Tag Archive for Samaria

Arab Squatters Move Into Ancient Jewish Archaeological Site

Arab squatters cause irreparable damage as they illegally turn an Iron Age Jewish settlement, on a Samaria archeological site, into their private residence.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Near Hermesh in northern Samaria lies a registered archeological site called ‘Khirbet Parsin’, which preserves the biblical name ‘Peresh’ (descendants of Menashe) and the Talmudic name ‘Kfar Parshai’.

The remains of a large Iron Age settlement were discovered at this site, including a mikveh (ritual bath), burial caves and complex underground systems from the Second Temple period, as well as impressive buildings from the Ottoman period. Sadly, these important finds have joined the list of antiquities sites suffering from damage and destruction. Continue Reading »

2 Palestinian terrorists shot during failed stabbing attack of IDF soldiers

Two Palestinians rushed patrolling IDF soldiers with weapons in hand, trying to stab them using what the IDF described as “sharp agricultural instruments.”
– IDF reports both terrorists evacuated to a hospital in Ramallah with gunshot wounds, while none of the attacked soldiers were injured.

By Lilach Shoval


Two Palestinian terrorists were shot Monday while trying to carry out a stabbing attack against a group of soldiers operating near a central Samaria settlement, the military said.

According to available details, a group of eight Palestinians approached soldiers who were on patrol near Amichai, a settlement northeast of Ramallah. Two Palestinians then stormed the troops and tried to stab using what the IDF described as “sharp agricultural instruments.” Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist shot dead in Samaria stabbing attack

Attempted stabbing attack by an Arab Palestinian terrorist was swiftly foiled near Highway 5 in Samaria when alert IDF soldiers opened fire to neutralize the knife yielding terrorist running towards them.

By Uzi Baruch


An Arab terrorist attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near Highway 5 in Samaria Monday afternoon, but was eliminated by Israeli security forces before he could reach his target.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred near Gitti Avisar junction on Highway 5 outside the Israeli town of Barkan when the terrorist lunged at IDF soldiers while brandishing a knife.

Scene of the attack  –  צומת גיתי אבישר – צילום: מועצה אזורית שומרון.jpeg

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Palestinian terrorist neutralized during stabbing attack in Samaria


IDF solider unhurt as the Palestinian terrorist’s thrust of his screwdriver failed to penetrate the soldier’s protective vest.

By Uzi Baruch


An Arab terrorist attacked IDF soldiers in Samaria Wednesday morning, attempting to stab them with a screwdriver.

Palestinian terrorist being stabilized by medics after being neutralized during stabbing attempt. - Photo: Uziel Vatik

Palestinian terrorist being stabilized by medics after being neutralized during stabbing attempt. – Photo: Uziel Vatik

The attacker was shot and neutralized during the incident, which took place between Tapuah Junction and the Arab village of Hawara, near the Jewish community of Yitzhar.

The wounded terrorist was treated on the scene by emergency responders.

While the terrorist managed to stab one soldier at the scene, the screwdriver failed to penetrate the soldier’s protective vest.

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IDF relinquishes 1.7 sq kilometers of land in Samaria to Palestinians

Land requisitioned by the IDF almost 40 years ago but no longer being used, was returned to its “original owners” to avoid a potentially lengthy court case.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Israeli NGO Yesh Din said that the army had taken the decision to surrender control of the land after it petitioned the High Court late last year.

The decision, which spares the army a potentially lengthy court case, will see more than 1.7 square kilometers of what used to be valuable farmland restored to its “original owners”, Yesh Din said.

The land, which had been seized for military purposes in the 1970s and 1980s, had ceased to be used by the army. Continue Reading »

Attempted stabbing in Samaria by Arab; no one hurt thanks to IDF shooting terrorist dead


An Arab attempting to butcher Jews at the Hatmar intersection in Samaria was unsuccessful, as the stabber was quickly neutralized by alert IDF soldiers in the area.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


An Arab attempted a stabbing attack in the Hatmar Junction (also known as the Territorial Brigade junction – ed.) in Samaria on Monday afternoon, close to 3:00 pm.

The stabber was eliminated by IDF soldiers at the scene before he was able to harm anyone.

The incident is one of a series of attacks Monday. Just minutes after, an Israeli was murdered in a stabbing at a gas station along Highway 443north of Jerusalem, which also left another person wounded.

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Watch: European Parliamentarians Against EU’s Boycott of Judea & Samaria


WATCH as members of the EU delegation visiting Samaria, UKIP head Roger Helmer speaks out for needed Jewish housing and MEP Peter Mach of the Czech Republic condemning the ‘foolish’ boycott.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Members of the European Parliament took part in a tour of the Biblical heartland of Samaria on Wednesday, to take a look at the facts on the ground ahead of an imminent discriminatory EU move to label Jewish products from the region and Judea.

One parliament member who took part in the tour was Roger Helmer of the UK, who is Head of Delegation for the UKIP party. Continue Reading »

IDF Kill Palestinian Terrorist, Jail Second For Throwing Molotov Cocktail in Samaria

IDF Paratroopers identify 2 Arab terrorists Saturday evening as they throw firebombs near Yitzhar, killing one and catching the other.

By Gil Ronen


A terrorist was killed Saturday evening by a force of IDF paratroopers, after he and a second terrorist were identified throwing firebombs at vehicles on the Gilad road in Samaria, next to Yitzhar.

The second terrorist escaped and was caught a short while later. He was slightly wounded.

The Head of the Samaria Regional Council, Gershon Mesika, said Saturday evening: “I wish to congratulate the soldiers who reacted properly vis-a-vis the terrorist this evening. Unfortunately, we already know what terrible results the rock and firebomb terror can have.”

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VIDEO: Palestinian PM Screams ‘Foul’ After Car Stopped by Israel Police for Speeding

Ma’an News Agency reports Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah’s convoyed was stopped again while traveling to Ramallah, this time according to Israel Police, the convoy was speeding.


Israel Police on Sunday stopped the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister in the West Bank, Ma’an news agency reported.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah speaking to reporters. – Photo: AP

The convoy of Rami Hamdallah was traveling between Tulkarem and Ramallah, when it was stopped for about half an hour by police, according to the report.


Police said the convoy was held up because it was speeding near the settlement of Eli, but an official from Hamdallah’s office denied that to Ma’an.

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Magav Police Thwart Terrorist Attack in Samaria


Border Patrol (Magav) reveals dramatic details of Samaria terror attempt, & how officers who neutralized 2 terrorists in hand-to-hand combat, after one ‘Pulled a Gun’ on them.

By Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar


Border Patrol officer First Sgt. Almog Ohana, commander of the checkpoint at Kfar Tapuach in Samaria, revealed on Thursday how his forces managed to subdue two Arab terrorists earlier in the day as they tried to conduct a terror attack at Tapuach Junction.

Border Patrol officers at Tapuach Junction – Police Spokesperson Unit

The two Arab youths in their twenties arrived at the bus station adjacent to the checkpoint from the direction of Shechem (Nablus), reports Ohana, noting he sent two troops to check the pair. Continue Reading »

PA Places Prefab Structures in Illegal Attempt to Block Roadworks North of Jerusalem

Just hours after Civil Administration allowed the road widened, Palestinian Authority sets up illegal structures on work site to extend its control in ‘Area C’.

By Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar


The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion.

PA constructing buildings in Area C

PA constructing buildings in Area C – Photo: Regavim

However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Continue Reading »

Arab Terrorist Shot Trying to Infiltrate into Shomron Town

IDF soldiers open fire on 2 Palestinian terrorists trying to infiltrate into the Shomron town of Kochav Ya’akov.

By Benny Moshe


IDF soldiers were able to foil an attempt by two terrorists to infiltrate into the Shomron (Samaria) town of Kochav Ya’akov, northeast of Jerusalem, on Monday evening.

The soldiers caught the two as they were tampering with the fence surrounding the town and opened fire towards them. One of the terrorists was wounded and taken for treatment in a Ramallah hospital. His condition is unknown.

Officials in the IDF said that there have been several recent attempts by terrorists to infiltrate into the town, all of which were stopped by security forces. Continue Reading »

Women from Samaria : Arab Men Accost & Harass Us on Buses

In a letter written to Israel’s Transport Minister, women describe how riding the bus home from work has become a nightmare.

By Arutz Sheva


A group of women who live in Samaria have sent letters to Minister of Transport, Yisrael Katz, in which they complain that using public transportation has become a nightmarish experience, because of harassment by Arabs.

Afikim bus – Photo: Hillel Meir

Arutz Sheva has obtained copies of letters sent to the Transport Minister and to the mayor of Ariel, in which women complain of sexual harassment on bus lines that go from central Israel to Samaria destinations

One woman, whom we will identify as Ayin, wrote: “Last Sunday, I rode the 186 bus from Petach Tikva to Ariel as I always do, on my way back from work. Continue Reading »

‘Quiet’ Arrest Turns Into Shootout in Jenin

One terrorist shot & hurt as terrorists & rock-throwers clash with soldiers in northern Samaria.

By Maayana Miskin


Terrorists launched an attack on an IDF unit in northern Samaria early on Friday morning, IDF sources have revealed.

Attackers opened fire on IDF troops near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jenin. At the same time, other Arab attackers hurled rocks at the soldiers.

Soldiers were in the area to arrest a PA Arab man suspected of terror-related crimes.

Soldiers returned fire, hitting one attacker and wounding him. The wounded man was taken to a local PA hospital for treatment.

The troops managed to arrest the suspect they had come for despite the attack. Continue Reading »

Arabs fire at bus in Samaria, no injuries

Head of Shomron Regional Council blasts gov’t for lack of adequate response to stone-hurling attacks and shootings behind ‘green line’.

By Itamar Fleishman



An Israeli bus driver on Tuesday reported there were shots fired at his vehicle while he was traveling in the West Bank, south of Nablus. Security forces founded a bullet lodged in the vehicle. IDF forces are scouring the territory for the perpetrators of the attack.

A 16-year-old Israeli boy was critically wounded on April 6, 2011 when an antitank missile fired out of Gaza struck a school bus in southern Israel - Photo by Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times

A 16-year-old Israeli boy was killed on April 7, 2011 when an antitank missile fired out of Gaza struck a school bus in southern Israel – Photo by Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times

IDF sources told Ynet that in additional to the operational procedures, investigators are also active on the intelligence front. Continue Reading »