Anti-Palestinian demonstrations after soldier stabbed to death
Outraged citizens in Natzrat Illit demonstrated Wednesday night against the further release of jailed Palestinian terrorists in return for negotiations, after 19-year old Pvt. Eden Atias was stabbed to deat by a 16-year old youth from Jenin. The soldier, who joined up two weeks, was asleep on a bus driving to Tel Aviv when the Palestinian youth stabbed him fatally. Overpowered by passengers, the Palestinian confessed to his interrogators that he took revenge for the life sentences his uncles were serving for murdering Israeli civilians in terrorist attacks.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused the Palestinian authorities of stirring up violence by a calculated campaign of anti-Israel incitement in their media, schools and mosques. The angry demonstrators asked what was the point of arresting terrorists when they served in comfortable jails and were freed prematurely by Israel on Palestinian demand. The IDF has placed the killer's village and home in lockdown