Palestinian stabs 10 people, killing one, on Tel Aviv boardwalk

At least one person was killed and nine others were wounded by a Palestinian wielding a knife in the popular Jaffa port area of Tel Aviv on Tuesday, authorities said, while U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in a meeting a few kilometres away.

The attack took place along a boardwalk near a beach popular with tourists. The Magen David Adom ambulance service said four of the wounded had severely injuries.

“A terrorist, an illegal resident who came from somewhere in the Palestinian territories, came here to Jaffa and embarked on a run … along the boardwalk. On his way he indiscriminately stabbed people,” Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai told Army Radio.

He said a police officer had eventually caught up with the attacker and shot him dead.

h/t ZD

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  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Poor fellow must have felt excluded. Ask Justanairhead. :rolleyes

    • I am sure Justin will apologize.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Coming to a Canadian city in the near future? *rolls eyes*

    • tom_billesley

      Deprived. He was a graduate of Damascus University. He’d just been on a trip to Mecca.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Every time I see a picture of the haaj with them all going around and around that rock in a box, I can’t help thinking about one cruise missile …

        • Kathy Prendergast

          Should have been done on Sept. 12, 2001.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Either that or Israelis weren’t “open and respectful” enough when he ran at them with a knife.

  • Arabs, even from the PA areas, are allowed to roam throughout Israel unchallenged, or hardly challenged. What do you expect? They run around and stab Jews at will. Jews are not allowed to carry guns to defend themselves – they are sitting ducks. Meanwhile, Netanyahu and Yaalon feel virtuous…

    • Brutal.

    • tom_billesley

      A witness hit the attacker with his guitar. Will Obama call for control and registration of musical instruments?

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Well, that *would* be in accordance with his Muslim faith, wouldn’t it?

      • Clausewitz

        That’s why when I play in my present band, I play Bass. One shot kills are easy.

        • Kathy Prendergast

          Wine bottles are excellent weapons too. Although if you really had to break a full one over someone’s head, it would be a sad waste.

    • Brett_McS

      In response to these attacks Israelis have now been given the right to carry guns, and they do, in ever increasing numbers. One positive development, at least.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        One small victory for common sense and self-preservation

      • That’s not what I’ve been reading.

  • Brett_McS

    The Palestabian has gone to his reward in paradise, and of course they really think that, so they will never stop.

    I asked an Israeli friend whether, in light of this belief, the Israelis should do something like the British did in Malaysia and bury the body in pig skin, or cremate it. Shocked silence was all the answer I got.

    • Xavier

      Non-Moslems need to cut specific appendages from Moslem offenders; they believe missing body parts do not migrate to the afterlife. Then what are they going to do with those 72 virgins?

      • Kathy Prendergast

        Do they not realize what happens to a human body when it blows itself up?

        I remember reading a journalist account of reporting on the scene in Israel after a terrorist suicide bombing. He was allowed to have a look into a bag when the leftover bits of the terrorist had been gathered and placed. It wasn’t just human body parts; there was nothing recognizably human in the bag at all.

        If the terrorists really believe they’re going to go to afterlife in the same physical state they left the world in, then yes, there is going to be quite a lot of performance anxiety.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      That’s the problem; the Israelis are far too civilized to consider such a thing. But this is where outsourcing comes in.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Palestabian! Accurate and funny. 🙂

  • Xavier

    Palestinian Without Gun Killed By Israeli Policeman

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Uh, what will be the Toronto Red Star’s headline for this, Alex.

  • tom_billesley

    American citizen was killed, while Joe Biden was in a meeting just a mile away.
    Totally random of course.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3482712/American-tourist-stabbed-death-Israel-attack-Palestinian-Biden-starts-visit.html

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Close, but no cigar. 🙁

  • tom_billesley

    There were other attacks in the old city of Jerusalem and one at Petah Tikvah

    …..a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the neck at a store in the central city of Petah Tikvah.
    The Times of Israel reports that a 35-year-old man was attacked inside a wine shop and was stabbed several times in the upper body.
    At one point, he is said to have pulled the attacker’s knife out of his own neck before turning it on the man, killing him.

    Wow. Respect.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      “pulled the attacker’s knife out of his own neck before turning it on the man, killing him.”
      CBC will report this as yet another victim of the Israeli “occupation”. rolleyes

      • tom_billesley

        Jews not acting as cowed victims is a terror tactic.
        This calls for a motion in the UN to censure Israel.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Have they started handing out candy in the West Bank yet?