Israeli military sources have reported on Thursday evening [October 17, 2013] that soldiers stationed at a military base close to the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, shot and killed a Palestinian driving a bulldozers after he allegedly drove into the base to attack soldiers.The sources said that the soldiers opened fire at the bulldozer seriously wounding the driving, who died of his wounds later on.
The Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that the slain Palestinian has been identified as Younes Ahmad Radayda, 25, from Al-Obeydiyya town, near Bethlehem.
The Palestinian managed to damage an Israeli military vehicle parked in the base before he was shot. One soldier was in the vehicle, and suffered mild injuries that did not require hospitalization.
Israeli Ynet News has reported that dozens of soldiers were alerted of the attack, and rushed to the base.
Furthermore, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that clashes took place in the area between dozens of youths and Israeli soldiers.
The army fired rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the youths who threw stones and empty bottles.