Palestinian terrorist kills Israeli at West Bank bus stop

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian terrorist stabbed to death an Israeli man at a bus stop in the West Bank.

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Eviatar Borovsky, a 31-year-old father of five from Yitzhar, was killed Tuesday morning as he waited for a bus at the Tappuach Junction. The terrorist then took Borovsky’s gun and began shooting at Border Guard officers. The officers returned fire, injuring the Palestinian terrorist, who was taken to an Israeli hospital to be treated for his wounds and is in police custody.

The checkpoint at the Tappuach Junction was closed earlier this year as part of an easing of restrictions on the Palestinians.

The terrorist who killed Borovsky was jailed in Israel for three years for rock throwing and was released less than six months ago, according to Ynet.

Following the attack, a group of Yitzhar residents set fields on fire, and threw stones at a Palestinian school bus, Haaretz reported.

In January, a 17-year-old Israeli was stabbed at the same junction.  

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