Israel Said to Ban Non-residents From Entering Ramallah

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Scene of car-ramming attack on Route 443. January 31, 2016.
Scene of car-ramming attack on Route 443. January 31, 2016.Credit: Midabrim Communications - Simchastream

Israel said to ban non-residents from entering Ramallah

Israel has restricted non-residents from entering the Ramallah area, Palestinian officials report.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians commute daily from the Jerusalem area and from around the West Bank to the city. (Jack Khoury)

Netanyahu: PA pays the Beit El terrorist's salary

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slams Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on his Facebook page.

"The terrorist gets his salary from the Palestinian Authority - they are behind the incitement that motivates terror against Israel," wrote Netanyahu. "Abbas did not condemn the attack carried out by one of his men. While Israel is fighting terrorism, the international community must stop the hypocrisy and demand that the Palestinian authority stop incitement that fans the flames of terrorism."

Wounded at West Bank shooting are soldiers

The three Israelis wounded at a shooting attack outside the settlement of Beit El are identified as Israeli soldiers.

All of them are from the Givati Brigade. One of the wounded is a non-commissioned officer. (Gili Cohen)

Car-ramming attack reported in Beit Horon, near Jerusalem

A car-ramming attack has been reported in the settlement of Beit Horon, near Jerusalem. There were no injuries reported, but the suspectd assailant was shot dead on the scene.

Scene of car-ramming attack on Route 443. January 31, 2016.Credit: Midabrim Communications - Simchastream

Israeli security official: Attacker is Palestinian police officer

An Israeli security official confirmed Sunday the assailant behind the shooting attack that left three wounded in the West Bank is a police officer for the Palestinian Authority's security services. The man, identified as Amjad Abu Amar, was employed as the personal driver of the Ramallah district attorney Ahmad Hanun.

Palestinians identify assailant as PA security guard

Palestinian media have identified the assailant shot dead after opening fire at an IDF checkpoint in the West Bank as Amjad Sakuri, a 34-year-old employed as a security guard for the Palestinian Authority's attorney general office. The assailant's identity has not been confirmed and some reports said he was also a Palestinian police officer

Palestinian assailant shot by IDF soldier

According to an initial probe of the event, a Palestinian arrived in a car at the IDF checkpoint near Beit El and opened fire. Three people were wounded – two seriously and one lightly – and were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem. The assailant was shot dead by an IDF soldier at the scene.

Three Israeli wounded with gunshot wounds; assailant dies

MDA paramedics says the three people wounded in a suspected terror attack in the West Bank have all sustained gunshot wounds: One is seriously wounded with gun wounds to the upper torso; another sustained moderate to serious wounds to his limbs; the last suffered light wounds after being shot in the hand.

All three were taken to Jerusalem-area hospitals.

The suspected assailant behind the shooting has died of his wounds, after being critically shot after allegedly opening fire near the settlement of Beit El.

An Israeli, one of three wounded in a shooting attack, is evacuated to a hospital in Jerusalem January, January, 31, 2016.Credit: Reuters

2 seriously hurt in shooting; assailant shot

Three people were wounded Sunday in a shooting attack in the West Bank, two of them seriously and the third lightly. The three were in their 20s.

The man identified as the assailant behind the shooting was shot at the scene and is reportedly in critical condition.