Photo Credit: Yoav Dudkevich / TPS
Scene of the terrorist attack at the Tunnels checkpoint, November 16, 2023.

Three terrorists were neutralized Thursday morning during a shooting attack they carried out at the Tunnels checkpoint near Jerusalem. Two were killed at the checkpoint, and one escaped and was killed in Ein Yael.


MDA medics and paramedics treated six victims, one of whom is in critical condition and the rest are conscious. Large police forces were called to the scene. Update: The critically wounded soldier, Avraham Fetena, 20, died from his wounds. Fetena HY”D was from Haifa and served in the military police at the Gush Etzion tunnel road checkpoint.

Weapons found on the bodies of the eliminated terrorists at the Tunnels checkpoint, November 16, 2023. / Israel Police

Highway 60 is closed to traffic from the Gush intersection to Gilo in both directions. The tunnel checkpoint is closed to traffic and the northern exit from Efrat is also blocked.

As of 9:30 AM, there is no prospect of reopening these checkpoints, and motorists should avoid coming to the area.

According to police, the terrorists were attempting to commit a large massacre.


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