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The violence against Israelis continues with yet another terrorist attack in Jerusalem. The Times of Israel reports that a young Israeli man was stabbed and seriously injured:
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A Jerusalem yeshiva student, 25, was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in northern Jerusalem.
A second Israeli, apparently a light rail security guard, was very lightly hurt after wrestling with the attacker in an attempt to prevent him from fleeing the scene.
Police said the attacker, a 19-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem, was “neutralized” within minutes…
The terror attack took place just after noon at the light rail stop near the Israel Police’s national headquarters close to Ammunition Hill.
Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 10:03 AM | Stand For Israel
As we reported in yesterday’s Daily Dispatch, for the past week the Jewish state has been gripped by growing terrorist threats. From stabbings to shootings to other attacks, The Algemeiner’s Ruthie Blum writes about the violence and terror currently facing Israel and her people:
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The stabbing of an Israeli family by a 19-year-old Ramallah resident and Jerusalem law student — culminating in the death of 22-year-old Aharon Bennett and 41-year-old Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, who came to the rescue; the critical wounding of 21-year-old Adele Bennett; the injury to the couple’s two-year-old boy and trauma to their physically unscathed baby daughter — was not merely brutal. It was documented on the cellphones of Arab onlookers, who laughed and spit at the young mother covered in blood, begging for help as she tried to flee the scene with a knife wedged in her shoulder.
“You should die, too,” they chanted, while she stumbled ahead in the direction of Israeli Border Police.
The horrifying event also came on the heels of Thursday night’s slaying of Naama and Eitam Henkin, the parents of four children under the age of 10, among them a nursing baby, whose own lives were spared by a fluke accident that occurred, mid-slaughter, to one of the Hamas terrorists. Different neighborhood, same purpose: to kill Jews for being Jews, whenever and wherever possible…
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 2:26 PM | Stand For Israel
Last week, an Israeli couple was killed by terrorists in the West Bank. Writing at Arutz Sheva, Giulio Meotti asks why the world is indifferent to such a heinous attack:
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Jewish bodies turned into fountains of blood from delirious Islamist murderers who shouted “Allah Akbar.”Jewish children aged 4 months, 4, 7 and 9 years old witnessed their parents being gunned down. Jews slaughtered just because they were Jews in the Biblical Samaria region…And the world, the Western media and the Western governments should feel ashamed for their silence about these 4 Jewish orphans and their double standard. Is Jewish blood like water?
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 9:23 AM | Stand For Israel
In the latest terrorist attack to strike the Holy Land, just hours after PM Netanyahu delivered a speech against such violence, The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports that terrorists gunned down an Israeli mother and father of six in the West Bank:
An Israeli couple were killed in a shooting attack on their vehicle Thursday night in the northern West Bank, medical teams confirmed.
The couple leaves behind six orphaned children. Four of them, aged 4 months, 4, 7 and 9, were in the vehicle but were not hit by the gunfire…
The attackers’ car then sped toward a nearby Palestinian village.
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Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 2:44 PM | Stand For Israel
Yet another instance of anti-Jewish violence occurred today, and could have had much more tragic results if not for a Good Samaritan. The Times of Israel reports that a group of five Jewish-American students were attacked with firebombs in Hebron, with two being injured:
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Two of the students, residents of Brooklyn, NY were lightly-to-moderately injured in the riot that ensued after they accidentally entered the southern part of the predominantly Palestinian city, while en route to the Cave of the Patriarchs.
Palestinian assailants firebombed their car, setting it alight, according to the Walla news website.
The group was whisked away by a local, who let them hide in his house until Israel security forces arrived to extract them.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 1:48 PM | Stand For Israel
Tensions in Israel are as high as ever, with terrorists pelting not only IDF soldiers and Israeli police with stones and firebombs, but also attacking travelers in Jerusalem and its highways. Arutz Sheva’s Ido Ben Porat reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed such attacks with a zero tolerance policy against terror:
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a top-level discussion in his offices Wednesday, to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Jerusalem and on Highway 443…
Netanyahu said that he will not accept a situation in which rocks and firebombs are thrown at vehicles on a major thoroughfare to Jerusalem and inside the capital. “The policy is zero tolerance for rock throwing and zero tolerance for terror,” he stated.
He instructed that forces on Highway 443 and in Judea and Samaria be reinforced, and that observation and intelligence be beefed up.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 11:03 AM | Stand For Israel
Over the past year, there have been numerous attacks around the world perpetrated by Islamist terrorists. None was more horrifying than the June massacre of 38 tourists in Tunisia, which Michael Totten writes, destroyed a place he loved and is indicative of how these extremists wish to destroy all that stands in the way of their own insane ideology:
There’s a lot to love about Sousse. It’s an Arab city to emulate. If only Egyptians and Saudis and Iraqis could see this place, I thought to myself when I first got there, they’d see what’s possible in their own countries.
And that’s precisely why the likes of ISIS want to destroy it. ISIS isn’t gunning for Mecca. It is not targeting the Taliban-ruled parts of Afghanistan. It wants to swallow as much as it can, of course, but it can’t tolerate anything in the Muslim world that reminds people like me of a decadent infidel nation like France…
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Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 7:02 AM | Stand for Israel
Three Americans along with a British businessman who fought off a heavily armed Islamist terrorist attacker on a Paris-bound train were granted France’s highest honor:
The three American friends who helped foil what could have been a mass shooting on a packed high-speed train bound for Paris started their journey in a different car, they said Sunday, underlining how easily their triumph could have been a tragedy.
When they got on the train Friday in Amsterdam, they could not find their first-class seats, so they sat elsewhere, said Anthony Sadler, one of the three vacationing childhood friends.
They have been lauded as heroes by President Obama. French President François Hollande on Monday will award them the Legion of Honor, France’s highest decoration. But on Sunday, amid gilding and tapestries in the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris, they stayed humble.
Thank God for people like this, who put themselves in harm’s way to save others.
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Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 6:58 AM | Stand for Israel
Late last year, Stand for Israel reported on the vehicular terror attack at a Jerusalem train station that left a baby dead. While the parents of the murdered child are still mourning their loss, Yediot Achronot tells us that they are also celebrating the birth of a new baby:
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Ten months after their baby daughter was killed in the vehicular terror attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem, Chana and Shmulik Braun have welcomed a new baby girl.
Haya Zissel was the couple’s only child, and was born after many years of waiting. When she was only three months old, a terrorist struck her stroller head-on as the family was returning from the Western Wall…
Shortly after the attack, Chana Braun got pregnant again, and on Sunday the couple welcomed their new daughter. “We are grateful to the Almighty for everything,” Shmulik Braun told Ynet. “We thank him today for bringing us a daughter.”
Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 8:28 AM | Stand for Israel
In yesterday’s Daily Dispatch, we reported on the terrorist attacks that hit Turkey, including one on the U.S. consulate. As terror and extremism continue to affect the Middle East, Europe, and the entire world, Michael J. Totten takes a look at how it is affecting Turkey:
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Turkey is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting countries in the Middle East, and not in a good way.
A terrorist organization called the People’s Defense Unit detonated a car bomb at a police station in Istanbul. The Kurdish PKK blew up an armored police vehicle and shot and killed a soldier flying in a military helicopter.
And the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party–Front (DHKP-C) attacked the US consulate in Istanbul…
Hard to believe that Turkey was once a serious candidate for European Union admission. Its largest city is mostly in Europe and much of the country feels quasi-European the way that Russia does, but it’s a crossroads nation that has all the problems of the Mediterranean region, all the problems of the Balkan Pensinula, and all the problems of the Middle East simultaneously.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 7:14 AM | Stand For Israel