We have seen a spate of such attacks recently — and a billboard in Nazareth that actually called for them. “Moderate” Fatah called for such attacks. So this is no surprise. And there will be more of them. The Islamic State has issued this call to Muslims in the West: “If you are not able to find an IED [improvised explosive device] or a bullet … smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him. If you are unable to do so, then burn his home, car or business. Or destroy his crops.”
“Terrorist killed in Jerusalem attempted vehicular attack,” by Roi Yanovsky and Elior Levy, Ynet News, September 5, 2016:
A Palestinian vehicle leaving the Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem attempted to run over Police and Border Police forces Sunday night in an attempted terrorist attack. There were no injuries to Israeli forces.
Police said the vehicle approached them at high speed, trying to hit them. Forces began the accepted procedure to stop a suspicious vehicle, but the driver refused to slow down. As a result, forces opened fire, killing the terrorist and wounding the passenger, who was evacuated in moderate condition.
MDA teams arrived at the area to evacuate the wounded terrorist, 25, to Hadassah Medical Center. The terrorist who killed was identified as Mustafa Nimr, who was also in his 20s.
A month ago, Border Police forces fired at a Palestinian vehicle driving at high speed toward a checkpoint in Al-Ram near Jerusalem. One of the passengers was killed, while another was moderately wounded and later evacuated for medical treatment. A third occupant was arrested and transferred to security forces for questioning….