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Israeli forces detain Palestinian driver at Beit Einun junction

Jan. 13, 2016 10:33 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 14, 2016 2:16 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces stationed at the Beit Einun junction on Wednesday evening opened fire on a Palestinian driver they described as "suspicious" before detaining him.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that after seeing the "suspicious vehicle" at the junction northeast of Hebron, Israeli forces fired shots into the air "to stop its approach."

She said the driver then left the car, at which point he was detained and taken into Israeli Border Police custody. She was unable to say why the soldiers considered him "suspicious."

Witnesses initially expressed concern that the Palestinian may have been wounded, and ambulances that rushed to the scene were prevented from approaching.

The Israeli army spokesperson said that she did not believe the driver was injured during the incident.

The Beit Einun junction, which lies between Hebron and the village of Sair, has been the site of a number of deadly encounters since a wave of unrest swept the occupied Palestinian territory in October.

On Tuesday, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians at the junction -- 23-year-old Muhammad Kawazba after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier, and 17-year-old Adnan al-Mashni, who allegedly drove Kawazba to the site.

On Thursday, less than a week before, another 16-year-old Palestinian was shot dead at the site after he allegedly attempted to stab a soldier.

Since October, more than 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis, the majority in the occupied West Bank.

While Israel alleges many of those were attempting to attack Israelis when they were shot, Palestinians and rights groups have disputed Israel's version of events in a number of cases.

The attacks that have taken place have claimed the lives of more than 20 Israelis.
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