Palestinian Shot in Attempted Attack at West Bank Checkpoint, Israeli Military Says

The man was seriously wounded by Israeli fire and taken to hospital in Jenin. Israel says he threw an explosive device at soldiers, but none were hit

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File photo: The Jalameh checkpoint in the northern West Bank.
File photo: The Jalameh checkpoint in the northern West Bank.Credit: Gil Eliahu
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Israeli soldiers shot on Friday a Palestinian man who the military says threw an explosive device from his car at a West Bank checkpoint, seriously wounding the man, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

There were no other casualties in the incident near the Jalameh checkpoint, in the northern West Bank.

The man was rushed to a hospital in Jenin with serious gunshot wounds to the back, the ministry said.

According to the Israeli military, he threw thte explosive device at the soldiers while inside a passing car, but did not hit the force.

On Tuesday, a 14-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces near Bethlehem, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The Israeli military said in a statement that the teen, Mohammed Shehadeh, was throwing a Molotov cocktail before being shot by soldiers in the West Bank town of al-Khader.

Last Friday, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was wounded by live Israeli fire during the weekly demonstration in the Nablus area in the West Bank, Palestinian media reported. 

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