Troops Sworn In, Terrorist Snagged

Stand for Israel  |  February 7, 2020

IDF swearing in, February 2020
IDF swearing in, February 2020

Yesterday, Stand for Israel told you of the rash of terror attacks to hit the Holy Land, one which left a dozen IDF soldiers injured. Well, The Times of Israel reports that the perpetrator in that attack was finally tracked down and caught, while most of the soldiers he injured (one remains unconscious, in serious condition) attended a special ceremony, many on crutches:

Israeli security forces on Thursday evening arrested the suspected terrorist believed to have carried out a car-ramming attack that injured a dozen soldiers in Jerusalem earlier in the day, security officials said.

The arrest came as Golani Brigade soldiers run over in the attack went ahead with their swearing-in ceremony, some of them on crutches after being released from the hospital.

The suspect was arrested at the Gush Etzion Junction in the central West Bank, police said. The Shin Bet said the suspect was a 25-year-old resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur who had no history of terrorist activity. He was identified as Sanad al-Turman, who according to Channel 13 news has a flower shop in a Jerusalem shopping mall…

In recent days Tourman had made several Facebook posts possible signaling his intentions, writing in one update: “I’ve found my answers,” and in another: “Whoever seeks peace with the enemy is living under an illusion. Never surrender.”

In the predawn hours of Thursday morning, the assailant rammed his car into a group of Golani soldiers standing on Jerusalem’s David Remez Street outside the First Station, a popular entertainment hub in the capital, injuring 12 of them, one of them seriously.

The troops were visiting Jerusalem ahead of a planned swearing-in ceremony at the Western Wall in the morning, which was delayed because of the attack but eventually went forward with some of the 12 injured soldiers. A second swearing-in ceremony, not at the Western Wall, was held later in the day for the troops involved in the attack…

Please continue to pray for the full recovery of the young man who still lays unconscious in a hospital bed, and give thanks to God for His hand of protection over the soldier’s comrades, as well as for the unbreakable Israeli spirit.