2 Palestinians Shot after Stab Attack Leaves 1 Israeli Killed, 1 Injured
Bethlehem, 10 Jumaal Awwal 1437/19 February 2016 (MINA) – Two 14-year-old Palestinians were shot and critically injured after carrying out a stab attack that left one Israeli killed and one injured in the Rami Levi supermarket located in the Shaare Benyamin industrial complex northwest of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said that two Palestinians “infiltrated” the illegal Israeli settlement and entered the supermarket before stabbing the two Israelis, aged 17 and 35.
Both Palestinians were shot and critically injured by an armed civilian present at the scene, al-Samri said on Thursday.
The police spokesperson initially said both Palestinians dead, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) quoted Ma’an as reporting.
The 35-year-old Israeli died from stab wounds in the upper body and torso shortly after.
Local sources identified the Palestinians as Ayham Bassam Ibrahim Subih, and Omar Salim Rimawi, both 14-year-old residents of the Ramallah-area town of Beituniya.
Israeli emergency medical service Magen David Adom said medics treated one Israeli in severe condition and another who was in moderate condition. The two were transferred to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
An Israeli settler in his forties was stabbed and injured in a Rami Levi supermarket in the same illegal settlement on Nov. 6.
A wave of small-scale attacks carried out by Palestinian individuals in the occupied Palestinian territory — predominantly on Israeli military targets — have increasing targeting illegal settlements this month.
Attacks have left over 25 Israelis dead since Oct. 1, with the majority of suspected Palestinian attackers shot dead on site. Nearly 180 Palestinians have been killed during the same period, many under disputed circumstances.
Five Palestinians were shot dead earlier this week on Sunday during three separate alleged attacks on Israeli military in occupied East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jenin.
No Israelis were injured in any of the incidents.
International bodies have attempted to quell the ongoing violence through urging restraint by both Israeli and Palestinian leadership. (R07/R01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)