Palestinian attacks Tel Aviv border guards

2011-08-29 13:57

Jerusalem - Seven people were wounded early on Monday when a Palestinian crashed a stolen taxi into a group of border guards outside a Tel Aviv nightclub, then attacked them with a knife, police said.

Four border guards and two would-be club goers were hurt in the attack which took place outside HaOman 17 nightclub in south Tel Aviv, police spokesperson Luba Samri said, saying one was critically injured and two others were in serious condition

The rest sustained light wounds, she said.

"At 01:40 the attacker, a young man of 20 from (the northern West Bank city of) Nablus, stole a taxi in Tel Aviv," Samri said, saying the taxi driver had been lightly wounded in the hand when he was dragged out of his car.

"He then rammed a group of border police who were standing in front of HaOman 17, injuring two of them," she said.

"Then he got out of the car and attacked passers-by and the border guards with a knife, injuring another four people, two of them border guards, while shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (God is greatest)," she added.

The attacker was subdued, sustaining light injuries in the process, and was taken to hospital where he was interrogated by the Shin Bet internal security agency, she said.

"The police have been in a state of very high alert and have increased the number of patrols across the country since the attacks north of Eilat," she said, referring to a series of attacks by gunmen on August 18 which killed eight Israelis on a desert road near the Red Sea resort town.

Since then, military Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has beefed up the number of troops along the border with the Sinai Peninsula and with the Gaza Strip in a bid to thwart any further attacks, a military spokesperson said.

  • Messenger - 2011-08-29 14:21

    "Allahu Akbar!" He definitely made it clear who inspired him to commit the attacks. And then they say it's not a religious issue.

      Zee - 2011-08-29 16:09

      So the religion is to blame for this one nutter? So by your logic, all Catholics are paedophiles. Nice.

      Messenger - 2011-08-29 16:25

      Zee, I'm glad you call him a nutter and don't approve of this behaviour. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but when a Muslim commit such an act, it is usually or most likely in the name of Allah, and when he/she shouts "Allahu Akbar!", it most definitely IS in the name Allah.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-29 16:35

      @ Zee - clearly Messenger did not say ALL Muslims are responsible for such attacks. But when you get an Arab (in this case Palestinian) shouting Allahu Akbar and trying to kill Jews, it's pretty obvious who-what-why isn't it?

  • Ali Akbar - 2011-08-29 14:52

    The shocking video Muslims don't want you to see!!

  • Proudly.South.African - 2011-08-29 15:40

    Just a quick question, if anyone utters "Allahu Akbar" is he a Muslim and "YHWH" is he a Jew and if he utters "Jesus Christ-praise the Lord" he is a Christian, but what if a Non Jew/Christian/Muslim utters each others God's names then is he categorized with that particular religion or....

      Poobie-Naicker - 2011-08-29 15:46

      Perhaps he is using it as a smoke screen!

      Messenger - 2011-08-29 16:04

      Well, who else shouts "Allahu Akbar!" and then commits a terror act.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-29 16:34

      What's the point you're trying to make? Could it be you're suggesting that the Palestinian shouting "Allahu Akbar" is not a Muslim, but a naughty Jew or Christian pretending to be one?

  • Monacoroyals - 2011-08-29 17:27

    ....while shouting 'Allahu Akbar'.... nough already! Dear Arab world. Its time you start realizing you God doesn't want you to die for you religion. Its time you started loving life rather than death... that's why God brought you to this earth. From Egypt to Libya, From Syria to Iran, Bahrain and Yemen - you people are just too violent. take a chill pill, relax and start enjoying life. (and to the Palestinians... did you not realise yet that violence doest work? choose peace for once and see the benefits!)

      Squirly - 2011-08-29 17:50

      While I don't condone the indiscriminate violence that sometimes get's perpetrated in Allah's name, I felt the need to post the fact that you're a dumbass.

      fraidycat - 2011-08-29 18:44

      Seconded Squirly!

      Adam - 2011-08-29 22:54

      Monacoroyals couldnt agree with you more lol, people who dislike what you just said are the same people youre talking to. scareyyy times we a livin in!

  • fraidycat - 2011-08-29 18:42

    Although I do not condone this extremists' action, I have myself been mistreated by Israeli police, during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. If they made me this angry, that I would rather never return to Israel - how much worse must this be for people who have to run the gauntlet just to do their daily business? Would any of us go around the bend like this guy? How long would we stay sane?

  • JustinD - 2011-08-30 10:04

    The should have subdued him alright, then dragged him behind a car through the city until his limbs were completely severed from his body and then feed him to the pigs hopefully while still alive.

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