Elderly Israeli Civilian Stabbed by Palestinian Terrorist on Violent Day

Israeli medics were called into action again, even for terrorists. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

Israeli medics were called into action again, even for terrorists. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

Another wave of Palestinian stabbings hit Israel on Monday, including the stabbing of a 70-year-old man. According to IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner’s Twitter feed, the elderly Israel was severely wounded. The IDF Spokesman’s Twitter feed said that terrorist who stabbed the civilian was shot. Incredibly, the terrorist was not only not killed, but Israeli paramedics provided him medical care according to the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency, citing a spokesperson from Magen David Adom.
This stabbing followed an earlier stabbing spree in which three Israelis were wounded according to the IDF Spokesman’s Twitter, which also reported that earlier a stabbing and a bombing were prevented.

The Twitter post said that an “explosive device intended for a terror attack” was uncovered in a Palestinian vehicle. This terror incident was near Jerusalem, while the stabbings occurred in the central and coastal regions.
Of the four terrorists who were part of stabbings or attempted stabbings, two were given medical treatment after being shot while the other two were arrested. Five suspects were taken into custody in connection to the explosive.
Last Friday, as terror attacks continued despite efforts the prior weekend by US Secretary of State John Kerry to find a way to placate the Palestinians, US spokesman John Kirby was asked about their reaction to the ongoing violence. “Obviously, we’re all disappointed that there hasn’t been an end to the violence, but I don’t know that I would say the Secretary is disappointed that somehow we have failed here,” said Kirby in comments on Friday released by the State Department. “The Secretary continues to feel that there is the potential for progress.”
The situation has heated up in recent months as the Palestinian leadership has stoked tensions by accusing Israel of changes to the “status quo” at the Temple Mount, which is also home to the Islamic Dome of the Rock. Kirby noted that Kerry thinks the installation of security cameras to prove what’s happening atop the Temple Mount could be a “real game changer.”

In addition to that step being undertaken by Israel and Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized in public comments again that they are not changing the status quo, in which “Muslims pray on the Temple Mount; non-Muslims visit the Temple Mount.” Jews are legally prohibited from praying at the holy site, but even just their visits have upset some Palestinians according to Palestinian media reports.
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, November 2, 2015)

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