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December 1, 2015
A man was lighty wounded in a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Tuesday morning.
A police spokeswoman said the Palestinian assailant was shot dead as he wielded a knife in the attempted stabbing and a bystander was lightly hurt from a stray bullet fired by an Israeli officer securing the location.
The attack took place just before 8 A.M. Magen David Adom received a report about an attempted stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion junction, and MDA paramedics arrived at the scene and evacuated the casualty, who suffered a wound to his hand, to Hadassah University Hospital on Jerusalem's Mount Scopus.
Only 10 minutes later, a man aged about 25 was lightly wounded in the Beit Israel neighborhood in Jerusalem. MDA paramedics treated the man, who sustained wounds to his upper body. The circumstances of the incident are not yet clear, but the man said he was stabbed by an Arab man. Security forces are searching the area for a suspect.
Later Tuesday morning, a Palestinian woman was found near the settlement of Efrat with a knife in her bag. She was taken in for questioning. In a separate, fourth, incident, a Palestinian woman was shot as she attempted to stab an Israel Defense Forces officer near the checkpoint at the West Bank settlement of Einav. The woman later died.
Tuesday's attack was not the first to take place at the Gush Etzion junction in the latest round of violence. Last week, 22-year-old Hadar Buchris was killed in a stabbing attack at the site.
November 30, 2015
"The UN General Assembly has the tiresome habit of almost always being wrong. No one expected the 193-member international organization to be the pinnacle of political wisdom, but few had thought it would become base clay.
It showed its habitual lack of balance and its persistent prejudice once again on November 19, 2015 when it passed six Resolutions on the Middle East, none of which addressed the real outstanding problems, Islamist terrorism, the continuing advance of ISIS, or the ongoing slaughter in the civil war in Syria...
Instead, there were the customary repetitive resolutions with only one objective, criticism or condemnation of Israel. Rather than forwarding the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the resolutions make it virtually impossible because of the one sided hostility against Israel.
A few of the six can be considered. One resolution on Jerusalem was passed by a vote of 153 to 7 with 8 abstentions. It declared that any actions by Israel to impose its jurisdiction on Jerusalem were illegal, and called on Israel to stop all such measures. It implicitly accepted the Palestinian falsehood, its Narrative of Victimhood, by indirectly indicting Israel and calling for respect for the historic status quo at Jerusalem's Holy Places, especially the Haram al-Shariff or Temple Mount, as if Israel was harming it.. The UNGA forgot it was the Palestinians who were using the Mosque as the center for aggressive action. The UN also said nothing about the Palestinian absurd assertion that the Western Wall was part of the al-Aqsa Mosque, thereby denying the link of the Jewish people with its holy sites...
The conclusion can only be that these UN resolutions are a stumbling block in the way of achieving a just, comprehensive, and lasting peace in the Middle East. Anyone genuinely interested in the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians should call for the cessation of these resolutions that inflame hostility towards Israel and prevent the resumption of peace talks."