News on terrorism investigations
The wife of a terrorist used a baby to hide a grenade:
Soldiers arrested a terrorist's wife who held her baby to hide a grenade. In the same house, troops found a suitcase of explosives. The IDF also killed four other terrorists who attacked them.That is simply sick, using her own infant to conceal an explosive! It just shows how little respect they have, if at all, for human life, even that of the youngest. See also this topic on Friends of Micronesia for more on the subject.
Haruv Battalion soldiers searched a house in a village near Shechem early Saturday after receiving reports that ammunition was hidden there, according to Lt.-Col. Arik Chen. They discovered 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of explosives in a suitcase and arrested five terrorists.
Noticing that Aziza Jawabra, the wife of one of the terrorists, was holding her one-month-old baby in an unusual manner, the troops searched her and found a grenade in a jacket she was wearing.
"To see a woman using her baby to hide a grenade is not typical," Lt.-Col. Chen said. "She didn't have much to say," he added, except to deny knowing that the grenade was in the jacket. After soldiers arrested the terrorists, sappers blew up the explosives, which destroyed the three-story building.
"I can firmly confirm that an attack against soldiers and civilians has been thwarted. Terror activities have not stopped for a minute," Lt.-Col. Chen added.
Then, here's another report on attempts by terrorists to use Israeli ambulances for cover in terrorist bombings:
An ambulance bearing Israeli markings has reportedly been sold to elements in the Palestinian Authority. Concerned the vehicle may be used as cover in a terrorist bombing, police are investigating.And then, proof that the Arab/Islamic terrorists truly have no respect whatsoever for Ariel Sharon:
The vehicle, belonging to the HaGalil Ambulance company - a private Galilee area ambulance service - was spotted by Samaria District police officers on Wednesday. Subsequently, Afif Zaied, affiliated with HaGalil Ambulance, was picked up by police for questioning in connection with the transfer of the ambulance to Arabs from the PA. Zaied told investigators that the ambulance was sent for service to a garage in the PA-controlled city of Tulkarem, east of Netanya. Zaied was released by police on Friday, while the investigation into the sale continues.
Authorities are concerned that the HaGalil emergency medical services vehicle, previously owned by the national Magen David Adom (Red Star of David), could serve terrorists as cover for a bombing at an Israeli hospital or at the scene of another mass casualty incident. While the former MDA markings were removed from the vehicle prior to its sale to the private Galilee company, the ambulance is still equipped with Israeli license plates and Hebrew markings, which would facilitate bringing it into sensitive areas.
A Popular Resistance Committee spokesman threatened "to rip [Sharon’s] heart out and erase the smile off his face and his people's face just as he is erasing the smiles of our people."Make no mistake, what that "Al-Al" is saying is simply an Orwellian smear. And, while we're on the subject, let's not forget that a rocket shell was discovered at the Sycamore ranch not too long ago.
Israel Army Radio said that committee spokesman Mahmoud Abed Al-Al made the unprecedented threat against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Saturday and that it was reported by ABC Australia.
"The Palestinians will do everything in their power to hurt Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon," Al-Al warned. "I want to turn Sharon's life into hell on earth since he has turned the lives of the Palestinians into hell."
He confirmed Israeli intelligence reports that Arab terrorists have transferred knowledge and technology on making Kassam rockets from Gaza to Judea and Samaria.
Terrorists, meanwhile, continue civil war throughout Gaza, Judea and Samaria amid calls by Gaza strongman Mohamed Dahlan that armed gangs associated with the ruling Fatah party lay down their weapons. He said they should concentrate on the upcoming Palestinian Authority (PA) legislative elections scheduled for January.
One PA policeman died and another was wounded in a shootout when PA police tried to break up an argument in a Tulkarm coffee shop Friday night. No group has claimed responsibility for the killing, but the Al Aqsa Martyrs Bridge terrorist organization announced it was not involved.
And, one more: two Israeli Arabs confessed to being Hamas collaborators:
21:11 Oct 23, '05 / 20 Tishrei 5766This reminds me that even Turkey is starting to become pretty dangerous again today, and may not be a very good place to vacation either.
(IsraelNN.com) Two Israeli Arabs from Nazareth and Kafr Manda have confessed to carrying out assignments for Hamas in the 1990’s after being recruited by the terrorist group while learning dentistry in Romania.
The pair allegedly underwent terrorist training in Turkey before returning to Israel, said police and the Shin Bet security service on Sunday, who arrested them last month.
Prosecutors from Haifa district will ask that the suspects be held in custody until the end of their trial on charges of assisting the enemy in wartime and making contact with foreign agents.