Tomer Ditor, 28, was attacked Tuesday by an Arab terrorist as he jogged along the Derech Avot path between the Jewish communities of Elazar and Neve Daniel.
Ditor, a student who lives in the Gush Etzion community of Rosh Tzurim, was able to make it to the gated entrance of Neve Daniel to report the attack, despite his wounds. He was rushed to the Trauma Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he was listed in fair condition.
The suspects were taken into custody at the Palestinian Authority village of Kfar Nachlin, which is located close to Neve Daniel.
All three were turned over to Shin Bet Israel Security Agency personnel for interrogation, according to local sources.
Two young Arab teenage girls armed with knives attacked an Israeli security guard at the metal detector at the Ramle central bus station Thursday morning.
The attack in Ramle was similar in style to that carried out Wednesday in Jerusalem. The two girls, both age 13, waited for the guard to request identification, and then drew kitchen knives from their school backpacks and stabbed him in the leg and arm.
The guard remained conscious throughout the incident, according to senior Magen David Adom paramedic Shlomo Elkasalsi, who was first to arrive on the scene. Elkasalsi was walking around the mall when he heard the victim shouting there were terrorists. He provided initial treatment for leg and arm wounds to the guard until other medics arrived with ambulances.
Medics soon arrived to evacuate the security guard, in his 20s, from the scene to Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin.
Both terrorists were neutralized by security forces, arrested and taken into custody. “We came to kill Jews,” one of the girls told investigators, making it clear their intentions were to carry out an attack of wider dimensions.
Both are residents of Ramle, a city with a mixed Jewish-Arab population. One of the terrorists is living with her family in the Jo’arish neighborhood. The second is from a nomadic Arab family that recently moved to the city.
“Heightened security continues in the area after the attack,” Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said.
Arab terrorists failed in an attempted vehicle terror attack on Highway 443 on Sunday afternoon next to the Maccabim checkpoint north of Jerusalem, close to Modi’in.
Maccabim checkpoint on Highway 443 near Modi’in.
The terrorists tried to ram their car into the soldiers standing guard at the checkpoint.
The driver was shot by IDF soldiers at the site. Magen David Adom medics who arrived at the scene provided emergency treatment to the attacker and he was being evacuated for medical care to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center. MDA medics said he was in very serious condition with a number of gunshot wounds.
Three IDF soldiers were wounded in an Arab terror attack Sunday morning at the ‘Focus’ checkpoint near the Samaria Jewish community of Beit El, near Ramallah.
It now appears that the terrorist was a member of the Palestinian Authority police detail assigned to escort and provide security to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.
“A gunman opened fire near Beit El, north of Jerusalem,” said an IDF spokesperson. “Forces at the scene responded to the attack and shot the assailant, resulting in his death.”
One of the injured soldiers, age 21, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem with a gunshot wound in the neck.
He is in serious condition.
A second soldier, age 21, was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the stomach and extremities. He is also in serious condition.
The third soldier, age 20, is also at the Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center after sustaining gunshot wounds to the extremities. He is in good condition.
The terrorist arrived by car at the checkpoint from the direction of Ramallah. He used a handgun to carry out the attack.
A Facebook post in Arabic uploaded just prior to the shooting was spotted by a source that has requested anonymity.
“Ahmad Abu Omer, 34, wrote in a post on his Facebook page prior to the attack at Beit El, “We deserve to live in this Land, but there is nothing that justifies living as long as there is the Occupation that kills our brothers and our sisters.” He added a photo of himself allegedly on the way to a terror attack with the caption, “We will overcome in the name of Allah.”
It is not clear what Abu Omer’s connection is to the shooter, or whether he was the shooter himself.
According to a local source, the terrorist who opened fire at the soldiers was Amjid Saher, a PA Police Officer who allegedly worked in the security unit that escorted and provided personal security to “Abu Mazen” — Mahmoud Abbas — when he is in Ramallah.
The terrorist stabbed her in the shoulder, puncturing her lung. Froman is 18 weeks pregnant. The fetus was not harmed from the attack.
Froman is also the daughter-in-law of the late Rabbi Menachem Froman, the chief rabbi of Tekoa. He was a big believer in coexistence with the Arabs based on the shared religious values of Judaism and Islam, whatever those values might be.
Michal Froman shared, and despite the attack, still shares those same exact beliefs as her father-in-law.