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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Report: Palestinian shot at checkpoint

Published today (updated) 22/01/2012 14:24
Israeli soldiers close Qalandiya checkpoint after protests
(MaanImages/Mushir Abdelrahman, File)
TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- A 29-year-old Palestinian man was shot after trying to attack a soldier at Qalandiya checkpoint Sunday near Ramallah, Israeli news reports said.

The Palestinian, who was not identified, sustained light injuries to the leg, Ynet news reported. He was transferred to hospital.

According to Israeli media, the man was carrying an axe and tried to attack a soldier at the checkpoint which separates northern Jerusalem from Ramallah.

Israeli police did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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