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Israel arrests disabled Palestinian at checkpoint

April 19, 2023 at 12:18 pm

Palestinians pass through the checkpoint separating Ramallah and Jerusalem, to attend the last Friday prayers of holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the early hours of the morning in Ramallah, West Bank on April 14, 2023 [Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency]

Israeli police yesterday arrested a disabled Palestinian at Jerusalem’s northern checkpoint of Qalandia after he allegedly attempted to snatch the weapon of one of the occupation forces.

Jerusalem police and civilian security guards arrested the man who is in his 40s for attempting to snatch a weapon at the Qalandia checkpoint, police said in a statement.

The statement added that the arrested Palestinian was using crutches and that he attacked an Israeli civil security guard. The statement pointed out that an investigation was opened into the incident.

Tensions have escalated recently across the occupied West Bank amid repeated Israeli military raids on Palestinian towns and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The identity of the Palestinian man has not been revealed and no further details are available.

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