Israel police say volunteer killed Palestinian

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Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 30 at 2:31 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say one of their volunteers shot and killed a Palestinian staying inside Israel illegally during an arrest raid.

Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Border Police were seeking Palestinians who do not have permits to reside inside Israel in Petah Tikvah, near Tel Aviv. One threatened a police volunteer, who thinking his life was in danger opened fire Saturday. In the dark he thought the Palestinian had a knife but it seems it was a rock, Rosenfeld said. Police are investigating.

Israeli police are cracking down on Palestinians who enter Israel without permits. Most enter seeking work.

Earlier this month a teenage Palestinian from the West Bank town of Jenin, who was in Israel illegally, stabbed a newly recruited Israeli soldier to death as he slept on a bus.

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