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  Shvat 22, 5780 , 17/02/20

2 arrested on suspicion of assaulting, attempting to kidnap IDF officer

Two residents of the Nazareth-area Bedouin community of Zarzir in their twenties have been arrested on suspicion of attacking an Israel Defense Forces officer from the nearby Bedouin community of Bir al-Maksur and trying to kidnap him.

The two also allegedly stole a vehicle and a handgun. After an abduction was reported, police set up checkpoints and a police helicopter was launched. Police located the suspect vehicle and rescued the officer, who needed medical attention. The background was a conflict between families in the two communities.

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