Friday, July 03
Latest News
  1. Tunisia arrests 8 with 'direct links' to beach massacre
  2. BBC announces it will cut more than 1,000 jobs
  3. Judge: Court overturns death sentences in mob killing of Afghan woman
  4. 'No breakthrough yet' in Iran talks, Britain says
  5. US train with toxic chemicals derails, catches fire
  6. UNESCO chief warns about militant 'culture cleansing'
  7. Kuwait MPs pass $23.2 bn deficit budget on oil slide
  8. Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after IS bombing
  9. Fresh push in Iran nuclear talks in Tehran, Vienna
  10. Yemen rebels kill 31 as UN declares highest-level emergency
  11. Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32 bn fortune to charity
  12. Police: 6 killed in Burundi gun battle
  13. 36 soldiers and civilians, 38 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
  14. Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases
  15. Tunisia identifies all 38 victims of beach massacre, 30 British
  16. Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7
  17. HRW urges Gulf states to follow Kuwait on maid rights
  18. Medics: rebel fire kills 20 civilians in Yemen's Aden
  19. Monitor: Syria Kurds regain control of Tal Abyad after IS attack
  20. NGO: in first, IS beheads two Syria women for 'sorcery'

Israeli army: Gunman fires 8 bullets at Beitunia checkpoint

June 13, 2014 10:29 A.M. (Updated: June 14, 2014 7:03 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A border guard unit stationed at the Beitunia checkpoint came under fire by unknown assailants on Friday morning, the Israeli military said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said that "a suspect approached the military post and opened fire at the soldiers, who fired back."

She added that no casualties were reported in the incident, which occurred around 7:30 a.m.

Israeli television station Channel Ten said that a young Palestinian man had approached the checkpoint in a car before getting out and firing eight bullets at soldiers stationed at the checkpoint near Ofer Prison west of Ramallah.

The station said that the assailant fled the site of the attack without his vehicle, and that the soldiers had begun combing the area of attack in a hunt for the car and the shooter.

Channel Ten added that eight empty cartridges had been found at the site belonging to an M-16 rifle, presumably fired by the assailant.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015