Palestinian Terrorist Shot By Soldier After Being Stabbed Near Beit Horon

The Arab terrorist, shot by the soldier he lightly wounded in a knife attack, was later taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment, along with his victim.

By Yoav Zitun

 

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed an Artillery Corps soldier at a checkpoint Route 443 near Beit Horon in the West Bank late Saturday morning, not far from where another Israeli was stabbed on Sunday, the IDF said.

The scene of the attack – Photo: Itay Blumenthal

The Palestinian, from the nearby village of Beit ‘Anan, was shot by the soldier at the checkpoint and arrested. He was lightly wounded and received treatment at the scene.

The soldier, who was lightly wounded in his hand, was also treated at the scene.

Both soldier and suspect were later taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for further treatment.

The Palestinian suspect arrived at the IDF checkpoint at around 11:30am, and asked one of the soldiers for water, an initial investigation into the incident found.

The scene of the attack – Photo: Itay Blumenthal

Before the soldier could aid him, the Palestinian pulled out a sharp object and stabbed the soldier in his upper body.

The soldier quickly recovered and fired at the suspect’s shoulder, neutralizing him. The other soldiers at the checkpoint apprehended the Palestinian.

In his interrogation, the stabber said he had a fight with his father earlier Saturday, during which the father beat him, and that is why he decided to commit the attack.

 

View original Ynet publication at:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4690926,00.html

 

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