Soldiers at a checkpoint near Kfar Saba Sunday morning foiled a Palestinian Authority Arab’s attempt to stab them while shouting “Allahu Akhbar ("Allah is great"). The soldiers were not injured.
The attempted murder of the soldiers occurred near the Arab city of Kalkilya and on the main highway connecting Kfar Saba, located in the northern Tel Aviv metropolitan area, with communities in Samaria (Shomron).
Alert soldiers shot at the terrorist in self-defense, wounding him moderately. Israeli medics for Magen David Adom (MDA) treated the terrorist at the scene and then rushed him to Beilinson Hospital-Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah.
Several hours earlier, a senior leader of Hamas, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' new partner in a unity government, said that the best way for Arabs to overcome Israel is to use violence. Khalil al-Hayya added that diplomatic measures, such as turning to the United Nations to recognize the Palestinian Authority as an independent country, are a "mirage” and a waste of time, the Associated Press reported.
Abbas had told English-speaking media that he does not favor violence, but Palestinian Authority documented speeches and statements in the Arabic-language media have memorialized suicide terrorists and promoted incitement.