Arab Terrorist Shot Dead After Opening Fire on Israel Border Police

An Arab terrorist opened fire towards Border Guard policemen at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria. Return fire killed the terrorist on the spot.

By Elad Benari


A terrorist opened fire on Monday night towards Border Police soldiers who were stationed at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria, near the city of Ariel.

Tapuach Junction (archive)

Tapuach Junction (archive) – Ichud Hatzalah Shomron

The policemen returned fire and killed the terrorist. One soldier was lightly wounded in the incident and was treated at the scene by army medics.

Monday night’s attack comes just three days after security forces apprehended an Arab terrorist wearing a bomb belt at the same location.

The terrorist raised suspicions by wearing a large coat in the hot summer weather. After security forces called on him to take off his coat and be checked, the man refused and proceeded to lay on the floor.

When he finally removed his coat, he was found to be wearing a belt of explosives. A bomb disposal squad was called to the area to dismantle the explosives.

The foiled suicide bombing was not the first attempted terrorist attack at Tapuach Junction in the past months. In mid-April police officers foiled another stabbing attack. Police noticed an Arab man acting in a suspicious manner. Upon investigation, the officers found a knife in his pocket.

A year ago, Evyatar Borovsky, a 31-year-old father of five and actor from Yitzhar, in Samaria, was stabbed to death at the same junction.


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