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    Israel Military Kills Three West Bank Attackers

    Israeli security forces inspect the scene of what the Israeli military said were back-to-back gun and car-ramming attacks by Palestinians, near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba near the West Bank city of Hebron, March 14, 2016.
    Israeli security forces inspect the scene of what the Israeli military said were back-to-back gun and car-ramming attacks by Palestinians, near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba near the West Bank city of Hebron, March 14, 2016.
    VOA News

    Three Palestinians who carried out attacks in the occupied West Bank were shot dead Monday by the Israeli military.

    The Israeli army said in a statement two assailants opened fire on pedestrians at a bus stop at the entrance of Kiryat Arba, a Jewish settlement, near the divided city of Hebron. Israeli forces shot the attackers. One soldier was wounded.

    Another attack happened "moments later," the army said, when a car rammed a military vehicle at the same bus stop. Soldiers opened fire on the assailant, killing him. Two soldiers were injured.

    A wave of Palestinian street violence since October has killed at least 184 Palestinians, 28 Israelis and two U.S. citizens.

    Analysts say the increasing violence stems from young Palestinians' frustration with the growth of Jewish settlements on land Palestinians want for a future state, and Islamist calls for the destruction of Israel.

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    by: Alice from: Canada
    March 14, 2016 11:42 AM
    It is not nationalism that is the main driver in Palestinian terror. Palestinian terrorists are primarily driven by their radical Muslim view that all Jews (and other infidels) are to be killed. Unfortunately no territorial or other concession will ever placate these atavistic Jihadist murders.

    by: Jossef Perl from: Irving
    March 14, 2016 11:06 AM
    So VOA is now joining the cabal of anti-Israel media organizations that publish titles like "three Palestinians in West Bank Attacks," focusing on the fact that Palestinians were killed without mentioning in the title that they were terrorists who tried to murder Israelis? Enough with these kind of despicable distortions, particularly from an organization funded by US taxpayers.

    by: PermReader
    March 14, 2016 10:32 AM
    Jew-hatred on march.Absolutly impudent -anti-semitic comment pro-terrorist comment! The terror act these VOA anonymuses evaluate by the deat terrorists number not their Jewish victims. For the anti-semite Arab -terrorist life more valuable that the Jewish life.

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