Shooting attack near Beit El wounds one seriously, 2 soldiers lightly-to-moderately

An Arab terrorist-policeman opened fire at the VIP checkpoint at the entrance to Ramallah on Monday afternoon, wounding three IDF soldiers. He was then shot and eliminated by troops from the Paratroopers Brigade’s 202nd Battalion, which is deployed at the area.

One of the soldiers was moderately wounded, suffering gunshot wounds to his lower body, while the other two were lightly hurt, suffering injuries to their limbs from fragments. They were taken to the Hadassah Medical Center’s Ein Karem and Mount Scopus campuses respectively.

The Terrorist, named Mohammad Turkman, was an Arab in his 20s who reportedly made his way from Ramallah to the checkpoint armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

This is the third terrorist attack since the weekend. On Friday night, an Arab terrorist tried to run over soldiers at a checkpoint near Ofra, and on Saturday evening there was a shooting attack on Route 60, in which no one was injured.