Photo Credit: Israeli Police

A CCTV clip shot on Saturday clearly shows Arab teen Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid, 13, arriving at the gate of the Anatot community in the Benjamin region. A security guard comes out asking her to kneel so he can check her. As she kneels her knife appears to fall on the ground. In response the guard flees toward the gate while she is chasing him with the knife in her hand. Afterwards, the guard turned around and shot her dead.

The American media are aware of the phenomenon of “suicide by police,” by which a desperate armed person points his weapon at the cops and is mowed down in predictable fashion. On Saturday it became apparent that Arab teenagers, especially females, escaping a family brawl, try to get arrested or killed by attacking Israeli security forces at a check post. According to Judea and Samaria police, the phenomenon used to be limited to young women trying to get arrested by hiding a knife on their person when crossing the check post; now they’ve begun to try to use the knife, presumably looking to get killed.

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A police official told Walla, “Now, following the terror wave, some [girls] want to commit suicide, but they tell themselves, why get killed for nothing, better to become a shaheed (martyr). What’s clear is that in these cases it’s not normal terrorists but civilians with a clean record.”

Police interrogation of Abu Eid’s father, a resident of Yatta near Hebron, revealed that she had a fight with her brother and ran away from home taking the knife. Her father was chasing her and arrived at Anatot a minute after she had been shot, according to eyewitnesses. They say they saw him sitting in the back of a patrol car weeping, saying, “It’s my daughter, it’s my daughter.”

According to a Jewish eyewitness, the guard yelled at the girl in Arabic several times to stop. In the end he shot her after she had entered the community area with the knife in her hand.

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David writes news at JewishPress.com.

43 COMMENTS

  1. This is so tragic, so sad. The momentary impulse of a teenager with a dysfunctional family can end her/his life like this. Wish there were some ploy Israelis could devise to capture them and get them help, but I know that kind of miracle cannot happen when murder is imminent. Come, Sar Shalom, and rescue these poor lost ones.

  2. What a stupidity:

    "" A police official told Walla, “… What’s clear is that in these cases it’s not normal terrorists but civilians with a clean record.” ""

    Really? Did it ever occur to this stupid police official that all terrorists had to start it at some point, none of them were born terrorists? Just because a terrorist dies at the time of his first attack it doesn't mean that he is an "abnormal" terrorist, or a civilian.

    But the result is excellent! At least she can't breed more terrorists.
    Why didn't the guard shot her right away?

  3. After fighting with her brother she grabbed a knife and ran out of the house to force an Israeli Jew to kill her. She chased the guard brandishing the knife until he had no choice but to shoot her. I'd say the brother killed her; I'd like to know what they fought about. Maybe he didn't like her boyfriend, or perhaps she wanted to wear perfume.

  4. Tell that to the family of the mother of six and a nurse who was killed in her own home in front of three of her kids!!! How is one supposed to distinguish in a split second? I have two daughters and their families who live in Israel…it’s so easy for you and others to sit in the safety and comfort of your home in London pontificating, isn’t it?

  5. Tell that to the family of the mother of six and a nurse who was killed in her own home in front of three of her kids!!! How is one supposed to distinguish in a split second? I have two daughters and their families who live in Israel…it’s so easy for you and others to sit in the safety and comfort of your home in London pontificating, isn’t it?

  6. Oh…this is so tragic! What is Israel and authorities supposed to do, huh? I have two daughters and their families who live in Israel…how would you protect your loved ones from these maniacs? So easy to cry over these sick little bastards from the safety and comfort of your own homes. BTW…for every Jew killed in Israel, multiply each death by 60…that’s how many Americans would be killed. There are 60 times the amount of people who live in the US compared to tiny little Israel!!!

  7. The whole reasoning of why she tried to kill an innocent person does not make any sense. I am told, but do not know for sure, that they believe killing a Jew washes away their sin. If that is true kill them all and let Allah sort them out.

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