February 7, 2018

Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal Laid To Rest In Har Bracha

The funeral of Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal took place one day after he was stabbed to death outside Ariel, Monday (5th).  

He was a resident of the Har Bracha settlement where he was laid to rest on Tuesday (6th).

Some 1,300 people accompanied the father of four to his final resting place.

His wife Miriam said to her beloved husband,”I want to promise you that we will be strong, and I will continue raising our children, and we will live with joy, like you wanted.”   



Israel Forces Kill Head Of Terror Cell Behind Gilad Farm Rabbi’s Murder Last Month

Israeli security forces shot and killed the Palestinian terrorist behind the murder of an Israeli father of six.

Nearly a month after Rabbi Raziel Shevach was killed in a drive-by shooting attack at the Gilad Farms junction, Ahmed Nasser Jarrar, a resident of Jenin, was killed Tuesday morning (6th), the Israel Security Agency said in a statement.

Jarrar was the head of the terrorist cell that perpetrated the January 9 shooting and personally participated in the attack, according to the statement.

(worldisraelnews.com; israelhayom.com)


Hamas Claims Responsibility For Last Month’s Murder Of Rabbi Shevach

Hamas’ military wing, the Izz a-Din Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility Tuesday (6th) for the attack that claimed the life of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, who was murdered in a drive-by shooting near Havat Gilad in early January.

Ahmed Nasser Jarrar, the leader of the terror cell behind the attack who was killed by Israeli forces early Tuesday (6th), was one of its members, Hamas said.



Fatah Condemns Israel For Killing Hamas Terrorist Behind Rabbi’s Murder

Fatah has joined Hamas and other Palestinian groups in condemning Israel for killing Ahmed Jarrar in a village near the city of Jenin.

Jarrar, who coordinated the shooting in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach was murdered, was armed and killed in a shootout with the IDF early Tuesday (6th).

Osama Qawassmeh, the spokesman for the Palestinian Authority’s ruling party, Fatah, said the killing of Jarrar would be added to a list of “Israeli crimes” that contravenes international law.

Another Fatah spokesman said Israel was carrying out “bloody extrajudicial killings.”



PM Netanyahu, Security Cabinet Tour Lebanese Border

Touring the Golan Heights region near the Lebanese border Tuesday (6th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Security Cabinet received security briefings from Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and other IDF officers.

“We desire peace but remain prepared for any scenario, and I don’t propose for anyone to test that resolve,” Netanyahu said.

“Im impressed with the immense efforts of the IDF here to protect both our borders and our country,” he added.



Report: Gazans Who Joined ISIS Battling Hamas In Sinai

Dozens of Gaza’s residents are battling Hamas under the Islamic State’s black flag, reported Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar, Tuesday (6th), in an overview of the struggle between the Islamic State’s Sinai branch and Hamas in Gaza.

Dozens of Gazans left the Strip to fight in Iraq, Syria and Libya, the paper reported, but have since returned to the region.  About 50 have now gone to Sinai to fight with ISIS in their battle against Hamas.



Palestinian Mother And Daughter Nabbed For Terrorism

Israeli security forces recently arrested two Palestinian women involved in terrorism, a mother and daughter, on charges of planning a terror attack, storing weapons, and incitement to terrorism.

The 16-year-old daughter called Israeli police and said she was going to carry out a terror attack, but the police were able to track-down her location and arrest her before she could carry out her plans. The girl said she had planned to kill Israeli civilians.

During the minor’s arrest, the mother tried to obstruct the police and assaulted them, resulting in her arrest as well.

The mother was charged with being in possession of weaponry, incitement to terrorism, firing a weapon in a populated area, and assaulting policemen.   



Iran Starts Mass Production Of Drones Equipped With Smart Bombs

TEHRAN – Iran inaugurated the production line of a type of tactical drones named Mohajer 6 with the capability to carry smart bombs with high precision-striking power.

“Drone Mohajer 6, equipped with the smart Qa’em precision-striking bombs and different electro-optical explorers and different warheads, can trace intercept and destroy any target,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, addressing a ceremony to inaugurate the production line of Mohajer 6 which was attended by the Revolutionary Guard Corps, and top ranking Iranian personnel on Monday (5th).



British Girl, 6, Undergoes Special Leg Surgery

A 6-year-old British girl has undergone a successful special surgery in Israel that will allow her to use her leg.

Kyra Warrell, of Brighton, located on the south coast of England, was afflicted with a proximal focal femoral deformity, which would have left her leg about 8 inches shorter than her right if untreated.  The surgery took place on Sunday (4th) at Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

Dr. Dror Paley, an Israeli-born physician whose expertise is in limb-lengthening and reconstruction said that Kyra will be ready for a more difficult leg-lengthening next year.  

Paley has performed more than 20,000 limb lengthening and reconstruction-related procedures, according to his institute’s website.

(jta.org; jpost.com)


German Court Orders Silencing Of Mosque Loudspeakers

A German court has ruled to silence loudspeaker calls to prayer from a local mosque that were disturbing local non-Muslim residents.

Authorities in the town of Oer-Erkenschwink in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia had initially granted the local mosque the right to use the loudspeakers for Friday prayers in 2014.

This is the first such ruling in Germany, which is home to millions of Muslims.

In Israel, proposed legislation limiting the use of similar loudspeakers passed its initial Knesset reading in March.

The Israeli legislation would limit the time of day and volume that Israeli mosques can use for their traditional calls to prayer, addressing a long-standing complaint of noise pollution by non-Muslims in proximity to mosques.