Occupied Jerusalem: Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian driver in the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli army has claimed that the Palestinian tried to ram his vehicle into the soldiers, while the Palestinians say it was a traffic accident.
The Israeli army says soldiers and police opened fire on a vehicle on patrol in the northern West Bank city of Nablus when the driver tried to run it over.
The statement said that Israeli forces neutralized the attacker. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry identified the driver as 36-year-old Muhammad Ali Hussein Awad.
He belonged to the West Bank town of Beit Azza, near occupied Jerusalem. The ministry said that Israeli police shot Awad on purpose.
It was intended to kill him because his car collided with a police vehicle in a traffic accident. The statement accused Israeli forces of killing a helpless Palestinian who posed no threat.
It should be noted that Israel has occupied the West Bank since the Six-Day War of 1967.
The Israeli army continues to crack down on Palestinians for alleged attacks on its military vehicles and checkpoints, and has been criticized for repeated use of lethal force against Palestinians.
Security in Israel is on high alert ahead of the holiday season with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
The northern cities and towns of West Jordan, especially Jenin and Nablus, have seen unrest on a daily basis since March.
The Israeli army has carried out hundreds of raids in this area in pursuit of the alleged Palestinian attackers, and dozens of Palestinians, including the resistance fighters, have been martyred in the clashes.