Palestinian shot by Israeli forces at Qalandiya checkpoint

Published June 30th, 2015 - 05:00 GMT

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 injured by a Palestinian gunman near the illegal settlement of Shilo in the Nablus district.

Earlier on Monday a Palestinian woman was arrested after she stabbed an Israeli soldier at the 300 checkpoint in Bethlehem, and on June 21 another Palestinian was shot after stabbing an Israeli border policeman in occupied East Jerusalem.

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.


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