A Palestinian terrorist crashed his car into an army jeep on Monday and then charged at the troops with an axe troops on Monday morning. A shin Bet officer opened fired towards the man, shooting him dead.
The man's car crashed head on into an army vehicle transporting a Shin Bet officer and other security personnel near the Palestinian village of Deir Sharaf in the West Bank. The jeep overturned upon impact, lightly injuring the passengers. The assailant then exited his car and stormed towards the troops with an ax while yelling "Allah Akbar," managing to hurt two of the soldiers before being shot dead by the Shin Bet officer.
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The Shin Bet said that the Palestinian was a resident of a village in the Tul Karem region and that he plotted to hurt the security forces.
Scene of incident (Photo: Gur Dotan)
Last month saw several hostile incidents in the region. In one such case, which occurred while Operation Pillar of Defense was in effect, Palestinians hurled rocks towards a car driven by a 60-year-old woman in the Gush Etzion region. She was seriously injured.
A few days later a reserve soldier was hurt by rocks that were thrown towards his all-terrain vehicle near the West Bank village of Sebastia.
Raanan Ben-Zur contributed to the report
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