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September 25, 2015
Recap: Year's Major Terror Attacks
Arutz Sheva staff
The IDF Blog published a recap Thursday of the Jewish year's major Muslim-Arab terror attacks against Jews, and acknowledged the fact that Israelis are under constant threat from Arab terror.
"Driving your car, taking the bus, or simply walking around," the official website states, "daily routine has become dangerous to Israelis."
These are the attacks listed for the Jewish year of 5775:
October 22: A 20-year-old Arab terrorist, Abed a-Rahman a-Shalud, drove his car into a Jerusalem light rail station, murdering a three-month-old infant, Haya Zissel Braun, and a 22 year-old Ecuadorian convert, Karen Mosquera, and injuring seven others.
November 10: An Arab stabbed an IDF soldier near the Haganah train station in Tel Aviv. The soldier, Almog Shilony, was evacuated to the hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his wounds later that evening.
November 18: While morning prayers were underway, a terrorist went on a killing spree in a synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem, murdering five people and injuring seven.
December 12: A terrorist attacked a Jewish family with acid in the Gush Etzion region south of Jerusalem, wounding six people, including young children.
December 25: A molotov cocktail was thrown at a car by Arabs near the Ma'ale Shomron community in the Samaria region, causing 11-year-old Ayala Shapira to suffer third degree wounds to over 50% of her body.
January 21: An Arab terrorist injured 12 people in a stabbing attack on a bus in Tel Aviv.
February 22: An 18-year-old Arab stabbed a 27 year-old Israeli civilian in Jerusalem.
March 6: An Arab man drove his car into a light rail station in Jerusalem, wounding five Israeli security officers and an Israeli civilian.
March 25: A 16-year-old Arab stabbed an Israeli border policeman near Jerusalem.
April 8: Three IDF soldiers were stabbed by an Arab while they were performing routine patrols in Samaria.
April 15: Khaled Koutineh, a 37-year-old Arab, rammed his car into Israelis waiting at a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing one man and injuring a woman.
May 14: Four Israelis were injured when Muhammad al-Rafiya, an Arab who had earlier been arrested and imprisoned for throwing rocks and possessing an illegal firearm, slammed his car into a group of Israelis as they were waiting at a bus station.
June 19: A terrorist named Mohammed Abu Shaheen stopped an Israeli vehicle near the Ein Buvin Spring in the Dolev community, pretending to ask for directions. When the vehicle stopped, Abu Shaheen opened fire, moderately injuring one civilian and severely injuring Danny Gonen, who later succumbed to his wounds.
Jun. 29: Four Israelis were shot and injured in a drive-by shooting attack near Shilo. One of them died in the hospital the next day.
July 15: An Arab stabbed an IDF soldier at a security post in the Shiloh Junction. Forces arrested the assailant.
August 4: Arab terrorists hurled a molotov cocktail at an Israeli vehicle in Jerusalem. Three people were injured.
August 6: An Arab driver intentionally hit soldiers near Shechem (Nablus), three were injured.
August 9: Arab assailants stabbed an Israeli civilian at a gas station.
August 15: An Arab stabbed a soldier on route 443 near Jerusalem.
August 15: An Israel Border Police officer was stabbed at a junction south of Shechem.
August 17: An assailant attempted to stab a Border Police officer at Tapuah Junction.
September 13: On Rosh Hashana, immediately after the start of the Jewish New Year 5776, Alexander Levlovitz, 64, was murdered in a rock attack on his car at the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of southeastern Jerusalem. Israel Police said the car lost control after being hit by rocks and hit an electricity pole, fatally injuring the driver.
Arabs Kill Jews, U.S. Condemns ‘all sides'
From Att'y Stephen M. Flatow
During the past few days, Arabs in Jerusalem stoned a Jew to death in the Armon HaNetziv neighborhood, wounded three Israeli policemen in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, and hurled rocks and firebombs at policemen on the Temple Mount.
How did the Obama administration respond? By condemning "all sides."
White House spokesman Josh Earnest put it this way at his daily press briefing: "The United States remains deeply concerned by the recent violence and escalating tensions surrounding Haram al-Sharif, or the Temple Mount, as it's also known. The United States, as we routinely do, strongly condemn all acts of violence, particularly in that location that's so sacred to many, many people. It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric, and preserve unchanged the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif Temple Mount, both in word and in practice."
"All sides." The Obama White House is incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong, between victim and aggressor. Everyone is equally to blame.
"Escalating tensions." No hint as to who might be responsible for those tensions. They simply "escalate," coming out of nowhere, not caused by anyone in particular.
"All acts of violence." No mention of Alexander Levlovitz, the Israeli man who was stoned to death while driving home from Rosh Hashanah dinner with friends and family. Citing his name would put a human face on those vague "acts of violence." It might remind the public that Jewish victims of Arab terrorism are real people.
If there's one thing the White House does not want to do, it's to draw attention to Jewish victims of Palestinian terrorism. Obama administration policymakers want the public to quickly turn the page, to get on to other issues, not stop and think about someone like Alexander Levlovitz. Mentioning his name might encourage people to pause and consider the implications of what happened to him.
And the implications are serious.
For example, there's the fact that the Palestinians are still engaging in massive anti-Jewish violence, 22 years after signing the Oslo Accords, in which they pledged to stop engaging in violence.
There's also the fact that the Palestinian Authority (PA) regime, which the Obama administration claims is moderate and peace-seeking, actively praises and encourages the violence. How could the administration continue its policy of pressuring Israel to make concessions if it admitted that the PA does not really want peace?
The most serious implication, of course, is what the violence tells us about the idea of creating a Palestinian state. Every Palestinian rock thrown at a Jew is a reminder that an independent Palestinian state, instead of bringing peace to the region, would be a source of constant violence against Israel.
That's why the Obama White House has to blame "all sides." Because the alternative—taking Israel's side—is unthinkable to this administration.
Stephen M. Flatow, an attorney in New Jersey, is the father of Alisa Flatow, who was murdered in a Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995.
Also appeared on JNS.org