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Terrorist fires at security post in Gush Etzion

IDF forces arrest armed Palestinian who fired at security post in Kibbutz Migdal Oz; no injuries

Itamar Fleishman
Published: 01.14.13, 07:26 / Israel News

IDF forces arrested a Palestinian who fired at a security post in Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion. Residents who heard the gunfire called for security forces who canvassed the area and apprehended the terrorist who was found in possession of an improvised weapon. There were no injuries.


The incident follows another event in the West Bank which took place on Saturday when a Palestinian was shot and killed by the IDF in south Mount Hebron.


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The IDF said that the Palestinian attempted to enter Israel illegally by breaching the security fence near the Meitar Crossing. An army unit that was dispatched to the scene initiated suspect arrest protocol, but the youth refused to heed the soldiers' calls, prompting them to fire warning shots in the air.


When the suspected attempted to run, they shot his lower limbs, injuring him critically. He later died of his wounds.


A day earlier, Palestinian sources in Gaza reported that a 22-year-old man was killed by IDF fire in the northern Strip. A month ago, a Border Guard officer shot a Palestinian teen who threatened another officer with a gun which later turned out to be a toy gun.




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