Palestinian Killed Trying to Run Over Soldier at Checkpoint

YERUSHALAYIM -

A Palestinian was killed after the car he was riding in attempted to run down soldiers at the Eyal checkpoint, north of Kalkilya on Tuesday afternoon.

The vehicle was found to contain several Palestinian terrorists who were seeking to enter Israel illegally.

A soldier from the Kfir brigade who believed his life to be in danger opened fire at the vehicle. One of the men in the car was seriously injured and later died after being rushed to the hospital. A second passenger was hurt after being shot in the leg while trying to escape, sustaining light injuries.

In addition, an Israeli civilian was lightly injured.

The remainder of the car’s passengers were detained for questioning.

Also on Tuesday, police ramped up security in central Israel after receiving a general warning from the Shin Bet of a possible terror threat.

Police located the suspicious vehicle they had been searching for and arrested a suspect in Taibe, east of Kfar Saba, according to media reports.