News ID: 211052
Published: 0342 GMT March 04, 2018

Palestinian man shot, injured over alleged car-ramming attack

Palestinian man shot, injured over alleged car-ramming attack

A middle-aged Palestinian man sustained serious gunshot wounds over an alleged car-ramming attack in the northern part of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israeli media outlets alleged that a 51-year-old Arab man from the town of Shfaram, whose identity was not immediately available, began his rampage in the northern coastal city of Acre on Sunday morning, after receiving a parking ticket of 1,000 Israeli shekels ($290.60), according to Press TV.

In the video footage that captured the incident, the driver can be seen accelerating his Hyundai sport utility vehicle (SUV) through a junction on Yehoshafat Street near the city market, where a uniformed paramilitary man is crossing, striking him and sending him flying into the air.

The driver then continued toward a train station and rammed two Israeli soldiers before he was shot and stopped by an armed soldier who was at the scene.

One eyewitness said he was standing at the train station when he suddenly heard screams.

“After that I heard a few gunshots, I crossed the road towards the parking lot of the market, saw two soldiers lying on the ground, one near the side of the station and the other near the vehicle,” he said.

The witness added that the gunshots were fired by more than one person, likely soldiers and the border police.

An unnamed Israeli emergency medical service official said the three Israeli soldiers were all in their 20s, while the injured Palestinian driver was in critical condition. Israeli officials said they were investigating the matter.



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