Benjamin Netanyahu remembered the American graduate student killed in a Palestinian terror stabbing in Jaffa yesterday.
The Israeli prime minister shared to Facebook a photo of the young man, 28-year-old Taylor Force, who was one of 29 students from Vanderbilt on a trip to the Jewish state to learn about global entrepreneurship. Force was also a US Army officer from 2009 to 2014, with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
He was killed just one mile away from where Vice President Joe Biden was meeting with Shimon Peres at the Peres Center for Peace.
“Tonight in Jaffa, a Palestinian terrorist from Qalqilya went on a stabbing rampage, murdering an American citizen and wounding 11 others,” Netanyahu said last night. “The 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.”