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08-Apr-18: In Ma’ale Adumim’s industrial zone, a thwarted Arab-on-Israeli stabbing this afternoon

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It’s a glorious Sunday afternoon here in Jerusalem, and as Israel emerges from a week of Passover pleasures, everyone’s aware of the murderous atmosphere being cultivated by the terrorists of Hamas. Their focus is of course on the Gaza/Israel border. But the impact of the reports emanating from there about dead and injured is felt in the wider Palestinian Arab sphere.

Reports emerged around 1:15 pm today of an Arab-on-Israeli attack on the edge of Ma’ale Adumim, a city just east of Jerusalem. The Times of Israel report says a Palestinian Arab male was stopped in the course of trying to stab a man at a gas station near Mishur Adumim, the thriving industrial section of the city which provides very well-paid employment for Palestinian Arabs (“I can bring a million people who want to work here, boasted Ahmed Nasser, taking a break from his job…” via Haaretz), making it a prize target for terrorists.

Today’s suspected attacker was shot by an armed civilian bystander.

According to police, the suspect “had an object in his hand and tried to stab a man” who was at the gas station. An armed civilian opened fire at the suspect and “neutralized him,” the police said. The suspect’s condition was not immediately known. There were no Israeli injuries, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

We won’t post them here but there are plenty of eye-witness cell phone snapshots of the aftermath on the Hebrew-language Rotter news site.

Ynet‘s report says

A suspected attack arrived at the gas station near Mishor Adumim early Sunday afternoon and attempted to stab an Israeli man with a screwdriver, police said. A civilian passing by with his car noticed the altercation, opened fire at the suspect and neutralized him. The suspected attacker, who is around 21 years old, was rushed to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus in serious condition. Three people were treated from [sic] shock.

 The latest reports we are seeing are that the alleged attacker is alive.

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