Ten days ago, a 30 year-old Israeli was nearly stabbed to death. He was attacked and repeatedly stabbed by an unknown assailant and bled for two hours before a passerby discovered his unconscious body. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors feared he might die. After undergoing a lifesaving operation, he survived and is now fully conscious.
Israeli police issued an immediate gag order prohibiting reporting various important aspects of the story. The police lied to the press claiming the stabbing was the result of a dispute between the two individuals. They also prohibited reporting the site of the attack. A well-informed Israeli source tells me that it occurred in Rosh HaAyin, a town in central Israel located on the Green Line bordering the West Bank.
A few reasons for this strange gag order may be that the attacker escaped. If the media reported a terror attack and its location, it might panic the residents of the town. But then again, can any free society afford to leave citizens in the dark about a security matter so critical to them? What if the attacker tried to kill another person who had no idea there was such an individual on the loose? How can you suppress such critical information from an entire town for ten whole days?
This is a good example of the dangers of suppressing critical information from the public. It’s only possible in a national security state like Israel.
Maybe a terrorist incident, maybe not.
Initially, it was reported as brawl.
A suspect, an illegal from Jenin, was arrested last Thursday.
BTW, Mahmoud Nawajaa was released, after two weeks of detention.
Apparently, he had not been tortured.
Richard Silverstein says
@Scarabian: Did you even bother to read my post? I clearly said the first report by police (which was a lie) said there had been dispute. But my source, who is far better informed than you, said it was a terror attack, which it was. Do not contradict my source unless you actually have credible evidence to support such a claim. In other words, an earlier report claiming there was a dispute when my source reveals that this report is untrue–is not evidence. Do not post any comment till you have read my entire post and any links in it. That avoids you repeating nonsense as you do regularly.
As for your claim regarding Nawajaa, do not insert your opinion into comments unless supported by evidence. You have no evidence he was not tortured or abused and the link you supplied offers no support for your claim.
All details have been released now.
A resident of Jenin as the perpetrator and three helpers all arrested last night
Medical officials say they found a 35-year-old Haredi man with stab wounds to his upper body at Segula Junction in the city of Petah Tikva; a Palestinian suspect with a work permit, was arrested following a manhunt and transferred to the Shin Bet.