Palestinian man shot dead after alleged car-ramming attack outside of Jerusalem
Israeli security forces have shot and killed a Palestinian man at a checkpoint after an alleged car-ramming attack outside of Jerusalem, according to local media and police reports.
Israeli border police opened fire on the driver at the al-Zaeem checkpoint, which separates an illegal Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank from a neighbourhood that lies in East Jerusalem.
The driver, identified by local media as Nour Shuqir, is from the East Jerusalem town of Silwan. A police statement said he attempted to flee an inspection at the checkpoint, hitting and lightly injuring an Israeli border police officer.
“The policeman and security personnel fired at the vehicle,” it said, wounding the driver, who was taken to a Jerusalem hospital shortly before he was pronounced dead.
According to local media reports, Shuqir succumbed to his wounds after being shot in the abdomen.
The Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem said in a statement he arrived at the hospital’s trauma unit “with no pulse and a severe stomach wound”.
Police did not immediately release a video of the incident.
Source: Al Jazeera