Following the killing Wednesday afternoon of 30-year-old Karmei Tzur resident Eliyav Gelman by an Arab terrorist in Gush Etzion, MDA has publicized a comprehensive overview of the ongoing terror wave.
Beginning with the murder of 64-year-old Alexander Levlovitz in Jerusalem on the eve of the Jewish New Year, the number of Arab attacks on Jews has risen dramatically around the country, with an especially marked rise in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem.
In the five months since Levlovitz’s murder in September of 2015, MDA has recorded a total of 222 terror attacks around the country. This terror wave, which has been dubbed “the stabbing Intifada”, includes 93 stabbing attacks, 15 shootings, 23 car attacks, and 91 stone throwing attacks.
The death toll, from Levlovitz’s murder in September through to the attack on Eliyav Gelman today, now stands at 33. MDA treated 311 wounded terror victims, including 29 in serious condition.
Just hours after a terror attack in Gush Etzion which left 30-year-old air force reserve captain Eliyav Gelman dead, US Secretary of State John Kerry responded by condemning Israeli housing projects in Judea and Samaria.
While speaking to a congressional subcommittee hearing on the State Department’s budget request, Kerry answered questions about Wednesday’s attack and the ongoing terror wave inside Israel.
“I don’t think that the situation is helped by additional settlement construction and building,” he remarked.
Israel suffered a spike of 284% in terrorist acts in 2015; 2016 promises to be even more of a banner year. And John Kerry blames “settlement” construction. This from the guy who described the Charlie Hebdo massacre thusly:
“There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, OK, they’re really angry because of this and that.”
What “settlements” he could be referring to I have no idea. They seem to be knocking down more “illegal” “settlements” over there than building anything. What an offensive human being—stuffed and puffed as he is.