Growing up in a culture of threats, abuse, and honor killings, a Palestinian Muslim teen sought out her half-brother for help, ending up in Israel with him, with both planning to convert to Judaism and joining the IDF.
By Israel National News
Born to the same father but different mothers, Saddam and Sadden Awoudeh were never close growing up.
The two half-siblings, both raised as Muslims in the Palestinian Authority-controlled section of the city of Hebron, were born twelve years apart, and saw little of each other growing up.
Over the last year, however, the two have been brought together – in part by their shared plans to convert to Judaism. Continue Reading »
Israeli security forces respond quickly Tuesday morning, neutralizing a knife wielding Arab terrorist during a stabbing attack on the IDF soldiers standing guard in Hevron.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
An Arab terrorist was shot and killed Tuesday during a failed stabbing attempt in the city of Hevron, south of Jerusalem.
The incident occurred Tuesday just after noon at an IDF position just outside of Hevron when a Palestinian Arab terrorist armed with a knife attempted to stab several Israeli soldiers.
Border Guard Policman guards the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron – Photo: WIikipedia Commons
The soldiers quickly spotted the terrorist as he approached them with the knife, and opened fire, killing him. Continue Reading »
TIPH, the international observer force originally mandated in 1994 to ‘observe & document’ breaches of international humanitarian law, are to leave Hevron after incessant confrontations with Israeli security personnel and residents.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided Monday night not to renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH).
“We will not allow the continued presence of an international force acting against us,” Netanyahu said.
TIPH observers in Hevron, August 2015 – Photo: Oren Rozen/Wikimedia
The organization will be forced to leave Hevron as a result of Netanyahu’s decision.
TIPH is a group of European civilian observers who have operated in Hevron since 1994. Continue Reading »
An IDF soldier was lightly wounded in yet another knife attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron. Quick response by Israeli security forces left the Palestinian terrorist dead by gunfire.
By David Rosenberg
An Israeli soldier was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in the city of Hevron Monday morning.
The attack occurred between the Avraham Avinu neighborhood and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron, when an Arab terrorist carrying a pair of scissors lunged at a group of IDF soldiers, stabbing one of them.
The terrorist attack was near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. – Photo: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT
Israeli security forces opened fire on the terrorist, killing him. Continue Reading »
Alert IDF soldiers shot dead a Palestinian terrorist who lunged at them armed with a knife in hand, intent on stabbing them, marking Tuesday morning’s stabbing attempt the third foiled terror attack in the Hevron area in less than 24 hours.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Yet another attempted stabbing in the Hevron district, as an Arab terrorist targeted soldiers near the village of Bani Naim Tuesday morning, but was shot and neutralized by security forces on the scene.
The abortive attack occurred between the Arab village of Bani Naim and industrial zone of the neighboring Jewish town of Kiryat Arba. Continue Reading »
Israeli security forces arrested an Arab male from the Palestinian Authority yesterday, who took exploited his entry permit into Israel for smuggling money from Hamas in Gaza, to terrorists in Hevron.
By Kobi Finkler
Security officials on Wednesday interrogated Bashir Muhammed Younis Mustafa – a resident of Gaza, who has a license to enter Israel for commercial purposes.
During the interrogation, Mustafa admitted that during the past month he had ferried some $50,000 from Gaza-based Hamas to Hevron officials connected to Hamas.
He explained that an official of the transfer unit of Hamas, which operates south of the Erez Crossing, approached him since he had a permit to enter Israel. Continue Reading »
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
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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.
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 »
The clashes followed the funeral of 18 yr-old female terrorist who died after being shot by the IDF at a checkpoint on Tuesday as she tried to stab an Israeli soldier.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Clashes broke out Wednesday between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in Hevron following the funeral of a female terrorist shot dead after trying to stab a soldier.
Around 50 rioters threw stones at soldiers, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas in the flashpoint city, cite of Judaism’s second holiest site, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and where some 500 Israeli Jews live under heavy guard surrounded by largely hostile Palestinians. Continue Reading »
After hearing loud explosion, IDF finds terrorist’s body south of Hevron, who apparently was killed while attempting an attack on Jewish civilians.
By Uzi Baruch
The body of a Palestinian Arab terrorist was found after midnight Monday/Tuesday near the community of Beit Haggai, south of Hevron, the IDF confirmed Tuesday morning.
IDF in Judea-Samaria (file) – IDF Spokesperson’s Office
An initial IDF investigation has revealed that the terrorist was likely killed during an attempt to harm Israeli vehicles and after throwing a grenade at a military vehicle.
Residents from the area first reported that large rocks were placed on the road leading to Beit Haggai, a common terror tactic; an IDF patrol was brought in to comb the area. Continue Reading »
Five American tourists who accidentally drove into Arab controlled Hebron were attacked by stones-throwers and firebombed, before finally being ushered away by lone man before being extricated by Israeli forces; leaving two injured.
Five American tourists were on their way to visit the Cave of the Patriarchs, a Jewish holy site in the West Bank, when they got lost and entered a sector of the city of Hebron which is under Palestinian control. There were reports of clashes in the city in the aftermath of the event.
The car carrying the five came under attack from people throwing stones, and the car was fire-bombed. Continue Reading »