Daily Israel Report

Terror Stabbing at Maaleh Adumim

Terrorist stabs security man at entrance to the city. The guard suffered moderate to severe wounds.
By Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/5/2014, 2:07 PM

Border Policeman
Border Policeman
Flash 90

A terrorist stabbed a security guard at the entrance to the city of Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem, Tuesday.

The guard suffered moderate to severe wounds. He fired at the terrorist but apprently failed to hit him. The attacker ran away toward the village of Azariyeh.

Magen David Adom medics gave the guard initial care and took him to Hadassah Har Hatzofim hospital.

Large police and Border Police forces are combing the area.

Just yesterday, two terrorist attacks took place in Jerusalem. In one, a backhoe operator killed a Jewish man and turned over a passenger bus before he was killed by police and a Prisons Service guard who happened to be nearby. A short time later, a man shot a soldier on Mount Scopus and got away on a scooter or motorbike. 

All three attacks have the hallmarks of "personal initiative" actions, which do not rely on a military-type terror network. These actions are local initiatives, often decided upon by just one person, and are therefore almost impossible to prevent through intelligence gathering. The Palestinian factions recently encouraged PA residents to do just this, in the knowledge that Israel will not be able to blame Hamas, Fatah or any other group for the apparently "spontaneous" actions againt its citizens.