Friday, October 24, 2014
"Jerusalem is under attack," charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday [Oct. 23], less than 24 hours after a terrorist plowed through a crowd of Israelis at a Light Rail station.
With violence raging in the city, police and emergency personnel are on a level of high alert in Jerusalem for the weekend, anticipating in particular fresh clashes after the Muslim Friday prayers.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised Wednesday [Oct. 22] the "martyr" Abed a-Rahman a-Shaludi, a resident of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, who carried out the attack on Jerusalem's light rail that killed 3-month-old baby Haya Zissel Braun.
George Deek is a Christian Arab from the ancient Mediterranean city of Jaffa. He is also deputy to Israeli Druze poet and academic Naim Araidi, who currently serves as Israel’s ambassador to Norway.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Terror returns to Jerusalem: A 3-month-old baby girl was killed and seven other people were wounded Wednesday [Oct. 22] evening when a Palestinian plowed his car into a crowd of people waiting at the Ammunition Hill station of Jerusalem's Light Rail.
Violence rocked Jerusalem on Wednesday [Oct. 22] both before and after a deadly terror attack at a Light Rail station left a baby girl dead, with riots and stone throwing reported in East Jerusalem. The attack and riots have highlighted the police's struggle to deal with what some are calling a 'quiet intifada'.
The family of Abed a-Rahman a-Shaludi, who carried out the deadly attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday [Oct. 22] evening, vehemently deny that he deliberately drove his car into a crowd of people at a light rail station. But 20-year-old a-Shaludi, who died hours after the attack from police gunfire, had a history of violence against Jews.
According to Palestinian reports, a-Shaludi was released from jail in December 2013 after serving a 16-month sentence. He was arrested again last February for a period of one month. He is also reportedly a close relative of the Muhi a-Din Sharif, aka "Engineer No. 2", a senior member of the Hamas military wing who was killed near Ramallah in 1998.
The notice posted on websites affiliated with Hamas showed a-Shaludi alongside and five-year-old Einas Khalil, a Palestinian girl who was run over and killed this week by a resident of the Yitzhar settlement in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] town of Sinjil. The settler fled the scene, saying he was afraid of being lynched. One website's Twitter account posted the picture with the hashtag #thirdintifada.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday [Oct. 22] evening, following a deadly terror attack in Jerusalem that saw a 3-month-old baby killed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
As the deadline approaches for reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, Iran has offered a “compromise” that is making Israel nervous.
Yaakov Khalloul, a two-year-old Christian child from the Galilee, made history on Monday [October 20] when he became the first person in Israel’s modern history to be officially registered as an Aramean.