Palestinian motorist shot dead by Israeli troops in checkpoint scuffle

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By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian motorist in the occupied West Bank on Sunday during what a witness said was a scuffle at a crowded checkpoint, with the Israeli army saying the man had tried to grab a soldier’s gun. Palestinian medics summoned to the scene near Silwad village said they found 45-year-old Ahmed Kahleh with a fatal bullet wound to the neck. Kahleh’s son had been pepper-sprayed, they said. Reuters was not immediately able to reach him for comment. Relatives said both father and son worked in construction and had been driving tog…

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