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Video appears to show Palestinian shot dead after alleged ramming incident ended

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30.11.2020

A Palestinian killed during what police initially reported as a suspected ramming attack may have been shot after the incident had ended and as officers called for security forces to hold their fire, according to a video released by the human rights group B’Tselem.

Nur Jamal Shuqeir, a 30-year-old Palestinian resident ofٍ Silwan, in East Jerusalem, was pulled over by police officers at the Al-Za’im checkpoint outside of the capital last Wednesday. After being questioned by officers, Shuqeir drove quickly through the checkpoint, lightly wounding one Border Policeman before being shot, according to Israeli authorities.

Authorities initially said the incident was a suspected terror attack, but later stopped using that language.

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Al-Za’im, which lies east of Jerusalem, has seen several attempted terror attacks since its construction in 2003. A Palestinian teenager was shot dead at the checkpoint in January 2019 as she tried to stab an Israeli security officer.

But according to the video provided by B’Tselem, the shooting of Shuqeir last week did not happen close to the checkpoint, instead taking place instead a few hundred meters down the road some time after the suspected ramming. In the video, Shuqeir appears to have........

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