Israeli forces were successful in capturing a Palestinian terror cell operating in the Shechem (Nablus) area that planned to kidnap an Israeli citizen and hold him in exchange for Palestinian terrorists incarcerated in Israeli prisons.

Israelis who came to celebrate Chanukah in Shechem were upset by Arab vandalism, but they chose to celebrate rather than giving terrorists a victory.

On Thursday evening November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day!), the second night of Chanukah, American and Israeli families will join Israeli soldiers on the Chatmar Shomron Military Base to celebrate Chanukah and say “Thank You” to our beloved Israeli soldiers. This army base is just a short distance from Shechem, one of the most violent and dangerous Palestinian-run cities in Samaria, known in Arabic as Nablus.