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PA Arab Suspect Killed after Speeding Past Checkpoint

Border Police killed one Palestinian Authority Arab and wounded two others after their car sped past a checkpoint near Jerusalem Monday.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 7/30/2012, 7:53 AM

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Border Police killed one Palestinian Authority Arab and wounded two others after their car sped past a checkpoint near Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem around 1 a.m. Monday morning. One policeman also was lightly wounded from shrapnel.

The driver refused to stop and sped past the checkpoint at high speed, raising the suspicion of Border Police, who immediately shot to stop the vehicle.

The driver escaped into a nearby Arab village, and Red Crescent officials shortly afterwards advised police that it was rushing to nearby hospitals with three people, one of them in critical condition - who later died, and the other with light wounds.

Police entered the village and found the car, but the driver had escaped.

Police are investigating to determine if the incident is related to terror or criminal activity.