Sunday, December 27, 2015

27-Dec-15: Sunday, the Arab-on-Israeli violence continues

Police security checkpoint in Jerusalem's Old City [Image Source]
It's Sunday mid-afternoon here: a bright, sunny, mild and violent day. Some of the day's events since our morning post:
  • During the morning, a Palestinian Arab woman tried to stab an Israeli near Ma’ale Shomron, an Israeli community west of Nablus. She was stopped with no injuries to anyone. She is said to be from the nearby Palestinian Arab village of Azzun. [Times of Israel, December 27, 2015
  • A separate incident: a Palestinian Arab woman was stopped at the entrance to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and found to be in possession of a knife. She is under arrest, and alive.
  • A Palestinian Arab man was arrested by Israel Police officers patrolling the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City this afternoon. Asked to show identification,  Times of Israel says he instead drew a blade that had been secreted in his clothing. The officers relieved him of the weapon and took him into custody, alive. Palestinian Arab sources say he is from the Ramallah area. No one was injured, and there are no names or other identifying details at this stage. 
  • In Hawara, a village south of Nablus, the day's fifth (so far) Arab-on-Israeli terror attack saw two Arabs approach a gas station near the IDF checkpoint. Israel National News says they suddenly stabbed one of the soldiers stationed there, inflicting moderate knife wounds to his limbs. Other security personnel opened fire and killed the attackers at the scene. The second soldier was lightly wounded in the fire. Both Israelis received emergency treatment at the scene and were then evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva. The Palestinian authorities say the attackers were aged 17 and 23.

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