Attacks by Palestinian terrorists escalated in Israel this week with multiple terror attacks killing one and injuring many more.
Here is a summary of one of the worst weeks of attacks since the ‘wave of terror’ began:
On Tuesday a series of attacks took place including a stabbing spree in Jaffa in which ten were wounded and American tourist Taylor Force was murdered; a stabbing in Petah Tikva in which a Jew was moderately wounded but managed to kill his attacker; and a shooting attack in Jerusalem in which two officers were seriously wounded.
Taylor Force, a 28-year-old American citizen from Texas and US Army veteran had served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where fellow soldiers described him as a role model and “father figure”.
After completing his service with the US Army, Force enrolled in an MBA program in Vanderbilt University.
Friend and soldier David Campos-Contreras was stunned by the news, and noted bitter irony.
“When we were in Afghanistan we fought against terror. We would see the victims of a Taliban attack, and now he’s become a victim of terror,” said Campos-Contreras.
Force was a leader and role model for everyone around him, Campos-Contreras told Walla News.
“He was a father figure, an older brother who’s never wrong, ever,” he said. “He fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and survived, then came to Israel and was killed. I can’t stop thinking about it,” he said, “it’s strange.”
Force, who was not Jewish, traveled to Israel as part of his studies to “expand his understanding of global entrepreneurship and also to share his insights and knowledge with start-ups in Israel,” read a statement by Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos.
On Wednesday morning there was a two-front shooting attack in Jerusalem in which two Arab terrorists driving in their car shot and seriously wounded an Arab resident of the capital, mistaking him for a Jew.
And on Friday, a 29-year-old haredi man was attacked by an Arab terrorist in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, suffering stab wounds to the upper body.
Source: Arutz Sheva