Guards shoot truck driver at Kalandiya checkpoint

Guards at the Kalandiya security checkpoint north of Jerusalemopened fire on an Israeli truck driver after they mistakenly thoughthe was going to ram the checkpoint on Sunday afternoon.

The truck driver had been stoned minutes earlier and was fleeingback to Israel and accidentally hit several cars at the checkpoint,raising the guards' suspicions.

He was moderately-to-seriously wounded and was evacuated to thecapital's Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem.

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