Palestinian man shot by IDF south of Nablus
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Palestinian man shot by IDF south of Nablus

Man reportedly tried to flee security inspection, lightly injured; in separate incident, police arrest Palestinian with ax

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Illustrative photo of Israeli security forces at the site of a terror attack at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank. April 30, 2013. (Photo credit: Flash90.)
Illustrative photo of Israeli security forces at the site of a terror attack at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank. April 30, 2013. (Photo credit: Flash90.)

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.

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