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November 22, 2015 9:56 am

21-Year-Old Israeli Woman Killed in Palestinian Stabbing Attack in Gush Etzion

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The scene of Sunday afternoon's stabbing attack in Gush Etzion, that left a 20-year-old Israeli woman in critical condition. Photo: Gush Etzion spokesman's office.

The scene of Sunday afternoon’s stabbing attack in Gush Etzion, that left a 20-year-old Israeli woman in critical condition. Photo: Gush Etzion spokesman’s office.

An Israeli woman was killed on Sunday afternoon in a Palestinian stabbing attack in Gush Etzion, Israeli news sources reported moments after the incident, which took place shortly after 3 p.m. Israel time.

The 21-year-old was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in critical condition. There, she succumbed to stab wounds in her head and torso.

The terrorist was shot and killed by IDF soldiers on the spot, which has become a common site for stabbing, shooting and car-ramming attacks.

This was the third attack on Sunday. Earlier in the day, a Palestinian driver attempted to run over Israelis standing at the Kfar Adumim intersection. When that failed, he got out of his car and tried to commit a stabbing attack. After managing to lightly wound a 51-year-old Israeli, a civilian on the scene shot and killed him.

At around the same time as the above foiled attack, a 16-year-old female Palestinian terrorist from Nablus was about to commit a stabbing attack on an Israeli girl in Samaria, when a former head of the Samaria Regional Council happened to be driving by. Seeing what was happening, he rammed his car into the assailant. She was then shot by both a soldier and a civilian and killed on the scene.

Sunday’s incidents come on the heels of a terrorist attack on Saturday night in Kiryat Gat, which left four Israelis moderately wounded and a Bedouin mistaken for the terrorist injured. A manhunt was conducted to find the terrorist, who managed to escape capture in the chaos, during which time residents of the area were instructed to remain in their homes, and an announcement was made that Kiryat Gat schools would remain closed until the terrorist was apprehended. The terrorist was located and arrested four hours later.

These attacks — like those which took the lives of five people, among them 18-year-old American Jew Ezra Schwartz  — in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion on Friday — have continued nearly unabated since the surge of Palestinian violence that began in September. This week’s stepped-up scope of attacks have Israeli analysts debating about the extent to which last Friday’s massacre in Paris had an influence on local terrorists operating against innocent Israelis.

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  • Florres

    Stabbing an unarmed girl, cowards.

    Now watch the media report it as a death count, where the stabber is an equal victim.

    Has a greater evil ever existed, and group of liars?

    Do they report France “ISIS” Sunni Syrians killed along with the 129 killed? Do they say France murdered 10,000 ISIS this month which they have and will continue, while 129 colonizers of Syria may or may not have been killed by innocent murderers, who do not have fighter jets.

  • In view of the non-stop stabbings, deaths and violence
    It is time to evict all Arabs and their families in Greater Israel who create terror, violence, riot and attack Jews in Greater Israel.
    A Jewish person and any other person in Jerusalem and the rest of Greater Israel; has the right to live and walk in his own country in peace and tranquility without fear or intimidation.
    I suggest a massive demonstration by Israelis, demanding the government to restore peace without fear or intimidation at all costs or be replaced – the current situation cannot and must not continue. The government of Israel responsibility must be first and foremost the security and safety of its people, without being terrorized by knife wielding Arabs. Israel must ignore world opinion, international pressure and the Media; they will criticize and defame Israel no matter what.
    Eventually the world at large respects a government that protects its people. In recent months the world at large is getting a taste of what Israel has been contending with for over 60 years of Arab-Muslim terror and violence. It is time for the world at large to face reality of the increasing terror and violence; combine its intelligence resources and combat terrorism with all resources and zero tolerance.
    According to and under International Law and treaties of post WWI. All Jews have the right to live in any area of the original 1920 Mandate for Palestine which established the 1917 Balfour Declaration as international law (about 75,000 square miles of territory) and its incorporation and adoption in perpetuity by the “League of Nations”?
    It is interesting to note that the World at large is not questioning the State of Jordan and its territory, which has taken 78% of Jewish territory legally allocated to Jewish people. Jordan is a State that has never existed in history prior to WW1. But Israel that has existed on its land for over 3600 years which included “The land Jordan occupies”, they are questioning Israel’s land and sovereignty. They do not mention that The Arabs received over 5 million square miles of territory and that the Arabs terrorized and expelled over a million Jewish families and their children, including the confiscation of all their assets, homes, businesses and Real estate 120,440 sq, km. or 75,000 sq. miles (6 times the size of Israel, valued in the trillions of dollars) and that about 690,000 Jewish families expelled from Arab countries were re-settled in Israel’s LIBERATED JEWISH TERRITORY. These expelled Jews from Arab countries comprise over half the population of Israel.
    Arabs are the occupiers; they have 21 Arab States that were granted to them (5 million square miles) after WWI by the same powers that granted the State of Israel (75,000 square miles) under international law.
    There is no other term for Jewish communities, villages and towns in Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem than Liberated Jewish Territories since times immemorial.