Last updated: 27 June, 2012

Palestinian shot when trying to grab gun

A Palestinian man was in serious condition after he was shot by a security guard at an Israeli settlement when he tried to grab the guard’s gun on Wednesday, Israeli police said.

“A Palestinian attempted to grab the weapon of a security official at the entrance to Maale Adumim,” Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, referring to a settlement in the West Bank, just outside Jerusalem.

“The guard shot the Palestinian, who is being treated for his wounds,” he added.

Rosenfeld said the man’s motive was unclear and an investigation had been opened into the incident.

Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency services said the man had been shot in the stomach and was being evacuated to the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem after his condition worsened.