IDF raids home of Palestinian policeman turned terrorist

Monday's incident was the fourth terrorist attack to occur in the West Bank in three days.

November 1, 2016 07:40
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IDF forces raid home of terrorist.

IDF forces raid home of terrorist.. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

Monday night IDF forces raided the home of terrorist Muhammed Turkman who wounded three soldiers at the Focus Checkpoint earlier Monday.

Security forces at the scene shot and killed Turkman, 25, from the village of Kabatiya during the incident.

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Turkman was allegedly a member of the Palestinian security forces, according to media reports.

The IDF also confiscated the family's work permits which allowed them entrance into Israel.

The terrorist's brother was also arrested for interrogation.

IDF forces raid terrorist's home. (Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

Monday's incident was the fourth terrorist attack to occur in the West Bank in three days.

Additionally, IDF forces, in conjunction with Border Policemen, arrested 10 wanted men in the Jordan Valley overnight.

7 of the wanted suspects were arrested on charges of involvement in terror activity, disturbing the peace and violence. 

On Sunday three border police officers were lightly injured in a car ramming at the Ofakim junction near the Palestinian village of Beit Umar and were transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

According to the police spokeswoman the car sped into the officers who understood that it was an attack and were able to minimize the harm.

Other police officers at the scene shot and killed the assailant, Khalid Ahmad Alyan Akhlil 23, from Beit Ummar.

Separately, Palestinians threw stones at two vehicles near the Tekoa settlement, damaging them. A five-year-old boy traveling in the car with his father was lightly wounded in the head. He was treated at the Hadassah Medical Center in Hadassah Ein Karem.

On Saturday night, Palestinians shot an Israeli vehicle near the Carmei Tzur settlement. The driver, Ruth Gillis, saw the masked gunman and was able to speed away without injury. Her husband Shmuel was a doctor, who was killed in a driveby shooting on the same road in 2001.

Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.

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