Tuesday, April 25, 2017

25-Apr-17: A thwarted Arab-on-Israeli stabbing near Hawara Junction

At the scene shortly after the thwarted attack
There has been another Arab-on-Israeli stabbing today (Tuesday) around 3:00 pm, this time just outside the IDF's Military Intelligence base near the Hawara Checkpoint in the Samaria District.

A Ynet report says the attacker coming from the direction of Nablus brandished a knife as he charged at a group of soldiers from the Golani 51st Battalion standing in a square - Kikar Hahativa (כיכר החטיבה) or Brigade Square. The soldiers opened fire at the man before he managed to reach them. He was rendered unable to continue his attempt to cause serious harm and is injured - though his condition is not reported at this time. He received emergency treatment at the scene from IDF medics and was then evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva for further treatment.

Israel National News says no Israelis are reported injured in the attack. The Palestinian Arab assailant has not yet been named.

Over at the Palestinian Arab news service Ma'an, they report rather laconically - as if there were no rich history oof daily stabbing attacks on Israeli civilians and military - that
A Palestinian was shot multiple times in the stomach by Israeli forces after he allegedly attempted to commit a knife attack on Israeli soldiers in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, with no Israelis being harmed in the incident. Israeli media sites reported that the Palestinian was in a critical condition.
There's a Palestinian Arab video clip [here], evidently taken from within a passing car, of the scene shortly after the attacker was stopped.

Hawara is where Hussam Abdo, the cognitively-challenged human bomb we mentioned in a recent post [here] was stopped by alert IDF service personnel in March 2004.

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