Mother of attacker who killed Israeli policewoman arrested for glorifying terrorism

(JTA) — Israeli forces arrested the mother of a Palestinian teenager involved in the murder of an Israeli border policewoman over statements she made glorifying terrorism and calling for more attacks on Jews.

The woman was arrested Wednesday morning after telling Israel’s Kan national broadcaster in an interview that she was proud of her son and that she wanted him to kill “20, 50, 100 of them,” referring to the Israeli security forces in Jerusalem. [Read more…]

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Jared Kushner visits home of Israeli policewoman killed in terror attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Jared Kushner upon arriving in Israel on Wednesday visited the family of an Israeli border policewoman stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist.

Kushner, a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump as well as the president’s Jewish son-in-law, is in Israel to lead the Trump administration’s push for restarted peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. [Read more…]

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Palestinian assailant killed while attempting to stab Israeli soldiers

(JTA) – A Palestinian man who attempted to stab Israeli troops at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem was shot and killed, the Israeli army said.

On Tuesday, the soldiers were manning the checkpoint between the Jewish settlement of Adam and the Palestinian city of Qalandiya in the central West Bank when the assailant, who has not been identified, pulled out his knife and attempted to stab them, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The soldiers fired at the attacker, critically wounding him. He later died of his injuries.

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Thousands attend funeral for Israeli policewoman killed in terror attack

Hadas Malka (Courtesy of Israel Police)
Hadas Malka (Courtesy of Israel Police)

Hadas Malka (Courtesy of Israel Police)

(JTA) – Thousands attended the funeral of Israeli Border Police officer Hadas Malka, who was killed by a Palestinian terrorist.

The funeral at a military cemetery in Ashdod began just after midnight Sunday morning, about 24 hours after she died of her wounds sustained during the Friday night attack near the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. [Read more…]

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Israel denies Palestinian Authority has stopped paying terrorists’ families, contradicting Tillerson

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Palestinian Authority (PA) has not stopped paying salaries to the families of terrorists jailed in Israel, according to Israeli officials, contradicting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The officials, including Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, said Wednesday that they have not seen a change in the PA policy. A day earlier, Tillerson told senators at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the policy had changed. [Read more…]

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Israeli soldier dismissed for not stopping Palestinian teen who stabbed him

(JTA) – An Israeli soldier from an elite unit was dismissed for not helping to stop the Palestinian teenager who stabbed him as he guarded the entrance to a West Bank settlement.

The soldier was dismissed from his combat position in the Maglan unit for “not working to neutralize the terrorist as expected of him as a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces,” the IDF said Tuesday in a statement. [Read more…]

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Palestinian town refuses to change name of women’s centre named for terrorist

Palestinians hanging posters with pictures of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah, March 13, 2011. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians hanging posters with pictures of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah, March 13, 2011. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians hanging posters with pictures of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah, March 13, 2011. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) – A Palestinian town in the West Bank has refused to change the name of a women’s centre that was named for a female Palestinian terrorist.

The centre in the village of Buraq was named for Dalal Mughrabi, who led the 1978 massacre on a highway near Tel Aviv that killed 37 civilians, many of them children, and injured dozens. It opened last week. [Read more…]

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