Yesterday, a Palestinian man who arrived at the Bekaot crossing in a taxi began running towards an IDF force present at the scene, while yelling “Allahu Akbar” and holding a suspicious object. The rest of the men who were in the taxi fled the scene.
The force called on the man to halt, and when he did not comply, the force began a complete arrest procedure, eventually firing at the suspect. The man was injured and sappers who arrived at the scene discovered that he was holding a pipe bomb, an additional explosive device and a knife. Medical teams who arrived at the scene determined the man’s death.