IDF Raids Home of Beit El Terror Shooter

Soldiers at the scene of Monday night's shooting near Beit El. Photo by FLASH90
IDF soldiers at the scene of Monday night’s shooting near Beit El. (Flash90)

IDF troops overnight Monday raided the home of Muhammad Turkman, the terrorist who opened fire at Israeli soldiers on Monday evening near Beit El. Turkman, who turned out to be a member of the Palestinian Authority security force, was killed after he opened fire and injured three IDF soldiers, one of them seriously. Soldiers overnight arrested Turkman’s brother and seized work permits held by members of his family.

A PA media report said that PA security forces had themselves raided Turkman’s home in recent days, searching for weapons on the rumor that he planned to carry out a terror attack. The IDF did not comment on that report.

Overnight Monday, security officials said they arrested 10 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.