Diplomacy & defense

Second attack against Israeli women in the West Bank in two days; Attacker shot

An Israeli woman, in her 30's and in advanced stages of pregnancy, was in moderate condition after being stabbed by a Palestinian assailant in the West Bank settlement of Tekoa Monday morning.

The woman, identified as Michal Fruman, was initially reported to be in serious condition and treated by Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene before being evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The IDF said that Fruman was stabbed inside a clothing warehouse in the Tekoa industrial zone.

The Times of Israel quoted MDA paramedic Yoni Silman, as saying they found her with stab wounds to her upper body.

"We saw an approximately 30-year-old woman sitting in a car. People put her into the car as she suffered from stab wounds to the upper body," Silman said. "We put her in the ambulance and gave her medical treatment."

The attacker, identified as an 17 year-old resident of Bethlehem who had entered Tekoa through a hole in the perimeter fence, was shot and injured by police after he fled from the scene.

He was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem and was reported by the IDF to be in critical condition, sedated and on a ventilator.

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Following the attack, the Etzion Brigade Commander ordered all Palestinian workers to leave Jewish settlements in the Etzion Bloc of the West Bank, Israeli media reported.

"In light of a situational assessment and following recent terror attacks, security measures have been taken in the communities in the Etzion Bloc and all Palestinian workers have been instructed to leave the communities by the Etzion Regional Brigade commander Col. Roman Gofman," an IDF spokesperson told The Times of Israel.

Fruman is the daughter-in-law of the late Rabbi Menachem Fruman, a well-known Orthodox Rabbi and settler who was active in inter-religious peace making activities with Palestinians and Muslims clerics.

Residents of Tekoa were told to remain in their homes and lock the doors until further notice as security forces conducted searches following the attack.

The attack comes a day after 38 year-old Dapha Meir was murdered in her home by a suspected Palestinian assailant in the West Bank settlement of Tekoa. Her funeral procession began at 9 am.

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  • James Spackman
    January 20th 2016 - 02:46pm

    MICHAEL FARMER, The difference is the muslims are being paid by Abu Mazen to stab to death innocent jewish mothers of children. pregnant jewish women, and people at prayer in synagogues...The Idf are killing muslim terrorists who are attacking them with knives, petrol bombs etc..whats the score Farmer israeli jews 140 muslims 25 getting paid, the jews are certainly better at their oproffesion than the muslims..and the muslims target unarmed jewish women,,pregnant women and mothers.... you really do put your foot in your own mouth Farmer..It is so easy to put you on your arse..easy as taking sweets off a baby..but then you are a muslim so you are easy to put you down..

    A Palestinian celebration. (AP/Raad Adayleh)
    Palestinian celebration
    Father of Palestinian Who Murdered Mother in Front of Her Daughter: ‘I Am Proud of My Son’





    Only in a radical Muslim society, such as that of the Palestinians, can you find public expressions of glee over the brutal murder of a mother of six.

    Name a civilized country where the father of a 16-year-old boy who invaded the home of a woman and stabbed her to death in front of her children tells the media he is proud of his son.

    Sadly, every man, woman and child with the most scant access to the news knows the answer to this painful question.

    The father of the minor Murad Badr Abdullah Adeis who was plucked out of his bed by Israeli security forces Monday night on suspicion of murdering Dafna Meir, 38 and the mother of six, in her home while her children watched, told Palestinian media that he supports his son.



    “I am proud of him,” he said. He then complained that the IDF insisted on interrogating the family and even threatened to demolish their home, which is one of the measures Israel uses as retribution and to discourage future acts of terrorism.

    Otniel Terror victim
    Terror victim Dafna Meir and her husband Natan. (Courtesy Family)

    Following a manhunt that took more than a day, IDF and Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) forces arrested Adeis on suspicion of committing the murder in Otniel.

    He was captured by the “Duvdevan” (Heb: cherry) unit in his bed in Beit ‘Amra village, about two miles from Otniel, and is now being interrogated by the Shin Bet.

    An emerging theory suggests that the Meir murder was committed in retaliation for the death of a distant relative of Adeis who was killed while trying to kill Jews.

    Another report suggests that he had a family quarrel and “to teach them a lesson,” he murdered Meir.

    It is also becoming clear that Adeis was not an Arab construction worker employed in the community, but managed to infiltrate it and carry out the murder. It wasn’t so hard to do: although Otniel is patrolled by security forces, it is not surrounded by a fence, which is the case in many Jewish communities..


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  • James Spackman
    January 19th 2016 - 05:02am

    Palestinians: Why Our Leaders Are Hypocrites and Liars
    by Bassam Tawil
    October 4, 2015 at 5:00 am
    http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6618/palestinian-leaders-liars


    We contaminate our mosques with our own hands and feet, and then blame Jews for desecrating Islamic holy sites. If anyone is desecrating Islamic holy sites, it is those who bring explosives, stones and firebombs into Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Jews who visit the Temple Mount do not bring with them stones, bombs or clubs. It is young Muslim men who are desecrating our holy sites with their "filthy feet."

    These leaders, including Abbas himself, are not willing to send their own children and grandchildren to participate in the "popular struggle." They are fully responsible for sending the children of others to throw stones and firebombs at Jews. Sitting in their luxurious offices and villas in Ramallah, they demand that Israel be held responsible for cracking down on "innocent" Palestinians. Their main goal is to embarrass Israel and depict it as a state that takes tough measures against Palestinian teenagers.

    These youths are not taking to the streets to fight "occupation." Their main goal is to kill or cause grievous bodily harm to Jews. When someone tosses a firebomb at a house or a car, his intention is to burn civilians alive.

    It is as if our leaders are saying that throwing stones and firebombs at Jews in their cars and homes is a basic right of Palestinians. Our leaders believe Israel has no right to defend itself against those who seek to burn Jews driving in their vehicles or sleeping inside their homes.

    While Hamas and Islamic Jihad are continuing to exploit our teenagers in the Gaza Strip by training them to join the jihad against Jews and "infidels," our leaders in the West Bank are committing a similar crime against Palestinian youths.

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, who falsely describes himself as President of the State of Palestine, has been encouraging our teenagers to engage in the so-called "popular resistance" against Israel. But these leaders, including Abbas himself, are not willing to send their own children and grandchildren to participate in the "popular struggle." As usual, our leaders want the children of others to take to the streets and throw stones and firebombs at Jews.

    The "popular struggle" that the PA leadership is spearheading these days is anything but peaceful. In some instances, it has even proved to be lethal. Recently, Alexander Levlovich was killed after losing control of his vehicle in Jerusalem. Investigations showed that at least four Arab youths had pelted his car with stones, causing Levlovich to hit a tree.

    During the past few months, hundreds of Palestinian teenagers from Jerusalem have been arrested for throwing stones and firebombs at Israeli vehicles. These teenagers have offered various explanations as to why they decided to take part in the "popular resistance" against Israel. Most of them said they wanted to protest against visits by Jews to the Temple Mount -- an act described by our leaders as a "contamination" of Islamic holy sites. Mahmoud Abbas, who is by no means a devout Muslim, recently accused Jews of desecrating Al-Aqsa Mosque with their "filthy feet."

    Abbas and other senior figures in the Palestinian Authority leadership have also been issuing daily threats against Israel in response to perfectly peaceful visits by Jews to the Temple Mount. One of them, Mahmoud Habbash, even went as far as announcing that the visits by Jews to the Temple Mount would ignite a third world war.

    It is this type of incitement that prompts our youths to hurl stones and firebombs at Jews. These youths are not taking to the streets to fight "occupation." Their main goal is to kill or cause grievous bodily harm to Jews. Otherwise, how does one explain the fact that Palestinian teenagers have thrown dozens of firebombs at Jewish homes in the Old City? When someone tosses a firebomb at a house or a car, his intention is to burn civilians alive.

    Our leaders, who are fully responsible for sending these teenagers to throw stones and firebombs at Jews, are sitting in their luxurious offices and villas in Ramallah and rubbing their hands with deep satisfaction. Abbas and several Palestinian leaders in the West Bank would like to see our youths rioting on the streets of Jerusalem and in the Temple Mount's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, so that they can hold Israel responsible for cracking down on "innocent" Palestinians. Their main goal is to embarrass Israel and depict it as a state that takes tough measures against Palestinian teenagers, whose only fault is participation in "popular resistance."

    After having incited our youths to engage in violence against Jews, our hypocritical leaders are now rushing to condemn new Israeli measures against stone-throwers. It is as if our leaders are saying that throwing stones and firebombs at Jews in cars and homes is a basic right of Palestinians.

    One of the loudest hypocrites is Saeb Erekat, the veteran Palestinian negotiator who was recently elected Secretary-General of the PLO. Erekat, who never dispatched his sons and daughters to throw stones and firebombs at Jews, was quoted this week condemning Israel's newly approved measures against Palestinian stone-throwers. He described these measures as "inhumane" and part of Israeli "incitement" against Palestinians.

    Neither Erekat nor his boss, Mahmoud Abbas, has denounced the violence by Palestinians against Jews. The only time they issue condemnations is when Israel arrests teenagers for throwing stones and firebombs. Our leaders believe Israel has no right to defend itself against those who seek to burn Jews driving in their vehicles or sleeping inside their homes.

    If anyone is desecrating Islamic holy sites, it is those who bring explosives, stones and firebombs into Al-Aqsa Mosque in the first place. For the past few months, dozens of Palestinian youths have used the mosque as a launching pad for attacking Jewish visitors and policemen on the Temple Mount. The Jews who visit the site do not bring with them stones, firebombs and clubs. It is young Muslim men who are desecrating our holy sites with their "filthy feet."

    Such reports show that Muslims have no respect for their religious sites. The images of masked youths inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, collecting stones for attacking Jews, also reveal the true intentions of the rioters and those behind them: to harm Jewish visitors and policemen, who anyway have no plans to enter the mosque.


    Palestinian Arab young men with masks, inside Al-Aqsa Mosque (some wearing shoes), stockpile rocks to use for throwing at Jews who visit the Temple Mount, September 27, 2015.
    We contaminate our mosques with our own hands and feet and then blame Jews for desecrating Islamic holy sites. Not only are we lying, but we are also displaying the highest level of hypocrisy and impudence. We plan and initiate the violence on the Temple Mount and elsewhere and then we run to complain to the world that Israel is arresting our youths "for no reason."

    It is obvious that our leaders are once again leading us toward a catastrophe. They want our children to get hurt or killed so that they can go to the United Nations and complain that Israel is using "excessive force" against the Palestinians. Our leaders, of course, do not tell the world that they are the ones inciting these young men to take to the streets and attack the first Jew they run into. Nor do they tell the world that it is Muslims, and not Jews, who are contaminating Islamic holy sites through their violent act


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  • Michael Farmer
    January 18th 2016 - 05:13pm

    "yeah, we know farmer you dont approve of civilians being murdered do you?" ... correct, whether by Arabs with knives or by heavily armed paid IDF soldiers, James.


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  • James Spackman
    January 18th 2016 - 01:55pm

    MICHAEL FARMER…
    WHO EXECUTED 130 PEOPLE IN FRANCE , AND INJURED AND MAIMED OVER 300 OTHER INNOCENT MEN WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE,,WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO, IT WAS MUSLIMS!
    WHO EXECUTED 224 RUSSIAN HOLIDAY MAKERS BY BLOWING UP THEIR AEROPLANE? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT WAS MUSLIMS!
    WHO EXECUTED 20 INNOCENT PEOLE ATA HOLY SHRINE IN BANGKOK? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT WAS MUSLIMS!

    WHO PLACED BOMBS IN MADRID RAILWAY STATION EXECUTING DOZENS OF INNOCENT PASSENGERS? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO. IT WAS MUSLIMS!
    WHO PLACED BOMBS ON TRAINS AND BUSES IN LONDON, KILLING DOZENS AND INJURING SCORES OF INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO. IT WAS MUSLIMS.
    WHO EXECUTED INNOCENT FRENCH REPORTING STAFF AT CHARLIE HEBDO OFFICE AND EXECUTED A MUSLIM POLICEMAN? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT WAS MUSLIMS!
    WHO FLEW AEROPLANES INTO THE TWIN TOWERS IN NEW YORK EXECUTING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE, INCLUDING MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS AND JEWS? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO. IT WAS MUSLIMS!
    WHO ATTACKED A SHOPPING MALL IN KENYA KILLING DOZENS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO. IT WAS MUSLIMS!
    WHO GASSED HUNDREDS OF MUSCOVITES IN A THEATRE IN MOSCOW. KILLING HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN A THEATRE? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO. IT WAS MUSLIMS.
    WHO HIJACKED A SCHOOL IN CHECHNYA KILLING DOZENS OF INNOCENT SCHOOLCHILDREN? WAS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT WAS MUSLIMS.
    WHO IS KIDNAPPING HUNDREDS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND RAPING THEM AND USING THEM AS SEX SLAVES IN NIGERIA.? IS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT IS MUSLIMS!
    WHO IS BURNING DOWN DOZENS OF COPTIC CHURCHES IN EGYPT? IS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT IS MUSLIMS!
    WHO IS EXECUTING YAZIDIS IN IRAQ, RAPING THE WOMEN, KILLING THE OLDER WOMEN, AND USING THE YOUNGER WOMEN AS SEX SLAVES, BHEADING THE MEN AND BOYS? IS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT IS MUSLIMS!
    WHO IS BOMBING EACH OTHERS MOSWQUES IN PAKISTAN, IRAQ,YEMEN AND OTHER PLACES? IS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT IS MUSLIMS!
    WHO IS GASSING, BEHEADING,SHOOTING, DROWNING, IMMOLATING MUSLIMS IN SYRIA? IS IT ZIONISTS? NO IT IS MUSLIMS!
    I COULD GO ON AND ON AND ON MUSLIM,, ALL THESE EVENTS HAVE HAPPENEED RECENTLY, AND ARE STILL HAPPENING AT THIS MOMENT..YOU NEED TO TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOUR FELLOW MUSLIMS AND ASK YOURSELF A FEW QUESTIONS….STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR THE ACTS OF YOUR BROTHERS.


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  • James Spackman
    January 18th 2016 - 11:25am

    But her attacker will hopefully caught and executed, shown no mercy whatsoever...I hope they riddle his body with bullets, he is just a piece of muslim excrement..


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  • James Spackman
    January 18th 2016 - 11:23am

    yeah, we know farmer you dont approve of civilians being murdered do you? but if the land wasnt this that or whatever else your sad excuses are.................................................................He butchered an innocent woman FARMER..lets hear you say it>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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