A Palestinian man was killed Monday morning near the West Bank religious village of Beit Yatir in South Mount Hebron. The Israel Defense Forces said the man was a terrorist attempting to hurt soldiers, while Palestinian residents claimed that he was part of a group attempting to infiltrate Israel to look for work.
According to the army, an IDF force was fired on from a moving car at around 9 am. The troops fired back at the vehicle and killed the gunman. There were no injuries among the soldiers. A military inquiry into the incident revealed that the gunman had slowed down as he approached the soldiers and then opened fire at them.
No, not the terror.
No, not the army's "disproportionate" response (just kidding).
This phrase: the West Bank religious village of Beit Yatir.
Oh, so there's something special about the Jewish community being "religious"? Is Tel Aviv always described as "a secular city"?
What's the implication? Why the adjective?