Israeli media sources reported that Israeli settlement guards shot and wounded a Palestinian man near Maale Adumim settlement east of Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon.The wounded man, whose name remains unknown, was shot in the stomach and was taken by Israeli ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Israeli police claim the man rammed his car into a police squad car about 100 meters from the guard’s booth.

The police also said he was shot while trying to take the weapon of one of the guards. Israeli police and military closed the entrance of the settlement and intensified military presence in the area.