Attempted Murder, Plain And Simple

You are no doubt going to hear a lot about the killing of a 17-year-old palestinian. So¬†here’s what went down:

In response to being pelted with stones, a brigade commander in the IDF’s Judea and Samaria Division shot and killed a Palestinian on Friday morning, the IDF confirmed.

Palestinian rioters began throwing stones at Col. Israel Shomer’s vehicle and in response, after firing warning shots he opened fire and killed one of them. The victim was identified as a seventeen-year-old named Muhammad al-Casba.

The incident took place near the West Bank village of Al-Ram which is north-east of Jerusalem, at a time of heightened security in the West Bank following a spate of terrorist attacks against Israeli targets. The commander was on his way to the Kalandiya checkpoint in between Jerusalem and Ramallah when his vehicle was attacked.

There were no injuries among the IDF personnel but a photo of the scene showed an IDF vehicle with a smashed windshield.

“The commander reacted exactly as expected given that the incident presented an immediate risk to life,” an IDF source said on Friday.

The source described the attack on the commander’s vehicle as an ambush that was planned.

Here’s a photo of the windshield:

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The perpetrator was not trying to dirty the commander’s¬†windscreen or inconvenience him. He was trying to kill him. This was attempted murder that could have become successful had the perpetrator not been neutralized.

The moral of the story?

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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