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Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank knife and gun attack

 

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Israeli forces patrol as they search for a Palestinian gunman near Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier to death in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and used his rifle to wound another soldier and a Jewish settler before escaping, Israeli officials said.

 

The incident began at an intersection near Ariel, a large settlement, where the Palestinian, having carried out the stabbing and grabbed the slain soldier's gun, fired at three vehicles, hitting a civilian, the Israeli military said.

 

He then hijacked a car, driving it to another nearby junction where he shot a second soldier before continuing on to a nearby Palestinian village.

 

It was not immediately clear if more than one assailant was involved. Settler officials identified the wounded civilian as a local rabbi. Hospital officials said he was in critical condition.

 

In public remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of several assailants, saying: "Security forces are pursuing the attackers. I am certain they will be apprehended."

 

Jason Greenblatt, the White House's Middle East envoy, said on Twitter: "We condemn today's brutal attack by a Palestinian terrorist."

 

The Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, praised the West Bank attack as a "natural response to crimes committed by the Israeli occupation". The statement stopped short of a claim of responsibility.

 

In southern Gaza, the attack was announced over mosque loudspeakers and Hamas activists handed out sweets to passersby in celebration.

 

The Israeli military said it did not yet know if the attacker was affiliated with any organisation.

 

Palestinians, many of them individuals without known associations with militant groups, carried out a wave of attacks in the West Bank in late 2015 and 2016, but the frequency of such incidents has since decreased.

 

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians seek to establish a state there and in the Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014.

 

(Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Additional reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza, editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

 

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1 hour ago, BestB said:

Note after killing soldier attempted to kill civilians.

 

lets give him a medal and name a street in his name after he is hunted down and killed.👍

 

1 hour ago, BestB said:

Care to quote the specific law? While at it quite for me how international law considers attempted murder of random civilians?

The same kind of violence occurs over and over again in colonial situations where the locals are massively outgunned. Nothing unique about what's happening in the occupied territories.

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1 minute ago, bristolboy said:

 

The same kind of violence occurs over and over again in colonial situations where the locals are massively outgunned. Nothing unique about what's happening in the occupied territories.

So what point are you trying to make? Or you do not have one as usual?

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22 minutes ago, bristolboy said:

The point seems pretty obvious but as usual it seems to be beyond your grasp. So I'll spell it out for you:  If you dispossess people of their land, and subject them to unequal treatment under the law, they will do whatever is in their means to fight back.

So once again yet another pointless ramblings 

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1 minute ago, Galactus said:

RIP.

But but, if someone or a group comes to my house or land, trying to steal it by force and tying to push me into poverty with no future, i might shoot the intruders too.

all of us do the same. Jew or muslim.

I am against any loss of life.

still, if you serve an army stealing and occupying lands, working against all international laws and rules illegally and oppressing people in an open zoo kind of environment and even go destroy their makeshift houses, this is what you get. 

check this recent video below, Israeli soldiers harassing and beating a Palestinian under detention in their vehicle.

what you expect if you oppress Palestinians this way?? just let them turn you their other cheek?

you reap what you sow.

 

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/zxKrboua/videoplayback-15_hd.mp4

 

 

 

Very valid point , so what if Palestinians do not want peace , so what if Palestinians killing civilians , so what?

 

no problem , Israel will continue to hunt down killers, demolish their homes and move them further away, no need to cry when few dozen soldiers show up in his village and turn it up side down 👍

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7 minutes ago, Galactus said:

it is israel that does not want peace until they steal and occupy whole palestine.

If Israel wanted peace, they were not building illegal settlements on lands belong to Palestinians. and they are building them while we are speaking here.

nor they oppress palestinians and sanction them to let them live in bad conditions.

There are lots of clever people in Israel. If they really wanted peace, sure they got it already by now.

Of course you right once again, as I said do not cry when his village is gone

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