Sivan 15, 5777
June 9, 2017
The News on the Israel street
The Nonexistent Tourist Boycott of Israel:
Whatever success that BDS is having in the halls of academia among students is not being matched on the tourist front. May was another all-time record month of tourist arrivals in Israel with 347,000 tourists entering the country bringing to 1.43 million tourists who have come to Israel since January 1.
During the same period last year, 1.15 million tourists came to Israel.
Think about the overall numbers again: an all-time record 347,000 tourists in May, an all-time record 1.43 million tourists for the year, an all-time record 2.18 billion dollars spent.
So much for BDS.
The ultra-orthodox and the IDF:
In the midst of the continuing ugly reports of IDF soldiers being attacked by ultra-orthodox in places like Mea Shearim comes a positive report from the IDF yesterday.
30 new ultra-orthodox paratroopers were inducted into the famed Paratroopers Brigade at the Kotel (Western Wall).
Palestinian Terrorists Attack Throughout Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem
Your humble servant frequently writes about how he views Israeli citizens living in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem as heroic. Why? Because they are subject to continuous Palestinian terror attacks–often in the same places over and over again.
I mention “the same places” because it remains a mystery how the terrorists attack repeatedly with impunity. Occasionally, the IDF is able to thwart attacks, but more often than not, windshields are smashed, cars are caused to crash, cars are set on fire, and numerous Israeli men, women, and children are wounded and killed.
But these people refuse to give up; they refuse to leave their homes; they remain steadfast in their attempt to defend themselves, their homes, and their ancestral home.
Here are a few of the Palestinian terror attacks in the last 48 hours:
Palestinian terrorists assaulted motorists with “rocks” near the entrance to Kiryat Arba.
Palestinian terrorists tried to burn Israelis alive with Molotovs at the Sawahreh Crossing.
Palestinian terrorists tried to burn Israelis alive with Molotovs in Issawiya.
Palestinian terrorists tried to burn Israelis alive with Molotovs at the Sheikh Sa’ad Crossing.
Palestinian terrorists attacked Israelis with “rocks” at Silwad.
Palestinian terrorists attacked Israelis with “rocks” at Al-Mayer.
Palestinian terrorists attacked Israelis with “rocks” at Rafida.
Palestinian terrorists attacked Israelis with “rocks” at Sanigil.
Palestinian terrorists assaulted an IDF soldier near the Peace House in Hevron.
Palestinian terrorists set fires near Route 465 at the Abud bypass.
Palestinian terrorists threw “rocks” at a vehicle near Beit Horon.
Palestinian terrorists attacked a police vehicle near the village of Hizma in Binyamin.
Palestinian terrorists attacked a police van on the Ophel Road in Jerusalem.
Palestinian terrorists attacked vehicles on Route 465 in West Binyamin.
Palestinian terrorists attacked a vehicle near the Kiryat Arba industrial zone.
Palestinian terrorists attacked IDF troops operating in the village of Anabta near Tulkarm.
Palestinian terrorists attacked IDF forces near Hevron.
Palestinian terrorists attacked Border Guards near Abu Dis.
Palestinian terrorists attacked IDF forces with “rocks” at a police checkpoint in Hevron. A soldier was hit in the back of the head with a concrete block and was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem.
Palestinian terrorists attacked Border Guards at Shuafat.
Palestinian terrorists assaulted Israeli motorists Azun.
Palestinian terrorists hit motorists on Route 458 with Molotovs.
Palestinian terrorists struck a vehicle near Al-Muairi with Molotovs.
Palestinian terrorists set fire to the Kiryat Arba security.
Palestinian terrorists threw Molotovs on the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem road near El Khader.
Palestinian terrorists attacked police in Silwan with Molotovs.
Palestinian terrorists attacked IDF forces in Qalqiliya. Four terrorists were wounded.
Palestinian terrorists Arabs threw an IED and fired at IDF forces operating in the village of Farah near Nablus.
Palestinian terrorists staged an attack on IDF forces operating in Tubas near Nablus.
The above reports were taken from rotter.co.il, Rescue Judea and Samaria, and the Jewish Voice website–all of which contain reports of Israelis on the ground.
And these were but a few of the attacks.
Once again, israelstreet salutes the Jewish community members of Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem.