|Police and security personnel lead one of the two Pisgat|
Ze'ev knifing attackers away. The second is seriously
injured. [Image: From an eye-witness]
This afternoon (Tuesday), there are initial reports of a stabbing attack at the Yekutiel Adam station located near the eastern end of the route in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood. Israel National News says
A security guard for the Light Rail has reportedly suffered moderate injuries; Magen David Adom (MDA) medics and security forces are rushing to the scene. Two terrorists - apparently teenagers - carried out the attack; one has been arrested, the other injured after security forces opened fire. [Israel National News, just now]The photo at right indicates at least one of the attackers is young - to our eyes, 15 or even less. The second attacker is not shown; he was evidently shot and is probably not in good shape. We don't know names, or where they live, or the condition of the one shot. A Reuters reporter tweeted that the two attackers are aged about 12-13. Ynet is reporting the same thing.
Another "victory" for Palestinian Arab education - and quite possibly for UNRWA as well.
Times of Israel says the Light Rail security guard, who was moderately wounded in the attack, managed to fire his weapon toward the two attackers, wounding one according to the police. He received emergency treatment at at the scene and then rushed to Jerusalem's Shaarei Zedek Medical Center. He is about 25, and has stab wounds to the upper body.
|The face of children abused: the|
Palestinian Arab boy who, with
a friend, launched a stabbing
attack this afternoon on a security
guard on a Jerusalem tram. We think
his name is Muawiya Alqam.
Who might they be? Specific individuals are hard to find or name, except for one: Mahmoud Abbas.
When, as he has done several times in the past two years, whom is Abbas addressing when he stands on some public rostrum and in his capacity as head of Fatah and president of the state of Palestine holds aloft the arms of terrorists, convicted in Israeli courts of acts of murder in the name of Islam or of Islamism or Palestinianism or Pan-Arabism or it hardly matters what, and calls them heroes? When he declares (as he did in December 2013 - source):
"This is the day the joy of all of us the joy of our people for our prisoner heroes who came out today to the light of freedom to live free, we congratulate you and congratulate ourselves with these heroes who arrived here and who arrived in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the rest will come, God willing..."to whom is he speaking?
To this kid.
UPDATE November 11, 2015: The two weaponized Palestinian Arab children charged with today's stabbing are identified, according to the New York Times ["Violent Loop Engulfs Youths in Jerusalem"]:
Ali Alqam, 12, and Muawiya Alqam, 14, have been arrested, accused of a copycat stabbing that wounded an Israeli security guard on a light railway train in East Jerusalem, not far from their homes in the Shuafat refugee camp and the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.The aged, wealthy, failed, murder-minded leaders of the Mahmoud Abbas-led Palestinian Authority must be so proud.