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With a Knife to His Throat, Haredi Loses ‘Payos,’ But Survives Hostage Arab Attack


A Palestinian Authority terrorist held a Haredi Jew at knifepoint and cut off his "payos" before fleeing the scene in Gush Etzion Sunday.

A Palestinian Authority terrorist held a Haredi Jew at knifepoint and cut off his "payos" before fleeing the scene in Gush Etzion Sunday.
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A Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist held an orthodox Jewish passenger at knifepoint before releasing him and escaping near Beitar Illit, on the western edge of Gush Etzion, around 8 p.m. (1 p.m. EDT) Sunday night. Watch the video here.

The death threat and apparent hostage attempt follows three murders and two attempted murders by Palestinian Authority terrorists in the past four weeks.

The attacker was an illegal worker who had boarded the No. 148 bus in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, and demanded that the bus driver let him off at an illegal stop before the IDF checkpoint along the security fence that borders Judea and Samaria.

The driver refused, and the illegal worker drew a knife and held it a passenger’s throat, taking him hostage. The terrorist then proved he was serious in his death  threat and cut off the “payos” (sidelocks) of his victim, prompting the driver to answer the attacker’s demand and stop the bus.

The attacker then left his hostage and jumped off the bus. The army is searching the area, and a helicopter reportedly has joined the search.

A military spokeswoman told The Jewish Press the attacker took the knife with him.

Earlier in the day, rock-throwing Arabs injured one passenger near Beitar Illit, a large Haredi Jewish city, and shares with Maaleh Adumim the distinction of being the largest cities in Judea and Samaria.

Israeli media have almost totally ignored Sunday’s night’s death threat, which apparently was not considered serious since no one was killed or hurt.

The lack of reportage is part of a mass media agenda to downplay terrorist attacks. Evidence of the agenda was the coverage of last week’s tractor terrorist and the previous week’s murder of retired IDF soldier Col. Sraya Ofer in the Jordan Valley.

In both instances, the major Israeli newspapers and the Voice of Israel radio network took pains to point out that it was not certain that the attacks were related to terror, even though an IDF spokeswoman told The Jewish Press shortly after the tractor terrorist attack that the driver “was a terrorist” who tried to run over a soldier.

Terror is not good for the peace talks.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama have repeatedly said that Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas  has put a stop to terror, a non-fact that agenda-oriented journalists repeat like parrots. Just to prove the point, one of the more astute reporters covering the U.S. State Dept. totally ignored the tractor terror incident and the murder of Ofer at the State Dept.’s daily briefing, while asking why the Obama administration does not stop Israel from announcing more building projects for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

The reporters never even mention daily rock-throwing and Molotov cocktail attacks, which endangers the lives of thousands of Israeli drivers and passengers who travel the roads in Judea and Samaria to Jerusalem and metropolitan Tel Aviv.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, when people are returning home from work, a Palestinian Authority terrorist in the area of Shechem hurled a firebomb at an Israeli driver, whose car was not hit.

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19 Responses to “With a Knife to His Throat, Haredi Loses ‘Payos,’ But Survives Hostage Arab Attack”

  1. I travel on bus 148 from Bet Shemesh to Betar almost every day

  2. Even though you have 56 ARABO-MUSLIM COUNTRIES, 600 HUNDREDS TIMES the size of JEWISH ISRAËL, you dont have enough;
    YOU, greedy SCUMS.
    GO HOME, YOU, the Arab human AIDS VIRUS!

  3. Even though you have 56 ARABO-MUSLIM COUNTRIES, 600 HUNDREDS TIMES the size of JEWISH ISRAËL, you dont have enough;
    YOU, greedy SCUMS.
    GO HOME, YOU, the Arab human AIDS VIRUS!

  4. Even though you have 56 ARABO-MUSLIM COUNTRIES, 600 HUNDREDS TIMES the size of JEWISH ISRAËL, you dont have enough;
    YOU, greedy SCUMS.
    GO HOME, YOU, the Arab human AIDS VIRUS!

  5. THE ISRAELIS MUST BE VERY VIGILANT AGAINST THIS HARDENED AND UNMERCIFUL TERRORIST, THIS PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR LIVES, WHY SHOULD YOU GIVE THEM THE CHANCES TO OPERATE,

  6. Today's Jerusalem Post Reported a similar episode complete with video of a perpetrator with a knife. I'm surprised that there were no apparent Armed Reservists In the video

  7. damn you bibi you snivelling coward. and he wants to release more terrorists. damn the knesset and damn the traitors in the supreme courts and the media. damn the lot of them. they are revolting . its time for the real israeli to stand up . the zealots who will fight the enemy and kill him and not drink coffee cups with him or take his money to sell out the land. damn you bibi. i am ready to
    fight for my land and maybe bibi there are many others like me who are also ready . who knows. maybe your rule of terror on us here is over. its about damn time. damn you bibi. damn you. from a private citizen of israel with no connection to any groups or organizations at all. just an angry zealot. a flaming hot furious angry descendant of david the king of israel. rise david rise. its time. or we will all be butchered in our beds here under traitor bibi's watch

  8. Yes you are right, you need people, dogs and weapons and fight to realy warriors, the terrorists (criminals) are afraid from dogs, they will flee and they will not try to use humans shields, they are cowards, Netanyahu and his leckayers must go out, Israel needs new leaders with Zionist spirit to defend with pride and to be respected our jewish heritage.

  9. Cutting peyos?… Reminding something 75 years ago!

  10. Yechiel Baum says:

    Sorry it happened but had the Haredi served in the military as an able bodied person, he would have known what to do instead of waiting for others to assist him and take the brunt of the punishment.

  11. Joseph Colen says:

    Arabs should not be allowed to migrate to other nations that are not muslim. They should be stopped so that they can change religion and governments.

  12. Nobody knows what kind of pressure the Obama administration put on to Israel. Too
    Many party's all have different agenda. They fighting among each other. It's not a republic like the USA but a lots of different party. Natanyahu is not by himself .

  13. Holly Shaw says:

    I seem to have missed the 'terrorism' aspect of this incident, granted the man 'terrorised' the bus driver, but his reasons were not politically or religiously motivated. Use of the term 'hostage' to describe this situation is also wrong. Not every incident in Israel, or the rest of the world, can be classed as terrorism.

  14. Holly, the video isn't available here. It's a shame, because if you saw it, you might agree with the description. I'll see if I can find it for you.

  15. Alexis Worlock says:

    "Peace talks"–? Can anybody say those words seriously?

  16. I do not think we are a republic anymore. Everyone is intimidated they will lose their jobs on newspapers, radio and tele if they dare go against the socialist communist community organizer who is out to destroy the middle class in this country if not all of it and Israel. He hates us Jews and this country with his Rev Wright.

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