An Israeli was seriously wounded in a stabbing incident on the first day of Hanukkah, while the Palestinian terrorist who attacked the man was shot, according to the Twitter account of Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The IDF Spokesperson’s Twitter feed identified the location of the stabbing as “next to the Cave of the Patriarchs”—believed to be the Biblical resting place of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is also a site of significant religious importance for Judaism.
Rosenfeld said the wounded Israeli was taken to a Jerusalem hospital, a tragic way for the Israeli man to begin Hanukkah—the Jewish holiday that commemorates heavenly miracles surrounding an ancient war for Jewish independence.
The stabbing comes after multiple shooting attacks over the weekend from the Gaza Strip at IDF vehicles. An IDF press statement said that “on both occasions bullet holes were identified on the windshield of the vehicles.” No injuries were reported.
The IDF statement said that “in response to the shootings,” Israeli aircraft “targeted a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip.”
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, December 7,2015)