Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ramadan Death count: Israel 30/06/16

Palestinian stabs to death Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroom
(JERUSALEM) — A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli teenager to death in her bedroom in the West Bank early Thursday before he was shot dead, the Israeli army and a Jerusalem hospital said.

The victim in the attack in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba was Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, according to a spokeswoman for Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek hospital.

The military said Israelis civilian security officers fired at the assailant. One officer was stabbed before the assailant was killed, the army said.

The Palestinian health ministry identified the assailant as Mohammed Tarayreh, 19, from the nearby Bani Naim village.

The security officer was in a serious condition, emergency services spokesman Yonatan Yagodovsky said.
Only in Israel security officers armed with guns manage to get stabbed before shooting knife-wielding assailant. (While the world's chorus of human right activists proceeds to decry excessive use of force by Israel.)

Ramadan death toll is now at 8,073