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Palestinian Shot After Ramming Car into Undercover Israeli Police Vehicle


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Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:12 GMT

Israeli police said on Thursday October 17th that a Palestinian was shot by Israeli security forces after allegedly ramming his car into a vehicle for undercover policemen in the occupied West Bank, AFP reported.

The incident occurred following arrests by Israeli forces in Al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank city of Ramallah when the Palestinian "attempted to run over the officers" and hit the armoured police car, a statement said.

The officers reportedly saw the driver holding a knife and shot him, with police saying he was a Palestinian from Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, without providing further details.

He was evacuated to hospital in a serious condition, a spokesman for the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem said, adding no Israeli forces were wounded in the incident.

Clashes with residents erupted after the incident, and police responded with riot control procedures.

Israeli forces carry out frequent raids and arrests in the occupied West Bank, which often lead to clashes.

In May 2018, an Israeli special forces soldier was killed during an arrest operation in Al-Amari after being hit on the head by a stone thrown from a rooftop.

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