Today in the West Bank, a bar mitzvah quickly turned into a horror show. A group of Israeli settlers, out to celebrate the occasion with a hike, were attacked by Palestinians. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross and Jacob Magid report that the Israelis shot one attacker dead before the IDF responded:
A group of Israeli settlers, mostly children, came under attack outside a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank on Thursday, prompting their security guard to fire into the crowd of Palestinians, killing one person, the army said.
According to the Israel Defense Forces, the settlers were on a hike near the village of Qusra, south of Nablus, when a group of Palestinian residents started throwing rocks at them.
A settler, one of two armed escorts for the hike, took out his handgun and fired into the mob, killing one of the Palestinians, 48-year-old Mahmoud Za’al Odeh, the army said.
One of the Israeli escorts suffered a light head wound. Another sustained an injury to one of his arms...