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Palestinian kills Israeli at West Bank bus stop

JTA

April 30, 2013 | 10:42 am

A Palestinian stabbed to death an Israeli man at a bus stop in the West Bank.

Eviatar Borovsky, 31, a father of five from the Yitzhar settlement, was killed Tuesday morning as he waited for a bus at the Tapuach Junction.

The stabber then took Borovsky's gun and began shooting at Border Guard officers. The officers returned fire, injuring the Palestinian, who was taken to an Israeli hospital to be treated for his wounds. He is in police custody.

Earlier this year, the Tapuach Junction checkpoint was closed earlier as part of an easing of restrictions on the Palestinians.

Borovsky's alleged killer 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.

Also Tuesday, about an hour after Borovsky was killed, an Israeli-Arab man was stabbed in the haredi Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. The man was hospitalized with moderate injuries. Israel Police do not believe the two attacks were related.

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