PA policeman killed in attack on security post
Published Tuesday 10/12/2013 (updated) 12/12/2013 17:37
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian policeman was killed after unknown assailants attacked a police station in Tuqu village southeast of Bethlehem late Tuesday, medics said.
A Bethlehem emergency spokesman said Naser Othman Brewish, 23, from Beit Kahil in Hebron, was shot in the chest. He was taken to a clinic in Tuqu before an ambulance took him to Beit Jala governmental hospital where he died.
Bethlehem Gov. Abudlfattah Hamayel told Ma'an that a group of men fired at security forces in Tuqu police station, striking one officer.
Hamayel added: "I tell this faction that they are not any different from Israeli actions."
The governor connected the event to what he termed an "unfortunate incident" on Monday when a man was shot dead by Palestinian Authority police.
He said the incident was under investigation, and that the probe had the support of the victim's family.
The victim's family "told us that it appreciates and trusts the committee," of inquiry, Hamayel said.
He added that security forces would not permit attacks on police stations.