It would be wonderful to post that headline everyday, huh?
Palestinian police officers rescued a lost IDF officer on Monday in Jenin.
YNET News reported:
It could have ended in a lynch like the one which took in place in Ramallah on October 2000 or in another kidnapping, but luckily this time Palestinian police officers came to the rescue and saved an IDF officer who accidentally entered Jenin on Monday and was attacked by an angry crowd.
Talking to Ynet on Monday evening, senior Central Command officials said that “the officer owes his life to the Palestinian security organizations.”
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But it wasn’t so simple…
Palestinians gather around a burning vehicle in the West Bank city of Jenin, August 27, 2007. An Israeli soldier who took a wrong turn into Jenin on Monday was returned unharmed by Palestinian security forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas in a new sign of cooperation with Israel. A crowd in the city overturned and torched the soldier’s abandoned car. (REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)
More on the rescue:
The Jenin incident took place Monday afternoon, when local Palestinian residents who noticed the officer driving into the city hurled rocks at his car, forced him out and began beating him.
A Palestinian policeman spotted the angry mob and called for backup. The security officers struggled to reach the battered officer and several shots were apparently fired before they managed to extract him from the crowd moments before his vehicle was set aflame.
The officer was then taken to the Jenin Muqataa compound to contact the IDF and afterwards to the Jalame security crossing north of Jenin and into Israel.
He was one very fortunate Israeli soldier.
Hat Tip BG