Three wounded in West Bank checkpoint shooting
Israeli security forces gather around the body of a Palestinian man who was shot dead following a reported shooting attack on Israelis at a checkpoint on January 31, 2016. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
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A Palestinian gunman opened fire on Israelis at the Focus checkpoint near Bet El in the West Bank on Sunday morning.
Three Israelis were injured in the attack, and the gunman was shot dead by security forces at the scene.
The gunman approached the checkpoint in a vehicle, and opened fire from inside his car.
A Palestinian Authority security officer was the assailant who carried out the attack, Palestinian media reported.
The assailant was identified as Amjad Sakri, the personal bodyguard of Ramallah's general prosecutor.
MDA paramedics evacuated three people in their twenties to Jerusalem hospitals; one in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the upper body, one in moderate to serious condition with a gunshot wound to a limb, and a third in light condition with a gunshot wound in a limb.
MDA emergency paramedic Elad Sheli reported finding the three fully conscious injured men in their 20s at the shooting scene. "Our goal was to get them to the surgery room in the hospital as fast as possible," he said.
"We immediately got them into ambulances and with the assistance of an IDF medical team that was on the scene, we gave them initial medical care. During the journey to hospital, we provided life-saving medical care," Sheli said.
Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material
By Yaakov Lappin
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