For those who are home, and for those who are on the way. For those who support the historic and just return of the land of Israel to its people, forever loyal to their inheritance, and its restoration.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Ma'aleh Levona - Ax attack foiled this morning
This Ongoing War..
28 August '12..
An ax-wielding Palestinian Arab terrorist attacked and injured an Israeli Jew in the Samarian/Shomron community of Maaleh Levona this morning (Tuesday) [source]. The attack occurred at the community's entry gate. The injured victim was treated on the spot for light to moderate chest wounds in chest and then evacuated him the Sha'are Zedek Medical Center hospital in Jerusalem. Some ninety families make their home in Maaleh Levona, which was founded in 1982.
Security personnel serving the Binyamin region of Samaria, along with service personnel from the IDF, pursued the attacker and came under a hail of rocks thrown by local Arabs. Nevertheless they succeeded in tracking him down and apprehending him.
I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"