Diplomacy & defense

Attaque terroriste au carrefour Tapouah, près d'Ariel, le 30 octobre 2015
Two assailants shot dead at scene of incident at Ariel junction

Two Palestinians stabbed and injured an Israeli female soldier near a group of Jewish settlements in the West Bank on before being shot dead, the army said, the latest in a months-long wave of violence..

The incident occurred at the Ariel junction in the West Bank. The wounded soldier was taken to hospital, while the two assailants were shot by forces at the scene, the Israeli army said.

Later in the day there were reports of another suspected attack in Jerusalem's Talpiot neighborhood. A 25-year-old Israeli was lightly injured and the assailant fled the scene.

The man was reportedly struck in the head after exiting a store. Another person who saw the injured man called the police, who have opened an investigation. The incident was initially reported as a stabbing attack.

It is unclear whether the incident was nationalistically or criminally motivated.

Since October 1, a wave of violence has killed 196 Palestinians, over 30 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese,.

Most of the Palestinians were killed while carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to the Israeli authorities.

Others were shot dead during protests and clashes.

Many analysts say Palestinian frustration with Israeli settlement building in the West Bank, the complete lack of progress in peace efforts and their own fractured leadership have fed the unrest.

Israel blames incitement by Palestinian leaders and media as a main cause of the violence.

Most of the attackers have been young people, including teenagers, who appear to have been acting on their own.

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  • James Spackman
    March 19th 2016 - 09:00am

    March 8
    Taylor Force (28)
    A Palestinian attacker began stabbing random Israelis at the entrance to the Jaffa Port, and wounded four people before taking off away from Israeli security gaurds. The attacker continued to stab pedestrians and motorists as he ran down a residential street, seriously injuring three people before being shot and killed by police. One victim stabbed by the attacker later identified as a American tourist Taylor Force, died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital soon after the attack. Force was a U.S. Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and was on a school sponsored trip to Israel through Vanderbilt University. Although he was with a group of fellow students at the time of the stabbing, he was the only one injured.

    February 24
    Captain Eilav Gelman (30)
    A Palestinian man attempted to stab a reserve IDF Captain and failed, nearby Israeli security forces saw the incident and responded by attempting to neutralize the stabber. The security forces accidentally shot the stabbing victim and he succumbed to his wounds on the scene. The attacker was lightly wounded and taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

    February 18
    Tuvia Yanai Weissman (18)
    Two teenage Palestinian boys entered a supermarket and stabbed two Israelis, before being apprehended and shot by other customers in the store. One of the victims, off duty IDF soldier 21-year old Sergeant Tuvia Yanai Weissman, was killed.

    February 3
    Hadar Cohen (19)
    Three terrorists armed with knives, guns, and explosives, attacked a group of IDF soldiers at the Damascus Gate after the soldiers approached them. Three people including two Israeli police officers were seriously injured. 19-year old Israeli officer Hadar Cohen died of her wounds later in the day. The attackers were shot dead on scene by arriving Israeli security forces. The number and scale of the weapons recovered from the attackers made it clear that they were planning a more devastating attack, and the Israeli soldiers sacrificed themselves to protect civilians. Israeli police officers referred to this attack as an escalation, and a turning point, from the types of attacks that they had seen over the previous months. All of the attackers had family members associated with Fatah.

    January 25
    Shlomit Krigman (38)
    Two Israeli women were stabbed while walking outside of a market in their village. After attacking the women the terrorists, aged 17 and 23, tried to enter the market but were stopped by employees who used shopping carts to block the market entrance. The terrorists were also carrying homemade pipe-bombs and other explosive devices at the time of the attack. One of the victims, 24-year old Shlomit Krigman, died of her wounds the following morning.

    January 17
    Dafna Meir (38)
    Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six was attacked outside of her home by a Palestinian terrorist wielding a knife. The attacker approached from behind and stabbed Meir in the back of the head, and a struggle ensued eventually leading into Meir's home. She was killed by the attacker in her kitchen, but none of her children were harmed. The 16-year old assailant fled the scene, but was arrested two days later and charged with murder.

    January 1
    Alon Bakal (26), Shimon Ruimi (30)
    At a New Years celebration at a local pub an Arab-Israeli opened fire, killing two individuals (including the pub's manager), and injuring eight. The suspect was located and killed in a shootout on January 8, 2016.

    2015

    December 23
    Rabbi Rueven Birmajer (45)
    45 year old Rabbi Rueven Birmajer was stabbed and killed by a Palestinian assailant outside Jaffa Gate, a bystander was hit and killed by a stray bullet as Israeli security forces attempted to subdue the attacker. The attacker was shot and killed on scene.

    December 7
    Genadi Kaufman (40)
    A 40-year old Israeli man was injured in a stabbing attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The attacker was shot and killed by police witnesses. The victim, identified as Genadi Kofman, died of his wounds three weeks later, on December 30.

    November 23
    Unnamed Victim (18)
    An 18-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death at a gas station by a Palestinian, in an attack that left two others lightly wounded and the assailant dead. The victim had sustained severe abdominal stab wounds and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

    November 19
    Aharon Yesiab (32), Reuven Aviram (51), Ezra Schwartz (18), Ya’acov Don (51)
    Two Israeli Jews were stabbed to death and two seriously injured by a 39-year old Palestinian from the West Bank, who was apprehended at the scene and taken to an Israeli hospital with minor injuries. The stabbing attack took place at the entrance to the synagogue next to the Panorama office building in Southern Tel Aviv, as afternoon prayers were going on.

    In a separate incident, a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on cars stuck in a traffic jam in Gush Etzion, killing an Israeli, an American tourist, and a Palestinian, and wounding seven others. Five of the wounded were American Yeshiva students. After the shooting the terrorist sped off in a car but rammed into another car, attempted to flee on foot, and was then arrested by Israeli security forces. The American victim was identified later in the day as 18-year old Ezra Schwartz, from Massachusetts.

    November 13
    Father (40) and Son (18)
    An Israeli father and his 18-year old son were killed after two Palestinians opened-fire into their vehicle as they were driving. The mother of the family was shot as well but lightly wounded, a second son was slightly injured, and the family's three daughters who had been riding in the back were unharmed. Allegedly the first ambulance to arrive on scene was a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance, and after the driver realized that the victims were Jews the ambulance drove away.

    November 4
    Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich (19)
    An Israeli security officer was hit by a car driven by a Palestinian, who was then shot at the scene. The 19-year old security officer was seriously injured after the Palestinian man purposefully rammed into him, and was taken to a local hospital. The victim, 19-year old Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich, died of his wounds four days later.

    October 18
    Omri Levy (19)
    Â 21 year old Palestinian assailant Muhanad Alukabi took the rifle of 19 year old Israeli soldier Omri Levy, and killed him with it. He opened fire in a crowded bus station with the rifle, and injured 11 other people. An Eritrean immigrant was shot by an Israeli security guard and beaten to death by an Israeli mob, suspected of being a second attacker.

    October 13
    Richard Lakin (76)
    Shooting and stabbing attack on bus in southern Jerusalem neighborhood (Armon Hanatziv). Two (ages 60 & 45) killed, 15 wounded, several seriously. Police shot and killed one of the 2 terrorist perpetrators and apprehended the second (both from Jabel Muqaber). One of the injured victims (76 year old Richard Lakin) died of his wounds two weeks later.

    October 3
    Aharon Banita-Bennet (22), Rabbi Nehemia Lavi
    Two killed in stabbing attack near Lion’s Gate. Aharon Banita-Bennet (22) was stabbed to death on the way to the Western Wall in the Old City on Saturday evening with his wife and two young children. His wife and two-year-old son were wounded. Rabbi Nehemia Lavi (father of seven), who came to the aid of the Banita-Bennett family, was attacked and stabbed to death. Police shot and killed the attacker.

    November 23
    Hadar Buchris (21), Ziv Mizrahi (20)
    A 21-year old Israeli woman, Hadar Buchris, was stabbed at a bus stop in Gush Etzion. She was brought to a local hospital in critical condition but died of her wounds soon after her arrival. Israeli security forces shot and killed the assailant.

    A 20-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death at a gas station by a Palestinian, in an attack that left two others lightly wounded and the assailant dead. The victim had sustained severe abdominal stab wounds and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

    November 19
    Reuven Aviram (51), Rabbi Aharon Yesiab (32), Yaakov Don (51), Ezra Schwartz (18)
    A Palestinian terrorist stabbed two people to death in the Panorama office building, outside the door of a room in the building used for prayer where afternoon services were taking place. Two more individuals sustained minor injuries. Workers in the Panorama building were instructed to go into lockdown as police searched for a possible second attacker.

    In a seperate incident later in the day, a Palestinian attacker opened fire with an uzi machine gun on Israeli vehicles in Gush Etzion sitting in traffic. Three people were killed in the attack, including an American student participating in a gap-year educational program, an Israeli man, and a Palestinian man. The suspect was arrested at the scene.

    November 13
    Rabbi Yaakov Litman (40), Netanel Litman (18)
    Yaakov Litman and his son Netanel were shot to death by Palestinian gunmen who opened fire on their vehicle neat the Otniel junction in Southern West Bank. The two were seated in the front seats of their car when the terrorist opened fire. Litman's wife, who sustained minor injuries, and three daughters were in the back seat of the car.

    November 4
    Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich (19)
    A Palestinian terrorist purposefully rammed his car into Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich, seriously injuring him. The perpetrator was apprehended directly following the attack, but Yaakovovich died of his wounds four days later.

    October 20
    Avraham Asher Hasano (50)
    Israeli citizen Avraham Asher Hasano was driving in Fawwar, south of Hebron, when Palestinians began pelting his car with stones and he was unable to drive. He exited his vehicle and was hit by a truck and was killed.

    October 18
    IDF Soldier
    Omri Levy (19)
    21 year old Palestinian assailant Muhanad Alukabi took the rifle of 19 year old Israeli soldier Omri Levy, and killed him with it. He opened fire in a crowded bus station with the rifle, and injured 11 other people. An Eritrean immigrant was shot by an Israeli security guard and beaten to death by an Israeli mob, suspected of being a second attacker.

    October 13
    Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky (60), Haim Haviv (78), Alon Govberg (59), Richard Lakin (76).
    Two Israelis were killed and fifteen injured in a stabbing and shooting attack on a bus in Southern Jerusalem. The attackers stormed the bus and blocked people from getting off, while attempting to take control of the wheel and ram the bus into a crowded public place. One assailant opened fire with a gun while the other stabbed the bus passengers. Israeli police killed one attacker and managed to take the other into custody. One of the people injured in the attack, 76 year old Richard Lakin, died of his injuries two weeks after the attack. Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky was struck by a car in Jerusalem simultaneously as the bus attack was happening. He was taken to a local hospital but died of his wounds.

    October 3
    Nahmia Lavi (23), Aaron Bennet (24)
    A Palestinian man approached a group of Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on October 3, 2015, and began stabbing, according to Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The attacker injured one woman and her baby, and stabbed two other members of the group to death. Israeli police shot the attacker on site, where he died. Palestinian Islamic Jihad issued a statement claiming the attacker was a member of their organization.
    October 1
    Eitam Henkin, Naama Henkin (both early 30's)
    Eitam and his wife Naama were ambushed by Palestinian gunmen as they drove with their four children, all under the age of 10, in the West raise the children as their own. The funeral was attended by Israeli President Rueven Rivlin, who delivered a eulogy. During the subsequent week it was revealed that the husband, Eitam, was an American citizen, and five Hamas members were arrested in connection with the attack. Bank on October 1, 2015. The gunmen shot Eitam and Naama multiple times and they were pronounced dead at the scene, while the children who had just witnessed their parents murder were only Bank on October 1, 2015. The gunmen shot Eitam and Naama multiple times and they were pronounced dead at the scene, while the children who had just witnessed their parents murder were only lightly i


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  • James Spackman
    March 19th 2016 - 08:59am

    March 8
    Taylor Force (28)
    A Palestinian attacker began stabbing random Israelis at the entrance to the Jaffa Port, and wounded four people before taking off away from Israeli security gaurds. The attacker continued to stab pedestrians and motorists as he ran down a residential street, seriously injuring three people before being shot and killed by police. One victim stabbed by the attacker later identified as a American tourist Taylor Force, died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital soon after the attack. Force was a U.S. Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and was on a school sponsored trip to Israel through Vanderbilt University. Although he was with a group of fellow students at the time of the stabbing, he was the only one injured.

    February 24
    Captain Eilav Gelman (30)
    A Palestinian man attempted to stab a reserve IDF Captain and failed, nearby Israeli security forces saw the incident and responded by attempting to neutralize the stabber. The security forces accidentally shot the stabbing victim and he succumbed to his wounds on the scene. The attacker was lightly wounded and taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

    February 18
    Tuvia Yanai Weissman (18)
    Two teenage Palestinian boys entered a supermarket and stabbed two Israelis, before being apprehended and shot by other customers in the store. One of the victims, off duty IDF soldier 21-year old Sergeant Tuvia Yanai Weissman, was killed.

    February 3
    Hadar Cohen (19)
    Three terrorists armed with knives, guns, and explosives, attacked a group of IDF soldiers at the Damascus Gate after the soldiers approached them. Three people including two Israeli police officers were seriously injured. 19-year old Israeli officer Hadar Cohen died of her wounds later in the day. The attackers were shot dead on scene by arriving Israeli security forces. The number and scale of the weapons recovered from the attackers made it clear that they were planning a more devastating attack, and the Israeli soldiers sacrificed themselves to protect civilians. Israeli police officers referred to this attack as an escalation, and a turning point, from the types of attacks that they had seen over the previous months. All of the attackers had family members associated with Fatah.

    January 25
    Shlomit Krigman (38)
    Two Israeli women were stabbed while walking outside of a market in their village. After attacking the women the terrorists, aged 17 and 23, tried to enter the market but were stopped by employees who used shopping carts to block the market entrance. The terrorists were also carrying homemade pipe-bombs and other explosive devices at the time of the attack. One of the victims, 24-year old Shlomit Krigman, died of her wounds the following morning.

    January 17
    Dafna Meir (38)
    Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six was attacked outside of her home by a Palestinian terrorist wielding a knife. The attacker approached from behind and stabbed Meir in the back of the head, and a struggle ensued eventually leading into Meir's home. She was killed by the attacker in her kitchen, but none of her children were harmed. The 16-year old assailant fled the scene, but was arrested two days later and charged with murder.

    January 1
    Alon Bakal (26), Shimon Ruimi (30)
    At a New Years celebration at a local pub an Arab-Israeli opened fire, killing two individuals (including the pub's manager), and injuring eight. The suspect was located and killed in a shootout on January 8, 2016.

    2015

    December 23
    Rabbi Rueven Birmajer (45)
    45 year old Rabbi Rueven Birmajer was stabbed and killed by a Palestinian assailant outside Jaffa Gate, a bystander was hit and killed by a stray bullet as Israeli security forces attempted to subdue the attacker. The attacker was shot and killed on scene.

    December 7
    Genadi Kaufman (40)
    A 40-year old Israeli man was injured in a stabbing attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The attacker was shot and killed by police witnesses. The victim, identified as Genadi Kofman, died of his wounds three weeks later, on December 30.

    November 23
    Unnamed Victim (18)
    An 18-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death at a gas station by a Palestinian, in an attack that left two others lightly wounded and the assailant dead. The victim had sustained severe abdominal stab wounds and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

    November 19
    Aharon Yesiab (32), Reuven Aviram (51), Ezra Schwartz (18), Ya’acov Don (51)
    Two Israeli Jews were stabbed to death and two seriously injured by a 39-year old Palestinian from the West Bank, who was apprehended at the scene and taken to an Israeli hospital with minor injuries. The stabbing attack took place at the entrance to the synagogue next to the Panorama office building in Southern Tel Aviv, as afternoon prayers were going on.

    In a separate incident, a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on cars stuck in a traffic jam in Gush Etzion, killing an Israeli, an American tourist, and a Palestinian, and wounding seven others. Five of the wounded were American Yeshiva students. After the shooting the terrorist sped off in a car but rammed into another car, attempted to flee on foot, and was then arrested by Israeli security forces. The American victim was identified later in the day as 18-year old Ezra Schwartz, from Massachusetts.

    November 13
    Father (40) and Son (18)
    An Israeli father and his 18-year old son were killed after two Palestinians opened-fire into their vehicle as they were driving. The mother of the family was shot as well but lightly wounded, a second son was slightly injured, and the family's three daughters who had been riding in the back were unharmed. Allegedly the first ambulance to arrive on scene was a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance, and after the driver realized that the victims were Jews the ambulance drove away.

    November 4
    Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich (19)
    An Israeli security officer was hit by a car driven by a Palestinian, who was then shot at the scene. The 19-year old security officer was seriously injured after the Palestinian man purposefully rammed into him, and was taken to a local hospital. The victim, 19-year old Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich, died of his wounds four days later.

    October 18
    Omri Levy (19)
    Â 21 year old Palestinian assailant Muhanad Alukabi took the rifle of 19 year old Israeli soldier Omri Levy, and killed him with it. He opened fire in a crowded bus station with the rifle, and injured 11 other people. An Eritrean immigrant was shot by an Israeli security guard and beaten to death by an Israeli mob, suspected of being a second attacker.

    October 13
    Richard Lakin (76)
    Shooting and stabbing attack on bus in southern Jerusalem neighborhood (Armon Hanatziv). Two (ages 60 & 45) killed, 15 wounded, several seriously. Police shot and killed one of the 2 terrorist perpetrators and apprehended the second (both from Jabel Muqaber). One of the injured victims (76 year old Richard Lakin) died of his wounds two weeks later.

    October 3
    Aharon Banita-Bennet (22), Rabbi Nehemia Lavi
    Two killed in stabbing attack near Lion’s Gate. Aharon Banita-Bennet (22) was stabbed to death on the way to the Western Wall in the Old City on Saturday evening with his wife and two young children. His wife and two-year-old son were wounded. Rabbi Nehemia Lavi (father of seven), who came to the aid of the Banita-Bennett family, was attacked and stabbed to death. Police shot and killed the attacker.

    November 23
    Hadar Buchris (21), Ziv Mizrahi (20)
    A 21-year old Israeli woman, Hadar Buchris, was stabbed at a bus stop in Gush Etzion. She was brought to a local hospital in critical condition but died of her wounds soon after her arrival. Israeli security forces shot and killed the assailant.

    A 20-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death at a gas station by a Palestinian, in an attack that left two others lightly wounded and the assailant dead. The victim had sustained severe abdominal stab wounds and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

    November 19
    Reuven Aviram (51), Rabbi Aharon Yesiab (32), Yaakov Don (51), Ezra Schwartz (18)
    A Palestinian terrorist stabbed two people to death in the Panorama office building, outside the door of a room in the building used for prayer where afternoon services were taking place. Two more individuals sustained minor injuries. Workers in the Panorama building were instructed to go into lockdown as police searched for a possible second attacker.

    In a seperate incident later in the day, a Palestinian attacker opened fire with an uzi machine gun on Israeli vehicles in Gush Etzion sitting in traffic. Three people were killed in the attack, including an American student participating in a gap-year educational program, an Israeli man, and a Palestinian man. The suspect was arrested at the scene.

    November 13
    Rabbi Yaakov Litman (40), Netanel Litman (18)
    Yaakov Litman and his son Netanel were shot to death by Palestinian gunmen who opened fire on their vehicle neat the Otniel junction in Southern West Bank. The two were seated in the front seats of their car when the terrorist opened fire. Litman's wife, who sustained minor injuries, and three daughters were in the back seat of the car.

    November 4
    Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich (19)
    A Palestinian terrorist purposefully rammed his car into Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich, seriously injuring him. The perpetrator was apprehended directly following the attack, but Yaakovovich died of his wounds four days later.

    October 20
    Avraham Asher Hasano (50)
    Israeli citizen Avraham Asher Hasano was driving in Fawwar, south of Hebron, when Palestinians began pelting his car with stones and he was unable to drive. He exited his vehicle and was hit by a truck and was killed.

    October 18
    IDF Soldier
    Omri Levy (19)
    21 year old Palestinian assailant Muhanad Alukabi took the rifle of 19 year old Israeli soldier Omri Levy, and killed him with it. He opened fire in a crowded bus station with the rifle, and injured 11 other people. An Eritrean immigrant was shot by an Israeli security guard and beaten to death by an Israeli mob, suspected of being a second attacker.

    October 13
    Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky (60), Haim Haviv (78), Alon Govberg (59), Richard Lakin (76).
    Two Israelis were killed and fifteen injured in a stabbing and shooting attack on a bus in Southern Jerusalem. The attackers stormed the bus and blocked people from getting off, while attempting to take control of the wheel and ram the bus into a crowded public place. One assailant opened fire with a gun while the other stabbed the bus passengers. Israeli police killed one attacker and managed to take the other into custody. One of the people injured in the attack, 76 year old Richard Lakin, died of his injuries two weeks after the attack. Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky was struck by a car in Jerusalem simultaneously as the bus attack was happening. He was taken to a local hospital but died of his wounds.

    October 3
    Nahmia Lavi (23), Aaron Bennet (24)
    A Palestinian man approached a group of Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on October 3, 2015, and began stabbing, according to Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The attacker injured one woman and her baby, and stabbed two other members of the group to death. Israeli police shot the attacker on site, where he died. Palestinian Islamic Jihad issued a statement claiming the attacker was a member of their organization.
    October 1
    Eitam Henkin, Naama Henkin (both early 30's)
    Eitam and his wife Naama were ambushed by Palestinian gunmen as they drove with their four children, all under the age of 10, in the West raise the children as their own. The funeral was attended by Israeli President Rueven Rivlin, who delivered a eulogy. During the subsequent week it was revealed that the husband, Eitam, was an American citizen, and five Hamas members were arrested in connection with the attack. Bank on October 1, 2015. The gunmen shot Eitam and Naama multiple times and they were pronounced dead at the scene, while the children who had just witnessed their parents murder were only Bank on October 1, 2015. The gunmen shot Eitam and Naama multiple times and they were pronounced dead at the scene, while the children who had just witnessed their parents murder were only lightly i


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  • James Spackman
    March 19th 2016 - 08:55am

    March 8
    Taylor Force (28)
    A Palestinian attacker began stabbing random Israelis at the entrance to the Jaffa Port, and wounded four people before taking off away from Israeli security gaurds. The attacker continued to stab pedestrians and motorists as he ran down a residential street, seriously injuring three people before being shot and killed by police. One victim stabbed by the attacker later identified as a American tourist Taylor Force, died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital soon after the attack. Force was a U.S. Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and was on a school sponsored trip to Israel through Vanderbilt University. Although he was with a group of fellow students at the time of the stabbing, he was the only one injured.

    February 24
    Captain Eilav Gelman (30)
    A Palestinian man attempted to stab a reserve IDF Captain and failed, nearby Israeli security forces saw the incident and responded by attempting to neutralize the stabber. The security forces accidentally shot the stabbing victim and he succumbed to his wounds on the scene. The attacker was lightly wounded and taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

    February 18
    Tuvia Yanai Weissman (18)
    Two teenage Palestinian boys entered a supermarket and stabbed two Israelis, before being apprehended and shot by other customers in the store. One of the victims, off duty IDF soldier 21-year old Sergeant Tuvia Yanai Weissman, was killed.

    February 3
    Hadar Cohen (19)
    Three terrorists armed with knives, guns, and explosives, attacked a group of IDF soldiers at the Damascus Gate after the soldiers approached them. Three people including two Israeli police officers were seriously injured. 19-year old Israeli officer Hadar Cohen died of her wounds later in the day. The attackers were shot dead on scene by arriving Israeli security forces. The number and scale of the weapons recovered from the attackers made it clear that they were planning a more devastating attack, and the Israeli soldiers sacrificed themselves to protect civilians. Israeli police officers referred to this attack as an escalation, and a turning point, from the types of attacks that they had seen over the previous months. All of the attackers had family members associated with Fatah.

    January 25
    Shlomit Krigman (38)
    Two Israeli women were stabbed while walking outside of a market in their village. After attacking the women the terrorists, aged 17 and 23, tried to enter the market but were stopped by employees who used shopping carts to block the market entrance. The terrorists were also carrying homemade pipe-bombs and other explosive devices at the time of the attack. One of the victims, 24-year old Shlomit Krigman, died of her wounds the following morning.

    January 17
    Dafna Meir (38)
    Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six was attacked outside of her home by a Palestinian terrorist wielding a knife. The attacker approached from behind and stabbed Meir in the back of the head, and a struggle ensued eventually leading into Meir's home. She was killed by the attacker in her kitchen, but none of her children were harmed. The 16-year old assailant fled the scene, but was arrested two days later and charged with murder.

    January 1
    Alon Bakal (26), Shimon Ruimi (30)
    At a New Years celebration at a local pub an Arab-Israeli opened fire, killing two individuals (including the pub's manager), and injuring eight. The suspect was located and killed in a shootout on January 8, 2016.

    2015

    December 23
    Rabbi Rueven Birmajer (45)
    45 year old Rabbi Rueven Birmajer was stabbed and killed by a Palestinian assailant outside Jaffa Gate, a bystander was hit and killed by a stray bullet as Israeli security forces attempted to subdue the attacker. The attacker was shot and killed on scene.

    December 7
    Genadi Kaufman (40)
    A 40-year old Israeli man was injured in a stabbing attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The attacker was shot and killed by police witnesses. The victim, identified as Genadi Kofman, died of his wounds three weeks later, on December 30.

    November 23
    Unnamed Victim (18)
    An 18-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death at a gas station by a Palestinian, in an attack that left two others lightly wounded and the assailant dead. The victim had sustained severe abdominal stab wounds and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

    November 19
    Aharon Yesiab (32), Reuven Aviram (51), Ezra Schwartz (18), Ya’acov Don (51)
    Two Israeli Jews were stabbed to death and two seriously injured by a 39-year old Palestinian from the West Bank, who was apprehended at the scene and taken to an Israeli hospital with minor injuries. The stabbing attack took place at the entrance to the synagogue next to the Panorama office building in Southern Tel Aviv, as afternoon prayers were going on.

    In a separate incident, a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on cars stuck in a traffic jam in Gush Etzion, killing an Israeli, an American tourist, and a Palestinian, and wounding seven others. Five of the wounded were American Yeshiva students. After the shooting the terrorist sped off in a car but rammed into another car, attempted to flee on foot, and was then arrested by Israeli security forces. The American victim was identified later in the day as 18-year old Ezra Schwartz, from Massachusetts.

    November 13
    Father (40) and Son (18)
    An Israeli father and his 18-year old son were killed after two Palestinians opened-fire into their vehicle as they were driving. The mother of the family was shot as well but lightly wounded, a second son was slightly injured, and the family's three daughters who had been riding in the back were unharmed. Allegedly the first ambulance to arrive on scene was a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance, and after the driver realized that the victims were Jews the ambulance drove away.

    November 4
    Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich (19)
    An Israeli security officer was hit by a car driven by a Palestinian, who was then shot at the scene. The 19-year old security officer was seriously injured after the Palestinian man purposefully rammed into him, and was taken to a local hospital. The victim, 19-year old Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich, died of his wounds four days later.

    October 18
    Omri Levy (19)
    Â 21 year old Palestinian assailant Muhanad Alukabi took the rifle of 19 year old Israeli soldier Omri Levy, and killed him with it. He opened fire in a crowded bus station with the rifle, and injured 11 other people. An Eritrean immigrant was shot by an Israeli security guard and beaten to death by an Israeli mob, suspected of being a second attacker.

    October 13
    Richard Lakin (76)
    Shooting and stabbing attack on bus in southern Jerusalem neighborhood (Armon Hanatziv). Two (ages 60 & 45) killed, 15 wounded, several seriously. Police shot and killed one of the 2 terrorist perpetrators and apprehended the second (both from Jabel Muqaber). One of the injured victims (76 year old Richard Lakin) died of his wounds two weeks later.

    October 3
    Aharon Banita-Bennet (22), Rabbi Nehemia Lavi
    Two killed in stabbing attack near Lion’s Gate. Aharon Banita-Bennet (22) was stabbed to death on the way to the Western Wall in the Old City on Saturday evening with his wife and two young children. His wife and two-year-old son were wounded. Rabbi Nehemia Lavi (father of seven), who came to the aid of the Banita-Bennett family, was attacked and stabbed to death. Police shot and killed the attacker.

    November 23
    Hadar Buchris (21), Ziv Mizrahi (20)
    A 21-year old Israeli woman, Hadar Buchris, was stabbed at a bus stop in Gush Etzion. She was brought to a local hospital in critical condition but died of her wounds soon after her arrival. Israeli security forces shot and killed the assailant.

    A 20-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death at a gas station by a Palestinian, in an attack that left two others lightly wounded and the assailant dead. The victim had sustained severe abdominal stab wounds and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

    November 19
    Reuven Aviram (51), Rabbi Aharon Yesiab (32), Yaakov Don (51), Ezra Schwartz (18)
    A Palestinian terrorist stabbed two people to death in the Panorama office building, outside the door of a room in the building used for prayer where afternoon services were taking place. Two more individuals sustained minor injuries. Workers in the Panorama building were instructed to go into lockdown as police searched for a possible second attacker.

    In a seperate incident later in the day, a Palestinian attacker opened fire with an uzi machine gun on Israeli vehicles in Gush Etzion sitting in traffic. Three people were killed in the attack, including an American student participating in a gap-year educational program, an Israeli man, and a Palestinian man. The suspect was arrested at the scene.

    November 13
    Rabbi Yaakov Litman (40), Netanel Litman (18)
    Yaakov Litman and his son Netanel were shot to death by Palestinian gunmen who opened fire on their vehicle neat the Otniel junction in Southern West Bank. The two were seated in the front seats of their car when the terrorist opened fire. Litman's wife, who sustained minor injuries, and three daughters were in the back seat of the car.

    November 4
    Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich (19)
    A Palestinian terrorist purposefully rammed his car into Staff Seargent Benjamin Yaakovovich, seriously injuring him. The perpetrator was apprehended directly following the attack, but Yaakovovich died of his wounds four days later.

    October 20
    Avraham Asher Hasano (50)
    Israeli citizen Avraham Asher Hasano was driving in Fawwar, south of Hebron, when Palestinians began pelting his car with stones and he was unable to drive. He exited his vehicle and was hit by a truck and was killed.

    October 18
    IDF Soldier
    Omri Levy (19)
    21 year old Palestinian assailant Muhanad Alukabi took the rifle of 19 year old Israeli soldier Omri Levy, and killed him with it. He opened fire in a crowded bus station with the rifle, and injured 11 other people. An Eritrean immigrant was shot by an Israeli security guard and beaten to death by an Israeli mob, suspected of being a second attacker.

    October 13
    Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky (60), Haim Haviv (78), Alon Govberg (59), Richard Lakin (76).
    Two Israelis were killed and fifteen injured in a stabbing and shooting attack on a bus in Southern Jerusalem. The attackers stormed the bus and blocked people from getting off, while attempting to take control of the wheel and ram the bus into a crowded public place. One assailant opened fire with a gun while the other stabbed the bus passengers. Israeli police killed one attacker and managed to take the other into custody. One of the people injured in the attack, 76 year old Richard Lakin, died of his injuries two weeks after the attack. Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky was struck by a car in Jerusalem simultaneously as the bus attack was happening. He was taken to a local hospital but died of his wounds.

    October 3
    Nahmia Lavi (23), Aaron Bennet (24)
    A Palestinian man approached a group of Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on October 3, 2015, and began stabbing, according to Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The attacker injured one woman and her baby, and stabbed two other members of the group to death. Israeli police shot the attacker on site, where he died. Palestinian Islamic Jihad issued a statement claiming the attacker was a member of their organization.
    October 1
    Eitam Henkin, Naama Henkin (both early 30's)
    Eitam and his wife Naama were ambushed by Palestinian gunmen as they drove with their four children, all under the age of 10, in the West raise the children as their own. The funeral was attended by Israeli President Rueven Rivlin, who delivered a eulogy. During the subsequent week it was revealed that the husband, Eitam, was an American citizen, and five Hamas members were arrested in connection with the attack. Bank on October 1, 2015. The gunmen shot Eitam and Naama multiple times and they were pronounced dead at the scene, while the children who had just witnessed their parents murder were only Bank on October 1, 2015. The gunmen shot Eitam and Naama multiple times and they were pronounced dead at the scene, while the children who had just witnessed their parents murder were only lightly i


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  • Neil Gordon
    March 18th 2016 - 02:18am

    Meanwhile Abbas and his cronies continue to plunder and steal from the people who really need it. Rejecting peace offer after peace offer, inciting murder just keeps the Palestinians in a perpetual state of flux whilst their "leaders" continue to line their pockets with EU and US money. I've said it many times to you Michael - why were Arabs starting wars against Israel and murdering Israelis before any settlements were built? Where was their outcry when Jordan and Egypt illegally occupied the territories?


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  • Michael Farmer
    March 17th 2016 - 08:45pm

    "Israel blames incitement by Palestinian leaders and media as a main cause of the violence."

    How slimy and dishonest. The occupation and settlements are well known to be the main cause , as Israel knows.


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  • James Spackman
    March 17th 2016 - 07:18pm

    Two more dead muslim terrorists,,good news.


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