Is­raeli shot dead in iden­tity mishap

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

An Is­raeli soldier has killed a Jewish Is­raeli civil­ian in Jerusalem af­ter each con­fronted the other think­ing they were an Arab at­tacker, re­ports say.

The man was shot af­ter try­ing to grab the soldier’s gun dur­ing a scuf­fle, lo­cal me­dia say.

It comes at a time of height­ened alert amid a spate of at­tacks on Is­raelis and wider Is­raeli-Pales­tinian vi­o­lence.

On Thurs­day, two Pales­tini­ans were shot af­ter stab­bing and wound­ing an Is­raeli in cen­tral Is­rael, po­lice say.

Po­lice say the as­sailants first tried to board a bus car­ry­ing school­child­ren be­fore stab­bing a 25-year-old man at a bus stop in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem.

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