Savage knife attack while family celebrated Sabbath dinner kills three, wounds several others
Yesterday there was another savage attack on an Israeli family by a Palestinian intruder who entered the house and butchered as many people as he could before being shot.
The attack comes amid increasing incitement to violence after Israel installed metal detectors leading to the Temple Mount, after two Israeli policemen were killed by terrorists who hid their weapons in and around al-Aqsa Mosque. We detailed that attack and the incitement in our post, Palestinian “Day of Rage” ends the way all their other Days of Rage ended.
We covered many such similar attacks, including the murder of the Fogel family, including infant Hadar in her crib, and more recently, the knifing to death of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, which we covered in 13-year old Israeli girl stabbed to death in bed by 17-year old Arab terrorist. It is not a coincidence that many of these attacks are carried out by minors, given the incitement to violence against Jews in Palestinian Arab media, political spheres, social media, and schools, focused on “children”:
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The Times of Israel has the details of this attack:
The family had gathered for a Friday night Shabbat dinner to celebrate the birth that morning of a grandchild.
The Shabbat table was covered with a bright white tablecloth, laden with snacks, bottles of cola and an unopened bottle of whiskey.
They were waiting for other guests to arrive, the door of their home at the settlement of Halamish apparently open.
Instead, a 19-year old Palestinian, Omar al-Abed, from a nearby village, burst in armed with a large knife and began stabbing the members of the family. There were apparently 10 people in the house when he entered.
He killed the grandfather of the family, Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon, 46, and son Elad Salomon, 36.
His wife Tova, 68, was seriously wounded and taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem where she underwent surgery on Saturday morning. When she came out, she was given the bitter news — her husband and two of their children were dead.
The couple are survived by three other children; it was the youngest who wife had given birth to the new grandchild that morning.
As Abed continued to stab the victims, the slain son’s wife managed to rush several small children to a nearby room and lock the door. She called the police and screamed for help.
A neighbor, who serves in an elite IDF unit, heard the cries and rushed over, shooting the terrorist through the window of the house.
Elad and Michal Solomon. Michal managed to hide their five children in another room as Elad was murdered at their Shabbat dinner last night. pic.twitter.com/X3iTnEfdHR
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) July 22, 2017
The killer posted on Facebook before he carried out his attack.
Before killing 3 Israelis and wounding a 4th tonight in a heinous act of terror, the terrorist posted this message on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/TNxvQ5IKnO
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) July 21, 2017
The scene was particularly bloody:
Warning: Graphic Content – This is the scene of the Sabbath massacre which killed 3 Israelis and wounded 1 other. pic.twitter.com/YpsecdoYTc
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) July 21, 2017
And this is the Palestinian terrorist, lying handcuffed on the kitchen floor at the home of the Israeli family that he butchered last night pic.twitter.com/Bo8Hx1BWVb
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) July 22, 2017
There were celebrations:
Meanwhile in Gaza: celebrations in the street after tonight's horrific attack. Israeli father, son and daughter brutally stabbed to death.. pic.twitter.com/X8eXvnsjec
— Andreas Fagerbakke (@afagerbakke) July 22, 2017
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh phoned the father of the Palestinian who carried out Halamish attack: 'Your son brought pride to the nation.' pic.twitter.com/G5bygnBOj8
— Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) July 22, 2017
The killer was captured and is being treated in an Israeli hospital:
And the killers mother, in a phenomenon we see over and over, expressed joy in her sons actions:
video via Ofir Gendelman)DONATE
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