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Palestinian shot dead after ramming Israeli police

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Israeli police on Wednesday shot dead a Palestinian man after he rammed his car into a group of officers standing by the side of the road in east Jerusalem, lightly wounding two of them.

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The incident took place in A-Tur on the Mount of Olives in annexed east Jerusalem, with police spokeswoman Luba Samri saying the driver had veered off the road and struck two border policemen, before being shot dead by a third.

The two police officers who were injured have been admitted to hospital.

Israel has seen several isolated vehicular and stabbing attacks in Jerusalem in recent months, raising fears of a renewed wave of Palestinian violence like the one that gripped the country a decade ago.

The most serious recent incident came last month when a Palestinian motorist intentionally rammed his car into a group of Israeli Jews near Jerusalem, killing one man and seriously injuring a woman.

(FRANCE 24 with AP, AFP)

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