(JNS.org) A Palestinian terrorist was shot dead on Thursday evening after infiltrating an Israeli army base near Ramallah with a tractor.
According to the IDF, a terrorist driving a tractor drove into the base and attempted to run over a solider numerous times. The tractor also hit and caused damaged to several military vehicles. Soldiers then approached the tractor and attempted to apprehend the terrorist. Eventually they were forced to open fire and killed the suspect.
The Palestinian terrorist was later identified as Younis Obaidi from Beit Hanina near Jerusalem. According to the Jerusalem Post, the terrorist’s brother also attempted an attack with a tractor in Jerusalem in March 2009. He was also shot to death by Israeli police.
“The terrorist succeeded in breaking into the base and was determined to hurt soldiers and vandalize military property. Soldiers at the scene operated quickly in order to halt the terrorist and deter the immediate life threat he posed for the other soldiers nearby,” IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said in a statement.