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October 23, 2015 5:30 am

Soldier Stabbed as IDF Opened Fence to Allow Palestinian Farmers to Tend to Olive Groves

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The site of Friday morning's terror attack in Gush Etzion. Photo: MDA.

The site of Friday morning’s terror attack in Gush Etzion. Photo: MDA.

A soldier was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack Friday morning, near the security fence in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, according to Israeli news reports.

The soldier, an IDF Etzion Brigade tracker in his 20s, was wounded in the shoulder. Another soldier on the scene shot the 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist in the knee and neutralized him. Magen David Adom paramedics administered first aid to the attacker and the soldier, before evacuating them to hospitals in Jerusalem – the soldier to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and the terrorist to the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem.

An initial investigation revealed that the attack took place during a security check, as Israeli forces opened the gate of the security barrier near the settlement of Gevaot, in order to enable Palestinian olive farmers to tend to their groves to the west of the fence.

According to Israeli news website nrg, the area of the attack is considered particularly problematic for its porousness, which allows for frequent infiltration of hostile elements.

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In fact, Wednesday’s stabbing of a Ramat Beit Shemesh resident was carried out by two terrorists from the Palestinian village of Tzurif, not far from the site of Friday morning’s attack, which – it turns out – was perpetrated by a family member of the two young men (one of whom was killed by security forces), from the same village.

In response, Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Davidi Perl told reporters, “This morning’s stabbing attack… again proves that the Palestinian leadership has lost all basic human morality, and pushes children to bad deeds and death. We in Gush Etzion will continue to add light, to educate towards love of one’s fellow man and Israel, and we will also respect our neighbors who recognize our right to live in our land.”

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  • Jerry G

    Why wasn’t the attacker killed rather than just shot in the leg? Is that stupid Israel government still concerned about bad press rather than doing everything to prevent such incidents?

  • G.M. Ben-Nathan

    Davidi Perl, Gush Etzion Regional Council Head, said that The Palestinian Authority has LOST all its basic human morality.

    Whatever makes him think that this Body was ever a repository of high moral ethics in the first place ?

  • This is what I have been saying for the longest time: When a Terrorist is caught the WHOLE family has to be punished one way or another, including deportation.

  • Gloria

    God is on your side,and so are millions and millions of other Americans. What can we do to help. Is it true that you have people without food?

  • Gloria

    God is on your side,and so are millions and millions of other Americans.

  • I don’t understand why the Israely governmen t doesn’t refuse to meet with Kerry or the state department until the US addresses the acts of terrorism being perpeatted agains them,

  • George Schroeder

    The arab terrorists and their sympathizers should be deported to any arab country with some oil under the ground.
    Since the establishment of Israel the arabs never leave the Israelis in peace. About time Now!

  • citizenstat

    The love and enlightenment is very nice. However. Mr. Perl should also give notice that his community will also vigorously protect its residents against any further terror attacks. He should also take whatever steps necessary to ensure that it’s done.

  • ART

    The check points should be closed. Let the pa pay their people for wages lost. The soldiers should not worry if the attackers are killed, you know Obama?abbas will demand their release as part of the “peace process”

  • Ron

    The soldier should have killed the little twerp !!

  • tom

    Why spend money treating wounded terrorists , let them die.

  • brenrod

    meanwhile BB has Israeli hospitals giving life saving treatment to abbas brother. this is ridiculous.

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