The Jewish State’s fortified fence along Egypt’s border to be expanded as gov’t fears armed militants and/or illegal immigrants may exploit the porous border.
By Reuters, Itamar Eichner
>Israel’s security cabinet has approved extending the fortified fence along its Egyptian border into a section of the frontier with neighboring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
The security fence bordering Egypt seen in 2012 – Photo: Roee Idan
Jordan and Israel closely coordinate security for their 240 km (150 mile)-long border as well as for the strategic 95 km (60 mile)-long Jordan Valley within the West Bank.
But the Netanyahu government worries that African immigrants and armed jihadi infiltrators might try to reach Israel via Jordan after the Egyptian Sinai border was fenced off with a 5 meter (16 foot)-high razor-wire barrier in 2013. Continue Reading »
Using his Israeli ID, Mahmoud Abu Anza, 24, picked up and drove the terrorist from Judea & Samaria to Bat Yam.
A Bedouin Muslim with Israeli citizenship was charged Monday in the Tel Aviv Magistrates’ Court for his part in a failed bus bombing in the city of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. The bomb was successfully planted in a bus and detonated, but serious casualties were avoided thanks to the passengers’ and driver’s alertness, and swift action by police.
The Tel Aviv State Attorney’s Office filed charges against Mahmoud Abu Anza, 24, of Tel Sheva, for transporting the terrorist who planted the bomb. Continue Reading »
A Border Guard volunteer shot to death a Palestinian Arab as he attempted to stab policeman with knife, during an operation to locate illegal aliens in the Petah Tikva area.
By Hassan Shaalan
A Palestinian was shot to death Saturday morning by Border Guard volunteers, who were searching after illegal aliens in the area of Yarkon Cemetery in Petah Tikva. The Border Guard stated that a policeman shot the Palestinian after the latter attempted to stab him.
Body of Palestinian attacker being removed from site – Photo: Ido Erez
The event occurred at around 7 am near the cemetery. Continue Reading »
The number of illegal entries into Israel from Egypt has dropped from 9,570 in the 1st 6 months of last year to 34 this year.
Illegal entry to Israel from Egypt is a mere fraction of what it was just last year, new data from the Immigration and Population Authority has revealed.
Israel’s security fence along the border with Egypt – Photo: Reuters
While 9,570 citizens of various African countries entered Israel illegally in the first half of 2012, only 34 did the same in the first six months of 2013 – a decrease of over 99 percent. Continue Reading »
Israel Security personnel apprehend 9 PA entrants crammed behind a false wall attempting to sneak into Israel illegally.
Guards at a Samaria (Shomron) checkpoint found nine Palestinian Authority residents hidden in one truck on Friday morning. The men were attempting to enter Israel illegally in order to look for work.
Guards became suspicious when they noticed a wall behind seats in the truck that seemed out of place. They found an opening in the wall and saw the nine would-be entrants hiding behind it.
An initial investigation revealed that the driver, an Israeli Arab man from Baqa al-Gharbiya, had charged each of the PA men 200 shekels in exchange for sneaking them into Israel. Continue Reading »