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Palestinian stabs Border Guard officer near Shufat

Officer sustains light injuries in neck, released after medical treatment; Police forces searching for suspect

A Palestinian man on Saturday afternoon stabbed a Border Guard officer near the Shufat Refugee Camp in north-east Jerusalem. The officer was lightly injured. The suspect escaped the scene and has yet to be captured.


The incident occurred shortly after a vehicle carrying two Palestinians who were injured while working at the refugee camp arrived at the checkpoint. A Crowd began gathering in the area, during which an officer was stabbed in the neck, most likely with a screwdriver.


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Police forces began scouring the area in search of the suspect, but have yet to locate him. The injured officer and the two Palestinians were taken to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. The officer was treated and released shortly afterwards.


In a separate incident on Saturday, an IDF soldier guarding a military post at the Susya settlement in south Mount Hebron fired warning shots in the air after a Jewish resident approached the post without identifying himself. No injuries were reported.


The man was arrested and taken in for questioning. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated that the solider acted according to instructions.





פרסום ראשון: 01.21.12, 21:44
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