Military: Palestinian shot dead, charged troops


JERUSALEM – The Israeli military say soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to throw explosives at a West Bank checkpoint.

A military spokesman said the Palestinian arrived at the checkpoint Saturday and charged at the soldiers while wielding a pipe bomb and yelling “Allah Akbar,” or “God is Great,” in Arabic.

The military says soldiers ordered the Palestinian to stop, then opened fire after he ignored them.

Another Palestinian was shot at the same checkpoint a week ago after charging the position with a glass bottle.

The military says soldiers initially thought he was carrying a bomb and is investigating the case.

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