Tel Aviv attack scene 311.
(photo credit: Elana Kirsh)
The Palestinian Authority condemned on Monday the terrorist attack that occured near nightclub Haoman 17
in Tel Aviv early Monday morning. An official statement issued by the
PA President's Office in Ramallah said, "The president condemns the
attacking of civilians, including the event that took place in Tel Aviv
In the same statement the PA President's Office
condemned Israel's attacks on Gaza as well as Israel security operations
and arrests made in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
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Timeline of south Tel Aviv terror attack
Eight people were injured in south Tel Aviv early Monday morning, when a
terrorist from the West Bank carjacked a taxi and rammed it into a
police road block protecting a Tel Aviv nightclub, before going on a
Police said the terrorist, a 20-year-old Nablus
resident, entered a
taxi near the beginning of Salameh Street, and hijacked the vehicle, stabbing the driver in the hand. He then drove for
approximately a kilometer down Salameh Street towards the Haoman 17
nightclub, which was filled with high school children at an
end-of-summer party. At the time of the attack, almost all of the
teenagers were inside the club.
The Palestinian Authority's comments on the violence in Tel Aviv differed from its reaction to a cross-border terror attack that occurred near Eilat a few weeks ago in which gunmen killed eight people.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman had said that the Palestinian silence regarding those attacks was "deafening," and raised serious questions about the Palestinian Authority’s
readiness for independence.