By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem, Israel — March 8, 2016 … The following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Tonight in Jaffa, a Palestinian terrorist from Qalqilya went on a stabbing rampage, murdering an American citizen and wounding 11 others. The terror attack was the third incident of its kind today, coming after a stabbing in Petach Tikvah and a shooting in Jerusalem.
I have been reading about the American who was murdered. His name is Taylor Force. He was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Taylor was visiting Israel with his classmates in order to expand his understanding of global entrepreneurship and also to share his insights and knowledge with start-ups in Israel.
Taylor served as a United States Army officer in Iraq and Afghanistan after he graduated from West Point.
On behalf of the people of Israel, I send my condolences to Taylor’s family and friends. May his memory be a blessing.”
During an emergency meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office today, Israeli officials decided to close breaches in the security fence separating Israel from the Palestinian Authority, take further measures against Israeli employers of illegal aliens and closing down PA media which serves to incite.