Sunday, June 24, 2012

24-Jun-12: Scenes from the front lines: today's Tayar Security Report update

Palestinian Arab human rights demonstrator
protesting in the village of Nabi Salah [Image Source]. 
The UNICEF logo on the human rights activist's shirt 
in this archive photo has no significance
whatsoever; none at all. Please focus solely on his human rights.
The chronology below picks up where we left off this past Monday June 18, 2012 [see "18-Jun-12: Scenes from the front lines: today's Tayar Security Report update"]. Like several earlier reports summarized in our blog, this one too is based on the Tayar Security Report compiled by Yehudit Tayar from first-responder, police and army reports. It skips some of the incident reports which we ourselves posted here in previous days.

Monday June 18, 2012
  • Along the security fence near Kibbutz Be'eri (population: ~800), in the north-west corner of Israel's Negev desert: An unarmed Arab is caught after he penetrated from Gaza.
  • Near Betar Illit: Several firebombs (Molotov cocktail) are hurled at Israeli vehicles
  • The Gush Etzion-Hevron road near the town of Bet Umar, a constant troublespot for passing motorists: Several rock attacks (again) on Israeli vehicles; property damage is caused
  • The Palestinian Arab village of Katna: Two IDF Special Police Force soldiers are moderately injured  by rock throwers; evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem for urgent treatment
  • Vicinity of the Palestinian Arab village of Borin, in the Shomron (Samaria district): Rock throwing attack on an IDF patrol
  • Nabi Salah: Overnight rock throwing attack on a Border Guard patrol; an Israeli officer is injured and hosptialized for treatment
  • Abu Dis in Jerusalem's eastern suburbs: Firebombs hurled at an IDF patrol.
Tuesday June 19, 2012
  • Close to the Qalqilya security check post, an Arab is apprehended by alert IDF soldiers; he is found to have 3 pipe bombs on his person. These are safely detonated by IDF sapppers.
Wednesday June 20, 2012
  • One small result of the day's massive rocket bombardment on southern Israel by the terror groups of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip: A mortar lands on the grounds of Kibbutz Sufa (population: 45 families) causing a fire to break out. It is extinguished with no injuries.
Thursday June 21, 2012
  • Shechem (Nablus): Jewish pilgrims numbering 1,200, accompanied by an IDF security patrol to ensure their safety (given the grim history of previous such visits) approach the Tomb of Joseph the Patriarch. They come under fierce rock and gunfire attack near Balata. An IDF soldier is injured and evacuated for urgent hospital care.
A final word about the Tayar Security Report compiled by Yehudit Tayar: These reports are translated and publicized by Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron with the clearance 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, Israel's official ambulance service.

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