Jordan Valley murder not a terror attack, officials estimate
Yoav Zitun
Published: 13.10.13, 10:22
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1. Nonsense!
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.13.13)
No one comes armed like that in order to commit a robbery. This was a terror attack, pure and simple. When did we become so fearful of justifiable retribution that we whitewash the barbaric ersatz "Palestinians?"
2. A Criminal Attack???
Chaya ,   Bat Yam, Israel   (10.13.13)
How could they possibly know that so soon??? They just don't WANT it to be a terror attack - just like Hassan in the U.S. I believe that they've been told to play down all attacks so as not to 'jeopardize the peace talks.'
3. What's the difference
David ,   On this planet   (10.13.13)
it was Arabs killing Jews.Peace partners???
4. Oh..Really
Rod ,   Fargo N.Dakota   (10.13.13)
A criminal attack then the perps would likely flee.Was it his axe and iron bar? just something they grabbed on his property? if not it was no criminal attack.It wouldn't be hard for the Muslims to acquire a pistol in the area they live.I heard all types of weapons are easily acquired were they reside.
5. How unsurprising this "revelation" is! Disgusting!
tom ,   tel aviv   (10.13.13)
6. Hah!!! I said it in one of my comments!
It looks more like a burglary that ended badly!!! But no. Israelis always jump on the opportunity to shout terrorism. But beware of the boy who cried wolf....
7. No 4 You heard?
Chinese telephone works well in Dakota
8. huh?
Birdi ,   Israel   (10.13.13)
I dont believe a word of this. It was a terror attack. Plain & simple.
9. #1 and you would know all about it? Bunkum
10. Criminally motivated?
S. S. ,   Old City   (10.13.13)
When was the last time an "innocent" thief came equipped with axes and metal rods? Wake up security forces and secure our right to live safely in our land!
11. They could have run away
Zev ,   Israel   (10.13.13)
Robbers do not kill if they can run away. These Arabs may have come looking to steal but when the opportunity presented itself they had no problem hacking a Jew to death. If that is not terror I do not know what is.
12. good for the fake statistics of Tsahal.....
13. Of course it is not terror!
When Nidal Malik killed 13 people at Fort Hood, all the while screaming the Muslim war cry the extreme Left knew it was just work place violence, not terror. In this case, I am sure that the Israel justice system will find that Colonel Ofer committed suicide just to frame the innocent Palestinians while they were caring for wounded kittens at a nearby children's zoo.
14. Arabs weilding knives and axes and its not terror? R U NUTS?
Alexander ,   DC   (10.13.13)
If a Jew did that to an Arab the world headlines would be SCREEEMING Jewish terrorist attacks helpless Palestinians in their homes!!!!!!!!!! But of course this won't even be reported in the international media.
15. burglary or not, the man is dead,
lili   (10.13.13)
the palesrinians who did that are either theives or murderers or both. still the initiative of hostility was done from the palestinian side in Israel soverin teritory. in other part of the world with other countries that was a good reason for war.
16. Burglars don't carry axes with them
Scott ,   Ramat Gan   (10.13.13)
This is a pathetic attempt by the left to cover-up up terror and avoid blame for the fact that appeasement to Arabs & releasing terrorists encourages more terrorism. Burglars do not carry iron bars & axes with them, as the terrorists who murdered Ofer did. Calling this a botched burglary is an insult to the intelligence of all Israelis & the memory of the victim.
17. Israel is a country
Sagi   (10.13.13)
of first class idiots, in fact the only Nobel Prize we deserve is for idiocy.
18. Why Sagi?
19. Gazaa war general killed robbery
yoc ,   Manhattan   (10.13.13)
Gaza War general killed in robbery. Emmmmm?! Seems like the UN are the detectives not IDF. What's next? Lowest terrorist statistic. Their not reporting terrorism its all just accidents right?! abused woman who always says its by accident all her bruises everyday just fluke.
20. Gaza war general is murdered
yoc ,   Manhattan   (10.13.13)
easy targets suburban area Arabs killing Jews equals terrorism. Simple robbery? BS Statistically least terrorized areas. Who is reporting the terror incidents UN PLO or Israeli police IDF. Its always accidents. Like an abused woman's bruises. its always an accident. never a crime or terrorized. and never reported.
21. So a Jewish teen slashing an Arab tire is terrorism but ...
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (10.13.13)
... the murder of an Israeli man and attempted murder of his wife using iron bars and an axe is just an "attempt to steal property" gone wrong? The parallel to the Fort Hood attack made by #13 has merit. There too the US govt. did not want to call it an act of "jihad", because they didn't want to connect it to Islam. Well, we all know what's going on. To call this act by its name - Arab terror against Jews - would mean Israeli security forces would have to act appropriately but so would Israel's diplomatic leadership. And they don't want to do that.
22. To No. 1
Bertram ,   London, UK   (10.13.13)
I can imagine you saying this in court in the hope that the jury will be persuaded by theatrical advocacy rather than by an evaluation of the evidence.
23. The earth is flat.
michael Pielet ,   israel   (10.13.13)
Of course it was a terror attack! Only an ideological idiot, bent on whitewashing terror would think otherwise. Good idea, ask the murderers what it was. Response, it was a criminal act because we like Jews! And the earth is still flat!
24. #3
They were doing the right thing
25. #1
Ha ha you lose. Wrong again you are!
26. Mr. Kerry will set them free in any case...
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (10.13.13)
27. Two criminals wanted to steal property.
Michael ,   California, USA   (10.13.13)
Only idiots would generalize that those two represent all Palestinian people and interpret this criminal act to mean that all the Palestinians don't want to live in peace. We have plenty of criminals here in California and their acts are almost never interpreted in nationalistic terms.
28. White washing "Palestinian" terror.
Chaim ,   Israel   (10.13.13)
This is clearly a sick attempt to white wash "Palestinian" terror brought on by the phony "peace talks". Nothing is more obvious than the fact this was a "Palestinian" terrorist attack.
29. No. 28
Betram ,   London, UK   (10.13.13)
I have clearly misjudged you, Chaim. I didn't know you were a member of the police and that you are the investigating officer on this case. You are clearly well-informed. If you can, please share with us this vital evidence which which shows it was a terrorist attack.
30. 28.
Birdi ,   Israel   (10.13.13)
Of course it was a terror attack. The truth will come out, real soon.
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