God truly protects us every day, and I hope and pray He will continue to do so. (Hat tip: Israel Matzav)
Attacks on Gush Etzion and Har Homa Thwartedby Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) Released for publication: IDF forces succeeded in preventing two shooting attacks targeting the Jews of Gush Etzion and the southern Jerusalem Har Homa neighborhood in the past week.
The attacks were planned in Gaza by the Popular Resistance Committee, a terrorist logistical planning group made up of members of all of the Arab terror groups operating in the Palestinian Authority.
Early Thursday morning, IDF soldiers in Bethlehem arrested three terrorists involved in the implementation of the attacks. Ta’a Hassan Abu Alya was wanted for a number of shooting attacks in Gush Etzion that failed to injure or kill anyone and for the production of explosives. Yakoub Aymad Al-Kadar Nubani was involved in shooting attacks in the same region in 2001, at the start of the Oslo War. Mahmoud Abed Raba was poised to carry out attacks on the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa and motorists using the main Tunnels Road leading from the capital southward to Gush Etzion.