Friday, June 24, 2016

24-Jun-16: Vehicle ramming attack in Kiryat Arba: the assailant, a young woman again, is dead

The attack vehicle shortly after it and the young
driver were stopped in a hail of IDF bullets
A security camera video, posted in the past hour on YouTube, shows what the IDF is calling an apparent terror attack on an Israeli vehicle and the people inside, next to the hitch-hiking post at the entrance to the Israeli community of Kiryat Arba. The attack happened around 2:00 pm today.

Times of Israel reports that a Palestinian Arab woman
crashed her car into an Israeli vehicle in a likely car-ramming attack... A soldier who was nearby shot the driver, killing her, the military said, describing the incident as an “apparent” terror attack. An Israeli couple was hurt in the incident... The two Israelis, who are in their 50s, were lightly injured, according to the Magen David Adom emergency service. They were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center where they will stay through the weekend for observation, the hospital said.
Here's what security camera located at the traffic circle captured:

The Bethlehem-based Ma'an News Agency says 
The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed her death, identifying her as Majd al-Khadour. Israeli sources said she was 18 years old... Some Palestinian social media outlets reported that eyewitnesses told them the incident appeared to be car accident, not a premeditated attack.
Fatah incitement: ""Run over, friend, run over
the foreign settler!" [Image Source: PMW]
As the video above indicates, the camera is also an eye-witness.

A campaign promoting vehicle rammings by Palestinian Arabs has been a feature of the Arab social media during the past 18 months. 

A Palestinian Media Watch article, "Abbas' Fatah encourages terror attacks by car" [PMW, November 6, 2014] includes some of the Twitter images and posters that deliver the message of redemption via vehicle ramming directly into the heads of young, impressionable Palestinian Arabs, presumably like this afternoon's young driver who is never going to reach her 19th birthday.

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