The city of Kiryat Gat announced that schools will be closed on Sunday unless the police announce they’ve captured the terrorist that stabbed four people on Saturday evening.
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Arabs attacked a Light Rail train Thursday night in northern Jerusalem and hurled rocks at Israeli security personnel early Friday in Samaria.
Riots were reported early Friday as Palestinian Authority Arabs clashed with Israeli military forces in Al-Bireh, which is adjacent to Ramallah in Samaria, about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) north of Jerusalem.
The attackers threw stones at the IDF soldiers, according to local sources.
Elsewhere in related security news, Arab attackers threw stones Thursday night at a Light Rail train as it traveled through the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.
None of the passengers were physically injured in the attack, but at least one of the cars was damaged and was taken out of service.
On Tuesday, two Arab children stabbed a 25-year-old guard aboard a Jerusalem Light Rail train in a terror attack.
The guard was slightly wounded but shot the 11-year-old who had stabbed him, while passengers restrained the other young terrorist until police arrived.
“I wanted to kill Jews to avenge my cousin Muhammad who was murdered at Damascus Gate,” one of the two young terrorists later confessed to police. He explained that he wanted to avenge the death of his cousin, who was shot and killed last month after stabbing two police officers in Jerusalem.
The two youngsters, 14-year-old Muawiyyeh Alkam and 11-year-old Ali Alkam are both residents of Shuafat. They were seen on CCTV security footage from their attack carefully observing their target on the train in nearby Pisgat Ze’ev and waiting until the guard was distracted to draw their knives and attack.
Alkam, age 11, is hospitalized in good condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Remand for his 14-year-old cousin has been extended for another week by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, pending presentation of evidence by police for arraignment and indictment.
The Arab terror-knifing spree has reached Eilat.
An Arab Israeli carried out a terrorist attack in the southern two weeks ago, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Thursday afternoon.
The stabbing of the woman was reported at the time, but police later banned all reports. With the help of an eye witness and forensic experts, the terrorist was found not far from his home and is to be indicted.
It lifted the gag order on the attack by 24-year-old Nadal Yosef Jabarin, who has been living in Eilat for several years but originally is from Umm al-Fahm, headquarters of the northern branch of the radical Islamic Movement that preaches violence against Jews.
He stabbed a woman in the face, and she suffered light injuries.
Jabarin told investigators he was encouraged by social media to try to kill Jews.
In a separate attack, a Palestinian Authority terrorist escaped Thursday afternoon after trying to stab a soldier at a checkpoint near at Rachel’s Tomb (Kever Rachel).
Israeli security forces arrested a Hamas terrorist in a Hebron hospital early Thursday and killed his cousin who attacked them during the undercover operation.
The terrorist, 22-year-old Azzam Shaldallah, stabbed Yisrael ben Aharon in the eastern Gush Etzion community of Metzad on October 25.
Ben Aharon had stopped his car after it was hit by rocks. Shaldallah then stabbed him, but Aharon fought the terrorist and managed to shoot and wound him.
Israeli soldiers and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) dressed in civilians clothes and infiltrated the hospital where Shaldallah was being treated and had found refuge.
Palestinian media said the security forces pretended they were bringing in a pregnant woman and then rushed to Shaldallah’s room, pulled out weapons and arrested him. The terrorist’s cousin violently interfered and was shot and killed.
Terrorists recently have evaded arrest by Israeli forces by turning themselves over to Palestinian Authority authorities, who protect them from arrest instead of handing them over to Israel.
Israeli security personnel entered a Hebron hospital to arrest an Arab terrorist who tried to kill a Jew in Gush Etzion on October 25.
The terrorist’s 28-year-old cousin was shot and killed when he attacked the security forces during the arrest operation, according to Tazpit news agency.
During the operation, now cleared for publication, a joint force comprised of Shin Bet, IDF and police operatives entered the Ahali Hebron hospital at night to arrest the attacker, Shalaldeh Azzam Izzat Sa’aban, age 20.
He himself was taken into custody by the forces and transferred to Shin Bet personnel for interrogation.
“It is important to emphasize the security establishment will not allow the existence of shelter for terrorists, no matter where they are,” the Shin Bet said in its statement.
Sa’aban was arrested after he threw rocks at an Israeli’s car and then stabbed him in the chest when he came to a stop and exited the vehicle.
The victim fired his gun at his attacker, who lives in the Arab village of Sair and belongs to a family of Hamas activists and operatives. Despite his own injuries, the terrorist fled the scene after the attack and succeeded in making his escape.
Sa’aban subsequently sought medical treatment at the Elhal Medical Center for the gunshot wound in Hebron, but was tracked down and ultimately identified by the Shin Bet.
The Israel Security Agency reports 11 people died and 80 were wounded last month in the Arab wave of terror against Israel.
Data released in a report by the Shin Bet shows there were 609 attacks by Arabs against Israelis in October alone.
In Jerusalem alone, there were 117 attacks, nearly double the 68 attacks in September. There were 485 attacks in Judea and Samaria in October, more than double the 151 attacks in the same region in September. Likewise, there were 11 attacks around the Gaza border in October, as compared to four in September.
The attacks in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria included 36 stabbings, 23 shootings, 57 attacks with a makeshift bomb, three vehicle terror attacks, one exploding gas canister and a whopping 382 firebombings (with Molotov cocktails).
One of the murder victims was not Israeli, according to the report, which was published Wednesday.
Of those wounded, 26 were listed in serious or critical condition. Four of the dead were murdered by gunfire, five in shoot-and-stab attacks carried out in Jerusalem, and one who died in a vehicle terror attack.
According to the report, four attacks were carried out by Jews as well: two firebombings aimed at Arab vehicles and two stabbing attacks.
According to a report broadcast on Israel’s Channel 10 television news, the 13-year-old Arab terrorist who attacked two people in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood last month won’t sit in jail.
Ahmed Manasara and his 15-year-old cousin attempted to murder a Jewish boy two months away from his 13th birthday, and a 25-year-old Jewish man, both of whom were stabbed both multiple times. He is to be arraigned in court this morning (Nov. 11.)
Manasara himself was hospitalized in fair condition after he was hit by a car during the attack, as were his victims. His cousin was killed by police after charging at them instead of dropping his weapon.
According to the report, the young teen terrorist will admit to the attempted murders but his attorney will try to change the description of what happened that day in order to change the severity of the charges against his client, who turns 14 in January.
Only at age 14 does it becomes possible to sentence a youth to prison time under the law in Israel. If, however, he is sentenced prior to that time, Manasara will instead only be held in a locked facility.
A video of the young terrorist’s interrogation was somehow leaked to the Arab media.