A Palestinian Arab sneaked his way in to an Israeli agricultural community, Havat Mor (in English: Mor Farm), in the region Israelis know as Drom Har Hevron, the Southern Hebron Hills, and close - less than a mile - from the established community of Teneh Omarim. Shabtai Kochowalsky, 33, lives in a mobile home in Havat Mor with his wife, their baby and a dog called Sophie. During the morning, Kochowalsky called the IDF to send a patrol because a Palestinian Arab shepherd had brought his flock worryingly close to his home. The shepherd was asked to keep his sheep at a fair distance and Kochowalsky promptly filed a formal complaint with the Israel Police. Soon afterwards, in the early afternoon, hearing a noise outside his home, Kochowalsky opened the door. Standing in the doorway was a Palestinian Arab male... brandishing two knives. Kochowalsky ran back inside to get his pistol. The assailant pursued him and in front of the wife and "children" (according to one Israeli report we saw) he lunged at the young Israeli, stabbing him in "the limbs". Sophie then intervened and did a great dog's job of keeping the terrorist at bay for the few critical moments needed for the stabbing victim to grab his gun and fire at the Arab. A local doctor arrived soon afterwards at the home and pronounced the attacker dead. In the Palestinian Arab media, the assailant is identified by a Palestinian Health Ministry official as Said Muhammad Ali Qisiyeh, 24, from Dahiriya, a village just a few kilometers down the road [see Google Map] from Teneh Omarim and some 25 km south west of Hebron.A few words about the neighbourhood and the neighbours.
- In November 2015, Rabbi Yaakov Litman, 40, was gunned down and killed while driving a car full of family members to a pre-wedding celebration along Route 60. His son Netanel, 18, was also killed in the shooting attack ["14-Nov-15: Friday's lethal attack destroyed an Israeli family preparing for their daughter's wedding"]
- In January 2016, Dafna Meir, a young mother of six children, was stabbed to death at her front door by a Palestinian Arab teenage youth in the community of Otniel [background: "18-Jan-16: May it be Your will..."]
- In July 2016, Rabbi Michael “Mickey” Mark, 48, a father of 10 and the executive head of the renowned Otniel Yeshiva, was shot dead by Palestinian gunmen, as he too drove along Route 60 in the South Hebron Hills ["27-Jul-16: The Hamas terrorists who murdered Rabbi Miki Mark are located and forcibly retired"]
First the Israelis:
|Ynet | Palestinian stabs Israeli in southern Mount Hebron area|
|Times of Israel | Terrorist sneaks into outpost, stabs man as family watches|
|Tasnim (Iran) | Israeli settler kills young Palestinian in West Bank|
|Anadolu (Turkey) | Palestinian killed after alleged West Bank knife attack|
|iAFRICA (South Africa) | Palestinian stabs Israeli settler shoots dead [sic]|
|The Muslim News (UK) | Palestine: Palestinian killed after alleged West Bank knife attack|
|The New Arab (UK) | Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attack|
|IMEMC | Israeli colonial kills a young Palestinian who reportedly stabbed him|
|Ma'an News Agency (Bethlehem) | Palestinian killed by Israeli settler in illegal Hebron outpost after alleged stab attack|
|PressTV (Iran) | Israeli settler guns down Palestinian in West Bank|
Israeli soldiers have always received a “free pass” to execute these types of killings, asserting that there are “hardcore rabbis” who are advocating the idea that “it is a religious crime" if you do not murder a Palestinian.