PA Media Says Killed Carjackers were ´Martyrs´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/18/12)
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A report in the Palestinian Authority-based media said that the two
PA Arabs who were killed by a Jewish trucker during a robbery attempt
on Sunday were “martyrs”.
The Arabic report in the PA-based WAFA news agency said, “A funeral
of thousands of people in the town of Yatta south of Hebron, took
place on Sunday afternoon with the bodies of martyrs Naim Mohammed
Najjar (32 years) and Anwar Khalil Abed Rabbo (35 years).
The report added, “Speakers denounced the crimes of the settlers
under the continued support and protection of the Israeli occupation
army, demanding the international community to intervene to end the
occupation and an end to crimes against our people and land and
property. They stressed the importance of national unity and closing
ranks and activating the popular resistance against the occupation
and the settlers to leave our land, and establish an independent
Palestinian state with its capital in Jerusalem.”
The English translation was provided by IMRA, the Independent Media
Review and Analysis.
The 52-year-old trucker killed the two Arabs as they attempted to
kidnap him and steal his vehicle. A third Arab who was involved in
the attempted robbery and kidnapping was wounded.
The 52-year-old trucker, a resident of the coastal city of Ashkelon,
was also injured in the incident.
The three Arabs hurled a blunt object at him, according to Army
Radio. He shot back in self-defense, according to the report, and
then drove to the nearest checkpoint to contact IDF soldiers.
A medic who treated the trucker told an interviewer on Channel 10
television news the would-be victim had sustained bruises to his back
and hands, and appeared to have been struck in the chest with a blunt
Former Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief Avi Dichter, now a
Kadima Knesset member, labeled the incident a terror attack.
"Carjacking can easily lead to kidnapping,” he told Army Radio. “We
must use our intelligence apparatus to identify these car thieves and
bring them to justice.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/18/12)
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