Palestinian Stabs Israeli Border Police Officer Near Ramallah and Is Shot Dead

Assailant may have been wearing explosive belt ■ Israeli officer sustains moderate injuries

Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
A Palestinian man, likely wearing an explosive vest, is carried into an ambulance after being shot by Israeli forces for stabbing a soldier near Ramallah, December 15, 2017.
A Palestinian man, likely wearing an explosive vest, is carried into an ambulance after being shot by Israeli forces for stabbing a soldier near Ramallah, December 15, 2017. Credit: Oren Ziv/AFP
Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli Border Police officer between the settlement of Beit El and the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank on Friday afternoon. He was shot by Border Police on the scene and later died of his wounds.

The officer who was stabbed sustained moderate injuries.

Israeli forces are investigating whether the explosive belt the assailant was wearing was genuine. The assailant is suspected of pretending to be a journalist, approaching the officers and stabbing one of them.

Also on Friday, three Palestianians were killed and 290 were wounded in clashes that broke out in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem between Israeli security forces and Palestinians protesting the Trump administration's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israeli security forces stand guard as Palestinian protesters gather in the West Bank city of Ramallah, December 15, 2017.Credit: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

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

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

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

ISRAEL-VOTE

Netanyahu’s Election Win Dealt a Grievous Blow to Judaism