Soldier killed in this morning’s shooting attack near Jerusalem, IDF confirms

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

Israeli officers secure the scene after an attack by gunmen at a checkpoint guarding access to road tunnels linking the West Bank and Jerusalem on November 16, 2023. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
Israeli officers secure the scene after an attack by gunmen at a checkpoint guarding access to road tunnels linking the West Bank and Jerusalem on November 16, 2023. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

The Israel Defense Forces says a soldier was killed in a shooting attack at the West Bank’s “tunnel road” checkpoint near Jerusalem earlier today.

He is named as Cpl. Avraham Fetena, 20, a Military Police soldier, from Haifa.

Five others were hurt in the attack. Three Palestinian gunmen who attacked the checkpoint were killed.

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