- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 14, 2009

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police say an officer in Jerusalem has fatally shot a Palestinian man who allegedly tried to harm police with his car.

The fatal shooting occurred during a botched robbery. But it comes after a string of attacks against Israelis by Palestinians who have used bulldozers to try to run them over.

Police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby says police were responding to a robbery at a clothing store on Saturday. He says when police arrived, the man and a woman tried to flee in the car they were using to smash the store.

Ben-Ruby says the man tried to run over an officer, who opened fire and fatally shot the man. The woman, who is an Israeli, was arrested.

No other details were immediately available.



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