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The Palestinian Who Wanted a Darwin Award

I would have thought this would be #1 on the list of things a palestinian criminal would be well advised not to steal.

A police officer on Tuesday fired at a Palestinian man who stole a tractor from a work site and was driving recklessly at a high speed near the entrance to the city of Modi’in.

The police officer noticed the tractor driving at a high speed near the entrance to the city and when he and a police volunteer ordered the driver to halt. The driver refused and attempted to hit the police volunteer with the shovel of the tractor. In response, the police officer shot at the tractor’s wheels, causing a puncture and bringing the vehicle to a halt.

The officer and the volunteer then managed to pull the driver from the tractor and place him under arrest.

Police suspect the driver was a Palestinian from the West Bank who wanted to steal the tractor. They do not believe that he was intending to carry out a terrorist attack.

In July, a Palestinian from East Jerusalem deliberately plowed a bulldozer he was driving into a passenger bus on Jaffa Street in the capital, killing three people and wounding dozens more before he was shot and killed by an Israeli bystander.

A few weeks later, a Palestinian bulldozer driver went on a rampage in downtown Jerusalem, wounding at least 24 people, just weeks after a similar attack in the capital left three dead.

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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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