October 3rd, 2010
05:00 AM ET

Palestinian shot, killed by Israeli border patrol officer

A Palestinian worker was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a struggle with an Israeli border police officer, an Israeli Police spokesman said.

The man was part of a group of 15 Palestinian workers who were trying to cross into east Jerusalem from the West Bank, Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said.

The police officer spotted the men crossing the fence and began to pursue them, Rosenfeld said. The officer told investigators that during the pursuit, one of the Palestinian men tried to grab his firearm, and the officer shot and killed the man during the struggle, Rosenfeld said.

A police internal investigations committee is questioning the officer, Rosenfeld said.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    One would think people would be on their best behavoir during this time period. This is a reminder when two groups are located in close proximity there will be minor incidents. If looked upon as anything other than minor incidents they will prevent the important goal from being achieved. That has been the mistake made time and time again for over 60 years.
    Ignore the incident, proceed toward reaching the important goal.
    jim

    October 3, 2010 at 6:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Katy Hill

    Someday everyone involved in the creation of Israel will be dead, everyone involved in WWII will be dead. When that day comes we won't have to listen to unforgiving old men and women filled with hatred and a desire for revenge hold peace hostage. iMen and women who weren't even born then will be the world leaders but until then there is no hope.

    October 3, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. G

    Only an unarmed idiot would struggle with an armed lawman unless larceny was exposed and then the fight was on. Workers? Yea right.

    October 3, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Take your 3-D Glasses Off!

      @Gee-you-aren't-the-wiz, watching too many action movies? Get back to reality, unarmed worker out gunned and out numbered by professionally trained soldiers. He should have not been shot. Probally was carrying a bagged lunch and trying to feed his family.

      October 3, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. CopsLIKEkillingkids

    Big deal, pigs in the US do this to handcuffed people every day. All a US beat cop has to say is that he feared for his life and he can legally kill someone. Making any movement whatsoever can result in summary execution. Palestinians think they got it bad, come live in police state USA with the shaved headed monsters itching to execute an innocent person we have here

    October 3, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hatredness of Neighbor!

      The police are extensively trained to subdue, heavily protected, and undrawn, secured weapons have several barriers preventing a weapon from being taken. Life is precious and death and harm should not be the first option because of corrupt policies says by any force necessary. You police who take forgo life to murder and maime will answer to God if not men!

      October 3, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jim Brieske

    Katy Hill. There will be peace. A state of Palestine will be created and all leaders of Middle East will be occupied redesigning the involved area into two countries trading with each other.
    Hope has nothing to do with it. A decision has been made.
    jim

    October 3, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Deceit and Duplicity!

      That day will be a false peace. The vault of heaven and it's blue sky shines on Israelite and the palestineans: brothers fighting under the same roof. Peace does not come to a divided house or a house split in two. When the two brothers treat each other with the same charity there will be peace. The true enemies of israelites are also enemies of the palestineans. Wake up brothers and stop being divided against each other for there awaits on the sidelines waiting to despoil both.

      October 3, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    I'm wondering what "God's little helpers" are up to. If you believe Israel is still God's chosen, then you no doubt view the Israeli MOSSAD as His choice as well. What has mossad been up to lately CNN?

    October 3, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. duke

    These are gestapo tactics that are used by law enforcement right here in america!
    Oh the irony,
    If the jew don't want to compromise then ef em leave them to their own vices!

    October 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. phil

    Sheep know their masters voice, and follow it. Goats, on the other hand, are slaves to their own stubborness and so follow whomever they damn well please.

    October 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. phil

    Know well then.....that makes two of us then. It's like 2 on 2oo,ooo basketball. Fortunatly for you and I, the rules favor the minority.

    October 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • know well, you twist everything

      It is the humblest, poorest, littiest, nothingness, and impoverish and weakest that will triumph over all things. Quanity nor quality has no bearing in these matters. For every king and prince shall fall, kingdoms and thrones shall go except for One.

      October 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jim Brieske

    phil. If it were not for the Mossad, cowardly individuals would get away with murdering innocent people. The Mossad have not killed or captured anyone who did not deserve it.
    Actually many deserved much much more but that has been left for God to administer.
    jim

    October 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Floria sigmundi

    Why is this U.S. News? Some drug dealer probably shot a pedestrian in Miami yesterday

    Check out this video on YouTube:

    October 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Figman Foid

      They are both acts of hatredness against life and neighbor, except Mami is randomized, spontaneous and the other is organzed, on-going, attacking the way of life its victims, not random and not spontaneous rather focus and targeted from one moment to next, ever, ongoing harassement.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. phil

    Jim....google "mossad" and familiarize yourself with their blunders. One that stands out in my mind is when two of them were arrested in NYC. They were setting up cameras pointed at the trade towers...the day BEFORE 9/11. They were released. "Diplomatic Imunity". The mossad are paid assasins. period.

    October 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. phil

    know well you twist....are you referring to God's Kingdom? You know, the one we pray "Thy Kingdom come"?

    October 4, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Keep up, Phil!

    still waiting...The Kingdom is already here.

    October 4, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Lahsan

    You cover so many areas of concern to me and prisitual abuse is up there on my list. I have walked away from the established church (and am unsure what faith I can now hold onto, if any) and have lots of questions. It is refreshing to see you confront so honestly many of those questions. I have been away from active church membership since 2002 after being severely affected by my last church (I would term a cult). It is a can of worms to look at negative concerns of the church but so necessary. All strength to you and keep up the good writing/cartooning.

    April 22, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse | Reply

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