One killed and at least 13 injured in Palestinian terror attacks

Israel is again under sustained terror attacks from Palestinians.

Not that you’d know from NZ media. The Guardian reports:

Three attacks by Palestinians in the space of just over an hour and a half have left one dead and at least 13 injured across Israel, in incidents that included a mass stabbing in Jaffa during a visit by the US vice-president, Joe Biden.

Israeli police later confirmed that the person killed in Jaffa was a 29-year-old American tourist who was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in Holon. There were no details on the American?s identity.

In the spate of attacks on Tuesday evening ? in East Jerusalem, Petah Tikva and Jaffa ? attackers used guns and knives against both Israeli police and passersby. It was one of the worst days of violence in several months of almost daily attacks in Israel.

They coincided with the arrival of Biden on Tuesday for meetings with the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas. ?

The US vice-president was reportedly visiting the Peres Centre for Peace, a mile away from where the stabbing took place. Initial accounts of the attacks were confused and contradictory. Biden was kept informed of the unfolding incidents but chose to continue with his schedule.

In the worst incident, a Palestinian stabbed three Israelis near Jaffa?s port before attacking three more near a popular restaurant on the city?s boardwalk.

According to reports, victims were stabbed at three locations during the 20 minute long attack as the assailant ran several hundred metres along the sea front. Among those seriously injured was the US tourist?s wife.

I’ve been to Jaffa. It is a packed tourist destination. These attacks are designed to scare off tourists.

At least the Israeli police and public know how to deal with these ratbags.

The assailant, later identified as a 22-year year old Palestinian man from Qalqiliya, was shot dead by police as he tried to flee towards neighbouring Tel Aviv. Hospital officials later reported that one of those stabbed had died of their injuries.

The series of assaults began with an attack on an ultra-orthodox man who was followed into a liquor store in Petah Tikvah and stabbed. The victim and the shop?s owner managed to overpower the assailant, who was reportedly stabbed to death with his own weapon.

Jerusalem was the scene of the second attack shortly after, when a gunman opened fire on Israeli police in Salah e-Din street in east Jerusalem, seriously injuring two officers before he was killed himself.

Police later identified the gunman as Fouad Tamimi, 25, from the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Isawiya.

Israel is under constant and persistent terror attacks. Strangely, the West and the Western Media are silent. Imagine the outcry if this happened in Paris .


-The Guardian