Israeli, Palestinian killed in two violent incidents

A Palestinian protester hurls back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Qusrah near Nablus
A Palestinian protester hurls back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Qusrah near Nablus, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

November 30, 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli and a Palestinian were killed on Thursday in two separate incidents in Israel and the occupied West Bank, officials said.

An Israeli man was stabbed to death in the southern Israeli city of Arad in what police said was “most probably a terrorist attack”.

“The investigation is continuing and police units are searching for the suspect who fled the scene,” said a police spokesman.

Earlier in the day, an Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank, in what the Israeli army said was a response to an attack by Palestinians throwing rocks, an account that Palestinians denied.

The Israeli military said the shooter had opened fire in self-defense as part of a group of settlers hiking near the village of Qusrah who had come under attack.

Local villagers identified the Palestinian who was killed as Mahmoud Odeh, a 48-year-old farmer. They denied that any clash had taken place before the shooting.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the incident as a “cowardly act and evidence to the world of the ugly crimes conducted by settlers against unarmed Palestinians”, his office said in a statement.

The Israeli military said troops arrived at the scene after the shooting. Israeli police said they were investigating the incident.

A wave of Palestinian street attacks that began two years ago has largely dissipated and it is uncommon for two deadly events to occur in the same day.

(Additional reporting by Mustafa abu-Ghaneyeh and Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Ralph Boulton)

  • Tony

    Muslims practice the violence taught in the Qur’an. Please educate your family and friends about Islam’s terrorism. Allah wants Muslims to kill themselves in jihad, to kill other Muslims, and to kill non-Muslims. Allah and his angels instruct ALL MUSLIMS from the Qur’an to be TERRORISTS because Allah’s Apostle was a TERRORIST. We should BAN Islam along with its mosques and make it ILLEGAL because the Qur’an legalizes hatred, discrimination, pedophilia, slavery, terrorism, prostitution, and violence against women, children, and non-Muslims.

    – Islam is the political system and the ideology of terror. Qur’an 8:39 says, “And engage in war with them until there will not be sedition and the religion will be completely to Allah…”

    – Allah is a terrorist. Qur’an 8:12 “When your lord revealed to the angels: ‘I am with you so make firm those who believed. I will cast a terror into the hearts of those who became infidels. So strike above their necks(decapitation), and strike off(chop off) every finger from them.’” Qur’an 3:151 “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who became infidels because they partner[other gods] with Allah which he did not send down with any sultan. And their abode is the fire, and evil is the place of the unjust.” “Believer” means a Muslim. Hypocrites are Muslims not practicing Islam.

    – Muslims are to be Allah’s terrorists. Qur’an 8:60 “And prepare for them whatever power you can and of the tying of horses. Strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others, without them you do not know them; Allah knows them. And what you spend from anything for the sake of Allah, it will be repaid to you, and you will not be dealt with unjustly.“ Non-Muslims are Allah’s enemies; you cannot make peace with Allah.

    – Muslims are a greater terror than Allah. Qur’an 59:13 “You[Muslims] are a greater terror in their chests than Allah. This is because they[Jews & Christians] are people who do not understand.” Sahih Bukhari (V6,B60,N80) “Narrated Abu Haraira: The Verse:—‘You(true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind.’ means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam.” Infidels are the non-Muslims.

    – Allah’s Apostle brags about terrorizing, enslaving, killing, and stealing Jewish and Christian money, land, and lives. Qur’an 33:26-27 “And he brought down the People of the Book who backed them from their strong places and cast the terror into their hearts. A group of them you are killing, and a group of them you are taking captive. And he made you to inherit their land and their homes and their money and a land which you had never set foot on. And Allah was mighty over all things.” If you want peace, Islam must be banned(see Qur’an 47:35). People of the Book are Jews and Christians.

    – Allah commands believers[Muslims] to kill Jews and Christians until they convert to Islam or until they pay the extortion penalty(jizya) to stay alive. Qur’an 9:29-30 says, “Engage in war with those who do not believe in Allah nor in the last day. Nor forbid what Allah and his messenger forbid, nor believe in the religion of the truth among those who have given the book until they pay the jizya out of hand and they are subdued. And the Jews said, ‘Uzair is the son of Allah.’ And the Nasara(Christians) said, ‘The Christ is the son of Allah. ‘ This is their saying with their mouths; they repeat the sayings of those who became infidels before. Allah engages in war with them. How perverted they are!”