UPDATES: Terror Thwarted at Tekoa, Buses Fired On, A Contorted Tale, Ya’alon On Way Out

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UPDATES 7 pm Israel time, Tuesday, December 9 2014:

—>Security updates:

*A major terrorist attack was averted yesterday at Tekoa when two Palestinian terrorists armed with knives were captured. One of the terrorists is the nephew of one of the terrorists who kidnapped and murdered the three Israeli teenagers earlier this year.

*Palestinian terrorists have been throwing “rocks” at Israeli buses and ┬ámotorists throughout the day in various locations. At this hour, major “rock” throwing is reported on Route 443 dear the Dor Alon Station.

*Another Israeli bus was fired on last night near Singil. Those terrorists involved in the shooting escaped. No Israelis were physically wounded.

*An unbelievably contorted story has just been cleared for publication by the Israel Police. On November 19, Adam Everett Livix of the United States was arrested on charges of illegal possession of weapons and intent to carry out terrorism. Livix, a Christian, came to Israel in 2013 and lived in Hebron and Bethlehem.

While there he was recruited by Palestinian terrorists to carry out a variety of terrorist activities including the assassination of President Obama when he visited Israel. When that failed to take place, Livix then illegally entered Israel where he proceeded to seek explosive materials to blow up Muslim sites in the country.

—>Israel’s so-called “Defense” Minister Moshe Ya’alon has been much in the news over the last 24 hours. First came the report that PM Netanyahu refused to confirm to Ya’alon that he would continue to be Defense Minister should Netanyahu be Prime Minister again. Apparently, Ya’alon is particularly concerned that the post could be given to Naftali Bennett.

But more than this, various reports have surfaced that indicate that Likud insiders believe that Ya’alon’s performance during the summer war was lackluster at best and poor at worst. Add to this the fact that Jewish community members in Judea and Samaria are upset with Ya’alon’s campaign against fledgling communities, and one gets a sense that Ya’alon’s days as Defense Minister are numbered.


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