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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian at Qalandiya checkpoint

June 30, 2015 7:07 P.M. (Updated: July 1, 2015 11:23 A.M.)
Palestinians wait to cross Qalandiya checkpoint on June 26, 2015. (MaanImages/Anna Kokko)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian man at Qalandiya checkpoint on Tuesday, Israeli police said.

Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told Ma'an that a Palestinian man ran toward a security guard at the vehicle crossing of the military checkpoint shouting "Allahu Akbar."

Israeli forces fired shots in the air and then shot the man after he continued running, Rosenfeld added.

The man was moderately wounded and taken to hospital for treatment. It is unclear if the man was armed or not.

On Monday, four settlers were allegedly injured by a Palestinian gunman near the illegal settlement of Shilo in the Nablus district.

Earlier on Monday a Palestinian woman was detained after she reportedly stabbed an Israeli soldier at the 300 checkpoint in Bethlehem.

An average of two Israeli civilians per week have sustained injuries by Palestinians so far in 2015, with one Israeli killed, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

In the same time period, however, an average of 39 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces per week and 13 killed, including two since the beginning of this month.

Qalandiya checkpoint is one of over 100 permanently staffed military structures controlling the movement of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
Tobias / USA
Palestinians have don't two recent drive-by shootings, and
they have been using knives and cars to kill at checkpoints, so
It is Not Surprizing that Israel Would Respond Defensively !!
30/06/2015 20:23
Billy Bragg / UK
Probably best not the best plan to run towards armed soldiers in any country, shouting religious slogans.
30/06/2015 21:37
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