Israeli police shoot Palestinian after stabbing

JERUSALEM – Israeli police shot a Palestinian who had stabbed an Israeli border policeman near Jerusalem on Saturday, Israeli police and ambulance workers said.

An Israeli police spokesman said a Palestinian had stabbed the driver of an Israeli border patrol jeep and was then shot by a second policeman.

Ambulance workers said the Palestinian was in critical condition and the policeman was moderately wounded.

The incident took place in an area in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem which Israel refers to as Atarot and the Palestinians call Qalandia.

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