BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli soldier on Thursday was revered in an American Jewish weekly as “Terminator” after he shot and killed three Palestinians in nine days.
The headline of the article published in The Jewish Press begins “Meet the Terminator,” referring to the indestructible cyborg of the Hollywood film franchise.
Identified on Israeli news sites as “Corporal T’,” the soldier shot and killed Malik Talal al-Shareef , 25, after an alleged stabbing attempt on an Israeli soldier in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem on Thursday.
The soldier also killed two Palestinians in the settlement bloc last week, according to reports.
Shadi Nabil Abd al-Muti Dweik , 22, and Shabaan Abu Shkeidem , 17, were shot dead in the area after an Israeli soldier was stabbed and injured.
“Corporal T’,” who has reportedly spent just two months in operational duty, was described by his officers as a “young warrior,” according to The Jewish Press.
Israeli news site Ynet also praised the soldier’s actions, citing his “alert and accurate response” during the incidents as “impressive.”