, 23:48   #9
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First suicide bomber of the season.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...0#.Vhn06fmqpBc

To everyone who has advocated doing this, or some variant thereof: John J. "Blackjack" Pershing lives!
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...2#.VhoDE_mqpBc


On a related note: There have only been two bombing attempts so far, the first being a suspicious object planted alongside a highway in the Shomron. Both attempts were defeated by security forces, so it's clear that (A) people are much more vigilant than they were in 2000, and (B) the security forces have learned and retained lessons from 2000.
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:42   #10
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OPSEC lesson, or: Shoot the media

This is connected to my earlier post about foreign media interfering with IDF operations. In the video from my earlier post, you can see the media recording uncomfortably close to the IDF as it disrupted a riot somewhere in the Shomron region (exact location was mentioned in that link).

This is what happens when you tolerate/ignore the presence of hostile people with cameras in the vicinity of combat operations. (Did anyone really think the media were "innocent bystanders"?)

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...7#.Vhth1_mqpBc

Stay safe.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:27   #11
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If you saw the older text, it was a false alarm: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...9#.VhusM_mqpBd


Another attack near police HQ:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...3#.VhukavmqpBc

NOTE: Police HQ is across the highway from an Arab neighborhood.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:05   #12
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This occurred at the entrance to Jerusalem; The Arab was probably a resident of Abu Ghosh.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...3#.Vhv0nysl9n4

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/brea...em/2015/10/12/


A friend of mine was boarding a bus departing behind the #185 mentioned in the article when this occurred.


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10:24pm Hero of the day Yair Ben Shabbat
Jerusalem resident Yair Ben Shabbat pulled out his nunchaku while terrorist tried to grab the rifle of a soldier he had just stabbed. Ben Shabbat then began to beat the terrorist into submission until help arrived.

- Litvshe
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http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/...is-weapon.html

It is interesting that the terrorist boarded the bus before attacking, instead of attacking people at what was surely a crowded bus stop (the nearest bus stop to the attack site is an extension of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, and is the first stop on that route).
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Old 10-12-2015, 14:20   #13
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Re: Post #12

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Initial reports suggest the terrorist got on the 185 Superbus bus, then attempted to snatch the gun from a 20 year-old soldier there after attempting first to strangle him. He was also brandishing a knife.

Seeing the commotion, the bus driver stopped immediately; the soldier and another passenger managed to overcome the terrorist, removing him from the bus.

Israel Police already stationed near the Bridge then neutralized the terrorist, shooting him dead after he grabbed the gun of one of the officers.


I continue to develop a greater respect for Israel. They, as a whole, seem to posses an enviable testicular fortitude.
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Old 10-13-2015, 00:53   #14
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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...5#.VhylG_mqpBc
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...7#.Vhyw1fmqpBc
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An initial investigation by the police revealed that the terrorist, a 22-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem, reached the bus station with the help of an accomplice, and immediately stabbed a man who was waiting at the station.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...6#.VhypjvmqpBc
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An initial investigation identifies the would-be terrorist as an Israeli-Arab woman in her twenties, from Haifa.

The attacks seem no longer confined to neighborhoods within arm's reach of the terrorists' homes.


UPDATE (Raanana): They got the accomplice.
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Update 10:51AM: Channel 10 news reports that both Raanana terrorists co-ordinated their attacks.
10:43am Update: Second Raanana stabbing attack
1 seriously wounded...3 lightly - moderately wounded. Terrorist neutralized. (Channel 1)
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Update 11:00: Reports that police have captured the driver of the two terrorists in Raanana.
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:34   #15
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Hamas is feeling brazen in Jerusalem (Shuafat neighborhood, north of the Old City)
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...1#.Vhyx2_mqpBc

Two attacks in Jerusalem; another in Holon. Lots of confusion in the news.
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10:26am Update: Jerusalem Attacks
2 separate locations: Olei HaGardom St. in Talpiyot/Armon HaNativ. Terrorist stabbed at least 7-8 people on a bus). Shots fired. Terrorist neutralized.
Malchei Yisrael St.: At least 3 seriously wounded in drive over attack...Police shot and neutralized the terrorist.
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10:37am Update on Armon HaNatziv
2 terrorist on bus - 1 shooting, 1 with knife.
Police killed them.
UPDATE:
Attacks in Or Akiva, Raanana (2) Holon, Jerusalem (2) occurring in rapid succession.
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