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Qalandiya checkpoint

Israeli security personnel guarding the Te’enim border crossing in Samaria on Monday shot a Palestinian Authority Arab running towards the checkpoint after he ignored an order to stop.

The suspect, who was running towards the security personnel in the vehicle lane, was shot in the hip, according to Ynet.


He was treated at the scene before he was taken to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, where he is listed in fair condition. The incident is under investigation.

One of the main motivations behind such actions is money – plain and simple — due to the “pay to slay” policy of the Ramallah government.

A Palestinian Authority citizen who is wounded in such a situation – and who is charged and convicted of attempting a terror attack – subsequently receives a generous salary from the Ramallah government for the duration of his incarceration and for some months after. If he dies in the process, his family receives an even more generous lifetime monthly stipend, and he is perceived as a “martyr” and a “hero” by Palestinian Authority society.