ISRAEL: Terrorists Kill 2 Israelis

25 04 2008

Two Israelis were killed Friday morning when Palestinian terrorists opened fire at them in the Nitzane Shalom industrial complex near Tulkarm in the West Bank.Israel Defense Forces troops and police were at the scene and were searching for the shooters.

According to the preliminary investigation, at least one terrorist arrived at one of the factories in the complex and opened fire at the two.

The gunmen initially intended to infiltrate Israel but returned to the industrial complex after they were unable to penetrate the security barrier, Army Radio reported.

The two men, Shimon Mizrachi, 53, of Bat Hefer and Eli Wasserman, 51, of Alfei Menashe, were declared dead by a Magen David Adom team that was called to the area. They were security guards at one of the factories.

Wasserman’s funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at the cemetery in Netanya. He is survived by a wife and two children.

Itzik Mimran, an MDA paramedic, was one of the first to arrive on the scene.

“When we arrived, there were two casualties,” he told Channel 10. “One of the senior medics reported that one of the casualties was dead and that another was wounded. We immediately initiated advanced resuscitation, but sadly he died.”

The two had weapons on their person, Mimran said.

The Nitzane Shalom complex was built in 1995. It houses nine factories that provide jobs to many Palestinians from the West Bank. Jewish.com

 

  

 

 

 

 




Abbas rules out talks with Hamas

17 12 2007

PARIS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ruled out dialogue with rival Islamic militant Hamas, and said Monday that without international support Gaza is “heading into disaster.”

Abbas, speaking at an international donors conference in Paris, said Gaza is already “close to catastrophe,” and would head into disaster without continued international aid.

Gaza has been virtually cut off from the world since Hamas seized control of the territory by force in June. Israel and Egypt sharply restricted border access in response, and the blockade has further deepened poverty there. NJ.com





Arabs fire rocket, stab elderly Jewish woman

16 12 2007

 Palestinian Arab terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired another rocket at nearby Jewish towns on Friday afternoon, causing damage to a factory. The factory workers were able to reach the safety of the facility’s bomb shelter in time, and there were no injuries.

In other weekend violence, a 73-year-old Israeli woman was stabbed in the head by a young Palestinian Arab man while entering a restroom at a public beach in the coastal town of Ashkelon on Saturday. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital in moderate condition. The assailant was subdued by bystanders and arrested by police.

In Gaza, four Palestinian Arabs were killed and another 30 were wounded on Friday when a grenade was hurled at the funeral procession of a terrorist killed by Israeli forces a day earlier. Hamas officials said the grenade attack was part of a clan rivalry. israeltoday.co.il





Passaic-Man Arrested in Connection with Paramus Park Mall Stabbing

11 12 2007

PARAMUS, N.J. – There was horror for stunned holiday shoppers at the Paramus Park mall.

Police said a bleeding 18-year-old staggered in with a knife in his neck and collapsed Monday night.

Deputy Police Chief Richard Cary said police believe the man was stabbed outside the mall’s main western entrance.
A man suspected in the stabbing was arrested around 1:15 a.m. in Passaic, Cary said. He did not release other details.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Cary said he was out of surgery Tuesday morning and was expected to survive





Officials from 40 Nations at Mideast summit

27 11 2007

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — With a Mideast summit starting Tuesday in Maryland, Israeli and Palestinian officials worked late into the night trying to hammer out a joint agreement on how negotiations would move forward, diplomats from several delegations said.

But the two sides have not agreed on several issues and there was no guarantee that any work plan would be agreed upon, the diplomats said.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was cautious but hopeful the parties could finish an agreement, diplomats said.

But Hamas leader Ismail Haniya denounced the Annapolis summit in a televised address Tuesday.

“The Palestinian people will not be bound by anything the Palestinian Authority agrees to in Annapolis,” he said.

Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Monday expressed hope and optimism that a renewed peace effort will emerge from the conference.

Hours apart, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke to reporters alongside President Bush, following separate talks at the White House.

Abbas said he hoped the conference would trigger expanded negotiations with Israel that would lead to a permanent peace deal, calling the event a “historic initiative.”

Olmert explained to reporters that this visit was different “because we’re going to have lots of participants involved.”

“I hope we’re going to launch a serious process of negotiations between us and the Palestinians,” said Olmert. “This will be a bilateral process but the international support is very important.”

Representatives of more than 40 countries, including a wide array of Arab nations such as Syria and Saudi Arabia, will attend the conference at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Monday night, Bush, Olmert and Abbas attended a dinner held by Rice.

In a toast at the dinner, Bush said Israeli and Palestinian leaders would need to make “difficult compromises” in order to achieve a breakthrough during the summit but gave his personal commitment to a renewed peace process between the two sides.

“The extremists and terrorists want our efforts to fail,” Bush said. “We offer a more hopeful vision of a Middle East growing in freedom and dignity and prosperity.”

The Bush administration is hoping the conference will trigger final status talks on major issues such as Jerusalem and Israeli borders.

U.S. officials are looking for a commitment by the Palestinians and Israelis to carry out previous agreements linked to the “road map” plan for Mideast peace.





77 police officers hurt in Paris riots

27 11 2007

AP VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France – Rampaging youths rioted overnight in Paris’ suburbs, hurling Molotov cocktails and setting fire to dozens of cars. At least 77 officers were injured and officers were fired at, a senior police union official said Tuesday.The violence was more intense than during three weeks of rioting in 2005, said the official, Patrice Ribeiro. Police were shot at and are facing “genuine urban guerillas with conventional weapons and hunting weapons,” Ribeiro said.

Some officers were hit by shotgun pellets, Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said. She said there were six serious injuries, “people who notably were struck in the face and close to the eyes.”

The riots were triggered by the deaths of two teens killed in a crash with a police patrol car on Sunday in Villiers-le-Bel, a town of public housing blocks home to a mix of Arab, black and white residents in Paris’ northern suburbs.

Residents claimed that officers left the crash scene without helping the teens, whose motorbike collided with the car. Officials cast doubt on the claim, but the internal police oversight agency was investigating.

Youths first rioted Sunday and again overnight Monday to Tuesday, when the violence apparently got worse.

Police barricades were set on fire and youths threw stones and Molotov cocktails at officers, who retaliated with tear gas and rubber bullets. In Villiers-le-Bel and surrounding areas, youths set fire to 36 vehicles, the area’s prefecture said.

Youths were seen firing buckshot at police and reporters. A police union official said a round from a hunting rifle pierced the body armor of one officer who suffered a serious shoulder wound.

Among the buildings targeted by the youths was a library, which was set afire.

In Sunday’s violence, eight people were arrested and 20 police officers were injured — including the town’s police chief, who was attacked in the face when he tried to negotiate with the rioters, police said. One firefighter also was injured.

Residents drew parallels to the 2005 riots, which were prompted by the deaths of two teens electrocuted in a power substation while hiding from police in a suburb northeast of Paris.

A recent study by the state auditor’s office indicated that money poured into poor French suburbs in recent decades had done little to solve problems vividly exposed by the 2005 riots, including discrimination, unemployment and alienation from mainstream society.

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Hundreds Of Protesters Are Heading To The Agudah Convention.

24 11 2007

Stamford Connecticut- Tonight at the 85th Agudah Convention at the Westin Hotel several Hundred protester’s expected anti Agudah. On scene is Swat team’s Bomb Squad’s State Police Local and State Authorities preparing for possibly thousand’s of Satmar Chassidim. The Satmar sect plans to protest the Anti Agudah movement they are sending approximately 15 buses. Police are on scene cornering off sections of the road towards the Hotel. The hotel is going on complete lock down soon. We at PassaicCliftonJewishNews are first to report this story. We will update as it comes available. Update As of 10:00 only 15-20 Neturei Karta people have shown up but Police made them stay down the road from the Hotel. Also they now have a Helicopter above and Bomb Sniffing Dogs as well as many authorities Local and State.