The wave of terror continues in Israel. A Palestinian terrorist on Thursday morning boarded a public bus near the Etzion Bloc of Jewish settlements in Judea and stabbed a passenger with a screwdriver.
But the murderous plans of the would-be killer were quickly ended by an armed civilian who neutralized the threat.
The victim is in serious condition at a hospital in Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has called on the public to arm itself to aid in the fight against this new wave of terror.
War on terror
Israel’s increased activities against the Palestinian terrorist infrastructure also continued Thursday morning, when at least two gunmen were killed during an exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers in the northern Samaria city of Jenin.
One Israeli soldier was wounded in the gun battle.
The shooter in Tuesday night’s terrorist attack in Bnei Barak in central Israel was a young Palestinian man from the vicinity of Jenin. Israeli security forces have since launched a number of raids in the area to root out the cells behind the latest wave of terror in the Jewish state.
Terrorists on high alert
While Israel has gone to high alert amid a series of deadly terror attacks, so too have the terror groups being targeted by this renewed war on terror.
Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad al-Nakhaleh put the armed wing of his organization on high alert following the clashes in Jenin.
Islamic Jihad is certainly active in the so-called “West Bank,” but it’s main base of operations is in the Gaza Strip, alongside its ally Hamas.