Palestinian who drove attacker to Gush Etzion Junction turns himself in

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

A Palestinian man who drove Faleh Mousa Shakir Jaradat to the Gush Etzion Junction, where he was shot dead as he attempted to stab soldiers, has handed himself over to Israeli security forces, the Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration says.

Following the attempted stabbing, the Israel Defense Forces launched a search to find the car and the driver that delivered Jaradat to the scene, setting up roadblocks in the surrounding area.

The Civil Administration, which is responsible for day-to-day governance of the West Bank, says the man turned himself in earlier this afternoon.

A suspect lies on the ground after having been shot following an alleged stabbing attempt in the central West Bank’s Gush Etzion Junction on January 17, 2022. (Screen capture: Menny Goldberg)

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