For attemtping to murder in a "settlement" as the MSM would rather call them, one terrorist gets sent to hell
A Palestinian terrorist armed with a knife was killed Friday morning after infiltrating the settlement of Beit Hagai, in the Southern Hebron Hills.
According to reports, the man entered the community with the intent of stabbing local residents.
Two residents who were on security duty confronted the man and questioned him as to his purpose there. In response, the man brandished a knife and attempted to stab them. After a short scuffle, the attacker was shot and killed by one of the men. One of the residents was reportedly very lightly wounded by the terrorist.
One of the locals, who identified himself only as Uziel, recounted the events to Army Radio.
"I had a pistol on me. I tried to shoot, but it jammed. During the struggle, he ran after me as well, and then my friend took the pistol and shot him," Uziel said, adding that the Palestinian appeared to be between 18 and 20.
The IDF launched an investigation to determine where the attacker was from and how he got into the settlement. No Palestinian group immediately took responsibility for the attempted attack.
It marks the second time in a month that a lone Palestinian attacker has infiltrated a settlement. Two weeks ago, an ax-wielding terrorist infiltrated Bat Ayin, killed 13-year-old Shlomo Nativ and fractured the skull of seven-year-old Yair Gamliel.
Last week, the IDF announced that drastic cuts would soon be made in the number of soldiers assigned to guard West Bank settlements, prompting Dani Dayan, head of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip (Yesha), to warn that a large number of settlements would be left unguarded.
The Yesha council said in a statement Friday that the attempted attack "proves the importance of protecting the [West Bank] neighborhoods," and called for the plans to cut security to be shelved.
The council also said that pressure being exerted on Israel to establish "a terror state" encouraged attackers.
Following Friday morning's incident, Yesha's Rabbinic Council released a statement saying that the increasing attempts to carry out terror attacks against Jews stemmed from the "unrealistic peace chatter," and proved that there would never be peace with a "blood thirsty enemy."
"The heroics of the Beit Hagai residents is the strength of Israel that will defeat all evil coming from inside and outside," continued the statement.
See, that's why it's a good thing Avigdor Lieberman told things like they are
to the awful George Mitchell the other day. The security budget must not be reduced, and should be addressed immediately.
Labels: Israel, jihad, terrorism