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Sabbath Terror Attack

A terrorist attack over the Jewish Sabbath claims the life of yet another decent human being.

Last night, at around 1:00 o’clock at night, two terrorists from the Tulkarm refugee camp arrived at a Palestinian village near Avnei Chefets. The two left their vehicle there and continued on foot, infiltrating into Avnei Chefets through an unfenced section. One of the terrorists led the other one into the community and then fled the scene. The remaining terrorist, who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, continued to advance towards the community’s residential houses.

The terrorist passed by two darkened houses, which he assumed were empty, and reached a third house. He shot into the home and wounded the 14 year-old girl, Chana. The girl’s father, who heard the shooting, came out of the next room armed with a handgun but the terrorist shot him first, critically injuring him. The terrorist continued to fire at houses in the community and also threw some hand grenades.

The victims won’t be getting much sympathy from the BBC, though, who make subtle, yet telling, changes to the story.

The 18-year-old was shooting at a house on the settlement when the Israeli man came out to confront him, reports said.

He then shot the man dead and injured his 12-year-old daughter.

Besides changing the order of events (the daughter was injured first), and not stating the correct age of the daughter, the BBC makes it sound like the young 18-year-old kid was just shooting at houses, but was confronted by the settler. The only thing missing from the BBC spin is a statement that the 18-year-old shot the Israeli in “self defense.”

More on the bravery of Kobi, the victim:

“Suddenly, the terrorist knocked on the shutters,” says 14-year-old Hani, who was moderately wounded in the attack. She and her sister hurried to wake up their father. He quickly dressed, grabbed his weapon and went out. Esther says that he did not have time to put on his flak jacket.

The rest of the family hid around the house. Hani recalls that “mother said ‘quick, get into the shelter.’ I went to my parents’ room to get my 3.5-year-old sister, Tahiya.

“The gunman tried to get into the house and opened fire,” she continues. Two bullets hit her in the pelvis. Her toddler sister was not wounded. “At first, I tried to keep running, with Tahiya in my arms, but I couldn’t carry on, so we crawled together toward the shelter.”

They managed to join their two other sisters in the strong room. Two of the other children were hiding with their mother in another room. “I knew that four of the children were in the shelter, but I did not know that Hannie was wounded … There were shots all the time. I understood that if the terrorist was still shooting, it was a sign that my husband had not managed to stop him. I was worried about him. After a few minutes, I went out to get my cellular telephone to call for help.”

Hani says that if her father had not gone out to face the gunman, “we might not be alive. He saved us.”

While Kobi was a true hero, he was doing what was natural to him – protecting his family whom he loved.

Kobi spent Friday night playing with his children. Nissim, his 5-year-old son, says that they had “crazy fun” laughing and singing.

In contrast, some PLO Arab parents encourage their children to blow themselves up, and commit terrorist atrocities like this.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that the terrorist had just recently been released from prison.

Sources in the Shin Bet confirmed that Arda was released last week from a military prison, where he had been incarcerated for “less than a few months” for throwing firebombs and stones at soldiers and civilians.

Throwing firebombs is attempted murder where I come from. He should have been rotting in prison for a very long time.

Update: Al-Crapeeza barely mention the attack within a story about PLO Arab commemoration of the Jenin operation from two years ago (which they still insist was a massacre). When it is mentioned, it is referred to as a “resistance attack.”

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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