Palestinian shot, killed after ramming car into Israeli forces, police say

Palestinian shot, killed after ramming car into Israeli forces, police say
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Israeli police inspect the scene of what they say was an attempted car-ramming attack at a West Bank checkpoint near Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Israeli forces shot and killed the Palestinian motorist who police said tried to ram his car into a soldier at the checkpoint. (AP)
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This picture taken on November 25, 2020 shows a view of al-Zaim checkpoint on the outskirts of east Jerusalem, while behind is seen the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on Jerusalem's outskirts. (AFP)
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Updated 25 November 2020

Palestinian shot, killed after ramming car into Israeli forces, police say

Palestinian shot, killed after ramming car into Israeli forces, police say
  • The Palestinian man was taken to a nearby Israeli hospital after being shot and died of his wounds

JERUSALEM: Israeli security forces fatally shot a Palestinian driver who tried to ram his car into them at a checkpoint on Jerusalem’s outskirts on Wednesday after he raised suspicions by presenting apparently fake identification papers, police said.
The man was taken to a nearby Israeli hospital after being shot and died of his wounds, a hospital spokeswoman said.
There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials.
“Suspicion arose that the documents presented by the driver were not his and he was apparently trying to impersonate someone else,” a police statement said.
“During the security check, the suspect started speeding, hitting a border policeman who was at the scene. Following this, the policeman and the security personnel fired at the vehicle,” police said in a statement.
The Israeli policeman was lightly injured, police said.
Palestinians carried out a wave of car-rammings in Jerusalem and the West Bank in late 2015 and 2016, but the frequency of such incidents has since ebbed.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks broke down in 2014. The Palestinians want to establish a state in east Jerusalem, the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.


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