A Palestinian was martyred and eight Israeli settlers were injured late Thursday near the Beit Sera military checkpoint southwest of Ramallah in the West Bank.
The Associated Press reported that the Palestinian was shot by an off-duty Israeli occupation policeman.
The agency quoted Israeli occupation police as saying the attacker approached a number of vehicles, spraying tear gas at Zionist settlers and trying to open car doors, the Associated Press reported.
It added that two Israeli settlers suffered light wounds to their hands, while five others were hurt by pepper spray and the off-duty policeman suffered mild injuries to his face.
Reuters news agency identified the exact location of the attack as a traffic junction lying between the holy occupied city of al-Quds and Tel Aviv.
Palestinians have been escalating their resistance activities across the occupied territories, in response to the settlers’ plans to organize mass raids into the al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinian media reported.
The Zionist settlers carry out near-daily raids of the mosque’s compound, which is Islam’s third-holiest site, while enjoying full-fledged armed protection by Israeli occupation forces.
Source: Agencies (translated by Al-Manar English Websites)