[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: See the YNET article following the WAFA item.
The third kidnapper is still alive. Will the Palestinians turn him into a
June 18, 2012 at 23:22 GMT
The funeral of the bodies of martyrs Najjar and Abed Rabbo, in Yatta
Hebron WAFA 17/06/2012 - A funeral of thousands of people in the town of
Yatta south of Hebron, took place on Sunday afternoon with the bodies of
martyrs Naim Mohammed Najjar (32 years) and Anwar Khalil Abed Rabbo (35
Representatives of factions and national forces participated in the funeral
...Speakers denounced the crimes of the settlers under the continued support
and protection of the Israeli occupation army, demanding the international
community to intervene to end the occupation and an end to crimes against
our people and land and property. They stressed the importance of national
unity and closing ranks and activating the popular resistance against the
occupation and the settlers to leave our land, and establish an independent
Palestinian state with its capital in Jerusalem.
The martyrs were killed this morning after settlers shot them in the Alsemia
near the town of Samu-west of Hebron.
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Truck driver kills 2 Palestinian robbers
Drama in south Mount Hebron: Truck driver shoots Palestinians who ambushed
him; third Palestinian flees to local hospital
Ynet reporters Latest Update: 06.17.12, 21:13 / Israel News
A tow truck driver from Ashkelon shot to death two Palestinians on Sunday
who he claims had tried to rob him in the south Mount Hebron area. Another
Palestinian was injured in the incident.
Sources at the Shai District police said that the driver was beaten by the
Palestinians and was lightly injured. Despite his injury, the driver shot at
the suspects, who were killed as a result. The Palestinians' bodies were
taken to a Palestinian hospital in Hebron.
Security forces canvassed the area and launched an investigation into the
incident. The driver sustained head and neck wounds and was taken to the
Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.
Ynet has learned that the driver, a 52-year-old resident of Ashkelon,
obtained a firearms license in 1994.
According to the investigation, the Palestinians called the driver and asked
that he tow a tractor in Mount Hebron, but when he arrived they struck him
with clubs and iron rods and managed to drag him out of the truck. The
driver, who was lightly hurt, recovered and fired two shots at the
Palestinians as they were trying to push him back into the truck. He told
police he feared they were attempting to kidnap him.
Two of the Palestinians were killed, while a third, who was injured, fled to
a Palestinian hospital in Hebron. The Israeli driver rushed to a nearby IDF
checkpoint to report the incident.
Palestinian sources identified the victims as Naim Nijar, 34, who was shot
in his head and neck, and Anwar Abed Rabbo, 35, who was shot in his chest.
The sources said there may be other wounded Palestinians.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the killing of the
Palestinians, who were construction workers. "These settlers commit crimes
under the auspices of the Israeli government and the IDFA," he said,
apparently unaware that the truck driver is from Ashkelon.
An initial IDF inquiry indicated that the Palestinians had likely tried to
rob the truck driver. Large IDF forces arrived at the scene to examine
whether the incident could have resulted in a kidnapping.
Last month, Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen said that the past year has seen a
rise in terrorist attacks carried out with non-firearm means.
He noted that 50% of West Bank terror is carried out by Hamas and that out
of 28 foiled terror plots, at least 18 were organized by Hamas.
The Shin Bet chief noted that only a few of the Shalit deal detainees
resumed their terrorist activity after their release, and that 2,000
terrorists were arrested in the past year.