IDF raids home of Palestinian cop who shot soldiers

(JNS.org) A Palestinian policeman, who opened fire on Israeli soldiers at the Beit El checkpoint north of Jerusalem wounding three servicemen, including one seriously, on Monday was killed during a shootout a day later.

The Palestinian village of Kabatiya. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Palestinian village of Kabatiya. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Muhammad Turkman, 25, a member of the Palestinian Authority police, was killed in a shootout after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) raided his home in the village of Kabatiya, arresting his brother.

Monday’s attack was the fourth terrorist attack in the disputed territories in three days. The other incidents involved an attempted hit and run, a stoning and a highway shooting.

Officials also revoked work permits for members of Turkman’s family, denying them entrance into Israeli territory, following the attack.

A similar attack occurred in January when another member of the Palestinian Authority police wounded soldiers at the same checkpoint near Beit El. A month later, another Palestinian policeman shot at Israeli security forces at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.

Also on Tuesday, a Palestinian woman in Hebron was reported arrested in a thwarted stabbing attack near the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Posted on November 1, 2016 .