A Palestinian man was shot in the leg by Border Police officers at Tapuah Junction in the West Bank Monday morning after he allegedly fled from Border Police officers during a security check.
The man suffered light injuries.
Police said in a statement that the man was wanted for questioning, and when he attempted to flee from Border Police officers they told him to halt, fired in the air, then shot and injured him.
Earlier in the morning, Israel Police arrested a Palestinian man in the West Bank in possession of an ax.
Officers stopped the suspect’s vehicle on Route 5, the highway running east-west across the West Bank, and found an ax on the floor of his car, Israel Radio reported.
The man contended that the weapon was meant for self-defense.
In a separate incident, a Palestinian was arrested at the Tarkumiya crossing west of Hebron in possession of forged entry permits, which he’d hidden in his shoe. He was nabbed after Israeli intelligence was tipped off.