Israeli Arab killed after not stopping at checkpoint: army
Israeli soldiers killed an Arab Israeli man on Tuesday after he had allegedly refused to undergo security checks at a roadblock in the occupied West Bank, the army said.world Updated: Sep 22, 2009 12:20 IST
Israeli soldiers killed an Arab Israeli man on Tuesday after he had allegedly refused to undergo security checks at a roadblock in the occupied West Bank, the army said.
The man stopped at the Beitar roadblock west of Bethlehem, but when the soldiers manning it wanted to search his car, he refused, an army spokeswoman said.
"He arrived at the checkpoint, handed over his ID," an army spokeswoman said. "He wouldn't undergo the required security checks and he drove off away from the checkpoint."
The soldiers began a search for the car and "spotted him at a nearby gas station. They tried to get him out of the car and that's when he accelerated toward the soldiers."
The troops "fired at first in the air and his tyres and when that didn't stop him, they fired toward him," she said.
Previously the army had said the main was shot at the checkpoint itself after he drove his car toward soldiers manning it.
"The incident is still under investigation," she said.
The identity of the driver was not released.