Border Police: Palestinian suspect tried to breach West Bank security barrier, is shot dead

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Border Police say a Palestinian suspect who attempted to infiltrate through the West Bank security barrier in East Jerusalem was shot dead.

The suspect, named by the Palestinian Authority health ministry as Nizar Hassasna, 34, allegedly tried to breach through the barrier near the village of al-Muntar.

Police say an officer carried out a “suspect arrest procedure,” during which he opened fire at the suspect. Hassasna was declared dead by medical officials a short while later.

Police say the incident will be investigated further.

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