Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Suspected of Plotting Terror Attack

When the suspect refused to emerge from his home, troops opened fire with an M72 LAW and an anti-tank missile.

Gili Cohen
Gili Cohen
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Gili Cohen
Gili Cohen

Israeli security forces early Thursday killed a wanted Palestinian man suspected of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack.

A joint force of a police special unit and a military infantry unit entered the West Bank town of Birzeit overnight and surrounded the armed militant's home, demanding he surrender.

When the suspect refused to emerge, the troops opened fire on the house with an M72 LAW and an anti-tank missile. The security forces then entered the building, and found the suspect dead.

During the raid, the security forces arrested two other Palestinians allegedly involved in terrorist activity and transferred them to the Shin Bet for interrogation. The troops were met with rock-throwing by Palestinians, and responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

An Israeli soldier in the West Bank.Credit: AP

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN


בנימין נתניהו השקת ספר

Netanyahu’s Israel Is About to Slam the Door on the Diaspora

עדי שטרן

Head of Israel’s Top Art Academy Leads a Quiet Revolution

Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

Skyscrapers in Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv.

Israel May Have Caught the Worst American Disease, New Research Shows

ג'אמיל דקוור

Why the Head of ACLU’s Human Rights Program Has Regrets About Emigrating From Israel


Netanyahu’s Election Win Dealt a Grievous Blow to Judaism