Israeli Security Forces Thwart Attack at Checkpoint North of Jerusalem

Palestinian armed with ax shot as he tried to attack guards at Qalandiya checkpoint; attacker lightly wounded, transported to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

A Palestinian armed with an ax attempted to attack IDF soldiers on Sunday morning at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem.

Border policemen and security personnel opened fire at the attacker, wounding him lightly in the leg.

Checkpoint - Emil Salman
Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem.Emil Salman

The wounded man was treated by a Border Police paramedic before being transported to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for further care.