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Police: Palestinian suspected of murder in killing of cop during chase

The scene of a fatal ramming on Route 4, near Ra'anana, in the early morning of July 17, 2022. (Israel Police)
The scene of a fatal ramming on Route 4, near Ra'anana, in the early morning of July 17, 2022. (Israel Police)

Police say the 17-year-old Palestinian arrested in the ramming of police officer Barak Meshulam earlier today is suspected of murder.

He will be brought before a judge later today for an extension of his remand.

The 29-year-old Meshulam’s funeral will be held in Kfar Saba at 6 p.m.

Meshulam was killed in the early morning when when he was rammed at a checkpoint by a stolen vehicle allegedly driven by the Palestinian teenager, who is suspected of stealing it in the Tel Aviv area. He was being pursued by police when he ran over Meshulam at a checkpoint on Route 4, near the city of Ra’anana.

Meshulam was married and had two children.

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