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IDF troops shoot Palestinian assailant near Bethlehem

The terrorist exited his vehicle and attacked soldiers at a checkpoint.

Israeli Border Police officers at the scene of a car-ramming and stabbing terrorist attack at a checkpoint near Ma'ale Adumim in Judea, April 22, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.
Israeli Border Police officers at the scene of a car-ramming and stabbing terrorist attack at a checkpoint near Ma'ale Adumim in Judea, April 22, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli forces on Wednesday shot and arrested a Palestinian terrorist who assaulted troops near the town of al-Khader, west of Bethlehem in Judea.

The suspect got out of a vehicle while waiting to be questioned at an IDF checkpoint and then tried to attack the soldiers. He was shot in the leg and then detained.

Kan News reported that a number of Palestinians were involved in the assault on the soldiers stationed at the checkpoint.

No soldiers were hurt during the incident, which comes hours after a ceasefire took effect between Israel and Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip that followed more than 100 rockets being fired towards the Jewish state in less than 24 hours.

It also comes a day after an Israeli man was wounded by shattered glass when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on vehicles near the community of Avnei Hefetz, southeast of Tulkarem in Samaria.

A female driver whose vehicle was also attacked was treated at the scene for shock.

According to a preliminary report, a terrorist exited a car with Palestinian Authority license plates and began firing at oncoming traffic before returning to his vehicle and driving away.

The Israel Defense Forces launched a manhunt for the perpetrators.

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