Taibe: Police kill masked man who points gun at them

By
April 22, 2013 09:25

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Taibe police officers on patrol in the Triangle village of Tira shot and killed a man who pointed an Uzi submachine gun at them while they were trying to arrest him and an accomplice late on Saturday night.

Sharon subdistrict police said that the two officers saw a pair of masked men walking around while they were on patrol, and gave pursuit on foot. As they were apprehending one of the men, the other turned and pointed the Uzi at police, officers said, forcing them to open fire. The man was evacuated in serious condition by an ambulance, and soon died.

“The suspect holding the Uzi turned toward police and pointed the gun at them. The officer, who felt a real threat to his life, fired at the suspect and hit him,” Sharon subdistrict police said on Sunday.

A forensic exam of the Uzi showed that there was a bullet in the chamber when the suspect, Nasser Abdel-Kader, pointed it at police, police said.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 21, 2018
Bahrain says stops issuing visas for Qatari nationals

By REUTERS