Itongadol.- Police say unidentified person, reported to be Jewish Israeli, physically attacked two soldiers on bus in capital, tried to seize a firearm
man mistaken by soldiers in Jerusalem as a terrorist was shot dead late Wednesday.
According to police, the incident began when two soldiers boarding a bus near the entrance to the capital were asked for identification by an unknown man. When the soldiers, in response, asked the man to identify himself and submit to a search, he began physically assaulting them and tried to seize one of the firearms they were carrying, according to a police account.
The soldiers opened fire on the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man did not have a knife on him, as previously reported. A search on his body revealed an Israeli ID card, and reports indicated he was Jewish. But police said they were still working to identify him.
The incident occurred on Yirmiyahu street, in the city’s Romema neighborhood, and came after another day of attacks against Israelis.
Earlier, a vehicular assault in the West Bank left five soldiers injured hours after a female soldier was stabbed and critically injured by a Palestinian man in Jerusalem
Earlier in the day, a man rammed his car into a checkpoint near the settlement of Ofra, injuring a policeman.