Palestinian shot dead after driving over Israeli in West Bank

2015-11-04 21:30
(Mahmoud Illean, AP)

(Mahmoud Illean, AP)

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Tel Aviv - Israeli security forces on Wednesday shot dead a Palestinian who deliberately drove over an Israeli at a West Bank junction south of Jerusalem, police said.

The Israeli, aged around 20, was taken to hospital in a critical condition, police spokesperson Luba Samri said.

The vehicle attacker was identified as a 22-year-old from the divided southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The incident came just after police removed several roadblocks in East Jerusalem, following an assessment that the situation was calming down after a month of violence, in which Palestinians launched dozens of knife attacks and several vehicle rammings.

Israeli security forces had used tear gas, rubber bullets and also live ammunition against Palestinian protesters throwing stones and petrol bombs.

Wednesday's attack came 20 years to the day since the assassination of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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