Third Palestinian terrorist shot by security forces after fleeing scene of attack on Route 1

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

This handout photo from police shows one of the weapons used by a Palestinian terrorist in a shooting attack near Ma'ale Adumim, February 22, 2024. (Israel Police)
This handout photo from police shows one of the weapons used by a Palestinian terrorist in a shooting attack near Ma'ale Adumim, February 22, 2024. (Israel Police)

Police say three Palestinian terrorists carried out the attack near the az-Za’ayyem checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim.

The trio opened fire with “automatic weapons” at Israelis waiting in traffic while heading toward Jerusalem, a few hundred meters before the checkpoint.

Two of the gunmen were shot by security forces at the scene, while the third initially fled, before also being shot a short while later, following police searches in the area.

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