Manhunt for one or more terrorists who murdered an Israeli soldier in Arad. High alert for more attacks

The 19-year old Israeli soldier, Ron Yitzhak Kukiya, from Tel Aviv was stabbed from behind by one or more Palestinian terrorists after dark on Thursday, Nov. 30 while waiting at a bus stop in the center of the southern town of Arad, according to an army spokesman. It is presumed that an accomplice snatched his sidearm. Paramedics alerted to the scene by passersby were unable to save the soldier’s life despite intense efforts. Security forces in the southern region set up roadblocks for a massive manhunt and went on high terror alert for potential shooting attacks. According to DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources, the security authorities are not ruling out the possibility that the Arad attack was perpetrated by a Palestinian Jihad Islami cell as part of a campaign of revenge for the IDF’s destruction of its terror tunnel on Oct. 30, in which 12 of its operatives died.

A few hours earlier, the organization launched a mortar barrage from the Gaza Strip against IDF positions guarding its northern border without causing casualties. The IDF responded with tank and aerial fire on Jihad and Hamas positions. Israel is on a high state of preparedness for more attacks in the coming days. Armed escorts are guarding school buses in the towns with range of the Gaza Strip.
This was the first terrorist attack ever experienced by the small town of Arad, 45km southeast of Beersheba. Corporal Kukiya, a member of the Nahal combat brigade, was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.


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22 thoughts on “Manhunt for one or more terrorists who murdered an Israeli soldier in Arad. High alert for more attacks

  • Dec 1, 2017 @ 11:08 at 11:08

    If the IDF is rounding-up Palestinians, and then this 18 year old soldier gets killed as an act of retaliation, the IDF must be held responsible, according to Jewish law. Are the IDF commanders really that arrogant to force the Palestinians into one humiliation after another? In case anybody has forgotten, just like the Jews have historical rights to the Middle East, so do the Arabs. Who are these Israelis messing around with Jewish interests? The Jews do not need the State of Israel when it acts like a Christian Crusader and spends all our money on weapons without ever allowing a Rabbi or an Orthodox Jew to go and settle this dispute with the Arabs like a civilized person.

    The State of Israel does not have any working relationship with Jewish values anymore. The State of Israel acts as if it has been converted to whatever Protestant variation the USA is currently dominated by. The Israelis are like an abusive step-father, who hits his wife’s children out of hatred, in order to drive out the unwanted sons of Abraham. No wonder Israeli society is so fractured, the IDF has lost control of the situation and is now losing its cool, and the big secret is is that Israel is more Christian then Jewish. Oops.

    Jewish Law is very clear that the Israelis have certain responsibilities towards the Palestinians, regardless of whatever the State of Israel says. Jews have the right to express themselves in America, but apparently not in Israel. If indeed the IDF is now pulling political stunts that succeeds in attracting violent retaliation, the IDF needs to explain itself to the rest of the international Jewish community. The State of Israel has no right to represent the Jewish People if the IDF is foolish enough to be caught seemingly seeking open conflict with the Palestinians.

    • Dec 1, 2017 @ 12:56 at 12:56

      Mr Harrison. The Jewish people is used to have people like you during its entire history
      Your views are incorrect , worthless and display a frustrated life you had . It won’t help you even if you curse your own mother.

      Get lost

      • Dec 1, 2017 @ 16:21 at 16:21

        Yes sir ! These type of people are reminders that not all Israelis are real Jews .

    • Dec 1, 2017 @ 14:37 at 14:37

      The Palestinians do not need any excuses to kill Israelis. They have being doing it since Israel came into existence. Security is the utmost priority for the State of Israel. Being surrounded by a violent and terrorist minded culture forces Israel to take action against the Palestinian terrorism. Its not humiliation by the IDF that causes Palestinian terrorism. It is the Palestinian educational system that teaches the young to hate and kill Israelis that is the core of the problem. Incitement and hatred by the Palestinian leadership creates an industry of terrorism.

    • Dec 1, 2017 @ 17:16 at 17:16

      You are full of shit. You are inviting death and terrorism upon the Jewish people. I think that people like you are seditious and a danger to their people, their families and themselves.

    • Dec 1, 2017 @ 19:49 at 19:49

      @ MM Harrison You are a fool of the highest caliber. Basically a Jackass in the form of a human being

    • Dec 1, 2017 @ 21:01 at 21:01

      Harrison, you’re ignoring the fact that palestinians have committed terrorist acts and offensive acts against Israelis, including innocent children, for years.
      Luckily the wall has reduced many violent terrorist attacks, however the Palestinians try to find new ways to terrorize and kill innocent Jews.
      The IDF is acting just as any other country would act to protect it’s citizens.

    • Dec 2, 2017 @ 1:40 at 1:40

      The coming DEBKA Weekly out Friday, Dec. 1, reveals that Beijing is deploying to Syria thousands of members of two elite People Liberation Army units to combat extremist Islamic Uighurs fighting in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, Those units are the Chinese Navy’s Night Tigers and the Shenyang Region’s Siberian Tigers. Beijing accuses Turkey’s MIT intelligence of backing the Chinese Islamist separatists. DEBKA Weekly examines in depth this extraordinary event which is befalling Syria in the last stages of its civil war.

      how do they dare those chinese,to behave like the israelis,oh o k,they have got the right to

    • Dec 2, 2017 @ 19:12 at 19:12

      What did you smoke, Mr. Harrison?
      Or maybe you live in some parallel universe?
      Or maybe again, you tried to write a parody? It didn’t come out very funny.

  • Dec 1, 2017 @ 12:08 at 12:08

    One less anti semitic land grabbing european stealing land from semitic arabs.

    • Dec 1, 2017 @ 17:21 at 17:21

      Why don’t your own Islamic people take you into their own 56 countries? They must really hate the Arab tribe you belong to. Why not turn your barbaric anger on your own as ISIS, Iran, Hamas and most other Islmists do when they get the jihad urge to kill. I think that people like you need about 2 millennia to develop into modern man – you are still well behind guerillas in your evolutionary development

      • Dec 1, 2017 @ 23:25 at 23:25

        The guerilla’s are going to liberate Palestine from it’s present state of apartheid under occupation by whiteboy europeans.

    • Dec 2, 2017 @ 5:24 at 5:24

      Dear islamic fighter, you have good hate boiling in your heart, please consider to joint The Muhammadic Knife Death Squad Authority, for the position of bus stations inspector. The sharpening and blood stains removal are covered 100%.

    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 18:20 at 18:20

      a racial characteristic of your kind of people:blood flowing from the mouth,hatred,knives,fight,jihad ,kill……
      back to the prehistoric age

  • Dec 1, 2017 @ 13:28 at 13:28

    There are plenty more Europeans to grab land from the “semitic arabs” all arabs will wind up in the muslim heaven with seventy two goats mounting on each of them.

  • Dec 1, 2017 @ 16:22 at 16:22

    Yes sir ! These type of people are reminders that not all Israelis are real Jews .

  • Dec 1, 2017 @ 17:01 at 17:01

    Only a camel cock sucker nazi would blame the Jewish victim. We have seen this for millennia. Drop dead harrison…or should i say zig hail.

  • Dec 1, 2017 @ 18:04 at 18:04

    Dear MM Harrison,
    The Arabs should return to Arabia, to fester,squabble and fight. The Jewish people should return to the Holy Land and prosper and create for the good of mankind.

  • Dec 1, 2017 @ 20:11 at 20:11

    I think, possibly, the fucking arabs don’t care shit for peace, all they want and proved along the last 50 years is the extermination of the jews.

  • Dec 1, 2017 @ 21:13 at 21:13

    We heard the news, one armed and very dangerous fighter named Kukiya is dead. Why is dead the heavlily armed soldier? Because of stealing a knife from an old palestinian peace activist lady preparing a salad, as she was waiting for the bus, in the dark of the night. This is the absolute truth, no confussion is possible, the knife was found on his body, there is no place here for jewish lies.

    We take note of the war IDF is carrying for terorizing old palestinian peace activist ladies, and we will address the UN forum for these crimes against palestinians. But, even in these adverse conditions, a long lasting peace is possible, and a letter to PM Netanyahu with our proposed steps for completely dismantlig Israel will be presented shortly.

  • Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:18 at 7:18

    It is quite easy to solve. IDF shall invest in light weight aramide wests. Like operators of anti aircraft cannons wear in order not to be deadly hit by shrapnel.
    These wests have a protective mat made if aramide(tM) plastics that is resistant against sharp items like shrapnel military and hunting knifes as well as low energy ammunition used e.g. in hunting rifles.
    Only heavy ceramics wests protect against nato bullets but it is a difference if one wears 12Kg or 2.8 Kg.
    So idf shall introduce “off duty” wests of may be 1.5 Kg which are made of even thinner aramide to protect against knife attacks only but it is easier to wear and should have means for ventilation as one does not want to sweat as this would make the soldiers hate their off.duty.west leading to excuses not to wear it.
    Also the assault poses the danger that the M16 or Tavor rifle of the soldier now got into the hands of terrorists.

    • Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:39 at 7:39

      The wests need to protect also upper arms neck and throat.
      Should be made of sandwich material giving good uv protection for uv sesitive aramide.

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