Shin Bet names Palestinian stabber

The Shin Bet security service names Mahmad Amsha, a 25-year-old Palestinian resident of a village southwest of Jenin, as the man who stabbed a border policeman at the Tapuah Junction checkpoint in the West Bank earlier today.

Amsha, who was shot and killed at the scene by a second border policeman, is not affiliated with any recognized terrorist organizations, the Shin Bet says.

According to initial reports, the Palestinian approached the security personnel at the checkpoint south of Nablus and said that he was not feeling well and asked for water.

When the soldiers indicated that he could come closer, he pulled out a knife and attacked them.

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