Palestinian shot dead after alleged gun attack

Israeli forces kill Palestinian after shooting attack at a military checkpoint near Ramallah injures at least three.

    Protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank have become increasingly violent recently [File pic: Ammar Awad/Reuters]
    Protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank have become increasingly violent recently [File pic: Ammar Awad/Reuters]

    Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian after an alleged shooting attack at a military checkpoint near Ramallah, Israeli police have said.

    The Palestinian health ministry confirmed on Sunday the death of Amjad Sukari, a sergeant with the Palestinian Authority police, at the DCO checkpoint near the illegal settlement of Beit El in the occupied West Bank.

    Local news reports said the attacker fired at the soldiers after approaching the checkpoint in a car before being shot dead.

    At least three soldiers were injured in the attack, two of whom were transferred to hospital in critical condition.

    Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from West Jerusalem, said the DCO checkpoint is "used by VIPs, PA officials, foreigners, diplomats, press going in and out of the occupied West Bank close to Ramallah".

    Protests against Israel's ongoing occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, have become increasingly violent in recent months.


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    Since October 1, Israeli forces or settlers have killed at least 166 Palestinians, including bystanders, unarmed demonstrators and attackers.

    At least 25 Israelis have also been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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