Palestinian shot dead after alleged car attack


13 Jul 2016

Palestinian shot dead after alleged car attack

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Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian and wounded another after an alleged car ramming attack in northern Jerusalem. 

The incident took place early on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the district of al-Ram.

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The Israeli army said in a statement that one of the border guards "felt in danger" when the driver of the car began to speed near the checkpoint, causing them to open fire. 

A third Palestinian, who was also present in the vehicle, was arrested at the scene.

Their identities remain unknown. 

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Wave of violence

In the latest cycle of violence since October 2015, Israeli forces have killed more than 200 Palestinians, including unarmed demonstrators, bystanders and attackers. 

Meanwhile, more than 30 Israelis have been killed in stabbings and car ramming attacks. 

According to the Palestinian health ministry, nearly 17,000 people have been wounded in the violence, some 6,000 by live or rubber-coated steel bullets.

Palestinians are frustrated by Israel's decades-long occupation and with peace talks going nowhere.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

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News Source: Aljazeera, 9jaTales

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