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Palestinian vehicle rams Border Police checkpoint; two hurt

Security forces find car in Burqa village in West Bank; search for driver ongoing

Illustrative photo of Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A Palestinian vehicle rammed a checkpoint Saturday morning near the settlement of Elon Moreh in the West Bank, injuring two Border Police officers at the site and speeding away. The two sustained light injuries and were receiving treatment, Channel 2 TV reported.

Security forces later found the car in the Palestinian village Burqa, but were still looking for the driver.

Earlier this week, IDF forces operating near the border of the Gaza Strip reportedly shot a Palestinian farmer Wednesday east of Gaza City

The man was moderately injured, Ma’an reported.

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The alleged incident followed a clash on Monday, in which IDF soldiers opened fire on two Palestinians who entered a restricted zone near the Israeli border in the northern Gaza Strip.

One of the men died from his wounds, according to Palestinian sources, and the second man was apprehended after a chase, according to Hamas officials cited by Israel Radio.

The Palestinian men were spotted near the border fence and initial reports indicated they were both armed. According to the IDF, soldiers in the area opened fire when the Palestinians refused to retreat from the fence after several warnings.

An IDF official told Walla News that the army believed the men were attempting to carry out a terrorist attack on the nearby kibbutz Nir Am, based on the evidence of tampering.

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