IDF soldiers unload concrete barricades and spread out bulldozers in preparation to impose total closure on one of the Palestinians largest cities.
By Yoav Zitun & Elior Levy
The IDF is making preparations for the siege of Hebron, as part of a massive manhunt led following the kidnapping of three Israeli teens who disappeared while hitchhiking in the West Bank on Thursday night.
IDF forces setting up concrete barricades at entrance to Hebron
IDF forces have loaded concrete barricades on trucks and spread out bulldozers in the city. In addition, Palestinian sources reported Sunday that all the main entrances to the city were blocked by the IDF with concrete blocks. Continue Reading »
19 yr-old reported by IDF as being killed by gunfire while sabotaging security fence with 2 others near Hevron in Judea.
By Ari Yashar
IDF soldiers reportedly shot and killed a local Arab resident near Hevron on Wednesday, as he attempted to breach Israel’s security fence with two accomplices.
“Earlier today three suspects sabotaged the security fence in Deir al-Asal al-Tahta, southwest of Hevron,” an IDF spokeswoman told AFP. After the three ignored soldiers’ warnings to leave, as well as warning shots in the air, soldiers “fired towards the lower extremities of the main instigator.”
The man was evacuated to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva in critical condition, but died of his wounds shortly thereafter. Continue Reading »
Arab resident says he agreed after IDF officer promised to release young neighbor that was arrested for throwing stones.
Israeli soldiers turned up for the second time on Saturday at a home in Hebron to order the removal of a Palestinian flag, even though the Israel Defense Forces said last week there is no policy against displaying flags.
Hebron resident caught climbing onto Arab’s roof to remove Palestinian flag – Photo: screenshot
Shadi Sider, a member of a Palestinian family living near the Jewish settlement enclave of Beit Hadassah, said the soldiers had arrested a neighbor for allegedly throwing stones and conditioned his release on the removal of the flag. Continue Reading »
Gazans have now incited confrontations with the IDF for the 2nd time in 5 days.
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Three Palestinians were wounded Tuesday in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip near the perimeter fence.
An Israeli tank near the Gaza border as Palestinians approach, November 2012.- Photo: AP
Palestinians said a press photographer had a moderate gunshot wound to the leg, while two other people were suffering from tear-gas inhalation. The Israel Defense Forces said hundreds of Palestinians had gathered in the area and threw stones at soldiers. The army responded with crowd-dispersal measures and later gunfire.
Just hours after Hebron shooting of IDF soldier, PM Netanyahu issues order that authorizes Jews to return to Machpelah house, following fierce criticism from Right over upcoming terrorists’ release.
By Attila Somfalvi
Following a string of terrorist attacks and political pressure from the Right, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a directive to allow Jews to move into Hebron’s Machpelah house. The move has already been sanctioned by the Judea and Samaria Military Court which ruled that the house was lawfully purchased last summer.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: AP
Earlier on Sunday, ministers Naftali Bennett and Yisrael Katz expressed fierce criticism of the plan to release a second round of terrorists as part of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »
IDF imposes closure on West Bank town in wake of terrorist attack. Shooting occurs one day after another IDF soldier was murdered by Palestinian coworker from Bat Yam restaurant.
Minister Bennett demands gov’t rethink commitment to prisoner release.
An Israeli soldier was killed on Sunday in a shooting attack near the West Bank city of Hebron.
A Magen David Adom ambulance. – Photo: Yaron Kaminsky
The victim was named as Staff Sergeant Gal (Gabriel) Kobi, 20, of Tirat Hacarmel. He was evacuated to the Hadassah Hospital Ein Karem for treatment, and died of his wounds. Continue Reading »
Army investigating incident were IDF soldiers left patrol and began dancing to Psy’s Gangnam on the shoulders of young Palestinian clubbers in Hebron.
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The Israel Defense Forces has launched an investigation after Israeli soldiers from the elite Givati Brigade were captured on camera dancing with young Palestinians at a club in the Jabara neighborhood of Hebron, Channel 2 reported Wednesday.
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IDF soldiers deal with protesters in Hebron – Photo: Reuters
According to the report, the soldiers entered the club while on patrol on Monday, after hearing the song Gangnam Style by Psy coming from the building.
After eviction from disputed home near Tomb of the Patriarchs over “irregularities” in the purchase from Palestinian owners, settlers’ appeal win allows their return to their legally bought building.
Defense Minister still needs to approve re-entry.
The purchase of a house near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron by Jewish settlers was legal, a military appeals committee ruled on Monday, after the deal was refused approval by the Civil Administration.
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Disputed home near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron – Photo: Lior Mizrahi
The owners of the building had been evacuated, and will now be able to return to the home, pending the approval of Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon.
Israeli Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser says Israel is adding handicapped access to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and the obligation to renovate is unrelated to politics.
The Israeli government says it is moving forward on a plan to invest in places it considers part of Israel’s national heritage, including nine West Bank sites.
Israeli Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser says Israel is adding handicapped access to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a site in the West Bank city of Hebron sacred to both Jews and Muslims. The announcement comes a week before Israeli elections and could appeal to hard-line voters. Continue Reading »
Teenager who threw Molotov cocktail at IDF soldiers near checkpoint sent to local hospital with severe gunshot wound to the chest.
Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun
IDF soldiers opened fire on a 17-year-old Palestinian who apparently hurled a Molotov cocktail in their direction during clashes near the Hashoter checkpoint in Hebron Thursday evening. The Palestinian sustained severe injuries.
Day of riots in Hebron – Photo: EPA
Palestinian sources said the youngster was hit in the chest and was evacuated to a local hospital in serious condition. The army said the soldiers operated according to standard IDF protocol for engaging a suspicious individual. Continue Reading »