YnetNews By: Ahiya Raved and Yoav Zitun

 

Palestinian runs towards security officer with knife, shot dead at same checkpoint where similar attempt occurred a week ago.

 

A Palestinian ran at security forces with a knife in the West Bank on Saturday before being shot dead.

 

An Israeli police spokeswoman said that at a checkpoint between Jenin and Afula a Palestinian holding a knife ran toward a security officer who called on him to stop.

 

“When he did not heed those calls the security man shot toward him in order to neutralize him and as a result the terrorist was killed,” spokeswoman Luba Samri said. Palestinian medical officials said he was 18 years old.

 

Security forces decided to close Jalama checkpoint until further notice.

 

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