Photo Credit: Ma'an
Photo of 14-year-old terrorist killed by IDF while attempting to murder drivers on Highway 60 Friday night, Oct. 24, 2014.

In death, many things become clear. Including a U.S. Arab citizen teenager’s terrorist membership.

The body of a 14-year-old terrorist-in-training killed while attacking Jewish drivers on Friday night was dressed in his finest for burial this weekend. Orwa Abd al-Hadi Hammad was tenderly wrapped in a black-and-white checkered keffiyah.

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Encircling his brow was a fancy green terrorist headband bearing the ‘Qataib al Qassam’ logo.

The Palestinian Authority-American Arab teen was certainly no boy scout. He was killed while hurling a firebomb (Molotov cocktail) at passing Israeli vehicles on Highway 60 north of Jerusalem.

Israeli soldiers who had set up a lookout patrol on the highway spotted the group of teenage terrorists attacking civilians passing on the road.

The slogan and logo were translated by Yigal Carmon and Dr. Mordechai Kedar from a photo published on the website of the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency. They indicate that Hammad was linked to the Izz a-Din al-Qassam: the military wing of the Hamas terrrorist organization.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Hammad moved to the PA village of Silwad with his family at age six, according to the U.S. State Department. The U.S. had immediately issued a statement of “deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad.”

Hammad’s cousin admitted, meanwhile, that he was part of a group who were hurling rocks and firebombs at cars traveling down Highway 60 on Friday night.

The velocity of a rock or fireball the size of a baseball or larger, when hurled straight into the moving windshield of a driver or front seat passenger, can create an impact that shatters the glass instantly. At the very least, the driver is stunned, if not badly wounded. Or dead.

Road terror attacks are intended to kill, and they have. When they don’t, they maim their intended victims. Failing that, they succeed in traumatizing their targets.

This is not about “throwing rocks” like little school children. This is an issue of life and death — on both sides of the road — because in Israel, people of any age who hurl rocks or firebombs or fireworks at traveling vehicles are doing it in order to kill those within. That qualifies them as terrorists, qualifying them as a potential deadly threat to a driver and a target the second they raise a hand to hurl any form of ammunition at a traveling vehicle, its driver and its passengers.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

34 COMMENTS

  1. Incredible how the medias INSIST on the Fact that this little bastard was”. American” and lag behind the fact that he was throwing Petrol bombs at the IDF…!!! When Americans become terrorists and join ISIS they’re good for Guantanamo and the Gallows, but an “American Palestinian” terrorist gets ” highlights in world medias,and is practically raised to sainthood,,,,
    What a F**ked up world we live in,,,

  2. Did our wonderful State Dept./U.S. government send a message of "deepest condolences" to the family of the little three-month-old girl, a US-Israeli citizen??? I for one am more and more DISGUSTED with my own country on the issue of Israel and its enemies. One more time, folks, Israel's enemies are OUR enemies as well, so why are we kowtowing to them….??!?

  3. I am ashamed of our government and disgusted all in one. Sorry to say, but this young man was performing as a terrorist and was killed doing a terrorist act, and received condolences from the US. In contrast the Ecuadoran woman and the young baby that were murdered by a Hamas terrorists (by car) never received condolences from the US government, although the baby was a US citizen. Obama and his rats are an embarrassment to the US. His sympathies are only for the terrorists and the Muslims. I kick myself every day because of the fact that I voted for this maniac. All he is capable of doing is kissing the asses of his Muslim buddies. This boy got what he deserved. Harsh, but true!

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