Palestinian Terrorists Unleash Rash of Attacks in Israel
JERUSALEM, Israel Friday brought more attempted stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks against Israelis, but thankfully no one was injured and the terrorists neutralized.
A Palestinian terrorist tried to run over IDF soldiers at the Hilhul Junction near Hebron on Friday. Troops thwarted the attack, firing at the assailant, resulting in his death. Soldiers found a very large knife on his body.
Meanwhile, Israeli security forces tracked down the man who rammed his car into a group of soldiers near Beit Aryeh in Samaria Wednesday, injuring four.
A joint overnight operation by the Shin Bet, an undercover IDF unit and several police units located the driver, a Hamas operative and resident of a nearby Arab village. The terrorist told investigators he rammed the soldiers to avenge the "murder of Palestinian children" and defend the al-Aksa Mosque, which according to the Palestinian Authority, Israel intends to destroy.
Three of the four soldiers injured in the attack remained hospitalized Friday morning, while the fourth was well enough to be discharged.
Security forces located the abandoned car used in the attack and found an M-16 rifle and a stun grenade inside.
A day earlier, terrorists opened fire on an Israeli couple on their way home from a family Hanukkah celebration as they drove near Tulkarm. Authorities found 23 bullet holes in the car. The husband remains hospitalized in serious condition after suffering extensive head injuries in the crash. The wife is recovering from bullet wounds to her extremities.
Also on Wednesday, terrorists stabbed a soldier and a civilian near Beit Hadassah in Hebron.