Man tries to stab Jewish woman to prove he's a good Arab

Friday, November 19, 2010 |  Ryan Jones

A 50-year-old man from the eastern Jerusalem village of Issawiya tried to stab a young Jewish woman at the nearby Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in order to prove to his friends that he is a good Palestinian Arab.

Police said the man followed the young woman for some distance before pulling out a large kitchen knife and running toward her. Fortunately, the young woman reached the guard station at the hospital entrance before her would-be assailant reached her.

After being taken in for questioning, the man admitted that he wanted to kill a Jew in order to prove to his friends that he was not collaborating or sympathizing with Israel.

It is a growing phenomenon that Arabs who would otherwise have little or not problem with Israel and especially with their Jewish neighbors feel pressured to take anti-Israel positions and even engage in terrorist activity.

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