Arabs steal vehicle, drive through police roadblock

Border Police officers arrest two Arabs who broke through a police roadblock near Huwara.

Contact Editor
Uzi Baruch,

The stolen vehicle
The stolen vehicle
Police spokesperson

Border Police officers on Sunday evening arrested two Arabs who broke through a police roadblock in the village of Huwara in Samaria.

After the two Arabs were arrested, the officers learned they were wanted for questioning on suspicion of car theft. The vehicle in which they were traveling was found to be stolen and assault weapons were discovered in it when it was searched.

The incident began while the Border Police officers were engaged in routine activity in the vicinity of Huwara and the city of Shechem (Nablus). The officers set up a checkpoint to inspect vehicles and suspects, when suddenly they noticed a suspicious vehicle moving quickly towards them.

The vehicle broke through the checkpoint and hit other vehicles that were on the road. At that point one of the fighters opened fire at the one rear wheels of the vehicle and managed to stop it.

The suspects, residents of the village of Qablan in their 20s, were arrested and taken for further questioning by the police.