If the first weeks of 2017 are anything to go by, Palestinian government-sanctioned terrorism targeting Israeli soldiers and civilians is showing no signs of slowing down.
On January 8, a Palestinian terrorist rammed his truck into a group of Israeli cadets and officers who were getting off a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood of southern Jerusalem. Four young Israelis were killed, and 17 were injured. Of the three female cadets and male officer murdered – Lieutenant Yael Yekutie aged 20, Cadet Shir Hajaj, 22,Cadet Shira Tzur, 20, and Cadet Erez Orbach , 20 – one loved horse riding; another was the oldest of four sisters; a third had fought to enlist in the army despite medical problems that allowed him to defer the draft. The fourth was the 300th graduate of her high school to have died while serving as a soldier. All of those killed left behind inconsolable parents and siblings, who had to endure laying to rest a family member who had barely made it to adulthood.All of those killed left behind inconsolable parents and siblings, who had to endure laying to rest a family member who had barely made it to adulthood.
Read the full article by Shmuel Ben Shmuel in The Age.