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Man mistaken for Palestinian terrorist shot, wounded by settler in West Bank

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

The scene of a shooting incident near the West Bank settlement of Kochav Yaakov on November 25, 2022 (United Hatzalah)
The scene of a shooting incident near the West Bank settlement of Kochav Yaakov on November 25, 2022 (United Hatzalah)

An unidentified man is seriously wounded after being shot by an Israeli settler after he apparently mistook him for a Palestinian terrorist, medics say.

The incident takes place near a gas station near the settlement of Kochav Yaakov, north of Jerusalem.

The Rescuers Without Border Emergency service says the man was taken by army medics to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital.

Further details of the incident were not immediately available. It was also not immediately clear if the wounded man, said to be in his 30s, is an Israeli citizen.

Police say they have arrested the shooter and are investigating the incident.

Police say he had no identifiable details on him, but medics at the scene say he was a Jewish man, not a Palestinian.

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