An Israeli Arab man was shot and moderately injured and an IDF soldier lightly hurt Thursday morning near the Hizme checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, the army said.
The suspected Palestinian terrorist was shot dead.
Paramedics treated the 47-year-old man and the 20-year-old soldier on site before evacuating them to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem.
According to the IDF, the gunman stopped at the Hizme checkpoint, exited his vehicle and opened fire. Soldiers opened fire, killing the attacker.
Palestinian media reported that the shooter was a 37-year-old Palestinian intelligence officer named Mazen Aribe, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis, a father of four. Palestinian officials had yet to comment on the incident, Haaretz reported.
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The IDF was investigating the incident.
In late October an IDF soldier was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant near the Hizme checkpoint.