Israeli policeman killed in ambush

Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claims responsibility for attack on police car in Hebron.

    One of the wounded officers died after being transported to a hospital in Jerusalem [AFP]

    It was unclear whether the attack was related to the killing last week of four members of the group off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

    Members of conservative political parties in Israel quickly blamed the attack on the government's recent moves to dismantle checkpoints in the West Bank.

    Michael Ben-Ari, a Knesset member from the right-wing National Union party, said "opening roadblocks encourages terror," according to the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz.
    Residents in Israeli settlements near Hebron also criticised the government.

    The attack took place about nine kilometres from the Dahariya checkpoint, which was dismantled by Israeli authorities three weeks ago.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.