Palestinian dead in West Bank: Israeli army says it prevented attack

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A 42-year-old Palestinian man in a car fell dead by Israeli fire in the West Bank, while his wife was injured.

The Israeli military said it had “prevented an attack using a car as a weapon”, without confirming or denying the Palestinian death.

At a roadblock set up during a military “operation” in Bir Nabala, soldiers they saw a car “suddenly develop speed in the direction of another group of soldiers, in a way that endangered their lives “and reacted” by opening fire “, according to the announcement of the army, which is cited by AMPE.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said the Palestinian had succumbed after “He was wounded in the head by real bullets in Bir Nabala (…) And his wife was wounded by bullets in the back “.

According to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, the incident took place in the early hours of the morning, while the couple was riding “in a car”.

The victim, named Osama Sindki Mansour, was 42 years old and came from a village near Jerusalem, local sources told WAFA.

The agency had reported clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in the Bir Nabala area last Monday night.

The Israeli army holds the Palestinian West Bank from the Six Day War in 1967.

It is home to some 2.8 million Palestinians, including some 475,000 Israelis, in settlements considered illegal under international law.

Sporadically, anti-Israel attacks have been reported in the West Bank, most often with knives by individual young Palestinians, sometimes with the use of cars, and much less frequently with firearms.

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