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Israeli police retract story on shooting dead of Jerusalem resident

JERUSALEM, September 7, 2016 (WAFA) – The Israeli police went back Wednesday on an earlier version of a statement that involved border guards opening fire and killing a Palestinian in Jerusalem.

Police shot dead Mustafa Nimer in Shufat refugee camp on Monday claiming he was in a car that sped toward them in an apparent attack. Another person in the car was wounded and arrested.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement that police has arrested the driver of the car and charged him of causing the death of Nimer, who was a passenger in the same car.

“The driver, a resident of Jerusalem from Shufat refugee camp who is in his 20s, has been charged with causing the death of another person,” said Samri.

She said the driver was intoxicated, drove recklessly and was not in position of a driving license, which endangered lives of people.

Samri said the driver will appear in court on Thursday for a remand hearing.

Palestinians had dismissed the Israeli attack story and accused the police of extrajudicial killing of Nimr and reckless shooting at the car.

M.A.

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