Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier on bus: police

JERUSALEM Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:33am EST

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli soldier on a bus in northern Israel on Wednesday in an attack apparently motivated by Israel's jailing of his relatives, police said.

The incident, in the town of Afula, followed an increase in Israeli-Palestinian violence in the nearby occupied West Bank, where 10 Palestinians have been shot dead by troops and three Israelis have been killed since peace talks resumed in July.

Israel's northern police commander, Ronny Attia, said the attacker was from the West Bank town of Jenin, and that he was in custody.

"He stabbed a soldier who was in a bus - very grave knife wounds," Attia said in remarks broadcast on Israel Radio, adding that the attacker said he carried out the attack because his uncles were in prison in Israel.

A witness to the stabbing, who gave her name only as Tal, said on Army Radio that passengers streamed off the bus shouting "terrorist, terrorist", and the Palestinian was caught as he tried to flee.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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Comments (4)
raptor501 wrote:
The Palestinian terrorist is just following what the Koran tells him to do.
From the Koran:
“God’s curse be upon the infidels! Evil is that for which they have bartered away their souls. To deny God’s own revelation, grudging that He should reveal His bounty to whom He chooses from among His servants! They have incurred God’s most inexorable wrath. An ignominious punishment awaits the unbelievers. Cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.”
Doesn’t matter what religion you are, if you are not a believer in Islam, you are an infidel and must be converted or killed. Men, women or children, it matters little.

Nov 13, 2013 6:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
torchwood wrote:
@raptor501
When your country has been defeated and crushed militarily, economically and politically, then you may resort to the power of faith to carry on your cause, because there’s not much else. It would be the same with Christianity if a Muslim country was planted in the United States and any opposition to this was crushed by superior Muslim military, economic and political might. See how fast Christian zeal returns to fight off the heathen Muslim threat.

Nov 13, 2013 6:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jimmyboy12 wrote:
Why does the article point out that Palestinians have been shot dead by troops since July, while leave out the fact that the Israeli solder was stabbed to death and that the three Israelis killed since July yet omitts how they were painfully killed?

Nov 13, 2013 7:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
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