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October 16, 2015 7:54 am

IDF Soldier Stabbed by Terrorist Disguised as News Photographer, Hours After Joseph’s Tomb Set on Fire

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Israeli soldiers subdue a Palestinian terrorist disguised as a news photographer on Friday afternoon. Photo: nrg/Al-Quds TV/Screenshot.

Israeli soldiers subdue a Palestinian terrorist disguised as a news photographer on Friday afternoon. Photo: nrg/Al-Quds TV/Screenshot.

An Israeli soldier is in moderate-to-serious condition, after being stabbed Friday afternoon by a Palestinian disguised as a news photographer, according to the IDF spokesman’s office.

The attack was carried out on a West Bank highway, near the settlement of Kiryat Arba, outside of Hebron.

The soldier, approximately 20 years old, was rushed by Magen David Adom paramedics to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he is being treated for stab wounds to his back.

Israeli news outlets are reporting that the terrorist – who was wearing a vest bearing the sign “PRESS” — was shot and killed by Israeli security forces, seconds after the stabbing.

According to Israeli site nrg, the subduing of the terrorist was documented by Al-Quds TV, a Hamas-affiliated station, licensed in London, with offices in Gaza, the West Bank, Beirut and Damascus.

This stabbing attack comes on the heels of Thursday night’s fire at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, when Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails into the site, holy to Jews and Christians. The fire was put out by Palestinian forces. An investigation is under way to locate and apprehend the arsonists.

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  • Israel’s Safety and Security at all costs
    The State of Israel must always keep in mind its own sovereign obligations and be careful not to risk its capacity to perform the vital task of defending itself, its people, and its interests. Israel even under the most adverse conditions, it shall not capitulate to world pressure whereby its citizen’s safety and security is compromised. Israel must expel all Arabs who conduct and incite terror and violence, zero tolerance.
    Israel has faced over 21,980 terror attacks since September 2000, when a wave of terror started against Israeli citizen’s right after Arafat was offered an independent Palestinian state.
    To date Israel’s concessions and appeasement to the Arabs has decreased the safety and security of Israel’s population. It is time to change direction and not worry about world opinion. Do not wait for the world at large to condemn these terrorist attacks, they did not care in the past when Jewish blood was spilled and they do not care now. The security and safety of the people of Israel must be first and foremost above any other consideration. That is the duty and obligation of a responsible government. Deliberating at time of National crisis without a previous set plan borders on dereliction of duty, based on Israel’s experience with terror, they should know better. Meanwhile, Israelis are being killed and injured on a daily basis throughout Israel, the people in Israel feel unsafe and the economy is suffering. Get your act together, act immediately and forcefully with no compromise, now the only way; it has to be Israel’s way or the highway. Any delay in implementation will increase terror and violence and escalate the death and injury of Jewish lives in Israel. Israel must face the bold facts. The Arabs do not want peace, they never did, they only want the destruction of Israel, Israel must act accordingly with no illusion and fantasy or false promises that the Arabs are partners for peace, it is perfectly clear that they are not.
    The Arabs educate and train their children to commit terror and violence, celebrate and glorify suicide bombers, Need I say anymore. Stop bickering among yourselves, unify, and face the enemy with vigor and determination and do not stop until the enemy is totally vanquished and peace and tranquility returns to Israel.
    YJ Draiman

    The Arabs cry to the world and commit terror and violence when Israelis go to Temple Mount.
    But Jews need special permission to pray at Joseph’s Tomb.
    This is unacceptable.
    This is the type of appeasement that is causing the terror and violence today.
    Israel needs to stand its ground, no capitulations to the Arabs or the world it is Jewish territory and no one has the right to tell Israel how to handle its own territory.
    If the Arabs don’t like it, they can live. The Arabs are here at the generosity of the Israelis, if they abuse it, they must be thrown out permanently.
    YJ Draiman

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Don’t be too quick to dismiss it as someone disguised as a reporter. He may well have been one.