A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed three family members to death Friday evening in the Jewish community of Neve Tsuf (aka Halamish) in Samaria. The vicious murder occurred as the family was enjoying their Shabbat meal and celebrating the birth of a new grandson.
An off-duty soldier who heard the commotion rushed to the scene and shot and wounded the terrorist – Omar al-Abed from the village of Kobar near Ramallah.
The victims were identified as Yosef Salomon (70) and his children Chaya Salomon, 46, and Elad Salomon, 36. Yosef’s wife Tova, 68, was seriously wounded and underwent surgery at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Elad, who lived in central Israel, had come with his family to join in the festivities. His wife Michal managed to protect their five children while calling for help.
According to The Jerusalem Post:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the Trump Administration to help quell the rising tensions over the Temple Mount, known to Islam as the Al-Haram/Al-Sharif. According to Wafa, the Palestinian News and Information Agency, Abbas spoke by telephone with US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also his senior advisor.
He urged the US to pressure Israel to remove the metal detectors it had placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount on Sunday as a security measure to prevent weapons smuggling to the site.
Abbas told Kushner that the situation is “extremely dangerous and might spiral out of control,” according to WAFA.
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