IDF wounds Palestinian attempting to infiltrate Negev town of Meitar

Man, who attempted to sabotage town's fence, was shot in leg and evacuated to hospital in stable condition.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 20, 2013 09:05
IDF soldiers on patrol [file]

IDF soldier patrol 390. (photo credit: REUTER/Baz Ratner)

IDF forces opened fire on and wounded a Palestinian who was attempting to infiltrate into the village of Meitar in the Negev. The man was found sabotaging the fence in an apparent attempt to enter the community, the IDF said.

The forces fired warning shots at the suspect who was ultimately shot in the leg.

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The IDF said the man in stable condition and was evacuated to Soroka hospital in Beersheba.

Last week a Palestinian terrorist was shot dead after trying to enter an IDF base in the West Bank by breaching the base's fence with a tractor.

Younis Obaidi from Beit Hanina drove the tractor towards a base near Al-Ram, southeast of Ramallah, ramming the mechanical digger through a gate of the base.

Earlier in the month the IDF arrested two Palestinians in connection with an infiltration to the West Bank settlement of Psagot, and an attack that left a nine-year-old girl lightly wounded.


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