An Israeli man was killed and a woman and child were wounded Monday evening, when Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israeli cars near the West Bank city of Hebron. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the people were members of the same family, travelling to a Passover Seder.
The 40-year-old man was critically hurt in the attack and received CPR at the scene, but succumbed his wounds. Two other people were wounded – his 28-year-old wife, who was moderately hurt, and a nine-year-old boy who sustained light wounds.
Police said that the gunfire, which came from an automatic weapon, had hit the car as it traveled on Route 35, at the junction leading to the village of Idhna.
The attack is understood to have targeted several vehicles. The IDF launched an massive manhunt in the area in the wake of the attack.
This might be an appropriate time to hear from Israel’s partners in peace:
“We in Hamas welcome the shooting action in the Hebron area, during which shots were fired at several settlers, causing the death of one and wounding of others,” said Hamas spokesman Husam Badran. “We see this action as a natural response to the crimes of the occupation against the rights of our people and the repeated assaults on the al-Aqsa Mosque and our prisoners jailed in Israel.”
Surely, John Kerry must have something to say about this murder:
I am very pleased to be attending Ambassador Dermer’s Seder tomorrow night and joining in the spirit of this festival of spring and renewal. I hope we can all draw inspiration from the spirit of the ancient Hebrews who in the Exodus stood at the precipice of the Red Sea, trembling with terror but nevertheless filled with the hope that they too may enjoy freedom and fulfill their promise as a people. And as families and friends listen tonight as the youngest child asks the table, “Mah nishtanah? — Why is this night different from all other nights?” I pray the answer will be: because this night will lead us into a year of renewed commitment to peace, freedom, and dignity for all of God’s children.
Funny, John. Very funny. Looking at Arab history, this night is different only in that it provides extra incentive for Muslims to kill Jews.
PS: In what sense is Passover a “festival of spring and renewal”? Passover, or Pesach, recalls G-d’s skipping (passing over) the houses of Jews as he rained holy terror on the Egyptians. Kerry is spouting not only nonsense, but insulting, offensive nonsense. This stuff is important, you putz!
PPS: Of course, that’s not the only insulting, offensive nonsense he spouted:
Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry for recently stating that the world might not insist on significantly curbing Iran’s nuclear breakout capability, which he said indicated a “surrender” to Tehran.
“Israel opposes any solution which leaves Iran as a nuclear threshold state,” Steinitz said in an interview with Israel Radio.
“Kerry’s statements before the Senate on the matter of Iran and the current American objective were worrying, surprising, and unacceptable,” the minister said.