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Israel - Palestinian Stabbing of Yitzhar Boy Sets Off West Bank Settler Rampage

Published on: September 13, 2008 08:27 PM
By: Ynet
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Israel - A 9-year-old boy from the West Bank settlement of Shalhevet, near Yitzhar, was stabbed near his home early Shabbat morning by a Palestinian intruder who torched an empty home.

The boy was lightly wounded and was taken to Schneider Medical Center in Petah Tikva for treatment.

A preliminary investigation  revealed that a Palestinian man entered Shalhevet and torched an emptoy home. As he was preparing to torch another structure, the boy approached him. The Palestinian stabbed the boy and escaped.

Soon after the incident, about 100 settlers arrived at the West Bank village of Asira al-Kabaliya and began to riot.

Mayor Hosni Sharaf said settlers fired guns in the air, overturned a car and broke windows in three houses. The military imposed a curfew.

An Asira al-Kabaliya councilmember said that at least six people, including a 10-year-old boy suffered gunshot wounds, but security forces said only four Palestinians were lightly wounded. “Glass was broken, they tried to set buildings on fire, and vehicles were damaged,” Ahmad Shami said.

Witnesses reported that security forces were present at the scene, “but it’s hard to say they were trying to prevent (the settlers’) actions.”

One of the village’s residents said she was at home with her children when the settlers raided. “They sprayed a Star of David on the wall of our house and sprayed us with a chemical substance. We began coughing and some of the children vomited.”
Another villager, Ahmed Daud, said the settlers shattered the windows of his home after his son and a few neighbors hurled stones in their direction.


Some 500,000 Jews live among 2.5 million Palestinians on West Bank land.


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 Sep 13, 2008 at 08:36 PM someone Says:

all this was done on shabbos??


 Sep 13, 2008 at 09:38 PM mikey Says:

Its about time the Arabs feared retaliation for these incursions - if the Arabs do not want peace they shouldn't get it.
With the perfidous government release of terrorists - Jewish town are under attack - citizens have the right to protect themselves and take actions to prevent potential future events.


 Sep 13, 2008 at 09:38 PM Anonymous Says:

well done


 Sep 13, 2008 at 10:14 PM chaim klein Says:

Job well done its about time someone showes these animals that they are not safe from being attaked themself ( however it shouldn't be on shabbos)but if this happens more often guaranteed these cowardly acts will quiet down


 Sep 13, 2008 at 09:58 PM daeh zuger Says:

Job well done this is the only language these animals understand it should happen a little more often (howover no reason to do his on shabbos)guaranteed the violance will stop


 Sep 13, 2008 at 10:22 PM mikey Says:

Pikuach nefes doche Shabbat


 Sep 13, 2008 at 10:40 PM Anonymous Says:

This should be done for every attack. ON SHABBOS THOUGH?!! THIS WAS NOT PIKUACH NEFESH.


 Sep 13, 2008 at 11:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Notice no settlers are quoted.. no one spray painted or set fire etc.. on shabbos!!


 Sep 13, 2008 at 11:33 PM Anonymous Says:

its not so simple-,a town can chase after attackoers on shabbos ifts it on the gvul and not pikouach nefesh even if they come to steal straw you can be mechallel shabbos-its a bferesh Rambam


 Sep 14, 2008 at 12:58 AM Milhouse Says:

Just last week we read "ad ridtoh", which means "afilu bashabbos".


 Sep 14, 2008 at 01:36 AM asken Says:

what a chillul hashem this is may we pray for the coming of moshiach for a true redemption


 Sep 14, 2008 at 06:08 AM reality Says:

well done i see that a few yidden learnt how to speak arabic they should do it evry time


 Sep 14, 2008 at 04:22 AM Danny Says:

those 500,000 jews should go back to the diaspora and something truly helpful like fight j for j instead of wasting their time in the west bank.


 Sep 14, 2008 at 02:58 AM AMG Says:

Whenever a Arab opens his mouth he lies , therefore the arabs can not be trusted as what actualy happened


 Sep 14, 2008 at 08:01 AM Anonymous Says:

Danny 4:22, you must be a Leftist if you can say "instead of wasting their time in the west bank". Do you think Jerusalem or Tel Aviv is any more secure than the West Bank? DEFINITELY NOT! The West Bank is only a justification for the Western World. In truth, the Arabs say the West Bank but they mean all of Israel which they hope to get to once the West Bank is cleared of Jews. So don't fool yourself and don’t try to fool others.


 Sep 14, 2008 at 10:22 AM Avrohom Abba Says:

Boruch Hashem! On and on!!!
I am proud of our fellow Jewish warriors!
I am proud that not one Jewish settler was arrested.
Chaz veshalom if the Jewish child would have been killed, the bloodthirsty haters would have danced in the streets and would have made a hero out of the stabber.
The only part of the Koran they like is the kill and hate part.
Onward fellow Jewish people! Onward and stand strong!


 Sep 14, 2008 at 11:27 PM bigwheeel Says:

What did those dirty low-life palestinian murderers expect?! It's not a one-way street anymore!@ The settlers should give them a taste of their own medicine, more often and with greater force. Let those dogs feel a fraction of the pain and suffering that the Yidden had to endure, Peter Jennings YMSH"V and the Nat. K. notwithstanding!!!


 Sep 15, 2008 at 03:10 AM Danny Says:

did you read all of what i wrote or just want you wanted to? we lose 100 jews a day to assimilation and conversion and these people who care so much for the jewish people, choose to chase arab around with guns and act tough instead of doing something truly useful for the jewish people like working to fight j for j or help lost jews find themselves before the jehovahs witnesses do. now thats useful the jewish people.
i lived in israel and served in the army, and trust me there are more important jewish causes than israel.


 Sep 15, 2008 at 09:38 AM Anonymous Says:


"We lose 100 jews a day to assimilation and conversion"- but not at Yitzhar or elsewhere in Yehudah and the Shomron.

As to what causes are more important, it isn't an either/or. It goes together. We live in Israel, we serve in the army, we learn in yeshiva, we observe mitzvot that you do not- anything connected to Eretz Yisrael.

You are on the losing side of history, Halachah, Machshavet Yisrael, and so on.


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