Friday, Nov. 27, was the 48th Palestinian Arab rage day of the 2015 calendar year. That’s because this last Friday of November is the fourth to last Friday of 2015.
By the end of the day, the Israeli security cabinet decided to allow for full closures on Palestinian Arab villages. This decision allows military commanders to impose a closure without having to first wait for approval by the full government.
By 7:30 a.m. Friday, there had already been a ramming attack just outside of Jerusalem. An Arab driver rammed his car into Israeli Defense Forces soldiers in Kfar Adumin. After ramming the soldiers, the driver, allegedly jumped out of his car holding a knife, but he was shot and killed by a nearby pedestrian. The terrorist was later identified as Fadi Hassib, 30, from Al-Bireh, which is near Ramallah,
Two soldiers were wounded when Hassib drove his car into them.
Throughout the day, clashes between Palestinian Arabs and IDF troops took place. Near the Halhul-Hebron bridge on Route 35, Israeli soldiers opened fire on rioting Arabs throwing firebombs at them. Another clash involving firebombs took place at Beit Fajar, near the Gush Etzion Junction.
In the early afternoon, there was a ramming attack in which five Israeli soldiers ages 19-20 were wounded. Three of the soldiers were in serious and three in moderate condition in this attack which took place in Beit Ummar, which is located between Hebron and Gush Etzion.
This terrorist, later identified as Omar ah- Zaakik, 19, who was from Beit Ummar, was killed. All of the victims, two of them officers, were conscious.
When police and emergency vehicles arrived at the scene, local Arabs began throwing rocks at them. IDF commanders imposed a closure on Beit Ummar, following this incident.
Later in the day, a border police officer in his 30’s was stabbed in the upper body in a terrorist attack near the bus station in Nahariya. The terrorist escaped. The border policeman is a Christian from the northern town of Fassuta.
In clashes near the Gaza border on Friday, 25 people were wounded. There were at least two hotspots along this border, one near the Nahal Oz border crossing, which is due east of Gaza City, the other just north of Khan Younis.
IDF spokespeople said forces opened fire when rioters refused to disperse or cease attempting to break through the security fence.
There was a demonstration in Ramallah, near Israel’s Ofer Detention Center, where Israeli soldiers were forced to use live fire, and clashes near Kalkilya and Bilin.
All of these attacks took place on Nov. 27.
Lori Lowenthal Marcus