Days after tragedy was miraculously averted when terrorists attempted to burn down a house in the Givat Oz Ve'Tzion community of Binyamin near Kochav Hashahar, with children at home at the time of the attack, Arabs from the nearby PA-controlled village of Burka, known for its hostile history of terrorist attacks targeting Israeli civilians, returned to the scene, trying to set more homes on fire.
In the incident last week, four boys realized they were being attacked with Molotov cocktails thrown at their house. While they managed to escape through the windows, two suffered smoke injuries from the flames, and another young man suffered light injuries to his legs. After responding to calls for help, the IDF began searches for the terrorists.
Following last week's events, MK Bezalel Smotrich of the Religious Zionist party and head of the Binyamin Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, arrived to provide support for local residents, who have opened a fundraising campaign to repair damage from the attack.
Yehuda Lieber, a resident of the community said, "At 2:15 a.m., terrorists from the village of Burka entered Givat Oz V'Tzion and threw five Molotov cocktails into a home where four boys were fast asleep." According to Lieber "Only a miracle prevented them from suffering serious damage as the house went up in smoke…”
PALESTINIANS STEALING JEWISH LAND
The state has enacted an order against PA takeover of government-owned lands,
but the Civil Administration has failed to enforce it.
In recent months, the PA, aided by the EU, has carried out a continuous incursion into Israeli government-owned lands in the direction of the industrial area of the city of Ariel, in Area C, under full Israeli control.
Areas which have been taken over are located on the outskirts of an antiquities site called Khirbet Kurkosh. The process began with contruction of roads in the area and continued with land development work and the planting of olive trees. Now the construction of a large electricity infrastructure, at a considerable distance from the PA-controlled village where the incursion is coming from, is nearing completion. The area in disucssion is defined as survey lands - state lands whose registration has not yet been completed.
The Palestinian Authority and its partners in the European Union are also being accused of "years of exploiting bureaucratic and legal barriers to prevent law enforcement against illegal takeovers [of Israeli land].”
[…] The head of the Samaria Council, Yossi Dagan, said, "The security cabinet declared a campaign on Area C, and it is time for law enforcement agencies to act accordingly - in a systemic fashion. The Palestinian Authority's rampage must be stopped and a clear and determined message conveyed.”
"This is a case that illustrates the PA's systemic, budgeted and planned takeover of Area C, which seeks to move the center of gravity of the development of localities from Area B to C, in order to establish facts on the ground and reduce Israel's security and political freedom of action in strategic Area C, including future agreements," reads the petition
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