Palestinian terrorism



Palestinian murders IDF soldier in suspected terror attack at Afula bus station

LAST UPDATED: 11/13/2013 15:09

Police: 16-year-old wanted to avenge relatives jailed in Israel.

A Magen David Adom ambulance.

A Magen David Adom ambulance. Photo: REUTERS

A Palestinian teen stabbed an IDF soldier to death Wednesday morning inside a bus at the Afula bus station.

The soldier was named as 19-year-old Private Eden Atias, a resident of Nazareth Illit who had enlisted in the army a few weeks prior to the attack. He was reportedly on his way back to his base when he was murdered.

National Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the soldier was critically wounded at the scene and taken to the Valley Regional Hospital in Afula, where he died shortly thereafter.

Rosenfeld added that the attack is being treated as ideologically-motivated, as the man told investigators that he stabbed the soldiers because he has relatives in prison in Israel.

Magen David Adom paramedics said that at 8:38 am they received a call that a young man had been stabbed inside a bus at the Afula bus station. When they arrived they said they found the victim, “an 18-year-old youth with stab wounds across his body” in critical condition.

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3 Responses

  1. I keep wondering why the terrorist attack on Lee Rigby made headlines (rightfully so) and this doesn’t?

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