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Terrorist who shot up school bus in Jordan Valley turns himself in

Three people were wounded in the attack, which took place on Route 90 just north of Jericho.

Three Israelis were wounded in a Palestinian terror shooting along Route 90 in the Jordan Valley, March 28, 2024. Credit: Rescuers Without Borders.
Three Israelis were wounded in a Palestinian terror shooting along Route 90 in the Jordan Valley, March 28, 2024. Credit: Rescuers Without Borders.

The Palestinian terrorist who wounded three Israelis in a shooting in the Jordan Valley last week turned himself in to authorities on Sunday, according to Israeli media reports.

The reports identified the suspect as Abu Rida al-Saadi, 27, an officer in the Palestinian Authority security forces.

Israeli forces had launched a massive manhunt for the perpetrator after he fired on a school bus and several cars traveling along Route 90 near Al-Auja, north of Jericho.

The terrorist, dressed in green fatigues resembling an Israel Defense Forces uniform, ambushed passing vehicles from the side of the road, firing at them from a standing position and then immediately fleeing the scene.

Magen David Adom medics treated a 30-year-old man for moderate gunshot wounds and another man in his 20s who was lightly injured. A 13-year-old boy was also lightly injured by glass shards.

They were all evacuated to hospital in stable condition.

The adult victims, members of far-left group Looking the Occupation in the Eyes, were en route to “defend Palestinians from settler violence.”

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