Hebron (TPS) – Mount Hebron Council Chairman Yochai Damari blamed an attempted stabbing attack near the Beit Anun junction on Tuesday, January 12 on the US governmental agency USAID. A terrorist was shot dead in the early afternoon after he attempted to stab a soldier on patrol in the area.
Yochai Damari issued a statement shortly thereafter in which he claimed that a traffic circle built with USAID funding is responsible for countless attacks including that which took place on Tuesday. According to Damari, USAID helped to build the traffic circle in spite of the protests against its construction about two years ago, resulting in weekly attacks.
“We predicted that this would become an easy location at which to throw stones and to attack Israelis. This shows the destructive influence of money from foreign organizations and countries in Judea and Samaria. Precisely because of this attack, I support all those who seek to prevent foreign NGOs from acting here as if they were at home,” he said.