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Israel Police Wound Palestinian Driver who Attacked Officers

 

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Israeli police said an officer shot and wounded a Palestinian driver who attempted to run over and stab Israeli security personnel in the West Bank on Wednesday.
 
 
The Israeli military said the man attempted to ram his car into a soldier and a police officer at an intersection near the West Bank city of Nablus.
 
 
The police said in a statement that the officer shot the Palestinian after he came out of the vehicle and ran at the officers with a knife.
 
 
 
The soldier and the policeman were lightly wounded while the attacker was moderately wounded, the army said.
 
 
Security camera footage from the incident published by Israeli media showed a silver vehicle appearing to accelerate and collide with a parked police car.
 
 
Palestinians and human rights groups have frequently accused Israeli security forces of using excessive force.
 
 

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