Palestinian tries to stab IDF soldiers a day after Palestinian officer stabbing

A sign welcoming visitors to the Israeli village of Sal'it in Judea and Samaria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( A Palestinian man tried to stab Israeli security forces in the Israeli village of Sal’it in Judea and Samaria on Monday. The man tried to cross a security fence into the village but was stopped. He attempted to stab the soldiers, but was shot and killed.

Palestinian sources identified the man as 19-year-old Ahmed Tobah. The incident came after a Palestinian police officer, 29-year-old Amjad Sukkari, shot and wounded three Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint leading to Ramallah on Sunday. Soldiers responding to the attack on the scene shot and killed Sukkari.

In a statement Palestinian police has released since the Sunday attack, it announced that "with great pride, the members of the Palestinian police eulogize the brave martyrdom of their colleague, Master Sergeant Amjad Sukkari, 'Abu Omar', who committed the operation," the Jerusalem Post reported.

The Israeli military has since partially closed Ramallah, sealing off roads out of the city and citing "situation assessments.” The military is allowing only Ramallah residents and Palestinian Authority officials to enter the city, and only residents of other cities or humanitarian cases to exit until further notice, according to Yedioth Achronoth.

Also on Sunday a man driving a car with a Palestinian license plate tried to run over IDF soldiers at the Beit Ur A-Tahta checkpoint near Route 443. The soldiers shot and wounded the attacker, who was then transported to hospital.

Posted on February 1, 2016 .