Palestinian terrorist suspect in weekend West Bank shootings killed during arrest

Vincent Carr
July 17, 2017

The flashpoint holy site includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

Israeli daily Haaretz said three officers were hurt in the shooting; two of them suffered serious wounds and one suffered a mild-to-moderate injury.

Palestinian security forces identified the suspect as 34-year-old Amar Dagharah from Kafr Ein, a town near Nabi Salah in the central West Bank. She turned herself into the Palestinian Authority security forces.

The Israeli police and military had been looking for the suspect whom they believed had carried out two shooting attacks on Israelis in the West Bank Saturday. "In response to the immediate threat forces fired towards the attacker resulting in his death", it said.

The Israeli media quoted Luba al-Samri, an Israeli police spokeswoman for saying that the military operation was implemented by border police special Yamam unit and security service Shin Bet and ended with the assassination of Khalil.

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According to the Shin Bet, Tirawi was a former member of the Palestinian preventive security who became an arms trader.

One Palestinian was lightly wounded in the shooting.

The assailant reportedly opened fire at the West Bank communities of Ateret and Nabi Saleh, on two separate occasions on Saturday, according to an IDF statement.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded and searched, Sunday, many homes in Hebron city, in addition to Doura, Safa and Beit Ummar towns, before abducting Arafat Za'aqeeq, the father of Omar Za'aqeeq, 19, who was killed by Israeli army fire on November 27, 2015. When the terrorist was located, he opened fire on security forces with a homemade weapon and was killed.

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