Skip to comments.Alarms Sound on Shavuot in Kochav Yaakov
Posted on 05/28/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The Shavuot holiday in Kochav Yaakov turned tense when Arabs entered the settlement late Saturday night causing warning sirens to sound.
The town, where parents and children alike were out in synagogues to study in honor of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, found itself rushing to find children, shutter windows, and bar its doors as the IDF responded to the threat.
Ilan Malachi told Arutz Sheva about the tension that gripped the Binyamin region community.
"We call the emergency squad, and a friend said that apparently there is Arabs had infiltrated into the community. It was declared the highest level of alert, meaning the incident was certain.
"An entire IDF brigade arrived here, the entire thing, in full battle dress and readiness. They asked residents to enter homes or synagogues, rather than be on the streets where the infiltrators might be.
The alarm was first sounded when members of the local security team realized one of the gates they had locked previously was now open. Patrols were dispatched, and tracks were discovered.
Malachi said the defense team was faced with the brief dilemma of whether to announce the infiltration over the address system potentially creating a panic or to only notify the IDF. After a brief discussion it was decided to sound the alarm rather than "God forbid, risk an innocent running afoul of the infiltrators unawares."
Some of "the smaller children did panic, unfortunately, but the vast majority of our residents did not panic and behaved admirably. They are used to it," Malachi said, noting the community has had recent experience with security incidents.
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Luckily, no one was hurt. Usually, when Mohammedans go gate crashing, folks die.
Along with Divine protection, everyone rushed to battle stations like they should have, and perhaps this scared away the would-be murderer.