Tuesday, May 12, 2015

12-May-15: More stabbings

An IDF secured crossing point 
Wondering why Israel's security forces put young Arabs through 'demeaning' physical checks? A reminder from Sunday morning's rush hour.
Israeli stabbed in suspected terror attack [Israel Hayom, May 11, 2015]
A 19-year-old Israeli man was stabbed in Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem, on Sunday morning. He sustained moderate wounds and was rushed to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital. Security forces, assisted by police helicopters, began searching the area for the assailant, who according to the victim was Palestinian, and the Judea and Samaria Police have launched an investigation into the incident. According to available details, the victim was waiting for a bus at the Mishor Adumim industrial park when he was attacked by a Palestinian man, who stabbed him and fled... Eyewitness accounts suggested the attacker ran towards the people waiting at the bus stop, stabbed one of them at random, and fled toward the nearby Palestinian city of Jericho.
Knifing attacks have become frequent occurrences here.
  • Two Palestinian Arabs pulled knives on a small group of IDF soldiers on Sunday night (May 10, 2015) near the Israeli community of Yakir (population: 1,130). They were overpowered and then taken away for questioning. [Times of Israel, May 3, 2015]
  • On May 2, 2015, an IDF military policeman manning a security checkpoint on the Jerusalem-Hebron highway was attacked by a knife-wielding 16-year-old Palestinian Arab child while checking a bus [JPost]. The attacker was over-powered and he too was taken away for questioning.
  • And a chain of earlier attacks summarized in our earlier post here ["29-Apr-15: Almost entirely unreported, violent Arab attacks in and on Jerusalem"]

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