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November 19, 2015 9:04 am

Palestinian Stabbing Attack in Tel Aviv: 2 Israelis Dead, 1 Moderately Wounded During Midday Prayers

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The scene of Thursday afternoon's stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. Photo: IDF.

The scene of Thursday afternoon’s stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. Photo: IDF.

Two Israelis were killed and one moderately wounded in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon, according to Israeli news outlets.

The attack took place in the Panorama high-rise office building and shopping center in south Tel Aviv. The assault began in the area of a shop that sells Judaica, where a number of people were engaged in minha (mid-day afternoon) prayers. The Palestinian perpetrator then went to a lower floor and continued his spree, until he was partially subdued by a civilian, who hit him with a metal pipe. Police then handcuffed him and ushered him into a shop, where they began an interrogation.

Initially, eyewitnesses said there were two assailants. The police then instructed people employed in the building to stay put, while an extensive search for another suspect was conducted. The final conclusion was that there was no other terrorist on the loose.

Three wounded people were treated on the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics. One died on the scene, the other two were evacuated to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, more commonly known as Ichilov hospital, where one died and the other is being treated for wounds to his torso.

The terrorist revealed to interrogators that he is from the Palestinian city of Dura, hear Hebron.

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  • Where is our strong, courageous, dedicated leader Arik Sharon when we need him so much… Having said that, it is importent to realize that all ofisible in the Middle East. us live in a dangerous world these days and no one is safe from evil, revenge, explosive anger and the scrambled brains of madmen.No one has ever denied that Arabs are a population that is very much visible in the Fiery MiddleEast. The problem lies with ISIS and Fatah, and all other terrorist groups who have no respect for human life and lack any semblence of morality, ethics and humanity. By now, the Arabs should be well aware of how they, themselves have been treated, destroyed, murdered, starved, disposed of in their own country Syria. They should seriously question what it means to be Arabic in any terrorist ridden area of the world.Israel has not done anything to tme. Israel is defending itself and its people against their hatred, destruction and violence.
    SYRIAN ARABS LOOK AT YOUR OWN LEADERS AND THEIR ACTIONS

  • Stuart Fox

    This inane murderous mindset in and against Israel and elsewhere is achieving nothing but resentment for Muslims plus worsening others perception of them & thus their self created situation.

    Whilst their declared foes have uplifted themselves to achievement and betterment they continue to go backwards.

    THEY have to WANT to stop the cycle but there is no sign of that.

    Muslims are estimated to comprise around 10 percent of the general population of France yet comprise 70 percent of French prisons and they are mainly incarcerated for ‘general’ criminality rather than terrorism alone … its a ‘catch 22’ situation … many are often difficult to get along with + often short tempered … to say the least … even with their coreligionists and generally far from being ideal employees … this perception often leads to unemployment, alienation, then resentment followed by violence and other criminality … the result is plain to see yet it is everyone else’s fault.

    Its a similar situation world wide and Israel is surrounded by this problem / burden yet manages to progress despite the environment + bring amazing technological discoveries and inventions to the world for universal benefit … and very disproportionate to its small population.

    Rather than cooperate for mutual benefit, their ‘leaders’ in maintaining their roles, are ensuring the situation is perpetuated without an end in sight so they continue to suffer more from their depraved folly than anyone else.

    With a stated aim of a world caliphate its hard to imagine a universe controlled by the same people who have grossly mismanaged their own region for such a long time, resulting in many fleeing but then
    mysteriously endeavouring to recreate their new refuges like the places they ‘escaped’ from … ‘ hard for sensible people to fathom.

    The great difficulty and tragedy is finding an equitable, democratic solution when dealing with people having such irrational attitudes and virtually violating the world … as we become increasingly defiant … whilst outranged and angry France is currently leading the world in their attacks on the perpetrators … when will other governments realise the problem wont improve by itself … rather the opposite….. ?

    Many people feel Europe will be a lost cause in the not too distant future … a ‘write off’ … with other parts of the world sure to follow !

    There was a notable exception during the siege at the Kosher Supermarket in Paris where a Muslim employee helped other staff and shoppers.

    Stuart

    • michelle kahn

      “an equitable, democratic solution when dealing with people having such irrational attitudes and virtually violating the world”? Revoke their citizenship.

  • IF IT WAS TWO MUSLIMS STABBED THE WORLD WOULD BE SCREEMING.where is the phony u.n. all the newspaper in my country would all ready have storys aboutit.our president obama would say lets go back to the 1967 borders. iwill never vote demacrat ever. GOD BLESS ISRAEL AND AMERICA.NEVER AGAIN ARM THE PEOPLE IN ISRAEL WITH HAND GUNS.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Perhaps if Israelis are encouraged to inflict as much pain as possible on captured terrorists, as do Muslims, then would be terrorists would think twice and even thrice before committing their heinous acts upon Jews.
    Let the Muslims know that it will not be a quick simple death for them but a long agonizing one.
    Remember, One who sleeps with dogs wakes up with their fleas. At this time in its history Israel is forced to unwillingly sleep with dogs. Vicious rabid dogs.
    Not only should they die in agony but they should be, in their warped minds, denied the rewards of their after life.
    Their corpses should be covered with the blood or entrails of pigs.
    Haram to Muslims.

  • Needless to say that his home should be demolished. Following last week’s road-by execution of a groom and his father near Hevron, the terrorist’s father turned him in to “avoid our home from being demolished” despise claims by left-wing society that its “inhumane and ineffective”.
    Since that provides little solace after an attack,Israel has to lead from the front: Every Muslim living in Israel,(including those still living in areas liberated during the Six Day War, should appear before a televised panel of law-enforcement experts and Bnei Noah to denounce terrorism and affirm Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish State. Those who refuse, should lose their citizenship. Just as I, upon application to become an immigrant to the U.S. had to denounce any affiliation with Communism. Any democracy, in order to survive, cannot harbor a fifth-column of any group of people, who dwell amongst them, benefiting from its democratic liberties, while preparing to destroy it from within. Let the Europeans put in their token moral disapproval,but soon they’ll be looking for ways themselves to implement this approach.

    • JACK ABEL

      Good words, Brain…yasher coach…

    • Sol Kohan

      Excellent idea

  • Mayven

    There are no words in all the world’s dictionaries to justify one persons right to murder another innocent human being.
    I do not believe in an eye for an eye…yet ….

  • Reform School

    Not learning from its history, modern-day Jews repeat it. Sons of servants do not inherit what sons of wives inherit. Rather than reciprocate his brother Yitzhak’s love for him, Ishmael has been trying to kill him from their beginning . That their rulers keep descendants of the Warrior Prophet ignorant (fanning the flames of the ancient blood libel to keep them subjugated) should come as no surprise to those who pay attention to history. The shock is the success of the Political Left to propagandize the masses by ceasing to train them to think effectively and critically. Once that was accomplished in the latter twentieth century, bringing future teachers and journalists to college campuses to be indoctrinated by Liberal professors was easily done. Compliant media parrot whatever garbage they are told to unquestioning ears. Legendary entertainer Jacques Brel bemoaned the phenomenon in [English] song 1960s-1970s. (“Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.”) Legendary entertainer Steve Allen wrote of it 1988-2002. (“DUMBTH……”)
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/494799._Dumbth_

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Will the recent Islamist attacks in Paris change the EU view of Israel, where we face Islamist terror every day? The entire EU had a moment of silence and every football game in the EU will begin by singing the Marseillaise in memory of the victims of terror. Will the UN, USA, EU call on France to show restraint? to respond in proportion? To renew negotiations with ISIL to give Muslims a better deal in France or to end French apartheid with Muslims suffering from worse homes, schools and jobs? Very unlikely!

    • Of course not, and we are only too familiar of this moral asymmetry. Buy you will notice how little attention was paid by the media to the fact that little attention and discourse was paid to the racial/religious/ideological backgrounds of the terrorists. One cannot treat a cancer without diagnosing it first. If Israel is going to survive, Muslims who recruit, incite, or celebrate terrorism need to be expelled. Every Muslim, whether living in Tel Aviv or Hevron (as examples) must be screened. Whether its by appearing before an open legal panel, or profiling from their statements on Twitter and Facebook (as is done by the N.S.A. in the U.S.A. for ideological profiling), an enemy hiding in wait (while benefiting from the host-country’s civil liberties), has to be ferreted out. Show love towards your good citizens by practicing good medical standards of “early detection”.

  • NuritG

    Two murdered and several wounded by knife attack by an Islamic beast in Tel Aviv. Moronic, suicidal Jews do not get it, they remain unarmed and count on the government to protect them when anyone in Israel could be the terrorist? The Arabs have easy excess to Israel as in this case, the murderer terrorist is from the Arab-Palestinian Authority town Dura, near Hebron

    Minutes ago another Jew murdered and four wounded in Gush Etzion gunned down and then they were run over by the terrorist car.

    All Jews in Israel must carry a gun, all. Netanyahu is defending them good enough.

    • NuritG

      Two murdered and several wounded by knife attack by an Islamic beast in Tel Aviv. Moronic, suicidal Jews do not get it, they remain unarmed and count on the government to protect them when anyone in Israel could be the terrorist? The Arabs have easy excess to Israel as in this case, the murderer terrorist is from the Arab-Palestinian Authority town Dura, near Hebron

      Minutes ago another Jew murdered and four wounded in Gush Etzion gunned down and then they were run over by the terrorist car.

      All Jews in Israel must carry a gun, all. Netanyahu is NOT defending them good enough.

    • Please we let us learn how to live in peace..
      people should understand the pains behind death .let the whole world change this mentality of killing, shooting , cold murdered , injected to death etc please let’s change our psychology and reasoning. from nigerian

  • Don’t expect fans of Woodrow Wilson and the United Nations to understand what is called “the new anti-Semitism.” Self-determination applied to nations obliterates human individual rights. See http://clarespark.com/2009/07/11/multiculturalists-and-wilsonians-cant-diagnose-the-new-antisemitism/.

  • denis

    time to go beyond smashing the homes of terrorists and smash their villages. when and only when the area is void of islam will Israel have peace.

  • Karsten Bannier

    They were not just killed…they were murdered in cold blood !!!

    • erik keller

      as were many murdered in cold blood in Gaza.

  • Larry Miller

    One permsnent “humane” solution to the Palestinian killers would be to sow the entire border between Israel and its so called neighbors with radioactive material . This would create a deadly permanent wall which would kill any terrorist trying to cross it for the next 200 years. Douglas MacArthur seriously suggested such a solution to keep the enemy out of south Korea which would have ended the war humanely and kept the enemy out of the south forever. He was fired for his recommendation by American political morons running the country at that time., much like the current administration.

  • Print is excellent. Really love the articles.
    You keep us informed.

  • you need to step up attacks on palestinian terrorist and all that support them inside your country.

  • Its

    How are wounds to torso in anyway shape or form modetate. We need straight reporting not editoraluzing.

    It should have said “and one with multiple wounds to the torso”.

  • thousands of Palestinians killed by Israeli

    • Dona

      Obviously, not enough.

    • michelle kahn

      Go to the source! Abbas and those before him. There is no air force in the world that notifies citizens to move out before the bombs drop. IDF is the most humane defense force in the world. Look at your history….. then when you truly understand the mechanics by all means comment. In the meantime work on being humane not sub-human people who put their own children and families in the firing line….

  • Wm. J. Levy

    It’s time to unleash the hammer.

    They can disguise themselves as Jews, women, Yehsiva students.

    We must walk among them as Arabs.

    I wish that 300 of their buses filled with their population would simultaneously blow up.

    I wish that their leaders would suddenly disappear.

  • Good for the person who wielded the iron pipe: he might have saved a number of lives.

  • jankel

    How can Israelis still go out in the streets and variable places without a gun reachable and ready to firing???? In a country where most of the youngs and adults until at least 70 are able to shoot and have learnt self defense at Army Service and Periods…????? Three Jewish men and two attackers…the THIRD MAN was a twice hands left-handed
    Tell me?
    Thanks

  • Russell Mollot

    Don’t blame the Arab robo-murderer. The blame lies with a secular Israeli Prime Minister who desires only to keep a “status quo” with the Nazi-Wakf defiling the Holy Temple Mount. Bibi Netanyahu continues to ignore the Torah commandment (Numbers 33:55) to drive the “Palestinians” out of our land. Netanyahu is WORSE than Rabin, because he at least has the POTENTIAL to bring Moshiach; yet he refuses, and, instead, blocks the path to redemption. And every day, Jews die, and every day, the P.M. learns nothing.

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