Thursday 3 December
PA officer shoots and wounds two Israelis
The Arab terrorist who shot and wounded two Israelis at Hizme checkpoint north of Jerusalem earlier Thursday has been identified as an officer in the Palestinian Authority preventative security service.
He was named as 37-year-old Mazen Hassan Orebeih from Abu Dis neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Orebeih was killed by IDF return fire, after opening fire at the checkpoint from the direction of the Arab village of Hizme.
One of the victims was hospitalized in serious condition, while a second was lightly wounded.
Palestinian Authority officials confirmed the attacker was a member of the PA’s security forces, although they did not specify his rank.
Israeli soldier stabbed in Hebron
An Israeli soldier was lightly injured in a stabbing attack in the West Bank city of Hebron overnight Thursday-Friday.
The two Palestinian assailants were shot dead at the scene in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, according to initial reports.
They were later identified as Taher Fanun, 19, and Mustafa Fanun, 16, cousins from Hebron.
The soldier was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital for treatment, according to the Ynet news website.
Israeli soldier stabbed at Damascus Gate
An Arab terrorist conducted a stabbing attack on Thursday evening at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, leaving an officer moderately wounded.
The terrorist was eliminated at the scene by Border Police officers.
Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency medical crews were dispatched to the scene to provide treatment to the officer who is around 35-years-old, before evacuating him to Shaare Tzedek Hospital for further care.
Shooting at car ends in a miracle
An Arab terrorist opened fire on a car in the Binyamin region of Samaria just north of Jerusalem on Thursday night, causing no wounds but inflicting damage on the vehicle according to the driver.
The incident took place between Kokhav Ya’akov and Psagot, and in it the windows of the car weer shattered by the gunfire.
“The town of Psagot counts an additional miracle tonight,” read a statement released by the community, in reference to the coming Hanukkah holiday that celebrates the miraculous defeat of the Greek occupation over 2,000 years ago.
“Ten bullets hit a car that left the town. The shooting attack was very close to tragic results. The town strengthens the hands of the IDF and calls to defeat the terror in the region.