Photo Credit: Tzipi Shlissel / TPS
Scene of terror attack in Hebron - Oct. 17, 2015.

An IDF soldier was stabbed multiple times in his upper body, in an Arab terror attack on Saturday night, in Hebron.

Magen David Adom reported the soldier, a member of the IDF Givati Brigade, was listed in fair condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.


The terrorist, Tarek Ziad Natsha, 22, from Hebron, was shot by two other soldiers who were present and was severely to critically injured. Military medics began resuscitation efforts to save the terrorist. Young residents of the Jewish enclave in Hebron blocked the military ambulance with the stabber, but IDF troops finally managed to clear the way and the ambulance drove off. The perpetrator, like his victim, was taken the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Ceneter.

Video: Tzipi Shlissel /TPS

This attack was the third to have taken place in Hebron on Saturday.

Saturday evening, an Arab woman approached the Border Guard base in Ashmoret Yitshak, in Kiryat Arba, and tried to stab a policewoman. The policewoman sustained light injuries in her hand, recovered and shot the terrorist dead.

On Shabbat morning, an Arab tried to stab a Jew on Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron, the main road leading to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, near Beit Hadassah. After a brief struggle, the Jewish resident managed to pull out his gun and fired at the terrorist, Fadl Al-Kawasme, 18, who was fatally wounded and died shortly afterwards. The Jewish person who was attacked was not injured. Large military and police forces arrived at the place to investigate the event. Confrontations between local Arabs and Israeli security forces ensued in short order, and Arab sources reported two injured.

In the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem. A young Arab was shot dead after he had puled a knife and tried to stab Border Policemen. One policeman was wounded lightly in his hand. Arab sources reported that the terrorist was Moatez Awisat, 16, from Jabel Mukaber, a predominantly Arab neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem. Hamas TV reported that he was the cousin of one of the two terrorists attacked a bus in the same neighborhood last week.

Another stabbing attempt took place at the Qalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Saturday night at about 8:30 PM. No injuries have been reported thus far.



  1. Jews “Have No Right to Defile the Al-Aqsa Mosque with Their Filthy Feet” declared Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a September 16 address aired on the official TV channel of the Palestinian Authority, in Arabic. Abbas further said: “We salute every drop of blood spilled for the sake of Jerusalem.” Of course, Abbas declarations, in English, for western media, are “slightly” different.
    This is how the incitement has begun.

  2. I have suggested in the past that police use Paint guns that have been around for a long time and have been used (in the U.S. and in Israel) for sport, and are generally considered harmless because they merely fire paint pellets. However, if you substitute the paint in those pellets for a mixture of paint or dye and mercaptans or thiol (a chemical that stinks like a skunk) or some other similar chemical, you will have an effective, non-lethal weapon that will tag the rock throwers or other rioters, so that they can be easily identified, since it will be very hard to remove, and stop them in their tracks and disable them. At the same time it will seriously discourage them in the future. Also, importantly, it will deflect critics against Israel, since it would be viewed as harmless. It could also be produced and sold to other governments interested in non-lethal crowd and riot control.

  3. Horrendous, self-defense is no crime and should not be be equated with it as too many intellecually lazy do in calling for peace from both sides when this happens. If not intellecutually lazy then even worse , it is a symptom of emotional indifference.

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