Caught on Camera: Man Shot Dead After Rushing Israeli Cops

A man was shot dead by Israeli officers after rushing past a police checkpoint near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon, NBC News reported.

About a dozen shots were fired at the man, who appeared to be carrying a weapon, after he ran past officers who yelled at him to stop.

The incident, which was caught on camera by a NBC News crew, came as Israel introduced heightened security measures in a bid to quell deadly violence that has wracked the region in recent days.

Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday hurling stones at forces who responded with tear gas and stun grenades, The Associated Press reported.

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