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JERUSALEM (Reuters) -A Palestinian automobile thief rammed by a checkpoint on the best way to Israel’s principal airport on Sunday, authorities stated, setting off a safety alert in what they described as the results of poor navigation on his half reasonably than an tried assault.
Video circulated on social media confirmed passengers in Ben Gurion Airport’s departure terminal crouching alongside their baggage as directions sounded over loudhailers.
Police stated the suspect, a Palestinian in Israel illegally from the occupied West Financial institution, arrived on the airport checkpoint in a stolen automobile and raced by towards the primary terminal. Throughout a short pursuit, he was shot and arrested.
It was at the very least the fifth such incident in latest months, an Israel Airports Authority spokesperson stated.
As in earlier circumstances, the suspect was believed to have taken a fallacious flip off the primary Tel Aviv-Jerusalem freeway, Israeli officers stated. That meant his tried getaway by chance introduced him to one of many nation’s most protected services.
“It occurs nearly each week,” a police spokesperson stated.
Tensions are excessive amid a surge in road assaults in Israel and army raids within the West Financial institution. The violence has contributed to the rise of far-rightists prone to play important roles within the incoming Israeli authorities.