'She reminds me of my son,' Nasrallah tells bereaved father of Palestinian female terrorist

Citizens and security forces killed the female Palestinian terrorist, Asharqat Katani, who attempted to knife Israelis as they waited by a bus stop and a hitch-hiking post.

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November 29, 2015 00:55
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Scene of attempted stabbing attack in West Bank

Scene of attempted stabbing attack in West Bank

 
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Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah paid a condolence call on Friday to the family of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who was killed last week after attempting to stab a number of hitchikers in the northern West Bank.

Citizens and security forces killed the female Palestinian terrorist, Asharqat Katani, who attempted to knife Israelis as they waited by a bus stop and a hitch-hiking post, near the Hawara checkpoint just outside the city of Nablus in the West Bank on Sunday.

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Among them was former Samaria Council head Gershon Mesika, who ran over the terrorist with his car.

He had stopped at the bus stop to pick up hitch-hikers.

“I heard someone yelling, "terrorist, terrorist!” he later explained.

“I looked up. I saw someone large running after a young woman. I didn’t think twice, I turned the steering wheel to the right, I pressed my foot onto the gas, and ran her over,” he said.

"She fell over and then security forces shot her,” he said.

According to the Hezbollah-affiliated satellite television station Al-Meyadeen, Nasrallah told the woman's father that his daughter reminded the Lebanese Shi'ite leader of his son, Hadi, who was killed in battle with IDF soldiers in Lebanon in 1997.

A portion of the conversation between Nasrallah and the Palestinian father was aired on Al-Meyadeen. At the end of their phone call, Nasrallah asked if there was anything he could do for the family.

The father responded that he would be pleased if Nasrallah mentioned his daughter's name during his next speech. The Hezbollah leader agreed to do so.

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