Israeli “Vehicle Terrorism” backfires

Terrorist attacks on Israelis are justified because Palestinians living under Israeli occupation since 1967 have a right to resist,” Larry Derfner, columnist at Israeli The Jerusalem Post wrote in August 2011. The newspaper fired Derfner even after the coward Jew apologized for making the ‘political incorrect” statement. Derfner is co-founder of +972 Jewish news website.

On Wednesday, a Palestinian driver Ibrahim al-Akari, was shot by Israeli soldiers after he ran over a group of Israeli soldiers crossing a road in occupied  East Jerusalem near border police headquarter. He killed a Jew soldiers while wounding nine others before he was shot dead. One of the wounded soldiers is in critical condition.

None of Palestinian resistance groups have taken responsibility for the hit and run which seems to be in response to several acts of “vehicle terrorism” carried out by illegal Jew settlers during the last month.

Israeli police claims al-Akari was member of Hamas, which denied its involvement in the hit-and-run case. However, it did praise al-Akari for his action against the settlers’ “vehicle terrorism” and Jews’ praying in the  sacred compound of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was later closed to Muslim worshippers first time in ten years by Israel occupation military force.

Al-Akari, whose blood was shed in Jerusalem, rose up for his people, his city, Jerusalem, and the al-Aqsa Mosque,” Hamas statement said.

The incident comes two weeks after Palestinian Abdul-Rahman Shaludi rammed his car into Israeli settlers, injuring six and killing one. Shaludi was also shot dead.

Meanwhile, an Israeli settler driving through the occupied West Bank city of Beit Jala hit a Palestinian with his car on Tuesday, witnesses told Ma’an.

Locals said Ibrahim Hamdan was on his way to work when he was hit by an Israeli settler vehicle, lightly injuring him.

The sources said the settler appeared to hit Hamdan “deliberately.”

Hamdan was taken to a hospital in Beit Jala for treatment, locals said, without providing further details.

Hate crimes by Israeli Jews against Muslim and Christian Palestinians, referred to as price tag attacks, are common in the West Bank, and are rarely investigated or prosecuted by Israeli police.

According to the Palestine Authority (PA) monthly report, 10 Palestinians were killed, including 4 children, in October.

The report said that in the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces killed Baha Bader (13 years) in Beit Liqya, Abdul Rahman Shaludi in occupied Jerusalem, Orwa Hammad (14 years) in Silwad, Mutaz Hijazi Jerusalem, and Enas Shawkat (5 years) after run over by Israeli settler in Sinjil.

Moreover, the report said that 147 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces attacks, including 6 who were deliberately hit by Israeli settler vehicles, 4 of which are children under 17.

Other than the hit and run incidents, 12 children under the age of 16 were injured.

On October 30, an Israeli settler ran over and injured a 13-year-old Palestinian boy south of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settler activities in the northern West Bank, said at the time that 13-year-old Ibrahim Odeh was knocked down by the car on the Huwwara road.

On October 19, a five-year-old Palestinian girl, Einas Khalil, was run over and killed by a settler near the central West Bank town of Sinjil.

On September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron.

On August 7, an 8-year old Palestinian girl was also run over by Israeli settlers near Hebron and moderately injured.

A week after that incident, on August 14, a 23-year-old Palestinian man was run over and killed by a settler car in the central West Bank.

In all incidents, witnesses and residents said they believed Israeli settlers deliberately hit Palestinians.

Back in 2013, an Israeli settler ran over a seven-year-old boy with his car as he walked to school in the West Bank town of Abu Dis.

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