IDF shoots Palestinian car at checkpoint; 1 killed

Border Police officers on Sunday night fired upon a Palestinian vehicle traveling towards a checkpoint at the entrance to the A-Zaim checkpoint near Jerusalem. A Border Police spokesman said the driver failed to stop the car following repeated warnings by the officers.

Palestinian medical services evacuated two Palestinians to a Ramallah hospital, while a third, who suffered severe injuries, was rushed to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem. The man eventually died of his wounds.

A Border Police officer that was lightly injured from shrapnel was taken to Hadassah University Medical Center on Jerusalem's Mount Scopus.

A spokesman for the Border Police stated that the Palestinians "had intent to harm the officers." According to Palestinian medical workers, the men were traveling to pray in Jerusalem.

Forces were searching the vehicle and opened an investigation into the incident.


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