Palestinian terrorism extended its lethal reach in Israel on Monday, as an Israeli soldier was killed after a stabbing in Tel Aviv at a train station, according to the IDF Blog. Later that same day, three Israeli civilians were wounded in an attack in Gush Etztion, which is south of Jerusalem. The Ma’an News Agency reported that the Islamic Jihad terror group claimed credit for both stabbing attacks.
The stabbings come after two incidents of vehicular terrorism in Jerusalem in recent weeks, in which Palestinians rammed cars into Israeli bystanders. Israeli Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Twitter that a suspect for the Tel Aviv stabber was arrested, while the second attacker in Gush Etzion was shot by a security guard. He said the Israelis hit in the second viagra online montreal incident were lightly to moderately wounded.
After the attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security discussion with various officials. Among other things, Netanyahu ordered the presence of additional security forces “on the ground,” according to a press release on the meeting.
Meanwhile, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he believed the security forces would “not rest until they return normality to our daily lives.” In a statement released by his spokesperson, Rivlin noted that terrorism knows no boundaries.
“These are difficult days,” said Rivlin. “They demand of us unity and strength in the face of the perpetrators of terror, who proved today with their blood-soaked hands, that the reality in Jerusalem is as it is in Tel Aviv, and the reality in Tel Aviv is as it is in Gush Etzion.”
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, November 10, 2014)