Biden invited to visit Israeli terror victims

Uri Ariel offers US Vice Pres. the opportunity to view 'Palestinian murderousness' up close, by visiting those wounded in today's attacks.

Hezki Baruch ,

Biden was attending an event with Shimon Peres nearby when Jaffa attack occurred
Biden was attending an event with Shimon Peres nearby when Jaffa attack occurred
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Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) has invited visiting US Vice President Joe Biden to visit the hospitalized victims of today's string of terrorist attacks throughout Israel.

In his request to Biden - who was attending an event nearby as the third, deadly attack took place in Jaffa - Ariel said such a visit would offer the Vice President "the opportunity to see the true reality, and not as (people) read it in the news."

"I call on the Vice President to come this evening to visit those injured in the attacks which were carried out only today, and to see from up close the Palestinian murderousness," Ariel added.

By seeing Israeli terror victims with his own eyes, Ariel said he hoped Biden would appreciate just how dangerous Palestinian incitement is, incitement he said permeates all the way "from the office of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas)."

An American tourist was killed and 13 others were wounded - at least four of them also foreign tourists - in a string of three stabbing and shooting attacks Tuesday.

In Petah Tikva an Israeli man in his 40s was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack, before remarkably pulling the terrorist's knife from his own neck and stabbing him to death with it.

Less than an hour later, two police officers were injured - one of them seriously - in a drive-by shooting in Jerusalem.

The most severe attack came shortly after that, when a Palestinian terrorist went on a stabbing spree in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, murdering an American tourist and leaving 10 others wounded, before being shot dead by police.

That attack occurred not far from where Biden was attending an event along with former Israeli President Shimon Peres.