Israel says it shot dead knife-wielding Palestinian near checkpoint

No Israelis were injured in the incident.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 26, 2016 17:34
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 POLICE GUARD a checkpoint set up in Abu Tor on Monday

POLICE GUARD a checkpoint set up in Abu Tor on Monday. (photo credit: JERUSALEM POLICE)

 
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Israeli authorities said on Friday that soldiers shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian during an attempted stabbing at a checkpoint near the West Bank settlement on Beit El.

No Israelis were injured in the incident.

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Security forces began to sweep the area in order to make sure that no other potential assailants had entered the settlement.

Earlier on Friday, a security guard in Ma’aleh Adumim’s only mall was seriously wounded in what police believe was a terror attack within the West Bank settlement located just outside of Jerusalem.

Police received a call at 1:15 a.m. on Friday regarding the victim. The forces that arrived at the mall found a man, age 47, with multiple stab wounds lying on the floor. The assailant had fled.

The victim was placed on a respirator and rushed into surgery at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem.

Israel police, Border police and the Shin Bet launched a manhunt for the alleged Palestinian assailant.



Palestinian workers have been banned from entering Ma’aleh Adumim until Sunday.

On Friday morning following the attack, activity at the Ma'aleh Adumim mall returned to normal, with added security measures.

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