Terrorist shot dead in attempt to stab soldier in West Bank


Israeli security forces on Monday shot and killed a ‎Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab soldiers ‎near the settlement of Ariel.

No Israeli troops were injured in the incident and the Israel Defense Forces said it has opened an investigation.

According to available details, the man arrived at the ‎Gitai Junction, near the Barkan Industrial Park in ‎Samaria, and tried to stab one of the soldiers manning a security checkpoint.‎

The troops engaged the terrorist, opening fire. ‎The man sustained mortal wounds and paramedics summoned ‎to the junction pronounced him dead at the scene. ‎

This was the third terrorist incident in the area ‎in the span of a week.

Two people were wounded Thursday in a stabbing ‎attack near the Shomron Regional Brigade army base. ‎One reserve soldier suffered moderate wounds and ‎another, a woman, sustained minor shrapnel wounds in the ‎ensuing melee. ‎

Two Israelis were killed and a third was wounded last ‎Sunday in a shooting attack at an Alon Group facility ‎in the Barkan Industrial Park. ‎The terrorist, identified as Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa, from ‎the West Bank village of Shawika, remains at large. ‎

Originally posted at Israel Hayom.

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