Israeli soldier stabbed while preventing Palestinian infiltration

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was stabbed while preventing a Palestinian man from infiltrating the security fence into Israel.

The soldier, a commander of a paratrooper unit, was stabbed in the torso during the infiltration attempt from the West Bank on Thursday, according to the IDF spokesman. He was taken to a hospital after being treated in the field.

The Palestinian was attempting to cross into Israel through the fence near the community of Oranit, about 15 miles east of Tel Aviv.

The attacker was one of six Palestinians attempting to cross into Israel, according to the IDF. All of the attempted infiltrators were arrested.

  • tom_billesley

    I can’t think of any reason not to shoot to kill, apart from possibly keeping one to interrogate.

    • Alain

      I know but Israel insist on being more than fair, not that Israel is constantly accused of committing war crimes in spite of bending over backwards in dealing with enemies.

      • tom_billesley

        That’s where Israelis are making the mistake – their enemies want them to bend over forwards.

  • winniec

    Let’s face it…No one wants to break into Gaza.
    The Arabs are jealous of Israel’s success, pluralism, democracy, freedom and prosperity. It makes dysfunctional, failed Arab countries look like…well…dysfunctional FAILURES!

  • Surele Surele

    what happened to: take no prisoners.

  • MRHapla

    ummmm, why weren’t they shot?