Israel security kills 5 Palestinian terrorists, 1 critically wounded in 4 brutal attacks on Sunday


No Israelis injured as country’s security forces thwart spate of barbaric Palestinian attacks on Sunday.

By Efrat Forsher, Lilach Shoval, Israel Hayom Staff & Associated Press


Four separate Palestinian terrorist attacks were thwarted on Sunday in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem. No Israelis were injured in the attempted attacks, while five Palestinian attackers were killed and another was critically wounded.

Police officers at the scene of Sunday night’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem – Photo: AFP

Late Sunday night, two Palestinian terrorists were shot dead after they opened fire with automatic weapons at Israeli security personnel near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate.

One of the terrorists was identified as a Palestinian police officer.

Earlier Sunday, two Palestinian terrorists opened fire at an Israel Defense Forces patrol near the village of al-Araqa in the Jenin region of Samaria. Israeli soldiers returned fire, killing the terrorists.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the terrorists as Nihad Waked and Fouad Waked, both aged 15. They were from the same extended family in al-Araqa, but were not close relatives.

Later, at the Mazmoriya security checkpoint near Har Homa on the outskirts of Jerusalem, a Palestinian terrorist wielding a knife charged toward a group of Border Police officers. One of the officers opened fire, killing the terrorist.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the terrorist as 17-year-old Naim Safi of the village of Abadiya near Bethlehem.

On Sunday evening, a 21-year-old Palestinian woman tried to stab a Border Police officer at a checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The officer pushed the attacker away and shot her, seriously wounding her. She was transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.



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