Three Israeli soldiers were killed on Sunday [March 17, 2019] in a stabbing and shooting attack near the Israeli settlement of Ariel near Nablus in the West Bank, where a Palestinian youth arrived in the settlement of Ariel, stabbed a soldier and then seized his weapon and shot at a group of soldiers injuring four of them, some were seriously wounded. He stayed in the settlement for about seven minutes before he managed to flee taking control of a car belonged to one of the soldiers. This operation reinstates the compass towards the Zionist enemy and the primacy of the conflict with the occupation over the internal differences.
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reported:
On March 17, 2019, a combined terrorist attack was carried out in two locations near the city of Ariel in Samaria. A Palestinian walked from the village of Salfit to the Ariel bus stop. Two IDF [Israel Defence Forces] soldiers were stationed at the bus stop to secure it. The terrorist stabbed and killed one of them, grabbed his gun and continued walking north. As he walked he shot at three civilian vehicles driving on the road. The shots fired at the first vehicle mortally wounded a civilian who died the following day. The terrorist stole one of the vehicles and drove towards the nearby Gitai Avisar Junction, continuing to fire the gun indiscriminately as he drove. At the junction he shot at an IDF soldier and continued driving. He abandoned the vehicle near the village of Burqin (southwest of Ariel). The IDF brought in reinforcements and is searching for the terrorist. (Note: The terrorist was killed near Ramallah on the night of March 19, 2019, during an IDF attempt to detain him.) (IDF spokesman, March 19, 2019). An IDF soldier and an Israel civilian were killed in the attack. Another soldier was critically wounded.
Nicolas Sayegh, is a Montreal-based pro-Palestinian activist and a director of The Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec. Commenting on Nazih Khatatba’s Facebook post Nicolas Sayegh wrote (originally in Arabic):
Slaughter and fight [them], don’t worry about instilling terror in the hearts of thieves [Israelis]!
Here is an excerpt from Nicolas Sayegh’s interview with CTV News Montreal on November 21, 2012:
Rumours of a midnight truce between Hamas and Israel came and went, before news came down during the lunch hour that a ceasefire would be in place by Wednesday evening. Nicolas Sayegh of the Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec said he hopes the ceasefire will work, but he does not think that it addresses the real problem. “Why should we blame one side and leave the other side?” asked Sayegh “I think the Palestinians in Gaza, they call them terrorists. I don’t, not because I’m a Palestinian or a Christian or whatever. I think they are freedom fighters. They are fighting for their survival.”