An Israeli security guard was seriously wounded by a Palestinian in a stabbing attack near the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon. The terrorist was shot and killed by an Israeli policeman.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu comments on the IDF attack of Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on the eve of his historic India visit, where he will meet the Indian Prime Minister and President.
“This year we thwarted 400 significant attacks, including 13 suicide attacks, eight kidnapping attempts, and 94 martyrdom attacks. We have thwarted 1,100 potential attacks by isolated terrorists, while 54 attacks by lone terrorists have succeeded this year, compared to 108 last year.”
After initially discounting any connection to terrorism, officials investigating a car ramming that took place in Melbourne on Thursday are now considering that the Afghani driver who plowed into a crowd, injuring 14, may have been motivated by Islamist motivations.
It was announced on Wednesday that a group of Hamas terrorists from Shechem (Nablus) who were arrested before they could perpetrate their attack was also planning to kidnap Rabbi Yehudah Glick, a Likud Member of Knesset and advocate for universal prayer on the Temple Mount.