Palestinian teens shot in legs during attempted stabbing attack

(JTA) – Two Palestinian teens were wounded in their legs after they attempted to stab Israeli security forces at a West Bank junction.

Border Police at an observation point near the Tapuach junction on Tuesday saw the teens approaching a bus shelter at the traffic circle. They called on the teens to stop and after they refused shot into the air, according to the Border Police. [Read more…]

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Israeli troops kill man suspected in drive-by shooting death of rabbi

Rabbi Raziel Shevach, right, shown with his family, was killed in a shooting near Nablus in the northern West Bank. (Facebook)

Rabbi Raziel Shevach, right, shown with his family, was killed in a shooting near Nablus in the northern West Bank. (Facebook)

(JTA) – A Palestinian man was killed and two Israeli soldiers injured in a night-time raid in Jenin in the West Bank to capture the man responsible for the drive-by shooting death of an Israeli rabbi.

Hamas and the Palestinian health ministry identified the man killed in the late Wednesday night raid as Ahmed Nasser Jarrar, 22, the son of a senior West Bank Hamas official killed in 2002. Jarrar is believed to be behind the attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach of the Gilad Farms outpost, who was shot as he drove his car near the Gilad Farms outpost in the northern West Bank earlier this month. [Read more…]

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Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldiers denied bail

Ahed Tamimi, 16, in an Israeli military court following her arrest at her home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Dec. 25, 2017. (Flash90)

Ahed Tamimi, 16, in an Israeli military court following her arrest at her home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Dec. 25, 2017. (Flash90)

(JTA) – A teenage Palestinian girl and her mother were ordered held without bail until the end of legal proceedings against them for slapping and harassing Israeli soldiers standing guard in a West Bank Palestinian village.

A military judge approved the prosecution’s request in the case against Ahed Tamimi, 16, and her mother, Nariman, on Wednesday in Ofer Military Court in the West Bank. [Read more…]

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Bomb discovered at Joseph’s Tomb ahead of planned visit by 1,000 Jewish worshippers

Jewish settlers praying in Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, Dec. 28, 2010. (Kobi Gideon / Flash90)
Jewish settlers praying in Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, Dec. 28, 2010. (Kobi Gideon / Flash90)

Jewish settlers praying in Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, Dec. 28, 2010. (Kobi Gideon / Flash90)

(JTA) – Israeli security forces discovered and destroyed in a controlled detonation a bomb planted at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus.

The bomb hidden in a cellphone was discovered during a security check late Monday night ahead of a visit by 1,000 Jewish worshippers. [Read more…]

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Military gear bound for Gaza seized by customs at Ashdod port

Thousands of articles of military clothing, including boots, winter coats and equipment vests, bound for Gaza were seized at the Ashdod Port on Jan. 15, 2018. (Courtesy of Israel Tax Authority)
Thousands of articles of military clothing, including boots, winter coats and equipment vests, bound for Gaza were seized at the Ashdod Port on Jan. 15, 2018. (Courtesy of Israel Tax Authority)

Thousands of articles of military clothing, including boots, winter coats and equipment vests, bound for Gaza were seized at the Ashdod Port on Jan. 15, 2018. (Courtesy of Israel Tax Authority)

(JTA) – Thousands of items of military gear bound for Gaza were discovered and seized by customs personnel at Ashdod port in southern Israel.

The cargo included thousands of items of military clothing, including vests for holding military equipment, and thousands of pairs of military boots and winter jackets in camouflage colors, according to the Israel Tax Authority spokesman. [Read more…]

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Palestinians’ fault there is no peace with Israel, U.S. ambassador says in wake of terror attack

Rabbi Raziel Shevach, right, shown with his family, was killed in a shooting near Nablus in the northern West Bank. (Facebook)
Rabbi Raziel Shevach, right, shown with his family, was killed in a shooting near Nablus in the northern West Bank. (Facebook)

Rabbi Raziel Shevach, right, shown with his family, was killed in a shooting near Nablus in the northern West Bank. (Facebook)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The U.S. ambassador to Israel blamed the Palestinians for the lack of peace with Israel in the aftermath of a Palestinian shooting in the West Bank that killed an Israeli man.

“An Israeli father of six was killed last night in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists. Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards. Look no further to why there is no peace,” David Friedman tweeted Wednesday morning. [Read more…]

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Israeli father of 5 killed in West Bank drive-by shooting

(JTA) – An Israeli father of five was killed in what is presumed to be a terror-related shooting in the West Bank.

The 35-year-old man, identified as Rabbi Raziel Shevah, 35, was shot Tuesday night by a passing car near Nablus, in the northern West Bank, while he was driving past the Gilad Farm junction.

He died of his injuries at a Kfar Saba hospital. Neighbours said Shevah was a resident of the nearby Gilad Farm outpost, the Times of Israel reported.

Israeli troops were searching the area for the shooter, the army said.

Ynet reported that the attack is presumed to be terror related.

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