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Palestinian Cop Shoots Three IDF Soldiers in Terror Attack

Earlier today we reported on the recent spike in terror attacks in Israel. Now we have the sad news of yet another. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that a Palestinian policeman opened fire at a checkpoint, wounding three IDF soldiers:

Three Israeli soldiers were wounded, one of them seriously, in a shooting attack when a Palestinian police officer opened fire on them at a checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, officials said.

The gunman approached the Focus checkpoint, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, and opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle at the troops stationed there, the army said.

“The force responded [to the attack] with return fire at the terrorist,” the army said.

The assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces, an IDF spokesperson said...

The three soldiers were all approximately 20 years old and sustained “penetrating wounds” — meaning gunshot injuries — to the extremities, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

One was seriously wounded in the attack, while two others sustained light injuries from shrapnel, MDA said...

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