Weekend of terrorist attacks in Israel
January 27, 2008
Weekend of Arab Attacks in Jerusalem Region21 Shevat 5768, 28 January 08 05:33by Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) More than three attacks on Jews in the Jerusalem region took place over the weekend. Among them, a Border Police officer was stabbed and a yeshiva student assaulted by Arabs.
The Border Police officer was riding in the passenger seat of a patrol jeep, guarding the Atarot Industrial Zone in northern Jerusalem, when he confronted a suspicious Arab man approaching the security fence. He asked the man for his identity papers, but the man instead pulled out a knife, opened the door of the officer's jeep and stabbed him in the neck and back.
The Arab man then tried to stab a female Border Police officer who was in the back of the jeep and a scuffle ensued. The driver managed to shoot the attacker in the leg and prevent any further injuries. The terrorist and the officer were both treated at Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.
Saturday night, four member of a Jewish family were wounded by Arabs who threw rocks at their car near the town of Beit Oumar, along the Jerusalem-Hevron Highway.
The terrorists killed while carrying out the Thursday evening attack on Yeshivat Mekor Chayim in Kfar Etzion were both from Beit Oumar. They had been recently released from prison after serving time for membership in a terrorist group and trying to steal guns from an army base.
In another attack Thursday night, two Border Police officers were shot near the northern entrance of the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem by Fatah terrorists. One, Cpl. Rami Zoari, was killed and the other, Shoshana Samandoyev, remains hospitalized. Zoari was laid to rest at the IDF cemetery in Be'er Sheva
On Friday, Hatzolah Israel reported that three Arabs in a car attacked a teenage yeshiva student in Jerusalem's Sanhedria neighborhood. The Arab stopped their car near the student and jumped out, bludgeoned him in the head and fled. He was transported to the hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.
Border Police guarding the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron Saturday caught an Arab man planning to carry out a knife attack. They confiscated the weapon and arrested the man