IDF soldier shoots Palestinian driver dead for attempting to run over soldiers

A Kfir soldier opened fire on vehicle at the Eyal checkpoint near Kalkilya after driver refused to stop, leaving 1 Palestinian dead, the 2nd Palestinian & an Israeli with light injuries.



A Palestinian driver attempted to run down soldiers at the Eyal checkpoint, north of Kalkilya on Tuesday afternoon, army sources said.

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Vehicle which attempted to run down Israeli soldiers. – Photo: MAGEN DAVID ADOM

A soldier from the Kfir brigade who was at a checkpoint felt his life to be in danger and opened fire, critically injuring the driver, an army spokeswoman added. A passenger who attempted to flee the scene was shot in the leg and lightly injured.

Both injured men were rushed by the army to an Israeli hospital for treatment where the driver died of his injuries.
The vehicle was found to contain several Palestinians who attempted to enter Israel illegally. They were detained for questioning.

An Israeli civilian who was at the checkpoint at the time was lightly injured after being hit by the vehicle.


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