August 31st, 2010
01:22 PM ET

4 Israelis killed in West Bank, medical sources say

Four Israelis were killed near Hebron in the West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli medical sources said, and one of those killed was pregnant.

The army said the incident occurred near Bani Naim junction.

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  1. hans

    Is west bank part of Israel? Or were Israeli citizen shot while they some how crossed the International boundary?

    August 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      The west bank belongs to the jewish people. The arabs Have enough land

      August 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. righteous

    Four Israelis are killed and one of them was pregnant! If they were Muslim this would have been a cover story! CNN you make me sick!!!!! You're bias! You're prejudice! And you're jerks!

    August 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Naomi

    "4 Israelis killed?"
    Maybe you should get some better sources.
    It's 4 civilians, one of whom a pregnant woman, ambushed and murdered from close range by Palestinians.

    When peace talks are coming, are you afraid to point a finger at the side who is sabotaging them?

    August 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • proisraeli

      you're dumb.. really dumb.. now please be quiet.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Natalie

    i guess some big elephant fall from the sky and killed them??
    Why CNN editors chose not to mention the ISLAMIC TERRORISTS who killed them?

    August 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steveroo

    A lot of outrage on tap here. You guys and gals seem to have forgotten that the good ol' USA is basically Israel West.

    Any reader with two neurons to rub together would assume that they were killed by Palestinians.

    On a lighter note, the Israeli soldier that emptied his auto-rifle magazine into that little Arab girl was just acquitted, so there's something to make you feel better.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • And yet

      I agree, Israeli transgressions IS a justification for skewed, biased, misleading reporting.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • ...

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11144742

      August 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Why does one death justify another? Isn't enough damage been done on both sides? Isn't it time to stop saying who is the worse killer and start looking for peace?

      August 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Definition

    "Lying by omission – leaving out a factual detail deliberately that would drastically change the meaning of what was said."

    Let's try this again – "Four Israeli civilians standing at a bus stop were killed by Palestinian gunmen shooting out of a moving a vehicle."

    August 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. D.B.

    If CNN showed all the innocent people killed by the IDF people would complain about that. Some would even blame the Palestinians for being in there home when a tank round killed them or the 2000lb bomb dropped in a crowded neighborhood kills innocents. Let alone punishing all Palestinians when some commit crimes. Razing homes, walling them off, etc,etc. I feel for the innocents of BOTH SIDES.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      "According to initial reports, an Israeli vehicle traveling in the area came under fire directed at it from a passing vehicle at the Bani Naim junction on Highway 60, between Hebron and Kiryat Arba.
      More than one terrorist apparently took part in the attack, with Channel Two reporting the attackers apparently confirmed the death of the Israeli victims by shooting them at close range, before fleeing the scene."
      So these brave terrorists went up to the vehicle to finish off the ambush by shooting the pregnant woman at close range......wow.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      Of course, bulldozing private homes deserves death punishment – the true and peaceful law, SHARIA.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Translation

    Settlers? They should not be in the West Bank to begin with. Poor choice.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      Actually the West Bank should be part of Israel. The West Bank of the River Jordan was originally given to Jordan by the British as a way for the Arabs to easily invade Israel and destroy Israel without the need of securing bridges for logistical reasons. Israel maintains possesion as a way to forstall invasion that has already happened several times.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. All Muslims-RTerrorists

    Jews did 9/11

    August 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The only able minded poster?

    How many of you posters are going to equate the actions of a small subset of people with the opinions and beliefs of a whole group of people? You are judging the desires of all Palestinians based on the actions of a small group. Much like the misguided and ignorant rhetoric that many Americans speak regarding the Islamic faith... again based on the actions of a fraction of 1 percent of the whole. If that approach was applied to you, then all of you are murderous heathens because people like Timothy McVeigh murdered babies and women. Right? Applying your logic, all white Christians are baby killers.

    The intelligence level in America is in a steep decline as evidenced by the intellectually starved conversations some people are capable of.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      It is not true that only a small group of people are behind these attacks. Hamas is a very large organisation. Have you seen the celebrations in the West Bank and Gaza when Israeli civilians are killed? They have street festivals for crying out loud.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • The only able minded poster?

      Joel,

      Please read the following : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/nov/16/israel2?CMP=twt_gu

      So if an Israeli army officer murdered your daughter and then his society found him innocent of all charges, how would you feel? Israel has a long standing stance of violence first and talk second. Take the recent Gaza war where they used incendiary artillery shells in civilian areas... a clear violation of treaties they are a part of. Israel isn't innocent in this matter. Never has been. I don't support lies, violence, or taking land by force on EITHER side. Some people only oppose it when it's their side taking loses. Which side are you on?

      August 31, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lakers

    ur an idiot

    August 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. james kane

    HI Zac, I think Israel got off pretty lightly with their war crimes in GAZA. Please, spare me !!!!!!!

    August 31, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jim in NM

    Read "The Invention of the Jewish People," an international best selling book written in Hebrew by Shlomo Sand.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joel

    "Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri, congratulated the attackers saying the attack was a normal reaction to what he called "the crime of occupation." Hamas, which controls Gaza, opposes direct talks and the continued existence of Israel."-cnn source
    What happened is a brave terrorist cell operated by Hamas ambushed and shot up a car with 2 men and 2 women at close range. The bonus is they really got a 5th Israeli not yet born as that is what Hamas likes to do.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rip Van Winkle

    So four Israelis were killed for occupying land to which they have no right to do so? So I suppose 400 Palestinians will be killed in retaliation for actually fighting back against the Israeli occupation?

    Sounds about right.

    Now if the Israeli's stopped terrorizing people, occupying land to which they have no right to do so, maybe we can make some head way in all of this? Yeah, maybe not...as that is clearly not going to happen is it?

    August 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • AS

      Go back to dreaming about unicorns RIp Van Winkle. You are an anti-semitic idiot.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
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