Israel Guard Shoots Palestinian at Jordan Border

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a guard has shot a Palestinian who tried to grab a rifle from an Israeli soldier at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan. Israel Radio says the man has died of his wounds.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the shooting took place at the Allenby crossing.

The Israeli police and the military could not immediately confirm the reports of the Palestinian man's death.

Rosenfeld says it was unclear who exactly carried out the shooting, the soldier whose rifle the Palestinian tried to take away or another guard.

Shooting incidents such as Monday's at the Allenby crossing are rare on the West-Bank-Jordan border.

The military had no immediate comment.


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