(JNS.org) A Palestinian terrorist posing as a journalist was shot dead after stabbing an Israeli soldier near the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba near Hebron on Friday.
According to the IDF, the Palestinian terrorist posed as a photojournalist wearing a yellow “press” vest during the attack.
The soldier, 20, was moderately wounded and was rushed to Jerusalem’s Shaare Tzedek hospital with wounds to the back and arm.
“The Palestinian assailant disguised himself as a news photographer and attacked the soldier, wounding him moderately. The soldier was evacuated for emergency medical care. Forces on site responded to the threat, shot the attacker, resulting in his death,” the IDF said in a statement.
The Foreign Press Association (FPA) condemned the incident, calling it a “worrying development.”
“We utterly deplore this violation of press privilege and call on local Palestinian media organizations to immediately verify all media credentials to ensure there are no violations,” the FPA said in the statement, adding, “This attack was carried out by someone posing as a local Palestinian journalist. All the same, it marks a worrying development that demands that all media operate with heightened caution in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.”