Teenage Terrorist Dies in Attack

A teenage terrorist, son of an Al Aqsa terror squad senior member, was killed and two others were wounded in an attack near Beit El in Samaria.

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , | updated: 8:16 AM

Arab youth hurls firebomb in attack (archives
Arab youth hurls firebomb in attack (archives
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A teenage terrorist, son of a senior member of the Al Aqsa Brigades terrorist branch of the Fatah party, was killed and two others were wounded in an attack near Beit El in Samaria late Monday night. No Israelis were wounded.

Border Police spotted the trio approaching the David neighborhood in Beit El, located north of Jerusalem, with firebombs. The policemen opened fire, killing the young terrorist and wounding the other two, who escaped.

The “second generation” of terrorists includes tens of thousands of youth who were born during or after the first Intifada in the late 1980s and the 1990s. The young terrorists have learned in PA schools that teach incitement against Israel, and that all of Israel should be under Arab sovereignty.

Palestinian Authority sources identified the teenager in Monday night’s attempted attack as Mohammed Naif, age 17. The youth's father, Ridayh Naif, was an Al Aqsa terrorist leader who was killed at the beginning of the Oslo War, also known as the Second Intifada, nine years ago.

An IDF helicopter evacuated the young attacker to the Hadassah Ein Karem Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he later died of his wounds. The International Media East Media Center (IMEMC) reported that the other two terrorists suffered bullet wounds in their legs and arms but managed to escape.

Residents of Beit El have been under constant attacks by neighboring Arabs who hurl rocks and firebombs despite the impression of quiet reported in Israel’s mainstream media, which generally plays down or doesn’t report attacks unless they cause injuries or heavy property damage to Jews.

Residents of the David neighborhood said that the frequent attacks occasionally include rifle fire aimed at their homes.

An escalation of attacks also was reported in western Samaria on the highway between Kfar Saba and Ginot/Karnei Shomron and Kedumim. One security official in the area said that four firebombs were thrown at a Jewish vehicle last week and that rock-throwing terrorists hit his car recently and narrowly missed his wife’s car twice.