17-year-old Palestinian shot and killed after stabbing attempt in Hebron

Palestinian car rams Border Police jeep after pursuit, officer fires on suspects, wounds 2 near Ma’aleh Adumim.

February 13, 2016 13:19
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A Palestinian female knife attacker attempted to stab a soldier in Hebron on Saturday, before being shot dead by security forces.

During the attack, which occurred near the Cave of the Patriarchs, the 17-year-old stabbed a Palestinian bystander, moderately wounding him in the upper body.

Magen David Adom paramedics and an IDF medical team evacuated the Palestinian man to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The IDF said there were no wounded among its soldiers in the attack.

A few hours later, in the Metzudat Adumim area, a Palestinian vehicle slammed into a Border Police jeep containing three officers, wounding them lightly near Ma’aleh Adumim. Two suspects in the car sustained gunshot wounds.

The incident began when a police lookout position noticed two suspects crossing the security fence and entering into a vehicle with Israeli license plates that was waiting for them on the Israeli side of the barrier. The suspicious vehicle, which was located near a-Zaim checkpoint, began moving toward Jerusalem, and the lookout position reported the development to Border Police jeep units, which began a pursuit.

At the Metzudat Adumim checkpoint, the suspicious vehicle became stuck in traffic, and officers exited their jeep, heading on foot toward the automobile. Once they spotted police approaching, the suspects put their car in reverse, struck a car behind them in their attempt to escape and tried to run over the officers. Police officers “who were in immediate and tangible danger” opened fire at the car, which continued driving, police said. It drove over the traffic barrier and did a U-turn, driving toward a-Zaim. A second police unit blocked its path. The suspects struck the Border Police jeep full force, and came to a stop.

Border Police officers shot at the vehicle. A 40-year-old attacker and a Palestinian teenager who were inside were wounded by the gunfire.

The injured officers were taken by MDA paramedics to the Hadassah-University Medical Center, in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, where doctors listed them as being in light condition.

The same hospital received the two wounded suspects, saying the teenager had a gunshot wound to his knee and the 40-year-old had an injury to the jaw.

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