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Friday, January 25, 2013

2012 Dangerous for Israelis Abroad

Nadene Goldfoot
From 1920, 1930 and on into the 1940's  Jews in Palestine endured Arab terrorism of the the following cities and areas of the Jewish population: The first two suffered annihilation.
1. Hebron
2. Gush Etzion
3. Gaza
4. East Jerusalem
5. Tel Aviv
6. Galilee
7 Itamar, Judea, near Nablus,  March 12, 2011 when a whole Jewish family was slaughtered as they slept; parents and children, one of which was 3 months old.

In 2012 Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency)  reports that they have stopped 100 attacks in Israel.  They arrested 2,300 suspects out of which had 2,170 indictments.  Most were planned roadside bombs and small- arms. fire.  "Despite the lack of deaths, there was an increase in the number of attacks in Judea and Samaria, from 320 in 2011 to 578 in 2012. The number of Molotov cocktail attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2012 rose 68 percent, compared to the previous year."

The latest reports find that though Israeli have not been murdered in terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2012,  the rest of Israelis and Jews everywhere are possible targets for terrorists.

When you are abroad, there is less protection that one has in Israel.  So far, there have been 3 major attacks.  Many  terrorists were arrested abroad while in the planning stages for attacks against Israelis.

1. Burgas, Bulgaria  on July 19, 2012 had a bus bombing where 5 Israelis and one Bulgarian were murdered.
2. New Delhi, India on February 13, 2012  had a car bombing in which a diplomat's wife was wounded.
3. Toulouse, France on March 19, 2012 where Otzar Hatorah School's rabbi and 3 children were murdered by Mohammed Merah in 2012 using a .45 calibre gun.
4. Tbilisi, Georgia also on February 13, 2012 had an attempted bombing targeting an embassy employee.
5. Bangkok, Thailand had an arrest of a Hizbullah terrorist, part of a cell plotting  for February 12, 2012 a mass attack on Israeli tourists.
6. Limassol, Cyprus, on October 18, 2012 had an arrest of another Hizbullah terrorist who was gathering information on tourist sites, ships and airplanes used by Israelis, ready to bomb cruise ships.  
7. Kenya, Africa, on July 2, 2012 had the arrest of 2 Iranian Revolutionary Guards terrorists for planning attacks on Israelis, USA, Saudi  and British  targets in the country.

Shin Bet in Jerusalem believes the February 13th bombings were caused by Iran.


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