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Violence Explodes in West Bank, Killing East Jerusalem Man, Policewoman

Also on Sunday, a ramming attack at an East Jerusalem checkpoint killed a four-year-old Palestinian girl and wounded a woman, according to officials.
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Violence rocked the West Bank on Sunday after an East Jerusalem driver was shot dead hours after a roadside bomb killed a border policewoman and injured three others.

Also on Sunday, a 3-year-old Palestinian girl was killed when police tried to stop a ramming attack at an East Jerusalem checkpoint, Israeli officials said.

The first death was of Sgt. Shai Germai, 19, who "was killed by a terrorist road-side explosive during anti-terrorism operations in Jenin," Israel Police said on X, formerly Twitter.

Three others were injured in the incident, and an Israeli military helicopter responded with force against Palestinians who were throwing explosives at Israelis in the area, the Israel Defense Forces said, according to The Associated Press.

The airstrike killed seven men, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. During a funeral for six of those men in Jenin, the bodies of four of them were draped in the flag of Hamas, which has been at war with Israel since Oct. 7.

Later in the day, Amar Mansour, an East Jerusalem resident in his 30s, was driving in a car with Israeli license plates when he was killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank, according to Israel's ambulance service Magen David Adom. Mansour was identified as an Israeli Arab by multiple Israeli outlets, including The Jerusalem Post, Israel National News, Haaretz, and i24 News, although The Associated Press identified him as a "Palestinian resident of Jerusalem."

Israel's Kan News reports that Mansour was a father of two children and a woman who was in the vehicle with him was also injured.

Separately, police said Sunday evening that a car carrying a Palestinian man and woman accelerated into a Border Police officer in her 20s at a checkpoint in East Jerusalem, according to The Times of Israel. The officer was lightly wounded and other officers responded by opening fire at the vehicle and killing both the man and the woman inside.

"As a result of the shooting at the terrorists, a girl who was in another vehicle at the crossing was hit," police said.

Medics identified the girl as a 3-year-old Palestinian who was declared deceased at the scene.

The incidents come as Israel's war against Hamas has been ongoing since Oct. 7, when terrorists infiltrated Israel, killing about 1,200 people and kidnapping 240 others. The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry, which does not differentiate between civilian and combatant casualties, says more than 22,000 people have died since Oct. 7.

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