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      by David Wilder
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      David Wilder was born in New Jersey in the USA in 1954, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in History and teacher certification in 1976. He spent 1974-75 in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University and returned to Israel upon graduation.

      For over eighteen years David Wilder has worked with the Jewish Community of Hebron. He is the English spokesman for the community, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He initiated the Hebron internet project, including email lists of over 15,000 subscribers who receive regular news and commentaries from Hebron in English and Hebrew. David is responsible and continues to update the Hebron web sites, portraying various facets of Hebron, utilizing text, audio, video and pictures. He conducts tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and occasionally travels abroad, speaking at Hebron functions.

      David Wilder is married to Ora, a 'Sabra,' for 35 years. They lived in Kiryat Arba for 17 years and have resided at Beit Hadassah in Hebron for the past 15 years. They have seven children and many grandchildren.

      Links to sites David recommends:
      www.hebron.com (English)
      www.hebron.org.il (Hebrew)
      www.ohrshlomo.org (Hebrew)
      www.ohrshalom.net (Hebrew)
      (others to be added)

      Tammuz 20, 5770, 7/2/2010

      How quiet has it really been? A 6 month terror summary

                                 Arab 'policeman' in Hebron


      One of the questions I frequently hear, is: What's the security situation?

      As Obama continues to pressure Israel into further concessions, in order to prepare 'direct talks' with our enemy, a.k.a. continued Israeli abandonment of Eretz Yisrael, a decrease in security and more dead Jews, it is important to know exactly:

      How quiet has it really been?

      This is a summary of terror activity in Israel for the first six months of 2010, as prepared by Yeshanews (Hebrew) 
      You judge for yourself.

      6 people killed
      2 critically wounded
      9 moderately wounded
      232 lightly wounded in terror attacks and fighting against terrorists

      139 rockets fired
      At the Gaza border fence 60 shooting attacks, bombs, missiles fired, and attempted infiltrations.
      130 Arabs apprehened with knives. 22 admitted intentions to perpetrated a terror attack


      Rocket/Missile attacks:
      25 mortars and 48 kassam missiles shot into Israel
      1 killed (foreign worker)
      2 people in shock

      45 mortars and 19 kassam missiles fell inside Gaza
      2-3 rockets shot at the Gulf of Eilat
      1 discovered 70 meteres from the Almog beach

      Terror at Gaza border fence:
      2 soldiers killed
      1 injured by sniper fire
      1 injured in mine blast

      The Israel Air force attacked 8 tunnels, 1 weapons factory, 4 terror bases, 4 munitions storage area, 3 terrorist groups shooting rockets, 
      12 terrorists killed and one critically injured.

      3 terror infiltrations prevented

      The marines killed 6 terrorists planning an attack from the sea

      18 shooting attacks against soldiers
      1 hand grenade thrown
      8 Anti-tank missiles shot
      12 shooting attacks against workers
      1 attack against farmers

      3 mines discovered
      5 bombs exploded
      1 'wagon bomb'

      Knives and stabbing attacks:
      103 Arabs arrested armed with knives
      57 on their bodies
      24 in vehicles
      22 with other tools

      1 killed by stabbing attack - Soldier Ihab Chatib, at the Tapuach junction. 
      1 lightly wounded in Netanya

      1 terrorist killed
      1 terror suspect shot and lightly wounded

      A knife attack prevented - 2 terrorists killed

      Bombs in Judea and Samaria:

      38 bombs discovered
      4 fake bombs discovered

      Rock attacks and Arab violence: 

      218 injured by rock attacks and Arab violence
      132 police and border police, 2 border police officers, lightly injured. 1 lightly-moderately wounded

      12 soldiers and one officer wounded

      56 civilians lightly wounded, including 3 children, one foreign tourist lightly wounded, 4 moderate and 3 treated for shock

      2 civilians injured in auto accident due to rock attack, 1 wounded in accident due to rock barrier in street, 1 civilian by Arab violence in Southern Hebron Hills, 1 youth in Jerusalem, and a handicapped person by Arab violence during a car theft.

      Auto attacks:
      3 auto attacks-attempts to run people over, 4 people lightly injured

      Terror shooting:
      One policeman killed, 1 moderately wounded, 3 lightly wounded, 2 civilians and one guard lightly wounded

      Killed and wounded in attacks and fights against terror:

      3 soldiers killed, 1 killed by 'friendly fire' during terror operation, 1 policeman and one foreign worker killed

      Cemetery desecrations:

      3 times ancient Jewish cemetery  in Hebron desecrated via arson attacks.
      23 gravestones destroyed on Mt of Olives
      2 other attacks near Nevatim and Shefaram