Police kill Palestinian man during alleged car theft
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Police kill Palestinian man during alleged car theft

Suspect attempts to flee scene at West Bank gas station by foot when security forces open fire

Illustrative photo of an ambulance at the Etzion Junction in the West Bank (photo credit: Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of an ambulance at the Etzion Junction in the West Bank (photo credit: Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli security forces following a suspected attempt to carry out a car robbery at a gas station in the Etzion Bloc in the West Bank.

The man, 30, as well as another suspected accomplice, were noticed by police when the two allegedly tried to steal a vehicle in the parking lot of the Rami Levi supermarket near the Etzion Junction, Channel 2 reported.

One of the suspects was arrested by police on the spot, while the other fled the scene, with police and IDF soldiers on his tail.

During the chase, a soldier opened fire on the suspect, hitting the man and critically wounding him.

Medical teams that were rushed to the scene pronounced the man dead a short while later.

Police clarified that, contrary to initial reports, the man who was shot was not suspected of taking part in any form of terrorist activity.

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