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Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian car, injure 3

People gather at the site of an incident involving a Palestinian vehicle that reportedly ran into an Israeli police jeep in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) on February 13, 2016. (Ma’an News Agency photo)

Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian vehicle in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), injuring three people aboard, Israeli police said Saturday.

According to Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri, the incident occurred after Israeli police noticed two Palestinians crossing over the so-called separation wall near the al-Zayyim checkpoint, before getting in a car, Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

Israeli troops approached the vehicle, which allegedly attempted to escape and it ran into an Israeli military jeep in an area close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. The incident reportedly left three Israeli soldiers wounded.

Following the purported escape, the Israeli forces shot at the vehicle, injuring two Palestinians. A third Palestinian was bruised.

Israeli officials said all three Palestinians were nabbed.

Also on Saturday, Israeli regime forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman who was allegedly trying to stab an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank.

The brother (2nd-R) of Kalzar al-Uweiwi, a Palestinian teenager who was killed following a reported stabbing attack, and relatives mourn next to her body wrapped in a black plastic bag on February 13, 2016 at al-Ahli hospital's morgue in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron). ©AFP

The occupied Palestinian territories have been the scene of heightened tensions over the past several months.

Since the start of October 2015, at least 175 Palestinians, including women and children, have been killed by Israeli forces in what is regarded as the third Palestinian Intifada (uprising).

Israel imposed in August 2015 restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.

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