Terrorist wife used baby to hide grenades - Israelis fear medical vehicles will be used for terrorist attacks
October 23, 2005
MIM: More proof of how terrorists forfeit their humanity and by extrapolation the right to any legal or punitive considerations afforded by a civil society, can be seen in the use by terrorists of their own children and life saving vehicles to perpetrate attacks and kill men, women and children. The ruthless zeal of the terrorists to kill themselves and their children is more truth that trials are not enough.
Terror legislation must be enacted which includes the death penalty for anyone convicted of knowinlgy aiding and abetting a terrorist attack.
Arab Terrorist's Wife Used Baby to Hide Grenade 10:13 Oct 23, '05 By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
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.
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.
In separate incidents over the weekend, the IDF killed four Arab terrorists. Soldiers opened fire at two terrorists who were placing an explosive device on a road near the community of Ne've Tzuf Saturday night. One terrorist was killed and the other escaped.
Friday night, soldiers killed two Arab terrorists who shot at their base near the village of Anabta near Tulkarm, which overlooks the high-speed Highway 6, about five miles east of Netanya. One of the terrorists was armed with a hunting rifle. Soldiers also killed a terrorist who shot at them while on patrol near Shechem.
Arabs identified the Shechem terrorist as a 21-year-old member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Troops also arrested 11 Hamas terrorists in Hevron.
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.
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.
Security services have repeatedly warned that Arab terrorists are making efforts to obtain an Israeli ambulance for purposes of a car-bomb attack. Special security measures have thus far been implemented to keep Israeli ambulances out of the hands of PA elements and to protect hospital emergency rooms. One scenario for which the hospitals are taking precautions is a suicide bomber in one location followed by an ambulance-bomb at the hospital to which the wounded are evacuated. For this reason, even in the wake of a terrorist attack, ambulances arriving at any hospital must be cleared by security before they can approach the emergency room.
Just last month, police chased down a Palestinian Authority car thief driving a stolen ambulance on a major Tel Aviv highway. The arrested driver stole the vehicle from outside the home of a medic who was on call for the emergency medical services. A paramedic from the Tel Aviv area spotted and identified the stolen vehicle, and called the police.