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Israel Press Review of 21/09/2016
Israeli Press Review
Israel Press Review of 21/09/2016

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  • Thirteen year-old Palestinian girl attempts terror attack at checkpoint

A 13-year-old Palestinian girl tried to stab soldiers at the Eliyahu checkpoint near Alfei Menashe in the West Bank on Wednesday morning, telling security officials afterwards: "I came here to die."

The girl arrived at the checkpoint on foot and approached vehicles carrying a bag, Yediot Aharonot reports. Crossings Authority security guards ordered the girl to stop and fired warning shots into the air. The girl ignored them and continued moving forward. When she put her hand under her shirt, security guards shot her in the leg, lightly-to-moderately wounding her.  

None were hurt on the Israeli side.

This is the 11th attempted attack in the last six days and occurred the day after a 16 year-old terrorist tried to stab soldiers at a checkpoint in Bani Na'im, near Hebron.

Click here to read the full article in Yediot Aharonot


  • Two soldiers lightly hurt by firebomb in West Bank raid

Two IDF soldiers were lightly injured by a Molotov cocktail thrown at them during an arrest raid in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem on Tuesday morning, the Times of Israel reports.

The soldiers had entered the refugee camp in the early hours of Tuesday morning to arrest three men suspected of taking part in violent demonstrations and rock throwing. It was among a series of raids conducted throughout the West Bank, by the end of which some 27 Palestinians were taken into custody, the army said.

During the Deheishe incident, local residents threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers, injuring two of them.

The wounded soldiers were taken to hospital in Jerusalem for treatment. One sustained second-degree burns from the firebomb, while the second suffered from smoke inhalation, a spokesperson for the hospital said.

Click here to read the full article in Times of Israel


  • Thirteen additional suspects arrested in Balad fraud investigation

On Wednesday, police remanded 13 additional suspects in an ongoing investigation into the Balad party’s campaign funding, with additional arrests expected later in the day, the Jerusalem Post reports.

This comes after the police remanded 23 Balad activists, lawyers, and accountants on Sunday. Balad’s three Knesset members were not investigated in the fraud probe, police said.

The police suspect party officials of falsely representing the origin of millions of shekels, obtained in Israel and abroad, used to finance party operations. Balad’s three Knesset members are not being investigated in the fraud probe, police said.

The arrests were “based on the suspicion that senior and active members of Balad, together with the many others, including lawyers and accountants, conducted in recent years a mechanism to systematically allegedly misrepresent the origin of millions of shekels that were introduced to party funds and were used to finance its operations,” police alleged in a statement on Wednesday.

The investigation conducted by the Lahav 433 special investigations was approved by the attorney-general and arose after a state comptroller audit that allegedly provided evidence of fraud, according to police.

Balad is one of four groupings in the predominantly Arab Joint List bloc in the Knesset.

Click here to read the full article in Jerusalem Post

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