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October 9, 2015 12:31 pm

Footage Emerges of Israeli Troops Shooting Knife-Wielding Israeli Arab, as Terror Wave Continues (VIDEO)

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An amateur video captures the moments before Israeli security forces neutralized Israa Abdeltawfik Zeidan, an Israeli Arab who attempted to stab an IDF soldier in Afula. PHOTO: Video Screenshot.

An amateur video captures the moments before Israeli security forces neutralized Asraa Zidan Tawfik Abed, an Israeli Arab who attempted to stab an IDF soldier in Afula. PHOTO: Video Screenshot.

Israeli media published a dramatic amateur video on Friday showing an incident which occurred earlier in the day in Afula in which Israeli soldiers neutralized a knife-wielding female Israeli Arab terrorist, identified by the Shin Bet as 30-year-old Asraa Zidan Tawfik Abed, from the Israeli city of Nazareth.

The incident, the latest in a string of similar attacks sweeping the country, occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., when Abed entered the city’s central bus station. Standing near one of the boarding platforms, she pulled out a knife and began advancing towards an IDF soldier who was standing nearby.

After repeated warnings, two Border Police (Magav) officers, a soldier, and a security guard who saw Abed’s advance fired at her lower body, moderately wounding her.

The video captures the dramatic moments before the officers were able to subdue Abed. The security personnel are seen ordering the terrorist to drop her knife, and then shooting at her after she ignored their orders.

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According to Shin Bet, prior to Friday’s incident, Abed did not have a criminal record.

In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2, a Border Police officer at the scene identified only as Deputy Sergeant “Bet” recounted the moment in which security forces overcame the would-be attacker.

“When I got to the central bus station in Afula, I heard screams of ‘terrorist, knife,’ and then began to close in on the terrorist – myself, an IDF soldier, and a civilian security guard,” said “Bet.”

He continued, “when we were close to the terrorist, seeing the drawn knife [in her hand,] and that she continued advancing towards us, we fired at her accurately in order to neutralize the threat,” before removing the knife from her hand.

“Bet” added, “In these crazy times, our duty is to maintain the security and peace of Israel’s citizens, and we will continue to do so.”

Israeli Arab Member of Knesset Yousef Jabareen, from the Joint List Party, condemned the handling of the incident by Israeli security forces.

Jabareen said the security forces’ actions shown in the video “aroused great anger” among Israeli Arabs. “It was obvious the girl posed no immediate danger that justified shooting her,” he claimed.

Watch the footage of the incident below:

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  • Atilla

    They should have shot to kill.

    Wounding the murderous scum only cost money in medical, legal and incarceration costs.

    When one of those scorpions is dead, it can’t sting any more.

  • Natalie

    Maybe the Israeli security folks need something like a taser, which drops people and does cause pain, but no permanent damage. This video is very easy to misinterpret, because the woman LOOKS tranquil and posing no danger, even though she had a knife, which is not really visible.

  • Robert Davis

    80% israeli arabs are terrorists or terror supporters and should be expelled over to jordan(Eastern Palestine) alonbg with the arabs of the Jewish provinces and of course be stripped of their Israeli passports which they do not deserve. Only those with proved loyalty should remain in Western Palestine. If Netanyahu and his centre left left belief is not able to implement such a Policy he should not be allowed to keep his job. He would do a much better job as the Israeli Reprensentative at the UN.

  • Whatever Israel does should be supported , for our own survival depends on her , she is God ‘s sign to the world that Hehas not forgotten us , he will save , eventually , whenthis sickness of greed is ended , when this world turns to Him , and Him only .

  • VictorMc

    That’s right….enough is enough…IDF/police….shoot to kill now.

  • Jloesky

    So the Arabs are outraged by IDF subduing this terrorist? Where is their outrage at ALL of the other killings of Jews??!!
    Enough! They need to be stopped and they only know violence. An eye for an eye.

  • Chris Rettenmoser

    Good work !!!!!

  • jnl

    shame she lived. shoot to kill, period.

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