04 October 2015

High Holy Days Terror-War Goes to New Level

21 Tishrei 5776
Hoshanah Rabbah

[Check back for more updates until beginning of chag.]

23 yr-old woman driving home with infant daughter near Eli injured when Arabs stoned her car

Names of the injured from the attack in the Old City for prayer: Adel bat Miriam and
Natan ben Adel (Adel is now reported out of life-threatening danger)

15 yr old stabbed by Issawiya Arab near Neviim St in Jerusalem - the Arab terrorist was shot and killed

THIS IS NOT A JOKE: BBC reported last night's terror attack in the Old City as "Palestinian Shot Dead After Jerusalem Attack Kills Two"

(7:30am): A military operation is underway in Jenin in seach of a "terrorist leader". IDF is under fire.
"A light anti-tank missile has been fired at the house of a Hamas leader in Jenin." IDF Forces Operate in Jenin Early Hoshana Raba Morning

Grenades reportedly thrown at light-rail in Shuafat

(9:00am): PM has returned from America. Will hold an "emergency" security meeting at the Kirya (military headquarters) in Tel Aviv.

'Wide-scale operation may be needed to control Jerusalem terror'
..."We will toughen our measures against the Palestinians," [Minister of Intelligence Israel Katz]said speaking to Army Radio. "There could be a need for another Operation Defensive Shield."

(11:00am): Massive march of Arabs in Jerusalem against the closure of Temple Mount to non-Israeli Arabs and under 50 yrs-old men.

(11:15am): PM has called an emergency meeting of police and army commanders for 1pm

(12 Noon): The terrorist that the IDF was slooking for in Jenin escaped, but they found a cache of "huge" bombs

Hanin Zoabi and other Arab MKs continue to incite against Jews ascending Har Habayit

"The Red Crescent declares a State of Emergency in Yesha and Jlem." (The Israel Link)

It has been announced that a mass demonstration will take place at Paris Square near the PM's residence with leading rabbis at 9pm Monday night.

(1:00pm): Muslim women rioters in Old City dispersed.

Levaya for Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi, Hy"d being held in Har Hamenuchot

(1:30pm): Levayah for Rabbi Aaron Banita-Benet is to begin in the next few minutes. Kevurah will be on Har HaZeitim.

Palestinian Authority Calls on UN to Act against ‘Israeli Violence’

...The [PA] government demanded in a statement on Sunday, the international community and organizations of the United Nations, to intervene to compel Israel to cease its violations in the Palestinian territory, the latest of which was the killing of two young men in the occupied city of Jerusalem, and a series of incursions into the cities and villages of the West Bank, and settler attacks last night on the villages of the West to the protection of the occupation army , and wounding a number of citizens.

Without one word of denunciation of the two Arab terrorist attacks Thursday and Saturday night that killed four Jews, Palestinian Authority spokesman Ihab Accord Bseiso charged on WAFA that Israel’s “escalatory policy comes within the framework of the efforts of the Israeli government aimed at undermining the Palestinian and international political efforts and the efforts of the destruction of the two-state solution, and dragging the region into a new spiral of violence.”

He said the solution is simple: End the Israeli occupation of our land Palestinian territories, and the establishment of our independent state on the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem.

Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf stated, “The time has come to end the occupation and to achieve independence.”

(2:00pm): Fire of unknown origin and precise location being reported in Jerusalem.

Reports - Jews attack the Arab governor of Jenin's car as he was traveling; Arab riots in Hevron, in Urif (near Yitzhar) with injuries to rioters; IDF has closed all entrances to Beit Ummar because of a "security risk"; Tzomet Al Hader stone thrower arrested

There's unconfirmed word that the kevurah of Rabbi Banita-Benet may not be able to take place on Har HaZeitim after all.

(2:20pm): Hundreds of Arabs rioting in Issawiya; "over 100 injuries due toi riots across Yehuda and Shomron" (The Israel Link)

The earlier reported fire in Jerusalem is said to have started in a sukkah belonging to a synagogue on HaTavor St. Six fire-fighting crews are on the scene. No word yet about injuries.

Rabbi Aaron Banita-Benet, Hy"d, was laid to rest in Har Hamenuchot.

(3:15pm): The Gerrer Rebbe, the Boyaner Rebbe, the Vishnitzer Rebbe and Rav Chaim Kanievsky have all given instructions for Jews to distance themselves from the Old City right now. (For all we know, Hashem has something special planned for the Arabs and wants His children out of harm's way.)

(3:45pm): Rioting in A-Tur, Silwan, and at the Shuafat checkpoint

There's an unconfirmed report that Saeb Erekat and Mahmoud Abbas will step down from their leadership positions in Fatah tomorrow.

(4:45pm): Israeli policeman injured by explosive thrown at Kever Rachel during riots

The Internal Security Minister (sic) tells Israelis to "keep a stiff upper lip" as they are expected to "grin and bear" this new wave of terror. (Is any other government on earth less deserving of its citizens' support and respect than this one????)

Damage to vehicles, but B"Hno reports of injuries or deaths from all the rock attacks going on across Judea and Samaria, the worst of which have been taking place at Tapuah Junction, Hevron, Gush Etzion, and Shilo.

(5:15pm): End of updates. May we know no more sorrow or loss.