A Border Police volunteer shot to death a Palestinian man in Petah Tikva
Saturday after the Palestinian tried to stab him in an attempt to escape
The Palestinian, in his 20s, was found near the city’s Yarkon
cemetery by a paramilitary Border Police unit searching for Palestinians who did
not have a permit to stay in Israel, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld
The shooting critically injured the Palestinian, and he succumbed
to his wounds at the hospital.
The Border Police opened an investigation
into the shooting.
Some Palestinians enter the country illegally looking
for work in the more lucrative Israeli job market. Earlier this month, a soldier
was stabbed to death on a bus by a Palestinian who crossed without a
Reuters contributed to this report.Correction
: A previous version of this story stated the Palestinian attacked the Border policeman with an axe. It is unclear whether that is the case.