Terrorist Wounded in Failed Attack on Bicyclists (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 05/20/12)
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An Arab terrorist was seriously wounded by his own knife Sunday at 12
noon when he tried to stab a soldier accompanying hundreds of
bicyclists near Gush Etzion, all of whom escaped injury.
The cyclists were on the traditional ride from Kiryat Arba-Hevron to
Jerusalem to celebrate the 45th Jerusalem Unification Day.
A contingent of soldiers and police escorted the bicycle event, and
when the riders reached the Gush Etzion intersection, located a few
miles south of Jerusalem, a terrorist appeared with a knife, and
lunged at the soldiers.
The soldier nearest the terrorist reacted quickly, preventing him
from approaching the cyclists, and during the clash, the terrorist´s
knife entered his own stomach, wounding him seriously.
Israeli medics rushed him to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
The heavily populated area includes Efrat (which has its own
municipality), Alon Shvut, Elazar, Neve Daniel, the Har Etzion hesder
yeshiva, Ohr Torah institutions and more.
The head of the Gush Etzion Regional Authority, Davidi Perl,
responded to the terrorist attempt: "The attempted terrorist attack
was planned for the day on which we celebrate the reunification of
Jerusalem and the return of Judea and Samaria to Jewish rule - an
attack on hundreds of young cyclists and their families. There is no
doubt that this attempt, as with all the others that we have
witnessed in the past few months, is intended to break the spirit of
our nation, but the song of building and the blossoming of Gush
Etzion and all of Judea, will go on."
"I am filled with admiration and gratitude to the brave soldier whose
alertness prevented a possible tragedy. Our thanks to all the
security forces who dealt so efficiently with the incident", he
added. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/20/12)
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