Palestinian Opens Fire on Forces at Qalandiya Checkpoint, Security Guard Slightly Injured

The 36-year-old Palestinian was arrested and taken for questioning by the Shin Bet

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Qalandiya checkpoint, last year
Qalandiya checkpoint, last yearCredit: Ohad Zwigenberg

A Palestinian man was apprehended after opening fire on security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem on Tuesday night, with one civilian guard lightly wounded in the incident.

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The 36-year-old man from Kafr Aqab, a neighborhood in northeast Jerusalem, fired several bullets from a vehicle at the forces, who returned fire. He then fled the scene, and was apprehended shortly afterwards near the checkpoint, according to Border Police.

The retrieved gunCredit: Israel Police Spokesperson's Unit

Officers located his vehicle near the Atarot industrial zone and a Glock pistol was found inside.

The man was taken for questioning at the Shin Bet security service.

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