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Palestinian opens fire at soldiers near Jerusalem; 1 lightly hurt
Young man approaches Qalandiya checkpoint, pulls out gun and manages to fire two shots before his pistol jams; one Palestinian who was waiting at checkpoint sustains light wounds

A young Palestinian man opened fire at soldiers at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem Sunday afternoon, injuring one person.

 

The man arrived at the checkpoint, pulled out a gun and opened fire at the troops. He managed to fire two shots before his pistol jammed and IDF forces overtook him.

 

One Palestinian who was waiting at the checkpoint was lightly wounded in the attack and evacuated to the hospital for treatment.

 

Concerns regarding a possible terror attack have been mounting lately, and security forces raised the alert level across the country to the maximum last week, ahead of the Annapolis peace conference.

 

Forces deployed in crowded places and hitchhiking posts, both around the seam line area and in city centers.

 

The defense establishment currently has pinpoint intelligence regarding 10 potential terror attacks and general alerts concerning 10 others.

 


פרסום ראשון: 12.02.07, 15:58
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