Ambassador David M. Friedman on Twitter: The Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Commission has confirmed that the family of the terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld is “eligible to receive a monthly salary” as compensation for his incarceration. This practice is unconscionable and must stop if there is to be any hope for peace.
The Russian Embassy in Israel condemned Israel on Thursday via Twitter, insisting that it is to blame for the the downing of the Russian military plane on Monday, adding that Russia would “take all necessary measures” to eliminate threats to the life and security of its military.
“Moscow views as irresponsible and unfriendly actions of Israeli Air Force, which exposed Russian Il-20 aircraft to danger and lead to death of 15 servicemen. Russia would take all necessary measures to eliminate threat to life and security of our military fighting against terrorism.”
The IDF in conjunction with Shin Bet has raided the home of the 17-year-old terrorist, Khalil Jabarin, who killed well-known Israel activist Ari Fuld on Sunday morning in Gush Etzion.
The home located in the West Bank village of Yatta, near Hebron, was also mapped out for demolition by army engineers, and also laid down the groundwork for the demolition.
“Yesterday, a terrorist carried out a terror attack at the mall at the Gush Etzion Junction, in which Ari Fuld was murdered. The terrorist originated from the village of Yata, south of Hebron. Following the terror attack, IDF, ISA and Border Police forces mapped the residence of the terrorist prior to its demolition,” the IDF said in a statement.
Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four from Efrat, was stabbed to death outside a supermarket at the Gush Etzion Junction. Before succumbing to his wounds Fuld managed to chase down, shoot and injured his attacker.
Police have arrested a 19-year-old Palestinian after early morning raids in Anata village, near Jerusalem, yielded several dangerous and suspicious items.
During the search, two pistols, M-16s, cartridges, ammunition, Palestinian police uniforms, an Israel Police detective hat, and other items were seized from a home in the village.
Following his arrest, the 19-year-old was transferred for questioning.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign spokesman David Keyes is “taking time off to clear his name.”
The decision comes after at least 12 women came forward earlier this week accusing Keyes of sexual harassment.
The women allege that Keyes made overly aggressive advances and that there were incidents of inappropriate behavior, including one detailed accusation of physically aggressive behavior by foreign spokesman.
In a statement on Thursday night, Keyes said: “In light of the false and misleading accusations against me and in order not to distract from the important work of the prime minister, I have asked to take time off to clear my name.”
The Prime Minister’s Office is said to have accepted Keyes request.
Several lawmakers also came out on Thursday calling on Netanyahu to suspend Keyes and investigate his actions.