Tourist killed in Israel

This item appears on page 16 of the May 2016 issue.

In the city of Jaffa, Israel, an American traveling on business was killed and nine other people were stabbed by a Palestinian assailant on March 8. That same night, two Israeli police officers were shot by a Palestinian in East Jerusalem and an Israeli was stabbed by a Palestinian in the town of Petah Tikvah. In each instance, the attacker was killed.

On March 24, an Israeli soldier was arrested after video emerged showing him shooting and killing a wounded and prone Palestinian. The Palestinian, who had been shot and then surrendered, had stabbed another Israeli soldier at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron just before the incident.