Latest Palestinian Attacks Target Tourists, Public Bus
One tourist killed, two others wounded along with nearly a dozen Israelis in spate of shooting, stabbing and stoning attacks
A spate of Palestinian terror attacks this week left one person dead and more than a dozen others wounded.
On Monday, Palestinian stone-throwers attacked a tour group outside the Lions’ Gate on the eastern side of Jerusalem’s Old City. A 60-year-old woman suffered injuries to her head and was taken to a nearby hospital in light condition.
The fatal attack took place on Tuesday in the coastal city of Jaffa, where a young Palestinian Arab armed with a knife when on a 20-minute stabbing spree, during which he killed Taylor Allen Force, a graduate student from Vanderbilt University in the US.
Force and his wife, who was also injured in the attack, were in Israel as tourists. Among the other wounded was a pregnant woman.
The attacker was eventually chased down by police and shot dead.
Around the same time, a terrorist on a motorcycle shot and seriously wounded two Israeli police officers in Jerusalem.
Earlier on Tuesday, a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist followed an ultra-Orthodox Jew into a wine shop in the central town of Petah Tikvah and began stabbing him repeatedly in the upper body.
The victim managed to break free and exit the store with the knife still stuck in his neck, only to return moments later, pull out the knife, and kill the terrorist with his own weapon.
On Wednesday morning, two Palestinian terrorists in a car opened fire on a public bus in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot. Failing to wound or kill anyone, they then drove toward the Old City, where they shot and seriously wounded an Israeli Arab man during a brief gun battle with police.