Terrorism

6 Killed In Bulgaria Attack On Israelis; Peres Vows Action As Wounded Return

07/18/2012

President Shimon Peres said in response to the deadly attack in Bulgaria that Israel will "locate and act against terror all over the world," as the wounded and dead arrived in Israel.

Two planes carrying Israelis wounded from Wednesday evening's attack were landed in Israel at approximately 3:30 local time on Thursday. After landing, passengers were sent to hospitals near the airport or near their homes. A third plane has brought home the 70 Israelis who escaped injury in the attack.

Bulgarian authorities say this man caught on security cameras before the attack is the suicide bomber.

A Jewish Parent’s Power Toolbox for Helping Kids Cope with Terror In The News

07/24/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

It was a tough week on the news ticker for parents.  First came the heinous attack on an Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria, followed only days later by the incomprehensible tragedy in Colorado. Questions of how to talk to our children about these headlines have weighed heavily ever since.
 

Sharon Duke Estroff

Netanyahu: 'All Signs Point To Iran'

07/19/2012

 

The Burgas, Bulgaria attack, which Israel’s government is blaming on Iran, comes on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires that left 85 people dead. Israel, Argentina and many other governments blame Iranian agents for that incident; Tehran denies the allegations.

Palestinian Teens Carrying Bombs, Gun, Seized At West Bank Checkpoint

04/22/2012

Two Palestinian teens were arrested Saturday night at a West Bank checkpoint after police found they were hiding pipe bombs, a gun and ammunition, authorities said.

The Palestinians, both 17 and residents of the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, were acting suspiciously as they approached the Tapuach Junction on Saturday evening. When asked to stop for a routine inspection they attempted to run away, but were caught by Border Guards and police officers, according to reports.

Palestinian Carrying 7 Bombs Stopped At Jordan Valley Checkpoint

04/12/2012

Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley discovered seven homemade bombs on the body of a Palestinian man.

The Palestinian, 19, from Nablus, attempted to cross the checkpoint Wednesday with the seven bombs and several knives, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

He planned to attack either Israeli citizens or soldiers during the intermediate days of Passover, which is a busy vacation season in Israel.

He was searched at the checkpoint after acting suspiciously, Ynet reported. He had also set off the metal detector.

Southern Israel On Alert As Netanyahu Vows To Strike Terrorists

03/11/2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel remains on alert against an attack from Sinai despite killing the terrorist leader that was planning an attack from there -- an assassination that has led to a barrage of rockets raining down on southern Israel from Gaza by terrorist groups.

Faith Complex: Jamaa Islamiya and the Arab Spring

Dr. Tawfik Hamid, and Egyptian-born Muslim who in his youth joined the ranks of the radical Islamist group al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya and made the acquaintance of Ayman al-Zawa

Four Palestinians Carrying 12 Bombs Intercepted At Jenin-Area Checkpoint

01/09/2012

Four Palestinians attempting to enter Israel through a West Bank checkpoint with a gun, a knife and a dozen bombs were arrested.

The men, who also were carrying a gun and a knife, were suspected of being on their way to carry out a terror attack, according to reports. The location of their target was unknown. They were attempting to enter Israel through a checkpoint near Jenin.

The suspects are being questioned by the military.

Killing Kaddafy

11/04/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Q - Was it ethical to kill Muammar Kaddafy and Osama bin Laden on the spot, apparently in cold blood, rather than arrest them and bring them to trial? Didn’t it work for Iraq to try Saddam Hussein?

A – Yes, it was ethical to kill them right then and there.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Israel Strikes Gaza Targets As Concern Over Sinai Grows

08/18/2011
Staff Writer

Israeli warplanes attacked suspected terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip today, just hours after terrorists infiltrated into southern Israel to carry out a series of coordinated attacks that killed seven Israelis and wounded dozens of others.

As many as six Palestinians – including the chief of the Popular Resistance Committees – were reportedly killed in the Israeli attack on the Gaza city of Rafa. IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Ganz that Israel targeted that area because it is “where we believe the planners of the attack are based.”

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