Start of Hanukkah Marked by Palestinian Terror Attacks in Jerusalem, Hebron
JNS.org – A 40-year-old Israeli man was stabbed and critically wounded near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Monday, the first day of Hanukkah.
After the police realized the Palestinian terrorist was stabbing the Israeli man, they shot and killed him. Israeli ZAKA emergency volunteer David Edrai said, “We received notification of a terror attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. I arrived at the scene with two other ZAKA volunteers. There we saw a seriously wounded Israeli who was evacuated to hospital. The terrorist had been shot dead.”
Meanwhile, three Israelis were lightly wounded in a car-ramming and stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Sunday. The terrorist, Amar Yasser Skapi, drove his car on the sidewalk into two men, stopped the car, got out, and began waving his knife. An Israeli police volunteer was stabbed in the hand after Skapi approached his car. As Skapi ran away, an Israeli soldier chased him down and shot him.