Sunday, May 07, 2006

Weekend Israeli Terrorism in review

Arutzsheva: At least five Kassam rockets were launched from Gaza towards the western Negev Friday. Arabs opened fire at soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism efforts in Jenin and in the Askar area of Shechem overnight Thursday. Police continue to investigate this week’s murder of 8-year-old Beit Shemesh resident Lipaz Chimi, whose lifeless body was found earlier in the week near the city marketplace. Preliminary findings pointed to strangulation and the victim’s uncle, Shlomo, told reporters that evidence points to an act of terrorism. Three incidents involving rocks hurled at Israeli buses were reported in Samaria on Thursday afternoon. Molotov cocktails were thrown at cars near the eastern Gush Etzion communities of Nokdim and Tekoa. A pipe bomb was found by border police near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem. IDF sappers were summoned to detonate the device. No injuries were reported. Authorities arrested five Arabs northeast of their possession were an ax and a 14-inch knife. Three armed Arabs were wounded on Friday morning in a shootout with IDF soldiers operating in the Balata area of Shechem. A couple emerged uninjured from an attempted stabbing attack at the Tomb of Elijah in Haifa on Thursday. The suspect, an Arab male from the village of Tamrah is in custody.
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