British Jewry, Israel, Canada offer condolences in wake of deadly London attack

Paramedics loading a victim into the back of an ambulance as members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London after a shooting, March 22, 2017. (Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images)
Paramedics loading a victim into the back of an ambulance as members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London after a shooting, March 22, 2017. (Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images)

Paramedics loading a victim into the back of an ambulance as members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London after a shooting, March 22, 2017. (Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) – At least two civilians and a police officer were killed in a car-ramming and knife attack outside of the houses of Parliament in London.

British authorities are calling the attack a “terrorist incident” as they continue to investigate the motive in the Wednesday afternoon attack. [Read more…]

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Jordan’s highest court upholds decision to deny U.S. request to extradite terrorist

(JTA) – Jordan’s highest court has upheld a lower court decision to deny a U.S. request to extradite a woman who was involved in a suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem that killed 15 people, including two Americans.

In the case of Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, the Court of Cassation upheld the decision on Monday reportedly because an extradition agreement between the two countries signed in 1995 was never ratified by the Jordanian parliament, according to the Petra news agency, citing an unnamed judicial source. [Read more…]

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Argentine president to hold historic meeting with Israeli survivors of 1992 embassy bombing

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) – For the first time, an Argentine president will meet with the Israeli survivors and relatives of victims of the 1992 terrorist attack against the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.

President Mauricio Macri will host a group of 30 Israelis on Friday morning at his official residence prior to a ceremony marking 25 years since the bombing, which killed 29 and injured more than 200. [Read more…]

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U.S. charges Jordanian woman released in Gilad Schalit swap in deadly 2001 Jerusalem bombing

Israeli soldiers checking for explosives at the site of a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed 15 people in Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001. (Courtney Kealy/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers checking for explosives at the site of a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed 15 people in Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001. (Courtney Kealy/Getty Images)

Israeli soldiers checking for explosives at the site of a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed 15 people in Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001. (Courtney Kealy/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The United States charged a Jordanian woman who was part of the prisoner exchange for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in a Jerusalem suicide bombing that killed 15, including two Americans.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed the charge against Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, who is in her mid-30s and and also is known as Khalti and Halati, for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against American citizens. [Read more…]

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Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls released from prison

(JTA) – A Jordanian soldier released from prison after serving 20 years for killing seven Israeli schoolgirls called on the world to “eliminate” Israelis.

“The Israelis are the human waste of people, that the rest of the world has vomited up at our feet,” Ahmed Daqamseh told Al-Jazeera shortly after his release from a Jordanian prison on Sunday. “We must eliminate them by fire or by burial. If this is not done by our hands, the task will fall on the future generations to do.  [Read more…]

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Belgian policeman appeals negligence conviction in Jewish Museum murders

(JTA) – A Belgian policeman is appealing his conviction for negligence in the 2014 murder case of four people gunned down at the Jewish Museum of Brussels.

The officer received a two-month suspended jail term in 2015 for failing to process in time a tip by an informant who said he recognized the assault rifle that security camera footage shows was used in the shooting on May 24, 2014. He is scheduled to appear in October before an appeals court in a bid to prove he acted properly, the DH news website reported. The officer’s name has not been reported.  [Read more…]

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Palestinian indicted for ‘Hezbollah abduction plan’

(JTA) – Israel’s General Security Service arrested a man in the West Bank suspected of planning to abduct Israelis for Hezbollah.

The man, Yussef Yasser Suylam from Qalqiliya, 23, also allegedly collected information on Israel Defense Forces troops for Hezbollah handlers who corresponded with him on Facebook, according to a statement published Thursday by the security service, which is also known as Shin Bet. [Read more…]

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French teacher says he conceals kippah following machete attack

(JTA) – On the eve of a landmark trial for terrorism in France, the alleged victim in a machete attack said he has begun concealing his kippah.

Benjamin Amsellem told the news website 20 Minutes on Tuesday about how his life was turned upside down following last year’s incident in Marseille, when police say a radicalized 15-year-old of Turkish descent lightly wounded the city teacher. [Read more…]

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