Palestinian driver killed in disputed incident

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RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian motorist who they said tried to ram them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday — an account disputed by his wife, who was with him in the car.اضافة اعلان

Salem Eid, the mayor of Biddu village, where the man lived, said Palestinians may raise the incident at the International Criminal Court, whose prosecutor announced last month it would formally investigate war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

In a statement, the Israeli military said the vehicle accelerated towards a group of soldiers “in a way that endangered their lives” and they responded with gunfire “to thwart the threat.”

The Palestinian health ministry said the man, identified as 42-year-old Osama Mansour, had been killed and his wife had sustained bullet fragment injuries. The military statement said no troops were hurt in the late night incident.