Not for the first time, Palestinian Arab youths have been seen taking sick "selfies" at the site of a terrorist attack targeting Israelis.
Last Thursday three IDF soldiers were wounded – two of them seriously – in a vehicular terror attack near the town of Shiloh in Samaria. As security services closed the road to enable an army helicopter to evacuate the injured, including the terrorist who was himself severely wounded in the attack, multiple eyewitnesses in the area told how dozens of local Arabs flocked to the scene to watch and take pictures.
One passerby described the scene to Channel 20.
Iti Zanzuri was driving close to the site of the attack when police shut the road.
"We waited for a long time, and there was traffic. At a certain point they closed the road and we stood with our cars," Zanzuri recounted of the initial moments after the incident.
"A helicopter arrived which stopped at the side of the road, something like half an hour after the attack. It arrived with an ambulance and lots of soldiers protecting it – it was clear what was going on," she said.
As curious onlookers gathered, Zanzuri and her passengers were shocked to see Palestinians openly rejoicing at the site.
"At a certain point tens of Palestinians passed right next to us. They began to take out phones and took pictures. They were smiling, proud and happy. They stood right next to the [attacker's] car and took selfies."
The women traveling with Zanzuri were so shocked at the scene that they began to cry, and locked their doors as the crowd of gloating Palestinian men began to grow around them.
"We didn't say anything to them, only one of the senior (IDF) officers in the area warned them to move back – but they didn't go far enough and kept on taking pictures. You could see the joy in their eyes," Zanzuri recalled.
The crowd finally dispersed only when the helicopter left the scene, but Zanzuri and her passengers were left feeling bitter at what they saw.
"It was just like if I were to go to the house in Duma and take a photo and send it to my friends," she said, referring to the Palestinian home firebombed the previous week killing two people, in an incident that has been blamed on unidentified "Jewish extremists."