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.