While the UN devotes its human rights operations to the demonization of the democratic state of Israel above all others and condemns the United States more often than the vast majority of non-democracies around the world, the voices of real victims around the world must be heard.
Border Police shot dead a Palestinian teenager Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to stab officers near the East Jerusalem village of Abu Dis, in the third stabbing attack of the day against Israelis.
According to police, the ran at guards with a knife at the Kiosk Junction shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is great). He was shot after refusing to halt, despite being ordered to do so several times by the guards.
The assailant died of his wounds at the site. No other injuries were reported. He was later identified as 16-year-old Buadi A-Nar from the West Bank city of Jenin, the Walla website reported.
Also Tuesday afternoon, a Palestinian was arrested in Ras el-Tira near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya for allegedly attempting to stab an IDF soldier.
According to initial reports on Channel 10, the attacker was participating in a riot at the site. No IDF soldiers were hurt in the incident. There was no immediate word on the condition of the attacker.
The attacks come on the heels of two earlier incidents in Jerusalem. In the northeastern neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev, two Palestinian teens stabbed a security guard at a light rail station, moderately wounding him. The injured guard fired at his two attackers, wounding the younger one, aged 12.
Minutes later, a Palestinian assailant attempted to stab police officers at the Damascus Gate of the Old City, who shot and disarmed him. The attacker, a 37-year-old East Jerusalem resident, was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in critical condition before dying of his wounds.
Also Tuesday, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a bus traveling on Route 443, in the West Bank northwest of Jerusalem. The bus sustained damage but there were no injuries, according to Israel Radio.
In a separate incident, a man has was lightly injured in a stone throwing attack in the West Bank outside Ramallah. He was treated at the entrance to the Psagot settlement.