A Palestinian burst into Halamish, a small Jewish community near Ramallah, Friday night and stabbed to death two Israel men aged 40 and 60 anda woman of 40. A second woman is in serious condition. There was a party at one of the apartments. The killer stabbed his victims repeatedly in all parts of the body, before he was shot. Security forces are combing the location and its vicinity to fmake sure there are no accomplices.
The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas earlier suspended all security cooperation with Israel in protest against the dispute over Israel’s security measures against armed terrorists entering Temple Mount, including police metal detectors. He accused Israel of acting for the purpose of controlling Al Aqsa,
The killer, who is reported as conscious, was quickly identified as Omar al-Abed, 19, from a village near Ramallah. He left a “will” on Facebook on which he is lauded by Palestinians as a hero.