Police: Truck driver kills 2 Palestinian robbers (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Ynet reporters Published: 06.17.12, 12:11)
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Drama in south Mount Hebron: Truck driver shoots Palestinians who he
claims tried to rob him. Police say driver beaten by Palestinians,
A tow truck driver from Ashkelon shot to death two Palestinians on
Sunday which he claims had tried to rob him in the south Mount Hebron
area. Another Palestinian was injured in the incident.
Sources at the Shai District police said that the driver, in his 30s,
was beaten by the Palestinians with a Swedish wrench and was lightly
injured. Despite his injury, the driver shot at the suspects who were
killed as a result. The Palestinians´ bodies were taken to a
Palestinian hospital in Hebron.
Security forces canvassed the area and launched an investigation into
the incident. The driver sustained head and neck wounds and was taken
to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.
Palestinian sources identified the victims as Naim Nijar, 34, who was
shot in his head and neck, and Anwar Abed Rabbo, 35, who was shot in
his chest. The sources said there may be other wounded Palestinians.
An initial IDF inquiry indicated that the Palestinians had likely
tried to rob the truck driver. Large IDF forces arrived at the scene
to examine whether the incident could have resulted in a kidnapping.
Last month, Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen said that the past year has
seen a rise in terrorist attacks carried out with non-firearm means.
He noted that 50% of West Bank terror is carried out by Hamas and
that out of 28 foiled terror plots, at least 18 were organized by
The Shin Bet chief noted that only a few of the Shalit deal detainees
resumed their terrorist activity after their release, and that 2,000
terrorists were arrested in the past year. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth
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