Sunday, October 20, 2013

Low-Intensity Conflict Report, # 84 September 15 – October 15, 2013

This Low-Intensity Conflict Report # 84 September 15 – October 15, 2013 is prepared by Yehudit Tayar and publicized by Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron with the clearance and confirmation of the IDF. 

Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron is a voluntary emergency medical organization with over 500 volunteer doctors, paramedics, medics who are on call 24/7 and work along with the IDF, 669 IAF Airborn Rescue, the security officers and personal throughout Yesha and the Jordan Valley, and with MDA.

The volunteers of Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron go out to rescue anyone who needs our emergency medical assistance; including civilians, military and Arabs also those within the PA territories. (with IDF presence) To us a life is precious and we go out at risk leaving home and family or stopping on the road to rescue anyone in need.

Due to terror attacks in 30 days 3 Israelis murdered, 46 injured, at least 100 fire bombs, 2 explosive devices, the emergency communications center of Hatzallah Yehudah and Shomron received reports of 190 rock throwing incidents, and remember in each incident buses, vehicles are attacked with intent to murder. 

Since the release of terrorist murderers with blood on their hands there has been an escalation of the attacks.

*IDF soldier Tomer CHazan HY"D was murdered in Kalkilia by a terrorist who wished to engage in negotiations for the body in order to release his brother who is in prison.
* Sergeant Gabriel Kubi HY"D was murdered in a shooting attack in Hevron.
* Saria Ofer HY"D was murdered in his home in the Brosh located in the Jordan Valley and his wife was moderately injured .
* 9 year old Noam Glick was moderately injured in her backyard in Psagot by a terrorist who shot her after he infiltrated and broke into the community.

Wounded by rock attacks:
14 IDF soldiers
3 Border policemen
19 civilians
5 injured from violent attacks by Arabs

Security forces prevented the following terror attacks: Terrorist caught at Tapuach Junction armed with knife and improvised gun, Tapuach Junction 2 terrorists caught with knife and 4 fire bombs,3 terrorists at Tapuach Junction caught with fire bombs, 2 terrorists caught with fire bomb at Bet El, between IDF  Base Bahd 3 near Shechem and Hawawara 2 younf Arabs caught with fire bombs and knife, Git Junction 2 terrorists caught  carrying a gun in their car.

Reported Rock attacks (understand that not all attacks are reported )
Jerusalem Region -10
Etzion Region -50
Judea Region – 35
Benjamin Region- 60
Shomron Region – 35
At least 100 reports on attacks with fire bombs
Etzion Region – 41
Jerusalem Region – 7
Shomron Region – 13
Judea Region – 17
Benjamin Region – 17

Attacks in the south of Israel: 1 rocket in Ashkelon region, 2 rockets in Sha'ar HaNegev Region, 2 rockets Eshkol Region.
Tunnel that was dug from Gaza for use in terror attacks- abductions was discovered and neutralized by IDF

North Ramat HaGolan: Attempts to place explosive devices on security fence system was prevented
In El Rom region shots fired on contractor and 2 hits injured IDF soldier moderately from shrapnel and another IDF soldier suffered trauma from the attack.  IDF destroyed the Syrian cannon that fired  the shots. 


How low do they go?

Recent postings on one of Fatah's official Facebook pages reiterate the PA-Fatah strategy documented by Palestinian Media Watch of alternating between violence and diplomacy to put pressure on Israel to give in to the PA's demands.
       [Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Sept. 8, 2013]
Under the headline "Fatah - All means of struggle until statehood" the administrator of the Fatah Facebook page posted three pictures showing different "means of struggle." One picture represents diplomacy as a "means of struggle," exemplified by a picture of PA Chairman Abbas speaking at the UN. The other two pictures represent the use of different kinds of violence as a "means of struggle." One shows a man wearing an Arab headscarf throwing a stone, while the other shows a man holding a rifle.

[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Sept. 22, 2013]

Another Fatah posting also illustrated the use of violence as one of Fatah's "means." A picture showed a member of Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, taking aim with a rifle, accompanied by the following text:

"The Al-Aqsa [Martyrs'] Brigades:
When they speak - they act;
When they promise - they fulfill;
and when they strike - they cause pain."

Click to view examples of PA and Fatah officials referring to the strategy of alternating between diplomacy and violence.


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