“Moderate” Fatah behind terrorist murder in Tapuach Junction
A 31-year-old Israeli man was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist Tuesday morning at a bus stop at the Tapuach Junction in the northern West Bank. The victim was identified as Evyatar Borovsky, a father of five from the settlement of Yitzhar.
Shai Sub-District Police said the terrorist apparently stabbed the Israeli and then snatched his gun. The terrorist proceeded to open fire at Border Guard officers, who returned fire and moderately wounded him, according to police.
Magen David Adom spokesman Meidan Ben Yoash said Borovsky was pronounced dead after efforts to resuscitate him failed.
Ynet learned that the terrorist is a Fatah operative from a village near Tulkarem. He was imprisoned in Israel for three years after being convicted of stone throwing and was released less than six months ago.
The terrorist’s brother is currently jailed in the Palestinian Authority for allegedly collaborating with Israel.
Palestine Today identifies the terrorist as named Abu Salam Salam – or “Peace Peace,” which might ironically be his nom de guerre. Ma’an arabic says his name is Salam Asaad Mohammed Zaal.
On the Ma’an English website – representing the most educated, secular Palestinian Arabs – the death is being celebrated by commenters and the victim is being called a criminal.
Apparently, a checkpoint 30 meters away from the attack was removed recently, and the area has been the scene of other attempted attacks in recent weeks and days – which most people don’t hear about.