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Israeli carjacked to Qalqilya, rescued by PA police
A disabled man in his 60s was forced by armed Palestinians to drive them to Qalqilya, where he was let off, Palestinian security forces extricated him and his car.

A Holon resident driving near the Palestinian town of Nabi Ilyas in the northern West Bank on Saturday was carjacked by armed Palestinians who ordered him to drive to the nearby Qalqilya.

 

 

The driver, who is disabled and in his sixties, was safely extricated and handed over to IDF forces.

 

The incident occurred at around 2pm Saturday when the man, who was driving alone, was stopped by Palestinians threatening him with a handgun, who planned to steal the car.

 

Qalqilya
Qalqilya

 

When they arrived in Qalqilya, the carjackers told the driver to get out of the vehicle. He quickly called the police, who reported the incident to the Civil Administration.

 

The IDF prepared to enter the city, but within an hour Palestinian security forces extricated the man, along with his car, and handed him over to the IDF.

 

 (Photo: IDF Spokesmans unit)
(Photo: IDF Spokesmans unit)

 

Last February, two IDF soldiers accidentally entered Jenin in their military jeep and were accosted by Palestinian youth, who attacked them and their vehicle with stones. One of their weapons was stolen as well.

 

Palestinian police helped rescue them from the mob, and the soldiers were taken to the Jalameh checkpoint in coordination with the Civil Administration.

 

 


First published: 08.04.18, 20:50
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