Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Low-Intensity Conflict Report #15

Arab Violence Directed Against Israel #15

via Yehudit Tayar

These reports are translated and publicized by Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron with the approval 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.

In the last few days hundreds of violent attacks were directed against IDF patrols, Border Police and civilians by Arab terrorists with rocks, fire bombs, Molotov Cocktails, rocks put on the road to force the vehicles to stop.  Security forces have responded to these murderous attacks using restraint. 

May 15, 2012
This day is referred to as "Yom Hanakba" by the Arabs or the day of tragedy when the State of Israel was born 64 years ago.  The enemies of Israel forget that the "Partition Plan" was rejected outright by the Moslems and the "Two State Solution" was rejected as the armies of all of the Arab nations around the Land of Israel, and inside continued to try to finish off what Hitler and the Nazis began. Sadly even inside of Israel and even members of the Israeli Knesset today continue to selectively refer to this as a day of tragedy and will not accept the truth that Israel had accepted the partition and the Arabs did not.
Efrat-Tekoa Road near T-Junction Arab terrorists threw a bottle of paint at an Israeli bus intending to cause an accident when the window was hit.  The paint hit the metal side of the bus and damaged it but did not hit the windshield.
Highway 60 near Hadar IDF were stationed by the village in anticipation of violence from the Arabs and to prevent them from reaching the main road, and were attacked by Arab terrorists.
Between Hizma and Adam in the Benjamin Region 2 Arab women had a self involved car accident and were moderately injured.  The MICU (Multi Injury Command Unit ambulance) from the community of Ophra responded to the accident and was attacked by Arab relatives who beat the paramedic.  The emergency medics left the scene and the 3 Arabs who attacked the medical unit were arrested by the police.
Cross-Judean Highway blocked by barrier of rocks on the highway IDF responded to the danger to Israeli vehicles traveling on the road.
Tapuach Junction was closed off when 2 Arabs were caught carrying a bag of explosive devices.  The bomb squad came to detonate the bombs.  Reminder : In the last few weeks 4 attempted bomb threats were stopped by the Border Police.  The bomb squad found 4 pipe bombs, a revolver and ammunition.
Rock attacks near El Hader on the Jerusalem-Efrat Highway and near Tekoa.
Rocket fallout near Security Fence between Gaza and Israel near Kibbutz Nachal Oz.
Issuwiya in Jerusalem region 2 Molotov cocktails thrown on Israeli security forces. One of the terrorists was arrested.
Rock attack on Kever Rachel in Bethlehem.
Rock attack on Israeli security guards in Silwan Jerusalem.
Rock attack at Shoafat in the Jerusalem region.
Rock attack at the security fence of Karmei Zur in the Gush Etzion region.
Rock and fire bomb attack on Bet Romano in the Jewish community of Hebron, 2 firebombs thrown at exit of the Casba (market). Blocks thrown on IDF patrol near the Mosque of the Arches.
Near Michmas in Benjamin Region attempt to light fire bomb.
Gas grenade thrown at Na'alin check-post.
Near Hizma in the Benjamin Region rock attacks on IDF patrol.
Arab terrorists attack and throw rocks and 5 molotov cocktails and a explosive device that was detonated by Border Police bomb squad at the Qalandia check-post .
Rock attacks on IDF post at Alfuad south-west of Hebron.
Near Bet Hagai Southern Hebron Hills next to the lookout in memory of Yossi Shok HY"D who was murdered by Arab terrorists a large group of around 20 Arab terrorists threw rocks and attacked.
By Mivtarei Hizma west of Hebron in Bet Ewwa rock attacks.
Around 60 Arab terrorists attacked IDf at check-post near the Jewish Quarter of Hebron.
Between Efrat and Tekoa rock attacks on IDF and civilian Israeli vehicles.
List of injured Israelis as a result of the attacks:
Betuniya: south of Ramallah IDF soldier from Tank Corps wounded in face from rock
Qalandia : Jerusalem region Border policeman wounded from rock in his arm
Abu Dis north of Behlehem: Border policeman moderately injured in his eye as a result of rocks thrown at him

May 14, 2012
Benjamin Region near T-Junction rock attack against Israeli vehicle when IDF arrived on the scene they were attacked by Molotov cocktail.

May 13, 2012
Abu Snena neighborhood Hevron rock attack against IDF patrol.  The terrorists were caught by IDF and transferred to the PLO.
Following rock attack on Israeli vehicles near T-Junction between Tekoa and Efrat moderately injured Israeli.
IDF patrol attacked with rocks by Arab terrorists near Neguhot in Southern Hebron Hills.
Arab terrorists threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicle near Peduel Junction.
South-east of Qalandia near A'Zaviya, 2 Molotov cocktails thrown on Israeli vehicle.


And compare with an "academic" source that covers almost the same  period:-

New (sic!) of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 9-15, 2012)

Important Terrorism Events – Israel's South

This past week one rocket hit was identified in Israeli territory. The rocket fell in an empty area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage was done.

Judea and Samaria

The Situation on the Ground

Recently there has been an increase in terrorist activity and riots in Judea and Samaria, reflected by the growing numbers Palestinians detained by IDF forces and of IEDs seized. There has also been an increase in the number of violent demonstrations in which rioters confronted IDF forces. The village of Betunia (south of Ramallah) has recently become a focal point of violent demonstrations (IDF Spokesman, May 15, 2012).

Nakba Day Events

Throughout the week Palestinians have marked Nakba Day with a series of events in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, and in other countries. So far the events are apparently local in character and the dominant theme, as in previous years, is the  socalled "right of return." Initial reports of the events are the following:
Judea and Samaria: The main rally was held in Ramallah. At 12 noon sirens were heard for 64 seconds. Demonstrations, marches and rallies were also held in various other cities. During the day young men, some of them masked, threw stones at IDF forces and set fire to tires at various locations in Judea and Samaria (IDF Spokesman, May 15, 2012).

That's it.

Not very adequate, comprehensive or detailed.

And today:

...according to a report in the Tazpit agency...terrorists hurled at least 10 firebombs at a road near the Arab village of Az-Zawiya, southeast of Kalkilye. No injuries or damage were reported. Earlier on Wednesday, security forces arrested two Arabs who were armed with knives at the Yitzhar junction. IDF forces also captured an Arab with a gun near the community of Ofra. The gun was confiscated and the Arab was arrested. In addition, PA Arabs hurled rocks at Israeli vehicles traveling on Route 55 near Azzun. Two vehicles sustained damage. IDF soldiers searched the area and discovered a pipe bomb. As the soldiers were conducting the search, Arabs fired flares at them, causing some thorns to catch fire. Firefighters were called to the scene.
In another incident in the Trans-Samaria Highway, Arabs threw a firebomb at an Israeli vehicle. The vehicle did not sustain damage. IDF soldiers who arrived on the scene discovered two additional firebombs ready for throwing.
The latest incidents occurred just one day after two Arabs from Palestinian Authority enclaves were arrested trying to smuggle four pipe bombs, an improvised gun, and a large amount of ammunition into Israel on Tuesday...


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