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November 19, 2015 11:17 am

3 Dead, 7 Wounded in Double Shooting Attack in Gush Etzion; 18-Year-Old American Tourist Among Dead

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The aftermath of Thursday afternoon's shooting attack in Gush Etzion. Photo: Gush Etzion spokesman.

The aftermath of Thursday afternoon’s shooting attack in Gush Etzion. Photo: Gush Etzion spokesman.

Shortly after a stabbing attack claimed the lives of two Israelis in Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon, three people were killed and another 5-7 wounded, two critically, in a multiple drive-by shooting attack in Gush Etzion, according to Israeli news outlets.

The attack was committed by a Palestinian terrorist, armed with an Uzi, shooting at cars in a traffic jam.

51-year-old Ya’acov Don from Alon Shvut; an 18-year-old American in Israel studying at a yeshiva; and a 40-year-old Palestinian (not one of the terrorists) were killed, according to Israel’s Channel 2.

After shooting at five cars, the terrorist then continued on and crashed head-on with another vehicle. Exiting the car to continue shooting, he was neutralized, but not killed, by an Israeli civilian with a gun.

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Less than two hours earlier, two Israelis were killed and one moderately wounded when a Palestinian terrorist went on a stabbing spree during their midday prayers at the Panorama high-rise office building and shopping center in south Tel Aviv. 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. A 36-year-old father-of-five, employed at a restaurant in Jaffa, he does not fit the profile of the majority of terrorists in the current wave of violence that has gripped Israel since September.

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  • dante

    I would not want to patronise a restaurant that hires Arabs. some might read that statement and reject the sentiment, a sentiment which I only reluctantly have come to embrace.

    while it must be said that there are a lot of decent Arabs in Israel, the sad and inescapable fact is that the majority are not decent. the majority are hateful and ignorant and resentful and implacable. how do I know that? one has only to look at the people that they elect to represent them in the Knesset. and, of course, there are reliable Israeli and Arab public opinion surveys: they all conduce to the same conclusion: the Arabs hate Israel and refuse to be reconciled to the Jewish State.


    let the Arabs go to their own state. they want to be ruled by murderers, thieves, rapists, vandals, etc. so, let them be.

  • Jonathan Greenberg

    “he does not fit the profile of the majority of terrorists in the current wave of violence that has gripped Israel since September.”

    – What profile would that be? I’m pretty sure that they all fit the same profile: Palestinian, Jew-Hater.

  • Keith McNulty

    God Bless Israel !! God Blesses America because we Bless Israel. We will be in big trouble when America no longer Blesses Israel for God will no longer Bless America.

    The Descendants of Ishmael shall see their wicked ways wash over them in Hell.

  • Stuart Kaufman

    “he was neutralized… by an Israeli civilian with a gun.”
    Hey, idiots who want to take away our guns, how many more people would have been killed if there had been no “civilian with a gun?”

  • Needless to say all of the terrorists’ homes need to be demolished. Israel has to rid itself of this cancer from within, to have any chance of protecting itself from an assumed future attack from outside (Iran). As you see, what happens in Israel then spreads into the “lower worlds” of the diaspora. Every Muslim in the country must appear before a panel of Righteous Gentiles and make a public statement renouncing Jihad and affirming Israel aa a Jewish State. A failure to do so can have consequences of your choice, ranging from loss of Citizenship to expulsion. Would Germany allow their illegals to remain if their stated goal was the establishment of a European Caliphate ?

  • Did they kill the terrorist???
    He doesn’t deserve to go home to his 5 alleged kids

    • Janet Clare

      No, Yaffa. The terrorist murderer at a Tel Aviv synagogue was caught by unarmed civilians and held till police arrived. One man took off his belt and tied up the terrorist with it.