2 Palestinian Terrorists Killed At Checkpoint After Stab Attempt


Al-Hamra checkpoinIsraeli forces today shot and killed two Palestinian terrorists at the al-Hamra military checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley, witnesses said.

Witnesses told Ma’an that the two men were stopped at the checkpoint – also known as Beqaot – and asked by military forces to exit their vehicle.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that two assailants attempted to stab Israeli soldiers stationed at the security crossing, who opened fire in response to the attack.

The two Palestinians received medical treatment on site but were pronounced dead, the spokeswoman said.

The men were identified as as 26-year-old Ali Abu Maryam from the village of al-Jadida and 38-year-old Said Abu al-Wafa from the village of al-Zawiya, both southwest of Jenin in the northern West Bank.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}