Tag Archive for Hebron

IDF busts large illegal weapons-making facility in Hebron basement


In addition to the 15 lathes, Israel’s security forces discovered 70 barrels full of assorted ammunition for M16’s, Carlo Gustav and other automatic weapons, found hidden in the basement walls.


Security forces seized the largest weapons manufacturing factory this year overnight between Sunday and Monday in Hebron, a senior IDF officer said Monday morning.

Discovered submachine-gun barrels & weapon's parts - IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Discovered assorted submachine-gun barrels & weapon parts – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The facility, found in the basement of a family house, included 15 lathes used to produced weapons components.

In addition to the metal-working machines, security forces found 70 barrels full of hundreds of different types of ammunition. Continue Reading »

Alert Border Police officers thwart knife attack by female Palestinian terrorist in Hebron


MAGAV Police officers find 2 knives in handbag of female Palestinian, who planned to carry out a vicious stabbing attack at Hebron’s holy site, the Cave of the Patriarchs.



Israeli security forces thwarted a potential stabbing by a female Palestinian planning an attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs on Tuesday morning.

Potential stabbing by female Palestinian thwarted at Cave of the Patriarchs‏. - Photo courtesy: Israel National Police

Potential stabbing by female Palestinian terrorist thwarted at Cave of the Patriarchs‏. – Photo courtesy: Israel National Police

Border Police officers at the revered West Bank site found two knives in the woman’s possession during searches of her bag after she aroused their suspicion. Continue Reading »

After Attempt to Stab IDF Soldier, Palestinian Terrorist Shot Dead While Stabbing Arab


On Saturday, a female Palestinian terrorist attempted to stab an IDF infantryman in Hebron, who pushed her away, and was then immediately shot dead by his fellow soldiers as she was stabbing an unfortunate nearby Arab civilian.

By Yoav Zitun and Roi Yanovsky


A Palestinian woman attempted to stab an IDF soldier in Hebron on Saturday afternoon, near the Cave of the Patriarchs.

The scene of the attack

Reports indicate that the soldiers from the IDF Kfir Brigade approached the woman, who seemed suspicious, and asked to search her belongings. She then pulled out a knife and attempted, unsuccessfully, to stab one of them. Continue Reading »

Abbas’ PA jails brother & 17 yr-old son of Arab who sold 2 houses to Jews


Until the Arab who sold 2 Hevron homes to Jews turns himself in, Abbas’ PA police will not release brother & 17 yr-old son from jail.
• Jewish activists from Hebron call on Israel’s gov’t to intervene, provide protection for Arab seller and his family.

By Shlomo Piotrokovsky


In the past several days the Palestinian Authority has arrested the brother and son of a Palestinian Arab man who sold two houses to Jews in Hevron, Arutz Sheva has learned.

One of the new Hevron homes – Courtesy

When a contact approached the PA to appeal for the release of the two – one of whom is a 17-year-old boy – he was told they would not see the light of day until the seller hands himself in to PA police.
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Jews acquire two new homes in Hevron, call on gov’t to protect Arab sellers


The new Israeli residents call on gov’t to strengthen Jewish community in the ancient city, & protect the Arabs (who sold the 2 structures) from pro-Palestinian activists, who turn in Arabs (that sell land to Jews) to Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA), which summarily tortures & then executes them.

By Yoni Kempinski


Dozens of Jews took residency of two empty buildings in the ancient city of Hevron in Judea on Thursday afternoon, in an historical move in the city where Jews have long been limited by the government in expanding their community.

The structures are strategically located between the Avraham Avinu neighborhood, where the Jewish presence in the city was reestablished after the city was liberated from Jordanian occupation, and the Cave of Machpelah, where the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs other than Rachel are buried. Continue Reading »

Israel Pulls the Plug on 3rd Hebron Radio Station Over Incitement to Attack Israelis


Order signed by GOC Central Command chief supports the IDF in its anti-incitement crackdown, closing Radio Dream from broadcasting for 6 months.
• Earlier this month, 2 other Hevron radio stations were closed after spreading incitement and organizing violent demonstrations.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


For the third time this month, Israeli forces raided a Hebron radio station overnight Saturday as part of an ongoing effort to clamp down on anti-Israeli incitement over the Palestinian airwaves.

IDF troops raid the Al-Hurriyya radio station in Hebron earlier this month – Photo: Twitter

The raid, conducted against Radio Dream’s offices, was carried out with the help of Shin Bet security agency agents and Civil Administration officials. Continue Reading »

IDF closes Hebron radio station for encouraging terror and acts of violence


IDF statement after soldiers confiscated equipment, including computers & transmitters, “The El-Halil radio station has repeatedly broadcast content which promotes & encourages terror and acts of violence against Israeli civilians & security forces.”

By Lilach Shoval, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies


The Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet security agency and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) shut down on Saturday night a radio station in Hebron which the IDF said was broadcasting content that incited Palestinian listeners to attack Israelis.

An employee of the El-Halil radio station after it was shut down Saturday night – Photo: AFP

Employees at El-Halil radio station said IDF soldiers confiscated their equipment, including computers and transmitters, forcing the radio station off the air. Continue Reading »

Hebron: Two Palestinians terrorists shot dead in separate knife-attacks


VIDEO: In the first terror attack, a Palestinian assailant was shot dead by Border Police after stabbing an IDF soldier in the head near a security checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron.


The West Bank town of Hebron was the scene of two separate knife attacks against security forces on Thursday morning, resulting in the shooting deaths both Palestinian assailants.

A Palestinian assailant stabbed and lightly wounded an IDF soldier in the head near a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday morning.

The officer quickly recovered from the attack and chased the assailant who tried to stab a border policeman at the scene. Continue Reading »

Terrorist Shot Dead in Hebron When Attacking Police With Knife


No injuries to security personnel at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the attempted attack by a screaming, knife-wielding Palestinian woman.

By Ari Soffer


An Arab woman attempted to stab a soldier at a police checkpoint in Hevron Sunday afternoon.

The terrorist after she was neutralized – Photo: Hebron security department

The terrorist was shot dead by alert border police officers before she was able to injure anyone.

The Arab terrorist approached the checkpoint close to the Cave of the Patriarchs and aroused the suspicion of border police stationed there.

When officers demanded she identify herself the attacker drew a knife and charged at them while shouting in Arabic; officers opened fire and neutralized her. Continue Reading »

Cleared for Publication: Hamas Terror-Cell in West Bank Arrested

REPORTED: The 11-man Palestinian group apprehended in Hebron had organized to carry out a wide range of terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, including suicide bombings.

By Itay Blumenthal


A joint Shin Bet-IDF operation last month led to the arrests of an 11-man Hamas cell in Hebron, which had been planning to carry out terror attacks inside Israel. The news of the operation was announced Monday by the Shin Bet after a gag order was lifted.

Weapons recovered by Israeli security forces in Hebron. – Photo: Shin Bet Spokesman

The Shin Bet named key figures in the cell as Saheib Maamun Saltan, 20, a Hamas activist from Hebron, and his cousin, 28-year-old Salam Abbas Saltan, who has in recent years both been jailed and held in administrative detention in Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel’s President Rivlin, ‘Jewish connection to Hebron cannot be denied’

President Reuven Rivlin, the 1st Israeli President to visit Hebron in 17 years, gives way for dozens of left-wing activists to protest his official visit and his attendance at the inauguration of Jewish Heritage Museum’s new visitors center.

By Nitzi Yakov & Efrat Forsher


President Reuven Rivlin visited Kiryat Arba and Hebron on Monday, becoming the first Israeli president to do so in 17 years. Rivlin attended the inaugural ceremony of a new visitors center at the Jewish Heritage Museum in Beit Hadassah and also visited the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
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Shlomo Slonim ז”ל, Survivor of 1929 Hebron Massacre, died today at 86.


The 18-month-old child of the Hebron massacre was spared only because he was covered by the corpses of his parents.

By: Lori Lowenthal Marcus


In 1929, after years of relatively peaceful existence, the Arabs of Hebron responded to the call of the Mufti of Jerusalem and slaughtered the Jews in their midst.

1929 Hebron massacre infobox.jpg

From top-left, clockwise: Shlomo, son of Eliezer Dan Slonim, aged 1, survives with wounds to his finger and forehead; The Holy Ark of the Sephardi Synagogue of Abraham is ransacked; A survivor reflecting in the aftermath of the slaughter; Family Kolstein recover from their injuries.
Bottom: Memorials to murdered rabbinical students in the old Jewish cemetery.

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Two large Palestinian cities in West Bank hit by rockets fired from Gaza


IDF confirms, 2 rockets hit Bethlehem and 1 rocket hits Hamas-controlled Hebron.

By Ynetnews


Two major Palestinian cities in the West Bank, Bethlehem and Hebron, were hit on Saturday evening from rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, the IDF said.

Hebron after rocket hit. Photo: IDF Spokesman

One rocket hit Hebron, a city controlled mostly by Hamas, and residents reported seeing a plume of smoke. Two additional rockets have reportedly hit Bethlehem and Gush Etzion.


President Abbas flabbergasted as Hamas accuses him of being ‘Likud member’


IDF’s Arab-language spokesman, Avihay Adarei, posted a status on Facebook mocking Hamas spokesman Fauzi Barhoum, who said the “resistance” knows where to fire, so Arabs are not hurt. Continue Reading »

5th Day of Operation ‘Bring Back Our Brothers’: IDF arrest 200, cleaning house in Nablus


Israel’s search for missing Jewish teens enters 5th day, with additional arrests, now totaling 200.

Senior IDF source: We’re expanding search area &’cleaning house’ in ‘terror capital of Nablus.’

By Yoav Zitun


Operation ‘Bring Back Our Brothers’ is entering its fifth day Tuesday, with over 200 Palestinians arrested, 41 of which overnight, as the search for Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel continues.

IDF forces in Nablus, Monday night (Photo: IDF Spokesman)

IDF forces in Nablus, Monday night – Photo: IDF Spokesman

The three teens were apparently kidnapped Thursday night and no group or organization has made any accepted claims of responsibility for the abduction. The working conclusion is that Hamas operatives kidnapped the teens though it is unclear if the organization’s leadership sanctioned the attack. Continue Reading »

Following firefight IDF arrests 2 Hamas terrorists in Hebron


Loud explosion heard after soldiers instructed the residents to exit building.

Palestinian sources reported casualties among the residents of a home identified belonging to Hamas agents.

By Elior Levy


The IDF surrounded a house in the Hebron area on Sunday night apparently in connection to the search for three abducted Israeli teens. The move reportedly led to the arrest of two Hamas activists.

IDF soldiers surround a building in Hebron. (Photo: IDF Spokeperson's Unit)

IDF soldiers surround a building in Hebron. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Palestinian sources told Ynet that a loud explosion rocked the area, most likely caused by soldiers destroying the door to the structure. The sources also reported casualties among the residents. Continue Reading »