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Palestinian Shot Dead After Hurling Bomb at IDF Troops.

By Israel Hayom. Reuters &

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man in the Qalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem early Tuesday morning after he threw an improvised explosive device at them as they conducted an arrest operation. No Israeli soldiers were wounded in the incident.

The dead Palestinian man was identified as 20-year-old Mahmoud Adwan, according to Reuters. Another Palestinian man was wounded and detained by the Israel Defense Forces. In total, seven wanted Palestinian terrorist suspects were arrested by Israeli security forces overnight in Judea and Samaria.

And in a related story, as the first night of Chanukah began on Tuesday evening, a 15-year-old Arab terrorist wielding a knife was arrested at the Gush Etzion Junction in Judea and confessed in investigation to planning "to stab to death a Zionist."

Police announced that shortly after 5 p.m. a citizen contacted the police 100 emergency hotline reporting he had offered to give a hitchhiking youth a ride from Gush Etzion Junction in the direction of Hebron. The youth stood at a hitchhiking station at the junction, and something about him raised the suspicions of the citizen, leading him to phone the police.

Hebrondistrict police officers accompanied by IDF soldiers from the Kfir Brigade's Duchifat Battalion arrived at the station and arrested the Arab youth - and discovered a knife concealed on his person. As noted, he admitted in investigation to planning "to stab to death a Zionist," and was brought in for investigation by the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet).

The plan brings to mind the statements of a female Arab terrorist who was arrested at the Kalandiya Checkpoint in northern Jerusalem two weeks ago, after approaching the checkpoint with a knife. In investigation she admitted she wanted to "murder Jews." This is not the first time the Gush Etzion Junction has been targeted. Two weeks ago a female Arab terrorist from Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party stabbed a Jew before trying to flee and being shot and seriously wounded.

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Date:Dec 17, 2014
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