On Thursday night, a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist tried to stab border policemen guarding a checkpoint near Beit Lechem. One of the border policeman shot the terrorist in the stomach.
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UPDATE: 7:06 PM - The explosive device on the terrorist’s body has been neutralized.
An Arab terrorist opened fire with a flare gun on an IDF soldier and some youths standing at a hitchhiking post at the Tapuach junction in the Shomron.
The soldier returned fire, killing the terrorist. There are no reports of any other people injured or killed in the attack.
The area around the junction has been cleared as the IDF disarms an explosive device on his body.
The junction is currently closed to all traffic.
The “tractor terrorist” who was shot dead by IDF soldiers at an army base Thursday night tried to run over a soldier, an IDF spokeswoman told The Jewish Press.
The driver “tried to run over the soldier several times,” chasing after him as he fled and smashing into several vehicles until soldiers nearby emptied an entire magazine of bullets, killing the driver almost immediately. A concrete block, put there to protect the soldiers is what prevented them from being run over.
The spokeswoman could not confirm or deny reports that the driver was unarmed, but when asked if the army was certain the driver was a terrorist, she replied in the affirmative and stated that he tried to murder at least one soldier.The military is investigating the incident.
The terrorist was identified as Younis al-Obaidi Radaydeh from the Ramallah area village of Beit Hanina. He had arrived at the Rama base near Ramallah around 7:15 p.m. (12:15 p.m. EDT), and the soldier at the gate asked him for his identification papers. While he was examining them, the tractor terrorist smashed through the gate and aimed at a soldier who was standing nearby. Radaydeh managed to drive 150 meters into the base.
The gate fell on the soldier who had been examining documents, causing him light injuries. He was treated at the scene and did not require hospitalization.
While Palestinian Authority sources said that the parents of the driver had received a notice from Israeli authorities that their house was scheduled to be demolished, there is no confirmation of that claim.
Voice of Israel radio reported that the terrorist’s brother also was a tractor terrorist, Marei Radaydeh, who was killed while trying to run over cars, including a police car, in Jerusalem in 2009.
In 2008 and 2009, Arabs used tractors in terror attacks inside Jerusalem, killing three Jews and wounding several others.
Arab media outlets are reporting that 12 IDF jeeps entered the village of Al-Bireh on Monday evening and arrested two brothers.
According to the reports, the IDF did a quick search in a few homes, and then entered the home of Majad and Ella Adwai and arrested them.
On Saturday night, a terrorist entered the town of Psagot and shot nine year old Noam Glick. The army suspects the terrorist(s) may have came from the nearby village of Al-Bireh.
It’s not known if the arrests are connected to the terror attack.
UPDATES BELOW. Saturday night 9:40PM: A 9 year old girl in the town of Psagot, near Kochav Yaakov in the Binyamin region, has been shot in the chest, in what is apparently a terror attack. Medics are working to save her life.
The girl was taken to Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
UPDATES (Latest first): (All photos: Hillel Mayer / Tazpit News Agency)
1:28 AM (Sunday) IDF will soon begin allowing Psagot residents stuck outside the town to go home. Each resident will need to show ID, and will be brought in by an IDF armored vehicle. Private cars will need to stay outside.
1:04 AM (Sunday) UPDATE: Searches continue with Psagot. IDF keeps status at highest alert that a terrorist might still be within the town. Kochav Yaakov and Adam, searches continue for possible terrorist. Anatot alert cancelled, 2 figure seen entering and exiting the town, escaping to nearby Arab village.
1:01 AM (Sunday) Residents stuck outside of Psagot being redirected to other towns to spend the night.
12:46 AM (Sunday) Alert still on in Psagot. (Long night ahead.)
12:31 AM: Unconfirmed report that the girl had been shot 3 times. A knife was also found near the steps to the home.
12:28 AM: IDF repeats warning to Psagot residents – DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOMES.
12:15 AM NEW ALERTS: Additional armed terrorist spotted in Kochav Yaacov. “Abir Layla Gimmel”.
Towns of Adam and Anatot call “Abit Layla Bet” alerts, after holes in security fence discovered.
12:14 AM (Sunday) Girl in recovery room.
11:49 PM Girl currently undergoing surgery.
11:37 PM Psagot Security forces captured one terrorist inside the town, according to town residents.
11:33 PM UNCONFIRMED Terrorist may have been captured inside the town of Psagot.
11:26 PM IDF pursuit has now entered Ramallah, in coordination with PA police.
11:15 PM New reports of shooting at a IDF officer (not policeman) on a motorcycle between Psagot and Beit El. No injuries.
11:09 PM Arab sources report IDF inside Al-Birah, next to Psagot, where it is believed the terrorist came from. Arab sources claim they hear exchange of gunfire.
11:02 PM IDF has found the hole in the fence the terrorist apparently used to enter the town.
10:51 PM Girl was initially treated by her neighbor, the Jerusalem MDA director. He received phone call from MDA that there was a shooting in Psagot, and realized it was his neighbors house.
10:41 PM The girl saw the shooter. He shot her with a rifle.
10:37 PM IDF going house to house in Psagot to make sure terrorist is not inside any home. Instructions to residents: If you hear knocking on your door, do not open the door. Answer from within the house.
10:33 PM The IDF is treating situation under assumption that the terrorist is still inside the town. Residents have been told to remain indoors with windows and doors locked. Personal weapons on hand.
Noam’s parents are with her in the hospital.
10:24 PM Tazpit News Agency reports: The girl is currently in the Sha’arei Tzedek trauma center. She was shot in the shoulder, near the neck. The bullet exited her back. She is conscious.
For prayers, her name is Noam bat Michal / Noam Glick.
10:14 PM Tazpit News Agency reports that there is an initial, unconfirmed report that the shooter wore a black ski mask, and shot the girl from the steps of the house. IDF is checking for snipers. The house faces the Arab village of El-Birah.
10:00 PM Emergency teams on site.
9:56 PM There is currently an additional siren going off in Psagot. Details still unclear.
9:54 PM Residents of Psagot have been ordered indoors.
A Palestinian Authority terrorist opened fire on IDF troops securing Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem for the visit of 3000 Jewish worshipers to Jewish holy site.
It began with Palestinian Authority Arabs throwing stones at the IDF troops, who responded with anti-riot weapons. The PA Arabs then escalated the attack into live fire.
IDF troops shot back at a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist, seriously wounding him. He managed to initially escape, but the troops gave chase, caught and arrested him, and took him to the Rabin Medial Center in Petach Tikva.
No IDF soldiers or Jewish worshipers were injured in this attack.
In 2011, Ben-Yosaf Livnat, the nephew of Minister Limor Livnat was killed by 3 members of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces at Joseph’s Tomb.
In 2000, IDF soldier Madhat Yousuf bled to death after being abandoned for 5 hours at Joseph’s tomb, by then Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, following a Palestinian Authority Arab attack on the site. Barak gave the order to not launch a rescue operation in order to avoid escalating the situation.
On Tuesday evening, two Arabs stabbed a Haredi Jew near Sha’ar Shechem (Damascus Gate), one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. The 35 year old man was stabbed in the stomach, chest and back, and was taken to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in serious condition by MDA. The man was on his way home after completing his prayers at the Kotel.
Security forces have not yet captured the attacker(s).
Attacks on Jews, in and around the Old City become more common during Ramadan.