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Police: Jewish Israeli suspect took soldier’s gun near Ashkelon before being shot dead

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Police say the suspect who was shot dead at a junction near Ashkelon managed to snatch a gun from an Israeli servicewoman, before being shot dead, citing a preliminary investigation.

Law enforcement officials say the suspect is a Jewish Israeli. Graphic images from the scene showed the suspect wearing what appeared to be military coveralls.

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