The police arrested an Arab resident of Palestinian Authority (PA) who was in Israel illegally after he threatened to murder an Israeli woman with whom he had a dispute.
The police stated Thursday that after receiving a complaint a few days ago, its investigation revealed that the suspect, 19 from Hebron who was in Israel without a permit, threatened the complainant that he would come to her apartment and harm her because of a dispute that ensued between the two.
The police investigation led to the suspect’s arrest on Wednesday night at a Tel Aviv store, where he is suspected to be working without a permit.
In the meantime, the police are also investigating the issue of his illegal stay and employment in Israel and, accordingly, will commence with the process of closing the business that employed him illegally.
The police will seek to extend the suspect’s detention in the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and the IDF’s Home Front Command on Wednesday are conducting an exercise in some 600 of the Ministry of Labor and Welfare’s frameworks that simulates a massive rocket attack on the country, the IDF stated.
The exercise is aimed at increasing emergency preparedness and is planned in advance as part of the 2019 training graph, the IDF noted.
The exercise will simulate a missile attack scenario and the entering of protected spaces.
As part of the preparations for the exercise, IDF lecturers on emergencies briefed the participants in the exercise.
“The Home Front Command will co-operate with the Inspectors of the Ministry of Welfare and the Framework Managers to enable the construction of a snapshot on the preparedness and preparedness of the welfare frameworks in Israel,” the IDF stated.
The Chief of Defense of the German Armed Forces General Eberhard Zorn visited Israel this week as the guest of the IDF’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi.
This is Ebenhard’s first visit to Israel since taking office.
The IDF stated that he held meetings “on operational and strategic issues” with IDF officials.
He also visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and placed a wreath. The visit was accompanied by the IDF’s attaché in Germany, Gen. Ziv Barak, and the German military attaché in Israel, Brigadier General Dr. Klaus Jürgen Häfner.
Zorn is the latest in a growing list of top defense and military officials from several countries who have visited Israel in recent weeks.
Rear Admiral Akira Ichida, Head of J6 at the Japanese Ministry of Defense, hosted IDF Brigadier Gen. Yariv Nir, IDF Chief Signal Officer, in Tokyo last week.
The IDF stated Monday that they “discussed operational and technological challenges” and future collaborations between Israel and Japan in cyber, technology and defense.
“Building a strong future together,” the IDF tweed in Japanese.
The J6 Directorate is tasked with cyber and technology-related warfare.
Israel and Japan in recent years have strengthened their ties, and especially in the area of tech start-ups and defense.
An Arab woman was arrested Sunday morning in Hebron after she drew a knife and confronted Israeli forces securing the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
The police stated that Border Police troops operating in the Cave of the Patriarchs arrested a suspect who pulled a knife on the forces.
There were no casualties in the incident.
The Cave of the Patriarchs is often the site of terror attacks.
In related news, IDF forces carrying out counterterrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria on Saturday night arrested five suspects for their connections to terrorism.