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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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This story was updated on Thursday, 19 January to include new findings by Forensic Architecture.

A Palestinian citizen of Israel was killed after police fired on his vehicle in the Naqab village of Umm al-Hiran in the south of the country on Wednesday. A sergeant was also killed and another officer was injured during the pre-dawn raid to demolish several homes in the Bedouin village.

Israeli police asserted that Yaqoub Abu al-Qiyan, 50, deliberately ran over and killed the policeman, 37-year-old Erez Levi.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld stated that “a vehicle driven by a terrorist from the Islamic Movement intended to strike a number officers and carry out an attack.”

The Islamic Movement is a Palestinian political organization, the northern branch of which is banned by Israel. The northern branch’s leader, Sheikh Raed Salah, was released by Israel after nine months of imprisonment on Tuesday and was present in Umm al-Hiran on Wednesday.

Police told media that they are looking for ties between Abu al-Qiyan and Islamic State.

“They say that after raiding his house they found Israeli newspapers with headlines about the group, though his family denies any such relationship, saying he is just a math teacher at the local high school in the Bedouin town of Hura,” the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz reported...keep reading..... Air Force Deploys First Arrow 3 Anti-missile Interceptors

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