The security camera footage from the Afula terror attack on Thursday evening.
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Nine Israeli police officers were wounded and a 20-year-old Arab terrorist was killed Thursday evening in clashes that took place in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.
Masked Arabs attempted to block Israeli security personnel from entering the neighborhood to search the home of the terrorist who stabbed a yeshiva student earlier in the day at a Light Rail station in the capital.
The rioting Arabs hurled firebombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the security forces.
Also Thursday, a 20-year-old Jewish man was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in the northern Israeli town of Afula. A few hours later, an IDF soldier was stabbed twice in the chest in another terror attack in the same town. According to Yossi Fahima, director of Magen David Adom emergency services in Afula, the victim was conscious when he was evacuated to a nearby medical center in serious condition.
The terrorist was captured and arrested within minutes of the attack. “The terrorist was not wounded, other than from blows he received from civilians, and [he] was rescued from the angry mob,” Fahima said.
An IDF soldier was stabbed and seriously injured in a stabbing on Arlozorov Street in Afula on Thursday evening, along with a second person.
The terrorist was captured by Afula locals:
Tourists walk on Mount Precipice, near Nazareth (below).
It’s an interesting mountain. According to Wikipedia, archaeological excavations in the Qafzeh Cave in the mountain found human remains, whose estimated age is 100,000 years old.
Highway 60 goes through a tunnel dug into the mountain in the site of an old quarry on the mountain. The tunnel connects Afula and the Jezreel Valley directly to Nazareth.
The murderer of Shelly Dadon, 20 years old, was captured, the police announced today.
On May 1st, Hassin Yousef Hassin Khalifah, a 34 years old Arab taxi driver, picked up Dadon, a resident of Afulah, who was on her way to a work interview.
Khalifa is a resident of the village of Iblin in the Galilee.
Several hours later her body was found in a parking lot in Migdal Ha’Emek by a police patrol.
Northern Command Police Chief Moshe Cohen stated at the time that her body was discovered with ‘signs of violence’.
The murder weapon, a knife, was recovered.
The murderer told the police that after the attack he washed his car and cleaned out the blood stains.
The murderer has reconstructed the murder with the police.
It is believed that the attack was a terror attack, and not criminally motivated.
A few days ago Chief of Police Yochanan Danino personally updated the family on the developments.
Our grandchildren were over for Shabbat, and when Shabbat ended, I didn’t run to turn on my cell phone. We played with the little ones a bit more, took our time with Havdalah and by the time I turned on my phone, I was flooded with messages. There was a big demonstration in Afula over last week’s murder of 20 year-old Shelly Dadon, may God avenge her blood. There had also been an attempted kidnapping of a pregnant woman in Afula. Via the messages, I was requested to participate in the rally.
I quickly got in the car and drove toward Afula when the phone rang again. “The police ordered us to end the protest and the thousands are heading home,” I was told apologetically. I turned the car to head back home. I will write my thoughts here, as I did not express them at the rally.
What exactly were you thinking when you set free close to 100 murderers in exchange for the privilege of speaking with the Palestinian leaders – murderers as well?
What did you think would come of that? A year ago, when I voted against the annual budget because of the government’s intent to free murderers, I warned that this would be the result. The writing was on the wall, written with the blood of all those already murdered after previous terrorist releases. So what were you thinking?
I am not saying that the murderers of Shelly Dadon are necessarily terrorists who were recently released. My claim is much broader and much deeper. When you release the murderers of Jews, the message that you are broadcasting to all of Israel’s enemies – loud and clear – is that Jewish blood is cheap. The Jews themselves don’t think that the release of the murderers of their own brothers is an unforgivable desecration of the sanctity of their lives. The Jews themselves relate to the murders as some sort of unavoidable natural phenomenon.
“The sun shone, the system flourished and the slaughterer slaughtered,” wrote Bialik after the pogrom in Kishinev. It’s as if we have learned nothing in the many years that have passed since then – as if there had been no Holocaust, no state, no Yad Vashem, and no hollow “Never Again.” But this time the murders take place on the watches of the IDF, Israel’s police, the state, the Knesset and a military budget of endless billions. Once again the sun shines and young Jewish women are slaughtered. And the Jews are infuriated and will to do everything to stop the terrible phenomenon, the graffiti called “price tag.”
The news story on the murder of Shelly Dadon was third on the Channel 2 broadcast that evening. The headlines were the “hate crimes” of the settlers. The flaccid internal security minister appears time after time in public demanding emergency laws to put an end to the graffiti revving up the engines of the settlers’ hatred. The limp defense minister speaks at the Memorial Day ceremony enlisting the memories of the fallen soldiers for the war against graffiti, of course! What are the Iranian nuclear missiles as opposed to the real threat: graffiti?
The media is harnessed to the locomotive of hatred – as if Jewish cemeteries and IDF memorials are not desecrated in Israel on an almost daily basis. As if synagogues in Lod and Ramle are not burned down – with nobody saying a word. As if over 50 percent of those murdered on our roads die in bad accidents perpetrated by a very specific group of drivers. And Shelly Dadon is not the first incident. Not even the second or third.
Dozens of Afula residents, from the many thousands at Saturday night’s protest for Shelly Dadon, rioted overnight.
The rioters blocked roads towards Jenin, stoned a car driven by Arabs, fought with the police, and even threw stones at policemen.
Police arrested 11 people, and have since released 8 of them.
Residents of the northern town of Afula are angry at the murder of Shelly Dadon by terrorists, as well as, by the release of terrorists by the Israeli government.
The police have arrested suspects in the murder of Dadon, but have placed a gag order on releasing more information about the murder suspects, other than stating the murder was “nationalistic”, which is a euphemism for a terror attack.