Palestinians may throw deadly rocks, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have guns that are even more lethal. Two Palestinian brothers that shot at civilians and their “improvised sniper rifle” and another rifle were taken into custody recently, according to a press release from the IDF. The men, a 23-year-old Hamas operative and his 33-years old brother, launched multiple shooting attacks that wounded civilians and soldiers—some severely. And they planned to strike again before they were caught.
The two shooters had launched multiple attacks in the direction of or near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a holy site for Jews and Muslims believed to be the burial place of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And they didn’t sound too remorseful after wounding two civilians. The IDF press release said that “by their own admission, after the attack, they went to their cousin’s wedding.”
The incidents are just some of the many Palestinian terror attacks against Jewish civilians and soldiers in recent months. The terrorism has ranged from lethal rock throwing to ramming cars to stabbings to shooting attacks.
The guns weren’t the only weapons found by Israel in Hebron recently. A twitter post from IDF spokesman Lt. Colonel Peter Lerner said that 2,000 bullets were also captured on Monday.
A number of Israelis have been killed in the attacks, a burden felt by the Israeli President who nonetheless remains resilient.
Reuven Rivlin, visiting the widow of a victim of one of the attacks, was quoted by his office as saying, “I have visited many homes across Israel in the past months; we all understand that we are forced to live with the sword. We have returned to our land, and no one will prevent us from keeping our faith.”
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, March 1, 2016)