(photo credit: MDA)
A police officer in the West Bank shot and injured Palestinian terrorist who tried to assault an IDF soldier at a bus stop on Route 90, in the Jordan Valley, police said on Friday. Judea and Samaria
Traffic Officer First-Sgt. Zakaria Shafso was in the area during the
attack and identified the suspect. He opened fire and injured the
suspect, police said.
The incident took place near the settlement of Tomer, where the soldier was waiting at a bus stop when he was struck in the head by a rock thrown by the suspect.
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A helicopter evacuated both suspect and soldier to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Police Insp.-Gen. David Cohen has praised the actions of the officer.
The incident comes less than a week after a reserve soldier was stabbed in Jaffa, in an attempt to snatch his weapon in broad daylight.
The reserve soldier, 22, of Kfar Saba, was on the way to a bus stop at
around 8 a.m. on Sunday in Jaffa, when he was set upon from behind by
He struggled with the suspect and sustained a stab wound, before the
attacker ran off with his firearm. The soldier gave chase together with a
passer-by, and the suspect threw away the stolen gun before getting
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