WATCH: Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein, Survivor Of Har Nof Massacre Recounts The Horror And Miracles To Media
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One of the victims seriously wounded in the Har Nof Maassacre last week, was Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein. He was struck three times by one of the terrorists with a meat cleaver. Once on his head and ear, and once on his back. He miraculously survived, and recounted to the media the horrors of what transpired in those few minutes inside Kehillas Bnei Torah, located at 5 Agassi Street in Har Nof, where on Tuesday morning two terrorists killed 5 people in cold blood. 4 Kedoshim were murdered while they were Davening Shacharis, and one hero Israeli [Druze] police officer – one of the Chasidei Umos HaOlam – was gunned down as he tried to kill the terrorists.
His graphic description is chilling, such as how despite having been seriously injured, he pulled one of the terrorists to the ground. Watch how he describes the miracle he experienced, when the second terrorist looked at him and told him to leave.
(Chaim Shapiro - YWN)
VIDEO: Dozens Of Williamsburg Condo Owners Evicted On Freezing Cold Day
On one of the coldest days of the season, police oversaw the eviction of dozens of families from a Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment building. The families did nothing wrong, and they own the apartments they're being forced to vacate. Ida Siegal explains how a developer's troubles has affected the homeowners.
(YWN Desk - NYC)
VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Visits the New Command Center of the Jerusalem Municipality Observation Unit
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday 26 Marcheshvan, visited the new command center of the Jerusalem Municipality observation unit, which operates observation balloons throughout the city and gives the municipality and the Israel Police real-time intelligence coverage of disturbances and violations of the law.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat briefed the prime minister on the unit, which serves as the aerial operations branch of the municipality, the Israel Police and the enforcement authorities, and on the way in which it assists the security agencies that operate in eastern Jerusalem in locating disturbances, large-scale gatherings, demonstrations, and the throwing of stones and firebombs.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "I am impressed by the genuine effort to market our capabilities, both to protect and to intervene in real-time against disturbers of the peace and terrorists. No effort is spared here; this has great effect. This morning we demolished the home of a terrorist. This is a significant and important step and there will be more home demolitions; there will be many more steps. We have nothing against the residents of eastern Jerusalem but we will not tolerate attacks on our citizens and we will act against those who do these things and against those engaged in incitement. With a determined and vigorous hand, we will restore security to Jerusalem."
Mayor Barkat added, "Mr. Prime Minister, first of all, thank you for coming to the command center. Your interest is very important here because we know that with your support we will be able to boost personal security for the residents of Jerusalem. I think that what has been formulated in recent days, with your help and that of the Israel Police, is a concept that will undoubtedly and dramatically increase our ability to respond to what we, unfortunately, experience in the city of Jerusalem. We had a very, very difficult day yesterday but we are looking forward and know that we will overcome and cope. You have seen what we are planning, what happens in the municipal command center, and I am pleased that you are here. It is good that you are backing us."
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)