A Vanderbilt grad student and US Army combat vet, who had served as a field artillery officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Taylor Allen Force, 29, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian from Qalqilya on a killing in spree in Jaffa Tuesday night. His wife is in critical condition among the 10 people wounded, including other tourists. The terrorist only stopped stabbing passersby when he was shot dead on the Jaffa boardwalk.
Force was in Israel on a school trip with other Vanderbilt students.
The US State Department condemned the three terrorist attacks in Israel naming Taylor Force from Lubbock, Texas as a victim and extending condolences to his family – but omitted to mention that Palestinian terrorists had committed the crimes.