3 Palestinians arrested on suspicion of shooting at IDF post

Another caught with a knife in northern West Bank says he planned an attack

An illustrative photo of an IDF guard post in the West Bank. (Matanya Tausig/Flash90)
An illustrative photo of an IDF guard post in the West Bank. (Matanya Tausig/Flash90)

Israeli security forces arrested three Palestinians Saturday suspected of firing at an army position in the northern West Bank on Friday evening.

The three, residents of the town of Yabed, west of Jenin, were taken for questioning. A car, which authorities suspect was used for the shooting, was impounded.

Two other Palestinians were arrested Saturday: one, caught with a knife near Deir Sharaf in the northern West Bank, said he had intended to carry out an attack. Another was detained near Hebron after weapon parts were found on his person.

On Friday security forces shot and wounded a Palestinian woman at the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank as she tried to carry out a stabbing attack, police said. There were no other injuries.

“She approached the security forces with a knife in her hand. She did not respond to the calls of the soldiers to stop,” police said, adding that the threat was “neutralized.”

Soldiers fired at her legs when she refused to stop. She was “lightly” wounded and arrested, police said.

There have been a series of attempted stabbings at the Qalandiya checkpoint, a major crossing point between Jerusalem and the Qalandiya refugee camp north of the capital.


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