Palestinian shot dead during house demolition in East Jerusalem
Israeli police said they shot dead a Palestinian who attacked them during the demolition on Tuesday of part of the Arab East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who killed three Israelis in a bulldozer rampage in July 2008. According to Reuters, a police spokesman said border police who set up a roadblock in Arab East Jerusalem's Sur Baher neighbourhood, where the demolition took place, shot and killed a "terrorist" who ran into them with his car.
He said three policemen were injured.
The home belonged to the family of Husam Dweiyat, who in a July 2 attack drove a bulldozer into a commuter bus, cars and pedestrians on Jerusalem's Jaffa Road, killing three people and injuring 20. Police and passersby shot him dead.
Police described it a "terrorist attack". However, Hussein Ghanyem, a lawyer for Dweiyat's family, told Reuters the bulldozer driver suffered from mental illness.
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