This type of notice is traditionally posted after someone’s death. The fact that Alatrash posted it two days before he died strongly suggests that he was preparing to take his own life, the IDF reported.
In this second message, posted just hours before the attack, Alatrash wrote: “God, take me to you. Your servants have been making it hard on me.”
Later the same day, another Palestinian Authority terrorist tried to kill Jews at the Tapuach Junction in northern Samaria, shooting at soldiers and hitchhikers at a bus stop. Soldiers at the scene killed the attacker.
Firebomb and rock-throwing attacks, which are rarely reported as attempted murders, continue to plague Jewish motorists and passengers throughout Judea and Samaria.
Two Israelis escaped with their lives early Friday morning when Arab terrorists threw firebombs at their car near Tekoa, east of Efrat in Gush Etzion, turning the vehicle into a ball of flames. The driver and a passenger were rushed to a Jerusalem hospital for treatment of wounds.
Rock-throwing attacks were reported on Sunday north of Hevron, where a bus sustained damage, and near Tekoa on Saturday, where a vehicle was damaged. In both cases, no one was injured.
Saturday night, soldiers discovered four pipe bombs in possession of a Palestinian Authority terrorist during an inspection at a checkpoint near Jericho.
Since none of the above terrorist attacks succeeded to kill any Jews, the journalists wearing their traditional blinders can report with a straight face what Kerry said last week, “The Palestinians and President Abbas have committed themselves to non-violence.”
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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