Shalom Life | September 17, 2014

IDF Update on Sunday's Nakba

Read this account by the Israeli Defense Forces of yesterday's attacks.

By: Daniel Horowitz

Published: May 16th, 2011 in News » Israel

IDF Update on Sunday's Nakba

“The United Nations made a decision in 1947 to establish two states, one Jewish and one Arab,” said Israeli President Shimon Peres. “We accepted the decision. The Arabs rejected the decision and attacked us. The Nakba began then. If the Arabs had accepted, the situation would be different and we would live today in peace.”

The following is an IDF account and update of Sunday’s Nakba Riots

Israel Defense Forces Blog

Over the course of the day on Sunday May 15th, several riots broke out in various locations across Israel, causing friction between Israeli security forces and the rioters and inciters:

Northern Region:

During the midday hours, hundreds of Syrian rioters infiltrated the Israeli-Syrian border into the village Majdal Shams, and in the centre of the village violently rioted against IDF forces. In attempt to turn the rioters back to Syria, forces fired selectively towards rioters who were targeting security infrastructure and some were injured as a result.

Additionally, along the Lebanese border, several rioters attempted to breach the border fence and to infiltrate into Israeli territory. IDF forces responded by firing warning shots.

Currently, IDF forces and Israel Police forces are operating to restore order in these locations.

In these incidents, three IDF officers and 10 IDF soldiers were injured.

The IDF emphasizes that attempts to damage property or cause harm to security forces will be responded to.

The IDF sees the governments of Syria and Lebanon as responsible for any violence or provocation towards Israel that emanates from their respective territories.

Central Region:

Multiple violent riots broke out in several locations throughout the West Bank. These riots included rock hurling, the throwing of fire bombs and the burning of tires.

South of Ramallah, in Qalandiya, approximately 600 Palestinians are violently rioting. During this riot, rocks were hurled, as were flares, at security forces who have been responding with riot dispersal means.

Furthermore, throughout the day there have been several incidents during which rioters have been seen hiding behind ambulances for cover while hurling rocks at security forces. IDF forces have been responding with riot dispersal means to contain these riots and thus far have been persistent in their efforts.

Southern Region:

In the past several hours, riots have taken place in several sites in the Gaza Strip, the most prominent of which is adjacent to the Erez Crossing. Hundreds of Palestinian rioters are hurling rocks at IDF forces. The rioters arrived at the humanitarian aid crossing and caused damage to its structures. Soldiers fired in a controlled manner in the direction, and towards the legs of the leading rioters, in order to disperse them and prevent them from entering Israeli territory. A number of rioters were injured as a result.

In addition, during the afternoon hours IDF forces identified a suspect planting an explosive device along the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. IDF soldiers fired towards the suspects, identifying a hit.

Terrorist organizations are constantly operating with the objective to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and have previously attempted to execute terrorist activities near the various crossings carrying humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Hollywood Unites to Defy Hamas in New York Times Ad Hollywood Unites to Defy Hamas in New York Times Ad TrendingIraqi Show Depicts ISIS Leader as the Spawn of Satan and a Jewish Woman [VIDEO] Iraqi Show Depicts ISIS Leader as the Spawn of Satan and a Jewish Woman [VIDEO] TrendingUJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre Receives Capital Grant from the Government of Canada UJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre Receives Capital Grant from the Government of Canada Trending
 

The Love Jewce: In Real Life with Nev Schulman

September 16, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: In Real Life with Nev Schulman

A look at the 'Catfish' star's new book, "In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age"

Read More

British Retailer Bans Jewish Schoolchildren from Entering

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
British Retailer Bans Jewish Schoolchildren from Entering

Security guard at leading U.K. retailer Sport Direct bars children from entering, says "No Jews, no Jews"

Read More

GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 Double Passes to See ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

September 16, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 Double Passes to See ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Enter now to win a pair of tickets to 'This Is Where I Leave You' starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Jane Fonda.

Read More

TIFF 2014: This Is My Land

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: This Is My Land

Documentarian Tamara Erde takes us into six classrooms in Israel and Palestine to discover what children are being taught.

Read More

TIFF 2014: Zero Recognition

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: Zero Recognition

Lauren Collins and Ben Lewis' satirical short subtly suggests that being Canadian and being a famous young actor may be mutually exclusive.

Read More

TIFF 2014: Rosewater

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: Rosewater

Jon Stewart's directorial debut is gripping, informative, poignant, and at times unexpectedly comical.

Read More

Justin Trudeau Strongly Opposes Anti-Terror Bill

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Justin Trudeau Strongly Opposes Anti-Terror Bill

Says bill proposed by current PM Stephen Harper is against "Canadian identity"

Read More

Shalom, Alabama: A Jewish Culture Guide

September 16, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Shalom, Alabama: A Jewish Culture Guide

Did you know one of the best Jewish film festivals take place in Mobile, Alabama each year?

Read More

More Headlines